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Editor Bulletin : On reading a
translation of n certain editorial or
.ono of tho Honolulu papers, 1 could
not Jielp to cxprc-1 the desire to
shako hands with its writor. Tho
stylo' and indopenduico of the arti
cle savors verv much of the cnlinht-
cYied idoas of that glorious and free
country, the country where the stars
'hud stripes float, and whero the
eagle of liberty spreads its protect
ing wings over a community of sixty
millions of people. Undoubtedly
tho writer has been in the United
States, for tho argument he uses
savors very much of tho political
customs of that country. It would
be, however, better if the above
articlo were written in a little differ
ent style then "a la Dennis Kear
ney." Or did tho wiitcr perhaps
intend to give only a little high
coloring? I don't suppose he in
tended to havq it considered as a
game of "bluff." "Bluff" is cer
tainly a very entertaining game, but
then "bluff" will not always work,
notwithstanding the fact that it has
succeeded once on a former occa
If our Portuguese brethren wish
to see ono of the men-of-war of their
nation in this port, wo don't see
why this wish should not be grati
fied. Undoubtedly plenty of other
people would also rejoice to see a
few of His Portuguese Majesty's
Dollars circulating at this place.
That the general election of 1889
will be botly contested, is without
the shadow of a doubt. I do cer
tainly hope that it .will be so, and
that the sentiments of the people
will bo ascertained on the "Chinese
Question." Let our Portuguese
brcthicn, let all those of other na
tionalities who believe in protection
of white labor and in a popular
government and personal rights,
freedom of action and speech I
say, let all these join hands and
fight their common cause. Our
cause is the cause of Eight and
Justice, a cause where there can be
no failure, if we stand united.
Unity is strength. The truth of
these words has been proven more
Let us use all our efforts to have
at tho next general election only
those candidates elected, who will
solemnly pledge themselves to legis
late against the "Chinese Curse."
Let the people show their will then
by casting their votes for those can
didates, and by helping, to elect
them by overwhelmingly large ma
jorities. This cause is such, that
there can be no failure. If we are
going hand in hand, I cannot sec
why "there must be a terrible strug
gle, and it will be fortunate if it
terminates peaceably." Even if
(what, however, never can or will
be, but I say so simply as an illus
tration) our cause should not suc
ceed at that time I suppose, and
hope, that we shall be imbued with
sufficient feelings of patriotism and
true loyalty .to the principles of
Justice and Liberty, as to cause us
- to submit to a majority ruling.
These are certainly the sentiments
of true Liberty and Sights, while
any other way would be only op
pressive and tyrannical. Let us
bewaie of all "Sand Lot Politics"
in this community.
Before closing I should like to
allude to a few much needed re
forms in our laws. AH our efforts
to free ourselves from the Chinese
Plague are well enough, as fur as
they go. But this is not all. We
have not only to compete against
the Chinese, but against all kinds of
imported labor. There are hundreds
of men willing to work, but who are
iinalfie to obtain it, notwithstanding
that thousands of others are brought
from other countries. If these
thousands had known the true state
of affairs before they embarked at
the port of their departure, proba
bly not one tenth of them would
have consented to bind themselves
"body and soul," like slaves for a
number of years, to labor hard, so
as to enable them to cat a slice of
bread by sweat of their brow ; or to
receive compensation for their labor,
sufficient to prevent themselves from
, starvation and still not enough to
entirely prevent occasional pangs of
the latter. These people have been
certainly imposed on, while the
bonds of their slavery thanks to the
law of this enlightened and civilized
country, are so tight, that they can
not freew themselves" from them.
These people, as soon as their terms
of slavery expire, will help to swell
tho number of the idle and unem
ployed. Have we, tho voters, not
the right to free ourselves from this
evil? I say, yes. Let US' try and
pledge our candidates at the next
general election to abolish the laws
relating to tho "Contract Labor
System." This is tho only way to
compete against this evil. Let this
matter be agitated to the utmost.
Give us the light kind of legislation
on the "Chinese Question," and
abolish tho laws relating to the
"Contract Labor System," and hap
piness and prosperity will once more
return to the Hawaiian Islands.
Finally let us abolish the "Passport
a tyiannical measure
which is totally contrary to all nrin
ciplcs of Into and enlightened
liberty and I2ights.
Bvu and Bvk.
Honolulu, Nov. 22, 1888.
"Our correspondent abhors
style 'of, the "sand-Jotters,"
seems to havo adopted the same
; style himself. Jn acqordaneo with
;,ourestablished custom of giving
ewr letting off .steam by .those
who aro ready to burst with internal
commotion, wo publish his commu
nication. No doubt, this opening
of tho safoty-valvo will nffoid him
relief. It is absurd to talk of "star
vation wages" being paid to im
ported coulract labor, considering
that the laborers live and save
money besides. Very recently a lot
of Japanese laborers returned to
their own country, at the expiration
of their contracts, each taking with
him a sum that he had saved out of
his earnings sutllcicntly large to
create the impression in his mind that
ho was a rich man. Ed.J
ABOUT CHEAP LABOR.
Editou Bulletin : Having troub
led you already with manuscripts, I
do not feel inclined to impose too
much upon your kindness. Still,
considering the subject of no small
interest, especially to working peo
ple, I will, with your permission,
offer a few more remarks.
The principal theme I should like
to write about, the lifo and treat
ment of contract laborers on the
plantations, I will at present not at
tempt to discuss, at least not until
I am invited to do so. The only
subject at present will be the ex
ception taken to the terra, "starva
The Daily Bulletin has at all
times been, and still is, about the
only paper in the Hawaiian Islands,
which generously opens its columns
to all matters of public interest, no
matter whether the subjects talked
on aro in accord with the editor's
views or not. The fact is generally
recognized, especially by the work
ing classes, who would like to see
the subscription lists of that
paper swelled, so as to contain tho
names of 100,000 subscribers.
The Daily Bulletin claims, and
with right, that it is the working-
man's paper. This claim is ac
knowledged and undisputed, for the
woiking classes have always found
the Daily Bulletin to be the
"champion of the workingmen's
cause and rights."
But then, Mr. Editor, you surely
do not intend to say that SIC per
month is a magnificent salarj' for a
man and his family to support them
selves on. If Chinese and Japanese
can manage to live and save money
besides on $1G per month, it is cer
tainly not expected that a white
man ought to do the same. I know
your sentiments too well to believe
such to be the interpretation of your
words. If the law allowed I would
go with you to tho Postal Savings
Bank, to examine the books and ac
counts of some of those laborers
who are working for $12 to S17 per
month. The several amounts cre
dited to their names, sometimes
more than the total amount of wages
earned by such individuals, is truly
astonishing. But how did they come
to possess such amounts? From sav
ings of a monthly salary of say $1G?
"We know better. From the sale of
opium, samshoo, beer, whiskey, gin,
etc. Thus did they Jive and save
money besides. Is it desirable that
people of other nationalities should
Finally, I will mention another
fact. Let us take, for example, a
party of German contract laborers,
immigrants. An- agent arrives at
their homes, praising up eveiything
and anything pertaining to the Ha
waiian Islands. Castles in the air
arc built before their fancies until
their heads swim with all kinds of
notions; they bind themselves to
ship to these Islands, here to work
on plantations at a monthly salary of
$1G, (S1G the first year, 817 the
second, and $18 the third, fourtii
and fifth years), house rent free, as
well as the uso of about A acre of
land, besides free fuel. But what
these people think is that 81G is
equal to about G5 marks, while $18
is equal to about 73 marks. I will
not say that there are not any good
plantations or managers, for I know
there arc, were there is all done
to insure all possible comfort to la
borers. Now then let us take the total
value of wages and perquisites re
ceived by these people at $20 or $22
per month, or about 80 to 00 marks
in German com. There is no one
who will dispute that 25 cents in
Germany will buy at least as much
as $1 will here, or in other words
you will have to pay here $1 for
what you pay in Germany only 25
cents; or, if you like, your expenses
here will be at least four times as
high as in Germany. This is a cal
culation which does not enter into
the brains of those duped to sign a
labor contract for a period of 5
years. Now then, taken on the above
scale, a man gcttingon an average $10
per month or '10 marks, would have
to get here, so as to evenly balance
the value of his earnings, the sum of
810 instead of $20. Here itis, whoro
I say that the parties havo been im
posed upon. But then some ono
will come with the excuse, that the
wives and children can earn a little
by stripping cane, True, this is so.
But are we, as citizens of that free
country of our pride, tho United
States of America, or all who believe
in liberty and justice, aro we going
to uphold ono of those barbaroqs
customs of some ol tho old countries
where tho husband is considered
only as the lord and master of his
wife? whero tho mothor has to
drudgo olong witli heavy loads, or
work like a horse in tho fields?
'Which is the mother's, the wife's
place, the kitchen and tho house, or
the field oud plow?
t)A!LY BUiiLlHtrrN WEEKLY
ifffiJHBIflmjuwuuumjL5J mwawa muwi imiuk
As in ono of my former articles,
ti eating on "Capital and Labor," I
again repeat here that tho principles
of personal rights and liberty de
mand that all parties shall havo tho
indisputable right to offer and ac
cept such wages as can bo agreed on.
Wo cannot blame very well thoso
who are on the constant hunt for
cheap labor. But this can be car
ried to excess, so as to' become a
public evil and cuise. There is
abundance of labor on these Isl
ands glad and willing to work, but
not on $10 per month,which they can
not do. If employers wish to obtain
help at that price, let them get it,
providing parties at this place can
be found to work for such wages.
If they are then willing to labor at
that rate, they enter a bargain with
carSjand eyes open. Give tho dup
ed ones living here tho first chance
to make a living, instead of import
ing foreign labor at wages on which
which a person accustomed to a free
country cannot live. For this rea
son let us try to get the laws relat
ing to the Contract Labor System
and Passports abolished. Let us
agitate this, so as to causo prosper
ity once more to return to these Isl
Honolulu, Nov. 23rd, 1888.
i i j i .. .pi-
Editou Bulletin : I happened
to get hold of a stray Honolulu
Daily Advertiser the other day, of
Nov. 5th, and in it I found quite a
lengthy editorial against Bossism in
Hawaii Nei. In ono part he says :
"Thus far in our 'history' we in Hn--waii,
can hardly bo said to havei
ever known what it was to have a1
boss." Then again he says, "But
however that may be, and however
the present may differ from the
past, we don't want any boss in Ha
waiian politics ; and we dont intend
to have any if we can help it."
What gall 1 Does he not know that
the Islands from Hawaii to Niihau
since our utile unpleasantness, has
been under boss rule? and how
about the last Legislature I Was it
not under a complete control of the
bosses? and what a mess they made
of it. Also about the Advertiser.
Is it not under boss rule? How can
it be otherwise, when unfortunately
for the good of the country it is
owned and controlled by a select
few of the bosses. I give the Ad
vertiser clan timely warning that tho
people ace in no mood to be trifled
with a second time. But if thou art
really in for reform, and determin
ed to be honest and consistent in
the future, thou must cut the cord
of the bosses, that thou art so en
tangled .vith, and commence on tho
ewa side of Queen street in Hono
lulu, "and quickly too," and strike
out boldly and manfully against boss
rule, and for true reform this time.
"For by thy deeds, not words, shalt
ye bo judged in the future."
Don't bother yourselves about us
here we will take care that Hawaii
and the whole country in fact goes
right for true reform next time. I
don't know, but I am afraid the
"Advertiser" is not sincere in his
harrangue about boss rule, but fears
a change of bosses. Possibly he
may be siucere, the worst of men
sometimes reform, but we shall see.
Hamakua, Nov. 17th.
THE LAND QUESTION.
Editou Bulletin: The land
owners just as well as anybody else,
iiKe to sec tneir proprieties pay-
nanasomely; now then do they
leave thousands of acres of land be
tween the sugar and the grazing
belt vague? Because their cultiva
tion would cost money and trouble,
and they have their share of both in
their sugar plantations and ranches.
But would they not do the duty
of good citizens by. looking a little
into tho benefit of tho country, and
of their fellow men, especially as
their interest would be ono with
f that of the community? Allow mo
to explain my views on the subject.
Where there is cattle tho forests
disappear, and the rainfall diminish
es. Now, the water question in
Hawaii is one not to bo overlooked,
as the complaints of drought, arc
every year more numerous, and tho
want of rain may impair our sugar
industry in the near future.
The remedy for this state of af
fairs would bo the planting of valu
able forest trees, (tho cork tree, for
instance, could be tried with great
probability of success). But as
that enterprise would require labor
ers to whom the employers could
not give constant work, they ought
to sell to them distributed over their
properties, and on the instalment
basis, lots of about twenty acros,
at the lowest possible figure, say at
their acquisition price, so that the
small proprietors might take care of
tho growiug forests and fences,
beside raising on their own lands,
corn, beans, potatoes, pigs, and
poultrj', products which we know do
thrive on our high lands, and will
always find a ready market, especi
ally amongst our 12,000 Portuguese,
who live in their country mainly on,
tho two first articles. Moreover,
our planters would find there an
ample supply of horse feed, as those
animals do well on corn and horse
Finally as our small farmers would
raise all, or more pork than the
countrv could consume, no morn
'bacon or ham ought to bo imported.
j-uio wuum cause cueap living, anu
8 a consequence, cheap labor,
create new industries, and give (ho
so much needed farmers and perma
nent residents : in a word transform
J Hawaii into a real Eden.
Part of the now useless lands
would produce firo wood, lumber,
orjfruit, and tho other part would
after a few years bo eitgerly leased
by the neighboring farmers, and
tho properties would incrcaso a
hundred fold in value.
A word more, and 1 finish. Could
tho Government not do something
in the homestead line, by selling or
rather giving, (that country being
now desert) lands in the district
between Pololu and Waipio, and in
order to attract settlers build an
hydraulic elevator on both sides of
Pololu gulch, advancing gradually
when needed? The present bridal
path will do for man and beast, but
not for lumber or products, and as
water is at hand, the benefit would
well repay tho expenso of building.
Under the Glbsonian period a
petition signed by over a hundred
names was sent to the Legislature
but little or no notice was taken of
it. Can wo not expect better from
the Reform Party? Civis.
DUTY ON LIQUOR IN NORWAY.
Editou Bulletin: Permit mo to
give tho editor of the P. C. A. the
information that the duties on spirits
in Norway havo in no way been
taken off, the New Yoik medical re
cord to tho contrary notwithstand
ing, I have before me the Norwegian
custom house tariff. It says that
the duty on all liquor in bottles or
stone jars, regardless of strength
is $1.50 per empcrial gallon, and on
liquors'in casks or demijohns 50c.
per gallon. Alcohol for mechanical
purposes Is free of duty, provided
it is made unfit In drink by adding
ingredients to it, that will make it
I am sorry that the editor of the
P. C. A. has called me so many vile
names not for my own sake, but
for his. I will not repeat them, as
I will prevent as much as it is in my
power, foreign countries from seeipg
the low standard of one of our
papers, professing to be tho advo
cate of culture and toleration. Such
w'riting only hurts the writer, and
his party, and I believe and hope it
will open the eyes of many, who
think the P. C. A. a first class paper
in decent journalism.
Yours, etc., N.
OUR LOS ANGELES LETTER.
Our lovely summer weather still
continues. The mornings and oven-
ings are quite cool, but the temper
ature at noon is above 80 degrees.
With the exception of a few little
showers, we have had no -rain since
last April, and the ground is very
dry. Our streets and gardens are
sprinkled daily, and vegetation
flourishes everywhere. The flowers
bloom luxuriantly and would do
credit to your own lovely islands.
During the past week a now cit'
charter has been adopted, which will
doubtless increase the prosperity of
the municipality. Work continues
briskly on several large blocks,
some of which will be quite orna
mental. About 75,000,000 feet of
, lumber have been used by our build
ers this year ; also large quantities
of bricks and stone. Some of the
now structures will be handsomely
ornamented with terra cotta. This
material is used freely in the large
building belonging to the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, and in
the new City Hall. It is probable
that the Public Library will be re
moved to more capacious quarters
next year. The four rooms now de
voted to tho Library at e crowded
every day. In addition to home
circulation many readers consult
books within the building.
An expensive iron bridge will be
constructed across Los Angeles
river, connecting the main portion
of the city with the beautiful East
ern suburbs. While the foundations
aro being laid, a temporary bridge
accommodates the horse cars and
A Chamber of Commerce has re
cently been organised, which will
co-operate with the Board of Trade
in encouraging immigration and
manufactures. Two excursion par
ties from the Eastern Slates have
arrived within a few days, and
others are expected very soon.
Business of all kinds is beginning to
improve, and there is every reason
to believe that a season of unexam
pled prosperity is at hand.
The several political parties are
as busy in Southern California as in
other parts of the American Union.
No less than three mammoth tonts are
used as headquarters by the Repub
licans of Los Angeles. Enthusiasti:
rallies are held every week, and
the uniformed Harrison and Morton
clubs often Indulge in torchlight
processions on thoso evenings when
distinguished speakers aro expeoted.
A now enrollment of the voters has
been completed, from whicli it is
estimated that tho permanent popu
lation of this city is not less than
The. University of Southern Cali
fornia is leaking arrangements for
tho construction of a refracting
telescopo of 10 inches aperture,
considerably larger than tho. Lick
instrument. Several years will bo
required to complete the telescope,
which will, be the largest of its class
in the world. Meanwhile an observ
atory will be built upon Wilson's
Peak, the highest point of the Sierra
Madre range, ten miles from Los
Angeles. Our clear atmosphere is
well adapted for astronomical re
search. A, B. W.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 24th.
The appointment by tho Queen of
a new Governor for Queensland is
causing much excitement in that
lit I., NOVHMBfflfc'27, l8S.
l'Ksuvmns in iionok or the kino.
Tho arrival of His Majesty at
Wailuku early AVednesday morning
created a little stir in this otherwise
quiet and staid old town. During
the day lie received many callers at
the residence of Hon. Kuihclani,
otherwise tho time was quietly
spent. On Thursday morning Ma
jor Cornwell entertained His Ma
jesty and a few select friends at
breakfast. The same afternoon
Hon. J. W. Kalua entertained tho
King and party at 'dinner. He was
also breakfasted and lunched at Dr.
Geo. Herbert's. In accordance
with a well established precedent,
it commenced raining about mid
night of the 15th and continued with
little intermission, until about sun
down of the lGth, necessitating the
withdrawal of some of tho principal
races, and consequently disappoint
ing a large number of people who
had come from all parts of the is
land to participate in tho sports.
During all day tho weather was
most unpropitious and gloomy fore
bodings were indulged in, that the
reception and ball announced to
take place in. the evening would
also have to bo deferred or post
poned indefinitely; but a lull in the
slonn towards night gladdened
the hearts of the committee, to
whom was entrusted the arrange
ment of this particular part' of the
festivities, and they felt that thjeir
endeavors to make it a success were
not in vain, and so it proved. About
9 p. m. the invited guests began to
assemble, and about 9:30 p. m.
His Majesty and party entered the
hall. As soon as he was seated,
and the other arrangements were
completed he, assisted by Mrs. T.
W. Everett, received the guests,
after which dancing was indulged
in until early morning. Among
those present were the following:
His Majesty, Prince Kawanana
koa, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Everett.
Major W. II. Cornwell, Major J. D.
Holt, Hon. Sam Parker, Capt. John
Ross, Mr. and Mr3. Dr. Geo. Her
bert, Mrs. F. P. Hastings, Miss
Rose Makee, Mr. and Mrs. G. P.
Wilder, Mr, and Mrs. W. Fennel,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Carney, Mr. and
Mrs. H. G. Trcadway, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Kalua, Hon. and Mrs.
Geo. Richardson, Hon. and Mrs.
John Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. II.
Z. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
.Noble, Mr. and Miss Kela Hum
phreys, Miss Gussie Lemon, Mrs.
C. B. Makee, Mrs. Geo. Pittock,
Miss Ellen Daniels, Miss Nancy Dan
iels. Mr. and 'Mrs. Nnrrin. Mr. flpn.
iels, Mr. and Mrs. Norrie, Mr. Geo
Potter, Mr. Eugene Bal, Mr. Barn
hardt, Mr. Campbell, Mr. W. R.
Walbridge, Mr. G. II. Tweedie,
and about thirty othors.
Too much praise cannot be be
stowed upon the committee for
their very successful efforts to make
this affair the event of the season,
and all present were unanimous in
pronouncing it the most recherche
affair that has taken place in Wai
luku for a long while.
Saturday morning opened dark
and dismal with lowering clouds
over mountain and sea, that were
ominous of more rain, and so it
proved, for about 9 o'clock it com
menced to pour again and' has con
tinued all day.
At 3 p. in. a luau was given in
honor of tho King, and notwith
standing the constant downpour of
rain, and the almost impassable
state of the roa'ds, a large number
assembled there at tho appointed
time to do justice to tho cuisine of
Hawaiians, (for tho feast was a la
Hawaii). His Majesty and party,
for whom the feast was given, hon
ored the occasion with their pre
sence, and everything was as merry
as Hawaiians could make it, until
nearly 5 p. m., when the guests' be
gan to disperse.
Thus has ended tjiree' days of
gaiety in honor of His Majesty's
fifty-second birthday, which will
long bo remembered in Wailuku.
Although tho weather has been ex
tremely disagreeable during tho last
two days, and pedestrianism almost
an utter impossibility yet the ardor
of the people to properly observe
the occasion has not been in the
least dampened, and had the weather
been more propitious, much more
would have been done to make the
lGth of November, 1888, memorable
in tho annals of Wailuku history.
Wailuku, Nov. 17th.
Tliis morning a double team at
tached to a wagon belonging to the
Enterprise Mill ran away from the
lumber-yard uear the Oceanic
wharf. They turned on to Fort
street and collided witli an cloctrio
light post, breaking it in two. Op
posite the Planing Mills ofilco the
wagon again collided, this time with
an iron mtcmng-post, tho horses
getting free and running on to Ha
lekauila street, where they were
stopped. Nov. 19.
NEWS BY THE KINAU.
Purser Beckley reports yery heavy
swell along the Hamakua and Hilo
coasts. At Hilo the surf was run
ning higher than it has douo for
years, and many surf-riders wero
out. The water washed right over
the wharf. Everything was quiet
on tho lGth. Tho Kinnu goes on
tho Marino Railway this week and
Purser Beckley leaves on tho.Mika
hala Tuesday for Kauai, for a vaca
A TENDER ACCEPTED.
Tenders for tho Punchbowl inter
cepting ditch and an intercepting
ditch at Maklki were received at tho
Interior Office yesterday as fol
lows: Picanso & Do Praga. $24,100
J. N. Kaiaikawaha 5,034
F. Harrison 4,935
Walker & Rcdward 3.G75
Tho last named was accepted.
THE DUDoTt' HOUSE.
"The Dudoit House" is an appel
lation familiar to most people in tills
town. But it sometimes misleads,
on account of being applied to two
different houses, which have no con
nection with each other. There is a
cottage on the Hawaiian Hotel
grounds, fronting on Bcretania
street, known as the Old Dudoit
House, but by "the Dudoit House"
is usually meant the private hotel
kept by Mrs. Dudoit, It is situate
on King street, and was formerly
tho residence of Hon. C. R. Bishop.
Religious services wero held yes
terday afternoon at the Immigration
Depot for the benefit of the Japan
ese. Addresses were mndo by Rev.
K. Mujama and others. Mr. Taro
Ando warned the immigrants against
tho evils of gambling and intemper
ance. Several score joined the Jap
anese Temperance Society, which
now numbers over 1100 members.
The women received from Mrs.
Ando a parcel of cake and candies.
Mrs. Hyde led the singing of the
volunteer choir with the aid of u
folding cabinet organ, the gift of
Hon.,S. M. Damon for such uses.
The marriage of Mr. Thos. Mc
Tighe, night clerk at the Hawaiian
Hotel, to Miss Alice S. Payne of
Cork, Ireland, took place last even
ing at St. Andrew's Cathedral, the
ceremony being performed by the
Rev. George Wallace, assisted by
Rev. II. H. Gowen. Quite a large
number of friends were in the body
of the Cathedral to witness the
ceremony. Miss Lindsay was
bridesmaid and Mr. P. Lucas offi
ciated as best man. Mr. Thos.
Lindsay gave the bride away. She
was attired in a very pretty costume
of white silk, with veil and orange
blossoms. As the bridal party left
the church Mendclssohns Wedding
March was played on the organ.
A reception was held at the old
Dudoit house, on Berctania street,
and was a very enjoyable affair. A
most tastefully decorated and abun
dantly supplied table greeted the
eyes of numerous and well wishing
friends. Several toasts were pro
posed and responded to and the zest
and good cheer that prevailed
throughout this very enjoyable even
ing was surely of a kind which will
give "Tom" and his bride a guaran
tee that sincere friendship for both
iB not lacking. Eventually the tables
were cleared away and dancing
commenced and was kept up until
an early hour this morning. The
Hawaiian Quintette Club sang
several vocal selections during the
evening. Nov. 20.
A SUDDEN DEATH.
A man named Kippen, a Scotch
man by birth, died in an upper room
of the Merchants' Exchange saloon,
laBt evening. It appears Kippen
went to tho saloon during the day,
and asked for a place to lest, as he
was feeling ill. He was accordingly
taken upstairs. Information of the
man being there in a sick condition
was conveyed to the Police Station.
An officer at once made investiga
tion, and procured medical aid. The
man was then in a dying condition.
He expired at a little past seven
o'clock in the evening.
Kippen came here from Sau Fran
cisco a few months ago, during the
time that quarantine wns operative
against vessels from that port. On
being freed from quarantine ho ap
plied at the Bulletin Office for em
ployment as a shorthand reporter,
lie then stated that he had only
been a short time in San Francisco,
and that formerly he lived in Syd
ney, Australia, where ho did short
band reporting for newspapers. He
procured temporary employment in
the law office of Mr. Kinney, during
the session of the Legislature, after
which ho went to ono of the other
islands. Ho did some aotlve ser
vice in connection with the Anti
A few days ago Kippen returned
to Honolulu, looking very sickly and
complaining of being ill. He told
an acquaintance that he had been
shot through the body in some Afri
can war, from tho effect of which he
was suffering, and that he was goiug
back to Sydney to die. Ho pur
chased an aloha ring during yester
day forenoon at the jewelry shop of
Mr. -Lindsay, which he intimated
was for some relative or friend.
An autopsy held this morning by
Dr: C. T. Rogers showed that the
deceased had been Buffering from
chronic bronchitis, and. that there
wero extensive pleuritic adhesions
on both sides, particularly on the
right. Tho muscular tissue of the
heart was flabby, and there was
some disease of the valves, In tho
doctor's opinion the above described
condition was sufficient to cause
death. Nov. 20.
Tho deceased was buried from
St. Andrew's Cathedral Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. Geo. Wallace con
ducting the service. Mr. T. R.
Walker, British Vice-Consu), at
tended tho funeral.
The Oceanic Company's steam
ship Australia sailed at noon for
San Fiancisco with a fair cargo and
passenger list. A number of tho
dopnrting passenger1' wore lcis and
tho Hawaiian baud enlivened tho
proceedings with appropriate mu
CABLES UNDER THE PACIFIC.
The "Electrical Review" for Oct.
-27th, says: Tho laying of cables
under tho Pacific Ocean has given
a curious itupoitaiicc to several
otherwise insignificant little islands.
One among them is the island of
Fanning, south'of Hawaii, discover
ed in 1824 by the American captain
whose name it bears ; it is but a
few miles in area, and 1ms only 150
inhabitants; but it has excellent
water and a good harbor. Another
is the island of Christmas, soutli of
Java, which is almost inaccessible.
Yet both of tlicso havo been annex
ed by the British Admiralty, and
are likely to be of importance in the
political geography of tho future.
Along the course of the American
line to Japan, 1,500 nautical miles
from Hawaii, is tho island Morell,
whoso very existence has been ques
tioned by most chartmakers ; this
must ultimately, in spile of the
Monroe doctrine, fall under Ameri
But tho French have already ,
large interests in the Pacific, and
confident of the ultimate sut'eess of
the Panama Canal, "Eloetricite,"
from whose pages wo draw these
facts, docs not hesitate to put on
tho map, though in dotted lines,-the
course of two more cables that mist
soon bo laid, the one to Tahiti,, the
other to New Caledonia.
It is further intciesting to note
how much shorter the longest of
these lines is than the Atlantic
MADAME JAFFA'S RECITAL.
There was not a large audience at
the Y. M. C. A. hall last evening to
hear Madame Jaffa's piand recital,
but those who were fortunate enough
to be present had a rare musical
treat. Tho programme contained
fifteen numbers, thirteen of which
weru played by Madame Jaffa. Her
interpi elation of the works of th'e
great masters was a surprise, and she
was warmly applauded for the man
ner in which she represented a high
degree of ailistic excellence. Ma
dame Julfa does not display mere
mechanism, but is able to make the
piano sing and tell the story that is
hidden behind the magnificent com
positions. The wonderful retentive
ne3s of her memory is of itself an
important endowment, the whole of
the programme being played without
a note before her. Particular notice
must be made of the Madame'B
brilliant playing of Liszt's Illustra
tions du prophete, and the five
numbers by Chupin.
A most enjoyable feature of the
evening was the singing of "Mrs..
John 11. Puty whose beautiful voice"
was heard to much advantage in two
songs by Millard. Her rendition of
the song "Darling" was so charm
ing that she was compelled to res
pond to an enoore.. The recital
was a pronounced success. Nov,2r.,
A SNEAK. THIEF AT WORK.
Yesterday afternoon a sneak thief
made his appearance in the dressing
rOoms of the Hawaiian Opera House
and carried off a handsome diamond '
brooch valued at $125 belonging to
Miss Silbou. The latter lady at '
that time was on the stage watch
ing the pantomime. Nov. 22nd.
It has pleased His Majesty to
make the following appointments:
Klaas Spijkmann, Esq., of Ams
terdam, to be His Majesty's Charge
d' Affaires and Consul-General for
the Kingdom of the Netherlands', '
vice D. H. Schmill, Esq., resigned.
Sor D. Enrique Minquez, of Bar
celona, to bo Ilia Majesty's Charge
d'Affaires . and Consul-General fbr ,
the Kingdom of Spain, vice Sor D.
Ricardo Monuer Sans, resigned.
Yesterday afternoon about thirty
gentlemen, creditors of Mr. W. II.
Graenhalght met at the Arlingtou,
by request of his attorney, Mr. C.'
Mr. Bolte explained to tho mee
ing the circumstances under which
he was prevailed upon by Mr.
Gracnhalgh to act for tho latter dur
ing his absence.
Mr. Graenhalgh's ostensible rea
son for leaving the kingdom in so
abrupt a manner, was to secure a
legacy in New York, amounting to
After some discussion it was At
length decided, by unanimous con
sent, that an assignment be made
for the benefit of his creditors, of
all Mr, Graenhalgh's goods and
chattels, and the meeting separated
at 4:30 p. in.
Sinco that time, however, tho cre
ditors havo reconsidered the decis
ion then found, and Mr. Graon.
hatch's business will, if no further
reconsiderations are made, be allow
ed to go on until sufficient time
shall have elapsed to hear from that
gentleman, who it is understood, has
promised to wire instructions from
Now York to Sau Francisco In time
to catch tho steamer duo here on
2l8t of December. Nov. 22.
Viceroy Li Hung Chang has de
manded the recajl of Denny, thp
American adviser,' to the King q'
Oprea, . ;