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B Faintings of Island Scenery
by Tuvernior, Furncaux, Strong,
Barnsfield and other artists always
on hand. King Bhos.,
At t Store
JST Picture Frames and Cornices
made to order at short notice, by
first-class workmen, from the laigest
stock. of mouldings in the Kingdom
at King Bkos.,
k i , Art Store.
HONOLULU CARRIAGE GO.
Hack stand : Merchant and Fort
street. Telephones, 335.
MONDAY, DEC. 17, 1888.
SS Riode.Ianeiiofiom San Fiaucisco
cii louto for Yokohama and Hong
kong Schr Molwaliinc fiotn Hamakua
Sclir Kaulllua fiom Kauai
Stmr Mokolll for MoloUl at 5 p m
Stinr Kaala for Walaiue and Walalua at
Stmr Likullko for Kahulul and liana at
5 p m
S S Bio do Janeiro for Yokohama and
Hongkong at 12 :30 p in
VESSELS LEAVING TO-MORROW.
Stmr lohua for Hawaii at 12 noon
Stmr Waialealc for Kauai at 5 p m
gtmr Jlikaliala for Kauai at C p m
Sclir Kaulilua for Kauai at 10 a in
The hark Sonoma sailed fiom Sau
Fiaucisco Dec 5th for Honolulu.
Tho S S Maiiposa was being re
caulked, and was rceuiving a new foie
yard'atSan Francisco, when tho S S
Bio do Janeiro left.
The schooner W S Bowne sailed from
Sau Fiaucisco for Honolulu on tho Ctb
The schooner Sailor Boy, Oapt John
son, left San Fiaucisco Dec 7th for Ma
hukona. The schooner Rosalind, Capt Le Bal
listcr, denied, at San Francisco for Ka
hulul on the 7th inst
LOCAL & GENERAL NEWS.
Hawaiian steamer San JIateo off
Waianao as we go press.
Many thanks to tho Hawaiian
News Company for late papeis.
In the Police Court this morning
17 drunks contributed $102 to tho
j Mr. A. M, Hewett has our thanks
for lato San Francisco papers by tho
3 The Post Office
despatched by the
lettois and 1582
packages of papers
If you want to seo something nice
look at the Merchant street window
of M. Goldbeig's store.
The "Paradise of tho Pacific" for
December is out. Copies at J. J.
Williams and tho Nowsdcalers.
Ouu San Francisco letter on Sugar
matters has necessitated the holding
over of considerable local matter.
At 7 o'clock Tuesday evening Mr.
J. F. Morgan will sell a large assort
ment of Fancy goods. Don't forgot.
The Australia sails for San Fran
cisco at noon sharp to-morrow. Tho
mail closes at 11 o'clock at tho Post
'The band played at tho doparturo
of tho Zealandia on Saturday, and
will blow tho Australia off to-morrow
The King will give a dinner at tho
Palaco this evening to Col. Hoffman,
Major Sowaid, Mr. C. C. Coloman
It will bo seen fiom our By Autho
rity column that Col. Geo. W. Mac
farlano has been appointed His Maj
Messus. G, W. Mncfarlano &. Co.
have on exhibition at their storo
somo supoib etchings, engravings
and photogravures. Call in and in
Pi'oi'. Albeit Lysor, who visited
Honolulu somo time ago, gavo a lec
ture in San Francisco, Dec. 4th, be
foro tho Geographical Society of tho
Pacific, Tho suhjoot waB, "Reminis
cences of a trip to Hawaii."
On Saturday evening tho Road Su
pervisor with a gang of men took up
tho rails laid on the Waikiki bridge
by tho Tramways Company. Tho
reason is stated to bo that thoy aro T
raiis, tho fiaiichiso calling for illat
Mr. G, Y. Thomson was a through
passenger on tho Rio do Janeiro
bound for Tientsin to erect a largo
quantity of miuiug machinery for
tho firm of Fraser & Chalmers, Chi
cago, Thomson was a shopmato with
Mr. Robt. More bovoral years ago,
and tho two spent a very pleasant
time together during tho vessel's
etay in port.
SQy Writing Desks in Iaigo varie
ties at the
Hawaiian News Co.,
25 M oi chant Blreet.
The temperance meeting in Brow
cr's block, Saturday night, was well
No concert at Emma Square this
evening, the Band being engaged to
play at a dinner at the Palace.
The "Bulletin Weekly Summary"
will bo out to-morrow morning. Bo
suro and send a copy abroad to your
Read Mr. F. Horn's new adver
tisement in this issue, it contains
much vnluablo information for tho
Mk. L. J. Lovey holds a sale to
morrow evening of toys, dolls, al
bums, Xmas c.irds, vases, fans, etc.
The goods arc now on exhibition.
J. E. Buown t Co., havo received
another consignment of, Now Zea
land mullet, this season's catch.
These fish are very choice eating,
and havo recently been much in
favoi on this group.
Tun quotations in the New York
sugar market, Dec. 8th, were as fol
lows: Raw, firm; quiet; fair refin
ing quoted at 5 5-lGc; Centrifugal
90 test, G and Ggc. ; Refined, steady,
At the 11 :15 o'clock service of the
second congregation of St. Andrew's
Cathedral Sunday morning, there
was a largo congregation including
many strangers and the officers and
crews of H. B. M. S. Hyacinth and
A SUDDEN DEATH.
On Saturday night an Englishman
named Harry Cobbet fell down in C.
W. Hart's grocery stoic, Hotel
street and died in a few seconds.
The body was taken to the Station
House and examined by Dr. Rodg
crs, who gave a certificate of death
from natural causes. The deceased
was a stone mason, 39 years of age
and unmarried. The funeral took
plaso Sunday, the Rev. Alex. Mac
kintosh conducting the service.
CUSTOM HOUSE-RED TAPE.
The following is from the San
Francisco Alia of Dec. 8th. : The
British Consul at San Francisco ic
ceived from his Government some
time ago, a handsome piece of plate,
with instructions to present the same
to Captain Hayward of the steamer
Mariposa, as a testimonial for res
cuing the survivors of tho wrecked
bark Henry James. The plate was
held in the Custom House for non
payment of duty. Tho Consul then
delegated Collector Hagcr to pre
sent the souvenir to Captain Hay
ward, but tho Collector insists on
tho duty being paid before lie will
carry out the trust,and thus a grace
ful act of the Government of Great
Britain to a humane American Cap
tain is frustrated.
Christmas and New Year are near
at hand, and thero is one person
particularly deserving of remem
brance at tlat season, viz: Charlie,
tho lookout man at tho Diamond
Head signal station. Night and day
Charlie occupies his lonely home,
and maintains a vigilant watch for
every sail and every streak of smoke
that may heavo in Bight, keeping
Honolulu informed of all approach
ing arrivals. Ho performs his du
ties with a faithfulness seldom
equaled and never surpassed. Let
us remember him in our distribution
of tokens of goodwill at tho ap
proaching season. A subscription
list is now open at the Hawaiian
News Agency's store, where contri
butions may be deposited.
A FAREWELL DINNER.
Mr. Jas. G, Clovior, who started
the Daily Buli.ktin on Februaiy 1,
1882, and lias beeirits manager up
to the present time, as well as man
ager of tho Bulletin printing olllce,
being about to take his dcpailuio
for California, was given a llttlo
"send-off" on Saturday night. A
fow of the intimate friends of that
gentleman, most of whom had been
associated with him on tho Buixe?
tin, met in a private dining room of
tho Hawaiian Hotel, where the
elllclent and obliging steward of
that establishment, had prepared an
excellent dinner. After dinner, sev
eral toasts were drunk, the princi
pal of which wbb "tho guest of the
evening," piopoacd by the editor of
the Bulletin. Mr. CIcvior responded
in words of appreciative acknow
ledgment. Several short speeches
were made eulogistic of that gentle
man, coupled with sincere i egrets
for his doparturo mid fervent hopes
for his speedy return. Mr. Clevior
will leave by tho Australia to-inor-row.
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WENNER & GO.
Have just opened out a
stock of Holiday Goods, compiling
Set and Unset Diamonds, Brooches,
Earrings, Bracelets, Bangles, Lace
and Scarf Pins, Kings, Ladies' and
Gents Gold and Silver Watches and
Watch Chains, Ladies' Fob and
Vest Chains, Diamond Collar But
tons, Clocks, Silver Ware. oto.
JSGT Prices within the reach of all.
THE AMERICAS REFINERY CHARGED
Cargo of Steamer Westineatk
Tho California Rofinory on Top.
connEsroNDENoi: of the bulletin
San Fuancisco, Dec. 8th.
Tho American Trust refinery is in
difficulties. It has not got itself
into trouble by building churches
or other benevolent entei prises
which might be construed into a
breacli of tuist, but on a charge of a
vulgar attempt to defraud the United
States revenue. This is not surpris
ing in the case of the Trust, but
considering tho constitution of the
American Refinery Company it cer
tainly is an unexpected and aston
ishing development. The facts in
the case are as follow :
The Biitish steamer Westmeath
arrived fiom Batavia last Monday
with a cargo of Java sugar consist
ing of about 3,800 short tons for
the American refinery. As this was
the biggest cargo of sugar ever im
poitcd at San Francisco, and the
iiist Jaa pioduce landed heic for
about twenty years the arrival ex
cited considerable interest in the
jobbing trade. It was a new de
parture, and seemed to promise an
unlimited supply of raw sugar with
corresponding advantages to job
bers, because the Amencan reduced
the price of refined the day the
Westmeath anived by lth cent per
pound. On that occasion the Cali
fornia lefinery did not follow "the
move of the American, but adhered
to its price of 8J cents for granu
lated. As the Amoiican was a cent
per pound lower on tho eutiie list
the jobbers took their. order? to it.
The result has been that the Ameii
can is loaded up with contracts
which it cannot fill, thus leaving the
market to the almost exclusive con
trol of the California leflneiy.
This situation will be appreciated
by business men, when it is stated
that the slock in jobber's hands 19
unusually low, and that a very
active holiday trade has set in on
The Trust management has itself
entirely to blame. It appears to
have icsorted to peculiar practices
to increase its profits, hence its
present trouble. On the arrival of
tho' Westmeath they entered tho
cargo at under 13 Putch standard,
which is covered by a duty of 1.92
cents per pound, and tendered a
check fer 140,000 odd at the Cus
tom House for duty.
' The work of discharging and
warehousing cargo was begun, and
for a time everything appeared to
work like a chaim. But Uncle Sam
has a staff of vigilant officers at
San Francisco, and among the most
capable and alert is Appraiser Beck.
Tho fact that Jaya sugar, which
usually polarizes about 97 should
only polaiizes at 88 was a suspicious
circumstances in itself, and the
Appraiser had samples of the YVest
meath's cargo tested by the United
This officer's repeated tests con
firmed be suspicions of tho Ap
praiser, as it was cjearly demon
strated that the sugar was of a far
higher grade than represented, and
had been nrtficlally colored. Re
peated tests with Hawaiian qiigar of
the same grades as tlio Java sugar
had been entered at, showed un
colorcd crystals in the Islands sam
ples, while in every test of the Java
the alcohol washed away yellow
coloring matter leaving beautiful
white crystals, which would easily
oamo up to No. 20 Dutoh standard,
tho duty upon which would ho three
cents per pound an apparent fraud
of 1.08 cents per pound.
'Flit a fltannvnrir hmiq int-irif nrl Kir
W. Beck, the appraiser, to Collec
tor Ilager, one of the most cautious
of men and a lawyer of eminence,
Tho chemist's report with samples
of Java sugar taken fiom the cargo
and warehouse, woro foi warded to
tho Secretary of the Treasury at
Washington yesterday, December
7th, and the Collector oidered de
livery stopped, and placed the Java
sugar ashore and afloat in tho cus
tody of United States olliccrs.
This notion by the Collector of
the Port withdraws the Westmealh'a
sugar ns effectually from tho mar
ket from pieseut uso as if it wero at
tho bottom of tho sea. The Collec
tor will he guided by instructions
from the Secretary of tho Treasury,
B From this day until Xmas wo
will sell everything at Gicatly Re
duced Prices for Cash, a fino lino
of Watches, etc., on hand. Come
nnd see for yourself.
Gomes & WlCHlIAK,
and his decision will depend upon
the report of tho Chemist of tho De
partment. There can bo very little
doubt of tho result, as an interview
with tho Custom-house officers con
cerned shows that they are very
confident of their ground. Should
the San Francisco chemist's test bo
sustained by the experts at tho East
tho caigo will bo seized and confis
cated, together with tho check of
$140,000, and the managers of the
Refinery, or those responsible, aro
liable to fino and imprisonment.
Meanwhile tho sugar is withdrawn
from sale for an indefinite period,
and is steadily deteriorating, while
the Westmeath is running up a
heavy bill of demurrage. Indeed,
this detention is likely to provo a
very valuable extension of the
chatter to tho steamship owners.
Tho alleged contemplated fraud on
this single cargo cannot be less than
$55,000 and upon a thorough test
of all tho sugar, it may amount to
$100,000 and upwards.
The American people have been
buzzing around Collector Hager to
know when the embargo will be re
moved from the sugar, but he can
give them no consolation, Tho af
fair is out of liis hands. His busi
ness now is to take caro that none
of it gets out of his possession, and
judging from precedent it may bo a
year before any decision is arrived
at. Great bodies move slowly, and
the United States Tieasury Depart
ment is emphatically a great body.
Moreover the Pacfiu Coa3t is a long
way off and its affairs are usually
attended to with a deliberation
which necessarih invohes delay.
"It may be a year or it may bo for
cxer," as the song goes; meanwhile
the American refinery cannot handle
the sugar, the declared value of
which, under the 13 Dutch stand
ard, is $100,000. But even on that
amount the loss in interest and pro
fit will bo very considerable.
Island planters havo had some ex
pel ionce in tlio slow movement of
the United States Treasury depart
ment in a case in which they were
interested. Some years ago they
shipped a cargo of Island sugar to
New Yoik to open that market.
Havemeyer and Searle, who are now
the head and fiont of tho Sugar Trust
and therefore in a waj' implicated
in the Westmeath affair, caused the
Custom-house authorities to stop
delivery of the Hawaiian sugar on
the charge that it was fraudulently
entered, and should pay duty as re
fined. This cliaigo was false, but
it took about a year to determine
the point and release the sugar,
which had meantime shrunk in
value and missed its market. Those,
gentlemen are now interested with
Havemeyer and Searle in the Am
erican Trust refinery, but of course
have had no knowledge of the Trust
method of doubling up profit by de
frauding the revenue.
Should it turn out that tho Col
lector made a mistake the Refinery
has no remedy. The trust must
bear the loss. And this does not
seem to bo tho last of it. One of
their Java ships put into Hongkong
leaking, and a mixture of salt water
does not improve the quality of
sugar however high its grade. It
is certain to wash off the coloring
matter. When the overdue ship
arrives thpre jnay be fuither trouble
unless the Ameucau people mnko an
honest entry. But ns this would be
a confession of fraud in the West
meath's case it will hardly be done.
The American, as has been al
icady said, is out of raws. The S.
G. Wilder is out fiom Honolulu
about ten days, and she brings
something like two days' supplies.
Apart from this and the Java sugar
the refinery has no prospect for sup
plies abend. The Coast market
thoieforc belongs to the California
leflncry for the holiday trade at
lcist, and how much longer one
cannot toll, This advantage has
been given to it by tlio greed and
dishonesty of tho Trust, without
any effort or design on its part.
Tlio action of tlio Collector in
putting his olilcinl seal on tho West
mcath's cargo caused gieat excite
ment on the street yesterday, as
both the refinery and the trade were
caught shoit. Public sympathy is
against tho Trust. It is regarded
as an unlawful combination to cheat
consumors, and wliep to tlijs offence
is added a charge of defrauding tho
levenuo popular indignation waxcth
warm. Tho morning papers appear
to have missed tho news last night,
but tho evening papers to-day aro
full of it. The foregoing, however,
is tho talc as it happened to fall out,
without any embellishment or exag
geration. It is probablo that an attempt
will be niado by tho Attorney-General
of California to prevent tho
American refinery from trading ns a
corporation pending decision in the
action to cancel its chaitcr. It is
cci'tainly not a corporation of tlio
Statn of California in fact, whatever
elso it may bo. Ono of the Have
moyers i3 hero in charge. Tho
Trust could not "trust" to the
management of tho Islands direc
tory. If they had remained in con
trol perhaps tho Wcstmcath's sugar
would not havo been colored tho
strong presumption is that it would
Argument in the New York case
to cancel the North River Refinery's
charter has closed, and counsel has
to tho 22d to file briefs. Mr. Carter,
of counsel for tho trust, mado a
peculiar argument. Ho contended
that sugar is not n necessary of lifo,
although everybody UBed it as an
article of food, and he also argued
that the market could not be cor
nered becauso tho supply was prac
tically unlimited if capital were em
ployed in raising cane and growing
sugar. The fallacy of these argu
ments is self-evident, but they were
tho strongest presented for tlio
Trust, which was represented as a
benevolent institution founded by
disinterested capitalists to reduce
the price of sugar. It may now
claim to be an apostle of free trado
in the way of dispensing with
Thero is no change in sugar quo
tations except the drop of 1& cent
per pound by tho American refinery
Kotlces undtr thtt htad art charged 10 ctntt
per line for the first itatrtien, and 6 etnti per Itnt
every additional intertion.
RYAN'S BOAT BTJHjDLNG
SHOP. Rear of Lucas' Mill.
MESSRS. DODD & MILLER
havo just received ot Australia
another lot of tlmi " PHILADELPHIA
LAGER BEER" in kegs, which they
arc oficrine; to their customers. HO lv
Christmas & New Year's Cards
Just Received at
A. Ii. SMITH'S STORE,
Elegant Assortment of Cards.
All New Patterns; and must be seen
to bo appreciated. Also
a Choice Lot of
DoIIb, Dressed & Undressed,
Largo and Small Dolls, with kid
bodies, that will sit down, lie down,
etc., Ohildrcn'a Building Blocks,
Ladies, Lap Boards, Dress Forms,
And Skirt Foinis very nice; etc.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO,
The Al Steamship
Will leavo Honolulu for the above
Tuesday, Dec. 18,'
For Freight or Passage, apply to
WM. O. IEWIN & CO. Agents.
O. IEWIN & CO.
Place to Make a Good
The Best Company
S 118,800,8151 88.
Life Insurance Co.,
OF NEW YORK.
Will sell you a Policy of Insurance which
is Incontestable after Two Years, and ib
an absolutely safe investment. Cull on or
8. It. KOSE,
Honolulu, General Agent, Hawaiian
Islands. oct 0 88.1y
Eor Your Wife & Clilra
Free Tontine Policy
IN THE NEW YORK
Life Insurance Co.
The Actual Results of these Policies as
paid since 1882, have by far
been greater than those
or any other
Over $1,000,000 Insurance in Force
tfn These Islauds.
full particulars, rates, etc.,
O. O. IIE2UGEK.
General Agent Hawaiian
Vr P B IFfc ?
G3 & 65 FORT STREET.
Just Received by Last Steamer
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
Toys, Toys of all Description,
Dolls, Dolls in all Sizes.
ALSO A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Xmas & New Y
We oall attention to tlio Ladies that wo are Closing Out our
Dntiro Stock of
(Hiliiii; k Cheviots at ai Iiu BeHoi Prices,
Children's & Boy's Clothing: at Low Prices,
Boy's Eaieo Pants,
Ladies', Gent's' and Children's Shoes !
COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
Dress Goods, Dress Goods.
Persian Cassemeres m all Has,
Double Width, at 35 Cents per Yard;
Children's & infant's Dresses,
Lace Caps & Robes, etc.,
ytmjcg yjr .i p r
-SS T 3EC 3B aSS-
JEMShAJS &; OOM JE.W3T.
NEW 4MIia JB"NEW
WE HAVE RECEIVED A
Fancy (looils MaMa for ia HolMay Season
Satin Table Scarfs, Shaded Plushes, Velvets, Surahs,
Laco CurtalUH, Htampoil Tltllen, Shoo Bans, Etc
Full Line of Embroidery Material, Chenille, Arrasene, Tinsel, Pon-Poas, Etc
Wo call particular attention to our fino selection in'
Ciisiii-inii! Gloli or Ms, Youths & GbileE!
Furnishing Goods, Trunks, Valises, H
Hats k Caps, Etc., Etc., Eto,
An Immense Assortment in Necjtwearr
Latest btyle If you want something vory fino m ,
) 0. Minnnnl Tlnnn fl linn
y mm rati),
. Call on ns beforo going elsewhere.
Beg STAMPING XOItf:Ef
CSHra. E. C. Rowo's beautiful work
Toys Se Xolls,
GLOVE & HANDKERCHIEF BOXES
And a few Choice Carved Ornaments.
In future, Mrs. E. Small will ho prepared to do
Cutting and Fitting.
1731 ly a
FOBT STREET, nONOLUIiXJ.
ZST IMKGAINB "I
Lamps, Chandeliers & Lanterns,
At Lower Prices than ever before. New invoice of
SHELF-HARDWAEB. PLOWS & GBN'L MERGHAKDISB..
Novoltlew uud JPuixoy
iiimiijiiiiinitnui'iii. a i "tff
in New Styles.
63 & G5 Fort Street.
GOODS - a&" - NEW QUODS
SPLENDID SELECTION OF
ft 0. fllinnnnn 0. flnntnl
s a mwm a mm
in Point Laoea on exhibition here'
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& Go's Stock
Hardware Co., I'd,
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