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Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
Hut established fe ht benefit of all.
MONDAY, JAN'. 28, 1889.
THE TIME TO SECURE SEATS.
It is quite naturnl that persons
should iiicfer certain part9 of the
Opera House to others, and be de
sirous of securing at entertainments
the aeat9 tliev prefer: but they
should be reasonable enough to be
willing to take their chances of get
ting what they wish on the opening
of the box plan, and not expect to
get tho advantage of the general
public by having their choice re
served beforehand. The time for
opening the box plan for any public
entertainment is always announced
ahead, and that is the time for secur
ing scats. "First come, first served,"
is the only just and fair method of
procedure in such matters. 'When
a dozen different persons are want
ing the same seat, all cannot be ac
commodated, but each should be
satisfied with his chance of being
first, and if he fads, cheerfully sub
mit to tho disappointment. If any
one of the dozen N allowed to come
in and secure the seat before the
announced tune of opening the box
plan, as is frequently attempted,
each and all the others have just
ground ol dissatisfaction and com
plaint. This would be manifestly
unfair, and no one should ask such
EFFICIENCY AND DEFICIENCY.
The promptitude which our volun
teer, unpaid lire companies display
ed in getting to the scene of Satur
day night's fire, and the vigor they
exerted in performing their self
assumed duties when there, merit
warm commendation. In an in
credibly short time after the sound
ing of the alarm, all the companies
were on the ground, with their en
gines and apparatuses in position and
ready for action. The Chief of the
Department was ateo ptompthy on
hand, and superintended. The men
shirked neither woik nor danger,
but attacked the fierce foe with
energy and fearlessness. The weak
part was in the water supply, which
Rlilinlj wae vm-jr .......U !. L..&:..
niug. When water was obtained in
suilicient force, a short existence re
mained for the flames, ft Inch by this
time had got full headway, illumin
ating the whole town, and looking
as if nothing could prevent their
destroying the entile block. Several
powerful streams in a few minutes
conquered the raging blaze and ex
tinguished the fire.
Saturday night's lire demonstrated
two things the elllcieney of the fire
brigade and its appaiatus and the
deficiency of immediately available
water for its requirements. This fire
had acquired considerable headway,
amounting to a blaze uliosc light
could be seen in almost any part of
the town, at the first sound of the
alarm bell. By the time water was
available it had spiead to two or
three buildings adjoining the one in
which it started, and of the latter it
had taken complete hold. All these
buildings were of wood, and burnt
like matches. Yet, notwithstanding
these facts, the fire had a brief
career after all the engines got a full
supply of water, and the wooden
frame woik of even the first build
ing was left standing. There may
have been some good reason, un
known to us", why so little water
was kept in the pipes. That there
was a sufficiency at the fountain
head would appear from the fact of
its coming later on. The possibility
of fires occuiing at any time and in
any part of the town is certainly a
powerful reason why the pipes should
be kept full of water at all times, if
DON'T APPROVE FENCING PALACE
It appears to have been resolved
by the Government to fence in that
triangular plot of land at the junc
tion of King, Richard and Merchant
streets, denominated Palace Square ;
for tenders to that end have been
invited, and one has been accepted.
Why this resolve has been made
wo cannot tell, or oven imagine.
There may be &ome good reason for
it, but wo kno'n of none. Tho land
to be enclosed is too small to be of
any important public service as an
enclosuie. It i not large enough
for a band concert or any similar
gathering. A few trees might he
planted there that Mould afford
shade and oiuament, a water fountain-
arccted, and after several
' UMmmmjamrnxmy wwwEBaBfesytftrfng fiwwirt u . J . , , n,, , i i i , ' L
yearn,when the trees tnwo grown Buf
uoiently, boido scats placed under
their Bhndo for tho accommodation
of any who might feel disposed to
rest themselves upon them. Be
yond these comparatively trilling be
nefits, which only a very small mi
nority of the community would con
sider worth the money expended to
secure them, we can think of noth
ing to bo gained by fencing. If the
plot were large enough to be service
able for public gatherings, it would
But there is one very important
public benefit promoted by the
square, so-called, being left open,
us at present. Facing it is the prin
cipal, we might say the only, public
amusitnent hall in town, the Opera
House, where all classes and creeds
of the community congregate when
occasion offers, for pleasure and re
creation. On all such occasions
carriages are requisite and are usti
alty employed in considerable num
bers ; and that open space affords
convenient accommodation for them,
from which they will be debarred
by a fence. It will also deprive our
volunteer military companies of a
convenience which the open space
affords them. Talace Square is the
only suitable parade and drill
ground thej have in the city proper,
and has frequently been used by
them for these purposes, in times
past. Now, the Legislature and
Executive have considered our vo
lunteer military of suilicient import
ance to the country to make laws
and vote a considerable sum of
money for its encouragement and
maintenance, and yet the same Exe
cutive seems bent upon depriviug
the "boys" ot their parade ground.
From whatever angle we view the
matter, wc perceive no benefits
likely to proceed from the projected
fencing, to compensate for the loss
of those derived from the open
space; and, therefore, consider it a
mistake, and a foolish use of public
OIL BELOW THE TEST.
The fire on Saturday night is sup
posed to have originated from the
explosion of a kerosene lamp, in
support of which theie is strong
presumptive evidence. Positive
proof is wanting, and probably ever
will be. Now, explosions of that
nature are the result of inferior oil,
nf u-liw-l, tliero ic miiil tnlo nniiQiHer-
able in the mailed. It is a fact that
several narrow escapes from lire
from a similar cause, have occurred
recently at private residences in the
town, which provcithat oil of an in
ferior grade is in use. Is the Gov
ernment doing its duty in allowing
such dangerous material to be im
ported and sold? If our memory is
not at fault, the Government, a
couple or three years ago, compelled
a shipment of oil below the lest es
tablished by law or a regulation hav
ing the force of law, to be taken
back whence it came. Why is oil
below the test if such there be
now allowed to remain? This matter
needs looking into.
PEARL RIVER RAILROAD.
EniTOi: Buu.ktin: I have read
with great interest the numerous
communications that have appeared
lately in the papers relative to the
new Pearl River Railroad, and have
no doubt whatever, that, if economi
cally constructed, and run on a busi
ness basis under good management
it will be a paying investment to
stockholders, and profitable to its
promoters. All the correspondence
I have read in reference to this mat
ter has, chiefly and properly, too,
been In reference to the dollar side
of the question, and leave the mat
ter of cost, running expenses, etc.,
to those who have given these de
tails their careful stuity, anil who
aro more familiar with the country
the line will run through than I am.
However, I think-Mr. Dillingham
has altogether underestimated the
probable passenger traffic of his rail
road. Without wishing to put my
self down as a prophet I have no
hesitation in saying that, I think,
Pearl Harbor will, in a very few
years, be the "Brighton" of Hono
lulu and the popular place of resort
for our city men and mechanics,
who at present have no place to go
for a change of air and scene. I
have, and am certain, many of your
readers have heard the common
complaint made, that when they got
n holiday, thoy didn't know "what
to do with themselves, as there was
no place to go wheie they could
spend a day and leave business and
its cares behind them, Wnikiki has
hitherto been "cracked up" as the
watering place of Honolulu, but I
cannot find out anyone who goes
there except a very few who go to
take sea baths under the doctors'
ordeis. The real reason ia to use
a well known slang expression,
"Wnikiki is a one-horse affair," ami
there is nothing whatever to do but
sit on a cane chair, anioko cigars
and listen to the surf. On tho other
hand,Pearl River is one of tho finest
bays and land-locked harbors for
boat and yacht racing, and I am
sure nil those who had the pleasure,
as 1 had, ot being cutertnintd last
11th of June at the Hon. M. P.
Robinson's Pearl River residence,
will agice with me as far as sailing
is concerned. As for those cner
gctic young gentlemen who go into
training and row racing gigs under a
burning sun, and get half drowned
when they go outside the Spar buoy
all I say to them is to go to Pearl
lliver and lmve their races there
wheic they can row inastruight line
as far ns they want in water gener
ally as smooth as a billiard table,
i Some people say Pearl River Is a
very hot place,and I agree with them
that it is rather warm in the mid
dle of the day if you are in the sun,
but if yon had sat in the sun on the
plains'before the trees grew up you
wouldn't have Imagined you were at
tho North pole. My experience ot
Pearl River is that the mornings and
evenings are very pleasant on the
water and at noon the sun is as warm
as it is in Honolulu, and no warmer.
I am pleased to see Mr. Dilling
ham's scheme meeting with such
success as it has and I think he is
well entitled to a fair pecuniary re
compense for his services and the
thanks of the community for giving
them, in the near future, "some
place to go to."
W. C. Sl'KOULI..
l-J. I 11,1-JUJ u .
THE SAMOAN TROUBLES.
Editor Bulletin : Although I am
not a German, my knowledge of tho
leading circumstances surrounding
the Sainouu troubles lead me to en
dorse the letter of "A German" which
appeared in your issue of Satniday
I happened to be one of the crew
of a trading schooner from Sydney
in the year 1850, and in that year
visited Samoa as a trader and re
mained soeral weeks at the group
touching at several points, one of
which was Apia. In those early
times, and in such limited areas as
those of the Sanioan Islands, it did
not lequiro much time to become
fully acquainted with the social and
commercial conditions of the popu
lation, and of the natural resources
for trade of the entire group. At the
time of my visit the enterprising
German firm of Godefroy & Co. was
established at Apia, and carrying on
a business similar to that carried on
by JlackfcUI it Co., of Honolulu, at
present ; only, of course, more limit
ed in bulk. The wealth and enter
piise of the whole j,'roup was center
ed in Godcfioy it Co., who wcio tho
impoitois and cxporlois of neatly all
the commodities then exchanged.
The white population, all told, did
not exceed fifty individuals, and tho
export-, weie limit d to certain pro
duets of the ccoiinul chiefly oil
and fibre. Of the whites, two-thirds
were Germans from Germany direct,
all working in various capacities for
Godefroy it Co. The remaining third,
or nbout 18 or 20 individuals as nearly
as 1 could gucs.o, were what was then
called "beachcombers" and were of
mixed nationality. Ne.uly a dozen
of these wcic deseitcia from Ameri
can whaleship.", and claimed Ameri
can citizenship; but among them all
I could not discover any native-born
Amoiican. Those beachcombers lived
among the natives, adopting their
habits, sometimes their costume;
and, in all cases, leading an aban
doned and profligate life. In the
meanwhile, tho. Germans were quiet
ly extending cocoanut culture and
increasing the areas devoted to that
valuable palm. They were the first
to export the kernel of tho nut as
"copra," and from that period to tho
present the Germans have had com
mercial ascendency over Samoa, with
their claims duly recognized by all
British and Austialian traders.
The beachcombers, however, who
aio a highly dangerous class at all
the groups in the South Seas, from
their closor intcrcouuo with the na
tive population, have been able to
foment discord between tho latter and
the more i expectable German mer
chants and plantcis. Both classes
have increased piopoitionately since
1850, and tho half-whites being
chiefly descended from the beach
comber class, naturally assisted the
latter in bringing tho present
troubles to a crisi?.
During a visit to tho Friendly Is
lands, 8 years ago, I received corrob
orative evidence of tho above facts;
and, as that group is one of tho near
est to Samoa, and having regular
weekly communication theiewith,
the information obtained at tho
Ftiendlies was of much value. It ia
also a significant fact that tho Ameri
can filibusters Stienbergerof 15 years
ago, and Klein of the piesent time,
bear German names, aB showing that
it is advisable in that German group
to bo ablo to spi'ak th" German lan
guage. Outside of the United States and
tho Hawaiian Islands, I feel ccituin
that the picdominant sontimont is
that tho Germans will bo ablo, iilii
mutely, lo form a strong and just
government at Samoa, and put an
and to tin miserable state of auaicliy
that has prevailed tliero during tho
pafet 15 or 20 year, The policy of
the German Empire, liko tho United
States and Russia, is to extend tho
national domain by aggregation on
its frontier rather than having de
tached and distant dependencies;
and, with tho exception of a portion
of New Guinea, Gciinauy has no pos
sessions abroad. At the samo time
it is the duty of tho fatherland to
protect Germans and legitimate Ger
man commerce in any pait of tho
world; and the right to do so will bo
conceded by all diplomatists, so long
as international law is observed in
i elation to the rights of other civil
Samoa has been practically a Goi
nian dependency and trading post
for more than a generation; and, al
though nominal native-rule was toler
ated as bearable, tho timo haaariived
for a German protectorate Thia now
condition wo'uld bring security for lifo
and properly, tiade with all nations
would naturally increase, aud no
body would be injured except those
miserable outcasts who havo inflamed
the nativo mind to rite In a most un
warranted rebellion nnd kill each
.I i l
The strength of Berlin cars is
about to be tested at the Royal
Opera, where 300 trumpeters arc to
give a concert in which they will play
all nt once.
The Emperor William has had the
imperial crown of Get many so alter
ed as to make it an exact counter
part of the one worn by Charle
magne. Auction Sales by James F. Morgan.
SALE flfJ,EASES !
By order of the Trustees of
His Majesty's Estate,
Leases of tho Following Lands
TERM OF FIFTEEN YEARS,
Will bo lold nt my Silcsroom,
01 HAY, M 4, 1,
AT IS O'CLOCK XOO.V.
1 House and Lot on Fort street, near
head of Kukni itreet; aiea .
2 Premises edjoluinethr Kawaitihao
Serninatj, knonu'r.s the' Qt.lick Home,
stead;" utea .
at I'unahou, opposite Oahu
4 Lots So, 30 anil 1.73 at liuluokn
huu Plains; 10.3,74 1 bijuarc fntli in'.
5 Two Taro
Patched ut Kiokap
6 Sea Tisliery of Mauiialua, villi
strip ol Land ; 40 'feel long coaM.
7 Turn and 1 nature LhikI ot Knlni.
paa, Kulilii; 10 acics.
8 ICuPiLiud nt Kulilii, remnant of
Kawuiliolo, adjoining rice plantation;
0 2-10 acres.
9 Land at Palikea.Kftlihi; 3 apanas:
Lot 1, containing 85 tquarn fath ms.
Lot, a, containing OS tquarc fathoms.
Lot 8, containing 7a square fathoms.
10 Taro L'tnds at KaliliKwacna; 4
Lot 1, containing 21 pores.
Lot B, al ICupch-iu, 3 43 100 acre?.
Lot is, at Pohakulauula, (5 i!0d-l000
Loi 4, apana 4 of II P. 2317.
11 House Lots and Taro Lands at
Kapaka, Koolauloa; 4ipanus:
Lot 1, apana I of R. P. G504, 3 Loin,
Lot, 2, m ana S of H. P. 6164, House
L)c, )4 ncies
Lot 8, anan.i 1 of R. P. 1442 8 Lois,
Lot 4, upana 2 of R. P. 1412, House
1 2 Land at Walmanalo, ICoolaupoko;
Lot 1, 36 Lois, containing 2 61.100
Lot 2, House Lot, containing 6?C
13 Taro Liuil nrd Pasture nt Ku.
hana, Koolauloa (7 L i and Kulu) : fi
.14 Lot at Pakala, Lahuina, coatnin.
ing I acie, 27 p
15 Land at Kelawea, Laliulna; apa.
nas, 4 acre?, 81 p.
1 6 Land
acrea, 07 p.
at Kolavten, L.lMimi; 4
17 Lot at Waiauac, Lhaina;2apa.
is, I acre, 2 r., 21 p.
18 House Lot at Walokaraa, La
haina; a.jana 2 of C. O. A. 2.V, contain
ing 20 p
1 9 Land at Kuhua, Lahaina.
20 Land al Kahuahale, Pauwela,
namakualoa; l! ncic.i.
21 Two Land and Hoiirc Lot dt Ka.
lua, Wailuku, containing 60 100 acre.
Land at Waieli, Hana; 12J
Apinu 2, i interett R. P. 2804, 875
23 Land at Kikapuhala, Hana, It. P.
3235, contuiuing 2'J 1 10 acies.
24 Undivided hair of tho Ahupuaa
ot Nuu, Kaupo; (070 acres.
25 Pasture Land at Omaopio, Kula;
26 Land at Himokaliaunui, NartU
Komi, containing 3 2-10 acres.
27 Land at Kahlllpall Nui, Kau;
28-The Ahupuaa of Kaliklulr., nilo;
R. P. f7tl,7l.,'acrw.
29 The Ahupuaa of Kaloko, North
Konu, por-ion iintkul of tne upper Gov
30 Liml at Okoo 1, South Kona:
Lot 1, apana 1 of R. P. 1677, 81
Lot 2, apana
Lot 3, apuua
2 of R. P. 157G, 91
1 of L. O. A. HOW. 6
Lot 1. R. P. 1029, containing 18 67-
Lot 2, apana 1 of R P. lOtO, contain.
ing 21) 76-10 I acres.
Lot H, R. 1031, containing 18 37-
JAS. F. MORGAN,
158 td Auctioneer.
Auction Sales by Lewis J. Levey.
LiuWs Sale of Safe
BY order of .Tames Campboll, I will
sell at Public Auction, at niy Sales,
rooms, on Queen street,
On THURSDAY, the 7th day of Feb
At ia o'clock noon or tlint iluy
Th'- f'Hii'l'i property distr-ilncd for
luul. hum tlie. s'oro ol A. u. lluwut.
The property distrained being
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
Honolulu, Jan. 1, 188". 1GI til
C - 1.
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THE quarterly and annual meeting
of 1U0 Pacific Haiduaic Company
(Limited), will bo held at their ofllie on
THUKSDAY, January 3lbt. nt 10 o'clock
a- "- F. L WINTER,
155 td Acting Secretaty.
WANTED by an expert en cd
kfc-uui .-. nosiuon 111 auv
lulu bn-iniss, or on a plantation on any
ltlanil of Uiu tin w.ni 111 i;roup. Advi.
tiscr is a gmid penman ui.d well pitted
in geneinl biuiucss. Addiess ''M "
Buu.ktin Otllce. 104 tf
GEO. A. AMSDEN,
Piano and Organ Tuner and Repairer.
Orders lefl at Hawaiian News Co.'s
Store promptly attended to. lioth Tel-.
phones No. 100. 154 lw
All SING acta for mo inder full
poutr of attorney in all matters
of bahinoas. LEE PAU.
Ilo'iolulu, Jan. 15, 1680. 147 Sw
A LATHE, similar to the one in the
Hawaiian Hell Telephone Co.. new
and in perfect Older.
J? or Jiiither paru-
i-nlarr, apply to
Fine Bred Pigs For Sale.
14 Berkshire and J Po
land; 2 months old; only
left; $10 each or 8 for
$25 Apply to
W. R. SEAL.
Cottage for Sale Cheap.
BTORY Cottage, nearly
nriw, contain iTm narlor.
dining-room, 4 bedrooms, kit-
chen, bathroom and water cloi-et, vcran
dup, stable, wagou.-hed, chicken honvc
and yard, flower g.irderi. etc. Lot f)5x
100 feet and leased lot adjoining 75.75
feci. Situate at Kiij.iiltima, uiauka sidi
nl Kiutr nn-f-t. Apnlv at
HAWAIIAN BUSINESS AGENCY.
THE Leato and Building
known as the "Yoseiulte
Skating Riuk," situated on
Queen street near Richard 6treet. For
fuithcr paiticulars innlv to
154 tf TucJs E. WALL.
Golden Gate Flour
FOIl BALK Iiy .
Per Bktnes "S. G. Wilder," "Planter"
and "Jlary Wlnkleman,"
A Large Quantity
Hay & Feed !
For Sale at Low Price by
John F. Colburn & C:.,
155J Queen Street. I lw
is Reserved For The
LEADING MILLINERY HOUSE
Chas. J. Fishel
Programme of Races
March 16th. 1889
Kapiolani Park !
No. 1 Running Rice, f mile d.ish,
Piiz Forllawiiinn breil
li '-s -s, 4 years olil, to ciury 115
No. S Running Race, 1 mile rin-0).
Prize Foe Hawaiian lu-id
horses up to 0 u-ar- old, to iair(
1 15 pounds.
No. 3. Trotting and P.icing Race, 1
mile da-h, l'ri.e For Hi-
wuiian bud hoites, :t years o d,
to harnesR and to rules.
No. 4. Runuing Rice. 1J. mile dash.
Prize For Hawaiian bird
horses under 7 yiars old, catch
No. S Trot tine Race, I mile ind re-
neat, Prl.u Double teams.
Free to all.
No. 6. Running Rice, if milo dash,
Prize For Hawaiian bred
horses, 2 jcars old, catch
No. 7. Bicycle Race, ! mile 'ah,
Prize l-'iei- to all.
No. 8. Running Race. mile dash,
Piize For Hawaiian bud
liiirsi-o, 4 yeaiB old, catch
No. C Trotting Race to Road Cart. 1
mile dath, Prize For H .
wailau bred hoises. Free to all.
No. 10. Running Rate, 1 mile dash,
Prize For Hawaiian bieil
hortes, C j euro old, 'o cmry 113
No. 11. Trotting Race, 1 mile dash,
Prize For all horses that
never beat 3 minutes.
No. 12 Pony Rare, 1 mi'c dash, Piize
z- For Hawat an Inert
ponies, It i euis old, not over 14
No 13 Trottinir Raco to Road Cart, 1
milu dash, Prize Free to
No. 14. Riinninir Race, mile dash,
Pi izc Free to all.
ll prlzea will bo paid to Riders or
Driver-. Cup to owners No Piofes.
nional Jocneys allowed.
Entries in bo midc before Sa'uidny,
March , 18 0, at 4 i. m.
X3ST Subj ct to changes.
J. A. CUMMINS.
Honolulu, January in, lt-f-0.
WHEREAS, W S. Ldce, of Hono.
lulu, has till j day made an ai-slgn.
meat of all his property to the under-t-igntd,
for the beaetlt ol hu ercd tors,
notico ia hereby given to all parties
owing said W, 8, I.tico to make immc.
diate payment, and any persons having
claims against W. S. Luco aio irquestcd
to present thi-m at oucu at the nltlco of
W, S. Luce, Merolmnt mtei;t, Honolulu.
J. F. HACKFELD,
Honolulu, Uec. 1 , 1b8-. i;14 lui
THE0. P. SEVERIN,
Ha taken the Studio formerly occupied
by A. A. jlloutaiio, comer of King
and Fort sticets, and ia pre
pared to take
PICTURES IN ANY STYLES !
1'rlutlng Done lor Amateurs,
Cabinets $6 Doz. Work Guaranteed.
BS7 Entranco on Fort Street, -j
J.-. .A it
Hawaiian Tramways Co,
ft g'jr 2V
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9ri g gS
A. M. A. 11. A. U.
7.10 7.30 7.60
8 10 8.30 8.50
9.10 .0 9.50
10.10 10.30 10.50
11.10 11.30 11.50
r. m. p. it. r. it.
12.10 12.30 19.50
1.10 1.30 1.50
2.10 2.30 2.50
3.10 3.30 3.50
4.10 4.30 4.30
5.15 5.35 5.55
6.15 0.35 6.55
7.15 7.35 7.55
8.15 8.35 8.53
9.15 9.35 9.55
10.05 10.25 10.45
Faros from Palama to Punahou St. Er
" " " Waikiki : l0c:
JClSrWaikiki passengers must traTcL
on Hie Hiio..b1i cars or they will have to
change nirs at the Rifle Range and laker
a fredi ticket 158 tf
OWING to the Intended departure
from the Kingdom of H. F W!,.i,e
min, ne respectfully nsk thai n 11
amounts due our miM firm bo Bcr,f,.(i L
or 11010 the 15ih of February
GOMES & WlpHiiii
Honolulu, Jan. a4, 1S89. "q,
Quong San. ICee'a' More. HeS
owing him any money are requKuo
pay tne same at Mr. Dayton's oQloe
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