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J. MOTT SMITH,
Director of the Government Press.
Me. G. vox Gossnitz having taken charge
of the Government Press during the absence
of Dr. J. Mott Smith, all business communi
cations are thereby requested to be sent to
WEDNESDAY, J AX.
Mr. A. Emxth h&s been appointed Road
Soperrijor for the district of So nth Kona,
Island of Hawaii, in accordance with section
163 of the Ciril Code.
Ferd. W. Hctchiscs,
Horn OSce, Dec 11, 1SG8, MinUter of Iuterior.
By Order of the Board of Health.
At a meeting of the Board, held Dec.
1869, it was
Jtctolvcd, That the Secretary be instructed
to request by Circular letter, and advertise
ments in the Haitatian Gazette and Ke Au
Okoa, all managers of plantations, ministers
of religion, and others baring authority and
inflaence, to cause a general vaccination to
take place, each in bis own neighborhood, the
Board a is ting" by all means in their power.
Whereas, Samuel 2s. Castle, President of
the Board of Trustees of the "Makiki Family
School," and Charles K. Bishop, Secretary
thereof, hare duly represented to this Depart
ment, that at a meeting of the members of
the corporation of the Makiki Family School,
held at Honolulu on the 11th day of Septem;
bcr, 18CS. it was voted unanimously that the
said corporation should be dissolved, and
WJterea the said Samuel N. Castle and
Charles K. Bishop bare petitioned that the
said corporation may be dissolved, and have
furthermore filed a certificate, and have in all
respects complied with section H39 of the
Ciril Code, and have further represented that
the said corporation lias no debt,
JVow therefore, all irsons are hereby re
quired to make known any objection that they
may hare to the dissolution of the said corpo
ration, on or before Saturday, the 30th of Jan
Feed. W. Hutchison,
Minister of Interior.
.Home Office, Nov. 28, 18C3. f!C-2ni
HONOLULU WATCH WORKS.
RATES USD REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED JAN
UAHT 1ST, 15C9.
Section 1. For every iirirate bouse or
etorc, where water h used for drinking, and
washlDtf purposes only, SIO per annum.
Sec. 2. For every private house or store,
where water is used for domestic purposes
only, tIz.: cooking;, bathing, drinking aud
washing, $15 per annum.
Sec. 3. For every hotel or boarding-house,
where water U used for domestic purposes
ouly, $25 per annum.
Sec. 4. For every hotel or board ing-bousc,
where water Is used for Irrigating as well as
for domestic purposes, $35 per anuum.
The hours for Irrigation shall be from G to
o a. il, ana iroin 4 to u r. M.J
Sec. 5. For every store or nrlrate house.
and lot of not more than half an ucrcofland,
where water is used for irriatlnsr as well as
for domestic purposes, $33 per annum.
Sec. C. For every store or house aud lot,
of more than half an aero of land, and not
more than an acre, where water Is ued for.Ir
rlgation, as well as fordonfcstlc purposes, $35
Sec. 7. For every mill and machine-shop,
where water is used to supply a steam-boiler,
for each steam engine of four-horse power
or less, f20 per anuum; and for each addi
tional hortc-powcr, J5jer annum.
Water, when used for manufacturing or
other purposes, to be charged as per special
Snc. 8. For all lots where there are several
houses, where more than one family reside,
each house will be charged as provided in
sections 1 and 2.
Sec. 9. Tho sum of $10 will be charged for
each fountain, In addition to the rales above
Sec 10. .The above rates arc payable semi
annually in advance.
Sec. 1L Water supplies to shipping: un
der SOO barrels, 12 U cents per barrel; all
over 300 barrels, 6 cents per barrel.
Sec. 12. Any person found eupplying his
neighbor with water under the above rates,
or found running water for irrigation pur
poses after the hours above specified, will
forfeit the unexpired term of his water privi
lege. Sec. 13. In all cases of fire, those persons
having irrigation or fountain privileges, are
expected to immcdiatclyshut off their water,
under tbe penalty of losing their privilege.
.iu uuu uul iuc jKjeuu uppuiuiuu
by tbe Superintendent bhall be allowed to
lap me main or branch times.
Sec. 15. All applications for water privi
leges must be made to the Superintendent of
Superintendent of iracr-iriw-Jts.
F. W. Hcrcinsox,
Minister of Vie Interior.
orncx or tue boakd or bcilth, )
Honolulu, Dec SO, 1608.
Sib : At a meeting of tbe Board of Health,
-held on the 24th instant, I was instructed to
request " all Managers of Plantations, Minis
ters of Riligion, and others having authority
and influence, to cause a general vaccination
to take place, each in his own neighborhood,
the Board assisting by all means in their
I have sow the honor to request your assis
tance in carrying out the objects of the Board,
and to inform you that if you are willing to
help so good a cause, and will communicate
with myself or any Member of the Board, lan
cets and supply of vaccino matter will be sent
to you. I hare tho honor to be
Tour obedient servant Em. Fexabd,
N. B. Enclosed you will find instructions
for performing the operation, - and the means
of recognising a successful vaccination.
Method or pebfobhisg the operation.
Puncture a vaccine Tesicle, on the 7th, Sth
or Sth day after the operation, with a lancet,
and having taken up a portion of the lymph
on its point, stretch that portion of the skin of
the arm to be operated upon, by the fingers of
your left hand placed on the inside or tbe pa
tient's arm, push the lancet ior an eigtb of an
inch beneath the skin and let it remain there
for a few seconds, the less blood drawn the
GeXEEAL IxSTBCCTIOS rOR Vaccisatios.
Sec. X. In order to start a vaccination
from the crust, break it up with a brightly
polished knife and an addition of a few drops
of water on a perfectly clean piece of glass or
porcelain, cut it into small pieces while in con
tact with the water, aW., by continual rubbing
reduce it to a homog Sous Viscid pulp. In
this state it is ready to be used for vaccination.
Sec. IL Begin by vaccinating from 3 to i
healthy children, or adolti who have not been
Sec. IIT. Make from S to 4 pnnctures on
each arm, so as to insure at cnee a full supply
Sec. IT. Vaccination should only be car
ried on (if possible) by means of Lymph taken
from the living arm directly, and transmitted
from it. Nose hut well developed vesicles
should be nud.
Sec. V. For the purposes of Taccinatton,
the operator, on the 7th or 8th day following
the vaccination, should pick out 5 or 4 children
or healthy persons liot previously vaccinated
to furnish material for the next vaccinating
day. It is desirable that too many children
should not be vaccinated at once, therefore, if
a larger number than appears desirable for
keeping up the material premf themselves on
the same occasion, they sb be requested
to come again ou the next, ee - i or third day
following ; the object being, to keep up a fresh
and successive supply of lymph, and not to
exhaust at once the material.
Sec. VI. It is also desirable that the names
i of the persons vaccinated be entered in a book.
and tnat all persons be required to re-appear
in one week, when, if the operation Is success
ful, it should be so stated opposite to the
Sec VII. Children should be re-vaccinated
nntil the operation takes effect ; adults who
bare been vaccinated before, need to be vac
cinated once only from the ' fresh lymph.
Sec. VIII. Inasmuch as the lymph is
good on the 7th, Sth, or 9th day, it would seem
desirable that the vaccination might be con
tinued at each place or plantation, for one,
two and three successive day? of each week.
SIG5S OP A SUCCESSFUL VACCINATION.
Very soon after the insertion of the lymph,
a little redness arising from the wound may
generally be seen in the spot : this disappears,
nothing being left but a slight trace of the
puncture. On the 3d or 4th day, a slight ele-
I ration is perceptible to the finger and a little
redness to me eye. isj xne oiu nay, a small
vesicle has formed, containing a colorless,
transparent and viscid fluid. This gradually
enlarges, and by the end of the 7th day, the
rciicle is well formed, round or oval, with a
shining appearance. On the 8th day, the
hitherto slight border of redness spreads in all
directions, and generally increases until the
10th day, the vesicle at the same time enlarg
ing, becoming gorged with its fluid contents
(the lymph), especially at the circumference.
The disca'o is now at its height, and at this
period, there is usually an uneasy feeling of
burning, itching and tension, and the patient,
if & child, is apt to be restless and fretful.
On the 11th day, the disease begins to decline,
and on the 12th, the caZ has considerably ex
tended, and the redness becomes faint. On
the 15th, the lymph has become purulent; on
the 14th, the pock has dried into a yellowish
brown scab. This gradually hardens. assumes
a darker color, and near the end of tho third,
or during the fourth week, separates from the
skin, leaving an open, circular scar, which Is
at first deep and livid, but in the end rises to
the level of the skin, and becomes of a lighter
color than tho original cuticle, and character
ized by numerous little depressions.
Jl.ir IT 1'l.EASK VoUB MjUESTT :
Sire. The undersigned, a committee ap
pointed at a meeting of Your .Majesty's- sub
jects held in this city, on the ei cuing of
Saturday, December the twenty-sixth, in
obedience to the instructions of tbe said meet
ing, beg respectfully to represent to Tour
Majesty as follows :
That the above meeting was called to take
into consideration the recent action of the
Board of Health, in permitting the entry into
this port of the steamer Idaho, fin Monday
last, the 2l6t inst., with an undoubted case of
small-pox on board, the same having been
previously made known by the Tort Physi
cian to the members of tbe aforesaid Board.
That subsequently to the entry into this
port as aforesaid, tbe steamer was allowed to
come alongside the wharf, discharge her mails
and cargo, and to disembark ber cabin pas
sengers ; and that the crew of the said steamer
were also known to have bceu on shore, on
tbe evening of the 21th inst, and to have been
afterwards arrested and confined in the station
house, the said coming on shore of the crew
being one of tbe results of the permission of
said vessel to enter -this port ; tbe individual
afflicted with the small-pox also being permit
ted to remain on board for forty-eight hours
before being removed from said vessel.
In the opinion of tbo meeting which this
committee now represents, the above proceed-
incs on tbe part of the Board of Health were
calculated seriously to endanger the health of
Your Majesty's subjects, as well as to injure the
reputation of this port in the commercial marts
of other countries with which this country has
In view of the deplorable mortality produced
by this self same disease, in Your Kingdom, in
tho memorable year of 1833, the meeting were'
of the unanimous opinion that the action and
doings of tbe aforsaid Board of Health in tbe
premises, were contrary to their duties under
the laws, and utterly in conflict with their
high duty ns conservators and guardians of
the health and safety of Your Majesty's liege
and loyal subjects ;
Therefore the above named-meeting did in
struct tho undersigned, their committee. Your
Majesty's humble petitioners, respectfully to
petition Your Majesty, that Your Majesty
might be disposed, in Yonr most Gracious
Pleasure, to remove from office as members of
tho aforesaid Board of Health, the present
members now composing it ; and Your peti
tioners do in accordance with theirinstructions
received, now most respectfully petition Your
Majesty for their removal, Signed
J. O. Carter, R. G. Davis,
C. J. Lyons J. W. Keaweucsaiiala,
A. M. Kahalcwai,
Gextlemes: I have been commanded by
His Majesty to say that your petition, dated
Dec 28, has been laid before him, in which
you set forth that you are a Committee of a
Public Meeting, held at Honolulu on thcSOtb;
and that in the opinion of the meeting which
you represent, the action of the Board of
llcaltb. In permitting the steamer Idalio, on
the 21st Instant, to enter the port, having an
undoubted case of small pox on board, which
case had been previously made known to the
Board of Health, was calculated seriously to
endanger the health of the people, etc., and
thereupon yon, under Instruction from tbe
said meeting, pray that the members of the
said Board may be removed from office.
His Majesty directs me to say that tbe
health of bis people Is always the subject of
tbe greatest personal solicitude to himself,
and that be is much gratified to know that
public attention Is aroused to the necessity of
precautions against the spread of small pox;
that be is aware that the Board of Health has
been for some time past taking active meas-ures-to
prevent the introduction and spread
of this disease, and hopes the People will
second theirctTorts by carefully attending to
the duty of vaccination, each for himself, his
family, friends and neighbors.
His Majesty further commands me to say,
that with regard to the case on board the
Idaho referred to In your petition, be has
knowledge of the fact that the Board; of
Health acted with due deliberation on tbe
best light and advice obtainable, and with
,tbe highest sense of their responsibility to
the public. That be is further aware that
tbe members of tbe Board are asslduons In
their attention to their duties. The Minister
of the Interior Is by the Statute, cx-officio,
President of the Board, and the other mem
bers have been selected from the most careful
and considerate men In the community, and
serve gratuitously, and In his opinion tbe
public Is well served by them ; and further,
that upon careful perusal of tbe petition, he
docs not observe that yon have set forth any
reason, nor is there any known to him, for
requesting the resignation of any of those
I hare the honor to be
Yonr Obedient Servant,
F. W. Htnemsos,
Minister of the Interior.
Km R. O. DsTll, J. a Carter. C bfvas,
J. W. KttwettuBkb, A. M. KbalrviL
Interior OOce, Honolulu, Jin. 4, 1S69.
Honolulu, Dec. SOtb, 1S63.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit a letter
which I have received trom.a British sub
ject, now in quarantine, and I request that
the Board of Health will be good enough to
cxpjain the grounds on which he is detained.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your Excel
lency's most obedient, humble servant.
James It Wodetiocse,
H. M.'s Commissioner arid Consul- General.
To His Excellency Dr. F. W. Htrrcnisos,
President of the Board of Health.
Qcarantdje Grood, )
Honolulu, 2Sth December, 1S63. f
Sir; I have the honor to forward to joa a
complaint which I wish to make, relative to
my being detained In quarantine, and trust
that you will have tbo kindness to forward
tbe same to the proper authorities.
The complaint to which I allude Is as fol
"That since I arrived at Honolulu, in the
steamer Idalio, on tbe 21st Inst., I have been
detained In quarantine, contrary to custom
in such cases, as this detention has not been
general, and as I have never been 111 since
left San Fraudeco." "
In order to explain my complaint, I beg to
. state as follows, viz. :
On the 9th inst, I left San Francisco Id the
steamer Idalio, and about three days before
she reached Honolulu, tbe sailors were re
moved from tbe forecastle to tbe steerage,
in order that the former might be converted
into a hospital for two 6ick people, one a
Chinese woman, (a steerage passenger), the
other a pantryman, who ate, slept, and per
formed hit duties aft, a part forbidden to the
steerage passenger, but used by those in the sa
On tbe 21st lost, the steamer Idaho ar
rived in Honolulu, and was placed in quar
antine, when, to my surprise, an order was
given to allow tbe first class passengers, Cap
tain and Parser to leave the ship, but tu de-
tain all the others.
This order appeared to me most extraordi
nary, but as no one came to inspect us, or to
speak to us on the subject, I had no means
of making a complaint.
The reasons above alluded to are these
First, that no sickness bad existed among
the steerage passengers ; that of the Chinese
woman being merely an eruption on tbe face.
Second, that tbe sole case of small-pox
occurred with a pantryman, who ate, slept,
and performed his duties aft, in a part of the
vessel appropriated to first class, but forbid
den to steerage, passengers ; this man having
been seized with illness while cutting bread
for the saloon passengers, after tehleh he re
mained aft, in his sleeping plaee for three or
four days before lie teas removed tS Vie forecastle.
Third, that the saloon passengers were at
lowed to go ashore, and to take their bag
gage, notwithstanding that tho lorrner lived
alt, where the sickness broke out, as shown
In 2nd; that they daily associated with
us in many cases, some even going into
tile steerage to visit the sick: Chinese wo
man ; and that their spare baggage was in
the steerage, mixed with ours, and used
daily by ns and the sailors as seats and tables.
Fourth, that on the20tb, I saw the Captain,
Purser and chief steward go into the fore
castle to visit the sick people, aud yet the
two former were allowed to go ashore, and
the chief steward, who was In constant at
tendance on the sick man, lived aft, among
the saloon passengers.
Fifth, that a sick steerage passenger, a
Portuguese, has, lam Informed, been allowed
I trust that I have shown sufficient cause
of complaint for being subjected to a deten
tion so partial aud so unjust, as It Is evident
from my statement, (all of which can be
proved), that the laws of quarantine have
been brokeu by tbe fact of the first class
passengers and their baggage, the Captain,
Purser, and sick steerage passenger being
allowed to go ashore, so that my detention
is. In my opinion, illegal, and open to redress.
I beg to state that I am an English traveler,
visiting foreign countries by special permis
sion obtained in England, and that this un
warrantable detention puts me to great In
convenience, more especially as lam nova in
a house not veatlier-proof, so that all my bJg-
gage will be destroyed, aud sickness must
break out, If more rain comes.
I trust, therefore, that you will have the
kindness to forward my complaint, to the
proper authorities, in order to effect my re
lease from quarantine without further delay.
I have the honor to be, Sir, yonr obedient
signed R. BocwiTU.
To H. B. M. Consul, Honolulu.
Bureau or tue Board or Heai.th,
Honolulu, Dec. 31st, 1SGS. .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge re
ceipt of a letter from yourself dated yester
day, Inclosing anotherfroma British subject,
signed R. Rockwitb, "now In quarantine, and
requesting that tbe Board of Health will be
good' enough to explain the grounds on
which he is detained."
In reply, I have tbe honor to state that the
steamer Idalio arrived off tbe port on Snnday
evening, the 20th inst., and reported to the
pilot who boarded her, (and who Is charged
with the duties of Health Officer), that there
was one of the crew laid up with sotnu dis
ease which the Captain supposed to be
small-pox Ou this information, tbe pilot
had the vessel anchored outside the harbor,
and Instantly communicated with the proper
authorities on the subject. The Port Phy
sician boarded the steamer on the next morn
ing at daylight, and communicated with my
self as President of the Board of Health.
He informed me that there was an undoubted
case of small-pox on board, in the third or
fourth day of tbe eruption. On receipt of
this Information, tbe members of the Board
Were notified to convene at 9 o'clock, A. M.,
which they did, and after giving tbe matter
fall consideration, they determined that. the
ship should be allowed to come alongside
tbe wharf, to discharge her cargo, allowing
the Captain and Mail Agent to visit tbe shore
on the necessary duties of the ship, with the
proviso that they should dress themselves in
new clothes, and deputing myself, as one of
the medical members of tbe Board, to visit
tbe vessel, and exercise whatever discretion
might appear advisable for the landing of tbe
The Port Physician (Dr. McKlbben, Jnn.),
aud myself went on board, and found that
tbe steamer bad made a passage of little over
11 days from San Francisco; that the diseased
man (one of the crew connected with the
pantry), on the fourth day out of port, com
plained of being ill; that three days after
wards, he showed an eruption on bis face,
when tbe Captain bad him Instantly removed
forward, and on visiting the patient we
found him in tbe most forward department
of the ship. This part was divided into two
by a partition, bnt we found also one man
and one woman, steerage passengers, in the
department. Seeing this state .of things,
Dr. McKlbben and myself, after consultation,
thought It Imprudent to permit tbe steerage
passengers to mix amongst our people, as
there might be a probability that the miasma
of the disease had been communicated to
some of them, but that the cabin passengers
might be allowed to go ashore on putting on
clothes not previously worn on board. Sub
sequently, proper measures were used, or
such as appeared so to the Board, for the
necessary cleansing of the baggage.
You will allow me to say, Sir, that in -view
of the terrible experience which onr .people
had from the effect of this disease In 1B53,
the Board of Health did not consider Itself
authorized to allow of tbe landing of the
steerage passengers from tho vessel. The
Board had neither wish nor desire to make a
distinction in their treatment otherwise than
In the interest ot our people, to whom they
arc responsible, and bound to protect at all
Personally, I am 6orry that Mr. Rockwith
should have been exposed to tbe Inconveni
ence of which he complains, and should be
happy to relieve him, did It lie within tbe
scope ot my duties or my authority.
I have the honor to bo your very obedient
Signed, ' Feed. AY. Hcrcnisos,
President of tlie Hoard of Health.
James H. Wodehocse, Esq.,
11. B. JA'i Commissioner. fr., tie.
Ve frequently- hear and see the expres
sion that "public men are public property,"
and if babitdid not blunt one's apprecia
tion of tho wonderful, it would be some
times marvfllons to see what ideas of the
rights of-individuals in and to this public
property, those, in whose months this aphor
ism is most often found, seem to have,
liecauso public buildings are public proper
ty, and dicer from the kind of property
spoken of, mastnuch as they are positively
owned by (lie public, no one thinks that
individuals have a right to bedaub them
with mud, obstruct their means of useful
ness to the public, dig specimen bricks out
of them, or in general to deface and abuse
tbem. The public acts of public men are
public property, and being matters of in
terest to the public are fair and legitimate
objects of discussion and comment, wheth
er that comment be favorable or adverse.
So likewise, one who lives in the public
eye, makes his public mode of life, by which
is meant his ordinary bearing towards his
fellow men, a fair subject of criticismsand
so far as he is removed from obscurity and
is more marked among his fellow citizens,
more observed, and therefore more a mat
ter of interest to them, he and his charac
ter and acts may be considered fair marks
of comment. But the impression that
seems to attain in some minds, that be
cause a man has public employment, or is
u candidate for pubfic office, therefore, he
is justly an object or subject of blackguard
ism or aspersions, is not quite correct.
The public instructors of morality, from
the pulpit or rostrum, would hardly venture
the proposition that it was less a sin to
bear false witness against one holding pub
lic position, either high or low, than against
a merchant's solvency or integrity, a mat
ron's or maiden's chastity, or a clergyman's
or physician's general propriety of conduct.
Vi'e even venture to put forth the idea
that one who statesathing to be true,
not knowing it to be so, or perhaps not car
ing whether it is true or not, is equally guil
ty in point of veracity, or rather want of it
as ho who deliberately asserts a falsehood ;
and onght it not to be tbe idea that a pub
lic man's character is public property, so
that every one should be interested in it,
to see that it is not unjustly assailed, but
that bo and the public get tho full advan
tage of that property.
One's thoughts are naturally directed to
this subject in looking over the newspa
pers from tho United States during tho
Iato "campaign" for the Presidential elec
tion. Not that the candidates have been
assailed with more vituperation than is
usual on the contrary, it may be said that
they got off rather lightly. The Nation,
a paper which we can recommend to our
readers as one of the very best which
comes to hand, says that "the way Jlr.
Colfax escapes is something wonderful, and
proves his popularity to bo almost unpre
cedented." The same paper says that the
only charge brought against him is.
That of hiving in order to receive anoth
er visitor wbc rent in his card on a "surer
waiter" snulbcd a soldier who had asked for
an interview. The soldier had been previous
ly requested by a pampered menial to deposit
his card on the same evidence of wanton lux
ury, bat the veteran, not having his card-case
about him, refused to comply, and the snob'
huh Uollax, Ulsgustcd with bis vulgarity,
haughtily refused to converse with him. This
story Mr. Colfax disposed of by a peremptory
-denial, and added that he never owned a "sil
ver salver." Disheartened by the result of
this first attempt, tbe party troubadours have
ever since let him severely alone."
The same paper after recounting the
absurd stories circulated regarding "Gen.
Grant's having stolen a Shetland poney
on one occasion which his boy ridps. with
two black grooms behind him ;" and on an
other, "a silver tea-set, which Mrs. Grant
and himself habitually use, at their resi
dence in Washington ;" and to Gen. Blair's
having sliced off somebody's nose with a
carving-knife makes tbe following very'bap-
py remarks about the habit and art of
The Chiecgo Tribune is displeased with
us for not marking, in our account of cam
paign stories, our appreciation of the essential
difference between stories, such, for instance,
as stories of Blair's drunkenness and stories
of Grant's drunkenness the former being true
and the latter false. Let us say, in the first
place, that in every reference we have made to
tbe campaign stories, in the 11 , we have
notieed tbem simply aa works of art, and not
as instruments of persuasion. Of their ntility
we have not thought, and do not mean to
.Li-t. r.o--i ir- .-I..- .i, .: i.
think, in this place. We enjoy them, simply ;
to others we leave the task of analysing tbem.
If the Tribune chooses to take a cold nltilita
rian view of them, let it. We shall do noth
ing of tbe kind. Let ns say, in the second
place, however, that if, as instruments of per
suasion, campaign f tone a ao not count ior
much, one party is as much to blame as the
other. The great reason why our stories of
Blair's drunkenness do cot produce much ef
fect is, that some of ns who now tell them told
similar stories of Grant's drunkenness before
he was nominated. Iiow, the public at large
do not believe, u some newspapers appear to
believer-we need not say we- do not include
the Chicago Tribune in the number that it is
in the Dower of a political convention to ehanee
the moral order of the universe, and make it J
all right to lie about one man, and all wrong
to lie about another; so, baying discovered
that we lied about Grant, they are unwilling
to believe that we tell the truth about Blair,
and when we unpack our campaign stories,
and bid the audience get their tears and their
horror ready, they simply pnt on a broad
How Do Yon KxowT A Lynchborefa pa
per talking of certain articles worn by the la
diet, said : " The false bosoms are mada of
fine wire and look and reel quite natural. -How
do you know yon old rascal.
Tho Christmas Topic.
Editor of theauxsilan Gazette Dear Sir:
When I read the article entitled "Christ
mas Powder," In last Saturday's Advertiser,
tbo thought suggested Itself to me Xt tutor
ultra erepidam. His remarks are well snlted
to tbe tone of that bigoted sheet, and though
I had determined on treating the article with
silent contempt, yet I beg leave to submit
the following remarks:
Tbe learned paper says: "but we will say
for those who can understand It, that tbe
Sacred One whose unrecorded blrthnlght Is
thus noisily desecrated, never Intended or
desired that His followers should so cele
brate it We reverently quote the words of
the Prince of Peace: 'My Kingdom Is not of
thl9 world." " In tbe first part of the words
just quoted, the words "unrecorded blrtb
nlght" strike me as the most prominent.
Has the Christian writer of that zealous pa
per turned Jew, or a Caeoetha tcrioendll I
Imagine it to be tbe latter, and am sorry to
sec that he has shown himself so deluded,
and would recommend him, for bis good, to
sit down some nice evening, and, without
prejudice, peruse a work entitled, "Dc Festis
Cbristl, D. U. 17 n, p. 411. Also, F. Honore
Regies de Crit, 1, 3, diss., art. 1 ; and Slllc
mont, note 4. He will then, perhaps, find
out that that solemn event is recorded after
nlL If not, then he can read the works of
St. Chrysostom, St Gregory of Nyssa, St
Austin, &c, oil tbe same subject, but if he
Is too bigoted to read cither, then I refer
him to the word "Christmas," in the Ency
clopedia Brittanic, vcL 4, of 179S, printed
at Philadelphia. In all of the works Just
mentiotied he will see proofs enough of tbe
birth of the Sacred One of whom he so rev
erently speaks. Another thing which strikes
me as amusing Is that although the writer
disputes the birth of that "Prince of Peace,"
he seems to have the clalrvoyancy of divin
ing His thoughts and desires, and to tell us
that He "never Intended or desired that His
followers should so celebrate It" Will be
be so kind, then, as to tell 'us how It should
be celebrated f If be does, be will oblige an
inquirer who thirstetb after truth. But I
think he will find that as difficult to prove
as tbe first part of bis argument. Who can
he mean by "His followers?" Is it they who
dispute bis birth, (which Is tantamount to
asserting that there was no Messiah at alL),
or is it they who sing and welcome the entry
once more of the anniversary of tbe birth of
that same Christ who still continues to act
the Child In tbe manger to us poor Chris
tians, despite all our controversy and blas
phemy concerning blm.
Docs the writer mean by " noisily desecrat
ing," that ushering in the midnight with a
salute on Christmas Eve is a desecration f If
so, wc might as well say that the salutes we
give His present Majesty long may he live
on his birthday, are a desecration. Do we
not esteem It as the highest honor that
we can confer on himf Again, he
quotes the words of Christ: "My King
dom Is not of this world." Does that pre
vent us, poor worms of this world, from
rendering all the homage we can to that
Man-God who Is every day denied by non
believers, who profess'.to follow that noble,
sublime and holy Institution which He built
and sealed by Ills death on tbe Cross?
Yours, respectfully, Religion.
To tlie Editor of the Hawaiian Gazette:
Dexk Sih Narrowness of mind Is a power
hard to contend with, It being Invariably as
sociated with Ignorance and selfishness the
great enemies of Justice and Truth. It Is
besides, in most cases, accompanied by such
an arrogance as to make even the mere at
tempt of approaching it, for tbe purpose of
reasoning with It, already a matter of aver
sion and disgust. If the progress of the hu
man race towards a realization of the great
and gencrons principles of Christianity Is but
slow, it Is owing, In no small degree, to tbe
tenacious resistance of narrow minds who
cannot comprehend what Is generous and
great, and who love their own little selves by
far too well, as to have much room to spare
in their hearts for the sublime love taught by
the Prince of Peace. Now what a heart and
what a bead but one of an extremely narrow
condition could have engendered those classi
cal words: "that the Fourth of July celebratet
the application of Christian principles to hu
man Governments throughout the tcorldr' Out
of . three hundred millions of Christians, more
than two hundred millions are Roman Cath
olics, who are aware ot their Church having
celebrated tbeblrtb-nlgbt of our Lord seven
teen hundred years before anybody knew any
thing of the Fourth of July, and who are
fully and positively convinced that their very
Church will continue to celebrate that sacred
day long after the Fourth of July or tbo
Twenty-Eighth of November shall have been
forgotten. Oat of tbe remaining one hun
dred millions of Christians, there are about
fifty millions that have never as yet-heard or
cared about a fourth of July, with its "new
ly Inaugurated celebration." What an as
tounding piece of news the above revelation
must be to tbem.
Tbe Kingdom of Him, whoso birth-night Is
so "ludicrously and ridiculously" celebrated
all over the eartb. Is not of this world! no,
unfortunately not, although He, Himself
taught us to pray dally for its advent Will
the delay of its final approach be shortened
whenever in compliance with the modest
request of our modern prophets the batter
ies of the Vatican In the Eternal City shall
thunder on the Fourth of July to celebrate
the application of Christian principles to the
I am, dear sir, respectfully yours,
Editor Hawaiian Gazette:
Dear Sib: That small pox to anxiously
looked for by a good many, not of tbe native
born, but of tbe "true Hawallans" that were,
foremost at tbe Indignation Meeting or list
year's last Saturday, baa not yet had tbe com
plaisance bi make Its appearance. The Idaluo,
with her well-defined case of small pox ou
board, has come and gone ; Mr. Chariton still
hopes not to "Instruct" but to "direct" the
Board of Health ; and Mr. Castle's excuses
for declining the honor of being a member of
the Committee of five are appearing perhaps
somewhat clearer, by this time, to tbe " true
Hawaliana." Where Is that want of Judgment
now, attributed so freely to tbe Board of
Health, with Its murderous designs on the
Uvea of the natives ? Had tbe Ministry taken
the other route and quarantined the steamer,
would not tbe outburst and indignation
meetings of tbe "true ones" have been
yet far more numerously attended? This
time "an outraged community" seems to
hive tost tbe chance of 'taking precautions
for themselves in such way and manner as to
insure themselves against the acts of indiffer
ent or incapable officials.
In the matter of tbe Bankruptcy of William
Ityan, of ilonolalu.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIYEX TO ALL
Creditors who have proved their claims,
and who are entitled to vote, that the election
of Assignees will be held at my office on Sat
urday, the lota day oi January next, at id
o clock, A. Jl.
L. McCtJLLY, Clerk.
Honolulu, Dee. 30, IS 03 .It
ROM KAALAEA AXD LA IE PLANTA
TIOXS, now coming in and for sale by
llitu. 11. UAYltS,
Licences Expiring in Jan'y, 1869.
RETAIL Honolulu. J Davis and Co, 4th,
Wallace and Kidder, llth. Aback, 14th,
Nungesser and Andre, 14th, T C Heuek.lCth.
Dowrett and Co. 16th. A Doiron. 15th. Lewers
and Dickson, Sth, T Hughes, 10th. Waikane,
Koolp. -Ah Wai. 2Sth. Maui, Kahulul, E" C
Hobron, llth, Kaupo, Kaiwiaea and Co, 10th
Waikapu, Kamakele, and Co, 13th. Hawaii,
Alakapala, Apo, 27tb, llilo, T tpencer, itn,
Waiobinu, N George. Uamakua. Ahana and
Apo, 14th. Kauai. Koloa. Alai, 20th.
WHOLESALE Honolulu, II Melntyre 1st,
A J Cartwrigbt, 1st.
AWA Honolulu, W Sumner 1st, E II Boyd
1st, Ewa, W Sumner 1st, E II Boyd 1st. Koo-
laupoko, Konomau, 1st Kauai, 1) Kulia, lit
Mani. Wailuku. Akana Liilii, lit, Makawao.
O E Miner. 1st, Lahaina, G R Kaawal, 1st, J
VICTUALLING Honolulu, D Robinson
Sth, Ah Lin. 14th. Chung Ho, 2Sth.
BUTCHER Honolulu, Kesnu. 1st.
SHIPPING Honolulu, O Williams. 1st
PLANTATION Maul, Hana, A Unna 1st,
Makawao, M Oower, 2d.
AUCTION Kauai. Marshall. 25th.
HORSE Honolulu. Kalama. 25th, No 66.
BOAT Hawaii, Hilo, Kapai, 30th, Kelii
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LEATHER BELTING, SADDLE & BRIDLE
LEATHER, KIP, CALF & K0E0CC0,
FROM TUB CELEBRATED
TUB LEATHER HELTING from
this Tannery is warranted the best in tbe
market. The Belts are all out across the hides
from choice leather, and are thoroughly stretch
ed and shaved. Any size maJe, including 4,
4, and 5 inch.
All of the above are of a very superior qual
ity, and can be obtained at the Store of the
undersigned en Queen Street, or made to
order. L. L. TORBERT.
42-3m Agent for the Hilo Tannery.
WE TUE UNDERSIGNED, Ex
ccutors of the late R. B. NEVILLE,
deceated, of Keopuka, Kona, Hawaii, and I,
DANIEL BARRETT, surviving partner of
the late firm of Neville i Barrett, of the same
place, do hereby notify the public that
II. IV. Grecmvcll, I'nq.,
of Kalukalu, Kona, Hawaii, is duly author
ised and empowered to represent us and our
several interests In relation to the Estate of
the late R. B. Neville, deceased, and also tbe
Estate of the late firm of Neville A Barrett,
and to receive and give valid receipts for us
and In our names Ior all debts due to tho said
Estates, and each of them, we undertaking to
ratify all bis acts in the premises respectively.
A. H. ULEUIIUK.-I. I p .,,
JOHN S. SMITHIES, b"CBt0"
DAN'L BARRETT, Surviving Partner.
Jons Moxtoovkbt, Solicitor.
Honolulu. Nov. 27tb, 1863. !7-4t
TUE llOOTiri'ItEMISES and
PASTURE LAND in Pauoa Valley.
11. A. WllltilASJ.
Honolulu, Dee. IS, 1868. IS-lm
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BEG TO INFORM THE INHABITANTS
of Honolulu, that they have opened a
Private School for Mines and Boys, at Hoop
er's Place, Hotel Street, and are ready to re
ceive additional pupils.
Lnclish Branches with Vocal, and Instru
PIANO, BIXGIJJO, Vc.
Mr. H. will eive private or class lessons in
vocal or instrumental music, at the residence
of bis pupils or at bis school.
References given. 50-3t
Honolulu Water Works.
ALL PERSONS HAVING WATER PRIY
Ueges are hereby notified that a half
year's rate, in advance, will bo due and paya
ble at my oSeefon tho first day of January,
1869, and if not paid within tea days from
that date, they will be liable to have their
water stopped without further notice.
Sup't Water Works.
Office of Water Works at the foot of Nooanu
RUINART.pero Sc&U Champagne,
Carte Blanche, in plats and quarts.
For Sal by
H. HACKFELD.A CO.,
Agents for Meiws.
38-3m Raleart, per Ills Rbeias.
P A m" T7.T T T ivxp
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The Compauy's Splendid A 1 8teamsh!ra
IDAHO & MONTANA,
WILL RUN REGULARLY BETWEEN
Honolulu and San Traneisco,
By the following Schedule or Tbaaj
Montana, Wedimliy, Oct t Friday, Soy.
Montana, " M0y. JJ
Idaho, " rjoe. S
Montana, " Dec. S3
Idaho 1S69 Jn.
Montana, " yfB- u
" rrc a
" Dec 28
" Jan. 1
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Liberal AdraHcea Made oa all
SklpraciitN per Steamer.
Cargo for San Franelsco will be received
at the Steamer's Warehons. and receipts for
the same given by the undersigned. No
charge for storage or cartage. Fir risks in
Warehouse not taken by the Company.
Insurance guaranteed at lower rates than by
sailing vessels. Particular care taken cf ship
ments of Fruit.
All orders for Goods to be purchased In San
Francisco, will be received and filled by return
j2rShlpments from Europe and the United
States, intended for these Islands, will be re
ceived by the Company in San Francisco, if
consigned to them, and be forwarded by their
Steamers to Honolulu, raze or cUARbi:, ex
cent actual outlay.
S3Passeogers are requested to take their
tickets before 1! o'clock on tho day of sailing
and to" procure their Passports.
All bills against the Steamers must b pre
sented before two o'clock on the day of sail
ing, or they will have to lay oyer till the re
turn of the Steamer for settlement.
II. IIACKFELD 4 CO.,
HAWAIIAN PACKEi' LIME.
For San Francisco.
The following First-Class Ves
sels will run regularly In the ,
Honolulu Line :
. C. MIRlSAY.
CLARA r. xirriL.
Eor Frelsht or Pasiace, havlne Sntwrior
Accommodations for Cabin and Steerage Pas
sengers, apply to
ALKi.ll Jt ALLEN,
For Lahaina, Maalaea Bay, and
THE FAVORITE SCHOONERS
4s KATE LEE.
Will run rezularlr between .Honolulu and
the above named nortf. For freights or pas
sages, apply to tb CAptaln on bo.nl. cr to
Nevy Hilo Packet.
The Fine New Clipper Schooner
tVJI. BAUCOCK. . . . H.itcr,
Will hereafter run regularly between Hono
lulu and Hilo, touching at Kohala.
For freight or passage, apply to the Captain
on board, or to
CHAS. N. SPENCER i.VO..
For Hiio and Onomea, Hawaii.
Will run as a regular packet to tbe abov.
ports. For freight or passag. apply to
38-3 n WALKER i ALLEN. Agents.
For Hilo and Kaupakuea, Hawaii.
dSk Schr. Active,
Will run as a regular packet to tbe above
ports, touching at LAHAINA. For freight er
passage apply to
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For Nawiiiwlli, Kauai.
tbe CLirrcn scHoosrn
fa H A T f I E,
Carrying the Hnttaiian Mail without Subsidy 1
Will Leavo Honolulu Every Saturday,
at Four o'clock p. Returning, will leava
Nawiliwili every Tuesday afternoon.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
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Regular Packet for Hilo.
the cLtrpzn scnoosta
M. ODD FELLOW,
Will run regularly as a Packet between Hono
lulu and Hilo. For freight or passage, apply
onboard, or to CHUNO 1IOON,
38-3 to Agent.
Regular Packet for MoltM
2Ll Schr. Kamaile,
FOUNTAIN, ..... Master,
Will run as a regular packet between Hono
lulu and Molokai. touching at Kaunakakal
and Pnkoo. For freight or passage apply to
the Captain on board or
38-3m II. PRENDEBOAST. Agent
New Cottage to Let.
TnE NEW COTTAGE ON FORT ST..
just above Capt. Brown's, will b Uased
to a reipoosible tenant at reasonable rates.
48-lm E. P. ADAMS.
DURING MY ABSENCE FROM THIS
Kingdom, P. H. HARRIS will act for
me nnder Power of Attorney,
41-lm J. M- SMITH.
STOCKHOLM PITCH. IN BARBELS and
half-barrels. For Bala by
33-3 m BOLLES t CO.
Seeeived per Idaae,
GOLDEN GATS MILLS FLOUR.
SatfaFateNy, aei XxtK,froa
the New Csep of Wfcaai of l.
For Sale by -3a BVH.LK8 A CO