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Every Wednesday Morning,
AT 90.00 PER AXSTTH.
Hailed to Foreign Snbttrlben at $7.W.
.Omos Oa Merchant street, west o
he Post Office, Honolulu, H. L
Printed and published by J. More SlOTH, at the
Government Printing OBce. to-srhom all tmslneae
communications roust wpjuiwhw
BUSINESS NOTICES.
JOHif X. WATERIIOU8E,
IMPORTER AND BEA1EE IK GENERAL
MEECHASDISE,
S Queen Street, Honolulu, IL J. ly
J. C DICKSOZV,
Importer, "Wholesale and Betail Dealer
In Lumber and Bulldine Materials. Fort, Kin and
Sij aiercuans oirwu, nonomiu. .
W. JL,. CKEES,
GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT & BROKER
Office in Firt-proof Buildins on Queen gtrwt.
281 Honolulu. IL I. (lvt
C S. gPEXCIR. H. KaCrMBLASr..
CIIAS. IV. SPESCER Sc. CO.,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
54 Queen Street. Honolulu. H.X ly
McCOLGUV & JOIIIVSOIV,
MERCHANT TAILORS,
10 Fort it., Ilonolnln. opposite T. C Henca's. It
C. E. WIULIAJIS,
KANTJFACTTTHER, IMPOKTEE & DEALER
In Furniture of every description. Furniture Ware-
Boom on Fort Street, opposite uuase-s ruoiogispu
Gallery. Workshop at the old stand on Ilotel
Street, near Fort. Orders from the other
all lilandi promptly attended to. lvi
XT. BECTETT,
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
4V) King Street, next to the Bethel, Ilonolnln. Pv5
M. X. DOKXELL,
CABINET yATnra AND UPHOLSTERER,
King Street, Honolulu, opposite Lewis' Cooper Shop.
41 Will Imy and sell second-hand Furniture. lvi
JOHSt TIBBETS.
TDOS. SORESSOX.
TIIIBETS Sc SOKE.SOi,
SHIP CARPENTERS & CAULKERS
At D. Foster & Co' a Old Stand,
Sear the Ilonolnln Iron Works. ftyS
X1IEO. II. DAVIES,
Liti Jamox, Gucx t Co.
IMFOBTEE & COMMISSION MEECHANT,
aim xoext roa
Lloyd's and the Liverpool Underwriters,
British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co., and
Northern Assurance Company. 3-ljl
MYMAIV BROXIIEKS,
IMPOETEES AND WHOLESALE DEALERS
In Fashionable Clothing, lists. Caps, Boots, Shoes,
and every Tariety of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
Snow's Building, Merchant Street, Ilonolnln. M-Iy5
1. 8. WALKER. . C. ALLES.
WALKEB Sc ALLE.,
SHIPPING & COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
19 Queen Street, Ilonolnln, II. I. Iy4
E. E. TOEIIEUT.
DEALER IN LUMBER AND EVERY KIND
OF BUILD INO MATERIAL.
13 Ornci Corner Queen and Fort streets. Iy4
BOEEES Ac CO.,
ems CHANDLERS AND COMMISSION
MEECHANTS,
Queen Street, Honolulu. Particular attention paid
to the purchase and sale of Hawaiian Produce.
axrx&s st rmfissio to
C L BIcbards a Co, I U Uackfeld a Co,
C Brewer Co, CL Richards a Co,
D C Waterman Esq, Castle a Cooke. 2-ljl
IRA RICHARDSON.
IMPOETEE & DEALEE IN BOOTS, SHOES,
And Gentlemen's Furnthhing Goods, corner of Fort
and Merchant Streets, Honolulu. -ly4
EDWIN JOSES,
GROCER AND SHIP CHANDLER,
LaUalna, Maul
Money and Recruits furnished to Ships on the most
10 favorable terms. Py4
ciiunc noorv.
Commission Merchant and General Agent,
Importer of Teas and other Chinese and Foreign
Gools, Wholesale Dealer In Hawaiian Produce, and
Agent for the Pankaa and Amanulu Sugar Planta
tions. -Fire-proof Store on Kuuanu Street, below
King. 21-ly
AFOIVG Sc ACHUCK.
Importer!, Wholesale and Betail Dealers
In General Merchandise and China Goods, in the
Fire-proof Store on Kuuanu Street, under the Public
Hail. -lv
GEORGE G. HOWE,
Dealer in Eedwood and Northwest Lumber,
Shingles, Doers, Sashes, Blinds, Kails, Paints, etc,
30 at his old stand on the Esplanade. lvi
F. A. SCHAEFER Sc CO.,
COMMISSION MEECHANTS,
38 Ilonolnln. Oahn, 11. I. ly4
ED. HOFFSCHLAEQER & CO.,
IMPORTERS & COMMISSIONMEECHANTS
41 Honolulu, Oahn, IL I. Ij4
XIuEODORE C. JXEUCK,
IMPORTER & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
1-1) Honolulu. Oahn. II. I. ly
IE HACKFEED Sc CO.,
GENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS.
S-4 Queen Street, Honolulu, U. L ly
THE TOM MOORE TAVERN,
pX J. O'NIEEE,
of
Cornei
ner of King and Fort Streets. Ij4
CIIAUIVCEV C. BENTVEXX,
DEALER IN NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES,
And Periodicals, Fort Street, Honolulu. 19-lyl
B. r. EHLEBS. A. J1EOEB.
II. F. EIXEERS Sc CO.,
DEALERS IN DRY GOODS AND GENERAL
r . MERCHANDISE,
I'Ire-nroof Store oa Fort Street, abore Odd Tellowt'
HalL 3T-lyl
X. r. AD AH 8. S. O. WZLDEB.
AAMS & WILDER,
AUCTION i .C9MMISSI0N MEECHANTS
27 Queen Street. Honolulu, H. I. Iy4
C. S. BARTOW,
AUCTIONEER,
Salesroom on Queen Street, one door from Kaahu
xnanu Street. 17-lji
JO HIV IE PATT,
Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds
For the State of California. Office at the Bank of
Bishop a Co., Kaahnmaan Street. Honolulu. flv
Iff. A. WIIJEMAIVrV,
no.tAry public,
g tXBoe at the Interior Department. Pj4
J. P. IIEGIIES,
IKPOEZeS. AND MANUFACTUEEE
Of ail kinds of Sadenery. Carriage triasibig done
wUb neatneo and dispatch. AU orders prompt
ly atteeded to. Corner of Fort and Hotel
10) - Btreeta. Honolnla. Qy
X. S. GRINBAIJ3C &. CO.,
TKSiUBm AND WHOLESALE B BALERS
la PaiMaaaMe OlnWiIng, Hats, Cape, Bout gtoee,
and erery Tariety of Seatlemeu's eucerlor Faralsh
Ing.Good. Stare kt HaWi ock, Qaeen Street,
Howieto.H.I. UVlfl
HAWAIIAN
YOL. V NO. 8.
BUSINESS NOTICES.
saruiix rax. u. a. p. cixtxx.
C. BREWER & CO.,
SHIPPING AND
COMMISSION MEECHANTS,
IIOXOI.171.TJ, II. I.
AGESTTS Of tbe xtotton and Ilonolnln
Packet Line.
AOEVTS For the SLakee, AValluku and
llaim Plantations.
AGESTS For tbe Pnrcnaae and Sale of
Island Produce. S-ly4
E. S. FEAGG,
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
Addrtss Poit-OtBce Box Ko.i2, Honolulu. 28-6m
F. A. SCIE1EFER,
AGEXT for the BREMEU" BOARD
oT UNDERWRITERS.
Agent fr the Dresden Board of Underwriters,
Agent for the Tienna Board of Underwriters.
7-4 t'X
G. W. ftORTOS,
C00PEE AND GATTGEE,
At the Kev Stand on the Eaplanade.
lie Ii prepared to attend to all -work In his lfoe
at th Shop next to the Cantom lloose, when he can
be found at all working honrs. He hai on hand
and for nale. Oil Cauki and Barrele of different lizei,
new and old, which he will tell at the verj Lowest
Market Rates. All work done In a thonrach manner
and warranted to give tat is taction. Ml klnda of
Coopering Material- and Tools for sale. l-3m
TIK, ZINC AND C0PPEE SMITHS,
AKD SHEET IE0K W0EKEES,
Nuuanu Street, between Xerch&nt & Queen.
Have constantly on band. Store, Pipe, Oal
ranlzed Iron I'ipe, Flaln and Hose Bibbs,
top-cocks, India Rubber Hof UestC-pIj,
in lengths of 25 and 60 feet, with couplings
I &ad pipe complete. IUth-Tulm. and also a
rery large stock of Tinware of erery description.
Particular attention given to Ship-Work. Orders
from tbe other Islands will be carefully attended to.
Thankful to the Citizens of Honolulu and the
Islands generally tor their liberal jjatronage In tbe
post, we hoj-e by strict attention to business to merit
tbe same for tbe future. 37-lj&
jr. ii. xnoaiPSO,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH,
Queen. Street. Honolulu,
Has constantly on hand and for sale at the Lowest
Market Prices, a good assortmentnf the Best Kefined
Bar Iron, and tbe Best Blacksmith's Coal. SS-lyd
VOLCANO HOUSE,
CEATEE OF SUA PEA, HAWAII.
ETIIIS ESTABLISHMENT IS S?k
now open for tbe reception of visitors to
olcano House, who may rely on finding com
furtahle rooms, a good table, and prompt attendance.
Experienced guides for the Crater always on hand.
STEAM AND SULPHUR BATHS !
Horses Grained and Stabled if Desired.
CHARGES REASONABLE.
Parties Tlsltlng the Volcano Tia Hllo, can procure
animals warranted to make the Journey, by D. U.
Hitchcock, Esq. 37-1)5
PIANOS TUNED.
PIANOS and ,otlier Musical
instruments Tuned and Repaired, by
TCHARLES DERBY, at the Hawaiian
Theatre.
lieasona given on the Piano & Guitar.
The best of references given. 5l-ly4
R. RVCROFX,
HOUSE AND SHIP PLUMBER,
Sing St, two doors west of Castle & Cooke's.
Has on hand, Bath-Tnbs, Water-Closet, Wash-Ba-elns.
Force and lift Pumps, Lead and Galvanized
Iron Pipes, and Plumber's Brass-works. Being tbe
only Plumber lntheclty,hewill execute all orders en
trusted to him in a workmanlike manner. l-Szn
JSO. K0II. sam'l xott.
JOIEV IVOTT Sc. CO.,
C0PPEE AND TIN SMITHS,
Eaahnmann St, one door above Flitner'f,
Beg leave to Inform the public that they are pre
pared to furnish all kinds of Copper Work, such as
Stills, Strike Pans, Sorghum Pans, Worms, Pmnps,
etc Also on hand, a full assortment of Tin "Ware,
which we offer for sale at the Lowest Market Prices.
All kinds of Repairing done with Neatness and
Dispatch. Orders from the other Islands will meet
with prompt attention. l-3m
JAJIES Is. JLE1VIS,
COOPEE AND GATTGEE,
At the Old Stand, comer King & Bethel Sts.
A Large Stock of Oil Shooks and all kinds of Coop
ering Materials constantly on hand. He hopes by
attention to business to merit a continuance of tbe
patronage which be has heretofore ecjojed, and fur
which be now returns his thanks. l-3m
MK. J. COSTA,
JEWELER AND ENGRAVES,
Fort Street opposite Odd Fellows' Hall,
Is prepared to execute with promptness, all work In
his line of business, such as Watch and Clock repair
ing. Manufacturing Jewelry and Engraving. l-3m
LICENSED SHIPPING AGENT,
Office on James Eobinson & Go's Wharf
Continues tbe business on his old plan of settling
with officers and seamen immediately on their ship
ping at his office. Having no direct or indirect con
nection with any outfitting establishment, and allow
ing no debts to be collected in his office, he hopes to
give as good satisfaction In tbe future as be basin
the past. 1-Zm
AT THE PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY
On Fort Street,
MAY HE SEEN THE VIEWS taken
of the Late
jLava FIovr at Knlinkn,
And the Effects of the Late
Earthquake at Walonlnn, 2an.
Views of Kilanea and other-places. Also Cards
of the Kings, Queens, Chiefs, etc. all for sale at low
prices. Also, Oral and Square frames of all sixes,
which will be sold cheap.
l-3m H. L. CHASE.
DICKSOiV Sc. BOLSTEB,
House, Sign & Ship Painters,
King Street, near Xnnann,
HAVING FORMED A C0-PART-SSWo'rship
for carrying on tbe Painting
Buamees, respectfully solicit the pnblio pat
ronage. They will endeavor, by strict and
punctual attention to bnsioerc, to merit the
esteem and confidence of their friends and the
public.
Graining, Marbling, Gilding, Calsomining,
Papcr-Hanging, Ac, Ac, executed on the
shortest notice and on the -most reasonable
terms. 51-3m
B
EST ENGLISH Boiled Paint OU.
for sale by
l-3a BOLLES CO.
B
by
EST FAMILY PORK,
per iuulm, in a ana narreu. i or sale
(l-3m) .BOLLES t CO.
BOXES EASTERN CODFISH,
perlOLASL For sale by
I-SB BOLLBS CO.
ROSENDALK CEMENT,
Ska genuine article, per lOLANL For sale
by (l-3m BOLLBS t CO.
HUBSUCK'S PA TEST ZINC PAINT
lb beat article of the Uad Imiiorted. Tor
ale By , (lm) BOLLBS A OX
HONOLULU,
POREIGN 5sTOTI(JES.
H.W. srvtxiscx.
CZ.CU1X.
SEVERAHCE, CLAEK & CO.,
COMMISSION MEECHANTS
AND SHIPPING AGENTS,
405 Front St, corner of Clay, San Francisco.
TVe will attend to the sale of Sugar and all kinds
or Island Produce, also to tbe pnrcnasing ana iot
wardinr of Merchandise. Cash Advance, made on
Consignments. 3S-6m
J0BX JTCKAXrjr,
Portland.
3. c mutt,
B.r. cat.
M' CRAKES', MERRILL & CO.,
FOBWAEDLNG AND
COMMISSION MEECHANTS,
Portland. Oregon.
HtTing been engaged In oar present business for
upwards of twelve years, and being located in a Fire
proof iinrc uuuaing, we are prcparea 10 receive ana
tuspow if istand Maples, sucn as Mipsr, syrnps, iuce;
Polo. Coffee, etc. to adrantaee. Coniienments es
pecially solicited for tbe Oregon Market, tn which
personal attention will be paid, and upon which cash
advances will be made wnen required.
Charles W Brooks San Francisco
J C Merrill a Co
Fredlken. "
Badger a Lindenberger 11
James Patrick Co...........
WmT Coleman Co
Stevens, Baker Co "
Allen Lewis Portland
LaddTilton "
Leonard Green... , " l-ly4
E. M. TAIV REED,
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
ICanagairsi, Japan t
Having the best facilities through an Intimate con
nection with the Japanese trade fur the past eight
years, is prepare, to transact any business entrusted
to bis care, with dispatch. lMy4
H. 2. WILLIAMS, H. p. SLAXCHAU), C B. V0SGA5.
WILLIAMS. BLAKCHARD & CO.,
SHIPPING & COMMISSION MEECHANTS,
31 305 Front Street, San Francisco. Cm
LANGLEY, CR0WELL & CO.,
WHOLESALE DEUGGISTS,
32 Cor. Battery & Clay Sts, SanFrancisco. Gni
INSURANCE NOTICES.
SAX FKACISCO
BOARD OF TJNDEEWEITEES.
THE: UKDEnSIOED liariugr been
appointed Agents for the San Francisco Board
of Underwriters, comprising the
California Insurance Company,
Merchnnts Mutual Marine Ins. Co.,
Pacific Insurance Company,
California Lloyd'a, and
Home Mutual Insurance Company.
Beg leave to inlorm Masters of Vessels and the Pub
lie generally, that all Vessels and Cargoes, insured
by either of the above Companies against perils of
tbe seas and other risks, at or near the Sandwich
Islands, will have to be verified by them.
l-3m H. IIACKFELD k CO.
CALIFORNIA
INSURANCE COMPANY.
TUB UXDERSIGNKD, AGENTS of
the above Company, have been authorized to
Insure risks on Cargo, Freight and Treas
ure, by Coasters, from Honolulu to all ports of
the Hawaiian Group, and vice versa.
8-ly4 II. IIACKFELD & CO.
MERCHANTS' MIITUAI
MAEINE INSURANCE COMPANY
Of San Francisco.
THE UNDERSIGNED having been
appointed Agents for the above Company .are
prepared to Issue Policies on Cargoes, Freights
and Treasure.
WALKER t ALLEN,
l3m Agents, Ilonolnln.
IIAMIIUKGII-llItEME.'V
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.
THE UNDERSIGNED having been
appointed Agents of tbe above Company, are
prepared to Insure risks against Fire, on Stone and
llrlclc Buildings, and on Merchandise
stored therein, ou the most favorable terms. For
particulars apply at the office of
5-lyl F. A. SCHAEFER t CXI.
Insurance Notice.
THE AGENT FOR THE BRITISH
Foreign Marine Insurance Company, (Limit
ed), has leceired instructions to reduce the rates of
Insurance between Honolulu and Ports in the Pacific,
and Is now prepared to issue Policies 'at the Lowest
Rata, with a special reduction on Freight per Steam
ers. IHEO. IL DAYIFS,
4.1-tf Agat SriL Par. Mar. Int. Ou. (Limited).
SUGAR & MOLASSES.
I860 1800
tCE
18 6 9
IIILO, II. I.
Sugar and Molasses.
CK0P COMING- IN AND FOR SALE IN
quantities to suit purchasers, by
WALKEU A ALLEN,
l-3m Agents.
ON0MEA PLANTATION.
Sngar and Tllolasses Crop 1SC9
COMING IN, FOR SALE IN Q0ANTI
ties to suit purchasers, by
WALKER i ALLEN,
l-3m Agents.
PRINCEVHIE PLANTATION.
Sugar nBfl Jlolasscs Crop 1869
COMINQ IN, FOR SALE IN QUANTI
ties to suit purchasers, by
WALKER A ALLEN,
l-3m Agents.
WAILTJXU PLANTATION.
"VTEW CROP NOW COMING IN. FOR
JL Sale in quantities to suit purchssers,
by C. BREWER & CO.,
I-3m Agents.
MAKEE PLANTATION.
Netr Crop of Snfpir Sc Molasses
NOW COMING IN, AND FOR SALE IN
quantities to suit purchasers by
C. BREWER & CO.,
I-3m Agents.
CHOICE SUGAR
F
ROM KAALAEA AND LAIE PLANTA
TIONS, bow coming in and for sale by
XlUiO. II. DAVIKS,
iljm Agent.
SPIRITS OF TURPENTINE.
For sale by
l-3m BOLLES A CO.
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WEDNESDAY, MARC
A Voyage t0 the ry Us.
2TUMBHI TEN.
Written tot the Gazette.
AVe made but n Aort stay at JIathuata,
only sufficiently lonr to procure necessary
supplies of wood nd water. The former
was called "iron wiod," from its extreme
hardness, tbe axes being often broken in
cutting it But it burns quite as well as
the "ohia" of the lltwaiian Iriands. Wa
ter was to be had in abundance, and of tbe
purest quality. In a couple of days we
had got on board oir necessary supplies,
and were preparing to get undervzeigh and
return to Livonka. Aa we were heaving
short, the chief of Riberabe came on board.
with a "head" of tortoise-shell to barter
for a couple of whaleVteeth. Having ob
tained these, be proposed to the captain
that he intended an expedition against the
"bad men" who had cm oft our boat and
killed our two men. 'Wis we well knew
was a Bublime piece of impudence, for this
very chiei and his people were themselves
the perpetrators of the outrage. He wa3
sent off by the captain with a present of a
whale's-tootb, and some little trinkets,
such as looking-glasses, gun-flints, vcrrail
lion, etc. Ho and his people went off to
wards their town, singing in their wild
kind of style, the ancient chants, celebrat
ing their warlike prowess. But with all
their boasting, the Fijiimen are arrant
cowards. I don't believe that one of them
was ever known to Btand and face his
enemy in mortal combat. Their system of
tactics is to creep upon their prey when
he is asleep or unsuspicious, as was the
case with our boat that was cut off at Chi
kombia. IT have only just now reraem-
beredvthe name of the place. It is a small
island, lying off the extreme western point
of Yenua Levu, about the size of Lanai.
The every-day life of a Fijii chief the
younger ones may be described thus:
Two hours in the morning are devoted to
the labors of the toilet. It may seem odd
to talk of the toilet of a savage, whose only
clothing is a "maro." But each of the
chiefs of high rank has an attendant a
body servant whom we might call his bar
ber, were there any shaving in the case.
The Fijiimen, differing in this respect from
almost all other islanders of the Pacific,
have very ample beards, and these they
cultivate with great care. The duty of the
chiefs body servant, every morning, is to
carefully wash, comb and anoint with
cocoanut-oil, scented with sandal-wood, the
flowing beard of his master, and then
gently, with a pair of wooden tweezers,
straighten oat each separate hair. I have
seen some of them with beards that were
of patriarchal length young men too
reaching fully to their waists. They are
equally proud of a large head of bair, and
the same process of anointing and twitch
ing out straight each particular hair, until
they stand out "like quills upon tbe fretful
porcupine, 13 daily gone through with.
It is no exaggeration to say that I have
seen beads of bair among those islanders
as big as a bushel basket. And for fear
of disturbing the symmetry of their "water
falls," they never sleep on a pillow, but
place a sort of a stool, mode of polished
bamboo, under the, back of tbe neck, and
so take their rest. I tried one of these
affairs, but found it rather uncomfortable.
After tbe toilet i3 completed new maro
sometimes twenty yards of snow-white
tapa, wound about tbe waist, a gossamer
like turban on the head, the Fijii dandy
sallies forth and strolls through the town,
his war-club or axe on his shoulder, and
followed by a long string of his retainers,
the admired of all admirers. Not a Beau
Brummell that ever walked Regent street
or Broadway, is half so proud 03 this naked
savage.
But to return from this digression. Af
ter leaving JIathuata, on our way to Livon
ka, we anchored off Savusavu called by
the foreigners Sandal-wood Bay, from tbe
extensive trade in that article that had for
merly been carried on there. One of the
former wives of France, by whom he had
a son, was the daughter of the chief of Sa
vusavu, and we stopped there in order to
give him an opportunity to visit her. He
went on shore in the morning, and return
ed towards sundown, with his whilom father-in-law,
and two double-canoes, loaded
with bogs, turtle and fruit, aa a present.
France himself, I hardly recognized. He
had got barberized, and bis head looked
like an immense peony, inasmuch as it was
dyed red. Besides, be had got bis face
completely blackened with soot, and 'on
each cheek a daub of Vermillion. He laugh
ed heartily, when his "tangane," as be call
ed me his boy refused to own him, and
after thq departure of the old chief, with
the aid of warm water and soap, he once
more assumed bis natural appearance.
Sailing thencp to Lirouka, we fell In
with the brig Cypres, also a Salem vessel,
commanded by Captain King, who was
once here subsequently, in the brig Eliza
lethln 1847, 1 think. The Cypress bad
been fishing and trading along the coasts
of Titi Levu, and while she had not met
with the difficulties and interruptions which
bad .attended our ormse, jet she bad sot
been so saecesefal in procsrisg a cargo aa
ourselves. Captaia .iag proposed to re
GAZETTE.
H 10, 1869.
main six months longer to complete his
cargo.
We also here fell in with the schooner
Currency Lass, trading for tortoise-shell,
or anything else that she could pick np, in
tho way of trade. She belonged to Tahiti,
and was owned by the master. It had
been so long since we had fallen in with a
vessel, that we all had qnite a jubilation
between the different crews, visiting back
and forth from vessel to vessel extra duff.
extra, or more properly, unusual grog, and
a general holiday. We were off Livonka,
where most of the foreigners on the islands
then lived, the chief of which place had
always been a firm friend to white men. and
from his rank as "vasn" of Mbau, was able
to protect them.
AVe anchored at Livoaka, and lay thero
for two weeks. The entrance to the har
bor resembles that of Honolulu, the pas
sage being between two points of coral
reef, on which the snrf breaks furiously.
Once inside, however, and you are in a
smooth basin, and a vessel lies as quietly
at anchor as if she were on the land. Da
ring the day, the wind blew gently from
seaward, ccol and refreshing. At night, it
came off from the land, laden with all the
pleasant odors of the forests, and bringing
the sounds of the wild cocks, and tbe
sweet tinkling sound of the tree-snail
known here in Hawaii, as the "pnpa-ka-
nioe " the sounding shell.
Tui-Llvouka, tbe chief, was on board
obont every day, and kept us well supplied
with fruits and fish. The varieties of the
latter were most extensive, and of a great
many different colors and formations,
some of the colors were truly splendid and
dazzling in hue. One day, Thakombau
came along in bis fine single canoe, a hun
dred and more feet in length, with about
one hundred men on board, and passing
the brig swiftly, with a spanking breeze
our natives on board giving him the usual
salutation of "odua won!" and landed on
the beach of Livouka. He had come to
receive the annual tribute of the people of
Ovalan. Seated on the veranda of the
"vale mbile" house of prayer situated
in the "rara," or square of tho town, the
various contributions were brought and
laid down beforo him. These consisted of
great bales of sinet, four and five feet high,
and thirty-six inches through, variagated
in black, red and yellow colors; immense
piles of tapa; fine and coarsa mats; hogs;
turtle; breadfruit; cocoannts; bananas; taro;
yams, and various other vegetables and
fruit, in great profusion. As each contrib
utor bronght forward his offering, he came
on his hands and knees, not daring even to
look upon the face of the great chief, bnt,
placing down before him what they hod
brought, gave threo resounding claps with
their hands, which were responded to by
Thakombau by two slaps on his thigh, in
token of acceptance, whereupon his sub
jects would retire from his presence, re
treating backwards, in the same attitude
in which they had advanced. Tni-Livouka
sat on the same divan with Thakombau,
but a little in the rear of him, but we for
eigners the mate and myself were sta
tioned on each side of the great potentate.
After the ceremony of paying tribute wa3
over, a great feast wa3 spread, consisting
of baked pig, fish, turtle, etc., preceded of
course, by the indispensable "angona,"or
awa, and followed by the equally indispen
sable "seleuka." or cigaret to. Then Tui
Livouka bronght forth his present to the
lord to whom he confessed to owe tribute.
Thi3 was a large whale's-tootb, yellow with
age and repeated anointings with cocoa
nut oil. It wax presented to Thakombau
by the priest of Tui-Livouka, with a very
long speech, winding np with a general
clapping of hands all round, and shouts of
'ndina, ndina lei;" and -vinaka" "vinaka"
true, very true ; and good, good. Tbe royal
reception was then at an end, and the Mbau
chief, embarking in bis canoe, went on
board of the brig to make a call on Capt.
Wallis. He wa3 received by the captain
at tbe gangway, and as be was proceeding
aft to tbe quarter-deck, perceiving tbe crew
making ready to fire a salute, he begged
that tbe "nantikai yenua" great guns
should not bo let off while he was on board.
This request was granted, and the already
lighted match-ropes were extinguished.
We did not have percussion-locks to big
gnns in tbose days. Proceeding to the
cabin, His Majesty of Fijii drank half a
tnmbler full of New England rum, and then
ate heartily of "bull-a-me-kaa" as they
call salt beef and Bhip-biscnit, and wound
np with a smoke out of the captain's pipe.
Returning to tbe deck, he went into bssi
nesa, and sold us six bales of sinet, and a
number of tbe bogs that be had a little
while before received as a tribute from the
people of Ovalan. For these he got three
muskets, a keg of powder, and some cloth,
and then, as tbe captain said "aa lago"
you are going and be responded, "sa tigo"
yoa are staying be sailed away for
Mbau. under a salute of six guM.
While at Livouka, we learned that tbe
Rewa people had attacked and destroyed
tbe principal town of Mbeoga, as island
abont tbe size of Molokai, lying to tbe east
ward of Viti Levu, and bod kitted moat of
the male inhabitants, taking a large num
ber of women and children prisoners. la
my next, I will tell what I saw ob tbe Ee
wa river, ia connection with' tbe Mbeoga
affair, on the oeeaaiofl of ray seeoad visit
to Bews.
To ic mnKmiet j
$6.00 PER YEAR.
The Pacific Telegraph.
A portion of the Eastern press has Utterly
had much to say In favor of a scheme to lay
a telegraph cable through the Pacific Ocean,
from California via the Sandwich and other
islands to Japan and Chios, No notice has.
been taken of the plan lor telegraphic corr-
mumcatiou witn.Asta or way 01 me riorui-
ern rscinc cout, me Aleutian isianas, ana
Kamscbatka. Yet this clan Is ami with
some energy by P- McD. Collins. Its oriels-
Lur, imu puutisui-s iu iuc vctv jitvmny
bat a statement of Its main features. With
the success of thu Atlantic Cable tbe Russian
American scheme was dropt by the Western
Union Telegraph Company, which had been
engaged In Its prosecution. As ocean tele
graphy has since proved to be very profita
ble sn'd safe, and thu establishment or mail
etcam communication with Asia, and the
opening or the Pacific Railroad Indicates tbe
need of a telegraph line direct to Japan and
China, It Is natural that the old plan should
be revived. But as Mr. Collins explains It
now, the land line will not be continued
through the Arctic solitudes or Alaska to tbe
narrow passage of Bearing Strait, but will
be constructed along the, Aleutian Islands,
which stretch through a milder climate two
thirds or tbe war across the Behring Sea.
Willi this modification, the difficulty or main
taining the land Hue would be much lessened,
and no single length or cable would need to
be over 500 miles long. Tbe friends of the
Sandwich Islands line, however, urge that a
long ocean cable, with no land breaks, wonld
be more regular In Its operation, and less lia
ble to accidents Involving bcary expenses
lor repairs. They are justified In this opinion,
to some extent, by tbe workings or the At
lantic Cable; and yet the Hue remaining to
be built by the Aleutian Islands and Ksms-
chatka wonld be so much shorter, and tbe
character or the Pacific Ocean bottom further
south is so little known, that the Collins
project may well challenge favorable atten
tion. Mr. Collins says:
"Under the grants to myself by Russia,
Great Britain, British Columbia, and tbe
United States, more than one-half of the
overland line and Its connections has been
constructed. First, on the American side up
to within SCO miles or Sitka, in Russian
America; and secondly, on the Asiatic side
continuously, except one section on tbe
Amour River, for the construction or which
all the materials are now on tbe ground, on
to Europe across tbe whole or Asia. The
break In tbe line, as It may be stated now,
exists between a point on Simpson's River,
SGO miles southeasterly of SItkn, to a point
(Poscyet), on the Asiatic coast, 41 north lat
ltnde,and 132" east longitude from Green
wich, a distance ot but about 2,700 miles by
way of the Aleutian and Knrllc Islands,
along which it Is now proposed to construct
this link, which will give us a continuous
telegraph around the globe. From Hakc
dadi. In northern Japan, it Is proposed In tbe
present plan to lay cables, to Nagasaki and
Yokohama, and from Nagasaki to Shanghai,
thus uniting China and Japan In the tele
graphic system. The distance from Ilako
dadi to Shanghai, by way or Nagasaki, Is
abont 1,100 miles. The whole plan is now be
fore Congress, and would have been acted
npon at tbe last session but for tbe delay In
tho settlement or the purchase or Rnsslan
America. The route Indicated In tbe article
referred to Is much longer than the route de
termined upon Id my plan. On tbe route by
the way of tho North Pacific, there need be
no section or greater length than 500 miles.
and that section. If advisable, can be rednced
by touching at Kamscbatka. The approach
ing completion or tbe Pacific Railroad, nnd
our steamers plying between San Francisco,
Japan and China, give us tbe solution of the
Pacific Telegraph; for who can believe that
commerce, considerations or national neces
sities, and American enterprise, will much
longer hesitate to provide the chief agent
In subjecting the vast commerce or Asia to
our rule. With tho telegraph completed
from our Pacific coast to as to unite with the
Russian system overland to India and Eu
rope, connecting China and Japan with San
Francisco, we at once divert and direct the
whole tide or Astatic commerce from the
West to the East. With this telegraph, Lon
don would have to communicate through
New York and San. Francisco, in order to
condnct the commcixe of Europe with Japan
and China. The monetary exchanges, the
Ideas, and tbe daily wants or that vast com
merce would become so engrafted npon our
own commerce and people, that in the future
we would not only command bnt control I ho
European trade of the East, and reap there
from what, by position and progress, is our
legitimate right."
an Elephastise Hoax. We publish a
condensed account of a very remarkable
sporting adventure In Abyssinia, which a p.
peared in the columns of a contemporary.
A surgeon attached to Sir R. Napier's force,
bad gone forth, accompanied by a European
soldier and two natives, "to try and bag a
lion." Lions proving scarce, thesurgeon bad
to rati back npon a herd of elephants, of
which he bad accounted for fonr. Charged
by an infuriated male, he had, according to
the best precedents, waited till tbe beast was
within six yards of blm, and then, " raising
his little Westley-Rlchards," had "let blm
have It exactly between tbe eyes," when, ot
course, the elephant fell stone dead. Two
females were then rapidly disposed of by "a
right and left from bis donble Mortimer;"
and, finally, a couple of Enfield bullets, one.
filaced "rather high," and tbe other "rather
ow," bronght to bag at his very feet another
"maddened" bull, galloping like a racehorse
and trumpeting furiously." While these
marvelous feats were being achieved, tbe two
cowardly natives were gesticulating and
screaming with fear, tbe European soldier
having succumbed to fatigue early lit the
day. We next learn from a correspondent
at'Zonlla that the account in question was
read, when our paper arrived there, with
shouts of Iang Dter, the hero of the adventure
being by no means a prophet among his own
comrades, aud being notoriously afflicted
with a disease not uncommon among African
explorers, known as "elephantiasis or tbe
Imagination." Tbe letter from ZouIIa de
clares that tbe one elephant tbe sportsman
bad to deal with was a commissariat animal,
and that tbe gesticulations and shouts or the
natives, uttered in a tongue which he did not
understand, were merely earnest remon
strances against firing at that inoffensivo and
useful animal, which, however, escaped all
Injury. ihil Mall GazctU.
A New IfoDKOF Swtxdliso at New Yowc
One of tbe New York papers hat tbe
following account of a novel and successful
swindle which has lately been effected In that
cityi
"Some few days ago an elegantly dressed
ladr. accompanied by a well dressed gentle
man, entered the store of one of our proral-
neni jewelers, aoaaiacuio oe snown tome
diamonds. A costly tray was handed them
by the gentlemanly and obliging clerk, and
at they were examining and 'chousing, com
paring and rejectlsg' the clerk's attention
was attracted by tbe entrance of a asaa who
beckoned blm cautiously aside, and showing
a star concealed beneath bit coat, Informed
the clerk' that be was aa offleer, ana that be
bad been watching tbe couple at the connter
for tome time. He advised the clerk not to
Interfere with tbera, bat show tivtm what
they asked' for, and if they attempted to se
crete anything be would arrest them The
clerk soos noticed that the tataxeted coorle
quietly stoaed away several valuable dta
mood rings, and at tbtt jsMCtara another
person entered tbe store, also bearing a star
beneath his eoat, and at osee gently tapple
tbe genteel pair oa tbe ititMm,. btoMry
requested tbe pleasure of their society at the
police sUtioa. Tbe first otleer told the
clerk that the pritsaert waaM haver to be
searched, sod that be would tbea retire tbe
stolen property in tbe' eoorse of as hoar or
to. Tb eoaMiag; elark wioatad, sad (a
prisoners and captors disappeared. The pro
prietors Sore tow tar lottM bi Tata for tlx
glimmer of their returning; dtottsoods, aa
tbe men who hare tbe ricat to.wear stars an
InnVlntr nftarTiiffi rrfjnaasTaJ tfcaHaaaMl
BOOK AJTD JOB
sa ssm 1 m sjH J A mkwkBsw1kWiwtklkn m m
mb " Aiarm" omcs
Is aw) i falsi emewte all enjen fsxr
run in m. Mm
Of M S JUT JtMUUfflttrH,
WITH XEATVBM AJTB BISFATCX
-srltte.
CorresoeBdenee fret Sfdtwr, to the M
ultimo, confirms prevleas ravorts of the la-
solvency ot tbe faasat and New Zeala
SteaaM&lp Ctxaty, sad lwslsrs It proWbie
that steam sarriee batmea Aaetrali. aad the
Isthmus woaM soaa be aaaadoBed, nasesi
the line should fall hvo other bands. Itb
even stated that tbe JMsrte, wUek left Syd
ney December 3d, m4gnt be tho last ituasser
to make the trie, at the was tbe Int of the
line; and lu this event that the home (rov
ernmeBt woald ters!aae the contract. A
petition for the scqaest ration of, the. com
pany's property bad been received la England,
and one of the steamer of the Mac, the JKs
taura, bad been takes possession of by cred
itors of tbe company, and wat to proceed di
rectly to Loadon, with cargo and paescajtors,
by tbe way of tbe Straits of Maaellaa. The
failure of the company result from tataaa-
dent capital to carry It throatih the dlBcaJ
tlea Incident to a new enterprise, and not
from positive lack of business oa the roato
selected. A chantre of steamers at St-
Thomas operated pretedlelally to the tbratgh
business, end baa olj lately beta rtuHstst.
11 tue company naa poeea susocieut capi
tal without borrowing, and bad run their
boats to San Francisco Ustead'of Panama.
they wonld have created a large traffic at att
early day.
There bat been considerable discateioB la
the Australian paper relative to the advan
tages or the route via Saa Francisco. It la
shown to be shorter, the difference of 46 de
grees In longitude In favor of this city over
balancing the dtuerence OI sk degrees in lati
tude, by nearlr 960 miles. Then there are
growing trade connection! between thi
coast and Australasia especially between
San Francisco aud the Australian cities
which hlready promise a larger traffic for a
well managed steam line than can be secured
by running solely to tbe Isthmus. Mel
bourne Is as large at San Francisco ; Sydney
Is nearly at large, and there are several other
considerable ports In Australia and New Zea
land wblcb are coming Into more Intimate
relations to this coast, and must ultimately
be to San Francisco aa the great port la X Mr-
hud, France and Uermany are to New York.
funama is out little more man a depot: or
wav station, comparatively speaking. San
Francisco Is tbe centre of abeavy direct trade
and a leading point or monetary exchange.
The Australians perceive tbe advantages of
direct and frequent communication with the
Northern Pacific coast, and many of them
anticipate that with the completion of the Pa
cific Railroad such communication -will be
come a necessity. The suggestion baa even
been thrown out that if the Pacific Mall
Steamsldp Company would occupy this invit
ing field, tbey would find tbe Australian line
an Important adjunct or tbe China line, and
become a formidable opponent td the Penin
sula and Oriental Compauy. Tbe carriage of
tbe malls from England to San Francisco tia
New York and tbe Pacific Railroad, which
will undoubtedly be arranged for between
tbe Enclltb and American governments.
might be secured for tbe new line, and a
Sydney correspondent of the Star and Herald
says wouia certainly engross iae oniK or
tho passenger traffic, at least of tbe wealthier
class or travelers, "who would avoid the dis
comforts of tbe Red Sea route, have a flue
weather passage on tbe ocean, enjoy a pleas
urable trip across tbe United States, and save
ten days in point or time." The mercantile
classes in Australia all look with favor upon
the California route, ts likely to open up a
trade with tbe islands. The same writer
says:
The Feejeean group already sends In large
quantities or cotton, and we expect coffee
and sugar also. Tahiti bat already tent ut
agar of a superior quality, and why should
not Hawaiian sugar find as good a market
here as thst which we receive from Mauri
tius? Or, to put the case In another way,
suppose that the manufacture ot Australian
sugar becomes at profitable and extensive at
it promises to be, should we not find custom
era for it at San Francisco t One thing It
qnlte certain, and that is that many of our
leading politicians are fully cognizant of tbe
"signs ot ine limes,-- as leading to me inev
itable conclusion that the Pacific Railway It
certain to Influence In a marked degree the
future of the Australasian group, and pro
mote more intimate nusmest relations with
tbe United States. The LezUlatnro of New
Zealand has already Initiated what maybe
termed the first sten in a new order of thlntns
Reciprocity Treaty with Brother Jonathan.
iney nave ueciarea ineir willingness to enter
into such an arrangement, and have sugges
ted to tbe governments of these colonies the
advisability oi holding a colonial conference
at Melbourne on an early day to consider tho
question. It Is Impossible to say what
course the Victoria government will take In
tbe matter, and npon tbe decision of tbtt
government depends the Issue: Tbe large
section or Victoria colonists who bold pro
tectionist views may deter the Ministry from
entering Into any negotiation or tbe kind,
but against their Influence will be that of all
who are Interested In mercantile and pastoral
pursuits. To the latter class especially tbe
matter is one of vital importance. Our
fine wools, now Dractlcallr excluded from
the American market by tbe existing tariff,
would find a market rendering us, to some
extent, Independent of " tbe state or trade In
bngiana " lauow, bidet and mineral ore
would go In tbe same direction. California
would find us enabled to consume more of
her breadstuff's, and tbe Eastern States in
crease their trade In manufactured goods.
i acre is mucu signiacauce in tue aoove re
marks. Whatever may be tboagbt of the po
licy of reciprocal free trade in the pretest
condition oi American finances, tU intelli
gent Callfornlans trill perceive tbe Import
ance of cultivating closer relations with Abs
tralla and the Island midway and to tbe
south of that flourishing coantry. Wlthoat
a reciprocity treaty, great advantages would
accrue to this State from tbe enlarged direct
trade that wonld follow regular steam ser
vice to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
Whether the present Inducements are suffi
cient to warrant American capitalists In es
tablishing tech service, 1 for themselves to
determine.
Wn Kboxeb. who wat tick of the tmafi-
por in San Francisco and It well, send My
dollars to tbe Rev. Mother of tbe Sitters of
Mercy aod atytt
" I would at tblt opportunity mention that
while at the Smell-pox Hospital, tick, I had
for tbe 8 rat time occasion to eoavlace raysetf
oi me excellency ot me SHier-Booa ot Jicrcy ,
and while I ettimeted their value at a cota
fbrt to tbe tiek to t be faU estoat of my abHMsr,
I found In them, tad partkalerly in Sitter
Mary Staattlaai (whom 1 eaatfderad tar
guardian aasvet), sack godHke-batata a I
never could have been coavtaeed were llvhta;
oa this (dob. I wiser yew weald consider
my small donatioa not at a oottnnsatla-y
for what I received at tbe bead of yoar Mad
sisters (such coaH sot be alternated with
money), bat merely a a sat!! material seafr
port of the ssost godry cease neon nstDtiM,
aad of which yoa an Mother gaawrior."
A Lo-rrxx clergyman recently prayed asab
Itelyatfctsowi: "We that TSar, U f3V
that la thy myttertow psvvHetie M baa
pleated Thee to direct aantda the' heart af
Thy larvaflt, Biajasma SttnOt, tasd thai
Tho hast tat him aa a a tower of taaasw
dtlsmaelatblt.sbcwrftrialaosjrfta
tettaat ItvaaL W basabiy Mr Thau,
Tboa rTcrttrefatltsKiaf, tWTW tJsaasst
be pieased to pa st TUaar AMfKr
strength aad hara Thy aarsaat, Bavdasaah
Disraeli, !b the Mas holy salad aad pes
pot."
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