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J. W. Ptuioeb Esquire. Acting Vice Consul for In
this Kingdom, has this day given official notice of his re-tarn
to th! Kingdom. And tbat he has this day returned
the charge of the Russian Vice Consulate.
JIKXRY A. P. CARTER,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Department o'forclgn Affairs, Honolulu, Maylltb,lS7.
1 hereby given that from and after May 1st,
Iff?, the and control of the Halealcala
Boys" Boarding School at Makawao, on the Island or Maul,
wilt he assumed by Mr. F.L. Clarke, tbe present principal,
who wni combine It as a private enierprlse, and the
Board of Education will not be responsible for any debts
or charges against the school. Incurred after the date above
named. By order of the Board of Edocallon.
W. JAS. EMITR, Sec"y.
Alliolonl Hale, May 1,1577. 4 31
Mr. Thomas F. Mollis has been duly appointed Road
Supervisor of the District of Ilamakua, Island of Hawaii,
In place of Hon. O. V, D. Ilalemanu, deceased.
Interior Office. May 1st, 1877 Minister of tbe Interior.
Arrangements baring been made, by Ills Majesty's
Consul General In Lcrdon, for the registration of Hawaii
au Vessels, under the International btgnal Code system ;
all owners or ITawallan Vessels desiring to avail them-selves
of this advantage, are requested to communicate
with the nnderslgnad. W. P. 4.LLKN.
May 1st, 1877. It CoIlectorGeneral of Customs.
Mr. Cecil Brown has been duly appointed a member of
the Board of Appraisers of lands subject to commutation
on the Island of Oabu.
Tbe Board now consists of tbe following gentlemen :
J W. MAKALEXA,
Interior Office, May 1st, 1877. Minister or the Interior.
Lease of Government Lands at Auction.
On Saturday, the -3rd day of June next, at 12 o'clock,
soon, at the front entrance of AlHolanl Hale, will be sold
'at pabllc auction, to the highest bidder, the lease of tbe
land of Houalo, district of Kona, Hawaii containing
about one thousand acresfor the term of fifteen (lSj years.
Upset rental, twenty dollars per annum.
Also, at the same time and place win be sold at public
auction, to the highest bidder, the remnant of tbe Govern
ment tana situate in stalae, island or 31010C&1, Known fta
laavTaanul. containing S7 1 acres more or less.
Also, at the same time and place, tbe Lease ol Lot No.
J. Att the Everett ."remises" In Queen btreet, Hono
lulu, will be sold to tbe highest bidder for a period of fif
teen (11) years, upset price -SO, annual rental. The purchaser
of tbe lease will be required to put tbe building In
goud repair, and return it to the Government at tbe
of the term In a habitable condition.
Interior Office, May 1st, 1977. Minister of the Interior.
List of Licenses Expiring May,
1 Amon & Agin, corner AlaLea and Merchant Sts, Hon.
2 Ah Lama, Marine street, Honolulu.
1-Fat Yee, 11 wis, Koolaupoko.
Jl Mrs. M. L. Foster. Fort street; Honolulu.
17 J as. A. Hopper, Fort street, Honolulu.
S8 Ah Huna, KamanaiiuL Walalua.
7 Israel Fisher, corner King and LUlha sts, Honolulu.
15 Chas. Sylva, Wailutu.
St Chas. Bylva, Wailuku,
31 W. It. Brown, Lahaiua.
6 Altai, nopuloa, Kona A tan.
IS C II. Wet wore, II Do.
23 Apu & Ahdoon, Eahaluu, Kona Atau.
IS Chung Fat, Walmea.
tl Anlma, KaalllwllL
1 K. P. Adams, Queen street, Honolulu.
3 Ah Eut, Marine street, Honolulu.
II Ah KoI,2unanu street, Honolulu.
12 Ab See. FUh Market, Honolulu.
IS J. II Trust. Uulhee, MauL
SI Akela, Hailulcu, ManL
3 C S. Bartow, Honolulu.
IB Ahl A Co., Makawao, ManL
14 Joe UHI1. Lihne, KauaL
18 Don Lovell, NawUiwUl, KnoaL
1 Mrs. Maria Eabal, Nos. 28, 29.
O Malolo, Ho. JO. II Kaptllela, No. 31
17 Kapiliela, 32, SX 17 Moke, 34
J w. Kapela, IS. 30 Makaahoa, SO
i v. i-. vvooa, 37.
Richardson, Thwlrn. Maul
15 Eia Xahaolelus, Labalna, Maui.
16 Henry Kulomoku, No. , nonolnlu.
IS W. F. Conway, Ullo, HawaU.
la AtX 24 Aana. (
Supreme Court of tbe llutriitlan In.
innus an Acuturaily.
Before Mr. Justice Jndd.
In the matter of the bark ' Mary Belle Roberti,"
libel for forfeiture sod condemnation of Teesel tor
This case occupied the Conrt nearly 3 dar. The
A ( defence set np being Insanity on the part of the
Captain, many witnesses were examined with the
object of proving that tbe Captain was personally
Irresponsible for his actions; bnt the Court was of
T tbe opinion tbat Capbln Gray was not In such a
condition of Insanity as to preclude bis responsibility,
and pronounced in favor of tbe Llbellants, ordering
decree of forfeiture, condemning the S7 tins
of opium, and the baric "Mary Belle Roberta" her
boats, tackle, apparel and furniture.
Hon. A. 8. Hartwell, Attorney General for
J. M. Davidson and E. T. O'Halloran for the
Claimants. Mr. Davidson noted an appeal pro
Cases for the Coming Week.
Friday 25, MayEstate of D. E. Cnrtle, deceased.
Petition for Letters of Administration.
Friday 25. Msy. Estate of Kalllull deceased.
Petition for Letters of Administration.
Tuesday 29, May. Gaardiansulp of Demetri
P Pierce, a minor. Petition for Letter! of Guardianship.
Exit Oakum. One of the "characters" of
for the past twenty-seven years, a poor
low who was known as "Oakum," died at the Insane
Aiylnm iaat week In consequence of an
ism from which be has been suffering for several
M months past. lie first appeared here about the year
1850, and for many years wore his hair in long flax-i
en curls down on his shoulders, with nothing on
his head but a handkerchief, giving blni a peculiar
aspect to which be was no doubt partially Indebted
lor tbe soubriquet to which be answered, which
was also a corruption of bis real name. lie lias always
lived a wild Hie, spendlngmuch or his time on
tbe mountains in collecting boney, and occasionally
j cutting a coffee stick to sell for a cane. If engaged
in conversation his talk was olten quite rational for a
few minutes, but be was alwajs sure to wander off
ere long, and tell of some large plates of solid gold he
had discovered, or an account of a boy be had seen
p some one murder and rob, and bury in the sand, or
some other equally extraordinary evidence of men-
tal abberatlon. His real name was Bolcomb
Dwlght, and he was one of the survivors of the
celebrated " Douner Party," which came overland
to California in 1SKS. He was, wc believe, a native
of Illinois. The terrible sufferings endured by this
party are well known. AH have heard tbe sad,
tragic story of how the party reached the Trnckee
Pass, in tbe Sierra Kcradas, a month too late, and
.found It blocked with an impassable barrier of
jenow; how, dnring the months of November, Do-
'cember and January, the snow fell In Immense
quantities, completely burying the shanties they
iiad erected, and concealing Uiclr cattle. How, in
tbeir desperation, a party set out on snow-shoes
for aid from tbeCalllurnla settlements, and after a
month cf untold agony, during which the flesh of
those that sneccmbed served to keep the survivors
. alive, tbe only one in whoso breast remalocd a
, park of hope, reached a settlement. Relief parties
ere instantly started from Sacramento and San
Francisco, and ou the li)ih of February tbe first one
cached the camp near Trnckee Lake, and found
.hat tbe few still living bad lor four weeks red on
I lOlMn; but bullock hides, and there nas but on
llde remaining. Letting a small supply ortood
hey immediately started back with all tlley could
ake. "Tbe Iait roller party reached Dormer's
JVip late in April. Tbe main cabin was empty,
tint some miles distant thev found tbe last sun Ivor
j 'f al, lying on tbe cabin-floor, smoking his pipe.
(He was ferocious in aspect, savage and repulsive in
i nauncr. His camp-kettle was over tbe fire, and'ln
it bis meal of human flesh preparing. The stripped
"pones of bis fellow sufferers lay around blm." No
on can wonder that such scvots of dreadful misery
should have turned poor Oakum's brain. Peace to
AN INDEPENDENT JOUENAL,
DEVOTED TO HAWAIIAN PROGRESS.
PUBLISHED AND EDITED BY
HENIIY M. WHITNEY".
GEORGE H. DOLE, Associate Editoii.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23. 1877.
The destruction of the steamer's warehouse
and wharf at Waialcea, Hilo, will necessitate
the provision of some further accommodation
for freight in that harlwr. Two years ago,
while the matter of providing a store-house
was being discussed, we suggested a hulk as
the best thing to meet the wants of the port,
which was warmly seconded by its inhabitants.
A hnlk of 300 or 400 tons, roofed over,
with ample doors on each side, with tackle
for hoisting freight in or out, moored in a
convenient part of the harbor, wonld soon become
the great depot for freight or luggage.
The steamer might haul alongside, discharge
into it her freight, and receive on board 1000
keg of sugar in less time than she now can
take 200 kegs, and b on her way with even
less detention tlian bIic now requires at that
port. The same hulk could serve for schooners
; or, as in the case of tho barks D. C. Slur-ray
and Pacific, for foreign vessels. And in
the event of another earthquake wave, such a
craft, well anchored at her bow and stem,
wonld afford greater security than any storehouse
This subject of wharf conveniences at the
various ports, is one which must soon require
the attention of government. The new
steamer will commence service within three
mouths, and to enable her to become a self-supporting
branch of the public service, increased
facilities must be provided at all the
ports fnr the more rapid transfer of freight to
and from the vessel. To accomplish this piers
must be constructed where there is a reasonable
probability of their being permanent, as at
Kaawaloa, Hawaii, Maalaca on Maui, and
Kaaluala in Kau. At some other points,
strong scows roofed over, may be constructed,
into which freight for or from the steamer
can be put, to be lauded when tho weather or
sea permits. This will enable tho steamer to
do a much larger freighting business than she
now does, and to make her schedule time at
all the ports. Tho increase of sugar manufacture
as well as the wants of the new plantations
will givo more work to coasting vessels,
and the steamer ought to be able to
share in this prosrcrity. Another change in
the schedule of the steamer has been suggested,
that in making the circuit trips of Hawaii,
she alternate, and run down the Kona
coast to Kan thence to Hilo, and Honolulu.
On her next circuit trip, run to Hilo first, then
to Kan, Kona and Honolulu. This will serve
all the districts alike, and not materially increase
the running cost.
The communication of Mr. Fisher, narrating
a night adventure with the wharf police,
shows that strangers are not always treated
with the consideration they merit. We have
known and transacted business with Mr. F.
for over twenty years, and there is not a newspaper
on the Pacific coast to which his name
is not familiar. He came here an invalid for
his health, and was on his return from Hilo
to San Francisco, as a passenger of the D. O.
Murray, when this adventure happened. To
be met in a street of this city, and under the
threat of a revolver, in the hand of a public
officer, to bo compelled to submit to search
and to surrender money, looks very much
like Mexican brigand life. Well may Mr. F. ask,
if such proceedinss are according to Hawaiian
law J We answer that they are not, and that
it was an outrage, which cannot often be repeated
without stirring up public indignation.
While it is well to bo on guard against smugglers,
public officers ought to be able to distinguish
an honest roan at first sight. It is
but just that we should add that the Attorney
General, on learning the facts, -wrote to Mr.
F., apologizing for the treatment he had received.
It must be acknowledged that there is a
growing impatience in tho public mind that
no active steps have yet been taken by tho
Government, looking toward the introduction
of population and labor. Tho subject is one
whoso importanco cannot bo overestimated.
Upon it depends our present advancement,
and, what is of vaster moment, our future
national existence. It is the question of the
hour, and will continue to be, until honest and
persistent efforts to solve it have either been
crowned with success or have resulted in
failure. Before it all other questions of internal
administration, or of national policy,
pale into insignificance. Upon this question
alone will the present administration stand or
fall. It has assumed the duties of office most
unequivocally committed to a policy of national
conservation and progress, on the foundation
of rcpopulation from abroad. To shrink
from it now without an effort to reach a practical
solution would cover the members of the
administration with disgrace and obloquy.
To sit with folded hands becauso there is a
possibility of failure is enough to make every
patriot in the country cry shame. If no enterprise
was ever tackled in which success was
uncertain, the civilized world would very
soon retrograde to barbarism. If there are in tho
government men whose minds are too narrow
to entertain a largo and statesmenlike policy
for tho salvation of tho country ; men of tho
picayune type, whose education and antecedent
life may have fitted them to be good
providers for their families, but rendered them
incompetent to appreciate or foresee the advantages
promised by great enterprises ; conservative
men whoso gaze is wholly retrospective,
and who worship precedent, let such, we say,
resign their positions and make room for men
of the stamp demanded by the emergency. If
we must be wrecked, let it not be on tho
quicksands of conservatism. The country
has a right to demand perfect unanimity in
the Councils of State on this question, and it
will demand it. To bicker and hesitate at
the present juncture can only be suicidal in
the executive. To attempt to carry out to the
best of their ability the requirements of tho
time, even should failure result, would at
least restore public confidence in their honesty
We doubt if it would be necessary to effect
a foreign loan, as suggested by the P. C. Advertiser,
in order to carry out a scheme of re-population.
Whsi money might be required
could be raised by a domestic loan at much
cheaper rates thau in a foreign market, and
there can be no doubt but that a fair proportion
of the expense of repopulation -would be
immediately reimbursed byithoso at the head
of agricultural enterprises requiring labor.
And there is every probability that money
spent in the work of increasing the population
of Hawaii would be a good investment, even if
viewed from a purely commercial standpoint.
The resnltant increase of revenue from taxes
and customs would, in a short time, pay a
fair interest on the outlay. Let the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, who has shown himself a
diplomat of no mean order, bo sent to England
on this mission without further delay.
GREAT EARTHQUAKE WAVE
Havino jeceived tidings from all parts of
the country, we are now able to lay before
our readers full particulars of the great
of May 10th. Itappears tohave
occurred simultaneously all over the group,
luf. n itR inpinipnw wTns nfc parlv driwn. it was
not ODservea except m a very low piacca. al
Kahului, on tho island of Maui, as stated by
a correspondent last week, the first unusual
subsidence of the sea was noticed about a
quarter before five in the morning, by parties
who were out in the bay fishing. An observer
in this town who was near the harbor, and
who had his attention attracted by the shouting
of natives, and Baw the exposed renfs,
places the occurrence at exactly tho same
time, viz: fifteen minutes before five o'clock.
Mr. J. J. Porter, of Hilo, Hawaii, whose letter
we publish to-day, fixes the moment of the
wave, which- overwhelmed the village of
Waiakea, at precisely the same time, and the
statement of Captain Smithers, of the whaling
b. rk Pacific, which was lying at tho tme in
Hilo Bay, corroborates this. According to
Mr. Severance, the oscillation of the sea was
first remarked about four o'clock in the morning,
nearly an hour previous to the great wave.
The difference between the highest and the
lowest water mark at various localities WO'
ascertain to be as follows'-:
Hilo, on east side of Hawaii. 38 feet
s Ke!:kekua llay, west side nf Hawaii, 30 feet.
Kawaihso, west side Hawaii. 5 feet
Kahului, north title of Maui, 22 feet
Lahaina, south side oi .Maui, 12 feet
Honolulu, south side of Oahu, 4 feet 10 in,
Nawiliwili, S K side of Kauai, 3 feet
As on previous occasions the rise at Hilo and
Kahului was much greater than in other
places, the reason for which, wo believe, must
be attributed partially to the configurations of
the coast-line, both being situated at the head
of bays, and perhaps partially to some unknown
peculiarity in the sea-bottom offshore,
and perhaps of the reef.
Complete details ol tho catastrophe at nilo
will bo found in tho various subjoined letters.
The loss of life was not so great as in 1837 or
18G8; probably becauso the population is less
dense now than at those periods. Thoso
killed comprise one man, two women, and two
young children, all natives. Among those
dangerously wounded was an aged white man
named Parker. The whaling bark Pacific was
in a very critical position. A correspondent
says of her, " all day long she rolled, and
pitched, and swung round and round, knotting
and fouling her cable, shooting forward, going
astern, careening nearly on her beam ends,
and threating to capsize. Many a lima her
keel was on tho grouud when the flqod was
out, and her peril was great. Every timber
and plank and spar in her seemed as if instinct
with pain. Her restless motion was
constant." It was fortunate that tho bark D.
C Murray and steamer Kilauca left Hilo tho
evening previous. Had tho latter been at her
UBual anchorage, which is eorao distanco inside
of where the Pacific was lying, tho
chances are that Rhe would have been injured.
It may bo that the origin of this disturbance
is within a short distanco of this group. A
new island may possibly be in the process of
upheaval two or three hundred miles to tho
south-east of tho inland of naivaii. But we
believe that the cause is more remote, and we
shall confidently expect to hear at an early
date of another fearful earthquake on tho
neighboring continent, similar to that experienced
in Ecuador and Peru in 18G8, perhaps
in North, but more likely in Central,
or South America.
We publish in full the three following letters
as each contains details not mentioned in tho
Hilo, Mat 14, 1877.
Mb. EniTOR, Last Thursday, at quarter to five
o'clock a. m., this place was visited by a tidal wave
from about K. N. E., making a straight lino for
Waiakea, sweeping all before It, destroying the
greater portion of the settlement, carrying some of
the stronger wooden houses a quarter tf a mile from
the beach. The loss of life, as far as ascertained, I
five. Many are maimed and disfigured, escaping
death most miraculously. The flue wharf and store
house belonging to steamer Kilauea is entirely demolished.
The long spacious lor house at Obele,
belonging to T. Spencer, was completely swept away,
together with some 45 native bouses and tbeir contents.
The store bouse contained provisions, shooks,
etc., from three ships, together with 44 large casks
of whale oil, on storage, from the bark Pacific, of
New Bedford, nearly all of which we bare succeeded
in recovering. It is a most lamentable sight to witness
the poor destitute natives with their families.
They hae lost everything they possessed. Their
potato and taro patches were destroyed. We are all
doing the best we can to assist tbem. The staunch
ironbridge over tbe Waiakea Rtrer, put op by Mr.
A. Young somo years ago, was carried away up the
river on to the opposite bank. Tbe fish-ponds belonging
to the Crown, bare all been washed away.
On the side ofthe bay, from the Waiolama to the
Wailukn rirer, some eight or nine houses are swept
away. I should Judge tbe height of tbe wave was
all of 30 feet rise and-Tall. Messrs. Heed and Sisson
have lost considerable lumber from tbe wharf.
Packages of doors, sash blinds, redwood lumber,
furniture, etc, etc., were picked up in tho bay as
far as Kaiwiki. It Is almost Impossible to give an
estimate of tbe loss in destruction of buildings and
other property, taro patches, etc. I should judge
that $.i0.U00 would not cover it. I am of opinion
that this trouble Is not local, but come from abroad,
as we have not received any tokens of a shock to
cause an earthquake, consequently no cause for tiJal
ware. We have yet to hear from Kau and other
places where we fear much damage and loss of life
has happened. Yours truly, Jona J. Poetes.
IIilo, Mat 11, 1877.
W. C. Paekb, Esq. Dear Sin, We have had a
great disaster In liilo. On Thursday, the 10th,
about 4 a. m. tbe sea in the bay was seen to rise and
fall in an unusual manner, and at 5 a. m. (just at
daylight) It swept in in a great wave, washing up Into
tbe lower street of the town, into Conway's store,
where tbe water was about 6 inches deep. A great
deal of Sisson's lumber was swept away, and all the
stone wail makai of the wharf, which, strange to say,
stood firm, although tbe wave was between 5 and 6
feet deep over it, we have ascertained by levelling
since. The height of the wave above low water
mark was 13 feet 6 inches.
Bnt at Waiakea tho damage was the worst, every
house within a hundred yards of tbe water was swept
away; of the steamboat wharf and Spencer's store
bonse not a vestige remains standing ; the large
bridge and all the dwelling houses were swept away
in an instant, and now lie a mass of rains far Inland
among tbe trees and bashes. Two women, one mu
and two children were drowned, and numbers were
severely injured with broken legs and arms, others
were swept into tbe bay and were fortunately picked
np by tbe boats of the bark Pacific which was lying
in the harbor. I believe six were saved in this way.
Tbe Pacific, although lying in four fathoms of water.
grounded several times as the water receded, and
then would be whirled round and round as the water
came in again. We all expected to see her drag
ashore. The sea continued to rise and fall all day.
I timed one of the tides in tbe morning abont 7
o'clock, and from Its lowest ebb to Its Tall flood was
only four minutes ; it rose in this time 14 feet in perpendicular
height. It kept steadily rising and falling
at the raleuf three minutes or so an hour all day.
In the afternoon, at 3 o'clock, I timed it again fur an
hour; the first tide made in ten minutes to a height
of C feet above high water mark, it fell in same time
to 2 feet lelow low water mark ; rote again in eight
minutes to 8 feet above medium tides, sweeping completely
oier the wh rf; it fell in about twelve minutes
to low water : 'ruse again In fifteen minutes to
about 3 feet above high water mark, and fell in about
tbe same time, riling and filling three times in an
Tbe oil of the bai'k Pacific was stored in Spencer's
store house i40ti barrels, it has been nearly all
fuund some distance inland among the bathes and
debris of the houses. The water must Gave risen 10
or 17 feet in perpendicular height at Waiakea, as tbe
limbers of the store and wharf are now lying on the
top of a little hill which is all of 12 feet above the
water and 300 or 400 yards from the shore. The
poor people uf Waiakea are left entirely destitute,
their houses all swept away or demolished, and it is
a sad sight to see the havoo which the water caused
in a few minutes' time. We have got up a
for them and nearly $300 I ai been raised already;
also a lot of doming has been contributed
by tbe people of tbe town. Most of the buildings on
tbe flit toward Waiolama have been swept away or
badly injured. Rose's tin shop was floated across
the street into another building, and both lie jammed
together, blocking up the street completely. Ko such
tidal ware has been kuawrbere sipce 1837, which
was but littlo higher. Tbe ilead body of one woman
was found floating around off Ilonolii.
As near as I can ascertain about 21 houses were
destroyel at Waiakea and 10 in Hilo town, besides
others badly damaged. I think that the Government
ought to afford some assistance (as they did in
186S) to the people of Waiakea, whose buildings havo
been so toUlly destroyed.
Saturday, May 12. I have made a careful investigation
uf the extent of the disaster and find as follows
5 people drowned,
7 people badly injured,
37 dwelling houses entirely destroyed,
17 dwelling houses badly injured,
16 i people left destitute witbouthouses. '
Tbe police have buried 17 horses and mules drowned
by tbe waro. Nearly all the bark "Josephine's"
stures, hare been lust together with about 30 bbls of
Captain bmituer's ml. Tho damage has been estimated
as high as 15. (W0.
Mr. F.. Lyman has been to Waiakea and levelled
from the highest point reached by tbe wave, and
finds It 13 feet above half tide mark.
Yours truly, L. Skyeraxce.
Hilo, May 12th, 1S77.
Mr. EniTOR. Yon left ns ou the eienlng of the
9th int. At 5 on tho morning of the 10th we were
aroused by a loud rapping at tjo door and a trembling
voice crying out, "Tbe tea is coming In upon
us." We leaped out of bed and in half dress ran
down to the shore, where we met a scene which almost
stunned us. A mighty ware had rolled in and
done its strange work. It had leuped the sea-wall uf
8 feet, ru'hed up and Into the store nf Conway & Co.
had demolished a building of Reed, Sissun and
Shipman, filled witb materials fur building, each as
windows, doors, shingles ect., sweeping all out to sea.
It bad played tbo mischief in tbe lumber yard, carry'
ing off thousands of feat of lumber. It had taken a
largo pile of many cords of wood, together with a
largo quantity of green obia logs, 20 to 30 feet long,
across tbe esplanade, and witb them formed a barricade
before tbe doors of shops ; it bad covered Water
street, and luokei in at the gates and doors of yards
and bouses without a rude entrance, until it came to
the terminus or Church street, when it seized tbe tin'
shop of Mr. Rose, lifted it from the spiles, turned it
round and planted it aiross tho road that leads to
Waiolama without upsetting it or materially disturb
ing tbe many wares within.
Thus far the scene was not tragic ; bnt 20 feet be
yond, tbe flood pressed upon tho front nf Mr. Kaina's
building, driving it back about a
fathom and leaving it a little careened backward.
Further ou it swept away an old bakery, rushed
through and nearly npset a pleasant cottage, and
then another and another, tearing some to pieces,
and taking np others and dumping them down in the
middle of the mud pund behind the b;acb. One two-
story house standing a little mauka of tbe beach was
lifted and floated on the flood about 1,000 feet, and
left stamliog in a pond of water.
Tbus tbe rush went on till all the houses along tbe
beach as far as the Waiolama were either destroyed or
greatly damaged. All this was done in one or two
minutes. Meanwhile men, women and children
were struggling in the flood, whllo their earthly all was
being carried out to sea by the relentless wave, or
lost among the rushes and mud, and confused debris
In the swamp behind the beach. Two wero drowned
in this struggle, one of whom was carried down tho
river, out to sea, and round floating olf ilonolii.
The scene was a. very sad and dreary ruin. But
tbe was more completnand tbe sceno vastly
more sorrowful at Waiakea. The wavo that
struck our sea-wall and beach was about 12 feet
above high tide; but at Waiakea it is judged to have
been 15 feet, and it struck tbe shore with such fury,
and such dynamic power as to tear, and rend and
carry all before it. Tbe bridge was carried some
2,000 feet and left high In the bushel. The steamer's
wharf was demolished at a blow ; the two storehouses
were crushed like a.wicker basket, and 400 barrels
or oil, witb a large supply of ship stores wero scattered
widely over the land.
More than 20 houses were demolished, and some
were-floated Inland and left stranded among tbe
bushes. The chapel was taken from its foundation
and carried some J290 feet, where it was left
standing without seriuus injury. While on its watery
passage tbe bell In tbe tower, toiled solemn
requiem for the dying and the dead.
Waiakea was a pleasant thriving village, one of
tbe prettiest suburbs of Hilo. It had many neat
framed cottages, and 3 houses of two stories. Now
there is not a building left or all the front row along
the banks of the river all are gone, and the stones
of piers, under plnnings, and walls are scattered in
wild confusion over gardens, kalo and patato patches
far inland even trees were uprooted and thrown
along witb,the confused debris of demolished
buildings, blocking up of roa'ds, and bewildering
Uad I been carried to 'Waiakea in my sleep on
awaking I should not have- recognised tbe place,
and would have enquired "Where am It" All is a
sceno of wild desolation. The aspect Is awful in
the extreme. The Waiolama and Wailoa rivers, are
both impassable, and tbe place is reached by a circuitous
course some three mites.
The canoes, fishing nets "ind tackle, agricultural
implements, home furniture, trunks, chests, boxes,
beds, mats, quilts, clothing, and the littU sums of
money in the hands of the people, were scattered and
to a greater extent lost. The aged Mr. Parker,
77 years old, lost $500, and perhaps his life, by attempting
to savo it.- lie was sadly bruised while la
the raging waters ameng the timbers of his fallen
house. He was washed up Inland quite a distance
and only saved from being carried into ihs sea by
the retreating wave, by grasping the grass and
shrubs. His recovery is, doubtful.
Many horses, mules, donkeys, bogs and fowls were
destroyed. Five lives were lost, and eighteon persons
were more or less wounded, some with broken
bones, others with bruises on tbe bead, face, nnd
other parts of the body, and scores escaped out of
the flood by supernatural efforts or by the help uf
others In boats. The number of those who are now
homeless Is more than ICO. Tbe total damage to
property cannot probably be less tban $25,000. The
people seem stultified with sorrow, and it is a mournful
spectacle to sen them half nakcJ, hungry and
cold, hunting amidst tbe mud and rnbbisb for lost
things, or lying in kennels wounded and forlorn,
waiting for help. But many of them ' Know the
rod and Mm who appointed It," and confer His
justice while they plead hi mercy. Time end the
Grace of God will heal them. One scene In Waiakea
wonld draw tears from any bat marble ejei. In a
low hovel about (en feet by six, with an opening for
entrance about two and a half feet high, lay two
men in the prime of life, one with a broken leg and
many braises, the other with a battered head all
bound np, and In severe pain. Eaeh one having a
wife la distress ; one with her fore-arm broken, her
shoulder, as was supposed, dislocated, her heaJ and
face badly bruised and swollen; and the other,
watching, cheerless and sad, over tbe cold corpse of
her little boy of four years, lately drawn out of the
cruel waters. All wept tenderly ; confessed the hand
of God in these surruws, and desired funeral exercises
then and there. Prayer was offer cd, aud a few
words of comfort and hope addressed to the sufferers
andthe mourning parent'. A group or some twenty
persons quickly gathered btrore tbe door there was
not room Tor tbem inside and sat in tearful sympathy
during the brief exercises.
Other scenes of sorrow were visited and we returned
with inoisteLed eyes and melted hearts, made
better, we trust, by the mournful scenes of the day.
Sunday, May 12th. During the three das just
parsed our community has beeu deeply moved witb
sympathy Tor the sufferers, and food, clothing and
money bare been sent to them by many individuals.
Systematic efforts have also been made to raise
nioney for their temporary relief. In this our
kind Sherift and others have been very active, so
that we now have a purse of abuut $.100, witb the
prospect of more. In communicating with tbe Native
Church they seemed much aroused, and
we think they will do well, according to their ability.
Though the deaths have been less tban in tbe years
1837 and 186S, yet Iho loss of property has been
greater, and the impression made upon our better
class of people seems now to be deeper and or a more
Intelligent character. May tbe lesion not be lost tu
any of- ns, for we aro taught to " Be ready ;" that
" Man knuweth not his time." and that it is wise to
"Lay up treasures in beaten."
Yours, In sympathy with suffering,
I THE UXDKHMC1.NKI). ItUTII
KULANI, of Honolulu, uanu, hereby Rives public
have duly constituted and appointed bIMON
KOLOA KAA1, of KaUua, North Kona, Hawaii, lo be my
Agent forth management of my property lu thU Kingdom,
both rent and personal. And 1 do hereby enjoin
upon my KonohlkU and tenants and persons holding leases
of my land to recognize bis authority as my said Agent.
AU persons hatng claims acalust tne must preaeut the
same to the said Agent, and all indebted are tu settle with
him. It. KKELIKOLAM.
Honolulu, May 3, 1877. 013 lui
A Kit of Blacksmith's Tools,
IN WHOLE OR I'ART. ALSO,
THE UNEXPIRED LEASE OF A WOODEN BUILDING
Ou the Esplanade, suitable for storage. Also,
A Complete Set of Taps nnd IIe,
With Taper and Pins Tops, from K Jo 1M Inch enclosed
In solid woodei, case.
WE'T A CHATTER,
at: 3t ?it King Street and Esplanade.
Real Estate for Sale or Lease.
LARGE AND SUAIX.
Located in different parts of the City.
Willi Gardens, Out-houses, and every conenience, and In
perfect order. Enquire of
C37 tf HUGO STANQENWALD. JI. D.
Have arrived per Wlllnrtl rtludcett
irosii Hon;; kalis,
40,000 EXTCA LARGE SIZE, aud
60 TU 100,000 .SECOND SIZE,
All of the best quality hard bricks, and wilt Le sold
610 110LLES & Co.
Manufacturing Jeweler I
Mr. Eckart, begs to Inform ciUzens of Honolulu and
the puhllc generally, that he has taken thesture onort
Street opposite Odd Fellows Hall, (formerly occupied by
Tbos. Tannatt,) where he i HI gl e special attention to tbe
manufacturing and repairing of all kinds of Jewelry.
rarUcular attrntlun given lo Miett and Knlul Work.
03r Will guarantee saUsfncUon In all his work. sa
til 15m " WJI. M.
The Fine New British Iron Ship
CAITHNESS, - - Master,
Sailed from Liverpool Dec. S3rd ; Due uero
Early In May,
Comprises a Full Assortment of
mm mm & fancy
--ALSO : :
Blue Mottled Soap,
Paints and Oils, , t
Fire Clay, :
Buss's Ale, -3
Blood Wolfs k Co's Alo,
Pig Brand Porter,
Red- Bar Claret,
Napoleon Cabinet Champagne,
Ransome k Sim's Paris 'Plocghl,
Floor Oil Cloth,
Hoop Iron, ""
Bar Iron, -'
East India Rice,
Best South Wales Coal,
&c, kc, tc kc, &c, ic
THEO. H. DAYIES,
THE TIDAL WAVE !
WHIG!! SWEPT OVER NINOLE. IN KAU. HAWAII. A SHORT TIME AGO,
could not hare filled IU sarrounding inhabitants wita more conttef nation tban did
THE ARRIVAL OF NEW S00DSI
Inspire its Opponents -with Terror!
To describe the intennity of the enthusiasm which our GRAND CREATED
is a thter impossibility, but the astooishineut diminishes wbeti
The Prices at which Our Goods are Sold,
Are taken into consideration.
WE WOVLD CALL PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO OUR
SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF
Sh.oes9 hoes, Slioes !
ns regarda Price, Quality and Qunntlty, Defy Competition I
OUR DRESS GOODS DEPARTIEIf T !
OFFERS PARTICULAR INDUCEMENTS!
And our record is such that we don't need to mention tbe prices of each separate section of our
For San Francisco.
The Fnvorlle American Bark
D. C. MURRAY.
Will have Quick Dispatch for above Port
tar Fnr Freight or Fassaire, having superior
aatlona ror ijanin ana steerage Passengers, apply to
&H a BREWER A CO., Agents.
FOR EUROPE VIA NEW YORK
Two Sailings Every Week,
From New York every Wednesday,
From Boston every Tuesday,
RATES OF PASSACEi
Cnbln.. 880, 8100 and 8130, Gold,
According to Accommodation.
KETUBN TIL'KETa ON FAVORABLE TEKM3.
- 828 Currency.
AS- For farther apply lo
415 OUforula St..
9-J btate St., Boston,
a O. FIIANCKLTN,
4 Howling Ureen, New York.
Notice to Passengers from Australia. New Zealand and
Ilonomln. The Cunard JJne alTords more than usual
to throogh passengers from porta, the
frequency or Its sailinir precluuing all poasiDluty or delay
la rew Yortc
Good accommodaUons always reserved.
C . O. FRANCKLYN,
811 em 4 BolIng Oreen, New York.
MAUC1IAXT, till MASTER.
June 1, Friday, S p m. NawIUwIU;retnrnIng6unlayam
June 4, Monday, 5 p m Circuit of Hawaii
June 12, Tuesday, ft p m Hilo
June 18, Monday, 5 p m..,., Kona
June 25, Monday, 6 liilo
On Kona trips the steamer wul go as far aa Hoopnloa.
On down trlpa tiie steamer will not leave Kawalhae before
lliam; Makena as per notice on up trip; Maalaea
Hay not berore 7 am. Any rnange rrom tue aoove wui
be advertised. "
Ratos of Passage will bo
To or fiomKannakakal, Molokat t I 00
" LaUalna, MauL 8 00
" Maalaea, " T 00
" " Makena, 8 00
' " Matmkona, Hawaii 10 00
" " Kawalbae, " 10 00
" Kallua. ' 10 00
" Kaawaloa, , 10 00
" " HUo, " IS SO
" ' Kau Coast, UOO
Circuit of HawaU, Round Trip 22 00
To or frumanv Port ou Kauai 8 00
Circuit or Kauai. Round Trip UOO
Deck Passage, for natives only ZOO
Off 'o Credit Tor Iasuias;e Money. "SO
Tickets at tbe oniee only.
No bertb will be considered as taken until paid tci. Not
responsible for unmarked Baggage or any freight or Par
cels unless receipted ror.
Freight Money Duo oa Demand.
iSjflJ" AneflortwlU be made to have the Hteamer reach
Itouolalu on tbe evening of tbe same day she leaves Maut
SAMUEL (I. WILDER. A tent.
Office with Wilder & Co.. corner of Fort A Clueep (streets
FOR KOLOA QTHER PORTS ON KMJA!
k: a. m: a. x Hi e !
regular dispatch for KausJ, as above, nail
further notice, Freight and Paasengtri taken at tbe
B0LLE9 t CO., Agents.
P. 8 Tills vessel has Just been thoroughly repaired
newly coppered, and put In In perfect order. -
BOSTON AND HONOLULU PACKET LINE!
C. Brewer A. Co. Agonts.
favorable arraazemtuts can always be
made for storage and shipment of Oil. Bone. Wool. Illdi and
other MercbaadlM to New Bd(iril, Boston, Mew York and
Eastern Ports. Xsr Cash Adtances made.
C. BBEWKR A CO.
DISPATCH LINE F0RSAN FRANCISCO!
& C. Brewer &. Co. Agents.
Merchandise reeelred Storage Free and'
liberal cash advances made on shipments by this line. "
C. BREWER 4 CO.
Regular Line of rackets frem Glasgow
THE FINE NEW A 1 CLIPPER SHIP
" Krsltbniak." 33B Tobm Kejclster,
ultimo for Honolulu, with the nsnal supplies of
Dry Goods. Hartae, Liquors, Coal,
IRON, MAC 7, Eta. Etc.
Particulars of which will be given In a future
bbe wul be due In June next. Anutberflne ship
wUlbe placed on the berth about Jnly or A urns t neitj
and the .- expected to be ready to leave Oils,
row again in Janrary. ma. freight taken at the nsnal
rates. For further parUceUrs spply to
OREEN, UACFAULANE A Co., Agents.
N 3. The Agenu ol the line In Glasgow are Messrs.
fleo. Gray Macfarlant A Co., Victoria EnUdlogs, 4 West
Regent street. g)4 jm
IX T1IK Nl'PRRXE or THE
Islands. In Probate. Id the mature! the em.
At Chamber, berore II U Honor A. Trancta JodA Order
nrnnttr nfn.ililt. t -
and flnaJ distribution of pniprtr.
ui.rssmu8uuiimtin pcUDOQ tUWJ Cct09HtS OfCuT
,?l.4iBU?.op.,lm, WUH V tf. executor of Ik wUi
V . -,, Mtrui Honolulu, uanu.
they ask to be sjluwed .!. . and rbarn
thexnselv4 with lttiri nA ..v .-., ,v ?
examined and approved, and tbat a final order Ky b
made of distribution of tbe property rrmalnlac la tbetr
hands to the perna thereto entitled, and dJachartlse
them and their sureties from alt further aa
It la ordered, thai Tuesday, the 18th day of June. A. H.
1817, at ten o'clock A. M.,leHire the aald Justice. at
In the Court House, at Honolulu, be and tbe same
hereby la appointed as tbe tola and place for bearlsK sakl
petition and accounts, awl that aE persona tnicmtai may
then end there appear and show cause. If any tay base.
...a unwuuM iwi w Kn.nicu.aiHi may prrtrntevr
denre as to who are entitled lo tbe sold property, js.sa.1
that this order. In tbe Engllab language be pubuahed la tbe
Honolulu, for three soccmuve weeks previous th
therein appointed for aald bearing.
Dated at Honolulu, II. I., this Hib day of May. 1C7.
... . . . A. FRANCIS J CUD.
Attest: Justice of tbe Supreme
Jko. E. Baaasas, Clerk or the Supreme Coon.
SUPREME COCKT OF THE HAWA11AS
Islands. In probate. In the Katate ef DA ID K.
CURTIS, of Walalua. Oahu. deceased. Intestate. Before
Mr. Justice Jndd. Order of notice of petition fnr
On reading and Bllng the petition or Z. T. Kqubr. o
alalna, Oahu, alleging that David 1 or Walalaa.
Oabu, died Intestate at Molulela, WaUlua. Oabu. oa lie
4th day of March, A. D. MT7, and praying that Letter, el
Administration Iwie to him tbe said 2. T. 'o.nlrea.
It is Ordered that rrUay, May Stb. 1STT. al 10 o'clock
A.M.. be ami hereby la appdnted for bearing aald petittna
before tbe said Justice. In the Court Room of Ihla Cssrt,
at Honolulu, time and place all persona
may appear and show canae. If any thVy cave, why saM
petition should not be granted, and that this order be published
In the English language for three aucmdve weeka
In the Hawaiian tlazctie newspaper. In Ilooolara.
Dated Uondnln, May 1st, I8TT.
A. TKANCIS JUDD.
Justice of tho fcuprsmeCvert.
.. . .
Attest; J.to. E. BAstmn, clerk. tmjt
(WKT or THE Is AWAIT AX
JT ApniTerm.A. D. 1KT. In Banco.
-. M. Oreen vs. Annie Green. Libel for Drrorce.
In theahOTe entitled libel for dlrorce.lt la stow ore Ted
that a dreoicr rrcro. thetsmuabrsnatrhseay be
entered In faor of the sold Frederick. Jl. Ort-ea, tOeUut.
of the cause of the adultery of the said Annie Ureen. lo bo
mado absolute after Ihs eiptration of alx moo the from the
date of this decree, upon compliance with the terms here
or. unless uniclent canae shall appear to tbe contrary.
And the Ilbellant is ordered to pnbtbh an attested copy
of thin order .n the Hawaiian (lasette and Kuokoa. for six
srcceaslve weeks, the first publication to be wliala aoe
month from the date or this order, that all persons Inter
ested may within six mocihs show canae why aald decree
sbnnld nnt be made absolute.
Hated thUSth day of April. tr.1.
By tbe Courti JNO. K. BARNARD. Clerk.
I hereby certify that tbe fcrrgolne la a tree and faithful
ci py of tbe original
decree In thrabove entitled canae now
on file In the llerfa orBce of the -Supreme Conrt of Use
Aa witness my hand this nth day of April. A. D. VTt.
JNO. K. RAIINASD.
841 " Clerk
TIIEUJi DKR.SIU X EB BFA1H TO I.VVTJRM
tha ilXAnS ,.e If M.lnh. -... .11.
mat be has moved tu the new abop on Marc ban t
saaM. unnu ur. iiuumana Bl7rogorora.woerTI
mb a. micuiwu to an KjDua ox walcaasju
ilfwm mnrt T.ia.ln. Uutl . . . . "
-, --... j ac Au pacx
ages from tbe other Islands addressed to Mm. eoBtalalasx
Mlolu fn, ..nalri will -l .... 1
.T . . L -- -". si-, c prompt eiienuoo urocra
solicited fbr all grades or Watches of American
Satisfaction guaranteed In every respect.
68 IT D. WILhOS CLABaT.
l,V IIILANO, Jockey Club, and other perfumea. Toilet
Vinegar or world-wide celebrity. Toilet Water, Lavender
Water, Florida Water, Eaa de Cologne, Lima Juice and
Ulycerlne for the Hair. Ulycerlne. llonay, Windsor and
other soaps. Violet and Rice Powder, AquadenUae fbr
the Teeth, Ac. v. Strand. Its, Regent Street, and Is.
ComhUI, London, gold by an Perfumers and ghemlsa.
Heglsteied trade marl aa heraldrle toee.
... sn sort-v . . ..-- ........
H -.- iwa., ags s.. nnaua
17 LTir.tT. VIstHn. T?r4r... .... a. TTT
"t""1 Public Worship at "OUT ST.
..... -""":. "le newt every at 11
o'clock A.M., and TX P.aL Seats are provided for all
WHO m htM tn ..- T. - nr.a .-
erenlnc -Prayer Meeting at IS o'ctork fa th lctnn
GREEN. MACFARLME& CO,
jJAVEON JIA.ND A(B TBS. SALE
The Following Articles:
To which they would call attention. A pdl assortment a
Best :o.,:t? xtcxel,
In lots Id salt percbasers.
Excellent Coal, for stoves, by the bar all ready pat up,
saves 71 per cent In expanse at foal.
Cbukln? Stoves, to burn coal, atlowraiex. - r.
lUrrela White's Portland Cement, wta be sold low to
close aaslznm.nta. Also, a few thousand Fire Uncks.
arched aod square.
Boiled Unseed OU, niack Paint, Red Lead, Oahraafced
Fencing Wire, Ac., Ac., Ac
Free Burning Coal, of good quality, for plantation use
at a low figure by the quantity.
East India Rice, fn o lb mats. Mmltn... s ..! ...
or for Chinese, will be sold al old rates. The qaaSry w;
China Matting. No. 1 and No. I qiaUty.
China Mat Baga.
A SUGAR MILL, ROLLERS 21 1Y 31 !XM
With sTrr a.a.y .. .. .. -
-----.-. w.r,ssro...WMB u jicuri. MUIfU, J 3t
Wfttaon, Oluctiv. AfaUaMonmcotof
BRANDIES, IN WOOD IHO WTTLJ.
American, Scotch and Irlaa Whiskies,
WISES AXB CUAlfPllJvrs
Of different tha alA.e tA n 'Pt,..IaM
4 Ua,Kncliali mod Porter; .tteKwsU., BV
AV4M4 VoAlCaT UtsialUl.
aoo M Good China Bricks,
Bundle Hoop Iron, V aad Inches.
none Shoes, assorted slaee. Ac, t Ac
M m GREEN, MAC PAH LA ICE A C.
, i ,r
TIfHBEH,,1SJrEB HAVE HAB
PARED by ComDetentlaeal soatal
reference tO tbO MaaUr ami Xamnl" Iaan naw In fneai
In this kingdom.
llaak Temi of ! CMtnwti,
?"4'u" J"? . which they would new oBer for sals.
u uuniicsnsi us employ servants, with the fad
tbat they are the only forms now la rwe tbat comply
lO 9TtTY tasrUCUUKT With -.... .1...
between Master aad Servant
- a Santa nn ,,....,.. n. . . . ... ...
.,.-- "- yiuw lasoui wiu oe surnsaaea wita sacaai
blasts at liberal rates for cash.
. . . . CHAM. T. ODUCK,
a&eVB&tet tal tUft A ftt fsf aww fcsa on. far
LiUir, District of Rons tsUna of OtUia.
tJUJ. ittf, HI SO