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conditionsis privy to the most important
deliberations of tho Council of State.
and.closo to one sideof
A cobstspoxdekt's views vtith regard to letter
distribution ore worth considering. Man; people
hare their letters lying in the post office for a
week and some tunes longer, not knowing that
they are there and not expecting any.
Wx see by the New Zealand papers that the
Troupe were playing their vay
through the island and vera shortly expected in
Auckland. Wherever they hare song they haTe
been highly appreciated. Miss Annis Montague
has decidedly established herself as a great Colonial
Wi have seen Captain Itoper of the Atijtr Head,
and in reply to a qnestios we pnt relative to the
promptitude of the police, about which there had
been some remark m town, he said, "The Hawaiian
Authorities acted with all the promptitude
possible, tray prauie is due to them. Eve rrthinc
wasas well doc-M it would have been in England."
Wx are requested to state that the body of the
Chinaman who was shot on Sunday was going to
ue Dunea oy ut roue auuionties. we are informed
that the Chinese Consul interfered and
without the Captain's knowledge returned it to the
ship, in a state totally unfit for shipment. Upon
what authority Mr. Along acted the Captain does
not know. Since writing the abore w hear that
the coffin has been deposited in the bullock pan.
The adventures of this coffin reminded one of the
first tale in Ingoldsby Legends, which resulted in
the Baron calling for his boots.
Wx km that A. D. F. lUndolpb A Co., will publish
in November, an autobiographical sketch entitled
"Life in Hawaii," by the Bar. Titos Coau.
Besides the story of the veteran's labors for forty-five
years in his own field, chapters IS
and H describe his visits to the cannibal
and other chapters are said to contain graphic
descriptions of the Hawaiira volcanoes, and of
their great eruptions. The book is a record of an
unusually varied and successful life-work.
i. most important tan case was oil trial Monday
last before Jodce Biekerton, involving among
other questions the right to tan certain " puppio a,
in the Waikiki district. The point in issue was
whether the puppies were born before or after the
first day of I uly. One of the puppies being offered
in evidence, was refused the triviles of testif vine
on the eround that hs did not understand the na
ture of our oath. Judgment that the puppies
were sot t&xuaoie. rjuuuD ana ms attorney leu
the Court-room iu triumph with the puppy. W. K.
Castle, Plaintiff's Attorney ; W. O. Smith, for the
Ts lepers in the hospital at Fisherman's Point
have shewn some discontent because thsir friends
do not have free access to them: (tly tent a peti
tion to the Minister or the interior requesting that
their friends might be allowed to come when they
pleased and wash for them. The petition has been
refused on the ground that it is very unadvisable
that friends should have fiee access to them, and
na for washing, they are to do their own, as they
have little or no work of any kind to do. Beyond
this petition no other complaint has been made:
it appears as if the experiment will prove a
but mom terront.
Tax teachers convention will meet in the
Lyceum on Monday next at 10 o'clock A.M. There
will be a two hours session, a recess and a second
two hours' session will be held at S rjc On Tuesday
there will be one session from 10 to 12. President
Jones will make the opening address, then
will come the election of officers for the year, to
be followed by papers on the following subjects:
Historical account of the Hawaiian Sohool system,
B, Hitchcock; Lack of general information among
the Hawaiian People, Kev. D. Hyde; Difficulties
of teaching Hawauans English, liev. A. Mackintosh;
A method of learning History, A. T. Atkinson;
School organization in Japan, M. M. Scott;
and other papers by Miss Winter, Miss Norton,
Miss Comer, Miss Sheely and Messrs. Dyer, Pratt,
Groeer and Baldwin.
Tfl building of the Lunalilo Home it progressing
slowly. The work is very much retarded by
the difficulty of getting a sufficient number of
men to dress and trim the stone, preparatory to
its being set in the building. What has been done
looks well. There are to be three gothic arches in
the tower, for the first of these the stones are
ready, and it is already in course of construction.
Many of ths stones when quarried weighed 23 cwt.,
and when cut about 16 cwt.; the handling of these
large masses is no joke. The partition walls between
the Rom are of brick as are also the door
edges. Ones the stone cutting is completed, the
finishing of the building will be rapidly pushed
forward. There will be a very fine view from the
tower: we olimbed to the top of that portion which
has been completed, and an excellent view rewarded
oar exertions: how the town has grown towarls
Waikiki 1 where a few years ago was nothing but
hilani bushes and bars hill-side, we now nave
fine residences, pleasant homes, and the commencement
of pretty gardens.
Tk King In Kan.
The steamer Itraloxi, with Their Majesties on
board, arrived at Eaalualu on Saturday evening,
December 17th, and it being too late to land
the Itoyal Party remained on board till
Sunday morning. At 6 a. K. they landed and were
received by a committee of resident citizens, who
escorted them to Waiohmu. The escort was quite
imposing, numbering about two hundred mounted
on horse-back, of whom forty were in uniform,
and under command of Capt. Charles K. Arnold,
of the Naalehu Plantation.
On reaching the main street of the village, a
royal salute was fired by the Chinese from the hill
back of it, and from this point on the road had
been strewn with cane-leaves, while four or fire
arches, nicely decorated with evergreens, mottoes
and flags, attested the welcome which the people of
Kau offered to their Sovereign. The most elaborate
of these was one erected by the Chinese across
the street in front of the Protestant Church, and
gaudily ornamented with Chinese mottoes, flags
and bouquets. A Chinese Royal Standard, which
had taken two weeks for its construction, was conceded
to be the finest display on this occasion. It
was wrought wholly of silk, and in a variety of
gaudy colors the great dragon being as usual the
About 8 o'clock. Their Majesties arrived at the
residence of the Hon. Mr. Martin, which had been
fitted up expressly for them. Here a large motto,
printed in brilliant red and bice letters" Axon
Eucaci. urn Kapiolisi" surmounted with the
royal coat of arms and suspended over the entrance
to the house, welcomed them to their quiet resting
place by the " shining waters of Kau."
"Sgsggg EMERSON, Master, . . , . Miscellaneous,
Will have Quick Dispatch for above Port.' THE'CALIFOBNIA1: Juvenile ai
to the Hawaiian
A large number of people from the villages
around had assembled nt Waiohinu, to nee and
hear the King, many of them having come in on
the previous day, when the steamer was due. Iter.
J. Kxuhane offered the use of his church to the
King, but the latter requested that the regular services
be held, which accordingly took place at the
usual hour, and were attended by Their Majesties.
This edifice being too small to accommodate the
crowd that desired to hear the King speak, the
audience adjourned at the close of the religious
servioes to the premises of Mr. Martin.
Here an address of welcome was made to the
King by Mr. E. F. Hopke, of Kaalehu Plantation.
It was a very appropriate and really eloquent
speech, and wan responded to in English by His
Majesty in terms that showed that be appreciated
tho hearty welcome nhich had been given him and
A very large crowd had now gathered on the
premises not less than mi or seven hun
dred persons who were addressed by the King in
Hawaiian for nearly an hour. He gave a detailed
account of his travels around the world, commencing
with his arrival in Japan, interspersing his
narrative with numerous anecdotea and incidents,
which made it vexy interesting and amusing to his
audience. This address showed that he certainly
must have enjoyed unusonl opportunities for Boeing
all the grand sights afforded only to the favored
few among travelers in Japan. China, Egypt
and European capitals.
In conclusion, he remarked that he would like, to
speak to his Chinese friends in their own tongue if
it were possible, and thank them for their welcome,
bnt they must acotpt the will for the deed.
In the afternoon, the King and Queen attended
the Koman Catholic church, where a Te Deum was
performed in their honor. On this occasion, the
church was very crowded.
During the following three days the King visited
places of interest in the district, and embarked
again in the steamer Ivalani, onlheZl4t,forKosa,
where be will remain till the next trip of this
steamer, returning to Honolulu on the 3rd of January.
Everything in connection with the King's visit in
Kau went off successfully, and the weather oould
not have been more lovely than it was. n. K, v.
EcrroB Oirxnx: As the time of the netting of
the next Legislature draws sear, we discover a disposition
of attempting to repeal or change oat
law on taxation, now thought unjust. I would
snecest caution, when altering, repealing or mak
ing any laws respecting taxation, as taxation in
some cases is a eouroe of oontcattorj among most
civilized people, manifestly because a just war of
assessing has uot been clearly understood that
would distribuU the burdsn or government charge
justly against all persons and all property.
Personal tax and tax on cash investments, for
reductive purposes seem tolerably well settled,
E ut taxation on secured and unsecured credits has
never been settled to ths satisfaction of all parties.
It would seem to be nn easy thing to settle, as
the service or neglect of the Government is the
only thing to be paid, and we see no difficulty here
as it is well-known that the Govsmment renders
oris as ready to render service by italaws, its
courts and its officers in the protection of mortgages
and unsecured credits, as it is to cash investments
or personal protection. This being true
no law would be just that did not Ux secured and
unnccured credits as well ae all properties that can
be measured by dollars and cents. To exempt
from taxation one class of property that the Government
sacredly guards would be acting unjust
towards enexempted propertiee, by compelling
them to bear the burden of taxation alone, at the
ttms time receiving proportionally no greater service
from the Government than ths exempted properties
The law makers of this Kingdom seem to have
caught sight of this just way of taxation whan
they refused to exempt foreign debts from the
value of merchandise purchased on credit and
brought here for sale, oeeanse th property teat hero
and under Government protection. The same reason
should apply to all secured and unsecured
credits as well as all other properties.
To say there is no value in book accounts, notes,
mortgages, c, would be to charge some of our
most prudent men with foolishness for parting
with thsir property without receiving a just compensation
therefor. But leaving aside for the
present the disputed point of property values, I
call attention to the fact that all such claims receive
their full share of Government protection,
and for that reason alone should be declsred property
for purposes of taxation.
The Constitution of California defines property
to include " moneys, credits, bonds, stocks, dues,
franchises, and all other matters and things, real,
personal and mixed, capable of private ownership."
Such, no doubt, is a tolerable full definition
of the word " Property," and for purposes of
taxation eminently just, as all such properties are
under Government protection, and if any of them
get destroyed by mob, violence or otherwise by
Government neglect, tht Govsmment would be
called upon to make the loss good, and the owner
under such circumstances nsvsr pleads want of
value in the property destroyed as he does when
called upon to hare them taxed. i. u. n.
Ckixteee Ckristx suae Tree.
Not unmindful of the happinese as well as of the
moral and religious training of the Chinese among
whom he is working, Mr. Frank Damon was very
active in organizing a Christmas tree for bis
charges. He met with ready assistance from
many quarters and the result proved a decided
success. The affair came off last Friday evening
in the basement of the new Chinese Church. The
tree, handsomely deoorated with mailt, silver foil,
glittering start and twinkling lights stood at the
end of the room, while radiating from it were two
long tables on which were spread a tempting array
of presents : Slates, books in Chinese and English,
work-boxes, pretty piotures. dolls, cakes, balls,
knives, apples, nuts, and the
things which bring the same happiness to the
little black haired, almond-eyed Mongolian as
they do to the more familiar golden haired and
blue-eyed Saxon. The room was gaily decorated
with evergreens and flowers, while here and there
Chinese inscriptions on brilliant colored paper
lighted up t he sober tints of the green. " Glory to
God in the highest P and other suitable texts had
been chosen for these inscriptions. At the end of
the room was an inscription setting forth how
much the white man had done for the Chinese and
it was good that both races should live together in
peace and harmony. Some photographs illustrative
of Christmas from a religious point of view
were judiciously put round to educate the mind
through the ere, of these a pictureof theBibe
of Bethlehem'' especially (truck ns.
It was pleasant to watch the Chinese talking to
the little children and the anxiety of the little
things for their cake or their sweets. Our Celes
tial brother showed at his best; in point of fact
the love of parent to child and of child to pirfcat
is their best national characteristic, and we were
very glad to have an opportunity of seeing it displayed
under such favorable circumstance.
The evening was enlivened by souk rendered
by the children ; the voice of one girl especially
struck us, it was sweet nnd melodious and her
pronunciation wns correct. There was n goodly
display of Chinese ladies who occupied one ride of
the room, and who chattered and laughed and
doubtless pulled their neighbors to pieces in the
way which is dear to the feminine heart. Many of
these had been educated in Ckirui nt the celebrated
Lechler's Basil Mission.
We came away thoroughly pleased and much
interested in the work which Air. Frank Damon
has bo enthusiastically taken np; we can see that
much good will come of it. and trust that it may
do more than at present seems probable. Success
then to the Chinese Mission.
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS.
We condence from file receive! last uixht by
The Gciteau trial still drags along; the wife of u
juryman died on the 19th itirt., and he was allowed
tu attend the funeral. It is said that should a
verdict of guilty be given, a new trial will be asked
for on this account.
The Chronicle still continues its attacks, but has
left tho sensational and has come down to statistics,
the figures varying from day to day. Wolfe's
articles were not considered suitable and did not
The condition of Ireland remains about the
same, there is the usual tale of landlords shot,
arrests nnd a very strong probability of civil war.
A prison is being prepared for women concerned
in the Laud League. The type and machinery of
the Vnitid Ireland have been shipped to Loudon,
where it will be printed.
The jneen will not open Parliament in person.
There have been riots at Suez, the military imprisoned
the Governor because of a report that
an Italian had murdered a soldier.
The latest report from the Vienna fire give COO
The English government has opened negotiations
with Washington nnd some European powers
with a view to establish an international court to
deal with Pacific Island outrages. The court will
sit in Sydney.
It is rumored that the Mikado of Japan has
been fired at
The D. S. steamer JUrt has been permitted to
visit a number of unopened eeaports in Japan.
Col. John W. Forney, proprietor end editor of
Pregriii, died at Philadelphia on tke 8th inst.
Bills have been introduced into Congress for the
admission of Dakota and New Mexico into the
Two bills for lb prevention ef Chinese
ingress. have already been introduced in tht U. S.
A mumber of engagements between Bosnian and
Austrian troops have lately taken place, and on the
90th ult. the lattsr were deftatsd m a severe fight.
The receipts of the D. 8. Government for the
past fiscal year was (180,000,000 over the expenditure,
the greatcrpartof which was used in paying
off the National Debt.
The report to the Secretary of the Navy of the
United States, of the Naval Advisory Board, recommends
the construction of 88 cnarmored cruising
vessels of steel, and a number of rams, also torpedo
gunboats and torpedo boats.
The Captain of H. M, 8. London with 10 men in
a pinnace made an unsuccessful attempt on the 8d
of December to capture a dhow loaded: with slaves
off the coast of Zanguebar. Capt. Brownrig and
two men were killed and three' wounded.
Secretary Hnnt will retain bit Cabinet position,
and James will remain untiT the end of the present
fiscal year. It is reported that Kirkwood has also
been told by tho President that ha desires him to
remain. Frelicgbuystn and Brewster are to be
Secretary of State end Attorney-General, and the
Treasury having been filled, this makes up the
complement of the Cabinet.
H&buy, Dec. 6. The Emperor William, when.
receiving the rresiuent ana oi me
Beichstsg, emphatically declared that his message,
read at the opening of the lteichstag, was the
fullest expression of his innermost oonviclions as
to the welfare of the nation.
Boxx, Deo. 6. The report of the Budget Committee
on the estimates of the Minister of Foreign
Affairs states that King Humbert's visit to Vienna
and the signature of t treaty of commerce with
France signify no less than the peace of Europe
and the security of Itsly.
St. Pxtusbc0( Dec 6. Authentic news of the
riots in Odessa hit only just reached
here. The correspondent says he can state on
good authority that a fresh outbreak of the anti-Jewish
agitation in llussia it considered imminent.
Tunis, Dec. 6. Although Koustan states that he
will return to Tunis in a fortnight, it it generally
known that he has definitely been recalled and
General Lambert will succeed him.
Tsrrou, Dec. 9. Intelligence hat been received
here that a strong French column is approaching
the frontier in pursuit of the Tunisian insurgents.
The Turkish commander is dispatching troops to
Pasis, Dec 8. The committee on the bill for
the sale of the Crown jewels inspected them yesterday.
It is proposed to retain an assortment,
including certain presents from foreign monarch
and a sword valued at 220,000 francs, and possessing
artistio value. The committee 13 also disinclined
to sell the Regent diamond, fearing that it
would be bought by enterprising Americans for exhibition.
They are in favor of disposing of diamonds
to the amount of 11,000,000 francs.
Lohcox, Dec 6. Dempsey, proprietor of the Ulster
Examiner an dHortkern Star, was returned
from ths contest in the election for member of
Parliament for Londonderry, to fill a vacancy
caused by the promotion of Hugh Law to be Lord
Chancellor of Ireland. This action is in obedience
to the voice from Kilmainham jail.
Loxdom , Dec 6. It is stated that the new Earl
of Crawford has decided that he will not offer a
reward for the recovery of the body of his father,
but will spend any torn of money in tracking the
NrwTfoBX, Dec a The Board of Health is taking
extra precautions on account of small-box,
thirty-three cases being reported last week. There
is no cause for alarm yet, except where ths instances
are concealed. The disease is very
in Jersey City, and many residents siok with
it, came over here, fearing to bo taken to the Jersry
City IVbt House.
Viksna, Dec 8. A frightful dis.tftrlinoccurred
here. Just before the perform.ir.cp of tLt Opera
Lei Contes d'Hoffui.i:iu, at the King Theatre, ft
lamp fell on the stnne .ind the ll.ime rapidly rut up
the weuery ; iu an instant the curtain kuvc it heave
and the terror stricken audience Iwlield i colamn.
of name burat through. TLeru were upward uf
2.000 inople in the thcutrn at the tim. I be lijfhta
all went out aud in narrow choked ith
smoke, unable to fee, the mitenible enrod crushed
and trampled iu way to the outer air. Mn,uy were
trodden under foot, ere crushed to death,
but a very large nuuilwr wero burned. The flaiae
as it swept through the curtain actually burning,
off the heeds of those who sat iu the fror.t sUllj.
leaving the trunks uninjured- Upwards of 1.000
persons are estimated to have lost their lives. The
scenes around tho theatre ate described b nwf nL
Many of tbose who ecHid had Int their reason.
Hollister & Co.
TOBACCO, CIGARS AND CIGARETTES.
Kra;ract Vanity r"ir
lorillard't Ping and Fine Cot Tobacco';
Hollister 8c Co.
Humphrey's Homoop thie Medicine Ca.
VKW YllRH A.S
Crown Perfumery Co., London.
. holders of the Hawaiian Ceil Trphore Company
nlll b held nnThuridar.JMicarr 4th, IfW.at tt A. M
at the Ofllce uf Mr. a. Jaejer. CO. I'KHOKK.
rr tt Juretsry.
qiiK fjrm of cj,ai:k & co.,
JL heretofore contlrtlnr of Geo. 11. Kotertion end
Cha. II. Clarl, doiny baHneia at drayman In this city,
I ttala day dltiolved by mutual content. Tec bu!cet
will be carried on by Geo. H. Robertton and all account!
due by Clark A Co., excrptinr lrUatt Mil dee
by C.H. Clark, will be aettlrd by (,ro. II. IlobcrUon,
and all accounts dne Clark A Co., are parable to den.
li.Kiibrrl;on. JKl. II. RODKRTFON,
C. II. CLARK.
Honolulu, Dec. lit, 1KS1.
Havic? this day booi'bt out the Interrcof my late
partner In the I'rararc bulnri. I bee to Inform tUe
public that the bunnrta will be Iu charce of Ir. C. Y .
Clark (Clark benlor.) nhoU duly authorized
all bmlntii appertaining to the drayarr. A SI
order left at ra office, where a clerk will be found tu
attend to the same will be promptly atte ndd to. And
by square dealinr and reasonable eharces I tinst to
merit s share of the public patronate. Grace on
?uern ft., next door to Wilder A Co's lumber yard.
elcpnone No. 65. GEO. 11. ROBERTSON.
3r l(r Telephone will be connected bythelStb, of
Honolulu, Dec 1st. I8S1. MS 8t
BUSINESS IMMUNITY I
ITAKK THIS OCCASION IN
pur City Mcrchsuts that
All BNIs Left in My Chargeatthe
Closing of this Quarter,
will recelte my best attention toward collfctlnp tLem.
All Books and Aceounti will be carefully balanced and
arranred. ani matters pertalnlnr to general oflce work
will be attended to at moderate chareee.
Respectfully, J. E. WIKKMAN.
General Bntiness Agent, Number 27 llrrciitnt Mrtet.
Attention Hooks !
AJiL MEMBKH8 OF THE
HOOK i LADDER CO. No. 1 who are In
arrears of due?, are hrrcbr notified U rsmit
the same on or nerore the next Jtejruiar acftlnr. or let
aid Company, or they alii bv excelled trccrdini; to the
By-laws of the laid Company, and also Iheir names and
delinquincies, will be handrd tu the tat collector of
Ibis district. Per Order W. K. HERRICK.
8K 1m Treasurer.
f. TWO TIIIKUIlKJIlBHEf)
SMht dale Mares, well matched and kind In harness,
rfT( eight years old and sound. Also 1 two-year
i 1 '1 eld half-breed Clyde mare colt. 1'rogecr of
said mares. The above desirable stock- will be sold at
Laupahoehoe Plantation. Price tTOO. Title l'frfrct.
WM. LIDQATK CO,
Lanpahoehoe. Dec lit, ltjl. Ml tf
NOTICE TO TBAVELEBS.
it. II. P. AVOOD HAS BKEN
sDDoInted Aeentst ItMiiuhoiin and Uekala
for the San Francisco and Honolulu Trr tftrCoMtaty.
Oflce at Dr. White's atore.
I!i;e landed from ths steamerasd dells srsd at cer
87it S. V. A nONOIXlXTHASSPEltCO.
DR.E. H. THACHXR,
No. !04?j Fort Street, (Brewer's Block, up stairs.)
First-class work at lowest lirlBg prioea.
Nitrous Oxide Oas administered for painless extraction
of teeth. 134
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING
been appointed, by the Mnprrme Court. Trustee
and administrator of the estate ottbe late THOMAS
ilEEK, of Honolulu, hereby notifies all parties Indebted
to said eatate, to mike Immediate payment to the
andtrciesed; all parties bavin; property In Ihcircharre
belongins to said estate are requested to notify the
administrator of the same withoct delay. All parties
harlnc claims against said rslate are requested to
present the same duly authenticated, to the under-signed
within six months, or they will be forever barred,
n. O. CHABBE.
Trustee and Administrator
Eatate of Thomas Meek, deceased.
nonolnln. July 15th. 1881. KJ 6m
NEITHER THE CAPTAIN NOR
Owners of the British bark " Sir Lancelot," will
be responsible, for any dcbti contracted by the Crtw
while In this Port. G. W. MACFARLAKB A CO,
li 67 It Actnts.
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