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LOCAL, AND GENERAL.
Happy Sexr Year.
tIia rmhhV. schools re-open this
morning after the holiday vacation.
Hollister fc Co. have received a
fresh supply of M.A. oeeu ury
rpur. T. hill is expected to
come up before the House during
the present weeh..
' Mr.Chas. Dwight will succeed
Mr. C. B. Reynolds as Agent of the
Board of Health.
The Hood Sarsaparilla calendar
is out for the- new year. It is both
pretty and handy.
Maltbv,the cyclist, is in town
again after a fairly successful trip
to the other islands.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hyman are
domiciled in the Snow Cottage at
the Hawaiian Hotel.
Hon. L. A. Thurston and Col. G.
W. Macfarlane returned on the
Weather permitting, the Hawaiian
Band will give a concert at
the Hotel this evening.
The list of uncalled for letters
remaining at the Post Office can
be found in this issue.
Jlr E C. Macfarlane returned
from San Frncisco Thursday very
much improved in health.
When the Australia left San
Francisco, 10 cents a share was
asked for Hawaiian Commercial
and Sugar Co.'s stock with no
The Legislature passed a resolution
Wednesday to meet every
evening hereafter, with the exception
of Saturday, until the session
The cut of the new Masonic
Temple, which appears elsewhere
in this issue, is the work of Mr. . J.
Clifford, who is connected with the
News has reached this city of
' the death of Dr. R. R. Baldwin in
California. He was
formerly associated with Dr. A.
McWayne of this city.
G. H. Chase died at the Queen's
Hospital on Christmas Eve from a
cancer in the mouth, which prevented
him from eating. Mr. Chase
was well known in this city.
Owinc to the mails crossing the
Atlantic in a slow steamer, the
Alameda will leave San Francisco
on Monday, January 9th, three
days later than her schedule date.
Mr. Jno. U. Iosepa, the eldest
soh'of Hon. J. K. Iosepa, was married
to Miss Esther K. Iona at the
Tr..niniion PVmrpVi Inst, wefilr. Rev.
H. H. Parker performed the ceremony.
Ensign George P. Blow, who was
here recently on the U. S. S. San
Francisco, has been ordered to
Chicago on special duty in connection
with the World's Columbian
The expected no-confidence resolution
did not come up in the
House on Tuesday. The Advertiser
scared it away for the present.
It is expected to come up
again some day.
Mr. C. B. Reynolds, who has
been an efficient Agent for the
Board of Health for the past six
years, has resigned his position.
The Legislature reduced his salary
from $200 to $150 a month.
A "By Authority" notice in this
issue announces that Her Majesty
has appointed W. A. Whiting as
First Judge of the Circuit Court of
the First Circuit, and W. F. Frear
as Second Judge of the same Court.
It is understood that Her Majesty
hmS reiusea w) sign me commission
'jr J. M. Poepoe to act as judge for
the Police Court. John Richardson
is now named as the successor of
Justice Dole handed down a decision
Tuesday overruling the
demurrer of the defendant in the
suit for injunction commenced by
C. A. Brown against C. N. Spencer.
The case will be heard on its
The San Francisco Monitor, a
religious journal'published at San
Francisco, received contributions
of toys and candies for the leper
children on Molokai. In response
to the appeal a considerable quantity
of contributions were made.
Last evening the Hon. C. W.
Jiihford entertained at dinner a
number of members of the Legislature,
among them the Hon. J. N.
S. Williams. The guests were
chosen without distinction of
-re-union proved a
mt pleasant one. The departing
Ntfble, Mr. Williams, was toasted,
and4r Responded in fitting terms.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Miss Berry's select school will
The band boys paid their usual
New Year calls.
Hereafter Mr. Theo. F. Lansing
will act as manager for the local
firm of M. Phillips & Co.
The next mail from San Francisco
will arrive on the 0. it O. S.
S. Oceanic, which is due here one
week from to-day.
Judge William Foster of the Police
Court has engaged an office in
the Cummins Block and hereafter
he will practice law.
Those having accounts against
the Hawaiian Gazette Co. will
please present the same promptly
at the office of the company.
The P. M. S. S. Rio de Janeiro
carried away two passengers from
this port Miss J. Tidd and Lieut.
Glover, of the U. S. S. Boston.
Hon. Jos. Nawahi is the luckiest
and happiest man in the House.
The Clerk has paid him another
$250 for his salary as Representative.
The New Year holidays were
very quiet around the Police Station
; but very few arrests were
made, all of which were for minor
A collection taken up yesterday
morning at the Kawaiahao Church
for the benefit of the Hawaiian
Mission in Micronesia amounted to
The Pioneer Building & Loan
Association will hold an adjourned
monthly meeting on next Thursday
The following mail was sent to
San Francisco on the P. M. S. S.
Rio de Janeiro, which left this port
on Sunday afternoon : 397S letters
and 1633 newspapers.
During Sunday night a thief attempted
to gain entrance into the
store of the Hawaiian News Co.
The lock of a front door was tampered
with, but the burglar was
evidently scared off.
The members of the Second Congregation
of St. Andrew's Cathedral
have been presented with a handsome
calendar for the new year.
For each day there appears a quotation
from the Bible.
Our Kohala and Hilo correspondents
both refer in their letters
to the severe earthquake shocks
which occurred on Hawaii Dec.
22d, to which attention was called
in this paper on Wednesday last.
The Hilo letter speaks of the eruption
in the summit crater of Mauna
Loa, and says its light is clearly
visible from Hilo. No one will
prbbably be found daring enough
to ascend to the summit at this
season of the year, simply to verify
it and ascertain the extent of
Professor Charlier of New York,
who has been spending a few
weeks at the Volcano House, sends
the following lines, under date of
Dec. 26, giving some items of in-interest
"Madame Pele is in a happy
mood, sending up her fiery jets, illuminating
the " whole sky. The
pit is slowly filling and within a
year will probably be full. Small
lava flows are of daily occurrence.
The new Volcano House i6 quite
comfortable. Mr. Peter Lee, the
manager, is a rustler ; a trail undertaken
by him is almost finished
across the lava field, and elderly
people and ladies will soon be able
to ride within five minutes' walk
of the molten lake. A shed erected
for a tea house will offer protection
in case of rain. We have been
here two weeks and expect to stay
A Coming Entertainment.
On Tuesday evening next, Jan.
10th, Mr. Wray Taylor will give
one of his popular organ concerts
at Kaumakapili Church. On this
occasion he will present to the
public a unique programme, something
not seen here before. It will
be an illustrated organ concert and
dramatic reading. Some of the
most beautiful colored scripture
scenes will be shown on canvas
twenty-five feet square by means
of a powerful instrument known as
and vocal music and readings will
be given during the entire
Mr. C. Hedemann will
have charge of the opticon, and
his name is a sufficient guarantee
for success. It is impossible to describe
what the effect of this unique
entertainment will be. You must
see for yourselves.
Daily Advertiser 50c per month.
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HW'AilBJs . JANUARY 3 IS -3
Holiday Fetes and Sports First
Field Day of the Makawao
Makawao people turned out bravely
to witness the first athletic contests
ever held in the district, nearly every
lady gracing the occasion with her
presence. The spectators
on the Polo Grounds recalled
to mind Boston Common on aFourth
of July morn. There were no peanuts,
apples nor lemonade, still there
was no lack of gaiety and enthusiasm.
The central and most level 6tretcb of
the field was marked off for the
sprinting contests, the makai side of
the course was given up to ring contests
on horseback, while beyond the
mauka limits cavalcades of ladies and
gentlemen were continually sweeping
past deeply interested in a sport
known under the prosaic name of
Time was called at 1 p.m., and Mr.
W. O. Aiken quickly won the 100-yards
dash, from Messrs. Lindsey,
Hair and Landgraf. Mr. Cooper, of
Paia, won the standing broad jump
9 ft. 3 in. Messrs. W. L. Mossman
and Aiken being the other competitors.
In the hurdle race (100 yards) with
five hurdles 3 ft. 8 in. in height, Mr.
W. L. Mossman was easy winner
over Messrs. W. Ogg and Cooper.
In the running high jump Mr.
Mossman failed at 4 ft. 5 in., and Mr.
Lindsey took the prize.
In throwing the 8$ lb. hammer
Messrs. Raff, W. Ogg, Mossman,
Hughes, Lindsey and Engle contested.
The former won 83 ft. 10
in., heating W. Ogg by 1 ft. 10 in.
In the running broad jump, Mr. L.
F. Hughes showed himself superior
to Messrs. Cooper, Lindsey, Mossman
and Aiken, his record being
18 ft. 3 in.
In the three-legged race Messrs.
Mossman and Aiken easily outstripped
their competitors who fell
on the 'home-stretch in a most ludicrous
In the high kick contest, by some
mistake of the carpenter, the cardboard
at which they kicked could
only be raised to 7 ft. 3 in. As both
gentlemen easily touched this mark
both were awarded the prize.
In the 220-yards dash Mr. L. F.
Hughes showed superior staying
qualities and won, over Messrs. Mossman
In the hop - skip - and - jump Mr.
Cooper reached 37 ft. 2 in., and
Messrs. Lindsey, Aiken and Hughes
Putting the 10 lb. shot was one of
the best events of the day, and was
contested by Messrs. Ruff, Mossman,
Ogg, Lindsey, Andrews, Hughes, A.
Hocking and Copp. Mr. Ruff pnt it
4 feet 10 in., beating Mr. Mossman
by only a few inches.
In the contest, the most
exciting happening of the day, the
Paia team, consisting of Mr. Engle,
anchorman, David Lindsey, captain,
and Messrs. Ruff, Ogg and Garnett;
in the Makawao team were Mr. Tj. A.
Andrews, anchorman, Mr. W. L.
Mossman, captain, and Messrs. Swift,
von Temnsky and Hughes; and in
the Hamakuapoko team were Mr. W.
F. Mossman, anchorman, Mr. J.
Hair, captain, and Messrs. Beecher,
S. Hocking and Nicoll. Paia pulled
Hamakuapoko most easily it was a
With Makawao, Paia had her
hands full, for during the first heat,
it seemed as though Makawao would
surely win, but the superior training
of Paia muscle -slowly but surely
brought the ribbon to their side, and
won also the next heat quite handily.
The foot ball game was poorly
played owing to the fact that Makawao
athletes were very sore and
Each winner of an event was immediately
conducted to Miss Gregory,
who pinned to his lapel a satin
ribbon most prettily and suitably
The whole day was so thoroughly
successful and won so many
from enthusiastic spectators,
that the committee in charge has
decided to organize a Makawao
Athletic Association, counting the
27th inst. their first field day.
Great consideration should be
shown the records given,inasmuch
as the boys were out of training and
had to contest on slippery grass.
Last week's renort of Mani's holi
day guests requires the following
supplement : Mesdames Neumann
and Hastings, guests of Dr. and Mrs.
Herbert, of Wailuku; Mrs. A. C.
Parke, Misses (2) Parke, and Mr.
Parke, of "Honolulu, have been enjoying
the holidays at the residence
of Hon. and Mrs. R. D. Walbridge;
Miss M. Brewer, of Honolulu, has
been visiting Miss Hattie Needham,
or wainee; anaTor. A. w. Urocket,
of Oahu College, has been enjoying
himself at Mrs.H. G. Alexander's
home in Makawao.
J. W. Kalua, Esq., has received
eleven letters of condolence. He intends
to make a scrapbook of the
flattering obituaries printed in island
papers, and in moments of despondency
and gloom to read them as a
sort of tonic.
Mr. Walter Maltby, the cyclist,
spent a short time after his exhibition
in Wailuku with his relatives in
It is rumored that Hon. H. P.
Baldwin and family -will shortly
leave for Kanai, intending to make a
six months' sojourn at Makaweli.
Fred. S. Armstrong, Esq., of Paia,
while driving a lady in Wailuku, on
the 26th inst., had a runaway accident.
The lady escaped without injury,
but the gentleman has felt indisposed
for several days.
John Aluli, recently employed as
clerk in the H. C. & S. Co.'s store at
Kahului, will soon take charge of the
HEBE AND THEBE.
Christmas and the holidays have
been celebrated right royally on
Monday, many a porker and turkey
having been sacrificed on the altar of
Epicurus. The finale o the gala
season will go out on dancing feet,
as Mrs. Alexander entertains to-night
in Haleakala Hall, and Mr. Hugh
Center on Saturday evening at
At the turkey-shooting at Kahului
Range last Saturday, the 24th, 18
birds were disposed of to Wailuku
gunners, who paid 5 to 6 on an
average for their sport.
At the native Sunday School Convention,
held in the Wailuku school
last Sunday, the 2oth instant, the
singing .was so fine that no prizes
could be given, as all the classes were
"Whistling Coon," a pony famous
for winning the Polo race at Kahului
last oi July, is dead. He was
the property of John Avery.
The Maunaola Seminary pupils
held a Christmas tree and an enjoyable
evening on Friday,. the 23d.
Miss Crook's informal dance at
Paia was unavoidably poorly attended,
owing to the heavy rain on
The schooner Anna, Captain Williams,
arrived at Kahului on Thursday,
the 29th. She brought a general
cargo for the H. C. & S. Co., and
made the voyage in 19 days.
The truth of the many rumors
about the fire of the Spreckelsville
cane-fields last Thursday night, the
22d, is that the flames consumed but
six or seven acres, and that no cane
was sacrificed to stay the progress of
the conflagration so unreliable is
Awana, of Makawao, offers $200
reward to any person or persons who
will give evidence that will lead to
conviction of the party or parties
that started the fire at his store on
the night of the 26th of November,
Daring Monday, the 26th inst., all
the plantation people of various
nationalities assembled at the Japanese
Camp, in Hamakuapoko, to witness
the wrestling tournament. The
contest was held under a canopy of
red, white and blue calico, with a
bunch of some sacred herb hanging
in the center and flags of the Mikado
flying from every corner. In two
corners were pails of rice, which the
contestants frequently scattered
about to propitiate Dame Fortune.
Above these tin receptacles were
packages of white paper, which now
and then a wrestler would roll into
tube and plant near by while apparently
invoking the smiles of his gods.
The master of ceremonies stepped
upon the soft earth of the enclosure,
garbed in full Japanese costume,
waved his baton and chanted about
the contests. Then came the wrestling
fast and furious, by the brawny,
chunky athletes. The prizes were
towels, handkerchiefs, dress goods,
etc. The Spreckelsville Japanese
seemed to gain everything, with Kahului
second and poor Hamakuapoko,
which'expected to win, was as Paddy
said about the man who fell out of
the baloon "not in it."
Afterwards fourteen of the men
did some curious 'dancing. There
was a large attendance.
After that delightful English custom,
Mrs. H. G. Alexander, of Makawao,
has been keeping open house
to the young people of the
district during the entire week.
Twenty covers were placed on her
dining table on Monday night, and
as many impressions were made on
different mattresses scattered all
over the house, from sky parlor to
ground floor, daring the three or
four hours given to sleep. O, the
pranks, the tricks and the noise!
Tuesday night was dubbed "Peanut
Evening," and some older people
were invited in to compete with the
younger ones already resident in
hunting the parlors over for hidden
nuts. Within the given time, Mr. A.
Hocking had placed in a gauze bag
157, and Miss Forbes 109, and they
took the prizes.
The task ib too great to go on at
length abont the doings of a party of
yonng people shut up in a large
country house. They certainly were
not eclipsed by previous records, and
expect a grand time at the dance
Weather Cloudy and threatening
on Christmas Dav; delightful, Mon
day and Tuesday; on Wednesday
night, the rain came down as though
the heavens had been ripped open.
Thirty acres of cane were washed out
at Spreckelsville. The rest of the
Maui, Dec. 30, 1892.
Several changes have been made
in the police force. Archie
who has been acting as clerk
at the Station, has been appointed
captain of the third watch vice W.
Kamana, removed. Albert Mc-Gurn,
formerly an officer in the
Police Court, has been promoted to
captain of the second watch in
place of D. Makaila, while Charles
Wallace, a patrolman, ha3 been
given a sergeantship ; he takes the
place of Richard Kekona.
The reflection from Mokuaweoweo
can be seen now on almost any clear
night. On Thursday night of last
week it was very brilliant. The whole
dome of the mountain was lighted
up with as clear and pure a light as
that from electricity. The sky was
cloudless, and the effect was seen by
a great many. It appeared from this
position as if there was rather more
reflection from the northern part,
but that the whole crater is more or
less active is quite evident. According
to recent records of eruptions, it
is almost time for anotner one, or
late the period of six years elapsing
between eruptions. The last flow occurred
in January of 1887, so that
possibly within a few months we may
On that same night, Thursday, we
had a very severe shock of earth
quake, occurring about 12 do a. m.,
accompanied an hour later by a
lighter one. The first one lasted
about ten seconds, and was the
heaviest felt since August, 1890. In
fact it has been noteworthy, the absence
of shakes during the past two
years. Kilauea has been much more
active ever since the first indications
of activity on Maun3 Loa.
The Christmas season has come
and gone again for another year. It
is hard for new comers, who are accustomed
to the change of seasons,
to realize that Christmas is upon
them, the beat of the tropics seeming
to rob the day of its hallowed
charm, but for old Islanders and
those who have become accustomed
to the sameness of our climate the
day and season loses but few of its
charms and associations. A number
of Christmas trees furnished presents
for the little ones of the different
families who were overflowing
with childish joy. The heads of
families were in the
delight of their children, and substantial
tokens of love und friendship
were passed from friend to friend.
On Sunday the churches all held
special services, and the interior
decorations which were most beautiful,
contained many emblems of the
event celebrated. Mouday, which
was the recognized Government holiday,
was quietly observed, and so the
season which is so looked forward to
by young and old alike, has passed
pleasantly and joyfully behind us in
The Cyclist Maltby gave exhibitions
here on Monday and Tuesday.
His performance was first-class in
every respect, and well appreciated
by those who saw it. iiut ms
were small a thing rather unusual
in Hilo. Whether it was the
nhrifltmfis season had used UP all the
spare coin or that the neighborhood
in which tne exnwiuon was ueia,
bears an unenviable taint, it remains
that he cot noor encouragement for
Theliinau struct rougu weatner
on the trip here. A kona blowing
nrflventad her from landing either
passengers or mails at Mahukona or
Hawainae, ana sne was omigea to
come round as far as Halawa before
slm rnnld make a landincr. Here in
Hilo it was as smooth as a mill-pond,
and she found it a very comiortaoie
refnere when she arrived, at 7:30 on
The following party started on
Monday last for a week's outing at
the volcano: Dr. Jbrances Wetmore,
MiRSBs Davo. Scott. Lvman. Mc-
Gowan, and Messrs. Holmes and
Lyman. They are having pleasant
weather, though southerly, and nre
enjoying the many sights in that
most interesting region.
Another party of three Mrs. Severance,
Miss McLeod, and Dr.
on Wednesday from
an overland trip through Hamakua
tn the Wainio and Waimanu canyons.
They describe the scenery between
the two large canyons as surpassingly
beautiful, and that those who have
not seen it have missed the beauty
spot of the islands. The two gulches
are worthy of all the praise they
have received. The ride from
to Waimanu is somewhat bard,
but the climb up both Bides of the
Waipio has been greatly relieved of
its dancers by the widening of the
The doctor met with an accident,
which might have been serious, on
the steep gulch, in Bliding from his
horse, bringing up against a stone
about 15 feet down, with a stomach
knock which relieved him of his
wind for some time, and added to
the paipful memories of the trip.
The Harvester has finished discharging,
and is now waiting for the
new crop sugars to do turneaont.
It will be about the third week of
January before she pets a cargo.
Hilo, December 29j 1892.
New York, Dec. 12. The laying
of the new cable between Brazil
and the coast of Africa has been
completed. It has a total length
of 2103 marine miles. At the isl
and of San Luis de Senegal, on
the coast of Africa, it' connects
with the Spanish National submarine
line to Cadiz, touching at
Teneriffe and the Canaries. At
Cadiz the messages are passed to
the marine telegraph fines for
Great Britain and to the cable
systems of the Mediterranean. The
tolls are from 6 to 7 francs a word
from Pernambuco to the principal
points in Europe.
Gold lettering at the Gazextb
WodonothoM ouiaVrej rupontlble fortfi.
UtesienU mule, or oplnlnoa axprvutd Sj oar
XrfZmfe to the Dead.
Mr. Editor: In looking over
the Nuuanu Cemetery I notice that
the graves of those British seamen
and soldiers who have died in this
port have been renovated and decorated,
and I wish to compliment
Captain MacArthur and the crew
of H. B. M. S. Daphne on the manner
in which the work has been
It is an extraordinary fact that
the graves of men who have departed
this life in a foreign country
are usually neglected, and I do not
know whether it is one of Great
Britain's good laws which compels
every naval captain of that country
to attend to the graves of his fellow
sailors or soldiers at any port which
his vessel may visit. It a graceful
act though, which might well
be on the statutes of any country,
and one which must surely be a
consolation to the relatives of one
who has died on a foreign shore to
be assured that the last resting
places of those they will never see
again are carefully attended to by
their countrymen. E. H. F. W.
Honolulu, Jan. 2, 1S98.
A ROUGH TRIP.
The' Steamer Australia in a
The Australia had a rough trip
on the way up last time. She left
Honolulu at noon on December 7th.
On the following afternoon a northeast
gale was met, which gradually
increased in violence until it became
a hurricane. The steamer
was slowed down for eighteen
hours. The waves ran so high that
sea after sea broke over the steamer,
carrying away the railing of the
bridge, smashing in windows in
the pilot-house, bending the iron
poles which support the deck canvas
awnings and doing more or
less damage to the light works on
deck. The storm moderated on
In speaking of the trip, the San
Francisco Examiner says :
On the 10th another giant comber
climbed aboard between tbo fore and
main rigging, and a dozen skylights went
into atoms when it dropped. This sea
caught Purser Ryan and John F. Henry,
one of the forecastle messboys, in an exposed
place. Ryan would have been
drowned in the scuppers but for the
timely aid of a couple of sailors, who
hauled him to his feet and gave him a
life line leading to shelter. Tiie messboy
had his nose broken by beinz thrown
down, and when rescued he was so badly
bruised about the head as to be unconscious
for some time and incapacitated
from duty for the rest of the voyage
Onr New Year's Gift.
Twenty-six hundred (2600) copies
of the Gazette Company's
annual Calendar have been prepared
for the subscribers of the
Daily Advertiser and Weekly
Gazette. Those for the daily will
he distributed on Saturday, and a
copy will be left at the residence,
office or store of every subscriber.
Those for the weekly subscribers
will be sent out on this Tuesday,
and with each copy the recipients
will please accept the compliments
of the season from our staff of
editors, printers and carriers, who,
one and all, wish each patron a
Happy New Year.
This Calendar will be found to
be among the neatest and most
serviceable issued for 1893, and its
heading shows skill in design and
workmanship. Its groundwork resembles
lithograph, but it ha3 all
been executed with types in 'iie
office and on the electric presses of
the Gazette Company, which turn
out much finer work than what i3
done by steam or hand.
A Midnight Marauder.
Shortly after 12 o'clock this
morning a policeman discovered
that a burglar had wrenched off
the lock of a rear door leading to
the store, of the Pacific Hardware
Co. Captain Parker made a search
of the building, but did not find
anyone. The goods in the store
were in good order, and the supposition
was that the man intended
to make a later call in search of
Lentz the Cyclist.
Mr. F. G. Lentz, the bicyclist; of
New York, who is now in Japan on
bin trio, left Yoko
hama for Kyoto and Kobe on the
18th ultimo. Thence he proceeds
to Sbimonoseki through Chugoku
Provinces, and from thereto Kfnr
shu, taking steamer at Nagasaki
for Hongkong It is said io behi3
intention to travel through China,
India and Europe on his machine,
and en route he will take photographic
views of the ino3t striking
scenery. Hongkong paper.
Magazines and old books bound
at the Gazette building.