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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL, AUVJSIiTJSJSR, OCTOBER SO, 1989,
NOTICE '-' r month. 1. not to be who'ly TI IK IJACI I;' IC .tBVEKTISER ID. J .u iN'. nils :w i' r.:t: i i- n PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. Ar. t t. th.i ;? the c n. !.!! j.r jr.f JOit PRINTI'. M'r-! . :r- r. i I: e:l-r ' I A l. rl.- t :. I ' t.v r ' i ! .. so! m.r.r O t.l.r l-.t l-: i.-T t LYONS Maaagrr I. C. . . C. Hoccialo, OrtUrr 1", !--: is kk rjffc: r. p. c. J' l PiilNTiN r.f I, i n r i.r. i.oiiML : VTioN-s r I . ADVERTISER t 'i. l. J. lnMi4tinj; I'raprirlar. If o . in!. i. ie-..'--r I ;. 1. THE PACIFIC CLommcrctai)bcrtt5cr. SATL'KDAY OCTOUEK Jii,"l-3 P. C- Advertiser- As announce-1 in another part of this pa perthe Pacific Commkkciai. Aivi:tiski: ha changed hands since it-" last i-"ue. Cus tom d-muti Is from ihe new proprietors a few wor N as to th-.ir object- anrl the man ner in which llu-y propo to conduct the paper. Wo have thereforo to announce that the object for which the Pacific CoMMtn- CIA I. ADVKKTISKR has bcCIl purcha.-cd is thesam- its thai f.r which men enter into any other kind of husincs, viz, to make money. The proprietor therefore prepo-,,-to conduct the paper in uc'u a manner as may most surely attain that object. To tiiis end they will .spare nf p tins t in ike it a g I an I useful journal, a nee --ity in every of fice, a weIconi visitor in every hou-ifheM, an I an in li-p -ti-aMe meilium fr the a 1 vertiser. m Th ug!i well aritiVie 1 to give a gin-ril and friendly -u pjx rl t th; e.xi-ding order of things t!iy are seuil!e th it the in-tit'i-tions of a country like this shouIJ grow an J be modified with its growing nee'ls. Such reforms as appear froiu time to time to he needed will he uported hy the 1'Ai'IFir ommkrciai. Aiivkktiski: with vigor and without fear or favor. II very thing that can promote the welfare j of the community c nninerei illy, socially j an I morally will Jin I in the Pacific yM- MEiif'l VI. ADVKKMISKK an carne-t an I untiring advocate. Such subject will a!- j ways have the first plac- in its e -litor's care and thes" c oluuius will a! way h fr.v- ly open to those wli'leire to Ji-sctiss them, j We have no desire to occupy further Mpiee with a liseu-sio:i of ourselves an I j our intention-, hut will conclude with a I hearty Aloha to our suhscr ibers and adver- j tisers, to o'ir hrotlier jonrna lists, an I to the ' public in genera!. n'. rs i,uy Lo Lr.m-iht here within auy That tLc -e pa-senders are inale laLortr" as may he --'atl.trtd from the following passage in the letter from the Minister of Foreign Affair- to our CVui-uI (ieneral at Hongkong : "'I he duration cf the regime thus establish ed wiil iiece-.-arily depend on the charaeftrof the immigration which may actually take place under it, more espec ially in respect to the number of females, wive and relatives of male immigrants, who may he induced to come here along with them." The documents to which we are referring were published in tbe Daily Pacific Com i:i:t:ciAi. Aijveistiser of September 15th, nearly a month before the date of Mr. Adams' report, and being personally inter est d in the subject of available Chinese labor it is very curious that he should have overlooked them, or read them so. care-len-ly a- to have derived from them the ideas which he has embodied in the report. In the report he presented Wednesday to the Planter' J-abor and Supply Company, a Chairman of its committee on Sugar Manufacture. Mr. Macfie expressed him nelf as strongly and as hopefully on the sub ject of the ' DiM'u-iou pnxress" a.s Mr. Koe linjriid in the paper which we printed the other day. Although Mr. Koeling's re nin rks, when delivered, were listened to by many with skeptical ears, opinion amongst the planters present at the company's meet-ing-S has -ince, we believe, been decidedly tending in the other direction, and the probability is that a resolution in favor of making a definite trial of the Diffusion process with t-ugar cane is likely to be parsed with something like unanimity. The report presented by Mr. Macfie come as a valuable and most opportune endorse ment of the suggestions of Mr. Koeling and we sincerely hope that within a moderate space of time we may see a practical test of their .soundness uu lertaken. Although so successful in the manufac ture of Migar from beet root as to have driven every other process out of use in the country uioit largely engage i in that industry, the Diffusion process cannot as yet be said to have had its reputation thor oughly established when applied to sugar can . The soundness of the principle is not denied by any me who has taken the pains t ttidy it, hut the practical details by which the principle is to he applied cannot he said as yet to have all been satisfactorily dealt with. Sugar c ine an 1 beet root are very diil' rent materi ds on which to work, and the "battery" which will deal with one is a failure when Used for the other. Dut the mill Is of 111.1113 practical men have turned until ingly for years past to the task Sugar Crops in the United States- The Louisiana Sugar Howl gives some detailed statistics to .-how that the sugar crop in the Southern States this s-eason will certainly he short. It seems that at the beginning of this year the crop, promi-ed well, but latei drouth impaired the growth so that it is carefully estimated that tiie yield this year will be at least fully one-sixth less than that of la-t year. In continuing it- comments upon the va rious injuries that the cane cr i has suffer ed in America the Sugar Howl says: '-That portion of the crop which was largo enough lo lay-by early, has partially protected it self against the drouth by shading the A society was formed and the Legislature responded liheraHy to its appeal. We have seen the result in the Show of June 14th aud loth which, notwithstanding all the draw backs which have to be contended with in every "first attempt" proved to be a suc cess beyond what the most sanguine of its promoters had ventured to expect. The socie ty is now firmly established. Though form ed in haste it is destined to outlive all those who took a part in its inception, aud unless fcome verv untoward event should occur, ought to 1 main from generation to gener ation, eve.-more useful as the wealth and population of the country increase, and even more popular as its managers learn from accumulated experience how to rend er its exhibitions attractive and its useful ness more varied. The Society now num bers something like 150 members. There can be no doubt that if all joined it whose tastes and occupations lead them to take an interest in agricultural affairs, and especi ally in the raising of stock, this number would be more than doubled. This ought to he the history oi the Society's second year. One of the most iiiortant means of extending the usefuluessof the Society, and increasing its popularity, will be the secur ing of a Show Yard of its own, handily, yet j pleasantly situated. To be in a position to I acquire this, the Society must be strength I ened in numbers and income. We have no doubt that the Legislature will respond to an appeal on this subject if it is made man ifest that the Itoyal Hawaiian Agricultur al Society has the hearty support of all those for whose well-being it has been insti tuted. mmmmmmmm The completion of the Northern Pacific Railway opening up a new and long sec tion of America to rapid settlement, and affording a new trans-continental channel for the accommodation and extension of commerce is a matter of interest, not only to the people of the United States and the points more immediately connected, but also to Hawaii. Although all the products of these islands can be readily disposed of even in the single market of San Fran cisco, the new railroad system open up a large section of country where our produce will always be in demand, and where hitherto there has been no means of mak ing shipments without difficulty. The new line will probably distribute the products of these islands farther to the eastward than they have ever been transported be fore. As there are now three great railway systems extending from the Pacific to the Atlantic there will be doubtless more or less competition between them which will have a very salutary effect on freight rates from the East, which have been in times past enormous; and as a consequence mer chants in Honolulu buying merchandise either in New York City or at San Fran cisco will get the full benefit of the reduc tion in transportation charges. The North ern Tacific Itailway will therefore prove another commercial link between Hawaii and the Great American Itepublic. Wk are favorsd by Messrs (j. W. Macfar laue & Co. with the following statistics of last crop from Huelo Sugar Mill, which, from their general interest, we take pleas ure in publishing : HI KLO lll'GAR MILL t Uol- 1 Ssi.;J. Total Gallons of Juice Average Density Average Lime per 5(10 gallons lts St OAK STU CK It.S SI OAK PACKED . ..!.u7-di EliOr.NTAGK X. 1-1.-15S.533... No. 2- 555,405. . . No. 3- 2s7,355. . . ..850,859.... . .221.0.J2... . . 80,859.... Total Average yield per claritkr YIELD PElt GALLON. .1,104,750 tt.s No. 11.230 It.s. No. 2 .322 It.s No. 3 .110 U.s. Total yield per Gal. .1.07 It.s YIELP r-ER GALLON OF MOLASSES. No. 2 Sugar No. 3 Sugar .- . .5S.95 .10.33 3S.13 837 It.s rnoi'oaTiox. 71.0 19.2 0.8 100 . 4.75 tt.s .3.18 It.s 7.93 It.s ground and retaining some tnoi-ture, but the hulk of the cane, both plant .and ra-tHn-, hi.s su.Tered from the drouth to that extent that growth was imp s-ib!e, an I to day, within a mouth of the usual grinding t?asont there are thousands of acres of cane in Louisiana which do not yet show a j'dnt, ami under the most favoial.Ie condi tions from this tim- until they h ive to be cut, will not furnish the mill cam s as long as a man's arm. There are other thousand of acres which it will not pay to mt at all, and eoos-qiiently we sully predict that the crop which in the early sea-on premised to give u- upwards of r.no.noo poun 1. of sugar uitl scarcely exceed llno.no , while the crop of lsj, after all the loss from overflow and defective stubble gave "ll,M. It is n w too late for raiu to do much good, and may cause a late growth of the cane, and pre vent its ripening." There i therefore, a pr. spect that the yield of -u-ar in the t.'nited States will be far smaller than uu.il, The Sugar liowl V estimate is based upon the personal observation of its editor ! has spent six mouths traveling all over the sugar districts of the South for the es pecial purpose of oldaining Ly personal ob servation the most exact facts in relation to the cane crop. Although the entire failure of th sugar product in the Unit d States would perhaps not raise the price of that article very much, there is no doubt but that the shortage this season will have a ftimulating effect on market value-, aud taken in connection with the a!mo-t total destruction of the sugar crop in Java, the rejorted shortage in Cuba and many other unfavorable reports from other ugar dis tricts there is the utmost probability that f m-.rl-..f ... . . r ..... .....I.. i.. ...... .. ui,, .siiii.it- I'riiiuciiou i .1.:,,,, ... i iii s.. .i . I thing which at that time seemed vv- iii me course oi a lew monins. We notice a hardly excusable etror in the report of the Secretary of the Planter's La bor anJ Supply Co. Speaking of Chinese Immigration he says : " It is now reported cietv was fotmed in son, le.t i of applying the Diffusion process to the ex traction of sugar from cane. Many of the processes they have invented have been declared to be successful. Some of these have from time to time been described in the columns of this paper. No one of them ha- however acquired recognition as yitas a practical an 1 paying procees. So far as any information is yet before us we are un- j abie to . -ay that this or that process will i obtain the required result of extracting all I ho - ie.'!i irin m itter fro-n sugir cane, ! without at the .-a me time costing more than ! the value of the extra juice, either by the I exp-ns of conducting it or hy attendant waste in some other direction. Neverthe ! less in the face of what has been done with j beet root, it would be absurd to suppose : that the i;nivei.-al application of this pro f cess to sugar cane is more than I a mere matter of time. Many of the I most exa.-j crating difficulties which beet i ; t he earlier experiments have been overcome j aluady. In fact if the successful and re i nuineiative application of the diffusion procr.-s to .-t:g.ir cane cannot be spoken of as ab.-olutely accomplished it appears to be so nearly so that the proposition to try it here ( on a scale large enough to give it a thor j ough te t niu-d approve itself to every one j who takis the trouble to study the subject. j . . ! Mr. Koeling is right in his idea that the : Diffusion process should be experimented : upon in an exhaustive manner in this ceun- try, but we cannot commend his sugges- ; tion that the Government should be asked 1 to make such experiments at the cost of the j country. For what use, we may ask, is j such an institution as the Planters' Labor ! and Supply Company if it cannot take such a matter as this in hand. Speculation is rife as to what this company has pent its i ample funds upon. With the exception of , the institution of the Planter's Monthly and j an expedition or two to the South Sea Is i land-, to bring in an inferior class of labor on a very small scale there is nothing that i this company has to show as a reason for J its existence. Here is something sensible and practical for it to spend its money ! upon. j The Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society. ! Ffiu t!:- I ai!y l i AUv-rti.- r .f l.'th Oct.-ber.j This evening the lloyal Hawaiian Agri- cultural Society holds its first annual nieet ! ing. We venture to express the hope that ' it will be well attended. The society, I which is a rcsu-citation, both in name and j purpo-c, of an old and favorite institution was founded somewhat hastily last year. ; Often .-iuce the former society collapsed , there has been talk about the necessity of : starting a new one, but no one took the I tLing in hand in earnest. One morning shortly before the session of the Legislature i closed la-t year, two men talking on the : subject, resolved that an effort should be j made. They felt assured within own minds i that there were many in the community j as desirous as they themselves were to see this work done. Two things presented themselves as the first necessities suitable men to make the start and money to help the men. The encouragement of agri j culture" had been a favorite topic with pol- itieians and it was assumed tlrit the Legis- advantage which would be derived from sccur i inorouuiy scientific ami one tou per acre iaore than that plowed bj mules or oi-n. The cane op t-teara plowed land stood drought much better than the other. Mr. Wil liams thought that saud to disintegrate heavy soilti and keep them from baking, would ofteu give as btucikial results as bone meal, Mr. ILilstead ond Mr. Atberton followed with remarks. Mr. Kotliug drew attention to the uselesauess of applying bone meal to any soil having abun dance of rhosphoriuacid. Mr. Davies spoke of a special manure pre pared in Loudon for sugar cane. Mr. Jones said it was concentrated Peruyian guuno. It wus very expeusive; cost $100 per ton, and reports of experimentsjwith it were not very satisfactory. He also suggested the saving of stable manure, of which quantities are wasted in Honolulu, Mr. Davies again spoke of seven different ma nures made by the Pacific Fertilizer Co. Mr. Atherton referred to a letter from an agri cultural college recommending scientific advice. Mr. W. O. Smith spoke ably, saying that be fore the meeting should separate the engagement of a chemist should be defiuitelv decided ou. Mr. Umia moved a resolution instructing the trustees to etic;.'ir the services of cbt mist. Mr. Macfie expressed a hope that the chemist engaged should be also scientific as well. Mr. lhddwiu agreed with the previous speaker and added some remarks. Mr. Williams aud Mr. Horner spoke of the application of coral sand. Mr. Baldwin mentioned cotton seed as a ma nure in Louisiana. Mr. Horner warned planters against plough ing too close to the roots of rattoon cane. Mr. V. O. Smith spoke of the effect of black sand on muiiienie grjss. General discussion followed on advantages of deep cultivation and in imiriug in counteracting the effect of drought. After Mr Homer had called attention to the danger of too deep ploughiug, Mr. Unna's mo tion was passed unanimously. Then Mr. Bailey read the report of the Com mittee on Stock and said that he advocated the formation of a Breeding Association and the en gagement of capable traiuers to break homebred horses and mules. After couvtrsatiou the ltcport was accepted. A lengthy discussion followed on the proposal that plaiitirs should enter into ngreements among themselves to fix the rates of wages to be paid to laborers in euch of the principal planting districts. The opinion of the majority appeared to be that all difficulties could le got over when the attempt to do ko was made in earnest. Some very interesting remaras on the subject of letting out work on plantations to "boss" Chinamen, on contracts, were made during the conversation on the wages questiou. At tke close of this discussion, Mr. Baldwin moved that the trustees be in structed to continue the publication of the " Planters Monthly" for another year. This was seconded by Mr. Williams aud carried unan imously. It was then unanimously resolved that a vote of thanks be gien to the editor of the " Plan ters' Monthly" for the manner in which that magazine had been conducted. Mr, W. O. Smith, in acknowledging this cour tesy, toek the opportunity of again urging ou planters to contribute to the pages of the 'Monthly." The best papers they had had so far were from planters that matter, The more they pursued this sys tem of exchanging their thoughts the more val uable they would find their organization. They could not too warmly express their thanks to those who had prepared the papers read at their meetings, papers which showed so much thought aud so much investigation. He for oue desired most heartily to thank their authors. Mr. P. C. Jones, Jr., being called upon, rose aud said he was not prepared to make a speech. Their meetings had been much enjoyed aud done good." He invited the country members of the Association to lunch with the town members to morrow. Mr. J. M. Homer said the result of the work of the Company would be something like he ex perienced in old days :u California. He went to that country iu 181C, and when.some of his old acquaintances iu New Jersey came there seven or eight years after, they were astonished to find that in regard to agricultural methods aud ma chinery, they were so far ahead of the State they had left. He hopes the Society would not be discouraged either as to its own future or as to the treaty. " . Mr. Unint said it was verv eucouracinir to I meet oue anjther iu that vav . Tliev cot much . - o a uraciicai inf.n.i-.f i,... -...1 it .1.:.... .t i-.i I ...... s, ., u.-s r ILUUL' LUri UCtTllT-ll air.Atlierton hoped that during the ensuiug year the planters would give all the assistance they could to the Chairmen of Committees in the preparation of their reports After Mr. W. O. Smith and Mr. Williams had made some remarks, Mr. J. N. Wright and the representatives of the Press who were present, also spoke, but we have not room to report their remarks.. The Chairman dismissed the assemblage with an expression of his hope that the planters quest of the Board, undertook its superintend ence. The thanks of the Board and of all mem bers of the Society are due to Captain Brown for placing his experience aud energy thus at thei service. THK MEDALS. mar havn linn . 7 ""'" tul" "(" port Mi,,.,, any infectious or contagious discuse prevails ,t ! may endanger the public health, Bjiaii rt.f make answer on oath to snch question . may l asked him relating to Hid CLieaHil or roH'ibe source of disease, hy the Board of Health or it agents; ch master, seaman, or pannengcr . ,. fusing, shall he linn In a . a j. that the most eligible form for its more import- hundred dollars, or be imprisoned wi, .1.', " . . , U J 1)1.1- for not more than twelve months, or both ut tl.. After careful deliberation the Board decided ant prizes would be that of tilver and bronze medals. Arrangements have been m.ide for the striking of these in London under tbe superin tendence of Mr. Stephen Spencer, who kindly undertook to act for the Board in the matter. The medals will be of the aume size as those of the former Agricultural Society and will be struct to a design politely sketched for the Board by Mr. Furneawx, It is expected that a supply of them will arrive here about the be ginning of the coming year. In their' absence certificates of their award have been given to all successful exhibitors. These certificates and the Society's Diplomas have been handsomely uiBcreuon el tuc court. (Civil Co.l. 8. All expenses incurred on account of any sou, vessel, or goods, under any quarantine recu. lations shall be paid by Mich per0D, vchh.!, or owner or consign of such ve.sel or good- the y,,. sel causing them not receiving a rrnit to quit tLt port until said cx-nses are Vai,l or surety for their payment give-.. (Civil Cod action C01. 9. Every vessel arriving off any port of these j. lands, except vessels plyii.g befHe . anv twoof tL ports of these islands, h!I1 b boarded bv the Prt Physician, who shall eximine personally "the crew and passengers, and if satisfied that no eoutajjiou or infectious disease exists, or has recently xUtd I - m- - .-v, V AiniH linn DfOnhad J - . . -i I K 1 1 . ."VT. "um esgns presented to tlie c- """u. ne snan give the Captain a certiflcita to that effect; but if not ho satisfied, im ahall order tlie Iilot to anchor the vessel outsida th. harbor ciety by Mr. Strong. PBESKXT9 TO TBE SOCIETT. The Society has received during the year the following present?: From Mons. Ernest Coppetiers, Hawaiian Consul at Ghent, Programme of the Interna tional Horticultural Exhibition held at Ghent in April, 1883. From the Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences, Bulletin of the Academy for 1881. From the Minister of Agriculture of the United States of Mexico, Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, forwarded monthly. Frora Mr. -David Dayton, transactions of the Royal Hawaiian Society, 1851, and Programme i mo uuiuan international Inhibition 1875. rf"inlna..AA A. 7,V i r ""Hl1ur"Jfr.iiiid. and th Board of Health to be I1(,tied f ,ie fact. No vee! may enter the hai b.,r of any port iu this Kiugdom without the permission of the Port Physician for saul port, except where the commanding officer signs the health certificate which the Pilot shall present to him. 10. On the arrival of a vessel off any port i0 these islands, after being at ea for a ,eriod of l. than eighteen days from its last port of call, the lilot. after hoarding sAlJ vessel, shall ntrictly iu quire into the health of .11 on board. He ahall i. struct the Captain to have his crew and passengers u ut,cll Wilerc hQ 8haI1 ,,,r8(Mul. , A a 1 . ---- w..t m tm throughout the Islands would pay attention to From the Smithsonian Institution, several cub- hoL n ' he dee,u U uet""ary, Le shall ii . ...... . . I i- . ... " I aunt a yellow flis tn pail m i....i n.. ' ...i infill u l ii u ran rmv the matters that had been discussing and not think they " knew it all " becuure he was sure that in regard to the growth and manufacture of sugar they could be learniug all the time. ROYAL HAWAIIAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. First Annual Meeting Ihe aunual meeting of the Iioyal Hawaiian Argiculturul Society was held last evening at the Hawaiian Hotel. In the absence of Hon. H. A. Widemann, (the Vice-President) the Secre tary, Mr. J. S. Webb, called the meeting to or der and on his motion Hon. A. F. Judd wui culled to the chair. The Secretary then read the report of the Board of Management us fol lows: The following brief account of the business which has occupied the attention of the Board of Management duriug the past twelve months is respectfully submitted: THE SCHEDULE OV 1'IUZES. The first mutter which the Board had to deal with wus the preparation of a programme for the Show of Stock and Produce. The Society had determined, when organizing, that its efforts to promote u'ud develop agriculture and stock-rais ing iu this country should for the present be mainly concentrated upon the establishment of an aunual exhibition. The Board therefore deemed it proper to offer to exhibitors as large a number ol prizes to be competed for as the means at their disposal warranted. After a very careful consideration and many revisions, the liberal schedule of prizes with which you ure all J acquainted was luauu public. Experience bus i shown that many improvements mav be iuh.Ih He urged those who j in the classification of exhibits for futnie shows ncanons ol tlie United States Government. The Board now resign their trust with the ex pression of an earnest hope that the fair meas ure of success which has attended their efforts duriug the past year aiue be greatly exceeded in that we are us a Society just entering upon. JCIM'.ES BEPOBTS. The reports of the Judges ou the various classes of exhibits were appended to the report. Some of them only contain the awards which were published at the time in these columns. jcian for a more thorough inve-stigation.who.hall ".uu i.iocecu as ordered ii cediuir. iu the regulation last pre- 11. but if the vessel arriving hall have Wen mo, e thall eighteen days at aea from her last port of call, the procedure shall bo auch as ha been fob lowed hitherto, as ordered in aection. 594. 593 and oOG of the Civil Code- : Xote.Iu such cases the following procedure L. bee huherto followed :-!Jy section 591 the Pilot, when putting off to a vesse l, shall take with him .,uKone wiute, the other yellow: ml h. we liu.l not tune or inclination to prepare set papers, j and in some other matters of detail, but taken as to send him notes of their ideus and observations a whole the programme proved itself nonular and he would be glad to put them into shape lor j and it is a matter lor congratulation that compe tition wus secured under so many classes iu so lengthy a schedule. Total We shall bo very glad to obtain reports of a similar character to the above from other mills. Sugar news of any sort is wel come to us, and statistics like these, show ing the results of actual operations, are pe culiarly valuable. A comparative state ment showing what each mill on the Islands has turned out would be remarkably inter esting. PLANTERS' LABOR AND SUPPLY CO Fourth Day's Session. Thursday, Octob r I8th- The meeting was called to order soon after 10 o'clock. At thut time very few members v.ne present, but others elropped iu from time to time during the forenoon. After some compliment ary remarks on the Advertiseii'm report of pre vious proceedings the meeting devoted itscli t. business. A most interesting and exhaustive report on fertilizers aud seed cane read by Mr. Wiiliams. The report stated that almost all fouud most beueficiul results from bone meal. One gentle man at Hilo had obtained one ton p-r acre more by the nse of it. Only Mr. Bond and Mr. Vida upplied it without any improvement. Mr. Soper had experimented with a variety of fertilizers, lime-, stable manure, bone meal, e-tc. , and had given interesting accounts of the re sults. Those who had plowed soil away from cane and ap plied bone meal, found the cane to dry up and wither. The best results were ebtuned by those who had 6ent simples of their soil to bi analyzed and then applied manure in accordance with scientific advice. Some plu-utc-r obtained goed results from the application of asht-s from the mill. Interesting experiments were m i le at Spreckelsville on n measured area with bono dust, super-phosphates aud coral sand; the sec tion which had the super phosphates had given the bhst results. The report strongly recom mended the use of good plant cane- fjr see 1. This re-port concluded by strongly urgiug the publication. The Chairman suggested that a Statistical Committee should be added to the list of stand ing committees. It was often difficult to know where to look for statistics wheu they were wanted. It was resolved that such a committee be appointed, with the editor of the " Planters' Monthly " as Chairman. Mr. W. O. Hmith then said that it was doubt ful whether the appointment of standing com mittees made last year had not lapsed, he would m ove that new committees be appointed by the Chairman to serve for the coming year. The Chairman then declared the following ap pointments to the standing committees of the Company: Labor: Jonathan Austin, V. O. Smith, G.N. Wilcox, J. M. Horner, James Wooels. Ccl,tiv.ition: Geo. C. Williams, Wm. Lyd- gate, A. H. Smith, Charles Notley, J. H. Soper. Macuixekv: Wm. E. Howell, W. II. ltickard. It. R. Hind. Jas. Renton, H. F. Glade. Legislative: W. R. Castle, W. W. Hall. J. IT. Paty, J. II. Athertou, P. C. Jones. Jr. RtcirnociTr: E. P. Adums, F. A. Sehuefer, H. M. Whitney, II. P. Baldwin, H. W. Mist. TitANsrouTATiox: H. P. Baldwin, S. C. Aus tin, Z. S. Spauldiug, C. F. Hart, H. Turtou. Maxcfactcke of Scgab: R. A. Macfie, Jr., A. Haneburg, C. Koeling, II. P. Buldwiu, E. C. lioud. Live Stock: W. JL Bailey, G. L. Richard son, J. N. Wright, W. II. Coruwell, B. F. Dillingham. Forestry . C. It. Bishou, W. H. Purvis, C. F, It. Halsteud, S. B. Dole. Fertilisers axd Seed Caxe: G. II. Dole, R. Halsteud, T. H. L. Austin. Varieties of Cane: T. H. Davies, C. S. Kyuiicrslcy, A. Unna, A. S. Wilcox, W. II. Bai- Hai t, E. Bailey, J. N. Smith, Chas. Notley. G. N. Wilcox, Hayselden, S. con- I Miiiie- "uu oc reany to vole a sum in an j of an Agricultural .Society, if Mich a body could be brought into existence before the .ii.m.ihi.uh)ii mil v:n nnaiiy passed, a likely to be a matter of a fcw days only. Without some assistance of this sort it .seemed highly improbable that an Agricultural So ciety could be successfully started. Hence, as we-have already stated the nivsioif So. - A Hut hasty j as was the action of those who led the way, they found no difficulty in obtaining that the Government has made some tract with large fte-ani-hip companies for the Mndmg of several thousand Cninese j prompt backing by influential men. Three BUr wi a J h me 'aJ IllOIlUl. ' Documents recently officially made pub lic in the columns of this paper shows ; 1st. That the Government has made no con tract on the subject whatever with any one. 2d. That in promising to withdraw the pro hibition againt Chinese emigration to this country from Hongkong, or from ports in China so far as passeugers by certain estab lished lines are concerned it is expressly stipulated that no more than COO such pas- hours after it had been decided that a so ciety was a nece-ssity, half a score of m ii of position and Influence here, repre senting amongst them almost every inter est, in the country, had put their names to a n-iiuisiiiou calling together the meeting out of which the present Society sprung. That nn-etiug, hastily called as it was, was nevertheless well attended, and many who could not be present sent their cordial good wishes ane rromises of support in writing. ing the services of practical chemist. The report Was ae-cepted and ordered to be printed. The meeting theu went on t j diseiiss the pro ject of engaging a chemist. Mr. Williams dwelt on the saving which could be effected by being secured against applving uusatiuble or adulterated manures. Mr. Athertou made some remarks, instancing a transaction which indicated that miimies are frequently adulterated. Mr. Bailey thought that tj guard against adulteration of mauures alone would be suffi cient to warrant the expenditure of a sufficient sum to secure the services of a goo I chemist. He went on to intimate that the shareholders of the P. L. i S. Co. and representatives cf the press were invited to attend a luncheon at the Hawaiian Hotel at 2 o'clock. Mr. Williams made some interesting remarks on the application of manures, and the use of the steam cultivator. Where the steam cultiva tor was used the advantage was very evident and it appeared profitable that the cane would yield ' ley. Statistics: W. 0. Smith, P. C. Jones, Jr., T. H. Davies, (J. M. Cooke, H. F. Glade, J. B. Athertou. The nieetiiie then udionrncd sine die. THE lcxcheox. The town members of the Planters' Labor and Supply Company were entertained at luncheon Thursday after the close of the meetings. The luncheon was given at the Hawaiian Hotel and was attended by about thirty gentlemen, hosts und guests included, anion? w',io:u were sever 1 lepresentatatives of the Press. Mr. Williams oceupied the chair, having Mr. S. B. Dole on his risrht hand aud Mr. W. O. Smith on Lis left. After the substantial feast had been disposed of Mr. Williams rose and after some apologetic remarks, e xpressed in strong terms his belief that the pivicedinga of the meetings aud the re ports of the various committees of the Company would both now, and iu the future years, be found of great practical value. He called on the newly e lecti d Vice-President for some remarks. Mr. Dole responded : He f. It very strongly the advantages of the combination afforded by the Company, more es pecially iu a community of people separated in different islands and thus far unable to meet one another often for social and business purposes. He, in some pleasant and complimentary remarks acknowledged the hospitality of the country members. Mr. Davies was called npou and exprrssed his pleasure at being present thut day. It was the first opportunity he had had of attending the meetings of the Pluuters Labor and Supply Company. He bad been greatly struck with the intelligent character of the reports and the dis cussion upon them aud with the evidences of re search which they exhibited. He spoke of the importance of their being in -a position to know what they were going to do with their sugars bo that they might not be bo dependent on other in the show yard. To decide where the show should be held wus a matter which caused the Board more anxious deliberation than uny other that came before them. After much enquiry it wus found thut only three suitable positions were likelv to be available. Ihe-se were Kupioluni Park, the land lying mauka of Punchbowl, and the site at the foot of Alakcu street, usually occupied by the saluting battery. A majority of the Board favored the latter, which, though not so pleas antly situated us the others, was much more ac cessible both for exhibitors and visitors. It would, however, have proved much too limited iu area had it not been tor the politeness of Mr iiae-Kieia, wuo occupies tUe adjoining property and kindly placed his lawn ut the disposal of the Board for the parposes of the show. It is not at all ceituin that this site will be available for future exLibitious and the Board are sanguine enough to hope that the stock and produce to be exhibited next year will require a much more ex tensive ground. What is needed is a site which shall belong to the society, so that permanent buildings suitable for its purposes may be put up obviating the expense wmch attaches to the erec tion and subsequent removal of temporary sheds pens.etc. The Bourd sincerely hope that their successors iu office will be uble to secure such a place. the suow. The Society's show held ou Wednesday and Thursday, Juue 13th aud 14th, proved to be a more important one than many members of the Bourd had ventured to expect. Iu two of its more important divisions, cuttle aud horses, it wus a highly successful affair, affording great en couragement to the Society. A very fair show of dogs was also organized at the last momeat In other divisions of their programme the Board experienced some disappointment; nevertheless they are encouraged to believe, from numerous representations made to them during and after the show that this will not be the case in future years. The date selected for the exhibition, though very suitable iu other respects, proved to be too late for a successful horticultural show aud the Board are unanimously of opinion that in future years there shouldbe a distinct exhibi tion in tnis department to be held in April or May. llns may be done without depriving the annul, stock and produce show of the attraction afforded by an exhibition of plants aud flow ers. The Board has to acknowledge the kindness ol tne numerous gentlemen who undertook the drmcult task of judging the exhibits. These gentlemen performed their troublesome duties with great care aud impartiality. In accordance with their decisious the Board has awarded the following prizes: Division I, Cuttle; 13 silver medals, 1 brouze medal. Division II, Horses; 13 silver medals J 4 brouze medals. Division IV, Swine; 4 bronze medals, I diploma. Division V, Poultry 3 bronze medals, 2 diplomas. Division VI, Dos; 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal, 9 diplomas. Di vision VII, Dairy Produce: 2 silver medals, 2 bronze medals. Division IX. Domestic Manu factures; 1 bronze medal, 1 diploma. Division X, Agricultural Products; 4 silver medals, 3 bronze medals, 2Tliplomas. Division XI, Hor ticulture; 9 bronze medals, 10 diplomas. 'Divi sion XII, Agricultural Machinery, etc.; 2 bronze medals. 2 diplomas. Division XIII, Miscella neous Exhibits; 9 diplomas. Several diplomas were also awarded for meri. orious exhibits which it did not fall within th province of the Judges to report upon, or npon their recommendation in the ease of exhibits not within the Society's schedule. The reports of the J.udges are appended hereto. The sucessful conduct of the Show wai main ly due to the untiring exertions and Bkilful man agement of Captain J. H. Brown, who, atthr- From the others the following extracts' possess IUUHt uot blard a vessel unlem he general interest : Class V, Poultry. The Judges say "several kinds of poultry were exhibited which were not in the list, so we could not award prizes, but nave made honorable mention of the same "regarding Hawaiian geese ; we had only on show one lot of geese, but understood they were sent iu lite;" "There were no turkeys or other kinds of poultry, do mestic geese, or any ducks, but there were a lot of Leghorn hens and cock, sent in late. These were not pure, but as the only exhibit they per haps thould have the prize." "Some lots of pigeons shown were nice, but the rules were for three best varieties." Class VI, Dogs. The Judges recommended " that at the next exhibition the dogs should be classified so that the Judges may award prizes to each class." Clall VII, Dairy Produce. Of the butter from Mr. James Wood's Puuhue ranch, which took the first prize the Judges suy " this butter is remarkable for its fine flavor, owing doubtless to the rich feed on the highlumls where the Puu hue ranch is situated." Of the butter from Mr. Henry Macfurlane's ranch they say " this butter shows great care in its manufacture" Class X, Horticalture. The Judges rein irk that : "Many kinds of plants and flowers named in the schedule were uot represented at all. Of roses and other cut flowers the exhibit was very small, owing probably to the lateuess of the sea- sou and the hot aud dry weather. Of most kiuds of vegetables and fruits there were none shown.'' The report was adoptod by Ihe meeting, and the Chairman called on the Treasurer, Mr. Jae ger, for his financial statement. The statement, wnicn showed receipts $3,CJ8 15 and expendi tures $3,350 CO leaving a balance in hand of $347 55, was uuuuimously accepted. The following officers for the ensuing year were then elected: Vice-President, Hon. A. F. Judd; Treasurer, Mr. A. Jaeger; Secretary. Mr. J. S. Webb; Committeemen. Hon. A. S. Clej; horn, Hon. L. McCully, Hon. C. H. Judd, Mr. C. Lucas, Mr. S. M. Damon and Dr. R. McKib ben. A discussion ensued us to the bst date for the Society n annual show. Considerable difference of opinion existed among the members present and on the motion of Mr. Webb the deciislou was left to the Board of Management. After a conversation on the subject of a suita ble site for a permaueut Show Yard, the meet ing adjourned sine die. BY AUTHORITY. BOARD OF HEALTH NOTICK. At a meeting of the Board of Health, held at the Foreign Office, October 17, 1883, the following quarantine resolutions were unanimously adopted : qaarantlae Uesilatioas. 1. The Board of Health and its agent mav es- Ublhth quarantine grounds in the several district of the kingdom, as they may jude best. (Civil Code, Section 291.) 2. The Board of Health may, from, time to time establish the quarantine to be performed by all vessels arriving at any p,rfc of tho kin-dom, and may make such quarantine re-rulationa it Hi,i judge necessary for the public health aud safety (Civil Code, section 292.) 3. The quarantine regulations so eHtabliJ..i shall extend to all persons, goods, and effects, ar riving in snch vessels, and to all persons who may visit or go on board of the same. (Civil Code .pp. tion 293.) 4. Notice shall be given of snch inarai.tiH r,.,- nlations by publication in the manner orovhl ! section 281 of the Civil Code; after which notice, auy person violating such quarantine regulations "'M nLnea 8Um of not less than five nor more than five hundred dollars. fCivii ri j -wvii., BCUtlOII 5. Any vessel which shall refuse to H.,ki quarantine, or which shall leave the na. ground before tha expiration of the quarantine im posed upon her, or which ahutt k . clandestinely introducing into this kingdom any contagions disease, or any disease dan-eroas to the public kealth. shall be liable to seizure, confisca tion and sale for the benefit of tho public treasury 6. The Board of Health or its agent mT .f any time canst a vessel arriving at any port in this kingdom, when they deem sach w-l. ,.r of her cargo, to be foul, infected, or . .... ' dangerous to the uuhlic health . . - "u ciuoveu to the nearest quarantine ground, and to , rougkly purified at the expense of tha signeea or persons in possession of tho 41. - and they may also oanse all crson arrivin , ingonboardofauohves.el, or handling' such fected cargo, to he removed to some ..h, ,.r -.f there to remain under their orders. ,n;ii 1 U imiKn.l !... 41....., , "BUIWV I no uangw to bo feared from anv contagi ous disease on board said vessel By section 593 the Pilot, after boarJia a vesncl shall give tho commanding officer a health certifi cato for hiui to sign. If the same shall b, signed, the white flag shall at once' bo hoisted at the main, and the vessel may enter tho port ; but if the cm manding officer refuse, or bo unable to sigu the certificate of health, the yellow ill- shall at on.-i be hoisted at the main, and the vessel placed in quarantine outside tho harbor and anchored where the Pilot may direct. If a vessel bo broujfht into any port of this kin-do.n. in violation of the pro visions of this 595th section, or of anv of the rsgu lations of the Board of Health, oi concerning which there is just ground to suspnet tho axistence of contagion on board, the vessel itself is liable to seizure, confiscation, and sale, and the Pilot (if conniving at such violation) liable to a fine not ex ceeding five hundred dollar. By section 59C the Pilot is forbidden to return on shore, if he snail find the existenca of any con tagious disease on board a vessel Which h has boarded; and this, section also prohibits all commu nication between all on board the said ship and the shore or other shijn, until permitted bv the Hoard of Health, or by the Collector of Customs, under a penalty oT a fine of not more than five hundred dollars. 12. In e very case where a vessel is boarded by th Port Physician, his fees and expense shall bo paid by the vessel or its leprescn tati v.m ; and if said vessel or it repriMcntatives decline to pay these fees, the Collector of Customs shall colluct them and shall not give the vessel a iunit to quit the harbor until sm-h fees and exH-nses shall hate be-cn paid. 13. The ltcsid. nt Physician wlu are, or shall be, appointed by the Bj.-wd of Health to take charge of the various district of these island. &. cept Honolulu, are hereby appointed by the Board to act as Port PliysieiaiM for all ports in their se verul distiicts. 1. If a vessel, passing on to another jort or Co u ii try, whing to land persons or goods in any port of tlmm islands, the said vessel boiag obliged to undergo qiiai intine under tlie m nvlini, .A anw of the pievious teetions of these regulations, the Iersons .r good ontering said port of these islands may I- landed, and shall undergo Mich quarantine or other treatment a the Board of Health shall order, after which the vessel shall be free to dr part, when her quarantine is raised. lo. On the arrival of a vessel at any port of this Kingdom, coining from a port known to be infected with cholera, yellow fever, small-pox, Hcailet fever, or any other contagious or infectious disease, al though no case of such disease m.-y have broken out on board during the voyage, no person shall be allowed to land from her unless a period of eighteen days shall have elapsed from the time of her leaving said infected port. 16. On the arrival of a vessel at auy port of this Kingdom which has, or ha had on board during tho voyage, any person hick of cholera, yellow fever, sniall-pox, scarlet fever, or any other con tagious or infectious disoase, tho sick persona (if passengers for that port; may 1m sent to tha near est quarantine hospital for such a period as may be judged necessary, and tho vessel, with all on board, shad undergo quarantine, if necessary, for a period of eighteen days, as the Board of Health may direct, after hearing the report of the Port Physician on the said vessel. But with regard to all sick persons other than passengers for that port, tho Board of Health will not consider itself bound to receive them ey to take care of them In quarantine, unless the interests of humanity way require exceptions to be made. 17. No person shall leave or visit any quarantin ed vessel, or any house or enclosure set apart for quarantine purposes, unless by written' permission of the President of the Board of Health, or any agent authorized by him. 18. Under no circutustau.xs provided for by tbo last receding regulations shall clothing, per sonal baggage, or any goods, be allowed to b put on shore before having undergone such disinfect ing process as may be ordered by the Board of Health ; nor shall letters or mails be lauded in ' Honolulu, except by written permission of th President of the Board of Health, o in any ouVr port of tho Kingdom, except by permission of the District Port Physician. 19. Whe n a vessel shall arrive at m.n iw.rt ,.f j this Kingdom VfiicTi has. or had. on Imiai-.I its voyage a icron with any of the said conta gious or infectious diseases, tho Board of Health shall cause thei hole or part of the ship to U fumigated, or otherwise disinfected in a satisfac tory manner, before any of the cargo mav 1 dis charged from the ship. 20. It shall ins the duty of the Pilot to deliver to the eommanding officer of any vessel a copy of tha aforesaid quarantine regulations, with wuicL U shall be provided by the Board of Health for that purpose. Tho Board at the same time adopted the follow ing resolution : Besolved. That all quarantine regulations of tha Kingdom previous to this date-, bo and the nm are hereby rescinded. WALTER M. OIBSOX. President of she Board of Health. ieir orders. section 290.) 7. If any master, seaman, or passenger, belong ing to a veasel on which there may be at the tima or may have lately been, or auspected to have been, any infectious or contagious disease, or that which maybecomatbaaonreeofsuch disease, or which We congratulate Messrs. Hollister A Co. npou securing the service of Mr. Jno. B. Hopkins a manager of their Fort street drug store. Mr. Hopkins long and varied experience in his line of business eminently fits him to take charge of tha important position, and we feel assured that under his management this moat popular drug store will lose none of its former prestige. Wt bespeak for Mr. Hopkins a liberal patronage and wish him success.