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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JANUARY 26, 1884.
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..JANUARY 26, 1S84
We womlt-r Low many of the practical
need of the country and of the city are be
ing iliMcussed by candidates and electors at
the present time. The period of canvass be
fore a gene ral election, in recognized, every
where wheie parliamentary government
exist', a a fitting time for special public
discussion of such matters. But the public
here U essentially a lazy public, disposed to
let things drift while times are fairly good.
It is anxious about the Reciprocity Treaty
with America, knowing how much depends
upon it. Ueyond that what it calls its po
litical dIacussion,is like the general current
of its talk, mere gossip and scandal. Per
sons, not measures, are the subjects in
which it chiefly delights, and from year to
year we g on wkh a score of clumsy and
stupid laws cn our statute book; with a
city unkempt from lack of good municipal
by-laws and active supervision and man
agement ; with methods of administration
which every newcomer must needs condemn
but which habit makes us submit to un
complainingly, without hardly a word of
discussion about public works which would
help to develop the resources of the country
anil which would iu a more active-minded
community be the staple objects of atten
tion. How to get rid of the present admin
istration, or how to keep Ministers in their
places how to put a curb on the King, or
how to keep certain cliques and persons
who are disloyal to the throne from secur
ing iiolitical jmwer these and such like are
the things we spend our time and breath
mon. The white folks of this community,
with all their loasted education and exper
ience, industry, thrift and enterprise, are
not one whit ahead of the Hawaiian in this
respect. Nay they are worse, they do not
take half the interest in the things that
they do understand, that the natives do.
Of course some people will tell us that it
is no use discussing reforms and measures
of progress until the way is cleared for it
by overthowing the present Administra
tion, and perhaps the reigning dynasty it
self, and replacing them by persons in
whom the ieopIe, (meaning themselves)
have confidence. If that were true, then
what we are complaining of would be a
new and unusual state of affair: because
the alleged cause is not two years old. But
it is nothing of the sort. It is the normal
and constant state of things here and has
leeii so for years, no matter who may have
leeii iu iK)wer. There are some honorable
exceptions in the community, but they are
for the most part very busy men, whose
private affairs occupy them so much that
the country does not get the benefit of their
wider views, their foresight, energy and
push. Thus with the elections close at hand,
with the session of the Legislature ap
proaching, we do not hear of a single meas
ure of reform or a single scheme for pro
gress put forwanl or discussed. Some sage
has saM that a jeople generally gets as
good government as it deserves. If the
people of thN country did not get a much
better government than they deserve they
would have a very sleepy government in
deed. Two hundred and fifty Chinese have ar
rived by the Uio de Janeiro, the first, and
we presume the last of the immigrant la
' borers brought here uuJer thearrangeineuts
made by the Government in July last with
the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. The fact
that our Government has lent its official
sanction to auy further immigration of Chi
nese has been unfavoraby commented up
on by the American press. As it was
avowedly done merely to replace the men
who are going away by every opportunity
that offers, and as iu fact tho number leav
ing our shores during the last six months
has exceeded that of the new arrivals, we
are cot disposed to complain about the past.
Jlat we should like to have some guarantee
that the future will not see us again flooded
with Chinese male immigrants. So far as
the intentions of the Government have
been made public, they wish to restrict Chl
uese immigration to such numbers as will
only serve to replace those who are leaving
the country. But with a constant outcry
for more labor on the part of our
planter, they are sure to be pressed to ex
ceed these limits. Had the Pacific Mail S.
S. Co. leen able to take full advantage of
the permission given to them they could
have brought here by this time 1,200 instead
of 230 laborers, and we have no doubt to
thank the disturbed condition of China for
the fact that only the smaller number have
come. Humor which has found its way
into the newspapers in the United States
credits the Government with a promise to
allow the importation of a thousand Chinese
per month. This absurd statement ought
to be authoritatively contradicted, and we
have no doubt that both the Government,
and the Oceanic S. S. Co. are quite ready to
give such a contradiction. But this ques
tion of further Chinese immigration does
not rest so much with the Government of
the purvej-ors of transportation as with
those interested in our plantations. To
them we would say that the policy of
encouraging further influx of Chinese will
prove to be a suicidal one. AVe have the
authority of one of their number that when
the invasion of Chinese began iu the early
part of last year and the Government reso
lutely set its face against it, the representa
tives of the planters made representations
that they could do with more than four
thousand of them. About half that number
came in at that time and though we have
since had a considerable influx of laborer
of other nationalities, there is no reason to
think that the wants of the planters have
been supplied. But we counsel them to be
patient. This country cannot afford to al
low its present Chinese population to be
increased in numbers. It cannot afford it
for its own sake and it cannot afford it on
the score of adverse public opinion in the
United States. Immigration of Portuguest
is steadily going on and it is known that the
Government is in earnest negotiation with
the Japanese Gmerninent for leave to bring
laborers in large numbers from Japan.
Private advices from the latter country en
courage us to belie Vt? that success will very
shortly attend these efforts. If our planters
be wise they will submit to some temporary
inconvenience rather than in any way
countenance the further importation of
The number of candidates who are so
liciting the votes of the electors of ITouo
Iulu is much smaller than it was on the
last occasion of a general election. In
numerable tickets were put forth then, but
we appear to have only two before us at
the present time. One of these is called
the " National," and the other the "Inde
pendent'' ticket. The candidates whose
names appear on the for.ner are all
Hawaiians, and on the other three out of
four are Hawaiians. Ine only member of
the white portion of the community who is
put forward is Mr. J. O. Carter. Now,
whoever considers the fitness of tb'ngs.
without passion ; prejudice, must fain
confess that the constituency of Honolulu
cannot be fairly represented unless at least
one white man be returned to the Legisla
ture. We may go further than this, and
claim that one at least of the representa
tives of this city ought to be a man con
nected with its mercantile interests.
Honolulu is not merely the capital, but it
holds an undisputed position as the centre
of nil the commercial and industrial ac
tivity of the country. With very trifling
exceptions all the wholesale business of the
islands is transacted here ; there are prob
ably more persons interested as proprietors
of sugar and rice estates and sugar mills
resident in this city than on all our planta
tions put together ; our shipping is almost
wholly owned here, and nearly everything
iu the way of manufacturing industry of
which the Kit. I.m can boast is carried on
within the city limits. Avery large pro
portion of all this industry and enterprise
is iu the hands of white men, and though
many of these are not Hawaiian subjects,
there remains a very considerable number
who are, and whose names are to be found
on the electoral roll. This busy and enter
prising class is of so great importance to
the community that t ought, if possible,
always to be represented iu the legislature
of the country by persons drawn from its
own ranks. Fortunately it is so iu the
persons of several members of the house of
nobles. But it ought also to have its repre
sentatives among the elected members
of the legislature. It is, as a rule, difficult
in any country to persuade eligible men,
trained to, and actually occupied in busi
ness, to come forward as candidates for
legislatorial honors and work. We think
it fortunate, therefore, that a man of Mr.
Cat ter's position and experience has" been
induced to come before the electors of Hon
olulu on the present occasion.
We have distinct assurances that Mr.
Carter goes into this political contest en
tirely unprejudiced, ami free from any
alliance with the " sore-head " element in
the community, aud disappointed office
seekers. His past record is above reproach ;
he is a man of integrity and fairness, and
is fearless in the expression of honest con
viction. He is, moreover, a thorough busi
ness man, conversant with accounts and
all the practical issues with which busi
ness men in this couutry have to
deal a man of keen perception and good,
level-headed, practical ideas. Although
we find his name on a political ticket,
strongly paitizan in its origin, we know
him to be, in truth as well as in name, an
independent candidate. We look upon him
as one who may be considered a good com
promise man, whose election and political
action may help to bring about a satisfac
tory reconcilement of present differences.
If there is any corruption in office he is in
dependent enough to extxvse it if the ad
ministration have been maligned without
cause, he will be found honest enough to
do them justice. One legislative duty we
may note that he is especially fitted for.
His thorough knowledge of accounts, and
his former experience in'an official position
should secure for him in the Legislature
the appointment of Chairman of the Fi
nance Committee. Both the Administra
tion, who have been recklessly assailed on
the subject of finance and expenditure, and
the comiunity generally, will recognize at
once the advantage of having such a man
to scrutinize Government accounts.
In our opinion the name of J. O. Carter
should be on both the tickets that are be
fore the electors. Both parties need a man
of his prudence ami moderation ; of his ex
perience and sound judgment ; of his thor
oughly independent spirit and nice tact.
Since he has, to the surprise of many people,
consented to plunge into the turmoil of an
election, and to place his time and capacity
at the service of the people, he ought to
have the votes of the supporters of both
tickets, and of all those who are cot content
to run with either ticket as well. If the
National party should remodel its ticket
aud place Mr. Carter's name upon it, the
action would be as prudent as it would be
graceful. We have no hesitation in distinct
ly counselling them to do so. We have no
desjre,- Deither do we feel competent, to en-
ter into any critical examination of the
four candidates. We leave that office to the
native papers. But we see two mistakes in
the composition of the national ticket
which could be remedied. On principle, as
we have already said, no ticket for Hono
lulu can fairly be called national which
doe3 not Include at least one white man.
On principle, also, we deem it undesirable
that an officer of the King's Guard should
be a member of the Legislature. There
may be many examples and precedents for
such a tiling, but we cannot reconcile it to
our minds as suitable or proper. Without
any desire to say a word against the quali
fications of the candidate to whom we refer,
we must emphatically say that we should
like to see Mr. Carter's name substituted
for his on the national ticket. We think
it is the duty of all classes of the communi
ty to work for Mr. Carter's election, and we
feel considerable confidence that the 6th of
February will see him returned as a repre
sentative of the citjr. Unless he should
himself belie the opinion we have formed
of him, he will have our thorough support
throughout the shdrt campaign that is be
fore him, and, should he be elected, in the
political career he will enter upon.
Tiie representatives of the Australian
Colonies and Zew Zealand who have been
discussing annexation projects and federa
tion in convention, finished their labors on
December 8th after a ten days session, and
their proceedings together with the docu
ments laid before them are now before us
in the form of a "blue book." Remember
ing the hasty action and grandiloquent
talk with which the annexation move
ment began in the colonies,it is with pleas
ure that we recognise in the proceedings of
this convention a calm and statesmanlike
temper which does infinite credit to those
who took part in it. The resolutions they
passed on the subject of annexation have
evidently been brought into shape with
much care, and give evidence of a recogni
tion of the difficulties of the subject which
can hardly be said to have existed in the
colonics but a veiy few months ago. The
preamble to the resolutions sets forth that
the safety and well being of the colonies
and the interests of the Empire will be
jeopardized by further acquisition by
powers other than Great Britain, of domin
ion in the Pacific "south of the equator."
But having gone so far the delegates fall
back .I'ora the position originally taken up
by the Agents-General of the colonies when
communicating with Lord Derby. Not
only have they hesitated to repeat the sug
gestion that Great Britain should establish
a protectorate over all the islands in
the South and West Pacific not alreaiy
appropriated by European powers "from
Samoa to New Ireland,'' but they have ab.
solutely refrained from suggesting any
course of action in regard to any of these
islands except the New Hebrides group.
For the possession of these they virtually
ask the Imperial Government to negotiate
with France, who claims to have a first
right to them. With New Guinea, how
ever, they stand by the original claim put
forward by the Queensland Government
that its position in regard to Australia, and
the certainty of adventurous settlement be
ing proceeded with on its shores, render
necessary the incorporation in the Empire
of so much of it as is not claimed by the
Netherlands. They have given force to
their resolutions by proposing that the
colonies pay a fair share of the cost of the
measures they advocate. They do not
seem to have given much consideration to
what the natives of New Guinea and
the Pacific Islands may think of their
projects. But, with this exception, they
have done their work conscientiously and
well, and what they have to say is sure to be
much more influential than any of the loud
ta'k indulged iu a few months ago.
The Great Perjury Case.
The peijury case against Ah Lin, the t.'al
of which occupied two days this week, was
completed on Tuesday last, the jury, after
a short deliberation, bringing in an
unanimous verdict of not guilty. The
various ramifications of this case, and
the cases which preceded it, have occu
pied the attention of the Police and
Supreme Courts for the past year and
and in which courts, actions lor opium in
possession, importiuj opium, conspiracy,
and peijury were tried with various results.
Akana and Akiona, members of the Police
force, have been charged, tried and acquit
ted of conspiracy, and now Ah Lin being
charged with perjury is acquitted, as we
have already .stated by an unanimous ver
dict, Ah Wong, similarly charged, being
Kum Kwtti, a partner of. Ah Lin, was
found guilty of importing opium anil has
paid the penalty of the law. . In the second
act of this local law drama there were intro
duced several members of the Uar. For the
Crown there appeared the Hon. E. Preston,
the then Attorney-General, assisted by
Messrs. HartweH and Castle. Messrs. John
Russell and F. M. Hatch defended the ac
cused policemen, Akana & Akiona, who were
found not guilty by the jury. After a lapse
of several months, the t hird act is developed
and presented to tiie public under the title of
"perjury" against Ah Lin ami Ah SVong.
In this case the accused were also defended
by Mr. Russell. The prosecution, with the
sauguiue hope of vindicating the characters
of the police concerned iu the matter, had
exercised its full capacity in order to fully
prepare and develop the case against these
lersons charged with perjury and in which
case the acts of the policemen were called
into question. Notwithstanding this, the
case for the prosecution failed, and Ah Lin
and Ah Wong left the Court with stainless
characters, such being the opinion of twelve
foreign jurors, men of intelligence and in
tegrity. It is, to say the least, somewhat
paradoxical, that there was an acquittal in
both cases, so plainly antagonistic. If Aka
na and Akiona received money from Ah
Lin as hush money, and away from his
premises forty tins of opium and accounted
at the Police Court for three only, they
were guilty of conspiracy. On the other
hand if Ah Lin did not give Akana and
Akiona such money, he is guilty of perjury.
The same counsel (Mr. Russell) conducted
the defence in both cases, and his skill and
tact were more noticeable than ever in the
case just concluded. Each case was fully
developed for the defense as is fully attested
by the numerous witnesses, presentetl upon
that side and for that purjHxse, so that it may
be safely concluded that the verdicts in both
cases are proper and reasonable ones. The
court and the public rnay be congratulated
upon the termination of this long pending
litigation. The case has illustrated the an
imus that exists between contending fac
tions of Chinamen.
A note has been addressed by the Egyptian Gov
ernment to the British Foreign Minister, iu which
a demand is made for England's assistance in the
Soudan. The note states that, unless this be ac
corded, the Egyptian Government will be compell
ed to relinquish to Turkey the eastern portion of
the Soudan, and concentrate its troops in Egypt
proepr, and thus be able to dispense with the Brit
ish army of ocenpation. It is also reported that
France forbids Turkey to interfere in the Soudan,
but has offered to repel El Mahdi if England de
clines to do so.
SUPREME COURT-JANUARY TERM.
Me. Justice McCcrr o: te. Bench,
Thursday, January 17, 1881
F. Leuehan, et al, assignees of Lee Chat vs. W.
L. 1 ana. Messrs. C. W. Ashford and A. S. Hart-
well for plaintiff's. Mr. E. Preston for defendant.
Verdict for defendant. Plaintiff excepted to the
charge and the verdict.
Friday, January 18, 1884.
G. Awana, vs. Ah Hong. Assumpsit. Mr. C.
Brown for plaintiff. Mr. E. Preston for defendant.
Verdict for plaintiff.
George S. Kenway, vs.Ckas. Notley. Ejectment.
Mr. A. S. Hartwell for plaintiff. Mr. F. M. Hatch
Mr. Hatch asked the Court to direct a verdict
for defendant, because the lease in quest was
confirmed by Mrs. Notley, by her acceptance of
rent after her husband's death.
After argument by the respective counsel the
Court directed the jury to find for the defendant,
and they returned such a verdict without retiring.
The plaintiff excepted.
Lak Sang, vs. Chas. Xotley. Covenant. Mr.
A. S. Hartwell for plaintiff. Mr. F. M. Hatch for
defendant. Verdict for plaintiff, damages $1C0,
three dissenting. Mr. Hatch excepted to the ver
dict. Monday, January 21, 1SS4.
Rex vs. Ah Lin. Perjury. Mr. W. Austin
Whiting, Deputy Attorney-General for the
Crown. Messrs. Smith & Thurston, and Mr.
John Russell for the defendant.
This case occupied the Court the whole day.
At 4:25 p. m. the Court adjourned to the follow
Tuesday, January 1884.
Rex vs. Ah Lin. continued from previous day.
The Jury retired at 2:13 p. m. aud at 2:20 p. m.
they returved into Court, with a unanimous ver
e"ct of not 0 Jilty.
Rex. vs. Ah Wong. A nolle pros, entered by
Kela et al vs. John H. Paty. Mr. Russe'1 for
plaintiffs, Mr. Castle for defendant. Ou tho
motion of Mr. Rnsse'l the case was cont'uned
for the term.
The case of G. W. Pilipo vs. Kamahana was
also continued for the term.
Wednesday, January 23, 1884.
Win. G. Irwin & Co. vs. C. Mooting. As
sumpsit. Mr. F. M. Hatch for plaintiff, Mr. ff.
Wr d for defendant. The jury, without retir
ing, rendered a unanimous verdict for plaintiff
for full amount claimed.
Thursday, Jauu; y 24, 1883.
The Court met at 10 a. m. aud there being no
special business the Court adjourned at 10:20
a. sr. Saturday (to-day).
BEFORE POLICE JUSTICE BICKF.KTON.
ThVaIhday, January 17, 13C1.
Kahele, for d 'ving a dray faster than a wall ,
was fined $5.
Chin Ah I'mi, chained on the 11th instant with
having opium in his possession, was ag 'n bronijhi
upon remand. Mr. J. M. Davidson api-aivd for
After hearing the eviden 3 of officer Mchr",iis
ami one Ah Hoy, a nolle prosequi was entered
by the prosecution.
Friday, January 18th, 1884.
Ed. Mitchell and Thos. Mitchell were charged
with the larceny of chattel property belonj,'ng '
Sister Beatrice, valued at SC. Plea of not guilty
by Ed. Mitchell a d plea of & jilty by Thos. Mitel -ell.
Officer Tell said he helped to search Ed Mitchell
aud found a knife which prisoner said belonged to
the Sisters. Went to prisoner's house and he pulled
a plank off the floor and prodn 2d a stocking con
taining several articles that witness was looking
Sister Beatrice testified to the stolen goads as her
Thos. Mitchell, eleven years of age, was com
mitted to the Reformatory School during his min
ority. Ed. Mitchell, found olilty, and sentenced
to nine months' imprisonment and fined $10.
Damara (w) and S. Kana wore charged with
adultery, to which they entered a plea of guilty.
The former was fined S15, the latter $30.
On Saturday there was only one case of drunken
ness to deal with.
Monday, January 21, 1884.
The docket jntained seven drunks, eae'h of
whom contributed their quota for the offence com
mitted.' Ah Kin, a Chinese hack driver was convicted of
furious and heedless driviug and fined 5 and
Malia, Nauakahi " and Pr?le charged with lar
ceny were remanded until the 22d instant (to
day.) cirt, CASES.
Ah Yet vs. Awa. Tresspass, damages $10. Judg
ment for plaintiff'. Appeal noted.
Two cases continued and too settled out of
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1881.
Kikei, charged with assault and battery on Ah
Ke-t. Plea, not guilty. After some conflicting ev
idence, the accused was found guilty and fined $ 7
and S3 10 costs.
A charge of adultery was nolle pros.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1834.
One case of drunkenness.
Kanakaole charged with assault and battery was
Thursday' Jan. 24, 184.
Three cases of drunkenuess on the docket, each
of which paid the UBual penalty.
An tone Silva, charged with assanlt ou Captain
Miller, was remanded to 25th instant.
Malia tw) charged with larceny remanded to
A'i Qnai charged with assault and battery was
J. Alapai vs. W. C. Acid. Assumpsit for $20.
Mr. S. Ii. Dole for plaintiff.
Defendant admitted executing the note for the
amount, but claims that he norer received the
J. Alapai stated that ho gave the defendant $200
on the 19th January, 1333. The money was loaned
to enable the defendant to buad a. house. When
witness went to collect his first interest, defend
ant said he had got no uiouey from witness and
owed nothing. Defendant lias paid nothing on
the note. .
Mrs. Aclii stated that on the loth January of
last year she asked Alapai to let them have $200
to build a house. On the 19th they (Mr. and Mrs.
Achi) got S150. Witness knew this because her
husband told her. That evening Alapai came to
their house and said he had taken $o0 out of their
$200 on account of some trouble he had. The fol
lowing day Alapai came and got another $50 and a
note was made out for $100. We gave him the note
and askc-d for the note of $200. He said ho had it
at home aud would tear it up. Witness went first
and defendant went afterwards to get the note.
Plaintiff said he had torn it up. They had some
family trouble with Alapai after this money trans
action. Kaai (w) testified to hearing Alapai say he had
torn up the $200 note and only had the $100 note.
Jas. Keau testified that he heard Alapai tell his
wife he had paid defendant $150. After that
Alapai said he got $50 from defendant,
W. C. Achi corroborated what his wife had
Alapai and his wife flatly contradicted what had
beed said by the previous witnesses.
J udgment for defendan t, cost $4 95.
One action on prommisory note continued to
23th instant, and two assumpsit cases continued to
7 th proximo.
Friday, January 24, 1884.
Two cases " c-'icnness presented and bail
Ah King on a charge of having opium in po
session wa3 remanded until 28th instant.
Kekahune on a charge of assault and battery
Rex vs. W. Coggshawl and Annie Richardson.
Adultery. Plea not guilty. Mr. John Russell
appeared for the defence.
E. U. Eddie was the princip; " witness for the
Crown. After his evidence, the counsel for the
defendant claimed that he had nothing (o an
swer and that the case under the testimony pro
duced is such a one sis does rot ccnie within the
: slings of the Supreme Court, and moved the
discharge of the defendants. Motion overruled.
Coggshawl fined 40 and Annie Richardson
S20. Appeal noted to Supreme Couit in
Eohala, Hawaii, January 17th, 18S4.
The Eohala Church Fair was the great attraction
of the past week. Unfortunately the weather was
unpropitious, and deterred many from attending
who had proposed so doing. On the whole it may
be termed a Fair success. Eveithing was not
disposed f-t, as it was deemed advisable to postpone
the auction of the balance that was left from the
private sales. The total amount of sales has not
yet been summed up. Miss Spurgln took in $200,
and was also the recipient of a donation of S5U.
Miss Thompson and Miss Ewart also effected large
sales both before and during the Fair. The ice
cream was duly appreciated, and realized S2C.
The supper was approved of by all. The Cinder
ella Tablt-aux were a grand success, and many
residents who were not able to attend, hope that
ere long they will 1 ave an opportunity of seeing
what they missed at the Fair. Tho.e who were
fortunate enough to w'tness t ie tableaux will
glad'y echo encore. The grea"st thanks of the
committee are tendered to Mr. Jordan for his
good-natured assistance, patience and promptness
in taking charge and forwardii g so many parcels.
The committee also owe a debt of gratit ude to
Messrs. M cfarlane, Thrurr, Hollister, S. J. Levey
it Co., Palmer, Mclnerny, and many others who so
liberally helped us to carry out our object. We
also owe a debt to friends and neighbours for the
for the valuable assistance rendered by tt cm in
various directions. Her Majosty Queen Dowager
Emma contributed some vi-ry usofnl clothing
which was duly appreciated. Fit ally, we have to
thank the Pacific Commercial Advkktisek for
their kindly assistance in publishing our notices,
and thus helping very materially to further the
object we have in view. It is the earnest desire of
the committee that all who can will come to the
coMsocration of our Church, which we hope , ill
take place soon.
Wai.mea, Hawaii. January 13th, 1S84.
We have had a very sin.j.ilur and mysterious
disappearan e of a person named Thos. Warren,
who, it is supposed, lias committed suicide. He
) -m lately been in the employ of the Ente. rlse
Mt!l, in Honolulu, and was fi,r many years in the
s.-rvice" of Mr. Frank Spencer. Upon ilie 12th of
December last he requested Mr. It. E. Morrison,
All. Spencer's bookhecp"r, to furnish him with
i-oiiic laudanum, for sleeplessness. Mr. It. gave
i,;:.: ::i'iiu; paregoric ; Warren. thiil.:ng it was
i.u: Jatic.iii. said to an old native woman, " I shall
die lo-ni'lit." autl drank tho whole half ounce.
The next morning lie called upon Mr. Morrison
and said the laudanum was not strong enough.
t He W:is last seen tlml rveiimn' e.L!L-imr Oovfivil tin.
Kohala range, And never afterwards. Two let
ters were sen one to Mr. Morrison, and
one to Judge Hart, dated on the 12th Decem
ber. In the one to Mr. Morrison he states sul -tan-tially
he intends to commit suicide and the killing
of his dear daughter, about ten vcars old, but he
afterwards writes, "when I went to ki'l my child a
feeling came over me that I cannot explain, and I
hope Judge Hart v. ill get some good pei.on to take
care of her." Warien has also a son who is about,
e even years of age. One request made of Mr. Morri
son was that no priest should peirorm any ceremo
ny over our remains meaning his daughter and
" do not allow me to be shaved, nor no jfthi, but
bury us in the one grave." Warren was a well
built athlete and enjoyed good 1 ealth. lie invent
ed, as he thought, a perpetual motion machine, at
the Spencer Sheep Station, alont ten years since,
a plan of which he look to California. Two ma
chinists there wcreru'red by endeavoring '.o per
fect it. One of them died iliBane. A plan of this
machine Warren bequeaths td Mr. Morrison. Much
to the disgrace of our Police no effort has been
made to search for the remains. I merely write
you this that the friends of Thomas Warren may
hear of his supposed suicide.
Waimea, January 18th, 1884.
THINGS IN GENERAL.
The most general thing just now appears
to be the new Hawaiian coinage. Out of
any four half dollars or quarters that one
sees three are almost sure to be bright new
coins bearing something which is
supposed to be the image of King
Kalakaua. As it is but a fjew days
yet since these coins were issued
to the public the fact seems to be proof pos
itive that they were wanted. The quantity
of the smaller silver coins in circulation
has not.for a long time past, been sufficient
to supply the wants of the commuuity, but
I do not think that any one supposed that
the need of them was so pressing as the
great use of them now being made would
seem to indicate. The new coins are pretty
to look at and smile out upon one from
among the dingier ones which have seen
more service as pleasantly as if they had
never been the cause of heart-burnings atid
controversy, and politicalplols.
Somebody wants to know if Sir Samuel
Baker of African fame be still alive. I can
answer him that this resolute aud self-opinionated
traveller was alive and hale a few
weeks ago aud was busily engaged in sup.
plying the readers of the London Time
with information about the Soudan and
its people and its so-called false prophet.
Sir Samuel himself turned prophet not
long ago, but unfortunately for Egypt and
the men who led her forces.he did not prove
to be a false prophet, his worst prognostica
tions being more tdian fulfilled in the dis
aster which overtook Hicks Pasha and his
The war which is going on between
Egypt and her revolted province is at the
bottom a religious one. Religious theories
are at the bottom of a large part of the
trouble and suffering that happen in the
world, and all the real piety at any one
time extant in our race is never found to be
influential enough to restrain the mischief.
If Mehemet Ali were alive again he would
probably say that English fanaticism urged
him on to extend the boundaries of Egypt
so dangerously far towards the equator in
order that he might suppress the slave
trade. Mahomedan fanaticism is now un
doing his work. This affair of the Soudan
is no mere question of a revolt of a province
nor is it a mere demonstration of national
hatred for the foreigners who have meddled
so much with the affairs of Egypt. It be
gan long before the recent interference
in Egypt by England though there can be
littls doubt that it has gathered strength
from the fact of that new invasion on the
Eart of the Giaur. Sir Samuel Baker tells
is readers that he wanted to have the re
ligious influence of El Mahdi counteracted
by sending a Sheikh of the Green Turban,
which means a lineal descendant of the
Prophet, with the expedition which I licks
commanded. He was in Egypt when the
expedition was about to set out and was
with General Valentine Baker taken into
counsel by Hicks Pasha, and when he
found that iu this matter of the green tur
baned Sheikh his advice was not likely to
be taken, he croaked and his croaking has
proved to be ominous and prophetic. By
the way it may be as well to mention for
thejnformation of at least one newspaper
scribe in this city, who does not know the
fact, that Valentine Baker is the brother of
this prophet of evil.
I have one thing more to say about this
religious war. El Mahdi proclaims his ob-
ject to be the revival of Islam, the purifi
cation of the faith and of the faithful and
the spread of Mahomedanism over the whole
world. This movement is said to be watcdi.
ed with interest in India and perhaps to re
ceive material support from thence. If the
British. Government does not step in and
crush this prophet ol the desert, who knows
how soon his fanaticism may kindle the
flames of war iu India itself; Queen Vic
toria is said to have moiv Mahomedan sub
jects than airy other Sovereign in the world
the Sultan not excepted. That they are
contented under British rule nobody be
lieves, and some terrible days may yet be
in store for India if the false pronhet of
Soudan comes to be accepted for what he
claims to be, the heaven sent successor of
Mahomet himself sent to bring the whole
world to peace by exterminating with
the sword every other religion but that of
I was watching those Chinamen scram
ble on shore last Thursday. There is no land
ing place at the Quarantine Station none
of any sort. The scow sticks fast far away
from the shore and then boats have to be
used. But these cannot get within perhaps
two hundivd yards from the shore and the
rest of the way has to be accomplished by
wading. This might be all very well if
there were a soft, sandy bottom, and fine,
calm, sunshiny wealher.'The wade through
the water might, in such case, be quite a
pleasant change after a few weeks on ship
board. But from all I can gather, T believe
the bottom is tiny ting but soft, being full
of sharp corners" of coral rock, and that
bleeding feet are the commonest things pos
sible among those who are obliged to enter
the Kingdom by this road. Did you ever
cut your foot with coral? If so, you will
not wish to do it again, or deem it "a pleas
ant preliminary ton period of quarantine,
however short. A wit emce said that Eng
lish railroad directors would never take
1roper care againstaecidents until they hail
cilled a Bishop. If the passengers by the
Alameda or Mariposa were, some unlucky
day, to have to go to quarantine, perhaps
an order for the construction of a landing
place would go forth at once.
Mr. Simon Kaai had a little crowd round
him in Merchant street the other day and
announced a new ticket fVr the coming
election. On enquiry I find that at least
two members of the ticket knew nothing
about it until those who had been listening
to Mr. Kaai came and told them, so T fear
the new ticket will break down. I wonder
if it be true that Kaai has resigned his seat
among the Nobles in order to seek one
among the representatives of the people?
I admire his pluck if he has done so and if
he comes forward he shall certainty have a
vote from me just as an evidence of my
reverence for pluck. I am afraid, however,
that he sadly overrates what little influ
ence remains to him anion" the native
voters. Tie has fooled away his popularity,
and if he really wants to regain it, he hail
better stick to the seat he has got, and by
his conduct during the comlngsession show
that " he is himself again."
My acknowledgments are duo (o the ed
itor of the Gazette for solving the question
in exchange which I put forlh last week. I
thought of Columbus and the egg when I
read his solution.
Cartr'dates Arnorneed for the flenerxl
Election of 1884.
The supporters of tlie tl'.vi rnnieiit are iiulleiited liy
ttie letter (I fiiune,;ate)y :t(n-r their minu s, hiiiI tliose In
oppoMUnii hy the letter O.
HONOI.ri.r lion. John l.t Knnliikon, Hon. K. K,
I ilikalanl, Ji o. T. Kaker, Hon. .Tames Keau (l.); J. O
Ca; tor, Jo". I". Kawrlnni, P. Kuluukon, A. K. Ku
KWA and WAIANAK .T. 1 Kama. SS. Knanaana ((i I :
Hon. F. Brown. J. Kaoliko (Ol.
WAIALVA Jesse Aitiara, S. KaakuafO); J. X. Kaiaf-
KOOI.A I'l.OA J. ICaimi, Hon. J. Kalnhi. J M. Kaua
hikaiia, J. I,. Xaill (Cli ; Cer II Ilrown, J. Knpau (in.
KOOI.AVl'OKO Asa Kau'ia, (!. Rurenuha, fi. Ii. Ka
Vianka-ie, S. M. Kauukai ((') : J. K Kuoliko M.
LA HA IX A Ho.i I.. A holo, I. KHtnaiopili, Kla Xnhur,
Iplua (Oi ; Hon. J. W. Kalna (O).
KAAXAl'AM Hon. J. A. Kankaii, John Kiehartlxoii,
J. K. Xahaku .1 1.
1 WAIbl Kl' Hon. CVo. K. Kh-hanlFOii, Hon. J. Xu
kookoo, M. Kealol a, W. 15. Keann, W. H. Maul Oi ; T.
P.. fnniii'inKs, W. O. Smith, b. W. I. Kaiu alii. J. Ilaole,
M. K. Makakoa ().
MAKAWAO Hon J. Kamukel, K. Ilelckunlhl, ('. K.
Kapnlo 0i) ; J. Kalania (Oi.
HAXA S. W. Kaai, J. K. Hannna, Hon. J. ;arliier,
C. K. Kakanl (O) ; W. H. llalsteal (Oi.
MObOKAI AND I.A XAIHon. IS. K. Kupihea, Hon.
J. Xakah-ka, K. Jones, s. Kahoohulahala, J. bokana,
A. K. Pakl, S. K. Keawi-olii, A. JCnkainaua (ii); i. W.
M. Foohea, S. I'uulo, I). Kulaiiok.'tlant, H. Kane (Oi.
MUXi 1. . Wahine, !). II. p hrork, T. Akina (fi);
Hon. J. Xawahi, K. l Hoi ! (O i.
HAMAKL'A Hon. J. K. Kauna nano, J. WHewele,
fhas. Williams (O) ; W. A. Mjo ((.
KOHALA William White, fl. P. Kainanoha, J. Ke
kipi, J. W. Moananll, S. H. Mahnka, I. . Hirf.kaiio, Z.
Kalal (ft); Z. Kanealai, fS. Liowu (f;.
XOitl if KOXA J. i. Hoapili, J. W. Keliikoa, J. palu
pala(flj; Hon. fi. W. Pilipo (O).
NOLTH KOXA Hon. 1. II. Xahinu, t". W. P. Kaeo,
F. K. Keiki (i); S. KaHi,Oj.
KAU Hon. J. Kaiihane, J. X. Kupaha ()'.
PL'XA K. Kekoa, J. Kiimahou ((I,; Hon. J. M. Kau
LI II UK AXI KOI.OA T. Kahoone (fij: S. H. Hole
WAIMEA AND NIIHAT Hon. J. Kauai (fi; ; W. K.
HAXAI.KI Hon. fi. 15. Palohati tfi); D. W. H. Khii
pena, J. If. Kahll'.ia, J. 11. Kawelo ,0).
WHAT THK t'0PL2 SAY.
We Invite expregxious of opinion from the public upon
ill tuibjeclH of general iuterest for insertion under Iti-s
bead of the Ai.vkrti- rii. Such coiutunuicttmu should
be authenticated by the name of the writer as a I'uui
rantee of jjood faith, but not necessarily for publicr.
Our object is to offer fUe fullest opportunity for varietv
of popular discusaion and inquiry.
We are not to be understood as ute.-arily endorsing the
views set forth in cotorutinicatioiia published under this
To all iiuiiiirera we shall endeavor to furnish informa
tion of the. moKt complete character nu any aubjct in
which thpy may he luterei-t. d. I
Me. Editor: First thanking you for your
courtesy in .-"lowing so much space in your is
sue of last Saturday, for tue acouut of the
"Knights of Pythias'' InstVatiou aud social, I
wish to cr'l attention to two or three changes
from the original manuscript.
By some oversight, uo mention was made of
the members of tho new LoJjo of the same
order, many of whom wt re present. This fact
was particularly referrod to iu the ' manuscript.
Ou the other hand, that document made no pi
lusioa to grace aud d'gnity, and it is hard to
understand how those two qualities in
any one man or any other example
he may net, can tend to elevate tha char
acter of a whole Order.
Merely remarking in conclusion that the 7tli
order in the prolamine hhoultl have been offi
cers installed, (not Kr-'nte) and ayain thanking
you tor your courtesy,
I am, youra trnly,
Honolulu, Jan. 25, 1834.
LATE FOREIGN NEWS.
The P. M. 8. S. City of Sydney, Captain
Seabury, arrived at 2 o'clock last Monday
morning with Colonial dates to (he Sth In
stant, and telegraphic news to tiie 7th in
stant. We have culled the following news
items from exchanges:
Tho rumor lo the effect that the nunibtr of the
Driii.-h troop; in Eyypt was to be increased low re
ceived an oflicial denial. The Itoyal (Dublin) Reg
iment of Fusiliers, who are under order for Egyt
ai-ejonlyjjoing'a a rcliof for the troops'whone peri
od of foreign service has concluded.
The trial of ten Fenians for blowing upthoOlag
gow gasworks concluded on 21st December. Five
of the prisoner were sentc need to enal servitude
for life, aud five to seven years.
A serious accident was reported to have happen
ed to the Czar while hunting. On the 22ud De
cember he wa suffering severely from tho Injury
t hi shoulder, and ha lx-cn ordered by hi medi
cal attendants to take complete rtst. A later tele
gram, St. Petersburg, January Sth, ayt it i now
known that tho Czar did not, a alleged, meet with
an accident last month while out hunting, but that
he was injured by Nihilist who made an attempt
on hi life, and he has inco leen confined to hi
The feeling in Cairo is greatly in favor of the re
turn of Ismail Pasha a Khedive of Egypt,
Lord Derby has (Iceland that if hjieenlators at
tempt to purchase large tract of land in New Gui
nea at nominal prices, England will refuse to re
cognize the transaction.
A political ciisi is imminent in Spain.
General SloWloll"' plan for an iuvaHiou of India
has been published. .
The lion. F. T. Frf liiighnysen, United Rtate
Secretary for Foreign Affair, argue that Eng
land's admission of America' protection of the
Panama I'ailway. juwtiiien the flovei nnitnt In in
sisting also upon a right of protection of the Pana
ma Canal, but it is not at all desired to prevent
England having free occckh to either the Pacific or
The Parisian and French paper generally, in
their lending ni l icle on the Fraceo-ChineBC diffi
culty, are now averse to further Mediation with a
view to having an uudt rsfanding with China, and
arc almost nnaninion in recommending that vig
orous warfare should, if necessary, be prosecuted
against the Chinese in Tcnqnin. The French
troop on entering Sontay found eight headless
bodies of Tureos. and thereupon refused all quar
ter to lh Chinese, who lost very heavily. A tele
gram dated December 24 th, stateH that the Marquis
Tseng ha returned to London. The negotiations
for the settlement of the Toiiquin difficulty are still
proceeding, and no luptnre has yet occurred be
tween the French and Chineso Government.
SALMON ! SALMON!
'.)) ltarrcls IVinio KmI Salmon.
A I'ino 4'lmneo lor 11 mi tor.
7 K ARK miiKtTKI) TO SKU. AT Al'CTION
Tuesday, February 5th,
At our salesroom, at 10 A. M., tiie above lot of Haluion,
for account of owners. The Salmon is in tfooil order, and
a liberal credit will he Riven on approved paper.
LYONS & IiEVEY,
Of Foreclosure mix I Knle.
TX ACCOItDAXf'K WITH A I'OWKR OF HAf.K COS
tallied fn a certain niortfBKe made 'y J. K. Kawjtiiitil
ti Charles J. Fishel. dated January Ifl, ISH.'I, recorded n
I.'hcr 79, on pagen 14 and ls.1, notice Im lierehy given that
said mortxa-fee Intends to foreclose said mortgage, for
condition hrokeii ; and upon wild foreclosure will sell at
public auction, at the i le irtMim of I.yoim A 1-evey, In
Nut unlay, the ":irl Hay of IVbrunry, IHH4,
At VI M. of said day. the premises described In said mort
em, e, as vpecllled I.How,
Furl her particulars can lie had of H. V. 111CKKRTOX,
Attorney at law.
CHAm.KH J. FIWIIKL, Mortgagee.
Dated llonoli lii, January 2:1, lsHt.
Premises to tie sold are as follows, mid sittiaK-d fn Ilie
trietof Kohala, Island ot Hawaii:
Kirst All the land dewribed In Itovul Patent No. 2,fi7,
to Kawaimil (k), Containing M! 72-100 acre.
Nccond II the laud described in Itoyal Patent No.
T.'J.'is, to Kimnapanaii ( k) containing II ueres ami k(i ft. 10
Third All the laud described ill Itoyal Patent No. e,M5,
to 1'amaiak, containing acres and K47 fathoms.
Of I'nrerlisiiire mini r Kale.
J.N Af 'f OlUMNCK WITH A TOWEIl OF HAI.E CON.
talned In a certain mortgage made hy Ham. Kuula to
fieorge I,. Desha, dated the nth day of October, 18, re.
cor. led In liber , pale , notice in lierehy given
that said mortgagee. Intends to foreclose Maid mortgage,
for conditions broken, and uron said foreclosure will Nell
at public auetlo i, at th salesroom of JC. I'. Adams, Iu
MoiMlay, Hie ! ttny t,r February, 1ft.
At 12 M. of saM day, the proper I ie deifilbed In Kid
mortgage, as below specified.
OKO. I.. lFiHA, Mortgagee.
1'ropertleti to be sold :
First The carriage No. f,2, harnesx, Ktc.
Second On grey borne and one red borne, with B
while siot on Ids face. J2C-:t
Hawaiian Carriage Mannfactnring Co..1
(MiieeeflHors to a. West.)
COMPI.KTK ASHOKTME.NT OP CAR It! AG KM AND
Wagon Material on bund and for sale ; also, CANE
WAGON'S. All kinds of Currlagm made to order at
very low rate. Orders from the other Inlands aollclted.
:Maiian 4'nrrJasre MaiiMfact tiring Co.,
Ju20-w3iii 70 Queen Street, Honolulu.
I ;"AMBER. CIHfX'IT JVIMK Ni:tO.
I Judicial District, Hawaiian Islands in the matter of
the estate of JOHN KOAKDMAN.of Kahulul, Maul, de
TCrl", LrZ'" r"J'Kand ttJIiig the petition
or A). IAi- KA KING, praying this Court to order that
distribution 1 made of the property, real and personal,
of the late John iioardmau, of Kabulul, Maui, deceased
to the devisee, under the will of said deceased : It Is or
Weliielay. I lie 27lli flay f February, !,
At 1 P. M., at the Court-house in Wailuku, Maul, be set
as the t rue and place for hearing the said petition, and
any objections that may be made thereto : and O. K
Koardman and O. v WUlfongthe duly qualified execu
tors of the will of the said John Kounlnian, deceased, and
any other iiersons, having an Interest In said estate are
hereby notified to attend.
Civil Judge, Second Judicial District. 11 I
Lahaiua, Jauuury 7, 1S84. jtt''6 wit
The undersigned have formed co-par tneinhip on
der the lirru name of SprockeU A Co., for the pur
pose of carrying on a general banking aud exchange
buBinesg at Honolulu, and uch other placeg in the
Hawaiian Kingdom as may be deemed advisable.
(Signed) Clauh Sphecicelh,
Wm. Q. Ihwis,
F. F. Low.
Honolulu, January 14, 1883. "
Referring to the above, we beg to inform the
business public that we are prepared to make loam,
discount approved notes and purchane exchange at
the best current rates. Our arrangement, for sell
ing exchange on the principal cities of the United
StateBj Europe, China, Japan, and Australia, are
being made and when perfected, due notice will be
given. We shall also be prepared to receive depoa
ils on open account, make collections and conduct
a general banking and exchange business.
J15dw lm Sf wscjoxs & Co.