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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JUNE U, 1884.
this vast and important region. The recent, disputes relating to New Guinea come incidentally under no tice, but the special subject of the studies of the commission appears not unnaturally to have been the suffi ciency of the control which exi-ting arrangements allow to be exercised over the conduct f British subjects, usually of an adventurous and often -of a lawless description, engaged iu colonization or in the so-called labor traflic between the South Sea islands and the colonies of Queensland and Fiji. The questions to be considered are extremely important, for islands approachingcontinents in magnitude, and native populations amounting to many millions in number, are direct ly afFected by the results of such an investigation. As we have intimated, it is exceedingly painful to find that the report of the commission testifies to the existence of the most horrible and heartrending abuses on the part of the traffickers in native labor in particular, proving that a slave trade of the most cruel kind is in full opera tion, and also confessing that the ex isting regulations are wholly inade quate to deal with the evil. The sub ject deserves the most ample and searching consideration. For the present it is sufficient to say that a mass of testimony of the most con clusive kind is quoted by the commis sion to prove that immediate steps must be taken in order to prevent native races of a high order of intelli gence from utter ruin and degrada tion, as well t.s to relieve the British name from the odium of detestable practices, which are provoking the indignant protests of the civilised world. One of the most serious and humiliating disclosures in the White Book is contained in the letter of complaint which Baron Plessen, the German Charge d'Affaires in this country, addressed on the 4th of Sep tember last year to Earl Granville, and which our Foreign Minister transmitted for the consideration of . the commission. Baron Plessen was instructed by his Government to transmit the complaints which the Imperial Consul at Jaluit, in the Marshall Islands, had felt it his duty ,to make upon the conduct of 'vessels sailing under English colors, which are fitted out in Queensland or Fiji to recruit laborers for the plantations in those parts amongst the South Sea Islanders. Nothing can exceed the gravity of the charges which the Ger man Government has to bring against the persons engaged in this traffic under English colors.' Though these vessels are 'regularly accompanied by Government officers, whose business it is to see that the colonial regula tions respecting the engagement and transport of the Polynesian laborers are carried out,7 yet the natives are continually engaged under circum stances not distinguishable from slave hunting. 'Naturally, says Baron Plessen, 'such natives do not remain voluntarily on board, but have to be narrowly watched; when, as is very frequent, escapes are at tempted, the crew make use of their firearms, and if the pursuit is to be followed up on shore, bloody conflicts often ensue.' The German Charge d'Affaires mentions in particular three ships sailing under English colors, which he accuses of specific acts of slavery and massacre, includ ing in one case the attack and burn iagof a German commercial estab lishment. Baron Plessen adds that a German war ship has been specially commissioned to use fores in case of need against the. perpetrators of such crimes. Through Strange Spectacles. Wbnt i Kan l'raucico Visitor ThUUiH of llonolnln. Mr. Henry Heyman, the celebrated violinist now visiting Honolulu, is a gen tleman who has travelled extensively, and is remarkable on the Coast for his clear and concise opinions of men and things. "We do not except tbe fair sex, a section of humanity for which Mr. Heyniau enter tains the most sincere respect and devo tion. "With the above in view, we con cluded that Mr. Hey man's fresh and virginal views of this city would be inter esting, and therefore obtained from the mirror of that gentleman's mind the fol lowing reflections : Mr. Heyman prefaced his remarks by assuring us that Honolulu is one of the most picturesque places he has ever visited either on the American or European Continents. "I find the climate, ' said Mr. Heyman, wiping the perspiration which oozed from his intellectual brow, "quite right. In fact, it is not nearly as warm as I was led to expect," and here Mr. Heyman produced a fresh pocket- handkerchief, and took another wipe at j the pearly drops. " My health is much improved," continued the distinguished musician ; ' the slight, but threatening, palpitation of the heart with which I was afflicted on the Coast has almost entirely disappeared." 'But the Honolulu ladies," said Mr. Heyman, with a slight blush, and laying his hand upon the left side of his white waistcoat u the ladies of Honolulu are the condensation of tropical sweetness. They are the essence of banana, mango, guava, and all the sweet and good things of the tropics. They are gentle as the plashing waves that murmur musicially inside your reefs, and as graceful and attractive as the delicate and exquisite Mimosa," and the traveller sighed with an air of sentimental sadness, and looked admiringly on a pretty little maiden who tripped by the office window. ' I have heard wonderful things about Honolulu hospitality," continued Mr. Heyman, when the maiden passed out of sight; 'butmy reception here, and that of the friends who accompanied me, has been most cordial and kindly, overwhelm ing I should say ; and we have been so occupied iu accepting the attentions of those hospitable people that I have not had a moment to devote to studying the fauna and flora of these Islands a plea sure that I loolied forward to with the most delightful anticipation.'' 41 Have you heard much of the Hawaiian music? Mr. Heyman. '' I have heard the Hawaiian band'' said the inusican, 44 and I think it is im mense. The great proficiency it has at tained is due to the earnest labor of its gifted leader, Herr Berger, assisted by the natural talent for music the natives of the Island Ttossess t " Will -you do anything in the musical way yourself before your departure for the Coast, Mr. Heyman?" The violinist chased away a slight blush with a relay in the handkerchief line, and replied that his visit was simply one for health and recreation. 44 But,1' he con tinued,. ,4I have been requested by so many prominent people to give a concert, that I would like to comply with their requests could I but obtain the assistance of the local artists whose ability I have heard mentioned in San Francisco in the highest terms." Here a courier who had been chasing Mr. Heyman all over town with a bag of gilt-edged invitations to lunch, entered the Advertiser office, and the traveller and musician withdrew to the shade of a Mimosa tree to wrestle with his corres pondence, and resolve himself into a com mittee of ways and means to meet his pressing social obligations. Baseball Match. J A match game at baseball, between the Oceanic and Honolulu nines came off last Saturday afternoon on the Makiki Reserve Grounds, the result being in favor of the Ho noluluites. Game was called at a few minutes after 3 o'clock, the Oceanics going to the bat, and Nos. 1. 2, and 3 were neatly caught out in rapid succession. The Honolulu boys then took their innings and after having lost two men, woke up and scored 13 runs, Swan and Whitney coming in twice before Hay Wodehouse completed the trio of "outs." In the second inning Nos. 4, 5, and 6, of the Oceanics then fol lowed each other at the bat and "out," and then had their revenge by capturing Nos. 6, 7, and 8 of the "Honolulu" nine on their 2nd innings It was now evident that both nines were determined to play the game for all it was worth, and Honolulu, wishing to be im partial, relieved Nos. 7, S, and 9 of the Oce anics of and further interest in their 3rd in nings by catching them out. So far the good luck of the day seemed to be with the Hono. luluites, who still further increased their score by making three runs on their 3rd in nings. The Oceanics followed suit on their 4th innings by scoring 3, and then retired to give Honolulu a chance to make three more which they did very neatly. In their 5th innings the Oceanics added three more to their side ci the tally, while their opponents only recorded one. Each side had now had five innings and the score stood 17 for Honolulu, to C for Oceanics. On the Cth innings the Oceanics made one run to nothing for the Honolulus who followed them. There was much careful play now made by both nines and on the 7th innings the Oceanics added another to their record of 7 and the Honolulu boys tacked on two to their 18. Each side gained two more in the 8th in nings, and on the 9th the Oceanics scored up three to Honolulu nothing; the game stand ing at the finish 13 to 22. Aside from the extraordinary good fortune of the Honolulu nine in scoring eleven runs on the first innings, it will be seen that the game was a very closely contested one and the good and bad play about equally divided. The ball was kept in band too long at times by Oceanic's pitcher, and he of the Honolu luites allowed too many men to take first base on called balls. Mr. Antone Rosa filled the difficult posi tion of umpire with satisfaction to all, he being prompt and impartial in his decisions. His Majesty the King was present as was a large number of other spectators, who upon the next occasion when the two ninec meet to play, will find comfortable accommoda tions in the stand now being erected. We append a tabular resume of the game: OCEANICS. Xame. HONOLULU. Jiuns. Xame. Runs. L. Scott-c- E. Baldwin-2d.. . W. A. Kinney-lst C. Baldwin-c. f . . E. Jones-r. f L. Thurston-ss . . E. Wall-p B. Baldwin-3rd . . M. Grosswan-1. f. 1. I 2. I 2. 1 W. A. Swan-3rd 2 R. Sharratt-lst 41 F. B. Oat-ss 2 H.M.Whitney,ir-2d 3 J. Wodehouse, ir-c. . J. I. Dowsett,jr-r.f. G. Wodehou8e-c.f.. Geo. Markham-p. . . F. L. Winter, 1. f . . . 2 2 3 3 1 4. o Total... 13. Total 22 Sporting Notes. There was a dead heat between St. Gatien and Harvester on the 2Sth May, at Epsom Downs. Sir John Willoughby's filly Queen Adelaide came in second. The betting before the race was two one against Queen Adelaide, ten to one against St. Gatien. The stakes were di vided between the owners of St. Gatien and Harvester. The race . home between St. Gatien and Harvester was exciting. Queen Adelaide finished two lengths be hind. The time of St. Gatien and Har vester was 2.46 1-5. This is the first time in the history of the Derby that a dead heat for the first place has been re corded. The great race for thee-year-old fillies for the Oak stakes was run at Epsom Downs on the 30th May,' and won by Baird's bay filly "Busybody," th,e winner of the 1,000 guineas stakes; Peck's bay filly Superba second, John Willoughby's chestnut filly Queen Adelaide third. Slosson beat Schaeffer on May 31st, in a champion game of 800 points for $500 a side. Schaefer's total was 657, Slosson's best runs were 93, 137, and 236; Schaef fer?s, 98 and 92. The National Horse Show Association opened on May 27th in Madison Square Gardens. Prizes for stallions four years old and over were awarded. Styletes, an imported bay, 16 hands high, C years old, owned by the Earl of Aylesford, Packing ton Hall, Coventry, England, took the first prize. Lynden Tree, imported from St. Albans stables, and owned by U. S. Grant, Jr., was awarded the second prize. The stallion Volunteer, 30 years old, was declared winner of the first prize offered for trotters to stallions 15 years old and over. During Saturday last the Kohala Ciub Cup was on view in the Secretary's office. It is an elaborately carved silver cup standing on an ebony pedestal. In front is a jockey ' with his racing accou trements, and on either side is a saddle, cap and whip, in gold. The covering is surmounted by a 4 'dark horse" that serves for a handle. Also the Kahuku cup, presented by Mr. Jas. Campbell. It is a valuable and handsome piece of silverware, likewise the Casino cup, presented by Mr. H. J. Nolte. In a cricket match between the Gentle man of England and the Oxford Univer sity, the former, after an exciting game, won by 31 runs. Beach has challenged Hanlan to row on the Parramatta River for any swm from 200 to 500 a side. Hanlan wants to make a match with Beach for 1,000, but Beach declines to go beyond 500. Jfutine Menagerie. A group of interesting animals has been kindly loaned to the Agricultural Show by it. M. S. Mutine. The following is the description furnished us : No. 1. Capra Annotate Crusoli : Goat ; sex, female. From Juan Fernandez. De scendant of Robinson Crusoe's family. No. 2. Vulpi Cldleano : Fox " Jauquita." From the Plains of Guyacam, Chili. No. 3. Avis Mutinis, y Chilianos : " Larned baby." Favorite diet tobacco, shavings, and sawdust. Born on board H. M. S. Mutine January 1, 1884. Weighed 300 lbs. at two months old. No. 4. Giato, siicasJio Xigra y Blanco intacto : " Talking cat." From Esquimault, Vancouver's Island. (A gentle warble will follow a vigorous pull of the tail). Special Notice. Dodd's 'busses will run every twenty minutes to the grounds ef the Agricultural Association to-day, commencing at 8 o'clock a.m. The fare will be 50 cents each wav. d-2t latrli between JIanlaii and Laycock. The sculling match between Hanlan and Laycock took place on the Nepean river on the 22nd May, and resulted in a victory for the- former by half a length. Hanlan never exerted himself and won as he liked. For the first quarter of a mile the boats were level. The competitors both appeared to be rowing a waiting race. Hanlan then increased the speed, and at half a mile was leading by two lengths. Laycock then spurted, but Han lan answered apparently without exerting himself, and kept the lead for the re mainder of the race, finishing half a length ahead. Time, 22mins. 45secs. Arrival of the S. S, City of Paris. The steamer City of Paris, Captain Geo. Lochead commander,arrived from Liverpool, via St. Michaels and Madeira about 8.30 o'clock yesterday morning, She left Liver pool on March 30, with a strong southwest breeze and a high sea, experiencing strong southwest gales all the way to Madeira which was reached 1 p.m., April 5. There they embarked 55G emigrants, and left April 9, at 9.20 p.m., arriving at St. Michaels on April 11, at C a.m. There 387 emigrants em barked, and the vessel left at 7:30 p.m. on April 15. Passed Cape Abrolhos April 27 at 9 p.m. Entered the Straits of Magellan at 9 a.m., and cleared the Straits May 19th at 8 p.m. Moderate breeze and foggy weather to Coronel, which was reached at 2:36 p.m. on May 14. Left Coronel May 22d at 8 p.m. and experienced fine weather and moderate breeze to Hawaii, which was sighted at 7 a. m. June 12. Thence light breeze and weather to arrival at Honolulu, at 8 a.m. June 13th. Fatal Accident. ; A frightful accident occurred about five o'clock yesterday evening to our old and respected citizen, Mr. Geo. Emmes. Our reporter gleaned the following informa tion: As Mr. Emmes was driving down Fort street, one of the front wheels of his buggy gave out. This frightened the horse and caused him to run away. Mr. Emmes was thrown out near Chap lain street, and his hand being tightly clasped to the reins, he was dragged sev eral hundred feet. When picked up he was insensible and almost breathless. Drs. Brodie, Hagan, and McKibbin attended upon him, and expressed no hopes of his recovery. After this accident the horse ran down Fort street, and turning sharply round the cor ner of Hotel street, ran into the carriage of Mrs. B. F. Dillingham, breaking a shaft; he was then secured by a sailor. Mrs. Dillingham's horse started towards the hotel at a full galop. The latter car riage contained no occupants at the time. At 9:30 Mr. Emmes expired. He was sixty years of age, and leaves a wife and three children. Mr. Emmes was a ship-builder and resided on these Islands for the past 30 years. He was P. G. of Excelsior Lodge and D. D. G. S. He was also P e C. P. of the Polynesia Encampment, No. 1. Accidents of this nature have been not infrequent of late years. Yesterday was the second anniversary of the death of Captain Hope, of the British man-of-war Champion, who was thrown from his horse outside the Pantheon Stables, at the Fort street gate, and died that evening of concussion of the brain. LOCAL AND GENERAL. The Legislature has adjourned over till Monday at 10 a.m. :- The Captain and officers f the S. S. City of Paris all wear a Hawaiian naval uniform. The P. M. S. S. Australia is duo from the Coast to-morrow with six days' later news. The bark Southard Hnlburt, which re fitted in this port last year, arrived at New York on the 19th May. After leaving here Captain Davis was taken ill, and the vessel put in to Tahiti for the purpose of obtaining medical assistance. Being unable to pro ceed. he and Mr3. Davis left the vessel, the Chief offioer taking her on to New York. ,-The S. S. City of Paris arrived five days ahead of time. Her destination has not yet been fixed pending the receipt of instruc tions by the incoming mail. Should she go on to San Francisco, she will be loaded by the Oceanic S. S. Company ; but if to China, her freight will be transhipped to one of the Oceanic steamers. Some families have arranged to take passage in her to Lon don. The trip round the Horn is preferred by some people who have children to carry with them, as it avoids transhipment and frequent changes. The immigrants will be landed to-day, and the vessel will afterwards haul to the wharf to discharge. Owing to the Band being engaged at the Agricultural Show, there will bo no "oncert in Emma Square this afternoon. The adjourned annual meeting of the Mission Children's Society will bo held this evening at the Y. M. C. A. nail, at 7.30 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend. The pacing race arranged for this after noon between W. II. Cornwell's and Mr. Sam Farker's horses has been declared off." We have beem requested by the member of the Honolulu Rifle Team to make known the fact that after having been challenged twice, at their own request, the Maui Rifle Team havedeclined to accept or fulfil their engagements. The bark Apollo is daily expected from Newcastle, N. S. W., with a cargo of coals for the City of Taris. She comes consigned to Messrs. G. W. Macfarlane b Co. She left port on the 28th April. The live stock market received several additions yesterday per S. S. City of Paris- Two bulls one Hereford and one short horn Durhamcame to order. Also two Alderney cows, for Mr. Henry Macfarlane. Twelve Southdown rams six for Mr. Bishop and six for Mr. Gibson. The last-mentioned lot will be on exhibition at the Fair to-day. jF rri, fniimvi'nof ia fViA Hat. of nftieers of the jr jl. luiiv "o ...v City of Paris: George Lochead, Uommanaer; Second Officer; S. Greggans. Third Officer; Dr. D. Kenny, Surgeon, H. C. Adams, rurser; J. Spring, Chief Engineer. The City of Paris is consigned to Messrs. G. W. Macfarlane & Co. On Thursday morning, one of the sailors H. B. M. S. Swiftsure, was severely injured while attempting to get into a steam-launch alongside of the vessel. A heavy swell was rolling at the time; just as he was stepping into the boat, ho slipped and fell, catching his right foot between the gunwale of the boat and the gangway ladder, crushing it so severely that amputation was deemed ne cessary. The injured man was taken to the Queen's Hospital. It is now an assumed fact that Mr. Henry Heyman will, on some evening of the week, give a concert in Honolulu. Though Mr, Heyman's vibit is one purely of sight-seeing and recreation, the music-loving section of the population cannot fdlow him to report without a hearing. Mr. neyman is a rare violinist who stands amongst the foremost in the front rank of his profession, and an evening with him will be a delightful treat. Rev. Mr. Furman, of Alameda, California, will preach at Fort Street Church Sunday morning ; and Rev. Herbert Macey, of the Fourth Congregational Church, San Fran cisco, in the evening. These young men, classmates in Hartford Theological Sfctnin ary, have made many friends during their visit to this Kingdom, both by their fine personal address, and by their eloquence in the pulpit. The funeral of the late George J. Emmes took place yesterday afternoon. Tho body was followed to the grave by his many friends, and also by the members of the Brotherhood, of which he was tho highest representative. Tho cortege started from his late residence on Kukui street, and from thence marched to the Nuuanu Cemetery The Brethren of tho deceased conducted the funeral services, at which Brother Mackin tosh also assisted in reading the Anglican Church burial service. The resolutions relating to Bank Charter, with several hundred signatures attached, was handed to us yesterday by Mr. John Nott for publication. Mnch as we would desire to have given these names the earliest possible publicity, it was totally imprac ticable to do so without making some blun ders, owing to the unintelligibility of por tions of the manuscript. "We are able to state, however, that it was covered with names, comprising Chinese, Hawaiian s, and for eigners. Ever since th3 work of excavating on the site of the new Police Court was commenced, there has been a constant danger to life and limb in that neighborhood. Blasting has been resorted to. but evidently placed in charge of men who are totally unfit to un dertake such work. Complaints have been made on several occasions of the careless manner in which the work is conducted ; but Wednesday th blasting operations were of such a nature as to rouse the indignation and ire of everyone in tho neighborhood. About half-past 4 o'clock there was a loud explosion, and pieces of rock were sent flying in all directions. On the premises makai, now occupied by Messrs. A. W. Peirce fc Co., there were pieces of stone picked up weighing 17 lbs. Di M'Kibben's horse and groom had a mira culous escape of being killed. The horse had just been unhitched from the doctor's buggy, and walked away, when a shower of rocks fell on the very Bpot from whence he was taken. Peirce tt Co.'s dray horse ran away with the dray, and was caught on the wharf. In fact, it was marvellous that no one was killed. Tho work is being con-, ducted by prisoners, who are superintended by a Jiaole " boss." Ho will be a likely can didate for the ranks if he is allowed to con tinue his blasting operations in this careless manner.