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Vol. XXX. No. 17.
TJrd Weekly Pacific
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tar Communications from all parts of the Pa
cific -will always be very acceptable.
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for these papers by Postal Money Order.
Forei&rn Qflice Xotice.
Official notice having been given that during
the temporary absence of J. W. Pjxuoeb, Esq.,
Vlce-Cnsul for Itngaia,
will discharge the functions of that office as Act
ing Vice-Consul, all persons are hereby required
to give full faith and credit to all the official acts
of the said K. W. Schmidt, Esq.
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Alliolani Hale, Oct 6, 1884. 74 ocl6-wno4
Interior Department.
The anniversary or the birthday of His Majesty
the King, November lth falling on Sunday,
Monday, November 17th, will be observed as a
National Holiday, and all Public Offices through
out the Kingdom will be close on that day.
' Minister of Interior.
Interior Office, Oat. 10, 1334.
oc 14 -woe 1 4
Expiring in
the Mntli
or October.
S Nott. Fort street
Kim Yen -O. -nuuuuu
Chin York Kee, Nuuanu street
2 Chi
Kona-Cheon?, Nuuauu street
Ching Chat, LUina sireei,
5 Tons Hiug & Co, Nuuanu street
c ,-, onov. Nuuiinu street "
6 Kon" Lee Yuen Co, Maunakea street
6 BroglieA Spear, Fort street
6 Yira Y'o ulleela.Koolaupoko
6 lun Kim Lung & Co, Hotel street
Soy LunK, Maunakea street 4
a sing Lee Hop, Maunakea street
9 Mrs Emma White, Hotel street
10 K O Hall & Son. Kffl3 street
10 Harng Lung Kee & Co, Hotel street
10 WllrWr &. Co, cor Fort nd Queen street "
11 Walter S White, King street "
11 C Hing Kee, Hotel strec p
11 Tai Hung t Co, Kakaako
11 Jaj Sam Sin-;, cor Richard and Merchant
13 A L Smith, Fort street
16 Hong Kee, Kapalama, King street "
1G Hen WO Sin Kee, Nuuanu street
1 j j t fc H Waterhouse, King street
19 Benson, Smith & Ce. Fort street
rt0 M S Parelra. cor Hotel and N uuanu sts "
22 A Gartenberg, cor N uuanu and Queen
22 Ching Ai, Nuuanu street
2 Sun Wo fc Co, Nuuanu street 4
"2 Yee Wo & Co, Nuuanu street "
23 Ah See, Liliha street
2 J Hop Jan & Co, Nuuanu street "
23 P A H Wo Tong, Hotel street
24 M Phillips & Co, Kaahumanu street
24 Wm Coibv, Fort street . .
-5 J T Waterhouse, Fort street
27 Lyons & Levey. Queen street '
23 Hart Bros, cor Nuuanu and Queen street ,.
23 Hart Bros, Nuuanu street
3G JTi H Waterhouse, Queen street
30 M on Sing Kunt, Hotel street
30 Ting Hing Kee, King street
30 See Yun Pin Nuuanu street
31 V J Fagerroos, King street
3 Yee Wo, Wailuku
4 Wong Lam, Wailuku
6 Ching Hop, Kahulm
13 Kim Fee Chong, Paia, Makavao
19 See Hop fc Co, Kahulul
23 S B Stoddard, Waihee
23 Lam Lum Kee, Wailuku
2 Hitchcock fc Co, Papalko, Hilo
5 Jas White, Puhuehu. N Kohala
5 Tbos Spencer, Hilo
10 R RycrfU Pohoikl. Pnna
16 C Alka, Punahoa, HUo
19 Apauhana, Honuapo, Kau
22 Bun Chun, Punahoa, Hilo
26 31a a Wo. Kapaalu, N Kohala
27 Joe Smith. Makapala, Kohala
29 Apana, Kukuihaele, Hamakua
30 Hul Kalepa o Puna Ika Onaona, Kalmu, Pun
31 Cun Hoy, Laenui, Hilo
K ET A I Lr- K A V A I .
ir, j w Chow Kee, Hanaiei;?
IS Ah Chock. Kapaia, Lihue
2S J H Hoopiopio, Wairuea
0 Akaka, Walpio, Hawaii
11 Tai Hung A Co, Kakaako, Honolulu
13 Awahai, Niulii, N Kohala
13 See Wo Wong Lung, Hotel street, Honolulu
15 Mau Kim Lung fc Co, Liliha street, Honolulu
16 Leong Hong, Wailuku, Maui
16 Ah Kui, Eleele, Kauai
20 Young Chung, Punahoa, Hilo
20 Ah Hi fc Awa, Pahala, Kau
22 Ye Wo fc Co, Nuuanu street, Honolulu
23 Akana, Honokaa, Hawaii
23 Hart Bros, corner Nuuanu and Queen streets,
2 Lovejoy ik Co, Nuuanu street, Honolulu
2 F T Lenehan fc Co, Nuuanu street, H onolulu
2 Frank Brown, Merchant street, Honolulu
2 (i S 1 1 oush tailing, Bay Horse Saloon
2 W C, Sproull, Royal Hotel
2 II Veiera, Bee Hive Saloon
2 FL Leslie, Cosmopolitan Hotel
2 K S Cunha, Union Saloon
2 Jas Olds, Empire Saloon
2 J S McCJrew, Hawaiian Hotel
2 S J Shane, Commercial Hotel
2 Jas Dodd, Pantheon Hotel
2 MS Grinbaum fe Co, Queen street
3 H Hackfeld fc Co, Queen street
31 1 LIC.
7 Narcisses Perry, Honolulu
10 Woodlawn Dairy, Honolulu
16 P Milton, Honolulu
SO Conchee fe Co, Honolulu
10 John Lishman, Kona. Oahu
12 A J Cartwright, Jr, Kona, Oahu
12 HU Wilder, Jr, Kona, Oahn
24 E II Jones, Kona, Oahn
24 W R Austin, Kona, Oahn .
19 J Palau, Honuapo, Kau
10 Frank Clark, Lahalna, Maul
2 T W Everett, Wailuku, Maui
14 Aku, Koolaupoko, Oahu
24 D II Hitchcock, Hilo, Hawaii
27 John Plum, Koloa, Kauai
27 II Kawaihilo, Koolawloa, Oahu "
2 Bolles & Co, Queen street
4 S J Levey A Co, Fort street
6 Kwong Lee Yuen fe Co, Maunakea st
8 EL Marshall, Queen street
10 E O Hall & Son. cor King and Fort sts
10 Wilder & Co. cor Queen and Fort sts
10 Hong Lung Kee & Co, Hotel street
23 C Afong, Nuuanu street
25 Chulan & Co, Fort street
7 T.vrma At T.t Onepn otrpot
2 Wing Sing, Hotel street, Honolulu
2 Look Hop, Hotel street, Honolulu
4 Ah L, Kealia, Kauai
4 Alana, Walanae, Oahu
16 Apana, Kukuihaele, Hawaii
26 Apa, Wailuku, Maul
27 See Shin, Makawao, Maui
W Min Yee Kee, Hotel street, Honolulu
21 Joe Smith, Makapala, N Kohala
8 Hart Bros, Nuuanu street, Honolulu
30 Joaquin Grarla, Wailuku, Maui
30 John Stupplebcen, Kawaihae, Hawaii
3 Ah Sing, Kingdom
11 Akao, Kingdom
29 Ho Chun, Kingdom
" 2 Jas Dodd, Pantheon Stables
ii Kehahuna Iona, Waihee, Maui
16 Pekelo. Wailuku. Maui
4 Aiana, Walanae, Qabu
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1SS4.
The Gazette in its last issue lias one
of its usual gloomy and rabid articles
about the financial position of the
country, and, as usual, makes some
gross misstatements, with the view
of trying to injure the reputation of
Ministers and of bringing the country
into disrepute abroad, because, the
men whom it at present pretends to
believe in are not Ministers. Jt said
in an article on this subject, pub
lished last week, when a steamer
was leaving for California and no
chance remained of contradiction be
fore the departure of the mail: "There
is one firm here with accounts out
standing against the Government
amounting to $30,000, and no satis
faction can they obtain. Another
gentleman is outstanding a consider
able amount for immigrants, and can
make no collections.' '
After careful enquiry into the
facts of the case we brand both
these statements as deliberate1 un
truths." The Government owes noth
ing to any one that is now due which
it cannot pay at a moment's notice.
Messrs. Wilder & Co. are the people
who are referred to as having ac
counts against the Government to the
tune of $30,000. We are not prepared
to believe tnat 31 r. wilder ever
authorized such a statement as that
made n the Gazette, and we unhesi
tatingly brand it as a false statement,
made with vicious intent to injure
the credit of the Government.with an
entire recklessness of the fact that
falselv to accuse the Government as
to financial matters is to injure the
country. The exigencies of Messrs.
.Wilder & Co.'s steamship business
demanded another wharf. No site is
available for a private wharf, and by
agreement with the Government,
they built a new wharf at the Espla
nade front. The arrangement was
that as soon as the Government
should be in a xosition ,to take the
wharf oyer they should pay to Wil
der & Co. the cost of it. Meanwhile
it is a free wharf for Wilder's Steam
ship Co. The latter had to take the
risk of the Assembly voting the
money to pay for the wharf and had
also to await the convenience of the
Government in the event of the ap-
pronriation bein made for payment
of the cost. There cannot .be a doubt
that the Company would rather have
the wharf than the money and that
they are making a pecuniary saving
far in excess of the interest on their
outlay every week that they retain"
possession of the wharf. "No satis-'
faction can they obtain," says the
'Gazette' We venture to say that
thev have entire satisfaction in the
existihir state of thimrs. Had they
un Kiio.,ri f wst nil fi.o narn-
kV II W KJ fmK?- &iW IT MI V W 4 r V , .-
naent could build them their wharf
they would have been greatly incon
venienced and would have had reason
for accu-ing the Government of giv-
ing tnem "no sausiacnon." ine
wharf will be taken over and paid for
by the Government exactly at the
time when, had it necessarily been
left to them to construct it, they
would have been commencing the
work. Meanwhile Wilder's Steam
ship Company are making a profit
out of the delay.
Messrs. , Wilder & Co. have also a
claim against gthe Government for
about S4.900 for
lumber supplied on
coronation account. The lumber was
bought with a stipulation that they
should await an appropriation from
the Legislature for payment. This
account has virtually been paid some
time ago, the claimants being in
debted to the Government for rent of
the Marine Railway more than the
sum due to them for this lumber. So
much for the balance of the alleged
indebtedness of $30,000 to one firm.
The "immigration" story is more
ridiculous than the other one. The
Government owes nothing on account
of immigration. At the request of
some planters or their agents, Mr. A.
Frank Cooke sent the schooner Julia
to recruit for labor among the Pacific
islands. At the New Hebrides the
schooner's people managed to collect
sixteen people, and before any more
were secured the Julia was wrecked.
In order to render Mr. Cooke's labor
traffic legal, the captain of this
schooner was, as usual in such cases,
accredited as an agent of the Ha
waiian Board of Immigration. In
his double capacity as captain of the
wrecked vessel and agent for the Gov
ernment, which had become respon
sible to see that the engagements
entered into by a Hawaiian subject
with foreign islanders -were strictly
carried out, the captain caused a
vessel to be chartered to bring up the
OCTOBER - 21,' 1884.
shipwrecked laborers, the crew of the
Julia, and himself from the pl.ice
where lie was wrecked to Honolulu.
As it-happened the vessel clmrtwed
was another of Mr. Cooke's vefsH,
the Kaluna. The captain and tin
men were brought here. Mr. Cooke
took charge of the sixteen laborern,
handed them over to the planters
who were waiting for them, and
received from the latter $100 a head
for the men. He also received from
an insurance company $50 per heml
because the wrecked Julia could not
bring these laborers to their destina
tion. He now. as owner of the
Kaluna, claims $1700 for the cost of
bringing his wrecked captain and
sixteen laborers from the scene of the
wreck to Honolulu. His claim may
be a perfectly lesral one. On that
subject we have no opinion to offer.
- w
We know ; well what most people
would think of it if it happened to be
brought against themselves. At any
rate it is one that no Government
could be expected to recognize with
out grave consideration, and which
no Minister could pay without con
sultation with his colleagues. ; The
case is complicated bv the fact that
the Assembly has made no appropria
tion out of which such a claim can be
legally paid.
The cases we have just exposed are
the sort on .which the Opposition
Press from time to time founds its in
vectives against the Government, and
its misrepresentations of their actions
.una is not me nrsu time mat tne
Gazette and others have tried to eret
up a financial scare in the hope of
injuring the Ministry. They will fintl
it as fruitless now as they did before,
Thincrs financial are not verv hricht
just now in the country with anyone,
but . we mav venture to sav that
there is no .firm
the Kingdom that
or individual in
has less reason for
anxiety about its or his financial af-
fairs than the Government has. The
Opposition press may as well drop
this subject. They cannot turn the
Ministry out by lying about it, and
they may do the country harm by
their cowardly tricks- and ; shameful
Our " neglected industries '' are be-
nuing to receive more attention
from the public than has been their
wont. The poor prospects of sugar-
producers force upon them the con
sideration of ways and means of turn-
ing the soil to account, which may be
combined with their main industry.
Whilst regretting, the cause of this
awakening to the consideration of a
subject of such deep importance to
the future interests of the country,
we are very thankful to see It, and
sincerely trust that some "practical
results may soon follow.
Nothing more strikingly puts be
fore the mind the narrowness of the
groove within which the agricultural
enterprise of this country runs than a
perusal of the statistics of our im
ports, 'which are to be found in the
annual reports published by the Cus
toms' Department. At the port of
Honolulu alone the consumable arti
cles entered during 1883 under the
five heads, " Fish," " Flour,"
"Fruits' "Grain and Feed," and
"Groceries and Provisions," were
valued at $l,015,i-32 16. We think it
quite safe to say that at least one-half
of the articles included under these
heads might be produced here along
with a great many more that we
have to do without because of the
difficulty, or even impossibility, of
importing them in a sound condition.
Take the heading " Grain and Feed,"
for instance. Almost every item
under it could be produced in some objects, and we hope that the pub
part or other of these Islands. That lication of Mrs. Beckley's Report will
has been demonstrated by old expe- lead to many donations being made
rience within the knowledge of many I to the National collection.
Whole No. 1495.
persons here. At what prices the
various articles could be produced if
systematically and skilfully cultivated,-
it i impossible4 to say until
experiments have again been made
and made in the right sort of places,
and by the right sort of men. They are
all bulky articles, and the expenses
of handling and of freight upon them
form quite a large percentage of their
cost as laid down in Honolulu, and a
still greater one when they have to go
forward to plantations, hs a consider
able part of the whole importation
does. These costs foruija tiue margin
of protection to the grower in this
couutry. if his farm be moderately
handy to a market. Whatever may
he the results of experiments with
oats and barley, both of which are
larcrelv imnorted for feednurooses.it
U A. 1 W
is certain that corn will grow here
as. readily as anywhere else in the
world. It will certainly do well
wherever the sugar cane will grow,
and is less dependent on Irrigation
than that plant, i The young coin cut
green is a favorite fodder for cows in
some countries- and' is grown' es
pecially for that purpose. Here,
vyhere the corn' will probably como
up at whatever time of the year it is
sown, instead of only giving Spring
and Summer crops, as in the lands
we " are 1 speaking of, it is surprising
that so little of it is grown. Even
the sorts that are useful for the table
seem to be entirely' neglected, not-1
withstanding the popularity 1 of the
vegetable. It is impossible to believe
thatr the fresh, - young' corn grown
here would cost more to produce than
the Price we have to Pay fr that poor
substitute, the canned article.
he question of foodand fodder
8UPply Is one of the most important
ot tne moment in' connection with
the subject of "neglected industrie3.,,
We cannot afford to be so wholly. de-:
pendent on foreignjand distant coun
tries for those every-day uecessarles
01 llte which our own soil and climate
can produce. . lo supply the known
wants of our own home market is un-
uoubtedly the first work to be done,
New productions for .export are sure
to command the attention of enter
prising capitalists. It is to the men -
of small means that we must chiefly
look for the promotion of the other
class of industries, and every facility
and every help that can be given
ought to be s given them by. the Gov
ernment, the Agricultural . Society,
the Planters' Labor and Supply Co.,
and every one who has a stake in the
country. ;
In another part of this issue will be
found a Report by the Curatrix of the a
National Museum as to the ancient
Hawaiian weapons and . utenaiLs?
which she was so fortunate as to se
cure for the Museum during her re
cent visit to Molokai. We hope Mrs,
Beckley's success on this occasion
may be a presage of future presents
of a like nature to the Museum.
That Institution is verv badlv Dro-
vided with illustrations of the life of
old Hawaii. More than one museum
in America and In the Old World can
show far more objects of interest
from these islands than, from all ac
counts, it would now be possible col
lect in the Islands. When objects of
real interest are obtainable bv our-
1 .
chaserMrs. Beckley is always on the
look out for them; but, as in the case
of these Molokai contributions, they
are generally too much nrized bv
those who now own them to be pur-
chaseable. It is only by an occasional
chance that anything of the sort can
be bought. We must therefore look
to the public spirit of their owners
for donations of these much desired

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