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THE PACIFIC COMMEECIAL ADVERTISER, OCTOBER 28, 1884
9 !usinS5 (Sards. E. W. SEVERANCE, Hawallaa Consnl and Commltsion Merchant, 218 California, Street, Baa Francis es, Oanfornta. yp.4. oct!83-w F. A. SCHAEFER & CO., ' Importers Commission Merchants HONOLULU, iH. I. apl-w C. GERTZ, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN Boots .& ' Shoes, . -ALSO- French Dressing. ' No SO, Fort Street, Honolulu. 133m-w WING WO TAI. & CO., H ave constantly n band and For Hale a full line of JTAPAX AXD CIIIXA TEAN, both nigh and Low Priced, according to quality : Best China Mattings, plain and colored. Also, full assortment of Plantation supplies, all kinds. Always on hand a large stock of Rice, they being Agents of three Plantations. oct 1 83-w J. W. HINGLEY & CO., Manufacturers of HAVANA CIGARS; ! Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers In 'Tobacco, Cigarettes Smokers' & Articles The most complete stock in the Hawaiian' Kingdom, r' --...-- ', TRY OUR Home t Manufactured' Cigars. NU STREET, . - Near.Alakea, ' . HONOLULU, H. I. 3y8-wtf Bme Meal! Bone Meal! R Ov WABRAXTRT) PI'TIEI-FROM t "Cfftnnfnrtnrv of RIIOK A ASHLAND yan -Hnclsco. Orders for this Celebrated Fertilizer will no h(, rpceived by the undersigned. Planters are req,stetl to SPI1(j their orders in early, so that here Wj oe no , delay in having them tilled In ime for ae planting season. . Also, Suer- Phosphates,' 5 :'-:a .Fine , Fertilizer for Cane! " iVders received in quantities to suit. : felC-tf WJf. G. IKWIN fc CO.. Agens NOTICE. .., .tfrHOUaiI TICKETS FOR THE V volcano, And RETURN to HONOLULU, lay be Obtained. from. the undersigned. ; .Tourists leaving Honolulu by 'the - steamer : planter, as per ttme-toble, will be landed at Puna from whence they will be conveyed -by rail to Pahala, where horses and guides will be It aendance. ; " fL Tourists can' make the 'round 'trip by this Tute In seven days, glving'-them, four days for ae land trip to and from the Volcano. ; Fare for the round trip from Honolulu to the JVolcano and back, fCO.' Further informatian can be had at the office Of the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co, . Esplanade, Honolulu. Or from J. F. JUDD, VOLCANO .HOUSE. myl5--wly J. HOPP & CO Xo.74 Kins Street, Honolulu. HAVE ON HAND Ebonized Plusli Palor Sets, Odd Upliol rs, V - AND ALL KINDS OF ETjIBGr-A-jSTT Eastern Eurnitiire. r f Redding1 or all kindn kept on linud and made to order. IarIor Set re-covered and re-stuffed, and all ' Kinds of Furnllnre stered Cki EEPAIEED. ' Parties will do well by calling and exam ining " our bedding and upholstery, as we employ tbc fce3t of help. O" Telephone No. 143. y29- OUR SAN FRANCISCO LETTER. From Scrutator. Our correspondent, who is well known here, sends us the following newsy letter, dated the loth inst. oub 'feisco diahy. The visiting Hawaiians have thor oughly enjoyed the Coast. Mr. John A. Cummins and family have been on the move since their arrival, to the Geysers, in Monterey, Yosemite and all points of interest here. Mr. Cum mins for the first few days practised the Hawaiian custom of taking a carriage to make a journey of a few blocks, but soon became a convert to 'Frisco customs, and cultivated pedes trianism. Mr. William H. Corn well, who re turns in this steamer, has also availed himself of all the attractions of city life, but, I presume, goes back with the largest portion of his susceptible heart intact: - The day after his ar rival he mounted a Blaine hat, which was subjected to so much vicissitude that Mr. Corhwell was compelled to exchange it for the regulation black 'silk. . T.. , ' - Colonel " George Macfarlane will steer south on the Mariposa, and will probably be accompanied by a num ber of excursionists' who propose wintering in the Island. : ' . SOME LITTLE EXCITEMENT. ; ' ' You may imagine that things are abnormally- dull in Honolulu and that this town is in a frightful state of excitement, and that is just where your gentle error would come in'. I had been here two days and only saw one round arm fist-fight be tween a shyster lawyer and an ex poundmaster, on Montgomery . street, and . that only lasted a minute, the pound toaster scoring one off the red of his opponent. It is true . that Lieutenant Crosby of the Morrow Guard! was' Ishot '.down on Saturday, the 4th instant,' by a brother club member. This was due, however, to liquor, and not politics, unless it be conceded that there can be no politics without liquor. ',v ''",vl t. .PABTIZAN HATS.'. i ' , jj- , Every Democratic butcher-boy has a bro wn' - plug' hat. ' They cost only S4, so you can imagine what they are wortb. The Blaine men wear white hats, that isj some of them, but a white hat is so ordinarily worn in warm weather that it is not conspicu-, ous, whereas the1 brown "bell top pers", present a most curious and un American appearance. ' ' ; ABOUT POLITICS. You will all want to know the gen eral feeling "about the- Presidential election. "When one hopes ardently, one fears proportionately, but if ever, any man's election to the "White House were assured, to my mind that of Blaine is. Ho many of us have been heart and soul Blaine men for eight years, that perhaps we are blind to Cleveland's strength, but it seems impossible that Blaine : can be beaten as things look now. You will remember how disgusted we all were in Honolulu, we who were familiar with the sorrows of Ka kaako.and Molokai when it was an nounced' that -Dr. O'Donnell was go ing East with two lepers to exhibit them. Well, of course .it was all buncombe, and he did not take them. But for all that he will probably be the next Coroner of this city. He has rapped at the gates of this office persistently for twelve years to my knowledge and the coroners .of the past have made such, unsavory re cords that it is really believed the medical agitator will be elected this time. Public opinion changes very suddenly and people of all shades of politics seem to think that the man is in 'earnest, and will make a rousing srood coroner. A LADY ATTORNEY A CANDIDATE. By the by Clara Foetz, the female lawyer, the Portia of the Pacific, was j a candidate for School Director but missed the nomination.' There was considerable feeling " in, her favor however. -J C. E. EUCSlAXD. I am sure you will all be glad to know that C R. Buckland, late of Honolulu, is making a great success of the Merchant. If you look at the last issue which arrives with this let ter, you will see how much attention he devotes to the Island .interests, and the importance of their com merce: His forte seems to lie in tab Mlar statistics, tables of comparison and the Iracing out of commercial future from present and past facts and figures. All this is very labori ous but he has wisely made the Merchant a bi-monthly instead of a weekly paper, and it is now such a careful digest of trade that it is great ly in favor among all the business houses. He shows in the last issue that the Hawaiian trade in the United States comes next to that of England in value, a fact that many Hono luluans probably never suspected. It is gratifying to see that though ab sent from the Islands, their interests are still his, and I can add without the faintest suspicion of flattery, that Mr. Buckland has developed journal istic ability in San Francisco with which he never was credited in Honolulu, because there was no scope for its exercise. LUSCIOUS MEATS FOB THE HAWAIIAN HOTEL. At a- butcher stall this morning I saw "Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu" marked on a lot of fat carcasses packed in gunny. The buteher, Mr. A. Geautit, said there ; were four sheep, three lambs specially fattened for the Hotel, and eighty pounds of mutton chops. My mouth did not water particularly, but I thought how nice it would be to dine with Joe Tilden on the evening of the 22nd October. " - SCARED VITICULTUBISTS. We have had two dayst rain, which has hurt the half gathered grapes; that is'threre is danger of mold; but vi ney ardists squeal quicker than farmers pn the slightest pretext for putting up prices. The grape crop is immense this year. j , , THE NEW ISLAND STEAMEB. ; . ' The James G.: Blaine, your new steamer for the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company, made a suc essful trial trip round the bay last week, steaming eleven knots very easily . She leaves here with a party who are the guests of Mr. Foster, on Thursday, the 16th instant, and you may lok for her a day or two after receiving this. vShe ; will go down under steam with' a full cargo of freight and general merchandise. The MercKdni will issue a special circular to its Honolulu , subscribers, contain-; ing.a description of the vessel, and an account of her trial trip." .. -1 '. ABOUT BANANAS. 1 By theby, in closing let me saya word to shippers of bananas. Send only the choicest varieties. . A large shipment arrived from Mexico the other day, and they were infinitely superior to the ordinary Honolulu fruit. THE SUGAB MABKET. The latest sugar reports from New York show that sugars are steadier and buyers more active; prices f per cent better than last week. The Prime Meridian Conference. Washington, Oct. 11. -AtJJa meeting of the International Prime Meridian "Con ference to-day a resolution was adopted providing that longitude shall be counted from the Meridian of Greenwich in two directions up to 180 degrees east longi tude pius and west longitude minus. The following resolutions were adopted: The conference proposes for adoption a universal day for all purposes for which it may be found convenient and which shall not interfere with the use of local or other standard lime, where .desirable. An adjournment was taken till Mon day, when the f ollowing resolution will be considered: This universal day is to be a mean solar day, to begin for all the world at the mo ment of mean midnight of the, initial meridian, coinciding with the beginning of the civil day, and the date of that me ridian is to be counted from zero up to twenty-four hours. ' r . ' Steam Between Mexico and Asia. The San Francisco JSTcws Letter says : The vessels at the disposal of the Mexi can Pacific Navigation Company for monthly services between. 3Iexico and Asia, are: The Mount Lebanon, 2410 tons; Moray, 2185 tons; Lennox, 2051 tons",and City of Paris, 306S tons. The latter was expected to leave Hongkong in the latter part of August, but an official in the Company states that, owing to the pre valence of cholera in some parts of China and Japan, and to the outbreak of hostili ties between France and China, they were compelled to postpone the opening of the service until early in October, when the Mount Lebanon is to leave Hongkong for Yokohama, Honolulu, Mazatlan and San Bias.. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. San Francisco, October 15, 1884. The returns oithe Ohio and West Vir ginia State elections are the topic of this morning's dispatches. Ohio went Ee publican with 15,000 majority, but West Virginia was consistently .Democratic. There was great excitement over the Ohio election, which is supposed to test the feeling of the Union, and although the majority is lass by several thousand than in 18S0, at the time of Garfield's election, the enthusiasm of the Republicans is enormous, and they already feel sure of success. A DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. On Saturday, the 12th of October, there was an explosion of dynamite in the Par liament building at Quebec, and great ex citement and wild rumors prevailed. Several precautions have been taken to guard public buildings since the explo sions, and trains and steamers from Quebec are carefully watched by detec tives in the hope that the dynamiters may be apprehended. 1 rThe four men suspected of causing the explosion ranged from 40 to 21 years. They all occupied the same room m which were two double beds. Madame Nolhv the ' landlady, not -understanding Er.glish, could not make" anything tJut of their conversations. v All seemed to be well supplied with- American money, which, it seems, they had some difficulty in getting exchanged for Canadian' mone to pay for their board. On Saturday afternoon, a guard in the Quebec Central Depot, at Levis, stated that he had heard men speaking on Friday in reference to an intended explosion in front of the station, and that he at once communi cated what he had heard to the police at Quebec and Levis. ' South America is again in a feverish state. A dispatch from Panama, dated the' 14th, states that a number of Revolu tionists seized the, .British tug Mprro last night and compelled the Captain to take her to Costa Rica ; The. steamer Alajueta was also captured, by the Revolutionists and the tug Morro was . subsequently re-' leased. The steamer Alajueta-is welt armed. ;The local Government made no resistance to the rebels. ' J 4 Farther south, we hear from Lima that ! the Government has a.dispatch. announc ing the taking of Trujillo frpm Cacerists after heavy fighting. No particulars. s The latest advices from -the Franco Chinese seat of war are to , the effect that Admiral Courbet is re-infbrcing the French squadron before Tamsui, Formosa and preparing to, renew, the attack upon that towii. He has sent .Admiral Lespes ' back to Kelung. - - A . letter from . the French Consul at Shanghai to the senior European Consul at Paris is published. . , The writer prom ises that the French will not attack Shanghai ,pr ; Woosung . unless China violates the law of neutrality.. , . .. Ulntramigeant, Henry Itochefortfs paper, asserts' that the Government has just received alarming news from China and Tohquin, which it is withholding from the public. .;,"," Africa is the coming continent. The future dissensions of the world are going to arise from difficulties in sharing African soil,' and they are apparently to be settled on African territory. ...... The English Cabinet Council have cori cludedjto adopt measures forthwith to stop the audacious encroachment of the Bers in Africa. This decision, the Times says, is received with .satisfaction by the people of England, who have watched with growing impatience the insults which have been heaped upon the British flag by a people whose insignificance is their best protection. At the South Africa Conference held here to consider the violation . of the treaty by the Boers, a firm and decisive policy was advocated. A. resolution was adopted demanding that the Government enforce the Transvaal treaty. It is reported that the British Cabinet have determined to .send to the Cape of Good Hope General Wolseley to head an expedition to crush the Boers, after he has 'successfully settled affairs at Khar toum. ....... , . The Egyptian War is as far from' set tlement as ever, and the French Minis ter Ferry has stated that he is ' prepared at any sacrifice of national sensitiveness to make Germany his ally in compelling England to do France justice in the final parcelling out of poor distracted Egypt. Advices from Dongola state . that the Mudir is sending cut spies to assist the Nile expedition. Sheiks from Khartoum in the Shendy district, .with 15,000 fol lowers, have submitted to the Mudir. Shiekh Keir advises that a depot be es tablished at Debbeh, and undertakes to procure camels and cattle therefor. He ports are current at Dongola that Muihdie is quelling a rebellion at Jebldair. Novrs of the nadir's victory at Korti has reached Khartoum, and greatly encour aged the garrison of that place. The Canadian contingent has reached Assiout, and goes to the front forth with. Advices from auakha state the rebellion is increasing. Two fresh tribes have joined E) Mahdi. Osman Digma has abandoned his attack upon Suakim, and is now engaged massacreing women and children, and stealing cattle belonging, to the Amarar tribe. The news of the massacre of the Stew art relief party was the latest horror of the Egyptian War. Advices from the Nile state that after the stranding of the steamer on which were Colonel Stewart and his men, three natives came on board and stated to Col. Stewart that he was only a short distance from Morawee, which they ceuld easily reach on foot, and where they could ob tain assistance to float the steamer. They offered . to guide them" there. Colonel Stewart and two companions started for the village, and when .they had traveled out of sight of the steamer a , number pf men' sprang from an ambush and mur dered " the party, 1 The rebels then at tacked the steamer, killing all on board except four. - - ..... ,y " 'A dispatch from Dongola says that two Mudirs spies fromVKhartouin via Kordo fan, report that El Mahdi is lending two large armies to attack Dongola, one com ing across the desert and another along the Nile. : " Now, besides the proposed intimida tion of the Boers, and - the pacification of the Soudan, whero the news that a camel corps is camping at the Pyramids is cer tainly very picturesque, comes ft new African question on the scene, the settle ment of conflicting commercial interests on the Congo river -that Mississippi oi Western Africa with which Henry Stanley, the explorer, made us all familiar in Lis Dark Continent," and of which country he was onoe reported , to "have been ; crowned King Stanley I. by the natives. " Bismarck, writing to" the French' Am bassador at Berlin, on Sept. 30th, con siders it expedient to issue ' invitations forthwith to the six nations interested in the Congo country, including the United States, and that the other powers, includ ing the Scandinavian States, be 1 invited later to share in the deliberations, j to se cure a general - assent. This" evidence that France i3 disposed to submit to the views of Germany; produces bad impres sions in Parisj and' fears are expressed that Germany is duping France. ' . .The demand of Granville in a letter to Bismarck, qualifying 1 his acceptance of the invitation to the Cngo conference, limiting the programme of the conference to the regulation ' of ' commerce in the Congo country, , and not to trench upon the dispute as to territory in West Africa, . has received the adhesion of Holland,. Portugal and Italy. .Until this matter is . settled the holding of the conference is in doubt. A dispatch from. Brussels states that Henry Stanley is going to Berlin, prob ably for a conference with Bismarck on.. Congo affairs. - THE CHOLEBA EPIDEMIC. In spite of the official statement of Madrid newspaper that the cholera epi- demic is at an' end, this morning's dis patches from Borne, give as the statistics of the last twenty-four hours 140 fresh cases of cholera and 101 deaths reported in Italy, including 57 cases and 43 deaths at Naples. ' ' A Paris paper, the Memorial Diplo matique states that Queen Victoria has requested Gladstone to submit to the Cabinet, for their consideration, the ques tion whether special powers cannot be con ferred upon the Frinco of Wales, to en able him to participate in the conferences of the sovereigns of Europe. THAT STATCE OP LIBEBTY. The immortal Bartholdi Statuo is still waiting lor a boost" as ono of the comic papers had it. A - vigorous, well-conceived and tho roughly practical effort is now being put forth by a society in the East, composed of the descendants of men who took part in the war for American independence, and known as the Sons of the Involu tion, to raise funds for the completion of the pedestal of the Bartholdi Statue. Tho society has appointed a special committee to co-operate with the American Commit tee of the Statue of Liberty. President Arthur has been asked to head n SI sub scription list, and every man, woman end child in America is invited to Fend in $1 or more. Tho committee of which Wm. O. McDowell is Chairman, G. W. W. Houghton, Treasurer, and Austin nut tingdon, Secretary, is at present sharing the rooms of the American Committee, at 55 Liberty street, room 32, New York City, whero contributions should be sent.