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Vol. XXX.-No. 25.
The Weekly Pacific
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Viiiic-?, ". a ;-:-ar: S2..1 for six months.
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Paoific Oominsrcial Advertiser.
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17" Goi.;nup.icrttious from all partn of the Pa
cific: vrill always bo very acceptable.
Tr Trrajni residing in any part cf the United
State. can remit the amount of subscription duea
for theiie capers by Iost:il Money Order.
Fore I ff" Office Xotloc.
Tic it known to all whom it may concern that
official notice having been communicated to this
Department by Ills Kxcellency Rollin M. Daggett,
Minister Resident for the United States of
America, that
has been properly commissioned as Consular
Agent for the United States at llllo.
Therefore the said John Allison Beckwith is
hereby acknowledged as Consular Agent as afore
said and all his official acts as such are ordered
to reccWe full faith and credit by the officials of
this Government.
Givea under my hand and the seal of the
Foreign Office at Honolulu, this 23th dny of No
vember, A.D., 1334.
287 no2C-wde!6 Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Interior Depart men i.
M. Kaanuu, Esq.. is tbis day appointed an agent
to grant marriage licenses for the district of Koo
lauloa, Island of Oahu.
Minister of Interior.
Interior Office, Deo. 3, 1SS4. 301 wde23
Office of Governor ot Oahu, 1
Honolulu, Dec. 8, 1884. j
To whom it may concern :
Notice i- hereby civen that every Commission
heretofore issued to any person for th appoint.
moat f unpaid Constable, en the Island of Oahn,
is hereby revoked and cancelled from and after
tt,stf5e- jn-o.O. DOMINIS,
Governor of Oahu.
Office of Governor of Maui, )
Lahaina, Dec. 5, 1S34.
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that every Commission
heretofore issued to any person for the appoint
ment of unpaid Constable, on the Island of Maul.
Molofcal and Lanai, is hereby revoked and can
cel led from and after this date.
308 f!e!Mvdelti Governor of Maui.
Iuterior Department.
Under the Act entitled "An Act to amend C hap
er 34 of the Session Laws of 1852, relatigg to the
suppression of disease among animals in the Ha
waiian Kingdom," approved Aug. 11th, 1S34, the
following gentlemen have been appointed as
Board of Inspectors for the Island of Oahu:
J AS. BRODIE, V. Si., Executive Inspector,
Minister of Interior.
Jlono! ilu. Nov. 21, 1S1. 279 delOw
School notice.
The regular Christmas Vacation of til Govern
ment Schools in the Kingdom, will extend from
Friday, the I9th of December, to Wednesday, the
7th of January 1553, on which date the first term
of the new year will begin.
By order of the Board of Education.
W. JAS. SMITH, Secretary.
Department of Education, Dec, 1, 13S4.
or, 0cl
Otiice Uviard of Education.
Honolulu, Nov. 23. 1SS1.
The following named persons have been ap
agents for taking the Census of the Hawaiian
Islands foi m4, in their several districts:
Honolulu, Ewa and Walanae J....F. L. Clarke
Walaloa Jesse Amara
Koolaulor. E. Partridge
Koolanpoko ..Hon. A. Kaulia
IlUoand i'niKt Hon. I). W. Hitchcock
S. Kona Hon. D. Nahinu
N. Kona J. K. Naliale
N. Kohala J. W. Moanauli
S. Kohala J. Stupplebean
Kan E. Smith
llarnakua J ton. J. L. Kaunamanu
LahHina Kia Nahauk-lua
Kuupo, Klpahuiu, ttc Hon. J. Gardner
Hamakuahta. Makawoa and Kula,
Hon. J. Kamakele
Wuiluku, Waikapu, etc J. Nakookoo
DIolokai Hon. J. Nakaleka
jaiiai Kahoohalahala
Koloa J- W- Alapai
Lifiue J- lvala
K.iwaih.iu J. H- K. Kaiwi
II ;-..i.-deI - 1- Pauiki
Wsiimea E- Kahale
Xiiliaii - (ieorge Gay
Supt. of Census, 1881.
" Walter M. Gibson, Pres.B'd of Education.
J. S. Walker,
J. M. Kapexa, Members.
202 no29-wdecl6
i:xpirin in the Month ol December,
1 P A Dias, Kfng St
2 Kwong Fui Lung, Hotel street
3 King Bros, King street
4 Atai, School street
4 C J Fish el, corner Fort and Hotel streets
4 Ah Yon, Hotel street
4 Low Fook Kee, Nuuanu street
5 Yee Ying Y'aun,
5AUHee ' "
C Ah Sam, Kaneohe
6 Young Wo, King street -G
AIo, Beretania street
C Lok Chung, Nuuanu street
8 Miaw Kee Maunakea street
9 J L Rosenberg, cor Fort and Merchant streets
10 Tom Yuen & Co, King street
10 Wong Chung, Maunakea street
1 1 Wong Quing, King street
15 Ben Joe Enos, Nuuanu street
18 Toiig Wo & Co,
19 See Chong. Emma street
21 G R Wood, King street
21 Wong Kwong Keet, Fort street
21 Lam Foi, Maunakea street
23 Ho San, King street
26 T Silva, Lilia street
25 C Gertz, Fort street
29 Augusta Fernandez, King street
1 Yee Chong, Honuapo, Kau
1 K A Bielenberg, Maalepu, Kau
4 Chas Michels. Ullo
9 Gee Sing, Honoli, llllo
11 Knee Wo, Hilo
13 Akana, Nrth Kona
13 Laupahoehoe Sugar Co, Hilo
18 Chung Sal, Hll
18 Akau, Kailua, N Kona
19 Koki. Hilo
24 Chi Mau, Puueo, Hilo
2G Hiu Kalepo oKa Paiaala Kalapuaa, Puna
3 J L Smith, liana
4 J J Halstead, Ulupalakua
4 Young Yen, Pala
18 Chung Atong, Lahaina
20 Lee Hop & Co, Wailuku
21 Ah Poe,
3fi Afu
30 Wing Wo Tao Co
1 Awana, Makawao, Maui
4 C IJ Dndoit, Lahaina, Maui
23 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii
2 D Tailor, Lahaina
4 G C Beckley, llllo
20 Makahi, Lahaina
1 C B Wilson, Kona, Oahu
7 Ah Sam, Kaneohl, Oahu
13 Wing Chong, Hotel St, Oahu
19 A Y'ow, Hamakuapoko, Maui
20 Oswald Scholz, Lihue, Kauai
20 Ah Poe, Wailuku, Maul
21 Alona. Walalua, Oahu
24 II J Nolte, Kapiolani Tark
24 C N Arnold, Waiohlnu, Kau
29 Outi, Lahaina
16 Lyons & Levey, Queen street
18 LSeverance, Hilo, Hawaii
36 C S KJttredge, Hilo, Hawaii
11 Len Wo York Kee fc Co, Hotel street
12 Sing Cheng & Co " "
13 FT Lenehan fe Co, Nuuanu street
20 Wing On Wo & Co "
11 It Mason, Halawa, Kohala
11 E Smith. Waiohinu, Kau
29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii
II Lakaaio
1 4 Hong Chong, Wailuku, Maui
1 j D Warnboldt, Lihue, Kauai
17 Sam Ung
E Malailua
Tuesday December 1(1, 18 Si.
Tlie fact which we announced two
or three weeks ago tiiat the first
shipment ot Japanese immigrant
laborers could not be expected to
leave Tokio before the mouth of Jan
uary is naturally a cause of great dis
appointment to all concerned. There
is no reason however why it should
awaken any doubt (as it seems to
have done in some quarters) of Mr.
Irwin's truthfulness in the represen
tations he made when he was here as
to his ability to secure these immi
grants. Still less ought it to be taken
as an evidence of any drawing back
by the Imperial Japanese Govern
ment from the promises made to Col.
Iaukea when he was at Tokio. Some
paragraphs in American papers show
ing that British Columbia and Brit
ish Guinea are seeking similar privi
leges to those which have been ac
corded to Hawaii have been made
the subject of comment as if they in
dicated that the matter was stiil un
settled diplomatically between this
country and Japan. There is no such
cause for the delay in the arrival of
laborers, and nothing could on the
face of things be more improbable
than that the Japanese Government
would break faith.'iti regard to a con
cession made voluntarily and as an
act of grace and evidence of friend
ship. The first delay in the arrangements
must be laid on the shoulders of our
own Legislative Assembly, which
kept Mr. Irwin here awaiting their
decision on the subject for an uncon
scionable time. If those members of
the Legislature who are interested in
sugar planting had been as alive to
the need of haste in May last as they
became in October it is possible that
more than one shipload of Japanese
laborers would have been here by
this time. It was the end of August
before Mr. Irwin got back to Tokio,
with all the work of organizing the
emigration scheme before him. !Never
theless so readily was the assistance
of the Japanese Government extend
ed to him and so favorable were the
accounts he obtained from the coun
try, districts that within a fortnight
of his arrival he felt so sure of being
able to start early in November with
at least 600 emigrants that he wrote
to a friend in Honolulu requesting him
to secure suitable apartments for him
self and his family for the middle
of that month. His advices to the
Government, as made known by Mr.
Gibson to the Planters' Labor and
Supply Company at the time, were
of the same tenor. A totally unfore
seen incident appears to have discon
certed his plans. The work of re
cruiting in the country districts must
necessarily be done under the surveil
lance of the various provincial Gov
ernors. Moreover the Imperial Gov
ernment arranged with Mr. Irwin
that the Governors and local Magis
trates should themselves announce to
the agricultural laborers the conces
sions that had been granted to Ha
waii and the terms offered by the
Hawaiian Government to emigrants.
Such an official announcement was
no doubt of vital importance to the
success of the scheme, and must, !
under any circunistauces be an enor- i
mous help to it. Just as this had been j
arrange;!, other circumstances led the
Emperor to summon all the Govern
ors of Provinces to Tokio. Their pres
ence there would not be dispensed with
until 20th November. Whilst there
they were all interviewed officially by
Mr.Irwin. Knowing the interest felt in
this matter not-only by all employers
of labor, but by the community gen-
erally,we have obtained leave to pub-
lish th exact words of Mr. Irwin's
official communication to-th Min-
ister of Foreign A Hairs which hears
date of November oth. He siys. re-
ferring to this interview with the
Governors: "They promised their
cordial assistance on their return to
their local governments, about the
20th November. I must, therefore,
wait until then. They were one and
all of the opinion that they could
readily secure 0,000 farmers to ;o to
Hawaii during ISSo. I am promised
the first contingent of S00 in January.
I have arranged for their pasagi by
Pacific Mail steamers direct to Hono
lulu from Yokohama." The drttesat
which the steamers belonging to that
company leave Yokohama in Jan
uary will be about the 14th and 28th
ol the -month, and for our own part
we feel quite sanguine about being
able to greet our enterprising Special
Commissioner on Honolulu wharf
about the 27th of next month.
As the claim of the owners of the
Madras for compensation for deten
tion at this port is again the subject
of town talk, it is much to be regretted
that the published correspondence ou
1 the subject which passed between the
British Minister and the Minister of
Foreign Affairs should be hid away
hi the appendix to that alto
gether inaccessible book the Report
of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to
the Assembly of 1884. To our minds
the complaint of the captain and
owners of the Madras, and their
claim against the country for com
pensation for the ship's detention
here has, so far as its legal aspects
are concerned, always appeared pre
posterous. They and their agents
evidently knew from the beginning
that they had no chance of gaining a
suit for damages, no matter what
legal tribunal they might have access
to. They therefore, with an ad cap
tandum tale, have sought the ear of
the British Foreign Office, a lion ever
ready to roar on the bare suspicion
of a British subject being ill
treated. The Hawaiian Government
has now to put forward its versioli of
this story a story -undoubtedly dis
creditable to some of the actors in it,
but not to the Government. This will
probably be the last we shall hear of
it, unless the British Government
should think fit to ask that it be set-4
tied according to the modern fashion,
by the arbitrament of some neutral
Nevertheless we cannot help pity
ing the owners of the "Madras" and
wishing to see them relieved of at
least some part of the burden which,
for the benefit of the people of this
country, has been put upon their
shoulders. It was their own fault
that the shiphada foolish captain,
and it was their own fault (since, as
we understand some, or all of them,
live in Hong Kong) that they did
not take proper precautions to keep
smallpox patients off their ship, as
was done in the case of the other ves
sels arriving about that time. But it
was not their fault that the ship ar
rived here at a time when the public
mind was greatly excited about the
Chinese invasion and the chances of
a deadly epidemic which the Chinese
had brought here so short a time pre
viously being renewed. Nor was it
their fault that every available
quarantine building win more than
filled by immigrants who. were pre
sumably free from the dread disease,
so that no place on shore could be
found for the sick folks brought by
the "Madras." Neither was it their
fault that the Captain of the
''Madras'' put himself in wrong from
Whole No. 1503.
j the beginning of his troubles, und
j that the agents who were selected
i for him here were more anxious to
j outwit and humble the government
j than to make the best terms they
j tou Id for the ship. They were
j far awny no cable lent its aid to con
able them to counsel
were acting or. their
were helples victims
stances over which
exercise no control.
those who
behalf they
of clrcum
they could
It is prob-
able that som- hundreds of lives
and another $100,000 of expenditure
of public funds were saved by the
harsh measures which tho Govcr--ment
found it necessary to take to
wards the Madras, and a large paii f
the pecuniary loss falls on a - private
lirm whose share of blame in the
matter is very difficult to determine,
and was certainly very small.
The Hawaiians are eminently a
music-loving people, and there are
but few natives who cannot givor ex
pression to their melodious feelings
in some manner. The older people
cling to the ancient mele and wail',
but even they join with one mind (if
not with voice) in the musical part
of their church services. The younger',
people, however, catch .with great
quickness the songs, inarches, and
music generally that they hear about
them, and not only reproduce the
notes, but arrange words together to
sing, very easily. They are not, as a ;
rule, trammelled by auy syllable re
strictions, as their language permits
of extension or curtailment to a re
markable degree, hence improvisation v
is an easy art with them. This leads :
to a multiplication of verses to airs
that please them, that to the listener,
ignorant of the language, is some
times tiresome; to the performers
There has been some sweet music
composed by Hawaiians, and not a
few songs. The best of these have
been gathered together and published '
in sheet form, and through the kind
ness of Messrs. J. M. Oat, Jr., & Co.
we have been enabled to examine the
nine compositions published by them
n sheet form,
j' The first of these is the National
Hymn, "Hawaii Ponoi" (Hawaii,
My Own) the words of which were
omposed by His Majesty the King,
the music by Mr. H. Berger, the vet
eran leader of the Hawaiian Band.
The second, a song entitled "Aloha
Oe," (My Love to You) is composed
by H. II. II. Liliuoka'ani, and Is a
sweet and popular melody.
No. 3 is a March (quickstep) ar
ranged by Mr. Berger, entitled "Sweet
Lei Lehua,'' iThe Sweet Lehua
Wreath) and is familiar to all.
The 4th is a song with a chorus, ar
ranged by Mr. B?rger, and entitled
"Malanai Anu Ka Makani" (The
Light Cold Wind).
No. 5 is a march by Mr. Berger,
called "Lunamakaainana," (The
The Cth is a pretty song and chorus
entitled I'Eleile" (The Waterfall)
which lsa great favorite.
"Ka Moi Kalakaua" (King Kala
kaua's) March is a spirited quickstep,
arranged by Mr: Berger,- as is "La
Hanau o ke Alii" (The Birth of the
King, or the King's Birthday). "Ahi
Wela," (The Fire of Love) is a char
acteristic song and chorus, arranged
by Mr. Berger. That completes the
list published so far.
The vignette on the title page of
each song contains a spirited view of
Diamond Head surrounded by tropical
foliage. The general appearance of
the sheets is good, and they will form
quite an addition to the music stands
of Honolulu's music-loving people.

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