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Vol. XXX. No. 26.
The Weekly Pacific
Gmmcvrial SUtuwtiser
Town aail Islan'l Sub.scripUons, when paid In ad
vance, 85 a year; $2.50 for six months. .
Foreign Kut-.-scriptions, per year, including
Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Per annum M . - $3 00
Kix months 5 00
rer month 1 00
Per 'week .... .....................-. 0 25
Daily a l AVeekly together to one subscri
ber, per&Mnan . 12 00
SET" CoiuuiunicUons from ll p&rts of the P
ciflc will always be very acceptable.
XT Persons residing in any part of the United
States can remit the amount of subscription dues
for these papers by Postal Money Order.
Interior Department.
2. Kaanuu, Ksq.. ii this day appointed an agent
to grant marriage licenses for the district of Koo
- lauloa, Island of Oahu.
MinLster of Interior.
Interior Ollice, Deo. 3, 1SS4. 301 wde23
Interior Department.
Tnursuay, December 25th (Christmas Day) and
Thursday, January 1st (New Year's Day) will be
observed as National Holidays, and all Govern
ment Offices throughout the Kingdom will be
Minister of Interior.
Honolulu, December 12, 1884. 315 vde30
VinU fetnllH at Auction.
Ou Friday, December 26, 1SS4, at 12 o'clwck,
noon, at the front entrance of Alliolani Hale, will
be sold the choice of stalls at the Honolulu Fish
Market for the term of one year from 1st January,
Minister of Interior.
Interior OCice, Honolulu, Dec 15, 1334.
320 wile 23
Finance Department Notice.
For public information, the Department of Fi
nance makes the following statement concerning
the Lssue of CerUticates of Deposit, and the funds
on Special Deposit to meet the same:
Total amount CerUticates outstanding. $700,500
From this amount is deducted the amount
of 7 10 Certificates outstanding, which
are redeemable in silver -.. 57,810
Leaving a balance redeemable in gold coin $64S,6;0
From tliis balance is deducted the uncur
rent silver, for the converson of which
steps are taken - $13,000
And for deposit of U.S. trade dollars 27,000 40,000
Leaves a total amount redeemable in gold..$G03,S90
Against this amount the Treasury has the fol
lowing on Special Deposit, viz :
In American gold coin . $325,000 00
In silver at parValue 233,690 00
And in Special Deposit to make silver
equal In bullion value to Certificates
outstanding 39,716 60
$ 643,406 60
Reg. Tublic Accounts.
Department of Finance, Honolulu, Dec. 16, 18S4.
322 de20-wde23
Expiring i the Month or December,
P A Dias, Kfng St
Kwong Ful Lung. Hotel street
King liros, King street
Aial. School street
C J Fishel, corner Fort and Hotel streets
Ah Yon, Hotel street
Low Fook Kee, Nuuanu street
Yee Ying Yann,
Ah lice
Ah Sain, Kaneohe
Young Wo, King street
Alo, BeretanLi street
Lok Chung, Nuuanu street v
Mlaw Kee Maunakea street
J L Rosenberg, cor Fort and Merchant streets
Tom Yuen & Co, King street
Wong Chung, Maunakea'street
"Wong Qcing, King street
Ren Joe Enos, Nuuanu street
Tong Wo fe Co, "
See Chong. Kmma street
I R Wood, King street
Wong Kwong Keet, Fort street
Lam Foi, Maunakea street
23 Ho San, King street
2G TSUva, Lilia street
2G C Gertz, Fort street
29 Augusta Fernandez, King street
Yee Chong, Honuapo, Kau
K A IJielenberg, Maalepu, Kau
Chas Michels.Hilo
t;ee Sing, Ilonoli, Hilo
Knee Wo, Hilo
13 Akana, North Kona
13 Laupahoehoe Sugar Co, Hilo
13 Chung Sal, Hilo
18 Akau, Kailua, N Kona
19 Kokl, Hilo
24 Chi Mau, Puued, Hilo
26 Uiu 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, Walluku
21 Ah Poe,
a Afu
30 Wing Wo Tao Co
1 Awana, Makawao, Maui
4 C U Dudoit, Lahaina, Maui
29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii
2 D Tailor, Lahaina
4 G C Beckley, Hilo
20 Makahl, Lahaina
ICR Wilson, Kona, Oahu
7 Ah Sam, Kaneohl, Oahu
13 Wing Chong, Hotel St, Oahu
19 A Yow, Hamakuapoko, Maui
20 Oswald Scholz, Libue, Kauai
20 Ah Poe, Walluku, Maul
21 Alona, Waialua, Oahu
24 H J Nolte, Kaplolanl Park
21 C N Arnold, Waiohlnu, Kau
29 Outi, Lahaina
16 Lyons & Levey, Queen street
18 L Severance, Hilo, Hawaii
3G C S Kittredge, Hilo, Hawaii
11 Len Wo York Kee & Co, Hotel street
12 Sing Chong & Co " "
13 F T Lenehan fe Co, Nuuanu street
20 Wing On Wo fc Ce "
11 R Mason, Halawa, KohaJa
11 FJ Smith. Waiohinu, Kau
29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii
11 Lakaalo
14 Hong Chong, Wailuku, Maui
15 D Warnboldt, Lihue, Kauai
17 Sam Ung
K Malailua
Tuesday, December 23, 1SS.
For the information of some mali
cious people, we give the following
extract from the Report presented to
the Legislative Assembly by the
Minister of Foreign Affairs. Under
the heading Mission to Central
and Western Polynesia," the Minister
says :
41 The Board of Immigration having
had occasion to arrange with the
owner of the schooner Julia to convey
to their homes a number of Gilbert
Island laborers whose terms of ser
vice had expired, and that vessel
being also about to make a recruiting
voyage in the South Seas, advantage
was taken of the opportunity by His
Majesty to send friendly greetings to
the Sovereign Chiefs of various islauds
at which the Julia would call. Capt.
A. jS". Tripp having been appointed
to the command of the vessel, received
a Royal Patent as His Majesty's Spe
cial Commissioner for Central and
Western Polynesia, and was in
structed to deliver His Majesty's
letters in person to the Chiefs to
whom they were addressed- Mr. F.
Lu Clarke was attached to the expe
dition as Secretary to Captain Tripp,
and was instructed to make collec
tions for our National Museum at
every available point on the voyage.
Captain Tripp was cordially received
by the various Sovereign Chiefs of
the islands he visited, and very
friendly replies have been received to
His Majesty's letters. Captain Tripp
also ascertained that a very
feeling in favor of this country, as
compared with others seeking labor, j
existed ui uiu i.ev xxeunues. un
fortunately the Julia was wrecked on
her return voyage, and Captain Tripp,
not having yet reached Honolulu, I
am without any formal report from
him. Mr. Clarke has returned, bring
ing with him a small portion of the
collections he has made. He reports
that it is probable that a considerable
part of the remainder may have been
saved from the wreck."
The editor of one of the evening
papers asks a number of questions
about this .mission which simply
serve to show his own ignorance.
The Julia went to Fiji and the New
Hebrides on Mr. Cooke's business
solely, and the "mission' was
finished when the vessel "left the
Island of Kuria on her southward
Ihe editor in the other evening
paper insults Captain Tripp and Mr.
Clarke by saying that they wish to
"shield themselves from investiga
tion of their conduct." Such 'an in
sinuation is a disgrace to the man
who wrote it, and to the paper that
publishes it. We had occasion some
months ago, when these gentlemen
were both absent, to notice scurrilous
remarks that appeared in the Opposi
tion press, which gave great pain to
the ladies of their families, and are
astonished at the Daily Bulletin con
descending to a similar base line of
The editor of the Gazette is evi
dently determined to live up to the
standard of the epithet we lately be
stowed upon his "paper "always
shameless." His attack upon the
Secretary and Copyist of the Foreign
Office is about as mean a thing as
we have fallen in with lately. The
insinuation of what is false is worse
than a lie; and however "dove'Mike
those whom (in company with other
Government servants) he thus slan
ders and endeavors to injure may be
in the eyes of this editor they must
necessarily resent being held up to a
public obloquy, which is wholly un
merited, merely that, Mr. Atkinson
may have an opportunity of saying
something nasty about Mr. Gibson.
The Gazette also says that the
planters "have been allowed to go on
expecting the arrival of Japanese
from day to day," and insinuates that
they were xnirP0Sery kept in the
dark on this subject by the Govern
ment. The editor of that sheet should
look up his files before he talks so
positively. The morning after the
arrival of the S. S. "Australia,"
which brought the news to the Gov
ernment, an announcement of it ap
peared in the editorial columns of
this journal, in the following terms:
"Various matters have, however,
caused delay. Arrangements have
been made for the transport of 800
instead of GOO, as first announced as
the pioneer lot, and they are to come
by the Pacific Mail Steamship Co.'s
January steamer direct from Yoko
hama to Honolulu." No plainer or
more prompt announcement of the
fact could have been offered than
that which we were permitted thus
to make. Are we right in supposing
that the forgetiulness of the editor of
the Gazette of what the Advertiser
said on 3d December last was as much
of purpose as the proverbial deafness
of "those who will not hear?" From
his usual coarse of conduct we are
rei-t.iinlv lustihed in iiHiuJrin;r in t
,ujh a supposition. After all, there
are some strong symptoms of de
mentia in such conduct; and we will
not be severe enough to believe that
our contemporary is altogether an
swerable for some of the transparent
ly untruthful and malicious things
which he says when his mind wan
The ladies have for a long time
been credited with all (or nearly all)
the vanity that attaches to the wear
ing of fine apparel. They have been
supposed to be the half of the world for
whom "fashions" have a peculiar,
an almost tyrannical fascination, but
we incline to the belief that under
cover of the dust raised by men in
their fierce denunciations, their ridi
cule and good natured jests against
the fashions, many of the male sex
strive to conceal their own weakness
for a certain set and cut of coats,
trowsers, vests and other articles of
male vesture.
Many a man who laughs at his
wife's or daughter's compliance with
fashion's dictates, and declares that
he cannot see why women will be to
silly as to wear this, that or the other
dress because it is the style, takes fine
care that his tailor shall cut his
clothes in the prevailing mode.
There are those of the sterner sex
who insist upon having their new
clothes "feel comfortable" when they
put them on, but even they would
stare at the tailor who told them he
didn't follow the fashion, but cut the
garments to suit the wearer. Take,
for example, the staid, middle-aged,
somewhat portly, and eminently
well conducted merchant whom
everybody would say had a soul above
the petty details of how his clothes
shall be cut as long as they "fit" him.
In his tailor's hands he becomes a
lay figure on which is to be fitted a
coat, for example. His own predic
tions incline him to the slab-backed,
square-tailed, high-collared garment
of ten years ago, but he assumes the
much more elegant coat of the period
(which he secretly thinks makes him
look like a dude) and doesn't dare
discard it because it is in "the style."
He may not like the head covering
that his hatter commends to his no
tice as being "the latest thing out in
hats," put he gets it or something
like it. j As for shoes; well, anyone
who may have noticed how men will
crowd their toes into the absurdly
narrow tips of the "quill-toed " corn
generators of the period, will under
stand how potent is fashion's decree
with the strongest minded of men.,
No reference need be made to dudes
for they live simply to be in style. As
for young men generally, they must be
well dressed, which is one thing, and
a large number think it imperative to
do so fashionably, which is quite an
other. Our young maidens (and bid ones
too for that matter) are more to be
pitied than blamed, often, for follow
ing a fashion because it is such; but
they should not have to bear the
whole odium of being ridiculous in
this matter, for the men are often
quite as silly as they.
What is known as the "Julia" ex
pedition has, from its inception, been
the object of those sneers in which a
certain class of the community (nine
tenths of whom are alien residents,
who have no intention of ever be
coming Hawaiian citizens) love to
indulge in regard to anything done
by the Gibson Ministry, and any
thing in which the King takes an
interest. The latest phase of this
talk has the form of inuendoas to
what wonderful "disclosures" are to
be made in Court or otherwise, if
certain claims of the Pacific Naviga
tion Company arising out of the
"Julia's" voyage and wreck are not
promptly settled by the Government.
We will not give Mr. A. F. Cooke
the discredit of originating this
inuendo, the King's enemies are
quite capable of inventing it, and
against them we raise the cry, bor
rowed from the national anthem of
another monarchy "Confound their i:
Whole No. 1504.
Politics, Frustrate their Knavish
Tricks, God Save the King." .
Being well assured that neither
His Majesty, nor his Ministers, nor
Captain Tripp, nor Mr. Clarke
have anything to fear from the
fullest "disclosures" about the
"Julia" expedition we have sought
permission to publish the official re
port made by Captain Tripp on his
return to Honolulu, which was unfor
tunately too late to be embodied in
the Departmental report of tho Min
ister of Foreign Affairs. To-day we
publish the report in full; the ap
pendix consisting of various letters
from island rulers and a contempo
rary nai ration of the war on Nan
oute will appear to-morrow.
We leave these document to speak
for themselves and will merely add
the case in Court from which some of
our contemporaries are vainly ex
pecting "disclosures" to gloat over, is
not to come off, as at Mr. Cooke's re
quest the claim on the Government
is to be settled by arbitration.
The coin shipped by the Mariposa
on Monday amounted to $12,680 G3, of
which $12,019 50 was in American
gold pieces. For some weeks past tho
available exchange has been con
siderably short of the demand for it,
because very little produce Is going
forward at present; and, on the other
hand, the demand for exchange has
been larger than the actual require
ments of the ieriod, because many
held over remittances during the
time when exchange was high, await
ing the present time. Under the cir
cumstances, .the shipment of gold
may be looked upon as very small.
From this time forward sugar will
come forward more freely, and ex
change ought to" be comparatively
In another column will be found a
statement published by order of the
Government, showing the amount of
the old silver certificates outstanding
and of the coin which is in the Trea
sury for the purpose of their redemp
tion. This shows that tho Treasury
still holds gold against these notes to
the extent of more than half (about
53 J per cent.) of their amount, More
over there is also in the "Special De
posit" $39,716.00, being 14 per cent,
on the amount of silver held against
notes redeemable in gold, being the
amount which it would cost to con
vert that silver into United States
gold coin. The position of tho Trea
sury, therefore, in regard to its liabil
ity to redeem the silver certificates is
strong, and this after having already
paid out about a quarter of a million
in gold for these notes.
Bridge on Hawaii.
C. N. Arnold, tho energetic Road
Supervisor for the Island of Hawaii, reports
tbat the following bridges, ten of which
were built by the Tacific Bridge Co., and
five by himself have been finished. Com
mencing at Ililo, the bridges cross the fol
lowing streams, the length of Bpan being
stated: Pauoa, 3G feet; Pukawainaku, 40
feet; Honolii, 150 feet; Pahoohoe, 80 feet;
Papaiko, C5 feet; Aleiamai, 85 feet; Kawai
nui, 80 feet; Pepeekeo, 40 feet; Ifonomu, 100
feet; Kolekole, 85 feet; Umumu, 110 feet;
Opea, 50 feet; Nanui, 80 feet; Waikomalu, 5
feet; Pohakupuka, 50 feet.
Tho bridges built by tho Bridge Company
aro what is called the "Pratt-GorreP'trusa;
those built by Mr. Arnold are the "Modi
fied Howe" truss (iron) covered.
In building the Honolii bridge it was
necessary to go down twelve feet below the
water for a suitable foundation for the abut
ment on the Hilo side of the stream. Tho
foundation was laid at that depth in hy
draulic cement packed in bags (somo 430
being used). The bags became firmly
cemented together and the abutment is one
homogenous mass connected by a causeway
with the shore.
None of the bridges are less than 20ft.abovo
average high water mark, and the chances
are that no freshet canrise high enough to
carrv them away.

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