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A . WEEKLY EDITION. P If IFm ff l : i tt n (i li it! i H , iH V, J I 'SI M II il iil 1 1 1 . i LI . M n M 111 J iJ I y il t M i ii ! , : ill H i 1. 1 1 A i t t t il : . 0 - U i f i Xs i - Vol. XXX. No. 27. The Weekly Pacific v" i: PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING. Town an I Island Subscriptions, when paid In ad vance, fyi a year; $2D r six months. foreign Subscriptions, &6.30 ler year, Including pota. THE DAILY Pacific Commercial Advertiser. Per annum $s 0 SU month - 5 00 Per month... ... . ... oo Per vefk 0 2 Sally and Weekly together to one subecri- b-i, ;er snnuti ...... ........ 12 00 :2r" auaacBn-riox r aTauls alway advas z. Commuixicationa from all parts of the Pa cllic will always be very acceptable. ZY Permms residing In any park of the Ucited States can remit the amount of Bubscription dues for thene papers by Postal .Money Order. BY AUTH0EITY. In conformity Section 1111 of tho CivU Code, all Corporations are hereby requested to make full ond accurate exhibits of their affairs to the Interior Department on or before the 1st day jf Jau-aary, 1535, for the year ending July 1st 1331. Blanks for the purpose will be furnished on appli cation at the Interior Office. CHAS. T. GULICK, Minister of Interior. Interior Office, Dec. 21, 1881. 333 de23-wde23 It ha pleaded his III Majesty the King to con fer upon CAPT. JObEPU . teKlinUETT, U. . - the decoration of Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Kamehameha. Aiiiolani Hale, Dec. 23, MS I. It has pleased His Majesty the King to confer upon Alfred Xewto.v Taivr the decoration of Knight commander of the Koyal Order of the Crown of Hawaii. AlUolan! Hals, Dec. 23, 18S4. It has pleased Ilis Majesty the King io make the followins appoinUneats: KDWAEi) W. IVttra and rinui- Opfeuuelt to be Colonels on HU Majesty's Htatf. John D. Holt wbcaMijoroatheHuffol His Excellency th. Governor tf Oaliu. Aiiiolani Ilale . Dec. 2 J. 13 i. . ItLp'.cvsA! IIi.OraJ.?s:y the King to confer upon - JIauk 1'. IloBixsox . the decorations of Knights Companions of the lioyal OrJer of Kalakaua. Alii lani H ue, Dec. 2. 1HS1. S:$l tK-ni-wdeSJ interior I)eiart:iieiit. ThuHUay. Jaauary lt"(N7w Veart Day) will be oWedLNutio:,,! Holidays, and all rtovcrn mcct OOice throughout the Kingdom wld be loscd. CIIAS.T. GUIJCK, . Minister of Interior. Honolulu. December 12, 1534. 315 wdeso LIST OF LICENSES nxpirin? I" tle Muntli of lccciubcr, 1SH1. BETAII-OAIIU. 1 A Dlas. Kfns St KwonS lAxi I.unS, Hotel street. King Bros, King street ChTc'rner Fort and Hotel streets Ah Yon, Hotel street 3 - 4 I 4 S 5 i s ;i 10 io 11 15 IS 19 21 21 23 2G 26 29 lW FOOK KCe, " V VeeYln iauu, Ah Hee Ah war.! iCnneohe xVU wtw t Younff Wo, Kins street Alo, Deretania 5M.ri.vk -Lok Chun,', Xuuanu street Miaw K?" .Mnunak-H street J u :nsenb rK.eor ruu.. v-.,..:. r- Kimr street Merchant streets Ton , -,iinL?. -Maunakea street Woui r rtninir u'uiirstreet Ben Joe Euos, Kunauu street Tons Wo & Co, 44 see Chon?:. Kaim street O 11 Wood, Kinsr street Wong Kwons Keet, Fort street Lam Foi, Maunakea street Ho San, Kins btreet T Sdva, Lalia street C Gertz, Fort street AuTista Fernandez, King street HONOLULU, RETAIL-HAWAII. 1 Yce Chons, Honuapo, Kan 1 K A liielenbers. Maalepu, Kau 4 (."has Michrls. Hilo '.i tee Sint;. llorioll, Hilo II Knee Wo, Hilo 13 Akana, JSorth Kona 13 Iaupahoehoe Sugar Co, Hilo 15 Chucs .Sai, Hilo 11 Akau, Kailua, N Kona n Koki, Hilo 24 Chi Mau, Puueo, Hilo 21 Hiu Kalepo o Kh l'aiaala'Kalapuaa, Puna R ETA I L-MA U I. 3 J 1 Hmith, liana I J J Halstead, Ulupalakua 4 Younf Yen, Pala li Chunsr Atoup:, Lahaina 23 Lee Hop tfc Co, Wailuku 21 Ah Poe, 25 Afu 30 Wins Wo Tao Co . BITCHES. 1 Awana,.Mikavao, Maui 4 C 17 Dudoit, Lahaina, Maui 29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii IIOAT. 2 D Tailor, Lahaina 4 (J C Beckley, Hllo 20 Makahi, Lahaina FIRE ARMS. 1 C B Wilson, Kona, Oahu VICTUALIXG. 7 Ah am, Kaneohi, Oahu 13 Wing Chong, Hotel St, Oahu 19 A Yow, Hamakuapoko, Maui 20 Oswald Scholz, Lihue, Kauai 20 Ah Poe, Wailuku, Maul 21 Alona. Walalna, Oahu 24 II J Nolte, Kapiolanl Park 24 C N Arnold, Walohlnu, Kau 29 OutI, Lahaina AUCTION. 16 Lyons fc Levey, Queen street 14 L Severance, Hllo, Hawaii DRUG. 3G Ctt KIttredse, Hilo, Hawaii . 1VIIOI.I1SAI.E. 11 Len Wo Y'ork Kee & Co, Hotel street 12 Sing Chons ; Co " " 13 P T Lenehan fe Co, Xuuanu street 20 Wing On Wo fe Co BILLIARDS. II 11 Mason, Halawa, Kohala 11 E Smith. Walohinu, Kau ' 29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii PEDDLIXO. PORK BUTCHER. 11 Lakaalo 14 Hon:? Chons, Wailuku, Maui 15 D Warnboldt, Lihue, Kauai CAKE 1EIIEIN 17 Sam Uns SALMOX. K Malailua 207-deSO Tuesday 9 JJcccmber 30, 188 J. THE TREATY. Karly in the present month a con vention, between the United States and this country was signed by Mr. Frelinghuyscn and Mr. Carter, act ing as Ministers Plenipotentiary for their respective countries. This con vention gives a definite extension of the Reciprocity Treaty for seven years from the date of ratifications,' and thereafter until a twelve-months' notice shall be giveu by either coun try to terminate the Treaty. This convention was arranged be tween the respective Governments some time ago. The proposal for it was made by His Majesty's Govern ment, but not until it had been as certained that it would be favorably received, and also not until it bad been made known to the Govern ment that a majority of the business men of Honolulu viewed the propo sition with favor. The matter was thus referred to in the report of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. "In view of the good will manifested by the American Administration, and the friendly action of the American Congress, His Majesty's Government have deemed it advisable to propose a renewal or continuance of the Treaty of Reciprocity for a further term of seven years. The fear that the sugar duties in the United States would be abolished or very greatly reduced at au early date, which many were led to entertain last year,; has been abated by the tenor of niore recent advices. The tendency of pop ular feeling in the United States'may now be said to be distinctly opposed COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. H. L. TUESDAY. DECEMBEB 30, 1884 to any further reduction at present, and His Majesty's Government does not apprehend that any serious risk on this score will be undertaken by 4 his country in accepting a definite renewal of" the Treaty as it stands, for a moderate number of years." Naturally the San Francisco Chron icle ' was much exercised about, the new convention with Hawaii, and indulged in a series of its usual tirades. As -a set-off to its' opposition a petition was signed, by a large number of the mercantile firms of San Francisco, addressed to the Chairman of the Senate Com mittee of Foreign Affairs (Senator Miller) setting forth at great length the advantages which have accrued to the Pacific States from the Treaty. We published this petition iu full with all the signatures in an Extra yesterday. It is too long to repro dace in our columns to-day, but copies of the Extra are still available for those who desire them. Some criticism of the action of the two Governments has also been in dulged in by people who are friendly to the Treaty, it being claimed by them that the time is inopportune on account of the opposition which the proposed Mexican and Spanish Treaties have aroused. We do not share in this opinion and we do not think it was either seemly or prudent on the part of these professed friends of the Treaty to allow their views to be telegraphed all over the States. The political reasons which should weigh withthe American Senate in favor of the treaty with Hawaii can scarcely bo said to exist in the case of the other Treaties and on these we have always been disposed to place more reliance than upon any Com mercial reasons which could be ad vanced in favor of the maintenance of the Reciprocity Treaty. FAITH" CURES. A Mr. Milner Stephen has been ex ercising what he is pleased to call his "magnetic healing" powers on a number of subjects in New Zealand lately. He claims that by " prayer" and a few passes of his bauds he can, or has, effected some remarkable "cures," and' there is but little doubt but that he has such as they are. There is always to be found in r. given number of sick people a certain percentage whose physical condition is largely influenced by their mental status. Where they are under strong mental excitement they often lose consciousness of their ailments, and arc, for the time being, 44 cured.". Now if a clever quack, or what is still better, a self-deluded i4 healer," can get together a number of people with '4somethiug the matter" with them he can easily relieve, temporarily at least, a fair quota of those he practice on. Those with whom he fails he can dismiss, with the remark that their mental condition is "an tagonistic" to him, which is not his fault, of course, and abandon them to the tender mercies of the common prosaic physician. The love for the marvelous is so strong with the generality of man kind that they lend themselves un consciously perhaps, at anyrate wil lingly, to the deceptions practiced by "mind healers," "spirit doctors," " will curers." and other frauds who draw au easy living from their dupes. It is not an uncommon thing to hear a person who has been troubled with tooih-nehe to declare that no-sooner had he reached the dentist's door than the pain was all gone. Such an one would be laughed at if he should declare that that door possessed any healing powers, while if some "Mr. Milner Stephens'' should pray over him and make some mysterious "passes" with his hands, and the tooth had ceased to ache, the grate ful patient would be willing to con cede that the operator possessed sonic mysterious power even if, ms i msr likel3r, the tooth began to set him wild the next minute. No one would probably t-ike the trouble to notice these " inairnetio cures '' if t'.iey were not productive of much mischief. Thev raise fals hopes in the first place, they unduly excite the nervous system, they ex act fees without giving any fair recompense. . It is stated that this particular "faith" sharp has, after a short prayer by a few passes of his hand lengthened one boy's leg an inch, and another an inch and a half. At the same time he failed in an attempt to 44 cure" partial -deafness in his own wife. The presumption Is that the lady was antagonistic " to him (no uncommon state of things be tween married people, especially when the husband is a humbug), hence the cure failed. CHRISTMAS. Amongst the annually recurring holidays that break the monotony of this work-a-day !ifeirj,nd divert the heart and mind frti ever recur ring cares, there is nope that is so universally observed as that we call Christmas. The 2oth of December of each year is held in affectionate remembrance of three Hundred and seventy-one millions of human beings as the day on which the nativity of the Christ whom they believe to be the Son of God, the Saviour of mankind, is ob served. vFrom the time of Commodus (180-192 a.d.) this natal day has been celebrated. Often amidst dangers and death (as when, in the reign of Diocletian, a number of Christians who had assembled in a church to celebrate the birthday of Jesus were, by his orders, burnt to death) often amidst sickness and sorrow, midst the direst poverty and wretchedness, but always, if not with feelings of absolute rejoicing, still with an awak ening of fond recollections and kindly feelings towards all. There is no other world-wide holi day that possesses the charm for chil dren that Christmas does. There is no other around which cluster so many memories of early days ; none that so universally recall the homes where Santa Claus was as real, though unseen, as the gifs he left behind in his mysterious midnight visits. In the United States the natal day of Ldberty is celebrated ; the birth day of the great and good Queen who reigns over the restiess, free, and happy homes of England, and that of the grand old German Emperor, are fittingly observed ; but all Christian nations unite in rejoicing over the birth of Him above whose cradle the angels themselves sang ''Peace on earth; good will towards all men." To one and all a Merry Christmas and a bright New-Year. THE PROPOSED STEAM LINE BETWEEN MEXICO AND CHINA. By the mail the following infor mation was received as to the further projects of the company which has taken the contract for running steam ers between Mexican ports and Japan and China: Messrs L. Ibarra za, Emilie G. Vogel and Salvador Malo, contractors for the Mexiean-Chiuese steam line, have made an addition to their con tract of March 10, by which they have acquired the privilege and right to extend their steamship line south to Panama and north to San Francisco and Victoria (Vancouver) Whole No. 150i with a subvention of S2Q00 for the branch to Panama and $12"0 for the brunch to San Francisco and Vic toria, for each round trip. The teainers must be of lO.'N) tons height i"pncity, crry the Hag of any nation not at. war with Mexico, and must make at lest one round trip per month. For all cmlgiants over seven years of age brought by these steamers the Government pays $i5. The company is al;o obliged to run a steamer carry ing the Mexican Hag between Guay mas and Mnzatlau, or some other port best suited to Asiatic steamers, to transport the emigrants of those Asiatic steamers to the above named ports, and the Government pays $1200 for each round trip. "The company undertakes to carry every six months at least 300 emi grants, if less than 300, the Com pany pays a fine of $6 for each, which amount is deducted from the sub vention. "All these 8ubventions are to be paid out of the Custom-house dues re ceived at the ports where the com pany unloads its freight. Tho Com pany also undertakes to carry all mail and mail messengers free of any expense to this Government; also to leave at Mazatlau, free of all expense, on each round trip, five tons of hard coal, for ust) of Mexican men-of-war." The Gazette, always our neighbor, sometimes our friend, has very gene rously called attention to our enter prise in giving the ilAltd Hoax" to the public just one hour aftfer the ar rival of the Alameda. We are truly grateful for some small favors, and in returns for the italicized notice of our friendly neighbor, we will give due publicity to the followiug,clipped from its columns, with our illustra trations bracketed between: "TKUE CRITICISM. "The following definition of 'true criticism' is clipped from one of our exchanges and is given herewith for the benefit of the writer of the edi torials in the Gazette "Criticism differs from defamation in the following particulars: "1. Criticism deals only with such things as invite public attention, or call for public comment.'' ("That the Government organ, the Advertiser is hand in glove with the perpetrator of the "Piracy" hoax, published in the S. F. Alia, is made apparent by the fact that a stereotype of the article was received at that office per Alameda, and from which the 'extra' was printed. Some hoax, more costly, will probably be now played by the 'four Jacks' in the cabinet.) "2. Criticism never attacks tho in dividual, but only his work. In every case the attack is on a man's acts, or on some thing, and not upon the man himself. A true critic never indulges in personalities. "3. True criticism never imputes or insinuates dishonorable motives, unless justice requires it, and then only o i. the clearest proof. "Tie critic never takes advantage of tllfe occasion to gratify private malice, or to attain any other object beyond the fair discussion of matters of public interest, and the judicious guidance of public taste" ' Notwithstanding the snarl of jeal ousy of our antiquated neighbor, it is the intention of the proprietors of the Adveiitisek to repeat the enterprise . shown by them on Tuesday last. No expense will be spared to furnish tho most interesting news within an hour of each steamer's arrival. By the S. S. Zealandia. we expect something special that will afford further criti cism for our out-of-date, old-time-custom, weekly contemporary.