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Vol. XXX. No. 27.
The Weekly Pacific
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CHAS. T. GULICK,
Minister of Interior.
Interior Office, Dec. 21, 1881. 333 de23-wde23
It ha pleaded his III Majesty the King to con
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
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
JIauk 1'. IloBixsox .
the decorations of Knights Companions of the
lioyal OrJer of Kalakaua.
Alii lani H ue, Dec. 2. 1HS1.
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,
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
lW FOOK KCe, " V
xVU wtw t
Younff Wo, Kins street
Alo, Deretania 5M.ri.vk
-Lok Chun,', Xuuanu street
Miaw K?" .Mnunak-H street
:nsenb rK.eor ruu..
v-.,..:. r- Kimr street
, -,iinL?. -Maunakea street
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
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,
30 Wins Wo Tao Co .
1 Awana,.Mikavao, Maui
4 C 17 Dudoit, Lahaina, Maui
29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii
2 D Tailor, Lahaina
4 (J C Beckley, Hllo
20 Makahi, Lahaina
1 C B Wilson, Kona, Oahu
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
16 Lyons fc Levey, Queen street
14 L Severance, Hllo, Hawaii
3G Ctt KIttredse, Hilo, Hawaii .
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
II 11 Mason, Halawa, Kohala
11 E Smith. Walohinu, Kau '
29 Chas Williams, Hamakua, Hawaii
14 Hon:? Chons, Wailuku, Maui
15 D Warnboldt, Lihue, Kauai
17 Sam Uns
Tuesday 9 JJcccmber 30, 188 J.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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:
"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
"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
"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,