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Thcesdat, Dec. 14. D S EeT Cutter Conrin, from Sin Francisco 9 days. Am bk S X Castfe, Hcbbard, from SanFran-cisco. - Vessels in Port. H B ilS's Champion, Rooke. TJSSAdaias,Nebon. tj S S Philadelphia, Parker. -q I J il's Xaniwi, Togs, Japan Ger BV J. C.Pfluger. J3r sch Norma, Yokohama. CASS Miovrera, repairing. Brbk Dnke of Argyle. Gohghtly, K Cantle. Am bktne Wrestler, Bergmann, If Castle. Am bk S C Allen, Thompson, S F. . Am bkt Amelia, Ward, the Sound. Am bktlrmgard, Schimdt, S F. Am bk Aldeu Besse. Fnis, S F. Haw bk Manna Ala, Smith. SF. Foreign Vessels Expected. Thisbjist does not Include Steamre vessels. vrhere from. due. Am bk Martha Davis... .Boston Dec 20 Ger bk Nautilus Liverpool.. Dec SfTH Br 6Chr Ulata Liverpool Jan JO H H.ickMd (sld Sept 2o) . L'pooh.Dec 125-31 AmbkCD Bryant.... 5 F Nov 27 Ger bk Gnlvetnn. . . .Hongkong. .Nov 7-12 Am bkt Planter S F Nov 15 Am bkt Discovery S F. Nov 28 Am Bchr Alice Cooke. ,1't Blakely. .Dec 25 Haw sh John Ena. ...N S W....Nov 15-22 Haw sh Hawaiian Isles.N S W.. .Nov 19-26 Ger sh Terpaiclmre N S W. . . Nov 20-30 Am bkt S G Wilder S F Dec 8 Am bk Ceylon SF Dec 15 Am bk S N Castle S F Dec 12 law bk nelen Urewer (sld Nov) N YMarl-5 LOCAL NEWS. ; Charlio Garter Las our sym pathies. The Councils were in Session this afternoon. Do not talk about jail-birds, Hr. Stellar Smith. The shark tank is ready and waiting for 'itbat shark." The R. M. S. Mariposa sail at five o'clock for San Francisco. A Mutual telephone was placed on board of the Champion this tfternoon. The National flag was not dis played at the United States Legation to-daj'. A few invited guests spent an enjoyable evening on board of the Champion last evening. It is reported, that the Naval officers aud men, are ordered to remain on board of their respec ivo vessels. Capt. "Win.' Matson and wife, Miss Lishman, Mrs. and Miss Parmnleo,-aud Oscar Unna, were passengers from this city by the Mariposa. "Wonder if the usual batch of mis-statements aud exaggerations from the Associated Press Cor respondent, go forward T)y the Mariposa. The United States Revenue Cutter Corwin arrived off the har bor at midnight 9 days from San Francisco. She came into port this morning. Say, Stellar Smith, how about 'tho testimony on anysubject in which he is a party at interest' of any of your clique? Are they truthful? .Not much. The Star announces, that "Mrs. "Walter G. Smith aud family will leave this city for their Coronado home about January 1st" Won-, der when Mr. Smith intends to leave? An Executive Council was held this forenoon. The Synod of the Anglican Church in Hawaii met last even ing at St. Andrew's Sunday School rooms. The Tiser imbecile does not deny the fact that a plot did exist for the purpose as represented b Jueu in his offidavit. Annexiisfion's Papa was heard to remark this morning, "I wish to .Godhe(Mr. Blount) was on board of her (the Corwin)." Stellar' Smith thinks that he has been damaged 50,000 worth. Hence will commence suit against Col. Spreckels for that amount. The Attorney General and the Associated Press Correspondent were in conversation for some time yesterday afternoon. Some thing to go forward by the stea mer to-day. A telegraphic despatch dated "Washington November 29, says, "It is the general impression that the Tariff Bill will encounter strenuous opposition in Congress. Tbe wool-growers are actively opposing the measure," Why did the Justices of the Supremo Court appoint Judge Kepoikai to his present position if he was not a competent person. Perhaps those "royalist proclivi ties" the Star refers to, have tended to make him incorajyetent. A person's competentcy or in competency -depends on "what side he is on" now-a days. i Speaking of Judge Robertson , the Advertiser imbecile says, "The purpose of the item was to show the royalest papers-that the decisions of the Judge were made without regard to politics." That is true. The political chief Justice might take a lesson "in honor, justice, and sound sense" from the young judge. "TheLaccadive Islands are suf fering from a plague of rats, which are destroying the cocoa nut plantations. The islanders aro treating the rats to diet of rice, powdered with plaster-of-paris. When the rat drinks after easing, the plaster hardens and the rat becomes useless." Tongue and Green peas are enough to render the P. G. rats useless. The political Chief Justice says, that when the Qneen used the words "the present Constitution is fall of defects as the Chief Jus tice here (alapaki) will tes'tify," from the throne on Saturday afternoon the 14th of January last, "I expressed neither assent nor dissent to. this." It is a fun ny thing, but nevertheless time, that several, persons present on that occasion, saw the Chief Jus tice look at the Queen and -nod his head when those words were uttered. St. Peter. What right have you, a miserable -newspaper editor, to ask admittance? Applicants My paper never estimated the cost of a trip to the Fair. St Peter (opening gate). Enter then, and sit next to the editor of the paper that never printed "Letters from the Fair." What Thejr J3ay. That it does not always pay telling one's: secrets to one's friendsr- Don't vou think so, J. H.T.?? That he went to the wharf yesterday in due season to welcome a part whom he had reason to expect, but who never intended to arrive. How is that? Becau.e the well laved letter trick-plot succeeded onlv too well. ' That there are now a pair of fine (ladies) boots to be had at.a bar gain. Where? "Inquire of the trio. That "Judith" implies pru dence, but that you . did the opposite divulging past es capades. ' He is now of the opinion that while the speech may be silver, silence will be gold, (hereafter.) WHAT THEY SING. When J. S. S. and J. H. T., Again stand fondly vis a vis. Time will reveal and early show The trick- as play 'd by The Tbio. THE ALBU CONCERT. This Evening's Programme: PART I.- Gverture ''Social". . .Schlepcgrell Orchestra. Song "I dream't I dwelt in , Marble Halls'" :Balfe Miss. Albu. Piccolo Solo "Through The Air'' 1 Damm ' Mr.- L. Barsotti. Song '-My Dearest Heart'-.. Sullivan Miss Rose Albu. Gavotte "Love's Pleading'-'.. f'uerner Orchestra. Duet "Venetian. Boat- Song" Blumenthal The jilisses Albu. PART Overture 'Olympia" . . . .Lange Orchestra. Song "She" V.rore a Wreath of . Roses Knight Miss Albu. Cornet Solo "Unna". . Hartmann Mr. Charles Krueter. Song "Tbe Last Rose of Sum mer" Irish Miss Rose Albu. March "The Duke".. , .Komsack Orchestra. Duet "Sainced Mother (Mari- tana) I.Wallace The Misses Albu. "Hawaii Ponoi." Accompanist, Prof. H. Berger. Pinckney (bitterly). Our mar riage was -purely a commercial transaction. You bought my name with your fortune, as you would buy cloth at a store. Mrs. Pinckney (more bitterly). Except that I neglected to get my change. fTkat He Wasted JTost. Father To-morrow is your birthday, Tommy. Tell me what you want and I'll do it for you. SonYon will, surely? Father Certainly. Sou Pound mv teacher. Icebergs, British ships homeward bound from San Francisco, from the west coast of South America, or from Australasia bv the wav of Cape Horn, during the past six j or eight months have sighted an i uncommon number of icebergs and ice continents, and in some instances have suffered there from. The genesis ..of these wandering islets is very" simple. They are shards arid splinters from the ice-floes of the Arctic aud Antarctic regions. As a role the movement is that of a glacier creeping from the central heights to the shores and falling into the unfrozen water. As it floats out to sea the lower margin, beinjr exposed to the action of the is broken up into "pieces" weighing perhaps 3,000,000 tons and presenting an infinite variety of shapes that are comparable to nothing else in nature. These "pieces" are carried to lower latitudes by the polar currents and gradually melt. The ice begins to break up about Novem ber, and mostlydisappears before it reaches the latitude of; the Horn. But this last season seems to have been one of ex ceptional severity; well nigh every new arrival at British , Con tinental, or North American har bors has had to report an en counter. In some instances the the escape from destruction has been nothing short of miraculous and there is only too good reason to be.ieve that many tall ships over and above the known have been destroyed. It is not easy to give an adequate notion of the extent of these bergs and the damage their aimless wanderings may do. The reality of the dan ger can only be discovered when you are hemmed around with blind and floating perils miles long and 600 or 1,000 feet high, or when you are making for an only opening aud the bergs are converging on you. Or one frisky monster turns turtle and lashes at you with too-too pla3'ful tail. The ice melts rapidly under water, and every now and again there is a change in the position of the centre, and a consequent shifting into a new position of equilibrium. Sometimes, too, the. noise is terrifying enough. The captain of the "Loch Torridon," for instance, speaks of strange sounds in the ice. "Yon could hear," says the log of the "Cutty Sark," "the sea breaking through and over them, but could not see them until close on them. Some times you could hear reports like big guns and then rumbling like thunder. Sometimes, as we have seen, a berg is dark to see. This is when the ice has broken off from the shore and is mixed with earth and rock, and when con tinual undermining has shifted the equilibrium, and has caused this mixed part to appear above the water level. Ii has happen ed that these black bergs have been mistaken for islands. One ship a few months ago reported the discovery of a new island right in the neighborhood of the icS track, another still more recently sighted aberg so closely resembling ierra firma that its real nature was only discovered by sailing alongside. These dark bergs are important agents in geo logical distribution. , Regarding the magnificent color ing .of icebergs, especially those seen in Southern waters, we quote from an article the Californian, in which the writer describing his voyage in the Antarctic regions, says: The general grouud color under ordinary light is a pale blue tinU whica is embellished with parallel streaks of the purest cobalt blur, and bright, polished wash-lined fringed with icicles while the crevasses and hollows are of the deepest sky-blue. No artist oa board was able to approach re presentation of its intensity. As a set-off to the excessive richness and depth f this coloring the sea. at the foot of the bergs is uf a dark indigo, the effect of contrast. But it is under the influence of light and shade of cloud shdw and sunlight, and m the glow of the rising and the setiing dun that the gorgeousness and true glorits of these Titanic floating crystals are to be seen. Under the scowl nf a passing cloud the bergs, as the shadow, eclipsing the sunlight, creeps from one to irV.other, put on in turn a mantle of the deepest black, while their companions glitter brilliantly around them. As the shadow moves away the darkened ice breaks out again into brightness and beauty. In the rich red sunsets icebergs lying directly between the observer and the illuminated sky appeared as black masses with hard outlines; but those situated to right and left, of the sinking sun r.flecttd bucfc bis splendor in colors of red ami golden yellow, of crimson and pink and clothed themselves inL the brightest hues.'' Current Literature. Hustler. To think tht a man spends one third of his life in bl! Slowboy. Humyhl It's the other two thirds that trouble mo! NAN-YIMSHOSHA. JDST RECEIVED from JAPAN Several Kind of, Cotton' Crape, Latest Style of Shirts in -diSferent qualities. 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