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Owing to the scarcity of water, the
Uoiiw for litigation will lie limited to
I hours per tiny, from 0 lo8n. in., ami
froin-1 to 0 p. m'., until further notice.
OIIAS. 15. WILSON,
Supl Water Works
Approved : CllAS. T. Gui.ICK,
Minister of Interior.
January 30, lBSo. 032 tf
BISHOP & Co., 1IAXKEKS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Tolnntls.
Draw Exchange oil the
Unulc of C'ulil'ornia, is. IF.
Ami their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild &Son, Loudon.
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
Tin Commercial Hank. Co., of Sydney,
The Bauk or New Zealand; Auckland,
Christchiirch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Uusinew.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Tarty.
But cstalllshod for tho benefit of all.
WEDNKSDAY, FEU. 11, 1885.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Oahu Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:30.
Bethel Prayer Meeting, at 7:30.
Fort St. Church, Prayer Meeting
St. Andrew' Cathedral, usual
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS.
Our correspondent "Dissent"
misapprehends our articles upon,
" Music in Our Schools." lie may
he all right in what he says, but ho
does not reach our argument. The
trouble here has been that money
has been spent ostensibly to give the
school children a good grounding in
music, but so irregular and unsys
tematic has the tuition provided
been that they have merely learned
to sing songs by rote. Wc admit
thut.it is a step in advance of most
other public school systems, to have
special music teachers engaged in
our schools ; yet, when it is paid for
extra, the instruction in music ought
to 'be as thorough as that in airy
other branch. No one doubts the
present instructor's theoretical know
ledge of music, or his great skill as
a performer or teacher in instru
mental music, but he can hardly
deny that vocal tuition is at present
" out of his line." His leadership
of the Musical Society might be a
telling argument of his suitableness
for the position of musical tutor
to the schools, provided that or
ganization were anything more
than a name in our musical circles.
However, we arc glad that the in
struction now imparled is at least
regular, and cannot be unscientific
in matter whatever it may be in
method. When results will have
confounded our misgivings, the in
structor will need no champion to
induce us to give him all merited
THE SOUDAN WAR.
The statement in our .summary
the other day, that Mctcnmeh had
been captured by the British, was
founded upon a report in the latest
despatches which was not confirmed.
Metemnch was garrisoned by 13,000
of the Mahdl's troops under com
mand of Oliver Paine, mi ex-com
munist of Paris. Four steamers
sent down the river by General Gor
don were for n month awaiting the
Itritish at an island above Metem
nch. The vessels were covered
with heavy boards of hardwood out
side and thin iron plates inside, and
both this shield and tho funnels
were pitted with bullet marks. They
resembled flouting houses rather
than war ships. Each steamer had
several hundred plucky blacks on
board, and were commanded by
Turkish officers, who had their
wives and children with them.
HATTI.Ii Or AISOU K1.1JA WTM-S.
" On tho afternoon of Jan. Kith,
General Stewart's cavalry reported
that the enemy were in position u
few miles from Abou Kloa Wells.
It was too late to engage them that
night, so Gen. Stewart bivouacked
where he was until morning. The
enemy kept up a harmless Drc nil
tllghl anil creeled works on Stowiul's
right Hank. On the following fou
noon the lubels, eight or ten
thousand strong, advanced liy two
divisions in echelon form, nnd the
Urilish numbering fifteen liundted
formed in a square to receive theni.
The rebels were very well handled
and evinced skilful strategy. They
drew the Urilish to a dillluult posi
tion for operations, when, by u
cleverly executed movement, they
almost disappeared from view, leav
ing only their standards visible.
Suddenly a large body of rebels
appeared and furiously charged
upon the front of the British square.
Tho British replied with a deadly
Hie, which the rebels were unable to
withstand and they turned and
attacked the left rear of the square.
A fearful hand-lo-hand light en
sued. Most of the Arabs were
armed with spears and protected by
spiked shields of ox-hide. The
English troops, after the first few
rounds had been fired, fought with
shortened sabers and with sword
bayonets, wielded at half-arm
length. Colonel Burnaby was killed
by the thrust of an Arab spear,
which entered his neck and severed
the jugular vein. Gen. Stewart's
horse was shot and the rider thrown
to the ground and badly shaken.
He soon recovered and obtained
another horse. The side of the
square was broken at one time,
which the ofllcers attribute to the
unruly conduct of the camels,
that got powder-burned nnd
became uncontrollable. The line
was speedily reformed and the
discipline of the men was splendid
throughout the action. A steady
and deadly fire was kept up by the
hussars and mounted infantry, while
the artillery, in the centre, main
tained an enfilading fire, which piled
dead Avabs up in heaps. The space
in front of the British right flank
was a veritable slaughter-pen, and
when the Arabs were finally repulsed
they left 800 dead upon the field.
The number of their wounded able
to march or be carried from the
field is estimated at 2,000. The
British loss was nine commissioned
ofllcers killed and nine wounded,
and sixty-five non-commissioned ofll
cers and men killed and eighty-five
wounded. It was a surprise to Gen.
Stewart to lmve met with such a
large force of rebels at that, point.
His soldiers could not sleep the night
before the battle owing to the ene
my's lire, and the first food they had
for twenty-four hours was on the
AXOTIU'.II HEAVY -HATTM:.
On Saturday afternoon, the 17th,
Gen. Stewart left the Abou Klea
Wells and marched through the en
tire night, sighting the River at day
break. The enemy gathered about
the ridges opposite on the banks of
the Nile, about an hour's march
from the British. Gen. Stewart and
staff were burning to make an at
tack, but were anxious to save the
men after their long march without
food. The General selected the best
position possible andformed a square
which reached the enemy from all
sides. Soon the rebels were seen
swarming and advancing, and within
half an hour they opened lire on the
British front, right and left, and
until long past midday continued to
assail them with a storm of bullets.
General Stewart was wounded early
in the action, when several officers
and men were killed. Having
strengthened their position and re
pulsed all attacks, the British square
advanced over the slopes under a
withering lire, returning its volleys
very steadily. Three times the re
bels attempted to make a charge,
but were mowed down each time.
At last the square reached the river
bank and fortified one of the villages.
General Stewart's wound delayed
the counter-attack of the square
until two o'clock in the afternoon.
The rebel riflemen possessed the
heights, while their horsemen closed
the road in tho British rear. As the
broken array. Another denso inius
of rebels from the Hotlth was slopped
by shells. At this juncture tho
enemy's redoubtable reserve of
horsemen, filnndard-bcarcrs and
fanatical followcts rushed against
tho square, but was again repulsed
by a withering lire and made a final
retreat. That night the wholo Brit
ish force bivouacked in peace on the
bank of tho Nile, the rebels making
no signs beyond beating drums dur
ing the whole night. It was stated
that the Mahdi sent 12,000 picked
troops to annihilate the British
troops, and that he was sending 20,
000 more, "but," a despatch says,
"there is no moio fear now. The
British have the Nile on their back,
another British column is on the
march, and Gordon's steamers arc
scctirinir supplies and material." In
the last battle the British square
numbered 1200 and the force of the
enemy was estimated at nearly 12,
000. When the square returned to
the village, the day after the fight,
manj of the garrison wept for joy.
The British loss was twenty killed and
sixty wounded, and the total loss of
the enemy, was 2000. Among the
first killed were Mr. Cameron, spe
cial correspondent of the London
Standard, and Mr. Herbert, that of
the London I'ost. General Stewart
was one of the very first to be
wounded, just as the fort in the vil
lage was being completed and the
square starting out. During the
fight the small garrison, left in the
village under command of Lord
Charles Bcrcsford, withstood an
attack of two hours from a large
mounted detachment of the rebels.
Lord St. Vincent, reported at first as
killed in this battle, in fact died
from wounds received on the 19th.
On the 22nd the British encamped
at Abui-Kru, two miles south of
Metemnch. The decimated rebels
had become sparing of their am
munition and betaken themselves to
TO THE LA'DIES
IRJE-AJO !"5i ISJE-AJD
Hoill Fire D on artinsiit
The several companies of the Depart
ment are heioby loquested to assemble
In the Square opposite thu Hall of Me.
chnnio Engine Co. No. 2, nl 0;'u0 o'clock
on the morning of
Thursday, February 12, 1885,
In full uniform, with their several ap
paratus, for the purpose of taking pait
in the Annual Parade.
The seveial companies shall form into
line from the Squat u on to Hotel and
Fort streets, the procession moving along
up Fort to Bcretanla streets. Along
lieiclnnia to Xiuianu, down Nuuanu to
Queen; along Queen to Fort, up Fort to
King, along king 'to Punchbowl, up
Punchbowl to IJcrotunlii, along Urc
tauia to Nuuanu (No. ! Company with
drawing from the lino), down X minim
to King stiect (No. 15 Company with,
thawing from line), along King to Foil
street (No. 1 and l'acillo Hose Compan
ici withdrawing from line) up Foil to
Hotel street and back to llie point of
C5JT A full attendance is (lushed.
Per order, HENRY SMITH,
till lit See. II F. 1).
.lust Received by last steamer ouo of thu largest invoices of
Ladies', Hisses' Clita's & Infants' fear
I.adles' Aprons) "flCsT"
" l)raiurl, Children's Chtmises,
" Gowns, " Apons,
" Skills, ' " Drawers,
" Sacques, " Skills,
" Collars, " Sun Bonnets,
" Fitliucs, " Waists,
" Chemise's, " Dressc?,
" Corset Covers, " Cloaks.
" Calico Wrapp.ets. ,-agy
I GOODS WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER AS
There is a reign of terror in Vien
na on account of the vigorous meas
ures taken by the Austrian Gov
ernment to suppress anarchism. A
man caught circulating disturbing
pamphlets was within two hours
tried, convicted of high treason and
sentenced to penal servitude for six
On Jan. 30th an express train be
tween Sydney and Wagga Wagga,
New South Wales, was wrecked by
collision, and fort' passengers were
killed and man' injured.
A Small Lot of Etra Quality
Tn Half Ban els.
For Sale, in Bond or duly paid, by
M. 3. GRINBAUM & Co.,
911 liu Queen Street,
TE have instructed Mr. John A.
v y Palmer to enforce the payment
of all our outstanding accounts after
Signed, WHITMAN & WIUQIIT.
3IA15K FK SAIiE.
AVERY FINE imported MARE, of
Elmore stock, kind and gentle, be
tween 1 and 5 ycais, a good roadster
sold for no fault; also, n top buggy,
neatly now. Apply at this ofllcc, or to
J. P. MENDONOA, Pawoa Valley.
Wc also would stale that we are constantly receiving new and desir
able styles of goods direct from the manufacturers, and that wc shall
spare no exertion, to meet, by prompt attention, low prices, and the best
of goods, your entire confidence.
Orders from the other Islands promptly attended to.
Temple of Fashion,
Nos. 61 and 63 Fort Streets.
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSOES TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SABTL NOTT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise-
'I he combined stock of the two firms gives us a very full and complete line of
goods, at lowest market rates. All orders sent to the mulci'signed, or to Mr.
Samuel Nott for specialties in the clas3 of goods formerly sold by him, will at
piesent receive his personal attention and supervision.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
F. EHLE15S & COMPANY bav
in tr this day assigned all their
propcily and claims to us, the under
signed, we hereby notify all persons
owing said linn to make immediate
L P. Mal'ie, at the store of B. F.
Ehleia & Co., on Fort street, is author
ized to receipt for all payments.
II. W. SCHMIDT,
G. AW MACFAHLA.NE,
Assignees B. F. Elders & Co.
Honolulu, .Ian. 0, 1885. 013 If
7 niil 1 Xlot.ol 8treet,
JUST RECEIVED, EX MARIPOSA, On Ice, Quail, Gala Fresh Salmon, Cala
Flounders, Caulillours, Celery, Eastern Oysters, in liu and shell;
aud Red Cabbage.
ALSO Boxes Table Raisins, Boxes Cala Dried Tigs, Cares Dnict Salad Oil, pints
and y pints; Cases Lucca Salad Oil, Kegs Salt Water Cucumbers, Kegs of
Mixed Pickles, Kits Salmon Bellies, Bert Russian Caviar, Casks Dupeo
Hams, Dried Peaches, Dried Fruits of all kinds, 2 lb tins Cala, Ruttcr, all
kinds Canned Meats, Fresh Cala Table Apples, Cases Eaglo Coud. Milk,
P ifc M Yeast Powder, Sacks Dairy Salt, Boxei Aldeu Dried Apples, Legs
Soused Pigs' Feot, Kits Mackerel, Cases Soused Mackerel, Casks Star Hams,
Dupee Uacon, Fresh Gcrmca, Island Potatoes, all kinds Canned Vegetables,
all kinds Canned Fruits, Fresh Ground Komi Coil'ec every day. Our Pi ices
aro low. Goods delivered to all parts of the city,
P. O. Box 207.
Island Orders solicited. Telephone No. 240.
MEMBERS of Pacific IIoo Co. Xo. 1
aie oidered to appear at their
Hose House, in full uniform, at
8:30 To-Mcrrow Morning,
Thursday. Feb. 12th. to lake nart in the
Annual Parade of the Honolulu Fire
Members are especially requested to
be present in full uniform so as to have
their photograph taken before starting
on the procession.
A. II. RASEMANN,
C. K. MILLER, Foreman.
Secretary. 0t2 It
H. Hackfeld & Go.
HAVE JUST RECEIVED,
Exbk Meteor, 132 daysfm Bremen,
IN EVERY UINJE,
Which they offer for sale
At Lowest Prices !
Oraip ami Lemon Trees,
square moved slowly out, nil felt
that their fato depended upon its
steadiness. When the square stopped
tho men lay down and delivered
volley after volley with superb
steadiness. At last the rebel spears
men advanced to hurl themselves
agninst tho little square. Tho Brit
ish never wavered a moment. They
cheered lustily and delivered a fire
so dendly thut tho Arabs dropped in
lines, ami recoiled and retired iu
rrUlK partnership heretofore existing
JL between SIMPSON & WALLACE
doing business in Honolulu, as plumb
ers, gas-litters, and tinsmiths, is this day
dissolved by mutual 'consent.
c. , j DAVID SIMPSON,
Signed, -j Jt WALLACE PORTEUS.
Honolulu, Jan. 27, 1881. 929
LOST on the street, between the hours
of 10 and 12, on Monday, Feb. t,
a plain hemmed black Cashmere Shawl.
The Under will bo rewarded on leaving
it at the store of S. G. Wilder & Co.
rpiIE Annual Meeting of tno members
X of the Sailors' Homo Society nnd
of the Uoaru or Trustees oltiiosnme,
will bo held at the Home, on Tliuiwiay
next, the 12th instant, at 10:!M n. in.
A full attendance is lequested.
Per order. F. A. SCHAEFEH,
Honolulu, Feb. 1), 1SS5. 010 t
IOR GENTLEMEN ONLY. .Apply
to MRS. TURNER, 72 Alaken
street. 000 ly li
Dwelling House to T-tct.
a i no pi onuses now uccupieu
ny .luugo .nicuiiuyi on ieie-
Mz& inula btrcut, in Kuloakahun,
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !
Those Trees aro ol tho Very Best Kinds.
Only $1 Each.
tSTFOR SALE BY
012 tf HONOLULU NURSERY.
EMPLOYMENT by an elderly man,
to lako euro of horses, look after
gulden, and mnku himself generally
useful. Address U.P., this olllce. 012 It
A New Plncton, just ar
rived from Now York.
Never iibcd. Can bo
bought cheap for cash,
or upon monthly payments. Apply to
JNO. A. PALMER,
General Business Agent,
Oil lw CO Fort Street.
will bu tented after the 1st of February,
1885, at reasonablo rales. Tho liouto is
eommoiliniH, mid the outhouses con.
venicnl. The grounds aro well planted
with trees and bin ubs. Enquire of .
002 tf S. B. DOLE.
Large invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having been received by-me, they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWEB PRICES,
Than the same quality of lGood3 can bo purchased eUcwhero in Honolulu, and
satisfaction Guaranteed. My stock consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c.,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Plate
The reputation of my nOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority of workmanship
and material temains unchallenged dining my six years' residence here.
Thankful for thu generous patronage of tho pust, its continuance and increasu in
the futuio is respcctlully.solicitcd nt the old stand. .'
Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, II. I
At Palama, near Refonnatory
KiItf.rf,Scliool,u new and commodious
ffiSSSiitecottiige. Suitable for 11. family.
Has never been occupied. 'Easy terms
to a good tenant.
Good stabling, bervantb' rooms, nnd 11
On tho prcmibos, or J. K. Wiki:man, 27
Merchant ht. Honolulu. 838
Mfi, a A Four.Roomcd COTTAGE,
"ft-V.J with cook houso, and every
Rteffiafa convenience, to let; afid Fur
nituro for mlu. Apply on the piemiscs
at No. 187 Nuuanu Street- 010 tf
(0?9K TO JLTCT,
SEVERAL NEATLY FUltNISHED
Rooms to tent, for gentleman and
wife, or gentlemen, on the S. W. corner
of Merchant and Alakeu btreets. Apply
on tho premise. Wi lw
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
The Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ESTABLISHED 1 87f).
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
X. O. Box 1115 j : j : Telopltono 173,
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and f-clls Real Estate in all parts of tho King-
doin. Rents Oill'ces, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FORWILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMEHS-Tour.
ists and the Traveling Public will apply to mu for Tickets and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
' YORK Tho Largest, Grandest and Soundest Institution of its Mud in tho
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON HAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other mutes going East, the ueneiy being the grando-l,
thu tnealb the choicest and the Palace nnd Dining Cais thu hanihonu'Rt and moft
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all tceklng work in the vari
ous branches of indiibtry 011 tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in tho Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under puwer of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at nil times on first-chiM secuiitiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Insuiancu on Property looked alter.
ConvliiK and Engrossing done. Advertisement, Newspaper Aitkic?, Cones-
pomleneu mid Commercial Business of every nature piomplly and itccuiately
AGENT FOR 'HIE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU Companies abioad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc Older.? lor Island Shells, Cuilos, Luva
Specimens, Native Views aud Photos carefully tilled ami fotwaided to all parts
of thu World.
EST Information nppeitalnlng to tho Islands given and all coircspondcnce fi.ilh.
fully answered. JOSKPM K. WISKMAN,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.