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j. jiott surra, Director of the Government Press. HONOLULU: tVEDKTCSDAY, DEC. 2, 1868. , .Me. O. von- Gossnitz Living taken charge of tbe Government Press during the absence of Dr. J. Mott Smith, all business communi cations are thereby requested to be sent to him. BY AUTHORITY. CHASIBliHL.AIX'S NOTICE. Tub Couet will go Into fnll mourning for Ills late Highness Mataio Kcknanaoa, G. C. K. Commander-in-Chief and member of Ills Majesty's Privy Council of State, from the date of this notice until tvt o weeks after tho funeral, and "if! wear half mourning from that time until the expiration of two mouths from the day of the funeral. Ladies will wear black with white trimmings for full mourn ing, and white with black trimmings for half mourning. Gentlemen will wear black with .crape on tbe hat and left arm for full mourn- ing, and erupt: on the hat and left arm with their ordinary dress for half mourning. The members of the Government and gentlemen connected with the Court will wear crape with tbeir several uniforms. Members of the Legislative Assembly, and all the Representatives of Foreign Countries, Consuls iuid Commercial Agents arc iuritcd to observe the period of mourning herein prescribed, and the public generally are re quested to sbowtheirrespcctfortbe memory of His late Highness, by wearing badges of : mourning during the time specified. HENRY PRENDERGAST, Chamberlain. " Chambcrlaln's.Ofllce, Nov. SO, ISCa Adjcijlst Gesekal'sOitice, ) Honolulu, Nov. SO, ISfiS. f General Order No. 113. The Adjutant General to the forces has been commanded to direct, on tbe present melancholy occasion of the death of Ills late Highness Matalo Eekuanaoa, G. C. K., Commander-in-Chief, etc, etc., tbat the officers of the forces and the several volunteer compa nies wear, when In uniform, black crape over the ornamental part of the hat or cap, over tbe 6word knot, and on the left arm, with black gloves, and a black crape scarf on 'the sash. The drums arc to be covered with black. and black crape Is to be hum: from the color staff of the Infantry aud from the standard of tue cavalry. When officers appear at Court In their uni forms, they are to wear black crape over the ornamental part of the hat or cap, over the sword knot, and on the left arm, with white gloves aud a black crape scarf over the sash. The period of mourning specified by the Court will be observed bv the forces. JNO. O. DC-MINIS, Adjutant General. Official Correspondence. Immediately after the decease of His Highness M. Kkkcaxaoa, the Acting Minis ter of Foreign Affairs dispatched the follow ing letter to the Representatives of Foreign Powers, and answers were promptly received. We Insert the correspondence. Department of Foueigx Affairs, I HoiioIulu,ovember24th, 1868. '.Sir: Itlsmysad office to announce the decease of His Highness Mataio Eekuanaoa, the venerable father of His Majesty, who ex pired at. his residence in Honolulu, at 2 o'clock this morning. His Highness was Commander-in-Chief of the forces, and Pres ident of the Legislative Assembly, and bo sides many other houorable offices, has held the distinguished positions of Kuhina Nut, Chancellor of the Kingdom, and Governor of the Island of Oahu. This event terminates a career of historic Interest, attaching to each reign of the exist ing dynasty: and although it has only been accomplished In the" fulfe:ss of time, It sug gests a recognition of the eminent services of the illustrious deceased, and will excite the sympathy of every friend of His Majesty. 1 hare the honor, &c., &c, &c (Signed), Stepiiek H. I'lirmrs, Mmxsur or foreign AJjain aa interim. To the Diplomatic and Consular Ageuts ac ' credited near H. M.'s Government. Legation of the Usited States, at 1 Honolulu, Nov. 24, 16US. f Sib : It is with feelings of the most pro found sorrow tbat I received your, letter of yestcraay, announcing inc decease ol ills Highness Mataio Kcknanaoa, the venerable Father of His Majesty tho KInc. For nearly half a century His Highness has been Identified with the progress of this Kingdom; and his distinguished public ser vices will render his name Illustrious in the historr of his countrv. None will mourn bis loss more sincerely than my countrymen, for in both his public ana private cuaracier, uc nas always snown himself to be their earnest and steadfast friend. I tender my sincerest sympathy to your be reaved Sovereign, and offer my condolence to yourscn, your colleagues, ana tuc people of Hawaii, on this tno.t afflicting dispensa tion of Divine Providence. With renewed assurances of my considera tion and regard, I have the honor to be, Your vey ob't serv't, Edward M. McCook. His Ex. 8. H. Phillips, H. H. M.'s Minister of Foreign Affairs, &c., &c., Sc translation. .French Consulate at Honolulu, i Honolulu, Nor. 24tb, 1608. f Your Excellency : I havo just received the dispatch in which you announce to me the decease of His Highness, M. Kckuanaoa, father of His Majesty Kamehameha V. This sad event, aa you justly remark, is a cause of amiction to tuose wno are attacuea to tne Hawaiian Royal Family. Be pleased. Mr. Minister, to be. near His Majesty, the interpreter of my feelings of profound regret ana conaoicnce, ana accept the renewed assurances of the .high consid eration with which I have the honor to be, Mr. Minister, Your very obedient, bumble servant, (Slimed), P. Berenoer. His Excellency, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honolulu. Honolulu, Nor. 24, 1SCS. Sib: I have tbe honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch announcing the death of nfs Highness Mataio Kekuauaoa, the venerable father of His Majesty. All who are attached to the Royal Family of the Hawaiian Islands, must regret the loss of one of its most distinguished mem bers, and I beg of you to convey to His Ma jesty my sincere sympathy, -on this sad be reavement. I have the honor to renew the expression of the distinguished consideration with which I am, Your Excellency's most obedient, humble servant. James H. Wodehouse, H. MS Commissioner and Contul-GaicraL His Ex. Stephen H. Phillips, Minister of Foreign Relations. Consulate of the North German Con- ) federation, Honolulu, Nor. 35, 1SCS. ) Your Excellency's dispatch of yesterday's date I bad the honor to receive. .Indeed, it was sad to learn the mournful event the death of His Highness M. Keku anaoa, the venerable father of His Majesty the King! In him, tlf King lost tbe nearest and dearest of all on earth, to him ; the coun try, a high officer: and the people, and all, a true and .honest friend ! I would beg your Exellency to convey to His Majesty the ex pression of my profound sympathy and most heartfelt condolence in this bereavement. What shall I say? Words can but poorly express the silent, earnest grief 1 '.,AHOW me, i pray, to auu my personal leei iegsea.Lbl sU occasion. An intimate ac qualettBce of nearly, twenty years has given me many opportunities to love anir-respect tbe deceased. Whether privately or In of ficial Intercourse, all his actions were such as to make inc venerate and honor him, aud as I bad the privilege ofworking under bis presidencv in tbe Legislative Assembly; to join with him at His Majesty's Council, and to meet him on many other occasions; In deed, It is paying but a small tribute to tbe mcmory'of the departed, i n I say, we all lost in liira a noble man. d a good and staunch friend t I shall consider It my earnest duty a mournful one on this occasion to Join in officially showing all the respect duo to the deceased, and, renewing to you, Sir, the as surance of my highest respect and considera tion, I have tbe liouor to be. Your Excellency's most obedient servant Theo. C. Hecck, Consul. To Ills Ex. Stephen IL Phillips, Minister of Foreign Affairs, ad interim. Vice-Consulate or Russia, 1 Honolulu, 'Nov. 25, 1S63. f Sir: With feelings of deep regret and sympathy, I have learned through your Ex cellency's communication of tbe 24th Inst., the decease of His Highness Mataio Kckn anaoa, the venerable father of His Majesty the King. May I ask your Excellency, on my behalf, to express to His Majesty, and the members of the Royal Family, my sincere condolence on this mournful occasion. I have tbe honor to remain, Sir, your most obedlcnttcrvant. J. C. Pfluger. His Ex. Stephen IL Phillips, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, &c. Consulate of the Netherlands and ) Belgium, Honolulu, Nov. 24, 1SCS. J Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge tbe receipt of your Excellency's letter of to-day's date, by which I received the mournful Intel licence of the decease of nis Highness Ma taio Kckuanaoa, the venerable father of His Majesty the King, who has filled so many high and honorable offices in this Kingdom, and been so generally respected and beloved by the whole nation. It was with the 6inccrest rcirret tbat I learned this- melancholy news, aud I would tnerelore respcctiuiiy request your Jxcei Icncv to be pleased to express to Ills Mnji-st v. and the Royal Family, my sincere sympathy and condolence in the deep sorrow tins irre parable loss caused to tbem. Be pleased to accept the-assurance of the profound respect with which I have the honor to remain, Your Excellency's most obedient and hum ble servant. Fit. Banning. His Ex. Stephen H. Phillips, Minister of Foreign Affairs, &c, Ac. CONSULADO DE CHILE, ) Honolulu, 27th Nov., 1SS5. f Sir: I beg to acknowledge tbe receipt of your Excellency's dispatcn or tne -itu lust., announcing tho decease of IL II. Mataio Kckuanaoa. the venerable father of His Ma les! v the Kinir. Please, Sir, convey to His Majesty my con dolence with him in this personal heavy af fliction, and my sympathy with his Govern ment aud people for their great loss by lack of his wisdom in the councils of the nation. I trust that His Majesty finds consolation from the fact tbat his father had been spared to a ripe old age, and passed away full of Uonors, grejlly Dtlovm ana respectea uy nji who have noted his personal share in the progressive history of his native land. Long may His Majesty the King live in tbe affections of his people. I have the honor to remain your Excel lency's most ob't and verv humble serv't. D: C Waterman, Acting Consul for the Republic of ChUe. To His Ex. Stephen IL Phillips, H. M.'sActlngMinisterorForeign Affairs. Consulate of Peru, ) Honolulu, Nov. 27th, 166S. f Sib : X have the honor to acknowledge the receipt or your Excellency's communication conveying the sad Intelligence of the de cease of If. H. M. Kckuanaoa, the venerable father of His Majesty tbe King, who has, during his life, discharged with distinction the duties of the highest offices of tliis King dom. Be pleased to tender to His Majesty tho sincere feelings of sympathy and condolence with which 1 have received tbe mournful news of the death of a pcreou so Illustrious In Hawaiian History. I have the honor to be, your vcry'obd't servant. Alex J. Cartwright, Consul for iVru. To His Majestt Kamehameha V.: Sire : The undersigned Committee of Ex celsior Lodge No. 1. L O. O. F.,- beg respect fully to present lo Your Majesty the sympa thy of the Lodge ill the great loss that has come upon yourself and family, and upon the nation, by the decease of your venerable and honored father, who has, during a long life, been prominent in the Government of the countryrand by his ability and many vir tues won the admiration, respect and lore of all classes In the community, as well as of those who have visited Your Kingdom, and of many in foreign lands who hare felt an interest in the Hawaiian people. History will' not suffer the name of His Highness M. Kekuanaoa to be forgotten, nor fill to commend his example to the youth of nis country. May God long spare Your Majesty. Cuas. R. Bishop, ABU. FORNANDEB, C S. Bartow. Excelsior Lodge, No. 1. 1. O. O. P., Honolulu, H. L, Nov. 24, 18CS. Iolani Palace, Nov. SOth, 1SGS. Gentlemen: I havo received with deep sensibility tbe expressions of condolence and sympathy which yon have conveyed to me in behalf of the Brethren of Excelsior Lodge No. 1, 1. O. O. F., at the Irreparable loss I have sustained: and I gratefully appreciate your testimonial of respect and Teneration for the memory of my deceased father. Believe me, Gentlemen, yours very truly. K.AMEHAMEHA, lL To Hon. C. R. Bishop, Hon. Abr. Fornandcr, and C. S. Bartow, Esq. Friday, the ' 11th day of December, is the birthday of Ufa Majesty, Kamehame ha V, aud will Le kept as a holiday. Ail public offices will be closed on that day. Feud. W. IIctcuison, Home Office, Nor. 12, 1SCS. Minister of Interior. Proposals will be received at the office of the Road .Supervisor of Oahu, where plans and specifications can bo seen for the grading of Liliha Street, Honolulu until tbe last day of November of this year. Said proposals to be marked on the envelope : ' Tenders for the grading of Liliha Street," and they will be opened on Tuesday, the 1st day of December, in tho presence of the Minister of Interior. Geo. H. Luce, nonololu, Xor. 17, 1SG3. Eoa-i Supervisor. The following gentlemen hare been appoint ed Road Supervisors, in -conformity with seo tion 163 of the Civil Code: A. Dnna, fur the district of liana. Island of Maui; A.Smith, for the district of South Kona, Island of Ha waii. Feud. W. Hutchison, Minister of Interior. Home Office, Nor. 20, ISM. NOTICE. Whereas, Samuel N. Castle, President of the Board of Trustees of the "Makiki Family School," and Charles R. Bishop, Secretary thereof, have duly represented to this Depart ment, tbat at a meeting of the members of tbe corporation of the Makiki Family School, held at Honolulu on the 11th day of Septem ber, 186S, it was voted unanimously that the said corporation should be dissolved, aud Wlercai the said Samuel N. Castle and Charles B. Bishop have petitioned that the said corporation may be dissolved, and have furthermore filed a certificate, and have in ail respects complied with section 1439 of the Civil Code, and have further represented that the said corporation has no debt, Sote tlcrefore, all persons are hereby re quired to make known any objection that they may have to the dissolution of tbe said corpo ration, bn or before Saturday, the SOth of Jan uary, 1S69. Feed. W. Hctcuisox, Minister of Interior, none Office, Nor. S3, 1SS3. KSn The Christmas Vacation of the Gov't Eng lish Day Schools in Iionololn, will extend from the 19th instant to the 3d proximo, com menting' the first term of the new year on Monday, January 4th, 1869. Uy order or tbe .Hoard of Education. W. Jas. Sxirn-, See'y, Education Office, Dec. 1st, 18(3, In the course of the leading article of this paper, for. October 28th, it was re marljed, incidentally to the subject theo oudcr discussion, that "the Government lias striven, aud is striving to advance the chools." An aoonymou3 writer, contrib uting to nnojher local paper, commenting on this remark, says : " The allusions of the Government writers to what tho Gov ernment are doing for schools, can only mislead those who are not familiar with the persistent efforts of Government, for some years, to force the people into pat' ronizing a system of education repngnant- to them, a system which has forced a ma jority of the peoplo to support indepen dent schools, whilst taxed to support a svsfpm which is odious to them." AVe -v have hitherto lately adverted to the bold' nes3 with which some people make un founded assertions, and the steadiness with which they reiterate them. Some little knowledge of hnman nature induces those who are willing to adopt and persist in such a course, to adhere likewise to the plan of making general assertions, and to scorn to descend to particulars. There were, at the last report in the common schools, 6218 children ; in nine other schools, supported entirely by Gov ernment. CSO children, making a total of 6898. In addition to this there were in eight boarding schools, which are subsi' dized by Government, :M3 children. These eight boarding schools were subsidized, last year, by the Board of Education, to the amount of 5,200, and could scarcely exist certainly could not be as effective as thev are. without such aid. For the most part, if not altogether, they were es tablished in view of Government assist ance and support. There were-at Puna hoa, at the time of said report, CI pupils. The total number of children attending all other schools, independent of anduuas- sisted by Government, at the same lime was only 1038 of which there were at tending Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, 86, and Ahufnianu College, 40, both Ro man Catholics. These two establishments were singled out, because it is presumed, in view of the length of time they have been established, and of the auspices under which they are supported, no one will say that the parents, who send their children to them, have been forced by the present Board of Education to support indepen dent schools. One of the most efficient of .the schools whose numbers go to make up tho com paratively small number of those who are frequenting independent schools, has, since the Report, applied for and received the subsidy of the Government, whilst still an other one of the largest is now willing and anxious to come under the Government system. A new Farm School is now being established on Maui, by the suggestion of one of our oldest and most experienced educators Mr. C. B- Andrewsand the services of Mr, Robert Andrews and Mrs. Sarah Thurston children of the late Honorable and Reverend Lorriu Andrews have been secured. The public will therefore seo that it certainly is not a fact that "a majority of the people have been forced to. support independent schools;" and all our most experienced educators are in full accord and sympathy with the Board of Education, in their efforts to promote the good causo, We should not forget to mention that the very small minority of tho children represented by the 1.038, includes the children of foreigners who frequent the private select schools in the City of Hono lulu, and elsewhere, and tbat the serious attention of tho Board lias bcen.givcn for Eome time past to overcoming tbe difficul ties in the way of providing suitable edu cation for those children, of both native and foreign parentage, to whom the English language is the ordinary -means of domes tic and socXal intercourse. November 28th, tbe Twenty-Fifth anni versary of the joint recognition by England and France of the existence in these Islands of an Independent government, capable of managing Its own internal affairs occurred on Saturday last. Owing to the well-known fact that the Court is in mourning for the la mented decease of a member of the Royal Family, there was no pnblie celebration of the day, beyond the closing of government offices and tbe firing of a salute from the bat tery on Punch-bowL The complications of troubles that led to the temporary subversion of the government of this country in 1813, were less of apolitical than of a private and personal nature. In fact, the rulers of this country, at the time untrained as they were in state-craft, were truly and honestly desiring to do what was right towards the foreigners residing here, as indeed they have ever been. But unfor tunately the government with whose sub jects the main commerce of the islands was then carried on, was represented by men who took piques on slight or fanciful provo cations, and put themselves into actual oppo sition to the government of the country and determined and openly declared for its over throw. At this distant day, after the lapse of a quarter of a century, it la difficult to decide, and in fact would be unwise to do so, on all the merits of the case the real or fancied, or it might be said tbe exaggerated causes set forth by tbe complainants which led to the final aggressive action of an Im pulsive hotheaded young officer. Lord Geo. Faulet, In command of the Carytfort, arrived here in tbe early part of 1813, and the mal 'contcntanta at once enlisted him in their cause. Tbe consequence was, that Kame hameha IIL, badgered beyond endurance, threw up the sovereignty of his country to the naval officer,' trusting as be said at tbe time, to the good sense of the British Gov ernment. Nor was he disappointed. The superior in command on tbe Pacific, the honored Admiral Thomas, arrived here in July, from Valparaiso, lo the Dublin, having come expressly on being Informed of Lord Geo. Paulet's proceedings, and on the 31st of that montb, the flag of Hawaii was again elevated, and saluted by the men-of-war In port English and American. Meantime, -Messrs.' Haalilio and Richards bad been - on a mission to Europe and America, the ob.'eel of which was to secure the acknowledgement of the Independence of our Island government, and thus giving us a status among the nations of the earth. This was done by1 the United 8tates in 1813, and by the English Government Just about one month after Lord G. Paulet's taking posses sion, singular encugh to say. But on Novem ber SSth, 1843 mark, that all thcseerents of Hawaiian history occur In the tamo year Lord Aberdeen, on behalf of the British Gov eanmeut, aud Count St. Aulalre on behalf of the Government of His Majesty Louis Pbn llpe, tho King of thaFrcnch, rigncd a joint recognition of the independence of this Gov ernment, and also a joint agreement never to take possession of any part of the Hawai ian territory. CALIFORNIA CORRESPONDENCE. fraoM otnt regular, correspondent. San Francisco, Nor. 18, 1SC8. The Battle of Xovember 3d. It will not surprise your readers, nor the dwellers in any other part of the world, to Icarn that the National Republican Party were (he victors at the late battle at the polls' on tbe 3d inst, and that the will or the peo ple elevates Grant and Colfax to be highest offices of the Republic One of tbe most exciting campaigns In the history of this nation was brpnght to a close on the 3d Instant In a quiet and orderly man ner. The day In thl3 city was warm and pleasant, business was generally suspended, and citizens gare themselres to the work at the ballot boxes. Great precautions had been taken by the authorities by engaging special police and reorganizing the old force, so as to prescrre order on the day of election, and nothing worthy of notice transpired except a few small fights, and arrests for drunk and illegal voting. A count of votes at the close of the day showed that the " Democrats had carried the city." But they will not carry it very fr, as the Republican party elected thl-lr chief of police. This city and county gave 1,400 majority for Seymour and Blair, but the whole Slate, when the returns ore all in, will show between COO and 700 majority for Grant and Colfax. It has been a close fight in the State between tho two parties, and the Republican party deserve great credit for their victory over tbe legitimate and ille gitimate Totes of an unscrupulous party, aud California cannot now be calleda Democratic State as it proved itself last year by the dec' tion of a Democratic Governor. The States known to have given majorities for Seymour are Delaware, Maryland, Ken tucky, New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Ar kansas, Louisiana, aud perhaps Oregon. Tho whole number of votes in the Electo ral College from the thirty-four States which participated in the Presidential election is 294. Grant has probablv carried twentv-flve States, representing 200 votes or 01 more than a majority. The popularmajorities for Grant are not definitely enough stated to warrant a comparison with those cast for Lincoln in 1SC4. Gamlillnir. Betting on; the result of the late elections is of course at an cud, and men hare counted their profits and losses. Since the election it is quite a common sight to see new bats on the streets. But some have lost or gained more than a new hat. Never in tho history of the State was political betting so wide spread and ruinous. Thousands of Caiifor- nlans have been financially ruined I Since the close of the contest the press has de nounced election gambling, butlt.was not until after all the mischief was done, the money won and lost and domestic misery ac compllshed. Overland to Heir York. Everything connected with tho progress of the Pacific Railroad is of course of great In terest to your readers. The Central Pacific Railroad Is now completed 400 miles east of the Northern end of Salt Lake, Work is being pusbed'forward at the rate of 3 miles a day. Exertions are making to cover all the snow sheds on the mountain portion of tho road, so that transportation across the Sierra Nevada may not be Interrupted during the w inter months. AVcHs, Fargo & Co. have an advertisement fixing the time and price for an overland trip to New York. The time re quired to reach New York is now 11 days, aud the fare in greenbacks at S284 20, or in gold at present rates would be about $21C If wc add to this the cost of meals and occa sional sleeping over night say $35, we have a total in gold of $211. Although there are some 400 miles of road uncompleted, which must be made In Btages, yet the tide of travel is now turning In tbat direction. Early in tbe spring, wltlrpresent rates of passage lo New York, It Is likely that nearly all first class passengers will go overland. The New Directory for 18G8-0. nenry G. Langley's new city Directory has been Issued. It is a large volume of 760 pp. This is the tenth year of the publication of the Directory, and its contents iudicate tbe growth of the city. The population of the city in July, 18C8, Is 147,050. The females over 18 are estimated at 30,000. The present issue contains nearly 00,000 names, Indicat ing an Increase of nearly 40 per cent over those of 1854. The book Is furnished at the usuaf price of $5. Why don't some of your enterprising book men attempt the publica tion of a Honolulu Directory, "Which might be valuable for reference ? In this connection I must mention tl.o ap pearance of a neat work called tbe Hawaiian Club Papers, published in Boston, aud edited by a Committee of tbe Hawaiian Club of tbat city. Tbe book is just from tbe press. It contains interesting articles from the pen of E. P. Bond, James Hunneweil, E. Vi Clark, S. B. Dole, TV. T. Brlgbam. and a Hawaiian National Hymn by Mrs. Lilia K. Dominls. One of tbe most valuable papers In this book is a catalogue of works, published at, or re lating to the Hawaiian Islands, by W. T. Brlgbam. General AlcClellan and the State University. The Board of Regents of the University of California bare voted to extend an Invitation to General McClellan to accept the Presiden cy of that institution. This action of the Board has called down the wrath of the en tire Republican press of the State, on ac count, particularly, of tbe political antece dents of this defeated Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the United Statu. As a general, and as a political leader, McClellan has proved a failure, and.be has never distinguished himself as an educator, nor known to possess qualities which would fit him for such a position. His acceptance of the position of President of the Univer sity about which much doubt Is expressed would undoubtedly ruin the prospects of 1 tbe infant enterprise. The action of the Board of Regents is most insane, as. In case of McClellan's acceptance, he would be most unpopular, and alienate from the Institution those who have been its chief supporters financially and otherwise. General McClel lan is probably, too ambitious In another direction to consent to bury himself In the walls of an Institution of learning in a new State. A Terrible Tragedy. ' One of the most horrible tragedies ever enacted In this city occurred a few nights since. A young man, a native of Neumark, aged about 20 years', became enamoured with' a young lady by the came of Rachel McDon ald. His attachment was not reciprocated by tbe young girl, and she appeared to be very much displeased by the attentlonswhich he persisted in showing towards her. The young man became enraged and determined to poison tbe young lady and all her family. For this purpose be visited the honso with two bottles of champagne, and treated the whole family, Including several little child ren. Tbe poisoned wine failed to have the effect desired by the man, although It made the family very ill. Finding that the poison had not done Its work, be determined to ac complish It, at least, tho death of Rachel. Having armed himself with a four-barrelled pistol, and carrying n stout file, he made his way 'to the premises of Mr. McDonald at about one o'clock in the morning. His vic tim, her parents and brothers, were sleeping soundly. With the heavy file he pried open the back window- of Rachel's room and crawled in. He cither spoke to her or made sbmo noise with the pistol, for she awoke, and cried out,. ' Ma, mal" as Bhe saw the eyes of tho murderer glaring upon her. Quick aa the thought of death, and with fatal aim, the villain fired. He then placed the weapon to his own forehead and sent a bullet crashing through his brain. Instantly alamp was procured, and the horrified parents saw their darling struggling in bed, and the mur derer stretched at Its side welterlug In blood, and dead. The young , lady lingered a few hours aud then died in great agony. Earthquake Losses When a great and unusual calamity occurs, like that which visited our State on the 21st of October, it is most natural for newspaper correspondents and others to over-estimate or exaggerate the extent of tbe damage sus tained. When writing of onr great earth quake this exaggeration has been carried to an alarming extent, greatly to the hurt of our city In remote places. The JSulIettn gives us the cold arithmetic of the subject, and prcseuts figures which were gathered by .visiting the various damaged buildings. A recapitulation of all estimates published show tbat cash appraisements of damages sustained In those portions of the city most affected, does not exceed $271,000 In round numbers, while, the- most liberal estimate which can reasonably be made for miscella neous, minor damages, not specially repfirt ud, will not make ihe grand total for the whole city and county exceed $350,000 or $400,000." Real estate Is as 'firm In price as it was previous to the shake up, and buildings to rent arc In as great a demand as ever frame buildings, however, being preferred. Despatches from the East show that tho pas senger departures by steamer for this coast docs not diminish since the withdrawal of the opposition line, aud the occurrence of tho earthquake. People then arc not disen chanted with regard to the finest wheat and fruit State; In the Union, and still want to shore in the unrivalled advantages of a grow ing empire facing Jbo Orient, the entrepot forAslastia commerce, and tbe terminus-of the Pacific Railroad. ' Personal, etc. , Hon. J. Mott Smith,' after spending a week in our city, took passage on tho steamer of the 14th on his way to Washington. ,RCjV. Frauk Thompson expects .to leave New York on the 24th of November for Ha waii, via San Francisco, to become pastor of tho First Foreign Church of Hilo. Rev. Mr. Snoden, of Redwood, Col., Is talked of for the Tacant' pastoral of Fort Street Church. Among the passengers by the Montana, are a number of old residents of your Islands Steven Spencer, S. L. Austin, Ira Richardson, and S. B. Dole. There were 334 deaths in this city during the month of October, 71 of which were from small pox. Thirteen hundred aud twenty two men and 450 women, not Including sea men and boys, were furnished with employ ment by tbe labor exchange during tbe month of October. The California Pacific Railroad, extending from Vallejo to Sacramento, has been com pleted, and the running time between San Francisco and Sacramento will not exceed three and a half hours. A magnificent meteoricVisplay took place here on the night of the 13th of November. The heavens were Illuminated from half past ten until two with over one thousand mete ors and shooting stars. Alcatraz. Number Two's Trumpet. Mr. Costa, who is a very ingenious silversmith aud worker in metals, gold as well as silver, recently com pleted a splendid speaking trumpet for En gine Company Mechanic No. 2. It Is very finely executed, and chows tbe artist. On Saturday evening last, the 2Sth. the Compa ny to the number of including the invited guests fifty, assembled at the rooms of the Company on Union street, where the pre sentation was made In a neat speech on be half of Mr. Costa, by the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, Mr. C. E. Williams. Tbe response on the part of tbe Company was very appropriately and creditably made by Mr. J. W. McGulre. After these nrellml- naries, the party sat dSwn to a sumptuous repast, prepared by Mr. William Love, and with speeches, toasts, and songs passed the pleasant hours till the midnight bell called to tbeir remembrance tbat the week bad ended and the Sacred Day was begun. Some of the speeches were extremely apposite, aud showed that there was talent among us un used that only required an opportunity to bring It forth. So with the songs. Wben some gentleman was called on for a speech, he tried hard to be excused, but not being let off, said be remembered a little ditty which be hoped would be mercifully received. These little ditties always turned out to be the gems of tbe evening. Our space will not 'allow us to go farther than to say that Num ber Two's trumpet presentation of Saturday night was quite worthy of the former reputa tion of the Company they always do well what they undertake, either in their rooms or at a fire. R OSBKDAX.E CEMEST, ue feaaina article, per iula.m. For sat (45-3m B0LLE2 k CO. y List of Foreign Jurors DKAWJf for tho Circuit Co art of the Second Judicial Circuit to be held at Lahaina, Island of Manl, on the second Tuesday of Deeemtrer next I Lyons H Cornwall J O Nell ,E n Bailey TDickenson jr A P Jones J Hall D P Sandfonl F A Oudinot II Dickenson jr N F Sayre T Cnmmings Jime Sraythe (1 It .Norton Williams N II Spencer F JIakee II Baldwin II Gibson AT P Alexander J T Gower E II Rogers N W Bash J Boardmad L. McCCLLT, Clerk of Supreme Court. 45-3t Notice to Landholders on Hawaii. fTUIE UNDERSIGNED, by the an JL thority rested in him as Commissioner of Boundaries for the 3d Judicial Circuit, accord ing to the law approred June 2IJ, 1?8S, here by gires notice to all persons who have had their grants allowed them and no settlement of boundaries made, to send in their petitions for the adjustment of the boundaries of said lands, at the Court House in Hilo, Island of Hawaii. R. A. LYMAN, Commissioner of Boundaries. Hilo, Hawaii, Nor. 17th, 1883. 15-4t Notice to Landholders on Oahu. milE UNDERSIGNED, br the au I thority rested in him as Commissioner of Boundaries for the 1st Judicial Circuit, accord ing to the law approred Jono 22d, 1S83, here by gives notice to all persons who hare had their grants allowed them and no settlement of boundaries made, to send in their petitions for the adjustment of the boundaries of said lands, at the Court Houe.in Honolulu, Island of Oahu. W. P. KAMAKAU, -Commissioner of Boundaries. Honoialu, Oct. 27. 1868. 4i-St For Sale! A SMALL LOT OF FAIUNA, Just Received from Kauai. The first of the new crop, now coming In. For sals by 45-lm F. A. SCnAEFER A CO. DR. E. HOFFMANN, RESPECTFULLY recommends to the publio a large assortment of Drugs,, Medicines & Toilet Articles, of the best and most genuine quality, recelred per latest arrivals from Europe and the Unit ed States, and for sale at low prices : Bay Rum, Sarssparilla Root, Extraet of Sarsaparilla, Electro-Silicon, Epsom Salts, in boxes and doses, Seidliti Powders, assorted. Hair Restoratives, the most fashionable, - Crosiman's Specific, Thorn's Extract, French Capsules, do. do., new kind, Hyperion Fluid, Superior Trusses, Syringes, ass'd, Extraet of Buchu, -Newell's Pulmonary Syrup Hall's Sarsaparilla and, Iodid. Potass, Aycrs', Bristol's, Corbett's do., Toothpowder and Brushes, Zozodont, Cod-liter Oil, Sponges, Genuine Lubin's Extract's, Lilly-white, Breast Pumps, An Assortment of Pills, sugar-coated Blue and Cathartic do.. Indelible Ink, Costar's Rat Poison, Bentlne, Troches, Cherry Pectoral, tc, lc. Ac. Ac, 4t-2m LEATHER BELTING, SADDLE & BRIDLE LEATHER, KIP, CALF & MOROCCO, TltOM THE CELEBRATED HILO TANNERY. milE LEATHER MELTING from JL this Tannery is warranted the best in the market. The ileus are all out across tho bides fromohoice loather, and are thoroughly stretch ed and shaved. Any size made. Including 4, ij, ana o men. All of the above are of a very superior Qual ity, and can be obtained at tbe Store of the undersigned on Queen Street, or made to order. u. u. iuuutiir, 12-3m Agent for tho Hilo Tannery. DEPOH. SAT i"n L. L. TORBERT. T INSEED OILIIubbuck's Pale Jul Boiled, in 0 gallon drums, Liverpool Green, in a lb cases, Paris Green, Prussian Blue, Celestial Blue, Chrome Green, Imperial Ureen, Red Paint, CARSON'S ASTI-COROSIVE PAJtST, In 10 lb Tins, Deep Green, Bright Green, Light Portland Stone, Chocolate k Black. These are the only Paints that will stand the sun In the tropics without bllsterioV. and are the best paints for every description of out uoor work, vessels, iron Work, Doors, Shut ters, Fences, etc. Copal Varnlib, fine Cabinet, in 11 gal. cant, Ulatier'a Diamonds, for sheet and plate glass Tracing Paper, 42, 30, and 18 in. wide. Nails, all sites, Cnt and Wrought, WALL 1 A PER. ALSO, TOAEEIVE, Per Garstang and 'Wilhelm, Welch Rooting Slato, 10 by 20, , "Window Glass, alt sizes, STAINED GLASS, White, Red, Blue, Orange, ureen, Purple aud Crimson. The above are offered at Very Lota Price 42 FOR CASH. lm BREAD! THE UNDERSIGNED HAS CON stantlr on hand and for sale Medium, Navy and Pilot Bread, From the Celebrated Steam Bakery of Campbell & Co., (LatSICU0L3 le CO.) San Francisco, which he offers for sale at the lowest market rates. TESTIMONIALS We the undersigned, Ship-Masters, hare nsed Niebols A Co.' Hard Bread for the past four years, and find it superior to any we have had in San Francisco. For the past two sea sons we hare taken their Bread exelntirelr. and do cheerfully recommend it as the best for long sea service that we hare used on this coast. (Signed) Jas. H. Hcjmo, Master Bark Fanny, N. B. Wilcox, Master Bark ifasi achusetti, W. N. BAK5ES, Master Bark Eugenia, L. N. UzsaaDZES, Master Bark Helen Mar, D. R. FiUsEit, Master Ship Florida, H. Coo-rr, Master Bark Harrison, A. Whexdos, Master Bark John Tlowland. and others. " Baa Fmicisco, Nor. 27, 188. My owners hare been usine Nithofj A Co.'i Hard Bread for the cast threa aeaaani and can recommend it as being A No. 1 to keep on board ship eighteen months also' that it U as. crisp and good at the end of that time as wbra ant put on board. AazUaax w. PiEXCE, Agent for Swift k Allen, X. B. ALEX. J. CARTWRIGHT. Honolulu, Oct. IMS. 3S-3m PACKET LINES; CAHTOSiriA. OSE603T AXIS JfXXICO STEAMSHIP COKPAXTS San FraiKtscijml HwwMi Lii. The Company's Splendid A 1 Steamship IDAHO & MONTANA, WILL RON REGULARLY BETWEEN" Honolulu and San Francisco, By the following Schedule of Tims t SAX -FRANCISCO. axriatraia. Wednesday, Oct. " Oct. M UUUTAU. Mon tint, Idaho, Montana, I.Uho, Montana; Idalw-isa) Montana, Friday, Sot. 8 Sot, 3 Sec. 13 ' Sot. IS " Dec. Jan. S J.n. 9 reta-n itar.ll " Dec Jan. 3) Ttb. 10 I10S01.U1.U. aiarms. Montana, Idaho. Montana, Idaho, Montana 1860 Idaho, Montana. Monday, Oct. 19 JfOT. , SaturtTy Oct. 24 Vihla " r. ' Dec. S " Jan. 18 ' Ttb. ! ru s: Jaa.lt rb. l Feb.ij IJberal AdrnnceK Made oh all Shipment per Steamer. Cargo for San Francisco will be recelred at the Steamer's Warehouse, and reeiipts for tho same giren by the undersigned. Xo charge for storage or cartage. Fire risks in Warehouse not taken by th Company. Insurance guaranteed at lower rates than by sailing reels. Particular cart taken cf ship ments of Fruit. All orders for Goods to be purchased In Sao Francisco, will be received and filled by return of Steamer. Sr-Shipments from Europe and the United States, Intended for JIhese Islands, wilt bere eeired by the Company in San Francisco, if consigned to tbem, and be" forwarded by their Steamers to Honolulu, rttZE or crtaxaE, ex cept actual outlay. &3.Passengers are requested to take their tickets before 12 o'clock on the day of islling and to procure tbeit Passports. All bills against the Steamers most be pre sented before two o'clock on the day of sail ing, or they will hare to lay orer till the re turn of the Steamer for settlement. II. 1LAOKFELD A CO., 33-3m Agents. HAWAIIAN PACKET LINE. For San Francisco. the n.TE cz.rr-rEB aanK J. W. SEAVER, flfc REAXT, Master. WILL nAVB DISPATCH for tho abore part. For freight and passage, having superior accommodations for a few Cabin and Steerage passengers, apply to WALKER A ALLEN. 48- Agents. HAWAIIAN PACKET LDTE." For San Francisco. The folio wilt Flrit.Clan Vrt. eels will run regularly In the Honolulu x.ine i . C. HUKKAY. CA.MKKIDGE, CIVKA X. SUTII. Eor Freight or Passage, baring Supensr Accommodations for Cabin and Steerage Pas sengers, apply to WALKER A ALLEN, -13-3m Agents.. FOR NAWILIWILI. the clipper scnooxia CAPTAIN NIKA, Carrying tie Hawaiian Mail teitXtrmt Sateidjt Will Leave Honolulu Etstj Saturday, at Four o'clock p. sr., Returning, will tear Nawiliwili every Tuesday afternoon.. For Freight or Passage, apply to 38-3m D. FOSTER A CO. REGULAR PACKET FOR HILO. the currEE scnooxxs ODD FELLOW,: OAPTA1S DAVIS, Will run regularly as a Packet between Hono lulu and Hilo. For freight or pajiafc. apply onboard, or to CHUNG H0ON, -38-3m Agent, For Tffolokai; Tb Sefcooaer KAHAILE, A Will run as a regular packet between Hone- ' lulu and Molokai, touching at KacoakskaJ and Pukoo. For freight or passage apply to the Captain on board or 38-r.m II. PRENDEROAST. Agent For Lahaina and Makee's Landing. The line staunch clipper Schooner i'KATE LEE5 E. D. CRANE, Master, Will run regularly and punciuallr on the abore route. For freight or passage apply to the Master on board, or to 33-3ra C- BREWER 4 CO. For Hilo and Kaufikwi, Hawaii. k Sch. Active, Will run as s. regular packet to. the abort ports, touching at LAHAINA. For freight or passage apply to WALKEIl A ALLEN, 38-3 m Agents. For Hilo antijtapea, Hawaii. Sch. Annie, Will run as a regular packet to the abort ports. For freight or passage apply to 3S-3 WALKER A ALLEN, Agents. The A 1 British Hark iSSL 373 TOSS REGISTER. This Vessel Is almost ne, barbs jaaJ but tha passage from Liverpool to Victo ria, and from Paget Sound to this port. Her Masts, Sails and Rigging are-all la good order,- and the rersel rate) A 1 at Llryda for seven years'. For further particulars apply to CAPT.J.H.SWIFT, or C. BREWEE A CO.. '-tt Agent. Tire ZxtiamidteCirt! ORDERS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE undersigned for STRX RXTHtBgl.HIMIML. la bo forwaj-AU tU ruikirmVit; U vk Ce Mors. . , Z-3a C. BKEWSK A CO.