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j. jiott surra,
Director of the Government Press.
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
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.
" 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
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.
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
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
.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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
General AlcClellan and the State
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
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.
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.
ue feaaina article, per iula.m. For sat
(45-3m B0LLE2 k CO.
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
N II Spencer
F JIakee
II Baldwin
II Gibson
AT P Alexander
J T Gower
E II Rogers
N W Bash
J Boardmad
Clerk of Supreme Court.
Notice to Landholders on Hawaii.
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
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!
Just Received from Kauai. The first of
the new crop, now coming In. For sals by
45-lm F. A. SCnAEFER A CO.
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
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.
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,
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,
Per Garstang and 'Wilhelm,
Welch Rooting Slato, 10 by 20,
, "Window Glass, alt sizes,
White, Red, Blue, Orange,
ureen, Purple aud Crimson.
The above are offered at Very Lota Price
42 FOR CASH. lm
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.
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
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.
Honolulu, Oct. IMS. 3S-3m
San FraiKtscijml HwwMi Lii.
The Company's Splendid A 1 Steamship
Honolulu and San Francisco,
By the following Schedule of Tims t
Wednesday, Oct. "
Oct. M
Mon tint,
Friday, Sot. 8
Sot, 3
Sec. 13
' Sot. IS
" Dec.
Jan. S
J.n. 9
" Dec
Jan. 3)
Ttb. 10
Montana 1860
Oct. 19
JfOT. ,
SaturtTy Oct. 24
" r.
' Dec. S
" Jan. 18
' Ttb.
! ru s:
rb. l
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.
33-3m Agents.
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
48- Agents.
For San Francisco.
The folio wilt Flrit.Clan Vrt.
eels will run regularly In the
Honolulu x.ine i
Eor Freight or Passage, baring Supensr
Accommodations for Cabin and Steerage Pas
sengers, apply to
-13-3m Agents..
the clipper scnooxia
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.
the currEE scnooxxs
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
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
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
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
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
'-tt Agent.
Tire ZxtiamidteCirt!
undersigned for
la bo forwaj-AU tU ruikirmVit;
U vk Ce Mors. . ,

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