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The Hawaiian gazette. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, December 01, 1869, Image 2

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Director of the Government Press.
Saturday, December 11th, is tbe Anniver
sary of tbe Birth Day of Ilia Majesty Kame
hameha V, and will be kept as a Holiday, in
the usual manner.
Feed. W. IIcichisox,
Minister of Interior.
Tlome Office, Sot. 7, 1869.
W. H. PH is this day appointed, by nomi
nation or the Board of Education, agent to
grant Marriage Licensee, in Koolaupoko, Isl
and or Oabn.
Finn. W. HcTcmsos,
Minister (if Interior.
Home Office, Nor. IS, 1SC9.
Walter R. Seal has this day been ap
pointed Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court,
vice William Humphreys, reigned. By or
der of tbe Justices of tbe Supreme Court.
46-9 L. McCdi.lt. Clerk.
By the mail, whicli arrived last week,
letters were received from His Excellency
C. tie Vangny, at present abroad, tender
ing his resignation of hia office of .Minister
of Foreign Affairs. His Majesty, after
careful consideration, lias been pleased to
accede to the request of tlie Minister, and
to notify him that his resignation has been
reluctantly accepted.
Mr. de Varigcy with his family, in July.
166S, left Honolulu for o visit to France,
bis native- land, seeking relaxation from
official labor, and the restoration of his
health, which had become impaired by
long residence in n warm climate. He
proposed to be absent one year, which
time he hoped, would suffice to re-establish
his health and afford him ample time to
enjoy the pleasures of a 'visit home.
His going to Europe was made the oc
casion of accrediting him Envoy Extraor
dinary to the various Enropean Powers,
with which His Majesty i3 in treaty rela
tions. In this capacity he has opened
communication with England and several
of the Continental Powers, by all of whom
he bus been received with distinguished
honor. lie has concluded a treaty with
Ku3sia, the ratification of which by that
great power is expected to be soon re
ceived here; and negotiations arc still
pending with other nations, of treaties, or
modifications of existing treaties, import
ant to as.
In accepting bis resignation, His Maj
esty has been pleased to continue Mr. de
Vangny in his mission as Envoy Extraor
dinary, and to still entrust to his care the
unfinished negotiations. The desire to
complete these to the acceptance of the
the Sovereign, and with honor to himself,
for which, time is an absolute element, to
gether with the uncertainty as to how
Boon his health would permit him safely to
repnine his official duties here, and the
additional burden thrown on his colleagues
by his prolonged absence, has convinc
ed him that duty required him to tender
now the resignation of his high office.
Mr. de Vurigny has resided upon these
islands fourteen years. Shortly after his
arrival, he joined the French Consulate as
Chnncelier, the duties of which position
he continued to discharge until the death
of M. Pcrrin. For tho two years succeed
ing this event, he had charge of the Con
sulate as II. I. M's. Acting Consul and
Commissioner, and was succeeded by M.
Desnoyers. After leaving the Consulate,
as a recognition of bis services there, he
received from the Emperor tbe decoration
of the Legion of Honor.
It was during his occupancy of the
Consulate that be attracted the'notice aud
secured the friendship and good opinion
of tho late Mr. Wyllio, by whom he was
warmly recommended to His Majesty, on
bis accession, to a seat in the Cabinet.
In March, 18G4, he was appointed Min
ister of Finance, which office he filled ably
and acceptably two years, until the death
of Mr. 'Wyllie. His report on finance,
sent into the Assembly at its biennial ses
sion, was a sound, able and exhaustive
In 18G6, ho was transferred from tho
Department of Finance to that of Foreign
Affairs. He has filled this office to the
acceptance of the King and with distin
guished honor to himself, and Ilis Majesty
in parting with bim has expressed his re
gret at the necessity, which now termin
ates the pleasant personal and official re
lation that have existed during Mr. de
Varigny's incumbency.
In retiring from office, Mr. de Varigny
takes with him tbe knowledge that His
Majesty parts with him reluctantly, and
esteems bim 03 an old and tried servaut,
whose services would be continued if cir
cumstances, personal to himself, permitted,
and the consciousness that he leaves a po
litical record in this country to which be
may refer with pride and satisfaction.
Personal. By the last trip of the Idaho,
we notice the departure of C. A. Williams Esq.,
and Eliu Perkins Esq.. formerly U. S. Con
sul at Label oa. Mr. Perkins, has resided on
these islands since 1662, in an official capaci
ty, and for the last year, as U- 6. Charge
d' Affairs in this city. Both gentlemen are
bound for New England, and after at short
Tisit propose to return here again.
Seteee. Jennie June sums up an article
pn tbe woman question in these words : "The
modern wife who demands everything bnt
gives nothing in return, is a libel upon woman
hoood, and has a claim upon nothing but tol
eration and contempt."
Took toe Hixt. A young lady who went
ont with a rather timid young beau one ere-,
ning. complacently remarked to him that she
never went ont but she got ehaps on her lips.
The young man took the hint and chapped.
Of Ha Honor Jiio. ilontqomery, in Uteeate rf
the King n. T. C. IJeuek.
Tbe elimination of tbe charge of rcceclv
Ing stolen whalc-none, knowing It to be
stolen. Instituted atainst Mr. T. C. Ucnck,
at bis own solicitation, hs occupied the
Police Court for three da; - .'ring Hie past
week, and was made nndi r n ctions 1 nnd 3
of- the SOtli cliapter of the revised Penal
Code, which read as follows:
1. The rcceivlrei of 6tolcn conds Is, In con
tract or otberwie, tbe fraudulently toklnjr,
accepting of, detaining, keeping, concealing,
or dif posine of. Hip roods of another, stolen,
embezzled, or illegally extorted by any one,
oraidlnsr therein, whethe'thc same were so
stolen, embezzled, or so extorted, within or
without this Kingdom.
S. "Whoever, without fraud, obtains pos
session or control of coods, knowlnir them
to he stolen, and afterward fraudnlentv de
tains, keeps, conceals, or disposes of the
same, or aids therein, with th Intent that
the same shall not be restored to the owner,
but that the owner shall be deprived and de
spoiled thereof, or of tbe benefit thereof, is
guilty of the offense of receiving stolen
The task thus devolving upon me Is. for
obvious reasons, one of no ordinary gravity
and responsibility, and that I approached the
solution of ttr problem whether or not a
jury of the country would probably convict
or acquit the defendant on the evidence ad
duced, with an adequate appreciation of its
solemnity nnd importance. The law which
imposes this onerous duty on tbe Police
Court Is found in Sec. 903 of the Civil Code,
in the following words:
Sec. 003. In all cases of arrest for crimes
or misdemeanors coirnizable before a jury,
the magistrate in whose jurisdiction or on
whose warrant the accused wn arrested,
shall, npon the lirincine up of the accused,
proceed to consider whether there Hprohable
cane to believe that a jury would, upon the
evidence adduced, convict the accused of the
offense with which be is chamed. Said
justice shall reduce t writing Hie substance
01 me evidence aauncca. wim lue names m
the witnesses, and if. In bis opinion, the tes
tlmnnrdn not warrant commitment for trial,
he shall release the prisoner, ncting that fact
upon the docket; but If, in bis opinion,
there Is prolnble cause to believe that con
viction would take place before a jury, he
shall make ont, anddeliver to a constable a
mittimus, &c
It is in proif In the testimony, (a reasonably
fair, although not verbatim, report of which
has been published,) that the whale-bone in
qurstion bad been undoubtedly stolen in the
first instance, and placed In the defendant's
premises In the night time, and in the morn
ing, by the connivance of his own native
porter, placed In the welghing-honsc in ap
parently perfect order, and in which position
it was first seen by the defendant when he
went to have it weighed, after his arrival at
or about 9 in tbe morning; also, that be had
purchased all the lots at 40 cents per pound,
and had placed it In his cellar in the ordinary
way, with ull its original marks and tics, just
as received, and without the slightest oblit
eration. All that remained to be proved was the
all-Important and essential element in the
case, viz., whether, and how far, tbe defend
ant was .ware, at the time lie purchased and
stored away the bone, that it had been stolen
which the law calls "guilty knowledge;"
that this was sought to be established both
by direct, circumstantial, and inferential tes
timony; that the only direct testimony was
that of NakookoO, the chief culprit, who had
been the prime mover in all the chain of
larcenies proved in the case, and on whose
evidence I shall comment hereafter.
It appeared in evidence that the parties
who called on the defendant for the sale and
payment of the bone were natives, and chiefly
boatmen, known to many as such, and it
was contended by the Attorney-General that
6uch fact ought to have excited the defend
ant's suspicions, and put -Lim on inquiry;
but, on the other hand, there was not any
proof that the defendant had ever seen
any of them before ; and, moreover,
that it had been proved by Mr. J. C.
Plluger, that the defendant was entirely un
acquainted with the bone trade, both gen
erally and in detail, including, probably, the
kind of persons by whom It might be offered
for sale; nnd further, that it was proved that
several lots of bono had been openly sold by
others than captains or agents, and that Mr.
Schacfer had bought one weighing over 100
pounds, belonging to a cooper, bnt which
evidence Is not included iu the published
It was further contended on the part of
the Crown, that the character of the pack
ages brought to the defendant for sale, and
made up In cargo form, with the cords usually
adopted on board ship, and more especially
as some of the parccl6Wcredistlnctly marked
with the name of the ship, ought certainly
to have aroused the defendant's suspicions,
and put bim on his guard; andtherccan be no
doubt of the force and justice of this remark
in an ordinary case, where these facts were
known, or brought to tbe notice of the
purchaser; but to this It Is replied by the de
fendant's connscl that tbe defendant is
proved to be so afflicted ith defective
eye-sight as to be quite Incapable of discrim
inating or noting such matters, and none of
his clerks seem to have remarked them, or
thought them worthy of notice. I consider
it clear that in point of fact they were
wholly unnoticed by, and unknown to de
fendant till after the arrival of the police
oflccrs. From the proved defectiveness of
the defendant's eye-sight, it seems Impossible
that he could have seen thcrtf where he stood
in the wcighlng-housc; and Mr. Anthon,
who was also there, admits that he did not
obsen-e them, although the side of the parcel
on which the word "Onward" was printed,
is proved to have lain uppermost. But if
the defendant was aware of the existence of
such evidence of identity, and yet took no
step to conceal or efface it, such a fact mnst
operate In his favor, as evidence of the ab
sence of all suspicious concealment, usually
a concomitant of criminality. Capt. Pulver
says that If tbe slab on which the word " On
ward" was printed In large snd conspicuous
red letters had been removed as could so
easily have been done, be had no other means
of identifying his bone, and he would be a
clumsy rogue Indeed who wonld so far dis
regard or neglect his own safety when the
means of sq effectually securing it were so
entirely and so easily within his reach. To
efface all such damning and conclusive proof
of the identity of stolen property, would
seem to me to be just the first idea which
would suggest itself to a party desiring to
secrete and fraudulently appropriate it.
The price of 40 cents per pound, at which
all tbe bono was purchased by the defendant,
is relied on by tbe prosecution as a fact
from which tbe Court is bound to
infer a guilty knowledge. It is true
that a grossly inadequate price is al
ways considered a material incident in
tbe consideration of cases like tbe present,
and is entitled to grave consideration,
and Mr. J. C. Plluger, whom the defend
ant consulted early la the season, does
not say that he advised him as to tbe
maximum price he might Jsafcly give, al
though be did tell him that the Consular
rate of C8 cents was enormous, and would
leave no margin for profit; and added, that
he himself wonld have sold all the bone of
his firm at that rate; and also, that be had
apprised the defendant of the risk of In
vesting In an article so fluctuating and
uncertain; and that whalebone had been
sold in Jew Tork last August at CO
cents in gold, and that the price bad fluc
tuated in Europe during the last 18 months,
TO to SO per cent.; and further, that the
good catch of this season, wonld proba"
bly keep it at a low figure hereafter. lie
says the defendant was entirely unacquainted
with the bone trade, and bad no confidence
In himself, and it docs not appear in evidence
that he had been advised by anybody as to a
safe buying price, and it would seem
that he was so influenced by the cantlon he
had received from so reliable a quarter, that
he had not sought to purchase any, and
would probably have kept clear of It entire
ly, if it bad not been offered to bim at a rate
which he felt might realize, even If the price
should fall as low as it had done in the pre
vious August.
In my estimation, 40 cents is not so gross
ly an inadequate a price as to justify n jury i
In inferring from it a guilty knowledge
which would probably have been the case, if
the price had been anything like tbe $10 for
the package sold by Morgan, the Sd mate of
the Oriole, an amount so grossly Inadequate
as to have of ilsclf excited suspicion.
Let ns now proceed to the consideration
of the evidence of Xakookoo, the chief actor
in all the four stealings, and the agent In all
the sales of bone to the defendant, and who
j stated, that before he brought any bone to
the defendant's premises, he had talked with
him abnnt it, nnd bad told him that he could
uot bring it in the daytime, as be would
only get it from foreigners on board ships at
night, and that defendant had agreed to buy
it at 40 cents, lie says further, that he asked
defendant, whether the inakat gate on Mer
chant street would be shut or open at night,
and that defendant had replied,- that the gate
should be left open, and that he wonld speak
to his kanaka Keamalu, to that tffect. And
on his cross-examination, he says tlut Kea
malu told him, that defendant had ordered
him not to lock the gate af night. In relation
to the manner of locking the gate, it appears
by tbe evidence nf Keamalu himself, that
the Merchant street gate, through which
Xakookoo says all the bone was carried, has
'not been locked for the last seven mouths,
during which he has been there, and that it
Is fastened merely by an Iron clasp falliug
over the top, and easily opened from the out
side, a statement confirmed by my personal
examination. What was the necessity or
advantage to the defendant, even on the
theory of his gnilt, to order a gate to be left
unlocked w hich never was locked, and is the
statement that he promised to do n thing so
vcrj silly nnd unmeaning a probable or cred
ible one, and does it not savor of a desire
to give tone to tbe evidence of the man,
who, on his own admission, is an expert
tfiicf and quite capable of embellishing
his evidence by a small fabrication like this.
Xakookoo further stated that on the occa
sion or the sale of a subsequent lot of bone,
th; defendant asked him if he was uot afraid
to bring It ut night, nnd that he had replied
that he was not afraid, so long as tbe defen
dant bought it or bim, and be positively
denied, on cross-examination, that be had
told young Mr. Anthon ornnybody else, that
he took tbe bone at night because he had no
license, or to evade a license, a statement
flatly contradicted by Mr. Anthon himself,
who also swears positively that Nakookoo
volunteered to tell him that he had brought
the bone at night to evade or dodge the
license, a statement which strange to say
Mr. Anthon did not think of sufficient im
portance to communicate to the defendaut,
till after the Marshal and Sheriff had arrived
and commenced the inquiry about the stolen'
whalebone, and which, If made known to the
defendant would undoubtedly have prevent
ed bim from dealing any more in the article.
Such Is the evidence of the only witness
who has given any direct testimony of guilty
knowledge on the part or the derendant, and
who the Attorney General contends, is a per
fectly reliable witness, although an humble
Individual, the Court being as he says, no
respector of persons; and moreover, because
he has uot been charged with any previous
crime, and because his evidence has not, as
he alleges, been impeached or refuted, a po
sition from which I most decidedly dissent,
seeing that an, Important statement nude
by him in evidence has been flatly contradic
ted by Mr. Anthon, who was of course per
fectly reliaole, and that his story about the
locking of the gate is so very improbable as
to be utterly Incredible, from all which I can
come at no other conclusion than that a jury
would most probably place no more reliance
on bis testimony than I do and I confess I
am unable to believe It,
Mr. Dayton, the Deputy Marshal, stated
that when he called on the defendant to en
quire about the stolen whalebone, he at
once, and most frankly and readily gave him
all the aid In his power In eliciting the truth,
by exhibiting the bone and also his books,
and in every way acted with tbe most perfect
candor and fairness, a fact always of much
importance in the consideration of cases like
the present, where the existence or a guilty
knowledge is tho matter to be ascertained.
Any attempt at concealment or suppression
beingalnays damnatory to theaecuscd just in
the same ratio that their entire absence oper
ates in his favor. If the defendant had
knowingly purchased and slored stolen pro
perty, it Is impossible that be would not have
more or less manifested si consriousness of
It, which the lynx-eyid and experienced offi
cer would not have failed to detect,
Tbe foregoing Is a fair epitome of the
evidence on the part ol the Crown.
On the part of tbe defendant, his own
two clerks, Messrs. Pfluger and Anthon,
have been examined, and proved that
the defendaut had never seen any of tbe
bone until after his arrival at his office about
nine o'clock in tbe morning, and knew abso
lutely nothing whatever, of the mode or
time of bringing It there, and the Attorney
General, on a strict cross-examination, has
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entirely Tailed to elicit a solitary fact from
euuer oi mem, 10 tue contrary effect, or
from which any guilty knowledge conld pos
sibly be Inferred. It seems to me, that if tbe
defendant had dellbdrately and with a felo
nious intent, set abont and so far car
ried Into operation an organized system
of dealing in stolen property, (whicli I
must believe to be the case before I wonld
be warranted in committing him for trial,
for there can be no half-way or comprorrise
made between the atrocious criminality Im
plied In the charge, and entire Inuocei ce and
an unsullied reputation,) it seems tn me
impossible that he could have so effectually
kept bis clerks, who occupy the same office
and arc iu constant communication with
him, so completely in the dark in rela
tion to it, and more especially as his great
infirmity of vision must make bim so neces
sarily dependant on their co-oncration and
assistance in all things connected with his
As I interpret the duty of a committing
magistrate. It Is this that although it is not
necessary to warrant a commitment for trial,
that bis mind should be thoroughly convinced
of the gnilt of the accused, yet, that It Is
necessary that the case proved.witb all, its sur
roundings and collateral circumstances sbonld
be such as to lead him to believe that jury
would, on the same evidence, negative any
rational presumption of hlslnnocence. Does
that evidence and those circumstances, when
viewed as a whole, mid carefully collated
with an anxintis desire tn arrive at the truth,
really present such n case as to bring It with
in this rule? And nm I. as a committing
magistrate, rcqnired or warranted In sending
it np for a irial by jury? If I should do so,
I mnst close my eyes against the force and
effect nf a past good name and Irreproacha
ble reputation, as clrtumstances too trivial to
be wrlghi-d against snch evidence as has been
adduced, however Impure the source from
whence It flows. The Innate sense of justice
revolts against snch a proportion, for It i
no less true in law than in ethics, that a good
character always, (and more especially when
thiown luto the scale for tho first time,) Is
considered and treated as a powerful clement
to outweigh feebly sustained evidence ol
Jt Is laid down in a note in 2 Arch. Crim.
Prac. p. 403, that "the better opinion seems
to be that the presumption arising from mere
pnsscst-lon (of6tolen property,) is completely
removed by the yonl character alone or the
prisoner," and ail the authorities concur In
placing a very high estimate ol its value and
importance in all cases where the qnesllon
or a gnllty kuowlcdgc is the matter In issue.
Is there probable cause to bclitve that a
jury would hold that a person or the high
character and position or the derendant,
would willfully and feloniously embark in so
small a fraud, or Imperil them for so paltry
an emolument as conlJ resnlt from any pos
sible rise in the price of a few bundles of
whalebone, in the anseuce ni any satisfacto
ry evidence to sustain so grave a charge.
Assuredly it is the right and privilege of a
committing magistrate, to give such nnonal-
Ified evidence or good character as has been
given in tills cat-c, all the consideration and
weight that It deserves In making up his
mind on, and solving the problem whether
In his opinion "there is probable cause to
believe that a jury would, upon that evidence,
convict the accused or the offence of which
he is charged," ns required by tho statute.
It Is the duty of a cominlttlug magitratc to
avoid, as far as possible, an abortive jury
trial, which I feel mnst be the result of a
committal in this case. With these views
strongly Impressed on my mind, resulting
from an anxious and carefnl examination and
collation or all tbe evidence in the case, it
only remains to cnr.sumalc my duty by de
claring the derendant discharged from' the
specific charge which ha been Investigated.
A jSer Discovery.
Mb. Eoitok: A writer in tho P. C. Adcer
iuer signing himself "A water drinker" being
as be says "of a curious disposition" and wish
ing to ascertain why there had been such a
good supply of water the past dry summer,
has made the wonderful discovery ' that there
is an open auwai running into the reservoir
from tbe Kuuanu river or what he calls tho
Ivapena baths.
Now, "Water Drinker" must have known
if ho had made any effort to inform himself
on this subject, that this auwai was built
many years airo, and has always been used as
an auxiliary to tbe springs in supplying the
reservoir with water, as the springs are and
always have been inadequato to supply the
town with water.
Xow, all that the Superintendent of Water
Works has had to do with this auwai was to
keep it iu repair nnd remove obstructions from
it and prevent, as far as possible, its being de
filed ; and ir "Water Drinker" will examine
the records or the Police Court he will find
that parties have been fined within the last
month for defiling the water in this auwai.
There is no doubt that the repairs on this
auwai, (which have been quite expensive) has
increased the supply of water, but the aug
mented supply is mainly due to the purchase
by tbe Government of Mr. Bishop's right and
titto to what is known as the Paki auwai.
This auwai has been repaired and where there
have been streams diverging from it to irri
gate lands there have been iron gates set in
masonry with locks attached, instead of
stones and sods which was the former manner
of closing these streams, and which could at
any time be removed in a few moments.
This has enabled the Superintendent to save a
large amount of water which has previously
been running to waste, and to divert this
waste water into the Xauanu river; and this
is "why there has been such a good supply
tho past dry summer."
Had "Water Drinker" pursued his research
es further up the valley he would have ascer
tained this fact. With regard to bathing in
the river I can only say that daring tho last
session of the Legislature, a bill was introduc
ed by one of the Ministry tu prohibit bathing
in Nuuanu river, but it was thrown out.
Now if there is any way under the present
laws by which persons can he prevented from
or punished for bathing in Xuuanu river, I
shall be most happy to do all I can in the
premises, and more, I beg to tender a liboral
feo to any legal gentleman who will secure
conviction and punishment for bathing there.
I might have supposed that " Water Drink
er " had written this article for tho welfare of
the Public had it not been for tbe last para
graph which like the Postcriptof ladies' letters
(I beg pardon or the ladies for the comparison)
contains tho gist or the whole matter, that is,
his animus against all and every officer or
this Government.
There cannot boa doubt that if he was placed
in charge of tbe Water Works tho public would
be supplied with the purest of water and in
sufficient quantity. The nndcrsigncd begs to
say to the inhabitants of Honolulu, that ho has
endeavored to supply them with pure water.
and if his administration or this Bureau of
the Government docs not meet with tbeir ap
proval, he will cheerfully give place to a bet
er man. Tnns. Loxa,
Superintendent of Water Works.
Printing Office. The old Government
printing house has .been emptied, andyester
day was turned over to Mr. Osborne for de
molition. It is to give way, to a new and
sightly stone building of three stories, inten
ded for the Post Ofllcc, and Gazette.
The old building was put up by Govern
ment In 1810, daring the administration of
Dr. Jndd, and has been nscd ever since as a
printing Office. Built roughly of coral, 11
has never been a sightly edifice, though a
serviceable one. It has of late years shown
signs of unsafeucss, in cracked, and bulging
walls, and It Is certainly a wise proceeding
to take it down entirely. The Iblynalatfor
many years, weekly Issued from Its press-room
and so has its successor the Gazette and tbe
Au Oeoa, since lS&i. In its editorial room,
have thought and wrote James Jackson
Jarvcs, C. E. Hitchcock, E. O. Hall, Abr. Fur
nander, C. G Hopkln, Jno. M. Kapena and
others, as they have severallyihad charge of
the papers, all of whom are still livingsome
ol them still residing here. The old build
ing has served its day and will now pass
an ay with its old associations, to give place
to another one.
The Rev. John Todd, D. D., of HtUfield,
Majs,. opened his month on the Chinese
question, and by transferring his article to
our columns, we have exposed him to the
comment or our neisbborthe Advertiter. He
said, "they can ALL read and write their
own language;" on which statement onr
ncljihbor skins him thus, "ir Dr. Todd lias
made a mistake it was from ignoraneeof the
fact." We beg the iyaoraf Dr. Todd's
pardon, for our share of placing bim In this
position, and we really hope, hia intelligent
congregation In Pittstield, will not dlsmlia
him Immediately.
I Tnn Duke or EmxucitGn is Japan. -The
" G'a7,if.l"arrlvedatTolcnhnir:aAugust20:b)
and sailed on the ICth or September.
The following reference to the stay of nis
Royal Highness In Japan Is from tho Japan
The presence among ns of H. R. H. the
Duke of Edinburgh has liecn the event en
gaging most attention during the fortnight,
nis visit to Japan, has we are fain to hope,
been In every way agreeable. He has been
received on equal terms In bis Royal capaeily
by the Miknno; he has had every possible
respect paid to him in his representative
character by the cnmmnnily; ard he has
been permitted when "offdutj" to go his
own way and do entirely as he liked without
any obtrusive following, or offensive obser
vation, lie acted throughout his stay here
In snch a manner a to win the regard of all ;
and before parting, took the opportunity of
expressing over and over again, his appreci
ation or Japan and tho foreign community.
In ouc circumsiuncc that happened'on his
visit to the Mikado, a proof was given of the
rapid breaking down of the old cxcluIveness
nf the Japanese Imperial Court. After the
formal Interview, the Prince, Sir Harry Par
kes, and SltHenry Kcppel were asked to-sec
the grounds around the palace. As they
were so engaged, a high officer approached,
and told them that His Majesty the Mikado
was now in a pleasure bouse In the ganlen,
and wonld bcgladol some conversation with
tbein. They of cause went, seals were pro
vided nnd they sat some time chatting. It
seems to those who know what the charac
ter always attached to the Mikado i and has
been by the Japanese, high and low among
the greatest evidences of the real uppro-eh to
modem views nnd Ideas that have yet been
Since then an unrle of the Mikado, a Mlyn,
only a few degrees less sacred than the ruler
himself, has actuallv dined nt the British Le
gation to meet the Prince, and attended at a
Ball after the dinner. With hlui were two
members nf the government, both considered
to be among the most enlightened nun iu
the country.
In this w:ay, then, the visit of the Duke of
Edinburgh may prove a very great advan
tage; ns certainly nothing but such an event
could have produced so rcmarkablca change
In the Imperial amenities.
The Galatea with His Royal Highness, left
on the Kith Instant. There is nothing In
connection with the splendid frigate, bcr
Royal Captain, officers or crew, that has not
left a favorable impression.
With the Galatea, II. M. Tender Salamis
having on board Admiral Hon. Sir Henry
Kcppel, K. C B., and the Ironclad Ocean and
Corvette Itarl, went out of harbour. The
1'earl returned tbe same evening; the Ocean
will probably be back within a fortnight;
but the Salami bears the Admiral to China.
And Insurance Agent.
41 and 42 .Merchant Exchange, California St.,
Mesn. Brown k Co.
ircwrn. C. AdoliiTio Low Jfc Co....
Messrs. tlollatlay A Brenliani .,,
Mers. II. Huekfeld & Co
...Sun Francisco.
....Fan Francisco.
. . San Fnutciftco.
DEITTI ST Office, Cor. Tort & Hotel Streets.
Ilaring taken the office of Dr. Smith, offer his
errrlcr to tie public In eTery department of tbe
Dental Art. 45
Just Received perStr. "Idaho,"
210 Sacks Now Potatoes,
In Bund and for sale loir, by
To be Let!
XX Manoa Valley with pasturage for two or
three hnrsca, formerly occupied by tho late
Thco. Melealf. Also a large pasture land ad
joining ir required.
For particulars apply to .
44-3t W. h. GREEN.
OfEor fox- Salo
Ex Late Arrivals!
Consisting In Tart of tbe VoIIowing Viz:
Black and Green Oil Paints,
Linseed Oil, White Lead, White Zinc,
Sheet Lead, Sheet Iron,
Deck Olass.
Blue Pilot Jackets,
Blue and Black Cloth Pants,
Denim Frocks and Trowters,
Bine Serge Drawers,
Cassimcre Fanti.
Pine Blue Flannel Suits.
Hen's Woolen and Cotton Socks,
White Cotton Shirts and Undershirts,
Regatta Shirts, Cotton Drawers,
Fico Bine Flannel,
Felt flats, ete.
Dundee Hemp Canvas & Sail-Twine
Wrought Iron ".ii!j.
Choice Brands of Tobacco.
A. Fine AHHortment of
Liquors, Ales, Beers and Wines,
seen it
Cases French. Cognac,
DeefJen'H Pnle Ale,
MuIIcr'n lager Jlecr, and
DeeiJen'H Porter quarts
Cases Sherry & Port Wine,
Cases French Claret Panfllu Docmm
CaHCH Holland tain Key Brand.
Ellin e "Wines, 1 f?h'" JnnUberg,
' Hoehheimer,
in pints & quarts. J Geisenheiuier.
Heidsick & Co's Champagne,
in pints and quarts.
Hunt Sautcrnes-Chateau d'Tquem,
Beers, Wines & Liquors
And of the Choicest Quality".
fi3 Liquors either in bond or duty paid,
for sale at the Lowest Market Rates by
43 T
"ItTO. 1 and COOLIE BICE atTy
JUf on hand mn4 tx sale by
rSm VtALKEIi ALLEn, AgtnU.
....AND ....
Fresh and Cheap!
For Sale by tho Undersigned
....viz ....
gAKDINES, in half nnd qr. cases
Swiss cheese, about 60 lbs. each ;
Westphalia Hams,
Bologna Sausages,
Limbnr- Cheese.
Crushed Sugar,
in packages of one hundred pounds each,
Dried Apples in barrels
Sintels in barrels.
Sago in Demijohns,
Pearl Barley in demijohns,
3EJ JEZ. 3Et X 3W Gr S ,
in keg of 4 to 5 doien each.
Sour Cabbage in kegs,
Almonds in demijohns,
Chocolate, Cases Powders.
Superior Fine Dairy Salt,
in oak barrels.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets.
Superior Quality
Received by Late Arrivals !
.... AND ....
Liberal Discount
Purchases of Large Quantities
Celebrated Ale, quarts and pints
Deetjen & Schrocder's colebrated Porter,
in quarts and pints.
Still and Sparkling Hocks, choice quality
in quarts and pints.
Fine Old Sherry, In cases.
Superior Clarets In cases.
Extra fine Grandcourt Champaign,
Sauterno in casks and cases,
Nordhausser Korn in cases,
Doppel Kucmmel In eases,
Scotch Whiskey,
in cases.
33 our lion "Whiskey in cases,
Uoncknmp, Angostura,
and other Bitters.
Superior French. Brandy,
in casks and cases.
in casks and cases.
S. Itycnbendo i Son's Celebrated
in cases of 12 and IS bottles each.
in baskets.
Please examino Qualities of tha aboro and
Prices of same, at the Store of
Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets.
la again offered to
Shipowners, Agents & Captains,
and guaranteed to ba a
Very Superior Article.
Tbe great care given in the selection of tha
Best Cattle,
To the Pickling and Packing
With best quality Salts, and being put np tn
best Oak Provision Barrels, has confirmed tha
good nam and reputation of' this' Beef.
An inspection of all and every single barrel
is invited. Satisfactory reference given by
permisiion of parties in town, who for many
years have taken this article.
For Sale at the Store of
Corner Fort and Merchant 8te.
Honolulu, Nor. 2, 34-8ra
For San Francisco.
tdb rix cLirr-Bn bark
i D. C: MURRAY ' M
S. T. DENNETT, Moater,
HarTng Lrye Part of her CarRO and a
nnmlxir of I'asscniera engae!, will bare
QUICK DISPATCH for t6e above port.
For freight and passage, having superior
accommodations for Cabin and Steerago Pas
sengers, apply to
43 Agents.
The A 1 Hawaiian Bark -
A. J. POPE, &
a. O. PL VSSE, . . . Com'der,
Will have QUICK DISPATCH for the
above port. For Cabin and Steerage Passage
onlv. apply to
The Magnificent New Clipper Ship
J. S. JACKSON, . . Com'der,
Notv due from San Francisco, itill bard
IMMEDIATE DISPATCH for the above port
For freight or passapc, apply to
For Freight or Charter.
The American thrte-mastcd Schr. 1
E. IV. TUTTLE, . . . Com'der,
If soon applied for. to
North Pacific Transportation Co's
Steamer IDAHO.
.Willi take WHALE OIL and BONE to San
At i.nr Hates of Freight.
Free Storage fou Oil, on the Steamer's Wharf,
and for Bono, in the Company's Warehouse.
Apply to
43- Agents.
North Pacific TmiiHijortutloa
San Francisco and Honolulu Line.
The Company's Splendid A 1 Steamship
Honolulu and San Francisco.
six nus'co.
Bt. Nov. 27
FrM. Dee. 10
Mon. Jan. IT
Jton. Feb. 21
Frld. Dec. It
Wed. Dec. IDjTucs. Jn. 4
St. Jan. .22
Wrtt, Feb. 2Tn. Feb. 8
r,... f.. ia'wi it..
Sat. Ftb. ICtTIinr.
on. Mr. 23
Liberal AIvunce Pintle on all
SIiijtmciitH per Mtcurucr.
Cargo for San Francisco will bo received
at the Steamer'! Warehouse, and receipts for
tho same given by tbe undersigned. No
charge for storago or cartage. Fire risks In
Warehouse not taken by th Company.
insurance guaranteed at lower rates than by
sailingvcsscls. Particular cars taken of ship
ments of Fruit.
All orders for Goods to be purchased In San
Francisco, will be received nnd filled by return
of Steamer.
3-Shlpments from Europe and tha United
States, intended for theso Islands, will bo re
ceived by the Company in San Francisco, If
consigned to them, and be forwarded by their
steamers to nonoiuiu, rnEE or cnAIton. ex
cept actual outlay.
32U-Passeogers aro requested to take their
tickets before 12 o'clock on the day of sailing,
and to procure their Passports.
All bills against the Steamers must he pre
sented before two o'clock on the day of sail
ing, or tney win nave to lay over till the re
turn of the Steamer for settlement.
Mm Agents.
ALL PERSONS ate hereby forbid
iln frnm t-aamt.itni An nil I . n .1 . .It..
ntcd at AVaimca, South Kohala, and at Hu-
munia 11110, island or Hawaii, belonging to
tho Orating Company. Party or parties act
ing contrarv to this will bo nrofentpi1 ArAnrrl-
ing to law. ASHFOBD SPENCER.
44-ltn Jlana-rsr.
Valuable Real Estate for Sale.
iiULfor Sale his HOUSE AA'D LOT. situa
ted in Lahaina. on the oorner of Lahaiunluna.
Road comprising 11 acres more or less of land
and which is now nlantcd with Oraca Vines.
yielding from 8 to 8 barrels of Wine annually,
tugc.ucr null
Two Houses, Water Privileges ic.
Title. Fee Simple. For terms apply to
13-ra TO. EN0S, Walluku.
23L". VOSS,
ISo. S Merchant .Street,
Solicits the patronage of the Citizens of Hon
olulu and the other Islands.
Ho is prepared to execute all orders In tha
Upholstering line. Furniture reoairlnsr. Slin-
cover fitting. Shades and Curtains made-to
order and put up; Carpets, .Matting, and Oil
Cloth laid Spring and Hair JIattraifes mads
to order ; Hay Mattrasses and Pillows always
on band. All orders from Ship Masters pnno
tually attended to. 4J-2m
Of New York.
CASH ASSETS, over $36,000,000!
cash mrii?:vi)g
In 1868 $3,257,137.26.
The sLargetst Life lafmraHccCe:
la tho World.
49-ly AgenU for the Hawaiian Islands.
lorida Water of the best Quality.
Tj? Ten, Sedlifcs Powders,
A Great AasirrtmtEt of Bmntia! oil.
Such Oil Rom, Oil Bfrfcamnt, t, e.,
Glycerine, Syringe a variety,. Breast ramps,
Norsmg Bottles; Trasses, Ac, Cocoa Butter.
M"Trx,?p"?iee"1' Vhit" CutileSoap'
Pain Killer, Ac, An. "
Pot- Sale m Lowest Prices By
32-'f n. iu 'chase.
Ta lease!
P nTFf Tears, a ralaSEie
JJ lot of UuiMibj OronaJrMi. ITnt.l c...
Bwt to tfct Esstlrs1 House.- . '
,, v, , imisn ppiy to

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