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Z,OGAZ. .YJ) GENERAL.
The Xaalehu mill, Kau, Hawaii,
shut down last week.
The Military bill has been
passed down to the 37th section.
Pineapples are selling at Makena
and Mahukona eighteen pines for
Mrs. G. S. Xahinu, wife of G. S.
Nahinu, died at Halawa, Molokai,
on July 2Sth.
The Xational iron foundry, on
Queen street, is casting stoves for
ihe local market.
Mr. G. P. "Wilder and wife are in
town again. They expect to leave
soon for a visit to Chicago.
Jas. A. Low was appointed jailer
of the Oahu prison Tuesday in
place of Captain Tripp, removed.
Two new acts passed by the
councils appear in the By Authority
column in this issue.
The bureau of agriculture and
forestry has an important notice in
the "by authority" column in this
The new merry-go-round was the
center of attraction on Saturday
evening. A large crowd of people
was in attendance.
Dr. C. B. Wood will leave on the
Belgic next week for a visit to the
States. He and Dr. Day will be
A number of the stores on
street are decorated with large
Chinese lanterns in honor of the
The official notice of the appointment
of Theo. F. Lansing as a
member of the board of health appears
in this issue.
Admiral Skerrett has
transferred his flag on board the
U.S. S. Adams, during the absence
of the U. S. S. Boston.
For the coming grinding season
the Hawaiian Hardware Co. offers
a superior line of leather belting.
It is the Helvetia brand.
Ex-Judge Kauai died at the
Kahili receiving station on Tuesday
night. The remains will be inferred
at Waimea, Kauai.
Mr. G. C. Beckley and family
will soon leave for Chicago. Mr.
Beckley will remain ashore on the
return trip of the Kinau.
Mr. C. W. Ashford and family
will leave for Chicago somo time
during next month. They will be
absent for several months.
The Wailuku Sugar Company
has filed a cross-suit against Claus
Spreckcls and others in relation to
certain water rights at Wailuku,
The bananas which were shipped
from here by the S. S. Warrimoo
reached Seattle several days ahead
of the mails sent by the same
Five horses from W. H. Corn-well's
stable-arrived Sunday on
the Claudine. They will be put in
training at once for the September
Frederick W. Hardy has been
appointed an agent to take acknowledgments
to labor contracts
for the district of Makawao island
A big squid or octapus was
caught at Koolau last week weighing
nearly eight pounds. It was
one of the largest caught there for
The Chinaman who successfully
bid for furnishing the leper settlement
with paiai at cents each
has filed a bond of -$1500 with the
board of health.
"Rev. O. P. Emerson, secretary of
the Hawaiian board, has been
given three ifionths' leave of absence
by the board. He will soon
pay a visit to the coast.
The California Feed Co. has a
new advertisement in this issue
which all owners of stock should
not fail to read. It refers to a well
selected stock of hay and grain.
H. Schlemmer, who resigned
from the police force some time ago
to accept a position as overseer on
a Kauai plantation, has written to
Marshal Hitchcock asking to be
placed on the police roll again.
Among the graduates of Heald's
Business College at San Francisco
for the term ending June 30th last
arc Robert C. McLean, Willie Xott
and Miss A. M. Payson, all of this
Forty cases of oranges and
lemons from Australia were landed
Tuesday from the steamer
The fruit has been sent to
this market as an experiment.
The natives of Mahukona, Hawaii,
are said to go fishing with
giant powder on Sundays. Xo less
than five natives i the district
have lost their arms by the use of
The Bulletin still insists on furnishing
its 150 readers with only ax
columns of local and editorial
matter and reprint, in spite of its
alleged flourishing condition. The
Bulletin is evidently either suffering
from lack of enterprise or lack
Formerly of Honolulu.
Charles R. Buckland, who comes
to Xew York from Springfield,
Mass., to assume editorial charge
of the American Economist, was
born in Tasmania, and while still
a young man entered the insurance
business in Xew Zealand ; then he
went upon a ranch in Queensland,
and, returning to Xew Zealand, was
made a professor of classics and
English literature in Wellington
college. Since then he has been
editor of two Honolulu papers, owner
of a weekly San Francisco paper
and correspondent for many other
journals, American and Australasian
; Hawaiian vice-consul in San
Francisco,an employee of Spreckels'
Philadelphia sugar refinery, a farmer
in Xew Jersey and, last of all,
editorial writer on the Springfield
Union. Xew York Tribune.
That Rural School.
Mn. Editor: We read in the
Bulletin of July 25, about a "Good
Rural School" at Kaluaaha, Molokai.
The credit for perfection in
is not due to Mr. Edwards,
who is a 'malahini," but to our
countryman and late principal, Mr.
D. H. Kahaulelio, who taught in
the above school nearly six years,
and had over one hundred scholars.
Credit should be given to whom
credit is due ; the foreign teacher
is never very modest about his
Kaluaaha is out of the civilized
world, but then we make up for it
by good English, gilt exhibition
Molokai, Aug. 4, 1393.
The Hawaiian Style.
All over the Hawaiian islands
the ladies ride horseback astride,
man fashion. And a dashing and
charming appearance do the fine
ladies and stately dames of Honolulu
make as they come at slashing
gaits astride of spirited horses
riding through the streets of the
gay capital city of the isles. They
are bold and rapid riders, too, and
astride of their sprightly steeds
"they are the very embodiment of
grace and poetry of motion. The'
wear bifurcated or divided flowing
skirts, and once seen in full motion
one wonders and is amazed at
how that awkward and inconvenient
seat, the sidesaddle, ever came
to be invented or adopted.
Some Rare JJirds.
A number of native live birds
(iiwi and o-o) were brought from
Kona, Hawaii, Friday by the
steamer Mikahala. The birds will
be stuffed by one of the brothers of
St. Louis college and then for
warded to the Russian count,
Popoff, who was here a
short time ago.
Police Captain Suspended.
Police Captain Harry Juen has
been suspended from duty until
the return of Marshal Hitchcock.
The reason for the suspension is
not known, but petty jealousy on
the part of another oQicer is said to
be the cause.
A Case of Suicide.
A telephone message was received
last night from Ewa to the
effect that the body of a Japanese
had been found hanging in a hut
at Waipio. Everything pointed to
a case of suicide. Xo other particu
lars could be had.
To Visit the White City.
Vice President Wilder returned
from Maui Sunday. Unless
something unforeseen happens Mr.
Wilder will leave on the next Australia
for a visit to the world's fair.
He will be absent several months.
The Directory Man.
It is rumored that several firms,
who it is alleged were victimized
by Dunbar, the directory man, are
auuui iu iaue steps to nave mm
brought back to this 'country.
Died at Waimea.
Captain Xicholsen, the keeper of
the warehouse at Waimea, Kauai,
died at that place on last Sunday.
He had been ailing for some time.
rvr ' JWfSS!
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TbiiSDAr, AUGUST 8. 1893. 9
OBSTINATE JAPS AT
A Dancing Party at Makiwao
Madi, Aug. 5. That the 31st o
July was the last day on wheh tax
lists could be filed with the different
assessors, and that last year several
returns were rejected by different
deputies owing to the fact that the
last day of July was a legal ioliday,
caused citizens this year to le more
alert and to have greater regard for
"Restoration day." It was iae general
impression on Maui that the act
of Admiral Thomas would ajain be
honored in '93, and the lahulni
Railroad Company went so fur as to
give notice that regular traini would
be suspended during last HonJay
on that account.
Early on Monday mornhg one
hundred and forty Japanese laborers
on Hamakuapoko plantation refused
to go out into the fields es usual,
maintaining that by law thy were
entitled to enjoy "dolce far niente"
under their own "vine and ig tree."
The manager and his depities explained
to them that though formerly
the 31st was a holiday, this ;ear the
government had refused to gazette
it, therefore they could not legally
cease from labor, and if thqr did so
they were liable to punishnent in
All this was explained a them
most clearly, through interpreters,
but they either would not or could
not see the point, affirming that the
31st was included in the list of holidays
hent to them by their consul in
Finally Dr. Murdura of Wailuku,
who has great influence over his
countrymen and is deservedly popular
among all classes, explained the
case, advising the obdurate ones to
get immediately to work. His advice
was followed and they labored
during the latter half of tho'day.
The manager, believing that something
should be done to prevent like
rebellions in the future, caused seven
of the leaders to be arrested and
brought before the Makawto court.
During Tuesday, the 1st intt, these
seven men pleaded guilty before
Judge Copp and wore fined 53.50,
costs of the court.
No difficulty has been reported
from other plantations.
A MAKAWAO GOOD TIME.
The Makawao community is rarely
entitled to the laurels for sodality
and gayety this season, not forge'ting
the assistance rendered by aany
In spite of the waning mocn a
score of young people responded to
invitations issued by Miss Nellie
Crook of Makawao and assembled
last evening at the residence of her
parents, to dance and make merry in
honor of her two guests, Misses Anna
and Inez Perry of Honolulu. Delicate
vines of wild jassamine prettily
draped the parlor walls, and a largo
bunch pendant from the ceiling
recalled the famous mistletoe but
exerted none of its magic.
The long garden walks shaded by
tall eucalyptns trees had charms and
the snug veranda compelled socia
Between S and 12, were the hours
passed in dancing and at midnight
after a dainty lunch, carriages and
saddle horses were turned homeward.
The fair pianists who in turn made
martyrs of themselves during the
evening surely deserved a grateful
mention as well as the gentlemen
who amused their friends by singing
some of their popular songs.
Another " pay entertainment "
under the auspices of the Makawao
Ladie's Aid society, is mentioned for
the near future. -
Some of the new names added to
the Maui Visitor Book aro as follows
: Miss McGoran of Hilo has
been the guest of Mr. J. W. Colville;
Miss Gurney of Honolulu is at Mr.
and Mrs. G. E. Simpson's Paia;
Miss L. Duncan of Honolulu is entertained
by Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wells
Miss Kelly of Hilo, is visiting at
Mr. and Mrs. Dickey's Haiku.
Miss Mary Green is rusticating at
her mother's residence in Makawao,
the Green homestead.
Miss MarthaBeckwith after several
years at Mount Holyoke Seminary
returned to Haiku last Wednesday.
Crater Parties: Mr. J. Fleming
and family returned from a camping
excursion on Haleakala this week.
Misses Malone, Renwich, Bates, Rev.
Kapu and others visited the "Palace
of the Sun" during the 31 inst.
Mr. Wadsworth of Hilo has purchased
the Maui soda works and will
serve Maui people with beverages
hereafter. G. H. French the former
owner goes shortly to the coast
"Thirteen Years Lost" is the title
of a story which has been often told
during the past week. It seems that
tJHIiiiriir i raiT'i"fa:firiH r i'"--" -
John Morgan, now deceased, brother
of J. F. Morgan, of Honolulu. thirteen
years ago was lost on the side of
Haleakala's crater. It was on a Sunday
after returning from the great
blow-hole that he came to a point of
land seemingly bounded on all sides
by gulches. In despair ho took the
saddles from his two horses (riding
and pack animals), and hid them
away together with the other accessories
of a camping outfit. The
horses turned up at their home early
the next (Monday) morning, but poor
Morgan wandered and wandered
about, and did not reach Hamakuapoko
till late Tuesday afternoon.
Many and repeated efforts were made
to recover the hidden saddles, etc.,
but in vain. During the past week
Mr. J. Fleming, of Grove ranch, while
exploring in the vicinity of the large
cave, to his astonishment discovered
the missing property. Nothing of
value remained, excepting a part of a
bridle, some silver-plated stirrups and
a bottle of sherry wine now more
than thirteen years old. This bottle
of aged vintage still remains there,
resting conspicuously on a large rock,
or was at last accounts, for it is
rumored that several relief parties
have been organized to rescue it from
its unnatural surroundings.
Three thousand dollars' worth of
drapery of all kinds is being sold at
auction by Geo. Hons, Esq., at Young
Hee's store, Wailuku, during yesterday
and today. The dry goods were
formerly the property of McKevett &
Co., of Melbourne and Belfast.
Weather Dry as a bone at
and that side of the island. No
rain since the last of March, and the
cattle are compelled to leave the
mountains and seek the sea shore for
water, an event unknown in many
years. On this side, between 70 and
80 hundredths of an inch of rain
have fallen in localities during the
Rev. H. B. Frissell is Chosen for
Speaking, of the Rev. H. B. Frissell,
the new principal of Hampton
Institute, the Boston Transcript
"He is the man cut out by nature
and by training to take up General
Armstrong's work and carry it on
to completion. Yet seldom were
men more unlike than General
Armstrong and Mr. Frissell. Armstrong
was a steam-engine, a mountain
torrent. Mr. Frissell is the
'still, small voice,' the quiet man,
the calm, regular, simple force ; but
beneath his glove of silk is the iron
hand, behind his modest manner
an inflexible determination. He is
a man of great patience, never ruffled
by disappointments, always
sure of success, and always willing
to wait for it. His devotion to
Hampton is a3 single and overmastering
as Armstrong's own."
Saturday's Cricket Game.
There was a full attendance of
members of the cricket club at
Makiki grounds last Saturday, as
many as twenty-six active members
being present. The playing all
round shows a great improvement
and it is evident that the club has
come to stay. The chief feature
of the game was the excellent batting
of Mr. Gardner and Mr. Tom
Lishman, the captain of the club.
Appended is the full score :
LISHXAX'S ELEVEN. RUNS.
G. Lishman 1
T. Lishman. 30
W. Lishman G
MOSSMAN'S ELEVEN. RUNS.
Gardner. : 30
Leaving Lishman's eleven victorious
by 29 runs.
Will Visit His Brother.
Mr. H. S. Tregloan has partly
recovered from an attack of the
grippe.' He will leave on the Australia
for a visit to Amador county,
Cala., where his brother is engaged
in mining. During his'absence, his
son James will look after his local
For Samoa, Perhaps.
A late Hongkong paper says:
"The commanders of the German
gunboats Wolf and litis while at
Shanghai received telegraphic instructions
direct from Berlin to
hold themselves in readiness to
proceed to sea at a moment's
A PACIFIC CABLE.
It is Time the United States Bad
The success of the soundings for
a telegraph cable between Monterey
and Honolulu cannot be
doubted says the San Francisco
Gall. The route is practicable on
juet as easy conditions for the
capitalist as are ever likely to
arise. From the reports of the
Albatross, which arc now accessible
in full, there cannot be a doubt
that the survey gives all the information
necessary in an exhaustive
manner. The bed of the ocean is
quite suitable, being uniformly
pretty even and moderate in
depth, but with high spurs rising
here and there, up and down which
a cable must take its chances of
repose. A small profile, however,
is not to be taken as conveying the
real topography of nature. Sharpness
of steeps is a good deal blunted
on the natural scale. Such impediments
as there are in the ravages
of marine animals are no
worse than in other oceans if, indeed,
they are as bad and the
telegraphists will have no unusual
difficulties in fishing up and re
pairing when breaks occur. It is
time the United States had a cable
out into the Pacific. Capitalists
hang back for one reason. They
want to be sur,e of a profit perhaps
a big one.
The Planters Agree to a Demand
Made Upon Them.
About three weeks ago an important
letter was received by the
representatives of Japan in this
city, and, according to its contents,
the planters in this country will
have an additional expense in securing
laborers from Japan.
Heretofore the immigrants have
paid their own transportation from
interior points in Japan to Yokohama,
tho embarking port. Xow
if the planters want any more
labor they must pay the expense
mentioned, which amounts to about
f 12.50 a head.
Tuesday morning Messrs. J. B.
Atherton, W. G. Irwin, F. A.
Schaefer, and several other gentlemen
representing sugar plantations
held a conference with President
Dole and other members of the
executive council regarding the
demand made by the Japanese
government. After talking the
matter over, the plantation agents
agreed to pay the additional expense
for the present, and a cablegram
to that effect was sent last
night on the Miowera by Mr.
Xacayama, the local inspector of
THE SOUTH SEAS.
A Schooner Returns After an Absence
of a Year.
The Hawaiian schooner Liliu,
formerly the Kaalokai, under command
of Capt. J. G. Hitchfield, arrived
yesterday afternoon, 52 days
frem Jaluit, south sea islands. She
drifted as far north as the latitude
of San Francisco on account of
variable winds, and from there
steered for Honolulu.
The Liliu left this port on July
19, 1892, on a trading voyage to
the south sea islands. During her
absence she has visited twenty-four
different islands o the Gilbert and
Marshall groups and did a very
thriving business among the various
islands. Met the Hiram Bingham
at the Gilbert islands, but saw
nothing of the Morning Star for
several months. Captain Hitchfield
reported everything quiet throughout
the different groups visited ; no
tribal wars going on.
The Liliu brought 10,000 seed
cocoanuts, 1000 pounds sharks' fins
and several packages of curios.
She also brought one passenger
the chief officer of the Hiram Bingham.
A Chinese Overboard.
Yesterday morning a Chinese
passenger while coming ashore
from the steamer Claudine made a
misstep and fell into the water.
Samuel Gurly who was present
threw the Chinaman a rope and he
was soon hauled to the wharf alive
and well. The Mongolian lost his
valise in the water.
Before a Higher Court.
Judge Foster gave his decision
in the Spreckels-Star libel suit on
Saturday morning. He committed
Walter G. Smith, the editor, for
trial before the circuit court under
bonds of $100.
NEWS AND NOTES.
Wood-pulp cofSns are new.
Glasgow uses electrical planes.
. New York has 7232 licensed bars.
Copenhagen has a lady carpenter.
London claims 700,000 dwellings.
Uncle Sam ha3 SG0O lady doctors.
Xew York leads in hop production.
Swedish women are farm, laborers.
The air pump was invented in
S. Louis street cars have air
Liverpool has England's first I
India has 27,000,000 aeres in
A Paris slot fountain emits hot
The principal food export of Sweden
A Finnish paper is to be printed
The Siberian railroad will cost
America produced 294.31." lbs.
of aluminium in 1S92.
A single Kansas cabbage head
has produced 400 "cigars."
In ordinary years the cost of irrigation
in Egypt is $1 an acre.
Two-thirds of the gold now in
the world was discovered during
the last fifty years.
Twelve years ago one sailor in
every 106 who went to sea lost his
life ; now only one in 256 is lost
The dome of the new observatory
now in course of erection at
Greenwich will be made of papier
Street car confine tors at Hannibal,
Mo., are forbidden to aid women
getting on or otf the oars, except
A type of firearm.- has been invented
in England by which compressed
gas is ntiliied instead of
powder as a propelling force.
Statistics are 3aid to show that
the introduction of machinery into
manufactories has decreased the
number of the unemployed.
In the fire or six months f the
year during which the sardine
lasts 60O,00O,OllO of the little
fish are caught off the coast of
According to a report by the
French minister of finance 141S08
families in France have claimed
exemption from certain taxes recently
voted by the parliament on
account of having seven or morn
was first introduced
into Europe from Malaga, in 1 M2.
Tho annual consumption now
amounts to 4,000,000 pounds and
the East Indian trees which supply
the demand are diminishing at
an alarming rate.
Tho supreme court of Louisiana
has decided that several clubs
which sell their members liquor
must pay the regular license fee of
$1000 a year. The club' defense
was that they bought and sold
liquor to members at cost.
Farmers of Mexico use oxen of
one color in the morning and of
another color in the afternoon.
They have no reason for doing so
beyond tho fact that their forefathers
did it and they conclude it
must be the right thing to do
It is a remarkable coincidence
that the figure 9 is intimately connected
with every great mining
excitement of the present century.
The great Algerian gold excitement
came in 1809. In 1839 came the
Mantazan mountain craze, where it
was reported that gold nuggets as
big as flour barrels had been found.
The California fever came in 18-19,
and the Pike's Peak boom in lv59.
In 1869 tho lead was struck that
made Virginia City a place of importance,
and in 1879 the Lead-ville
carbonates were discovered to
be valuable. The connection of tho
figure 9 is only a coincidence, but
is none the less curious.
To Get Rid of Sugar Ants.
There are many alleged efficacious
ways to get rid of those
troublesome pests, the sugar ants.
A late one is to sprinkle powdered
sugar through a dry sponge and
leave it on the closet shelf, in a
short time it will be full of the
buisy insects: take the aonge
gently then and drop it in boiling
water. A few such massacres will,
it is said, depopulate the most infested
places. Xew York Times.
The nindtratxxt Tocrista' Guide
Thai popular wort, Thk ro Datura
Gum TnK0C3b ra. 1Tawaiias
is uieet'uji )'..'. a steady sale
both at htHEr at i Atnjit Tounflf and
Others visiting trip- Kjiti'ls should be
In poeseMiuu of u.pv (t w A
mine ui ic'r ihm Jtting u tee
scenes and Attr f.ou ' or raw ritn
here. Ccpiesir j i hadat
the publication uue, 4tt Merchant
street, and at fh New V(Vr.