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Good-bye, Miowera !
The tovrn is very quiet.
,Two more cases of scarietina are
reported from Hilo.
A report from Kauai states that
a. waterspout took nlaee at Mana
There is a possibility that the
Quintette Club will go to the
Oily Bill has gone back to
to wait for another rumor of
How much of Peterson and Parker's
traveling expenses is paid by
W. H. Chambliss, a society
leader of San Francisco, is on the
City of Peking.
Mr. Cassidy has placed a new
-electric light in the prison yard. It
was much needed.
J. H. Coney has been appointed
Deputy Sheriff of Lihue, Kauai,
succeeding C. H. Willis.
Mr.v Halej' was expected from
Yokohama by the Bteamer last
night, but did not appear.
A gentleman of this city is starting
a vigorous campaign in favor
of Sunday band concerts.
Minister Thurston will return to
the Coast on the Australia. He
will proceed direct to Washington.
Miss Berger will be married to
W. M. Graham next Tuesday, January
9th, at the St.Andrew's Cathedral.
It is reported that Mr. Theo. H.
Davies presented the Hawaiian
National Band with $50, as a New
Wilder's Steamship Co. have de
clared a quarterly dividend, paya
ble to the stockholders at tue omce
,of the company.
The Holomua has almost
dropped sedition and scurrility of
Jate. it propaoiy teeis me aignuy
of its enlarged size.
The s. le ot a lease of Government
land in Kaohe, Hamakua,
Hawaii, is advertised in the' "By
A large force of prisoners is still
kept busily at work on the Volcano
road. About five thousand feet are
Mrs. A. S. Parke, Miss Parke
and W. C. Parke returned from
their visit to Yokohama on the City
of Peking last night.
W. H. Cummings, the Road
Supervisor, was fined $10 and costs
yesterday, for an assault and battery
on Mrs. J. K. laukea.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean publishes
a very clever cartoon in
which Mr. Cleveland is rigged out
as the famous Mrs. Malaprcp.
There is no truth in the statement
that Mrs. Vina King is out
;n bail. Her victim, George Washington,
is steadily recovering.
The new plant of the Hawaiian
Electric Light Company at their
new station will most likely be
tried for the first time tomorrow.
It is rumored that there is to be
a new Marshal today. As "Oily
Bill" has returned to Maui, it must
be that Wilson is the coming man.
Mrs. J. B. Atherton was taken
very dangerously ill on Wednesday
night. Yesterday afternoon
she was fortunately very much
Mr. Wildridge, who arrived by
the S. S. Warrimoo last Saturday,
to inspect the S. S. Miowera, leaves
today for San Francisco by the City
The following passengers are already
booked to leave by the S. S.
Gity of Peking: Mr. Wildridge,
Lieut. Rush and bride, and Dr.
Taylor, U.S.1. .
The three members of the Board
of Education who are at present in
the city, tendered their resignations
from that body at a meeting
Mr. Parke reported yesterday
evening that both Admiral and
Mrs. Skerrett were well when the
City of Peking left Yokohama on
December 24 th.
An order goes forward by the
Australia tomorrow for two samples
of a new superior device for
hanging arc lights. They are for
Poon Gay is among the' passengers
on the City of Peking. He is
talcing with him 100 Chinese to
work in the Chinese department of
the Midwinter Fair.
A native named Keliihapa was
found dead at noon yesterday. It
is thought that his death was
caused by alcoholism. A coroner's
jury was called yesterday after
noon and sworn in, and an inquest
will be held on the body today.
The Hawaiian Band played at
the Queen's Hospital yesterday afternoon.
xVdvices from Wailuku indicate
that the newyear came with a quiet
which contrasts very happily with
the bombs and firecrackers of Honolulu.
Not a single arrest was
- George Washington of history
is not in it with his colored namesake
,whom the King woman attempted
to kill the other morning.
A pickaxe is much larger than a
The foremanship of Engine Company
No. ii has been assumed by
Mark Kennedy, Edward Ryan
having resigned. The latter will
again take to his former occupation
of boat building.
A. P. Peterson and Sam Parker
are down on the Australia's passenger
list. Mr. Parker is supposed
to be going on private business.
Peterson's errand is not
The 183 Japanese and 51 Chinese
who came by the S. S. City of
Peking yesterday will be taken
over to the Quarantine Station this
morning. They will remain there
about five or six days.
Miss Jane Hare and Lieut. Rush,
U. S. N., formerly of the U. S. S.
Boston, will be married this afternoon,
at 1 o'clock, at St. Andrew's
Cathedral. The' will leave on the
Citv of Peking, at 2 o'clock, for the
The following passengers are
booked at the office of the Agents,
Messrs. W. G. Irwin & Co., to leave
by the Australia on Saturday :
Miss Kaauwai, Mrs. Keohokalole,
Miss Reuter,0. Stillman, wife and
two children, J. Smith, Mr. McVoy,
Jr., Master Sharratt, Mrs. Victor,
Master Richards, Mr. and Mrs. J.
K. Ailau, Mrs. Lothrop, Mrs. Garrett
and son, F. R. Robinson, F.
W. Bliss, Mrs. E. C. Bond, Miss
Crawshay, C. Behne, W. Water-house,
F. M. Hatch, A. L. Williams
and son, M. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs.
Clemenson, S. Parker, H. A.
Jr., Miss K. Cornwell, W.
P. Bovd and wife.
The prince who was born to the
Emperor of Japan on November 30
has been named Teruhito, and his
common title is to be Mitsu-no-Miya.
For causing a disturbance and
inciting people to destroy one of
the American mission schools at
Pekin a well-known rowdy has been
compelled to do penance in a
outside the school gate.
Mr. Cleveland, has presented,
through the Japanese Foreign
Office, a gold watch and chain to
Mr. Seki Yoshiomi, ex-Governor of
Tokushima, in acknowlegment of
his services in saving the crew ot
the North American, which was
wrecked off the Awa coast on the
23d of July, 1892.
The publisher and printer, and
editor of the Seikaido Jiyu Shim-bun
were arrested at Kumamoto on
November 30th ; a similar fate
those connected with the Kyushu
Jiyu Shimbun on the preceding
day. The charge in both cases is
insulting the authorities.
A 'aval Reception.
Admiral Irwin and Captain Barker,
of the U. S. F. S. Philadelphia,
gave a reception to the commanding
officers of the naval ships now
in port on board the flagship last
evening. There were present Captain
Nelson, of the Adams, Captain
Togo, of the Naniwa, and Captain
Rooke, of the Champion, and their
respective officers. R. W. Irwin,
Mrs. Admiral Irwin and several
other ladies and gentlemen were
also present. The flagship's Band
played several selections during
With Queen Lili on his arm,
Blount and Spreckels ahold of his
coat tails and Congress on his back,
Cleveland is not in a condition for
"a merry Christmas and a happy
New Year." But here is to him,
hoping he will make no more such
egregious blunders. tux.
The persistent cough which usually
follows an attack of the grip can be
permanently cured by taking Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. W. A. Mc-Guire
of McKay, Ohio, says: "La
Grippe left me with a severe cough.
After using severa different medicines
without reliei, I tried Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, which effected
a permanent cure. I have also found
it to be without au equal for children,
when troubled with colds or croup."
For sale by all medicine dealers. 50
cent bottles for sale by
Benson". Smith z Co.,
Agents for H. I.
IMG OF THE COUNCILS,
Session of the Solons Held Yesterday
THE VICE PRESIDENT RESIGNS
W. C. Wilder .Elected to the Position
lreilcnt Hole Wilies tlio Office of
anil J'orelcn Minister
The Executive and Advisory
Councils met at 1 :30 o'clock yesterday
There were present Ministers
King, Damon and Smith and
Hatch, Allen, Wilder, Ena,
Tenney, Young, Mendonca, Nott,
Morgan, Bolte, Suhr, Emmeluth,
Minister Smith' stated that President
Dole would not be present,
owing to a slight indisposition, but
that Vice-President Hatch would
probably be present soon. In the
meantime Mr. W. F. Allen took the
After the calling of the roll, the
spcretary read the minutes of the
previous meeting, which were approved,
Attorney-General Smith presented
a formal resignation from President
Hatch. It was as follows :
His Excellency Sakford B. Dole,
Sir: Being under the necessity of
nnitirv liovnnrl flip limits nf thtt
try, I hereby resign the position of
Vice-President 01 tins uovernmeni.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient servant,
F. M. Hatch.
The resignation was accepted.
Mr. Waterhouse presented the
following committee report in the
matter of creating the office of and
appointing an appraiser:
His Excellency Sanford B. Dole,
Chairman of the Executive and
Dear Sir: The undersigned committee,
who were appointed to investigate
into the matter as to the advisability
of creating a new office, styled
"Appraiser," beg to report as follows:
We find that the desirability of more
systematic and extensiveexamination
oml nnnroieol nf invninpq i fullv an-
preciated by the Customs Bureau and
has Keen aireauy careiuny consiaereu
by the Collector-General.
Wa 17n11l1l rornmmpild tllflf. Kimll fin
office be created, and that the matter
of detail beieitwitn tne executive.
(Signed), Hexry Waterhouse,
W. F. Allen.
Mr. Young moved the adoption
of the report. Carried.
Smith read a
petition from the American League,
as follows :
Headquarters of the
Honolulu, H. I., Jan. 3, 1S01. J
To the Executive and Advisory
Whereas. It being understood that
La vacancy is about tolbe made in the
Advisory Council, by the election ot
Hon. Wm. C. Wilder to the
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the American
League, in regular meetingassembled
and by unanimous vote of its members,
respectfully a9k that Walter G.
Smith be chosen to fill said vacancy
in the Council.
Headquarters ok "the Ameki
CAN .LEAGUE, :.
Resolved, That Walter G. Smith,
by virtue of his thorough arid persistent
work for the cause of annexation,
and by reason of his legislative experience
acquired in the Assembly of
New York, is an acceptable representative
of the American League, and
would make a useful member of the
Advisory branch of the Provisional
T. B. Murray,
President, American League.
Chas. T. Murray,
Secretary Pro. Tem.
The Attorney - General moved
that the petition be received aRd
placed on file, to be taken up whenever
a vacancy occurred. Carried.'
Minister Damon presented the
weekly statement of the Finance
Department. It was a8 follows :
Financial Statement for the
Week Ending Jan. 3, 1591.
Current Account, balance5212,342 67
Interior Department- i 7,895 70
Customs - 17,525 26
Fines, Penalties and Costs-Revenue 924 45
Stamp3 299 60
Chinese Passports- 200 00
Water 1,760 90
Fish Market 4S6 25
Post Office 600 00
Registry Office 599 00
Government Realizations -Taxes 245 35
- 37,520 68
S 68,057 39
Sale of Government Bonds. 1,000 00
Crown Lands 2,926 49
$ 3,926 49
Total Treasury Balance 5212,342 67
Civil List, Permanent Set-
TTAWATTATf GAZETTE: FItlDAY, JAOTABX 5, o
tlementa and Legislature
$ 75 00
Judiciary Department 4,074 40
Department of Foreign
Affairs 3,2S7 75
Salaries and Incidentals 1,091 75
Bureau of Survey S10 00
Registry of Conveyances 423 40
Bureau of Immigration- 3G0 00
Bureau of Public Works 1,038 55
Waterworks.: 736 SO
Board of Health 3,397 00
Miscellaneous 0,265 49
Salaries, Inciden'tls, etc. 4, 90S 79
Interest 4,417 00
Attorney - General's Department
General Expenses Provisional
Government S.420 20
Road Taxes to Special Deposit,-
School Tax to Special Deposit
Expenses placing Loan,
1893 20 00
$ 55,S73 06
Payments under Sec. 2 ...- 457 95
$ 56,331 01
Total Treasury Balance,
above'date 227,995 54
$ 284,326 55
Outstanding Bonds $2,657,200 00
Treasury notes.- 140,000 00
Due P. S. Bank and P. M.
G. notes 685,416 95
POSTAL SAVINGS BANK MEMO.
Notices of withdrawals
maturing in January,
February and March,
1694 $ 31,946 00
Cash on hand this day 21,623 33
EXPENSES PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT
Exps.Prov.Govt.todate...S 184,315 95
(This amount covers all
expenses, including military
and items not appropriated
by the last Legislature.)
MEMO. CASH IN TREASURY.
Outstanding Certificates...$ 2S4,000 00
from circulation and de
posited for safe keeping..$ 28,000 00
Uasii in Treasury to redeem
Certificates 2S4,000 00
Total amount certificates..? 312,000 00
Cash on hand Postal Sav
ings Bank $ 21,623 33
Balance to credit of
Road Boards, in
Treasury 4S.250 SG
Balance to credit of School
Boards, in Treasury 19,529 48
Available Cash, Current
Account..- 227,995 54
Total Cash S 317,399 21
Due current account from
wltrnrtna fn lnnnfnnil A7.1R.Q J9
Due current account from
advances to Postal Sav
ings Bank 20,000 00
Aid Queen's Hospital $ 2.GG6 07
Repairs Insane Asylum-... 842 00
Repairs Electric Lights-... 550 00
Diamond Hd Signal St'n.. 75 00
Forests and Nurseries 430 00
Expenses of Election- 50 00
Honolulu Fire Departm'nt 1,322 55
Guard Royal Mausoleum- 12 50
Public Grounds- 241 77
Veterinary Surgeon 50 00
Copying Faded Records.... 2-5 00
S G.2G5 49
The report was received and
placed on file.
Attorney-General Smith, in the
matter of the investigation of the
loyalty of Government officials,
said that that investigation had
again been brought up, and was
not yet finished. It was being conducted
Minister Smith said that this
was the proper time to take action
in appointing some one to fill the
place of Mr. Hatch.
Mr. Tenney nominated Mr.
Attorney General Smith seconded
Mr. Wilder: Before this vote is
taken, I want to say a word. I
would much rather that Mr. Hatch
should keep his position. I do not
want to shirk any duty, and would
much rather you would choose
Eome one else. But if you insist, I
will accept the position, and fulfil
its duties to the best of my ability.
Mr. Waterhouse moved that a?
there was only one nomination
(Mr. Wilder), that the rules be
suspended, and the Secretary cast
a ballot for Mr. Wilder.
Mr. Wilder was declared elected
Vice-President of the Provisional
Government, and took the chair.
Minister Smith: The members
of the Council all know that President
Dole wishes to separate the
offices of President and Minister of
Foreign Affairs. He spoke of it
some time ago, and has continued
to serve in both positions to the
best of his ability. He now asks
that the question be brought forward,
and I will now read an Act
made for this purpose :
An Act relating to the Minister of
Be it enacted by the Executive and
Advisory Councils of the Provisional
Government of the Hawaiian
Section 1 The office of Minister
of Foreign Affairs is hereby separated
from that of the office of President.
Hereafter theDepartmentof Foreign
Affairs shall be presided over by an
officer called the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, who shall be chosen by the
Executive and Advisory Councils of
the Provisional Government of the
The Minister of Foreign Affairs so
chosen shall bo kjnember of the Executive
Council of Hie Government.
Section 2-This Act shall taVjs
effect from fiie date of its publication.
Minister Smith : In view of the
importance of the step, I move that
this Act be referred to the Judiciary
Minister Damon said that the
Board of Education had held a
meeting on Tuesday, and that the
then members had resigned, but,
as there was considerable business
to be done, that they would continue
to act until the Councils had
accepted their resignations.
It was moved and carried that
such be the case.
The Councils then adjourned.
Their Ofcristmas Present From Congress
Hamakua, Jan. 2. The old established
custom of celebrating Christmas
was very generally observed throughout
this district, and the usual festivities,
and good cheer, were the
order of the day.
At the east end of the distriot
quite a number of parties and Christmas
trees for the children were given.
A. Lydgate opened the ball by inviting
the unmarried nten to a
Christmas dinner. Miss Annio Horner
followed this up by extending a
general invitation to the whole
neighborhood to a game of tennis at
the spacious and handsome residence
of her father J. M. Horner, where
the company wore again regaled
with choice viands and good cheer
generally. There were assembled at
this delightful rendezvous about all
of the white tesidents, all of whom
had a most pleasant and onjoyablo
But far above these festivities in
interest is the great good news that
has flashed upon us so unexpectedly,
so opportunely, and which has not
only lifted a weight from our minds,
but has caused more general rejoicing
then all the good cheer of Christmas,
or any thing else could do.
The reversal, and the setting aside
of the cranky policy of the Cleveland
cabinet by CoDgress, has given universal
satisfaction to all classes of
mon, and has caused more general
rejoicing then has ever been known
here, a rejoicing which extends
throughout the length and breadth
of tho land. We Hawaiian's also be
lieve that this wise and just action
of Congress will meet with the uni
versal approval of tho whole population
of the United States. Although
wo do not know, as yet, what the
fnture policy of the United Slates
will be, we still feel that this action
of Congress will not only give satis
faction at tho present time and in
the future, but will prove to the
world that not even a President of
the United States can sot aside thoso
sacred privileges of liberty for which
many American's have suffered, and
SWEPT BY THE WAVES.
The Peking Seriously Damaged by
Heavy Wind and Seas.
The City of Peking suffered pretty
severely from rough weather on her
voyage from San Francisco to Yokohama.
One of tho passengers
was seen by an Advertiser representative
last night, and from him
a full account of tho accident was
On November 22d, when the trip
was a little more than half over,
the Peking was struck on the quarter
by a heavy sea, which swept over
the deck, carrying away tho social
hall, with the captain's room, the
davits and staybacks.displacing two
boats and smashing three others.
The engineroom skylights were also
carried off. The water rushed into
the saloon doing a good deal of
damage, and wetting all the state
rooms on one side of the ship.
There were several passengers in
the social hall at the time of the
accident twenty minutes past
noon but fortunately most of them
were in the smoking room, or below.
The passengers in the Bocial
hall were luckily rescued without
any of them having received any
Berious injury. The piano went to
join McGinty and make mu3ic for
the fishes. The captain was also
hurt. A hole had to be cut in the
deck to let out the water.
Before the vessel reached port,
the passengers passed resolutions
thanking the officers for having
preserved them from a watery
grave, etc., and the resolutions
were published in the Hongkong
The mo3t pressing repairs to the
injured vessel were effected in
Hongkong, and a small cabin was
erected on the deck to do duty for
a social hall until the vessel
reaches San Francisco, where the
complete repairs will be made by
the Union Iron Works.
The Kiangteen which arrived
here, said the X. C. Daily News of
December lltb, on Saturday morning
brought news that an appalling
accident had occurred at Ningpo
on Friday afternoon, resulting in
the death of between two and three
hundred women and children. It
appears that the annual theatrical
performance of tb" first of the
eleventh motm in honor of the gods
was being given in a temple on the
Settlement and was attended by
upwards of four hundred people.
As most people in China know,
there is frequently a permanent
stage in the courtyard of large
Chinese temples. It is situated between
the temple and the gate,
while the audience, there is a
representation, is between the temple
and tha stage. The temple at
Ii'lngpo, where tho accident happened,
was called the Zan
miao, a two-story building, and
both stories wer6 monopolized by
women and children to witness the
performance. The people were enjoying
smoking, eating, chatting and
drinking tea. Among the crowd
was a boy who was smoking a
cigarette, which he threw away in
a heap of straw at the foot of the
staircase leading to the upper story
of the temple. The straw quickly
blazed up, and. burning the staircase,
prevented the people getting
out. Of course there was a general
rush to escape ; some were trampled
to death, others jumped out
of the windows and were either
killed or so badly injured that they
were unable to escape the flames,
and so perished, while others
anaiicJ thei. tate, which was
not long in overtaking them, and
they were roasted alive or suffocated
by the smoke. The settlement
fire engine, under Major Watson,
was soon on the spot, but was
powerless to cope with the flames,
while a large number of engines
from the city also put in an appearance.
The fire commenced
soon a'fter 2 p.m., and the temple
and buildings connected with it
were entirely destroyed by 3:30,
when some of the bodies were got
out. Our informant saw two children's
bodies brought out minu3
their feet. In one family of the
name of Li, no less than thirty persons
were killed. Three of the
acteis also alsohst their lives ; they
had returned to fetch their clothing
when they were intercepted by the
flames and could not get out.
A Picturesque Spectacle
Hilo was the scene of a singular
spectacle on the day the Kinau
sailed. Henry West, royalist, had
unhappily staked his faith and hia
money on the restoration of Mrs.
Dominis with the incoming of the
new year. He staked a: d lost, of
course, and was condemned to parade
the quiet streets of Hilo clad
in red, white and blue, and wheel a
keg of nails through the streets of
of the sleepy little village in a
wheelbarrow, decorated with the
General S. C. Armstrong U dead,
but his works live after him.
When the first winter term of Hamp
ton Institute since his death was
opened a few days ago, "so finely
did he lay the foundation," it was
said, "so securely build the house,
that all works as smoothly as when
he was in command." Philadelphia
Cleveland has Hawaii of doing
just about what strikes his particular
fancy, but it is not probable
that Liliuokalani can persude him
to play Antony to her Cleopatra,
even though she should opportunity
to importune him, when
they shall both be out of a job. S.
For pains in the cheat there is nothing
better than a flannel cloth saturated
with Chamberlain's Fain Balm
and bound over the seat of pain. For
sale by all medicine dealers.
Benson, Smith & Co.,
Agents for H. I.
Administrator's Notice to Creditors.
JL ministrator with i ill annexed
ot ROBERT BRCAv'K. late of Kxntohe.
Oihn, deceased, hereby (rlres notice that all
claims azalnil the E.-Ute of laid Robert Brown,
mutt be presented to the undersigned trllata six
months from the date of the publication of this
notice, or they will be forerer barred.
WILLIAM O. SMITH.
Administrator. Will Annexed Estate Bobert
Honolulu, December IS. 13.
Administrator's Mu to Creditors.
with Will Annexed of the Estate
of Eobert Brown, late of Kaneohe,
Oahu, deceased, hereby gives notice that
all claims against the Estate of said
Robert Brown mns be presented to the
undersigned within six months from the
date of publication ot this notice or tbey
will be forever barred
WILLIAM O. SMITH,
Administrator Will Annexed Estate
Bobert Brown, deceased.