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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JANUARY 13, 1887.
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"Bulletin" of San Francisco attributes
the stoppage of the Belcher Refinery of
St. Louis, one of the largest in the
Union. The outlook is for continued j
low prices, production increasing steadily
through improved methods of manufac
ture and other economies. Mr. Steele,
a sugar refiner of San Francisco, stated
to a "Call" reporter that "the outlook
for the coming season is not by any
means so favorable as that of 1886, for
owing to the lack of good rain3 at the
proper points for the development of the
Hawaiian crop, the output will prob
ably be some fifteen to twenty thousand
tons less than that of the previous sea
son, and will only amount to about 95,
000 tons." This is a conservative esti
mate, and will probably be exceeded.
Touching the world's crop of raw sugar
for 1887, "Bradstreet's" figures out an
excess of 50S.OO0 tons in the producing
countries for the crop year of 188G-87
over the year ending October 1, 1886.
This total is made up from M. Licht's
November estimate of the beet sugar
crop, in wincii lie places the excess over
last year at 453,000 tons. Cuba is put
down at 725,000 tons for the ensuing
SUGAR DUTY IN THE STATES.
This city was somewhat excited the
other day by a statement to the effect
that Senator Jbdmunds had introduced a
bill in Congress to abolish tne sugar
duty and compensate Southern planters
by a bounty on their production. Our
advices from the Coast are silent on the
)int, but Eastern dispatches furnish
the groundwork of the story. A Wash
ington dispatch of December 27th states
that a silent, but apparently a very ef
fective effort is being made to get the at the highest r gure
year, an excess of 35,000 tons over
year just ended. Brazil promises 50,000
tons excess, and Demerara 10,000 excess.
The countries showing a deficiency are
Mauritius, 15,030 tons; Porto Rico,
5,000 tons, and Hawaiian Islands, 20,
000 tons. Other producing countries are
put down the same as for the year just
closed. Deducting the deficiency of 40,
000 tons in the three countries named
from the excess of 548,000 tons in Europe
and the West Indies and Brazil, and
there is a net excess of 508,000 tons for
the ensuing year over that just closed.
It will be noticed that these figures have
to do entirely with foreign sugars. As
an offset to this excess of 508,000 tons in
the foreign sugar crop, a deficiency of
40,000 tons is reported in the Louisiana
sugar crop. Heavy rains in the West
Indies have delayed grinding, and the
excess there will have to be reduced to
10,000 tons. On the other hand the de
ficiency in the Hawaiian Islands is put
Some think the
Committee on Ways and Means to report
a bill reducing the tariff on sugar 25 per
C3nt. It is said that Morrison proposes
to bring in a bill by February 1st which
will make this change. lhere is no
doubt that the Eastern refiners are urg
ing this, and there are a number of Re
publicans who have pronounced in favor
of it, but the great majority of Republi
cans are opposed to this method of re
ducing the revenue.
A petition had been circulated among
the Republican members of the House
by Representative Long, of Massachu
setts, to be presented to the Committee
of Ways and Means, asking the intro
duction of a bill reducing the sugar tariff,
abolishing the tobacco tax and reducing
ax on spirits. McKenna of Cali-
opposes the reduction of the sugar
because he hopes that the beet
s-. ndustry will be developed in his
y protection. "It is not probable
t ong's petition will have any effect
c 1 he Committee of Ways and Means,"
la. the concluding sentence of his dis
patch. Another dispatch states that Randall
has undertaken to prepare a bill to re
duce the national revenue by repealing
the tax on tobacco and fruit brandy, and
reducing the duty on distilled spirits.
This was to be a Democratic party mes
ure. These are the only pointers in the
news, and it will be seen that they furn
ish little or no foundation for the story
-The news by the Australia is full of
interest. The break-up of the Tory Ad
ministration by the withdrawal of Lord
Randolph Churchill Was a political sur
prise for which most people were not
prepared. A Coalition Ministry has
een formed with Lord Salisbury as Fre
i lier, Mr. Goschrn succeeds Churchill as
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord
Ibrthbrook succeeds Cross, and as the
i'arl of Iddesleigh announced his inten
t:on to resign the seals of the Foreign
Office, another-Liberal Peer will proba
My be appointed in his place. Lord
Hartington declined to join the Coalition
Ministry, but promised the Government
his support. On the other hand, a recon
ciliation is not improbable between
Gladstone and Chamberlain. Parnell
and the Irish National party regard
these changes as favoring their cause,
and Gladstone thinks that Home Rule is
now virtually assured.
The' waf cioud is spreading over
Europe. It is now considered certain
that Germany and Russia have formed
an alliance against Austro-IIungary and
France. The result must be that Russia
will have its own way in the Balkans
unless another revolution should bring
new and disturbing forces into play.
War is considered certain in the 'spring,
although Emperor William took pains
to assure the Embassadors of the Great
Powers that the peace of Europe would
)t be disturbed and that a prosperous
yjar might be counted on. Russia is
massing troops and preparing for. war.
In England well-informed men regard a
European war as ineitable.
deficiency there will not be over 10,000
Despite tho low price of sugar in the
past year, we are closing the year in the
United States with a larger stock than
for any corresponding period in a num
ber of years, remarks the San Francisco
"Bulletin," from which the foregoing de
tails are taken. The visible supply of
the world at the close of the year was
estimated at 783,782 tons against 801,147
tons at corresponding period last year.
Our contemporary anticipates a reaction
in prices during 1887, but the New York
"Shipping List" does not coincide in
that view. It says: "The general im
provement that has taken place during
the past six months in trade and com
mercial affairs generally, has been thus
far without much influence upon the
sugar market, and after drifting slowly
but steadily downward, prices- have
touched within the past month the low
est level ever known in this country, and
there remained with but little hope of
permanent reaction. "
Following are the fluctuations in prices
at the Coast for the past year :
January 1 7c
February 4, Cal. Ref 6V2
February 12 64
April 19 6
April 20 67'h
April 2 7
April 23 12
May 4 7
May 6, American Rcf 7
May 6. Cal. Ref
May 10, Cal. Ref 6
May 12, Cal. Ref 6
May 13, Am. and Cal. Ref. . .6i4
June 11 5s
June 21, American Ref 6
June 22, Cal. Ref 6
July 16, Cal. Ref 6
July ly, American Ref 6V
July 21, Cal. Ref 6j
August 5, American Ref 6
August 10, Cal. Ref 6
August 16, Cal. Ref 6
August 24, Amer. Ref 6
August 28, Cal. Ref 64
August 30, Amer. Ref
September 3, Cal. Ref 6
October 7, Cal. Ref 6
October 8, American Ref 6
November 1, Amer. Ref 6
November 9, Cal. Ref 5-,
November 15, Cal. Ref 5:i
December 9, Amer. Ref. ...6
December 9, Cal. Ref 6
December 15, Cal. Ref 6
December 31, Cal. Ref 57M
THE SUGAR OUTLOOK.
It will be seen by our market report
uat the price of sugar at the California
Il finery was still further reduced on the
1 . it day of the year 1886. Prices never
iched a lower point than their pres-
d range, and during the past year
averaged at Sac, Francisco about a quar
ter cent per .pound lower than in New
Tork orJBoston. Eefined sugar from
yjFrancisco supplied the greater part
the" U(i'cry .west ok the r.L-jun
H jSG; to which fact the
KriJlrond Accident lu 3Iasaliussetts
Honolulu People Hurt.
On January 4th, Mittenegue station,
near Springfield, Mass., was the scene of
a railroad accident. The "Modoc" train
from Albany approached the depot an
hour behind time and running at the
rate of about thirty-five miles per hour
When within a few rods of the depot five
or six cars in the train were thrown
from the track by a broken wheel under
tlie baggage car. The train consisted of
an engine, an express car, baggage car,
smoking car, day coach and two sleepers
to the engine. An express car kept on
the main track, but the baggage car was
thrown against the engine of the local
west-bound freight train, which had not
pulled in and was standing on the west
bound main track. The freight engine
was thrown on its side and completely
wrecked. The baggage car, smoking
car and day coach immediately took fire
and were consumed. Two persons were
burned to death and a large number in
jured, some probably fatally. Among
the passengers on the train were Mr. T.
Dyer, who formerly kept a barber's shop
on Hotel street, and his two daughters,
Emeline and Mary. The two former
were badly bruised and cut, while the
latter escaped with a flesh wound on the
side of the face.
The Oceanic Company's steamship
Australia, Captain Iioudlette, arrived
yesterday, a little under seven days
from San Francisco. She brought thirty
seven cabin and seventy-four steerage
passengers, aud 1,128 tons of freight for
this port. Fine weather was experi
enced throughout the voyage. The Aus
tralia has already .commenced to dis-
on the 1.9th.
."to Sim Francisco
By the Oceanic Company's steamship
Australia we have dates to January 5th
inclusive. Following is a summary of
the news :
The California State Legislature is in
session, and a strong opposition to
George Hearst for the United States
Senate is being developed.
By a railroad collision near Tiffin,
Ohio, over twenty lives were lost. The
wrecked cars caught fire from the over
turned stoves and lamps and burned
A gang of forgers were arrested at
Liverpool while engaged, in forging
coupons of the International Loan bonds.
The police seized counterfeiting ma
chinery and false coupons to the amount
Thirty miners were imprisoned by an
explosion in a coalpit at Mons, Belgium.
Six of the men have been taken out
Two steamers and four barges were
burned on the Mississippi. Loss,
Dynamite was placed under the Geary
street railroad track, San Francisco,
with fuse attached, but was discovered
and removed. The striking car opera
tives repudiate responsibility for the con
templated destruction of life and prop
erty. Rioting and wrecking of cars con
tinue. Lord Randolph Churchill's resigna
tion was imparted to the "Times" with
out the knowledge of his colleagues, and
by himself. The relations between Lord
Randolph and the editor of the "Times"
have long been rather intimate. He is
without a defender, however, and stands
alone. He resisted every effort to in
duce him to remain in the Ministry.
The Queen did her utmost. Lord Ran
dolph visited Her Majesty at Windsor
in company with Lord George Hamil
ton, with whom he is neither personally
nor officially on good terms, and the
three talked matters over, but without
Six soldiers were killed by a gas ex
plosion in the Cambridge barracks,
Portsmouth, January 2d. Twenty-one
more were found and extricated from
the ruins of the barracks. All of the
rescued were more or less injured.
A "World's" London sjecial says:
The Queen is breaking down very rap
idly, and she is conscious that her life
cannot be spared many years longer.
The only shadow over the jubilee year
is a "general apprehension among the
people of England that the Queen may
not live until the year is completed.
The appearance of old age is most clearly
marked in her jubilee portrait, which
has just been completed and placed in
the gallery leading to her private apart
ments at Windsor.
About two hundred lives were lost
throughout Germany in a recent snow
John Roach, the great American ship
builder, was reported dying at latqst
A Fort Worth, Texas, dispatch of Jan
uary 2d states that there are 30,000 peo
ple in twenty-two counties of that State
in immediate need of food, clothing and
fuel, while thousands more are in need
of seed to plant for the coming year. An
appeal to Congress and the State Legis
lature on their behalf is being made.
Seventeen seamen were drowned as
the result of a collision off the coast of
-A fire in Wood-street, London, Janu
ary 1st, destroyed an enormous amount
British successes in Burmah are re
ported. Three HuiuIreJ Persons Perish in
Madras, January 2d. The fire in the
reserved inclosure at the People's Park
on Friday lasted only fifteen minutes.
It is now ascertained that 300 persons
lost their lives, being either burned to
death or suffocated, while the number
injured is placed at the same figures.
The Commander-in-Chief and the First
Prince of Travancore, who were present,
escaped uninjured. Among the victims
were two European women, and many
European children are missing. The
fire is supposed tohave been of incen
The Fisheries War.
Chicago, January 5th. The "Times' "
Ottawa (Ont.) special of January 4th
says: The Commanders of Canadian
cruisers have been instructed to make
all seizures in future for violation of the
fishery regulations under the provisions
of the Act just assented to by the British
Government, which means confiscation,
and not under the customs regulations,
as has been the case up to the present
time, with one exception that of the
Highland Light, over which there is
likely to be some trouble. The wTar has
already begun, as announced by the
Fisheries Department here to-day, in
the seizure of the American . fisher
schooner Stevenson by the Dominion
cruiser General Middleton for breach of
the fishery laws. Without the support
of the Imperial Government the Domin
ion authorities could do but little, but
by its assent to the Act that the British
Government is willing to stand by them,
they state that while keeping within the
law they are determined to seize and
confiscate every foreign vessel encroach
ing on Canadian fishing grounds.
London, January 4th. Lord Salisbury
finds that his progress in the reconstruc
tion of the Cabinet is impeded by party
jealousies over Goschen's appointment.
The whole influence of the Carlton Club
is exerted to persuade Lord Iddesleigh
and Viscount Cross to remain m office,
and Lord Iddesleigh pleads that he is
in ill-health and unable to sustain the
fatigues of the Foreign Office, an i he i
wiU persist in his derermiaation to re-'
tire. Viscount Cross is uncertain as to
what he will do. The only positive re
sult announced to-day has been the Earl
of Northbrook's consent to join Goschen
in a Conservative Cabinet. It has not
yet been decided which portfolio will be
given to him.
The Conservative opposition is mainly
directed against Lord Northbrook's party
because he is suspected of sympathizing
with Gladstone and partly because he
has hitherto been hostile to Lord Salis
bury's foreign and Indian policy. When
Lord Salisbury was in the Indian office,
in 1878, Lord' Northbrook resigned the
Vice-royalty of India because he differed
from Salisbury regarding the latter's
Afghan policy. If Goschen insists upon
nominating two Cabinet colleagues, the
Conservatives' prefer the Marquis of
Landsdowne and the Earl of Morley.
Chamberlain seeks a reconciliation
with Gladstone. He has summoned a
private meeting of leading members of
the Radical Union to consult upn the
terms of a compromise. Nobody, how
ever, believes that a conference will re
sult successfully. The Parnellites are a
supreme obstacle to a compromise and
thejr will not accede to anything short
of the submission of Chamberlain. A
speaker at to-day's meeting of the Na
tional League at Dublin declared his un
abated distrust and hatred of Chamber
Parliament has been prorogued until
Salisbury has sent a cable dispatch to
the Marquis of Landsdowne, Governor
General of Canada, asking liim if he
would be willing to join the Ministry.
New York, January 4th. The
"Post's" London special says: Goschen
cannot be a leader of the House for
physical reasons, being extremely short
sighted and husky. W. If. Smith 'is al
most certain to have the position tem
porarily. Of the Liberal peers, North
brooke and Lord Morley will probably
have a joint Cabinet at India or the War
Office. The coalition has thus been
definitely formed without Hartington.
Political observers are now calmly await
ing its collapse.
Dublin, January 4th. The trial of the
case against Messrs. Dillon, O'Brien,
Sheeby, Harris, Crilly and Redmond, for
alleged conspiracy in receiving rents, as
trustees under the "plan of campaign,"
was resumed to-day. All the defendants
were present except Redmond and
Harris, both of whom were absent on ac
count of illness. Harris, who is the Par
nellite member of Parliament for East
Galway, is suffering from hemorrhage of
the lungs, which has assumed a danger
ous phase. The Crown closed its case,
and the trial was adjourned.
The fortnightly meeting of the Execu
tive Committee of the National League
was held here to-day. The different
speakers ridiculed the idea that Gosch
en's acceptance of the Chancellorship of
the Exchequer would be the means of
saving the present Conservative Minis
try. The Treasurer reported the receipt
of $25,000 in donations to the League's
fund during the past two weeks from the
The New York "Star's" London cable
special mays: I have good reason to
know that Gladstone looks at the situa
tion from the standpoint of home rule as
more hopeful than at any time since he
took a hand in the struggle. Morley
shares his confidence, and is naturally
elated at the extraordinary change in the
BEFORE POLICE JUSTICE DAYTON.
Wednesday, January 12th.
One case of drunkenness was dealt
Y. Anim, charged with assault and
battery on his wife, was remanded to the
Ah Mung, charged with escaping trom
Officer Keahona while on the road to
prison, was remanded till to-day.
Lanpio, alias Lanchuec, a Chinaman,
was charged with cruelty to an ox, the
property of the Domingo Lopez estate,
which had strayed on to the ground
worked by the defendant and some
others of his countrymen. He was al
leged to have made a deep gash in the
rump, from which blood was flowing
freely. Remanded for judgment till to
day. . 0 -
;i)eath of a llautl Roy.
On Tuesday afternoon William Piikoi,
a son of Mr. William Wond by his first
wife, Lydia Piikoi, died of galloping con
sumption. The deceased was a member
of the Royal Hawaiian Band for two
years, playing the cornet. His poor
health compelled him to give it up. The
funeral took, place yesterday afternoon
from the Roman Catholic Cathedral,
and was largely attended. The King's
Own, of which the deceased was a mem
ber, turned out and took part in the
funeral procession to the grave, as did
also the members of the Royal Hawaiian
Band. Piikoi was about twenty-three
years of age. .
Royal Birthday 3fo Reception.
Her Royal Highness Princess Likelike
enters upon her thirty-seventh year this
day, she having been born January 13,
1851.' It is matter of sincere regret,
therefore, that it is announced that
owing to severe indisposition Her Royal
Highness is unable to hold a reception at
her Waikiki residence. Were it other
wise, the birthday of Princess Likelike
would call out a large number of native
Hawaiians and foreigners to pay their
respectful ' congratulations upon the
auspicious occasion. It is to be hoped
that this exalted lady will soon be re
stored to vigorous health.
, Mr. Myron H. Jones, organist of the
Fort-ireet Church, returned by the Aus
tralia, after. a pleasant -visit among his
tneiiCs in California.
J TR0YAL PS&'JifJ si
This powder never varies. A marvel of punty.
strength and v hoiesomeness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds, and canrot be sold in com
petitio i vith the multitude of lowtest, short
weight, alum or phosphate powders. 3LDOio.Tra
can! IioYAu lSAKia Fowcjhi Co.. 1C Wan-eV
LACES AND EMBROIDERIES
The Popular Millinery House,
104 "Port Street
IN". S. SAOHS, Proprietor.
Thursday, Jan. 13,
At 12 o'clock noon, at the Morris place, Kalihi,
we will sell at public auction the entire
NUESERY STOCK !
Of Edward Lycan, comprising
5,000 choice Varieties oi'Grape Vines,
Mostly two years old, and in fine condition for
transplanting, 110 Lemon Trees, 2,000 Pine Ap
ple Trees, Sugar Loaf Pine Apples, Laicbi,
Olives, Sapoto Pears, Cherry Moiaa, White Lemon
Guavas, Coffee and other trees.
Raspberry and Strawberry Vines.
Also, at the same hour and place, we will
Lease of the Morris Place
Situate at Kalihi, Oahu, containing about 100
acres, with 16 years to run. There are set ont on
the place and in bearing 10,000 banana trees, 25
orange trees, 20 Spanish Chemis, 300 Papal us, 20
Alligator Pears and 20,000 Pine Apples, etc., etc.,
and other trees that " will come into bearing in
from one to five years. There has been during
the past four years over 98,000 paid for imple
ments on the place, for buildings, fences, clean
ing ground, etc., and for imported trees, vines,
etc., 500 Orange. 100 Lemon, 5,000 Grape Vines,
besides several huudred othar valuable tropical
fruit bearing trees.
Rent of premises, $50 per month; rent paid up
to January 14, 1887. -Ski
For further particulars inquire of W. R. CAS
TLE, attorney-at-law, or to
E. P. ADA3IS & CO.,
Ahc if oiiei-ri.
A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF THREE DOL
lars per ahare will be paid stockholders of
Wilder's Steamship Co. on BATTJRDAY, January
15, 1587, at th office of the company.
S. B. ROSE,
Honolulu, January 12th. 410 janl5
Australian Mail Service.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO,
The new and fine Al steel steamship
Of the Oceanic Steamship Company, will be due
at Honolulu from Sydney and Auckland
on or about
January 14, 1887,
And will leave for the abave port with mails and
passenjr-rs on or about that date.
For frt-iftht or passage, having SUPERIOR
ACCOMMODATIONS, apply to
Win. Gr. Irwin & Co.,
For Sydney and Auckland.
The new and fine Al steel steamship
Of the Oceanic Steamship Companv.will b
due at Honolulu from San Francisco
or or about
January 22, 1887.
And will have prompt dfcpatcn with malls and
passengers for the above porta.
rwrJnn5i,i?ot,aa?r; haV,n SKRIOR AC
COMMODATIONS, apply to
Win. a. Irwin & Co.,
NEW DRESS GOODS. NEW DRESS GOODS.
We are now showing a splendid line of EMBROIDERED SUITS in white and colorel,
and COMBINATION DRESS SUITS.
Cashmere and TsTxin's "Veilings
In all colors at special prices. CHAMOIS AND UNDRESSED KID GLOVES. We call-special at
tention to our line of
Corsets and Ladies' Muslin Underwear.
Special Bargains in LADIES' and CHILDREN'S HOSE, in cotton. Lisle thread and gilt. lriee
Lower Tban Ever,
O-MRS. M ELLIS' dressmaking establishment on the premises.
If you want a fine CIGAR, try some of Straiten & Storm's, which have just
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109 Fort Street,
LOVE JOY & CO.,
Wine and Spirit Mieicliaxits,
Wo. 15 KuiiariOtreK. "
Havingfenlarged and renovated their toie and replenished their stock, are now fully prepared to
supply all goods in their line at very lowest market rates.
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Special attention is calledto this extra quality of G1X, being theirown importation and a very
A full assortment of California WiueM and all the best brands of tleer. Ale and I'orter
always in stock. Also, genuine Louis Rotlcrer sweet Champagne, quarts aud pints.
Cordials, JLiqu.eri.rs, Bitters, Etc.
Islandfcordersfpromptly attended to andrgoodscnrefnlly packed for shipment.
Telephone 308. 159Janl.,c y. p, fiox 137.
LEWIS & CO.,
Ml Fort Street. Importer and Dealer In
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
By every steamer from California, and always on hand, a full and complete line of
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