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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JANUARY l(i, 1888.
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MONDAY : : : : : January 16th A dispatch from London, December 25th, says the Hawaiian Commercial In dustrial Company has been registered, with a capital of a quarter of a million. The Togan Government recently pro claimed at twenty-four hours notice that the Chilian dollar, circulating in those islands, should now pass current at three hillings only. It caused considerable excitement. o Thx Rev. J. Jones, English mis3ior ary at Maire, arrived in Auckland De cember 30th, having been expelled by the French from the island, at half an hoar's notice, after a residence of thirty-four years. Seyxid Baroasii Bin Said, Sultan of Zanzibar, has ceded to the British and East African Association, for fifty years, the sovereign rights of two hundred rail os of the coast line in order to facili tate the opening of trade to the interior of Africa. A correspondent in the "Gazette" calls the attention of the Marshal to the existence of a faro bank in full blast no t a mile from the corner of Fort and Bere Unia streets. That is about all the good it will do, if one judges of the action of the Marshal in other matters. Oub Hilo correspondent gives full par ticulars of the fire which took place there early last Monday morning. Some steps should be taken to supply Hilo with either a hook and ladder wagon or a fire engine. It is a place of some size, and this matter should receive early atten tion. TUB BIN FRANCISCO MAIL SERVICE. In the New Zealand Parliament, De cember 22d, Major Atkinson, the Pre mier, referring to the San Francisco mail service, said the Government had come to the conclusion to ask the House to grant authority to run a service for one year by the present contractors. By tkat means there would be more time to consider the matter next session, and make fresh amendments. He then moved the following resolution : Resolved, That in view of the contract of the San Francisco mail service termi nating in November next, and of the im possibility of giving the question consid eration this session, the Government be authorized to arrange with the present contractor for the extension of the con tract far twelve months, and to submit to the House next session definite proposals for continuance of the service. Sir Julius Vogel asked whether the Government would pay more for the service than at present. Majtr Atkinson said the cost would be the same. After some further discussion the reso lution was adopted. The New Zealand "Herald," speaking editorially on the subject, says : "It is enly right to mention the great interest taken by the Messrs. Spreckels in the prssent service. They have repeatedly endeavored to accelerate the time, and have always given us a prompt and re liable delivery of our mails at both ends of the lines. It is due also to their po litical influence partly that a Jura in the tide ef recognition is eventuating in the United States. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has also peti tioned Congress for a special appropria tion for the Australian mail service." SAMOAN AFFAIRS. The latest news to hand from Samoa It dated December 12tb. A correspond ent of the Sydney "Herald," writing on that date, says : The American man-of-w-af Adams left Apia for Tonga on the 20th of November, via Tutuila. Im mediately she left the harbor she was followed by one of the German vessels, which saw her clear of the Samoan grouD. The Adler arrived at Apia on the 24th with dispatches from Russell, and on the 27th three of the German warships the Bismarck, the Sophie and the Carola left for Hongkong. The Olga and Adler remain at Samoa. The German guards still remain on shoie, and the troops patrol the town. No I British warship has yet deigned to pay us a visit. It is said that the German Government has assured the British Government that British interests in Samoa will be respected. The present situation is one of vague expectancy, as the time is approach ing at which some new movement may be looked for. On the 15th instant the second assembly of the Taimua and Fai pule is to take place. This meeting will probably receive the announcement of future measures for conducting the af fairs of the Government, and for com pelling the obedience of the law of tax ation and other dictates of the Tama-sese-Brandeis Cabinet. It is alleged tliat the great majority of the natives have paid the tax to Tamasese. This is probably correct. The American man-of-war Adams re turned to Apia from Tonga on the 7th instant. The Adams had been to Tonga to release an American citizen who had served five years of a sentence of ten years for embezzlement, as it had been shown that the man was wrongfully con victed. The vessel went to Tutuila on the 9th for coal, and will remain at Samoa until relieved. ISLAND NOTES. Lmt'E, Kauai, January 14th. The new year was ushered in with the customary serenades and merry new year wishes. Hi majesty the famous turkey gobbler in the pride of his plump ness was laid upon the altar of the in fant year. Your humble correspondent's joys were overflowing. When he arose from that shrine he was actually too full for utterance. Rains have been very abundant. During the holidays it looked as if we were going to have a second deluge, but since then the "bow of promise" has made its appearance in the sky and our fears have somewhat abated. Still we are told that before the Deluge, "It came to pass that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them wives which they chose." Now I am told that Bro, W. goes to Honolulu for a similar pur pose, and we can only wait and see what the result will be. School began again. The teachers looked cheerful and refreshed as if the holidays had done them good. And the small boy who by sad experience had "learned to trace the d?,y's disaster" in the teacher's "morning face," prophesied one pleasant day to begin the year. I made a visit to the school the other day. Just after I sat down a great big fat kanaka with a policeman's badge came in. I tell you I was frightened. I knew that I had not stolen anything since I came here, but then as I had been loafing around for some time I thought I was going to be arrested foT vagrancy, or may be the policeman was after my five dollars which was more than the sum of ail my resources. With one hawk-like glance at me he went up to the teacher, held a consultation in a low tone and then went out. Thinks I, he thinks I am too formidable and has gone after reinforcements ; I'll have to wait and see. In about half an hour he came back with two little truant chaps, leading them by the ears. And then I found out what that big police man was after. At recess the teacher called my atten tion to the variety of languages used on the playground, saying that if the curse of Babel had fallen on the school their speech could not have been more con founded. I looked, and there was a small group speaking German, some speaking Norwegian, a company talking Portuguese, and a great number' using the Kanaka language; while English was stopped like the study of Greek when the lessons were over. It struck me that there ought to be a Kamehame ha in every school to unitize the lan guage. The schoolroom is the only place to do it. Nemo. R. 31. Zealand la. The Royal Mail steamship Zealandia arrived early Saturday morning from the Colonies. Sailed from Sydney Decem ber 28th at 4 :53 p. m. Arrived at Auck land after a pleasant passage January 2d at 12:5S a. m. Left Auckland the same day at 2 :37 p. m. Stopped off Tutuila on the 6th at 5 :07 to land mails. The Zealandia brought three cabin and two steerage passengers and 154 tons freight for this port and had in transit for San Francisco 38 cabin and 58 steerage pas sengers. She left for San Francisce about 6 o'clock Saturday evening. For San Francisco. The following passengers are booked at the office of W. G. Irwin & Co. to leave by the Australia to-morrow: R. W. Wilcox and wife. Miss F. Winter, H. F. Glade and wife, S. D. Ivers, Miss Ailene Ivers, M. Phillips, Mrs. M. Hy man, A. R. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. van Denbourgh, Mrs. E. A. Arms, G. Deut bruck, Rev. L. Beck, M. Davis, M. G. Elliot, Com. Macdonough, S. Bushe and wife, F. Throssel, F. R. Throssel, Pitt Carbitt, S. Clementson and wife, and E Bailey. FIRE AT HILO. Tbree Building: Burned to tbe Orouud. Our Hilo correspondent, under date of January 12th, writes as follows : Last Monday morning about 1 o'clock there was the largest fire ever seen in Hilo. It destroyed three stores C. Y. Aiona, general merchandise; De Sa, jgrocer, and Ku See, tailor. By 3 o'clock the buildings were flat to the ground. For tunately there was but little wind; had there been much, as there usually is in Kohala, the fire would have destroyed all the buildings in the block. It was stopped at the store of C. E. Richardson by throwing on a great many buckets of water. The building is badly scorched. There was no scarcity of men, and they worked with a will. The buildings were about 200 feet from the bay, and owned by Mr. Spreckels. They were erected by Ben Pitman years ago, and used by him as a ship chandlery store. After wards owned by Thos. Spencer, who turned over the property with the Spen cer Plantation to Mr. Macfarlane of Ho nolulu, who transferred the property to Mr. Spreckels. Aiona is insured for $15,000 ; De Sa and Ku See have no in surance. The safes stood the fire well ; everything in them being in good condi tion. The origin of the fire is not known as yet. A committee has been appointed to investigate the cause. Hilo should have a hook and ladder company, as an engine connot be af forded. J. A. M. LATEST NEWS. An alarming epidemic of typhoid fever prevails at the town of Port Arthur. Over two thousand deaths have already occurred. The manager of the Opera Comique, Paris, destroyed by fire on the 15th of May last, has been found guilty of neg ligence, and sentenced to three months' imprisonment, and ordered to compen sate the relatives of the victims of the catastrophe. The Grand Theater. Islington, Lon don, was destroyed by fire about mid night December 29th. No casualties oc curred, as the fire took place after the close of the evening's performance. Mr. John Henderson, general traffic manager for the Victorian Railways, died at Melbourne on December 29th. An extensive fire broke out at Red fern, near Sydney, December 22d, Har den's bedding furniture factory being almost entirely destroyed. The damage is estimated at about 20,000, 12,000 being covered by insurance. The risk is divided between several offices. The death is announced of Sir Robert Sass, the Speaker in the South Austra lian Assembly. The Theater Royal, Melbourne, nar rowly escaped destruction by fire De cember 28th. The fire broke out in a workshop below the theater, and was only extinguished just when the flames were spreading to the adjoining build ings. Up to December 28th a quarter of a million feet of space has been applied for at the forthcoming Centennial Exhi bition at Melbourne. Telegraphic advices of December 12th from Port Kennedy (Thursday Island) report the arrival of the steamship Fairlie at that place from Hongkong. She brings news of a number of ex tremely fatal disasters which have oc curred within Chinese territory and waters. The steamer Wah Yung, which sails under the British flag, caught fire when lying within 220 yards of the shore. Upwards of 100 persons from the burning vessel managed to effect a landing, but about 400 persons perished by drowning, among whom were 200 small-footed Chinese women, who were accommodated below deck. Hoangho (Yellow River) broke its banks Jn the vicinity of Ching Chow, and inundated an enormous area of country. Thirteen cities are submerged, and the loss of life and property is fear ful, the distress of the survivors being indescribable. The military magazine at. Amoy ex ploded with terrific violence, a Chinese General an 1 50 soldiers being blown to atoms. Four hundred houses in the vicinity came down with a crash, bury ing the inmates in the ruins. Concur rently a fire broke out, which spread from the debris in all directions, and de stroyed upwards of 300 other buildings. A Grneeful Compliment. On Saturday forenoon Mr. H. Wright, on behalf of His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, waited on Mr. Robt. J. Creighton at his residence and pre sented him with a passport direct from the Foreign Office, accompanied by the felicitations of the Minister. The com pliment, which was evidently appreciated by the recipient, was paid in considera tion of Mr. Creighton having formerly held the portfolio of the Department. He subsequently took his departure for San Francisco by the Zealandia. Only a Rumor. Soon after the arrival of the Likelike yesterday a rumor was around town that there had been a fire at Spreckels ville. Hon. W. C. Parke received a let ter from Sheriff Everett, but no mention was made of any fire. Messas. W. G. Irwin & Co. knew nothing about it, neither did the Wilder Steamship Company. &tvcxt$tmtm$ MAMMOTH SHIPMENT . of; : HAT AND OBAIK, Just received and for Sale.at LOWEST MARKET PRICE. UNION tFEED CO., Hawaiian Hote CARRIAGE COMPANY. FIRST-CLASS CARRIAGES At all hours day and nisbt, with oomptent drivers and steady horses. TO LET! SADDLE HORSES, BUGGIES, WAG ONETTES, VILLAGE CARTS AND BRAKES, With good, reliable horses. Having just received a fine lot of Horses from California, We are prepared to offer extra inducements to parties wanting Family, Road, Express or Dray Horses. Guaranteed as represented or no sale. Prices to suit tbe times. RING UP 32, or apply to MILES & HAYLEY, 727je24tf Hawaiian Hotel Stables. NOTICE rilHE SALE :OF THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL JL ADVERTISER has been postponed from Jan uary 7th to January 14th. WRAY TAYLOR, Secretary P. C. A, NOTICE. ALL ACCOUNTS DUE MRS. A. M. M ELLIS of six months and over will be placed in a collector's hands without further notice if not paid by the 15th. MRS. A. M. MELLIS, 2w 17 Emma street. REMOVAL. Ed Heffschlaeger & Co. Have removed their office and their well-assorted stock of goods to their New Store on King St, Opposite Messrs. Castle & Cooke's, and 'Bethel St., Opp. Post Office. Ed. Hoifschlaeger & Co. d2w lmw FOOK LUN & CO., 113 Nuuanu Street, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Chinese & Japanese Goods, Fire Crackers, New Designs In Cups and Saucers, Tea, Cigars, and all kinds of Fancy Goods. Regular shipments by every steamer. POST OFFICE BOX NO. 255. iy E R. RYLlSr, Boat Builder And General Jobber. All kinds of work and repairs and other work executed with promptness on reasonable terms. Workshops at the rear of Lucas Planing Mill. NOTICE. MRS. A. M. MELLIS having removed her dressmaking establishment to . No. 17 Emma Street, Will be pleased to see her friends and patrons there from and after January 3, 1888. Bell Telephone 410. lm Mutual 484. HEAD QUARTER LACES AND AT Popular M 104 Fort St., Honolulu. N. S. SACHS, PKOPBIETOfi. Torclion Laces ! GREAT LINElsr TO JR OPIOID LACES ! In Narrow, Medium and Wide. 1,000 Yards Linen Torchon Lace Slightly -WILL BE .A.T SACRIFICE : Call Early and 1876. GEO W. BUILDER 75 and 77 Kinp- Street, - - - - Honolulu Bell Telephone 7io. 275. NT Stoves, Ranges and Plumbing, Tin, Copper M GrO Campbell Block, Cor. g q. J fe. 9 JUST RECEIVED, SUITABLE FOR XMAS PRESENTS, Gold and Silver Headed Walking Sift Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, Japanese Handkerchief Holders. LATEST STYLES in NEOKWBAB ELEGANT SILK PLUSH TOILET AND SHAVING CASES, And a full line hCCustom Made Clothing, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, HATS AND CAPS, ETC." H. E. Mclntyre & Bro., IMPORTERS AND DEAI.KRS IN Groceries, Provisions and Feed EAST CORNER FORT AND KINO STREETS. New Goods received by every packet from the Eastern States and Europe, resh Caltfornl Frodnce by every steamer. All orders faithfully attended to, and Goods delivered to ny part of tne City free Of ChirtA. Ta1a.n4 nHn u!.lo4 e. n Tt-v Jsocrtistmcnu. -F O R- EMBROIDERIES THE illinery House, Torchon Laces ! BARGAINS IN OFFERED- J-et First Choice. LINCOLN. 1886 5 Mutual Telephone Ko. 65. 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