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IS paBXISJIEX EVERY MORNING. Per annam - PC Blx months....... 3 ;u Per month 50c Advance. Communications from all parts of the tI!ngc?ori wiUalwaya be very acceptable. Persona residing in any part of the United States can remit the amount of subscription due by Pest Office money order. Matter Intended for publication in the editorial columns should be addressed to Editos Pacific Commebcial Advertiser. Business communications and aJv.erH; ements noulo" be addressed simply P. C. ADVKUTI5KR, nd not to individuals T hi E Pacific Coffiinsrelai Advertiser la now for sale daily at the Following places: . II. SOPER Merchant street A. M. HEWETT Merchant street T. fl. THRUM Fort strec WM. STEAHL3IASN Hawaiian Hotel Five Cents per Copy. TUESDAY January 17th A dispatch from Port Louis says there are signs of dullness in the Mauritius sugar market. A returned Australian digger has dis- covered a very rich gold mine among the Welsh mountains in Great Britain. The question of a new name for the colony of New South Wales still keeps to fill the newspapers, but nothing has been decided upon. The London "Daily News" states that it is the intention of her Majesty's Gov ernment to proclaim British soveieigniy in New Guinea within the next three months. A real estate company is said to have secured a title to 55,000,000 acres of land in eleven states of Mexico, which will be offered to immigrants upon very advan tageous terms. The Government favors the enterprise. t The London "Daily News" states that Sir J. B. Thurston, the new Governor of Fiji, will introduce several new indus tries into that colon', including mills for the extraction of cocoanut oil, the mak ing of cocoanut matting and the canning of fruits. Road Supervisor Ilebbard commenced repairs on King street yesterday, placing a gang of men near the Kawaiahao church. This work will extend"to the Waikiki corner and the road leading from there out to Waikiki will also be lepaired. This is a big job but a very i ocessary one. The Sydney people are considering what the chances are of leprosy being imported from Honolulu. In the midst of the discussion the discovery was made (very unexpectedly to most of tbem) that leprosy already existed in the colony and that a section of the Little Bay Hospital is specially et apart for lepers. One of the stewards of the Zealandia named DeGean was arrested by a Cus tom House officer in Sydney for smug gling 18,000 cigarettes in what he stated was a bundle of "dirty clothes." A search of the steamer revealed three large boxes of tobacco, which were also confiscated. The man was lined 5, lCs, with the alternative of one month's im prisonment. Milk thieves have been hard at work since the 1st of the month in various parts of the city. Three persons on Beretania street missed their milk yes terday morning, and one citizen on the same street had his milk and container also stolen. The police should keep a sharp look out for the perpetrators of such wilful acts. If one is caught he should be severely dealt with as a lesson to others. The Sydney "Herald" says : There is a great future for the Samoan trade, but its true development will have to await the settlement of the claims and dis putes which now stand in the way. On of the first steps necessary is the appoint meat of a competent international com mission, to decide the right and title of the lands, on the possession and devel opment of which the future growth of the group depends. The introduction of a pure currency is also very necessary, and in connection therewith it must be pointed out that to render life tolerable and trade possible in Samoa, the respec tive government must honestly compel their subjects to abide i by laws under which they will be able to trade upon equal terms. PACIFIC Editor Advertiser Sir: In one of your issues of last month then; appeared a letter signed " Medicus," in which he gracefully charges me with falsehood be cause I stated that leprosy does net pre vail amongst the general population of the Hawaiian Islands, and that so far as I knew no European settlers had been attacked by the disease which the pre ponderance of medical testimony declares not to be infectious or contagious. I pre- J sume "Medicus," considers himself a friend of Hawaii, and the liedheet which he gives with such extreme good taste reminds me of an anecdote of Theodore Hook, who one day meeting a friend en dowed with more zeal than common sense, was thus addressed: "Sir," said he, " I have just had occasion to defend you a despicable said in my presence that you were not fit to black his boots." "What did you reply," said Hook. "Sir," he answered, "Imo-t unhesita tingly declared that you were." This is tlie Kinu ox ueienee mxu iii-uj sets up against a mischievous statement. it is clear as I presently shall show that a certain Mr. Wal', a member of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, who, "Medicus," rays, is better posted on Hawaiian affairs than I am, made a most exaggerated and alarming statement in relation to the extent and increase of leprosy amongst the general population in the Hawaiian Islands, and called for an enquiry (which has since been refused by the Government) with the evident intention of restraining free commercial intercourse between the two countries. 1 not only deemed it my duty, but was urged from a very high quarter, to- write a re-assuring letter to the press on the subj ect. I stated that leprosy did not prevail amongst the gen eral population to the knowledge of the Authorities because when cases became known the unfortunates were sent to the leper settlement where they were well cartel for by the Government, and that, so i"ar as I knew, this terrible disease did not attack the white settlers in the coun try. I further pointed out that notwith standing the constant communication between the Islands and San Francisco, the United States authorities imposed no restrictions on Hawaiian vessels or ships arriving from Hawaiian ports, which demonstrated that the disease was not believed by practical people to be either infectious or contagious. Fortius, "Medicus" makes a vulgar attack upon me. He says I have written a misleading letter because I like to see my name in print. He kindly advises the Hawaiian Government "to have nothing to do with a man who cannot speak the truth." He charges me with having had to take back a mis-statement which I made during the late revolution, of which I am quite unconscious and chal lenge him to the proof; and he winds up his letter in the tail of which is the sting (after the manner of certain creatures described "by naturalists) in the follow ing words: " My reason for asking .you to insert this is to call the attention of this Government to the fact that they have a representative who misrepresents matters and does more harm than good. Let us be rid of this wandering Jew of the G3nberger Legation." This precious literary production ar rived in Sydney on the 14th instant, and it evidently inspired Mr. Wall with fresh courage, for on the following day he re newed Ids attack as you will gather from t!ie annexed extract from the " Svdnev Morning Herald, "of the 10th inst., which describes what took place in the Legis lative Assembly on the occasion in ques tion : MOTION FOll AD.TOURSMENT I.KriiOSY AT HONOLULU. Mr. Wall moved the adjournment of the House for the purpose of calling attention to the existence of leprosy at Honolulu, lie read from Honolulu newspapers a re port which had been applied for upon the subject, and a letter replying to one writ ten in the "Sydney Morning Herald" in October last by Mr. A. IIolLhung, Charge d' Affaires for Hawaii, from which he (Mr. Wall) said it was evident that, as he had stated some months ago, leprosy was a very dangerous and contagious disease, and considering the number of steamers ca'ling at Honolulu and arriving at Syd ney, he thought it very dc-drable that this Government should at once institute in quiries as to the nature of the disease and the probability of its being introduced here. The motion was negatived. It is evident that fortified by your cor respondent's letter, Mr. Wall now openly declared his object and demanded strin gent action against the introduction of leprosy into this Colony from the Hawa iian Islands, but the Government relying upon the better inforfcation which it had in the meantime obtained, refused to grant the enquiry. Now, sir, it is seldom that I condes cend to notice vulgar scurrility, it invar iably overreaches itself in the minds of good men, but there "are occasions when it is necessary to put it down, just as a garden requires periodical weeding ot rank and poisonous growths. "Medicus" is right to this extent that I am not ashamed t6 see any name in print because I have never consciously written anything that is not true. I do not violate good taste and decency and have never skulked behind an alias for the purpose of impugning a man's veracity or of throwing dirt at his re lit, ion by im ploying it as an opprobrious epithet. In stating that I knew of no white lepers in Hawaii I took care to guard and qualify the statement, in so far as my own knowledge was con cerned, which was strictly true, and a COMMERCIAL ADVERTISE JANUARAVjT LraClfcT jrwn mm m -y. man is not necessarily a liar because he is' not omniscient, lam, however, sadly conscious of the fact that there now ex ists in Hawaii, a kind of moral leprosy (I hope it is only an isolated case) which impels its aliiicted victim to seek to dis seminate the pestiferous seeds of relig ious prejudice and hatred of a people of whom Canon Farrarsays: "Christianity owes the greatest debt and against whom Christianity has wrought the greatest wrong." As to the advice which "Medicus" volunteers to the Hawaiian Government, rermit to point to an incident from a book with which I trust he is not en tirely unfamiliar which appears to offer in some important respects, a suggestive parallel. In the reign of Ahasuerus, a powerful monarch of India and Ethiopia, a cer tain Jew named Mordecai, who, being himself the descendant of a long and il lustrious line of kings, refused to do obeisance to an envious upstart named Hainan, who thereupon plotted the downfall and death of the Jew Mordecai and that oi all his people. (A religious bigot is nothing if he is not thorough) But on searching the record it was found that the Jew had really done the State some for signal service, which but tne mticninations oi me man who hated the excellence he could not reach" might have been lost in oblivion. Consequently, the Jew was advanced in honor and favor" whilst the miserable schemer was elevated in deed to an exalted position, but not the one he had planned, which proved fatal to him' The moral is obvious and is summed upon the Commandment enun ciated by Divine authority through the Jew, Mioses, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." I remain, yours faithfully, A. Hoffnukg. Sydney, December 23th, 18S7. Supreme Court Jaai.ary Term. BEFORE CHIEF JUSTICE JUDI). Saturday, Jan. 14th. Mary Johnson vs. John Johnson. Divorce. Neither libeliant or respondent appearing the case was struck off the calendar. Nawilia Brush vs. Manuel Brush. Divorce. Libeliant filed a discontin uance. Maria Foss vs. Chas. Foss. Divorce. Granted for desertion. James Keau vs. Miriam Keau. Di vorce. Continued to next term. Luluhipolani Manchester vs. Thos. W. Manchester. Divorce. Publication of summons ordered and case continued to next term. Wong Tai Foori vs. Marv Tai Boon. Divorce. Granted for adultery. Anne Mattoon vs. James Mattoon. Divorce. Granted for desertion. Several other divorce cases were con tinued. . Keamalua (k) vs. Luhau (.w). Eject ment. Defendant's motion for a contin uance to next term was granted on terms to be settled. Monday, Jan. 10th. The King vs. Choy Yin. Perjury. An amended indictment was presented to which the defendant pleaded not guilty. Tried before a foreign jury. Deputy At torney General Peterson and Paul Neu mann for the Crown and V. V. Ashford for the defendant. AT CHAMBERS BEFORE BICKERTON, J. In the bankruptcy of A. Barnes, of Waiiuku, Maui. Hearing on bankrupt's application for discharge from debts. The trustees of the Lunalilo estate mort gagees in the Alden Fruit and Taro Com pany oppose the application. After the bankrupt stated his willingness to re lease all claim and interests on certain patents the Court ordered his discharge from his debts. l'ci'Nonal. - Mr. and Mrs. II. F. Glade and family leave for the Coast to-day. Robert W. Wilcox and wife leave for .Italy to-day' on the Australia. Miss Ailene I vers, sister of Mrs. Win. G. Irwin, returns to San Francisco to day, after a three months' visit. By the last mail Dr. J. S. McGrew re ceived a letter from Paris stating that Mrs. McGrew and family were in good health and enjoying themselves. Miss Katie is making rapid progress with her music. She studies the piano with Mons. M. G. Falkenberg and the violin with Mons. L. Dancla, two of the most eminent professors in Paris. At a recent concert in that city Miss Katie played one of Beethoven's sonatas and was highlj- complimented by Mons. B. Godard who was present. Master Tarn is taking lessons cn the piano from Thiebau. I'olice Court. Monday, January lGth. Nakai, O. Schussler, James Brogen and Jno. Batata were fined $6 each for drunkenness. Ah Fai charged with smuggling opium was fined $25. Jas. McLean charged with being a gross cheat was remanded to the 17th. Manuel Perry pleaded not guilty to as sault and battery on Ah Kan. Jno. Haysten was sent on the reef for ten days at hard labor for assault and battery on his "wife Julia Havsten. Tlie Australia. The Oceanic Company's steamship Australia sails at noon to-day for San Francisco with a full cargo of domestic produce, passengers and the mails. The mail at the Post Oflice closes at 11 1 o'clock. The following passengers irp hnnkpd to leave bv her: K. W. Wilcox and wife, Miss F. Winter, H. F. Glade and wife, S. D. I vers, Miss Ailene I vers, 31. Phillips, Mrs. M. Hy man, A. 11. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. van T)pnhonrt?h. Mrs. E. A. Arms, G. Deut-' bruck, Kev. 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, and a number in the steerage. . ' Will, k ll'Wlil (V ft OFFER FOR SALE STTG-iRS DRY aPwANULATKD In Barrels, Half Barrels, -And 30-round Boxes. CUBE In Ualf Barms a And 25-pound Hoxw IJOV.-DEKEI- In S0-poand Boxes. JOLV&N C. COFFEE In Half Carre's TEAS . Blue. Mottled Soap SALMON Ciises Corned Beef. F LOU R Cs Medium Bread. O I T FUEL and LUBRICATING. LIME CEMENT Giilvaidzed Iron Eooliiur. RJDG1NG- SI 8 and WASHERS. i j nar iJacs 22 x iJO. CQiRiDAG Ji!. Manila and sif&l, I'au.ina Twiue, WLale. Lint Heed's Felt Steam Pipe and Boiler Coyer! ! us' . (IRASS LSEEI)S, MILL TIMJ5EHS "A TKZS'IS, (suitable for I tig aua surveying parties-, '52 tf PAUL NEUMANN'S Law Office, M 71 : Honolulu tf jSTOTIOE. WT II AYE JUST KECEIVED A NE"W LOT OF MANILA CIGAUS, Of the Best Assorted Brands Ir. the Market, which we will sell at Lowest I'riees. either In liontl or Duty Iairt. Fresh Lots received by every Steamer. jsiee Foisra & co.. lainy: St., Bet. L'nunakea and Xnnnnu. 3m WU. O IK WIS. wm. g. iEwnr& Co.; SVrV:AfTOKS ail1 Coram iswlon AC.fa.NTte. Honolulu U. I. 18-tfwtf Bone Meal! Bone Meal BONK ilEAL (WARRANTED TURK, FROM the Manufactory of BUCK & AteIILNB ban Francisco. Orders for this Celebrated Fertilizer will now be received by the undersigned. Planters are requested to send their orders in early, so that there will be no delay in having them rilled in ime for the planting season. Also, uper- Phosphates, A Fine Fertilizer for Cane. Ordersreceived in quantities to suit. 2l-wtf W M. G. IRWIN & CO., Agents. 18S8. rVfTT A T LAOE KND AT Popular Millinery 104 Fcgt St., Honolulu, IST. S. SACHS, PBOPEiETOB. Torclioii Laces ! -GREAT J..INK2ST TOEOHON , LACES ! In arrow, Medium ani Wide. LOGO Yards Linen Torchon Lace Sliriil -AV1LL AT .A. SACRIFICE ! Oall Earlv and 1876. GEO AY. UILDER. 75 arid 77 Kinp- Street, Bf II Tc!fllO!lc afo. 75. J" O E-I TsT Stoves, Ranges and Plumbing, Tin, Copper H. JE. Jelntyre & Bro., IMPORTERS AND DEALKKS IN G-roceries, iProvision&? and 'Feed, EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS. S ' Produce bTevveelrhy AenlTZ r,?m the Kaster" States and Eu rope. Jresh California city f?ee It chScV Sfd i w ers hfully attended to, and Goods delivered to any Prt of the --j nee oi cnarge. island criers sol.'citpd. s-iticf action o-., -v u Telephone No. 92 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'ts, and Bethel St., 0pp. Post Office. Hofchlawr'f Co. d2w lmw F00K LUN & CO., 113 Nuuanu Street, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Chinese & Japanese Goods Fire Crackers, . New Design in Cnps and Saucers, Tea, Cigars, and all kinds of - kn,v Goods. j Regular shipments by every steamer. POST OFFICE BOX NO. 255. Ed. HtllHltlilllS. Tr TEH -F O R- EMBROIDER! THE Torchon Laces ! BARGAINS IN- V oilec BE OFFERED- Get First Choice. LINCOLN. 1886 - - Honolulu PS .lliilual T'l-line s. 05. N" o TT Housekeeping Gorts. and Sheet Iron Work eoapl" 1 1 CI CAIiEIAGrE COMPANY. FIRST-CLASS CARRIAGE? At all hours day and night, with compteDt drivers and steadv horse3. TO LET! SADDLE HORSES, BUGGIES, WAG ONETTES, VILLAGE CAKTS AND BRAKES, With good, reliable horses. Having just received a fine lot of Horses from California, We are prepared to offer eitra inducements to parties wanting Family, Koad, Express or Dray HorseB. Guaranteed as represented or no saie. Prices to suit the times. MSG UP 32, or apply to MILES & HAYLEY, 727je24tf Hawaiian Hotel Stables. NOTICE. ALL ACCOUNTS DUE MRS. A. M. MELLIS of six months and ever will be placed in a collector's hands without further notice if uo paid by the 15th. MRS. A. M. MELLIS, 17 Emma street. 2w House, Mi mm