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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, MARCH 10, 1888.
THE CANADIAN ABROAD. THE DAILY Pacific Commercial Advertiser Interesiiiiir L.etler From V. V. Ash- forri. of Ilonoinln. Formerly of Toronto. IS PUBLISHED KVKKY MORNING. -:or TKU5IH OF Sl'n.S(RIKri().. rer an nam.... !r mont. .. .S 00 . 00 . 50c The following letter was received by Mr. Brent, of this citv, from V. V. Ash- ford, the former Torontonian who lias had such a career in the Sandwich Islands : Honolulu, H. I., Jan. 1, 1SSS. Dear II. Pressure of business has prevented my sooner answering yours of November 27th last, which I received in due course and from which I first learned of vour removal to Toronto. We have had what our late lamented friend Rev. U. v . .beecher woula call a n or a time out here, of which you have un- doubtedlv learned something from the newspaper press, it is a straight vear now since the Revolutionary "conspir acy" commenced, with about a half dozen men as the nucleus of the "Ha waiian League." The sentiment had common comforts. Here one of the ie culiarities of architecture is that the houses have no chimneys fires for cook ing, even, being confined to outside buildings erected for the purpose. You see, no place is perfect, and few can find a country where the conditions all satisy. Most Northerners here even those who have left the North to get clear of its rigorous climate long for the snow and ice of higher latitudes after being here a few years. And most of them get it, for in proportion to the pop ulation (white) no place in the world sends so many travelers into foreign countries. You will judge from this that money is easily made here. It has been, but unwarranted extravagance re sulted and the country- has of late been passing through a transition from infla tion to bedrock. The uncertainties of the U. S. treaty, of domestic politics and ot the world's sugar prosiects generally, all tended to this result. All lines of Dusiness are too mil, ana the professions are overrun. I'erhaps we cannot com- Stdrcrfisments. "-ui"riitioni Payable Aitvaj-Min j We succeeded, by force of arms, on June I 30th (and without actual conflict, but by been "cultivated" for months previously. piainjor thou?h we are -adventurers r. m rv . . vvuuiuuL.tuijui irurn an parts oi tne Aing'lom ; iJ always be very acceptable. Persons residing' in any part of trie United stuea j f aa remit to amonnt of S'ibseripti.-.n dne by Fust ! Office money order. ifatter Intended for publication in the editorial columns shocld be addressed to Kdxtob Pacific Com kkcml A uvektiskk. Business communications and advertise nenta snoalc be a-Idres-sed simply " P. C. AlVEaTISEEt,; an 1 not u, individual SATURDAY Maivh 10th V. V. ASHF0RD AS A LETTER WRITER. In another column we publi-h by re quest an exceedingly interesting ietter from Colonel V. V. Ash ford, which ap peared in the Toronto "Globe" of recent date. THE AUSTRALIAN MAIL. Mr. .john J). Spreckels recently said to a nvrinber of the San Francisco press that the Oceanic Steamship Company proposed to induce the New Zealand Government to transfer its contract with the steamers of the Red Star Line to the Cunard Company, which runs better steamers and makes faster time. The Australian mails would then leave Lon don on Saturday, reaching New York on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, thence taking the overland express and making the trip to San Francisco in five days at the most. Reaching the latter place on Thursday morning, the Oceanic Hteamer would sail on Thursday after noon, making the trip from San Fran cisco to Auckland in eighteen days. The mails between London and New Zealand could thus be delivered in twenty-nine or thirty days, and to Aus tralia in thirty-three or thirty-four days, a very great improvement on the present run. The KmalJpox on tiie Marlp sa. The Sydney "Telegraph" of Feb. 11th has the following: A special meeting of the Board of Health was held yester day, when the Chief Medical Inspector's report in connection with the quaran tining of the R. M. S. Mariposa was con Hidered. The report showed that Cap tain Hay ward and Dr. Giberson had acted in the most exemplary manner during the voyage, and that the most minute precautions were taken against the spread of infection. Previous to the it , . essei leaving han Francisco a slight epidemic of veriola appeared, in conse quence of which the whole of the crew were revaccinated and a large supply of vaccine lymph sent on board for the use ot the passengers. On the outbreak of the disease the Captain exhorted the passengers to accept the precaution of vaccination, pointing out that the adop tion of such a step was one which would materially affect their own interests. With the exception of 14 persons, they all readily complied, and the usual pre cautions in the matter of fumigation and disinfection w ere accordingly made. The build of the vessel being peculiarly adapted for this process, the patient was at once placed in a deckhouse away from all other tenanted portions of the ship and around which a neutral space was observed. Owing to the extreme carefulness observed from the outset the Board have considered themselves justi fied in dealing with the vessel in a man ner which will recoup the owners for the incidental trouble and expense which lias been taken by her officers. They have resolved that should no further outbreak occur, 74 of those on board who were successfully vaccinated during the voyage may be released at daylight on Monday, together with the vessel that is, provided the whole of the clothing and fittings aboard shall have been thoroughly cleansed and disinfected. The remainder of the passengers on board will be transferred to the shores, and will be divided into two sections, viz., those who have been revaccinated too recently for the result to be ascer tained and those who have so far de clined to undergo the operation. The fo -msr will be reinspecled on Wednes L" next, and provided the vaccination proves successful they will be released. Ihe latter class, who will be kept sepa- a coup; in wrestling absolute power from a King who was more despotic than the Czar of Russia. He wa3 a wild despot in many ways, and from a certain stand point a right good fellow, but absolute in the extreme. Almost before things got to working under the new regime, men of the Revolutionary party that I branch of it which represents the "mis j sionary" element here, and who, as such, form a politico-social "family com. pact" and work to the seclusion of ad- . - L L T 11 - . trmurers "irom an prererment com menced plotting to butcher those of the party whom they deemed "adventurers" those very men who really had ac complished the revolution. This was the beginning of conspiracies an4 counter-conspiracies, which were only pre vented from breaking into open conflict by the presence of a fleet of British and American war vessels in the harbor. As it was, it came very near ending in a coup d'etat by the King's party, this re sult being solely prevented, I think, by indecision and instability on the part of the King himself and his confidential ad visers at the critical moment. In fact we have been on the "ragged erge" of political chaos, varying kaleidoscopically, but all the time existing, till within the past four or five days we have SUCCEEDED IS FORCING THE RESIGNATION Of one of the Cabinet Ministers who de veloped into a traitor to those who put him there, and this was the beginning in the sense this term is used by those who think they have perspective rights, by virtue of longer residence, we have done fairly well. But present indica tions do not suggest advising Canadians to come here, whether with a view to commercial or professional business. There are many of our countrymen here, however, and fortune has not deserted any ot them so tar as 1 know, lhey were almost to a man of the Revolu tionary (now Reform) party their birth right of responsible constitutional gov ernment and the sentiments of political freedom which their principles instilled, having united them together as adher ents of the cause of popular rights against personal prerogative. VOLNEY V. ASHFORD. Toronto Globe, Feb. 4, 1833. - j . Bill if ifSi rvimrriisfiiums. LAEGE IMPOETAr O F SILKS ! SILKS ! SIM 13irect From IP ans, AT T II E Popular Millinery Hoi 104 Fort St., Honolulu. S. SACHS, PBOPBIETOK, Absolutely Pure. Thi? po-cr never vcrio5. A Tnarvc-l of rmrity, Etrenjnh and vholosrniencss. 3Iore economicaJ than the. or'Iir.ary kIr.c- r.ni cannot bescW in con petition vita Th; r.mlti-i'r; of lo-Vtest, short weight, alnr.i or phosphate x,v.-der. Sold oxlt ES cass. IIqtav iiAK:i PoT2ir; Co.. luti Wa&s&j W JI. T. COLE51AX A CO., Af iHs. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. d f w Australian Mail Service. Black Gros Grain Silk, Black Elmilama Silk. White and Cream lUi.nb Tricot Sills and Satins, a! AJ.-o, a l ine Assortment of Handsome Enibroi. C aslimere Shawls v (kin 'rt- i Black an (1 S' ear VERY RICH AND STYLISH. RELIGIOUS SERVICES, ETC. FOR SAN FRANCISCO, fh new an.l fine Al steel steamship MARIPOSA" KTThee Gods are DIRECT FROM PARIS, and tionallv LOW PRICES. 1 1 1 at Fi The services at St. Andrew's Cathedral to-morrow will be: Holy Communion, 6:30 o'clock a. m. Matins with sermon, at 9:30 o'clock a. m. Hawaiian evensong at 3:30 p. m. Evensong, with sermon, at G p. m. Seats are unappropriated. Second Congregation : Rev. George I Wallace, pastor. Morning prayer with sermon at 11:15 a. m. Even- I ing prayer, with sermon, at 7:30 j p. m. Sunday-school meets at 10 a. m. j Seats free at all services. j Chinese Congregation, Rev. II. H. j Gowen in charge. Morning nraver. with i 1876. ; j the Oreanif steamship Company, w ill be due ' ! at lIouHlulu from Sydney and Auckland I on or ahout I ; March 11th, 1888,! I AM will leave lor the aove port wltb mail. and j passengers on or about that date. : For freight or pussage, having SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATIONS, apply to Wm. (j. Irwin & Co., AltEXTS. GEO W. LINCOLN. 18? 75 and 77 Kino- Street, of a regular trouble from threatening sermon, at 11 :15 a. rn. Sunday-school I positions by the King and his subalterns opposed to the eopIe laws which the Legislature had passed by an almost unanimous vote, and which had been vetoed by him against the advice of the Cabinet, in direct conflict with the new constitution, which provided that no act of his was effective unless performed by and with their advice and consent; coupled with his refusal to sign commis sions of most important officials whom the Cabinet had seen fit to appoint; with acts of similar revolutionary ten dency on the part of the King have combined to make the then existing state most pernicious and the future most threatening. But the present change shifts things into the position they should have occupied after July 7th (the date of the signing of the new constitution)Jand the days of absolutism are surely ended, as are also, I think, those of "missionary" supremacy in the Iolitical management of Hawaiian af fairs; those very good but impractical people (speaking from a political stand point) being now in fair shape to be relegated to the running of churches and the gathering of coin by sharp bargains with the natives, occupations which they are more fitted for than the conduct of public affairs. Of the country generally so very little can be said in the limits of a letter that I will not attempt it except to say that the climate is claimed to be the most equable in the world. The islands are in the "trend" of the northeast "trades," which blow with little or no interruption and moderate velocity during the spring, summer and autumn months. At any given point the mercury varies but a very few degrees from year's end to year's end. The winter season is for some reasons the most pleasant, though sometimes very wet. But two out of the three winters 1 have spent here have been for the most part a prolonged counterpart of our Canadian Indian sum merexcept that the night and day temperature is much more even, but with the same hazy atmosphere, de licious, sweet air and cloudless sky. We have eternal spring or autumn, which you please. One may see the fruits of f l. T i l , cue lilies any uay in me year, in any and all stages of development, on the same tree. Flowers bloom perpet ually. Some, indeed many, of the larg est varieties of trees are flowering trees, something I never saw till coming here. Bananas, strawberries, oranges, etc., are on the table every meal the year round if one wishes. And yet all this becomes monotonous, and ONE LONGS FOE A CHANGE OF SEASONS, And of the natural products which such changes bring, though I have never 6een the mercury in the thermometer go higher than 85 degrees, yet it is a broiling heat, the result of so humid an atmosphere. And though I have never at. 10 a. m. Evening prayer, with ser mon, at 7 :30 p. m. For Sydney and Auckland, j Bell T1 option o o. 275. J O FI f-5 - I-Jonohl .Mutual T-lrine TV1 TV O TT ft-.- Central Union Church Rev. E. G. Beck with, D. D.. pastor. Services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 o'clock p. m. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. I he yew and Jine Al st?el steamship it Roman Catholic Cathedral. G and 7 a. m., low mass with Holy Communion ; 10 a. m., high mass, with sermon either in Hawaiian, Portuguese or English, alternating according to the three prin cipal different nationalitiesof the church : 2 p. m., rosary and catechism ; 4 :30 p. ' m., instruction and benediction of the I Blessed Sacrament. Of the Oceanic Steamship Company . w ill ir due at Honolulu from J-au Francisco or or about March 15, 1888. And will have prompt dlipatcn with malls an i assengers for the above ports. j For freight or passage, having SUPKRIOR AC I COMMODATION'S, apply to Wm. (x. Irwin & Co., kill HlflU -i---J& U V --:r-4 i 1 k Jr. J ji i jl Jl 1 r 1. . i. , - . 'L T T- -i- - - i '. " T ... I - . r I If- i AGENTS Kaumakapili Church. Rev. J. AVaia mau, pastor. Sunday-school at 9 :30 a. m. Preaching at 10:30 a. m. Kawaiahao Church. Rev. II. II. Parker, pastor. Sunday-school at 10 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. ED. HOFTSCHLAEGEE & CO Importers A Commission Merchants, Ojieeu Street, Honolulu, H. I. Y. M. C. A. Gospel Praise Service at G:30 p. m. Chinese Church. Fort street, near cor ner Beretania. Chinese Sunday- chool, 9:30 a. m. Chinese and English Sunday-school, 2:30 p. m. Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m. Bible class in Chinese Y. M. C. A. Hall, 6:30 p. m. The Blue Ilibvoii League. The entertainment this evening at the Y. M. C. A. Hall, under the auspices of the Blue Ribbon League, consists of the following : Piano Duet Misses Young Song Miss Jennie Grieve Recitation Miss Jane Hare Song Mr. W. II. Iloogs Recitation Mr. A. E. Murphy Address Rev. Mr. Adams The public are cordially invited to attend. North British and Mercantile. ISSV RAXC'E COJIPAX Y. Stoves, Ranges and HousekeeiriiiK Go(is. Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron W ESTABLISHED 1809. Resources of the Company as at 31st Dec, 1882 1 Authorized Capital 3,000,000 2 Subscribed 2,u00,000 3 Paid up 500,000 4 Fire Fund and Reserves as at 31st Dec, 183 1,274,661 5 Life and Annuity Funds '3,855,o2Q 6 Revenue Fire Branch 1,107,124 7 " Life and Annuity Branches 484,738 ED. HOFFSCIILAEGER & CO., Agents fcr the Hawaiian Islands. 5U3wniar28tf H. E. JVIdntyre & Bro., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions and Feeq EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS. Pr?CJZ States and Euro,,, rCf; ritr free of r-haroa foilj r oiifiiufu io, ana (ioofls cleliverfl to any r""" -iiy iree or charge. Island orders soiscited. Safisfartin o, , v,.r No. huuiauirru. risiu ihk c x - 6ti f Telephone No. 92 rate, will be offered vaccination, and in j seen it lower than 59 degrees abov me event ot their declining it they will he detained for 21 days, dating from the 0th inst., the day on which the ship's patient was removed to theFaraway. re zero, yei mis makes one shiver worse than the bracing air of Canada at 40 degrees below, when one is clad in warm garb. J with cheerful fires, etc., a part of the Afternoon Concert. The following musical programme will be given by the Royal Hawaiian Military Band .this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at Emma Square: Introduction "Carmen" Bezet March and Chorus "Tannhauser" ... , , Wagner Waltz "Gilda" Millocher Overture "Nubian" (new) Verdi Cavatina "Lucia" (new) Donizetti Galop -Bird's Beak" (new) Fahrbach "Hawaii Ponoi " CHE. GEETZ, Importer and Dealer in touts' L,alieV and Children's I) Boo (s Shoes fi Slippers. &H&rrfiSflittMs. THE CHOICEST BRANDS OF Cigars and Tobacco Kept on Hand. ISOrders from the other islands solicited. MAMMOTH SHIPMENT OF HAT AXD GRAIN, Just received and for Sale at LOWEST SIAIJKET PRICE. rXIOX FEED CO., II. TO SUBSCMBEH& papers rgularlv are requeeted to co:u iuu the fact to the orfice wltbou delay. tf epbone No. 78. NOTICE. FOR SA.LT1! JUST RECEIVED Protland Cement BEST QUALITY. Wiiterlionse & Lester, IMPORTERS OF WAGON LUMBER AND CARKIAGE MATERIAL 16 to 22 Beale street. San Frantisco. ap!9 S50 REWARD. ALLEN & ROBINSON. 3t THE ABOVE REWARD WILL BE PAID BY the undersigned to any person who will Rive such information as will lead to the conviction of the party who set fire to the premises occu pied by him as a store on Nuuanu street. Any person found on the premises after 9 o'clock p. m. will be given in charge. TAI LOY. 2t F00K LUN & CO., 113 NuuaniK Street, IMPORTERS JANDJjjDEALERS INj Chinese & Japanese Goods, MESSRS. J. E. BROWN k CO. ARE tfj iaed to collect subscriptions for it PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVEKTI.EK. Honolulu, January 17, 1&. NOTICE TO ARRIVE BY THE S. S. Australia U id 1- Fir Crackers, New Designs in Cups and Sauce . Tea, Cigars, and all kinds of Fancy Goods Regular shipments by everj- steamer. PTSO OFFICE BOX KO. 25 Apples, Sweet and Baking. Pears. Prunes Jams an Canned Fruits. Potatoes, Onions. Garlic. Cabbage"-CaulifiW-1 Walnuts, Hazel Nuts. Italian Chestnuts. Almond -vj We have now a steam nut roa?ns chine in full running order. turkej's on hand. California Fruit Mrtij Mux Street. i