PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, MARCH 10, 1888.
THE CANADIAN ABROAD.
Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Interesiiiiir L.etler From V. V. Ash-
forri. of Ilonoinln. Formerly of
TKU5IH OF Sl'n.S(RIKri()..
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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
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-
"-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
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
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
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-
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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
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AT T II E
Popular Millinery Hoi
104 Fort St., Honolulu.
S. SACHS, PBOPBIETOK,
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
an (1 S'
VERY RICH AND STYLISH.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES, ETC.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO,
fh new an.l fine Al steel steamship
KTThee Gods are DIRECT FROM PARIS, and
tionallv LOW PRICES.
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
; 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.,
GEO W. LINCOLN.
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
ED. HOFFSCIILAEGER & CO.,
Agents fcr the Hawaiian Islands.
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 -
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.
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
The following musical programme will
be given by the Royal Hawaiian Military
Band .this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at
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 "
Importer and Dealer in
touts' L,alieV and Children's
THE CHOICEST BRANDS OF
Cigars and Tobacco
Kept on Hand.
ISOrders from the other islands solicited.
HAT AXD GRAIN,
Just received and for
LOWEST SIAIJKET PRICE.
rXIOX FEED CO., II.
papers rgularlv are requeeted to co:u iuu
the fact to the orfice wltbou delay. tf
epbone No. 78.
Wiiterlionse & Lester,
16 to 22 Beale street. San Frantisco. ap!9
ALLEN & ROBINSON.
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&.
TO ARRIVE BY THE
S. S. Australia U
Fir Crackers, New Designs in Cups and
Sauce . Tea, Cigars, and all kinds of Fancy
Regular shipments by everj- steamer.
PTSO OFFICE BOX KO. 25
Apples, Sweet and Baking.
Walnuts, Hazel Nuts.
We have now a steam nut roa?ns
chine in full running order.
turkej's on hand.
California Fruit Mrtij
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