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M.I IB Ke.t4bllslif-Hl July 'J, 15i. OL. XXVIII., NO. 5116 HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SATURDAY, DECEMI5ER, 31, 1888. PIUCE FIVE CENTS. If ill iOI Ji MlA PROFESSIONAL CARDS, J. Q. WOOD. ATTORNEY Y AT LAW AND NOTARY Public. Office: Corner King and Bethel Streets. DR. C. B. HIGH. DENTIST. PHILADELPHIA DENT 1 College 1892. Masonic Temple. Telephone 318. 3R. A. C. WALL DR. 0. E. VALL DENTISTS OFFICE HOURS: 8 A. tt to 4 p. m. Lovo Building, Fort Street. M. E. GROSSMAN, D.D.S. DENTIST 98 HOTEL STREET, Ho nolulu. Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. DR. A. J. DERBY. DENTISTCORNER FORT AND Hotel Streets., Mott-Smlth Block. Telephones: Office, 615; Residence, 789. Hours: 9 to 4. GEO. H. HUDDY, D.D.S. DENTIST FORT STREET, OPPO ite Catholic Mission. Hours: From 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. DR. F. E. CLARK. DENTIST PROGRESS BLOCK, COR ner Beretania and Fort Streets. C. L. GARVIN, M.D. OFFICE No. 537 KING STREET, near Punchbowl. Hours: 8:00 to 9:00; 2:00 to 5:00; 6:00 to 7:00. Telephone No. 448. , DiUWALTEB H0FFMAHH. CORNER BERETANIA AND PUNCH- bowl Streets. Office Hours: 8 to 10 a. in.; 1 to 3 p. m.; 7 to 8 p. m. Sundays: 8 to 10 a. m. Telephone 510. P. O. Box 501. T. B. CLAPHAM. VETERINARY SURGEON AND DEN tist. Office: Hotel Stables. Calls, day or night, promptly answered. Specialties: Obstetrics and Lame ness. Lorrin A. Thurston. Alfred W. Carter. THURSTON & CARTER. Attorneys-at-Law. Merchant Street next to Post Office. W. C. Achl. Enoch Johnson. AGHI & JOHNSON. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW. Office No. 10 West King Street. Telephone 8S4. T. McCAHTS STEWART. (Formerly of the New York Bar.) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT Law, Spreckels Building, Room 5, 305 Fort Street, Honolulu. CATHCART & PARKE. ATTORNEY'S AT LAW. 13 KAAHU manu Street. CHAS. F. PETERSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY Public. 15 Kaahumanu Street. LYLE A. DICKEY. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY Public. King and Bethel Streets. Telephone 806. P. O. Box 786. J. M. KANEAKUA. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT Law. Office: In the Occidental Hotel, corner of King and Alakea Streets, Honolulu. CHARLES CLARK. ATTORNEY AT LAW 121 MER eha.nt Street. Honolulu Hale. Tel ephone 345. Up Stairs. 0. G. TRAPHAGEN. ARCHITECT 223 MERCHANT ST., Between Fort and Alakea. Tele phone 731. Honolulu, H. I. HAWAIIAN : 111 : In mm : ii. Will buy for you -ANY- Stock or Bond In this market or abroad. GEORGE R. CARTER. Treasurer. Office in rear of Bank of Hawaii. Lti. ! GUIDE THROUGH . HAWAII. PRICE, 6Qc. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS WOMEN'S EXCHANGE. 215 Merchant St. Makes a specialty of ancient Hawai ian Curios, and also carries the best assortment of modern Hawaiian work to be found in Honolulu, including Mats, Fans, Leis, Bamboo, Lauhala and Cocoanut Hats, Etc., Etc. Tel. 659. DR. MILAN SOULE. LATE S. S. AUSTRALIA HAS RE e umed practice at N. E. corner Sutter and Kearney streets, San Francisco. f DRESSMAKERS. MISS FREIBURG KNOKE, DRESS making parlors, corner School and Nuuanu streets. C. S. RICHARDSON. J?UUIia 4STJ3NOGRAPITRR ANT) ' "Typewriter.'- Expert "work "at low est prices. . Telephone 313, with II. Waterhouse & Co., Queen street. MORRIS K. KE0H0KAL0LE, LOUIS K. M'GREW. UNITED STATES CUSTOM HOUSE Brokers, Accountants, Searchers of Titles and General Business Agents. Office: No. 15 Kaahu manu street, Honolulu. Formerly A. Rosa's Office. Telephone 520. A. J. CAMPBELL. STOCK AND BOND BROKER. OF fice Queen street, opposite Union Feed Co. M. W. M'CHESNEY & SONS. Wholesale Grocers and Dealers In Leather and Shoe Findings. Agents Honolulu Soap Works Company Honolulu and Tannery. P. SILVA. AGENT TO TAKE ACKNOWLEDG ments to Instruments, District of Kona, Oahu. At W. C. Achl's office. King street, near Nuuanu. Robert Lcwers. F. J. Lowrey. G. M. Cookt LEWERS & COOKE. . mporters and Dealers In Lumber and Building Materials. Office, 414 Fort St. LEWIS & CO. R 111 FORT STREET. Telephone, 240 : : P. O. Box, 8f. Oil! OF Goodhue Steel Windmills REDUCED IN PRICE TO 8 Ft., $30; 10 Ft. $40. H. E. WALKER Masonic Temple Block. illmnTn none i niixiufss JAS.R.RENTON Manager of the Hamate Mill Company Bead. HIS ILLNESS A BRIEF ONE One of the Prominent Kamaainas of Hawaii Nel-Young In Years. James Robert E-enton, manager of Hamakua Mill, Hawaii, died at that place on Tuesday morning" last at 5 o'clock. The said news reached Hono lulu by the Inter- Island Company's steamer Mauna Loa yesterday morning. The intelligence had been telephoned from Hamakua Mill to Kailua. Word was received -in Honolulu by Theo. H. Davies & Co., Tom May and others, and letter came to Manager Geo. Itenton, of Ewa plantation, a brother of de ceased. Announcement of this death comes as a genuine shock for the reason that exactly a week prior to his demise, Jas. R. Renton left this city for his Hawaii home and was in excellent health in every way and in his customary good spirits. He had been visiting here with friends a'nd relatives for a fort night. The illness of Mr. Renton was of but a few days duration and its nature is not positively known. Several of the passengers by the Mauna Loa said that they heard an attack of apoplexy brought on the end. Another report was that there was an old intestinal trouble. The latter is probably correct. James Robert Renton was one of the best known residents of the group and was p:nwm-eTtnstitjoy all Tor Lis In tegrity and his many manly qualities. Those who were close to him by kin ship or association will long and sin cerely mourn his taking off in the Drime of life. He had already made a success which was due entirely to his own in dustry and intelligence. I)v the nla.n- tatioa men he was considered one of the . -ablest managers in the business and those in his employ and those do ing business with him always spoke of him with appreciation of his fairness and sense of justice and right. He was a Mason of the thirty-second degree. Deep sorrow came into the life of Jas. It. Renton just a year ago to a week. His wife had gone abroad on a trip for the benefit of her failing health. As the months sped by tidings of her condition became alarming and the husband crossed 2,000 miles of the Pa cific, the American continent and the Atlantic ocean to be at the bedside of his ailing loved one. Two days after Mr. Renton reached his wife in Kn?. land, she died. He felt the loss witha keenness that was apparent and pain- rui. As a boy Mr. Renton attended school in Honolulu. He was said tn -haw Iipah the brightest scholar of his day in the academy conducted by Mr. A. T. Atkin son in the years agone. As a lad de ceased, with his continuous good numor, was a general favorite. James tioDert uenton was CO years of am on July 4 last. He had been manager for tne Hamakua . Mill Co. for sixteen years. Before that he had been on the cane estates of his father in Kohala, wmcft place may be called the family home. Such was the nonularitv of de cedent in Kohala district, that all holi- uay celebrations announced were post poned indefinitely on the fact of his death becoming public." The remains were Drought to Kohala for interment. Mr. Ronton was a true friend of the Hawaiians. He had strong sympathies for the Islanders and gave all within reach practical assistance. He was not a son of the country. He was born in Australia and brought here when a small child. AGUINALDO'S TROUBLE. MANILA. Dec. 23. The refusal of Aguinaldo to recognize the rank of the poorer class of rebel officers has led to serious trouble. Many of the troops have deserted the banner of Aguinal do, taking their arms and equipments. They have attacked several towns and murdered the native officials. The lat ter, in many instances, made them selves very unpopular with the troops by the abuse of their positions, and the soldiers were seeking revenge. IN SAMOA. LONDON. Dec. ' 2 L The Washington Government, according to a dispatch from Auckland has instructed the United States Consul at Apia, Samoa, to act with great vigilance and not to entrust his duties to his British and German colleagues. It appears the German agent has taken advantage of his colleagues' confidence to land guns MR and munitions ol war. without their k a now lodge anil also to obtain import ant advantages for German firms. GOING OUTSIDE MANILA. NEW YORK, Dec. 23. A Sun's Washington special says: Secretary Alger today sent orders by cable to Mjor-General Otis at Manila to send a force of United States troops to Ilo ilo, the capital and principal port of the Island of Panay. This action is first taken by the Administration tow ard extending its authority over the Philippines beyond the city, harbor and bay of Manila, and is important as an indication of the intention of the Government to place the archipelago under American control sooner than was originally intended. Cs 5' THE YOUNGER HERO. The short war with Spain added to the American list of naval heroes two names that will hold place on the scroll pretty well to the end of time. The first is that of Admiral George Dewey. For him let all noises loudiy peal. He opened the war, he closed the war, he VI- LIEUT.. R. U. HOBSQN, . U. S.N. never missed a meal. Since war fare on the water began no man has succeeded in gaining for his record such an achievement as has been put to the credit of Admiral Dewey for the demoli tion of the Spanish tleet at Ma nila May 1. The second hero is Lieut. Richmond Pearson Hobson, who is aboard the S. S. Gaelic, en route to Manila to undertake the floating of Spanish ships sunk by Dewey. Lieut. Hobson was in the construction department. He was before Santiago on special duty while Cervera's fleet was bottled up in the har bor. Hobson thought out the plan of sinking a vessel in a narrow point of the entrance and thus effectually "corking the bottle." For originating the idea he was given the assign ment. He took the collier Mer rimac, with a small volunteer crew and in a maelstrom of shot and shell carried out his plan. All escaped on a raft from the Merrimac and were under the fire of forts and ships half un hour before they surrendered to Admiral Cervera in person. They were imprisoned, released and rewarded by their country. L-ieut. Hobson has had a tri umphant journey over the con tinent, being greeted every--where with unbounded enthus iasm. His trip to San Fran cisco was one series of ovations. The young hero now in Hono lulu is a tall, slight man of handsome appearance, of pleas ing manner. He is modest in both expression and demeanor. On board the Gaelic Lieut. Hob son said his mission was well understood and that he was am bitious only to accomplish it and .to take the resurrected fleet back to the States. He will be at Manila several months. Mention of the kissings to which Lieut. Hobson has been subjected by hysterical females at different towns is distaste ful to the officer. He will be is) (?) shown not a little attention while in Honolulu and may pos- sibiy be induced to make an ad- dress under the auspices of a well known societv. r. POPULAR PRICES. L. B. Kerr has a fine display of mil linery goods at his Queen street store, and is quoting prices upon other good3 that cannot fail to attract buyers. SOUVENIR CALENDARS. If you have not purchased one of those handsome calendars at the Wo man's Exchange, do so at once be fore the supply is exhausted. 25c. - . - QUESTION OF SHIP FLAGS Latest Phase of Island Law Ii the House. HASTY ACTION OF OWNERS Bennington to Take Wake IsIancS Senator Morgan's Good Work. Outside Manila. REGISTRATION OF SHIPS. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Many ef forts by Pacific coast men are being made to have changed the date in the Hawaiian bill which makes effective all changes of the sovereignty of the republic before the time of the raising of the flag. One of the protests which has come to Senator Perkins sets forth that there were purchased and put und er the flag of the Republic of Hawaii several ships, which, if the date of the American supremacy is made July 7th, when the President signed the resolu tion, instead of August 12th, when the flag was raised, will be without any flag. These purchases are 'said to have been made between those dates, and made in good faith. There is another point which is to be taken up in this relation. Under the bill of the committee there are named three sub-ports of entry which will be opened when the bill becomes a law. These are not the only ports which are now in receipt of business that is, there is coming to other ports of the group such an amount of commerce that there should be extended to ship pers there all the accommodations which the sub-ports give. It is pro posed by Senator Perkins that there be given to the Secretary of the Treas hit power to name such sub-ports of entry as may be deemed necessary in the future, and this will accomplish the ends aimed to be reached by the men of the coast who are now shipping and clearing cargoes from those parts of the Islands which are not included in the bill as reported.. There is said to be in the bill an attempt to make all the commerce of the Islands pay trib ute to Honolulu. TACOMA, Wash.. Dec. 23 The Ha waiian flag today displaced the British ensign on the flagstaff of the ship Star of Russia. The vessel is owned by the San Francisco firm of J. J. Moore & Co., who have supposedly adopted the Hawaiian flag with the expectation cf getting the ship under American colors with the application of American ship ping regulations to Hawaii. J. J. Moore & Co. are changing all their foreign-built vessels to Hawaiian registry as fast as possible. Several -weeks ago their bark Euterpe substituted the Ha waiian for the Chilean flag at this port. About the same time a similar change was made on one of their vessels load ing at Port Blakeley. The ship Star of France, owned by Moore & Co., is en route from Santa Rosalia. It is believed that her registry will be changed from British to Hawaiian upon her arrival here. Arrangements for raising the Hawaiian flag on Moore & Co.'s fleet, have been conducted by D. F. Ewart of the firm's San Francisco office. He was present today when First Officer Griffith manned the Star of Russia's halliards, hauling down the British col ors and running up the Hawaiian. TO TAKE WAKE ISLAND. NEW YORK, Dec. 23. A Sun special from Washington says: The mail steamer which will sail : from San Francisco for Hanptkong tomorrow will carry instructions to Commander E. D. Taussig of the gunboat Bennington, now at Honolulu. Commander Taussig will be intrusted with the important and interesting duty of seizing an island in the Pacific ocean and placing American authority over it. If his in structions are carried out, Wake island, a detached and lonely speck in that marine area known as Micronesia, will formally become a possession of the United States, and thus form another link in the insular chain connecting The American continent with the new ly acquired Far Eastern territory em braced in the Philippine archipelago. The proposal to acquire Wake island A&sCLViEUf Makes the food more delicious and wholesome bovi eKtNQ has been under consideration ever sinca the Spanish Peace Commissioners In Paris declined the offer of the Ameri can Commissioners to purchase an island in the Caroline islands to ba used as a cable and naval coaling sta tion. It is anything but a pleasant placo oC residence, but its geographical situa tion is such that it affords a natural relay point for a submarine cable be tween the United States and the Phil ippines by way of Honolulu, and the island of Guam, in the Ladrones. Wako island is right in a direct line between the Hawaiian islands and the Ladrones, and in that ha3 the advantage of loca tion for a cable station over Strong's island, in the Carolines. It is distant about 1,200 miles from the Iadronet and 2.100 miles from Hawaii. No international complications are feared as a result of the annexation of Wake island. It has been practical ly a vagrant in Micronesia ever sinca its existence became known. In in quiries made by this Government to ascertain its history, the gratifying discovery was made that the United States had a better title to the island than any other nation. The orders to the Bennington contemplate her de parture from Honolulu as soon aa pos sible after the orders to go by tomor row's steamer are received. The orders direct Commander Taus sig to stop at Wake island on his way to Guam. It is expected that the Ben nington will be ready to proceed on her mission within a week after the ord ers of the Navy Department are re ceived. It will take her about eight days to make the voyage from Hono lulu to Wake Island. MORGAN'S GREAT FIGHT. WASHINGTON, (D. C), Dec. 23. The advocates of the building of tho Nicaragua canal are taking heart in face of the opposition of many Senators to the Morgan bill, and it is now be lieved that there will be action in the upper house before the close of the month of January. It is rumored to night that the Administration -will , make the bill an Administration nieas- ' ure, and will so secure action before the peace treaty can be reported to tho Senate from the Committee on Foreign Relations. The plan of Senator Morgan to hold meetings of his committee during, the recess and examine into any attempt to Influence the action of Congress on the part of any lobby, presumably of railroad -ni?ii, has noc jet borne iruic, and there is some doubt whether there will be any meetings held. It is the belief that the action of Senator Morgan was taken as a strong bluff, and that he has been able to scarce off any men who might hope to delay action on the bill. LONDON ON CANAL. LONDON, Dec. 24. The question of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty is freely discussed in the morning papers. The Daily New3 and the Daily Chroniclo published editorials asserting that Lord Salisbury "ought to get some concession in return for consenting to abrogation." f REFINED SUGAR FIGHT. CHICAGO, Dec. 23. At the Western headqarters of Arbuckle Brothers to day a cut in the price of refined sugar was announced. Quotations of 5.14 cents per pound were made to retail dealers direct, jobbers being ignored as in yesterday's cut. This is about three-sixteenths of a cent below the American Sugar Refining Company's price. The reduction in prices made by the Arbuekles has not been met by the trust. . BOSTON AND PETREL. MANILA, P. I., Dec. 23. The United States cruiser Boston and the gunboat Petrel have arrived here from Chinese ports. The steamer Union, which has returned here from Uoilo, with native and Spanish soldiers, has been refused a landing here. PROSPERITY ARRIVED. NEW YORK. Dec. 23.--More busi ness is being done now by merchants and manufacturers in the United States than at any previous time in the his tory of the country. When the ac counts for December are made out it will be seen that the total volume of business for the month was bigger than that for any month of any other year. FIRST NEW YORK. DENVER, Dec. 23. The Denver and Rio Grande train bearing Companies H, K and M, of the First New York Volunteers, left Salida, 216 miles west of here, at 7 o'clock tonight, expecting to arrive in Denver between 1 and 3 o'clock a. m. f . The Admiral Walker commission ha3 made its preliminary report and esti- mntce flio Ai:f if r-nn rnr-tinrr t'10 NT 5 aragua canal at $133,000,000. ftp 'Pure pcrAuen co.. hew vork.