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THE MISSING LINK.
Prof. Virchow Says that It is as Remote
from Discovery as Ever.
Wc know that man existed in the
Quaternary epoch, that he lived through
long ages miserable and depressed,
.while stone, wood, horn, and bone con
stituted the materials of his arms and
of his only instruments; wc are con
vinced that a long interval separated
the age of stone from the age of metals,
and that only in particular plans was
the use of stone immediately replaad
by that of metals, said Prof. Virchow
in a recent lecture at Moscow. These
arc the data which now make part of
the general knowledge acquired by civil
ized nations since the foundation of the
congress: But further studies respect
ing the origin and regions whence the
tliherent branches of civilization have
sprung have advanced relatively but
very little. We seek in vain for the
"missing link" connecting man with the
monkey or any other animal species.
There exists a definite barrier scrpar
ating man from the animal which Ins
not yet been cflared heredity, which
transmits to children the faculties of
their - parents. Wc have never seen a
monkey bring a man into the world,
nor a man produce a monkey. All
men having a simian appearance are
simply pathological variants. It was
generally believed a few years ago that
there yet existed a few human races
which still remained m the primitive
inferior condition of their organi.Uion.
Hut all these races have been objects
of minute investigation, and we know
that they have an organization like
ours, often, indeed, superior to that of
supposed hicher races; thus, the Es
quimau head and the head of the Terra
del Ftlegians belong to the perfected
Some races have the same skulls very
small, of about the same volume as the
microcephalous skulls; example, the
inhabitants of the Andaman Islands and
the Veddahs of Cejlon have been re
garded as microcephalic. A more exact
study has, however, shown a difference
between them and the real micro
cephalic races. The head of an Anda
man Islander or of a Veddah is very
regular, enly all its parts are a little
smaller than among men of the ordi
nary races. Nanicephahc heads (dwarf),
as I call them, have none of those
characteristic anomalies that distinguish
really microcephalic heads. A single
race, that of the Orang Simaings and
1 the Orang Cekai of the peninsula of
Malacca, still remains unstudied. 1 he
single traveler who has penetrated into
the mountainous countries inhabited
by them, the bold Russian, Miklukho
Maklai, has ascertained that certain
is'olated individuals among Simaings
are small and have curled hair.
A new expedition has been sent into
that country to study the anthropology
of the Orang Cekai, from which I have
recently received a skull and a few-
locks of hair; the stock is really a black
race with curly hair, the brachycepha
lous head of which is distinguished by
very moderate interior volume, but
does not offer the most trifling sign of
bestial development. thus we are
repulsed at every line of the assault
upon the human question. All the
researches undertaken with the aim of
finding continuity in progressive devel
opment have been without result. There
exists noproanthropos, noman-monkey,
and the "connecting link remains
Pleasures of Life in India.
A band of poisoners is believed to
be at work on the rjilways in the
Northwest Provinces, says a local pa
per. According to a correspondent,
"There have been during the past few
months, a large number of deaths in
carriages among the native third-class
passengers travelling on the hast In
dian Railway. The bodies are handed
over by the railway authorities to the
police, who dispose of them as expe
ditiously as possible. In most cases
there is little or no properly found on
the bodies, not even railway tickets,
and generally they are found in an
empty carriage. These facts do not
appear to have awakened the suspi
cions of the police, or perhaps they
have recognized their incompetence to
prevent or detect such crimes. As,
however, the native passengers contrib
ute over 90 per cent, of coaching re
ceipts, it is high time some efforts
were made to afford them protection
for their life and propeity.
A Historic Guillotine.
A guillotine a hundred years old and
guaranteed as having figured in a very
conspicuous and tragic manner during
the Reign of 1 error at reurs, a little
town in the neighborhood of Montbri
son, in the Department of the Loire is
at the present moment the great attrac
tion at an old curiosity sliop in the
Temple Quarter. It had remained for
a long time in the lumber-room of the
local Mairie, when it was sold at auc
tion with various other articles, and
fell into the hands of a person living in
Paris, who finally deposited it in one of
his cellars. A few days ago the shop
keeper in question purchased it, and
the guillotine now occupies a promt
nent position on the footpath in front
of his establishment. Crowds assembl
ed to examine the lugubrious machine,
wh.ich is, in a fair state of preservation,
though, as a spectator remarked, it
seems to have seen a great deal of ser
vice. In point of shape it differs little
from the guillotine with which M.
Deibler carries out the stern behests of
C. B. RIPLEY,
Ori'ici'. SruEi KI.LS Hlock, Hoom 5,
IIONOI.UI.I', II. I.
Plans, Specification-., and Superintendence
given for every description of lluilding.
Old Ituildingt successfully remodelled and
Designs for Interior Decoration!..
Maps of Medical Drawinq, Tracing, and
faTDrawing fur JluoU or Newspaper Illustration,
Are wo to be, or not to be,
a part of the Great Republic,
seems to bo the burning ques
tion of the day, and one we
had rather leave to wiser heads
than ours to solve; and while
great statesmen are wrestling
with this momentous question,
we want to have ft little "pow
wow " with you on some other
subjects, that concern you as
well as ourselves.
lias it not occurred to you
that you've been wearing that
old hat long enough ! In these
progressive times if you intend
to be "in it," you've got to keep
pace with fashion. No matter
how otherwise well dressed
you may be, unless your hat is
the correct thing you bear
We have already laid in
stock of the Latest Hats of the
coining Spring and Summe
styles, in hard felts, soft fells
and straws, and including a line
of the celebrated " Fido
Mats, at present all the rage in
tne united states. 1 Here is
therefore, no necessity for you
to hang on any longer to that
old Tile that bears such
strong resemblance to the hat
" your father wore."
Believing that business wil
be better in the near future, we
have not hesitated to keep our
stock full in all lines. Take
collars for instance : We have
almost everything you coulc
wish for. If you wear a stand
ing collar, just come in and
take a look at our "Narenta
or "Ardonia ;" or if you prefer
a turn down collar, try th
"Winnipeg" or "Goswell;".ve
have have lots of others, anc:
can't fail to suit you. Cuffs in
abundance, links or otherwise,
Neckwear in profusion, scarfs
Windsors 4-in -hands, and
special lot of " Boys' Bows
suspenders in great variety.
leather and woven ends, good
strong, serviceable goods.
We might go on indefinitely
but space is valuable, and to
enumerate everything we carry
would 1111 a pretty lair sized
Book. If there is anything
vou want in the men's line
just drop in and see us, and i
we can't suit you, we don't be
lieve any one can.
If you should want a pair o
nice shoes, let us try a hand at
luting you. iJid it ever occur
How much a man is like his shoes;
For instance, both a soul may lose.
Both have been tanned; Both are made
tight by Cobblers;
Both get left and right;
Both need a mate to be complete;
And both are made to go on feet.
They both need healing; oft are sold,
And both in time will turn to mould.
With shoes the last is first; with men
The first shall be the last; and when
The shoes wear out, they're mended
When men wear out, they're men dead
They both are trod upon, and both
Will tread on others nothing loth.
Both have their ties, and both incline
When polished, in the world to shine;
And both peg out. Now would you
I'o be a man, or be his shoes.
TlIE HAWAIIAN STAR, SATURDAY, APfttL
H. F. IICHMAN
Everything in the Jewelry
and Silverware line.
"Up to date" in styles and
Kttterns : sometimes a little
ahead of date, but never behind.
m 1 l 111
1 nc only establishment in
tne country wnere eyes are
. 1 ,
measured on thoroughly scien
tific principles and glasses guar
anteed to lit each particular case
H. F. WIOHMAN.
Hew Ideas !
A merchant is nowhere
unless abreast of the times.
We have gotten several
new ideas through the ob
servation of Mr. T. J.
King, while on the coast
and we propose not only
to profit by them ourselves
but to give our customers
the benefit of the low
prices that shall henceforth
.prevail in our establish
ment. As time rolls on, wc
shall gradually unfold our
new ideas to the mutual
benefit of our customers
Call and be convinced
of the sincerity of our
Call in and examine the
NEW BUTTONHOLE MACHINE
And our new stock of
Fine Singer Sewing Machines.
II. 1IKUGEKSEN, General Agent.
ISethcl Street, Honolulu, Uanion Block,
FRESH 1IEE1", MUTTON AND VEAL,
liOLOGNA SAUSAGES, Eic.
JAS. H. LOVE,
liolh Telephones, 104. Proprietor.
Clul) Stables Co.
S. K. GUAIIAM, Manager,
LiYery, Feed and Sale Stables,
Four Street, Dutwuhn Hoi 1:1.
ItOTII TELEPHONES No. 477.
1ST Connected with Hack Stand
Corner King and Bethel Sis.
HOTH TELEPHONES No. 113
The Star now has the larg
est circulation of any evening
paper, and is gaining ground
In its new form, the paper
will print as much reading
matter as any other Hawaiian
journal, and will report the
news of its entire parish with
freshness and accuracy."
Editorially the Star is an
outspoken and consistent ad
vocate of annexation to the
The paper will be delivered
at any house in Honolulu for
50 cents per month.
20, 1893. SIX PAGES.
HENRY DAVIS & Co.,
52 Fort Street,
GROCERS AND PROVISION DEALERS !
Purveyors to the United Stales Navy
'AMILY GROCERIES. TABLE LUXURIES. ICE HOUSE DELICACIES.
Island Produce a Specialty
FRESH BUTTER and EGGS.
We are Agents and First
AND SELL AT LOWEST MARKET RATES.
P. O. Pox 505.
Fresh Eggs, 30
From the Celebrated Dairies, Woodlawn and Mikilua,
OUR ISLAND POTATOES, are Simply Superb
They Bake Well, Boil Well, and Fry Well. .
Why pay 2 to 3 cents a pound for a poor California or
Nezu Zealand Potato in these hard times, when
will supply you a 'First-Rate Potato,
Delivered at your Door for One Dollar and a Quarter
per Hundred TO-DAY.
HENRY DAVIS & CO.,
P. O. Box 505. Both' Telephones
H. S. TREGLOAN & SON,
Merchant Tailors !
OFFER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THEIR LARGE
AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Foreign Woolens for Spring & Summer
AT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CASH,
Business Suits Reduced to Twenty-two Dollars and 50 Cents
Business Pants Reduced to Six Dollars and 50 Conts.
II. S. TREGLOAN & SON.
J. EMMELUTH & CO.
No. 6 Nuuahu and No. 4 Merchant Streets, Importers of
Stoves, Ranges, anil House Furnishing Goods,
Tin, Copper and Sheet-Iron Ware
WATER PIPE and FITTINGS, BRASS GOODS, Etc.
F"AU Orders Receive Prompt Attention. Job Work Solicited.'1
BELL 481, MUTUAL- 311.
'''""ytnfnrm twin nmaa
Honolulu, H. I,
and Provisioned of War Vessels.
and Tea Dealers.
Handlers of Maui Potatoes,
Both Telephones Number 130.
Cents per Dozen.
52 Fort Street.
BOOK and JOB
Commercial and.Legal Work Executed
Posters, Books' and Pamphlets,
Printed in the Neatest Style, on Fine
Paper, and at Moderate
The Largest Paper and Card Stock in
In all its Branches.
Magazines, Law Books,
Blank Books of any description,
Day Books and Cash Books,
Map & Photograph Mounting,
Albums, Old Books Re-bound,
. Edge Gilding, Lettering in Gold,
Account and Time Books,
Journals and Ledgers,
Letter Copying Hooks.
Binding in Morocco, Calf, Sheep, Roan
Russia, Persian and Cloth.
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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE CO.-
46 Merchant St., Honolulu,