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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1893
M. W, McCHESNEY SONS
THE PE.R50N3 WHO WORK FOR
PLEASURE AND NOTORIETY.
Ttl It ilgn Df flip Aiioitur MHl How It In
nv'tlnff tike Ynrioiia PvoftmlQM In
1tnliliil l Tr lag tfi I'urn I Iv-
I11IC A trofMlltM View.
'Ih.' other dny a company of Americas
KriiRtl Mfttcd at tin' cmKp tint Hllin rp-
fectioti of Oi iiyan ohetM ami tho inw
of ttta country uaMtd ItMlf by ditcvMi- ,
lug the MfiOM want nf patronage from
wMoh American ai t is just DOW differ
1 1.11 ui," elM u young Mlntw of
gwit talent, "that tha profeimonal art
ist in tins cotintry is wuraauff tbs ever.
TbafawMa time aona Ifl w so yours
ago win 11 his prospects looked bright 1
ami hlautttlnok oheMrfrd. lint today ba
atcs all hin titna and energy on it
bolting, and avan his pot Uollara liava to
Ko at a sacrifice."
"Than are too many of ns." quoth
one of hia baarara, "Tha supply ex
nfils tin) daman d. ami wa ara limply
ba) Ingi as in ot hat walks of Hfo for tha
crime, of oTerproduotiom "
"Thero ara not too many of ub," re
latp.l the first speaker, "it's the infer
nal amateurs w ho ara doing work al
most as good aa ours, and who are un
derselling us. It is tho rein of the am
ateurs which has taken all the Kilt off
tha gingerbread of the profnaaional."
True, absolutely true, in almost every
highway ami byway. 'f mo.li rn industry.
The amateur is rapidly displacing the
professional to his own slight some
times Imperceptible benefit, ami always
to the other's injury. When ono stops
to consider this truism, one is fairly
stunned by the magnitude and quantity
of the illustrations which provaii Take,
fur inatanoe, the fieM to which the dis
cussion above quoted has relation. The
woods are full of amateur "artists."
Hardly B family now 1 is but has an
"artistic" son or daughter who neces
sarily babbles the jargon of the craft
and spoils more canvas and wastes more
paint in a week than most professional
artists can afford In a year.
Not only do their execrable composi
tions degrade the standard of art, they
do Worse iind more material harm by
making values ridiculously cheap, (ilad
to get anything at all half the cost
Sometimes of the material they use. Tho
amateur painters of New York aloii6
Constitute unconsciously a guild which
practically starves OUt tho profession.
And the worst of it is that tho amateur s
work is nothing like as conspicuously
bad in all instances as it Used to lie.
Sketchy and thin as the best of it may
be, it certainly complies with the ele
mentary rules of art, and he must in
deed be a bold critic who, comparing it
with tho effort of trained and expert
pn ifeasionals, should unhesitatingly pro
nonnce it without exception rot and rub
bish. The amateur actor and the amateur
actress have inflicted incalculable injury
on what calls itself specifically the pro
fession. It is an open secret, for exam
ple, that the once profitable city of
Brooklyn has been made a positively
"bad show town," as the phrase goes, by
the number and audacity of its amateurs
During the season they undertake per
formances of tho severest professional
character with a prodigality of energy
and expenditure almost amounting to
profligate extravagance which utterly
eclipses the productions of the regular
theaters. In fact, tho Brooklyn amateurs
have all but destroyed the professional
drama in that city.
Again, the concert rooms of New York
fairly swarm with unpaid vocalists who
acquit themselves In many instances
quite as well as their professional sisters
and brothers, and there are already so
many amateur instrumentalists in this
city eager to play in public who have no
urgent pecuniary need to do so that it is
doubtful if the Musical Protective union
dare order another general strike here,
so enormous would be the rush of fairly
Competent amateur fiddlers and others
to take the places of the strikers.
Kising higher in the social world, we
find howling swells like Suffern Taller
basing their reputations entirely on their
knack of driving four-in-hands eu ama
teur, so that the amateur coachman has
become really an important public char
acter and worthy of incessant notice.
The amateur wing shot is another so
cial lion. Compared with tho feats of
the plain, uncelebrated every day pot
hunters of Maryland and Pennsylvania,
the performances afield of George Work
and Edgar Murphy and De Forrest Mau
rice and the rest of them seem positively
puerile. But none the less are these lat
ter knights of the trigger exalted and ex
tolled by the newspajiers as marvels of
skill and vaunted among the possessions
of which we ought all to be enthusiastic
ally proud, for are they not amateurs?
At the present rate of development
one cannot be certain of the ultimate
limit of amateur expansion. We shall,
beyond doubt, have amateur surgeons,
amateur lawyers, amateur journalists,
amateur barbers, amateur tailors, ama
teur plum bare, amateur icemen, even
amateur day laborers, perhaps. Our
Streets will be patrolled by amateur po
licemen, our conflagrations extinguished
by amateur firemen. And who can tell
when the amateur will have so profound
ly exhausted the honest occupations that
he will have to become an amateur crim
Then shall we have our amateur bur
glars, our amateur pickpockets, our am
ateur highwaymen, our amateur murder
ers. The amateur shoplifter is already a
formidable extant fact. What on eartl
is there in our social code to make the
amateur homicide and tho amateur river
Yes, i' faith, this is the reign of the
amateur with a vengeance. Archibald
tiordon in Now York Recorder
A Uui atiiiii or I'robabillt)'.
"How are you getting along with jour
Dew novel)"" ha asked of a feminine genius.
"Not so well," she answered, "as 1 have
been. I came to a very troublesome point
last week, and I haven't done anything on
"Whut was the mutter?"
"I find my heroine all alone .-lie takes
her hut and goes out into thedarkuens and '
loneliness in Search of the village lawyer."
1 bat sounds very good."
"Yes, but it is improbable."
"She is all alone."
"And puis on her hat to go out."
" Whom is she goiutf to ask whether It is
ou straight ur uuit" Wuohiugtou Star.
H. MAY & CO.
Wholesale anil Retail
us Fori Street.
Both Telephones aa. P. o. 80x470
Large Fat Gobblers
I t iH
THANKSGIVING. EXMAS AND
V Kti.lt 1 12 TO '.11 LBS
I t . K 1. 1 1 1 K HIA
HENRY DAVIS &
303 Port Strbbt.
Lincoln BtOCK, KlNO STRBKT
Between Kurt and Alaken Sts.
Groceries and Provisions.
Fresh California Roll Butter and Island
Butter always on hand.
, received by every Steamer
from San Francisco.
BATIBK Al T III N t I f A H A NT KK 1).
Safe Deposit Investment
Baa superior facilities for liuyiiiK anil
sell tig MockN ami Bond and is in
a posstion to handle large Mocks of
stocks, paying cash for same: or will
sell upon Commission.
K wa I "in in nt ton Mm k can be
disposed of liv ns in large or small lets
at fair prices.
alc Deposit Hoxt'N of rations
sizes for the safe keeping of all sorts of
valuables, rented at reasonable rates.
Bllvmi :. unit : , I 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 , 1
Article! taken on storage for a long
or short period.
Apply for particulars to
THE HAWAIIAN SAFE DEPOSIT
AND INVESTMENT 30.
ton Four Stkekt. HoNou'i.r.
known Engineer in
a large Sugar Mill
writes us this week: " We use
no other but Vacuum Oils, they
are the best."
Genuine Mixed Paints, made
of pure colors and pure oils. The
Makers name on each can a
guarantee of quality. During the
past year a large quantity of this
paint has been used with the most
Fence Wire, Galvanized or
plain Black annealed Four Point
Galvanized Black Wire. So much
complaint has been made of the
quality of Fence Wire brought
into this market, that, after tests
covering the past five years, we
have selected a make of Fence
Wire peculiarly adapted to this
climate, and which has proved
superior to any other. Users of
this make of wire endorse its
Water Filters. Do not try
experiments with articles made
"to sell" ami then buy a "Slack &
Brownlow after paying for your
experience, as so many have
done. Slack & Brownlow's Water
Filters are made on scientific prin-
. , . . .
ciples, and are known and used
everywhere. They are accessible
in all parts and can be cleaned by
, .,, . ,
Ierra Cotta Mower Pots and
Water Bottles, Boston Bean Pots.
New Goods constantly arriving.
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO,, L'i.
wi-UH Four Brawn
Old Kona Coftee
I'OK SAI.K AT
J. T. WATERHOUSE'S
Queen Street Stores.
Tons & Tons & Tons of
nave 1 een m iu ring into nui
Si ore and Warehouse the pas'
few weeks Ex. Barks "I'mii Iseti
lit i o" Mini " . C. Pflugei " from
Europe, and the differeiil steam
ers and sailing vessels from Sun
Francisco, Our stocks ol heavy
goods, snch ;is Black and GrI
vanixed Chain. Galvanized Sheet
Iron, Sheet inc. Pig Lead,
Sited Lead, Lend Pipe Lump
Chalk, Shut. Mar lion, Etc., has
111 ('i liccn so larjfC ami coin
pieie as it is lo iia . rente
Wire Our stock on 4 5 6 black
and 4 509 1 j galvanised is
very large, and we claim it la as
tine a lot ol wire as ever came
to the country. However, we
don't ask yon to take our word
fo it if you don't wish to, just
come in and we will let you cut
a piece off ol any coil and put it
in our big vise upstairs and you
can twist it, bend it, tic kno'.s in
it, and test it to your heart's
content, and alter you have done
this and asked the price of it,
you will be pretty sure to buy
(galvanized Buckets ana 1 ubs,
Sauce Pans, Tea Kettles, Ball
Blueing, Crown Soft Soap, Fine
Clay and Day & Martin's Shoe
Blacking we have plenty of
now, and our stock of Galvanized
Flexible Steel and Iron Wire
Rope is complete from ii to 4
inches Hubbuck Boiled and
Raw Linseed and Castor Oil,
White Lead and Zinc, Red Lead
and Oxide, Colza Oil and Stock
holm Tar. all came by the "Isen
berg" in tine order and are
offered at low prices. Now is
the time to have your Coffin
trimmed: the hundred sets of
"Coffin Furniture" just, received
are going off like "hot cakes."
The new 'Pumping Plant"
works well and you can get all
the water von want, so you
want one of our new Lawn
Sprinklers. It is the best
Sprinkler ever sold here, no
parts to wear out, as it does not
revolve, and is good for either
I light or heavy pressure of
Electrical Goods. O u 1
stock is more complete, than
ever, and we have five men hard
at work wiring houses for Elec
tric Lights. We can furnish
won the fixtures, shades and
lamps in any stvle, and if we
wire your house you can feel
sure it is done according to the
latest Underwriters' rules.
Game is said to be plenty.
Wc have the right kind of
Schttltzc, Wood, or Black Pow
der Cartridges to get big bags
E. 0. Hall & Son,
Fort and Kim;
A FEW OF ODR SPECIALTIFS.
ComplETH Assortment of
STOVES AND HAi.ES,
! "EUREKA" RANGES,
I "CUPPBR" CABOOSES,
set in Brick.
AGATE IRON WARE,
and TIN WARE,
OaiTMlMd and Wblt KumUd.
. . . ,i .i ill ! i I 1 I i .
Id ItltlK HUSK,
04X. UHN iniMKUM,
1 sheet Metni QooAs In Tin, Oopnai or Gal-
vanUel) Iron llttml r ma4 toSBr.
j Full Hue of Sanitary Goods, Bath Tubs,
; '-avittories. Water closet.., Pipe unrt rlttuic.
We Hie equipped for work of all kinds in the
, sll(.t tetnl and PltUaUaf trade, and can
euaranlee thorough workiuaiiHhlh and ttrsl
! We nulicit your imlronnge.
J EMMELUTH & CO.
No, 6 Nuuanu St. and 104 Merchant St
ELITE ICE CREAM PARLORS
Our Establishment is the Finest Resort in tht
City, Call and seeus. O pen till ti p. m.
IH ARTS COl
I . C. Peacock & Co.
IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
ST. LOUIS, u. s. A.
The ABC" Bohemian Beer "
brewed by the above Com
pany is undoubtedly the finest
St. Louis LagBR
imported into this country-
Pabst Browing Co.,
Milwaukee, u. s. a.
Hiram Walker &
Every bottle of which bears
Certificate of Atje and the
Excise Seal ol the
J. J. Ifelchers'
C. I. G. Scotch
A. & G. Thompson's
Jno. Jameson & Son's
X and XXX
Mitchell & Co.'s
JST'Cioods sold at bed-rock
figures, and a liberal discount
allowed lor Cash.
p. u. Km M4i
Honolulu Soap Works Company
42, 50 and 63 bars to case
( hie 1 I uiv1 red Pounds.
Hawaiian Wine Co.
PRANK BROWN, MGR.
28 and i Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
Club Stables Co.
S. K. GRAHAM, Managek.
Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Fort Street, Between Hotel
Both Tklephones No. 477.
CONNECTED WITH HACK STAND
Cor. King am lletlit-l Sttt.
BOTH TELEPHONES NO. 113.
WILDER & CO.
i Established in 187;.)
Estane S, i WILDER -i-1, C, WILDER.
IMPORTIM AND DlAlMI IN
Lumber and Coal
DOORS, SASH, BLINDS,
Paints, Oil. UUrk,
WALL PAPER, ETC.
Cor, Fort and Queen Streets,
HONOLULU, IL I.
Wrought Steel Ranges, Chilled Iron
rVOATE WARli (White, Gray and Nickel-plated), TUMPS, WATER
AND SOIL PIPBS, WATER CLOSETS AND URINALS, RUB
BER HOSE AND LAWN SPRINKLERS, BATH TUBS AND
STEEL SINKS, O. S. GUTTERS AND LEADERS, SHEET
IRON, COPPER, ZINC AND LEAD. LEAD PIPE AND PIPE
I.) I MONO BLOCK,
Just Received by Last Steamer
Kid Gloves in s Button, UndrTessed Fans, DraBS and Grays
13 Button msi,u'ktaikk Evening Shades
20-Button Evening Shades
ALSO A CHOICK LINK OF
White and Colored Dimitys, Muslins,
Swisses and Percales.
Tta arc the CHOICEST LINE of DRESS MUSLIN we have Ever Sbowii
WH HAVK also KBCRTVRD a NICK ASSOKTMKNT ov
White and Cream Point de Irelande Laces
Suitable for Trimming Wash Dresses,
All Widths, from 3 to 12 inches.
EGrATST & GrXJlSTN.
Port Strbbt, i
New Furniture Store
HOTEL ST.. BETWEEN FORT AND NUUANU STREETS
Is now opened fo? busineMt ami has in itook th- ftnesl assortment
Antique Oak Bed Room Sets,
Extension Tables, Etc.
Also a Fine AKHortment of
Reed, and Rattan Furniture
Kim Spring, Hair, WikiI, Moss ami Straw Mattresses, Live Oeese Keatliurs uinl Silk Floss
for Pillow SHvial attention called to our latent style of WIRE MATTRESSKS.
tile best ADO lieatest ever brought to this eoiintry. Fine lAiiuiKe and Sola
Beds, at San Francisco prices. Complete Assortment of Baby
Carriages, Cribs, Cradles anil High Chaii's.
Cornice Poles in Wood or Brass Trimmings,
We make a Specialty of Laying Matting and Interior Decorating,
Furniture and Mattresses repaired by First-Claws Workmen,
Cabinet Making iu all its Branches
A TRIAL IS SOLICITED.
ORDWAY & PORTER,
RpWWKM Block, Hotkl Stkebt.
BELL TELEPHONE NO. MB, l-tf MUTUAL TELEPHONE NO. W,
PETER MICH, Proprietor.
OPFICR ani Mill on Alike and Richards, near Queen St., Honolulu.
MOULDINGS, DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, SCREENS, FRAMES,
TURNED AND SAWED WORK, ETC.
Prompt Attention to all Orders. TKLKi-HONi-.b. ,Mutual 5J
Fort Street. - Opposite Wilder & Co.
H. J. NOLTE, Prop r.
'luss I.uih Ih's wrvtitl with Tua. C
Flrst-C'lass Lunches servtil with Teu, Colfee,
U.l.. 1A'. ...... .1: .... ! Ulll.
8la Wfttor, QiogW Ale or Milk.
HfSmokers' Requisitss a Specialty,
0Mi from X a.m. till IU p.ut.
Copper and Sheet
95-97 KING STREET.
- : Bbbwbk Block.
LOWEST PRICES PREVAIL.
C. B. COOPER, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OKKICK, MASONIC TKMHI.K,
Comer Hotel I Alakea Htruets.
i unlllu. in f ! u m ti.i n m
.rr.v.n. ..... " . , - . j
7ttfKp. in. Hl'NDAVK::MUt)lll::la. iu
j (jfTKLKdinNKH: Mutual 'JM-Oftli-e-Bell in
Kesiilence: Mutual 4IM1.