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COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JANUARY 27, 1883.
The firm of Palmer &. Kilbourn is this day dissolved by
JNO. A. PALMER,
W. W. KILBOURN.
Honolulu, January 25, 1883.
J. A. Palmer and Elmer H. Thacher have this day
formed a Co-partnership under the firm name of
Honolulu, January 25, 1883.
J. A. PALMER,
E. H. THACHER.
COMPETENT DRUG CLERK OR ACTIVE BUSI-
NESS YOUN'O MAN. Apply immediately to
JT. il. PAIaEHESR. '5B CO.,
No. 113 FORT
NEAR HOTEL. STREET.
SILVIA! SILVEm SILVERS
a. oozsrsic3-isrM:-SisrT oif1
43 CASES OF HOLIDAY GOODS !
Have Been Received by Chas. J . Fisliel,
The 3Laead.ins EHilliner-y
14 Piece f Fiue MerhUn Silver-pUted Castor.
24 Cake Banket.
24 Batter Dialim,
40 Pickle DUhe.
36 " Goblets,
50 Spoon Holder.
24 Card Receiver,
48 Aborted Cups,
45 Dozen of Assorted Napkin Rings,
0 Deweert Hpoona and Fork. vU:., etc
Glove and Handkerchief Boxe.
Ladies' Toilet Dekn,
Leather and ShellJCard Cases,
Bathing Suit, etc.
inrtV4o-.Ao3ym..4.Jutto.iUUd Gloves !
33a.rga.ins Can 33 e Expected
A I am determined to Sell theso Goods,
Bring What They Bring, on Account of "Want of Room
CHAS. J. FISTTFX,
The Lc:iliii;r millinery House.
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We have JUST RECEIVED Per
"COIMSUELO" & "AUSTRALIA,"
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
LADIES' BUTTON BOOTS,
TTFQ QI TPPFRS
DIRECT FROM PHILADELPHIA.
STRAW & FE3LT MATS,
SRIISTGh STYLES. -
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CORNER FORT & 3IERCHANT STREETS.
This " space reserved for
the announcement of NEW
A. ILT. MEIXIS.
FROM OI R OWX C(UEr.rroSnENT.
Letter No. 93 London, Dec. 2G. 1882.
The Hawaiian IelaDds cootinue to be a fatonte
subject for writers. There haa just been pub
lished here, 1t William Blackwood &. Sons, a
oew work from the pen of Miss C F. Gordon
Cumming, the niece or Sir Arthur CJordon, late
Governor of Fiji and New Zealand, who is a!rea3j
well knuwn as an author bj her books on ' A
Lady's Cruise in a French Man-or-war," and
At Home in Fiji." Her present work is en
titled" Fire Fountains : The Kingdom of Ha
waii iia Volcanoes, and the History of its Mis
sions." It consists of two Imndsome 8?j volumes,
and, besides a map of the Hawaiian Islands, con
tains the following illustrations : Maona Loa
and the crater ofKilauea; Halemaumau "the
house of everlasting burning" Temporary Crags;
Eruption in the outer crater ; Night Scene; Ex
tinct Crater of Haleakala Maui ; Overflow of
the new lake of fire in the crater of Kilanea ;
Fire Fountains temporary chimnevB ; Bamboos
and Bananas at Hilo ; Rivers of Molten Rock.
It is a fact that three English ladies Miss Isa
bella Bird, iJadj Brareej, aud Misa Camming
have of late years written on this Bubject. Miss
Bird (now Mrs. Bishop) is writing, at present,
" Sketches in the Malay Peninsula," which
appear in a pular magazine.
OTHER NEW BOOKS.
Murray's lit of forthcoming works contains:
" Sunny Lands and Seas : A cruise round the
world in the S S. Ceylon, being notes made
during a five months' tour in India, the Straits
Settlements, Manila, China, Japan, the Saudwicli
Islands, and California." By Hugh Wilkinson,
barrister-at-law, 8vo, with illustrations ; Cassell
& Co. have just published " The Islands of the
Pacific; or Sketches from the South Seas." By
B. Francis. The islands treated in this volume
are : New Caledonia, the Loyalty and Fiji Inlands.
Tahiti, Hawaii, Pitcairn, and the Marquesas.
The Government of Fiji have recently pub
lished a special number of a native journal, en
titled " Na Mata," which tbey issue from time
to time to acquaint the native population with
the actual sanitary condition of the islands. It ap
pears that during 1881 there was an Increase
or binhs over deaths of 204. Attention is called
to the excess of mortality which still exists among
the children, and much useful advice of a prac
tical character is given to the native parents.
It appears that in districts where this advice is
acted on the Increase in the population has been
most marked. Tha statistics are of a detailed
and elaborate character, and tbo Hawaiian Go
vernment would do well to follow this practical
precedent. A treaty of friendship, commerce,
Ac, between the Queen of Great Britain and the
King of Tonga, which was signed at Nukualofa
on November 29, 1879, has just been issued here,
three years after date. The Royal Commission
appointed to inquire into the affairs of the
Western Pacific will include Sir Arthur Gordon,
Admiral Wilson, and probably Admiral lloskins.
At last week's meeting of the French Geo-
Panama Canal would be finished and opened in
1888. Captain Zembscb, the German Consul
General at Apia, Samoa, being on furlough, Dr.
Stuebel, of the Foreign Office, has been appointed
to represent him meanwhile. The Republic of
Costa Rica joins the Uuiicrt-iil I'.iMul Union on
January 1st next.
NATAL AND BUirPING.
Rear-Admiral Lyons, the British Commander-in-Chief
on tho Pacific station, will at last pay
his long-deferred visit to Honolulu. He was at
Calliio in hid flagship the Swiltr-ure ou the 9th
ultimo, and intended to leave on January 8th for
Payta, Galapagos, Honolulu, and Esquimault
II. M. corvette Conetance, Captain Doughty,
sailed from Plymouth on the llhh instant for the
Pacific, to relieve the Thetis. A telegram from
Manila announces the arrival there on the 14th
instant of the Iolani, Garrels master, 3G days
Where are thcr gone, those dear dead days,
Those i.wet past days of long ago,
Whoe ghost go Coating to aud fro
When evening leads ns through her maze ?
Where are they goue? Ah ! who can tell ?
Who weare once more that long-passed pell ?
They did exist when wa were young,
We met onr life with strength and trust.
We decmd all things were pure and jnst,
Ner knew life had a double tongue.
We lightly sang a happy song.
Nor dreamed onr way could e'er be wrong.
And then all changed . As life went by,.
The friend deceived, or bitter Death
Smiled as he drank onr dear one's breath.
And would not let us also die.
Day followed day ; as on they went
Each took soma gift that life had sent.
Yet it was ours that perfect past ! j
We did have days that knew not paTn.
We once had friends death had not ta'en,
And flowers and songs that conld not last
Were ours in that most blessed time,
When earth seemed Heaven's enchanted clime.
And so I think, when light burn low
And all the house is fast asleep,
From out a silence vast and deep
Those dear dead days we worshipped so.
Breathe on us from their hidden store
Their long-lost peace, their faith once more.
God keep those dear old times ; ah me !
Beyond our vision they may rest
Till on some perfect day and blest
Once more those dear dead days will be.
For Death, who took all, may restore
The past we loved to us onee more.
All the Year Round.
lae recent move to raise a monument in
memory of Free Mason Morgan has called
up anew the question : " Who killed Mor
gan?" An old citizen of Detroit was on
his way down town yesterday when he met
an acquaintance and seized the moment to
1 suppose you know they are o-oins to
erect i monument to Morgan ?" .
Very mysterious death !"
So it was."
Generally believed that the Free Masons
tilled him ?"
' Yes, some folks believe it.''
tl Let's see- I think you are a Mason
Then you must know ?"'
Well, I suppose I do."
"Then, sir, I demand to know who killed
You don't want to know to-day, do you?"
Yes, sir rignt off."
The Mason beckoned the old man around
the corner, looked all round to see that no
one was near, and then whispered in his ear:
" You won't give it away ?"
On your solemn word ?"
Then I'll tell-I killed him myself ! '
Sir, you are an infernal liar!" roared
the old man. Yes, sir; you lie, sir, and
I won't have anything more" to do with you."
It will never beksown who killed Morgan.
If the people won't believe tho murderer,
how are the facts ever to come out. De
troit Free IWss.
Geo. F- OTells, lYIaxiager,
Edward Iycan, Funeral Director.
Telephone and TSTiht Vlarm N"o 294.
Office in Hear of Wells' !Music Store.
We would respectfully call your attention to our SUPERIOR FACILITIES for
doing eveiything in our line.
AW ELEGANT AND EXPENSIVE HEARSE
Has been imported direct from. New York. Our Embalming and Care of the Dead
is in the hands of a retired Physician of large experience, who will give his best efforts
to this Scientific branch of the business. Everything that money could buy; everything
that practical and Scientific knowledge cou!d suggest, has been carefully considered.
WE ARE SOW BF.1UV, JXI OIK (tilitGUS WILL BE MODERATE.
Woman Students. The woman students
of Bedford College had unprecedented success
at the recent examination at the London
University. All the thirteen students that
went up for the intermediate examinations
in arts and science passed in either the first
or second class; seven of these went up for
honors and all of them passed, two taking
prizes in German and French, the only two
prizes awarded to women; and the only
woman who took honors in inorganic chem
istry was a student in thi3 college:
The Newhall House, Milwaukee was
burned Jan. 10th.- Intense terror prevailed.
Dozen jumped from the upper stories, cover
ing the sidewalks with lifeless bodies. It is
believed one hundred lives were lost. The
insurance on the hotel is stated as S25.000
all held by Cincinnati agencies. The loss
is scarcely to be estimated, but will reach
$500,000. The business men demand un
derground telegrai-h wires, as said wires
seriously impended the work of the Fire
Department, and increased the horror.
Trimmings, Plates, Robes, Shrouds,
And everything appertaining to the business constantly on, hand.
From 7 . m. to 5 p. in., Telephone No. 1 79. Night Alarm, Telephone No 294.
It is said by the N. Y. Stock Exchange
that the cultivation of silk worms in this
country is increasing rapidly, about 1,000
letters being daily received regarding that
industry. The Exchange has received
from a Japanese firms eg3 pasted on cards.
There were 20.000,000 in the consignment,
to be distributed gratis to American silk
GEMS "WITH A HISTORY.
A Rela f Twin Diamond fG rt Value.
Aeio York Sun, December 22.
"There are the $100,000 twins brougLt
together by chance, after more than a quarter of
a century of separation, and never to leave thi3
country, now we've got them."
The speaker was a German gentlemaa, the
head of a wholesale diamond importing house in
Maiden lane. As he spoke he took a packet of
silken tissue paper from a big safe behind him
and dropped it on a counter covered with green
baize, at which the reporter seated himself. A
wire gate slammed to and locked the visitor in
without seeming to have imprisoned him, and
the German gentleman began to open the paper
packet. Two lustrous gems, which blazed with
a pure bluish white fire, gleamed side by side.
Each was about as big around as a three-cent
piece, but what was more striking than their
size was their identity of appearance and beauty.
They are cut alike, weigh alike (eight and one
half carats each), nnd are veritable mineral
" I could create a sensation and make a for
tune with them in Paris;" said the diamond
merchant. "They are old Indian mine diamonds,
and have a history that puts them in the cata
logue of the famous gems of the world. I have
proofs that establish their identity. They must
have been in the possession of Warren Hastings
when he was Governor-General of India. Pre
viously they had been the jewels of a rajah, and
i ToqHtios' iewel casket thev were
alter tney ivw nwm-pi 011 J
secured by a Russian nobleman during a mutiny
in India. He took them to Amsterdam, where a
skilled Dutch lapidary re-cut them, thereby
greatly enhancing their beauty while only
slightly decreasing their weight. The nobleman
lost posssesion of one of them at the celebrated
gaming table of M. Blanc, at Monaco. At least
it is supposed he lost it gaming, for it, was only
recovered at the auction sale of the effects of
Mm. Blanc, widow of the famous gambler in
Paris, a year ago. I secured it through an agent
at the sale.
" Its mate," continued the jeweller, "had a
no less eventful career. - It found it way to a
French jeweller, who sold it to the Duke of
Brunswick, who, with eccentric prodigality,
lavished money on precious stones, which he
left to the city of Geneva. The history of the
first bine diamond was published in Paris when
I bought it, but search made afterwards for the
mate, which the Duke of Brunswick had bought,
revealed the fact that it had disappeared.
"We found it two months ago and how, do
you think ? Why, my partner saw it sparkling
in the shirt front of a Chicago merchant. He
could hardly believe it. But by a stratagem
he secured the means of comparing the gems,
and proved their identity to his satifaction.
The merchant said he had bought the stone in
England from a Jewish diamond merchant of
London. He was induced to part with it at a
" Thus they came together," said the owner,
as he re-wrapped the sparks of mineral fire with
tender care, and thus they stay. They'll never
be separated again if we can help it."
Intense cold weather prevails in the East.
Not lost, but stepped out The stump
speaker. An unpleasant movement on foot Slip
Disagreeable acquaintances and bright
exchanges are universally cut.
Arabi Pasha and his fellw exiles have
arrived at Ceylon.
The floods in Hungary have rendered ten
thousand people homeless.
The total population of the Dominion of
Canada is 4,350,933.
It is stated that the Czar has signed a de
cree dissolving all the secret societies in
Look over on the bright side, which is the
heaven side of life. This is far better than
" Parson (catechizing) 'And what is
your dity toward your neighber? Sharp
boy: 'To keep your eye on 'im, sir.' "
" Jones, why do you send your wash to
a Chinaman?" Jones "I don't." "You
don't?" Jones "No; he comes and cets
Why are wheat and potatoes like the
idols of old? Because the former have ears
and hear not, and the latter eyes, but see
A GLOWING TRIBUTE.
From a Christian Minister to the Memory
of a Jewish Rabbi-
liR. A. L. LIXPSLEVS ADDRESS.
la EUtaeat Paaes)rle at the Grate of Crat
Itrkrew Scholar Something Well W.rth Pre
strilig as a Stroiea npoa Man.
We hare assembled around tbi spot now made
forever aacrcd, to express our reverence for the de
parted, and to mingle our sympathy with the
grief of these ourtivoro. The low which they
have encountered ia not local, nor i it limited to
the tiea of kindred. It ia not an ordinary loaa.
It touchea a wide circumference, embracing tbe
old world and the new.
I apper here at the request of tbo friendg of
Dr. Mellia to give voice to their feelinga in view
of thia bereavement a Iobo enhanced by the con
sideration of hie amiable qualitiea, hia extensive
learning and hia philanthropic uaefulnese all
made eminent by his religioua character, which
influenced all Lia viewa and imparted a decisive
power to hia whole life. 1 deem it an honor to
be counted among hia friends. I ahall therefore
utter my own eentimenta while I apeak in your
name. 1 may be allowed to appear here lo aa
a repreeentative of the great number of wen in
all lands who belong to the brotherhood ol learn
ing, and Who therefore deplore thia losa which ia
common to them also.
In the great republic of lettera there aregradea
i only by their aequisitiona of knowledge and the
of acholarehin but no artificial ranka. The kfnga
A telephone is a mighty handy thing to j and prineeiS(, whom we acknowledge may be men
have in the family when you want to order j q bumble or , birthf but they are kingly
something and nave not me cnee io as
the man, to his face, to give you more
:Did you know," said a cunning Yankee
to a Jew, . "that they hanp: Jews and don
kevs too-ether in Poland ?' "Indeed ! then
The new plans for the Channel tunnel
introduce some very important changes in
the original scheme, and well calculated to
greatly reduce the objection against the
tunnel on the ground of defensibility. Ac
cording to the amended plan put forward by
Sir Edward Atkin, M.P., the tunnel instead
ot opening out within a close distance of the
shore line, will continue from the point
where it has been started at Shak speare's
Cliff by a gradual ascent to a distance of
about three miles inland in a northerly di
rection, before it opens out. It will then run
down the Alkham valley, running into
Dover under the western heights add join
the southeastern main line at the terminus
station at the pier, the whole detour be
tween Shakespeare's Cliff and Dover being
a distance of about five miles. It is pro-
fiosed to connect the London and Chatham
ines by means of a loop line at the upper
part of the town near Charlton. The Chan
nel Tunnel Company have abandoned their
plan of commencing the tunnel at Dover,
and instead, propose to commence the dej
scent to the base of the tunnel at St.
Margaret's bay, near Kearsney station, on
the London and Chatham railway, about
three miles from Dover. In both schemes
the approaches to the tunnel would be with
in range of the fortifications at Dover.
it is weTl that you and I are not there," re
torted the Jew.
Nautical. Husband (jokingly) : "Oh,
I'm the mainstay of the family." Wife:
" Yes, and the jib-boom and the and the
." Small boy (from experience) : "And
the spanker, too, mamma." (Applause.)
A celebrated tragedian had a broken nose.
A lady once remarked to him, "I like your
acting; but, to be frank with you, I can't
get over your nose." "No wonder, madam,"
replied the tragedian, "the bridge is gone."
According to Mr. Joseph Cook there is
but little change in theology in Europe,
thouo-h there is some tendency to restora
tionisra. as in the case of Dorner, who holds
that some may be converted between death
and the judgment. Bushnell has made
very few converts.
The Primacy of the Church of England
falls at last upon Rt. Rev. Edward White
Benson, Bishop of the young diocese of
Truro. The appointment has been declined
by Bishop Browne of Winchester, a strong
though not high churchman; and Bishop
Litrhtfoot of Durham, an eminent broad
churchman is understood to have had the
place informally offered to him.
The Prefect of the Seine is about to re-
-- thejjates of cemeteries, crosses
move iror.. - ifQtf pPf, accepted by all re
and other symbols nw tVtii"r-t Khorty to
ligions. Families will still "be ftTHB..
place such symbols on the tombs of relatives,
but the divisions between Catholic, Protes
tants and Jewish graves being about to dis
appear under a recent law, the gates or other
accessaries will henceforth be of a neutral
Olo Forts Rechhistened. By direc
tion of the President a general order an
nounces that the military post on the south
side of the Golden Gate entrance to the bay
of San Francisco, now known as Fort Point,
hereafter be known as " Fort Winfield
Scott," in honor of the late General Scott
and the military post at Black Point, San
Francisco harbor, now known as Fort San
Jose, be known as " Fort Mason," in honor
of the late General Mason, military Gov
ernor of California.
I slept in an editor's bed last night.
When no other chanced to be nigh ;
And I thought, as I tumbled the editor's bed.
How easily editor's lie.
If the lawyer who slept in the editor's bed
When no other chanced to be nigh ;
And though he lias written and naively said,
How easily editors lie,
He niut then admit, as he lay on that bed
And dlept to his hearts desire,
Whate'er ho may say of the editor's bed,
That the lawyer himself was the liar.
A crjT of alarm is raised by the Paris
Evenemeut against the dangers of a new
and formidable German invasion. The nub
ii r i , .i , ,
tisners oi ceoraDnicai atlases nave icno
abandoned the idea of including Alsace and
Lorraine in their maps of France; but if
things continue at this pace, they will have
to mark as German ports all the harbors of
France. German gold is purchasing all the
property of the French steamship companies.
The Havre and New York line is reported
to be in uerman hands. Ihe Antilles, the
Brazil, the China lines are likewise becom
ing the property of foreigners. The Evene
ment warns the Minister for Posts and
Telegraphs against the conspiracy which is
being formed in Germany to annex to Ger
man companies the postal service to the de
pendencies of France in distant lands.
An Absurd Practice.
It is a constant and disagreeable nractice with
dealers to couple every offering of their goods
with the remark that the price is so low as to
admit of no profit to the seller. To hear these
men talk one would think that they were upon
the immediate verge of bankruptcy, and ret we
know that many of tbeni are doing a solvent
business and are laying'np money steadily. If
iury !.uuum tuiempi 10 reconcile tneir Droclama-
tious of ruinously-low prices with their financial !
success they would find themseWea in as diffi
cult a position as that of the dry-goods clerk.
" Positively, madam, we lose a cent a yard on
every piece of these coods which we sell'' he
lint m that case how does it pav vou to
offer them? " was the query.
"Ah, he protested, "but you see. we sell so
many of them! '
This custom of telling absurd lies about the
cost of goods is a relic, evidently of some by
gone age. Before the flood, perhaps, the buyer
was gullible enough to swallow this Bort of stuff.
Jn thjs nineteenth century, however, the
average buver is not a fool. He understands
that tho dealer is not doing business out of pure
iove to numanity, nut tor ms own pecuniary
gain, and he is willing to pay for a reasonable
profit. The other day a gentleman facetiously
remarked, l always dislike to buy anything of j
a. u. ac uo. iney invariably offer their goods '
at such unprofitable figures that I fear by pur- '.
chasing I shall be doing them a personal in-
jury." , I
The Pacilc, speaking particularly of methods
of prayer, eaya : " Any method ia good wbicb
leads good people to more praying, talking, and
singing. Any way ia good by which finnera are
led into the company of the prayerful, and taught
to begin tbe everlasting eong. It cornea back
finally to each believing heart to consider how it
can best lead another heart to believe whether
in a public or a private way, by aocial or indi
Of the past year the Interior eaya : " It has
gone into eternity with its record. It has not
passed like an idle wind. Whether we have
been busy or not, one year has been active. It
has written upon us. and written for ua ; upon us,
in deepening wrinkles and deepening character;
and for ua, in the inerasible book. The last page
la turned the record of an irreversible year ia
laid upon the throne. May divine mercy, like a
cleansing baptism, flow over it all. And how
ever we have been led during these months, may
the year's friendship stand approved especially
in this, that it has led us to purer living and
stronger hope, and that nearness to God, which
consists leis in the advance of time than in the
experience of the heart and in the growtli of
The Occident says: "It require a great
amount of time, effort, patience, and research to
know the truth. We often feci in the midst of
trying circumstances, like Pilot crying out,
" What ia truth?" It' ia easy to find what
seems to be truth, but truth itself ia not eo easily
obtained. There are a class who imagine they
can find the truth without any effort on their
part. Others have studied, prayed, and longed
to see the light ; all these have to do ao ia to open
their eyes, and floods of truth will pour in.
These repudiate what they call the dogmas of the
past tbe experience, wisdom, and piety and
research of those who have passed over to the
unseen land. These were priest-ridden, or nar
row and bigoted in their viewa. What aucb
have learned by their wisdom, experience, and
devotion is not to be compared to the judgment
ot even the careless and indiffereat of our age."
bencficient use they make of it. hen aucu
members of the great republic cease from their
labors on earth, the common brotherhood bowa
ita head in aorrow.
We respect the memory of our brother Mellia
for hia extensive erudition, that enabled him to
commune with past ages in the very tonguea
which many nations upoke and in which many
authors preserved the annals of tho world's
thoughta and expepiences. Ilia acquaintance
with the most important modern languagea
brought him into dally intercourse with the
varied discussions which are occupying the atten
tion of tbe thoughtful men of our day. And
thus hia knowledge of ancient writers waa modi
fied and enriched by the productiona of more
recent timea. The high honor conferred upon
him when he graduated waa expressed in the
title of Doctor of Philosophy a designation
obtained in Europe aa the reward of real merit.
Among other proofs of hia literary ability, the
fact may be cited that be wrote an elaborate his
tory of the Jewish people in Bohemia his native
A profounder reason impels me to speak of our
great Iobs. The acquirementa of learning nay
add to the common stock of human knowledge
and contribute to the progresa of civilization.
But they may be ao employed aa chiefly to adorn
their possessor. The highest usefulness of learn
ing, however, consists in the devotion of it to
the improvement of those who could not of them
selves obtain ita benefits, and to the relief of the
depressed and suffering. But literary pursuits
cultivate a taste for retirement. Tho cloisters of
a library, redolent with tbe eubtle odor of booka
and manuscripts, uDfit the man of lettera for tbe
, realities of life. This tendencv can be
BieLXTljyinpiH pi",! sentiments, which should ;
regulated by the ufii.1 ul ue of all!
rule every mind and dictate the "I.r., r- '
our powers and possessions, lu this niijni'SL "
Mellia taught and guided his people, bringing
forth the treasure gathered from the fields o
literature and science and religion, for their
eulightenment in the truth, their strength in
trial, their comfort in adversity. This auiiuhlj
and unselfish disposition strongly attracted the
people whom he served in the capacity of a pub
lic teacher. And the congregations that were ao
fortunate aa to obtain hia services showed their
appreciation in ways that touched hia heart, and
conveyed the pleasing impression that hia efforts
to instruct and blcea were gratefully cherished.
We also honor Dr. Mellia for hia liberality.
The extent of his scholarship made him widely
known in literary circles ; and tho breadth of hia
philanthropy waa equally conspicuous Ilia bene
volent labors in the wara of 1848 and 18CG were
eo extensive that they were deemed worthy of
public recognition. The government of Austria
acknowledged them by a formal vote of thanks
on several occasions, and the distinguished award
of a medal from the hand of tho Emperor Francis
Joseph. But hia philanthropy did not confine
itself to the manifestation of a benevolent apirit
in the discharge of professional duties, not in the
temporary relief of human want, nor yet alone
upon the field of battle or amidst the painlul
scenes of the hospital. Dr. Mellis with larger
graep and prophetic insight of the real remedies
for the exposure aud calamities of life, aimed at
the true philosophy of relief which forestalls the
evils that flow from destinations. He laid foun
dations in the principles of prevention, nnd if
these were more generally observed our philan
thropic efforts would be crowned with far greater
Temporary relief haa ita imperative claima, but
the true statesman shows the superior philan
thropy in devising means which anticipate evils,
or while laboring in the inidut of them in provid
ing for their suppression. We ascribe t Dr. ,
Mellia this attribute of statesmanship. He show
ed the wisdom of hia philanthropy by founding
an institution for the" support of orphans and
their instruction in the useful arts by which thoy
are qualified for an honorable career upon reach-
ing tbe period of manhood. 1
But there ia another reason to justify my
speaking to you to-day. Suffer me to refer to
my alliance with Dr. Mellis on the ground of a .
common faith. Though I am not a Hebrew by '
the ordinance of nature, yet I may claim to be a ;
child of Abraham, for Abraham's God is mine, :
and I respect hia ancient covenant, people. For
long agea they were the custodiana of the most .
important trutha touching tbe temporal and
eternal welfare of man. To them were commit- j
ted the written oraclea of. God. No name in I
ancient history ia so celebrated even to thia day :
aa the name of their great patriarch and progeni- i
tor. No leader waa ever ee successful aa their ,
deliverer out of Egyptian bondage ; and the wia- ;
dom displayed in the code of laws he proclaimed :
for the Israelites, ia without a parallel. No par- i
liament nor legislature haa ever enacted statutes j
that have risen to the level of the Mosaic I iws in 1
the truth and justice, the purity and benevolence, ;
which they enjoin upon all classes, nor in the '
securities which they have thrown around the !
poor, the helplesa and the stranger. Tbe legiala '
lion in the present day which reflects most the
epirit of these ancient writings, furnished the
best examples cf progress towards universal
liberty and happiness.
The world is prone to forget that the Inraclit
ish people was highly favored of God in being
made the transmitters of true religion to all the .
gentile nationa. Their sacred booka contain the
glorioua prophecy which ia called the Hope of ,
Israel," unto which their several tribee were ta :
come. David in hia martial courage and Solo-
mon in hia tranquil reign, were emblems of their
coming glory ; and covenant of Abraham ever j
remains aa the great character of their privileges :
and the inspiration of their hopes. It waa from
thia as from a fountain that Israel's preservation '
flowed, and Abraham remained through all vicis
aitudea and misfortunes of tbe people aa their
father and guide.
And who are we who atand around thia open
grave but living examplea of the trutha contained
in the Hebrew scriptures.
Having reached thia point of view, we feel the
ground beneath our feet firm aa the rocka o
Horeb when Aaron atood on the top of Pisgah,
whence Moses aurveyed the promised land. With
thia holy confidence we lift our eyea. io the faith
of Abraham's Qod. And then we turn to the
first book of Moeea, 25th chapter, 8tu and 9th
tQilowa: "Tben Abraham
gave up the ghost and died io a good old age, an
old man, and full of yeara ; and waa gathered
unto bi rathcra. And ma aona isaao ana
tnael buried him."
How applicable are tbe experiences Oeacnbed
in the ancient Scripture- to the condition of our
race in all gee ! How appropriate are tbeae
worda to this occasion ! Abraham lived one hun
dred and aeventy-five year, which wii really a
horter life than that which Dr. Mellia lived, If
we consider that a life conaiata not ia the num
ber of it years, but in the event which take
place duriDg the time it covere. Acd bow varied
have been the event which have tranrired dur
ing the life now closed on earth, touching some
of tbe highest of mankind on two oontincnt. A
good old age, indeed, crownea who jtoruet
fulneaa, and -fulfilling tbe promiae contained io
tbe Paalmi, With long life will I tatiafj hlta."
And another touch or imiUnty appear a w
read, "And hia aona buried him.'1 Beautafal
and affecting pectacle ! Tbe children weeping
with inconsolable grief, reverently pay the laat
ad office that put the dead out of sight and
hide the remain of our mortality henceforth ta
live in the memorie that remind you of your loaa
and in the recollection of parental foresight and
elf-cacrificing devotion ! And never do tbay ao
completely eurvive a when w prove to all tha
world that we have adopted their wis opinion,
reflect their noble entimenU, and display tha ex
cellence of character which they hav taken so
much pains to estabtiah withiu ua. They liv
in the practice f every virtue which they fcavt
There remain to you now reverent remem
brances of a tender and affectionate mother, a
wise and watchful father. The monument io
your heart ia inscribed with theoe memorial.
Ihe father body we leave bare, but hi nam
ahall not perish. Ilia bating monument i the
Orphans' Home and Sohool of Art in Bohemia.
He haa disappeared from the eye of men ; but a
host shall share in bia fitr-aighted philanthropy
which survivo him. They are Ihe children of hi
beneficence; these the children of hi love. May
thep alike reflect honor upon hi name and char
acter and rise up together and call him bleated.
The charity committee did not mean ex
actly what they announced; that " the small
est contributions will be most gratefully received."
LAWRENCE & FREETH,
UI.ANS AM ESTIMATES IX' R NlftllED
L for Works of Countructiou.
Civil Engineering and Surveying.
Office, 19 and 31 Merchant tr-t (abor J
( o.V) V. O. Box 101.
To Breeders of r-Hry.
The Medicated Ne&t"Egg !
rMIKSK RGCS ARE: I)Ot)LV SKH
1 VICE HLK. llPKldra acting aa Neat Egga wbaa
wanted, tbey will keep tbe hen free from lie and otbar
vermin, and In a healthy condition during tba breeding
season. Tbay are !iidleuaable to tbe tiurceaftful liaising
of l'oultry. and will auily repay tbeir small cost.
Try Them, and So Prove Their Virtut.
PROFESSION A 1,
Musical Instrument Maker
Tuner and Repairer,
OFFICE AT C. E. W1LIJAMK', FOBT K1BIE.T
a,nxT:Tiioivia tso. 71,
WOULD MOST HEPBC'TKlJt.bV IN
form hia flritia and tha inbabltaula of tba lit
r-'Uu JwnRdom that in reiiie to tiuuieroua rvqaaata
I "'t(i.irautp (f aa mm h work aa be ran do bs lias de
and a Kb.
XI OOOYifiriAKKKU o.. Cnerl AgPtlta
Ilia old aud well-known bnniueoK, carried on bM
FOR OVER THIRTEEN YEARS.
And wbirlt haa hitherto a (Tor Jed ao
Much Satisfaction to His Patrons.
tic will undertake to repair all tbuaa
Unfortunate acd Mncb-Tortiirei Pianos
Which have for the last year been handled by Trofef aa
but I'nMkilHul I tinera, and
"Slosle shall are mare rlDg tnofallv la tl
homes of lloootal."
King up the Doctor, No. TO, sn'd his Motto la
No Cure, No Pay!"
Jan20 d&wlmo '
Drs. McAllister & Grossman,
fAVIG JtST ARRIVED PROM SAN
I Francinco, beg to intuitu you that they have oeite4
DENTAL PAR LOR G
Corner of Hotel and Alakea Streets,
Where they prepared to perform all operations la
leiitictr), relying entirely for tbeir aucceaa npua
tOOli WOKK AT REASONABLE PRICES.
They will bo pleased to have you give tbeso't call.
OFFICE HOCKS FliOM O A.M. TO 4 P. U.
JanlJ deewtf ,
Metropolitan and City Markets
On King and Nnuanu utreeU, Honolulu, will carry on tha
same on his own account under tbe trade name of
Aa from tbe lat day of January, 1883.
Jap22d3twlt GILBERT J. WALLER. '
'I'HE PKOPRIETOR OP THE
IMiulii Sugar Mill,
Believing that tbere la
On tbe line of the
DISTRICT OF KOHALA,
That can be profitably
PLANTED IN CAfJE,
Is prepared ta rcive
For having Cane so eru n
Ground at his Mill.
C. P. HART,
Proprietor Niulii Sugar Mill.
Kobala. Hawaii, Dec. 29tu, 181. Ja.ldA.w3B
H. C. CRABQtZ,
OFFICE. Km. 83 qilKKN ST., HONOLULU
J H. HARE Manager.
Prompt and careful attention given to the
transportation of Merctiandiae and
Parcels to all parts of the city.
verses, and read a
ET Tolephono Number 105. ja
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