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In rcn-i.l. iatioii nf the fact tli;it Duties pai l by mo under protest have been 1 etui -ned. I new Do hire a DISCOUNT OF TEN FEU CENT. on Fiivt (Yt of all American Pianos Sold at
jNTos. lOo and 107 lO 1 IT STREET. hlONOLULD.
tk itikk,i f i?''jto3
And many others. We handle the Mathu-heek as OUR BEST PIANOS, because we lelieve them to
he THE VERY BEST PIANOS. ESPECIALLY FOP THIS CLIMATE. We are hacked up in our belief hy the following ACKNO WLEDGMENTS of their
Superiority by "Well-Known Musieal Critics :
TI-IK FIRST 'PIA.IN'O TZST JAPAN.
Mathusiikk I'iano ManifV; Co.-Icnr Sir: The l'iano jincliasftl of your firm January 21, recently
arrived at this, my ii'Mres-, via San I'miici-co.
Having Im iii requested to writ; you the condition in vhi h it arrived, and how it stands the climate, I
wouM ftate that aftT a journey of ten thousand .Mile;, with three handlings, the l'iano was in as jierfcct order
antl tune as it ronft have bun iu .'our fortoej, and I am of the opinion that it i-eculiir construction adapts it for
service in this climate beyond any kind I have seen.
Yours, very truly, HOFFMAN ATKINSON.
ML'SICAL. COXSKItVATOIlY, s"2 HKOADWAY, X. Y.
I am most happy to hear testimony to the jricat .-uperiority of the Mathuhek l'ianos. I Lave hen familiar
for years with all of our most distinsrui-h.' I l'iaiios in this country, and I do not he.-it ite to say that the Colibri or
small I'iano is, in all respects, superior to the common sized srjnare, Iy all other makers, and that the Orchestral
(common sized square) is not surpassed, if indeed it he equaled, hy any (Tom-en Orand I have ever seen. These
Piano must take the h ad of all known instruments, and their peculiar construction renders them hy far the most
durable, and the least liable to 'ct out of tune.
KL fJFNi: J. MFRIUAM,
Or-ani-t Dr. Stryker's Ii. l I). Church, cor. Dtth St. and 8th A v.
DANA MI SICAL IXSTITUTK, WAUIIFN, OHIO, April 2, 1S70.
MATlllTaHEK I'IANO Mancf'o Co. fenf: In reply to yours of the 2"lh nit., asking how I was pleased with
the'I'ianos purchased of you in January last. I wo it 1 say that tie y h ive been in use twelve hours per day in our
school, anil during the three months ofcontaiit hammering have never h id to he tuned. We shad restock with
them as Boon as we can dispose of the other makes we have on Land, for I am fully convinced that your Pianos are
the best in use. A No. 1 Colibri has carried our law chorus with perfect satisfaction, and for purity of toDe,
durability, and all that is essential to a good l'iano, I think they .stand at the head of the list.
Yours, etc., WILLIAM IL DANA.
,T. ,T .V V WATSON-
WATSON S CONSKUVATOKY OF MI SIC, N1AV YORK,
read a fjrood deal about the Mathushek l'iaiios, I came to the conclusion
.IV Iwh i.toin trt
desired to hear.
l'iano and Violin. A
(U.x ri.KMKN : Having heard and
'where there was so much t-mn-.r there must surely be some tire.
l'li.ll.l 111,1 VI II ir..ix v-.r. K.illlilllliilt' sl.-illir . ivli.it I llwlllirlit of tli.i M 1 t 1 1 1 1 S 1 1 1 ' k 1 illllOS.
determined to make a thorough inve-t'iration of their peculiar merits. I mu-t admit that I had serious in islvltiK1
as to the result, as I had been taught to believe, with many other musicians, that only such tirnis as Chickermg,
Stcinway, and a fcv otluTs, were re.diy capable of mauufacturim; llrst-clavs lan"s. v short time pieviu to my
visit to Norway, with my friend Ole Itull, I perlornied at a Concert in the Kveivtt Kooni. A nu-ee of uiiiu (Miss
Annie A. Watson) was the l'iano Soloist, and a few davs previous to the Concert, we very natuitiliy Inquired w
l'iano Wi Ml ! I he used noon t he nee.ixiou : we sunn ;iseert u i i ul tlett on.. f vmi r I Irehest I'll I I'iallOS had I'CClt HClCI
now. thought I, this will atl'ord me an excellent opport u nit v ti test the very I'iano I have so long
Till i 'oneelt (l itl l, 1 1 with 1 J i isi 1 1 i 's lei n t i fn I nvurlnrn to ' ini im niiiln " n l ri lieei 1 for
our rehearsal had taken p ac at my niiisio rooms, I had n d heard a sound from your l'iano until t he evening or ttio
Concert, lie fore the overture was iiuished, I had decided that a great revolution hud been effected in l'iano making
the beautiful d ue and wonderful eou ilitv throughout its whole compass captivated me at once J and although
Kveivtt Ilooms" are exceeding v lelieieiit in the'r construction, in nuint of musical acoustics, ncveral prom-
musical artists present assured me that the most delicate nassaires executed upon your instrument were
perfectly t list i net in every part of the hall. Since the date of this Concert the Matttushck J'iaiio has been my favorite.
)!e Hall remarked, while examining the equalized scale, "that it would remedy the great evil that had been die
cause of so many failures iu constructing l'ianos hv the continual drawing of many thousand pounds weight upon
part of the instrument; this continual strain fi om a given, part causes the l'ianos made up ni ordinary principles
omparatively teorthte in a few years, while your new and scientitic improvement or the equalizing
actually an impossibility for your l'ianos to be.-oine strained or warped in any way." i onipari
odious." but I do not hesitate to sav that the Mathushek l'ianos an- undoubtedly the most reliable
ll lerieliee h:is t-iil rh i , no t li-i t :i yu-r, on re mr I i.-i no shoilli 1 ask thellisel VCS the illlestloll
one. -'Where can I purchase an instruiieut that will sound well after ten years
scale renders it
sons are always
before selecti mr one. "Where can I inir.h.ise .-in i nt iiu i..nf that will k.himiI well after ten vea is' use t" I'ismoi
may have a charm when we first hear them, but in a few mouths they will begin to show their weak points, ami
in a couple of years at the farthest, become more like the tinkling of a" cracked cow-bell than a musical insti uinent.
I firmly believe that the Mathushek l'ianos will last a lifetime, ami that the day is not far distant when this
instrument will take the lead of every other n-nv iu use. Respectfully yours, J. JAY WATSON.
From Chas. A. ZMorrill ruicl Zr. F. Hills.
ASTOR HOUSE, NEW YORK.
MATHUSHEK I'IANO Manuf'o Co. Gent : I feel that I owe a duty not only to you, hut more especially to the public, to bear testimony to the
wonderful endurance, as well as the remarkable sweetness and power of your l'ianos. I purchased one of your l'ianos one year ago last August, it being
about one year and a half since. During all this time the I'iano has been in daily use, mostly by our daughter, who commenced taking lessons on the day
of Its purchase; but also lias been much used and admired by her teacher, who has spent several months in our family. During this period the l'iano has
been moved three times over rough pavements ; the last time fully live miles to where it now is, at the Astor House. In spite of this severe handling and
constant use for about eighteen months, the public at least will share with me in my astonishment, when I assure them " that the l'iano has never yet been
tuned, neither has it been touched by a tuning hammer since its purchase," and is to-day in as perfect tune and complete order, in all respects, as it was
when sent from the warerooms.
And the tone really improves in power, sweetness and purity.
- Suroly your Equalizing Scale and Liiuar Rridirc are working a revolution in the "endurance and sweetness" of this the most desirable of all instru
ments. If anv doubt this extraordinary statement, they are at liberty to call on me at the Astor House and examine the Piano for themselves.
Yours, truly, CHAS. A. MORRELL, M. D.
This 13 to certify that I am the teacher above referred to, and I most cheerfully endorse the within statement. M. E. HILLS.
pinion of J. O. Shaw, the Well-known Iusic?al Oritie.
Matiiu.su kk I'iano Manuf'o Co.: The great aim of manufacturers of the I'iano Forte, in times past, has been to increase the quality, puritv and
brilliancy f tone, or. in other words, to gain power without harshness, purity and roundness of tone without metallic etleet, and brilliancy in the upier
notes, with a continuous, or as is sometimes called, a singing tone.
Chickering made the fust grand stride in this direction, and for yea s led the van; Ste nway followed, scarcely behind ; and lastly, Mathushek with
Chickering achieved all these combinations without the necessary stability, which Steinway has partially secured. Mathushek, in combination, ban
excelled them all, and lias overcome many obstacles never before attempted.
First -In power, brilliancy, and purity of tone, there can he no question.
Secondly For stability, rou-'dness ami contintiousne s. or singing tone, he stands at the head.
Thirdly In reducing the size to meet the wants of all classes, without impairing the volume of tone, and securing in the construction of the l'ianos
an equal distribution of the strain of the strings up,n all parts of the frame, thereby removing the most serious obstacle to durability and uniformity.
lhese tacts are not to he disputed by any candid, unbiased mind in the country. The writer is willing to concede to Messrs. Chickering, Steinway,
ntiously believes that Mathushek lias in reality taken
Mathushek and others, separately, all the improvements they have individually secured yet consciei
a step in advance of all makers of l'ianos in the world, and one which coming time will justly accord
J. (J. SUA XV.
SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDB
Of these jutly celebrated Mathushek Pianos wore sold from Wells' Music .Store during the year just passed (1882). These Pianos, ranrinr in price from FIVE IIUXDliED to ONE TI OILS AND DOLLARS, have heen purchased by that class of our citizens who have tho
Good Judgment to purchase a Piano "that would sound well after TEX YEAKS' USE."
t? Trfra v
And cheaper grades of American Pianos, you will find at WELLS' MUSIC STORE, MARKED DOWX so low that you will wonder why other dealers are obliged to charge ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS more for the same article. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY
DOLLARS is all we ask for a GOOD GERMAN or FRENCH PIANO of the Same Quality that Other Dealers have been selling for THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. "A Wc
rord to the Wise," etc.
A LARGE STOCK OF ALL
We are now able to furnish COMPLETE SETS OF BAND INSTRUMENTS, or any Single Instrument. As we buy these instruments For Cm-It, and import them FROM GERMANY DIRECT, we are able to Sell Them Bcloic San Francisco Prices.
1 tei U
IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE AN
Accordeon, Piute, Guitar, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Triangle, Clarionet, Piccolo, Music Box,
Organette, Fife, Tambourine, Concertina, Set of Bones, Violin, Zither, or Harmonica,
We have the Largest and JIol Complete Stock ever seen west of the Pacific Coast.
Three Thousand Dollars' Worth of the Above Goods have Just been Received Direct
From the manufacturers in German v. On account of the low rate of Hawaiian duties, we are able to sell the above instruments at SAN FRANCISCO PRICES or LESS! Our stock of Aceordeons comprises every style and size, with prices from .00 to S0 00
Guitars from 0.00 to $1:25.00. ' '
S I EI STOCK,
WIS ESJLIFSS rOH-ES TBiJBJS IETir IMEEEHISM3!?1 STlTSaSS!
Ranging in price from 2 00 to 7o.OO ; and STRINGS FOR EVERY KIND OF INSTRUMENT.
AJS, CABINET ORGANS
and Palace Organs
A larr-e variety of the above-named Organs always in stock, and FOR SALE CHEAP. Having bought these Organs for spot cash from manufacturers in the E.ist, and having had them shipped direct to i s around the Horn, enables us to SELL them for less than wo win-a
J "obliged to i-av for them in former years. A LIIJIORAL DISCOUNT ALLOWED TO SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES. ALEXANDER HARMONIUMS, ONLY FIFTY DOLLARS!
jj?H3S MUSIC AXi CABINET, OS' SEIJF-ACTING- ORG-AN !
The Grentet; jVXxiical "Wonder of tliis or Any Oilier Age ! Play a Iluiidrecl Thousand Tunes or More !
In fact, there is xo limit to the number. Costs less than a good Organ, and WILL LAST A LIFETIME. Xcw Music can be purchased at any time, at a tkiklixu cost. For sale at WELLS' MUSiC STORE.
Curious XHxet Iurnitxare at IVearly oO Per Cent, Discount.
' It is a curious fact that since we began to handle Furniture other dealers in our vicinity have reduced prices about GO per cent ! Chamber Suits that were sohl at 7" and 80 three years ago are now selling for FORTY and FORTY-FIVE DO! 1 RS Tl
CUriOUJ IiecauC t urni in re co.-i no more 111 .in i i i .ui i-t. o iiii vmj v.ii s iid mail nun. ii ij xj ivijiu .i ij.invju .'ivv-ii ja .iiiu nun'u j oii.uj unii, i;m iwiuij.i linn, .iii. iwl wi a -i j j linn uw h x j v i ii u 1 1 which we oiler 'it a fii i' I i i i wrr t rr ft
the same quality
GEORGE F. WELLS, Sole Agent for the Wakefield Battan Furniture, and many other First Glass Furniture Houses.
tCllDlO C2i'Jfcl.Z & fOl S.033."t This will interest all who have been seated on those huinji-back Chairs that have heen so long rented at 2.o0 per dozen. We rent comfortable Chairs at TWO DOLLARS per dozen
No. 17l promptly attended to. ,000 CHAIRS to arrive by the Amy Turner, now due from lioston, and 1200 more to arrive by the Stillman I. Allen. The above comprises every style of Clmir used here and will be sold as ehe ui as' v
tialitv of Chairs m San Francisco. The Dest Stvles of WASHINGTON WOOD CHAIRS will be sold by the case at Sevkx Doll.uis per dozen, Cash, and other styles at the same rate. " '
S3 3F. WESKalLsS, Sole iLgesit fos tSae
Hwofi . otliers" Chairs.
TTTTTT! PTIOOF VISTID U I GM zVl I ."PROOF1 PAFES- The celebrated 1IERRINC SAFES were selected tor me by my Agent in New ork on account ot their being (in his opinion) the VERY I JEST SAFES in
xew ioik dry, anu Knows tne .uiAJj n uicin oi all Kinds ol bales, i ne Herring .aie uc claims to oe run-r.-Mij' ui nil;, iii-.rs for all practical use.
that this gentleman is (Jencral Agent lor several makes of Safes in
ou can buy
use 1 may add
GEORGE F- WELLS, General Agent for the Hawaiian islands.
Tlie Royal !t- .Tolm ?5Aviiiijr rvijicliiiio The only i-erlect double thread machine. Huns forward and backward without changing the direction of the work. Many thousand doMars' worth of these machines have been sold by me here in Hom b 1 . t
they have gone to all parts of the Islands, giving the Rest of Satisfaction everywhere, as our increasing sales give proof. (N.B. We shipped six of those machines on Tuesday of this week, February 20th.) For Sale at Wells' Music tore- C K()irp 'l" rw i'Vc
Sole Agent for the Hawaiian Mands. " ' " IIjJ.S
iATIONS AMD ARTIST
This is a very important branch of our business, and we have been several years bringing it to its present state of perfection. It will be readily understood that in attempting work of this nature we must not only have a large and varied stock of fii t
goods, but we must also have tine taste in order to arrange them to the best advantage. And you would only have to take a look through our Large Double Store on Fort Street to be convinced that we have the stock from winch to soio.t i.t; i ' '"coiative
, , ... , . . , rr t 4-r 1 1 " lu select Vltlslic UC'coratloiH and
Kmbellishments to make the Home Leantiful. tt! mu
If the eyes were made for seeing, tlien beauty is its own excuse for being."
As an illustration of what we are able to do in this line, we can reter voti to the residences of several of our prominent citizens. Fine Lambrequin Making and Draping a Specialty. Some of the Finest Lambrequins to be found in thi citv wr i
establishment. New deigns ate being received by evcrv mail. FLORAL DECORATIONS FOR PARTIES, WEDDINGS, FUNERALS. Etc. We have on hand a large variety of Wire Designs for FIor.,1 Decorations winch we Rent Filled with Plnvvn, !" V7r
rate. PAINTINGS, EXOR A VIXOS, CIIRO.MOS, CORNICES, PICTURE MOULDINGS, Etc., Etc. It has been our chief aim to establish a house h.-re in the-e Islands where anv one could find anything they could desire for iittin- uo ml o ' " ' 'ousol,1: ,b '?
of home, from Cottage to Palace. How well we have succeeded we leave the public to decide. PICTURE FRAMES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION MADE TO ORDER. Call and examine our extensive stock of Gold and all other kinds of Ion .I'm i V' a".k,lul
that we are fully prepared to do everything in this line. A LIP.ERAL DISCOUNT GIVEN TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE LIBERALLY. We can furnish you with any kind of Upholstered and Bedroom Furniture, odd Chairs, and Rattan Suits "ive r? 0,I,"iVII,c.ctl
and Draperies to match ; hang upon your walls any kind of Paintings, or Engravings ; give you a choice from a large number of Pianos, and decorate your homes according to the latest stvles of JAPANESE ART. Many other lines of "oods that'wo hanTlln V" , 1rem,ms
to advertise, but are obliged to leave them out ior'want of space. ' " ' " " ""o ana would bo glad
O- B O GS- IF1. 3Ea 3La 3La
ISTos. 105 and 107 FORT STEJilET, HONOLULU, I-I. I.
HONOLULU, February 2lth, 1SS: