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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. MARCH 31. 1883.
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In consideration of the fact that any one Importing a Piano (excepting a dealer) doe not have to pay duties, we now Declare a DISCOUNT OF TEX PER CENT, on First Cost of all American Piano.- Sold at
ISTos. 105 aiicL
te. JL 1
107 FORT STREET, HONOLULU.
And many others. We handle the Mathusheck as OUR BEST PIANOS, because we believe them to
THE VERY REST PIANOS, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS CLIMATE.
Superiority by AVell-Known Musical Critics :
We are backed up in our belief by the following ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of their
THE FIRST PIANO IX JAPAN.
Mathushek Piano Maxuf'o Co. Dear Sirs: The Piano purchased of your firm January 21, recently
arrived at this, my aIlres. via San Francisco. . , . A . A. . T
Having been requratt-1 to write you the condition in which it arrived, and how it stands the climate, I
would state that nftr a Journey or teu thousand miles with three handling?, the Piano waain asmec order
ami tune an it could have Lren'in your factory, ami I am of the opinion that its peculiar construction ndap.s it for
service in this climate beyond any kind I have seen. im.,r,MV tk-ivov
Yours, very truly, HOI-1-MA ATKIftOrs.
MU.SICAL CONSKIiVATOIiV, S2 UKOADWAY. X. Y.
I am most happy to bear testimony to the great superiority of tl..- MMl.u-l.ik Haims. I liav.. I., . u udliar
for year with all ,f our imt distin-uisried Piano in this country, and 1 d . . .f !.. I te to v 1ml ht- ..libi . or
iimall Piano is. in all respwts, superior to the common sized qu:ir, by n.-r ,""' !'-; u,!,t tl,e Ur,'"r;":"
(common aixml square) is not surpassed, if Indeed it be eqnalvd, by any I'-.n. vie .rand I have ever s,mi 1
Pianos must take the lead of all known Instruments, and their peculiar c-utHtriuM ivnd. rs tla-m l.y tar the inot
durable, and the least liable to net out of tune. FlFNF J M I'KItl M
Orgauist Dr. Stryker's U. P. I). Church, cor. .Iltli St. and th Av.
DANA MUSICAL, INSTITUTK, WAUKKX, OHIO. Ai-uil 2, 1S70.
M ATHCsHEK PIANO Mancf'q Co. Gent: In reply to yours of the 2-jth lilt., asking how I was pleased with
the" Pianos purchased of you in January last. I woald say that th y have been in use tuvlve hours per day in our
achool. and ilurinjr the three months of constant hammering have never had to be tun?!. c shall restock with
them as soon as we can dispose of the other makes we have on hand, tor I am fully convinced that your Pianos are
a i'rniiii noa nnr larirR chorus with perfect satisfaction, and for purity of tone,
durability, and all that Is essential to a cood Piano, I think they stand at the Lead of the lit.
Yours, etc., WILLIAM II. DANA.
From Clias. Morrill and Zf. JJ. ELills.
ASTOR HOUSE, NEW YORK.
MATnrsHEK Tiaxo MANfF'o Co. Gents: I feel that I owe a duty not only to you, but more especially to tbe public, to bear testimony to the
wonderful endurance, as well as the remarkable sweetness and power of your Pianos. I purchased one of your Pianos one year aeo last August, it being
rut one Tear and a half since. During all this time the Piano has been in daily use, mostly by our daughter, who commenced taking lessons on the day
oflE Purchase : but also has been much used and admired by her teacher, who has spent several months in our family. During this period the Piano has
Sl!roVMl three times over rouHi pavements ; the last time fully five miles to where it now is, at the Astor House. In spite of this severe handling and
Zrt uM for about eighteen months, the public at least will f-hare with me in my astonishment, when I assure them " that the Piano has never yet been
tuned neither baa 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. sweetness and urity
KimlvuaKzinsljcare aild Linear ifridge are working a revolution in the "endurance and sweetness" of this the most desirable of all instru
ments? If any doubt this extraordinary statement, they are at liberty to call on meat the Astor House and examine the ft10, M j,
This is to certify that I am the teacher above referred to, and I most cheerfully endorse the within statement. M. E. 1 IILLS.
from ,t. jay rvrrsoisr-
WATSON'rt CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, NEW YORK.
(jKnti.kmk.n ;: llaing lu anl and r.af a i?ood deal about the Mathushek Pianos, I came to the conclusion
that " where there was so much $mo!.e there must surely be some Jirc."
Friends and strangers were continually asking me what I thought of the Mathushek PianoH. I finally
determined to make a thorough inve-fgat innof their peculiar merits. I mut admit that I had nerious misgivings
as to the result, as I had been taught to believe, with many other musicians, that only such firms as Chlckenag,
Steinway, and a few others were n:il!y capable of manufacturing flrst-cluss laii"S. t short time previous to niy
visit to Norway, with my friend Ole liull, I pert.-rmed at a Concert in the Everett Room. A niece of mine (Miss
Annie A. Watson) was the P.ano So'oist, and a few days previous to the Concert, we very natutally inquired wba
Piano w. u!d be used upon the oeeasion : we soon ascertained that one ef your Orchestral Pianos had been selected
now, thought I, this will a Aon I nie an excellent opportunity to test the very Piano I have no long desired to hear.
The Concert open. d with llos'mi's beautiful overture to ' Semiraniide," arranged for Piano and Violin. As
our rehearsal had taken p ace at my music rooms, I hud not heard a sound from your Piano until theevenlng of tin
Concert. IJefore the overture was iinished, I hail decided that a great revolution hod been effected in Piano making
theheaiiiin.il tone and wonderful equality throughout its whole compass captivated uie at once ; and although
the " Everett Rooms " are exceedingly deficient iii their construction, in paint of musical acoustics, several prom
inent musical aitists present assuicd ine tliat the most delicate passages executed upon your instrument wers
perfectly distinct in every part of the hall. Since the date of this Concert the Mathushek ISano hat been tny favorite.
Ole Dull remarked, while examining the equalized scale, "that it would remedy the great evil that had been ihe
cause of so many failures in constructing Pianos by the continual drawing of many thousand pound weight upon
one part of the instrument ; this continual strain from a given part causes the Pianos made upon ordinary principles
to become comparatively worthies in a few years, while your new and scientific improvement of the equalising
scale renders it actually an impossibility for your Pianos to become strained or warped in any way." Compari
sons are always odious," but I do not hesitate to say that the Mathushek Pianos are undoubtedly the inoat reliable
instruments made. Experience has taught me that a person purchasing a Piano should ask themselves tbe question
before selecting one, " Where can I purchase an instrument that will sound well after ten years' use?" Pianos
may have a charm when we first hear them, but in a few months they will begin to show their weak points, and
in a couple of years at the farthest, become more like the tinkling of a cracked cow-bell than a musical Instrument.
I firmly believe that the Mathushek Pianos wiLt. last a lifetime, aud that the day is not far distant when this
instrument will take the lead of every other now in use. Respectfully yours, J. JAY WATSON.
inion of J. Gr. Shaw, the Well-known lusioal Critic.
Matiiushkk Piano Manvf'g Co.: The great aim of manufacturers of the Piano Forte, in times past, has been to increase themialitv. purity and
brilliancy of tone, or, in other words, to gain power without harshness, purity and roundness of tone without metallic e fleet, and brilliancy in the upper
notes, with a continuous, or as is sometimes called, a singing tone.
Chickering made the lirst grand stride in this direction, and for yea s led the van; Ste nwaj' followed, scarcely behind ; and lastly, Mathushek with
Chickering achieved all these combinations without the necessary stability, which Steinway has partially secured. Mathushek, In combination, has
excelled them all, and has overcome many obstacles never before attempted.
First In power, brilliancy, and purity of tone, there can be no question.
Secondly For stability, roundness and continuousners. 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 Pianos
an equal distribution of the strain of the strings upon all parts of the frame, thereby removing the most serious obstacle to durability and uniformity.
These facts are not to be disputed by any candid, unbiased mind in the country. The writer is willing to concede to Messrs. Chickering, Steinway,
Mathushek and others, separately, all the improvements they have individually secured yet conscientiously believe that Mathushek ban in reality taken
a step in advance of all makers of Pianos in the world, and one which coming time will justly accord to him. J. G. KUAW.
STY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS' WORTH
Of tlPe iu tlv celebrated M'ithuhek Pianos were sold from Wells' Music Store during the year just passed (1882). These Pianos, rallying in price from FIVE HUNDRED to OX E THOUSAND DOLLARS, have been purchased by that class o our citizens who have tho
ui mesej 3 j, - Qood Judgment to purchase a Piano "that would sound well after TEX YEARS' USE.'
Tro w rw w$ rra &m
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,Mnllr .ip, 0f Arrcriean Pianos vou will find at LYCAN & JOHNSON'S MUSIC STORE, MARKED DOWN so low that you will wonder why other dealers are obliged to charge ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS more for the same article. TWO HUNDRED
hcaper 6 A"ca QKKMAN or FRENClI PIAN0 of the Same (2ualitv that Other Dealers have been selling for THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. -A Word to the Wise," etc.
A LARGE STOCK OP ALt KDTOS OP BEASS BAM IHSTRUMEHTS,
W are now able to furnish COMPLETE SETS OF BAND INSTRUMENTS, or any Single Instrument. As we buy these instruments For Gtst, and itnpoit them FROM GERMANY DIRECT, we are able to Sell Them Below Sun Francisco Prices.
SRMLL ilOSICAL IMSTRURIENTS F EVEKY DESCROPTIOW.
IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE AN
Accordeon, Flute, 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 JIosl Complete Slock ever seen west of the Pacific Coast.
Three Thousand Dollars' Worth of the Above Goods have Just been Received Direct
nnnnfirtnrer3 in Germany. On account ot the low rate of Hawaiian duties, we are able to sell the above instruments at SAN FRANCISCO PRICES or LESS! Our stock of Accordcoi.s comprises every style and size, with prices from $2.60 to 20.00 ;
1 rom me raanumciuicia . Guitars from $0.00 to 1:25.00.
"PSSilKr IPHPIT DIPPBRESJBT UlLim OF1
Ranging in price from 2.00 to 7f.00 ; and STRINGS FOR EVERY KIND OF INSTRUMENT.
3S3S IBJ STOCK,
STANDARD ORGANS, CABINET ORGANS
J a a s? B Id & a B D B W VI ff J
axicL Palace Oio:aiis.
ANS, S0N00L ORGANS
1 FOR SALE CHEAP. Having bought these Organs for spot cash from inanufactnrcrs in the East, and having had them shipped uirkct to us around the Horn, enables us to SELL them for less than wa wa
obliged to tay for them in former years. A LII3ERAL DISCOUNT AJ.LOW iM tu .Liiuui uiuuunw. .vi.rvv unix ii.vh.mu.mum, rinx liAHai
A lare variety of the above-named Organs always in stock, am
The Q-reatest Misical "Wonder of this op Any Other Vge ! Plays a Hundred Thousand Tunes or More !
In fact, there is no limit to the number. Costs less than a good Organ, and WILL LAST A LIFETIME. New Music can be purchased at any time, at a trifling cost. For sale at LYCAN & .JOHNSON'S MUSIC STORE.
nir . mupt? smTS tint were sold at SEVENTY-FIVE A XI) EIGHTY DOLLARS three vears a;o are now selling for FORTY aud FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS. This is curious, because Furniture cot no more in .San Francisco three years ago than now WF
N 01 KKKl' A LKGE STO CK OF A L L K IN 1 )S O F FUlfxiTURE, but we always have a nice" lot of FIXE and LOW-PRICED GOODS, which we oiler at a fair living profit. WE KEEP FURNITURE ENOUGH TO REGULATE THE PRICES ANlj PROTECT
THE PUBLIC. Come to us if you can not buy at a reasonable price elsewhere.
LYCAN & JOHNSON, Sole Agents for the Wakefield Hattan Furniture, and many other First Class Furniture Houses.
.This will interest all who have been seated on those liuinp-bac!c Chairs that have been so long rented at 82.50 pin- dozen
the same quality ot
dozen. We rent comfortable Chairs at TWO DOLLARS per dozen. Ord I
rises every style of Chair used here and will be sold as cheap as' vou cint..
v - u u J
OnTHfOrtaDlO GJ3.tTSi for Rent Hs will interest all who have been seated
""rTiTiT" v- -i-o ,.r,,..i- Mttomlnil in 000 CA ATlfS int rnpmvpil liv tho Amv Turner, from Doston. and
Tul Fnl nf cSiairi in San Francisco. The Best Styles of WASHINGTON' WOOD CHAIRS will be sold by the case at Seven Dollars per dozen, Cash, and other styles at the same rate.
IftlW HilU ' J - w
lslTGiLISr iJOISBJSOBT, Sole Agents f2? fli Oelefestd. SSejrwGod. otiiers' Chairs,
-r-iTT--rr' TOT?nmT A "NTT) Tl I TRGL A Tt PROOF PAFIS-The celebrated HERRING SAFES were selected for us by our Agent in New York on account of their being (in his opinion) the VERY REST SAFES in use. WotnavmlA
ITh?t tlSSSemi is GltralX-ent Ibr seSaTJ of S.des in New Yotk City, and knows the REAL WORTH of all kinds of Safes. The Herring Safe he claims to be PRE-EMINENTLY THE REST for all practical use. W ada
LYCAtV! JOHNSON, Genera! Agents for the Hawaiian Islands.
rri. Ht Tolin HoAviii"- IMticliirio The only perfect double thread machine. Runs forward and badarord without changing the direction of the work. Many thousand dollars' worth of these machines have been sold in Honolulu n i
they have "one to all parts of the IslTnds, giving the Best of Satisfaction everywhere, as our increasing sales -ive proof. For Sale at LYCAN & JOHNSON'S, Sole Agents for the Hawaiian Islands.
DECORATIONS hM ABTISTIC EMBELLISHMENTS FOR THE HOME !
This is a verv important branch of our business, and it has taken it several vears to bring 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 fine decorative
goods, but we must also have fine taste in order to arrange them to the best advantaged And you would only have to take a look through our Large Double Store on tort street to be convinced that we have the stock from which to select Artistic Decorations and
XjIU UClllSllUlVllkO kV 4Jj.li.v. -
If the eyes were made for seeing, tlien beauty is its own excuse for being.1
As an illustration of what we arc able to do in this line, we can refer vou 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 this city were made at
establishment. New designs are being received by every mail. FLORAL DECORATIONS FOR PARTIES, WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, Etc. We have on hand a large variety ot ire Deig:is for Hor.d )e;oratio:is which we Rent Filled with Flowers at a reaaonul
rate PAINTINGS ENGRAVINGS, CIIROMOS, CORNICES, PICTURE MUULDIMjS, Etc., Etc. Jt is our chief aim to establish a House m jiu.nululu
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.
tl.it wo are fullv prepared to do everything in this line. A LLOERAL DISCOUNT GIVEN TU THOSE WHO PURCHASE LIRERALl.l. e can lurmsti you wuu a r
wncre any one couio nuo anxunng mey coum oesire lor littmg up and deeontinr T i
R. Call and examine our extensive stock of Gold and all other kinds of Mouldin- and h 1
any kind of Upholstered and Bedroom Furniture, odd Chairs, and Rattan Suits civo von T ,mh
the latest styles of JAPANESE ART. Many other lines of goods that we
and Draperies to match ; hang upon your walls any kind of Paintings, or Engravings : give you a choice from a large number ot Pianos, nnd decorate your homes according to tne l;
to advertise, but are obngeu to leave tnem oui ior want oi space.
oods that we handle and would be glad
HONOLULU, February 24 th, 1883.
.Successors to GEORGE F WELLy,)- ,
los. 105 and 107 FORT STREET,; HONOLULU, H. I.