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HONOLULU, H. I., SATURDAY, APRIL W, 1883.
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.Special for the Dallv llulletln.)
" Cleopatra," the ningniflccut
picture now on exhibition at the
Grosvcnbr Gallery is Alinu T.Ul
cmu's master-piece. Nothing he hna
yet done can surpass the matchless
beauty of this production. The half
coquettish, half triumphant and
wholly voluptuous expression on the
beautiful face of " tho Serpent of
old Nile" is most fascinating and
irresistible. The gazer looks and
looks again, and yet again, and on
leaving the gallery is hauuted by
that one wonderful countenance,
and dreamily dazzling smilo.
There is no great nrt in writing a
love-letter. But it is very hard sonic-,
times to get it safely delivered into
the hands of the addressee. This is
ii want that has always been acutely
felt in Parisian society, and which is
at length about to be remedied. An
institution has been formed which
will enable two loving hearts to cor
respond daily, and even hourly, in
spite of, parental vigilance, or conju
gal jcalousyi The monthly sub
scription to this projected Agence
iVAmour"vi be but 10 francs,' and
each subscriber will have a numbered
letter-box, of which oiilyhc (or site)
possesses the key, placed at his (or
her) disposition, in the establishment.
Suppose A falls in, love with B (or
vice versa), but they cannot corres
pond on account of C (in .Paris this
letter would generally represent
"husband,,") itb.cn B subscribes to
the Agence (P Amour, receives the
key of letter-box No.80 (let us say),
and informs B of the fact by post.
And if A happens to be under par
ental or ,conjugal supervision, then
lie subscribes likewise, and informs
letter-box 80, that his number is
(let us say). This scheme sounds
very practicable on paper; but the
originators have forgotten one little
drawback' that may seriously inter
fere with a satisfactory exploitation
of the idea.- The existence, scope
and site of the Agency will be known
to every member of society, within a
week after the opening day ; and the
subscribers will never be able to force
their way through tho crowds of
jealous husbands and wives who will
watch the Establishment by night
aud by day.
There was a great battle of knives
and forks in Paris, the other night,
It was the annual banquet of a
society called the "Uuion.uuivcrsello
pour leprogrcs dc Tart culinaire."
All the gourmets of the capital flock
ed to the feast. Charles Monsclct,
the witty doger of the Rebelaisian
army, presided. There were nine
teen dishes made by tho best cooks
of tho day, and prizes were distri
buted. The first' prize was carried
off by the chef of Baron Erlanger,
forhis'jJoMartfc a Vanglaise.
The' American receipt for making
one log of wood keep a man warm
for a whole -winter is, to say the
least of it, very ingenious. Here it
is : Buy a good heavy log. When
you feel. cold, take up your log and
carry it rapidly up to the top storey
of 3'oiir house. If you still feel chilly,
drop it.down the well of the staircase
into the hall, rush downstairs, pick
it up and,a8ccnd with it again to the
attics. As this cannot fail to create
a warm glow through your whole
body, put your log on oner side.
When, you again feel cold, resort to
the samp plan, by adhering to which
you will find that tho log will still be
whole in the, Spring,
A Bomewhat comic case was heard
last week in the Lord Chief Justice's
Court. A gentleman applied for mi
injunction to restrain the Committee
of the Hanover Square Club from
expelling him. That august body
claimed to have the right of expel
ling the plaintiff, although it was
admitted on botli sides that he was
no longer a member membership
having lapsed through non-payment
of subscription. A Yankee humor
ist says that the funniest thing in
the world is to sec a man trying to
catch a black cat in a rqotn when it
is not.therc, but for downright genu
ine comicality I give the palm to this
" Hanoverian " plaintiff trying to
prevent people from doing aiv im
possibility, and to the Committee
proposing to expel a man from a
Club to which l)o docs not belong.
Talk uo wove to me of Irish bulls.
When I hear one I shall cap it by
quoting the abevc.
Saudi Bernhardt, the irrepressible
and diaphanous, is about to -write
the story of her theatrical career.
On (lit a publisher has offered her
four thousand pounds for the work,
but everything, als 1 is t nt ln;e'
scnt w u(w d we with hyr. She
is receiving a thousand franc n
night at tho Vaudeville, but is losing
twice that amount in her theatrical
speculations at the Ambigu and
elscwheie. Tho other day she was
the unhappy victim of a same at Lc
Havre; and now, to crown her mis
fortunes she has discovered that her
husband Monsieur Damala to say the
least .of it, has been paying too
marked attention to Mdlle. ttcjane,
a young actress at present rehearsing
at the Ambigu. There lins been a
Ujj r i "" IMPORTERS AND QENCRAL DEALER8 IN mf O'J j)
.Pianos, Organs, and all Kinds of Musical Merchandise,
Sob Agents for Mathushek, Weber and Chiokering Pianoi,Standard and Family Organs.
Honolulu,, April, ISSo.
Believing that you are an admirer of the beautiful, and that, perhaps,
your home is not so much crowded, with Pictures, Bric-a-Brac, j-e., but that you could,
find places for more, we write you, giving a very limited list of articles in that line,
ivith prices to aid you in making selections :
Steel Engravings, from 16 x 21 to 24 x 36 in size, varying; in price from $2 to $35 ouch.
Water Cottons, 14 x 20 to 22 x 30 in., worth from $22.50 to 75.
Autotypes, 10 x 1G to 22 x 28 in. ; prices from 1.50 to 3.50.
Prang's Ciihomos, 10 x 14 to 20 x 40 in., worth from 3 to 50.
QrL Paintings, 12 x 1G to 22 x 28 in., worth from 30 to $100.
American Ciihomos, 22 x 28 in., from $2.50 to $4 -each.
Most of the above prices include frames. Subject and particulars given on applica
tion. We have in Japanese goods,
Plaques " Claissoni," from 8 to J4 inches in diameter, from 5 to $15 each.
Bronze Vases, 12 inches high, woi;th $35.
Folding Screens, silk embroidered on satin, from 4 to G feet high, four panels on each,
prices from $40 to $65.
Panels, painted and embroidered, many sizes, varying in price from $3.50 to $25 each.
Fans, worth from 50 cents per dozen to $8 each.
"Walnut Side and Corner Brackets, 1 to 3 shelves, one hundred different styles, from
35 cents to $12 each. Koa and other native wood brackets, varying in price from $1 .75 to
20 each. Ebony Brackets, Towel Racks, Hat Racks, and Cherry Brackets, worth from
50 cents to 15 each.
Statuary Rodger's Groups, from $3 to 15 each.
Busts Plaster and Marble, 8 to 18 inches high, from 2 to $25 each.
Floaver Pots, Flower' Vases, and Mantle Sets, i'rW 50 cents to 100 per pair.
Albums, from 75 cents to $10 each.
Bouquet Tables, from $2 to $50 each.
Picture Frames, from 15 cents to $18. Regular sizes always in stock; and we make a
specialty of manufacturing frames of all sizes and prices, as we cany an immense stock of
moulding, and will send samples on application. AVe are stue of pleasing you.
"Window Poles and Rings, walnut or ebony, 5 ft. and 11 ft., from $4 to $8 each, ready
to put up, 12 and 24 rings ; and we manufacture "Window Cornices, Lambrequins, fcc, to
suit any room, from the cottage to the palace ; and will be glad to make estimates for fur
nishing all necessaries for windows.
Dolls, from 5 cents to $10 each.
Boy's Tool Chests, from 50 cents to 15; and all kinds of toys.
Sewing Machines, from $25 to $50 each.
Pianos, from $250 to $1,000 ; Organs, from $50 to $200 ; Guitars, from $5 to $100 ;
Violins, from $5 to $25 ; Accordeons, from $2.25 to 18 ; Flutes, from $2.50 to 25 ; Bass
Drains, from $25 to $40 ; Tenor Drums, from $10 to $25 ; Banjos, from $7 to 20 ; Music
Boxes, playing from 1 to 10 airs, from $2 to $90 each ; Fifes, from $1 .50 to $3.50 ; Har
monicas, Zithirs, Music Racks, &c. AVe make a specialty of keeping the very best strings
for Pianos, Zithirs, Guitars, Violins, Cellos and Bapjos.
Music Books and Sheet Music while we don't keep a full list of sheet music, we do carry
a large stock, and will be pleased to order anything that is wanted, if not in stock, and at
In the Furniture Line we have Bedroom Sets from 10 to $175; and Parlor Sets from
$85 to $200. Odd pieces for tho parlor varying in price from 8 fo 90 each. Rattan Fur
niture of all kinds, and chairs from 75 cents to 5 each we cany a very largo stock and
mako cheap and medium chairs one of our special lines.
AVe will always be glad to answer all enquiries from you in regard to anything you may
desire, whether in our lino or not, and will endeavour to give you entire satisfaction.
AVe are, very respectfully,
LYCAtf & JOITNTSO.lSr,
105 and 107 Fort. Street.
fearful scene and tho faithless one is
at present hi great disgrace.
In the Switzerland of to-day the
chance of stirring adventure is added
to the charms of travelling. The
English tourist may not only Ito ass
aulted by his landlord, as Mr. Johu
l'cnder was ; or robbed in his hill, as
everybody is ; but he ripis the risk of
being tnk'cij for a member of the Wnl
yation .Army, as u gentleman was
(wrongfully) at Ncufchatel, and hun
ted through, the streets, robbed, aud,
otherwise maltreated. It is lively
enough to be assaulted on the Uigi
and swindled by exorbitant charges ;
but to be nearly lynched by a IiowU
ing mob is quite a new "sensation."
A novel ornament for ladies may
result from tho recent captures of
tarantulas in South California.
Everyone has heard of this fatal
species of spider whose bite, it is
said, compels people to dance madly
till they die. It has been discovered
that by injecting arsenic into the
body of this creature, its own posion
is effectually destroyed and it may
bo, safely captured. Tho nest of
tho tarantula is a inobt curious ob
ject and is much prized by natura
lists, aud tho ingenious California!!
youth who fuade the an-cuio dis
covery is realizing $G a day by his
strange trade in tarantulas. In
these days, when beetles, flies, and
crawling tilings of every description
are worn as ornaments, surely a
pcoklucc of these fatal spiders
would be n startling novelty pour
une granda dame qui desire aire
furcur. In Paris all tho fashiona
ble ladies arc wearing jewelled ser
pents round their necks and anus.
Some aro made of flexible gold and
have heads studded with rubies and
diamonds; others nre of scaly look
ing silver, with great lapis-lazuli
eyes and forked tongues with tiny
pearls at tho end of them. Some
have little diamond sabots suspen
ded from them for luck, and a very
3c 107 Fort St.
favourite- ornament of this kind is a
ininiaturo I'olichinclle; somo of
these tiny figures being perfect
marvels in the way of jeweller's
Every Uusshiu provincial town
has its club, aud every club had its
btatues, which latter become moro
and moro amusing tho further one
leaves Petersburg behind nnd ad
vances into tho interior. Tho fol
lowing rules and regulations are
culled ut random from u printed
copy of tho statues of tho club at
Stnrndub, a county town in the
government of Tc'hernigov. Jtule
Xo. (i: It is strictly forbidden to
enter the club in high boots rubbed
with tar, or to wear clothes impreg
nated with this smell of fish or
leather. Jtule Xo. 0: On ball nightH
members are expected to appear in
di ess-coats and white ties; and not
in volvut jackets and coloured
scarves, as is usual on ordinary
days. Jtule Xo. 10; It is strictly
forbidden on ball nights to use the
curtains as pocket-handkerchiefs.
N. B. Members must thank their
partners after each dance by saying
Jlerci and not Fpassibo (thankee) ,
which is vulgar and only used by
mujil,:-). Jlnle Xo. 11: Smoking is
not allowed in the ball-room during
dancing, under penalty of fifteen
copecks. The money to bo em
ployed in purchasing poudre deriz
and cuu de Cologne for tho ladies.
Utile Xo. AQ: In the event of a
quarrel in the billiard-room it is
strictly forbidden to use tho cues us
weapons of offence or defence,
under penalty of forty copecks for
each blow. Hale Xo. 00: As some
of the members may b in the habit
of drinking beyond the boiiuds of
moderation the bufetchilc (refresh
ment contractor) will be finud threo
rubles for every member who is
unable to reach the hall without
The perennial rumour that tho
Duke of Edinburgh has sold to the
German Government hisrevei-Hionary
interest in the sovereignty of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
has this-year been
promptly and.ollteially pooh-poohed ;
but not before several journals had
time to comment on it. Now there
is little doubt that the German Gov
ernment would willingly purchase tho
reversion but- from whom? The
Prince of Walc3 is the next heir to
the Duchy, and retains his rights till
he' ascends the British tin one, or
makes a formal renunciation of them
in favour of his brother. The Duke
of Edinburgh is the probable suc
cessor of the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha:
but his younger
brothers also have reversionary in
terests; and the Prussian Govern
ment, after purchasing the Duke of
Edinburgh's reversion, would have to
satisfy their claims also, and not only
theirs but the claims of a host of
petty German princes besides. ' Still,
Prince Bismarck has suDlcient funds
at his command, and could easily sa
tisfy all the parties interested; but
there is an obstacle to the fulfilment
of his secret wishes, and one that
money cannot remove ; the Duko of
Edinburgh is under a promise to as
sume the sovereignty when the time
comes. The latcEmpcror of Russia,
when his niece Olga Constantiuovna
became Queen of the Hellenes, re
solved that his only daughter, to whom
he was devotedly attached, should
also become a reigning sovereign no
day ; and it was on tho understanding
that the Duke of Edinburgh would
not renounce his rights to Coburg
Gotha, that the Tsar gavo him Maria
Alexandrovna in marriage.
There is a rumour afloat that tho
graceful and interesting Cotillon is to
supersede the melancholy quadrille
in England thfe; season. Tho Cotillon
is danced everywhere on the Con
tinent, though it is seen to the best
advantage in the jjreat ball-room of
Prince Giovanelli in Venice tr
Florence. Italian women, even if
plain-featured are always graceful in
movement and gesture, and if EnglUh
belles wish to distinguish themselves
in the various figures of the Cotillon
they inu-it study elegance of walk
and easy of manner, more than they
do. Those dear old dances tho
'Minuet" and 'Gavotte" are also
about to he revived ; and the dress
makers are already at work fabrica
ting picturesque costunieii with
embroidered trains, for, the ladies to
curtsey in with buoomiiiir stufoHnnau.
And with these revivals it may bo
aked, is the
of the waits
drawimr to a cloe? It lins li.wi n
long run of popular favour. The
first persons who danced it in Eng
land were the Marquess of Ilarting
tou (afterwards Duke of Devonshire)
aud tho celebrated writer Lady Mor
gan. The gallant Marquess liad just
returned from Kussih, and was on u
visit at a country house where Lady
Morgan was also staying. The Mar
quess taught tho lady and they stood
up together nnd danced itbucccHsfully
to the admiration and wonder aud
slightly scandalized feelings of all
present. This incident occurred in
181:, A propos of this subject somo
of your readers may remember Lord
Byron's angry poem called "The
Waltz," published, iu 1915,