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"ATIl. CHAS. HOY PS Shoeing Shop
uJL is now ic opened. Interfering
horses (i specially. 115 King Street,
orncr of Alaken. Hl'L.
HAVING obtfiincd the services of n
11 -at class Piano Tuner, wo wish
to Inform the public Unit we arc able lo
Tune and Repair Pianos at short notice.
All ordcis lett with us will be piomptly
attended to, and all work wai ranted.
1033 ly "WEST, DOW & CO.
1 NTE I jLIGENOE OFF ICE.
"7"12 the undersigned sire propnrcd
?1 to furnish household servants,
collect bills, and do Anglo Chinese in.
teipieling and a general agency busi
ness. Charges modci.ite.
SOYONG A; Alll'ltAHT,
Oil lim 4!t NuunnuSl
rpilAT very desirable and convenient
X F.uaily Residence on BcretnnU
Street, until lately occupied by F. S.
Pratt, lisip, complete wlllj out.houjes,
stables, gardens and pastuie. Abo, the
premises occupied atpiescnt a-.uLtw
Otllce by John lluscll, 1W , centrally
located near the coiner ol Foil and
Merchant Streets. For pntllcularb, ap
ply cither by letter or otheruis-e to
OU. STANGKNWALD, Mci chant t.
'J 13 m
L Queen Street.
Steamer "J. I. Dowsott,"
Rob Roy, Able Morris, and Josephine.
SAI.T FOB SAJUIZ:.
Fine and coarse Puuloa Silt ; line
KaUaako Salt, in quantities to suit.
Also, large and small Iron Water
Tanks. Paints, Oils 1. ! "3 ly
Beef ! Beef !
The veryjbest quality from
J. Campbell'sjHonouliuli Ranch.
The Cheapest in the Market.
Hop Chong Comp'y,
No. 45 Maunalcea Street.
Delivered to any part of the Town.
The Equitable JLife Assurance
(Society of the United
KSTAHTilKIir.U IX 1S5.
ISSUES Policies on the most approved
plans, viz :-Ordinary Life, Life. Limit
ed Payments, Endowments; Tontine
Savings Fund, Tontines, Scini-Tontines;
A. B. C. Tontines; Life and Suivivor
ship Annuities Children's Endowment'!,
Joint Life Risks, Partnership Insurance,
etc., etc., etc.
Policies both Incontestable and Non
Contested claims, none.
Before insuring elsewheic, call and
get an estimate.
It is calculated that every reasonable
wish of the insured is embodied in one
or more of the plan1!.
For full particulars and pamphlets,
AlillX. J. I'AItTWItlUHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Iilands.
Honolulu Carriage Manufact'y
228 and 230 Fort Street,
Honolulu, - - - Hawaiian Js.
W. n- 1A -K Pioprietor.
Pioneer St'm Candy Factory & Bakery,
Manufactures all and every article in
Confectionery and Paltry and Bread
Bakery from the best anil purest mate
rials, guaranteed free from all
llas'alwnyR on hand all sizes of his Rich
and Unsurpassed Quality of
Enjoying a rich repuinlion of many
years, and are ornamented in any
style dcsiied, and are sold at the
Lowest Possible Prices
Upcqualled fluidities and steam enables
mo to sell all articles manufactured ut
my Establishment Cheaper thnn any
other in this Line of Business. Vanilla,
Chocolate, Uocoanut, hand made and
Mould Creams of all llavors nt CO cents
RICH PUFF CREAM CAKES,
at 5 ccntb each. Mince and Fruit
Pies alwnyd on hand.
Pure and Wholesome Bread !
Vlenua Rolls, Family & Qrulmin llread
delivered to any part of the city. The
largest und most various Stock of Con.
ftctlonery can bo found at
in . HOKN'S
Steam Candy Factory and Bakory.
No. 71 Hotel St., between Nuuauu and
r.;0. Box No. 75. 'Tclcphono'No. 74,
DR. imiNKKRHOFF'S system of
Rectal Ticatmonl. A new treat,
incut for Hemorrhoids, Fistula and other
diseases of the rectum, by n pioccss
sure, snfo nnd painless.
DR. MeWAYNE, 31 Alnkoa St.
lOsemite Skatim M.
Will be open eery afternoon and ecn.
ings as follows:
Hunting, nViliiOMiluj, Tliuritln.i nml
'l'o the public in geuetal.
Turmluy unit I'rlitnj HvciiIiibx, null
tVoilnpmlny nml Saturday
For ladies and their c-eort.
AMUSEMENTS TO COME:
I'.y lecpiest of ladies nnd gentlemen
who took part in the last Masquerade at
Yoseinlte Skating Rink, preparations
are being made to have another. Sept.
2.")th, when we will hwe the Grand May
pole Dance iilo,
AU1RL, about lo years old, to mind
children mid do general house
work (German preferred.) Good wanes
and good home. Enquire nt this olllce.
Mrs. J. Rodanet
GIVES fair notice to her customers
thnt ALL accounts due her must be
paid tli is month, or they will be placed
in the hands of a collector.
Honolulu, August 1st, 18SH. (!) tf
C5. .7. AVA1jLE. Proprietor,
Choicest Meats from Finest Herds.
Families and Shipping
SUPPLIED ON SHORT NOTICE
HiOTvewt Mavlcct 3?iiecs.
Ail meats delivered from this Market
are thoroughly chilled immediately after
killing by means of a Bcll.Coleinan Pa
tent Dry Air Refrigerator. Meat so
treated retains all its juicy properties,
and is Guaiiasixed to Keep Lokoek
API Kit DCLIVEltY THAN Flli:SIILY-KILIi-
i:n Meat. 74 ly
LIME ! LIME !
Patronize Home Manufacture
The Hawaiian Stone Comp'y
Aie now prepaied lo furnish fresh Lime
in quantities to suit purchasers, and
satisfaction warranted as to both the
kind and the price.
ALLEN & H0BINS0N,
03 ly Agent.
L. E. SPERRY,
Jeweler and Engraver,
rA 'JCuiiuiilt, "WjvtchiiMilcer,
NO. 83, FORT STREET.
Engravings and Monograms executed
in the highest style, and jewelry
01 made to order. 3m
Notice to the Pile.
We take Jplcasurc in announcing to the
public that, in addition to our
Pastry and Confectionery Business,
We will open our
Ice Cream Parlors !
Which have been fitted up elegantly ac
cording to our trade, on
HATUBDAY, A-i'llIXj 3Bth.
Our Cream will bo only of superior
quality, made of genuine cream. As
we have made arrangements with tho
Woodhnvn Dairy to supply us only with
a Ilist-class article from samples we
liavo had of the same, wo are nblo to
guarantee satisfaction. The following
assortments of Ice Oreunia and Sherbets
we will keep at our opening, and many
more kinds if trade will justify It:
j a ia cmuAovrH
VANILLA, LEMON, CHOCOLATE, COFFEE.
STRAWBERRY. PINEAPPLE and
ORANGE AND STRAWBERRY.
Parties supplied any day except Sun
days. Thosu wishing Ice Cream for
Sunday must leave their orders on Sa
turday bofore 0 p. in., which will ha
delivered before 10 a. m. Bunriay. Tho
creams will bo packed so that they will
keep eight hours in a first-class condi
tion. Hoping to get a shnro of public
patronage, aud thanking the public for
their liberal past favors, wo remain, ics.
MELLEIt & IIALBE,
1003 ly King, near Alakca
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 1885.
A LOST ART.
Jn a recently published story by
Mr. Walter Hesnnt, that charming
niitluir 1ms tho toinurity to iiMlrm
that letter writing as an nit in not
extinct. Nay, he goes further. He
alleges that letters ns copious and
as eliarming lis any of the last
century are now constantly passing
through the l'ost Olllee. ' And lie
adds to the sum of his hardihood by
ridiculing the correspondents of it
by-gone time as people who had (o
weigh every phrase, anil think out
their epigrams and sweet things for
woeks beforehand. The reason for
this laborious method he attributes
to I he fact that in the old days the
writer was conscious that his letters
would be shown about and, very
likely, read aloud. It is perhaps
scarcely fair to take the casunl ex
pression of a novelist as seriously
as though it were a problem in
Kuclid, or a dissertation on Conic
Sections. Moreover, Mr. Ucsant is
a humourist, with a touch delicate'
at times as that of Charles Lainb ;
and humourists, we know, have n
sad habit of turning facts topsy
turvy for the fun of the thing and
mere joy in the epiaintness of the
inversion. It may hap, however,
that the author of Thclieuolt of
Man is in earnest. His ridicule of
the laboured epistles of our an
cestors may bo genuine, and his be
lief in the sweetness and light of
modern letter writing may be a real
and simple faith. In that case, the
statement cannot be permitted to go
unchallenged. Conversation and
correspondence have alike deterior
ated, and for reasons which arc not
far to seek. It is true that the lower
orders, having, owing to the bene
ficent operation of the School Board,
acquired a greater facility of ex
pression and a greater precision,
the ill-spelt and conventional forms
which passed as letters between
servant-maids have ceased to be in
vogue with those deserving charac
ters. No longer does Mary in the
country address her friend in town
in the well-worm exordium, " My
dear Jane I hope you are quite well
as this leaves me at present." Edu
cation has ameliorated, and indeed
reformed, all that. But in the upper
and middle classes there is observ
able no such corresponding improve
ment. The art of letter writing is
a lost art lost, because not prac
tised ; and not practised because the
necessity for the art has ceased to
There are certain numerically
small and select coteries in which
even now the letter writer may be
discovered. Literary people, for
instance, arc much given to the in
terchange of epistles sometimes
with a freedom which is also affected.
Mr. Uesant is u literary man, and
his correspondence, we may, without
impertinence say, is principally "with
gentlemen of his own delightful
calling. We are happy to think that,
the novelist's correspondenco with
publishers is considerable. But
publishers, like other men, have
sadly fallen off in their correspond
ence since the early days of the
century, and their communications
are now valued rather for the en
closure contained in the letter than
for the letter itself. For the pur
poses of this argument, however, I
may assume that the majority of
the novelist's correspondents arc
those of his own profession. On
this account he will, no doubt, take
a sanguine view of correspondence
generally. He judges the mass by
the contents of his own letter-box.
That is no fair test. The literary
man writes tho vast majority of his
matter for tho public. If ho pens a
sentence, ho is conscious that hun
dreds and thousands of eyes will
peruse it. This knowledge na
turally begets a feeling of res
ponsibility, and in some writers a
habit of restraint, or an affoctation of
manner. When the author ceases
work for the day, when he has if
we may venture on so commercial
an allusion put up the shutters and
shut the shop, he iinds it impossible
to leave tho tricks of tho trade be
hind him. Inawkwardly, and with
results infinitely moro studied and
formal when penning an epistle to a
friend than when producing material
for that which authors fondly call
"the million." Tho late lamented
Alexander Pope took infinite pains
with his correspondence, and,
indeed was so vain of his efforts
as a letter writer that he often
thought it a sin to waste a more
than usually happy effort on
one individual. Thus the Dean
of St. Patrick occasionally received
a communication from the little
poet in Twickenham containing
scandal and epigram and happy
classical quotation of which he
thought himself to bo the sole de
positary, but which, with altered
name and address, had been for
warded lo some other gentle or
noble odmirer of the famous trans
lator of the Iliad. When tho lettors
of modern literary men aro publish
ed, the some straining after effect
is usually observable. That latest
victim of tho "d d good-natured
friend," Thomas CarJylc, is affected
and self-oonscious to a degroo In
Ids correspondence. And, indeed,
the majority of nuthors produce
their letters with an idea that some
daj "love, 1 know not when or
how" but sonic daj, they will be
come the property of tho public as
much as their books, or articles, or
A general introduction of the
typo writer will, we apprehend, do
much to reduce the correspondence
of authors to the dull level observed
in that of meaner mortals. This
ingenious instrument is being largely
adopted by members of the literary
craft, lt'is dilllcult to understand
a nmii becoming witty or epigram
matic, or even garrulous, while
working a machine. Though, truth
to tell, we know of one man of
genius who turns off verses on thu
type writer works poems on an
implement played like a piano, so
that he appears at the same moment
to be engaged in producing the
libretto aud composing, the tune.,
His, however, is an exceptional
case, and his poetry is not likely to
take a high place in the national
literature. The adoption of the
new invention will have an unhappy
effect in depressing less mechanical
operators, and there is no reason
why tho novelist of the immediate
future should not commence his
letter to the poet with, "Dear Sir,
1 have to acknowledge your favor
of the 20th inst. ;" and end it with,
"I remain, dear Sir, your obedient
There arc causes, however, less
fanciful than the extended use of
tho type writer which have led to a
deterioration in our correspondence.
The hurry and jostle of the times
leave little leisure to those who may
have a taste for that almost for
gotten art. People' have a greater
mistrust of each other. They do
not care nowadays to wear the heart
upon the sleeve, or exhibit their
nature on notcpapcr with an inter
esting and sometimes amusing can
dour. The world has received an
access of cynicism. It has received,
moreover, an access of vulgarity.
'The ;jaraenM sits in high places;
the huckster is your most distin
guished patron of the arts ; and the
finest productions of the painter or
the sculptor find themselves in the
galleries of the new rich. Thus
gossip, which in the old letter-writer
formed a not inconsiderable part of
polite correspondence, has to deal
with personages who are forbidding
accidents in society. Scandal, too,
has lost its piquancy because it has
become general. Stimulating epi
sodes in the "Hig-lif" arc discussed
with freedom by City clerks and
omnibus lads. There are no more
letters, because there, is nothing left
to write about.
"A book's a book, although there's
nothing in't," wrote Lord Byron.
The same, however, by no means
holds good about a letter. Its
merit consists ni the elegant and
racy recital of facts not generally
known. And m these printed letters,
of which we possess so vast a quan
tity, scandal will be found, to con
stitute "the cream of the correspon
In illustrating this alleged decline
of the art ,of letter writing, we do
not, of course, including love letters.
"Elia" has given a list of "books
that arc not bopks.'J In ,some such
category-niust beplacedptlie amor
ous epistolary interchange between
those suffering from this midsum
mer madness. They arc letters that
are not letters. Herein the natural
man exhibits himself with a comic
candour. Eyen famous literary men,
wounded with the' fatal dart, hayc
committed epistolary follies calcu
lated to make angels weep. The
artless art of .love-letter writing
alone survives and flourishes. All
others have gone by tho board.
Boston Traveller: ''Some people
are born to ill-luck. , An old woman
who has pasted nearly 5,000'medical
recipes into a book during the past
forty years, has neyer been ill a day
in her life, and' she is growing dis
couraged." x-rrE i3Lia?E
Ice Cream Parlors !
No. 815 Jlotol fcitroot.
Delicious flavored Ieo Cream made
from pure Dniry Cream, Fruit Ices,
Sherbets, loo Cream Drinks and ninny
other refreshments can bo found nlwnys
at this really Jtrstclnss resoit. Choice
Confectionery and Cnkos In great
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
For tho convenience of the public we
pack orders for Ire Cream lit Patent
Refrigerator Cans, which hold from 1 to
40 Quarts, warranted to kqep its delight.
fill llqvorjind perfect form for many
hours. . ,
jgy Tho Elite Ico Cream Parlors aro
open dally until 11 im. 5)8 ly
lias received by late steamers a splendid line of
BOOTS, SHOES AND SLIPPERS,
For Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.
g- Ion'fc 3Psxsfsi
l The Comer Harness Store
Largo invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having been lcccivcd by nie,they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the same quality of Gnrds can be purchnscd elsewheic in Honolulu, and
satisfaction cuarantecd. JIv stock coniibls nf all kinds of AJIEHICAJf,
ENGLISH ANl) SYDNEY MANUPACTUUE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c.,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Platen
The reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority of workmanship
and material remain's unchallenged (luring my six years' residence hero.
Thankful for the generous patronage of the past, its continuance and increase in
the future is rcspecllully solicited ntthc old stand.
SSO !Jm Corner of Foit and King streets, Honolulu, H. I
Every Description of Jl Printing;
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bill, of Lading
Certificates ' -Circulars
COTTAGE TO LET.
A nice 4 room cottage, within
easy reach of nciiolulu, situ,
late at Knpalama. Terms $20
per month. Apply to
MRS. MARIA KING,
on the grounds, or to A. J. Carlwrlght,
at his olllee, 40 tf
J. A. DOWER,
Ship Carpenter and Boat Builder.
HAS on hand and for sale various
sized, boats, steam bent knees,
stems nnd timbers, bcvcral hundred feet
chating battens and one 75 feet ling
polo for sale cheap, Apply nt the Enter
priso Mill or Mutual Telephone 325.
N OTIC E !
Tlie Louvre of Brussels
Offer a Silk Dress for $5.
ALSO, OTHER GOODS AT FIFTY
per cent, reduction. Einbioldcry.
Curtains, etc., in nil htyles. Ladies'
Hats and Caps ; Table Linen ; Mi.cd
Linen and Blank Biussels Laces,
Z3T SUITS OF CLOTHING AT
COST PHICRS. (10 2m
Once jlor o .h XVon.
-A.. rX OAJKZIinR,.
Having returned to tho
Inlands, will undcrtnko
to break Horses, cither
i,i KRilriln or HnrnejH.
'-cheaper than any other
man In tho
Kingdom, and jmiiruntco
Siok and Lamo Horsos,
Will receive special attention, and the
best of Medicine npd eaiu provided.
All orders lo he loft nt residence, next
John Robello's, Knptilamn. UO 0m
V? wi"Bi 1 1 1 fr ' MffilKM
&. isfsmmt iw&&B&mfflms
103 Fort Street,
to the Front !
Law Bepoi ts
V Shipping Rece'ts
TIIE FAST BAILINO
will run regularly
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
The undersigned having
lUKen cnargo oi jiaggage
rExpross No. 34, for tho
mirnoso Of cnrrvlnir nn llin 'Rvnrnca nml
Dray business, hopes bjr paying strict
nttcntion to business to receive a shnre
of public patronage.
EST Moving pianos and furniture a
bpecialty. ANTONE A. KEUMI.
Residence, corner Punchbowl and Be
rctanla Streets. Mutual Telephone 320.
"West, Dow & Co., Telephone 170.
I. R. RYAN'S
BOAT SIIOl?, '
JSHpliuiiKlo, - - - Honolulu
The oldest and only Boat Building Shop
In the Kingdom.
Boats and Scows of all kinds mnde to
order. Surf Boats a specially.
I have Oak Timbers imported expressly
for Island use.
All kinds of Boat Repairing done a
1005 shortest notice. y
J. A. Mackenzie,
Having opened u shop on
(opposite the Church), is prepared to
execute nil oidei'H lor
Plumbing, Gas and Steam
And general, work In his line. All
ordirs promptly attended to, and charges
strictly moderate. 40 3m
JShhuBW 7iZ'VHW?nUL .