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THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 1885.
DISCOVERIES SUCCESTED BY TRIVIAL
It has been remarked by various
writers as somewhat singular that
the L'Uiiosilics of chance have never
suecostod themselves to any writer
enticingly enough to give the world
n book under that title. That 3uch
a book would proTt a romance of
inteiest no one who reads can doubt,
for how many great concerns have
been begun or ended, how mnny
momentous battles won and lost,
how many great discoveries made
and secrets lost, how many things,
great mid little, done and undone,
by chance happenings in themselves
nothing? It has been said that there
never was an individual boru whoso
whole career did not hiugc upon a
chance or accident. Whether or not
an assertion so broad and sweeping
be true, it is a fact that the history
of men who have stood in the fore
most ranks is rich with instances of
the effect of happy chance or acci
dent. Thus, Wullctistcinthc Magnificent,
the great captain who never lost n
battle, was until the age of manhood
little better than an idiot, until a
chance fall down a stone staircase
injured his head, but cleared his
clouded intellect. Mulrillon was a
mere idiot until a similar happy
chance fall icstorcd him to reason.
The golden genius of Chailes Dick
ens might have remained unsuspected
but for chance. Dickcn3 in early
life was enamored of the stage.
After many attempts he succeeded
in gaining a promise from the man
ager of the Covcnt Garden Theatre
to accord his histrionic powers a
private hearing. A chance exposure
to n rain storm brought on a cold
which prevented Dickens from keep
ing his engagement, and thus the
stage lost an aspiring actor, while
literature gained a king. Thorwaid
sen, the great Danish sculptor, after
working four months unrecognised
in Rome, determined, in despair, to
return home and lay down the
sculptor's chisel for ever. A chance
error by a careless clerk in drawing
his passport detained him twenty
four hours. During that interval of
waiting Mr. Hope walked into the
studio, admired his Jason in clay,
and aroused the desponding Dane's
hope by ordering a copy in marble.
Tliorwaldsen unpacked his boxes,
and never afterwards in his long
career lacked patronage. Rachel,
the great tragedienne, was when a
child a street singer, and as such
might have passed into womanhood
and old age, had not a party of
"critics dining together chanced to
hear her loud, clear voice beneath
their windows. They observed the
child's wonderful face and eyes, and
in a kindly spirit, aroused, no doubt,
by the wine tliey had drunk, pro
posed to her protectors to place her
in the Conservatoire as a pupil. Sir
Walter Raleigh would probably have
remained out of favor with the
Court had Elizabeth, on her walk to
the Tower, chanced to take a path
less muddy. Every reader of his
tory knows the story : how the gal
lant Sir Walter spread his cloak
beneath the Royal feet, and was re
warded with his sovereign's smile
and speedy restoration to favor.
Potemkin, the favorite of Cathe
rine II. . and the founder of the
powerful Russian family which bears
his name, would doubtless have re
mained an obscure soldier, had not
a trivial incident a chance, in fact
changed his destiny. After Ca
therine had deposed her weak hus
band, and herself assumed thq
sceptre, she was accustomed to
parade the streets of St. Petersburg
at the head of her troops. One day
Potqmkin noticed her sword bore no
knot. He boldly stepped forward,
braving the knout for his insubordina
tion, and offered his. The Czarine
accepted it, and, struck by the hand
some young lieutenant, asked his
name and regiment, and if lie would
not like to serve her in the palace.
Halil Pasha, the Sultan's chief of
artillery and most trusted adviser,
was a tinner. Employed in tho
palace, ho offered to mend a valuable
French clock, as no clock-maker
was available, and did the work so
well that the Sultan made him lay
aside the tinner's furnace and serve
him. Sir Robert Wilson, one of
England's best generals, owed his
elevation from the desk in a soli
citor's office to a chance meeting
with the Duke of York in tho rain,
George Stephenson, the inventor
of the locomotive, was born with a
taste for mechanics. His parents
were- too wretchedly poor to give
him the advantages of education.
At a very tender age ho was com-
pelled to work as a pit boy at two
pence a day to help to support the
family. Deep in tho mines, shut
out from everything that cheered
'the senses, young Stephenson found
much to stimulnto his mechanical
bent. Ho mastered tho hoisting
machinery, and longed to be allowed
clwrgo of it. One day tho engineer
chanced to stumble and injuro him
self. Young Stephenson promptly
offered to supply his place, and
"proved his skill so well that tho
mino superintendeht gave him per
manent chargo of the rhachinoiy,
and thus gave him an opportunity
to observe and think and build, until
tho Rocket appeared as n result of
his labors. Stephenson was accus
tomed to call his application of steam
It is a notablo fact that some of
the greatest discoveries have been
made by chance. Millions of men
probably had seen an apple fall
from the tree before one chanced
to drop to the earth under the eyes
of Newton. His mind was curious
enough to seek the cause of the
trivial incident, and, acute enough,
having found that, to follow it up
until tho principle of the attraction
of gravitation was clear to him.
Of all the thousands who every
day glanced at the swinging lamps
suspended from the Cathedral of
Pisa, not one saw any principle in
volved in their regular motion until
Galileo, searching for a means to
reculato the movements of a clock,
chanced to behold them, and in
stantly hit upon the idea of the pen
dulum. Shrewd minds ever turn accidents
to account. Thus Montgolfier, the
father of reronauts, chanced to sec
a piece of paper placed on the top
of a coffee-pot swell and rise as tho
steam distended it, and conceived
the idea of the balloon. Schanward,
n Nurcmburg glass cutter, chanced
to spill a drop of aquafortis on his
spectacles. Attempting some time
afterwards to wipe it off, he found
it had corroded, and the idea of
etching on glass occurred to him.
The chance of lack of pen and ink
to a lazy author caused him to jot
down words on a rough stone, which,
on trying to clean, he found trans
ferred its impressions to paper.
Thus was the incalculably valuable
discovery of the lithographic stone
Glass, according to Pliny, was
discovered by an accident. A party
of merchants, traveling with flint,
for lack of .stones to build a lire on
used lumps of Hint. What was
their astonishment to behold, as the
fire grew intense and the flint was
burned, a transparent fluid running
over the sands. Electricity, though
vaguely known for centuries, was
not discovered to exist as a universal
force until chance threw together a
combination of elements which made
the fact clear to an observing man.
The application of steam to the uses
of man might have been delayed
fifty years had not a rainy day
chanced to shut a thoughtful boy in
his mother's kitchen, and the kettle,
for lack of something else, suggest
ed itself a plaything.
Smith : What's your baby's name,
Jones?" Jones: "Aurora Mac
beth." .Smith: "Queer name for a
boy." "Yes; but when lie starts
a-roaring in the morning, he mur
Gay old gentleman to boy, On
twelfth birthday : "I hope you will
improve in wisdom, knowledge, and
viitue." Boy, politely returning
compliment, totally unconscious of
sarcasm, "The same to you, sir."
"I'm sorry, "Mr. Wilson, to see
tliis splendid field of potatoes so
seriously diseased," said a sym
pathetic inspector. "A weel, it is
a great peety," replied the farmer ;
"but there's ac comfort, Jock Tam
son's is no a bit better."
A Yankee in Paris, who was list
ening to the boasting of a lot of
English and French artists, about
the genius of their respective coun
trymen, at last "broke out," and
said, "Oh, pshaw, you git out?
Why, there's Bill Devine, of our
village, who kin paint a piece of
cork so 'xactly like marble that the
minute you throw it into the water
it will sink to the bottom just like a
Will bo open every afternoon and even.
ing as follows:
day and Matui'day KvcjiIiijjh.
To the public In gcncrnl.
For ladies and gentlemen.
For ladies, gentlemen and children.
Friday anil Saturday Evenings; also, at
tho Tuuwlay Mutincc.
COMING I COMING I COMING 1
November 6th, 1885,
Pror. A. T. EMEUS,
Being tho Champion Roller Skalor of
Eugland, Franco and Canada, ho olIbrs
a Standing Challenge of 1,000 to any
professional who will equal him in
Tiick and Kaiicy Holler Skating.
Prof. Demcrs exhibitions consists of
over 200 iuoeinentso tho most dilll.
cult, original, novel and astounding
fi'ats ovor attempted, such as hia won.
durful spin fiom ono to two minutes
making, from two to thrco hundred re.
volutions, and other tricks too numer
ous to mention.
5 Kumember Wondera never ccasoj
his wonderful acts must bo been to be
THOS. E. WALL, Manager.
Yonite Ui w
J ALFRED MAQOON,
. ATTORNEY AT LAW.
114 42 Merchant street, Honolulu, lm
BROWN & PHILLIPS,
Practical Plumbers, Gas Fitters
and Copper-smiths, No. 71 King sheet,
Honolulu. EST House and Ship Job
Worlt promptly executed. 103
Honolulu Carriage Manufact'y
228 and 230 Fort Street,
Honolulu, .... Hawaiian Is.
W. H. PAGE. Proprietor
Provincial Fire Insurance Co,,
Now "Voilc & Honolulu
MESSRS. W. II. GROSSMAN & BKO.
will dispatch about December 1st a
flrst-class vessel from New Yon; for this
port direct. Merchants and others
wishing to ship by thl9 favorite lire
will please forward their orders as only
as possible. Very truly, etc.,
CASTLE & COOKE,
151 lm Honolulu Agents.
WMer's StmsMp Co.'Ice Cream Parlors !
Commencing on Monday, October
12th, and thence on the first Monday
following the arrival of the Alameda
and Mariposa on tho 8th and 22nd of
The steamer Kiiinu will make the
Volcano Trip, reaching Kcauhou on
Wednesday morning, giving Tourists
two days and two nighuat tho Volcano
When the 8th and 22nd of tho month
fall on Monday ,Jthc lOnnu will leave
tsgr Tickets for the Round Trip. $50, which
pays all Chargcs."a
The Kinnn will arrive in Honolulu
Sunday mornings on Volcano Trips. On
Hllo Trips, will leave Honolulu on
Tuesdays, and return Saturday morn,
ings. WILDER'S STMSHIP CO.
Honolulu, Sept. 14, 18S5. 124 tf
Ice Cream Parlor
Lincoln's "Bluet Kins st,
A Vine AKBorlnient or
Candies & Cake
-A.l-vayw on Hand
IELLER & HALBE'S
Even Description of Job Printing
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bills of Lading
555bHBBS iKji's jffiiffijp njjs
D. L. AIIPHAUT l.nrcliv Intl.
mates that ho has this ilnv with.
drawn from tho firm of Soyong & Ah.
phnrt, and that ho will carry on tho busl.
nc i of an Employment Agency, Anglo.
Chinese Interpreting, Collecting Ac
counts and other Agency Business at
Sun Kim Lung Co.'s, 43 Hotel street.
THE FABT SAlLlKO
will run regularly
WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passago apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
and Lock Smith,
Bethel St., nextgto Posl-Olllee.
Sewing Machines of all kinds repaired.
All kinds of light Machinery repnired
on Short Notice-
N.B. Goo.l Workmanship and Charges
124 Strictly Moderate. ly
rJo. Sti Hotel HI reel.
Delicious llavoied lec Cream made
from pure Dairy Crcum, Fruit Ices,
Sherbets Ice Qream Drinks aud many
other refreshments can bo found always
at this really first-class rctoit. Choice
Confectionery and Cukes in great
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
For the convenience of .the public we
pack oiders for Ice Cream In Patent
Refrigerator Cans, which hold from 1 to
40 Quarts, warranted to keep its delight
ful flavor and perfect form for many
Mutual Telephone : : JMH
ltcll Telephone : : : 12N
JUST" Tho Elite Ice Cream Parlors are
open daily until 11 v.sr. 38 ly
This elegant Hink has
and overhauled generally,
otor, finding, ntier long
unserviceable for Roller
after grcntie.pense, laid a
Patent Conpsition Floor,
And only asks a trial to convince any
one oT its great advantages over wood,
for ease in skating, cleanliness, etc.
J Open every evening in the week
from 7 to 0J4, nd Wednesday aud 8a.
turday afternoons for ladies aud chil
dren.' D. P. SMITH.
Ceutral Part Skating ltik
MIE UNDERSIGNED Is prepared
L to furnish household servants,
collect bills, nnrt do Anglo-Uhincso in.
tcrpretlng and a general agency busi
ness. Charges moderate.
SOYONG, 43 Nuuanu St.
Mutual Telephone 27f. 080m
E. A. MAI,
Boata Built and Repaired to Order.
All Minds of Itonl JlSnieamL
Timbers, Knees, Stems, Keels. Also, 1
Decked Surf Boat, 1 Largo Twelve-Ton
Scow, 1 Four.Onred Race Boat, 2 Small
SkHTs., 1 Twolvc.Ton Sloop In perfect
order, with sails, anchors and chains
complete. For falo cheap for cash
Kllnuca street, Honolulu. 1005 ly
LIME ! LIME !
ratronize Home Miimil'ncUu-e
The Hawaiian Stone Comp'y
Aic now prepared to furnish fresh Lime
in quantities tn suit purchascis, and
satisfaction wai ranted as to both tho
kind and the price.
ALLEN & ROBINSON,
03 ly Agent?.
J. a. dowerT"
Ship Carpenter and Boat Builder.
HAS on hand and for sale various
sized surf boats, constructed on
an improved principle of my own in
vention, each frame being of one piece
across the keel. The frames are closer
together, and the boats are therofoic
lighter and less liable to bilge in, than
boats of any other build. Each sldo
plank and gunwale is in one piece from
stem to stem, and is consequently not
linblc to strain, there being no midship
butts. Tho material and workmanship
aro warranted to bo of tho best quality.
Mr. Robert Lowers, of Lowers &
Cooke, will atteud to tho sale of tlicso
boats, and dispose of them at Ban Fran
cisco pi ices. 05 ly
Choicest Meats from Finest Herds.
Families and Shipping
SUPPLIED ON SHORT NOTICE
Lowest Max-lto DPvicc.
All meals delivered .from this Market
arc thoroughly chilled immediately after
killing by means of a Bell-Coleman Pa
tent Dry Air Refrigerator. Meat so
treated letains all its -juicy properties,
and is Goahanteli) to Keep Lokoek
after Delivery than Fiu:shly-kilt-ed
Meat. 74 ly
THE undersigned, a Committee of Di
rectors ot tho Equitable Life As
surance Society of tho United States,
appointed to formulate the views of the
Board on the advantages offered by the
Society to the public, repot t:
1st The Society issues nil tho approv.
ed forms of assurance, including Ordi
nary Life, Ei dowment and Tontino po
licies. It is immaterial to tho Directors
which form of policy is taken by in
2d The Life and Endowment forms
of policy provide for annual cash divi
dends and a surrender value; are indis
putable after three years and payable
immediately after proof of death.
8d The premiums on a Tontino po
licy are the same as on the Ordinary
Lite, but, while the latter is only pay
nblo in tho event of death, tho holder of
the Tontino policy has the right to draw
tho whole of the reserve and the accu
mulated profits in cash at the end of a
stated period; thus, during his own life
time, after his producing years aro past,
he can, without nnj' larger premium
than on an oidinary policy; secure theeo
4th Experience shows that tho return
fiaid in cabh on maturing Tontine po
icles approximates to or exceeds the
amount of premiums paid by policy
holders, so that tho average cost of tho
assurance will be only nbout tho interest
on the premiums.
0th Tontine policies, like others, arc
paid in full in the event of death at any
limo during tho term of the policy, and
aro incontestable after thrco years, and
payable immediately after duo proof of
Oth Experience shows that tho inor
tallty is lower among Tontino policy,
holders, as the better lives seek this
kind of assurances, which is a consider
able source of profit.
7th Tontino policies will ho made
non-forfoitablc under tho laws of the
State, if so desired at tho time the as
suranco is effected.
8th Tho Tontiuo system Is fair and
just; its accounts aro accurately kept,
separata from all other business; tho
funds judiciously Invested and improv.
cd, nnd tho accumulated profits faith,
fully guarded and properly appoitioncd.
Oth Tho Socioty has since Us orgoni.
zatlou transacted a larger amount of
now business than any other company,
while its now business for tho first halt
of the present year Is 1,750,000 larger
than thnt of tho first half of 1884. It
has Assets of $.00,000,000; over $14 000,
000 of Surplus, ami lis ratio of Surplus
to Liability is greater than that of any
CirAUKCuv M. Dki'ew,
John A. Stewart,
William A. Wiieelock
Charles G. Lakuov,
Henry B. Hyde,
Committee of tho Board of Diicctors of
tho Equitable Llfo Assuranco Society
of tho United States.
ALEX. J. OARTWRIGHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands',
Equitable Life Assurance Society,
ALL persons who want to coinmunl.
cato with tho PoitujMicse, cither
for business, or for procuring workmen ,
servants or any other helps, will find it
the most prolltablo wy to ndvcrllbu in
tho Lnso 7awaiiatio, tho new organ of
the Poitucucso colony, which Is pub
llshcd on Merchant strict, Gazette Build,
ing, (Post-OfTlco Loiter Bos E.). and
only charges re.ii-onable rates for adver
tisements. HONOLULU LIBRARY
READING ROOM ASSOCIATION.
rrWHS INSTITUTION I located on
JL tho corner of Hotel and Alakca
streets, directly opposllo the building of
tho Y. M. C. A., and is open every day
and evening, Sundays included.
Tho Reading Room is supplied with
all the local journals, ntf well as ncmly
fifty of tho lending foreign papeis and
The Cliculatlng Llbiaiy consists ol
over 3,000 volumes, and to constantly
Tho Reference Library contains u,
valuable line of cyclopedias, diction,
arles, and works of a similar character.
A handsome pallor is provided for
conversation and games.
Tho Circulating Department is closed
Terms of membership : Signing the
roll and paying tho regular dues, fifty
cents a month, quarterly In advance.
Strangers from foicign counliics and
visitors from other islands ate welcome,
to tho rooms at nil limes, but as the'
Association has no other regular means
of support except the dues of niembcis,
it is expected that residents of Honolulu
who desire to avail themselves of its
privileges, ami all who feel an interest
in maintaining un institution of this
kind in our community, will join the
Association and pay the tegular dues.
S. B. DOLE President
M. M. SCOTT Vice-President
II. A. PARMELEE. . . , Secretin y
A. L. SMITH Treasurer
C. T. RODGERS. M. D.. Chairman Hnll
and Library Committee. 77 tf
The Only Paper in California
that Advocates Hawaiian
A Splendid Advertising Medium
For Hawaiian Business Men desirous of
forming trade connections
, on tho Coast.
All Hawaiian papers kept on file and
full information given concerning
Entiustcd to the Proprietor will he
promptly and carefully executed,
aud no commission charged.
TERMS Three Dollars
$1.75 for six months.
Charles R. Bucklaiid,
Editor and Proprietor.
OFFICE-323 Front Street. Post-Office
Box, 2SC0, San Fiancisco, California.
IItIC33 XrtST OJT
van 10 100 ' 1000
18'to 24 inches.. 00c Q4.00 20.00
2 to 3 feet 00c fi.CO JJ5.G0
3 to 4 feet 1.25 8.60 55.00
1'ER 10 100 1000
4 toO inches... $2.00 10.00
0 to 12 inches.. 50c 2.50 15.00
12 to 18 " .. COc 3.50 S0.00
18 to 24 " .. 75c 5.00 0.00
2 to 3 feet 1 .00 7.00 40.00
3 to 4 " 1.25 9.00
4 to 5 " 1.75 12.00
5 tot " 2.C0 10.00
Cuttings, per 100, $1.00; per 1,000, $0.CO.
Whito Mulberry Seed, per ounce, SO
cents; per pound, $3.00.
Russian Mulberry Seed, per ounce, 00
cents; per pound, $7.00.
Miss Nellie Lincoln Rossiter
Is Agent for tho following papers:
South and West, semi-monthly, COc a
Farmer's Call, weekly, 60c per year;
Parmer's Home, monthly, 60c per year;
Homo and School Visitor, monthly,
76o per year.
As an inducement to parties to order
their Silk Worm Eggs during tho sum
mer, to bo forwarded in tho tall, I offer
premiums, from April 1st, as follows:
For$l, 2,000 eges, and a book of in
struction. For $2, 6,000 eggs, book of instruction
and any ono paper.
For $3, Jfjoz. eggs, and any two papers.
For $5, 1 oz. eggs, two papers and book.
For $0.50, 2 oz. eggs, and thico papers.
For $14, 3 oz. oggs, 3 papers and book.
For $17, 4 oz. eggs, and four papers.
For $21, D oz. eggs, 4 papers and book
Tho nbovo charges "aictho regular
list prices for eggs' and thu papers will
bo tcnt as hero stated for ono year.
Thoso sending ordeis tluough tho sum.
mer, accompanied by the cash amount
(Post-Oflli'o orders payablo to me, on
1'ostOfllce, Fcmberton, Now Jersey, U.
S. A.) will receive tho premiums to
which their order rntltlcs limn, com
mcnclng at once, and tho fggs will be
sent aboui November 1st,
NELLIE lilXCOf.X ItOKHITUIt,
Practical Silk Culturlst,
Now Lisbon, Burlington t
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