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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 1885.
UNCLE SAM'S VAULTS.
There lias been much said from
time to time about robbing the
Treasury. This does not refer to
any act of professional thieves. As
for as can be learned there has
never been an attempt made to
burglarize the Treasury. There has
been some sneak-thieving, defalca
tion on the part of dishonest em
ployees, and tho like, but it is not
known that there has over been an
attempt made to pick the locks or
break open the safes to get at the
great wealth stored there. The
Treasury vaults have been oflcncr
assailed with false claims than with
To outside appearances the Trea
sury is no more of a strong box than
is the General Post Ofllcc, the Inte
rior Department or the Capitol
building, and the attention of the
visitor going through the buildings
is not attracted by any extraordi
nary precautions. They are allowed
to-roam about the halls. Nobody
watches them or asks any questions.
In one room they may see a man
signing bonds that arc stacked up
in front of him, representing pro
bably thousands of dollars. In
another they may sec some one
putting his name to little slips of
paper, hundreds of which lay upon
his desk. These may be warrants
or drafts for large sums of moncif ,
but the visitor doesn't know unless
he examines them, and even then
ten chances to one lie wouldn't un
derstand them. As a matter of fact,
none of these would be of value to
anybod' getting possession of them
by chance or dishonesty. At most
they could only furnish a basis for
forgery, as they arc in an incom
plete form or are drawn upon some
particular place, to be paid to a
Till: MYSTERY OK THE THING.
One of the greatest safeguards of
the Department, though, of course,
not the one most relied upon, is the
fact that a thief wouldn't know what
to steal, where to find it or what to
do with it if he should happen to
get it. To a stranger all the work
ings of the Department arc myster
ious, and they lose sight of the
strong box hi contemplating the
business establishment the clerks
at work on correspondence, and a
thousand and one other routine mat
ters. At the north end of the build
ing is the only place. where there are
any indications of the presence of
qrcat sums of money. There arc
located the Treasurer's ofllcc, the
cash room, the counting room and
the great vaults. There is collected
nearly two hundred million dollars
silver, gold or paper currency, such
as would be good for use at once in
the commercial world, besides inde
finite thousands of old notes that
have been cancelled and are on their
way to destruction, and in the neigh
borhood of four hundred million
dollars in registered bonds, which
are left as security for the national
bauk circulation, and are of no value
except to the banks in whoc names
they are registered, or to, the United
States. But a visitor passing to
that part of the building is not
stopped by any grim-visaged guard,
but is allowed the same privilege to
walk through the corridors as he had
where there was nothing more valua
ble than appointments or decisions.
He is even allowed to walk out on a
balcony above the cash room and
look at the men handling the money
that is taken out of the vaults for
use during the day. While walking
around this balcony admiring the
marble paneled walls they are at one
time very near a vault that is loaded
down with wealth. They may even
lean with their backs against it, but
they don't know it. More than this,
itiis not difficult for the visitor to
get a pass that will admit him into
tho very vaults themselves, and ho
can stand in the immense iron and
steel rooms, surrounded by piles of
money, which, if it fall on him,
would crush him to death. Or the
visitor may bo allowed to go into a
beautiful little vault and be per
mitted to hold a package of two or
three millions in his hand for a
moment. Besides all this there is a
huge vault in the south end of the
building, known as the Hegister's
vault, whioh at times has many mil
lions in unsigned bonds in it.
TUB bTIlExGUI OF THE VAULTS.
It must not be presumed from the
fact that bolts and bars and guards
arc not visible that no piecautions
are taken against robbery. It is the
consciousness of perfect safety that
makes them so easy. The vaults
are about the strongest and best
that the ingenuity of man could con
trive, and- they arc very caiefully
guarded. Thoy are made of chilled
iron and steel, and are as near being
impenetrable as safes can be made.
Their double steel doors are locked
with time locks in the night. In tho
day time these are opened and the
entrance closed with a steel gratiug,
near which the custodian stands
with his key. It might seem very
easy to knock this man down, take
Ws key from him and bag the wealth,
Yosiite Skating Ml
Will bo open every afternoon and even,
ing as follows:
jafoiiday .Tuesday, IVetlneHdny.Thurn
day and Saturday Evening".
To the public in general.
For ladies and gentlemen.
For ladles, gentlemen and children.
Friday and Baturday Eenng3; also, at
COMING I COMING I COMING !
November 8tli, 1885,
3?i'or. .a. i?. dejjosbs,
Being the Champion Roller Skater of
England, France and Canada, lie offers
n Standing Challengo of $1,000 to any
professional who will emial him in
1 Trick and .Fancy Roller Skating.
I Prof. Denicrs1 exhibitions consists of
over 200 movements of the most diffl.
cult, original, novel and astounding
II'IHB UVU1 UUUIIipiCU, KUUI1 US lilH WOI1-
dcrful spin from one to two minuted
making, from two to three hundred re
volutions, and oilier tricks too numer
ous to mention.
CSf Remember Wonders never ccaso;
his wonderful acts niubt bo teen to bo
THOS. E. WALL, Manager.
Jout It wouldn't bo at all easy. You
would have to pass through a great
many iron gratings, where a largo
numbor of responsible employees
arc assembled, to got at him. You
would go in company witli somo of
ficial, and thcro would not be raoro
than two or three of you go in at a
time, where there would bo half a
dozen good men to deal with you if
you didn't act right. If you suc
ceeded in getting away with nil
these, 3011 wouldn't have time to get
out before the whole Treasury watch
would be on hand to receive you.
If you had "pals" in the corridors
ready to join you in a fight with
these, and you killed them all off,
the District police force would have
time to get there beforo you could
and if you were very hard to
whip, a file of soldiors and a gatltng
gun might be brought to bear on
you, by way of recruits.
In this way the money and bonds
arc safe during the day. In the
night tho vaults arc locked up with
time locks that can't be opened
again till morning, and all the clerks
and officials are away, the building
being left to a force of watchmen,
who patrol the corridors as police
men do the streets of the city.
There is constantly some one at
each door, and the rest walk about
the corridors, one being left, how
ovcr, in constant guard over the
vaults. Their strength is supposed
to be enough to resist any assault
that might be made upon them long
enough to allow plenty of time for
the whole force of watchmen, and if
need be, such aid as they might call
in to reach the scene of the attack
and drive away the assailants. Of
course the vaults would not be im
penetrable if a burglar were given
enough time, but a whole night long
of undisturbed work would scarcely
sufllco for the most expert to get in.
OBSTACLES IN THE WAY OF TUNNELING.
A gang of burglars might get a
house across the way, and tunnel
under the street and up under the
vaults, but they would have a very
big undertaking. They would have
to dig under the foundation of the
building, which is four or five feet
thick, and nobody knows just how
deep under the ground, and when
they went to come up they would
strike their heads against about a
foot and a half or two feet of solid
cement, as hard as a rock. If they
got through this and struck the
bottom of the vault, thejr would
come in contact with about nine
inches of chilled steel and iron
plates, which could not be drilled.
They would then either have to strip
this, which it would take days to do
or blow it up with dynamite. Could
all this be successfully done, they
would find themselves in the im
mense silver vault, which contains
nothing but silver dollars, of which
they could not carry away enough
to pay the actual expenses of their
work. The stock of silver there
would not benefit a burglar. This
vault is a large iron room, whose
cold walls and silver lining would
chill a burglar's blood. It is fifty
four feet eight inches long, thirty
feet eight inches wide and nine feet
five inches high. Besides this, there
are about six vaults in that vicinity,
but not to be reached by mining.
In one of these is about 8150,000,
000 in currency, such as burglars
might pack away in their carpet
bags and carry off. This is about
the only vault that is worth their
trouble ; but they don't know just
where it is, and if they did they
would find it the most difficult to
get into, as they would have to cut
through two powerful safes before
they reached its walls, which are as
hard as the hardest. Washington
BOOMS TO IiET,
TWO Furnished rooms, at No. A
Garden Lane. 100 lw
FANNING'S ISLAND GUANO la
quantities to suit. Apply to the
PACIFIC NAVIGATION CO.
rpu Loan on Real Eslnto Security, in
X Sums of not less than $1,000 ench.
Apply to J. M. MONSARRAT,
Jio. 27 Merchant Street. 104 tf
To Lot Furnished,
T Kllauea, Kauni, a comfortable
. HousoandCottaeo emlnentlvsultn.
bio for a family wishing to snend n.
short time in the country. Apply to
130 tf Kllauea Sugar Co., Kauai.
FURNISHED Rooms to Let, with
P. O. BOX 129.
jotThe premises nt No. 42 Mcr
fUAMMchant street, near the corner of
UBBHlFoit street, centrally located
In thu business part of tho city. Sulta.
ble for a LAW OFFICE, or any other
kind of business. Rent low- Enquire
of DR. STANGENWALD.
rrMIE Rcsldenco of the lato Judge
X Austin, 2i7 Nuuanu Avenue. Fine
2-story house wllh largo grounds. Two
Cottages, L-irgo Lanal, Servants' rooms,
Carriage House, Stable and Chicken
Houses. Everything in perfect order.
Terms reatonahlo to a good tcni.nt.
Enquire of JONATHAN AUSTIN,
109 tf Over Bishop & Co.'s Bank.
ONE complete Outfit a follows: 1
kind and gentle Family Carriage
Horse, 1 Top Buggy, nearly now, 1 neot
sot of Harness, also, 1 gentle Horse,
cither saddle or harness, also, 100 Cords
of Firewood, 4ft lengths. Apply to
C. K. MILLER, Gen'l Business Agent.
24 Merchant Street. 172 aw
Dwelling House for Rent.
$45 per Month and
THE large dwelling house and lot
occupied by D. D. Baldwin front
ing on Dole street, at Punahou, and run
ning through to Beckwith street. Tho
house contains 8 large rooms, 2 pantries,
1 bathroom, 4 large closets, kitchen ad
joining. There Is a large barn with
servant's room on the grounds, also an
ofllcc separate from the main building.
The lot is nearly 2 acres in extent and
afibrds considerable pasture and fire
wood. Everything in good repair. Gov
ernment 'water laid on. Enquire of
132 tf 8. a. DOLE.
No. CO Nuuanu Street.
Jas. W. Robertson,
ACCOUNTANT AND COPYIST.
Books and Account;, neatly and corrcet
ly kept, also nil kinds of copying at
tended to. Office with Hustace & Ro
bertson. -89 tf
C. II. WOOOIINGTON,
GENERAL PURCHASING AGENT.
Special notice to Island orders for
Merchandise of every description, at tho
very lowest rates of commission. Send
for samples of Dry Goods, etc., etc.
Catalogues and price lift free by mail
every steamer. Address 3X0 PINE St.,
SAN FRANCISCO, Rooms 14, 15 & 10.
DR. BRINKERHOFF'S system of
Recta) Treatment. A new treat
ment for Hemorrhoid-, Fistula and other
diseases of the rectum, by a pioecss
sure, safe and painless.
DR. McWAYNE, 34 Alakea st.
THE FISHER CIDER COMPANY
Faetory, 13 Liliha street.
ARE now prepared to furnish this
celebrated Champagne Cider at
short notice, and in quantities to suit.
All orders will meet prompt attention
by addressing The Fisher Cider Co.
M T. DONNELL, Manager.
Mutual Telephone 330. 189 ly
R. M. GOTO,
l'nysicmn and surgeon,
Leprosy, Syphilis and Skin Disease a
Specialty. Office, mauka of tho resi
dence of Hon. James Keau, King Street,
Office Hours 1 to 5 p.m.
Sundays 8 a.m. to 12 m.
N.B. Parties on tho other Islands can
consult by letter. 1G! Jy
N. F. BURGESS,
84 King street, : : Honolulu.
Carpenter and Hullder. Ilacgage and
Draying and steamer Freight carefully
Carriage painting done by a first-class
workman at 78 King Etrcet,
Jobbing in above lines attended to with
promptness, and charges according to
the amount and quality of work.
Offlco Telephone, 202. Kesldenco, 1C2.
The undersigned having
taken charge oi iiaggage
;uxprcss jmo. u, ior ino
purpose of carrying on tho Express and
Dray business, hopes by paying strict
attention to business to receive a share
of public patronoge.
12T Moving pianoa and furniture a
specially, R. DURGERSON.
Residence, corner Punchbowl and Bc
retania Streets. Mutual Telephone 820.
West, Dow & Co., Telephone 179.
J Alfred Maqoon,
,-' , , ATTORNEY AT LAW.
178 42 Merchant street, Honolulu, ly
BROWN & PHILLIPS,
Practical Plumbers, Gas Fitters
and Copper-smiths, No. 71 King street,
Honolulu. BS House and Ship Job
Work promptly oxecuted. 103
Honolulu Carriage Manufact'y
228 and 230 Fort Street,
- - Hawaiian Is,
W. U. PAGE. Proprietor
Provincial Fire 'insurance Co.,
Subscribed Cnjiltnl : : 1,000,000
J. T. WATERHOUSE, Jn,, Agent.
Now Yoi'lc Sc Honolulu
PACKET LINE !
MESSRS. W. H. CROSSMAN & HRO.
will dispatch about December 1st a
first-class vessel from Now YorK for this
port direct. Merchants and others
wishing to ship by this favorite lino
will please forward their orders a early
as possible. Very truly, etc.,
CASTLE & COOKE,
151 lm Honolulu Agents.
Wilder's StmsMp do.
Commencing on Monday, October
12th, and thence on the first Monday
following the arrival of the Alameda
nnd Mariposa on the 8lh and 22nd of
Tho steamer Kinnn will make the
Volcano Trip, reaching Kcauhou on
Wednesday morning, giving Tourists
two days and two nights at the Volcano
When tho 8th and 22nd of the month
fall on Monday, the Kinnu will leave
Eg7" Tickets for tho Round Trip. $50, which
pays all Chargcs."a
Tho 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 STMSHI'P CO.
Honolulu, Sept. 14, 18S5. 124 tf
MELLER & HALBE'S
Ice Cream Parlor
Lincoln's Block, King st.
A Fine AHHOttnicnt of
Candies & Cakes
Always on Haud
Every Description of Jot Mug
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Bills of Lading
Ei7.. Km ja.-'&KBu jef
MR D. L. AIIPHART hereby Intl
mnlpn that hn hns tills dny With
drawn from the firm of Soyong & Ah.
phart, and that lie will carry on mo unsi.
ness of nn Employment Agency, Anglo.
Chinese Interpreting, Collecting Ac
counts and other Agency Business nt
Sun Kim Lung Co.'s, 43 Hotel street.
TnE PAST SAILING
will run tcgulorly
WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Cnptaln on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
Practical Gun vSttZl ani1 Lock Smith,
Bethel St., nexlfjlo Pofcl-OJllcc.
Sewing Machines of all kinds repaired.
All kinds of Light Machinery repaired
on Short Notice-
N.B. Good Workmanship and Charges
124 Strictly Moderate. ly
Ice Cream Parlors !
ISTo. H5 Hotel Street.
Delicious llavoied Ice Cream made
from pure Dairy Cream, Fruit Ices,
Sherbets, Ice Crc'am Drinks nnd many
other refreshments can be found always
at this really Ilrst-clas rcsoit. Choice
Confectionery and Cakes in great
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
For the convenience of tho public we
pack orders for Ice Cream in Patent
Refrigerator Cans, which hold from 1 to
40 Quarts, warranted to keep its delight
ful flavor and perfect form5for many
BST" The Elite Ice Crcnm Pallors are
open daily until 11 p.m. 38 ly
This elegant Rink has been painted
and overhauled generally. The prnpri
etor, finding, ntter long usage, wood
unserviceable for Roller Skating, has
after great expense, laid a
Patent Gomnosition Floor,
And only asks a trial to convince any
one of its great advantages over wood,
for ease in skating, cleanliness, etc.
I Open every evening in tho week
from 7 to 0, and Wednesday aud Sa.
turday afternoons for ladies -and chil
dren. D. P. SMITH.
Steam Printing Office,
THE UNDERSIGNED Is prepared
to furnish household servants,
collect bills, nnd do AngloClilncsc in.
tcrprcting nnd a general agency bus!
ness. Charges moderate.
Mutual Tclephono 270. 03 0m
E. H. RYAN,
Boats Built and Repaired to Order.
All Kinds of JBont Mnterjnl,
Timbers, Knce, Stems, Keels. Also, 1
Decked Surf Boat, 1 Large Tnelvc-Ton
Scow, 1 Fonr-Oarcd Roco Boat, 2 Small
Skiffs, 1 Twelvc-Ton Sloop in perfect
order, with sails, nnchors nnd chains
complete. For sale cheap (or cash
Kllnuea streel, Honolulu, 100!) ly
LIME ! LIME !
Patronize Home Ulannfnctnrc
The Hawaiian Stone Comp'y
Are now prepared to furnish fresh Lime
In quantities to suit purchasers, and
satisfaction wairantcd as to both the
kind and the price.
ALLEN & E0BINS0N,
J. A. DOWER,
Ship Carpenter and Boat Buildor.
HAS on hand and for salo various
sized surf boats, constructed on
on improved principle of my own In.
vention, each frame being of one piece
across the keel. The frames are closer
together, nnd the boats are therefore
lighter and less liable to bilge in, than
boats of any other build. Each side
plank and gunwale is in one piece from
stem to stern, nnd is consequently not
liable to strain, there being no midship
butts. The material and workmanship
are warranted to be of the best quality.
Mr. Robert Lowers, of Lewers &
Cooke, will attend to tho sale of these
boats, and dispose of thcmiat Ban Fran.
Cisco pi ices. 65 ly
G. .T. "XyAJOIER, Proprietor.
Choicest Meats from Finest Herds.
Families and Shipping
SUPPLIED ON SHORT NOTICE
Hio-west IMurltet 3?i-ice.
All meats delivered from this Market
arc thoroughly chilled immediately after
killing by means of u Bcli-Colcman Pa
tent Dry Air Refrigerator. Meat so
treated retains all its juicy properties,
and is QoAnANTEED to Keep Long eh
APTnn Delivery than Fueshlv-kim.-ed
Meat. 74 ly
THE undersigned, a Committee of Di
rectors of the .Equitable Life (As
surance Sociely of tho United States,
appointed to formulate the views of the
Board on the advantages offered by the
Society to the public, report:
1st Tho Society issues all tho approv
ed forms of assurance, including Ordi
nary Life, E dowment and Tontine 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; nro Indis
putablo after three years and paj able
immediately after prool of death
3d The premiums on a Tontine po
licy are tho same as on the Ordinary
Life, but, while tho latter is only pay.
nblo in tho event of death, tho holder of
the Tontine policy has the right to draw
the whole of tho reserve and the accu.
muhitcd profits in cash at the end of a
staled period; thus, during his own life
time, after his producing years arc past,
ho can, without any larger premium
than on an ordinary policy, secure these
4th Experience shows that the return
paid in cash on maturing Tontino po
licles approximates to or exceeds the
amount of premiums paid by policy
holders, so that the average cost of the
assurance will be only about the interest
on the premiums.
5th Tontine policies, like others, aro
paid In full'in tho event of death at any
time during the term of tho policy, and
arc incontestable after three years, and
payable immediately after due, proof of
Cth Experience shows that tho mor.
tallty is lower among Tontino policy.
holders, as tho better lives seek this
kind of assurances, which is a consider
able source of profit.
7th Tontine policies will bo made
non-forfoitable under the laws of the
State, if so' desired at tho time the as-' I
suranco is effected. ,j . ,
8th Tho Tontino system is fair an'df
just; its accounts aro accurately koptv
separate from all other business; the
funds judiciously invested and imnrov.'
cd, and tho accumulated profits faith,
fully guarded and properly apportioned.
0th The Society bus since Us organ!,
zation transacted a larger amount of
new business than any oilier company,
while its new business for the first half
of tho present year is $1,730,000 lurger
than that of the first half of 1H8-). It
has Assets of $00,000,000; over $14,000,
000 of Surplus, and lis ratio of Surplus
to Liability Is greater than that of any
Chaunoev M. Deit.w,
John A. Bti-waiit,
William A. Wjiuei.ock
CllAIlLES G. LANDOr,
IluKiiY B. Hyde,
Committeo of tho Board of Dliectors of
the Equitable Life Assurance Sociclv
of the United States. '
ALEX. J. OARTWRIQUT,
General Agent for Howaiian Islands,
Equitable Lifo Assurance Sociely.
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