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MONDAY, ATKIL 12, 188G.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SHORTHAND.
The Tribune, receives many in
quiries like the following :
,. "Uan you ten me wiiai is uio dcsi
system of suortunmlr Uan it uc
mastered without a teacher, and in
what time? Some people advertise
to teach it in three months ; can it
bo learned in that time? Is a know
ledge of shorthand necessary to
obtain a situation as a reporter on a
newspaper? How are stenographers
paid? By answering these questions
von will ercatlv oblico." etc.
These questions have been sub
mitted to a highly successful steno
grapher, who returns these answers
to them :
The systems most widely practiced
here are uBen." Pitman's, Mun
son's, Isaac Pitman's and Graham's.
They are all much alike, piratically
they make use of the same
material. There are not a few peo
ple, however, who seem to spend
most of their time in trying to
demonstrate that any one of the
above systems is vastly superior to
all the rest ; but that sort of talk is
in the main nonsense, and the student
will do well to concern himself little
about it. Each of these systems has
turned out first-class stenographers,
and there arc equally good steno
graphers who write other systems
less generally known. More de
pends on the man than on the system.
Generally the practiced stenographer
does not adhere closely to anyone
system, but appropriates suggestions
Shorthand can be learned by the
aid of text-books without a teacher,
though, of course, a pupil is likely
to make better progress with com
petent instruction. If this cannot
be obtained the student should en
deavor to make the acquaintance of
some practical stenographer, who
will give him occasional hints and
see that he keeps on the right track.
Most of the text-books abound in
too many refinements and con
tracts ns, whereby a few skratches
may be made to represent a whole
sentence, much to the delight of
the novice. The only practical ob
jection to this sort of shorthand is
that such "notes" are found to have
half a dozen different meanings
when "cold,"- and perhaps none of
them the correct one. Shorthand is
a compromise between speed and
legibility. The beginner is apt to
pay too exclusive attention to the
former, and should therefore be
warned not to bother with too many
The length of time it will take a
lad to teach himself shorthand de
pends, first, on the sort of lad he
is, and second, on the amount of
time ho can give to it. To master
shorthand requires, above all things,
patience and perseverance. A lad
studying alone will generally have
to stick to it hard for a couple of
years before ho can make it pay.
A few may be able to master it in
half the time.
Pnnnln irhn advertise that tllCV
can teach shorthand thoroughly in
three months should not be believed.
A knowledge of shorthand is not
necessary to obtain a situation on a
newspaper, though, other things
being equal, a reporter who can
write shorthand is better equipped
for general newspaper work than a
reporter who cannot. As a matter
of fact, there are Dot more than a
dozen shorthand writers regularly
employed on all the great New York
dailies together. In England a re
porter must know shorthand. Most
of this work consists of verbatim
reporting. Here strictly verbatim
work is not often required except
for great meetings. The most suc
cessful reporter is he who can best
present the interesting points of a
scene or speech in a readable, at
tractive shape. Tho American pub
lic does not caro jnuch for mere
Expert stenographers who take
testimony in court often earn liand
bome sums. But such expertness is
attained only by years of practice
and great natural aptitude for the
work. "Halfway" stenographers
are abundant in New York who arc
glad to work for $lf a week, often
less. A stenographer who is com
petent to attend to the correspond
ence of a railroad olllcial or somo
man of largo affairs usually gets
from $20 to $30 a week. Of course
if the stenographer is something
more than a mere machine man and
can do other things well besides
writing shorthand, so much tho
better are his chances of making
Thorn i nn tnvstorv nhnilt shnrt-
H band. It does not require any un
usual amount of brains or any cx
traordinar3' powers of memory to
ncquiro it. But it does require to
be stuck to persistently. There is
; ' no recreation in learning it. If only
E ' ' lmlf 1iiAiirn if in Irnnflinmns nml
worso than useless. Nobody should
'ij laiCC IS Up Ulllfaa irujlil! I'M IU limao
great sacriuces oi lime aim imuuuuu.
New York Tribune.
As F. W. Millis was going up tho
gang plank of tho Alameda ho ro-Wini-bn!
dint lm iviih tho nnlv Diissun-
' ,U ' , eer leid (laid) out,
-a new invoice or
In Half Casks of 30 Gallons caoh.
For sale In Bond or Duty paid by
M. H. GRINJLSA.T7 Sz Co.,
1)2 Queen Street. Honolulu. 2m
Tho Academic School for Girls.
THIS SCHOOL offers tho licst advnn.
laRts to tho dnughtcrs of residents
of the Hawaiian Islands.
The courso of Study Is modeled upon
Hint of tho best girls' schools in the
Tho teachers are Mr-. E. II. C. WAL
LACE nml Rev. GEO. WALLACE.
Both nro graduates of fine tchools, ntul
are traimd and experienced educntois.
Girls from 10 years to nuy ago nro ad.
To all who complete tho course, nnd
pass satisfactory examinations, a Ccrtl.
Ilcntc of Graduation will bo presented.
Tho best Instruction in French nnd
Latin Is without extra charge added to
thnt In English.
A few boarding pupils nro received.
These enjoy all the advantages of supe.
rlor boarding school.
It Is the aim of the School to train
cultured nnd refined women.
The Summer Term begins MONDAY,
By permission, refcrenco is mntlo to
Messrs. T. II. Davlcs.T. It. Walker. .1.
H. Cnsile, Prof. M. M. Scott, Mojor A.
Wine and Spirit
IWCJEDROH AIVT S
23 Nuuanu St., Honolulu.
Sole Importers of
S. Lachman & Co.'s California Wines,
John Exchaw's No. 1 Brandy,
J. Pcllison's i nnd lOyear.old Brandy,
J. J. Mclcher's " Elephant" Gin,
II. W. SMITH & CO.'S
" Thistle Dew" WMsley,
Coates. &. Co.'s ".Plymouth" Gin, etc.
A FULL LINK OF THE
Most Favorite Brands
Ales, Beers, Wines,
SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, ETC.,
constantly on hand and for sale at the
Orders Idled promptly and all Goods
P. 0. Box 362. Both Tel., IJo. 46.
WOLFE & CO.
Havo just received, per Zcalandin,
an assortment of
Groceries mid Provisions,
Dupeo Hams nnd Breakfast Bacon,
Cain Cliceso, Llmburger Cheese,
Condensed Milk (Euglo nnd Crown
Tin Fruits, Table Raisins, Pig Pork,
Roast Chickens, OysUrs, Sugar Peas,
Oat Meal, Cracked Wheat,
Corn Meal, Germca, and a fine lot
Candies, etc. Also, nn assortment of
Vegetable and Flower Seeds,
AND A LOT OF KINK
Hay, Outs, Bran,
Ground and Wliolo Parley,
Cracked & Wliolo Com.
also, on hand,
Fine New Zealand Oats.
The above and other goods not men.
tloned will be sold nt the lowest mi-rket
prices. CO gv
ne French Glare
H. E. MclNTYRE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Goods received by every Packet from tho Eastern Stntcs nnd Europe.
Frcdi California l'roduco by ovcry Steamer. All orders falthfulfy attended to.
and Goods delivered to any part ol tho city free of charge. Island orders roll,
cited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post Olllce Box 115. Telephone No. Qi. 1GS ly
(Formcily with Samuel NottJ.
Importer and Dealer in
STOVES, CHANDELBERS, LAMPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE,
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent Hairs Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
t5P Store formerly occupied by S:. N T i , cpr osite Sprcckels & Co.'s Bank. -Yj30
Corner of Fort & Merchant Streets,
Has just opened out a largo and carefully selected stock of
Gent's Fine Furnishing Goods,
Cusiom-Mndc Clothing, and Hats and Caps
Ii all tie -Latest Styles aii Patterns.
tST Particular attention is called toon elegant lino of Gent's Neckwear.
L ' r-
JOffl" I0TT, 1. 8 Kaaknunn Street
teSBBMMiMi igli Jail 2
-?fcj al b
I MM 1 !! 1 1 1 mi f II VJ
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COPPER ?AND
993 SHEET IRON WORK.
WILDEK'S S. H. CO.
Leaves Honolulu eaoh Tuesday at
4 p.m., touching at Lah'alna, Mua
laea Bay, Makena, Mahukmia, Ku
wulliao, Laupnlioolioo und HUo.
P.eturnlug, will touch at all the
alovo iorts, arrivlug at Honolulu
each Saturday afternoon.
nmm3,wwm mtirw is n fwh
April 5th, 1886,
Tho undersigned having
iHKon oiiiirge oi unggugo
:&xprcss jso. m, lor tnu
liiirnusu ol carrvlnir on tlio Kxnress and
Droy business, hopes by paying strict
attention to business to receive a share
of public patronage.
t3T Moving pianos and furniture n
specially. H. HURGERSON.
Residence, corner l'uuehbowl and Re
rotaula Streets. Mutual Tolfinlinuo 320.
West, Dow & Co., Telephone 170
!.! "M', - a vwiv-'afti-t'iiii '.Tim'Mi v m
Life in the Tropics
gives everybody a desiro for something
cooling. There is notldug a9 cool, re.
frcsiiing anu delicious ns a piniu oi mo
Elite Ice Cream
made from pure Woodlawn Dairy
Go and surprio your folks, order a
bucket of our delicious lee Crcntn. Wo
pnek orders for lee Cream fiom 1 to CO
quarts in Patent Refrigerator Cans, war.
ranted. to keep its delightful llavor and
perfect form for many hours.
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
Our Fancy Cakes are the Favorite
with all the Lndies of Honolulu.
CHOICE FRENCH CANDIES,
Imported fresh nnd in grent variety' by
Ring Up Bell Tofcpliono 182 or Mutual 338.
The Elite Ico Cream Parlors.
Pio. SS Hotel Street,
Are open dally until 11 p.m.
AVING been appointed solo Agent
New Zealand Butter,
the lit st shipment having just arrived
per s.s. Mararon, 1 have the same to
oiler In qunntitiiH to suit nt unusually
low rntts, In packages of 1, ti and 7 lbs.
hermetically bulled Tint-. This article
Superior to uny Butter
hitherto produced or offered for sale in
LEWIS J. LEVEY, Sole Agent
17 lm 40 Queen Street.
TO BUTCHERS, GRAZIEES
jjrjj T. W. RAWLINS,
P3 Soap Manufacturer.
Tho highest Cash value for any quan.
tity of Tnllow.
Honolnlu Hunp'VlorliH, I.c1go
Hell Telcphono 21). V. O. Rox 4.
Will beopen every afternoon and even
ing as follows:
day aud Haturdny EvcdIheh.
To the public in general.
For ladies ond gentlem'en.
For ladies, gentlemen and children.
Friday and Saturday Evenings; also, at
tho Tuesday Matinee.
THOS. E. WALL, Manager.
Commencing on Monday, October
12th, and thence on the first Monday
following the arrival of tho Alameda
and Mariposa ou tho 8th and 22nd of
Tho steamer Kinun 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 tho month
fall on Monday, the Kiiiuu will leave
GST Tickets far tho Round Trip, $50, which
pays all Chargos.-Ta
Tho Kiimu will arrive in Honolulu
Sunday mornings on Volcano Trips. On
Hllo Trip, will leave Honolulu on
Tucbdins, and loturn Saturday morn,
inps. WILDER'S STMSlIIP CO.
Honolulu. Sept. l,4..1BSfi. 124 tf
THE FAST B AIM NO
will run regularly
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navioation Co.,
fas FOR KOLOA & WAIMEA
Tho Clipper Schoouer
F. Kibbling, .... Master,
Will run rogularly to tho ports of
KOLOA, IIANAPEPE & WAIMEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain on board, or to the
Pacific Navioation Co.,
600 8m Cor. Nuuanu & Queen u.
loseite Skabug limk,
Hers i Co.
WHY THE f.
of the United States is tho Best Com
pany with which to Assure
I. Booau80 of its Safety.
Its surplus Is larger than that of any
other assurance company.
II. Because of its Promptnoss.
Of 1,043 death claims paid In 188C,
nearly one-half were paid the very day
proofs were received-, while of there,
nialudcr, tho majority were paid within
the following three days. No other
company can show such a iccord.
III. Booause of its Liberality and
All policies nro iNcosTusTAnLn after
tlirco years. All Incontestable policies
nro payablo Immediately upon iccclnt
of proofs of death. Tho Society's
policy contract Is clear ami simple, and
llbciul In Its conditions. Its Non-for-feltlng
Tontine (orSeml-Tontlne) policy
affords all the ultlmato benefits of the
full Tontine, nnd has during Its earlier
years the surrender valuo and other
material advantages of ordinary Hfo
Xo other comnnnv l nnolni. .. t.
'policies, as largo profits as aru shown
uiiin:i- uiu j.qiiiiiioios- maiiircu 'lontlnu
policies with llfteen-year periods. Per
sons deslilng assuranco mny obtain
estimates of tho probable results of
similar policies, and of policies with
twenty-year terms, which nie expected
to show even larger profits.
V. Prospective Advantages.
The unexampled progress of the
Lquitablo In the past Is the bestguaran
tee of tho Increasing future value of
assurance with the Equitable.
iVfS,ef ?,'.. 3CG,B53,387.G0
Surplus on tho Now York
Standard, $17,495,329 40
New Assurance In 1885,. ..$90,011,378.00
a larger business than that of any other
Total Paid Policy-) ,,
holders In 1885, . ...A 7,138,089.05
Paid Policyholders) H0 ,,,
since Organization,.... j 88iJ1M'5.G3
Income 111 1885, 10,590,053.13
Increase In Premium In-
. come, $1,430,349.00
Increase in Surplus 3,378,022.03
Increase In Assets, 8,301,401.90
For full particulars apply to
ALEX. J. CAimVJUGIlT,
No. 3. Kaahumanii St.,
General Agent for the Hawaiian Islands.
CASTLE & COOKE,
Life, Fire &. Marine Insur'ce Agents.
The New F.nclnnd
MUTUAL LIFE INS. COMP'Y,
The iEtna Fire Insurance Co,r
of Hartford, Conn. s-
The Union Fire nnd '
Marine Insurance Co.,
of Ban Francisco, Cala.
Capital 9,000.000 Rolchimarki.
THE undersigned, having been ap
pointed agent of the above Company
for tho Hawaiian Isluuds, is prepared to
accept risks, against Fire, on Buildingp,
Furniture, Merchandise, Produce, Sugar
Mills etc., on tho most Favorable Terms
Losses Promptly Adjusted and Payablo In
070 ly at Wilder & Co's.
Tho JHquitnble Life Auimranct
Society of tho United
KHTAIIIiIHIIKI IN 1NSO.
ISSUES Policies on the most approved
ed Payments, Endowments; Tontine
Savings Fund, Tontines, Scmi.Tontines;
A. B. C. Tontines; Life and Survivor
ship Annuities j Children's Endowments,
Joint Life Risks, Partnership Insurance,
etc., etc., etc.
Policies both Incontestable and Non
Contested claims, none.
Before insuring clsowhore, call and
get an estimate.
It is calculated that every reasonable
wish of the insured is embodied in one
or more of tho plans.
For full particulars and pamphlets,
ALKX. J. CAUTWKIUUT.I
General Agent for Hawaiian Islunds.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Tie Pacific Transfer Co;
Olllco with O. K. Miller,
13 Merchant Street,
Bell Tel., 377, Mutual Tel., 301.
I am fully prepared to do all kinds of
dravuge, hauling or moving work, all of
which 1 will guuranteo to execute faith.
02 ly 8, F, GRAHAM, Prop'r,
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