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IHi i -jrir-'a"-raSiaEa'-gTa'B5a
Australian Hail Service.
FOli SAN FllAXOISCO,
Tho now and flno Al steel steamship
Of tho Oceanic Stcamhlp Company, will
ho due nt Honolulu from Sydney
and AucKiaud on or tiuout
March I Ith, 1887,
And will loavo for the above port with
malls and passengers on or ubuut that
For fielr i or passage, having SU
PEIUOIt ACCOMMODATIONS, apply
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Agents.
For Sydney and Auckland,
The new and
Of the Oceanic Steamship Company, will
lie due at Honolulu from Sin
Francisco on or about
March 19 th, 1887,
And will have prompt dbpatch with
mulls and passcngeis for thu above port.
For freight or passage, having SU.
PEIUOIt ACCOMMODATIONS, apply
t7 WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Agents.
The well-known Al Iron Slcimship
'City of Rio de Janeiro,'
W. B. COUH, Commander,
Will sail for Yokohama nnd Hongkong
on or nbout the
MARCH 12th, '87,
Offering superior accommodations
For Freight and Passage, apply to
H. IIACKFELD & CO.,
56 tf Agents Pacific Mail S. S. Co.
h. hackfeld & Co.
Having rccuicd thu Services of
Geo. G. Stratemeyer
we nrejprepared to execute all
Houise or fcSigfii
HONOLULU PLANING MILLS.
T. HOXJP Ac CO.
74 King Street.
Manufacturers uud Inir.oitors of all
Furniture & Upholstery Goods
FINE BEDDING A SPECIALTY.
All kinds oi Jobbing promptly attended to.
CHAIRS TO RENT
Forliolli or Patties in sinull or largo
8U quantities. ly.
Tho Inter -Island Steuni
Navigation Co., Limited,
Keep constantly on hnnd for sals
Steam Family and Blacksmith Coal
and a gmeral assortment of
415 Bar Iron. y
A LL ordeis for OartaRo promptly at
Jt. tended to. Particular attention
paid to tho
Storing & Shipping
of goods in transit to the other Islands.
Also, Black and White Sand
m quantities to suit at lowest prices.
Office, adjoining K. P. Adams & Co.'s
983 ly Mutual 'lVlephono No. 10.
IS I1EKBBY GIVJ5N THAT ON Ac
count of tlio death of Yong Kong
Ung Manager of tho ilrm of Wing Chong
Lung, now doing business on corner of
Mauuakoa and Hotel streets, Honolulu,
Lin Tan Hoong is hereby appointed as
manager of said firm hereafter. He has
full power to flgn thu firm namo and
borrow money for tho benefit of said
t or Yokohama Hong Kong
Uu gaUjj Utitt.
FRIDAY. FEB. 25. 1887.
APES AND CRABS.
There arc on the coast of Java,
according to a gentleman who form
erly lived there, a peculiar long
tailed apo nud a sand crab thnt
grows to extraordinary size and pos
esscs great strength in its claws.
The apes are particularly fond of
the crabs, which are very shy and
wonderfully quick in their move
ments. The crabs live in deep holes
in tho sand, but spend much of their
time on the outside of their holes,
where they run and hop about.
They range in size from that of a
five-shilling piece to that of our edi
ble crabs. Their claws nre not large,
but have a grip that Is vice-like.
The apes make daily raids on the
haunts of tho crabs, and accasionaliy
succeed by creeping stealthily to
within a few feet of a group of tlicm
and then springing upon them in
capturing one. Usually, however,
the crabs ate so wary that while tho
ape is in the air during his spring
toward them they have separated
and disappeared into the ground.
The ape, finding himbclf too slow to
make a capture, then rcsoits to a
bit of strategy to secure u dinner.
His mode of final capture inflicts
upon him a pang of physical suffer
ing which is frequently more than
ho can bear, but his love for tho
crab as a morsel of food is so strong
that ho never hesitates to accept tho
personal discomfort which its cap
ture involves, and usually bcaia
it with a stoicism which might in
spire admiration if it were not for
its comical side, when tho ape
finds that ho is foiled in his effort
to capture a crab by springing at a
group, he backs himself up to a hole
into which one has disappeared.
Sitting down, lie thrusts his long tail
into the hole. The crab, to punish
such unwonted intrusion, siezes the
end of the tail the moment it ap
proaches near enough. Any one
who may have been so fortunate as
to hide himself in the bushes, un
observed by tho ape making tho raid,
will have a hard time to restrain his
laugher when the critical moment of
contact between the crab's claw and
tho ape's tail is readied. There is
a look of comical suspense on tho
ape's faco as lie tluusts his tail into
the hole. When the crab closes on
the tail the look of suspense departs.
The ape gives an involuntary start
and then settles on its haunches,
while ho closes his teeth together
with a determined air, and eventual
ly, springing forward, out comes
the tail from tho hole, with tho crab
dangling to it. Instantly tho apo
swishes his tail forward and brings
the crab to the ground with a foico
that stuns it and causes it to drop
its grip. With a stone tho ape
smashes the shell of tho crab, and is
soon proceeding with his meal.
N. Z. Weekly Press.
THEIR LOVE OF CLEANLINESS
AND MODES OF BURIAL.
In spite of tho multifarious duties
and tasks that aro imposed on these
tiny burghers, they still find time to
clean and adorn their worthy little
persons. No spot, no atom of dust
or anything else will they tolerate
on their bodies. They get rid of
tho dirt with the brushy tufts on
their feet or with their tongue. They
act, for all tho world, like domestic
cats tvlicn they clean and lick them
selves, and they assist one another
at the toilet precisely like monkeys.
Their sense of cleanliness goes so
far that the naturalist often finds,
to his unpleasant surprise, tho color
ed marks that ho had applied with
so much care on his 'trial ants' re
moved by their dirt-eating friend.
They keep their dwellings just as
clean. But the conveying away of
their deceased brethren, whose (load
bodies they appear to regard with
the greatest antipathy, gives them
more trouble than anything else.
When some members of an apt com
munity, which Mr. Cook kept Jin
prisoned, died, and could not bo re
moved, thoso remaining seemed
affected with tho greatest horror.
For days tho insects ran about seek
ing a way out, and ceased only when
completely exhausted. Tho ants be
longing to the camponotus species
seized tho dead and throw them into
a water pail, whlpU they converted
into a sepulchre. Ordinarily, tiongh,
tho ants aro said to treat thejr dead
willi more reverence. They evon
possess their own graveyards, which
lio in tho vicinity of tho nests. Thoy
convey their deceased companions
thither, wheic thoy lay them'tlown
in orderly Jittlo heaps or in rows. It
is only the corpses of their fcjjows,
howover, thnt they treat in thjs
manner. Dead strangers they throw
out like something unclean, or tear
tho body in pieces. Even between
the master nnd slaves of tho com
munity Miss Treat says she has
observed a dissimilar mode of
burial. While tho masters find tjipjr
last repose in a special graveyard,
sido by side, tho slaves lio like
benped-up refuso near tho nest, do
splscd equally in death as in life.
Tho ant ecmtcrics aro often thickly
populated, for thulr life is short.
The male lives only through one
summer; tho females live somewhat
longer, and tho workers die of old
ago in tho eight or tenth year. N.
Z. Weekly l'ress.
Great importance s attached in
St. Petersburg to tho despatch of
Prince Dolgourouki as Ambassador
to Teheran in order to counteract
British inilucnco in Persia.
SINKING OF A FRENCH STEAMER BY
A BRITISH IRONCLAD-LOSS
OF THIRTY LIVES.
Tho British ironclad Sullnn enmo
into collision with tho Frc.ich
steamer Villo do Victoiia, lying nt
anchor in thu Tngus, on Dec. 23ul.
Tho steamer sunk almost imme
diately. Tho catastrophe occuueil
at fi o'clock in tho morning. Tho
steamer had on boaid at the timu
sixty persona, nnd was about to sail
for llrazil. Tho Sultan was anchoied
too near thu Villo do "Victoiia, and
when tho fonner swung loutul with
tho tide, her spur uutcied tho
steamer's side. Tho Sultan also sus
tained homo damage horn the colli
sion. Dead bodies and wiecknge
from the steamer weie washed ashoio
on the banks of tho Tagus. The
collision was duo to bis vessels break
ing away from her moorings. Tho
Villo de Victoria sank ten minutes
after tho collision, and tho Sultan
was eairied down by the strong cur
rent. Tho captain of tho Villo do
Victoria went down with his vessel,
butwnssiucd with eight other per
sons by boats belonging to tho Eng
lish steamer Toionto. The crow of
the Villo do Victoria numbcied 43,
of whom 23 wero saved, while tho
number of passengers was 20, ten of
whom were also lescued. Neatly nil
the saved reached tho shoieby swim
ming. An English lady passenger
onboard tho Villo do Victoria, who
was among tho saved, lost a bag con
taining thu sum of .000, which sho
was wearing suspended round her
neck nt tho time of the collision.
Thu gieatcr portion of tho Ville do
Victoria's cargo was lost. Three
boats belonging to the Ohannel
Squadron were immedittcly launch
cd, but only rescued a few of thu sur-ivor-j.
Tliu lemains of thoso who
wero di owned were interred on Dec.
20th. M. Billot, tho Fiench Minister,
with tho Stall" of the Legation, thu
Fiunch and British Consuls, Ueai
Adinir.il Fremantle, nnd the prin
cipal officers of thu Channel Squad
ion, accompanied tho funeral pio
ccssion to tho cemetery, where M.
Billot, who spoke with deep feeling,
deliveicd an nddicss over the giave,
in tho courso of which ho warmly
thanked Vice-Admirul Fiemantlu
anil tho ollicers and men of the
squadi on for tho l egret they had
manifested at tho fatal event, and
their solicitude to tako part in tho
last tribute of respect to tho victims
of tho catastiopho. Homo News.
TRAIN ROBBERY IN AMERICA.
Tho New York papers of tho 13th
inst., contain th particulars from
St. Louis of tho train lobbery which
occuried two days previously, near
Bellovuo Station, Texas, showing a
state of panic upon tho part of tho
passengers. Threo robber., who wero
unmasked and made nocflbit at con
cealment, leached tho water tank a
fow minutes beforo the cars. When
tho train arrived ono of tho lobbers,
with a drawn pistol, ordered Engi
neer Ayres, his fiieman, and O. (5.
Miller, another engineer, who were
riding in tho car, to alight, which
thoy did, Ho then marched them
some 30 feet from thu train, and took
from them all tho valuables thoy
Inul. When this was going on tho
other men went tlnough tho train.
Ono of tho p.issengeis who was look
ing out of tho window saw this ope
ration with the train men, and went
into thu forwaid ears, notifying tho
other passengers of what was going
on, and telling them to secroto thuir
nionuy. This they did in various
ways, giving must of it and their
diamonds to several of tho ladies
aboard. Miss Kate Haas, of Fort
Worth, took chaige of .13,000 and
otliej valuables, Mrs, Chambers, of
Potsdam, N, Y,, jeceived $5,000 and
sonic diamonds, and Mrs. Wittick, of
Carthage, Mo., took her husband's
gold watch and several bundled
dollars. Mrs. Wittick was gieatly
incensed at tho proceedings, and
boldly stood up in tho car and asked
if lorty men w'oro going to submit to
such an outiago at the hands of
threo highwaymoi). About $12,000
in money and $4,000 worth of dia
monds and other valuables were left
by tho jobbers in their basto to get
tlnough tho train, and bcuauso thoy
did not search tho ladios. Thoy
wero evidently novices in tho busi
ness, and wont away with tho paltry
sum of $150, three gold watches, ten
silver watches, llvo rovolvcis, and
ono gold ring. The jobbers left tho
train at tlio jcar pf tho sleeper,
mounted horees standing near by,
and rodo lapidly away. Tho train
was then hurried on to Bellovuo,
where tclcgiams wero sent to Super
intonih'ijt Frost at Foit Woith, who
immediately ropjieri, offering $250
jowaid for each jobber, unu m ','8
than an hour iivo posses of ofiiceiu
and eitions woio in pnisuit, under
Sh.oriiT McLain, of Montague, Mai
shiil Black, n Jfwiu, and othuis.
SlM'rif McLaiq say jio ):i)ws tho
jobbers, iind lias- no lpiilt pf is
ability to cupturo tjioni. Captain
Connors was on tlio train; having in
ohargo two dohortuis, with a guuid of
five negio soldiers of thu 2ith United
States Infantiy. Connois onlercd
tjje sojijiois to diaw thoir lovolvors
and igjjt tjjo robbers, but soeial
passengers opppscd o strongly, and
pleaded so earnestly jij bojjalf of tlio
women piibsongots on board, t))at
tho captain leluctnntly yielded, and
when the lobbura reached tlio soldiers
api demanded thoir weapons thoy
quietly gayp tjioju up. Homo Nows.
A poet writes: 'Why do I sit
hero in tho gloiimlngj" We give ft,
up. Did you ever stop Pl some
Juileiix Tea !
Just rceelved vk Australia.
3?Ultl3 JAPAN TJ2A,
In 1-lb. and 2.1b. tins nnd db packages.
For salo, lower than nnvwhero ehu In
town, wholosalo and letall, by
HANG MOW 0H0NG & CO., Agents,
93 Nuuanu Street, Honolulu. 85
O. S. S. CO.'S TIME TABLE.
Arrlvo at Honolulu Irom San Francisco.
Australia March 0
Zealandia March ID
Australia April G
Alameda April 1G
Australia May 4
Mariposa May 14
Australia June 1
Zealandia June 1 1
Australia June 29
Alameda July 9
Australia July 27
Mariposa August G
Australia August 24
Zealandia September 3
Australia September 21
Alameda October 1
Australia October 19
Mariposa October 29
Australia November 1G
Zealandia November 2G
Austialia DcccTbcr 11
Alameda Dccci.ibcr 24
Lcavo Honolulu lor San Francisco.
Alameda March 11
Australia Marcli 10
Maiiposa April 8
Australia April 13
Zealandia May G
Australia May 11
Alameda June 3
Australia Juno 8
Mariposa July 1
Australia July 0
Zealandia July 29
Australia August 3
Alameda August 2G
Australia August 31
Mariposa September 23
Australia September 28
Zealandia October 21
Australia October 2G
Alameda November 18
Australia November 23
Mariposa December 10
Australia December 21
Zealandia (1888) January 13
Are prepared to give
To the Public nnd ask their pationnge.
M. H. KANE,
Bell 383. Mutual 042.
Competition the Life of Trade.
Tie Hen Carriage Go.
RESPECTFULLY SOLICITS A
continuance of the patronage of
thote who occasionally require an ex
pies for siioi'i'XNo, making cam.1', &c.
ac. The mannj;cr also desires to Unto
that the Company's drivers havo earned
a reputation for oaiiefuldiuvino, civil
ity nnd stkict adiikkukcu to the
i,i:oal katks of fare, thereby ao!dlug
the necessity to use cnids, bliowlng the
the time tliey havo been engaged and
the amount received for fares.
The piotcctlon whiih this Company
oflers the public agnnst overcharging,
incivility. ir hicdlcbs driving, lies in
the fact that the mnjnrliy of their driv
ers hare, by stead v application and stiict
attention to liiisinc-s, become owni-ra of
the teams they drive. Furthermore the
numerous calls for the Company's Caji
JtiAQKR, demonstrate hcjond a doubt,
that so far, satisfaction his been ac
corded to tho public. Parties who de
sire to ride behind a certain horse or
driver, can always suit their choice, as
tho drivers are not in tho habit of cluing
ing ahuut from ono stable to another.
Discretion in puarging, is n special
feature of the Company's policy,
No Extra Charge for Carriages or
dered by Telephone,
For a Hack, Ring Up
TELEPHONE No. 290!
United Carriage Company,
OFFJCKAKD CAIinjAOJS 8TAID:
Cor. KiiiR Sz JTort .Street.
CITY CARRIAGE CO
Corner of Nuuntyu A. Ifotul Streets,
HIHG UP TELEPHONE 467.
This t'nrriagi) Company has been re
cently crganled, and guarantees to
furnl'h good conveyances, trustworthy
drivers, nud will inula: no extortionate
All call will ho promptly attended to.
WING ON WO & CO.
JIavo i opipved fo
No, fS KING tSWf&lQliXr,
Bet. Maui)fltcn& Nuuanu Bts.,
Ami beg lcavo to notify tho puljllo thnt
thoy have lust received a
fresh invoice of
XXX MANILA CIGARS
And ollior choice brands of thu liesi
Quality, for talo nt moderate
price. Also a full lino of
Gcnoral Morchandlso, Grocorlos, Matting.
Clilua & Juiiuii Tcn n Hiicclall y.
Pioneer Steam Candy Faery.
And Cake Bakery.
Keeps always on hand tlio largest stock and greatest variety of Home
Madc, Fresh and only Puro Candles and Cakes.
Lowest Prices, Full Weight, and Puro Goods at Wholesale and Retail.
And Only Practical Confectioner
Wedding and Birthday Cakes
Not a speciulty exactly, but .are made now as before, of superior quality
and richness of flavor and ORNAMENTED IN AN ARTISTIC STYLE
which defies imitation and fully sustains a twenty-three years' reputation,
not yet excelled in Honolulu.
American, French, Italian, English and German Pastries
Made to Order at Short Notice.
Ilrcad Delivered Kvory Day to nil pnrt of tlio City.
Steam Made Ice Cream
At $3.00 for one, ami S3.00 for two Gallons. Matlo from rich Egg
Custard. It is made from Woodiawn Dairy Cream; guaranteed to be
made without Starch or Gelatine, and acknowledged, to be the Richest,
Purest and Cheapest Ice Cream in Honolulu.
Special Arrangements made for Large Orders.
Satisfaction guaranteed by
Factory, Store and Ice Cream Parlor: No. 71 Hotel Stroet,
Betweon Fort & Nuuanu. Both Telephones No 74- 29
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.
(Forraeily with Samuel Nott),
Importer mid Dealer in
STOVES, CHANDELIERS, LAMPS,
OROCKEUY, GLA8&WAHE, HOUSE FURNIBIHNO 1IARDWAKE,
AGATE IKON AND TINWARE.
Agent Hall's Safe and Lock Company,
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
C5jr btoro formerly occupied by S. NOTT, opposito Spreokels & Co.'s liank. -a
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO., L'd.
(Successors to Dillingham t Co., fc Samuel Nolt.)
New Goods for the Holidays! Silver Plated Ware
in New Designs,
Prom tho very bes makers.
o CUTLERY o
A. Complete Htoolc oi GoodN in JUvery limine.
FORT STREEf, HONOLULU. os
Hollister & Co.
HAVE JUST EECEIYKD A FULIi LIOT3 OF
Straiton & Storm Ciprs !
and Ornamenter iu this Kingdom.
1. 8 KaaliuiMi
Let me have a mild
C I G A F&
THE ABOVE REQUEST IS HEARD
dally In cigar ttorca, saloons and
other places where clg.iri nru sold, for
ltlsnn undisputed fact that inostsiuokcrs
prefer a mild cigar and that thoso who
luive for a long tunc hinokid strong
clears, principally Imported Manilas,
will, after having thotoughly Injured
the stomach nnd Impaired thu nervous
fcystcm, surely want a mild cigar, If they
could lliul the right kind.
How many thousands of smokers who
sulfur from lots ot appetite, hcadachn,
nenous irrllnblllly, nsthmn, etc., nnd
who hao tried all poslble remedies
without success, iniirlit ho ennd It' they
knew that their sulleilngs wero cause I
by the intempcrnti' iim; ot hMo ig r.lgais,
nud tint they should only nui.hc mild
nnd propcily prepaud oin-s
It Is a fuel that nil mild cleats ogieu
well with smokers, for In mi.t cases
there U a lack of care In thu (election of
the tobacco, and often the iitccssnrv ex
perience for It is wanting, jet thirds
one brand which suits the most fastidious
smoker, uiuHhat is
" Sampler " Health Cigar
Which Is mmlo fmm mild, aromatic nnd
particularly (elected and prepared to
bacco, uud combines nil the qualities
which may bo expert ul from a health
cigar. It causes no had cflei.t of any
kind, is ngiccnlilu to the taste, burns
evenly to thu end and possescs n fine
nroina. No smoker Bliould fall to give
Engelbreht's "Sampler" Cigars
A fair trial, nnd benefit himself At tho
For sale Everywhere.
mm & co.,
The Leading Gents' -
Clothing and Fur
BOOTS & SHOES
C. E. FRASHER,
Hay, Grain, Etc.
Oil Cake Meal
Oidtr l.rt t Office, with N. F. Bur
gess, H King Stieel, will bo promptly
attended to. 09ly
S. M. CARTER,
Ibis on hand for fale, In quantities
to suit; '
Departure Bay Coal, Newcastle Coal,
Hard and Soft Wood, Sawed and Split,
Orders are hereby solicited and will
bodclirorcd nt any locality within tho
No. 8 KINGS- STREET.
lloth Telephones. 187. M
jealth is Wealth !
Db. E. O. West'o Nervb.And rtnuN Tioeat.
Me.nt, n gunrnntocd epecllio fqr Ilyutorm, lJlzzi.
nesii. ConTulIon. I'lta, NorrouD Koiirulgiu,
ot alcohol or tobacco, WoKefulnoaH, Montul Do
prcujlon, Hoftonlnir of tho ltrnln. resulting in in.
wmity and lemdmu to misery, docay and ilixitli;
I'reinaturo Old Ako, Harronm'sa, Los of Power
In oltlier Bex. Involuntary Jjosaen and Hpormntor..
rlioca, caused by ovcr-oxortion of tho bruin, aolN
abuaa, or over-InuulRdnce. Kncli box contains
ono month's treatment. $1.00 u box, or b!x boxes
for $3.00, gout by mall prepaid on receipt o price.
WI3 UUAItAA'Ti; HIX BOXES
To euro nny caso. With each ordor rccolved by us
for six boxes, accompanied with $i.00. wo will
Bond tho jtmchasoronrvrritton guaranico to re
fund tho money if tho treatment doos not .fleet
uouro. lUiuruutooif issued only by
iioi-zryrsirasri t co.
WEi.lllirlhboTtrew,rd for tar eiei JJt Compltor'
P;l, rkk HnJtb,loJ (.itlog, C0Ditlr.ll.il ot CnllrM.u,
. luuot euro villi W.it'l VfftMU 14y Mil, 1btli lot il7
lom r. lUiuly compM wilt. Tltt tt tul J- milt, u4
Mm nil to tin itiiihuioti. SufirCwiUd, lain Ui. tea
UIdIuj SO fill., 85 tf all, V.r ula by all drafflm, lima,, of
5nll'Vlu.,?iim.ll,1"", Tl" ftlae maoufturt4 olr by
JOIINO, IVUT& CO, HI 4 11 W. Uhllm SU, Obh?ati
lm imi aia;t Mutt mall jripaU on im'fi vt a 4 cist .(tap.
llolllwtor & Co.,
0 Out Wholesale and Udell Agent
HJWIj.1 BOALf-' I