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title: 'Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, May 01, 1896, Page 5, Image 5',
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.EVENINGf BULLETIN, MAY 1, 1896.
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A dining room is never complete unless
there is a Sideboard to match tho rest of
your dining room Furniture. This piece of
furniture used to be a luxury on account of
the high prices, but of late years tho prico
for a good Oak Sideboard carved in pretty
designs, is in the reach of tho ordinary man.
;Cbme early and avoid tho rush.
WE SAID SO!
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Bedroom Suits Galore
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.In Oak, Birch, Curly Maple and other woods that arc up to
the Standard in every particular. Imported direct from tho
Fnctory by Furniture Dealers who are always up-to-date and
thoroughly NEXT to thomsclves on everything pertaining to
house furnishing. You don't make any mistake when you
buy Bedroom Sets from us, and whisper, tho prico will bo
within your reach.
Fino dinner sets and tho
collecting of odd pieces of pretty
China is a fad that most peo
ple in Honolulu are guilty of.
Perhaps you havo such a col
lection stowed away in your
pantry. If so don't you want
to display them to your friends?
This you can do properly in
ono way only, to wit: by in
vesting a few dollars in a
China Closet. Wo present to
your notico an Oak Frame
with an Oval Glass that is tho
proper thing, and whisper
again, the prico will suit you
as well as us.
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Ordway & Porter.
Nothing sots a lady's room
off as well as a Chiffonier. Tho
ono wo present abovo has a
fino French plato Bevel Mir
ror and several drawers. This
piece of fuanituro is highly
polished and makes a very de
sirable piece of furniture in
deed. Wo havo them in dif
ferent woods. , Birch and Oak,
however, aro tho most popular.
Now, don't forgot that, bosides
tho articles enumerated above
our stock is completo in other
branches of Houso Furnishing.
For instance, wo havo a stock
of Portier Curtains to .select
from that are up to tho limit.
Table and' Stand Covers that
will harmonize with your wall
paper and carpets, Patent Cur
tain Poles and Shades that are
warranted to work proporly.
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Secretary Book Cases.
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Now, wo aro going to tell you about a hand
some pieco of furniture. Not only is this
Secretary Book Case pretty, but it is useful
as well. On ono side you havo adjustable
shelves that can be made to fit any size book.
At the top of tho other side is a fino French
Plato Bevel Mirror, below this is a complete
Writing Desk fitted out with holes, drawers
and other accessories necessary to a well
ordered desk and completed with a folding
shelf that can be let dewn when writing and
closed and locked afterward. Below tho desk
aro threo drawers that come in very handy
for holding writing material and odds and
ends that accumulate about a piece of furni
ture of this description.
li'rngmonts o tho story of tho
sieco ot Zoitoun hnvo reached
London, snys n correspondent of
tho Xow xork Sun. JLho bravo
and bloody record, full of tho
most oxtrnordiuary incidents, re
minds one of tho sicgo of Luck
now. It is almost a plcnsuro to
noto tho fact that in tho course of
tho investment fully (J00O Turks
woro killed, wliilo only nbout 150
Annonians lost their lives in tho
various engagements. Twice tho
women of Zoitoun saved tho city.
News of tho approaching attack
readied tho town sovornl days bo
foro tho troops arrived, ltofugoes
poured in from surrounding coun
try and villages, saying that tho
Turks woro coming, and that a
massacro had boon ordorcd. It
was determined to defend tho city
at all costs. Tho representatives
of Turkish authority thoro woro a v
Governor with about sixty-iivo
guards in tho city itself and a gar- f.
risou of 250 mou in a stroug fort u
overlooking tho town. It was i
necessary to capture this fort bo- 7
foro it should fall into tho hands
of tho coming invaders. Tho
Armoniaus first polluted tho water (
supply of tho garrison with potro
loum, and a day or two later at
tacked tho place. Thero was al
most continuous fighting for lifty
six hours, and thou tho garrison
Moantimo all tho ablo-bodied
111011 of Zoitoun woro engaged in
fortifying tho approaches to tho
town. Tho women alone woro left
bohind, for tho Govoruor's guards
weroso fow in number it was not
considered possiblo that thoy
would attempt hostilities against
a city of raoro than 100,000 peoplo.
In tho absence of all the inon,
however, thoy attomptod to firo
tho city. Tho woinon defeated
tho plot. They armed thomsolves
with knives and axes, quickly
ovorpowerod tho guards and ex
tinguished tho ilamos, which had
already appeared in two or threo
When tho fort had fallen tho
garrison woro hold as prisonora
in tho Governor's quarters, whoro
thoy woro guarded most of tho
time. Tho siego soon bogan
in oarnost, howovor, and every
man and boy was pressed into tho
work of dofenso. Tho besiegors
numbered more than 70,000 men,
half of thorn regular troops and
tho rest 13ashi bazouks. Thoy at
tempted to carry tho defenses by
assault, but tho position of Zoi
toun is almost impregnable, and
tho defenders, wliilo thomsolves
well protected, woro ablo to iuilict
groat slaughter upon tho enemy.
During this great battlo, whou
Zoitoun itself was again deserted
by all, except women and children,
tho 250 prisoners in tho Gov
ernor's quarters broko looso. Thoy
again attempted to firo tho city.
Again tho women of Zoitoun
arose, and this time thoy did not
stay their hands. Thoy slow
eyory one of tho 250 and cast thoir
corpses ovor a cliff 800 feet high
at ono side of the town.
finally tho Turks bombarded
tho town, and nearly 2000 sholls
foil in tho city, but without doing
groat damage. About 1200 of tho
missiles foil upon tho mud walls
or roofs of tho. houses and failod
to explode Tho womou fearlessly
opened these shollB and omptied
thorn of powdor and shot, of which
tho Zoitoulis woro in groat need.
"Tho sholling of tho town was a
great blessing to us," thoy Bay
Bimply in alluding to tho incident.
When very hard prosscd tho
Zoitouulis tried to negotiato torniB
of surrondor, and tho reply of the
Turkish commander was: "Sur
rondor at once and wo will sparo
two in ovory ton wait ono day
and wo wilLhavo tho lifo of overy
man, woman and child."
Naturally those terms woro not
accepted, and the city hold out
until tho intervention of tho
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lor thom an armistico. The suff- fM
erings ot the besieged during tho
last days woro terrible. Tho inha
bitants, who numbered more than
100,000, included 12,000 rofugooB
who had come in boforo tho siege
began. Of theae latter 4000 per
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