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THE HAWAIIAN STAR.
TERMS 1 FIFTY CENTS A MONTH, IN ADVANCE. HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, WEDNESDAY, MAUC1I 29, LSD3. 2f0. 2. VOL. I. "1 V 1 1 - f' I ''IK SHARKS AND THEIR WAYS. Curious About Divers and They Like to . Be Scratched. Sharks uru very common all al ng the coast of Australi.i. They become more numerous, larger and more.vora cious the nearer vc go to the eijuntor Passengers who make ocean voyages mav often see them from the (leek of the ship, but I see them in their native clement, s,iys a diver. A day seldom pisses when I am at work that I d not see some of these creatures. They do not seem to recognize it diver wlun clad in his diving dress as s .mct'iing which is good to cat. l'rub.ibly he is mistaken for some other great sea monster with which the shark would just as soon not mens re his strength. At all events sharks rarely give us any active annoyance. At first when we go into a new country they exhibit "some curiosity. They somctiues come . and inspect us and our work, moving slowly' around us with perceptible motion and smelling us like great dogs. It gives one a very horrible leeling of insecurity, I assure you, when one of those monsters twelve or fourteen feet long runs his nose around your body, and without even a solitary "wag" of his tail to indicate good fellowship. The shark will swim away right enough when he has finished his inspection at least he has always done so with me and, although annoying, I can stand it now. Sometimes when you go down of a morning you will find half a dozen big and little sharks who hive evidently selected the site of your operations as a camping-ground. This is awk ward. Perhaps they have obseived the disturbance at the bottom of the sea and, like marine const ib'es, they "are waiting for the fellow who made it to run him' in." This is an awkward experience, for these shar, s do not clear off and admit your claim. They say all animals have a fear of man, but sharks cannot recognize a man in a diver's costume. They neither oppose nor assist us in our operations they simply ignore us. We have to be very careful then, walking around about these pigs without disturbing thtm. I have occasionally used a small crowbar as a weapon, and struck a small shark on the nose when he was annoying me with his persistency. The shark will then turn and go off with a rush. I would not, however, like to try my crowbar on a shark ten feet long. After his rush away, he might return for further investigation. I have had many nasty adventures with sharks when pursuing my occupa tion I recollect one that give me a considerable shock. I had been en gaged blowing up a reef of rocUs so as to enlarge a little harbor on the coast. It was my duty to make the hole and put in the charge of dynamite. The charge was exploded in the evening after we left off work. On going down every morning I was accustomed to go over to a certain ledge which was al ways a good resting place for lobsters Morning after morning I had invaria bly found a pair or more of these crustaceans, which I sent to the surface in a basket. On the morning to which I now re fer, I walked straight to the ledge and ran my hand carefully along its lowtr side. I was surprised to find my hand scraping what I took to be the rock, but I was surprised still more when I observed my hand groping within a ' foot of the mouth of a great shark which had retired to rest in the cavity. The shark must have been as much alarmed as I was, for it made one sprinting from its resting place and disappeared in the dark wall of ocean. The shpek to me was greater than I could have believed, and even yet I do not care to think about it much. It is hardly necessary to say that I did not return to that ledge for lobsters for some time. Lincoln's Three Books. "In these days of advanced legal lore it is hard to conceive that Abraham Lincoln gained ab ut all his knowledge of law from a copy of the 'Revised Statutes of Indiana,' which contained the Constitution of the United Stales and the Declaration of Independence,' . said the Rev. F. M. Munson. "This B.)ok, a Bible and Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress' completed his library, and he mastered them so well that his education formed on this foundati n was sufficient to carry him to the Presidency. In his younger days Lincoln made three trips to New Orleans with a friend named John Hanks, and its was during these visits that he becune aroused re garding the slavery question. Turning to his friend once he said: 'Hanks, that is all wrong, and if I ever get a chance -at this institution of slavery I will hit it hard." Expenses of Naval Officers. A commander in the United States navy says that the heaviest drain on the resources of the officers comes from social obligations, especially in foreign ports. They are invited to dine with a King, a Prince, a governor, and as representatives of this nati m they hav to go. Then, in return, they must in vite the potentate to dinner with them they must decorate the ship brilliantly and provide a sumptuous "spread, noi only for the King, but for as many of his Ministers and hangers-on ns h chooses to bring with him, and every time this is done each officer must go ALLEN & ROBINSON. 4O Queen Street. DKAI.KR IN UJMIUill AND OTHER KINDS ok IIUII.DINC MATKIUAI.. Also Steam and Stove Coal. J. ALFRED MAGOON, Attornoy and Oounsolor At Law. Ol'KICK 42 Merchant Street, Honolulu, II. I. BISHOP & COMPANY. ESTABLISHED 1 1ST 1853. HANKERS. HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS -DUAW KXCUANOK ON THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA SAM FRANCISCO AN It TIIKIK AUKN'I IN New V'crk, Boston, Paris MESSRS, N.M. nOTHCHILO & SONS, LONDON. I'UANKl'OKT-ONTIIU-MAIN.- riic Coinmercin' li.inkii jr Co. of Sydney, London. . The Commercial Ilankinu C 1. of Sydney, Sydney. The Ihnk of New Zealand, Auck land, and its branches in Christcliurdi, Dumdiii and Wellington. The li.mk of Kritlsh Columbia, t'orttand. Orciron. The Azores and Madeira Island. Stockholm, Sweden. The Chartered Ihnk of India, Australia and China. Ilonkons, Yokohama, Japan. And transact a General Hanking liusi ness. C. B. RIPLEV, AEOHITEOT ! OFI'ICB Sl'KUCKELS IlLOCK, KOOM 5, Honolulu, II. I. Plans, Specifications, and Superintendence. given for eveiy description of Building, Old liulkllncs successfully remodelled and nlnrged. Designs for Interior Decorations. Maps of Medical Drawme, Tracine, and liluqirinting. .TjrDrawine for Books or Newspaper Illus tration. os-iv sNnra.u.v.i mi vd s.onia.Li.nu 'siniins ITVU SISVH 'NOLL'INflimV unv SMfll) 'SSINIIIDVK ONIAVUS Wm. 6. Irwin & Co. (LIMITUD) Wm. G. Irwi.i, President and Manager Vicc-l'resiilcnt Secietary and Treasurer - Auditor l.uis Hpreckels. V. C. Uiffaril, Thco. C. Porter, Snft-ai' Factors AND Commission i . AGENTS Ol-- 'I HE- Oceanic Steamship Company, OF SAN KKANCISCO, CAU OCEANIC STEAMSHIP CO Time Table. LOCAL LINE. S. S. AUSTRALIA Arrive Honolulu Leave Honolulu from S. F. for S. V. I'cb.22 Mar. I. Mar. 22 Apr. 19 i Mar. 20. . . .Apr. 36 'PIT!) AITPI II I IW 1 II 1WUU 11 liU 1'J. From San Fran. From Sydney for (or Sdncy San 1'rancisco. Leave Honolulu, rrirc Honolulu. MONOWAI, Mar. ALAMEDA, Mai. g ALAMr.DA, Apr. MAKI I'OhA. Apr MONOWAI, May MAIUI'OSA. May FORT STRFFT. Jeweler AND Optician Everything in the Jewelry and silverware line. "Up to date in styles ant! . . V T tit 1 patterns : sometimes a little ahead of date, but never behind ml I llti . I lie only establishment in the country where eyes arc: measured on thoroughly scien title principles and (lasses guar F. WICHMAN anteed to fit each particular case I H. F. WIOHMAN. CHAS. F. PETERSON, Typewriter, Conveyancer and Notary Public. Office over Ilislmp's Hank. i. J. M. VIVAS, NOTARY PUBL Old Post Office HuildinR. LO. IAS. No. F. MORGAN 45 Queen Street. r Special attention given to the handling of Icul Kstnlo, Stocks St Bonds. Thli space l reserved for HOLL1STER & CO. WholeMta and 1U14I1 Dreggbu and TotiacMmtitS. FOR SALE. AT THE PANTHEON! THE CELEHRATKD LOHENGRIN BEER jmis mum Karats a, u. The finest Draught Lager lieer in America, Hrewed after the St. Louis Process and equal to the famous An heuser-lhisch lieer. SKM2CTED HOI'S AND I'UIUC MALT USKD ONLY. Tire SOLE AGENCY is at the PANTHEON ! At which place only it will be sold. X L Vor ISjrcains in new and Second' hand Furniture, Lawn Mowers, Wicker Chairs, Garden Hose, liedroom bets, Wardrobes, Ice 1! xes, Stoves, Hang ing Lamps, Rugs, llureaus, Chefibnicrs, Steamer and Verandah Chairs, lieu 'miigcs, Sofas, Iiaby Cribs, Clothes ll.skets, Sewing Machines, Whatnots, Meat S ifes, Trunks, etc., sold at the li.west Cash Prices at the I. X. L. Cor. Nuuanu and King Sts. Hawaiian Annual os 1893. HAWAII'S YEAR OF JUBILEE, OF SPECIAL REMINISCENT and CURRENT HISTORIC VALUE, ImlNpensalile to every Household; Invalu able in emy Orncr.; Ls.enlial to every Liiikaky; NeaU-cl by every Tourisi j the nirli1 mccum fur Kiiiioks and other busy men FINELY ILLUSTRATED. NOT TO KNOW the completeness of the Hawaiian annual anil its convenience aia Keferrnceon all points of constant imjiury, is tn admit one's ignorance of the "Paradise oi the Pacific." Price, 75c; Mailed abroad, 85c, Tiios. G. Thrum, Publisher. A.TJLA.S Assurance Company KOUNDHI) IHOH. Capital, - S 6,000,000 Assets, $ 9,000,000 Having been appointed Acents of tin- above Commny we are now ready to effect Insurances at the lowest rates of premium. II. V. SCHMIDT SONS. P. O. Box iff. Telephone 14. LEWIS & CO, IMPORTliKS Naval Supplies : Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Etc. in Fmrt ST., Honolulu, II. I. M. S GRINBAUM & CO. Limited. HONOLULU, H. I. Commision Merrhants and Importers of General Merchandise. Sn Frnbeo Offict, ng Front St. F. A. SCHAEFER & CO., IMPORTERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. New Ideas A merchant is nowhere unless abrenst of the times. We have gotten several new ideas through the ob servation of Mr. T. J. King, who has just re turned from the coast, and we propose not only to profit by them ourselves but to give our customers the benefit of the low prices that shall henceforth prevail in our establish ment. As time rolls on, we shall gradually unfold our new ideas to the mutual benefit of our customers and ourselves. Call and be convinced of the sincerity of our propositions. And oblige, Zing1 Bros. HOTEL STREET. H. Hackfeld&Co HAVE JUST RECEIVED 'er German Bark H. Hack- feld And Other Late Arrivals from Europe and the United States, Domestics, Dress Goods FLANNELS, Etc. Tailors' Goods ! FANCY GOODS, Boots unci Shoes, Saddles, Etc. PLANTATION SUPPLIES, Beclistein & Soilor PIANOS, Groceries, -:- Liquors AND . 0. HALL & SON. LIMITII). Have just received a fresh lot of PURE SPERM OIL. This was caught by ship "Jas. Arnold,"- mid is the finest in color and quality we have over put in stock. ROACH TRAPS arc need ed in every pantry and kitchen iji these islands. The kind we sell are always set and we know - V they catch roaches of any size, as we have used them. When you catch a lot set the trap in hot water as the chickens like their food cooked: AMERICAN FLAGS A new lot just at hand ex "Aus tralia," 0 to ,15 feet long, with 11 the stars the law allows and one spouting for Hawaii. Locomotive and Steam Plow Oilers: a new lot received, two sizes. For Hardware of every des cription, raints, Oils, Leather, PLOWS, Salt, Kerosene, Gas oline, ROPE and SHIP CHANDLERY Go TO E. 0. HALL & SON Cou. Four & Kino Sts. li. W. MMSNKY k SONS, Wholesale Grocers, Honolulu, H. I. A FULL LINE GROCERIES Always on Hand. FRESH GOODS Per Every Steamer and Sail. SPECIALTIES! Cheese, Lard, Hams, Uutter, Codfish, Milk, Onions, Crackers, Potatoes, Salmon, Macaroni, Corn Meal, Pickled Skipjack, Alvicorc, Herrings, Flour, Grain and Means. Saddle Leather, Harness Leather And All Kinds or Leather and Nails for Shoe makers. i 117 u-MiinrnTmr p. nnxrrt AGENTS FOR Honolulu Tannery. HIGHEST PRICE PAID Hides and Goat Skins ! HIDE SALT AT LOW PRICE. ji. w, mwni k SONS, AGENTS Honolulu Soap Works Co Laundry Soap 42, 56 and 63 bars to case One Hundred Pounds. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR TALLOW 1. McDJERNY. Are we to be, or not to be, 1 part of the Groat Republic, seems to be the burnintr ques tion of the day, andWone we had rather leave to wiser heads than ours to solve: and while great statesmen are wrestling with this momentous question, we-want to have a little "ow "tvow " with you on some other subjects, that concern you as well as ourselves. I las it not occurred to you that you've been wearing that old hat long enough ! Tn these progressive times if you intend to be "in it," you've got to keep pace with fashion. No matter how otherwise well dressed you may be, unless your hat is the correct thing you bear a shabby appearance. We have already laid in a stock of the Latest Hats of the coming bpnng and Summer styles, in hard felts, soft felts and straws, and including a line of the celebrated " Fidnrn " Hats, at present all the rage in the United States. There is therefore, no necessity for you to hang on any longer to that , old Tile that bears such a strong resemblance to the hat " your father wore." Believing that business will be better in the near future, we have not hasitated to keen our- 1 stock full in all lines. Take collars for instance : We have almost everything you could wish for. If vou wear a stand- ng collar, just come in and ike a look at our"Narenta" or "Arclonia jr 1 vou nrefcr j i turn di..i collar, try the Winnipeg" or "Goswell;" we ' lave have lots of others, and an't fail to suit you. Cuffs in lbundance, links or otherwise. Neckwear in profusion, scarfs Windsors 4-in -hands, and a )ecial lot of " Hoys' Bows;" suspenders in great variety, eather and woven ends, good strong, serviceable goods. We might go on indefinitely, jut space is valuable, and to enumerate everything we carry would fill a pretty fair sized 4 Jook. If there is anything you want in the mens line, just drop in and see us, and if we can't suit you, we don't be- ieve any one can. If nice shoes, let us try a hand ii&'M fitting you. Did it ever occur to you How much a man is like his shoes; t hor instance, both a soul may lose. .. Iioth have been tanned; Uoth are made tight by Cobblers.; Iioth get left and right; I J th need a mate to be complete; And both are made to go on feet. - They both need healing; oft are sold, - And both in time will turn to mould. With shoes the last is first; with men 1'he first shall be the last; and when lhe shoes wear out. thev're mended ,,' new; r When men wear out, they're men deUd ton. 3 They both.arc trod upon, and both S5ar Will tread on others nothinu loth. 11 vsil Both have their ties, and both incline , When polished, in the world to shine: And both peg out. Now would ' choose . To be a man, or be his shoes. M. McINERNY. t t ay 1 down into his pocket for $25 or more, MINERAL WATERS. i v, I 'Ve It had at Hit JlMhteiet,