THE HAWAIIAN STAR.
FIFTY CENTS A MONTH,
HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, WEDNESDAY, MAUC1I 29, LSD3.
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
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
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
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.
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.
riic Coinmercin' li.inkii jr Co. of Sydney,
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.
The Azores and Madeira Island.
The Chartered Ihnk of India, Australia and
Ilonkons, Yokohama, Japan. And transact
a General Hanking liusi ness.
C. B. RIPLEV,
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
Designs for Interior Decorations.
Maps of Medical Drawme, Tracine, and
.TjrDrawine for Books or Newspaper Illus
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vd s.onia.Li.nu 'siniins
ITVU SISVH 'NOLL'INflimV
unv SMfll) 'SSINIIIDVK ONIAVUS
Wm. 6. Irwin & Co.
Wm. G. Irwi.i,
President and Manager
Secietary and Treasurer
V. C. Uiffaril,
Thco. C. Porter,
AGENTS Ol-- 'I HE-
Oceanic Steamship Company,
OF SAN KKANCISCO, CAU
S. S. AUSTRALIA
Arrive Honolulu Leave Honolulu
from S. F. for S. V.
I'cb.22 Mar. I.
i Mar. 20.
. . .Apr. 36
'PIT!) AITPI II I IW
1 II 1WUU 11 liU 1'J.
From San Fran.
From Sydney for
ALAMEDA, Mai. g
MAKI I'OhA. Apr
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
anteed to fit each particular case
H. F. WIOHMAN.
CHAS. F. PETERSON,
Typewriter, Conveyancer and
Office over Ilislmp's Hank.
J. M. VIVAS,
Old Post Office HuildinR.
45 Queen Street.
Special attention given to the
Icul Kstnlo, Stocks St Bonds.
Thli space l reserved for
HOLL1STER & CO.
WholeMta and 1U14I1 Dreggbu
jmis mum Karats a, u.
The finest Draught Lager lieer in
America, Hrewed after the St. Louis
Process and equal to the famous An
SKM2CTED HOI'S AND I'UIUC MALT
Tire SOLE AGENCY is at the
At which place only it will be sold.
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.
HAWAII'S YEAR OF JUBILEE,
OF SPECIAL REMINISCENT
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
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.
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,
Naval Supplies : Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Etc.
in Fmrt ST., Honolulu, II. I.
M. S GRINBAUM & CO.
HONOLULU, H. I.
Commision Merrhants and Importers
of General Merchandise.
Sn Frnbeo Offict, ng Front St.
F. A. SCHAEFER & CO.,
IMPORTERS AND COMMISSION
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
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
Call and be convinced
of the sincerity of our
propositions. And oblige,
HAVE JUST RECEIVED
'er German Bark H. Hack-
And Other Late Arrivals from Europe
and the United States,
Domestics, Dress Goods
Tailors' Goods !
Boots unci Shoes, Saddles, Etc.
Beclistein & Soilor
Groceries, -:- Liquors
. 0. HALL & SON.
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
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
For Hardware of every des
cription, raints, Oils, Leather,
PLOWS, Salt, Kerosene, Gas
oline, ROPE and
E. 0. HALL & SON
Cou. Four & Kino Sts.
li. W. MMSNKY k SONS,
Honolulu, H. I.
A FULL LINE
Always on Hand.
Per Every Steamer and Sail.
Cheese, Lard, Hams, Uutter,
Codfish, Milk, Onions,
Crackers, Potatoes, Salmon,
Macaroni, Corn Meal,
Pickled Skipjack, Alvicorc,
Flour, Grain and Means.
Saddle Leather, Harness Leather
And All Kinds or
Leather and Nails for Shoe
makers. i 117 u-MiinrnTmr p. nnxrrt
Hides and Goat Skins !
AT LOW PRICE.
ji. w, mwni k SONS,
Honolulu Soap Works Co
42, 56 and 63 bars to case
One Hundred Pounds.
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
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-
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
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
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.
nice shoes, let us try a hand ii&'M
fitting you. Did it ever occur
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 ,,'
When men wear out, they're men deUd
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 '
To be a man, or be his shoes.
down into his pocket for $25 or more,
i v, I
'Ve It had at Hit JlMhteiet,
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