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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, OCTOBER 21, 1884. neath his laboratory in the Rue d'Ulm V.n t 1 .11 . . vaaciu i3 iiisu u gruesome collection dogs iu all stages of rabies, some still unconscious that they contain the fatal germ, and others alreaity furious and awakening the echoes with lugu brious barking. Here are families of fowls; rabbits, guineapigs, and little rhite mice, all destined for inocula tion experiments. Every morning a tour. ; of.", inspection is made, and the dead are removed to the rooms above for dissection and ex amination. There is a legend that no less than 413 reporters visited M. I'asteur with a view of giving his cheerful establishment a first-class .puff; but no sooner did each journal ist strike the rabies cellar than he turned and bolted over the fence, screaming as he went, "Got 'em again! By h 1 I must swear off this time." Distributed about the labor atory and offices are panniers and boxes, some of great size, wrapped in straw, and containing the carcasses of animals (sent from all parts of France, and, indeed, of the world) which have died of various diseases. In addition to these, unpretentious little tin boxes, and carefully packed phials, containing such precious gifts as yellow fever secretions from Brazilf cholera germs from India, hydatid worms from England, and a thousand other pleasantries of a like description are received and welcomed by M. Pasteur every week. Perhaps the most curious sijjht, however, is the largo number of glass tubes distrib uted through tho laboratory, and from theso the festive vivisector would be able to supply any zymotic disease a modern Romeo could wish for. In tho solutions contained in tho tubes swarm millions and mil lions of micredes in various stages of 'attenuation," and a prick from a pin point dipped in any one of them might confer a horrible disease or future Immunity from it. Yet, in the midst of such dreaded responsibilities, the devoted experimentalist moves unharmed. Dante's Inferno in full blast was simply a nigger minstrel show with sixteen end men, and free drinks at the intermission, compared fr fhAnTfivfiil ftKndflnf M Pasfpnr. f-j - - - - . SAX FISAXCISCP ITE2IS. October 2, 1884. Isaac Xi. Lang, cf San Francisco, Grand Secretary of the Independent Order of Chosen Friend, is tinder arrest for the em bezzlement .of ?470 of the funds of the Order. A woman named Ellen Beaslej leaped from a second story irindoir of the St. David House, on Howard street, yesterday, but sustained no serious injuries. She stated that trouble with her husband caused the rash act. : Ex-Gorernor Newton Booth leaves shortly lor the Fast for the purpose ef stumping the CJtate of Indiana for Blaine and Logan. : K. Euki, Japanese Minister to Borne, with his family and suite, arrived yesterday on the China steamer, and are stopping at the Palace. B. Austin Bohertson, ef Yokohama, Ad. CTusinanski, of Manila, C. do Harrcdo, of 2Lfadrid, and J. A. Penning, of Batavia, are at the Palace. Mr. Freemantel, Deputy-Matter of the Hoyal Mint of Great Britain, and Professor Roberts, ef the Boyal School of Mines, London, have been studying tho operations -of the San Francisco Mint. -Chief Scannell, of the San Francisco Fire Department, is visiting New York City as the guest of Chief Decker, of the New York Fire Department. Both Chiefs bsgan life aa foremen nearly fifty years ago. Iess than 28,000 roters are registered of the 50,000 expected for the Presidential election. AJf ELECTRIC EEL SIX FEET LONG. XI o w it Was Uroulit Friu So nth America Indians Itillctl by It. A Tcry interesting addition has recently "been made to the Zoological Gardens in the shape of an electric eel gymnotus electrious. It is said to be nearly six feet in length, and must therefore he one of the very largest specimens of its kind. Those who remember the .palmy days of the old Polytechnic may recollect a di minutire electric eel which used to deal out very decided shocks to visitors who had the temerity to touch it and vhjch used to kill, or at any rate to stun, the Uto fish which were put into its tank for food. The ir comer is altogether a store formidable fellow, and when he has had time to recruit after the long voyage from South America, during which he was rather cruelly coiled' im a vessel in which he could not aaove wtthout ehafing him; self raw in beveral i!aces,' it will be any thing but wise to venture ou any liberties with him. Humboldt, when in the native home of this nsh in and about the Bio Colorado, measured some that were five feet firo inches in length, but though the Indians said there were larger, he himself saw none. The captive in Regent's park is no doubt, therefore, a very large speci men, and there car be little doubt of its power. Humboldt thought that tho Indians of the locality referred to had ex aggerated ideas on this subject, but they no doubt had Lad practical experience, while the illustrious traveler seems to have prudently refrained from testing the matter, except ia the case of an eel in a somewhat exhausted condition. He ad mits that it would be temerity to expose one's self to the first shocks of a large and strongly irritated gymnotus, and though he does not mention any case within his knowledge of any human life being lost by a shock from the fish, the modo of catching them adopted by the Indians seems to render it by no means incredible that, as some have asserted, this fish is capable of killing a man. Tha Indians, it seems, are accustomed, when they want to catch gymnoti,to scour the country round for wild horses and mules, which they drive into ponds where the fish are known to be, and so violent are tho discharges of the pent up light nings to which these animals Are exposed that, though they are not actually killed by electricity, they are so stunned and disabled that usually several of them are drowned. Humboldt once imprudently put both his feet on an electric eel just taken ouj of tkoVater; and, though he does not speak of it as a large one, he says he never experienced from a largo Leyden jar a more dreadful discharge than he felt' on that occasion. He was affected all day with a violent pain in every joint of his bojly. It seems to m generally agreed that tho electric force of this fish is closely de pendent on its general vitality, and as the hew arrival is as yet only in a compara tively poor condition, perhaps no great harm would result from bodily contact with it. A. PECULIAK CASK. The Outcome or a Iretty Woman's Unhappy Marriage. Twenty years ago Mary Stuart, a belle of Fultonviile, N.Y., married a resident "of that town named T. B. Gilbert. After liaving had an un happy marital experience, Mrs. Gil bert came' to New York and became intimate' with1 Pierre Lorillard, the well-known tobacconist. She as sumed tlie name of Mrs. ' Mbsher, and "a'year later went to California So ciety'peSple'tjUspected in whose cont pariy she fcraveled, for a popular rac tri& 4 horse ' departed1 for the Pacific Coast at the same time, and its owner accompanied it.' But little ss known of the lady's life in the far west, save that she was generally successful in all racing ' events. Immediately on her return East, Mrs. libsher sailed for Europe. She had improved her odd moments in California by care fully studying the French language. She became well known to London "men about town," but after some years returned to New York, where she'dled in February, 1884. After the funeral it transpired that Mrs. libsher had left a will dated January 9th, 1884,' in which she be queathed all her property an estate variously valued at from $60,000 to $10d,000 -to a'' lad 14 years, of age, known as William G. 'Gilmore ; and, in case of his demise before reaching the age Of 21, the entire estate was to be given to Edward G. Gilmore, the well known theatrical manager. In quiry was at once instituted by other claimants to the property, and it was discovered that tor the past fifteen years Mrs. iLosher and Mr. Gilmore lived together as man and wife, both in this city and abroad. There are now half .a dozen claimants to tho estate. It is asserted that while Mrs. Losher was ill here, undue influence in favor of Gilmore was exerted. Sensational developments are ex pected. A priest named Father Robert Bnike of Philadelphia recently eared two women from drowning and assisted in rescuing two others who were sinking for the last time. . He is a fine example of that mus cular Christianity which Charles Keade was ap fond of preaching- and which as sumes that a man can make a better fight against the world, the flesh and the devil . if he has the hard flesh and full muscles of an athlete, and is an adept in manly sports, than as though he wero of the flat chestad, ascetic type which was the me jdiargl idea , of holiness. The modern world will ba apt to give the palm to the athlete, for ascsiicism has had its day. G. JLUCAS, Contractor and JBuilder, 4 Honolulu i ' Hk J Steam mrnmar P an no: Esplanade, Honolulu, H. I. Manufactures all kind3 of Mouldings, Brackets, Window Frames, Doors, Sashes, EliLds and all kinds of Wood work finish. TURNING t- SCROLL SAWING. All kinds of Planing and Sgwjng', Morticing and Tenoning. Plans, Specifications, Detailed Draw ings and estimates furnished upon Application. Plantation Work of all Hinds, ditlier in Brick, Wood, Iron or Stone Con struction Door in Workmanlike manner, and at reasonable prices. ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED And "Work Guaranteed. Orders from the other Islands solicited, oct 1 83-w N. F. BURGESS. CARPENTER & BUILDER, Shop No. 43, King: Street, Opposite M. J. Rose's. I ESTIMATES GIVEX OX ALL KINDS li of Buildings, when required; Offices and Stores fitted up in the latest Eastern Styles. REPAIRING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Done in the best possible manner, and at reason able rates. GARDEN ORNAMENTS of all kinds made to order. Saws filed and set. N. B. Personal attention will be given to the moving of all kinds of buildings. Having had ex perience in the Eastern States, I feel confiden It can give satisfaction to he most fastidious. q- Orders left at my shop or residence will receive prompt attention. Rest of references Residence, 218 Fort Street, Honolulu. Orders from the Other Islands solicited. ian i-83w . BEYOND COMPETITION ! R. Move & Co., XSinsr Street, (between Bethel and Fort.) REPAIRING AXD CONSTRUCTION f all kinds of Machinery and Smith's work. GUNS & PISTOLS For Sale and Repaired. Having: STEAM JPOWJEJEfc, 1MPKO VK TOOLS and SKILLKD WORKMEN, we can execute all kinds of work In oar line. NEATNESS fc DISPATCH. 7JORE & CO., 73 Kins: Street, Honolulu. ! i OCt 1 83-W C..C. COLERflAN, Blacksmith and Machinist. Horse Shoeing, CARRIAGE WORK, &c. Shop on King Street, next to Castle fe Cooke's, oct 1 83-w STEAM CANDY MANUFACTORY AND BAKERY, F. HORN, Practical Confectioner, Pastry Cook & Baker janl Sl-vr MORRIS & KENNEDY, ' sealers In F I 1ST E AETS ARTISTS5 MATERIALS, 19 and 21 Post Street, San Francisco, Opposite Masonle Temple. june2w-4m JObN FOWLER & CO: ; lcetfs, Ebsland, f ARE PREPARED TO FURNISH Plans and Estimates for Steel Portable Tram ways, with or without cars or locomotives, speci ally adapted tor Sugar Plantations. Permanent Railways, with locomotives and cars, -Traction Engines and Ho ad Iocomotives, Steam Ploughing and Cultivating Machinery, portable Engines for all purposes, Winding Engines for Inclines. Catalogues, with Illustrations, Models and Photo graphs of the above Plant and Machinery may b seen at the offices of the undersigned. W; I GREEN and . O. W. MACFARLANE A CO. aug 2H Agents fr Jhn Fowler A. C. FREE ART GALLERY THE NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. ORGANIZED 1S45. PrEELY 3ICTC1L. Assets . $53,000,000 Surplus 10,000,000 THE XEH" YOBK LIFE LWKAXCE CO. has been doing business for thirty-eight years, and was lever so strong and prosperous W now. It ffers to those desiring life insurance A C0UB1XATI0X OF ADVA3TAGES which only long experience, a large and well-c-s-tablished business, and carefully perfected plans and methods can afford. Among these advanta ges are -A-bsoliate Security, Insurance at Low Cost. -Equitable Dealing. J very desirable form of Policy issiMMl i some with advantages offered by no other Company. Apply to Cm O SiJbCGiC jy29 ly General Agent for Hawaiian Islands THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF LOXDOX. Capital, ... $5,000,000. ILIMITED.1 Having established an Agency here, the undersigned is authorized to accept risks against Fire, Untitling, Merchandise, Furniture, etc., on the most favorable terms. Losses promptly adjusted and payable her. C. O. BEITOEll, apllyw . Agent Hawaiian Islands NORTH BRITISH AXD MERCANTILE Insurance Company. Established I 809. Resources of the Company as at 31st Dec, 1882 1 Authorized Capital 3,000,000 2 Subscribed : 2,000,000 3 Paid up " 500,000 4 lire Fund and Reserves as at 31st Dec, 1883..... 1,1274,661 5 Life and Annuity Funds 3,855,52'J 6 Revenue Fire Branch 1,107,124 7 " Life and Annuity Branches .m... 484, 798 Ed. IIOFFSCHIiAEGER & CO., mch31 Agento for the Hawaiian Islands GREAT WESTERN INSURANCE COMPANY. 50 WALL STREET, NEW TORK! The bv Company harlng estab lished an Agency at Honolulu, for the Hawa iian Islands, the undersigned is authorized to accept and write - RISKS ON Uerchandise, Freights. Treasure, Commissions, and Hulls. At cmrremt Rates. wri. c. invirj & co., hoS w ly Managers lor Hawaiian Islands 3XT X Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Of New Zealand. CAPITAL.. : : 10,000,000 Having? Established an Agency at Honolulu, for the Hawaiian Islands, the un dersigned are prepared to accept risks against Fire in dwellings, stores warehouses and merchandise, on favorable terms. Marine risks on cargo, freights, bottomry, profits and commissions. losses promptly adjusted A payable. aul wly WM. G. IRWIN fe CO. TRANS-ATLANTIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPAHY OF IIAMKUR. Capital of the Company fc Reserve- Reichsmark 6,009,000 Capital of their Re-Insurance Compa nies -Reichsmark 101,650,000 Total Reichsmark 107,650,000 NORTH GERMAN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OriUNBVBO. Capital of the Company fc Reserve - Reichsmark 8,830,006 Capital of their Re-Insurance Compa- nies..... .-Reichsmark. 35,000,009 Total Reichsmarks 45,830,000 The undersigned, General Agents, of the above two companies for the Hawaiian Islands are prepared to insure Buildings, Furni ture, Merchandise and Produce, Machinery, etc., also Sugar and Rice Mills, and Vessels in the har bor, against loss or damage by lire, on the most favorable terms. y22 ly H. HACKFELP it CO. nANClRG-MAGDEHCRG FIRE INSURAHCE COMPAHY OF HAMBURG, BUIUINGS, MERCHANDISE, FUR niture and Machinery insured against Fire on the most favorable terms. . J AEAGER Agent for the Hawaiian lan l-81w Ham turfir-T$rixieii FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. THE UNDERSIGNED HATING BEEN appointed. Agents of the above Company, are prepared to insure risks against fire, on Stono) and Brick Buildings, and on Xlerehan dlse stored therein, on the most favorable terms. For particulars apply at the ofice of apll w-ly F. A. BCHAEFER el CO. insurant Carts. ROYAL INSURANCE COMP'Y OF LIVERPOOL. CAPITAL. 10.000.000 UNLIMITED LIABILITY. Irilre Insurance of all description 1 will be efl'ected at Moderate Rates of Vreml um, bv the undersigned. G. IRWIN 4c CO. ap2 81wly Manager for Haw. Island. HAWAII!! LWEST3IOT & ACEXCY CO., (Limited.) "0ney Loaned on First ClnssSecuri- ItX ties, for long or short period. Apply to W. L. GltEEN, Manager pro tern. Office: Queen St., over G. V. Macfarlane Ss Co. au2d w GERMAN LLOYD Marine Insnrance Co., of Berlin. FOIST UNA General Insurance Co., of Berlin, alllE ABOVE INSURANCE COSIPA . nies have established a General Agency here and the undersigned, Geueral Agents, are author ized to take Risks against the Dangers of the Seas at the most Reasonable Kates, and on the Most Favorable Terms. F A. SC1IAEFER A CO., General Agont. apl ly w A. S. CLEGHORN & CO., Importers and dealers, at the old corner of Forth and Waianuenue streeXs, Hilo. como One, Como -ZJl.11 And secure your bargains at reduced ratesj where you will lind a large assort ment of GENERAL MERCHANDISE, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, FANCY GOODS, LOOTS AND SHOES, HARDWARE. AND NADDLERY. And all good's that are kept In a well found country store. Fresh Groceries received by every vessel from the Coast. TraTelern en route for the Volcano wUl do well in calling and securing saddle, bridles, and rubber coats. oct 1-83 w RTJTDBE; Absolutely ecr4 la 30 to C JT. by Ir. Piero' Fatnk lianetla Zlutia Frua- Wtmntntl thii nnlTTlnriltlnTi ln.th world. Rniirolv ti f.n... all other. Perfect Retainer, and U wxr with cam and comfort nigh and dar. Onm4 tha renowilMl Ir J. Rlmm. nf Nov VnrV MAGNETIC pUHrVee.eonUininjrfulMrtfornMUioa. ELASTIC TRIIt mMPANV. tfiornTriCfci iimbt coir. Kearnjr feaaiVaaoibo. Cst se2, '54, wly Inter-Island. Steam Navigation Company's TIIVIJS TABLE Sf earner JPIanter, BATES. -Commander Leaves Honolulu for Maalaea, Konaand Kau on Wednesday October 22, at 4 p,m. Kunday November 3, at Arriving: at Honolulu on Wednesday. Oct 29, at 5 a.k. Monday Nov. 9, at Steamer Iwalani, CAMERON Commander Leaves Ilonolnlu Every TuesKlsy, at 5 JP. M.. For Nawillwlli, Koloa. Walmea andEleele, Kauai. Returning, leaves Nawillwlli every .Saturday evening, arriving back every Sunday morning. Steamer tlTas. Malice, FREEMAN... Commander Leaves Honolulu Every Friday at A. M. For Waianae, Walalua, Kapaa, and Kllauea. Returning leaves Kapaa every Tuesday at 4 f.jc., and touching at Waialua and Waianae, arriving back every Wednesday afternoon Steamer C ! I2isliop DAVIS. Commander. Leaves Honolulu Every Tuesday nt 12 M. For Jlamoa, Kukuihaele, Ilonokaa and PaauJiaa. ' Return will stop at llamioa, arrlrms tfcCt CTCry Sunday morning.