THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL- ADVERTISES, NOVEMBER 25, 1884
A superstition used to exist that a child
which did not cry when sprinkled in bap
tism would not live long. m In the west of
Scotland, according to Jame3 Napier, it
was considered unlucky to name a child
by any name before the rite of baptism
wus performed. When children seemed
prematurely smart it was believed that
they would not live long. Shakespeare
puts this superstition in the mouth of
Richard III. Balwer mentions the tra
dition concerning children born open
handed, that will be liberal and big
hearted. A character in one of Dekker's
plays says: 'I am a most wretched fel
low; surely some left-handed priest christ
ened me, I am so unlucky."
According to Irish and Scottish super
stitions, the elves, though in the main
harmless, have the bad reputation of
Kfealing children from the cradle and
substituting for them changelings who
bear resemblance to the stolen infants,
but aro ugly creatures and never thrive.
On such a theft of a female infant, who
is carried to fairy-land, but in the course
of years returns to her parents,
'James Hogg founded his fine ballad of
Kilmeny,' (Queen's Wake;. In some
parts of Scotland it is a popular notion
among the lower classes that when a
child is for the first time taken into the
open air, the bearer of it should give
something to eat to the first person met,
otherwise the child will bo unlucky. The
gift is called "the bairn's piece." When
a child was taken from its mother,' and
carried outside the bedroom for the first
time after its birth, it was lucky to take
it upstairs, and unlucky to take it down
stairs. It was not considered lucky to
carry a baby into a neighbor's house un
til the mother took it herself; and this it
was unlucky for even her to do, until she I
had been to church.
It was considered unlucky for children
to walk backwards while going on an er
rand. It was leemcd unlucky to measure
a baby; and if its nails were cut before it
was a year old, it would turn out a thief;
it was unlucky for a boy to wear trousers
made on a Friday, and to sweep dust
over tho feet; of the girls would prevent
them from getting husbands. In Hin
dostan, when a baby sneezes, the mother
snaps her thumb and finger, andrepeats
aloud the name of one of her gods. When
a child casts a tooth, in South Sweden,
the tooth is thrown into the fire. In
Switzerland it is carefully wrapped up,
and salt inclosed with it before it is
thrown into the fire. In Herrick's time
it was regarded as a lucky omen to place
a knifo near a sleeping child. Good Fri
day and Easter Sunday were considered
lucky days for changing the caps of chil
dren. In the west of England tho fortunes of
children are believed to be largely regu
lated by the day of the week on which
they aro born :
" Monday's child U fair In face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child Is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Priday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for Its living,
And a child that ia born cn Christmas Day
Is fair and wise, good and gay."
Among some of the tribes in Africa if
two babies come to a family at the same
time they think it a dreadful thing. No
body except tho family can go into the
tent where they were born, not use any of
the things in it. The twins are not
allowed to play with other children, and
the mother cannot talk to anyone outside
of tho family. This is kept up for six
years. If tho babies live to be six years
old, the restrictions are removed, and
they aro treated like other children.
Xlie Vlce-Ireldeutlal Nominee on
tlie Iiutler Ticket.
GEN. A. M. WEST.
Gen. West ha long been a prominent citi
zen of Mississippi. He was a brigadier gen
eral in the Confederate army ; is at present a
planter at Holly Springs, Miss. , and finan
cially interested in some large enterprises ot
WORTH AND THE WOMEN.
Imitation Shellac Varnish.
The following article is used by many
Gum sandarach, 1 pounds.
Pale rosin, yt pounds.
Benzine, 2 gallons.
Dissolve by gentle heat. This varnish
is cheap, quick drying, and has always
Why lie Had Foreign Accent.
"Speaking of the difficulty foreigners ex
perience in giving the proper accent to Eng
lish," said Captain Boslutn, "reminds mo
of the fact that when I first came hither I
could not speak English, yet you cannot de
tect in my conversation a foreign accent." ;
"To acquire such perfection must have
taken much time," replied a lady.
"Oh yes, it required years."
"ilust have been young when you came
to this place?"
"Yes, I was very younj. In fact, I was
born hare." Arkansaw Traveler.
How the Leading Man Milliner
manages Ills Customers.
Kate Field in Boston Herald.
My first visit in Paris is always to
Worth, not only because he is a great
artist, but because he is an entertaining
man. He has a large establishment in the
Rue de la Paix, where 400 young women
stitch, stitch, stitch, not at all in poverty,
hunger and rags. His employes number
1,200 in all, and during tlie Commune,
when nobody ordered dresses or anything
else. Worth provided for seventy of his
workwomen, though he, too, suffered for
want of decent food. That the man is a
genius in his profession is as evident
as the multiplication table. He has in
herited his ability from his mother,
who possessed exquisite taste. You must
not judge Worth by all the dresses made
bv him, as I used to do. If a woman in
sists upon having a fussy, f urbelowed cos
tume, Worth is obliged to make it, how
ever disgusted he may be.
"My fife is anything but abed of roses.. n
he said one day. "What I have to endure
from some women is simply incredible,
when it Is "cmembered they call themselves
ladies. A person sailed in one day and
gave an order, 6aying, 'I don't like your
taste, Mr. Worth; I want so and so.'
'Madame,' I replied, 'you can have what
you want, but I am quite sure if I had
your taste I shouldn't have any customers.'
She didn't mind that sarcasm; she didn't
understand iU. What do women come
to me for if they don't like my
style? That's what they pay for.
Why don't they make their own
dresses if they know so much about it?
Another lady said: 'You make my cousin's
dresses and I don't approve of them, Mr.
Worth.' 'Neither do I, madame,' I an
swered. 'If your cousin likes colors
mixed up I can't help it. If you have a
more cultivated eye than your cousin I
congratulate you.' "
That's the way Worth talks to people,
it doesn't make the least difference who
they are. He says exactly what he thinks.
A grand dame once went up to Worth to
show him a costume she wore for the first
time. Glancing at her, Worth exclaimed:
"Your dress is spoiled by your gloves.
Take them off. " And off they came.
Worth i3 a tallish man, with a big head
and a very prominent forehead. His
brown eyes are singularly shrewd in ex
pression and their seizure of detail is sur
prising, that is, for a man. As a rule men
have no more eye for detail than owls have
for the sun.
New York Journal.
u There is a cane," said a well-known
dealer in gentlemen's furnishing goods the '
other day, "that I have just patented. It
was suggested to me by the habit very
young men have of wearing the heads of
their sticks in their mouths. It is of bam
boo, and lined with a thick covering of
porcelain. The head may .be of whatever
shape the purchaser desires a crab's
law, a dog's head, or simply a straight
ivory handle, but running through it is a
fine tube, guarded at its outer end by a
spring valve. You sec at once the imme
diate advantage of such a cane. "
u It would be very light, " observed his
uMy dear sir, " returned the haberdasher,
"it can be filled with any liquid. If the
young man who carries it is .very young
he can carry a supply of milk with him,
and as he strolls along Fifth ccenue re
fresh himself with cooling draughts of
that harmless fluid. Think, " he continued
enthusiastically, u of being able to carry
with you to the theatre a dozen whisky
cocktails or a few brandy smashes. As
you sit gazing abstractedly into the eyes
of j' our fair companion, you can imbibe
inspiration from her and rum from the
cane at the same time. Besides, my patent
does away with those intensely harassing
excuses about 'going out to see a man,' or
such statements as 'the gas makes me
faint, I must get a breath of fresh air.'"
It's a wonderful idea," observed the
customer, as he grasped the possibilities of
the invention. "Make me one big enough
to hold a quart of ice-cream. I'm awfully
fond of a girl and she's awfully fond of
cream, but she prefers it melted. AVhen
I next walk out with her I won't have to
dodge around the corner from Frcczem,
the confectioner,' but I can hand her my
stick and tell her to help herself. "
"That's a use for it that had not sug
gested itself to me," concluded the
patentee, "but I assure you that I have al
ready received sufficient orders from local
option towns to insure my fortune. "
Co ntractor and. JBuilcier,
Esplanade, Honolulu, H. I.
3Ianufactures all kinds of
Mouldings, Brackets, Window Frames, Doors,
Sashes, Blinds and all kinds of Wood
TURNING & SCROLL SAWING.
All kinds of
Planing and Sawing,
Mortising and Tenoning.
Plans, Specifications, Detailed Draw
iugrst and estimates furnished upon
Plantation Work of all Kinds, dither
in Brick, Wood, Iron or Stone Con
struction Door 1 Workmanlike
manner, and at reasonable prices.
ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED
And Work Guaranteed.
Orders from the other Islands solicited.
N. F. BUEG-ESS.
CARPENTER & BUILDER,
Shop No. 48, King Street, Opposite M. J. Hose's.
I ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL KIXJ!S
2i of Buildings, when required ; Offices and
Stores fitted up in the latest Eastern Styles.
REPAIttlXG 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. 33. 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.
Orders left at my shop or residence will
receive prompt attention. Best of references
Residence, 213 Fort Street, Honolulu.
Orders from the Other Islands solicited.
BEYOND COMPETITION !
R. More & Co.,
KingT Street, (between Bethel and Fort.)
REPAIRING AND CONSTRUCTION
of all kinds of Machinery and Smith's work.
For Sale and Repaired. Having
IMPROVED TOOLS and HY.'r jflD WORKMEN,
we can execute all ir.c't of work in our line.
XKATNF-r o fc DISPATCH.
,lORE & CO.,
73 King; Street, Honolulu.
C. C. COLEEVaAEM,
Blacksmith and Machinist.
CARRIAGE WORK, &c.
Shop on King Street, next to Castle & Cooke's.
MANUFACTORY AND BAKERY,
Practical Confectioner, Pastry Cook & Baker
John Daniel & Co.,
Importers and Dealers in
And Scotch Granite
Monuments, Heart Stones.
Table and Counter Tops,
Imposing? Stones. Ve.
Granite "Worlc of all Kinds
Manufactured to order.
SILLS, STEPS, & COPING.
Plans and specifications furnished free of charge
i upon application. ADUI.bs-'s,
JOHH DANIEL & CO.,
121 IUXE STREET,
205-wtf Sau Francisco, Cal.
BR0GLIE & SPEAE,
anufactnriu and Importing-Jewelers.
153-wtf 75 FORT ST, HONOLULU.
THE NEW YORK
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
TIIE SEW YORK TlFE INSOIANCE CO.
has been doing business for thirty-eight years, and
was never so strong, and prosperous as now. It
offprs to those desiring life insurance
A COMBINATION OF ADVANTAGES
which only long experience, a large and well-established
business, and carefully perfected plans
and methods can afford. Among these advanta
Insurance at Low Cost.
Every desirable form of'Ioliey Issued
some with advantages offered by no other
Company. Apply to
C. O. BERGSR,
188-wtf General Agent for Hawaiian Islands
THE CITY OF LONDON
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
Having; established an Agency lie re,
the undersigned is authorized to accept risks
against Fire, ISuilding, .Merchandise,
Furniture, etc., on the most favorable
terms. Losses promptly adjusted and payable
C O. BEROER,
139-wtf Agent Hawaiian Islands
NORTII BRITISH AND MERCANTILE
Resources of the Company as at 31st Dec, 1832
1 Authorized Capital 3,000,000
2 Subscribed 2,000,000
3 Paid up " 500,000
4 Fire Fund and Reserves as at
31st Dec, 1883 1,74,661
5 Life and Annuity Funds 3,855,529
6 Revenue Fire Branch 1,107,124
7 " Life and Annuity
E. HOFFSCHLAEGER & CO.,
190-wtf Agents for the Hawaiian Islands
SO WALL STREET, NEW YORK
Tbe above Company having: estafo
lished an Agency at Honolulu, for the Hawa
iian Islands, tke undersigned is authorized to accept
Merchandise, Freights. Treasure,
Commissions, and Hulls.
i. current Rates.
WM. C. IRWIN & CO.,
192-wtf Managers for Hawaiian Islands
XT 3NT X
Fire and Marine Insurance Co.
Of Xcw Zealand. .
capital, : : 910,000,000
A. S. CLEGHORN 5s CO.,
X Importers and dealers, at the old corner of
t . . Forth and Walanuenue streets, Hllo.
CJoxrxo Ono. Como -.H
And secure your bargains at reduced ratesj
where you will find a large assort
DKY GOODS, .
"' FANCY UOOIN.
BOOTS AXI NIIOHN.
And all goods that are kept in a well
found country store.
Krelt Jrocerie received by every ves.spl
from the Coast.
Traveler en route for the Volcano will do
well in calling and securing saddle, bridles, und
rubber coats. 200-wtf
M M si- iJ J.
I H "nil
Absolutely cured in SO to 00
days, by Dr. Fierce ' Patent
Uairnetio Elastic Trasa.
Warranted the only Electr ioTrusa
la the world. Entirely ditferentrrom
others. Perfoct Betainer. and is worn
withea8C aud comfort night and day. Cured
tha rrnownod Dr J. Finims of Now York.
and hundreds of others. New Illustrated pam
phlet free, containlntr full information. .
MAGNETIC ELASTIC TRUSS COMPANY. ,
A.earny vau j: raucisco, cav-
704 Sacramento St cor.
Electro-Magnetic lie It
is the onlv complete itodv-bat-
terv in the world. Onlv one
generating continuous Electr o-MAci-
NKTIC LVRKENT.VltnOaC AClOi.
Cures disease like ma trie. For male
or female. Hundreds cured ! Pamphlet, &c, free.
MAGNETIC ELASTIC TBUSS COMPANY,
701 Sacramento Street, San Francisco.
1 to 4
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.
TtOsses prompt ly adjusted A payable.
193-wtf WM. G. IRWIN & CO.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
BUILDINGS, JIEUCIIA1VIISE, l'LIt
niture and Machinery insured against Fire on
the most favorable terms.
JTA-IECirJEK. Agent for the Hawaiian
J I iv xi i biirg-Tireinen
FIEE INSUKANCE COMPANY.
TIIE I7XDEIISIGXED HAVING KEEN
appointed Agents of the above Company, are
prepared to insure risks against fire, on Stone
and Sriek ISuildin;?, and . on Merchan
dise stored therein, on the most favorable terms.
For particulars apply at the office f
196-wtf F. A. fcfCHAEraR & CO.
Marine Insurance Co.. of Berlin.
General Insurance Co., of Berlin,
THE ABOVE INSURANCE COMPA
nies have established a General Agency here,
and the undersigned. General Agents, are author
ized to take
Risks against the Dangers cf the Seas at the
most Reasonable Rates, and on the
3Iost FaYorable Terra?.
F A. isCHAEFER & CO., General Agents.
ROYAL INSURANCE COMP'Y
ITlire Insurance of all descriptions
. will be effected at Moderate Rates of Prrmi
uni, by the undersigned.
V"r 1 TTMVTV X- ffi f
107-wtf Manager for Haw. Islands.
IER DAY IS TO BE MADE
by persons ef either 'sex, in
their own localities, at work
for us. New business. All
meet with wonderful success. Any one can doth
work. Capital not required. We will start you.
Outfit worth 1 mailed free. The employment is
particularly adapted to the region in which this
publication circulates. Coys and girls earn nearly
as much as men. Full particulars and Instructions
mailed free, Now is the time don't delay, but
write to us at once. Address Stinson fe Co. Port
. and, Maine, United States. 203-w myll'SS
JOHN FOWLER & CO;
ARE PBEPABED 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 Road Locomotives, 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 be
seen at the offices of the undersigned.
W. L. GREEN and
G. W. MACFARLANE A CO.
-wtf Agents fr John Fowler fe Co.
Gil A TEFUL COMFORTING.
'Ry a thorough knowledge of the natural laws
which govern the operations of digestion and nu
trition, and by a careful application of the fine
properties of weK f c 2c c ltd cocoa. Mr. Epps has
provided our breakfast tables with a delicately
flavoured beverage which may frave us many
heavy doctor's bills. It is by the Judicious uso of
such articles of diet that a constitution may be
gradually built up until strong enough to resist
every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle
maladies are floating aronnd us ready to attack
wherever there is a weak point. We may escape
many a fatal shaft by keeping onrselves well
fortified with pure blood and u properly nourished
frame."See article In the Civil Service Gazette.
Made simply with boiling water or milk.
Sold in HI packet by grocers labelled thus
JAMES EPPS & CO.,
gQ"-wtf LONDON, ENGLA N D.
L. P. FISHER,
A IJVERTLSING AGENT, 2t MERCHANTS
X. EXCHANGE. San Francisco. nniifArn in-
authorized to receive advertisements for the
umns or this paper.
Roni3 t0 and 21, Merchants' Exchange
California Street, San Francisco.
HAWAIIAN IaVESTMEXT & AGENCY CO.,
Money Loaned on First Class Securi
ties, for long or short period. Apply to
W. L. GREEN, Manager pro tern.
Office on Queen St., over G W. Macfarlane &. Co.
ST C. Advertising Solicited for all
Newspapers Published on the TaciGc toast,
the Sandwich Islands, Polynesia, Mexican
Ports, Panama, Valparaiso, Japan, China,
New Zealand, the Anstralian Colonies, the
Eastern States and Enrope. Files of nearly
every Newspaper Published on the Pacific
oast.are kept Constantly on Hand, and all
advertisers r.r allowed free access to them
dmlni: fineness Uurs. The PACJFIf fiV
HKtttiAL ADVI.HTIsni is u , ;;t
the tfiico of L. V. HS11EU. 204-wti
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY WARNED
against trespassing on the lands of Waipuna
lei, district of IIIlo, Hawaii. Any person or per
sons found so violating the law will be prosecuted"
ROBT. R. HINDS.
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