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REMOVED!
Wo beg to notify our old friends and the public generally,
TW4T WE HAVE OPENED UF
aner
-330- OUR.-
Number Thirty-seven Fort Street,
Where we shall continue to offer every possible inducement to purchasers
of Merchandise in our line.
718
mm TKMVEMY.
NEW GOODS!
FOK
CASTLE & COOKE!
Fencing Wire, Galvanized and Annealed, Nos. 5 and 6.
Cast Steel, I, i, l, and li inch, Octagon and Square,
Hoop Iron, $, 1, 1, and 'H inch.
English. Belting, 3 and. 4 in.
Fenc'e Wire Staples, Spear and Jackson Files,
Saucepans, Tea Kettles, Galvanized Tubs, Galvauized Buckets,
Hubbuck's B. L. Oil, White Lead, Red Lead,
White Zinc, Sardines, 2 and ; Currie, Mustard,
Cream Tartar, Carb. Soda, Jamaica Ginger.
Cffi EAl CfliMT! II U . G. J II MT,
-BY THE
CC Davis "
FEW OF THE
NEW HAVEN PARLOB OMANS!
Will too Sold Cheap!
ALSO, JLT AUKIVU).
One Pair of Weston's Patent Hanging Centrifugals, complete,
WITH IK03T .l'ltAME AND Ml.XE.lt!
Blake's Steam Pumps, Nos. 1,2.3,4, 5 and 6.
tar and to Aititivjs
BLAKE'S VACUUM PUMPS!
STILL FURTHER REDUCTION ON SEWING MACHINES!
CASTLE & COOKE
Can Eurnish the Singer New Family Sewing Machine!
Equal to any other Doable Thread Machine, for 830.
Singer Tailor Manufacturing Machine, for $55 !
A proof or the Superiority of the SINGER MACHINES, their Bales number MORE than all the manufacturers
In the world, put together. Also, on hand.
The "Wilcox & Automatic Machine.
The euiestranniug, simplest and only noiseless Machine, tho Ladies' favorite, for $50. 3m 716
TA1YIAR INDIEN,
A LAXATIVE, KEFRESHLNG, AND MEDICATED FRUIT LOZENGE,
RELIEF AND CURE OF CONSTIPATION!
And its attendant Maladies, such as
Hemorrhoids, Cerebral, Congestion, Headache, &c.
Prepared by E. Grillon, Phannacien de Iere Classe, 27 line Je Kamluteau, Paris, and FOR SALE BY
A. McWAYNE, Honolulu Drug Store,
ne Sm
IRON PIPESI
Ex Hertfordshire, are now offered
Lower than ever before in this Market.
GAlTVAiriZED SHEET HtOX.
SHEET ZINC PERFORATED ZIXC,
SHEET LEAD, LEAD 1I1ES,
Etc., EcL, Etc
FENCE WIRE!
A few tons to arrive per Do venby from Liverpool.
Xaa. J5tfcoc:
STOVES, RANGES,
TDSTWARE,
ALL OP WHICH WK OFFER LOW.
W tale pleasure In announcing to our friends and the
puouc generally mat we liave
Received per "Mystic Bell,"
A Lnrso Assortment or
PLOWS,
Horse Hoes,
Cultivators,
Planters' r Lakes') Hoes, Shovels,
"T gpades, Oo Scythes, Forks. Axes.
Hatchet, llct Jlattocta, Grub Hoes,
Broad Axes,
Ox Bows, Ox Yokes,
Canal Barrows, Pick Axes,
&olld bhanlc Does,
.Rakes, etc, etc, etc, etc
All ol irliicli nill be orjered nt
"NIMBLE SIX -PENCE" PRICES!
NOTT & CO.,
Tin, Sheet Iron
and .Lead Workers,
71 Jm SO. 9 KAAHCilANU STREET.
SALAMANDER FELTING
Coveriig Boilers, Steam Pipes
etc. Era
Saves 25 per Cent, of Fuel-PRICE
REDUCED TO $7.50 BBL.
THEO. H. DAVIES,
ne Aeent.
CITIZEXS A5D KESIDESTS OF
Visiting Friends and Strangers generally are
cordUaylsvlted to attend Public Worship atFOBTST.
CHURCH, where Sendees are held every Sabbath at II
o'cloct A. 1L, and TXr.SL SeaU are provldedfor all
woo maybe pleased to attend. There Is a Wednesday
erenlng Prayer Meeting at JJf o'clock, la the Lector
Boom,to which allarewalcosue. 77 ly
DILLINGHAM & CO.
NEW GOODS!
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fVoxn Boston.
CELEBETED
Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets.
The Fine Clipper Ship
"CITY OF PERTH,"
115 DATS FROM LIVERPOOL, IS
NOW DISCHARGING
-HER-
COMPItlSIXCi THE rOLLOWISO
GJ-OO D e !
rrlnts, Denims, Brown Cotton., Pilot Clothing,
Umbrellas, Moleskins, Towel, Velvet Carpets,
Cotton Blankets, Linen Drills, Quilts, Tweed Clothing
Underclothing, Wool Shirts,
Oxford and Crimean Shirts, India Rubber Clothing,
French CtilMrlin, White Lead, Castor Oil
Gorruges' Celebrated Bine Mottled Soap,
twenty-tour bars in a box.
Ransome & Sim's Paris Steel Ploughs,
Earthenware, Glassware, Portland Cement,
McOnlo'a dancers,
WESTON'S CENTRIFUGALS & ENGINES,
Fire Bricks, Roofing. Slates. Whiting,
Iron Bedsteads, Gtorrug&ted Iron. Hoop Iron,
Fence Wire. liollowwara.
Empty Fetroleum Barrels, EaUroad Iron.
Blood Wolfe & Co.'s Ale !
Bass' Ale, Pig Brand Portar, Dunvlile's Whiskey,
BEST
SOUTH WAIESSTEAMXJOAL
FOB SALE ST
THEO. H. DAVIES.
TM Sm
Real Estate for Sale or Lease.
SEVERAt VERT DESIRABLE
MFAMILY RESIDENCES
LARGE AXD SHALL,
Located in differed parts of the City.
With Gardens, Oat-houses, and every convenience, and In
perfect order. Enquire of
W tf UCOO STAKOEXWALD 11. D
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
AN IN-DEPENDENT JODKNAL,
DEVOTED TO HAWAIIAN PROGRESS.
PUBLISHED AND EDITED BY
T. CRAWFORD MACDOWELL.
WEDNESDAY. OCT. 23. 1878.
The Wonders ol Toy-Land.
WHERE TOE JIILLIO.V LITTLE BABIES AND OTHER
CHILDRKX'8 TOTS ARE 3(ADE.
Chamber's Journal says :
U the chiel occapation ol many
a mouutain village both in tne Tyrol nod in
Switzerland ; bat in no place bas it been carried
to greater perfection or been cutererj into more
thoroughly by tbe inhabitants loan at St. Ulnch.
Ooe branch of it indeed, tbe manufacture of
wooden toys, particularly dolK may be considered
almost a specialty of tbe district ; for tbe
little town of St. Ulnch is tbe great storehouse
from which tbe chief toy-traders of Europe, we
might almost say the world, draw those rich and
inexhaustible supplies which brighten bo many
nureeiies apd gladden the hearts ot so ranny
little ones. Tbe art is said to have been intro
duced into the valley about tbe beginning of the
last century, since which time it has been tbe
principal employment of tho inhabitants, rualo
and female, young and old alike ; for ancient
grandfathers and grandmothers may be. seen
steadily pursuing the vocalioo mat nas oeen
theirs from tho earliest years ; and as soon as
tbe little boys or girls can be safely trusted with
knives, they begin tbeir rude endeavors to carve
tbe form of eome animal or toy which is tbe peculiar
line of their family. This is one of the
odd things in connection with the trade, that, as
a general rule, each family or group of families
has its own special department from which they
do not deviate. Some carve, some paint, some
gild, the painters often working only on ooe particular
color; while tbe carvers constantly stick
to tbe manufacture of one or two, or at the most
of half u dozen animals, of certain toys or certain
poitions of the toys and dolls, and so on through
all the endless ramifications of tbeir Lilliputian
industry. It is a most curiouB sight to watch
tbem at work. They use no models, and work
entirely by rule ot thumb; long practice having
made them so perfect that they turn out the
tiny articles without tho slightest hesitation,
every one as precisely alike as if they bad been
cast in a mould. In this way are manufactured
tbe varied collections of animals found in Noah's
Ark. Somo families will cut out lions, tigers,
camels and elephants : others, sheep, oxen and
deer ; others, chiefly birds ; while another group
will produce tbe wonderfully-dressed little men
and women popularly supposed to represent
Noub and his seven human companions. Tbe
coloring of these productions is quite another
branch of the trade, and while the carving goes
on at all times with nnabated regularity, tho
painting of the various articles is only added as
tbey are required ; that is, when orders come
from the toy dealers ; and this frequently varies
according, to circumstances ; so that tbe color
ing and gilding business is not on tbo wbolo so
steady and profitable as the carving. There are
several shops and warehouses where tho articles
thus manufactured are sold ; but there are two
leading merchants who act as wholesale exporters,
buyiog the carved work either from the people
themselves or from minor agents, who realiza
a small profit by acting as middlemen. Permission
can readily be obtained to visit those establishments
; and it is a curious and amusing sight
to walk through their vast repositories, uad inspect
the extraordinary collection of dolls and
toys gathered together under one roof. The
dolls are in themselves a very wonderful exhibi
lion. There are rooms upon rooms quite filled
with them, of every size and stylo, small and
large, painted and unpainted ; their size varying
from tiny atoms scarcely an inch long, to bugs
figures of nearly a yard in length, most of them
joiuted, and the greater part uncolored, and just
us they came from the hands of the carver. Tbey
are carefully sorted according to tbeir various
sizes ; and grout shelves and caies m every direction
are crammed with them. Some sizes
are more popular than others, a very favorite
length being about two inches; of this size one
of the great doll merchants of St. Ulricb buys
thirty thousand every week during tbe whole
year ! Tbo makers of this kind can turn out
about twenty dozen a day, each skillful worker ;
tbe painting being quite nn alter concern, witb
which the carvers have nothing to do. Hero
also are bins filled with wooden animals, also of
different sizes and different degrees of excellence;
for while somo are merely roughly shaped and
tbo production often of very young children,
others are carved with very great caro and dex
terity, and are faithful representations of the
creatures tbey are intended to imitate. All tbo
numerous toys with which wo uro familiar in the
shops, or which we have played with in childhood,
hero first spring into beinj. Noah's Ark,
empty and full ; armies of wooden soldiers on
horseback and on foot ; farmyards of various dimensions,
stored witb every article noedlul for
tbe juvenile agriculturist; dolls' furniture of
every shape and pattern ; sets of tea cups and
saucers, and all Muds of domestic utensils ; little
wooden horses, little wooden carts. In short it
is toys, toys everywhere ; and even with all our
experience of the capacity of children for acquiring
such possessions, it is reallv difficult to credit
tbe fact that this enormous manufacture and
unceasing distribution go on, liko the poot's
brook, "forever."
The Oilier '.Train that is Coming-.
As a train was passing over a New England
railroad it struck a broken rail. The conductor
felt tho shock. He new a car was off tho track,
and sprang for a brake. It was his last bravo
service. The crash came, and be was picked up,
a poor, mangled wreck ; bis skull bad been
broken. He mado oat, however, to ntter these
words tbe last utterance of a faithful, loyal
soul " Put out tho signals for the trnin I"
Somewhere down tbe track be knew another
train was coming, thundering, crashing along,
dashing faster, faster, faster, and there was his
train on the track 1 Out with the signals, out
with tbe signals 1 another train is coming 1 That
was his last injunction.
That other train, that other train, I am saying
to myself, tho generation that is following
us ; the boys and girls that are pressing hard
after ns, coming along faster, Taster, faster, just
ahead of whom we nre, only perhaps to be in
their way, a hindrance, an obstacle, and possibly
tbe occasion of their ruin. What need of care,
what need of caution, what need of restless
vigilance for tbeir Babe, in speech, in act, in
look, in gesture I I want nothing to escape mo
that will bo an obstaclo in their way. If we are
on tbe track, blocking it, if wo are in tbo way,
let ns take ourselves oat of the way as soon as
possible.
""What will yon toko?" was tho question
asked an observant boy at the table, and referring
to tho beverage he might desire.
" I will take what father takes." The father
had received from tbe waiter a glass ot intoxicating
drink.
The father heard the boy's romark, set aside
his glass and called for water. He saw the
other train coming and cleared tho track for it
at once.
I think the saddest experiences is tho consciousness
that an opportunity for right doing
Las been lost. It brings a sad look into a man's
face to know tbat he has an example, bad in itself,
and hopelessly followed by others. We
know of an empty train that came to a stop on
a down grade, the station having been reached.
In the absence of an official tbe train broke
loose and went crashing down to meet
tbe steamboat express. Some one chased
the runaway cars, but could not overtake them
to put on the brakes. Tbe opportnnity for the
arrest of tbe train bad gone. There was a
that night.
O, souls on the track I fathers and mothers I
your opportunity in behalf of your boys and girls
is to-day now I Don't let it slip from you.
We are not only to have a clear track for the
next train, but in everv way we are to make and
keep that track suitable for the travel of tbe
coming generation. Here comes the work of
tbe teacher, to get the uneasy,
rambling feet of childhood over into the roadway
of tbe very best life.
I passed recently a large rabble of boys in a
vacant city lot. They were noisy and rough.
What more important work, I asked myself,
than to labor for that age and class, the generation
coming? Through "the the
Bible, the charcb, we are to open a sure, steadfast,
blessed way for the feet.
Oar opportunity is UMtay. Did not Voltaire
make the ago of fire tbe limit inside which character
substantially is settled 1 At any rate, that
limit cannot be set with safety very far ahead. I
don't want to be so absorbed in the cares and
of my generation as to forget tbe next. I
want to think of, and plan for, and work for the
generation coming tbe other tram on the track.
As the Lord helps me, I mean to think more
and make more of the interests of the children
tbe other train that is coming. S. H. World.
Xcleplioneclioct.
Having recently established a line of telepho
nic communication between my rooms anil tne
residence of a frieod residing on Nob hill, (San
Francisco) I last evenicg attempted to put it
into practical working operation. The following
is tbe result of tbe first experiment with this
most wondersul invention :
Question My friend, will yon answer n few
questions for tbe benefit of the readers of the
Post?
Answer Yes ; but wait a minute till I get a
glass ot whisky.
"You bad better take a glass of Spring Valley
water."
"I don't drink Spring Valley water."
"Why not?"
"Because I've always been accustomed to take
my pollvwogs on a separate dish."
"Nevertheless, my friend, yon had better stick
to Spring Valley water. You will find that the
temperance cause will never injure you nor any
one else who will advocate it."
"Yes, it does ; sometimes."
"What ! Can you name a single individual
who was ever engaged in tbe temperance cause
and was not benefitted by it?"
"Yes : Happy Jack."
"Can you tell me what are the chief productions
of Ireland ?"
"Yes; policemen."
"Who are tho handsomest ladies ic California
to-day ?"
"Tbe two ladies to whom Mr. O'Brien has left
large sections of bis property."
"Is there any way of telling when Sunday arrives,
except by consulting tbe almanuc?"
"Yes. In San Francisco, by tbe picnics and
target excursions."
"What has become of all the five-cent pieces?
Tbey are very scarce at present."
"Michael Reese has gone to Europe, and has
taken all be can find to buy dinners with."
"Which would you prefer to be, rich and influential
like tbe Rotsbcbilds,or great and powerful
minded like Bismarck?"
"Neither. If I bad my choice I would like to
be the night watchman in the New York Women's
Hotel."
"Do yon consider that the recent increase in
the police force of this city was necessary I"
"Yes ; because there are so many members or
the legislature in town."
"Would you liko to bo elected a member of
the legislature, or go to the Senate?"
"No. I have not the requisite qualifications.
I neVer stole anything in my life."
"(Jan you tell me what is tho saddest moment
in a young Udy's life ? Is it when she loses
her lover ?"
"No. It is when, after searching for seventeen
long years, she one night fiods a man under
her bed."
"Has tho fidelity of affection which existed
between Damon and Pythias over been equaled
in these latter davs?"
"Yes. You will find a similar case in Henry
ward lseecueranu Don ingersoll."
"Are your city officials honest?"
"Yus ; they are all 'on it.' "
"You misunderstand me. I said honest."
"Yes. I think; tbey aro all honest ; but when
I go into tho City Hall. I always leave my watch
and chain in the Safe Deposit "
"Can you tell me why theTichborne claimant,
who is now in prison, resembles a lady's chignon?"
"Because it is a caso of false heir."
"Now tell me, in as few words as possible, tbe
height of your ambition."
"Tho height of my ambition ?
I'd liko to be a sailor, and plow the ragiug soa:
Or I'd like to live forerer aud always yooog to be.
But better limn 4 snil'ir, or n man with many lifes
Qhl tiow Td Ule to be a iornton, withltalf a dozen wives,"
"Can you tell me "
"No ; I am afraid I can't. Tbe electricity is
all need up and I'm going to bed. Good night."
Henry J. Latuau.
TIic Use olMIilk.
Dr. Crosby, of the Bellevne Hospital, pronounces
milk an article of diot which all persons
may ase, under nearly all conditions. There
are thoso who say that tboy cannot take milk,
that it makes them bilious, etc., but he declares
tbat this is not true. A. person who is Bick
may take milk with tho greatest possible advantage,
because it contains, in a form easy of
assimilation, all the elements essential for maintaining
nutrition. It is tbo natural aliment of
tbe young animal, and certainly nnswers a good
purpose, for the old animal, provided it is used
properly, and not poured into a stomach already
over-filled, as though it had in itself no substance
or richness. Now milk, be does not hesitate
to say, may be takun, as far as disease is concerned,
in nearly evory condition.
Perhaps it will require the addition of a spoonful
or two of lime water. The addition of a
little salt will often prevent tho nfter feeling of
fullness and " wind on tho stomach," which
some complain of. If marked acidity of the
stomach is present, then perhaps a little gentian
may bo requisite to stimulato tbe stomach somewhat,
and it may bo necessary to give it in small
quanties and repeat it ofton ; but ice-cold milk
can be put into a very irritable stomach, if given
in email quantities and at short intervals, with
tbe happiest effect. It is used in case of fever,
which formerly it was thought to " feed," and
when scalded it baa a desirable effect in Bummer
complaints.
But it is an article of diet for people in health,
and who wish to remain in that happy condition,
that milk should be most appreciated. For tbe
mid-day lunch of those whose hearty meal comes
at night, or for tbe supper of those who dine at
noon, nothing is eo good. The great variety
and excellent quality of prepared cereals givo a
wido choice of food to use with milk. Bread,
with berries in their season, or baked sweet apples,
boiled rice, cracked wheat, oatmeal, hulled
corn or hominy, taken with a generous bowl of
pure milk, makes tho possible light meal in warm
weather for children, and for all adults who have
not some positive physical idiosyncrasy that pro-vent
tbem from' digosting it. The men of the
firmest health and longest life are tho men of
regular and simple habits, and milk is a standard
I article in such a diet.
Labor Statistics. The facts which have
been compiled by the Massachusetts Bureau of
Statistics to show tbo condition of labor in that
State, furnish, says tbo N. Y. Tribune, a good
answer to its demagogues, domestic and imported.
The Bureau found 21,000 laborers oat of
employment on tho 1st of June, of whom nearly
two-thirds were unskilled laborers. This number,
it is believed, would have been greatly reduced
if the enumeration had been mado at a
busier manufacturing season, tbongh there is
compensation in the fact tbat it was made when
many persons bad temporary employment on
farms. Admitting this figure to bo larger than
it is well to have it, the report still declares
that there have been fewer demands for charitable
relief, throughout the State, as shown by
indisputable evidence, than for several years
back ; and tbe general testimony of officials is
that many of those who ore without work wonld
not take it if tbey could get it. Taking tbis result
as a basis, tbe whole number of persons out of
employment in the United States is estimated
at 57,000, or less than 6 per cent, of the aggregate
C( perrons occupied in what are called productive
industries. This is a formidable showing,
and yet it is scarcely one-sixth the size of the
figure that tbe tramp statesmen have been imposing
upon their nodiences.
Restoring Faded Weitixo. Manuscripts
which have become illegible may be restored by
Von Bibra'a process of developing faded ink. A
solution of tannin is applied with a brash, tho
excess is removed by a current ot water, and the
document is dried at a temperature otfrom 144
to 177. The solution of tannin should be moderately
concentrated. It does not possess the
destructive influence npon the paper which is
piuuutcu ujr ujurusoipusie oi ammonia. I no
writing developed in this manner remains clear
and black for several months.
Tbe Carbon Motor.
That proud song of steam commopcing, "Harness
me down with your iron bands, be snre of
of your carb and rein,'' and ending off with the
grandiloquent assertion, "The irorld, the vorld
is mine, is hashed by the advent of a power
wbicb will as effectually pnt the quietus on steam
as tbe telephone and phonograph threaten to do
witb the telegraph's industrious tick. The coming
power in moving machinery is tbe carbon
motor. It is a simplo affair, and. without shrouding
the subject in words and figures, wo think
we can explain the principle to the most superficial
reader. Fire heats wator, water generates
steam, steam confined in a cylinder moves the
engine. Carbon is virtually cnatcoal. marcoai
can be liquified by beating it in a retort with
sulphur, and the liquid Is called bi-sulphide of
carbon. When tbe liquid carbon is brought in
contact witb a certain temperature it becomes a
vapor, as water becomes steam. Tbis carbon
vapor in its expausive qualities is to steam as
1000 to 300. Again, glycerine is a heavy oily-looking
liquid, capable of retaining and transmit
ting jO per cent more beat than any other available
fluid. Now, then, tbe boiler is filled with
glycerioe to hold the heat, lubricate, and prevent
corrosive action of the The bi-sulphide
ot carbon is injected from a condenser on
to the hot clycenne bath, becomes vapor, moves
the machinery by expansion, passes through
pipes to a condenser, where it is rehquified. and
goes to tbe injecting pump to be again forced
into tbe boiler und vaporised. This is the btory
in a nutshell. Carbon vapor is more than three
times as strong as steam. GIvcerine eaves, us a
conservator of heat, 50 per cent, of the fuel used
in generating an equal steam power; hence tbe
saving, hence the superiority ot the carbon over
the steam motor. Those who are sceptical, or
want more details, had better go down to the
Itisdon Iron Works and see tbo machine work.
Tbe motor has met the tests of all the scientific
and mining and railroad nnd steamship engineers,
and came off victorious. They handicapped tbe
engine in every possible way, drawing on all tbe
resources of steam experiment, and then, when
they as a dernitr ressort pulled the little insignificant
coke Gre out or the grate, the motor, not
out of pure cussedness, but purely on principle,
ran an hour and on the beat stored op in
the glycerine batb. , At tbe test we noticed
Joseph Moore, superintendent ol the Itisdon
Iron Works ; Geome Cumminirs, G. V. Dickie,
Mr. Bailey, of tne Union Pacific Railroad Company
; Mr. Bailey, of tho Union Iron Woiks ;
Martin Bulger, of tbe 1 acme Mail bteamsnip
Company ; John Birmingham, of tbe Colorado
Steamship Company ; Captain W. C. Walker,
late General Superintendent of the Tide Land
Reclamatian Company ; J. T. Dougine, Joseph
Austin, T. J. Moyulhun, of tbe Portland Boiler
Works ; George E. Ames, engineer of tbe Belcher
Mining Company ; and Mr. Wilson, of the
Central Pacific Railroad Company. The technical
tests tbo gentlemen did not try were not
worth trying, and they all pronounced themselves
well satisfied that the now motor would
Bavu at least 50 per cent, of the fuel at present
consumed for power purposes. Tbis is a sufficient
recommendation for the motor, if it had no
others, as it has. A company for building the
now motors for this coast was organized recently,
and tho names of the directors and tbe practical
character of tbeir businoss suggest that with so
good a thing to do busiuess with tho corporation
will bo u very closo one. Argonaut, May IB.
'The 'Tclcport.
The telephone and the phonograph are no
doubt very wonderful examples (says the Melbourne
Daily Telegraph) of the purposes to
which tbe power of electricity ma; be applied,
but those novelties begin to sink into
before the mill more recent strides of science.
Tho newest contrivance is allied a
and is described by a Bombay paper "as an
apparatus by which man can be reduced into
inflntisimal atoms, transmitted throngh a wire,
and reproduced safe and sound at tho other end."
The apparatus uccording to tbo Indian paper,
consists of a powerful battery, aud a lurgo metal
disc, a glass bouee, and a large iron
funnel connected witb the wire. An experiment
is described as follows : "A dog was placed on
tbe metal disc, and a 'powerful current' was up-plied
to it. After a while the animal disappeared,
and was lound at the other end gnawing a
bone, just us it was doing before it was 'transported.'
Afterwards a boy was experimented on.
Under tbe glass house, it is reported, the inventor
of tbe machine placed a Ueonese boy, Pedro
who was grinning as if bo thought it a good
joke and we suspect it was not the first time
he had been In tbat bouse. Tbe current was
again applied to tbe under part of tbe disc, and
the same effect was observed as with tho dog.
Tbe house was instantaneously filled with a vaporous
man, whoso features aud parts were quite
distinct until thoy disappeared. Even tbo gnn
was discernable as a mere film of vapor in fact,
it Boomed to us that the grin remained even after
tbe body bad disappeared. In fifteen seconds
Pedro was gone ; but tbey found blm also at the
end of the wire. It was then attempted to send
the boy and dog along at once, but by an unfortunate
accident tbe 'iufintisimal atoms' of the
boy and those of the dog got 'mixed' in transitu,
and tbe result was tbat they both looked dread-fully
unnatural creatures." At least, so says the
Bombay paper in its account of the first experiments
with'the "teleport." It says that by means
of the teloport a man will be able to travel from
India to England by submarine cablo in a few
minutes, but nnfortunatoly there is always the
danger that the "disintegrated atoms" of one
man will become mixed witb thoso of another,
as in tbo case of Pedro and tho dog, and for this
reason it is feared that the teleport will not supercede)
tho railways at least, not eo far as the
passenger traffic is concerned.
Insect Talking. "Two ants," says Buchnor
"when they are talking together stand with their
heads opposite each other, working their sensitive
feelers in the liveliest manner, aud tapping
each other's heads." Numerous examples prnvo
tbat tbey are able in this way to make mutual
communications, and even on certain definite
subjects. "I have often," says tho English
Jesse, "placed a small green caterpillar
in the neighborhood of an ant's nest. It is immediately
seized by an ant, which calls in the
assistance of a Inend, after ineffectual efforts to
drag tbo caterpillar into the nest. It can bo
cloarly seen that the little croaturej hold a conversation
by means of their feelers, and, this
being onded, tbey repair together to the caterpillar
in order to draw it into their nest by their
united strength. Farther, I have observed the
meeting of ants on the way to and from their
nest. They stop, touch each other with their
feelers, and appear to bold a conversation, which
I have good reason to suppose refers to tho best
ground for obtaining food." Hague writes in a
letter to Darwin that be one day killed with his
finger a number of anU who came every day
from a hole in tbe wall to some plants standing
on the chimney-piece. Ho bad tried tho effect
of brushing them away, bu; it was of no use, and
tbe consequence of tbe sliughter wa; tbat the
ants who were on the way immediately tnrned
back and tried to persuade their companions who
were not yet aware of the danger to turn back
also. A short conversation ensued between the
ants, which; however, did not result in an immediate
return, for those who had just left tbe
nest first convinced themselves of tho troth of
the report. Leisure Hour.
Hot Wateb ron tub Mixliox. The authorities
of the city of Peslh have almost accomplished
tbe task of obtaining an unlimited supply of
boiling water which is to be available for public
and private use. The heated flaid is obtained
from a deep artesian well, from which, when completed,
tho water will issue in a mighty fountain
to the height of nearly 50 feet. Tbe deepest
artesian well in the world has hitherto been tbat
at Paris, which has a depth of 1791 feet. The
Pesth well, however, has already attained a
depth of 3120 feet, and will, when completed,
more than double the depth of its Paris rival.
The water now issuing from tbe bowels of tbe
earth, three-fifths of a mih. below tbe surface,
has a temperature of 161 Fahrenheit, and the
work will be prosecated until a warmth of 178
is attained. The meaning and value of these
figures will be better understood when It ii remembered
tbat the temperature of a hot bath is
about 98 , while that ot boiling water is 212 .
The daily supply is already 175,000 gallons, and
tbis quantity will bo materially incseased by
reaching the greater depth. Tbe work has been
progressing at the rate of 50 feet per month,
and improvements which have now been made in
ths mechanical appliances render possible a (till
more rapid rate of working. The Peslh wall will
undoubtedly rank amongst tbe greatest wonders
ot the world, and it will be observed that it illustrates
in a marked manner the intensity of
the heat in the earth's centre.
The WoRsnrp op Fire. An Austrian resident
at Tabrez has famished the Fremdenbfoa
of Vienna with an account of the election of a
high priest by the Parsees. or fire worshippers,
of the district of Yezd, the original borne, and
still the Head-quarters of that sect. In the district
of Yezd the number of Parsees i very
rreat. and there are no less than thirty-four tem
ples raised to their deity in that neighborhood.
Their high priest, who was very popular, died
last spring, and was generally mourned by tbe
Parsees both of Persia and of India. A successor
was elected on the 7th of last March. The
election took place in a small temple, in which a
huge fire had been lighted for the occasion on
the altar, the priests attending in long flowiorr
white robes. Tbe oldest priest present addressed
a prayer to tbe burning flame to the effect that
the deity symbolized by it would illuminate the
electors and gtve them wisdom to choose a fit
and proper person. After this prayer the votes
were taken bv word of mouth, and the result u
that normunga Hori Azmida, a young man of
only 28. and hitherto guardian of the five moat
ancient temples, was unanimously elected. His
election is very popular. That night the sacred
fires were made doubly brilliant by the addition
of much extra fuel, and tho Parsees kepi up a
religious revelry, dancing aronnd tbe blazing
flames, and singing songs of joy in hooor of heir
new priest. At sunrise a fresh ceremony took
place, the members of the sect assembling in an
open field, and kneeling down before tbe orient
sun to render it worship. The next day wsb kept
as a general holiday.
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