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THE DAILY PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER.
Saturday. February 21. 1885. ORIGIN OF GIN FIZ. THE CHRISTENING OF A " NEW IN TERNAL IRRIGATOR." Tli Juniper CIul ia Session After rirt-'lgUt Performance Invent ing a Jfew- Drink A Tri umph of the Intellect. The most charming feature about tlio Juniper club in New i'ork was a hanging farden covering its roof, where its mem era delighted to sit in pleasant weather tinder a canopy of fciUc to smoke, drink, and extol the jolly juniper age in which they lived- borne of these informal gatherings amid the rhododendrons, palms, and orango trees that wared in the breezes at that lofty height were remark ably brilliant in many ways". Bright, genial, successful young men, with Lraiu3 as well as millions, assembled there, and many clever word3 were coined and Stories milled. At one corner of this beautiful place, screened from all intrusion by a double line of fragrant, blooming orchids, sat a small group .i men on one of the prettiest autumn nights the moon ever shone on. Every member of the party could draw hl3 check for a million save one, and he was the guest and lion of the passing hour. lie sat gracefully in a great easy chair, not directly facing the table, nor yet bo far away but that -he could roach a quaint liquor glass of iridescent hues that alternately stood thereon or rested at his lips. lie was comparatively poor, though he had probably handled more money than anybody in his presence. But he had seen the world, loved wine and good company, and never distrusted anybody. He rarely smoked in public, because it could not j done gracef ulh. The party was drinking chartreuse and brandy and discussing a first-night per formance from which they had re turned within an hour. It was tbs open ing play of the new season. Opinion dif fered very much regarding the author's merits, the stage-mounting of the piece, and the comprehension of the actors. When they had exhausted the subject of tho night, a dashing young yachtsman sang a dainty little .French melody that he had learned from a peasant girl at Biar ritz, another member told a story with a droll climax, and all drank to the life that hurried past. Ultimately, everybody at the table was more or less heated at least all except Tom Ilay. lie was cool, con tented and unnushed. An idea occurred to a member of the party. He called a waiter, and when he stood beside the table, turned to Tom liay, and said: "I say, dear old fellow, inventus a new drink. " "Great idea," said another. "Mate this night historical. " "The resources of the Juniper wine cellars are at your service. You have only to say the word," continued the first speaker. - It is not easy to grant the request you make of me, " replied Tom Ray. "I will think over it, and send you a recipe. " "No; now an inspiration. " "Voiq. -f11 if xrrii trioict." nnrl Tnm Ray beckoned the waiter to approach, excused himself that he might hold a brief whispered conversation with him, after which he resumed his seat- An interval of three minues passed, at the end of which the waiter returned with a large pale-green glass bottle in acooler and a half-dozen vials of club soda. All labels had been removed, and the curiosity grew with this attempt at mystery. "The condition is that nobody asks any questions until every glass is drained. " "Agreed, " said all, in one voice. The cosmopolitan poured out the limpid liquid.from the flagon until it stood an inch keep in each of the six tall, fragile glasses. Then, at a signal, the attendant whisked the corks out of the soda bottles, and dashed their contents, smoking with excessive coldness, into the neat spirits. The glasses sparkled, and the bubbles danced about their rims. The distribu tion of the potions about the small circu lar table was made in a moment; but be fore a single person had laid hold of hi3 prize. Tea Iiay 6aid: "Remember, I've never tasted this my self. It is exactly what you asked for an inspiration an improvisation. Now I" Every glass was drained; but what a va riety of countenances were to be seen about that table! No two faces expressed the same verdict. "Soapsuds! " said one. "Beastly!" exclaimed the next. "Whewl" ventured another. "Excellent!" commented Tom Ray, calmly but decisively. His opinion, though given on his own decoction, was accepted as impartial and conclusive. "What is it?" asked one of the severest censors more respectfully. Toni Ray replied, solemnly: "Plain soda and the juice of the juniper berry " " Gin ? all exclaimed with a gasp. They had never tasted a common drink. "Certainly, gin what coMd be more closely associated with the name of this wonderful club?" But it 's made of varlets, " stammered the banker. "By mistaken tradition, yes, " answered Tom Ray; "but whenever the Juniper club leads in an innovation, all New York will follow. This drink can be made the craze of the town within a week. " "But it -n't good. " "That doesn't matter in the slightest If the Juniper club indorses it, it will go, " rejoined Tom Ray, more good-naturedly, as the criticism grew more keen. "What a lark!" broke in the yachts man. "I'll astonish every bar I strike to morrow, by askin g for this drink. But I say, old boy, christen this new internal irrigator." " Yes, give it a name. " Tom Ray took up two bottles of soda, and, crashing them into the ice-cooler, ex claimed: "Gin FizP Ventilation of Bedrooms. The necessity for ventilating the bed room may do made very plain by a simple experiment Weigh yourself before going to bed, and then again in the morning after rising, and you will find that you have lost one or two or more pounds in weight. This loss is partly in water; but it is also partly in the car bon of our food. These substances have been burned up and their pro duct carbonized i. e. , with some ani mal matter have escaped into the air of the bed-room. Now, if a single ounce of cotton were to be burned in the bed-room, it would fill the air with smoke so as to make respiration uncomfortable, and if this were repeated every hour during the night, even then it would not pollute the atmosphere more than the breath of a single individual during the same time. If wo persons sleep in "a room, they pol lute the air twice as much as when only one sleeps in the same room. Wisdom of the West. " You sit down here. " said Miss Kate Field to the good people of the Bay state, "and fancy that Boston is the hub of the universe, and that the west can teach you nothing. It has tnught me more than half u dozen trios to Europe. " I'rofeiwional Artists Model. Mr. Dolph. the New York artist, saldi "Wo have all the models we need ia New York, and there are many excellent female models. They charge from $2 to $5 a day, the hours being from 9 o'clock in the morning to 2 o'clock in the 'ftcr noon. The rates are about the same in Paris, with the difference that a man will often assist an artist about his studio and even black the artist's boots before the hour of going to work. Many models are well posted as to pictures and costumes, and when an artist desires a certain cos tume the model knows where he can get it. When costumes are necessary for a picture an artist will have to pay $2.50 a week for them. I own the costumes that I use, and have about $7,000 invested in them. The costumes of the characters in that picture of a drinking-scene were purchased by me in Pari3. They represent the dress of the time of Loui3 XIII. That leather coat cost me ?50 and those boots with wide top3 were 23. " "Munich is the paradise of models. Few cities have more or a more varied assort ment. The pay i3 poor, and the spectacle of a richly-dressed model is seldom seen, " said an artist lately returned from Mu nich. " There aro so many models that an artist will frequently have four or five visits a day from models desiring engage ments. The ruling price there is about 18 cents an hour. wThe females are mainly Germans, with a sprinkling of Italians, Some of the poses arc -difficult, and one cannot maintain the position more than ten minutes. We painted six weeks on one model of a man suspended from a cross. It was a difficult pose and the man was to be pitied. Some of the well-known artists are famous among models as exacting men, who will endure no trifling. Bougereau is one of those. A practical model will soon learn an artist's peculiarities, and if he is easy-going the model will "soldier" and sag back from the proper pose in or der to rest. It is a severe task to pose in one position an hour, as models in or dinary postures have to do, and it is no wonder that they shrink. Animal and especially horse painters arc put to great expense "for models. It is customary to paint the horse standing still in order to get the effect of light and shade, and then watch the animal a3 it gallops up and down the street in order to get the position of each part Its fore legs serve as the fulcrum by which it takes advantage of the law of gravitation in locomotion, and its rear legs serve as propellers. The faster it goes the straightcr it projects its head in order to give the air free access to its lung3, and the wider it distends its nostrils, for a horse never breathes through its mouth in running. 3&&trtisrnunls. &totrtistmt!its. M. W. UcChesney & Son attlccriisfuifnls. A Lunch by the Wayside. "Brakesman, " inquired a passenger on the Kankakee lino- as the train stopped at Lafayette, long does this train 'how- stand here? "Seven minutes. There's the lunch room across the street there. " In a minute and a half the bell rang, the conductor shouted "All aboard," and as the train moved swiftly out from the station a man was seen running across tho street. Mud flew from his feet and mince pie from his mouth. At his heels barked a .yaller dog, snapping for the ham sandwich which the man swung wildly in his left hand. lie at tempted to shout for the train to stop, and choked on a piece of bone in the pie, and his voice was lost amid the rattle of the wheels and the howling of the dog. The passengers stuck their heads out of the windows and smiled, while ladies waved their handkerchiefs. Convulsively grasp ing the hand-rail of the rear coach, he hung on until the buttons were all burst from hi3 pants and the brakesman came to his rescue. When .that worthy, had succeeded in pulling him to the platform ho hitched up his pantaloons, ga3ped for breath and exclaimed: "Why-why don't you gi-givc a man time to eat his lunch?" "We do, " replied the brakesman with a fine curl of sarcasm on his coal-sooted lip, "but we can't allow time for a passen ger to stop off aud give a street show. There's some pic on your shirt-front, sir. " A French Rogue's Expedient. Mr. Poland, the great London criminal lawyer, was recently robbed of his watch in the notorious French quarter of Lower Soho. He gave information to the police, and was soon informed that the pick pocket had been arrested with the stolen watch in his possession. He went down to Marlborough street to give his evidence, and as he entered the door a dirty French man thrust a letter in his hand. It con tained two soveriegn, a two-shilling piece, and half a crown the exact con ventional fee for a barrister and his clerk. With them was tho following touching appeal scrawled in the vilest handwriting: "You talk well; you will be generous; you will defend me. " It was only a -Frenchman who would have hit on this daring expedient of retaining as his counsel the man lichad robbed. 'Too' Much Slang. In these days of social,' moral, and edu cational reforms there is one thing that should engage the attention of parents and teachers, and that is that more care should be taken in the language of the growing ones in and about the home circle. There is too much slang used, the result of too little attention as to the use of good and bad language. Grammars seem to have been made for ornament, not use; the ab brevations used by the youth of to-day are abominations that should be wiped out. There is great need for such a re form in the parlor, the store in fact in every place where the young most do congregate. A Subtle Poison. Tho notorious "Naples water " employed and sold freely by the woman Toffana, or Tofania, was believed at the time to be a preparation of arsenic, and there was another preparation of the same deadly substance in use about the same time. It was as clear as water, and five or six drops would cause death, which, however, would not bo immediate, and of which the best science of the day could give no explanation. The woman Toffana is said to have confessed to COO murders by its means, and is known to have used it with impunity for half a century. Lost Ills Fear of Death. When Mr. Fawcett, the late postmaster feneral, returned two years ago from the oor of death, he remarked that, whatever else his illness had done for him, it had at least freed him from the fear of death. Like many men of robust physique, Mr. Fawcett at one time entertained a dread that death would be preceded by a fierce convulsion a vertiablc death-agony. During his former illness, as he lay for days in the last stage of prostration await ing death, he felt entirely free from any physical fear. The heart would simply ceased to beat as a watch that has run out ceases to tick, and all would be over. Death would be no wrench, but simply the cessation. Such, at least, was the conviction which Mr. Fawcett brought back with him from the shadowy confines of the cTave- rnr tt jt JL JLTJL H THE WHITE HOUSE. 42 Queen Street, M 2 & 11 PACKAGES Assortec Merc laiide Opposite Campbell's Blocli, andfi Next Door to the New Bank Building, Cor. Fort and Merchant Streets. -:o: Eh utility ami to Arrive DURING THE PAST MONTH, THLS EMPORIUM OF TRADE :o: Has been Enlarged and Renovated, and Pep Mai'ipOSa k W. G. IrWil), the Manager now wishes to inform the Public that an ousitins- IngHai't ol Bbls. Flour, Golden Gate. Bbls. Flour, El Dorado. Bbls. Flonrj Crown. Bbls. Flour, Anchor. Sks. Potatoes, Best in Gunnies, Sks. Onions, Best Silver Skin, Sks. Corn, Best Whole, Sks. Corn, Best Cracked, Sks. AY heat, Best, Sks. Barley, Best, Sks. Bran, Coarse and Fine. Sks. Beans, White, jSks. Beans, lied, Sks. Beans. Bazun, Sks. Beans, Horse, Sks. Beans, Lima. Cases Meal, White Corn," 10 lb. bgs. Cases Meal, Oat, 10 lb. bags, Cases Wheat, Cracked, 10.1b. bags, Cases Medium Bread, Cases Nieuacs, Cases Ex. Soda Crackers, Cases Tins Coffee, Boast & Ground, Sks. Green Coffee, Cases Spices, Ass'td, all sizes, Chests Japan Tea, 1 lb. papers, Chests Japan Tea, J lb. papers. Casks Whitakei's Star Hams, Casks Standard Hams, Crates Whitaker's Star Bacon, Crates Standard Bacon. Cases Fahbank's Lard, 3 lb. pail, Cases Fairbank's Lard, o lb. pail, Cases Faiibauk's Lard, 10 lb pail, Cases Standard Lard, 5 lb. pail. Cases Whitney's Butter, in tins, Half Bbl. Butter, Pickle Iioll, Qr. Bbl. Batter, Pickle Roll, Half Firkins Butter, Gilt Edge, Qr. Firkins Butter, Gilt Edge. Boxes Baisins, London Layers, boxes Raisins, London Layers, ( bases Raisins, Loudon Layers, Boxes Raisins, Muscatel. Boxes Currants, Drums Citron, Mince Meat, pails, Atmores, Mince Meat, tins, Cuttings. ENTIRE NEW STOCK Has been Received by late Arrivals, and more to Arrive, in the Line of Clothing, Shirts, Neckwear, Underwear, Hose, Handkerchiefs, Suspenders, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Bap;s, Valises, Etc., Etc. MESSES. RAPHAEL WEILL & CO. Have the houorto announce to their numerous customers of tli Hawaiian Islands that they are prepared to ?take Special Orders for all kinds of Merchandise iu the DRY GOODS LI1STE, To be executed in Paris by their buyers, aud delivered in Honolulu, via San Francisco, in transit. We be further to call their attention to our long established house, known all over the Pacific for its honorable dealings, and beg to assure them that we will spare no pains to continue to deserve their patronage. :o:- All Orders Promptly Executed, and Samples sent on Application. --:o:- -:o:- SUNDRIES. Cases Mixed Pickles, Cases Horse Radish, Kegs Soused Pigs' Feet, Kegs Spiced Lambs' Tongues, Kegs Chocolate, Sacks English Walnuts, Sacks Soft Shell Almonds, Bales Wrapping Paper extra quality. Sacks Texas Pecans, extra large, Dozens Brooms, Cases Fresh Eggs. Cases Laundry Starch, Sacks Raw Peanuts. These (ools are Freli; wore Bought lvery Low, and will be Sold at tbe lowest Market Bates ! CASH PVIil HASr.ItS Are invited to inspect our stock and get prices. BSfThe Main Feature of the O. P M. B. is to sell 25 per cent, less than any of its Competitors. This it is enabled to do by the advantages of Low Rents, Purchasing for Cash, and General Good Management. -:o:- CAiX AND IISTSIPECT Our Large & Varied Stock. -:o: Thanking our Friends and the Public for their Generous Support heretofore, we respectfully solicit a continuauce of their patronage AJT THE One Price Mechanics' Bazaar, COR. FORT AND MERCHANT STS., Opposite Campbell's Block. Honolulu, II. I. -:o:- Store open from 6 A. M. to 8 I. SI. Saturday Evening: till lO o'clock. J. L. ROSENBERG. S. W. Z,E1)ERER, Manager 391 tf TO T J IU: LADIES -:o: READ! READ! READ! -:o:- Just Received by lat Steamer one of the Largest Invoices of LADIES', tn',CIUBI'.& HWIi 31. W. 3IcChesney & Son, 13 Ql'EEN STREET. 152-dif 0" Ladies Aprons, EG?" P.obes, " Drawers, Children's Chemises, Skirts, " Gowns, " Aprons, Cloaks, " Skirts, " Drawers, Dresses, " Sacques, " Skirts, Shawls, " Collars, " Sun Bonnets Chemises, " Fishues, " Waists Gowns " Chemises, " Dresses, Wrappers Corset Covers " Cloaks, CC7" Calico Wrappers, N. W. Corner Kearny and Post Streets, S-A.3KT FRANCISCO. 447 ap23Aw Headquarters for Supplies -FOR THE- HOLIDAYS! HOLIDAYS! HOLIDAYS! F O R Santa Glaus ! Santa Claus ! Santa Glaus ! FOR- Cliristmas Presents ! Christinas Presents ! New Year s Gifts ! New Yean Gifts ! Every Day a Grand Opening Day. New Goods are Daily being Placed on our Counters as soon as Room is Made. Sow Arrived from England, via Australia, per P. M. H. Zealaadla of November 23rd, Terra Cotta Figures, Bisque Figures, Ala baster Figures, Motto Cups and Saucers, Fine Moustache Cups, China Vases, ' Bohemian Vases, China ami Bisque Ornaments, P.ose Ornaments, Ladies' Bags, Work Boxe3, Scrap Albums, Dress ing Cases, a Fine Line, Ladies' Fans, Velvet Frames, (elegant finish) , a splendid assort ment of Ladies' and Gents Purses, Toilet Sets, Carvers, Bread Knives, Scissors. Pocket Knives, Tea, Call and Dinner Bella, Fine Ink Stands, Accordeoas the bent manufactured, Bell Battled, Robber Dolls, Mouth Organs, Trumpets, Clarionettes, Cabinets, Elegant Dressed Dolls, Fine Stationerj, Boxes, Cases and Racks, Cabinet Albums, Lustres, Glass Sets, Crockery Ware, Toilet Soap, Pianos, Shell Work, Dinner Sets, Color Boxes, Table Mats, Tea Sets, China. Tin, Metal. ALL THE ABOVE GOODS WE A HE ABLE TO OFFER A.i SI'ECTAE IXDITEMEXI. :o:- We also would state that we are constantly receiving new and desirable styles of goods direct from the manufacturers, and that we shall spare no exertion to meet, by prompt attention, low prices, and the best of gootls, you entire confidence. Orders from the other islands promptly attended to. TEMPLE OF FASHION, Nos. Gi and 63 Fort Streets. Cups, Saucers, Dishes, Bowls, Plates, Jugs, Ewers and Basins, Tea Pots, Coffee Pots, Parian Figures, Flower Stands, Bouquet Holders, Billiard Chalk, Fancy China Ware, Granite Ware, ETC.... ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC., ETE., ETC.. ETC. :o: Recollect we throw out no leaders. Every article speaks for itself, and we sell as low as the lowest, and you will find always perhaps lower. KBISTlSrETJY & CO., Importers and Wholesale Dealer in House Furnishing Goods, Iuny jiritcits, DOTiaiis, ioveniest specialties, rite. I. O. BOX 30, IIOXOLV'I.l'. 1 32 if