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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL" ADVERTISER, AUGUST 2(5, 1867.
.3abtrtiscmtms. 5U)!irfistmcMs. PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE. Pacts, Theories and Experiments in Everyday Life. A numlcr of disinfectants for household use are generally classed together as about 'equally good. But a3 each has a more or less specific action, it may he oxjectei to serve some particular puruose with best effect. Following are a few common disinfectants and uses ascriW to them: Quicklime, to ab sorb moisture and putrid fluids. Use fresh lime, scattering it about finely powdered, and whitewash with lime. Charcoal powder, to absorb putrid gases. The charcoal should be dry and fresh, mixed with lime. Chloride of lime, to give off chlorine, to ab sorb putrid effluvia and to stop putrefaction. Sulphate of iron (copperas), one pound dis solved in one quart of water. Poured down waste pipe this will destroy the foulest smell. A quantity in an open pan will purify the au la rooms. ; The "Weight of Women' Gown. "What is the normal weight cf a gotviif This question was recently asked, of a New York modiste, by a New York woman and was answered with the aid of the scales. A black eilk reception costume that glittered with jet sequina was first put to the proof. It tipped the beam at thirty-four pounds. A companion gown, like unto the first, but re joicing in a train, and yet more brilliant with jet, owned unblushingly to an avoirdupois of forty-nine pounds. An examination into the mysteries of their construction was resorted to in order to discover just where this weight carao in. It lay somewhat in the draperies, somewhat in the multitudinous bones and steels, to some extent in the balls of lead that were deliberately hung to the bodice and concealed about the skirt to hold its in tricacies in place, and most of all in the jet that mado of the v. hole array a full defensive panoply, bullet proof. Walking dresses were also tested with the following results: A tailor made gown of fine wool, with kilted skirt, but wholly without adventitious trimmings, a very Cinderella of a Lenten robe, weighed twelve pounds. Fif teen, seventeen and nineteen were the figures of three others resioctively. Na kind of a dress was found that veighed short of ten pounds, and yet fashioncble women who wear fashionable gowns are seldom known to com plain of the weight of a dress, though their doctors' bills prove how nerious are the results of such unnatural and uncalled for Btrain upon their nerves and strength. JOHN PHILLIPS, Practical Plumber, Gaslitter AND Coppersmith, 71 King Street, Honolulu, II. I. JIOISE A3TD KIIII JOB WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Bath Tubs, Water Closets, Wash Bowls, Pltunb ing Goods of all kinds always on hand. 705-junel5tf . . - Keep the II inds Soft. The roughest and hai clest of hands can bo made soft and white in a month's time by doctoring them a little at bedtime. A little ammonia or borar in the water you wash your hands with, and that water just luke warm, will keep the skin clean and soft. A little oatmeal mixed with the water will whiten lhe "hands. Many people use glycerine on their hands when they go to bed, wearing gloves to keep the Ixnldin clean; but glycer ine makes some skins harsh and red. These people should rub their hands with dry oat meal and wear gloves in bed. The best preparation for the hands at night is white of egg with n grain of alum dissolved in it. Amateur Nursing;. Amateur nurses are often over zealous. They bestow such care that it becomes a weariness to their patients who would gladly exchange their loving fuss for the quiet indif ference of an outsider. The nurs should never fidget in and out of the sick r oom, but go about her work quietly and calmly. A Novel Poultice. A late novelty In use of poultices is to wet a sponge in a concentrated decoction of mus tard and wrapping it with a handkerchief bandage for application. It is readily re lieved by simply again immersing in the same liquid. SOCIAL ETIQUETTE. In Po- Maouerg and Customs Practiced lite Society. Many a weary guest and equally weary host or hostess have sat up long past their usual hour 'for going to bed because each leared to appear impolite by making the first move to retire. The guest is perhaps fatigued by a journey and really suffers, but strives to o;wlure and be agreeable. The hostess, worn out with the strain of entertaining, stifles her ytlwns. Both continue the heavy task of 6tr 'ing to make conversation, in the hope that chance will solve the difficulty that nefthsr knows how to grapple with. The true rule to be followed, were they but cer tain of it, is a natural and hospitable one. Th host or hostess takes the initiative and says an appropriate word as to the lateness of the hour and the desirability of retiring. Etiquette of the Hat. The well bred man raises his hat if he passes a lady, though a stranger, in the hall of a hotel, on the stair, or if he does her any little service such as restoring her fan or gtove, or if she makes an inquiry of him or bs of her. A gentleman walking with an acquaintance, raises his hat to those persons whom his acquaintance salutes but does not bow. Gentlemen remove their hats in hotel elevators when ladies are present. A recent writer on etiquette considers that this is not demanded by jwliteness, at the best, and is beside so inconvenient to do when the elevator is tail, tkt it might well bo abandoned alto gether. The inconvenience mentioned un doubtedly occurs at times. Nevertheless this is a pleasant custom and wo have not so many acts of formal courtesy that it is well to d"?n.e with any of them unnecessarily. A gentleman lifts his hat to his wife, inothor or sister upon meeting them in a pub lic pho? us deferentially as to any other lady. A well bred man also removes his hat upon eater iagu pb.oe of amusement, while an ill bred nan will often take his olY only when he rcac'.oK hi.s seat, though that may be fur from f u entrance. AVeilding Invitation and Gifts. Young people who are to be married make a list together of all persons to whom cards Bhould be sent, and all the invitations go from the lady's family. The bride writes a note of .tk&nks before she leaves home to all from whom presents have come, including her husband's relatives and friends and her own. Especially is it nocesary to write to those p-jople. whom she does not know, but whose fti'ts have arisen from a regard for her fiance or bei parents. I', is in better taste to write thesa notes on note paper rather than cards. Letters of Introduction. When catling to preso ia letter of intro duction the caller dots not go in. lie simply leaves the letter with Lis curd and add res. If the letter has been given for a Fpeeial pur- :.-poe thoul i ho mentioned in :d may 'be k,-ut in with it and e'jue-tc.l. pose wh:ch the letter c an inte'vv'.v l'.ereption D.iv. Os rrc. tion days n H ly W4.ir p'-m, rih frc, bit tu!:- a,-' iiput to l.v or.T dreted f t lvme. " . vj ito.s i n-.- vd: nsn and mm th-.-wi w n h -;ve. it r'.bl; - tlk ttl rt to .o ; ,ay Ik sure t- s; a word w ifh ea ii. tire recmt r.rriva! thai t Jjenk to every gu.sU The Equitable Life Assurance Society OF THE UNITED STATES. Death claims paid in 1886 100 per cent Assets, January 1, 1887 $75,510,472 7 Liabilities, 4 pe"r cent basis. . . 59,154,597 CO Surplus, 4 per cent basis $16,33,875 (i The surplus is based on the conservative assumption that only 4 per cent interest will be realized on investments. Assuming that 44 per cent will be real ized, it amounts to $20,195,15 b. rr-The SURPLUS, on everv basis of valuation. IS LARGER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER COMPANY IN THE WORLD. New assurance in 1886 $111,540,203 00 Larger than tbat of any other company. Outstanding assurance 411,779.098 CO Larger tban tbat of any other company. Paid policy holders in 1886. . 8,336,007 90 Paid policy holders since or ganization 96,547,783 53 Total income 19,873,733 19 Premium income 16.272,154 62 Larger than that of any other company. IMPROVEMENT DURING THE YEAR. Increase of preen, income 2,810,475 40 Increase of aurplup, 4 percent baals. 2,493,636 63 Increase of assets 8,957,085 25 ' Policies Issued on all the plana, with all the guarantees and concessions. For full particu lars apply to . .. ALEX. J. CART WRIGHT, 632 inayl2 '83 No. 3 Kaahumanu atraet. FOB RENT LEASE SALE THE VTAIKIKI RESIDENCE OF MR. FRED H. Hayselden, situated at Eapiolani Park, be tween the residences of Hon. W. Q. Irwin and Mr. Frank Brown, is offered for rent, lease or sale. Also the premises adjoining the Hawaiian Opera House, Palace Square. For te.ms apply to me unaeraignea. FKlil) ti. HAi'SKLUEN. 762augltf J. E. Brown & Co. 42 MERCHANT STREET. Bll Telephone 172. P. O. Box 409 Mutual Telephone 391. ACCOUNTANTS AND General Coinii sion Agents General Agency for Hawaiian Islands of the Burlington and Chicago Railroad ACROSS AMERICA. Connecting at Boston wi;h the Azores and Madeira. "Properties Leased, Rented and Sold. Legal Documents Drawn. Books Audited and Adjusted. Accounts Corrected. Authorized Collector Mr. Thomas Iscoyfcco. 7SSaul2tf BUHACH ! THE GREAT CALIFORNIA INSECTICIDE. Beware of Imitations, Which are being put upon the market. THE GENUINE BUHACH Is sold only by Jison. Sill it Co. Sole Agents in the HAWAIIAN ISLANDS FOR THE Buliach Producing and Mfg. Co. NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS! STOCKTON, CAL. 7' augl2tf BOATS FOB SALE! Ore dec ked V."tal Boat SO fe?t loer, 3 feel deep, i fet wl'e. .' :!-fM Surf hvt . r- 2ci'l riunrfr,3 'eM lis?, fert f. InrbM 'M, - irl inch- Ar-, with mast t J bji5 t.. f.t CtilUig Scow, dfc'ei. jth 'utiJ !: 1 is I.igbtr, d1? !. F. II. HYA.V, (7I ifii rt T'uiICtr iJ (lemtii Sv,."ir B. P. EHLEES & CO. 99 Fort Street, Have just opened a new consignment of INTEW and SEASONABLE GOODS, E7"InspectioH Invited.jf3fr CIGARS If you want a fine CIGAR, trv some of Straiton & Storm's, which have jus arrived at HOLLISTEK & 00.S, 109 Fort Street, 73 HE. E. Mclntyre & Bro., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS TN Groeei?ies Provisions and Feed EAST CORNEE FORT AND KING 8TREE7S. !few Uoods received by every pacaet from the Eastern Htates and .Europe, fresh California Produce by every steamer. t All orders faithfully attended to, and Goods delivered to any part of the aty free or charge, island orders solicited. Satisfaction guarantc-ed. Pustofflce Box No. 145 Telephone No. 92 0apl7 1876. GEO. W. LINCOLN. 1886. 75 and 77 Kino- Street, - - J I onolulu Bell Telephone No. 275. 65 Mutual Telephone IXo. 65. W. S. LTJCE5 WINE -ATSHD SPIRIT Tvl It; RC HANT . CAMPBELL FIRE-PROOF BLOCK. MERCHANT ST., HONOLULU- Has just received from Europe per "Hercules," 200 Cases Guiiiess Extra Stout, Bottled by M. B. FOSTER A SONS. ALSO FIXE ASSORTMENT OF HOCK .AJSTD CLAEET. These Winefwere especially selected for W. S. Luce, and are far superior to any ever Deiore imported into this market. THE FINEST ASSORTED STOCK OF CHAMPAGNES, AEES, WINES, ETC. ALWAYS ON HAND. U-Special attention drawn to the celebrated Wines MALMSEY, MADEIRA (Dry and Medium), WHITE TORT, SHERRY, etc. Eum Punch the Latest Novelty. 578 aprLitfdw W. C. PEACOCK & CO. "Wholesale' Wine and Spirit Merchants, 23 NUVA2C17 STUEET, IIOXOI.17I.17, II. I- Have just received ex CERASTES, HERCULES and other late arrivals direct from Europe, GL H. Mumm's "Extra Dry" Champagne. do do "Dry Yerzenay" Champagne. Iu Pints and Quarts. It Iu large clar crystal bottles, gallons per case. CASES J. D. K. & Z. GIN Each 20 bottles. 4 4-5 gallons. J. J. Pellisson's 10-year-old Brandy And a full assortment of the most favorite brands of ALES, WINES AND LIQUOES, P. O. BOX 502. Which are offered for sale at lowest rates. 734anglltf TELEPHONES No. 4C. LEWIS & CO., Ill fort fcitret. Irajorter aul in-aler in Staple and Fancy Groceries. :o: PACIFIC HARDWARE CO., L'd, IRONMONGERS Nan J" jiii!?inilli ? , " ilfr ',f""'"'" isrnnw goods Just Received. LAMP CONCORD ATTACHMENT A Kerose lie Oil Stove "Which can be used on a common lamp-burner. NEW LAMP GOODS At very low prices. Latest Improved Burners. A line line of GLASSWAEE Entirely new to this market, all and examine our novelties. M. W. . McCHESNEY & SONS, 42 and U Queen St., HONOLULU. 43 Clay Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Importers and Wholesale Grocers. A FULL LINE OF STAPLE AND FANCY GK0CE1IIES, COFFEES, TEAS AISTD SPICES. Plantation Stores, Salmon, Peef, Pork, Flour. Eeans, Bread, etc. Fresh arrivals by every steamer and sailing vessel. Special inducements otTered to Portuguese Traders, in a variety of Fresh Goods especially suited to their wants. HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID FOR Dry and Green Hides and Goat Skins LARGEST ASSORTED STOCK OF GROCERIES ON THE ISLAND. S T A T""TV"7 HAY 42 aud 44 Queen Street, Honolulu. 63-my22.1y JOHN 1ST O TT, i I, ill i. JfZf Stoves, Ranges and Housekeeping Goods. Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work NOW EEADY. 1887. Fourth Year of Publication. 1887- THE HONOLULU ALMANAC MJ) DIRECTORY ! For tho Year of Our Lord 1887, Containing an Astronomical, Civil &Ecclesiastic'l Calend'r FOR TH E YEA II AN. Official and Business Directory of Honolulu TOO ETHER WITH FEESK GOODS Bv every ctamer fr.'m California, ami hIwuvp on ln-l, a full and coir.'let liti of IProvisions, Etc. Etc. 1 Sifrtioii "irantfel. Tvlej ltono No. T40. 1. (). ,., No. i Full Statistical and General Information RJEXATXNG TO THE HAWN ISLANDS, Great pains and expense Lave been gone-to by the Publishers to make this Almanac and Directory the mst useful and comprehen sive work of the kind ever published in the Hawaiian Kingdom. It will be found invaluable to men of business, travelers and ' tourists, and is guaranieed a wide circulation at Home and in Foreign Coun tries. Ite Court and OfficiaJ Calendar carefully corrected to the latest moment. Article" of special value to the Islands have neen prepared by ex port writers, which are well calculated to beget great interest iu their condition a i pros ect abroad. Send in your orders lot copies early.