PACIFIC COMMERCIAL" ADVERTISER, AUGUST 2(5, 1867.
PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE.
Pacts, Theories and Experiments in
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
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
; 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.
Practical Plumber, Gaslitter
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.
. . - 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 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
Maouerg and Customs Practiced
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
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
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
the letter c
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;
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a word w ifh ea ii.
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Jjenk to every gu.sU
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
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.
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.
J. E. Brown & Co.
42 MERCHANT STREET.
Bll Telephone 172. P. O. Box 409
Mutual Telephone 391.
General Agency for Hawaiian Islands of the
Burlington and Chicago
Connecting at Boston wi;h the Azores and
"Properties Leased, Rented and Sold. Legal
Documents Drawn. Books Audited and Adjusted.
Authorized Collector Mr. Thomas Iscoyfcco.
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
and Mfg. Co.
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
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,
If you want a fine CIGAR, trv some of Straiton & Storm's, which have jus
HOLLISTEK & 00.S,
109 Fort Street,
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
GEO. W. LINCOLN.
75 and 77 Kino- Street, -
- J I onolulu
Bell Telephone No. 275.
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.
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 "Dry Yerzenay" Champagne.
Iu Pints and Quarts.
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.
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO., L'd,
jiii!?inilli ? , " ilfr ',f""'"'"
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
Entirely new to this market,
all and examine our novelties.
M. W. . McCHESNEY & SONS,
42 and U Queen St.,
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,
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
42 aud 44 Queen Street, Honolulu.
JOHN 1ST O TT,
i I, ill i. JfZf
Stoves, Ranges and Housekeeping Goods.
Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work
1887. Fourth Year of Publication. 1887-
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