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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, AUGUST 27, 1887.
3tor(isrmcnts. ; CALIFORNIA WOODS. THEIR EFFECT WHEN PROPERLV POLISHED AND FINISHED. Figures and Marking Accounted For, Handsomest Woods for House Decora tion (irowth of the Laurel Leading Fancy Wood Queer Figure. uOh, yes," saM thH architect, "naturai woods are now being usod very extensively for the interior finish of extrusive houses. -. Here is the plan of a house which we are now building in San Mateo, and, as you see, all the : ceilings are in panels, and there on the side of theroomsare wainscot nigs of oak. Of . course, this is a very expensive house', as the pat is of the lest and conies from the east." "How. long has this fashion been in vogue f aaked the reporter. "Well, natural wood interiors have leeri used to some extent in the houses of wealthy people for the past eight years, but recently they have come greatly into demand. In fact, the architectural tastes of Californians in general, and of hJan Franciscans in par ticular, I think, are vasrl3' improving. The wckkIs fa- interi-'-r-;, f course, to used ad vnntr "'!i-0y iumi bard woods. Cal ifornia i.-.unl, wLjio cedar, rd wool, eastern m?fpT. and o il: and Mxi'.in inaliogany are gen-M-Hih ns.-d, ri'i.l y...u lrtvo n- i.Ie.i what a pretty if'-'-t t'.oy no! :. wl:-;i ! rly jmjI- jshi tt jtinj inn .hod. As you k.i)jw, nearly all tliese wools have naturally prett3" tiures and Iins in them, and their surfaces look much handsomer than paer or painted boards." ''Talking about natural ligures," interrupt ed a dealer in fancy woods, who was listen ing to the conversation,"! Iiave .v-en some very pretty and unique ones ou the natural wood, and in my museum have a numler of Interesting secimens. I find that the pretti est figures are generally on the wood of trees which grow in a marshy or well irrigated place." "How do you account for that?" asked the iejorter. "Well," replied the wool dealer, "I think yiat the bark outgrows the twig, and will therefore wrinkle. When the twig grows the wood will, of course, fill up all the wrinkles and cavities in the bark, and its surface will therefore be marked and riffled. This is what makes the figures on the wood. Sometimes, also, the b-.i-k runs through the heart of the tree. This is a fact notgeuerally known, but to it I attnbute the existence of so many hoi low trees in the forests of California, for the bark will be ignited from anv prairie fire and burn through the core of the trunk, leav ing the tree hollow.' THE HANDSOMEST WOODS. "What do you consider the handsomest woods of the coast for house decoration?" "Well, I scarcely care to commit myself on that point," was the reply. "The fact is that the beauties of California end Oregon hard Woods are but litt'e known, and it is only a few who have studied the subject who are aware of the undevcJoiKxl industry existing in the figured woo Is of this coast. At the last mechanics' lair there was an excellent exhibition of California fancy woods, which surprised every IkkIv. It was not supposed that our forests were so rich in such desirable growths. As for the Oregon woods, I think the.so is very pretty. It is figured with concentric curves and admits of a very high Itolish, The Oregon maple is the most beau tiful wood I have ever seen, I think. Its color is a light yellow, and its surface is covered with small, wavy lines, which look like snowflakes. It reminds one much of a sheet of burnished gold, and when the gas light plaj-s upon its burnished surface the ef fect is grand. Like most of our woods, how ever, it is but little known. The Oregon ma ple is also a pretty wood. Its surface is cov ered with binall parallel lines, close tocrether " "Cub tell me something about our own woods," intended the reporter. "Well, take the laurel," was the reply. "California laurel is figured beautifully, but, unfortunately for it, it has been confounded with pepperwood and myrtle, which are softer woods and rot quicker. Our sycamore, w hich has only recently become known as a fancy wood, is also very prettily figured. Its grain is like that of the leech. and has something like waving vertical lines close together. Why, lefore its qualities as a fancy wood were Known, it was used for the manufacture of tobacco boxes. In New York it is called but tonwood. Sycamore is very strong, and can b' used advantageously for veneering. Red wood is also a handsome wood for interiors It admits of a very high ioJjsh,. and for a cheap wood is probably one of the best in the market. The best ligures oin redwood are generally found in the burls, or largo knots Jiut rew figures are found in the body Redwood. Laurel is also a good haivi - a A curious fact about laurel is tha wood. lpok3 as if a great tree had growr -tue treo melted, down and another tr 1 and then roru the residue of the tirc' e liai grown growth , makes a larga ' This curious the center of which, the' ground burl, from did specimen of sue' tree grows. A splen Tm Laurel grr" formation may be burl of that .v-e near San Rafael. 1 he mtu IS AU11J uiieen icec m aiani- it." tree grows from the center of JOHN PHILLIPS, Practical Plumber, Gasfitter AND Coppersmith., 71 King Street, Honolulu, H. I. HOLME AND Mill JOB WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Bath Tuba, Water Closets, Wash Bowli, Plumb- tng GooiH of all kinds always on band. 705-junel5tf The Equitable t 1 o i n i no jwiipnnPA xnp.ioTv UIW XlOOlllUliUU UUUllLJ OF THE UNITED STATES. . Death claims paid in 1886 100 pr cent Assets, January 1, 1887 175,510,472 70 Liabilities, 4 per cent basis. .. 59,154597 00 Surplus, 4 per cent basis $16,355,875 76 The surplus is based on the conservative assumption that only 4 per cent interest. will be realized on investments. Assuming that 4 per cent will be real ized, it amounts to 20,495,175 76. ST-The SURPLUS, on everv bafis of valuation, IS LA 11(5 EK THAN THAT OF ANY OTHEK COMPANY IN THE WOULD. Nw assurance in 1880 $111,540,203 00 Larger man tuat or any oilier company. Outstanding assurance 411,779.093 00 terser than that of any other company. Paid policy holders in 1S86. . 8,336,607 90 l am policy nolders since or ganization 96,547,783 53 Total income 19,873,733 19 Premium income 16,272,154 62 .Larger tnan mat of any otber company. IMPROVEMENT DURING THE YEAR. iDcreaae of nrem. Income.? $2,810,476 40 Incr-asi- of surplus, 4 per cent basis. 2,493,686 C3 Increase of assets 8,957,085 26 Policies issued on all the plans, with all the guarantees ana concessions, lot full particu lars apply to ALEX. J. C ART WRIG I IT, 632 may!2 '88 No. 3 Kaahumanu strest. NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS! FOR RENT, LEASE; SALE THE WAIKIKI RESIDENCE OF MR. FRED H. Uayselden. situated at Kaniolani Purl- h. tween the residences of Hon. W. G. Irwin and Mr. Frank Brown. Is offered for rent. las or sale. Also the premises adloiain? the Hawniia. Opera House, Palace Square. For tezms apply to mo uuuereiguea. n(U rx. UA YSELdJEN. 762augltf J. E. Brown & Co. 42 MERCHANT STREET. Bell Telephone 172. Mutual Telephone 391. P. O. Box 409 ACCOUNTANTS AND General Commission Apt? General Agency for Hawaiian Isl&ud' d of the Burlington ami Chicago u ,rfS AMERICA. Conuctina at Boston with the Azores and Madeiia. f LEADING FANCY WOODS. k v' Vat are our leading fancy woods?" "Well, I should eay walnut, sycamore, laurel .ind. mhvood me in the lend. They are all very r reirily f igured. A good piece of figured V'.'ch.! is ulay-j in demand, for, as our friend s nys, the use .f such woods- for in terior d-vorati'Mi is L'-vininj; very general. Redwood, I tuould fviy, si-e;i:s at present to be the favorite. The Santa Cruz redwood is generally prettily figured. You must under stand, o course, tuat a piece of wood must bo cut in just a certain way to bring out the figure, and it takes a good deal of experience, too, to know not only how to cut it, but how to treat the wood so that the figure will be shown to the best advantage. 1 might say that Oregon maple look very well in furni ture, and is used extensively for that purple in this city." "I understand that sjeciinens of fancy woods are very often secured in which the lines assume some well developed figure, such as a head or an animal. Have you ever come across any of these?" was asked. "Oh, yes, indeed," was the reply. "I well remember a piece I have in my museum now, in which the head o.f a child is distinctly shown. Where do you think I got it? Why, it came from an old pile that had been for years stuck in the mud, supporting Donohue's old building on First street. I have a piece of California walnut, which was exhibited at the fair, in which, as plain as day, can be seen the ligures of a man and woman. They are side views. The man is apparently ls naked as when he was born, but the woman Is attired in complete walking costume. The specimen is called 'Adam and Eve.' I have also a splendid specimen of California laurel in which there is a liar's head. But the fig ures are almost as many as nre the specimens. Heads, bodies and even trees are also figure! in the woods. 1 have seen one piece in which there were two biris. Come up to my place someday and i will show you the whole mu seum," and the wood expert and t he architect sauntered away. San Francisco Chronicle. Sarah Bernhardt is described by a Boslon miter as Laving an "Evarts-like head." ffiS"Propertles Leased, Rented and Sold. Legal Documents Drawn. Books Audited and Adjusted. Accounts Corrected. Authorized Collector Mr. Thomas Iscovesco. 788augl2tf BUHACH ! THE GREAT CALIfORNIA INSECTICIDE. Beware of Imitations, Which are being pnt upon the market. THE GENUINE BUHACH Is sold only by Jenson, Smith & Co. Sole Agents in the HAWAIIAN ISLANDS FOR THE Buliacli Producing and Mfg. Co. STOCKTON, CAL. BOATS EOE SALE ! Three Whale Boats. One decked Whale Boat 30 feet Ion?, 3 feet deep, 8 feet wide. Two i'J-feet Surf Boats. One l&-feet Surf Boat. One decked Plunger. 16 feet long, 6 feet 6 inehes wide, feet 6 inches deep, with mast and sails. One 22-feet Sailing Scow, decked, with mast and sails. One 1'2-tcn Lighter, decked. F. It. KYAX, QTljelCtf Boat Builder and Ueniaie LoJbtr B. F. EHLEES & CO. 99 Fort Street, Have just opened a new consignment of NEW and SEASONAB X. I GOODS, Jp7"Inspection Invited. -fSC3 PACIFIC HARDWARE CO., I'd, IRONMONGERS CIGAR s If you want a fine CIGAR, try some of Straitou & Storm's, which have just arrived at " H0LL1STER & C0.S, 109 Fort Street. 73 PI. F. Mclntyre & I3ro., JMPORTKRS AND DKALEKS IN Groceries, Provisions find Feed, EAST CORNER FORT AND KINO ftTJcEETS. New OOOdS received bV PVeri narilPt from tha KilRtem Sf:ic on,l fnrAna .iuh ""Qliffi-nla Produce by every ateamer. A 11 orders faithfully attended to, and ;oods delivered to any part of the city free of charge. Island orders solicited. Satisfaction filar? ntpt-M IViKtnttir-. Kat TCr 145 Telephone No. 92 o d!7 1876. GEO. W. LINCOLN. 1886. BUILDEE. 75 and 77 Kincr S treet, - - Honolulu Bell Telephone No. 275. 65 Mnfltnl Telephone No. 65. w. bb luce; WINE A TSTD SPIB1T MERCHANT, CAMPBELL FIRE-PROOF RLOCJK, MERCHANT ST., HONOLULU, Has just received from Europe per "Hercules," 200 Cases Guiness' Extra Stout, Bottled by M. B. FOSTER & SONS. ALSO FEI5 ASSORTMENT OF HOCK -AJSTX). CLAEEx'. These Wiueswere especially selected for W. S. Luce, and are far superior to any ever before imported into this market. THE FINEST ABOKTEI STOCK OF CHAMPAGNES, ALES, WINES, ETC. ALWAYS ON HAND. Op-Special attention drawn to the celebrated Wines MALMSEY, MADEIRA (Dry and Medium), WHITE PORT, SHERRY, etc. Bum Punch the Latest Novelty. 578 aprl-Jtfdw W. C. PEACOCK & CO. Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchants. 25 SCUASU STREET, HO NO 1,171.1:, II. I. Have Just received ex CERASTES, HERCULES and other late arrival direct from Europe, G. H. Mumm's "Extra Dry" Champagne. do clo "Dry Yerzenay" Champagne. In Plnta and Quart. In large clear crystal bottles, 5 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 LIQUORS, P. O. BOX 602. Which are offered for sale at lowest rates. 734aw?lltf TELEPHONES No. 4G. 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