PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, AUGUST 27, 1887.
; 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
"How do you account for that?" asked the
"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-
tree grows from the center of
Practical Plumber, Gasfitter
71 King Street, Honolulu, H. I.
HOLME AND Mill
JOB WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Bath Tuba, Water Closets, Wash Bowli, Plumb-
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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
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.
J. E. Brown & Co.
42 MERCHANT STREET.
Bell Telephone 172.
Mutual Telephone 391.
P. O. Box 409
General Commission Apt?
General Agency for Hawaiian Isl&ud'
d of the
Burlington ami Chicago
u ,rfS AMERICA.
at Boston with the Azores and
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.
Authorized Collector Mr. Thomas Iscovesco.
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
and Mfg. Co.
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
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,
If you want a fine CIGAR, try some of Straitou & Storm's, which have just
arrived at "
H0LL1STER & C0.S,
109 Fort Street.
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
GEO. W. LINCOLN. 1886.
75 and 77 Kincr S treet, -
Bell Telephone No. 275.
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.
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.
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.
LEWIS & CO.,
Ill Fort Street. Importer ami lealers iu
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
By every Bteamer from California, and always on hand, a full and complete line of
Provisions, Etc. Etc.
nl Sat isf Actios guaranteed. Telephone No. 240. P. O. Box No. 29? .
lie Oil Ste
Winch can bt used on a cfimnon lamp-burner.
NEW lamp goods
At verv low prices.
Latest Imi)rove(l Burners.
A line line of
GLASS W 1R E
Intirclv new to this market.
lgr"Oall ami examine our novelties.
M. W. MeCHESNEY & SONS,
42 .and 41 Queen St.,
43 Clay Street,
SAN FllANCLSCO, CAL.
Importers and Wholesale Grocers.
A FULL LINE OF
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
COFFEES, TEAS A.IST33 SPICES.
Plantation Stores, Salmon, Beef, Pork, Flour. Beans,
Fresh arrivals by every steamer and sailing vessel. Fpecial inducements offered
to Portuguese Traders, in a variety of Fresh Goods especially
suited to their wants.
HIGHEST CASH PRICK PAID FOR
Dry and Green Hides and Goat SJrins
LARGEST ASSORTED STOCK OF GROCERIES ON THE ISLAND.
HAY and GRAIN.
42 and 41 Queen Street, Honolulu.
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