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COMMERCIAL ADVEkTlSiStt, AUGUST 31, 1887, ! JU 1 ' 1 UJ' m - ! W fl9Li JAW MRS. WEST'S PET. Art rtgHh Sparrow Which Follow It U-tre-t f,ike Mry'n l.ltH l amb. In the Hill buiMiii?, in i$oniervilIi Ma., is a cosy suite of rooms wlik'h havi; . ben or-upI"l for the pat six years hy Mr. Marion XV. XVett. Mrs. Ure is a matronr-lkin l:ly of per haps fifty-five years f age. When she first took up iVr in li-r present apartments hJ nterl the visits of a great many English sparrows to her windows. This in itself did not excite more than passing notice; but there was one littJe fellow who was most per sistent inhte ; attempt at recognition on the part of Mr.?. Westt and soon she bn came aware that -her tiny visitor re newed his calb two or three times daily. Soon she learned his' peculiar song-like chatter, and she would oftentimes throw up the. sash to feed and talk to hr plumed friend. These visits began six years ago. and not a day, summer or winter, in the time that h:w since elap-ed has the bird missed in making his appearance. Sev eral summers ago she and a friend went out into the country, some distance from Somerville, to gather flowers. While in a field plucking daisies Mrs. West heard the whistle of her feathered pet, aud on looking up ho was close at her hand, as plewed as possible at the attention she bestowed upon him. From that time forth it was no unusual occur rence to have the intelligent bird make his appearance and do escort tint' for the lady to whom he is so deeply at tached. One day Mrs. West took an open car via the Charles river route, intending to visit Boston. When about two miles from Somerville, while the car was going at a rapid pace, she heard a peculiar flutter over her head among thelooped-up curtains. She raised her eyes, and therj, perched on the iron red running across the car, was the sparrow. He rode until Mrs. . West alighted, when he disappeared. Again Mrs. West started for Boston 4n a shopping tour, and proceeded by a circuitous route. When she arrived in the city the visited one of the well known stores on lYemont street, and while completing her errand her atten tion was attracted by the note of a bird. She inquired of the attendant whether they kept a bird, and upon receiving au answer, in thf negative he stepped to the window, where sat her admirer, the sparrow. The next day the bird turned up in Somerville as usual, and claimed the wonted attention. Mrs. West says the little creature is particularly fond of music, and that he will sit as if in wrapt attention, while she sings that which pleases him, or in event the music doe3 not charm his tutored ear he utters a peculiar guttural noise and disappears. The bird i3 undoubtedly an English sparrow, although some of the coloring of his feathers is rarely found in that specie. There are few" other birds that would bo able to undergo the severe cli matic changes of seasons, and this seems to lend weight to the assumption that he belongs to the English sparrow class. Boston Clobe. m m A MELANCHOLY WRECK. Splendor of the Alhambra WUich ar9 Grot Even in Their .Decay. The Alhambra is now at best but a melancholy wreck, and rather disap pointing after all that one has read about it and fancied. Externally it is plain, and not at all so imposing as some of the old Rhine castles. Within its walls the imagination may draw its own pictures of ancient Moorish splen dor; but that splendor exists no longer here except in imperfect and moldy remnants. The wreck, the decay, the evidences of post-Moorish vandalism, everywhere obtrusive, are vexatious and painful. Vet, frail as it is, much of the light, fantastic architecture of the Alhambra still rises graceful and alluring out of all the ruin and the wreck. Though Charles V. tore awav a great deal of it to make room for a nondescript palace which he never finished, enough re mains to enable us to conceive how exquisitely beautiful it must have been in its perfection. Much of the lace like stucco tracery still survives all ravages, hs do also many of the por celain mosaics, whose gorgeous color is yet sufficiently preserved to show how resplendent they originally were. The shapely arches and slender columns that have been spared still retain their incomparable grace, and all over the interior are seen Gothic and Arabic inscriptions, so dextrously wrought as to be readily mistaken for scroll-wor!:, the purpose of which, indeed, they serve. To undertake any detailed "descrip tion of the Alhambra would be super fluous after what Irving has written. It is, no doubt, much the same to-day that it was when he rambled and mused amid its inins. The famous Court of Lions remains as he. saw and described it, aud the alleged bloodmarks of the murdered Abeucerrages are still pointed out, as he mentions, ou the marble pavement. Many of the great saloons are ex quisitely beautiful, even in tluir decay; and the pictures .seen from their arched windows of the old city, with its envi ronments of valley and mountain, h ive an ideal loveliness all their own. Par ticularly tine are the views from the auperb chamber known as the Saloon of the Ambassadors, which, though stripped of its vases and niany other ornaments, r.-bnks in its mournful magnitieenee the vandalism of h de spoilers. This chamber contains nine alcoves, in one of which the throfie u.n placed. Brooklyn Magazine. m - mm An artesian well at Northampton, Mass., has reached a depth of '3,0-2 i feet nithout finding sullicient water for the purpose intended. Iti coit haa been 25f000. A Factory ot "Condetiee Jl Milk." "We first went to the receiving room, where the frenh milk is delivered by the farmer and is at once poured through a nne Ftrainer into large copper vats; is car ried thence by means of pipes into large copper wells, situated in one of the lower rooms; here it is boiled, and from thence to a small copper well where the finest grades of refined sugar are added, ancP then strained into another well, from which it is taken to thf vacuum or con densing room above. The rnilk is hero condensed by a very low temperature in these pans; at times made to boil at a temperature as low as 120 degs. The milk in its condensed form is carried to a lower apartment again, where it is put into larger vats in cans of ten gallons each, and with apparatus kept in a re volving motion, the milk is cooled to a temperature of about 70 degs. From this room the milk is transported on a car to the conning room; here it is poured into the. filling machine, which sends the milk into the cans ready for sealing. The cans weigh one pound each and retail at from fifteen to eighteen cents. The cans are t-ent to the shipping room, where they are carefully packed in boxes holding four dozen each. The milk is used for all the ordinary purposes that pure sweet milk is used; for table use; for the traveler on sea as well as land, and is prescribed by physicians aa a nice and delicate food for infants. I need only say the company makes its own cans and boxes. The factory gives employment to 135 persons, over half of whom are attractive, white aproned girls; it buys from 184 farmers a daily average of 33,000 quarts of milk the milk being produced by 3,500 cows, feeding on about 35,000 acres of land. The sugar used is about thirty-five barrels per day, or one barrel to every 1,000 gallons of milk. Cleanli ness is strictly observed in the factory, and nothing of acid or solid nature Lj used in the process of condensing the milk that will not admit of a close and rigid medical test. Cor. Hartford Times. 3&bfrfuficn:s. 3U&trtisf merits. NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS ! PACIFIC HARDWARE-CO., L'd, Introducing the Edible Snail. I have lately made a number of efforts to introduce to St. Louis epicures the edible Lnail cf Franco o ad Germany, and have been uniformly unsuccessful, not because cf the failure of the epicures to appreciate the delicr.cies, but because cf the difScuIty I found in getting the snails from Europe here. I have zo far ob tained, after several months' message sending by friends visiting the contiiient, only two eiiails. With these I would have started a snail farm, but they died through my neglect. If the dish were onco brought to the notice of the palatea of the local gourmands their importation here would soon b?come a great business and the snail would soon rival the soft crab and oyster as a luxury. New Orleans is the largest consumer of snails in this country, and they cook them there deliciously. The snails are first thrown into hot water and killed. Then they are washed in a weak solution of lye, which removes the slime, and the shells are cleaner! with stronger lye. Then the meats are loilxl and replaced in the shells, with a dressing of bread and pars ley, and thus prepared the snails are roasted. When the covers are removed from the dish, one must eat the snails, whether one likes them or not, the flavor is so enchanting. They can be eaten in two ways: The meat can be picked out with a fork, or the shell may be put to the mouth and the snail sucked out bodily. Globe-Democrat Interview. A Giant Chestnut Tree. On the farm of John Guinther, in Rock land township, Berks county, Pennsyl vania, a chestnut tree was recently cut down, which for size is probably not ex celled in the state. It measured 40 1-2 feet in circumference, 10feet 2 inches across the butt, and yielded twelve cords of firewood. It was solid to the core yet, and only last season a crop of about three and one-half bushels of chestnuts was secured from it. The concentric Tings in the wood were clearly marked, and possessing an inquiring mind the owner counted them, and this established the fact that the tree sprung up from the parent chestnut about 230 years ago. The most remarkable fact in connection with the old forest monarch, however, was the discovery, in splitting it up, of a small hollow metal tube solidly imbedded in the wood of the trim k about three feet inward from the outer surface, and which upon examination was found to contain a strip of paper on which was written with ink in German, the following inscription: "Johann Jacob Walter, Tubingen, King dom of Wurtenber, Anno 1765." The supposition is that the tube was for some mysterious purpose hid in the tree when, of ordinary size by boring into it with an augur and then plugging it up, and that afterwards the puncture was grown over. Philadelphia Call. A Superb ltoyal Mantle. At the coronation of King Kalakaua, in 1883, ho wore the royal mantle of Ka meliameha I, one of the . most superb emblems of royalty ever worn by king or kaiser. As may be supposed, it is care fully kept at the palace. It is a semi circular cloak about four feet in length, coaring an area of twenty-five square feet when spread out. and it is made of tho small, golden hueel feathers cf the O-o. These feathers, each about the size oi" one's little finger nail, are fastened to a fine network of liber made from the bark of the clona, overlaying each other. There are at bast 5,000 of these feathers used in the cloak; there are but two taken from each bird, which have to be snared in tho dense woods, the feathers plucked and the birds released; i: was a crime to kill them. The birds are by no means abundant, necessarily the value of the clcak i3 very r;:cat, and the keeping of it in crJcr r.n endless tack. This man tle is wcrn only by the reigning sovereign. There are sl.orter capes and cloak3 worn by alios cr chiefs, their length being reg ulated by the rank cf the wearer. Hon olulu Cor. Cleveland Leader. An C'uiTholesor&e Occupation. When a buvir.l permit is brought in th.? office to me and I sec that the occu ration of the dead man was c:..rar making, i am readv to gne c.t once that he died of consumption. And my guess is right in ninety-nine of a hundred cases. The tTade is a most unwholesome one. Tho ttooping position of the cigarmaker and his constant inhalation of tobacco parti cles in vile diseases of the lungs, and they generally come. Mortuary Clerk in Globe-Democrat. . 1 ) "write a, statement to that effect for you to i'en. B. P. & CO. 99 Fort Street, Have just opened a new consignment of TNTEW and SEASONABLE GOODS 5"Inspection Invited. -.7 CIGARS If you want a fine CIGA1J, try some of Straiton & Storm'tf, which have just arrived at HOLLISTER & C0.S, 109 Port Street T3 H. E. JMcIntyre & Bro., rarroRTEEs and dealers in Grxocexies9 Provisions arid Feed EAST CORNER FORT AND KINO STREF.TB. New (loods received by every pactiet from the Eastern States and Europe, resh California Produce by every srt uaier. All orders faithfully attended to, and Uoods delivered to any part of th rlty free of charge. Island orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post office Box No. 14" relephone No. 92 60 apt" 1876. GEO. W. LINCOLN 1886, BUILDER 75 and-77 Kin Street, Honolulu Holi lVIttiii So. 273. 65 Mutual Telephone No. 65. W. S. LUCE5 WINE AND SPIE1T MERCHANT, CAMPBELL FIRE-PROOF BLOCK. MERCHANT ST., HONOLULU, lis juM received from Europe per "Hercules, ' 200 .Cases Guiness' Extra Stout, Bottled by M. B. FOSTER & BON'S. ALfcO FINE ASSORTMENT OF HOCK JNT) CLAEET. These Wines; wore especially selected for W. S. Lnce, and are far superior to any ever before imported into this market. THE FINEST ASSORTED STOCK OF CHAMPAGNES, ALES, WINES, ETC. ALWAYS ON HAND. K?""Special attention drawn to the celebrated Wines MALMSEY, MADEIRA (Dry and Medium), WHITE FORT, SHERRY, etc. Eum Punch the Latest Novelty. 578 aprlJtfdw W. C. PEACOCK & CO. Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchants, 3S SUtiJLHV STREET, IIOXOLTJLr, II. I. Have just received ex CERA81E8, HERCULES and other late arrivals direct from Europe. G. II. Mumiirs "Extra Dry" Champagne, do do "Dry Verzenay" Champagne. In rinti and Quarts. MELCHER'S "ELEPHANT" GIN In large clear crystal bottles, S galloci per case. OASES J. D. K. & Z. GIN Each 20 bottles. 4-5 gallons. J. J. Pellisson's 10-year-old Brandy And a full assortment of tbe most favorite brands of ALES, WINES AND LIQU0BS, P. O. EOX 502. Which are offered for sale at lowest rates. 74auRlltf TELEPHONES So. 46. LEWIS & CO., Ill Fort Street. ImjKrtrs nnl IMMler lu Staple and "Fancy Groceries, :o:- PRESH GOODS By ewry steamer from California, and always on Land, a full and complete line of Provisions, Etc Etc. dl Satisfaction guaranteed. Telephone No. 240. P. O. Box So. 2Sf . j i " " K.l ) l ! t i i If rv j ' NEW GOODS Just Received. CONCORD LAMP ATTACHMENT A Kerosene Oil Store Which can he u.sed on a common lamp-burner. LAMP GOODS 1 Tj At very low prices. Latest Improved Burners. A line line of Entirely new to this market. CCii and examine our novelties. G '0 M. W. McCHESNET & SON S, 42 and U Queen St., HONOLULU. 43 Clay Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Importers and Wholesale Grocers. A FULL LINE OF STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, COFFEES, TEAS AND SPICES. Plantation Stores, Salmon, Beef, Pork, Flour. Beans, 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 PRICK PAID FOK Dry and Green Hides and Goat Skins LARGEST ASSORTED STOCK OV OHOCKRIKS ON TIIK ISLAND. HAY and. GRAIN j 43 aud 41 Queen Slreet, Honolulu. JOHN NOT T, Stoves, Ranges and Housekeeping GvOds. 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