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i I i , PACIFIC COMMERCIAL A JD VEilTI SEE, SEPTEMBER 30, 1887. t ft , -J- ". i I . i i THE' DAILY cific Commercial Advertiser IS PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TEItaiH OI NURSCItllMTIOSf, Ter annum .... - f S 00 Per month - 50c esrSubHcrlptloMa Payable Alwnysln Advance. Communications from all part of the Kingdom will always be very acceptable. Persons res!llnsj In any part of the United states can remit, the amount of subscription due by Post Oflice money order. Matter intended for publication in the editorial columns should be addressed to Ejmtob Pacific C'owmkkctai. ADVEicnfFS.' Business corurntinlcatlong and advertisements snould be addressed simply " P. C.Advkktkek, And not to individuals T BE K Pacific Commercial Advertiser Is now for sale daily at the Following Places; J. II. SOPER Merchant street A. M. HEWETT Merchant street T. (t. THRUM Fort street WM. STRAHLMANN Hawaiian Hotel i Five Cents per Copy- FRIDAY September 30th THE HIL0 RAILROAD. The Ililo peoile do not seem to have' lost hopo in their railroad scheme, and we hope the public generally have not. Railroads, like steamships, good roads, harbors and good wharves, all tend to increase public and private improve ments, and the country at large is beni ilted thereby. There is no section of the country betteradapted for railroad purposes than the one proposed ; the soil is equal to any, if not superior; the ex tent is greater that would be available for farms and plantations, and only a railroad required to make it one of the most populous districts as well as the most prosperous. A large tract of coun try at the present time all but valueless could be made one of the greatest value to the people and country. The thousands of small farms that would grow up by the settlement of small farms cannot be estimated the great prosjerity of all countries are at tributed to this class of settlements. If any one will take the trouble to examine .into our imports, they will be surprised to note the annual outlay for hay, grain, potatoes, butter, cheese and many other articles, all of which might and could be raised at home, rearing up a population valuable to the nation as well as in creasing the value of property, of which the country in general shows. That the project would be a success there is no question, when the extent of country, soil and climate are taken into consideration ; in fact, reference to all countries prove this fact. But all enter prises of this character require some backing. Men are not to be found gen erally that are able and willing to as sume responsibilities so large, at least we know none that are able, if willing. Our Government at present are not in a position to help however much they may approve of orseo the need of it. But there is no doubthe day is not far distant when the Government will have t take hold in some way, in addition to that adopted by former legislation, I y either a larger subsidy or a guarantee of interest on say thirty years' bonds. Many may say this would be another mortgage on the country, or, in other words, a new indebtedness. It might be the latter, but financial men would not consider it in the light of the former. The increased taxation in the district alone would in live years overpay the Government; at least this is the opinion of men who are not given to rash state ments. PEARL RIVER. The cession of Pearl River, a matter that agitated the minds of the people of this community in 1S73, seems to be coining to the front again, and doubt less will become a very strong factor in the politics of this country in the com ing session of the Legislature, to meet in May next. At the present time we shall have little to say on the snbject. Setting the political side of the question to one side many will Took with favor on a measure that would be likely to serve the interests of either part' or persons for the time being, leaving the future to care for itself. 1'jriu a Store. An attempt to fire Ah Sing's store at the corner of King and Kekaulike streets was made Wednesday night. Towder was used, but it was discovered in time and put out with water. The Chief En gineer and Fire Marshal are investigat ing the matter, as it has a taint of sus picion. There have been a good manv fires in Chinese stores of late. write a fcttemtnt to that effect for you to THE PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC. Hawall'M Attractions to Abroad. - be Heralded A new literary enterprise is on foot in this city not one calculated to interfere with the vocation of the daily journalist, whose lot is for the most part cast amid the turmoil of politics, but ' one which, though of a periodical character, will be conducted on very different lines. The publication is intended for gratuitous distribution abroad, more especially among the tourist resorts of the Pacific Coast, but also on board the ocean and interisland steamers and upon the plantations throughout the group. Under the title of "The Paradise of the Pacific" a monthly paper is to be issued on and after November 1st, having for its object the dissemination of reliable information concerning the Hawaiian Islands, their climate, scenery, volcanic wonders, agricultural and commercial nursuits. as also the many attractions a ' presented by life in the tropics as ex emplified in our midst. Occasional ar tides having reference to current events will from time to time find a place in its columns, but the strife and bitterness incidental to party politics will be rigidly excluded. The paper will in no sense be a party organ, its aim being, as we are told in the prospectus, to present to the inquiring and traveling public an ac curate account of how people live in Ha waii nei ; what they do in business, socially and in a philanthropic way; the times and methods of sightseeing ; the means of communication to various parts of the Islonds: the interisland steam coasting service as contrasted with what supplied its place in the early days; the excellence of the Oceanic steamships and of hotel accommodation : the cost of living, etc. The idea of a newspaper published on this basis is not original, though it is a new departure here. Many an enter prising individual even in the provincial parts of California has carried out a similar venture, and the benefits accru ing have been reaped not only by him self, but by the community with which he was identified. It is, in fact, "a bold advertisement," designed to con- ve' to the world at large the particular allurements of which the locality can boast; and when it is considered how great and how numerous are the points of interest in this island Kingdom, how comparatively meagre are the sources of information concerning them, how little they are known beyond our own borders, and how rapturous are the en comiums lavished upon them by casual passers-by, it is almost a matter of sur prise that something of the kind has not been mooted before. It has been estimated that the present rate of tourist travel to these shores is Irom 051) to 700 per annum a mere fraction of the crowds who flock to the far less attractive resorts of California. It is with the view of tapping this ever- increasing stream of pleasure seekers, and diverting it in this direction, as also aflbrding a trustworthy informant to such as contemplate a permanent home in the group, that "The Paradise of the Pacific" is to be published. Such being its scope, it is deserving of a liberal sup port from the advertising public, for nearly all of those engaged in business here derive a large proportion of their returns, directly ,or indirectly, from the presence of tourists. One of the prime movers is Mr. J. J. Williams, the well-known photographer, but there are also other substantial busi ness men associated with him. It is not intended to make a profit, but the more copious the support from advertisers, the more extended will be the circula tion, an issue of 1,500 copies per month being in the meantime guaranteed. m A Chapter on Macau lev-. In Tuesday morning's issue of the Ad vehtiser we stated that the pianoforte used at the Joran concert was badly out of tune' and reflected no credit upon the one who tuned it. Every word we wrote was the truth; the instrument was badly out of tune. At that time we were not aware who had tuned out ; nor did we care. We felt very sorry to think that such talented artists as the Misses Jorans should be obliged to pay on an instrument in such a condition, and expressed our opinion. The majority of the audience evidently agreed with us. In Wednesday afternoon's "Bulletin" appeared an explanation from S. Macauley, and in Thursday morning's "Gazette" a letter written by the same individual. He has evidently tried the cap on.andit fits to a "T." We regret to have to contradict some of his statements, they being very untruthful. " In the first place, he says he is the only person in the city who follows the profes sion of tuning aud repairing pianos. That is a direct lie. Mr. J. W. Yarndley is a tuner and repairer the best in the city but owing to his teaching engagements he io uiiiv auic to aueuu 10 orders once in a while. Were he to give teaching up he would have all the tuning he wished for. Most of the pipe organs in this city are in a bad condition. Macauley knows very well that he has no pipe-organ tuning in struments, aad in past years he used his fingers to nip the tops of the pipes, and the consequence is they do not speak their proper tone. The organ in St. Andrew's Ca thedral was put up five yecrs ago by the organist, and every pipe is cs round at the top to-day as on the day they were made. Why is this? Because tuning cones are used, and not fingers. S. Macauley is untruthful again when he says that the expert tuner expected to-day "was written for to mend a hole in'the Anglican Church organ bellows, but in reality to put up the organ of the Kauma- Sole Agent kanili Church." The expert tuner, Mr. Po t -rl 1 written to about eiirht months a-o to come here, but prein en- cafrenients prevented him. He comes now onf;ivfinMsnwn resDonsibilit v. With regard to the new Kaumakapili Church organ, when it arrives, probably the end of December, it will be set up m position by the future organist of the church, an arrangement which is most distinctly understood by the trustees of the church. Macauley will not be allowed to touch even tne packing ta much less the instrument. it comes in, We need not give the reasons. The whole trouble of Macauley 's spite ful letter lies in a nutshell. He is terribly jealous over the coming of this expert tuner, and finding no other way to vent his feelings, fires into the Advertiser and attacks its critic personally. When he says that critique was written expressly with a malicious design against him, he agrain lies. His name was not mentioned, or even thought of. It was written more for the sake of the artists who had to play on the instrument. He thinks it rather hard to be "spat upon by any boy," but bors will be boys. This expert tuner will have an abund ance of work to do when he arrives, as many orders are awaiting him. He is a thorough workman, and above all a sober one. The latter oualitv is a verv essential one in a piano tuner. About a year ago the writer employed Macaulev to tune his piano, but after going through it twice, it was very little better than before he began. The $5 paid him might as well have been thrown to the dogs. His spiteful attack is a very poor acknowledgement to one who has actually thrown work in his way, as many people can testify to. The 3ie' JPolIce. The Cabinet have consented to the Attorney General's plan for re-organizing the police force of Honolulu, as fol lows : There will be three divisions of the force under one captain, each consisting of one sergeant, two corporals and four teen men. These men will be consid ered as of three grades with wages at $50, $40 and $35 per month, respectively. There will be a number of other special officers, such as one for sessions of Su preme and Circuit Courts, Hack Officer, Police Clerk, two turnkeys, two Capitol Police and others. The new force will commence duty on Saturday, October 8th, in three four-hour shifts aud two six- hour shifts in all five shifts per day, thus bringing each section of the men on duty at different hours each day. The change will bring more foreigners on the force if the rate of wages will at- ract them. The captain, one of the sergeants and four of the corporals will be foreigners, and as many of the men as can be obtained. These changes will involve the dismissal of a good many men, but no changes will be made simply for the sake of making billets for office-seekers, but in dismissing the more recently appointed of the em ployees, and the least efficient of the older ones will be removed to make room for men of experience elsewhere in similar establish n ien s. There will be a change in the uniform, but this does not involve any charge on the Department, as the men pay for their own clothing, but the Attorney General thinks their will be a saving and not extra expense in the change. The object of thus reorganizing the police force is to concentrate the respon sibility, and increase the effectiveness and vigilance of the police of Honolulu as a body, but no thoroughness in this line need be expected for sometime until the effect of the changes is seen. Bul letin. Equitable Uie Assurance Society There is no insurance company which pays up its death claims so promptly as the Equitable Life Assurance Society, vl uiuii :ur. .Aiex. o . artwrigiit IS agent. In the Eouitable record for Sen- tember we notice that General James -1 AT ,,,1 . o. .umiMci ivti- dent at Honoluln, lately deceased, had ins me insured lor $o,W0 in the .quit- able Society. The proofs were received August 12th, and the claim was paid the same day. The books of the EonitnhJp Sncipfv Lue J-'P-maDie OOCieiA are cioseu once a year, but soundinirs t t . I are taken from time to time during the year, and it is interesting to note the progress at the end of the first six months of 1887. A comparison of the condition of the Societ' on the first ot July ,v with its condition on the same date in the preceding year, shows a magnifi cent increase in ewry important par ticular. The percentage of increase in income is very large, while there is a decrease in the death claims reported. A large gain in assets is shown, and there is an im provement in the rate of interest realized on assets. There is a heavy gain in new business and in outstanding assur ance. In the last particular the Society's position is especially gratifying; for the increase in outstanding assurance is more than three-fourths of the increase for the whole of the preceding year. The percentage of expense of management to new business shows a decrease, as does the death rate. Isan Xews. Up to the present time about $40,000 of the loan have been taken. The fol lowing amounts have been subscribed : Colonel Z. S. Spalding, $20,000 ; F. 31. Hatch, .$4,000; J. Mott Smith, $15,000. The "Honolulu Almanac and Directory" for 1SS7 is now on sale at J. H. Soper's and A. M. Hewett's news depots, and at this office. Price. 50 cents. Hawaiian Islands. FASHION COMMENTS. Some Pretty Dress Material for Spring and Early Summer Coitames. Floral rather than arabesque printings appear to be favored by the manufact- nrdiN tins sp.isnn. -mil oniv time wm W-' T - determine whether the latter will su rersede leaves, tendrils and blossom i upon the summer stuffs. Satins in one color, ornamented by alternate plain and brocaded stripes. are anions: the novelties for eveni and visiting costumes. With pale primrose and heliotrope striped satins comes a Florentine net of the same tint beaded with pearls to match. These will make beautiful dresses for dancing or for bridesmaids. For demi-toilettes, white camel's-hair, woolen surahs, Imperial serges and al batross cloths are made up in plain tailor fashion and ornamented with watered ribbon, which is applied in rows to the skirt and across the bust, or looped and knotted from the left shoul der to the risrht side-front. For young ladies a broad width of ribbon is ar ranged in a sash-bow at the back. A pointed waist and full skirt, or a trained skirt without drapery, is the re ceived way to make up faille Francaise, plain satins or satins having stripes of brocade. A broad ribbon, a width of pearled, beaded, plush-dotted or plain lace webbing, or, perhaps, a small pat tern of Spanish netting three yards long, is folded or bunched at its center and fastened to the right shoulder under a brooch or a butterfly bow of ribbon. il a nnttnor-nnl -Tarl rrwttr a?llr anil wool P-oods are worn bv ladies whose x nnmnlpxinn rpfusp PVPn in o-julio-lir.. tn . 1 'x ... J3,, shades 01 heliotrope. It is said that turc satins will prevail again, arid" it is to be hoped they will, for in black especially they wear ex ceedingly well, .tor street wraps a Parisian authority says that turc satin will be arranged with one of its sides out for sleeves and the other for the body, and mixed silk lringes of the two colors for trimming. tjotton embroideries were never so beautiful and inexpensive. Plainly made costumes of faille Fran caise, satin or gros-grain, are trimmed at the bust and wrists, and sometimes in plastron fashion over the front of the bodice, with silver, steel or gilt passe menterie. Some of the new silks hare enough silver embroidery woven upon each dres3 length to border all the edges that require trimming. For girl and matrons the waist in one of its many stjdish shapes will often be of p-oppy or raspberry red, claret, prune. e&rlet, Pompeian, cardinal, cactus, etc., to wear with skirts of quiet colors. Dinner and dancing dresses of wrool goods and satin combined show helio trope of a medium shade, with apricot accessories. Pinked ruchings in several tones of one color are increasing in favor for the edges of undraped skirts. Sometimes tney are useu as plastrons or lor a single side-panel. Delineator. CHURCH-GOING ATTIRE. Why the Wealthy Should Dress Modestly When Attending Divine Worship. Costly and showy dressing is not be coming to enurch-goers. Aside from the unseeming vanity it suggests, and which does not accord with the spirit of worship, it not only tends to distract the attention of others, but to excite feelings of envy and emulation under circumstances the most criminal and cruel. Indulgence in costly attire and novelty of style are not generally prompted by mere taste, but to minister to pride by securing admiration or to provoke invidious comparisons. To a greater or less extent all gay and extravagant dressing is prompted by one or the other of these personal cor side rations. To indulge such feel ings under any circumstances is a manifest impropriety, but to do bo in connection with religious services is shockingly sinful. The Graphic sharply rebukes the prevailing fashion of shony church toilets in these words: Why dress for church in garments so .whv dress for church in crarments costly and of such variety that they must necessarily attract attention? The place is not adapted to such displays. They distract attention from church purposes. It is too much to sav of any lady tnat sne seeks attention to the .... ,. , , . ,1 ennnhns At t hof lirhinh chAlim kl ri nTr.f nl "-"" wi. 10 uuuh, ui stimuli, max sue airs her vanity when she should most show humility; that she wants to excite envy when the heart should be emptr of all selfish and other personal con siderations, but, surely, she does not dress in that manner altogether to please herself, and it is just possible that she takes to herself a somewhat irreligious satisfaction on making the discover" that no other lady has her costliness of plumage aud her superior ity of display." There is another consideration that ought to restrain the well-to-do and the wealthy from indulging in showy church-going attire. We refer to its tendency to discourage those who are not able to deck themselves in costly garments from attending upon religious services. They do not wish to be con spicuous for cheapness of apparel any more than a properly sensitive woman would wish to be conspicuous for the luxury carried on her back. These women can not attend church without something of a sacrifice of perfectly proper pride, whereas if plain dress were the rule at church they would be as much at ease at church as if there were no thought of dress in any place in which it does not belong. Assuming the correctness of these views, it is clearly the duty of all Chris tian women to dress with simplicity for church services so as to make no marked distinction between the appearance of worshipers whose worldly circumstances are widely different. Baptist Weekly. NEW X.OW PRICE Popular Millinery 104 Fort St., Honolulu, :N S. SACHS, Proprietor Just opened, a fine assortment of FANCY AND DRY GOODS, Which, during my absence, will be sold at exceedingly lorn figure. POLKA DOT SWISS IN WHITE AND ECRU. A fine assortment of WHITE AND COLORED WASH MATERIAL, In plain, fancy figured and open work. NANSOOKS, LAWNS AND BAFTISTE, In white and colored. In all shades and colors. NUNS' VEILINGS. LACE FLOUNCINGS, EMBROIDERY" FLOUNCING S, in white, cream, ecru I Mild fjlTl AT.T.-OVF.R "EMimnTTYERV ATm T ACV a I j l i a i i wnn eugmgs ro matcn. and SILK MITTS, in the latest I styles VTillinery and During my absence from the Kingdom we MENT, in order to close out the stock now on HATS TRIMMED Will be sold at The Leading Millinery House -OF- Chas. J.. Fishel. COE. FORT & HOTEL STS. For two Weeks Only Our Semi-Annual Remnant Sale will take place NEXT MONDAY All our remnants will De placed on the Counter, and marked way down. In Ladies' Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats, we are prepared to offer BIG BARGAINS. Remnants in all departments. Come and see what we offer you next MONDAY. CHAS. J. FISHEL, Leading Millinery House. JAS. F. MORGAN, .A. nctioneer AND COllimiSSiOll MerClUlllt. MR. JAS. F. MORGAN, LATELY A PARTNER of the firm of E. P. ADAMS & CO.. now dissolved, will from this day carry on the busi nee8 of Auctioneer and Commission Merchant In tne Ttrerniaes la.tiv oocnniAd hv T Artnnn Jb Co., No. 45 Queen street. Honnlnln Kpnmh1 1RU7 Qnotf I , .. , wft. GRASS SEEDS. COCKSFOOT, RYE GRASS, ENG LISH RED CLOVER, COW GRASS. THE ATTENTION OF ALL INTERESTED IN improving tbe pasture lands of the Islands is called to tbe above valuable seeds, which we offer for sale in lots to nuit purchasers. We have also on hand sample lots of White Clover, English AlSyke. Timothy, Rib Grass, Crested Dog's Tail, Tall Fescue. Italian Rye Grass and Lucerne seeds, which we off er in small lots for trial, and will also receive orders for quantities of not less than half a ton weight, and execute same with dispatch. 7l7-junel8tfd&w WM. G, IRWIN & CO. T. i. BASS B. H. BSOWS T. J. BASS & CO. Importers of and Dealers in A.rtists? - Materials, Paints, Oils, Glass, Varnishes, Turpentin. Manufacturers of Mouldings, Picture Frames, etc., etc., etc. 14 aud 16 El lis Street near Market, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 634mayl4tf Hawaiian Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Subscription Lists for Stock and Policies now open at GULIOK'S AGENCY, 79Caugl6 No. 38 Merchant Strest GOODS AT- AT THE- ouse, NUNS' VEILINGS. aTmt rT -v ww -w - ' iMivv iLk ULUVES and newest Straw Goods. offer SPECIAL BARGAINS IN THI3 DEPART. hand, and make room for the new stock. AND UNTRIMMED reduced prices. . G. ta & Co OFFER FOR SALE: STJ Gr .TlS DRY GRANULATED In Barrels, Half Barrels," And 80-pound Boxes. CUBE In Half Barrels And 26-pound Boxes, In 0-pound Boxes. POWDERED GOLDEN C. COFFEE In Half Barrels TEAS Blue Mottled Soap SALMON Cases Corned Beef. FLOUR Cs Medium Bread. OIL FUEL and LUBRICATING. LIME 1 CEMENT Galvanized Iron Pooling, RIDGING'. SCIIEWS and WASHERS. Sugar Bags 22x36. Manila and Sisal, Banana Twine, Whale Line Reed's Felt Steam Pipe and Boiler Covering. GRASS SEEDS, HILL TIMBERS. A" TENTH, (suitable for lot and surveying parties 22 tf N. F. BURGESS, Expressman & Drayman, 84 KING STREET. HONOLULU. Residence, 162. Telephone No. 202. 709jel6tf H. HA0KFELD & CO., GEXEIIAI, COMMISSION AGENT8. 26 tf Queen St., Honolulu, II. I OLACS 8FBECKELS. WM. m IKWIJU WM. Q. IRWIN & Co., Sl'OAK FACTO UN and Co in 111 f I on AGENTS. Honolulu i. I. 18-tfwtf M. PHILLIPS & Co., Importers and Wholesale Dealers In Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Men's Furnish lng and Fancy Goods. No. 11 Kaahumanu Utreet Honolulu, H.I. 23tf-wU ..,.,. S IT Jl P 1 ) J y n j V ' v ,1 -) . v 1 7 I nbffmer Dot wash all right.