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PACIFIC -COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JANUARY 4, 1888.
4 : ;h t V J iV ; i - c i'jj ; " " i '.A ? 1 i ,; ! i : SING. BNH.IITIOflT. S 00 3 00 50c crlptious laynble Always in .e. municetions from all part of the Kingdom win always be very acceptable. Persons residing iu any part of the United States can remit the amount of subscription due by Post Office money order. Matter Intruded for publication in the editorial columns should be addressed to Editor Pacific Commkkcial Advkrtiskb. Business communications and advertisement? should be addressed sitaply " P. C. Advkbtiseb, od not to Individual T H K Pacific Commercial Advertiser fs cow for sals daily at the Fellwwlntt places: J. H. SOPER Alercbant street utWKTl' Merchant street . . inituM Fort street WM. STR A HLMANN Hawaiian Hotel Five Cent ir Copy. ,.18,000,000 ; annual deficit, $0,000,000. although I believe the amount of ton nage will be really to the advantage of the canal by the time it is opened, I think the tariff will have to be material ly reduced from the above-stated price in order to attract it, especially if the admeasurement of tonnage of vessels is to be carried out in the manner stipu lated in the contract of Lieutenant Wyse with the Colombian Government. If the works are to be prosecuted in the same manner as in the past no man can say what the cost will be. The nominal capital required will certainly be not less than $725,000,000, and may reach the enormous sum of $1, 000,000,000." He then proceeds to show the advantages of the route selected for the Nicaragua Uanal over that of the Panama ditch, and expresses the conviction that when work is once actually started on the j Nicaragua enterprise De Lesseps will be unable to raise more raonevand work on his canal will be abandoned. WEDNESDAY January 4th Some of the ex-officers of the Kaimiloa were out on New Years Da In uniform, and were the laughing stock of the whole community. By the way, who does those uniforms belong to? No effort should be spared to put a atop to the importation of women into iuis country lor immoral purposes. It ia to be hoped there will be some legis lation in the matter at the next session. A German physician is said to have discovered the bacillus which is the cause of cancer. He will be a very for tunate man if he discovers a cure in sea son to save the life of the Crown Prince. jir. uladstone has conquered his dread of an ocean voyage and has de cided to visit the States next spring. His American tour will occupy about two months' time and the principal cities alone will be visited. Queen Christine, of Spain, is said to have a voice which i would have earned her fame as a prima ' donna. She is as siduously cultivating; her gift under mas ters and intends to sing at an early date to a select assemblage of her court. Supreme Court-Jnuuary Term. BEFORE JUDD, C. J. Tuesday, January 3d. The Court opened at 10 a. m. His Honor went through the calendar and m assigned the different cases. The Chief Justice then retired and Mr. Justice Bickerton took a seat on the bench and called the case of the King vs. F. J. Testa, libel. The Attorney General declined to present the indictment before Justice Bickerton, giving as his reason that his commission as third Associate Justice was no longer valid, as by an Act passed at the extra session of the Legislature the number of Justices of the Supreme Court was reduced to three, and the Act was to take effect January 1, 1888. The Justice had no jurisdiction and could not hear the case. Mr. Justice Bickerton reserved the question of his having no jurisdiction for hearing before the Court in banco at 1 p. m. He then retired and the Chief Justice returned to Court. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the Chief Justice and Justices McCully and Pres ton took their seats on the bench and heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Act of the Legislature of November 26, 1887, under which Justice Bickerton began the trial of the King vs. F. J. Testa, libel. The Attorney General appeared on be half of the Crown and Messrs. Hatch and Antone Rosa for defendant. The Court heard the arguments and reserved their decision. BEFORE JUDD, C. J. Lo Kwong vs. Kan Lan See. Case de murrer of defendant. Argued and de cision reserved. A. Rosa for xlaintiff, Paul Neumann for defendant. At 3 o'clock the Court ruled the demurrer is sustained. .-- MINOLA. Avis Gray. Queen Minola! Your slumbrous eves, and ebon, wavy hair Hold all my soul enthralled within a snare So intricate that human hands ne'er weave With warp and woof one-half so strange as this. That finds mv love, while I must live to miss Your face and missing, ever grieve, Minola 1 Loved Minola! Touch lips with mine before we rend apart This seal that binds us. darlinsr. heart to heart And soul to souL GooxUbY6l love's bitter sweet! If God had given you a fairer face, And me the wealth of all the human race, No thorns should lie beneath your dainty feet, Minola! Sad Minola! The taint is but a single drop to untold seas . The little sin, that on her bended knees Some saintly nun asks Christ to wash away; But. were it les a thousand times as small Its faintest tinee must ever be the wall That hides our heaven from the light of day, Minola I Dear Minola! Strong hands and pitiless have forged the cham That bound vour race. What mis: he we gain, If on some desert island, hidden vet. He should bo cast, with only love to guide? True, I might claim you, sweetheart, for rajr bride; But all the greater world must then forget Minola. ' Lost Minola! You were unto my life as dawn to day The softened touch of moonlight on the bay The echo of a mother's lullaby A dream of Heaven, wrought of all the bliss The earth lost when that last fierce kiss Had died upon our lips with our good-bye, Minola. SkdJJrriisemrnts. Uiibirti5tmnirs. EEMOYAL. Holiday Goods. Holiday Ed. Heffschlaeger & Co. Have removed their office and their well-assorted stock of goods to their .A. T COS T PEI AT TIIE New Store od Kuf St., Popular Millinery Opposite Messrs. Castle k Cooke's, and Bethel St., 0pp. Post Office. Ed. Holfschlaeger & Co. d'2w luaw Australian Mail Service. FOR SAN FRANCISCO. The new and fine Al steel steamship ZEALANDIA" lOl Fort St., Honoltihi, i. S. SACIS, rJlOPIilKTi ! ! I Just received, per steamer Aistralia, a fine selection of goJ for Christmas gifts. ? I; Manicure Sets, in Amber ai Plush Jewel Cases, Plush and Leather Toilet Cases, Handkerchief and Glove Ioc'S, Fancy Work Boxes, Fancy Odor Cases, Faiuy Gilt Easels, Fine Toilet Mirr Infants' Toilet Sets Hand Mirrors, Fancy Match Fancy Cups and Saucers, Whisk Broom Smoken' Companion, Gents' Shav Plush Collar and Cuff h HOW HEAT IS MEASURED. sometime ago the steamer Miranda started from Nova Scotia for New York, having in tow a great log raft containing .5U,uou sticks of spruce timber. The raft was longer than the largest ocean steamer, drawing more water and of about the same width, and held together by a complete system of chains. It re quired nearly six months to get the raft prepared for starting. It is said that to bring this amount of lumber by ship it would require nearly one hundred ves sels. When the Miranda was off New port Shoals, Sunday, December 16th, in the severe storm, she was compelled to allow the raft to go adrift and it was lost. The Miranda arrived at New York badly damaged December 19th. Rear Admiral Heneage, who has just taken over the command of the Pa cific Squadron in succession to Sir Michael Seymour, has been charged with special instructions on two points of some interest, says the "St. James Gazette." "He is first of all to visit Alaskan waters, with a view to the pro tection of British interests there; and, subsequently, he is to make a special report for submission to the Post Office Department on the Canodian Pacific Railway as an imperial route to the East. This naval command has lost for ever that isolation which was a charac teristic feature when it took four months' as t( whether schedule tare might safely teaming to get to it, and it has, beside, be prescribed for all sugar imported in gained immensely in importance, owing I hogsheads, tierces or bags. Judge May l'acific Hardware Company. The Pacific Hardware Company, lim ited, have been sending round to all their patrons and friends, the past few days, a very handsome New Year's card along with the following circular : Honolulu, January 1, 1888. Thanking our friends for their liberal patronage during the past year and solicit ing a continuance of the same, we beg to announce that we are now opening a fine assortment of goods which were all person ally selected by Mr. Dillingham in England and the United States. These goods were all bought at extremely low prices, with special reference to the needs of this market, and we are prepared to make most favorable terms to purchasers. For retail and country stores we have lines which will give the best returns for the investment, and we shall be glad to have dealers call and examine our stock. In our regular lines of hardware, agri cultural irupements, lubricants, paints, oils, varnishes, house furnishincr eoods. stoves, ranges, tinware, cutlery, etc., we have a carefully selected and comprehen sive stock. It is our aim to give full value and satis faction to our customers. With best wishes for the coming year, We are. very respectfully, Pacific Hardware Co., (Ld.). Tare on Sugar. Assistant Secretary Maynard has writ ten a letter to the Collector of Customs in New- York in regard to the question to the development of commerce on both sides of the North Pole." THE PANAMA CANAL. Under date of Guatemala, Henry C. Hall, United States xMinister to Central America, has sent to the State Depart ment a report on the Panama Canal, and a comparison between the Nicaragua and Panama routes made by Sylvanus Miller of this city, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Miller claims that the Panama Canal is finan cially impracticable, and gives figures in support of his assertion. He says: "It will be impossible for M. de Lesseps to finish the canal with a nominal capital of less than $500,000,000 to $600,000,000, ; with annual interest and amortization charges of about 5 per cent. Taking the annual business of 6,000,000 tons and the highest price which the company is al lowed to charge on traffic, 15f., or $3 per , ton, we have this statement of probable receipts and expenditures : Interest and .ni,auwi uii tJ"o,uuu,uuu ai o per cent, $25,000,000; maintenance and operation, $2,000,000; total per annum, 127,000,000; receipts, 6,000,000 tons a J nard says that in view of the great varia tions between different lots of the same kind of packages the department concurs with the collector at New York in the opinion that a uniform rate of tare on hogsheads, tierces or bags containing sugar is not only impracticable, but could result in disadvantage to the Gov ernment, for the reason that the im porter would still have the right to claim actual tare. -. . Foliee court. BEFORE POLICE JUSTICE DAYTON. Tuesday, January 3d. Kaanaana, Mikilina, Kahalemau, Kai liule, Nawaluna, Keopua, M. H. Kane, Welewele, Win. Crews and Thos. Scott were each fined the usual amount for drunkenness. A nolle pros, was entered against Eno ka, charged . with selling awa without a license. Kea and Kapua, ciiarged with affray, were found guilty and each fined $6. Keapapalani (w) was fined $5, and Kahalekula and Nahinu $2 sault and battery. Yee Wo was fined $2 for violating the Sunday law. A Few Leading Facts About the Truthful Thermometer. Detroit Free Press.l "Thermometers are curious instruments," Baid a manufucturer of instruments. "Sometimes we find one that is all right at certain points and at others it will vary several degrees." "What causes the variations?" "The irregularities of the tube. They are frequently imperfect. At some point the tube may be too large, and when the mer cury rises to that point it is depressed too much. The tubes have to be seasoned. This requires a year or two. Glass changes almost like wood. When it is new it expands, contracts and warps al most as badly as green wood. Fre quently people come in and tell mo that their thermometers registered 15 or 20 degi-ees be- low zero when in fact it was only 10 or lli degrees below. All cheap thermometers Vary more or les?." "How are the best thermome.ters made?" "The tube is blown the size wanted, the top being left open. The bulb is heated to expel the air and while hot is inverted in a cup of mercury. As the tube cools the mer cury is drawn up into the tube. The open end is then closed up and the tube placed on a scale. It is put into water of a known temperature and the point to which the mercury rises is marked. A number of tests of this sort are made before the instrument is placed on the market." "How can wo tell whether our thermome ters are accurate?" "There is at Harvard university a place for testing thermometers. They are care fully examined at' various temperatures and any variation is marked. A certificate is given with every thermometer examined." "Spirit thermometers," continued the speaker, "are used for very cold climates, as mercury congeals at bO degrees below zaro. They cannot be used to measure extreme heat, aa above a certain temperature the liquid expands too fast. It boils at 160 de grees. Por very high temperature the py rometer takes the place of the thermometer. The heat is measured by the expansion of metals and the instrument will measure heat accurately up to 7,000 degrees. There is a thermoxt-eter made in Buffalo on the same principle as the pyrometer and can be placed in the back of a watch." There Was no Kitchen Line. San Francisco Chronicle. She was crazy about palmistry. She had bought half a dozen books and studied the lines and the mounts and the islands and the crosses and the stars, and she had read her Henry's fortune time and again. So he un dertook to read her hand one night, with her help. "This is my heart line, dear," she said, as she traced with her finger acrojs the palm. "Yes; your heart line." "You see how well defined and strong it is?" "Yes, beloved, but it is not quite straight, and this book says that those little lines run ning out of it are evidences of previous af fections." "Oh, but this great big break is you." "Then, there's my head line." urrr j ii rj . x es, ua.rj.mg. xx your neart. were as level as your head I mean in palmistry I would not be so jealous." "But you musn't read it like that. What are you looking for?" He was anxiously scanning the book and the hand. "Dearest, I love you. You have a mag nificent life line and a splendid heart line, and a level head line, but " "Well!" "I am poor and if you could only show me the kitchen line the future would be one unbroken dream of happiness." Getting Kich. Bill Arp's Letter. It looks like our folks never will get rich. Somehow or other they can't make the first $1,000. If they make it they can't save it. An Irishman was asked how he managed to get so rich, and he said he never bought any thing that he was obliged to have, but our people reverse the rule .-tnd buy most every thing they are not obliged to have. That is the way we do at our house, and most everybody else's that I know of. We have got rich folks' ways with a poor man's purse and so we live on a strain. It is a curious circumstance in this life that the folks who would be most liberal and charitable with their money haven?t got any surplus to give away. Their very habits of free living and generosity keep them from accumulating. There are 500 rich men up north tooiw down here. They begin early to save and economise " They take care of the littles and berore long they have the first thousand clear, and then -they are safe. Our folks begin early to keep un with societv nH tu fashions, and never get the thousand that is the mud-sill, the foundation of wealth. These goods are of the newest desgus, and of best quality, JJtl the late arrival we have decided to ofl.T The Entire Holiday Stock at Besides the above, we will insti ute a SPECIAL BARGAIN' commencing TO-I)A ,lor (he holiday season only, Our JPrices Discount .A.11 0 thu Oceanic Steamship Company, will be due at Honolulu from Sydney and Auckland ou or about January 13th, 1888, And will leave for the abwve port with mailt aud passengers on or about that date. For freight or passage, bavlug SUPER JOK ACCOMMODATIONS, apply U Wm. G. Irwin & Co., 1876. GEO Wi. LINCOLN AdKNTS. For Syriue unil Auckland. XJ I Hi D jE H . The uew and tine Al steel steamship MARIPOSA 99 75 and 77 Kincr Street, - - - - U on Of the Oceanic Steamship Company, will be due at Honolulu f rom San Francisco or or &bout January 19, 1888. And will have promp dl3patc n with malls an assengers for the above ports. For freight or passage, having SUPKRIOR AC COMMODATIONS, apply to Win. G. Irwin & Co., ! Bell Telephone No. 375. f5 Mutual Telephone AGENTS TsT O T JOHN PHILLIPS, Practical Plumber, Gasiitter AND Coppersmith., 71 King Street, Honolulu, H. I. not si: axd JOB WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Bath Tubs, Water Closets, Wash Bowls, Plumb ng Goods of all kinds always on hand. 705-jmiel5tf 1 SStoves, Ranges and Housekeeping Owls wm. m mmv . WM. G. IEWIN & Co., OITGAU FACTORS aud CominiNMiou O A (ill NTS. Honolulu M. I. 18-tfwtf M. PHILLIPS & Co., I in !rfers nyyl Wholesale Dealers I Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Men's Furnish Ing and Fancy Goods. No. 11 Kaahumaiiu Street Honolulu. 11. I. 25tf-wtf PAUL NEUMANN'S . Law Office, 44 Merchant Street : : Honolulu tf Plumbing, Tin,.. Copper sind. Slieet.Iii& 7 M GrOLDBEEG - Campbell Block, Cor. Fort & Merchant -:o: JUST RECEIVED, SUITABLE FOR XMAS PRESENTS, 8. H. BBOWN T. . BASS T. J. BASS & CO. importers of and Dealers In Artists' - Materials, Paints, Oils, Glass, Varnishes, Turpentin. Manufacturers of Mouldings, Picture rrames, etc., etc., etc. and 16 i:iliH Street near Market, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 634mayl4tf 14 Hote CARRIAGE COMPANY. God and Silver fleade d Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, walking S Japanese Handkerchief f.oldei iJA1M1 -i jc LES in NECK.FE4 ELEGANT SILK PLUSH TOILET AND SHAVING CVSES, And a full line in Custom Made Clothing, f IRST-CLASS CARRIAGES with competent At all hours day and night, drivers and steady horses. The American and Ills Books. . Q. W. SmaUey's Letter. The American is becoming, I believe far more accurate about books than the English man, and I hear with pleasure that the Eng lish dealer finds his customers beyond the sea considerably more exacting than his Eng. liwa cousin. e TO LET ! SADDLE HORSES, BUGGIES, WAG ONETTES, VILLAGE CARTS AND BRAKES, TVith good, reliable horses. Having just received a fine lot of Horses from California, Horses Guaranteed as represented or no sale Prices to suit the times. 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