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VOL. VII. NO. 20.
HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, L888.
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As hurriedly alon the crowde J street
I pushed my way, a woman's awful face
Confronted me, and darkened all the place
Wherein we walked; then faithful memory fleet
Rushed back into the dusky past to meet
Great Pante"s creatures all that direful race
Of piteous souls that traversed Hell's wide spaea
And vainly battled with the woes that beat
Against the naked spirit. And I thought:
This woman's face to some lost soul belongs.
Escaped from its dark prison, and distraught;
And now it glides among the eager throngs
To clutch their souls with terror and restrain
, Their ft-et from luring ways that lead to pain.
George Russell Lewis.
THE LAUNDRY IN MEXICO.
A Country where Wash Tubs are Not
Known At tlie lliver Side.
In the greater part of Mexico such
things as wash tubs and boards, patent
steam washers, or even clothes lines and
pins are practically unknown, and it will
be a long time before any of these articles
will be brought into general use by these
people. The washing is all done by women
along the margins of rivers and creeks,
which in this country, as well as in our
own, so unaccountably find their way to
the cities and towns. There these women
("lavanderas") are to be found every day,
Sunday not excepted, from dozens up to
hundreds, according to the size of the city.
They assume the sitting or squatting pos
ture so universal with the female laborers
of this country, having in front of them
and partly resting in the water a large,
flat, smooth stone. Saturating a garment
in the creek and applying a quantity of
soap, it is then vigorously rubbed over the
stone, which serves as a washboard, and
is a very good substitute indeed. It is
often the case that a fair sized stream near
a great city is so largely used for such
work that it presents the appearance of a
river of soap suds. And yet this water is
used by the people of the next town below
for drinking and culinary purposes, and so
far as the taste is concerned they will prob
ably find it none the worse for the good
service rendered at various places nearer
The garments, after being washed, are
spread upon the rocks and gravel beds,
and the bright sun, which shines here al
most daily for eight months in the year,
dries them before one has scarcely had
time to turn around. This custom of
river washing is necessitated by the
scarcity of water. There is scarcely any
part of the country in which either wells
or cisterns are to be found. All the drink
ing water is brought in pipes tapping the
river a few miles above the city, and is
conducted to fountains or basins con
veniently located in different sections of
In many localities the rivers, which in
the dry season become reduced to mere
rivulets, are the only source of water sup
ply, and are used for almost every con
ceivable purpose. Innumerable little
dikes, dams and ditches are constructed
by the scores of women who do washing
for a living, and who each must have a
small supply of water for daily use. At
one plaeo a tanner may be seen scraping
and washing green hides, at another a
butcher scouring trips. Just below a
housewife will be cleaning the boiled corn
for the family dinner, while at other
points grooms will be engaged in scouring
horses and a native washing his person in
the stream, evidently pondering over the
probability of his efforts being rewarded
by the recovery of a shirt he remembers
having put on in other days. Cor. Kan
sas City Star.
Incident at the Dog Show.
Miss Helen Dauvray's Mexican hairless
dog, Chiquita, another first prize winner,
valued at $10,000, had the end cage of the
row, two or three off from Me Too's.
Chiquita seemed to be living in a little
more purple and fine linen than even old
Dives, and Spratt's patent dog biscuit
the prescribed fare for the rest of the dogs
had no claims at all on her. Her skin
"was a trifle richer in copper color than
that of her rivals, and her large eyes
were as soft and appealing, perhaps, as
an old fashioned Indian maiden's. Miss
Dauvray herself came in to fondle her oc
casionally, and for the rest of the time
she was under the care of a big, matronly
attendant. The gay ribbons of the cage
drew around it a good many people who
had never heard of a Mexican hairless
-og. a dashing youth, who was doing
the show with his best girl, ran up
against Chiquita the other evening with
"It's a shame to clip him so close and
all over. I wonder how they cut it so
smooth and shiny? I guess they do it like
a lawn, every day or two."
"No, he must be going bald. Been to
too many shows in his day dog shows,
you knowf All he wants is a bath in
some hair restorer. He'll have chin
whiskers in his mouth after that. Hap
pened that way to a friend of mine down
at his boarding house. The cook got
mixed and put some of that stuff in the
oup instead of extract of bouillon.'
'Ah, Mr, " how funny you are."
-Osew V e
ROYAL INSURANCE CVMP'Y
UNLIMITED LI ABILITY .
Iire Insurance 01 all description
i will be effected at Moderate Kates of Fr?m
urn, by the undersigned. '
WM. G. IRWIN fc CO
Managers for Maw. Islands
Fire and Marino Insurance Co.
Of New Zealand.
Having Established an Agency at
Honolulu, for the Hawaiian Islands, the un
dersigned are prepared to accept risks against Fire
In dwellings, stores warehouses and merchandise!
on favorable terms. Marine risks; on caxgO
freights, bottomry, profits and commissions.
losses promptly adjusted Jk. payable
19-dwtf WM. G. IRWIN & CO.
Iron & Locomotive Works,
Corner of Beal and Howard Streets
SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
W. H. TAYLOR v. Present
R. S. MOORE Superinte 1 ent
BUILDERS OF STEAM MACHINERY, IN ALL
its branches; Steamboat, Steamship, Lmd
Engines and Boilers, Hig"h Pressure or Com
pound. STEAM VESSELS of all kinds built complete
with hulls of wood, iron or composite.
ORDINARY ENGINES compounded when ad
visable. STEAM LAUNCHES, Barges and Steam Tugs con
structed with reference to the trade in which
they are to be employed. Speed, tonnage and
draft of water guaranteed.
SUGAR MILLS and Sugar Making Machineiy
made after the most approved plans. Also, 1
Boiler Iron Work connected therewith.
WATER PIPE, of Boiler or Sheet Iron, of any
size, made in suitable lengths for connecting
together.or Sheets Rolled, Punched and Packed
for shipment, ready to be riveted on the
HYDRAULIC RIVETING, Boiler Work and
Water Pipes made by this establishment, riv
eted by hydraulic riveting machinery, that
quality of work being far superior to hand
SHIP WORK, Ship and Steam Capstans, Steam
Winches, Air and Circulating Pumps, made
after the most approved plans. j
SOLE AGENTS and manufacturers for the Pa
cific Coast of the Heme Safety Boiler.
PUMPS Direct Acting Pumps for irrigation or
city works purposes, built with the celebrated
Davy Valve Motion, superior to any other
J. N. S. WILLIAMS Honolulu
Room No. 3, upstairs, Spreckels Block, '
551marl2d&wtf Agent for Hawaiian Islands.
NO. 1 PORT STREET.
Opposite Wilder & Co.'s
H. J. Molte, Propr.
OPEN FG11 3 A. M. TILL 10 P. M
HliST-CLASS LUNCHES, COFFEE,
TEA, SODA WATEK, G 15 GEE ALE,
Cigars and Tobaccos
OF BEST BRANDS
Plain and Fancy M1ES personally selected from
the Manufacturers, and a Large Variety
Of BEST QUALITY
Lovers o BILLIARDS will find an Elegant
IMIWI & CO, BILLIARD TABLE
on the Premises.
The Proprietor would be pleased to receive a call
from his Friends and the Public generally
who may desire a
LUNCU, A SMOKE, OB A GAME Of
H. J. N0LTE.
Geo. C. Slireve & Co.,
And Importers of
Diamonds, Watches, Oliver and Silver Plated
Ware, Decorated China, Art Brass Goods, Fans,
Canes, Umbrellas, Berlin and Virnna Leather
Goods, Opera Glasses, Clocks, Etc.
Montgomery and Sutter Sts-
SAN FRANCISCO. 443ja25 '88
Wm. G. Irwin.
CLAUS SPRECKELS & CO.,
33 AJSTICEHS .
Draw Exchange on the principal parts of the
Will receive deposits on open account, make
collections and conduct a general banking and
Deposits bearing interest received in their Sav
Ings Department subject to published rules ard
JOHN W. AK AN A
Makai side of Hotel and Ewa side of Smith
street at the corner.
ALL CLASSES OF
Cooks, Yard Boy, Etc., obtained with
the utmost dispatch.
SAM0AN -VIEWS !
By J. I). Strong,
Who accompanied the Hawaiian Embassy.
J. J. Williams, Pliotogra'plicr,
lOlJEort Street,! Honolulu,
Has on Saleja Series of
Samoan Life & Character
And (Historical Incidents Connected
with the Hawaiian Mission
An Immense Variety and Great Artistic
Call and See Them.
THE GREAT CALIFORNIA INSECTICIDE.
Beware of Imitations,
Which are being put upon the market.
THE GENUINE BUIIACH
sold only by
hm, South- & Co.
Sole Agents in the
and Mfg. Co.
J. IVANCOVICH & GO.
Importers, Wholesale Dealers and Commission
Foreign Ss Domestic Fruit,
500 Washington, and Cil, 603 & 05 Saasome Sta.,
'i i sSpreckels
This Is the oldest established bonne In this
line of business in San Francisco, m we are
prepared to fill orders of all kinds in our line.
SPECIALTY in PACKING all kinds of FRUIT
for long distance markets. 1
lourPatronase is Solicited
4645 mar!0'8?t i
TARO FLOUR FACTORY,
Wa i 1 u k u Ma ui ,
COMMENCED OPERATIONS ON THURSDAY,
May 26th, and are now prepared to supply
TARO FLOUR in any quantities.
With new and improved machinery and other
apparatus, the present Manager guarantees to
supply Taro Flour that will make a better class
of Poi than ever produced.
All orders to be sent to W. H. CUMMINS,
Manager, at the Factory, Wailuku, Maui ; or to
W. G. IRWIN & CO., Agents, Honolulu.
Ko. J Queen Street, 4
Fish Market. Dealer in choicest BEEF, VEAL
MUTTON , FISH, etc.
Family and Shipping Orders carefully attended
to. Live Stock furnished to vessels at short
notice, and vegetables of all kinds supplied to
order. 29 tf
WENNEE & CO.
92 Fort Street.
Have on hand New Foreign and Homemade
Watches, Bracelets, Necklets,
Pius, Lockets, Clocks,
And ornaments of all kinds.
Silver and Gold Plate,
Elegant Solid Silver Tea Sets.
Suitable for Presentation.
ENGRAVING AND NATIVE " JEWELRY
Repairing in H its branches.
tar Sole Agents for King's Eye PresM vers.
American Biscuit Co.
Corner of Battery & Broadway Sts.,
James Dunn, Supt.
SUCCESSORS to the CALIFORNIA CRACKER CO.
All accounts for Advertising and Job Prlntlug
Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Office will from this date be presented or
Honolulu Mai:h 2, 1S8!.
MACFAKLANE & C0-,
HO EES A EE HEALERS AND WEN
eral Jobbers in WINES and LIQUOR
No. 12 Kaalmniauii Street,
E 11. RYAN,
And General Jobber.
All kinds of work aDd repairs and other work
executed with promptness on reasonable terms.
Workshops at the rear of Lucas Planing Mill.
J. H. SOPBRj
J. M. Oat, Jr., & Co.,
STATIONERS & NEWS -DEALERS,
Hawaiian Gazette Block,
27 Merchant St., Honolulu. II. I.
41 tf "
WE HAVE A LARGE QUANTITY OF OLD
newspapers on hand, which will be sold
for 25 cents a hundred. They are useful for
wrapping parcels, laying under carpets, etc.
P. C. ADVERTISER.
S. P. TAYLOR & CO.,
AND DEALERS IN
Paper Bags, Twines, Etc.,
414 and 416 Clay street, SAN FRANCISCO
Pioneer and San Oeronimo Paper Mills.
South Coast Paper Mill, Soquel, Santa Cruz
County, Cal. f3 Iff ja25 18
CECIL BROWN, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND
Notary Public, Campbell's Block, Merchant
street. 776aug9tf .
Office in Campbell's Block, corner Fort and
Merchant streets, Honolulu, H. I.
PRACTICES. IN THE COURTS.
BB-Wben desired, will give the law in a writ
ten opinion, as to the probable result of the
contention upon the facts stated 44 tf
J. M. MONSARRAT.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Keal Estate in any part of the King
dom Bought, Sold and Leased on Commission
Loans Negotiated and Legal Documents Drawn
NO. 27 MERCHANT STREET,
Gazette Block, Honolulu. io-tf
Foundation Timbers ! !
We have just received fvom Australia a few Iron
bark Foundation Timbers.
j SIZES 16x24 inches, 12 Feet Eon?.
And 11x18 inches, 16 Feet Long:
fcTlhese timbers, as their name signifies, are
nearly as solid and durable as iron, and for
foundation purposes, or others of like nature,
cannot be surpassed.
W. G. Irwin & Co.
81 . KIX STREET,
G. J. WALLER,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
LEEGE & MILLS,
e arm e
Steam, Coffee and Spice Mills.
Importers ol'Teas, Coffees, Spices.
Chartres Java Coffee, Yeast Powder, Cream Tar-
tar, Soda. Salsratus, Ground Coffee, For
eign and Domestic Matches.
410-112 Clay St. bet. Sansome & flattery
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
P. O. Box 1580. 635mayl3'88
Practical Plumber, Gaslitter
71 King Street, Honolulu, H. I.
HOUSE AND SHIP
JOB WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Bath Tubs, Water Closets, Wash Bowls, Plumb
ng Goods of all kindB always on band.
S. Ii. STANLEY. JOHN SPKUANCK
Spruanco, Stanley & Co.,
Importers and Jobbers of Fine
WHISKIES, WINES and LIQUORS
410 Front St., San Francisco.
2 tf A w
H. E. BERTELMANN,;
Contractor and .Builder.
ESTIMATES FURNISHED ON WOOD, BRICK
IP L, A-ISTS DE AWN
Cabinet and Carpenter Work done to order. ,
36 KING STREET. Bell Telephone 107
THE INTER-ISLAND STEAM NAV
Keep constantly on hand, for sale, STEAM.
FAMILY and BLACKSMITH COAL, and a general
assortment of BAR IRON. 32ly
'Schweitzer & Co.
Importers and Jobbers of
HOSIERY, GLOVES, CORSETS,
White oods. Embroideries, Handker
chiefs. Eaces, Ribbons. Eadles A
29 and 31 Battery St., San Francisco
E. K Buclmam & Co.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Tin, Copper, Crockery and Sheet Iron
Mares, Ship lnlei-ns and
22 Stewart St., bet. Market and Mission,
WAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
Ship and Job Work and Stove Repairing of all
kinds a specialty. 4JB7Jfeblo'b8
TO PLANTERS.. "
We have on band a onslsrnajent. of
Automatic Trash Fuedin,.
Fo; four and five foot furnaces. complete with
gran bars, bearers and trash carriers. Machines
of trils make are now in successful operation at
Spiefkelsville, Makee Sufrar C ompany and other
planiatioas. Also, a consignment of
Having all the latest Improvements.
PLANTERS AND 0THE11S
Interested are requested to call and examine th
above. For prices and further particulars ap
ply to '
Wm. Gr. Irwin & Co.,
The undersigned are now prepared to ro
ceive orders for this Celehratt'd rcrlil'.cr
from the manufactory of liuck & Ohlandt
The following ia a report of the cor.ipo
nent parts, as obtained by Chemical analy
sis: Water 8.10 pi r cent
Organic Matter 2'J.13 "
Silicious Matter J.G5 " "
Phosphoric Acid 23.11 "
Oxide of Iron .65
Carbonic Acid l.S:
Alka Salts 52 "
Nitrogen 2.7 per cent.
Orders Received will have Fromii
and Careful Attention.
W. Gr. Irwin & Co.,
Agents or the Hawaiian Islands.
28 MERCHANT STREET.
Bell Telephone 172. P. O. Box 409
General Commission If cuts
General'Agency for Hawaiian Islands of th
Burlington and Chicago
ACROSS AMERICA. :
Connecting at Boston with the Azores and
Merchandise stored and sold on commission.
Consignments solicited. -
fsTPropertles Leaned, Rented and Sold. L(?sl
Documents Drawn. Docks Audited and Adjusted.
Authorized Collector Mr. Moroff.
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