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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, FEBRUARY 2, 1888.
Sdmtisements. NEW VOTERS IN ENGLAND. Scarcely More Intelligent Than Their Cat tie Provision of the Law. Chicago limes. A good many thousand names are about to yt aided to the voters of Eng land under the new franchise act, a ma jority of which is made up of agricul tural laborers and small tenant farmers. Both parttes are making evgry effort to eng.'uj j the votes of the new element, and to this end every portion of the country is teing visited by political agen:s. Literal reports from" their note boo!-: 3 are published by newspaper rep resentatives who are looking up the new voters and questioning them as to what they know o: the new order of things, and what they expect to gain by it. A perusal of the newspaper reports forces the conclusion that the new voters among the agriculturists are no more intelligent than their own cattle. Few of them have the remotest idea as to what is intended by giving to them the right to vote, arid nearly all of them are in great apprehension as to what may be the eect upon their relations with their landlords if they venture to vote without consulting their wi.-hes. Under the rule, the ballot is absolutely a secret one. According to the provisions of the ; law, a voter is given a ballot by the re- turning o.i cer, a government o.nciai, on which are printed the numvs of the opposing candidates. This bah jt has an ouicial stamp, and no other one can bp used. There is a compartment into rrhich the voter takes his ballot, where he marks a cross opposite the name of the person he wishes to vote for, and then folds it so as to conceal the mark and drops it into a sealed ballot-box. The contents of ali the boxes of a poll ing division are mixed together before being counted, so that anything like the detection of the person who put in a certain vote is an impossibility. Despite these precautions, the new voters are very much alarmed, for such are the relations between the small ten ants and their landlords that the former look on the latter as having absolute control of their destiny, more es pecially the power to turn them o f the farms which they have been occupying. The new voters are not at all certain that the right to vote is going to be of much use to them, especially as it may brin' them into conflict with" their land lord . i;e of the new element said: "I bean: able to see how this yir voting'li do j uch food for we." He thought "them parliament might help us about ground game, which is about as much a3 we might ask on "em." The "ground game'' concerning which something might be done has reference to the for bidding of the killing of hares and rab bits. These animals cause an enormous loss to the farmers by their destruction of crops, and yet they dare not kill them. "Law allows it, but land lords don't,'' was the remark of a farmer on thi3 point, coupled with the information that an effort to pre serve his crops by killing the pests was liable to he followed by a six months' notice to vacate the land. The condition of the classes enfran chised by the late acts is something in comprehensible in the density of its ignorance as to the use and value of the franchiso. Few of them see any end to be attained by the possession of the bal lot: a majority is afraid to use it, and still others regard it as a dangerous, new-fangled thing that had best be let alone. Js'ew York's Japanene Hank. I New York Yv'orM. It is, perhaps, known to very few people that there is a regular Japanese bank in the city with every facility for the transaction of a banking business, the sale of bills of exchange, and let ters of credit, the purchase of specie, etc. But such is the case. The gen tlemen connected with the bank are all natives of .Japan and men of intelli gence and re lined, with that courteous bearing so noticeable in the higher class of the people of China and Japan. They are highly educated and several of them speak Lnglish fluently. They have also adopted the dress and habits of culti vated Americans. The bank, which is a branch of a large banking institution in Japan, is mainly supported by transactions with Japanese merchants engaged in the im port or export trade. Its cilices form part of the suit of rooms occupied by the Japanese consul, and that gentle man himself exercises a supervision over its affairs to see that everything is con ducted in the interest and to the credit of the government whoso comraisson he bears. The head o Vce of the bank is at Yo kohoma, Japan, in what is known as the mi nami .nkadori (Jojhome of that city. 'J he bank has also a branch ollice at Bishopsgate street, London, England, which is conducted in the same manner as in this citv. In the I'uMIc School. Joseph C. Hendrix in Hrooklya Mag-azine. It is a curious fact that many city boys reach the end of the school course without being able to tell what a monkey-wrench is, or describe a cross cut saw, or define the uses of a turning lathe, while a piston, a steam-bo , or a throttle-valve are all far beyond their ken. They can, however, tell the num ber of elementary sounds in the lan guage and the significance of the whole cluster of diacritical marks, all of which soon fade out of their mind. Koine liberty should be allowed to a principal o suit the education he di rects to the necebsities of those under his care, that the boy who must be bread-winning at 12 shall not be de spoiled of valuable time in ascertain ing to a shade the fourteen sounds of the vowel A. Novelty in Advertising. ! Exchange. 1 The best novelty in advertising comes from Italy. It is on the North Italy railway that the idea has been devel oped, and it consisfs iu providing the tickets with pockets and inserting in each pocket a little roll of paper with advertisements printed thereon. You buy you a ticket from Milan to Venice for instance, and on a thin piece of pa per neatly inserted therein you will find all the information you can want about the Venetian hotels and shops. The Thousand islands have been connted again. They number 1,600 CHILDREN FOR THE PANTOMIME. A Great Deal of Careful, Persistent Training Necessary At Drill. roi Words. Long, patient, persevering rehearsals are indispensable. . The rehearsal begins four to five weeks before Christmas, and for this period the children get no re muneration. They require to attend every afternoon and evening for three or foVir hours, but except for a night or two immediately preceding the opening performance they are not kept beyond 0 clock. On one of these nights I learned with regret they had been kept night and morning throughout. With the principal school board officer 1 visited the theatres during the rehear sal. VYe were received with the utmost courtesy were conducted over those mysterious regions behind the scenes, where the arrangements are so cleverly and artistically manipulated, and ac quired all necessary information regard ing the employment of youug people. The selection and classiioation of the children according to the part3 they are to play is one of the first considerations of the stage manager or his assistants. When so classified special training is re quired to suit them for the individual characters they are to represent. One group at a time, like a clas3 In a school, is taken m hand by the drill master, and the requisite instruction Id dance or action or song is given for longer or shorter time, according to the progress made. Fiano or violin accom panies the rehearsal, giving life to the songs and choruses as well as materially assisting in keeping proper time. .Song3 specially got up tor the occasion have to be learned and practiced. The charity girls chant a ditty about being "happy ali day long" and jump about with their skipping ropes. The wagoners flourish and crack their whips and sing of "Jolly, jolly wagoners." The "fat boys" are taught certain funny movements, and have a ranting, roving melody peculiar to 4 'merry, merry fat boys". All thi3, it will "be seen, can not be perfected without a great deal of careful, presistent training. In another theatre which we visited during the rehearsal the chief feature was the drill, and it was perfectly amazing to see the beauti ful and intricate figures the children de scribed as they marched and inter marched and countermarched and ad vanced and retire !, and threw their lit tle arms and limbs into the most grace ful postures, ome represented reapers and shepherdesses, and the various move ments with reaping hooks, rakes, and crooks, all accompanied by suitable music, were very artistically rendered. By a very slight change of costume the children were transformed into tiny blacksmiths, and very harmonious blacksmiths they became. One handled the tongs, while on real anvils others swung in very tradesmanlike fashion little hammers of iron, all chanting at the same time a melodious refrain which rythmically harmonized with their tinkling musical strokes, afford ing altogether a novel and interesting spectacle. The dresses and costumes are not worn at the rehearsals, and only so much of the paraphernalia in troduced as may be found necessary for proper initiation and instruction. "Firat Gentleman of Europe." 1 Chicago Times. George IV is still frequently men tioned as the "first gentleman of Eu rope," but it is now pretty generally understood that he was never at any time in his career a gentleman. A re cent volume of memoirs describes this royal cur as a beastly personage. The last year of his life is thus pictured: "For years the king, unnerved by ex cesses of all kinds, suffered from vari ous maladies, gout, dropsy, asthma, ossification of the heart, general debility, and frequent swooning fits. He could no longer walk alone. A special machine was devised to enable him to mount a horse. A rolling chair brought his majesty up a gently-rising incline to a platform. From it the enormously-swollen colossus, with the thin, emaciated legs which, so it waa said, were bolstered up and stiffened by six pairs of stockings and high-lacing boots was lifted up by a crane, softly lowered into the saddle, and now th ride down the front could begin. "The nervous system of the king had become so weakened that he drank brandy or rum without ceasing, often eleven large glasses a day, besides strong whisky punch, just to keep him self alive. In January, 1830, Christian Stockmar brought us the news that the king had lost the sight of both eyes, and was furthermore, perpetually drunk, so as to be invisible to every body." ' For the Protection of Flants. Chicaero Tribune. An association for the protection of plants has been started at Geneva; the object is to preserve Alpino rarities from the extermination with which the annually increasing number of botan ists, mercenary collectors, and moun taineering tourists generally is said to menace them. The projectors of the as sociation announce that they are going to cultivate the flowers of the Aips in nurseries and sell them at such low rates that it will not bo worth any one's while to dig up the wild plants. Easier Than To Be Kicked. lt?v. Sam Jones. How many of you can look God in the face and say you sold out, lock, stock and barrel, and didn't reserve anything. If I were some of you I would change. It is easier to do right than to be kicked and cuffed and lumbered about by the preachers every Sunday at church. I think Bishop Keener was right when he said a Methodist preacher had but one job and that was to go around and worry people into heaven. Ole Bull's Violin. IExchane. The celebrated violin which Ole Bull used during and after his American tour has just been sold to Herr Von Creyty, in Brussels. He gave $1,000 for it. The violin was made by Gaspare di Salo in 1532, and the end was beauti fully ornamented and carved by Ben venuto Cellini, the great Italian sculp tor. The Difference. A cynical observer says that the main idea of English journalism seems to be to say everything in the dullest possi ble way, and the main idea of Amer ican, journalism seems to be to say noth ui the smartest jpossible way. :ici COCKSFOOT, RYE GRASS, ENG LIS II RED CLOVER, COW GRASS. THE ATTENTION OF ALL INTERESTED IN improving the pasture lands of the Islands is called to the above valuable seeds, which we offer for sale in lots to suit purchasers. We have also on hand sample lots of White Clover, English Alsyke, Timothy, Bib Grass, Crested Dog's Tail, Tall Fescue, Italian Eye Grass and Lucerne seeds, which we offer 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. 717-junel3tfd&w WM. G, IRWIN k CO. NOTICE. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A NEW LOT OF MANILA CIGARS, 9 Of the Beat Assorted Brands in the 3Iarket, which we will sell at lowest Prices, either in BoikI or Duty Paid. fresh Lots received by every Steamer. MEE FONG &, CO.. Iiiia St., Bet. 31amialica and Zt'uauuu. Waterliouse & Lester, IMPORTERS OF WAGON LUMBER AND CARRIAGE MATERIAL 16 to 22 Beale street. San Frautisco. ap!9 M. PHILLIPS & Co., ImiorterH anl Wholesale !; I ern J Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Men's Furnish Ing and Fancy Goods. No. 11 Kaahumanu Street Honolulu. 11. I. 25tf-wti Win. G. Irwin & Co OFFER FOR SALE: STJ GrJlEl S DRV GRANULATED In Barrels, Half Barrels, And 30-pound Boxes. CUBK In Half Barrels - And 25-pound Boxes POWDERED In 30-pound Boxes. GOLDEN C. COFFEE In Half Carre's TEAS Blue Mottled Soap Cases Corned Beef. FLOUR Cs Medium Bread. OIL FUEL and LUBRICATING. LIME ! CEMENT G alvauized Iron Roofing RIDGING' SCREWS and WASHERS. Sugar Bags22x3G. CORDAGE. Manila and Sisal. 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