Newspaper Page Text
PACIFIC COMMEECIAL ADVERTISER, FEBRUARY 10, 1888.
PAST ADMINISTRATIONS. INCREASE IN THE BUSINESS OF THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS. Interesting Interview with an Oitl "Wash ington ian now Early Administrations Compare with the Present in Magni tude The PostofSce Department. The other day I met an old Wasbing tonian, who has lived in this city ever sin?e bo was born in 1x20. Ke has lived under the shadow of the administration of Mon roe, John Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Folk, Taylor, Fill more, Fierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garileld, and Arthur, and he is now living under the administration of Grover Cleveland, a man he never heard of till within three years. I looked upon him as a rich find, and iaviv -d him to my room, and set my interviewing machine at work. "How do tha early administrations under which you lived compare with our modern administrations in magnitude, and will you please tell me about the personnel of the government in the different departments." "I was bom, as you will understand, dur ing the administration of Monroe. Of course I have no recollection of him, but have an indistinct re.ollection of Adams, for he went put when I was 'J years old. I remember Jacksoa very distinctly, for he went out when I was 17. He M as a small, spare gentleman, with a thin determined looking face, with hia gray hair brushed backward, standing up. He was liever very particular in his dre.-s. although on state occasions he would handsome up and look quite spruce. I remember the yellow ish white beaver hat he wore, which gave him a distinguished appearance. I have aeen him lots of times sitting on the back verandah of the "White House smoking a corncob pipe. DEPARTMENTS IN OLD HICKORY'S TIME. "The difference between the executive branch of the government and that of to day is about the same as it i3 between a country store and a wholesale dry goods house. Why, my dear sir, in the treasury department there were not more than s-eventy-five clerks and employes, and now they have if I am not mistaken, about 3,CKX), including the employes of the pension and printing bureaus. You must remember the revenue under Jackson's administration omy amounted to an average of about 000,000 per annum, now it is about &JO0,O00, 000. He .did not have 300,000 pensioners to provide for, which alone requires an army of cle;k; he had no printing bureau to run, whLh also requires about a regimmt of em ployes. He was not engaged ia putting up immerse and costly buildings, as our gov ernment i3 now doing. The war and state depa:tmeiiti probabijf employ about three times as many clerks as they did under Jackson. The interior department was not in e istence then, which employs a good many hundreds of clerks. The employes of the postotiice department, including post mfcs.te.sand their clerks, did not number more than 5,003. Now they number 75,00J. 'The number of letters handled in those good old days did not equal one hundredth of those handled to-day. You see postage then was rated 6, 12, 18, and 25 cents 'per sheet, ' no matter how large or how small each sh.et might be, and these rates were cha ged according to distance. On a ver written on a sheet accompanied by an :tvoi.e, mailed at Xew York for Cleveland, Bu.talo, or other points of equal or greater distance the postage was 10 cents! NOT QUITE SO LARGE A MACHINE. "The mails were almost universally car ried by stage coaches or on horseback. You can see from this the early presidents did not have quite so large a machine to handle as the president of to day have." "Didn't they weigh their letters to ascer tain how much postage to charge?" "Why, no. The postmasters were re quired to find out fro'ii the appearance and thickness of a let.ei- how m my sheets com posed it. It wasgtn?rally mere guess work Ihey u.ed noenvoioxs then, Two small shte: would frequent y le charged twice a union as a lett.-r written on a sheet several times las large." "Were there as many callers at the White House in those days as there are now?" "Why, bless your soul, there wer not one-H.fti.th as many In those days there wre not 1 per cent, as many strangers vij iting in Washington as th 'iearenow. We had only one prominent hotel, called 4Gads by's hotel. ' It stood on the s-ite of the Na tional hotel. Tiiere were no railroads to bring people h?re. Washington was a m. re village in size." "Do you remember anything very peculiar about Old Hi korysf" "He had this -p-jculiarity. lie would stand by his friends cost what it would, even if it involved his reput uion. lie was very marked in that respect." Bid Nye in Chi cago News. The Journalistic GiU ibaKIi of Russia. Ivan Aksakoff, who died at Moscow re cently, was the journalistic Garibaldi of Russia, He was the only man in liu sia stronger than the czar, who had to f;lk..v where Aksakoff led. AksakofI was the author of the last war against Turkey, and Gen. Skobeleff was his mi.itary lieutenant. Aksakoff's tierce attacks on the oat's policy in the present Bulgarian imbroglio brought nine warnings from the press censor, all of which the editor of The liuss disregarded. As AksakolT was the head and leader of Russian Fan Slavism, it would be danger ous to suppress him; so he died of heart disease, like Skobelelf, and The Russ will appear no more. The special correspondent of The London News says he has been shown proof by a distinguished member of the Russian Pan Slavist party that "Aksa koff was murde. ed, as Gea Skobeleff had been." The informant declared that both murders were accomplished by the German faction, acting at the beck of Prince Bis marck Chicago Tribune. Training Ioy;s for Picket-Post Duty. The exp?rience of the Soudan campaign has induced the military authorities of sev eral European countries to try the experi ment of training dogs for picket-post duty. In dark nights their qualification for that business is evidently superior to that of the most sagacious biped, and the plan of utiliz ing their talent has been tried centuries ago. During the conquest of Nicaragua, Balboa's camp was always guarded by four-legged sentries, and Baryatinski's scouts were re peateily baffled by the vigilance of the watch-dogs that accompanied the Circassian guerrillas on ail their campaigns. Dr Felix L. Oswald. The free shooter" is the name given to a hunter or marksman, who, by eutering into a compact with the devil, procured balls, six of which infallibly hit, however great the distance while the seventh, or, according to some, one of the seven belonged to the devil, who directed it at his pleasure. Legends of this nature were rife araong the troopers of Germany of th3 fourteenth -and fifteenth centuries, and during the thirty years' war. The story was adapted in 143 to the opera composed by Weber in 1821, which has niuda it known in all civilized countries. A Remarkable Case. Under the above heading the "Don caster Reporter" of July 6, 18S7, pub lishes the following in its editorial col umns: Our readers may recall the circumstance of a yonng clerk, named Arthur Richoid, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as he continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of F. W. Fisher, Esq., the solicitor who employed him. On restoring him to consciouspess it was ascertained that he was alflicted with what seemed to be an incurable disease. When he was able to speak he said he had been to his dinner and was on his way back to his work, when suddenly his head was in a whirl and he fell in the street like a man who is knocked down. On coming to his senses in the solicitor's office he thought what this might mean, and feared he was going to have a fit of illness, which we all know is a very dreadful thing for a poor man with a family to care for. With this in his mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctors how he had been attacked. They ques tioned him, and found that his present malady was exhaustion of the nervous system, resulting from general debility, indigestion and dyspepsia of a chronic nature. This in turn had been caused by confinement to his desk and grief at the loss of dear friends by death. The coming on of this strange disease, as described by Mr. Richoid, must be of interest both to sick and well. He had noticed for several years previously, in fact, that his eyes and face began to have a yellow look; there was a sticky and unpleasant slime on the gums and teeth in the morning; the tongue coated ; and the bowels so bound and costive that it induced that most pain ful and troublesome ailment the piles. He says there was some pain in the sides and back and a sense of fullness on the right tide, as though the liver were enlarg ing, which proved to be a terrible fact. The secretions from the kidneys would be scanty and high-coloredi with a kind of gritty or sandy deposit after standing. These things had troubled Mr. Richoid a long time, and after his fall in the street he clearly perceived that his fit of giddi ness was nothing more than a sign of the steady and deadly advance of the com plaint, which began in indigestion and dys pepsia. His story of how he went from one physician to another in search of a cure that his wife and little ones might not come to want is very pathetic and touching. Finally he became too ill to keep his situation and had to give it up. This was a sad calamity. He was appalled to think of how he should be able to live. But God raised up friends who helped to keep the wolf from the door. He then went to the seaside at Walton on-the-Naze, but neither the change, nor the physicians who treated him there, did any good. All being without avail he visited London, with a sort of vague hope that some ad vantage might happen to him in the me tropolis. This was in October, 1885. How wonderful, indeed, are the ways of Providence, which dashes down our high est hopes and then helps us when we least expect it. While in London he stated his condition to a friend, who strongly advised him to try a medicine which he called Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, saying it was gen uine and honest, and often cured when everthing else had failed. He bought a bottle of a chemist in Pimlico, and began using it according to the directions. He did this without any faith or hope, and the public may, therefore, judge of his surprise and pleasure when after taking a few doses he felt great relief. He could eat better, his food distressed him less, the symptoms we have named abated, the dark spots which had floated before his eyes like smuts of soot gradually disap peared, and his strength increased. Before this time his knees would knock together whenever he tried to walk. So encouraged was he now that he kept on using Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup until it ended in completely curing him. . In speaking of his wonderful recovery Mr. Richoid says it made him think of poor Robinson Crusoe, and his deliver ance from captivity on his island in the sea; and added, "But for Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup the grass would now be growing over my grave." Our readers can rest assured of the strict truth of all the statements in this most re markable case, as Mr. Richoid (now resid ing at Swiss Cottage, Walton-on-the-Naze,) belongs to one of me oldest and most re spected families in the beautiful village of Long Melford, Suffolk, and his personal character is attested by so high an au thority as the Rev. C. J. Martyn. We have deemed the case of such importance to the public as to justify us in giving this short account of it in our columns. BouefV'.eal! Bone Meal BONE MEAL WARRANTED PUREFROM the Manufactory of BUCK & AfellLAND San Francisco. Orders foi this Celebrated Fertiliser w 11 now be received by the undersigned. Planters a -e requested to send their orders In early, so that t lere will be no delay in having them tilled in ime for the planting season. Also, Super- Phosphates, A Fine Fertilizer for Cane. Ordersreceived in quantities to suit. 2l-wt WM.G.IRWLN &CO.,Agent8. 8. C. ALL EX, M. P BOBLNSON. ALLEN & ROBINSON, AT KOniXSOX S WHARF, DEALERS IN LUMBER and all kinds of BUILDING MATERIALS, Paints, Oils, Nails, etc., etc. AS EXT FOB SCHOOXER5 KULAMANU. KEKAULUOAI, MARY ELLEN, PAUAHI, FAIRY QUEEN. U I LAMA LEA II I Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. 80-wu Situation Wanted. THE UNDERSIGNED, FAMILIAR 'WITH THE jl management oi me outside plantation worK, seeks an engagement as head luua. Address; A. MOKOFF, 2t -w Eagle House, HonolnHi. EEMOVAL. Ed Heffschlaeger & Co. Have removed their office and their well-assorted stock of goods to their New Store on Ifa St., Opposile Messrs. Castle & Cooke's, and Bethel St., 0pp. Post Office. Ed. Msclilacser & Co. lraw THIS PAPER IS OH FILE -AT- PALMER & REY'S ADVERTISING BUREAU! 405-7 P'nsomc t San Francisco. AXD AT PALMER &. REY'S Pacific States Advertising Bureau! 4G Tribune BuiUing, Ni;V YORK. - Where .ilvortlshijj Contracts ca l be made IIAMBURU-MAGDCBritU FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAMBURG tJUHJU-IXCSS, 3IEKCHAXDISE, FUR- JLP mture and JUacninery insured against Fire on the most favorable terms A. JAEGER Agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom. 95-del8 H. E. MoINTYEE & BE0THEE GROCERY fc FEED STORE, Corner of Fort and King streets, 79-wtf llonol Jlu, II. I GRATEFUL COMFORTING. JB , EAKFAST. "By a thorough knowledge o. the natural laws vhlcbgovern the operations of digestion and nu trition, and by a careful application of the tine properties o well-selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may savi; us many heavy doctor s bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us read3' to attack wherever there Is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping onrselves well fortified with pure blood and a property nourished frame." Seearticle in the Civil Service Gazette. ! Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold In M'lb. packets by grocers labelled thus JAMES EPPS &, CO., HOMOEOPATHIC CHEMIST 8. 96 a-n25 LONDON; ENGLAND. E. S. CUNHA, Jetall Wine Dealer, Union Saloon, In the rear of the Hawaiian Gazette Building No. 23 Merchant Street. 92-wtf EMPIRE SOUSE, Choice Ales, Wines and Liquors, Corner Nuuauii and Hotel Sts. 82 wtf JAMES OLDS, Proprietor Western V Hawaiian Investment Co., (Limited.) Money Loaned on First Class Securi ties, or long or short period. Apply to V. L. GREEN, Manager pro tem. Office on Queen St., over G. W. Macfarlane fc Co 94-tf L. P. FISHER, ADVERTISING AGENT, 21 MERCHANTS EXCHANGE, San Francisco, California, is authorized to receive advertisements for the col umns of this paper. lEstsxllisliod 1852, Im. P. FISHER'S . NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING AGENCY, .: Rooms 20 and 21, Merchants' Exchange California Street, San Francisco. ST S B. Adrertlslnsr Solicited for all Newspapers Published on the Pie ifie Coast, the Sandwich Islands, Polynesia. Mexican Ports, Panama, Valparaiso, Japan, China, Xew Zealand, the Australian Colonies, the Eastern States and Europe. Files of nearly eiery Newspaper Published on the Pacific oast are kept Constantly on Hand, and all adrertisers are allowed free access to them dnrine Business Honrs. The PACIFIC C03I 3IEBCIAL ADVERTISER Is kept on file at he OfSee of L. P. FISHER. 86-wtf &Zvtxtl$tmtnt$, irTD ADAT TT A "XT Meat Company, 81 K I3f STREET, GL J. WALLER, MANAGER. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL UTCHEBS AND Navv Contractors. MOTHER SEIGEL'S OPEBATING FOR- CONSTIPATION Slugffisll Livei', ETC., ETC., ETC., UNLIKE many kinds of cathartic medicines, do not make you feel worse before you feel better. Their op eration is ' gentle, but thorough, and unattended with disagreeable effects, such as nausea, griping pains, etc. Seigel's Operating Pills are the best family physic that has ever been discov ered. Thev cleanse the bowels from all irritating substances, and leave them in a healthy condition'. The best remedy extant for the bane of our lives constipation and sluggish liver. These Pills prevent fevers and all kinds of sickness, by removing all pois onous matter from the bowels. They operate briskly, yet mildly, without anv pain. If you take a severe cold, and are threatened with a fever, with pains in the head, back, and limbs, one or two doses of Seigel's Operating Pills will break up the cold and prevent the fever. A coated tongue, with a brackish taste, is caused by foul matter in the stomach. A few doses of Seigel's Operating Pills will cleanse the stom ach, remove the bad taste, and restore the appetite, and with it bring good health. Oftentimes disease, or partiallr de cayed food, causes sickness, nausea and diarrhoea. If the bowels are cleansed from this impurity with a dose of Seigel's Operating Pills, these disa greeable effects will vanish, and good health will result. Seigel's Operating Pills prevent ill-effects from excess m eating or drink ing. A good dose at bedtime renders a person fit for business in the morning. These Pills, being sugar-coated, are pleasant to take. The disagreeable taste common to most pills is obviated. For Sale- by all Chemists, .Druggists and Medicine Vendors. PROPRIETORS : i , . wnnu. LOISmOIN-, EISTGr. S. BOTH, MERCHANT TAIiLOR. 8a Fort St., Ilonoluln, II. I. 84-wti HOLLISTER & CO., Druggists and Tobacconists, TVIIOI.ESAI.E AXD RET All. 59 Nnnann Street, and cor. Fort fe Merchant St. 83 wtf B PTLI 8 mm E3 R mmerc IS 0 Iea&ng Daily N'&wspaper IN Office, 40 and 48 Merchant Street, Honolulu, THE ADTEETISER Represents the Interests of the Politician, the Merchant, the Planter, the Storekeeper, the Lawyer, the Workman, and, in fact, all Ch.sses ;f the Community. THE ADYEETISEE Has for many years been noted for its Reports of Legislative Proceedings, Important Law Cases, etc. These are recorded Verbatim when the importance of the occasion warrants it. THE ADYEETISEE Is a necessity to Every English-speaking Inhabitant of the Kingdom who desires to keep pace with the times. THE ADYEETISER Is copious and prompt in the publication of Local Xews, and its readers are kept constantly posted as to the course of events in other parts of the world, particularly in the United States. 'j Paeifie Is specially adapted for portions of Terms of Daily Edition, per annum per nan year " it . .1. UCTlIPIfllIll.il Ik Weekl Weekly Edition, per annum 5 00 " " to Foreign Countries CM SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. T Pacific Commercial Advertiser THE JOB PRINTING OFFICE Is replete with every requisite LATEST NOVELTIES IN The Job Printing Departmen Every descriptiou of BOOK WORK. BooksJ andBlank Forms; Ruled order. "" Prices are strictly moderate and other office in the city. THE THE -o- -o- Gin! IMiser residents of the outlying the group. Subscription: $r, 00 3 W I .A I JI HE which modern ingenuity has devised. :o: will compare favorably with those of r-T