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DAILY PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, DECEMBER 38, 1888.
I J 1 i : i .J 1 J3i2 SUitljoritn. Notice of Examination. An examination of uncertificated teach ers and of aspirants for teacher's positions will be held at Fort Street School on SATURDAY, December 29, 1833, at 9 o'clock a. m. ALATAU T. ATKINSON, Inspector-General of Schools. Honolulu, Dec. 27, 1833. 185-2t Water Notice. In accordance with Section 1 of Chapter XXVII of the Laws of 1883: All persons holding water privileges or those' paying water rates, are hereby no tified that the water rates for the term ending June 30, 1889, will be due and pay able at the office of the Honolulu Water Works on the 1st of January, 1889. All such rates remaining unpaid for fif teen days, after they are due, will be sub ject to an additional 10 per cent. Parties paying rates will please present their last receipt. Rates are payable at the office of the "Water Works in the Kapuaiwa Building. The statute allowing no discretion, strict enforcement of this clause will be made, CHAS. B. WILSON, Supt. Honolulu Water Works. Honolulu, Dec. 14, 1888. 175-16t THE DAILY Pacific Commercial Advertiser. I5e just and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at he' Thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1888. FURTHER CONCERNING THE CABLE. In addition to the information con cerning the inter-island telegraphic en terprise contained in yesterday's Adver tiser, the following facts will be found of interest : The cable is the same as the Anglo-American Atlantic Cable Com pany have adopted, with the exception of its core, which ia the same as the French St. Pierre-Brest Cable Company have now in operation. Mr. Bartholo mew states that it is his intention to pay out enough "slack" to have the cable rest easily on the bottom everywhere, and to this end he has contracted for nearly 25 per cent, more of both the intermediate and deep sea styles than the distance actually measures in nautical miles. THAT ROAD UP PUNCHBOWL. A good many of our citizens are dis posed to regard any expenditure for the improvement of Punchbowl as an ex travagance. We regret to see that our evening contemporary seems to join in this view. We should like to unite with him in what seems to us a measure of enlightened public spirit, and to push for an early expenditure of the $8,000 appro priated by the Legislature for a drive way to the summit. We know of no city so peculiarly favored as Honolulu in the possession of an elevated tract of some three hundred acres right in its center, which is impossible to utilize for business or for residences. Nature has conse crated Punchbowl bill inviolably, to im provement and adornment as a park for the recreation and lefreshment of the growing population whose streets and dwellings are clustering far around its base. The groves already climbing its rugged buttresses foretell the forest wealth which is to adorn the network of paths yet to be cut over the whole of the now naked rock slopes. What both literally and metaphori cally lifts this high above all other city parks, is the elevation of a large part of its area from four to five hundred feet above the city. People are so used to seeing this wonderful hill in their midst that they entirely overlook its capabil ities. No doubt a good many of our citi zens regard Punchbowl as a deformity and a nuisance. They seem to think that Nature committed a very trouble some blunder some thousands of years ago in ejecting such an unsightly pile of brown cinders to render useless so large a share of the valuable plains of Hono lulu, otherwise worth half a million, more or less, for town lots. But this great ele vation of this area which forbids most of us to frequent it as we woujd delight to do, is also its chiefest attraction. One there gets quite above this lower sphere of strife and care. The atmosphere is a new one, fresh, invigorating. The world lies glorious at one's feet nay a verita ble new world of plain, glen, mountain, green mead, blue ocean, bay r.nd silver strand a wide panorama of beauty and magnificence, stretching into the dim distance. Iy the ascent of Punchbowl, one gains in a large measure that pre cious boon of change of scene and clim ate, which is the - best medicine for worn bodies and tired nerves. It certainly is a groat thing that the possibility of mak ing so radical a change of air and scene, and one so invigorating, can easily be put within the reach of the people of Honolulu in a few minutes' drive. It is now, to most persons, practically inac cessible. Only those who least need it are likely to face the rugged climb of five hundred feet. The weary and feeble who would be most benefited by the change are debarred. To such especi a.Uyt the drive to that grand outlook will be an inestimable benefit. . As a matter of financial economy, we hold that the proper and efficient im provement of Punchbowl should take rank above that of any other park or similar public improvement for the comfort of the city. Such improvements add very largely to the value of real estate in their vicinity. Good administration of the public finances demands a reasonable expenditure for such purposes, as well as for those of mere utility so-called. INVESTIGATING TRUSTS. The New York State Committee at Work. The State Senate Committee appointed to investigate trusts met in New York city on Dec. 12th to continue its hear ings. Francis B. Thurber testified that 93 per cent of the total number of whole sale grocers formed a combination a few months ago for the purpose of regulating prices and making rules for carrying on the trade. The articles considered by the association so far were cocoa, sugar and baking powders. The members agreed to sell only at certain prices. The association made good progress in ar ranging prices and insuring each other against loss from bad debts, but aside from that the association has not amounted to much. Thurber eaid that sugar is handled now at a loss by all wholesale dealers, but they are com pelled to handle thus to accommodate customers. The forces of competition and the facility of production have re duced prices in the last ten years. "Is there anything to prevent the Sugar Trust from advancing prices any day?" asked Senator Arnold. "Yes, because if the Sugar Trust ad vanced prices too high we should buy of the outside refineries." " Then there are some refineries out side of the trust?" " Yes, verv few," said Thurber. "The refineries outside of the Sugar Trust could not supply enough fortius market. About two-thirds of the reuners are in the combination. The prices asked by refiners in, and by those outside, the trust are about the same." John Stanton, manager of three copper companies, said the Lake Superior mines produced ' about sever. tv-tvo million Dounds of copper a year. Stanton read an agreement between the copper com panies here and the French syndicate, to the effect that the entire output was to be sold to a syndicate for two year and eight months. Similar agreements have been made with about all the cop per mining companies in the country. Montana last year produced 79,000,000 pounds of copper, and Arizona 17,000, 000 pounds. m Another Lincoln Story. Here is a bit of sentiment that will do to tack into the big history of the war. During the war Miss N , a beautiful and spirited Virginian, whose brother, a Confederate soldier, had been taken prisoner by the Union forces, was desir ous of obtaining a pass which would enable her to visit him. Francis P. Blair agreed to secure an audience with the President, but warned his young and rather impulsive friend to be very pru dent and not to let a word escape her which would betray her Southern sym pathies. They were ushered into the presence of Mr. Lincoln, and the object for which they had come stated. The tall, grave man bent down to the petite maiden, and, looking searchingly into her face, said: "You are loyal, of course?" Her bright eyes flashed. She hesi tated a moment, and then, with a face eloquent with emotion and honest as his own, she replied: "Yes, loyal to the heart's core to Virginia!" Mr. Lin coin kept his intent gaze upon her for a moment lender and then wont to his desk, wrote a line or two and handed her the paper. With a bow, the inter view terminated: Once outside, the ex treme vexation of Mr. Blair found vent in reproachful words. "Now you have done it," he said ; didn't I warn you to be very careful? You have onlv your self to blame." Miss N made no re ply, but opened the paper. It contained these words: "Pass Mis3 : fdie is an honest girl and can be trusted. A. Lincoln." N. Y. Telegram. ' ' The Sunday Movement In the States. The First National- Sabbath School Convention, under the auspices of the American Sabbath Union recently organ ized, was held in Washington, Dec. 11th. Colonel Elliott F. Shephard of the New York Mail and Express presided. Peti tions to Congress from every part of the country were presented,-urging the pas sage of the bill which was introduced last session and known as the " Sunday Kest bill, ihey contained approxi mately 6,000,000 names. Mrs. J. C. Baleham of Painesville, Ohio, reviewed the history of the movement in the society. Six million Protestants, 7.000,- 000 Catholics and nearly a quarter of a million members of labor organizations, she said, had. united in an earnest ap peal to Longress tor the enforcement of the Sabbath lawS that Sabbath desecra tion might be checked. General A. S. Dived-of Elmira, N. Y.. took the position that Sunday railroad trains were not justified fiom any point oi view. Rev. W. F. Crafts of New York read extracts from letters from Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers indorsing the movement. . The Panama Canal. - A Paris despatch of Dec. 12th savs: The situation of the Panama Canal Com pany has brought on a crisis quite as serious as the political one. The papers assert that if the last issue of bonds fails, the Government must and will introduce a bill in the Chamber to enable the com pany to meet its engagements. They teclare no government can exist which fails to support this great national undertaking. An Editor Gets There. An exchange paper says : "A revivalist recently requested all in the. congrega tion who paid their debts to rise. The rising was general. After thev had takpn their seats a call was made for those who did not pay their debts, and one solitary individual arose and explained that he was an editor, and could not nav hprnnsn the rest of the congregation were owing him their subscription to h i3 paper.". MASONIC INSTALLATION. Officers of Hawaiian Lodge, A. F. & A. M. From X,alor to Kefreshmenta. The officers of Hawaiian Lodge No 21, F. & A. M., for the ensuing year vpr ins tailed vesterdav evening. Past Master W. F. Allen was Installing Offi cer, assisted by Past Master J. A. Has singer as Marshal, and the full list of the new incumbents is as follows, the first fivft heiner elected and the remainder appointed : ' John Phillips, W.-.M.. A. B. Scrimgeour, S.-.W.. C. H. Nicoll, J.W.-. W. M. Giffard, Treasurer; T. C. Porter, Secretary; J. II. Soper, Marshal ; F. B. Auerbach, S.D. M. N. Sanders, J.'.D.'. J. A. King, S.-.M.'.C.-. M. Goldberg, J.M.C. Beniamin Whitney, Tyler. After the business of the evening the Lodge with visiting brethren adjourned "from labor to refreshments." They found in the ante-room a sumptuous col lation upon a table with tasteful decora- t on ol flowers. About the board mere sat the Worshipful Master, John Phil lips, presiding, supported on the right by Past Masters Kobt. More ana Y. iU. Graham, on the left by Past Masters Has'singer and Porter: Bros. P. Neu mann, G. W. Merrill (U. S. Minister Resident), Geo. C. Williams, J. II Soper, C. II. Nicoll, J. A. King, John M. An gus, A. M. Melhs, John iarnsworth, M. Goldberg, M. N. Sanders and A. B. Scrimgeour ; Alfred T. DiCarteret, C. C. McClure, Capen and Weslev Burnham, foreign visitors ; Malcolm Brown, Max Lckart, Chas. Hammer, James Sher wood, (Rev.) A. Mackintosh, F. B. Auer bach and B. Whitney; When the dishes had been made to look a 'little worried, Mr. Has singer loomed up as -toast master, and the following bill was duly honored seriatim, the responses being made by the gentlemen .named : The Grand Lodge Mr. Mackintosh. His Maiesty the King Mr. Neumann. The W. M. elect Mr. Phillips. The W. M. retiring Mr. Graham. The S. W. elect Mr. Scrimgeour. The J. XV. elect Mr. Nicoll. Visiting Brethren Messrs. Merrill and Carteret. The Ladies Mr. Neumann, who hoped to see the ladies meet them at s jme future like occasion, as had been the cai-e in former times. The speaker was frequently greeted with applause. Past Masters of Hawaiian Lodge Mr. Hassinger. Our Secretary Mr. Porter, giving an interesting historical resume of the de- veiopment. ot me .bodge, wmcn lie was happy to report in a promising financial condition. The Poor and Distressed Brethren in every land Mr. Williams, who recount ed happy reminiscences of former simi lar gatherings that were brightened with the preser.ee of the fair sex. Lodge le Progres de l'Oceanie Mr. Sherwood. Past Master More responded to his health by singing " White Wings." The Bachelors Mr. Auerbach. Mr. McClure concluded the entertain ment with a song. Immediately before the installation as above the retiring Worshipful Master, Mr. Graham, was presented by Mr. Has singer, on' behalf of the Lodge, with a Past Master's jewel suitably inscribed, the pleasant ceremony being accom panied with appropriate remarks by the bestower and the recipient. Absolutely Pure. For rmlck raisiner. the Rflval RaVinr- Powiler i. superior to all other leaveniux ajreuta. It is ab solutely pure and wuolesouie aud of the highest leavening power. It ia always uniform in strength and quality and never fails to make light, sweet, most palatable and nutritive food. P.read, biscuits, muffins, cake, etc., raised with Royal Baking Powder may bo eaten Lot without distressing results to the most delicate digestive. organs. It will keep in any climate without deterioration. Prof. Jtl. A. Jtfott, IT. S. Government Chemist, after examining officially the principal baking powders of the country, reported: " xue novai issuing Powder is absolutely pure, for I have SO found It i 11 miTir testa tii!ilo imiv for that coin nan v ami th Ilnilpd KtatM rtrwe.,. ment. "Because of the facHii les that company have for obtaining Dt-rfectlv r.nr rrpam -if hn-tm. o.i fcr oihtT reasons dependent upon the proper proportions oi me same, ana the method of its preparation. lh Tlovs.1 ViiL-inn P.m-r).. , doubte.lly the purest and most reliable bakinsr 1 or- it ... d iuwuer uuert.i io me puoiic. "Dr. UFKItY A. MOTT, Ph. D.," 5 1221-ly U. S. Government Chemist. Christmas and Now Year's Cards Just Keeeivel at A. L. Smith's Store, Fort Ct. Elegant Assortme t of Cards, all new yaiteriis and must be seen to be appreciated. Also ' A choice lot of ' Dolls, dressed 60 undressed; Lare and small Dolls with kid bodies, that will sit flown, lie down, etc. Children's Kuililing: Blocks",. . Iiadies Lap Hoards, Dress Forms and Skirt Forms, very nice; etc. 177-3W A SENSATION. A Sermon that Astonished the French Canadian Annexationists. A sensation has been created among the French Catholic advocates of annex ation in Montreal by a sermon delivered on a recent Sunday by the Rev. Abbe Rousselot at the aristocratic church of St. James of which he is the cure. Abbe Iiousselot selected as his subject the sys tem of education in the schools "of the Province. He exhorted the French Canadians to repel the idea being .put forth by the enemies of the church of an nexation to the . United States. " It would be much better," said he, 'to live with our present system of Government, with a confederation of the Provinces. If we should be so foolish as to annex our selves to the Republic across the border with its free thinkers, heretics and laxity of religious morals, the mixed schools which there predominate would in a short time become part of our S3'stem of schooling. The danger that would result to Catholics from this mixing of morals and religion can hardly be estimated. 11 jw TO PURCHASE A HOUSE AND PLACE rfra near sc' oola and street-cars. Apply to F. E. KElTf EL, 183-3t Hawaiian Hotel. Planters'. Monthly. THE FOLLOWING IS THE TABLE OF CON tents of the number for Decembtr : Notes and Comments. Close of Volume Seven., Watsonville Beet Suyar Enterprise, Progress of the Sugar Industry in the Hawai ian Islands. Young's Superheater Apparatus. Darkened Sugars. Report of Committee on Fertilizers. Coffee Cultivation A Proposition from a Coffee Planter. Steam Boilers. Delivery of Sugar Cane by Carts and by Cars. Fecundation of Plauts. Sugar House Chemistry. jt3T Subscriptions received by the HAWAIIAN GAZETTE CO. and the News Agents. Price $2.50 yeir; foreign 3u;)3firiief8 $ ;.0t). Ten Dollars. Reward. 'FM1E ABOVE REWARD WILL BE PAID ON X conviction of any person found stealing the Daily Advertisek or "Weekly Gazette" from the store or residence of subscribers. HAWAIIAN GAZETTE CO. Honolulu, March 30, 1883. NOTICE OF REMOVAL! MR. EHRLICH begs to inform his numernna U3 patron public in general, that the "TEMPLE OF FASHION" . A1 13 moving t the CORNER OF FORT AND HOTEL STREETS, and wiU be in ? for business ON SATURDAY MORNING, December 29, 1888 I BUHACH ! BUflACH ! The Only Genuine California Buhach is For Sale at 1 BENSON, SMITH & CO.'S ' Who are the SOLE AGENTS and ASSIGNEES of the I BUHACH PRODUCING COMPANY op sjH :o:- g&r Purchasers are CAUTIONED against an INFERIOR POWDER f up in similar style and labeled California Buhach. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARK from tl Interior Department, and Assignment of Sale and EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to uk the name and trade mark Buhach in the Hawaiian Islands, from the Buhaci Producing and Manufacturing Co., of Stockton. California, to Benson. Smith a Co., may be seen on appl-cation. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. I I :o: BENSON, SMITH & COMPANY, ! 152-tf SOLE AGENTS AND ASSIGNEES. I THE HOLIDAY SEASON, 1888-9. ff nil i iij y rs3 GORn PA W Y. I'd :o:- WE HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED LARGE ADDITIONS TO OUR TOOK of 'MERCHANDIBE CONSISTING OP T SHOVELS, 'tTWjK vraTHi Steel uwuars, j CanalBarrows, Garden Barrows, y Ox Trace Chains, ; PLOWS, Harrows, Cultivators, Horse-Hoes, Planters' Hoes, Garden Hoes, Cane Knives, Spades, Hoe, Axe, Pick and Sledge Handles, Gal v. Nails and Spikes, Cut Nails, . - Refrigerators, Sheet Zinc, Sheet Lead, Carpenters' Tools, Builders Hardware, STEEL FENCE WIRE AND STAPHS! GALV. 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