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DAILY PACIFIC COMMERCIAL' ADVERTISER, JANUARY 3, 1889. A TARTAR TEA PARTY. (General OTrrrtiscmcnts. , AN EXPERIENCE WH'CH TRIE3 A IT.VELER'3 STOMACH. ITow "mirk Tn" I Md "Mosul Fash ion" A Vclvato "Wooden Ppoou Slab From a l'lank of Kr cadFating Camel's T'loh ' Svuniyss." "Wolconn under the shadow of rn7 poor t on r, Ak-Vg" (whit9 chief), Fays the khiii!, lilt i;;; tlio den r curtain to let me eater; ' all tint I Lave is yours." A.s I outer the tout I unslin:r my revol ver nr.d lay it 011 the ground, "while tho than puis k vn hia gun beside it, t!iU3 si.jir'yi-i that v.-3 aro friend. and b.-tht-r- j ! Iked to do each other no harm. Thou xny host's son, a tall active youi jr f:Hov, wh.'ie joc black eyes and prt'.'Dinont fe,ioies betray an admixture of IVrHun b!od, risen and greets nie with a guttural "Salaam altiko.nn:" (peace bo with you), f,r the Mouamtnedan saluta tion are ihc same In ail the languages of tho east, an additional boud of uaion be tween .Vimulnians. I rooly vit)i the customary formula, "With you lo pi-ace," and thea the worthy youth, by way cf making me HjooiHjy comfortable, spreads out for me a no ly (Iriyed hfceji.-kin with the bloody pide uppermost, and kindly invites me to seat myself on it in my white cotton trousc To refuse would be a mortal insult; but I contrive to drag across the raw hidi! a corner of one of the pheets o.r felt tint are scattered over the floor, on which I squat myself cross lagged to &ivtit tho condng of breakfast. This is evidently not far off; but lest my patience should fail before its appear ance, the young chief offers to me (as Jael did to the worn out Sisera thirty-five centuries go) nn earthen jar brimful of fresh milk. Tho cool draught is Ucll c ously r freshing, though not to be en joyed without some ditliculty, the milk being so covered with flies as to look like a closely printed sheet of newspaper. HIE FAMOUS "BHICK TEA." Mcr.riwhilo the chief himself produces an oblong block of Home dark substance not tmliko strong tobacco, but which I recognize at u glance as tho famous "brick tea" that is bi ought on camel back ncToss h. whole breadth of Asia to Rus sia's great annual fair at Xijnt-Xovgorod. Knocking off ono corner of the "brick," hi crumbles it into a small camp kettle that is stemming on the top of one of those brass Russian tea urns which are now be ginning to be known to the west by the name of tumovar (literally "?elf boiler"). In a trice the whole tent Is filled with a fragrt :ce of strong, rich, aromatic tea; mid I, knowing by experience the reviv ing power of this: national drink, reach out my hand eagerly for tho wooden bowl iiito which it is poured. Rut alas! the old khan, following the traditions of his race, Las made my tea in what is called "Mogul fashion," i. c, with salt instead of sugar, and mut ton fat instead of milk, the result being something so emaziugly nasty that, however inclinable as an emetic, it really does see n rat her out of place as an article cf breakfast. However, I succeed (thanks to digestion that has confronted every ontlaulish native di.h from iaru to Panama) in getting it down without any display of uncalled for emotion, although the Heating fat leaves so many long icicles of half liquid grease hanging to my mus tache as to make me look like a fancy Sketch of -'rather Christinas." My bowl is promptly refilled, and the khan, noticing that tho tea is too hot for me to drink at a draught, pulls out of his pouch a huge wooden tpoon literally caked with dirt, which ho carefully cleans with his tongue, and then ofTers it to mo as a special honor. Luckily I have tho presence of mind to evndo this alarming courtesy by saying that I do not hold my self worthy to use the private spoon of so grat a chief, a compliment that evidently pleasea the worthy barbarian not a little. IIUCE SLAK3 OK BREAD. By this time oar breakfast is cooked, and in iJefuulfc of any plates to eat it withal, the j oung Tartar serves out to us by way of platters huge slabs of bread from a plank of whenten cako nearly as tall as himself in the farther corner cf the tent. 3r in Central Asia bread is sold not by tho pound, but by the sheet, and nn ordinary lepeshka (cake), which may bo bought for a few cents, is quite big euough for r. ten-year-old boy to lie upon. Whether the nativo bakers give their pe culiar shape to those giant biscuifs (as I have heard a waggish Russian officer as Fcrt) by l ing down and rolling upon them, I cannot say; but. 1 can testify that whether eaten fresh or crisped in the sun they are fxtremely nourishing and good. And now tho contents of the caldron r.re tu.ned out, and ona glance at the rarus cf bluish stringy fiosh tells me that the moat i- camel. This is an ominous discovery, for I do not nesd to bo told that ia ttu"e days of Russian desert transport and fiAd hospitals, n camel is far too valuable to bo killed for food, and that when you find hira figuring in a Tartar b.ll of faro you may be pretty suro that he has cither died of old agecref dis ease, r-utit is alithe breakfast that we are likely to got within, twenty-five or thirty miles; so I take a lump of the flesh upon my tablet of bread, and set to work tooth and nail. In truth, the' dntnty requires the full exercise of both, being as tender as the Atlantic cable; and it is quite an open question, of whether the meat or my teeth shall givo wny first. But the old kh&n kindly comes to the rescue by tearing oil one of the softer portions of his hump and cramming it into my mouth with fingers as black and greasy as a stoker's. The meal concludes with a brimming bowl of Borne gray sub-acid liquor, which I guess at onco to bo tho famous Tartar "kumyss" (fermented mare's milk), and inwardly wonder what, thoso who see it advertised In tho streets of New York and London would siv if they could see in what places and by what people it is manufactured. David Ker in Tho Cosmopolitan. FILTER PRESSES. Paachah Puntatioit, I Hawaii. March V. 1883. ( Bisdon Iron and Locomotive Works, San Fran cisco. Gentleman We have used tvo of your 30 clia inhered Filter I'r)irfithlsieuon. They are convenient, e&ailj baadleJ and are working entirely to our natiafictlon. I can recommend no improvement on them. Very reapectf ally your. (signed) A. Moose, Manager Paauhan. Planta'ien. These Tresses are fcetng carried In stock In Honolulu and are eold at tbe very low price of 0050.00 In Honolulu to loeet the demand, A consignment la now on the way. Klsdon Iron & Loco. Works, 32 1231 2m San Francisco To Amve ! i The Equitable Life Assurance Society OK THE TJlSriXKD STATES. Stanfls First Ami tte Mint Life Assumes Ccmpanies of Hie World. In Outstanding Assurance, in New Business, in Surplus, in Total Income, in Premium Income, in the annual Increase in Surplus and Assets, in the Percentage of Assets to Liabilities, and in all other Important Respects. Assets. Dec. 31, 1887, : : : S81,78,9(U 85. Outstanding Assnrancs S4 83,020,563 New business cf 18&7 1 3H.OS3.105 ' Surplus (4 per cent. Standard) 18.1 04. 255 Increase in Surplus during the Veur 1,74K,371 Increase In Assets daring tbe Year J,x8,433 Total Income 23,240,S4t Preminni Iucome 1!,115,775 Percentage of Assets to Liabilities 127 1-2 A Careful Study of the above Proves Conclusively that the Equitable Society is the mot Profitable and Secure Lifo Assurance Company for intending Assurers. ALEX. 0. CxlRTWRIGHT, 90-tf GENERAL AGENT HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. Rock Salt for Cattle. iff" A few tons still undleposed of APPEY EARLY. Theo. H. Davies a Go. llS-lm LEWIS & CO.; FOET STREET, Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers In Groceries and Provisions. 5Tlce House Ooodit a Npelalty 181-tf JOS. TINKER, Family & Shipping Butcher City j Market, Nuuanu St. Prime Beef, Mutton, Veal, Lamb, Dairy-fed Pork and Cambridge Scusage, fresh every day. Corned Beef and Pickled Tongue always on hand and put up in quantities to auit. BOLOGNA SAUSAGE A SPECIALTY. CCjr-N. B. All meat delivered every morning within a radius of three miles of the city. My prices are as reasonable as any where, and all orders attended to witli promptness and dispatch. 114-lua C. BREWER & COMPANY, (Limited). GENERAL MERCANTILE AND COMMISSION AGENTS. LIST OF OFFICERS: P. C. Jones. Jr President and Manager J. O. Carter Treaaufjr an Secretary Uou. W. F. Allen Auditor DIRECTorJ: lion. C. R. Bishop. Hon. H. 'Waterbonse AVatch 1)1a1 Illuminator. A S-xis watchmaker has mcde a new application of electricity in the invention of un illutv.iimtor for watch dials, where by one in the dark can toll the hour with' easo. A small electric lamp is titudin tho wjtch case vhc:3 it will light up the ii.il when, by touching the case with a charr. connection is established through tho chain with a small battery carried in the watch pocket. Chicago Times. Thomas n Bucket's P.nnci. Thomas a Becket's bores have at last been found in a rough hewu stone coffin under Canterbury cathedral, where here tofore their existence was only legendary. Tho c-kull is well preserved, mid is saiu to bo nn .'nifkeiit in ?;zo aiul proportions in J:iCs or;? of the tircst overseen. Its crown bears unmistakable marks cf a sword cut, which the chroniclers rtiate took oft the kp of his bcalp. Frank Leslie's. Tl IT il "aT CM n 1 1 n iuu. Car crowded. Ladies f eated, gentlemen standing. Enters a h'dy, old and feeble, ami stand? with dilliculty. No ono ap pears to notice her presence, until ;i brawny scu of Erin statidin near her Bays: 'Holt outer me r.rm, me dn.rlint, and I'll stiddy ye. Bcgorra. if I weren't a gintleraun, ye should have my seat." Detroit Free- Pross. Wing Wotkn d Co., NUUANU. STREET, Have Just Received New Goods, Suitable for Christmas and New Year's Presents. A Good Chance to ro into Business ! V ON ACCOUNT OF FAILING HEALTH MR. G. WEST WILL DISPOSE ot hia entire interest in the business known as G. WEST & CO., 105 Fort Street, Honolulu. Liberal Terms will be giwn to a responsible party. The firm lias been doing a good paying business during the last six months, not withstanding tho dull times. For the next Sixty Daj-s we will sell Goods at ju3t enough to cover cost. For Bargains in FURNITURE, TOYS, FANCY GOODS, Etc., Etc., see us before purchasing. Gr. WEST & CO. 133 JO E-I IN OTT Stoves, Ilaiiges and Housekeeping Guccis. Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Wort HAWAIIAN GAZETTE Printing Establishment Merchant St., Honolulu. EX BARK VELOCITY, FROM CHINA, Reed Chairs and Rockers, Something new in Honolulu; Extension Veranda Chairs, .bony ana .Marble Uiningroom teis, Matting in all variety and colors, Silks and Satins, Silk Crepe, in all shades; Pongee, Mantel and Hearth Vases, ALSO, TO ARRIVE Gri?anite Stone Octagon shape. Best Oolong Tea, Choice Manila Cigars. 155-ly LOVE'S BAKERY. 4o. 73 ?innaiD Street. iir.3. ROBT.LOYE, - F-prltraa. tEvery Description of rialn and Fancy Bread and Crackers, F RES H Soda Crackers A S D Saloon Bread A lwiy oe Ilnud. MILK BREAD A STECIALTT. Ulaart Order Promptly Atteadd t. 1T-Bm Plain and Fancy Printing INCLUDING- THE HOLIDAY SEASON, 1888-9. PACIFC HARDWARE COMPANY, L'd :o:- WE HAVE RECENTLY KECEIVED LARGE ADDITIONS TO OUR STOCK of JVrERCHA.SrrISE! CONSISTING OF PLOWS, Harrows, Cultivators, Horse-Hoes, Planters' Hoes, Garden Hoes, Cane Knives, Spades, SHOVELS, Pick Axes, Mattocks, Steel Crowba.rs, Canal Barrows, Garden Barrows, Ox Trace Chains, Hoe, Axe, Pick and Sledgo Handles, Gal v. Nails and Spikes, Cut Nails, Refrigerators, Sheet Zinc, Sheet Lead, Carpenters Tools, Builders Hardware, STEEL EEjSTCE WIRE AND STAPLES! GALV. FENCE WIRE AND STAPLES, Galv. 4 Barbed Fence Wire, Tea Kettles, Sauce Pans, Hubbuck's Roiled and Raw Paint Oil, Hubbuck's White Lead and Zinc, Hubbuck's Red Lead, Pioneer .White Lead, CASTOR OIL for Lubricating, Cylinder Oil, Carbox Oil, Sperm Oil, Lard Oil, ..it jI'HU'ir-M. ! M 1 1 . 'i I' ll-1 I nl'IJIt Lamps & CMattrs, Croctery, Glassware, Silver Platefl fare, Etc. We have fitted up a Department on the second floor, (a room GOxGO feet) exclusively for ART GOODS, of which wo have at present a very Choice Stock, and more to he opened in a few days. We know we are safe in saying that BETTER GOODS in these Lines have never been offered for sale in this Market. Our Prices are Moderate ! Wo respectfully solicit a personal inspection of our Entiro Stock, and especially our 13 3F T H&r 355 3XT T Where Ladies and Gentlemen will find a tempting display of beautiful ' Articles in Great Variety, suitable for XMAS. AND NEW YEAR'S GIFTS. PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY, ID. 124 7-1 xn d-lra Christinas Goods Law Books and Blanks, Pamphlets of any kind, Lawyers' Briefs, Freigt and Plantation Books, Statistical Work, Colored Pester Work, Lithograph Colored Carue, Business and Visiting Carde, Ball and Wedding Curd, Programmes, Billheads, Letterheads printed in Copying Ink, Etc., Etc., Etc., I PROMPTLY AKD SEATLY EXECUTED. Toys, X)olls ! Bonbons ! Fancy Vases Glasswar? LiXJG-S ! Christmas and New Year's Cards, FOU SALE BY THEO. H. DAYIES.& CO. 146-lm Ex Bark H. Hackfeld 1R0M LIVERPOOL, N FILTERPRESSI Selwig & Lange's Tatent 18 to 30 Chambers, WMch haTe proed a prt-at en-c8B at Llfcue, Hanamatilu, Ketiha, Wairuca, Koloa, Lahalna. Laupahoeboe, ".C, and which are ir0,vldeil with the latest Improvements; aleo, SPARE TARTS OF ABOVE TRESSES tnl FILTER CLOTK FOR THE SAME ; Siagai' Coolers, (rouni corners) Iron Tankp, 3 fcizes; Baxter Knins, Dearie's htcam Pumps, Steel Bails k Eixtu res Portable Track. Sleepers & Switches, Corrugated Ircn. all lt-nyths; Fire BricVf. Elates, Firo Ciay, Abbcstos, White Pros Portland Cement 10 Tl SPRINGFIELD ROADSTER BICYCLE WE STILL SOLD OUR OWN. Moderate Prices, Good Quality, HUl Climbing, Safety, Speed are features of merit which are sure to lead. RECORDS FOR 1888. L. A. V. meet at Baltimore, Md., three . victories. Woodstock, Canada, professional track record, May 24. Binghampton, N. Y., one ; mile safety, and one mile team race. Toronto, Canada, three mil road wheel, and one mile safety race. Rochester, N. Y., one mile, open to all, track record, 2.44i; three mile handicap; five mile, open to all, last L quarter in SO seconds best on record; half mile dash, open to all, 1.15 best competition half mile on record; also, two mile, 6.45 class. J. li. Weld, of Medina, writes: "In a club of twenty 18 ride Springfield Roadsters, and still wo;' want more." REMEMBER OUR HILL CLIMBING RECORDS. Eagle Rock, New Jersey, 12 times without a dismount. Corey Hill, . Boston, 10 tirne3 without a dismount. Stickney Hill, Lynn, Mass., one time and return. SHURMAN AT IT AGAIN. The members of the Lynn Cycle Clnb took a trip down to Portland. The partT com- prised J. li. Yoqlp, J. II. Shurinac, A. 11. Catbley, E. G. Borpholtz, J. F. Allen, J. F. Dow, J. U.Littltfiuld, A. W. Lewis and A. Wiswell. On tln-ir arrival in Portland, and after a Rood breakfast at the Preble Hoase, the Portland Wheel Clab took tbe visitors in hand for K ran to Fronts Neck, a distance of some fourteen miles. On the way oat the party pawed . Spnnvick Hill, an eminence that has never been climbed by a cyclist. To tbe surprise of the Down Peters, Sbnrman annonnceU that he would ride up the hill if any one of ths . Portland men would ride down. This was very promptly agreed to, as tbe local men , thought tbe hill onrideable. Some of the men rode down tie bill, as aluo did Sharman, and then on arriving at the bottom bbarman turned round and rode to tbe top, ' to the amazement of those who had never Been Sherman ride. This was on Eondsy, and the achievement of the Lynn man made the locals anxious to see what tbe visitor could do with the Park Street Ilill, a terror to Portland wheelmen, and one that ban never been climbed more than tveioe in succession. Ho on Monday the party repaired to the hill, and after Carsley, Allen and Littlefield had climbed it once and cried enough, Shurman went at it and went up and down six tim-s without a dismount. To say that' tbe Portland men were dumfouuded is putting it mildly, bhurman rode hi9 Springfield' Poadster. Will some Portland reader kindly give us the grades of the bparwick and' Park Street Hills, and oblige? Ed. Bicycle Would. We give you the facts. Draw your own inference. But remember ' our prices are moderate, our goods warranted against defective material and workmanship for one year; absolutely safe against headers, speedy", and a good all around road wheel. CATALOGUE FREE. SPRINGFIELD BICYCLE MANUFACTURING CO. 9 Cornhill, Boston, Mast. FOR SALE BY -:o : H . M. WUITXEY, Business Manager. Germ.ir.ia P. Ceraf-rt, Keg chock?, liivetn, hkigar and Coal Bags, Coal Basket? , Twine, Stockholm and Coal Tar, Etc. For Sale at JLoweii; Rates by H. HACKFELD & CO. lSO-lm PACIFIC HARDWARE CO.. X'd.. SOLE A RENTS FOR HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ll7.1m d.lm . kl The Weekly Gazette and Daily P. C. Advertiser Are the feest AdvertUtaf Mediums la he Klaclem. 4 1! 6 3 f 1 i i J 1 t u ft' '