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It has pleased Her Majesty tho
Qaeen to appoint the Honorable
John Mott-Smith to be Minister of
Finance, vice Hon. Hermann A.
Honolulu, July 28th, 1891.
It has pleased Her Majesty the
Queen to appoint His Excellency
the Hon. John Mott-Smith to be a
Commissioner of Crown Lands,
vice Hon. Hermann A. Widemann
Honolulu, July 28th, 1891.
Notice to Tax-Payers.
L. Jas. Aylett has this day been ap
pointed Deputy Assessor for the District
of Koolauloa, Island of Oahu, vice W. C.
C. A. BROWN,
Assessor 1st Division, Island of Oahu.
Acting Minister of Finance.
Honolulu, H. 1.. July 27, 1891.
Be just and fear not;
Let all the ends thou alm'st at be
Thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's.
PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER
AUGUST 1, 1891.
Among the through passengers
on the Monowai was Col. Alex.
Campbell, World's Fair Commis
sioner to Australia and .New Zea
land. Col. C.'s mission is to urge
the Colonial Governments to take
part in the coming Columbian Ex
position at Chicago. He has once
before visited Honolulu and Aus
tralia in connection with the Syd
ney and Victorian Exhibitions held
two or three years since. During
his stay here, Col. C. called on the
American Minister and the Consul-General,
and at the office
of this paper, where he
left valuable documents rela
tive to the Chicago Exposition,
which he assures us will bo on a
scale of magnitude never before at
tempted by any nation. The plans
of grounds and buildings which he
left here sufficiently indicate this.
The study of leprosy its con
tagiousness, treatment and cure
19 engaging the attention of the
medical fraternity in every part of
the world, and any facts which
tend to throw additional light on
the subject will be eagerly re
ceived. Our attention has been
called to an article in the April
number of the Occidental Medical
Times, written by Dr. S. B. Swift,
resident physician of the leper
settlement on Molokai. It is illus
trated with portraits of three
lepers who are referred to. This
article is reprinted on the first
page of to-day's issue, with the ex
ception of two or three para
graphs and the portraits. It re
lates chiefly to the case of Keanu,
who it will be remembered was
sentenced to death for murder
some three years since, and after
wards reprieved, on condition that
he should be inocculated with
leprous virus, wLich was done,
and the virus took effect, develop
ing the disease to such a degree
that he was sent to the leper asy
lum on Molokai. Dr. Arning, at
whose suggestion the experiment
was made in the interest of science,
claims that it proves clearly that
leprosy can be and is propagated
by inocculation, and that this in
stance furnishes proof of the cor
rectness of the theory.
Dr. Swift has had opportunities
to study the history of Heanu, and
to become conversant with some of
the peculiarities of this disease,
and has not been able to agree
with Dr. Arnold in his published
conclusions. He shows that Ke
anu belonged to a leprous family,
and was tended while in jail by a
leper, and concludes that tho vac
cination made by Dr. Arning
served only to hasten the develop
ment of a disease already in his
system. To those interested in
the subject, the article will.be read
with interest, and it furnishes an
other instance where M doctors
A NOTABLE WOMAN.
Mrs. Clarissa Armstrong, who died in
this city on July 21st; at an advanced
age, was the daughter of a family distin
guished tnrougnout JNew ingiana, ana a
sister of the late Chief Justice Chapman
of Massachusetts. She was married in
1831 to Rev. Richard Armstrong, and
went with him as missionary in the Pa
cific Islands. After a brief experience
among the cannibal tribes of tie South
Pacific, Mr. Armstrong went to the
Sandwich Islands, and there established
the entire system of public schools
throughout the island kingdom, becom
ing Minister of Public Instruction, an
office which he held at the time of his
death, early in the sixties.
Mrs. Armstrong reared a large family
on the islands, but one by one these
children traveled eastward and became
identified with the history, social and
political, of the country from which their
parents had come. The most notable
among theai, General Armstrong, head
and founder of Hampton School, recent
ly visited San Francisco and is now in
the islands, where the sad news of his
mother's death will reach him. Mrs.
Weaver, one of her daughters, a lady for
years identified with philanthropic and
progressive work in our city, recently
went with her husband to take charge of
the city's poor. Another daughter, Mrs.
Beckwith, is the wife of a minister now
occupying a prominent place in the
Mrs. Armstrong herself long dung to
the island life, and it was not until after
more than fifty years of uninterrupted
residence that she yielded to her chil
dren's solicitations and regretfully sailed
homeward. Up to the time when she
landed in San Francisco in the eighties,
herself nearly 80 years of age, she, a
woman of high education and intelli
gence had never seen a railway engine
or ever witnessed a thousand sights fam
iliar to the tiniest school child in San
Francisco. Her frank delight over the
commonplace marvels of modern science
was charming to see, and she herself
was quick lo join in the laugh often
raised at her startled exclamation over
some new and exciting discovery.
Mrs. Hemenway of Boston, a lady
widely known as the patron or various
scientific enterprises and benevolent
projects, happened to be in California at
the time. She was a friend 01 the iam
ily, and was so bewitched with the novel
situation in which the ojq lady was
Pplaced that she insisted upon rounding
out the visitor's strange experience ana
rarrvins her off 0 her Boston home to
spend the winter there, where she mer
rily declared that Mrs. Armstrong should
be the "belle of the season."
So Mrs. Armstrong, at nearly 80 years
of age, took her first railway journey
traveling across the continent in the
Hemenways' sumptuous private car,
surrounded by every attention and com
Her useful life on earth is ended, after
a long period of helpless suffering. Up
to about a vear aeo she preserved the
whole-measure of her mental vigor, with
her physical strength but slightly im
paired. A fall in stepping irom a car
riage gave her a shock from which she
never recovered, so that death final!
came as a glad release. S. F. Chron
The following is taken from the
the Illustrated London News: A
memorial cross has been prepared
at the expense of the National Lep
rosy Fund to be erected at Molokai
in the Hawaiian Islands, in memory
of Father Damien, the devoted
Roman Catholio missionary at the
leper hospital settlement there. The
cross, which was designed and exe
cuted by Messrs. J. Whitehead &
Sons, Vincent Square, Westminster,
under the supervision of Mr. lid
ward Clifford, has cost 200. It is
of polished and unpolished peter
head red granite. The central feature
of the work in the front face is a
sculptured portrait in white marble
by Mr. Jos. Whitehead. The inscrip
tion is deeply cut and gilded upon
the three lower steps, and is in the
English and Hawaiian languages,
as follows: "Joseph Damien de
Veuster; born Jan. 3, 1840, died
April, 15, 1889. 'Greater love hath
no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends,' John
15:13. This monument is raised to
his memory by the people of Eng
land." Mr. H. R. Armstrong has
undertaken to ship the monument
free of cost to Molokai.
The Trans-Pacic Mail Service.
A dispatch from Washington un
der date of July 16 announces that
the Postal Department has finally
taken steps to put the Postal Sub
sidy law into operation. The formal
notice of the department inviting
proposals for ocean mail contracts
was issued ou that day. Proposals
Are invited from steamship com
panies for carrying American mails
to foreign countries in vessels of
American build, of the best construc
tion and highest speed in their re
spective classes, over routes minutely
The American ports from which
service is proposed to start are Bos
ton, New York, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Newport News, Norfolk, Port
Tampa (with service from Mobile),
New Orleans, Galveston, San Fran
cisco, Seattle and Tacoma. Abso
lutely new service for American ships
is invited for transatlantic lines from
New York, Boston and Baltimore, a
line to Buenos Ayres from New York
and one from Philadelphia, a line
from Port Tampa to Venezuela and
the east coast of South America. A
line to the same ports is projected
from New Orleans and Galveston,
and a new line from New Orleans to
Aspinwall, calling at the ports on
the north coast of Central America
and ports of the Spanish Main. A
new line on the Pacific coast from
San Francisco to Chili and to the
west coast of South America is pro
posed, and a new line from Seattle or
Tacoma to China and Japan; also a
new line from San Francisco to Mel
To those who need a pleasant Tonic
for any kind of debility, we can recom
mend Clements as the best. For sale
by Hollister & Co.
Daily Advertiser 50c per month.
DAILY PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ft
OUR SAN FRANCISCO LETTER.
Per S. S.
Monowai, San Francisco,
July 24, 1891.
(From our special correspondent.)
New Yobk, July 24th,
trifugals 96 degs. 3 41 100c
The local market remains steady and
unchanged. While the imports con
tinue small the Western Sugar Refining
Company is well eupplied with sugar
and will easily carry over the coming
season. The trade feature of the past
fortnight has been the importation of
493 sacks of German refined beet sugar,
which came by way of New Orleans and
the Texas & Pacific railroad to Fantana
& Co., one of the lamest fruit canning
houses on the Coast. They say that thev
paid less for it delivered here than the
ruling local prices, and propose to keep
on importing while such conditions last.
LIKE COALS TO NEWCASTLE.
About 300 tons of sugar have arrived
here from British Columbia during the
past week and bonded for shipment to
Honolulu. It is now stored on the
Oceanic dock awaiting the departure of
the next steamer. This same sugar ob
tained a rebate from the government
when it left here several months ago in
the rush to get foreign sugar out and
free Hawaiian sugar in before the effect
of the McKinley bill, and its return is
mainly due to the recent compact be
tween the Victoria refineries and the
Western refining combination of this
city. By that compact a division of ter
ritory has been effected, the northern
limit of the United States being the
The Chilean Troubles.
There is little news to report regarding
the situation in Chile. Reports that
have come to hand during the past ten
days have been very conflicting, and it
is now declared that some of the fierce
and effective combats between the con
testants that have been so vividly de
scribed in the dispatches from that coun
try never occurred. The latent news is
that the insurgents are steadily advanc
ing into Balmaceda's territory and that
in a naval battle off Ccquimbo the Bal
maceda fleet was worsted by the cruiser
Magellanes. The insurgents are said to
be determined to fight their way to Val
paraiso. On June tn two government cruisers
aided by land forces captured the in
surgent town of Port Corral. They held
possession about two Hours and were
then driven out by the insurgents. The
$3,000,000 currency recently issued by
Balmaceda at par has now been declared
worth but thirty cents on the dollar, and
a panic is the result. The Examiner's
correspondent telegraphs that the armies
of both sides are starving and predicts
that the war will not last over sixty
A fight is reported to have taken place
at Huasco, in which 200 were killed.
Santiago, Chile, has been visited by
the severest fire ever known in South
America. The loss was $2,000,000
San Francisco News.
The deficit in the city's finances
grows apace. The discrepancy is now
between $130,000 and $140,000.
Robert J. Creighton, San Francisco
Agent of the New Zealand Government,
is in Washington in the inteiest of the
trans Pacific mail service to Honolulu
and the Australian colonies.
Pilot J. H. Rogers is dead. He was
once a resident of Honolulu.
Advices by the steamer Belgic state
that Krle Belle w, the actor, and Mrs .
James Brown Potter were married at
Hongkong about a month ago. The
story is not believed in New York.
Managi, the Samoan chief visiting this
country, died at Cheyenne, Wyo.,on the
train while bound to San Francisco. The
Monowai has two Samoans aboard, the
survivors of nine who came to this coun
try after the wrecks of the Vandalia,
Trenton and Nipsic. The others died
from consumption and hemorrhage.
Preparations are being made for the
next Mechanic's Fair to be held in Sep
tember. The report of the New City Hall Com
mission, just filed, shows that up to date
nearly $4,500,000 has been spent on con
struction. William Forsyth has been beaten for
Director of the Department of Viticul
ture and Horticulture of the World's
Fair. It is thought that J. De Barth
Sharb will be appointed.
Frank W. Quick, who arrived from
Australia on the Monowai, is missing.
He has been traced as far as Chicago,
but then all signs of him have been lost.
A tornado swept over northern Min
nesota on the 16th, and five men were
Italy has announced that she will not
officially take part in the World's Fair of
1893, though Italian exhibitions will be
given eveiy encouragement.
Blaine has gone to Bar Harbor, Me.
He is described as a very sick raau, and
says himself that he is suffering from
nervousness, though the New York
papers have it that Bright's disease ails
him. He expects to return soon to
J. tfi. Campbell, the present Governor
of Ohio, has been re-nominated by the
Democrats to run against William Mc
Kinley,Jr. The campaign is now fair
The physicians who witnessed the
electrocution of Smiler, Slocum, Wood
and Jugiro have filed a certificate stating
that the men were rendered unconscious
the moment the current was turned on
and that in each case death was mani
Samuel J. Dixon, a Toronto photo
grapher, has emulated Blondin and has
crossed the Niagara gorge below the falls
over a tight rope. He proposes to give
exhibitions this summer.
A monument to Stonewall Jackson
was unveiled at Lexington, Va., on the
Dispatches from New York indicate
that Venezuela may not ratify Blaine's
George Francis Train has made a new
trip around the world in sixty-one days.
He started from Seattle.
The President of .Hayti 'has issued a
formal protest against the occupation of
Mole St. Nicholas by the United States
Government. He thinks it is a step to
ward annexation, and charges Blaine
with entertaining plans of annexation.
Report comes from Hayti that Hip
polite's rule is becoming more despotic
and bloody. Tho&e who do not support
his administration or who are suspected
of being unfriendty, are shot, without
the formality of a trial. It is said that a
strong feeling of rebellion is growing and
that preparations are being made to de
pose the black despot. Legitime, will
doubtless be the leader of tne new
party. The people are getting tired 01
being shot down like dogs and providing
material to procure vessels and muni
tions of war. , , 4.
Lord Salisburv has startled the con
servative people of England by declar
ing that female suffrage ought to form a
part of the coming electoral reform.
England is making preparations for a
big display at the World's Fair m Chi
cago. The Prince of Wales is taking an
active interest in the matter and will
give his advice to the World's Fair Com
missioners. The Governments of Ecua
dor and San Salvador have nnnounced
their intention to be represented at the
great exposition. " .
Reports of harvest conditions from all
parts of the world show that famine ex
ists in Russia and'India, that there is a
serious drouth in Bengal and a splendid
crop in America. In Russia the peas
ants are starving and there is small hope
of relief except from the Government.
A Berlin dispatch says that Bismarck
is failing fast. It is said that he is liable
to die of heart disease at any moment.
Great destitution among the lower
classes of Germany is reported.
Emperor William sailed from London
on July 14th, on his way to Norway. He
was greatly pleased at the warm wel
come and general good treatment ac
corded him by the English people.
Balfour has announced in the House
of Commons that a local government
bill for Ireland, based on the same line
as the English and Scotch acts, will be
introduced in Parliament next ses-ion.
It is therefore possible that the long
hoped for Home Rule will be finally
It is rumored that the Wellington
coal mines near Nanaimo, B. C, owned
by the Dunsmuirs, have been sold to the
Union Steamship Co., which owns the
steamers Monowai, Nauki Poo, Grand
holm, Taichion and others.
Arrival of U. S. S. Monowai.
Arrived at Honolulu, July 31st,
6 a. m., from San Francisco, for Syd
ney. Sailed on July 24fch, at 4 p. m.,
and landed pilot at 5 p. m. Experi
enced fine weather with light easter
ly winds to arrival. The Monowai
resumed her voyage at d:4o p. mm
BY JAS. F. MORGAN
RESIDENCE LOTS !
For Sale at Auction.
have received instructions to Sell
Public Auction, at my Salesroom
on Queen Street,
ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st,
AT 13 NOON,
About a quarter of a mile bej'ond
Following is a plan of the lots:
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The lots have been laid out and divid
ed in such a manner and size as to bring
them within the reach of all who desire
a home of their own within convenient
distance from the business center of the
The location and general advantages of
these lots are unequaled bv any property
of the kind offered in this 'city for years.
Situated at the mouth of Kahhi valley,
at a stood elevation, pure air and health
ful conditions are assured.
All these lots tront on Kaili avenue 55
feet wide. running through the place con
necting Kins and Beckley streets, and
being the widest streets in the suburbs of
The lots are situated at less than 3
minutes' walk from the terminus of the
King street Tram Cars.
WATER The plans are perfected,and
it is now the intention of . the Govern
ment to lay an 8 inch water main along
the line of King street from the foot of
Liliha street to the road passing the Ka
lihi churches, from which extension
water is expected to be available within
8 months. For the present, water for
domestic purposes can be obtained irom
Kamehameha School premises.
TERMS; ONE HALF CASH, Bal
ance in one year at 9 per cent., secured
Egr A large map of the property can
be seen at my Salesroom, Queen street,
where all desired information can be
J as. F. !M!orgaii,'
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ATI GUST 1, 1891'
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Hawaiian Hardware Co,, Id, HULL'S SAjH
Monday, July 27.
How about that long grass
in your yard ?
It needs cutting, and you
haven't made up your, mind
what sort of a lawn mower
you want! We're going to
If the grass is very long, get
a Pennsylvania liigh grass cut
ter. It will work just as well
in short grass as any other,
but the ordinary mower will
not do for high grass.
If you manage with that
antiquated affair you've been
using to keep the grass short
but ragged, we advise you to
get one of our "Pennsylvania"
New Easy" Lawn Mow
Either of them will do
the work and you may not re
cognize your lawn after its
When you have cut the
grass nicely you will want a
new piece of hose rubber
hose, mind you, not merely
called rubber, but made of
rubber. We have it. After
that you want a sprinkler that
will throw the water broad
cast and give the best substi
tute for a natural rainfall. The
"California" Sprinkler is the
one to do this. We sell them.
Procure the articles we have
mentioned, water vour lawn
night and morning and it will
look like a bed of emeralds.
iNow is tne time to improve
your garden, and we have all
the tools necessary to help you.
What do you do about spoons
for your after-dinner coffee?
We have some that will tickle
your fancy, and they're cheaper
than, the cheapest.
You-may not know it, but
we have the only genuine
Rookwood Pottery for sale on
these islands. For decoration
it is superior to anything of the
kind made. The color gener
ally is a dark brown, and the
vines and flowers modelled on
the pieces are as delicate as
nature. Some pieces are use
ful. Chocolate jugs, smokers'
sets, and small pitchers for in
stance. No two pieces alike
when one is made the mould
is destroyed. No danger of
you neighbor copying your
Silverware is an odd thing
for hardware people to deal in,
but it is customary here and
we have the best same as
everything else. Choice bits,
odd designs in smokers' sets
and champagne holders and
the best shakers for lemon
ades we have ever seen. They
answer for something stronger
just as well.
Silver ice tongs for the table
are useful and pretty. Some
we received by the last steam
er are rather better than the
last lot, and you're bound to
like them. If you use cracked
ice at table you will find them
more convenient than a spoon
and they look better.
Engraved glass tumblers
are prettier than plain ones
and just as cheap. We have
them in many styles and sizes
and you're hard to please if
we can't suit you. We study
your wants and seldom fail to
give satisfaction either as to
quality of the article you buy
or the price you pay for it. .
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and pocket cutlery ar
on the Australia last
We believe it is thf
best in the city at present
HAWAIIAN HARDWARE CO,
(Opp. Spreckels' Block),
SAFES OF EVERY
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Auction and Commissi, n
West Oor. Nuuanu and Kio
P. O. Box 480.
Honolulu, H. I..
Prompt Returns Made on Goods Sold
Steamer and Veranda Chairs for sale
Single and Double Bedroom Sets for sale
SiDgle and Double Sets Harness, Surcingles, Whins
Saddles for sale v
Books, by standard authors, only 50 cents, for sale
Extra quality Safety Matches, 75 cents a gross, for sale
All makes of second-hand Sewing Machines for sale
Meat Safes. Ice Boxes, Stoves Rugs,
Mosquito Nets, Tables, Chairs.
Mirrors, Hanging Lamps, Chandeliers, Crockery and G2m
Feather Pillows, Bed Lounges, Sofas, Clothes Baskete m ?,To,t'
Spring & Hair Mattresses, Wardrobes, Brown and BIha mJJ, !?
Sold at the LOWEST CASH PBIOFS at tho T v t ..... '
House, corner of Nuuanu and King StS21
S. W. LEDERER,
SC7Siohi! Opeh Saturday Evenings Tili. 9 O'clock
ANTS MUST GO
That is, If Yon Use
THEY'RE AN AWFUL NUISANCE, BDT THIS
KNOCKS THEM OUT
IN THE FIRST ROUND.
ECT THERE ARE MANY KINDS OF ANT POISOS
MARKET, BUT NONE SO EFFECTIVE AS THAT
HOLLISTEB & CO., 109 Tort I
PACIFIC jHAEDWAEE ('ft,
Fort Street, Honolulu.
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s given satisfaction. They are piam, weu nvvs, d
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