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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser !.ul Evary Momlnj, Except Sunday, by th Hawaiian Gazette Company t '. 31 Merchant Street. F. N. ARMSTRONG, EDITOR. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 1S04. AN IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY. Today is the anniversary of the joint guarantee by England and France of the independence of the Hawaiian Islands, and their recog nition, aa a member of the family .of nations. The restoration, de facto, had peen made by order of Admiral ' Thomas, on July 31st preceding. "'On the 2Sth of November. 1343, these Government shook hand3 over an agreement of strict neu trality, which has since that time been maintained. The surrender to Lord Paulet was more than com pensated for by this international contract, for it removed for all time any European complications. Many of our readers will recal the almost romantic accountgiven by General J. F. B.J&rshall, of his mission to Eland in 1S43. Knowing that-'lex. Simpson, the English vice-consul, and Lord PauiVbad exclusively chartered a Teseel for the Mexican Coast, in order to reach London with the least delay, General Marshall, un der the direction of Dr. Judd and his associates, got passage on the vessel, under the pretext of making a commercial trip. He crossed to the Mexican coast, and over the Mexican territory in the same con veyance with Mr. Simpson; reached New Orleans, hurried to Boston, interviewed Daniel Web ster, Secretary of State, and pushed for London, where he placed the case before the British Cabinet, who at once de clared it3 firm purpose to do jus tice, and then did it. On the credit side of that ledger account which England keep3 with the world, known in history as the 44 Glory and shame of England," went down a simple and touching act of jus tice. We, who were children in those days, remember the restora tion by Lord Paulet, the measured tread of the British marines a3 they moved out to the desert plain, bar ren and treeless ; the rattle of the musketry salute ; the vast crowd of natives ; the King standing motion less, with his trusted advisors about him they who had faithfully guided him, and are now called " wicked missionaries " by the na tive press ; and finally, the salute from the Admiral's ship, the Col lingwood ; the thunder of the guns of the stately three-decker as she rose out of the foam, at her anchor age in the outer roadstead. We recall the courteous Admiral walk ing about our streets: his simple anecdotes to the children of the same 44 wicked missionaries " as he sat at their frugal tea tables, and gave abundant proof to the present Op position press that he was only a drivelling idiot, and a marine nin-com-poop, by associating with such people. We have often read the private letters of tbi3 British Ad miral, written to these men, which expressed large charity, religious devotion, and studiously impressed on king and chiefs their rare for tune in having advisors, such as Judd, Richards, Armstrong, and that grand old native, Haalilio. But, then, there did not exist in those days an Venlightened" na tive press, to show up the weakness of the old sailor, and tell him what a fool he was making of himself. It is to be regretted that, in the prosperity of these islands, a statue of the British Admiral has not been erected in the public square which bears his name. It would serve to remind ourselves, and our visitors, of an important event in our history. E0T7 CATS FALL. "The question why cats fall on their feet was solved on Wednesday to the satisfaction of the French Aca demy of Science. Maurice Levy gave a mathematical demonstration that a cat can by certain movements of its bodv turn round In the air witnoui pxternal assistance, his meorem is that a natural system can pivot on and by itself, if certain of ita points have, in comparison with others, such a degree of liberty a to describe curves without hampering the move ment of the other points of the sys tem. A gymnast, writing to the Temps, gives the same explanation. Just as an acrobat, be says, turns a somersault in the air by pressing his chin on his breast and bis knees on his thorax, thus making the center of gravity pass from one point to an other, so the cat, a bom acrobat, is equally expert." As a youth in Waikiki,. ex- presses unreserved contempt of the oViiKfv nfiht members of our Social . c u-.a WiCUUC v ""y J men, to solve the cat falling ques tion, we give the solution, which was acceptable to the French Aca demy. There are men and women, here, who have asked the question since their childhood, and it has remained unanswered. The se- rprplv nrar.tical man. who has made some money, of course asks : "rWrt-Vi-if nsA?a enVi information ?" e -nr ir, t We may of course retort, ni tir Word3 of Charles Lamb, "of what use are babies?" or we mav asii . another question, of the practical man, "wnat reai use uav- yuu made of the valuable information, you have chained in the past twerjtr- years?" It was Carlyle, we believe, who said, that the aver age man was as much benefited by reading Mother Goose's tales, as he was, by reading about physical science. "The editor of the Advertiser has never been able to awake sympathy in the reading part of the community. He has injured the cause of govern ment which he is supposed to defend." Holomua. A hungry, but implacable tramp, who fed on poi and gunpowder, when he could get it, and was armed to the teeth with "sass" and imprecations, approached a hum ble mansion on Beretania street, and respectfully asked for food. A small boy, whose soul was full of charity towards all men, listened, and promptly brought from the kitchen a basket, which he said contained a feast fit for the most particular gods. The joyful, but still implacable tramp, who be longed to a persuasion which never voted or fought, retired to a shady spot in Thomas square, and eagerly opened the tempting basket, but found it filled with pebbles, which were covered with flour, and red pepper. Thereupon he raised his eyes up wards, and extended his convul sive hand toward the stars, and ex claimed, "the irreverent youth who ha? furnished me with an imprati cable lunch, mistaking me for an 03trich, has irreparably injured the cause of good tramps, and put in peril their great mission in thi3 world. Hereafter every honorable tramp who believes in the consti tutional right of free lunches, will indignantly pass that house by, without leaving even a card. I swear it before High Heaven P He then hurried to the powder magazine on Punchbowl, and, after smelling its walls, fait a new vigor in his blood, and retiring, at once, to the Hale Naua, concocted a blood-curdling article for the Holo mua, on the "Missionary Devil, and the Royalist Angel." An Old Printing Establishment. The University Pres?, Cambridge, Mass., was founded in 1639, and, with a lapse of about one year, has been running ever since. It employs from SOO to 3-30 hands, with a weekly pay roll of $0000. The firm ha3 always carried on a heavy business, and is celebrated the country over for the ex cellence of its workmanship and for fair dealings with its patrons, but it has been compelled to make an assign ment. Ex. Apollmaris, TBE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS.' "THE LEADING DIETETIC TABLE WATER:1 Xew York Tribnne. "II AS LOXG HELD A POSI Tioy OF UXCHALLESGED PEE EMIXEXCE OX THE DIXXEE TABLES OF THE WORLD." St. James s Budget. SS?"For le at reatl rates at Uctd F. a. cnaf'lr ti ro Auction Solrs. James P. Morgan, THIS JJAY. PURNlTUREj- SALE! On Wednesday, Nov. 28 AT IO O'CLOCK A. M.. j j am instr3Cted by Mr. j. F. BOWLS K, J tr t the Kesidence of .Mr. E. B. e Thomas, upper tort street, the entire - ; it Househ.M Furniture consisting of ' 1 Ilemme and Lonj; Up n'sht Piano and 1 if tool, 1 Marble-top Center Tables, Oak Tables. ! S Oil Paintings, Wicker Chairs and ; Oak KockW and Chairs, Placqtxes, ! Vase?, Antique Oak Carved Cabinet, ; Japanese and Chinese Tea Sets, i Chandeliers. PiariO Limps, Vase Lamps, ! Microscope, Shells, Kujrs, Statue, Card Receivers. Koa .Book Case and j "Si cheval Eedro ' f.itfrs-ip IMlows. Beddi lroom Set. Bedding, Curtains, 1 Antique Oak Chevul Bedroona feet, . i T f M ait x t : l .Side Board Refrigerator, Glassware,.. J 1 Uiix. Esten I i'. xv.v.v;ks, nangmg o-aiiis, steel Jbncravings, 1 Monitor Steel Rang i 1 j" 1 : ,t 1 I nnnpr Roilpr. Cooking Utensi's. Meat irafe, Crockery, Cutlery, Groceries, Scales, Filters. Bath Tubs. Galvanized Tubs. Garden Tools, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. Jas. F. Morgan, 3Sol-td AUCTIONEER. THIS PAY. SALE OF LEASE OF BUILDING AND STOCK IN STORE This Day, November 28tb, 1S94 AT 12 O'CLOCK SOON, I will 6ell at Public Auction, on the Pre mises, Fort street, the BUILDING AND LEASE, Stock in trade, Book Accounts, etc. of the Fruit Store of Sun On Kee, Fort street, between Pantheon and Club Stables. CT"Terms Cash. JAS. F.. MORGAN, S854-lt Auctioneer. ASSIGNEE'S AUCTION SALE or Jewelry, Silverware, Etc. The undersized, Assignee of A.Wen ner, will sell at Auction, at the Store of A. WENNER & CO., on Fort street, Honolulu, Oahu, all of the remaining Stcck of said concern on Friday Morning, November 30, 1891 AT 10 O'CLOCK. ! THE GOODS MUST BE SOLD! Said Stock comprises in part: Gents' Gold Chains.Silver Ornaments, Gents' Gold Watches, Gold Headed Canes. Rings, Watch Chains, Silver Rinps, Napkin Rin?s, Card Cases.Silver Necklaces, Ladies' Gold Chains, Gold Pins, Broaches, Sets Studs. Earrings, Sleeve Buttons, Gold Bangles. Scarf Pins, Gold Bracelets, Plated Jewelry, Wine Set, Plated Forks, Spoons and b. Handsome Mirror. W. H. CASTIjE, 3S54-2t Assignee. Valuable Real Estate at Auction On Thursday, Dec. 13th, 1894 AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON, I am instructed by tha Trustees under the Will of Mrs. B. P. Bishop, to sell at Public Auction, at my Salesroom, Queen street, JSAl that Tract of Land Cora prifeinc an Area of 24 M-lOO Acres Situated on Wilder Avenue and Kewalo street, Makiki, Honolulu, being the bal ance of the Land described in Grant A nana 1 to Lot Kamehameha, and 1 the land comprised in Grant 33i3, Apana j 1 to Bishop Instate. i fC5The map of the property can be ssen at my auction room. 2?Terms Cash. U. S. Go'd Coin. Deeds at expense cf purchaser. Jas. Morgan, SS44-6t AUCTIONEER. Kapiolani Park Lots AT AUCTION. On Saturday, December i 1 will sell at Public Auction at my Sales room, Queen street, 2 SHARES BRITISH CLUB STOCK Lots No. 28 and 29 Kapiolani Park. The Lots are located on Grand A venue, near the Os'rich Farm of the late Dr. G. Troneseau. 7ierms Cash. U. S. Gold Coin. leeds at purchaser's expenses. Jas. F. Morgan, 3So3-5t AUCTIONEER. For Sale. j Horse, Brake and Hurucss. $100 T"A Bargain, ctiice. Address 4C this cS4S- - t Jimly Sopiej Jfcveir.ber 24, iSq4. The difference between tweedledee and tweedledum is apparent the moment you examine our stock of solid silver ware and that sold in other establishments. This is a new line we have gone into this season and the stock was bought in San Francisco by Mr. Hendry. Only the very latest designs were selected for our trade, and we believe we have just what the people want. The stock comprises Sugar Shells, Butter Knives, Soup and Gravy Ladles, Salad and Fish Sets, Preserve and Berry Spoons, Sugar Tongs, Olive Spoons and Forks, oaraine rorKs, iueai ana Lettuce Forks, Pie Knives, and forty-seven other articles not catalogued. In fancy goods our five o'clock tea stands will win the admiration of the lady who wishes to be in the fashionable swim without going to a great expense. We have a half dozen very pretty patterns. Banquet lamps, handsomer than anything zzv have ever shown before, will tempt you to discard your electric lights and go back to kerosene. We have also a stock of use ful and ornamental goods in aluminum. Sleeve Links, Combs that will not break, Hair Pins with aluminum filagree work that rivals silver in brightness and is more ser vicable because the trimmings will not -tarnish. Handsome flasks that hold water, whiskey or root beer. A full assortment of pocket cutlery of the Wostenholm make reached us by the Alameda. The people who have inquired of us for knives during the past few weeks can now be accommodated. Our importation of Ice Chests and Refrigerators this week includes all sizes and the best preservers of fruits, meats and vegetables we have ever had. Some have compart ments especially for butter, so that it does not come in con tact with anything that will af fect the flavor. These Refri gerators are made of hard wood hamdsomely carved and polished. A full line of silver plated ware complete in every thing suitable for table use adorns our shelves. Some of the art icles are hard to distinguish from solid ware, in some in stances the designs are copied from those used in the genuine article. Another new departure for us is the patent thousand-and-one position reclining chair. To the man who goes home from his business worn out with the cares of the day, noth ing is more acceptable to him than an easy chair in which he can recline and read his news paper. The chair we have may be placed in any position, from bolt upright to a couch. The arms, back and seat are upholstered in movable cush ions, the chair having an iron frame with cane seat and back. For good solid comfort we commend these. chairs to the public. We mentioned last week a new shoe blacking box of new design very complete and which folds completely out of the way when not in use. We have them in Japanned or Nickel finished. The Avery Fertilizer Dis- i tributors and Stubble Diggers j for plantation use, arrived on 1 the Alameda. Tie Hawaiian Hardware Co. Ltd. Tour Thauksgivin Dinner is going to be good next Thursday. Next year it will be better. Every body will by that time be using SASSAFRAS as a table beverage, because it is a wholesome, delightful drink. It will give you an appetite and zest for your meal. We have a full supply and charge you the same price that they ask in San Francisco where it is made. Try a quart bottle and convince yourself. 1 Exclusive -1) OUR Tavrvt "Brushes -tw vnviYvc e of clvoice tteWvups rVKouJpTttv vtres. 3ixsx eic . 10,000 Ft ,nvouidiu g .e. SOMETHING Mexican FINE. Said to ior to HOLLTSTER & CO. Importers of Tobaccos, Cigars, "Vestas, Etc., 0 1 o Selling Agents. to Vvttvy, - NEW ! 8 ars be Super Havanas ! TRY THEM. Smokers' Etc. Articles, Wax Cig