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TILE PACIFIC COAOLEKClAIi ADVERTISER; HOjNOIiTJTU, JANUARY 11. 1895.
. OLO DAYS AND THE NEW. I.Uml a It W anil a It la. Ufr In Virtorla. ISjhvIaI C.rrinJfn-. J Vutouia, IX-o, vS. In thrt old day- pupli took lifo wry racily lnro in Vic toria. They opomul their shop lata in tho morning and c!ool them up tarly iu tho afternoon. Ovr their dinners they lingered long. They smoked to aootho themeh-es and talked calmly about nothing in particular. If then were not enough holidays in tho year, they made. mor so im to supply proper ly their strong demand for rvst Food was very cheap and easy to get, and la bor commanded a high price. The Si wash Indian sold tho gamo they killed to tho whito man for next to nothing. It cost less for a doer bought from them than it would to buy enough powder and shot to kill it. Salmon, if possible, was still cheaper and easier to get This utato of affiWrs was, to bo sure, favorablo to the inhabitants for their command ing of that good and .sufficient amount of leisure which poets, philosophers and other men of a brainy caliber say is so necessary for man's happiness. But this restful state of affairs existed only in the old days. In the new days the present days things are altogether different. Tho hurry up spirit of the nearby, busy United States has crept, or rather rushed, into the town. Every body is hustling. Men are plenty, ar.d labor is cheap. The shops open early and close late. The people forget to lin ger, ami they .have stopped studding the year with holidays. The men wholstfil hare a yearning for plenty of leisure have been forced to leave town and go up into the northern part of tho island. Thero they live with the Siwashea and do nothing but fish a little, hunt a lit tle and lazo and smoke to their heart's content. Victoria is tho finest town in all British Columbia. About 13,000 peo ple livo iu it. The hurry up and rush around spirit has resulted in tho giving to it of beautifully paved, elegant high ways and drives. The better the roads the" swifter the rush evidently became the motto of the people after they had arrived at tho conclusion that it was necessary for their well being and hap piness to try their level best to get 25 hours' time out of the 24. Also there are many fine buildings and a public park. In tho center of tho park stands a mound, called Beacon hilL Why it is called Beacon hill is a problem tho solving of which may lie in the assertion that the Victorians wished to pay a compliment to Boston, that town which is so conducive to the full development of the human intel lect. Tho Chinese are well represented here. They seem to havo arrived at tho con clusion that there are flowerier places even than the Flowery Land, and that this is ono of them. They wash clothes, cook, do laboring work, walk sedately about, and, above all, look unpictur esque. If ever prosaicism was embodied, these people embody it. In San Fran cisco themselves and their quarters are in a way picturesque, but here they are, -to &ajothe most, an nnstartling and un interesting lot The Victorians are al- frt tjja when they come to a countrj 1 4hey carry Lara times On their backs. I Thi3 is true, because the white capitalist ies them as a means whereby he can starve to death his white brother. In the long winded, bitter discussions con cerning them, however, one never hears anything of this fact Neither does he hear anything about the fact that gold greedy white men smuggle them across frontiers and through harbors in defiance of their own laws and exclusion acta. Some ten years ago, toward the close of the restful epoch, bo to speak, Vic toria was a rather trying placo to livo in. Just then it was the rendezvous of outlaws, of color adventurers and other kindred gentry who had departed in haste from different parts of the world for the good of their health- The gold find in Similkameen, B. C, attracted them, and Victoria was their stopping off place. They were always raising rows and ructions,' maiming and killing each other and breaking the peace gen erally. They had little time for work and plenty time for fighting. As soon as they had made a stake at the placer mines they would come in and spend it and incidentally call the town to wit ness that they were spending it They would have been a charming and de sirable acquisition to tho regular popu lation in tho sense of affording an ele ment of excitement to offset and balance its easiness of peace and manner if they had. exterminated only each other, but now and then they turned their at tention to tho old time inhabitants, and the result was that they were suppressed vigorously and effectually. They found to their cost that the old timers knew a thing or two more about fighting than they did Of late many fine buildings have been put up in Victoria. The courthouse is especially notable, and yesterday morn ing I puzzled my wits for quite a time trying to think of the style of architec ture its designer had followed. At last I dismissed the problem by concluding that the architect had been thinking of a Chinese pagoda, a Grecian temple and something else I couldn't guess what at one and the tame time. It may have been that the sight of the many Chinese here had affected his imagina tion to such an extent that he uncon sciously swerved in a Celestial direction from th'j Caucasian ideals of the build ing art. that as it may, however, the courthou-"? hxs a f::i irrping effect. d' Y. Clark. The Tlffrr layl-ii; Cliampion.bip, At h'jx.'ajior.- t".- j.--t of "tier slay er in ch.i-f fjr tir- :-At:iXa S Ulment" DM jc.-t ! -n giv-:i V M. Naucouot, a Fren-:ji;j.;j w j:L a r- 'rd of oOO ti gers kill.-d. Major General Probyn. his competitor, had slain only 400. The is land has always been infested by tigers, which are aid at time to swim across the strait from the mainland. First-class rubber stamps on abort notice at the Gazxtth ofSce. Vicur H KF.SEKVED FOll N.rS. 520 Fort Street The Popular Millinery House. J. HOPP & CO., FUEMTURE JUST RECEIVED ! I, JL fl. E. McINTTRE & BRO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN" Groceries, Provisions ant EAST CORNER FORT New Goods received by every packet from the Eastern States and Europe. Fresh California Produce by every steamer. All orders faithfully attended to, and Goods delivered to any part of the city free of charge. Island orders solicited. Batisfaction guaranteed. Fostomce Box 145. Telephone No. 92. THE VIXJTTJT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK RICHARD A. McCTJRDY Assets December 31st, 1893 : 186,707,680.14 o A Good Record, the Best Guarantee for the Future. o FOR PARTICULARS, APPLYITO S. B. ROSE, General Agent for Hawaiian Islands. ATTENTION A Special Christmas Sale, commencing MONDAY, December 17. We will everything regardless of cost for 8 days only. 5Come and Inspect our etock of Holiday Goods ; the LOWEST and BEST. YOKOHAMA BAZAAR, MURATA & CO., The Hawaiian Express Company Having established agencies in the principal ports of the Islands is prepared to So a general Express and forwarding business. Goods called for and delivered promptly at destination. Special attention paid to merchandise sent C. O. D. Baggage called for, checked and delivered to all out-going trains and steamers. Our wagons meet all steamboats. We have acquired the business of the Hawaiian Messenger Service, and will furnish uniformed messengers on short notice. We guarantee promptness and dispatch in all business intrusted to our care. H7 OSice and Stables, corner Hotel and Union streets. ET Both Telephone 479. 3852-tf SPAC1 S Honolulu A COMPLETE STOCK OF BEDROOM SUITS A.T LOW PRICES; Wicker Ware, Rugs and Portiers of all sizes, Shaving Stands. Card Tables, AND ROCKERS In Oak or Cherry,and other goods too numerous to mention. Repairing of all kinds prompt ly attended to. Furniture packed for the other islands. Special care given to Piano moving. 74 KING STREET. feei AND KING STREETS. President. CORNER JSTTHJATU AND- HOTEL STREETS. Proprietors. ACHS LOOKING BAOTAM On our .success for the past year that- we havo been in business we aro more than pleaded with our sales, and we ieel confident that all our transactions with our custom ers have been of such a nature that they are as fully pleased as we are. Looking Forward To the prospect for the com ing year we hope that we have so pleated our patrons that we will see them again, and that their friends will see how nice ly they have been fitted out and profit thereby. We shall greatly increase our stock this coming year, receiving new and f resn goods by every steamer direct from the most reliable manufact urers of Europe. Timely Suggestions for the coming few months and hints on our specialities. Ladies' Underwear in Mus lin,. Flannels and Silks at greatly reduced prices. Ladies' hosiery in White, Black, and Tan at prices that will surprise you. A fine assortment of Silks in all shades and grades from 50 cents up. Complete stock of Ladies' Gloves, and Silk Mitts, Nit ting Silks, (in ail shades) in prices that can't be duplicated. tSiT" Don't fail to inspect our stock of Ladies , Uents and Childrens' fine Shoes and Slippers. Temole of 519 Fort Street, M. G. SILVA, Proprietor ONLY A FEW OF OUR Beautiful Copper and BRASS 5 O'Cloek Teas LEFT. Some as low as $4.00 The highest only about twelve. For an acceptable present at a small cost, nothing strikes ns as being more appropriate ; par ticularly here, -where afternoon teas are the rule rather than exception. Take our suggestion : Your friend will he delighted with one on Christmas morning. Make her happy by giving her one. They cost you almost nothing. H.F.WICHMAN FasluoD THE HOLLISTER DBUG COMPANY AHK SHOWING THE FINKST LINES IN THIS CITY OP andsoiue Toilet Manicure Sets, Odor Cases, Sachets, LUBIN, LUNDBORG, COLGATE, ATKINSON. ETC. Pacific Guano COMPANY, Q.N.WILCOX President. J. F. HACKFELD. . . .Vice-President. I. O. BOX 484. OUR NEW WOBK8 AT KALI HI to furnish ARTIFICIAL ALSO CONSTANTLY ON HAND Pacific Guano, IPotasli, Sulphate of Ammonia Nitrate of Soda, Calcined Fertilizer Salts ETC., EIC., ETC., ETC., ETC ; , -o ' Special attention given to analysis of soils by our Agricultural Chemist. All goods are guaranteed in every respect. , :: 4 7"For further particulars apply to PACIFIC GUANO AND . Thmt "By etc . 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