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The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, January 11, 1895, Image 3

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TILE PACIFIC COAOLEKClAIi ADVERTISER; HOjNOIiTJTU, JANUARY 11. 1895.
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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
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A Good Record, the Best Guarantee for the Future.
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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 . Ju&t to VwimB -10,000
Ft.mcmiditig.-i.,
DELICATE
DBLIC
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR
EED LABEL OTSTEES
These are new pack Large, Fat, Extra selected. One trial will prove their merits.
N. B,The Cans of This Brand Contain a Greater Quantity
Than Those of any Other
Frank B. Peterson & Co., Coast Agents
EVEEYBODY KNOWS
Geo. W. Lincoln
Is Burned Out, but Still Prepared to
Superintend or Build Anything from
a One-roomed House to a New
City Hall.
All Orders Left With John Nott, King
Street, Will be promptly Attended to.
Cases,
AND THE CHOICEST PERFUMED
FBOit THE LABORATORIES OF
and Fertilizer
T. MAY.... Auditor. '
E. SUHB. . . .Secretary And Treasurer.
MUTUAL TEL. 467.
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being completed, we are now ready
all kind of
FERTILIZERS !
FERTILIZER COMPANY
DR. W. AVEBDAH, Hsssssr. '
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