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TllK PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 18, 1895.
i . , i SKELETONS ABOUT PUNAHOU Severs! Unearthed Suggest Bits of Forgotten History. Kamehatiielia I -Iad- Ilia UwelUug There Kock 5Ioved Trom iUanoa Valley. The recent unearthing of three mod erately well-preserved skulls and other remains of dead natives in a pipe-trench, just outside of Punahou College grounds calls to mind a bit of Hawaiian history with which but comparatively few persons are ac quainted. The region immediately surround ing Punahou has always been noted for its great fertility, owing to the constant downpour of rain in Manoa Valley washing to the lower lands the rich soil of the mountains. On account of this fact, the beauty of the surroundings, and the abund ance of fine spring water, Kameha meha I made this one of his favorite dwelling places and gathered about him what was considered in those days a very large colony. At one time he discovered an im mense rock in Manoa and engaged relays of natives to move it near nis dwelling-place, which was close to the spot where the remains were found a few days ago. The rock was blasted some time ago, and a comparatively small piece remains. It is an inter esting fact that Kamehameha I seat ed himself on the rock as it was being conducted to its new position. In an interview with Professor HoBmer yesterday it was learned that skulls and other remains of natives have been found from time to time in the rich soil immediately back of the main building. Many of these ap pear to have been under ground for year while others are of much more recent appearance. Many of the remains when unearthed, gave every evidence of the deceased having been bnried in a standing posture. In close proximity to the remains bits of charred wood were sometimes found giving rise to the theory that feasts or celebrations akin to these were car ried on at the graves. Although re mains have been found in quite a number of places on the college grounds, the spot immediately back of the main hall has so far proved the most productive. - . RISES IN DEFENSE. How Captain Julius Won His Maritime Spurs. Mr. Editok : Whether truth or misrepresentation is at the basis of my accounts, of the Hawaiian situ ation is a question on which there is a chance for argument, and into this, at the moment I have no de sire to enter. But perhaps you will allow me to trespass on your space to the extent of saying that the title denied to me in your columns was fairly won in the foreign trade of the United States, when we had deep-eea and square-rigged vessels. The last voyage made by the celebrated clipper shin Nightingale around the world was under my command ; besides which, the names of the ship Island Home and the steam ship Kalorama may not be as familiar to this community. On a testimonial presented me by the Underwriters of San Francisco for bringing around Cape Horn a ves sel in distress without costing them a dollar, I am sure your merchants would recognize familiar names, nor have they forgotten Admiral Henry Knox Thatcher, whose writ ten commendation I have the honor to hold. My certificate to com mand ocean steamships in the waters of the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, life membership in the Boston Marine Society and the New York American Shipmasters' Association, would seem to indicate that competent boards have passed on my seamanship and come to a different decision from that noted by you. My papers as a master mariner were duly certified at the Consulate of my country in Hono lulu on my arrival here, and should any of your merchants desire to send a ship to New York, I should take charge of her and submit to that form of deportation, without making your Government or mine decide any international questions. Julius A. Palmer, Y. W. C. T. U DuriDg the past twenty-one years the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America has done noble and heroic work in tie cause of sobriety and public decnncy. But with our ten millions ol Catholics, this grand association should number instead of sixty thousand, six hundred thou sand members. If our church coun cils are to be headed, if the utter ances of th3 uovereign pontiff are to be respected, if we will not turn a deaf ear to the repeated appeals of our best and wisest prelates, there must be a new awakening among our Catholic people against the wither ing curse of drink. The church, by the united voice of our bishops assembled in the third plenary council at Baltimore, warns its members against the dangers of the drink Labit and the temptations of the saloon. The same council warns our Catholic people against the business of saloon keeping as "an unbecoming way of making a living." A man cannot be a good Catholic, a loyal follower of the teachings of the church of this country, and be a good friend of the saloon. Much less can a Catholic be a saloon keeper and a dutiful child of the church. The drink curse shields itself be hind false theories of science, and many have been deluded by the false motion that alcohol is beneficial to health. Too much importance can not be attached to the practice of inculcating habits of total abstinence among children and our boys and girls during the dangerous and try ing period of youth. If our prelates, priests and people join hands together to work in harmony and strength for the reali zation of the admonitions of our plenary councils, the awful curse of intemperance can be almost entirely eradicated from among us. We must encourage, then, our total abstinence societies by every means at our command. We priests, mind ful of Pope Leo's words, must "shine as models of abstinence," and by ex hortation and preaching avert the many calamities with which the vice threatens church and state. Copper D ate MraYiDg. IT MAY KZB r mm C S ii ri- ft i s I S - Mm , f i iM 53 k m fill Ifi m M f fails Z 'b ii im 3 I PI'S. I pill! m IV Hi cam x not be generally known that we aie doing copper plate work of every description at home. But such is the fact, nevertheless. No longer necessary to send away for your invitations or announcement cards; we do it at home ; do it juat as good ; do it quicker; do it just as cheap. As a rule, you do not have time to send away for your stationery when you de cide to give an entertainment, and have been content to use the ordinary printed forms. Since the Gazette Company have been doing the printing, we do the en graving, and they do the rest. You have long been crying for this work at home, so keep it here by giving it your liberal prtronage. We are also DOING GOLD, S1LVEA AND NICKEL PLATING of a superior quality. The num ber of calls for this kind of work prompted me to put in an electro plating plant, and we are now in full blast for this kind of work. aiTtc Hardware Co. VULCAN SAFETY MATCHES The best in the market odorless. WAR -.- PHOTOGRAPHS ! Framed at 1 .25 each and Upward.-. RtrjVe Gardeu Hose; Mechanics' Tools, a specialty; Ready Mixed. Paints; Paints in Oil; Dry Paints; Varnishes; Paint Oils; lTicol and. Linseed., Paint Brushes, Blasting Powder, Giant Powder, Caps ami Fuse HEADQUARTERS FOR CAEBOLINEUM AVENARIUS ! (REGISTERED.) Wood Preserving Oil. Endorsed by the Press, Scientists and leading Architects throughout the World. Preserves all wood above or underground, in fresh or salt Mater. Prevents THERE'S ONLY ONE dampness in walls and renders brickwork waterproof, house fungus, disinfects premises. CARRIAGE WHIPS a new invoice. Agents for the celebrated VACUUM OIL. O Destroys vermin, insects, Pacific Hardware Company, Limited Fort Street, Honolulu.. H. F.WICHMAN Fort Street. J. FiOPP & CO FURNITURE JUST RECEIVED ! CASTLE & COOKE A COMPLETE STOCK OK BEDROOM SUITS -A.T JLiO"VV PRICKS; Wicker Ware, Rugs and Poitiers 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 STKEET. Profit made by US, as we buy direct from the maker, where by we save YOU the middle man's profit. If you have beet told otherwise, call and be convinced. Our special announcement to you is that by the Gaelic we have received a fine assort ment of Dress Goods, Gent Furnishings, Neckwear and Japanese Jewelryconsisting of Scarf Pins in new and unique designs for both ladies and gents. Straw Hats, Straw Hats, Straw Hats, A LIMITED, IMPORTERS, BUILDERS' HARDWARE -AND- GENERAL Merchandise J. T. Lund, 15 Bethel street, PRACTICAL GUN and LOCKSMITH; Repairing of all des criptions, Electrical Corrigated and Ar chitectural Iron Work ; Ornamental Iron Gates and Fences ; Browning, Blueing and Restocking Guns and Bicycle Repairing a specialty. 3949-y Firewood for Sale. Plantation Supplies, Steel Plows, made expressly for Island extra Parts. Work with OANE KNIVES. implements ! Discovery of a Prehistoric Cave. Workingmen blasting rock at ObaD, in the Highlands, have acci dentally disclosed what is de scribed as a capital specimen of a bone cave, near St. Columbia Par ish Church. In the cave were many shells and bones. Among the larger bones there appeared to be part of one or more human skel etons, and there is little doubt that these will be added to when a more exhaustive search has been made. There can . be no doubt that the troglodytes who first used the cave as a residence, and whose immedi ate descendants afterward used it as a place of sepulture for their departed friends, lived long an terior to the Christian era. West minster Gazette. The Hawaiian Gazette Company manufacture rubber stamps. CUT AND SPLIT ALGEROBA Firewood in quantities to suit, at $12 per cord, delivered to any part of the citj' limits, free of charge. Apply at yard of California Feed warehouse, next to O. R. a L . Co. depot. Telephone 195. JACK KEE, 3932-3m Proprietor. Ship-Owners, Attention ! HE MOST FAVORABLE TERMS are now offered for insurance on Deep Water Vessels by the Fireman's F und Insurance Company of San Fran cisco. For particulars, applv to JOHN H.'PATY, 3639-tf Agent. PORTS OF OAHU. CARPENTERS', BLACKSMITHS' AND MACHINISTS' TOOLS Painters Supplies, Blake's Steam Pumps, Weston's Centrifugals, Wilcox & Gibbsf Sewing Machines JUST RECEIVED BAKGrArN, A BARGAIN, A BARGAIN. K. FURUYA, Robinson Block, Hotel Street 3ti53-v HEIRY CLAY AND BOCK & COMPANY Olioice Havana Cigars PIP'S PANTS Are me too Large for Hollister & Co. YOKOHAMA BAZAAR, CORNER -A'D- HOTEIj STREETS. IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Japanese Silk and Cotton Dress Goods ! Kimonos. Scarfs. Shawls. Bamboo Parlor Screens, ffrom $2 up and Portieres. Fane, Lacquer, Porcelain and China Ware, Gents' Furnishings, consisting of Silk, Cotton and Crape Shirts, Silk and Cotton Hose, Neckwear, etc., etc. JiW We are the cheapest and best house in Honolulu for Japanese G Ae. Call and we will convince you with prices. o But they fit papa the nicest of any that he has had made in HONOLULU. If you don't know where the place is, ask the policeman on the corner to show you 413 Fort Street, While ordering a suit, you can also be fitted out in all classes and grades of GENTS FORMING Don't Forge! the Number MURATA & CO., Proprietors. LUBRICATING OILS, Etc., Etc. Etc., Etc. Etc. Steamer Waimanalo, Johx Calway, Captain. Quick dispatch for Waiana. naiaiua ana waimanaio. Orders at Telephone 92. 3929-3m CASTLE & COOKE IAI IMPORTERS, Hardware nd General Merchandise SHABBY GENTILITY In either men or women will be tolerated by persons of correct habits. It is al wa-s easy to be well dreseed at the present condition of prices and goods. I import direct from Japan ard buy for cash and consequently get low figues. My present stock of Silk and Cotton Underwear, Towels, Hats and Caps are the latest importation and are equal to the demand of the most fastidious. I also handle Provisions, Mattings, loilet Soaps, etc. Samples of alljdnds of Japanfse Goods which I can import on short notice. Take home a sample package of my S. T. Tea. I guarantee it tobelfirst-class in every particular. Johnston & Storey. Notice. TAKEMURA 405 KING STKEET, TV, OTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAT Qung Man Too of Eleele, Island ot Kauai, has sold to Wing Yee Tai Co. his one-fifth interest in that business, under firm name as above mentioned. Wing Yee Tai Co. will not be respon sible for anv debts contracted by him. 3958-2w " WING YEE TAI CO.