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TllK PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 18, 1895.
SKELETONS ABOUT PUNAHOU
Severs! Unearthed Suggest Bits of
Kamehatiielia I -Iad- Ilia UwelUug
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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
RISES IN DEFENSE.
How Captain Julius Won His
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.
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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
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
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
CAEBOLINEUM AVENARIUS !
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
dampness in walls and renders brickwork waterproof,
house fungus, disinfects premises.
CARRIAGE WHIPS a new invoice.
Agents for the celebrated VACUUM OIL.
Destroys vermin, insects,
Pacific Hardware Company, Limited
J. FiOPP & CO
FURNITURE JUST RECEIVED !
A COMPLETE STOCK OK
-A.T JLiO"VV PRICKS;
Rugs and Poitiers of all sizes,
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
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
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.
expressly for Island
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
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.
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
PORTS OF OAHU.
Blake's Steam Pumps,
Wilcox & Gibbsf Sewing Machines
HEIRY CLAY AND
BOCK & COMPANY
Olioice Havana Cigars
too Large for
Hollister & Co.
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.
But they fit papa the nicest of any that
he has had made in
If you don't know where the place is,
ask the policeman on the corner to
413 Fort Street,
While ordering a suit, you can also be
fitted out in all classes and grades of
Don't Forge! the Number
MURATA & CO.,
Johx Calway, Captain.
Quick dispatch for Waiana.
naiaiua ana waimanaio. Orders at
Telephone 92. 3929-3m
CASTLE & COOKE IAI
Hardware nd General Merchandise
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.
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.