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TBLB VJlCLFLC COMMERCIAL ADVEKTISEB: HCXNCXLUIiU, APRIL. 19, 1895.
.- EDUCATIONAL SOLONS MEET, Future of Chinese Mission Schools Discussed at Length- No Available Fundi lor Proposed Teachers' Meeting and Summer School O rawing Classes. At the meeting of the Board of Education yesterday afternoon, F. W. Damon made a euggestion with regard to the future of the Chinese schools. He stated there were at present 130 boys and 38 girls in the Chi nese mission schools. Owing to there being no appropriation after the year 1895, the Board will be unable to carry on the work. It ar was thought a hundred boys and as many girls would attend the schools if thev were put under r Government control. The matter of Chinese girls was thought to be a very serious one. A large number are slaves, who, instead of being sent to school, are kept at such houses as they have to take care of children and do do mestic work far above their limit of strength, while scores of others are n il . 1 I undergoing tne DarDaroua vninese custom of submitting their feet to the crushing process. The whole matter of Chinese schools was left to a committee. With regard to the teachers' con vention and summer school, the Board resolved that it could not take the responsibility of organiz ing such a meeting, having no funds at its disposal for the pur pose, but the Inspector-General could confer with the teachers' organization in Honolulu and the arrangements put in their hands. Miss Mary Beckwith was ap pointed teacher of drawing in cer tain Honolulu schools, to be desig nated later by the Board. Mrs. Isabella Creighton, formerly teacher at Marquesville, was ap pointed principal of Moiliili school. The regular summer vacation will begin July 3d, and the fall term opens September 9th. POLICE COURT NEWS. Male and Female Kahunas on Trial. Delinquent Taxpayers. The only case of importance at the Police Court yesterday morn ing was that of Alale, tried for at tempted assault and battery. The defendant and plaintiff, a womau named Kaahanui, accused each other of praying people to death. Kaahanui was borne out in her statement by two witnesees that Alale attempted to attack her with a cane and stones. Alale is a peculiar-locking native with pinched features and deep-set, wanderinc eves. The answers he mm gave on the witnes3-stand were dia metrically opposite to those of the witnesses for the prosecution. Alale prefaced each answer with the ex pression, " I swear before Almighty God." He stated, among other things, that Kaahanui was a bad woman, whose habit had been for a long time to prav to death, or anaana, children in the vicinity of his home on Liliha street, and tried to vindicate himself by stating that his mission on earth was the curing of the sick, halt and blind. Judge Perry did not see things in the same light as the medicine man, and fined him 3 and costs. Several natives and Chinamen were tried for non-payment of taxes. Their time for settlement was ex tended. STEREOPTICON SATURDAY. New Features to be Introduced. Last and Most Interesting. Captain Cochrane and the Ad vertiser printing department have combined in producing a most unique feature for tomorrow even ings'e stereopticon lecture at the drill shed. A synopsis of the views exhibited, printed in English, Ha waiian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japaneee,will be distributed among the audience, that he who looks may read though he may not un derstand all the lecturer says. More views of Russia will be ex hibited tomorrow night and will be accompanied by Russian music by Professor Berger's orchestra of twenty-five pieces. The orchestra will play as the different views ap pear upon the screen, adding new interest to the descriptions given by Captain Cochrane. The proceeds go toward the leper band fund. The regular monthly- social of uentrai union Uhurcn was neia. in the parlors last night. Over a hun dred persons were present and a pleasant evening was spent. The piano duet by the Misses Hopper was highly appreciated. GUARDING Till: (' OLD. HOW MILLIONS ARE SAFELY CARRIED ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. The Treasure Vault In the Hold of the Ocean Greyhound and the Locks and Barriers Between Its Caskn of Coin and the Enterprising Burglar. Millions in gold aro now crossing the Atlantic, and they are orosaing the right vay toward the United States instead of toward Europe. The bulk of the $88, 000,000 Presldonfc Cleveland recently se cured from the Belmont-Morgan syndicate will come from Europe, ana the proba bilities are that every shining dollar of this vast sum will make the long Journey In safety. So many excellent precautions are taken by the transatlantic steamship companies that robbery is practically im possible. Once aboard an ocean greyhound, the treasure is safe from the designs of the most ingenious burglar, and as there are no nineteenth century Captain Kidds or Lafittes the ship is in no danger of being captured by pirates. There is much more danger from collisions with derelicts, ice bergs or other ships than from thieves. If the Elbe, for example, had gone to the bottom with $5,000,000 in gold in her hold, there would have been little hope of compelling the "dark, unfathomed caves of ocean" to surrender the treasure. The shipment of millions in gold by steamer is a very interesting proceeding. When a New York banker desires to send a million or two abroad, his employees draw the needed sum in paper money, which is taken to the subtreasury, the im posing struoture that stands on the site of Federal hall, in Wall street, where Wash- SHIPPING THE GOLD. ington took the oath of offico as the first president of tho United States. The mon ey is usually carried in a handbag by one trusted employee, while another armed mcssen get trudges along at his heels ready to give any presumptious footpad a warm reception. If tho amount desired is $J, 000,000, the messengers in due time re- coivo 100 sacks of gold coin each contain ing $10,000. Those sacks aro carried to the banker's office, whero they aro carefully weighed. The gold is never .shipped ac cording to its face valuo, as Europe will only accept the actual weight of gold re quired to make the sum in question. Gold coins that aro frequently handled lose considerable metal by abrasion, and whon a mero trifle is worn from 100,000 gold eagles tho total amount lost is by no means unworthy of attention. Teu strong wooden barrels that look liko herring casks aro then rolled into the offico, and into each of them go ten bags of gold containing $100,000. Tho bags exactly fill the c asks, and when the heads are on the coins aro given littlo opportu nity for moving about and wearing away their precious sides. The casks are then sealed, insured, loaded into a wagon and linven to tho steamer guarded by three or four heavily armed men. Tho insurance policy covers every peril krown to the sea, and In times like these the rate is very low, and the safe passage of $1,000,000 across the tempestuous At lantic is guaranteed for but $1,000. De spite this low figure, however, many bank ers save the insurance money and place it in a sinking fund of their own. If there are no losses, this fund soon grows to im mense proportions and results in a great saving. Tho Rothschilds' sinking fund is said to be fully ten times larger than any sum they have afloat at any time. At the pier the gold is received by the steamer's agents and an armed guard, and a careful description is made of each cask delivered. A rocoipt is given which states that "five casks said to contain gold" have been turned over to the steam er's agents. The casks are placed in a can vas sling and hoisted aboard with a der rick. Deep down in the hold is a huge steel box, with a square door at the top largo enough to admit a single man. A ladder leads to the floor, and the opening is closed by a door resembling the door of a safe. This door has three different looks, each of which is opened by a special key, and the three keys aro always in the pos session of as many different men, so that if tho treasure room Is to be robbed at least three men must be in collusion. The chief officer has one key, the officer of the deck has another, and the third is in tho possession of the captain -at-arms. When tho gold is lowered into the bold, these three officers go down and open the treasuro vault and see that the casks aro placed in the steel cage that is to be their stateroom during the voyage. When tho work is done, the door Is thrice locked, and tons of merchandise are stowed away In the hold covering the door of the treas uro vault. The money is thus not only protected by three different locks control ed by three different men, but the great piles of merchandise are an immovable bar rier in the way of would bo burglars, even though tbey become possessed of the tys to tho treasuro vault door. This great barrier also effectually renders futile any conspiracy for making a big haul that might bo entered into by the three officers of the ship who hold the keys. If tho gold is consigned to France, the casks are placed in a special railroad car at Havre, tho steamship company gets a re ceipt, and the railroad company then does guard duty until the treasuro is delivered to tho American banker's agent in Paris. Each of the casks weighs 130 pounds and is not labeled ''gold, " but bears certain cabalistic signs that are Greek to the un initiated. The gold that is now being imported at New York comes in strong rectangular boxes, each of which contains from $45,- 000 to $50,000. Tho boxes weigh from 125 to 135 pounds apiece and aro carried from the steamer by longshoremen, none of whom is allowed to place a box upon his shoulder for fear that if it fell it would be broken open and its shining coins scat tered and lost. It is said that the largest shipment of gold ever brought to America bv a sinelo steamer was ?4, 500, 000. The Hawaiian Gazette is (sued j on Tuesdays and Fridays. CoDBer P ate Ed mm u IT MAY T not be generally known that we are 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 just 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 Gazetik 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, SILVER 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 naw in full blast for this kind of work. H. F.WICHMAN Fort Street. CASTLE & COOKE LIMITED, IMPORTERS, BUILDERS' HARDWARE -AND GENERAL Merchandise Plantation Supplies , Steel Plows, made expressly for Island Work with extra Parts. CANE KNIVES, Agricultural Implements ! CARPENTERS', BLACKSMITHS' MACHINISTS' TOOLS Painters' Supplies, Blake's Steam Pumps, Weston's Centrifugals, Wilcox & Gibbs9 Sewing Machines LUBRICATING OILS, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. Etc. CASTLE & COOKE L'd IMPORTERS, Hardware ad General Merchandise yPcLccflc Hardware Co., VULCAN SAFETY MATCHES The best in the market odorless. WAR -:- PHOTOGRAPHS ! Framed at 1.2S each and Upwards. Rubber Garden Hose; Mechanics' Tools, a specialty; Ready Mixed JPaints; Fainta in Oil; Dry Paints; Varnishes; Faint Oils; liicol and. Linseed., Paint Brushes, Blasting Powder, Giant Powder, Caps and Fuse HEADQUARTERS FOR CARBOLINEUM 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 water. Prevents dampness in walls and renders brickwork waterproof. Destroys vermin, insects, house fungus, disinfects premises. CARRIAGE WHIPS a new invoice. Agents for the celebrated VACUUM OIL. Pacific Hardware Company, Limited, Fort Street, - Honolulu.. J. FfOPP & CO., furnttureIust RECEIVED ! A COMPLETE STOCK OF 3. BTWTl' OJHf 11 II 1 il i ..--?' JUST RECEIVED HENRY CLAY AND BOCK Clioice Havana Cigars Hollister & Co. YOKOHAMA BAZAAR, IMPORTERS AND Japanese Silk and Cotton Dress Goods ! Kimonos, Scarfs, Shawls, Bamboo Parlor Screens, from $2 up and Portieres, Fans, Lacquer, Porcelain and China Ware, Gents' Furnishings, consisting of Silk, Cotton and Crape Shirts, Silk and Cotton Hose, Neckwear, etc., etc. J3BF"We are the cheapest and best house in Honolulu for Japanese Goods. Call and we will convince you with prices. MURATA & CO., SHABBY GENTILITY In either men or wemen will be tolerated by persons of correct habits. It is al ways easy to be well dressed at the present condition of prices and goods. I import direct from Japan and 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, Japanese Goods which I can import on short notice. Take home a sample package of my S. T. Tea. I guarantee it to befirst-class in every particular. S. TAKEMURA 405 KING STREET. -0- BEDROOM SUITS -A.T LOW PRICKS; 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. & COMPANY CORNEE NTJTJANTJ AND HOTEL STREETS. DEALER8 IN Proprietors. loilet boaps, etc. bamples of all kinds of THERE'S ONLY ONE Profit made by US, as we buy direct from the maker, where by we save YOU the middle man's profit. If you have been told otherwise, call aud bo convinced. Our special announcement to you is that by the Gaelic we have received a fine assort ment of Dress Goods, Gents Furnishings, Neckwear and Japanese Jewelry consisting of Scarf Pins in new and unique designs for both ladies and gents. Straw Hats, Straw Hats, Straw Hats. A BARGAIN, A BARGAIN, A BARGAIN. K. FURUYA, Robinson Block, Hotel Street 3653-v PAP'S PANTS Are too Large for me -:- But thej' tit 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' FURNISHING ! Don't Forget the Number 413, 413. Johnston & Storey. oi r A 4-4- f t ODip-OwnerS, Attention . i THE MOST FAVORABLE TERMS aro now offered for insurance on Deep Water Vessels by the Fireman's Fund Insurasce Company of Ba Fran cisco. For particulars, applv to JOHN H.'PATY, 3639-tf Agent. I HBHBf