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TILE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER; HONOIiUIU, MAY 1, 1895.
AN EFFECTIVE INSECTICIDE, (jOTnmisRinnfr Gunnis JrerieotS an Apparatus for Spraying Trees. All Kintla of Parasites C'au be Easily Dentroyed-War on Scale and Red Spider Pests Operations. For several months past Horticul tural Commissioner Gunnis, of San Dieeo, Cal., lias been worning on a device for spraying orchard trees. He recognizes that while the gas process is effective, it is expensive, and in inex perienced hands it is dangerous: also that the kerosene emulsion, under the approved formula and when thor oughly prepared, was a complete in secticide. He therefore went to work to perfect a process for spraying which should be thorough anu inexpensive. Colonel Gunnis recently gave the County Supervisors an exhibition of the results accomplished. The working apparatus is ail on the platform of a light wagon. On the Front end is a tank with a capacity of 100 gallons of emulsion. .Back of that is a small electro-vapor engine, which operates a double-action, high pressure cylinder pump. To the pump eight lines of hose may be attached. To the end of each hose is a bamboo cane, entirely perforated, and from six to ten feet in length. The liquid paeses from the pump through the hose and comes out through a spray nozzle at the end of the cane. In operation the cane is poked in, about and all over the tree to be sprayed, the longer canes being used lor taller trees more particularly olive trees. The pump can be worked at a pressure of 200 pounds, and the spray thus forced through is very fine and very searching. "jno insecticide ever invented ex cels the kerosene emulsion when pro perly mixed," explained Colonel Gunnis. "Our object was to find a way to apply it thoroughly and at little cost, and we have succeeded. 'inis process can be applied at one- half the cost of auy other method. Twenty-five to thirty acres of four- year-old lemon or orange trees can be treated in a day with these machines and four men. It will destroy the red spider as well as the scale." He has also prepared a plant for the preparation of the coal-oil emulsion, which consists of coal oil, whale oil soap and water in certain proportions. But the value of the emulsion depends most entirely on the thoroughness of the mixture. As prepared by Gunnis the substance looks like milk, so thor oughly is it mixed. The best of whale-oil soap 85 percent oil is se cured and is first rolled out into a thin sheet. It is then heated and mixed under high pressure. He is elated over the success of these ef forts to secure a cheap and effective insecticide, and believes a difficult problem of agriculture has been solved. HAD HIS EYE ON ARGON, NATIVES ARE FAST DYING. Report of Work by Missionaries in the Marquesas Islands- A resident of the Marquesas Islands who has long labored among the natives there, eays in a private letter recently received in this city : "The same tale comes from all sources, from officials and traders, from missionaries and travelers, from Protestants and Catholics. All are agreed that this unfortunate people are rapidly dying out, and that their rapid decrease was in a great measure due to their vicious lives. The French authorities are doing what they can, and have now at the eleventh hour prohibited both alcohol and opium. They have, moreover, ordered that all children be sent to school. But once emancipated from school the youth seem to fall back into the wavs of their parents. "The Hawaiian missionary, Kau- wealoha, is doing a good work. Such is the report brought by an American trader who knows him well. The same report comes also from an -Entr lish traveler and philologist, who. nowever, spoke not rrom his own knowledge but from recent informa tion. It is the same story as that told by Stevenson. Kauwealoha is gener ally looked upon as a sterling, upright man who is trying to lead the natives aright, but with no more success than any one else. "iieKeia. the other Hawaiian mis slonary, is quite feeble. His influence is decidedly not what it was, but still he has about a dozen who cling to him, not that they show any greater favor to the Catholics, who have a very well-appointed mission in Kekela's valley. No; the young men and women especially make light of all kinds of religion. Old Kekela rules his household well in all godliness and honesty, thus setting a good ex ample. Even if they will not listen to his precepts, the testimony of his life remains, and he is evidently greatly respected. The old man is becoming blind; cataract seems to be forming fast. He does not wish to be anywhere else than where he is. 'The testimony given by these two representatives ot the Hawaiian cnurcnes is most usetui and may re- suit in the saving or a remnant." CME COOKE LIMITED, Acidic k ordwaTe Cd VULCAN SAFETY MATCHES The best in the market odorless. THERE'S IMPORTERS, HARDWARE W A R - PHOTOGRAPHS Framed at $1.25 each and Upwards. -AND- GENERAL Merchandise We have just received by the Triton, a large shipment of bark English Goods Among them which will be found Iron Chain, all Sizes ; Bar Iron, All Sizes; Bragg Rods, Sheet Brass, Galvanized Tubs, Galvanized Buckets, GALVANIZED AND Rubber Garden Hose; Mechanics' Tools, a specialty; Ready Mixed Faints; Taints in Oil; Dry Iaints; "Varnishes; Paint Oils; lncol and. Linseed., Paint Brushes, Blasting Powder, Giant Powder, Caps and Fuse HEADQUARTERS FOR CARBOLLNEUM AVENARITJS ! (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. 0 Pacific Hardware Company, Limited, Fort Street, - Honolulu X. HOPP 6c CO., BLACK FENCE WIRE FURNITURE JUST RECEIVED ! ONE Madam Moie3ka, the Polish actress, who was expelled from Russia re cently, is in Berlin, and she has ap pealed to Ambassador Runyon to in tervene in her behalf. Annealed and Tested. Slack & Brownlow's Water Filters, Ball Blueing, Counter and Bag Twine, HIBBICK'S Boiled Linseed Oil White Lead, Zinc, Inventor Krfison Knew of ias in the Atmogpherc. Thomas A. Edison has recently been reading up on argon, the newly discovered gaseous constituent of the atmosphere and on the experiments of Lord Raleigh and others abroad, says the New York Sun. He said recently that he intended to do some experi menting himself as soon as he could get around to it. "That will probably not be until next summer," he added, "as I am still very busy with my mining operations. J do not know of any investigation into the nai;re of argon having been made in this coun try, but doubtless experiments will vn be made all over the world. They will look for argon, and it quite likely that in looking for 1 they will And other new elements in the atmosphere "The discovery of argon is a fresh evidence of how little we really know. Here is a constituent existing in the atmosphere to a considerable per centage, and yet the air has been analyzed and anylized for more than fifty years without Its presence being suspected. The investigators would withdraw the carbonic acid and the oxygen and say that what was left was nitrogen. Somebody finally no ticed that this nitrogen possessed slightly different properties from pure nitrogen obtained in other way?, and the result was that argon was discov ered. "My investigations will be made in connection with my incandescent lamp. Phenomena takes place in the lamp-) which cannot be explained ex cept on the hypothesis of a new ele ment in the atmospheric residuum left in the bulb. Whether argon is res- eDnsible for them or not I do not now, but I shall try to find them out. It seems, from investigations already made, that argon is a perfectly inert gas. It has not been found to unite with anything. I believe it is possi ble, however, that it may unite with incandescent carbon. If it isn't argon that attacks the filament, it may be something else which hasn't been dis covered yet." Mr. Edison has also been working recently on the combination phono graph kinetoscope. "The only trouble," lie said yester day, "is a purely mechanical one. The jar of the machinery impairs the image. When the picture is thrown on a screen the jar is magnified as much as the image. We intend to have a life-size picture of a man speaking which will show the action while the phonograph supplies the words. Then we can have an orches tra playing, with the music and the motions shown by the combination. We'll have it pretty soon, too." AND- DRY COLORS CASTLE & C00KE,L'd IMPORTERS. Hardware mi General Merchandise Mrs. Eliza iAtgree Westerly, R. I. Copper Once I Was Blind But Now I Can See 1 Plate graving. A COMPLETE STOCK OK 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. 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 and 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 Jewelryconsisting of Scarf Pins in new and unique designs for hoth ladies and gents. Straw Hats, Straw Hats, Straw Hats A BARGAIN, A BARGAIN, A BARGAIN. K. FUKUYA, Robinson Block, Hotel Street. MM JUST RECEIVED Thanks to Hood's 6arsaparilla. MC. L Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.: "I have suffered everything possible with ore eyes and headache, tho sores so sorer that I was blind. I tried everything I heard of without benefit, and went to tho Rhode HoodVCures Island Hospital, but found no relief there. A friend told me of Hood's Sarsaparllla, so I bought a bottle and a box of Hood's Pills. With More Than Thanks j I want everybody to know that since I hav been taking these medicines, I have become as well as ever. My eyes have perfectly healed and the headache is cured. From my picture you can see there is nothing the matter with my eyes now." Mrs. Klizx Logree, Potter Hill, Westerly, R. I. Hood's Pills cure nausea, sick headache, Indigestion, biliousness. Sold by all druggists. HOERON DRUG COMPANY, S66 Wholesale Agents. Firewood for Sale. c UT AND SPLIT ALGEROBA Firewood in quantities to suit, at $12 per cord, delivered to any part of the city 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. New Stencil Maps. A series of stencil maps have been introduced in the public schools by Inspector General Atkinson that will, it is believed, prove a great assist ance in the study of geography and map drawing. These maps are the invention of Principal Leomalterre of Onomea school, Hilo. They are prepared on thin paper and it is but the work of a few moments to obtain the outline of the map on a black board. The outlines are accurate copies of the maps Obtained from the survey office, and the system com plete is a most useful addition to the school paraphernalia. "Half and Half" Is a great appetizer, makes the weak stout and purities the blood. Sold at the EMPIRE SALOON, Two for 35 Cents. 3964 MISS D. LAMB Notary Public OH SO Of J. V. M33, near the Postoffiee. l?41-v. At Hawaiian Gazette Office. HENRY CLAY AND IT MAY 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 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, SILVER AND NICKEL PLATING of ber superior of calls num of quality. The for this kind work prompted me to put in an electro plating plant, and we are now in full blast for this kind of work. H. F.WICHMAN Fort Street. BOCK & COMPANY PAP'S PiNTS Are too Large for Olioiee Havana Cigars Hollister & Co. YOKOHAMA BAZAAR, CORNER NUUANU -AND- HOTBL STREETS. IMPORTEB8 AND DEALERS IN 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. 4EBF" We are the cheapest and best house in Honolulu for Japanese Goods. Call and we will convince you with prices. O ' MURATA & CO., Proprietors. SHABBY GENTILITY me But they tit papa the he has had made in nicest of any thai 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 FDKN SUING Don't Forget the Number In either men or women 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 iow 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, Toilet Soaps, etc. Samples of all kinds of Japanf se Goods which I can import on short notice. Take home a sample package of my S. T. Tea. I guarantee it to be first-class in every particular. 405 KING STREET, Johnston & Storey. Ship-Owners, Attention THE MOW FAVORABLE TERMS are now offered for insurance on Deep Water Vessels by the Firkm an '. Fund Insurance Company op San Fban Cisco. For particulars apply to JOHN H. PATY, 3639-tf Agent.