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THE PACIFIC COMMEBCUL ADVERTISER ; HO-NCXLIILiU, 31 A Y 4 1895.
a GENERAL GRANT'S GRANDSON. Now mt School In New York Mid Hopes to Gntdoate at West Point. It was the dying wish of General Grant that his favorito grandson, Ulysses S. Grant II, should be trained for a mil itary life at West Point. As the boy will not be 17, the requisite age for admission to the Military academy, until 1899, the general wrote a letter in April, 1885, ad dressed to the v. s. grant ri at the president who age of 11. should be in of fice 14 years from that date, asking that his grandson, U. 8. Grant, be appoint ed to a cadetship at West Point. The letter was indorsed by General W. T. Sherman and is now in the possession of Colonel Fred Grant, who says: "I hopo to hare the pleasure of pre senting that letter in the White House within the next five years, and I further hope it will have the effect of securing the appointment, for the lad is full of military ardor, and although ho does not say much, being something like his grandfather in that respect, he is ear nestly looking forward to the time when he shall be admitted. " U. S. Grant II was born in Chicago July 4, 1882. As a baby he had great fondness for boy soldiers, and this fact did not escape the notice of the general. He went to school in Vienna while his father was minister to Austria from 1889 to 1893. There ho acquired not only a knowledge of high and low Ger man, but also became conversant with the numerous dialects and can talk to a German in his patois, no matter from what part of the fatherland he may come. He is now at .school in New York and stands at the head of his class. When asked if he would like to enter West Point and becomo a general like his father, he remarked: "I should like to go there and secure a military train ing. I don't know if I should ever be a general, though." "MOODY OF THE ORIENT." Rev. George K. Pentecost Now Doing Evan gelical Work In London. Rev. Dr. George R. Pentecost, who, because of his work in India, has been termed "The Moody of the Orient," is now doing evangelical duty in London as the pastor of the Marylebone Presby terian church, to which he was called something like two years ago. Mr. Pentecost is, however, a native of the United States, having been born in Virginia, where his family, an English one, settled some time in the last cen tury. His entire life has been full of ac tion, and his career has been quite out of the ordinary. While he was a very j young man, the civil war broke out, and despite his Virginian nativity he promptly joined the northern army, and as a member thereof experienced some decidedly bard fighting. In 1864, hav ing served the term for which he had en listed, he laid aside the implements of warfare and entered the gospel ministry. His first important pastorate was in Brooklyn, which ho entered upon in 1869. After three years labor in the City of Churches he resigned to accept a Boston pastorate, which he resigned in turn, six years later, to join himself to EEV. DR. GEORGE 11. PENTECOST. Dwight L. Moody in evangelical work. For four years they remained together, when Dr. Pentecost returned to the Congregational church over which he had formerly been pastor in Brooklyn. After some years of comparatively quiet work, he decided to enter the evangelical field in India, and there he did what he thinks has been the most important work of his life so far. When he returned from the land of the Hindoos, he was for a time in grave doubt as to what he ought to do next, since he was simultaneously called to the London pastorate, which he finally accepted, and the pastorate of the Old Park Street church in Boston. At that time he was supplying the Marylebone Presbyterian church, and his inclina tions are said to have been in the direc tion of a return to his native land. Aft er careful consideration of his duty in the premises, however, he decided to re main in the British capital, and his la bors there have been eminentlv successful. Tired of Uncle Tom. Among the eccentricities that Harriet Beech er Stowe is said to have developed in her old acre is a detestation of all ref erence to her famous book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin. She can stand no allu sion, however veiled, to her noted novel, and her friends and relatives are very careful to prevent the mention of the book in her presence. Wealth of the KothschmN. The Rothschild family of Europe is computed to bo worth $2,000,000,000, the French branch being worth $200, 000,000. At the beginning of the pres ent century the grandfather of the Rothschilds was a poor man. The Hawaiian Gazette is issued on Tuesdays and Fridays. OUR MINISTER AT MADRID. II an n i.t Taylor to Conduct Delicate Diplo matic Negotiation With Spain. Hannis Taylor, the United States minister at Madrid, who represents our government in the negotiations arising from the attack on the steamer A llianca by a Spanish gunboat, is a Mobile law yer who was appointed to his present post in April, 1893. Mr. Taylor stands very high in his profession and is noted for his scholarly attainments. For many years he has been eDgaged on a "History of the Origin and Growth of the Eng lish Constitution," the first volume of which was published a few years ago and met with instant recognition as a masterpiece in America and England. It is now used as a textbook in Harvard and many other universities. In the practice of his profession Mr. Taylor has been associated as counsel with such well known leaders of the bar as James C. Carter of New York, Thomas J. Semmes of New Orleans and E. J. Phelps of Vermont. He was born II AN MS TAYLOR. on Sept. 12, 1851, at Newberu, N. C. was educated at the University of North Carolina and read law for a year after leaving that institution. In 1869 his father removed with his family to Alabama, and in December of that year Mr. Taylor was admitted to tho bar of Mobile, being then in his nineteenth year. Before he reached his majority he was admitted to practice in the supreme court of Alabama. The de gree of LL. D. has been conferred upon Mr. Taylor by several colleges, and he is one of the governing council of the American Academy of Social and Politi cal Science. In May, 1S78, Mr. Taylor married Leonora, the accomplished daughter of William A. LeBaron, the vice consul of Spain at Mobile. They have five chil dren, three sous and two daughters. Mr. Taylor has had many illustrious predecessors in tho office of American minister to Spain, among them Wash ington Irving, Carl Schurz, Hannibal Hamlin, James Russell Lowell, Daniel E. Sickles, Caleb Cushing and John W. Foster, afterward secretary of state and now employed by the Chinese govern ment in conducting negotiations with Japan. The offices carries a salary of $12,000 a year. . A COUSIN OF LINCOLN. Mrs. Wood of Cedar Kapida Has Pleasant Recollections of the Rail Splitter. Mrs. Lucy Jane Wood of Cedar Rap ids, la., claims to be a second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. She is a daughter of James Hanks and was born at Decatur, Macon county, Ills., in 1832, and some of her earliest recollections are connect ed with the lanky rail splitter who aft erward became president. From her third year until she was 10 she was al most helpless from disease, and Lincoln, who was a frequent visitor at her fa ther's house, would carry hor about on his shoulder and treat her very tenderly on account of her affliction. She says he 4 'always had a load of books when he came and would stay a month, and would then go to another family of the Hankses. He would thus 'board around' without expense, and pursued his studies and reading until he UBS. LUCT JAE WOOD. was ready to enter a law office as a stu dent. " She was 8 years old when he re moved to Springfield and began the reg ular study of law. When asked by a Cedar Rapids re porter whether she considered Abe lazy, Mrs. Wood said that she did not con sider that matter in her childhood, but she could not recall that he did any work except when he lived with his stepmother, ten miles from her father's place. There is where he split rails and did other work necessary to the estab lishment of a pioneer farm. Her most vivid recollection concerns his goodness to her and her dread lest he should al low her to fall when he was carrying her on his shoulder, as he was so tall that she considered a fall from such a height as a cause of certain death. Mrs. Wood has been twice married and is now a widow. She has lived in Cedar Rapids about a year, having moved there from Henderson countv, Ills. Twenty-four years ago electricity as a mechanical power was unknown. Now 1900,000,000 are invested in vari ous kinds of electrical machinery. BEST MADE IN THE WOULD. 11 (fii ml ! mm il l TI " ' :i v-- I ' I L- i i ; Qp.Li t yi - h . . F I -fir f GOING INTO TRADE. MLu Manhattan Miss Hard cash has gone abroad n business rhis time. Miss Lakeside What kind of business ? Miss Manhattan Real estate. Miss Lakeside What do you mean ? Miss Manhattan Searching titles. Scribner a Minman Hi DELiCATEi J DA'AtTy i g EX GAELIC, NEW GOODS Consisting of Floor and Furniture Matting of all grades. Underwear, Crepe and White Shirts : Parasols and Cmbrellas : Straw Hata of superior quality; Flower and Vegetable Seeds of great variety ; Bamboo and j: lower uasKeis or an eizes; ujack and Green Teas. 405 KING STKE-ET. DO YOU WISH A i Waukenphast Shoe $4.5o -:- -:- WE HAVE 'EM Do you wish the SAME SHOE you have bought of us for the past 6 years? We have 'em for $6 and we are going to keep them just as good as ever. ook in our windows and say which is which. JL WORD TO THE WISE, ETC. THE MOTHERS' SHOE COMPANY'S BIGr SHOE STORE, 516 Fort Street. NEW GOODS ! THE VERY LATEST MATERIALS AND DESIGNS ! 0 SHOT TAFFETA SILKS ! Figured Taffeta Silks in Waist Patterns, Printed French Percales, Dresden Muslins, AN ELEGANT LINE OF New White Goods PLAIDS AND STRIPES Denim for Fancy. Work. A variety of Shades in Denim, used for Fancy Work. Carriage Parasols, Carriage Parasols, in Black end White. NEW WINDSOR SCARFS, AT N. S. SACHS', Yon can buy the latest dates of this paper at Hilo of J. A. Martin. 520 Fort Street Honolulu 184-5 1895 iHESWNOABto purity FIRST Baking powdER ALL OTHERS ARE IMITATIONS. L. B. KERR, QUEEN STREET, HONOLULU. IMPORTER OF1 European and American Dry Goods Just to Hand: New SuitiDgs, Serges and Tailors' Requisites, Denin Drills, Flannels, Blankets, White Cottons. To welts. Mo quito Nets. DRESS GOODS. Victoria Lawns, India Linens, Nainsooks, Lace Stripe, Sateens, Cotton Pongees. GINGHAMS. Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Ribbons, Laces, Flowers and Feathers; Sailor Hats; Silk Handkerchiefs and Sbawl; Buttons; Braids. BOLE AGENT FOK THE Celebrated "Pearl" Sewing Machines Embracing all the Latest I mpi o ement and Attachment. L. B KERR, QUEEN STREET, HONOLULU f The above MOLINE WHEEL WALKING PLOWS: we now carry in stock and can nil orders for same promptly. They have been thorougly tried and the fact that we nave sold SEVENTEEN on the island of Hawaii alone during the past two months shows that the planters know a good thing when they see it. We still sell the well-known Hall Breaker. 12, 14, 15 and 16 inch, which is also made by the MOLINE PLOW COM PANY. One of our latest customers says this: "Send me a 16 inch 'Hall's' Breaker, I have tried other makes lately and find they do not do the work that yours will." We have all sizes of Plows from 4 to 16 inches; also side hill and furrow Plows. We have the most complete assortment of Tools of all kinds for cleaning sugar or coffee lands. Our stock of SHIP CHANDLERY and ROPE has been added to lately and we can furnish almost anything needed. "WAUKEGAN" BARBED WIRE is far ahead of any other make; try it and you will be surprised with the results. If you prefer galvanized or black plain Fence Wire we have a heavy stock. If you want a perfect wire stretcher send to E. O. Hall & Son. r i 1 E MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK RICHARD A. McCURDY President. Assets December 31stf 1894 : $204,638,783.96 o A Good Record, the Best Guarantee for the Future. FOR PARTICULARS, APPLY TO S. B. ROSE, General Agent for Hawaiian Island. f YOU MUST HAVE TO MAKE GOOD CROPS. FERTILIZERS THE HAWAIIAN FERTILIZING COMPANY keeps always and constant! on hand all the well known CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS and offers them for sale a' the lowest market rates. They manufacture complete High Grade Fertilizers to any special formula sr. guarantee the analysis, and all that other firms do. Planters would do well to write the undersigned before ordering anywnre miam A dollar saved is a dollar made. A. F. COOKK, Proprietor and Manager Hawaiian Fertilizing Hompanv. Join the Columbia Bicycle Club.