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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER; HONOLULU, DECEMBER 9, 1S97.
VENT DANGEII OF PESTS. San Francisco Officials Have An Ex- Ji nt ii I li i i V .....OF..... YEA p ml III Quarantine Officer Craw of the State Board of Horticulture was a busy man yesterday, says the Call of November 3d. He went over 2,230 cases of oranges on the steamer Gaelic and or dered all the fruit fumigated, while three full-grown peach trees consigned to Alexander Center of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, instead of being brought ashore, will be consigned to a furnace. Both shipments came from Japan and are bug-infested. The oranges will be placed in air tight chambers and fumigated with hydrocyanic acid gas. This will kill all the bugs and their egss in from three to six hours. Mr. Craw will then examine the fruits again, and if every thing in the shape of a pest is killed the fruit be turned ovef to the owners. The peach trees were over twelve feet high, and were intended as orna ments for Mr. Center's garden. They were not desired so much for the fruit as for the beautiful double blossom they bear when in bloom. All of them were infested with Diaspio amygdali, a pest unknown in this country. When this was explained to Mr. Center he at once ordered the trees burnel. This is the third attempt that Mr. Center has made to get Japanese peach trees free from pests, but each one has failed. Promises tog Far Exceed Our Most Sanguine Expectations. We are introducing Fresh Novelties every day. The People appreciate our efforts in the most ample manner, buying large parcels of Serviceable Goods. IF Not Useful. Our stock is the Largest and Most Varied in the country ; Our Prices Defy Competition. The Millinery Department Is under the management of Miss Wilcox, a competent and careful trimmer. Trimmed Hats a Specialty. We continue to sell SEWING MACHINE The "Wheeler & Ail which is a source of pleasure to the user. " has both Chain and Lock-Stitch, n D) VP" MID) ID) St. Queen The People's Provider, Jul 1 CAPTAIN GENERAL RAMON' BLANCO. Ramon Blanco y Arenas, who displaces Weyler as gOYernor general of Cuba, succeeded Despujol as governor general of the Philippines in 1894 and for his services was made marshal in 1893. lie is known as the "softest-hearted soldier in Spain.' TO SUCCEED McKENNA. Portfolio Tendered Assistant Secre tary Day. NEW YORK, November 29. A dis patch to the World from Washington says: The President has tendered William R. Day, now First Assistant Secretary of State, the position of At torney-General, to succeed Joseph Mc- Kenna. Judge Day will eventually ac cept the place, unless Secretary John Sherman should resign, thereby per mitting his first assistant to become the head of the State Department. The vacancy on the bench of the United States Supreme Court, which will occur Thursday, when Judge Field's resignation takes effect, will re main open until it has been determined which of the two Cabinet portfolios shall be given to Judge Day. Judge Day prefers to be Secretary of State, but will not refuse the Attorney-Gen eralship. He has no intention of going on the United States Supreme bench. Up to this time Secretary Sherman has given no intimation of a purpose to retire. He is contented with his po sition and has on all occasions said that he had no intention of resigning. 1 APPEAL. FOR FOOD. . a dense fog, and our pilot was guiding us in that crooked channel and among those treacherous rocks by the echoes sent back from the mountains which here and there rise precipitously from the water's edge. Chicago Times-Her ald. NEW IDEA IN CLOCKS. An Ohio jeweler has invented a clock which he claims keeps time, though it has neither pendulum nor escapement wheel. The mechanism has only four cog wheels and a main spring, but the most novel feature of the time piece is the governor. Extending through the top of the box is a shaft from which two arms about six inches long exstend in opposite directions. From the end of each of these arms hangs a thread about two or three inches long, with a shot grain at the end. As the arms revolve these, with the weights at the ends, come in con tact with upright posts, around which the thread is wrapped half a dozen times by the momentum of the shot Then, by an ingenious device, it un winds and winds again in the opposite direction, and continues on to the next post and repeats the performance. On the first trial the clock only lost five minutes in 12 hours. It 1 The Belief that Yukon Miners Are Starving. PORTLAND (Or.), November 29. The Portland Chamber of Commerce today telegraphed to President Mc- Kinley appealing to him to urge upon Congress the necessity of sending im mediate relief to the Yukon miners, many of whom, it is belived, will per ish from starvation unless supplies are placed within their reach within the next three months. The dispatch to the President says: Private resouces are wholly inade quate to the task involved. Out of our abundant storehouses the people of the Northwest are capable of fur nishing food supplies, but lack the means necessary to transport the same to the Yukon; and to provide this we appeal to the Nation, through its Chief Executive and its representatives in Congress to the end that an expedition under the management of officers of the Army and Navy be provided for and instructed to make all possible haste in the accomplishment of the mission instrusted to them. Labor Favors Immigration. ST. LOUIS, November 29. By a vote of 41 to 5 the delegates to the Central Trades and Labor Union placed them selves on record as being opposed to further restriction of immigration. The question was discussed for over three hours Sunday. HONOLULU 1 I 1 I J. M. Webb OP THE GOLDEN RULE BAZAAR Will have his holiday opening ON TUESDAY, NOV. 2jRD, To which the public is cordially in vited. His holiday display will be second to none. Books, Booklets, Christmas Cards, Calendars, Solid Silver, Mani cure and Toilet Articles, Leather Goods, and for the little folks THE MOST MAGNIFICENT DIS PLAY OF DOLLS EVER SEEN IN THE ISLANDS. Toys for the children from 6 cents to $10. Call Tuesday and' take a look through. CHESNEY W. EWING. W. W. Wright, Proprietor. Carriage Builder AND REPAIRER. All orders from the other Islands in the Carriage Building, Trimmings, and Painting Line will meet with prompt attention. x P. O. BOX 321. 128 AND 130 FORT ST. CHONG FAT. Contractor and Builder, Carpenter & Cabinet Maker. Furniture of all kinds onstamtly on hand and made to okLt. 137 Nuuanu St., cor. Kaktt Lane. K. MIYAMOTO. Umbrella Maker. 9 BERETANIA ST. STEERING BY THE ECHO. Umbrellas and Parasols of All Descrip tions Made to Order, Repaired oi Re-covered. According to La Verne W. Noyes of this city, who has just returned from a mid-summer pleasure trip to Alaska, navigation in those northern latitudes possesses some rather remarkable features. "I believe the inland steamer route to Alaska is the finest pleasure trip in the world," said Mr. Noyes the other day. "The scenery is indescribably beautiful and the water, separated from the Pacific by a chain of islands, is as calm as any harbor in the world. But at many points along the route the channel is quite tortuous and full of rocks, and whenever a fog is en countered every movement of the ship is fraught with danger. "I was awakened about 3 o'clock one morning by a long blast of the steam er's whistle. This struck me as un usual, for vessels are rarely met on that trip and there are comparatively no settlements. A moment later I heard the captain and the pilot on the bridge over my stateroom engage in a very lively colloquy. 44 I tell you it's right there,' said one of them, excitedly; 'it must be, or we 11 be on the rocks in a minute!' "That was enough for me. I tum bled out of my berth and, half-dressed, rushed out on deck just as the whistle gave another unearthly screech. It seemed to be answered immediately by another whistle near by, and I im agined we were meeting a steamer. "'What did I tell you!' cried the pilot 'There she is all right! "After waiting 10 minutes or more, hoping to be able to catch a glimpse of the strange craft, I accosted the cap tain and asked him where the other steamer was. My question nearly gave him an epileptic fit. We had run into SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Oil Cake Meal AND FEED OF ALL KINDS -AT- Of San Francisco has a reputation superior to any competitor on the Pacific Coast for high class work In Water Color and Cray on Portraits. Mr. Ewlng makes specialties of Free hand Crayons, Porcelain Coloring, Por traits on Celluloid in Miniature for Brooches, Lockets, Etc, and since bit arrival in Honolulu has produced many excellent specimens of his Art, which are now on exhibition at Williams' Photographic Parlors. FORT STREET. WASHINGTON Ji FEED COR. FORT & QUEEN STS. Telephone 422. Holiday Novelties I Our show cases are arranged with our first shipment of Holiday Novelties in gold and silver jewelry. Early buy ing insures first choice, at 404 FORT STREET. LIME. ALWAYS A STOCK ON HAND. E. R. ADAMS, Telephone t84. 407 Fort Street. fl. R. COUNTER, Practical Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician, Begs to state to the citizens of Hono lulu and the Islands that he is prepared to manufacture any article in the Jew elry and Medal line, fit Spectacles to all tights, repair fine and complicated Watches; also, ordinary Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. Prices as low as the lowest consist ent with good workmanship and qual ity of material. All work guaranteed to give satisfaction and done promptly on tine. Mall orders solicited. P. O. Box, 287. 807 FORT ST. : HONOLULU, H. I. 4727-lm PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS. GET THEM IN TIME for Christmas! Do not leave it until the last moment; take time and have first-class work. See that your portrait has the modeling and char acter that shows an intelligent face, and not retouched out of recognition. Appointments made by Telephone 492. Sole proprietors of the Bas-Relief an Iridium processes. Large collection of: e cent Island Views. Specimens can be seen on the ground floor, Mott-Smith Building, COR. FORT & HOTEL STS. Ml PI10 iimc tarn. Ltd. MCI Hi BICYCLES ir FOR RENT I All Descriptions of Repair Work Executed by a Practi cal Machinist. J. T. LUND, Opp. Club Stables. Fort Street. Telephone 398.