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4 z V, 2 .IE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTI EK: HONOLULU, JANUARY 2, 1899. IT HAS A VALUE A BIG TRANSFER M $ Co., A Trade Introdu ESSr P 6s EacM 3 P Complete Assortment of Dry Goods, French, German, English and American. A FINE SELECTION OF Mr. RlpJu Strong's Island Becomes The Hardware Business . C. C. Goes Over. Dr. File, shake .o feeling a trifle n that 1 thought I hands with my dear friend, Mr. Hfy dull. You made such a good iota Quite Prominent. would bring him up to have his hxrf. 9 1 f F J llllLH.JiKi o. 4- .1 The teeth on the saws we sell do nut need attention for some "time after you get them; they are all sharpened and set. . Everything in this line from the small Pane! Saws to the ' big two Man Wood Saws, at E. O. HALL & SON, Ld. .T"Vi Cures while you Sleep IV&opias Cough, Asttsa, Grc), Gsfcnu, 3, s 1 OO- WOCiCtCL Mb ft. Acaaftk ttOLU3THa DCOQ CO fo --a rr 5 tt t ?. t $ 0)3 fcv C .' , : s $ M ?. '' h : ': . t v?; 0) ill he above Lots will be Sold on VERY EASY TERMS. Apply to J. J. EGAN. Hote the size of these Lots. Very healthy location; Fine view of the Ocean. : v 0 f CO ' -a 5?t O.o CO Q ; L. .C. ABLES, Real Estate and Financial Agent Will Be of Use As a Cable Station Brief History of the Owner shipIts Discovery. According to the press of Berlin, London and Paris, the desire of the United States to acquire kusaie, or Strong's island, in the Pacific, created much, disturbance in European diplo matic circles. "What had been recorded as of minor importance when compared with the acquisition of the Philippines suddenly burst forth in Berlin as a sub ject upon which Germany "should make representations of remon strance. In Lrondon it was Domted out that besides being invaluable to the States as a coaling station, making that part of the Pacific secured by the United States Navy and doubly fortify ing their position in the Philippines, the island would be particularly ser viceable in connection with the new cable, which from Strong's island can take an admost due westerly course. the other landing points beinsr Ruk Lagoon, in the Caroline Archipelago, and the Pelew Islands, and thence northward to Manila. The island, al though known to early Spanish navi gators, was rediscovered by an Ameri can whaler in 1804. In 1S24, the Frenchman Duperry visited the island and wrote of the value and importance of the place: "It offers good ports for careenage, abundance of water, and re freshments of different sorts." A few years ago Strong's Island just escaped being included in the German protect ed sphere of the Marshal Islands. When the dispute arose between Spain and Germany as to the ownership of the Caroline Islands, which extended over nearly twenty degrees of latitude, the latter nation, when the Pope awarded the group to Spain as hers by prior right, was bitterly disappointed at failing to induce his Holiness to in clude Kusaie within the German bound ary, Germany's own mid-Pacific naval station, Jaluit, in the Marshal Islands, being nothing but a sandy atoll, with a bad entrance into a lagoon whose waters are so shallow for a long dis tance out from the shore as to be prac tically useless as a naval station, ex cept to small and light-draught ves sels. Port Lele, on the eastern side of Strong's Island, has a narrow, deep en trance, (five to six fathoms), free from obstructions. In the palmy days of American whaling 1850 to 1860 the ships would simply tie up to a rude stone wharf, built by the natives for the benefit of their always welcome American visitors. The harbor is so landlocked that the severest storms fail to disturb its waters. The vegeta tion on the island, it is said, is capable of supporting a large population. MONDAY EVENING. Attractive Programme for Annual Y. M. C. A. Concert. The event of this day will be the re ception and lunch in the Y. M. C. A. hall to which all young men are in vited. It will be from 12 o'clock noon till 2 o'clock p. m. In the evening at 8 o'clock the annual entertainment will take place in the large hall for which an admission of twenty-five cents will be charged. Tickets can be obtained at the door. The program to be given is as follows: Overture The Venus Carl Bigge Amateur Orchestra. - Tenor Solo Selected Mr. C. A. Elston. Harp Solo Grec de Chanson de San- torino Parish Alvars Madame Le Munyon. Soprano Solo Two Loves.. De Koven Mrs. F. W. Bosworth. Gavotte Captivating Tobani Amateur Orchestra. Bass Solo Selected Mr. F. W. Beardslee. Duet Mandolin and Guitar. Duice Encanto Lombardero Miss Frazier and Chas. R. Frazier. Recitations: (a) Hagar (b) Selected Miss Jennie M. Long. March From "Athalia". .Mendelssohn Amateur Orchestra. Address Mr. T. Clive uavies Musical Director Wray Taylor All Pacific Company Now Location and Employes Buildings Mr. Craham'slChange. The formal transfer of the Castle & Cooke, Ltd., Hardware business to the Hawaiian Hardware Company was made on Saturday last, December 31, 1S9S. For the present there will be no change of location. The Hawaiian Hardware Company will continue in business at the present stand and the Castle & Cooke, Ltd., stock of hard ware will remain just where it is and business will go on just the same as of old. Mr. Pinkham is manager of the combined enterprise. The present con ditions may not change till next year. It is the purpose of the new owners of the two stocks to form a corporation, or to reorganize the Hawaiian Hard ware Company and to have the whole concern at the Fort street stores. The Fort street building is to have a third story. When work upon enlargement of the building will begin is not yet settled. It is understood that Castle & Cooke. Ltd., made the proviso in the transfer that all of their employes in the hard ware department should be retained by the purchasers. With the exception of one man all go over to serve under Mr. Pinkham. This individual is Mr. C. A. Graham, who was desired by the new concern, but who concluded after con sidering the offer to leave the corner of Bethel and 'King and go over to the Honolulu Iron Works. With the Iron Works Mr. Graham will handle exact ly the same line he has managed for Castle & Cooke, Ltd. oils and engi neers supplies. Mr. Graham is consid ered an Al man in .this business as well as in general hardware. AT KOflALA. Pleasant Closing of Term for Seminary. KOHALA, Hawaii, Dec. 28. Wednes day evening, December 21st was a red letter day at the Kohala Seminary. The close of the first term of the school year was appropriately celebrated with a Christmas festival, in which all the pupus ot the school participated. The exercises were held in the large school room which was beautifully decorated in holiday attire. IThe "exercises con sisted of recitations, and music, both ocal and instrumental. These exer cises were greatly enjoyed by the large audience, as the hearty and frequent applause indicated. The very highest praise is due to every member of the laculty of the seminary for faithful and conscientious work, as evidenced by the excellent rendition of all the exercises. The singing of the entire school was a special feature of the evenings enter tainment. At the close of the exer cises gifts were distributed to the girls from the Xmas tree. It was the unani mous opinion of every one present that Kohala Seminary is doing excellent work for the girls under its care. WHAT CUBA'S LOSS SPAIN. MEANS TO The loss of Cuba means to Spain the loss of the very sustenance of, the na tion. Already her tax-ridden people are crying for bread. In the same way the loss of your once vigorous appe tite means poverty and starvation to your 'body. If any reader of this pa per wishes to be as hungry again as when a child, and wants to fully enjoy hearty meals, drink Seattle beer. It cures indigestion and dyspepsia. On tap or in bottles at the Criterion. MESSENGER SERVICE. Honolulu Messenger Service deliver messages and packages. Tel. 378. TO PAY SOLDIERS. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. A- special to the Sun from Washington says: 'ine War Department is very anxiously awaiting the passage of the urgent de ficiency bill, which includes an item o! $3,000,000 for extraordinary expenses of the war. It is intended by the Govern ment to use this money in paying off the Cuban and Filipino armies. 4 NO EXTRA SESSION. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. The cur rency reform advocates seem practical ly to have given up hope of influencing thp President to convene Congress in extra session immediately after March 4th. :fi Ji Onlv $1400. 1-4 Cash. Balance in 1, 2 and 3 years at 7 per cent. These lots are sure to advance in price. Apply to S15 Fort Btrctl MONEY FOR JAPAN. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The Jap- anese uovernment, wnicn is in ne?a of money, may seek a loan m this countrv. Japan has a heavy deficit and will continue to have one until ner taxes are largely, increased, and her statesmen nrefer to borrow ratner than make a great increase of the peo pie's burdens suddenly.- food Prepared Wltn Calumlw ! Free from Rochelle Salts Atum Lime and Ammonia. Calu met" lathe Housewife's Friend. mm f? Baking ,U Powder iiv NONE SO COOD.1 J. LAN DO. OUTFITTER 10 FURNISHER WW. hptter and more useful present can be given to gentlemen than GOOD, DURABLE Furnishing Goods Just received a large consign ment of BOYS CL0TH1KG. Successor to L.E.TRACY, I. 0. 0. F. Building, Fort Bt above King St. Etc Dress Goods, Zephyrs, In the Latest Styles, Tailors' Goods, A Full Assortment Silesias, Sleeve Linings, Stiff Linen, Italian Cloth, MoleBkins, Mcitc: I serge, Kammgarns, Etc. I 2 Clothing, Underwear, Shawls; 1 1 A LAKUfc VAKIhl i UF SADDLES, AND SADDLE MAKERS' TRIMMINGSX ocerles. uqbois. Beers ond AiiGerol Dm SHIP CHANDLERY. . . AiWiH European AGENTS FOR ANHAUSER-BUSCH BREWING ASS'N CLEVELAND BROS.' BAKING POWDER, ARMOUR PACKING COMPANY. R. C. PETERSON, IMMifer ooo- Stocks and Bonds, Real Estate and Custom House Loans Placed and Negotiated, Notary Public and General Comiissioi Tl 2a tfrimmi i J ,Sh u. e Will buy and sell any Hawaiian Securities in market. P. 0. Box 365. 15 Ksahumanu " Sireeir sr ?7 HAWAIIAN TRADING GO., Wholesale General Uercbandise, CommissiOE Office: Love Building, Fort Street. California Packing Company. HELVETIA MILK CONDENSING COMPANY. HIGHLAND AND PET BRANDS OP EVAPORATED C RE AIL Standard Biscuit Company. I NEW. THE ANNEXATION BISCUIT AND HERMETICALLY SEALED TINS. SAN FRANCISCO ELEGTRIC CO. SHELBY INCANDESCENT LAMPS. THE VITAX DRY BATTERY CO. .... OF SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA CANNERIES COMPANY. CYCLOPS ICE AND REFRIGERATING MACHINES. GOLDEN GATE GASOLINE ENGINES. -, -FRASIER'S HARNESS AND HOOP OILS. t; AIDI0N ANTIFRICTION METAL. . . . , HAS NO SUPERIOR. PARTRIDGE CO. ILLUMINATING AND LUBRICATING OILS AND POUNDS. I 1 !V It : li COM-! FOR THE HOLIDAYS. -OOO Embroidered Grass TABLE CLOTHS, DOYLIES, BUREAU COVERS, . HANDKERCHIEFS. ooo ' irii - IN 8v 1 1 S9E5: Knmoinios Ladies' and Gents' Handkerchiefs, China Ware. Shcv rooms (upstairs) now open to the public. S QZAKI VAVERLEY BLOCK, 1 HOTEL STREET Telephone 139.