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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, MAY 8 1899
i AND OILCLOTH. Si FIBRE MATTING. Rugs, CENTER, SOFA AND STAND Heavy Stock and Great Choice. Porlieres. Mis, M EL Of Best Value Ever Imported -oo- AT E. f . JORDAS No. 1 0 sSSt BOUSE LOTS FOR SALE! TEN HOUSE LOTS for sale at Ke- walo Tract on Laniwai Street and Cooke street. For further particulars apply to Mrs. Theresa Wilcox at Bethel Street, next door to Post Office, up stairs over the New Land Restaurant. LOTS FOR SALE -AT KAPALAMA. TWENTY-SIX LOTS for sale at Ka palama on Insane Asylum Road, "and also Lots facing on new School street road, which runs as far as the Ka anethameha Schools, which will be opened soon. These, lots are not far from King street. juap oi tnese iota can oe seen at my Office, Bethel Street. o- 31RS- THERESA WILCOX. NEW : LINE OF !E SILK BED-SPHEADS, TABLE COTO, GRASS ' C10TH CENTRE PIECES. These are of very dain ty pattern?. Also a new line of Pajamas, Keci Ties, Suspsaders, Handkerchiefs. 1GIS New Goods 10 Ar- rive soon! mm- mum Murata & Co. HOTEL ST., COR. NDDAMD. oo Branch Hat Store, Nuuanu St WE Have added another delivery wagon , to our establishment. Parties living at Walkikl or any other part of the city, who desire their Bread, Cakes, etc., delivered free of charge, leave your order at our store or call up Telephone 677 and they will en et prompt attention. -ooo The GERMAN BAKERY TELEPHONE 677. 833 FORT ST. Hawaiian Moss Opal Jewelry : Suitable for Cuff Buttons, Pins, Belts, Etc. SOUVENIR SPOONS, In different designs JEWELRY Of all kinds made to order. 404X FORT ST JEWELER. I 1 BIART A BIG GATHERING Reprt of tlie -InterestiDE Hoife, i, April 29. ATTEIIDAIITS FROM AFAR Keen Earnestness of All Sinking for Place-Debt Cleared -Off A Fine Oration. It v;is no uncommon thing in the old times for the natives to go thirty and forty miles to attend religious gatherings. It was then a matter merely, of packing the suit of clothes in a calabash and with that and a child perhaps on the back starting for the distant place -most unconcernedly. To get from such valleys as Pelekunu and Wailau on Molokai around to the other side of the Island is" no light task for a man under the best condi tions. Half the year Pelekunu is only reached by an almost impassable mountain trail, and assuming the prac ticability of getting women and child ren over it there are still modern es sentials, black suits, boiled shirts and nrettv holokus to deal, with, and the trail idea must be abandoned. However, all these schools and many others were represented at the great Hoike at Kaluaaha. The newly repaired church could easily hold 600, yet" there was standing room only on April 30. Horses tether ed all over the commons testified that many had come from considerable dis tance. Of course the hospitality of Kaluaaha was being taxed to its nt most, the levy was clear beyond as sessed valuations too. For example, there were thirty of the Pelekunuites and j'et one -small roof covered them all, notwithstanding the fact that there were three adults and three sick babies already on the field. But no one com plained, and to see them all on Sunday morning one would have imagined that they came from the hotel. The town was one continued bar becue and many had brought consider able poi with them. There are some excellent leaders of singing in Honolulu but it is doubt ful whether four men could be found in this city who could have produced any better musical effects than at least four men from four little mountain hamlets brought out from material which would, pass on sight as "raw." There was little there in that long . ' j -t r .2 iT-. n programme lasting irom iu iu iuc orning until 3:30 in the afternoon that was not In good taste, and the in tention seemed to be ,to let soft effects predominate for there was Iittleof the lusty volume which is so irequentiy death to musical effect or religious ex pression. The peculiarly rough tones frequently noticed in country singing among the Hawaiians had been care fully "filed down" and intricate selec tions were rendered with the finish and decorum of city choirs. How it would have astonished many to hear anthems requiring some difficult changes of key, undertaken unerringly and unfalter- ngly, learned by ear in many cases to be sure, but sustained without the help of a musical instrument, of any kind. And the patience of those people! Could you stand five hours of excellent music at one sitting find without inter mission,? The music in the old church was not always excellent, but few even of the little children left their ' seats, while there was almost no audible comment passed upon performers even when there might have been said to be excuse for the strong "ka" which natives use on occasion. The committee of award afterward said that Pelekunu deserved the first plac, but this judgment was probably based on the same grounds that in spired the authorities of Yale in the early days to grant a Doctorate to an old Alumnus hailing from Texas, who had not come back for many years. "He came so far, what less could we do?" There was Kaunakakai under the leadership of the veteran Kiha (about whom a book might be written), and Kaluaaha trained by Kahaulelio of Lahaira, and Wailua whom Joel Na zareta had brought up to a high polish, all of these might -well have contest ed the award, to say nothing of, that unique people, the Halawaites, whom Peter ' Pascal inspired. Then there were the boys of Lahainaluna, who came over in a whale-boat and whose singing and manners and general ap pearance were a distinct honor to that old and honored institution. Those thirty boys must have had a breezy time coming and going over that chan nel and they certainly deserved all the fun there was in it as well as the prestige they won by their excellent performance. Waihe, Maul, was there too In a small force. In the Saturday night concert their instrumental music was In - much demand. . Strange how much they" got out of violins and guit ars, notwithstanding a total lack of in struction. Their voices too were excel lent, prominent among which were the voices of the Nawahine family, child ren of the Nestor of the Mam pastorate, It ought to be conceded that the dinner (luau) that followed this Hjike in the church-yard x was appropriate and "well-earned. It certainly was ap preciated, all the more that it followed same speeches one of which was in the style of most approved Hawaiian ora tory. This was made by Judge J. W. Kalua, who with Mr. Richardson, rep resented Maui on this occasion and who also presided over the exercises. Mr. Kalua's boyhood had been spent in Pelekunu and his early memories of that place and of the succeeding days in Kaluaaha, the suggestions of his early struggles the old church recall ing the early fathers, among whom the elder Hitchcock stood prominent, all of these and more stimulated him to some fine bursts of eloquence! His de livery was frequently fiery in its rapid ity and it was emphasized by most as tonishingly quick action, whose grace as well as extent and variety were characteristically Hawaiian. It cost $1200 to repair the old relic of early missionary enterprise and when the people came together to de dicate the church on Saturday, April 29, there was $490 yet to raise. At the close of the Hoike there had been $425 of this last sum gathered whereupon Judge Kalua said that he would be re sponsible for the rest, and the church was free of debt. This sum came' in small sums of ten cents and upwards brought up and laid in a pile on the floor of the platform in votive offer ing. All the churches had their chance to contribute and the little church of Kalaupapa in the leper settlement alone gave $40. It certainly cost the people consid erable effort and sacrifice to attend this gathering but they felt more than paid (and received no doubt, more than the pleasure there had been In it). When the gathering takes place at Pa ia in July, 1900, the Molokai people promise to be there in force, and the visitors from Honolulu will make it a point to go likewise. ' BURNED AT THE STAKE. One of -the Worst of the Lynching So Far Reported from the South. NEWMAN, Ga., April 23. In the presence of nearly 2000' people, who sent aloft yells of defiance and shouts of joy, Sam Hose, a negro, who com mitted two of the basest acts known in the history of crime, was burned at the stake in a public road, one and one half miles from this city. The torch was applied to the pyre, after the negro had been deprived of his ears, fingers and other portions of his an atomy. The negro pleaded pitifully for his life while the mutilation was oing on, but stood the ordeal of fire with surprising fortitude. Before the body was cool it was cut to pieces, the bones were crushed into small pieces as .was also his liver. Those unable to obtain the ghastly relics direct, paid their more fortunate possessors for them. Small pieces of the bone went for 25 cents. As soon as the negro was dead there was a tremendous struggle nong the crowd which had witnessed his tragic end to secure souvenirs. A rush was made for the stake and those near the body were forced against it and had to fight for. their freedom. Knives were quickly produced and the body was soon dismembered. The ancients believed that rheuma tism was the work of a demon within a man. Any one who has had an at tack of sciatic or inflammatory rheum atism will agree that the infliction is demoniac enough to warrant the be lief. It has never been claimed that Chamberlain's Pain' Balm will cast out demons, but it. will cure rheumatism, anu hundreds bear testimony to the truth of this statement. One applica tion relieves the pain, and this quick relief which It affords is alone worth many times its cost.' For sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd., agents for H. I. "Calumet" makes the light est, sweetest and most wholesome bread and pastry. Tf Baking U Powder NONE SO GOOD. HUSTACE & CO., PEALERST IN Wood and Coal ALSO White and Black Sand Which, we will sell at rerj iwi market rates. ' Telephone No. 414. M. W. McCHESNEY & SONS. Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in Leather and Shoe Findings. Agents Honolulu Soap Works Com pany, Honolulu, and Tannery. mm BRIGADIER GENERAL "The ten is mightier than the sword," Harrison uray kjxis seems to ao well witli both these imerhty weapons, lie a brigade in the Philippines and owns a paper in Los Angeles, Cal. A Manila corn Bpondeut says : "When not fighting General Otis is writing dispatches for his papr. Holllster WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN '-' American, Havana and Manila Cigars TOBACCO. SNUFF, AMP Smokers' Articles. Fine Grades SMOKING TOBACCO a specialty. Cov. Fort and Merchant Sts. - - - Honolulu. 18 OUR; SPECIALTY IS Sptary There's as much difference between plumbing and SANI TARY PLUMBING as there is between daylight and darkness. rn n Int. nf ninp tnorpfhfir and run them off r L1J UilW vu.u pu - - I' " I -o - anvwhere, but with Honolulu's gurface sewerage the essential pOint io Have llir" lix ui ' Snnitarv conditions nenecu -ooo- JOHN 5-79 KING ST. We Are Prepared To fill all orders for DESKS AND OFFICE SPECIALTIES, such as Patent Drop Boxes to fit in Pigeon Holes, Letter Files, Bill Files, Insurance "abinets, Library Tables, etc. We have a la-ge shipment of DESKS with PATENT DROP BOXES to arrive peon. We defy competitionboth in Everybody knows we make SADIES' BOX COUCHES but probably you have not seen the latest improvement. It is a spring cover, and so simn!e a child can raite it without any difficulty. OOO COYNE-fflEHRTEN J. A. MEHRTEN, MANAGER. M A Small Lot just received w and for sale at the City Furniture Store H. H. WILLIAMS, Manager. Love Building, 534-536 Fort St TELEPHONE 846; RESIDENCE. 849. 1 HARRISON GRAY OTIS. said Bulwer-Lytton, but Brigadier General commands corro- "The Pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent arid unaffected." Thackeray. Go D i uuuu iu . """J , v NOTT TELs NO. quality of these Uoods and prices. Plumbing FURNITDRE COMPANY Progress Block LIMITED Offer for Sale: REFINED SUGARS. Cube and Granulated. PARAFINE PAINT CO.'S Paints. Compounds and Buildl Papers. PAINT OILS, Lucol Raw and Boiled. Linseed Raw and Boiled. is -J INDURINE, Water-proot cold-water Paint. Is tide and outside; in whit tad colors. $ FERTILIZERS, Alex. Cross & Sons hlgh-rd Scotch . fertilizers, adapted for a gar cane and coffee. N. Ohlandt & Co.'s chemic&l fertil izers and finely ground Boa Meal. ; - , STEAM PIPE COVERING, Reed's patent elastic sectional pip covering. FILTER PRESS CLOTHS, Linen and Jute. . CEMENT, LIME & BRICKS. AGENTS FOR WESTERN SUGAR REFINING CO., San. Francisco, Col. ALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, Philadelphia, Penn., U. S. i EWELL UNIVERSAL MILL CO.. (Manf. "National Cane Shredder"). ! New York, U. 8. JL OHLANDT & CO.. San Francisco, Cal. tISDON IRON AND LOCOMOTIV1J WORKS, San Francisco, CL Modei Plant is not complete with out Electric TPower, thus dispensing itn small engines. Why not generate your power frost one CENTRAL Station? One gener ator can furnish power to your Pump, Centrifugals, Elevators, Plows, Rall- rava artr1 TTnlofo aIm finmiak 1 1 i and power for a radius of from 15 to 80 mile. Electric Power being used, saves th labor of hauling coal in your field, also water, and does away with high-priced engineers, and only have one engine to ook after in your mill. Where water power is available it costs nothing to generate Electric Power. THE HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COM PANY is now ready to furnish Electric ''ants and Generators of all descrip tio at short notice, and also has on aand a large stock of Wire, Chande iers and Electrical Goods. All orders will be given prompt at tention, and estimates furnished.' for Lighting and Power Plants also, at tention is given to House and Marina Wiring. THEO. HOFFMAN, Manager. WM. G. IRWIN & CO., LIMITED. Wm. G. Irwin. .PrM Claus SDreckels m -r.TS6p W. .M. Giffard..Secretary and Trem: t Auditor SUGAR FACTORS AND COMniSSION AGENTS . AGENTS FOR tup Oceanic Steamship Company Of San PranMsM 7 7 - r v.!.