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- THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, DECEMBER 19, 19(H.
10 Santa Claus Headquarters ltt-ESTABLISHEI AT Thos. G. Thrum's Stationery and Book Store, Fort Street. And Is Supplied With the Usual Bewilderment of Good Goods for Good People At Thia Good Season of the Tear. CARRYING THIPS Bids Wanted for Service In Honolulu. Consisting In part of...., LATEST BOOKS BY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AUTHORS. STANDARD POETS. DAINTY CLASSICS. JUVENILES AN DTOY BOOKS IN VARIETY. BOOKLETS, DAIRIES and CALENDARS FOR 1901, including among the latter a choice collection by local artists. Christmas Cards, Holiday Papeteries Fountain Pens, Library and Desk Inkstands, Gold Pens. Rnmnn'i fi n a leather Clrwvta rmn a finer made. American Crepe Tissue Paper, all colors; fine colored Tissue for flower work. ' . , TVa ViAof ssf Amai(Ti Tnn n a foal Iron wood And mbber. AIphaDet, Ttntidtnv anri r.m mvv Tnni r?hAaa Wagons. Velocipedes, Dexters, Doll Carriages, Trunks, Musical' Goods, Military Supplies, noisy and noiseless T7Dolla in variety. Always headquarters for Dolls and Dolls' sundries In h hoot nnalltloA nnthlnv iraahT Christmas Tree Ornaments, Brackets, Candles, and many other articles suggested by the above, at THREE WAGONS HEEDED Postmaster- General Offers Oppor tunity to Hawaiians to Take Contract. SANTA CLAIS HEADQUARTERS 'BREWER BLOCK. FORT STREET. ' THE FOLLOWING VESSELS Have shocked our supply of A. E.G. BolfoemocQini Beer v ' Iroquois, St. Katherine, Archer and Andrew Welch. - The "Rosamond" is due with .wore of this St. Louis Beer Stock your supply for the holidays. W. C. Peacock & Co., Ld. SOLE AGENTS. Holiday Goods! Holiday Goods Holiday Goods! Telephone 2211 White. CORNER OF NUUANU AND HOTEL. STREETS. HAS A FULL LINE OF- Japamxese S TOYS AND CURIOS Always make suitable presents. Wo have also added to our establishment a Dyeing and Cleaning Department All Mnds of ladies and gents' clothing cleaned and press ed at reasonable rates. Old clothing made to look like new Goodwill lw called for and delivf red when finished. Postmaster General Smith has adver tised for bids in Honolulu fo- the car rying of the United States mails be tween the general postoffice and the various steamer docks and the railway depot. The mails must be carriqd in wagons especially constructed, painted and lettered according to designs fur nished by the postoffice department. Three sizes of wagons are advertised for. No. 1 is to be a large wagon for two horses. No. 2 is a medium sized wagon for one or two horses, accord ing to the condition of the streets, and No. 3 is for one horse. The reason for having three wagons in service here is on account of the uncertainty of the amount of mail, owing to the length of time between deliveries of mail mat ter by the steamers. The bids must be in at the office of the Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service by December 24 in order that he can forward them to Washing-I ton the next day by the Peking. They must be in the hands of the postoffice department by January 8. This service will go Into effect on May 1. giving the contractor sufficient time between the awarding of the con tracts and the date of the commence ment of the service to get his wagons ready. The wagons are very neat in appear ance. 'The roof of the top must be wa terproof, the front and sides must be covered with strong wire screens, with adjustable black waterproof curtains. Panel doors protected by wire screens are to be placed n the rear -of each wegon. permitting the easy handling of the mails. According to the terms of the con tract the wagons must be new and are to be kept at all times in a condition suitable for the proper performance of the service, affording protection from the depredations, inclement weather or other injury. The postoffice department will allow no' lettering on the wagons except "United States Mail," together with an appropriate number. The routes in the city to be covered are as follows: From the general postoffice to Oahu Railway & Land Co., four trips daily. ten minutes each; Brewer's dock, eight minutes: Oceanic S. S. dock, eight min utes; Inter-Island S. S. Co., nine min utes; Wilder's S. S. Co., ten minutes; Pacific Mall dock, twelve minutes. The contractors will be required to perform quick service between the rail way station and the steamship docks and between the steamship docks and the general postoffice. This will also include the United States Naval clock as well. The old wagon now in use by the de partment will be discontinued. No mail will be allowed to be carried ex cept in the wagons contracted for, and these will be kept securely locked while In transit so that there Is not the slightest opportunity for mail bags to be lost or stolen. With this service and with all the Improvements which have been added to the office paraphernalia and the coming free city delivery, Honolulu is rapidly 'acquiring the metropolitan aspect which Uncle Sam's various pub lic services give. This city route will be known as No. 40.001 for the period commencing May 1. 1!M)1. and June 30. 1902. The bids must be accompanied bv a bond of $3,000. Mr. Carr has made all negotiations for the carrying of Inter-Island maiis and will forthwith submit his recom mendations to the Second Assistant Pcf-tmaster General at Washington to arrange for the service according to the ieaerai regulations. As to railway mail clerks and clerks to accompany the Island mall steamers nothing has been done as to them so far. This service will be established later. The star routes for mail service in Hawaii Is now in the hands of the de partment at Washington and the award will be made soon. j with a rough surface, and a few passes over it with th knife produces a good edge. The man who rubs and manipu lates a carvlngr knife for five minutes ! against a steel before he begins to j carve and thinks that now he. has it all right and may send the steel away makes a great mistake. He should keep the steel handy and pass the knife over it a few times after .every cut or two. And even then he will accomplish nothing unless he knows how to use the two Instruments. HOW TO HOLD THE STEEL. "A carver must be held at an angle of 20 to 25 degrees on the steel. One must be careful to have the angle the same? on both sides, otherwise the knife will be made dull instead of sharp. The knife should be drawn on the steel from heel to point against the edge and the pressure should be very light-" CUTLERS' RULES IN CARVING. Cutlers have certain rules for sharp ening razors, pocket knives, etc., as well as pocket knives. A razor must be held flat on the hone, because it is hollow-ground and requires a fn.e edge. But a pocket knife requires a stiff edge, and the moment you lay it flat on a stone, so as to touch the polished side, you injure the edge. It must be held on an angle of 20 to 25 degrees and have an edge similar to a chiseL Keeping these fact in mind there will be very little difficulty in keeping in good order the edges of the blades in every day use, and there will proba bly be no greater satisfaction In a "good edge" than at the daily dinner, where the carver will feel assured of success because he understands the re quirements of the carving knife. To Restrict Sale of Toy Weapons. Recently it was reported that a do mestic servant residing in the Parra matta district. New. South Wales, had shot herself accidentally while exam ining a toy pistol. The pellet entered her eye, and passing through her head, fractured the base of the skull. The Jury empanelled to inquire Into the cir cumstances attending this case recom mended mat tne sale of these toy weapons to youths should be restricted, in view of the number of fatal or se rious accidents that had occurred re cently,- The Colonial Secretary has now received a report from the In spector General of Police with regard to this matter. Mr. Fosbery Is of odn ion that in any Bill which it is thought desirable to Introduce dealing with this and kindred subjects a clause applying to such sales might be introduced with advantage. Auckland Weekly News, MISHAP TO MAN'S OBITUARY. She wept. "Oh, you editors are nor tid!" she sobbed. "What is the trouble, madam?" in quired the editor. "Why, I boo boo I sent an obitu ary of my husband, and boo boo and said in it that he had.been married for twenty years, and you oo oo booboo your printers set it up 'worried for twenty years." " She wept. But the editor grinned. An excellent remedy for Insomnia will be found lr the famous old Jesse Moore "AA" Whiskey taken at bedtime. Valuable Residence Property for Sale House of 8 rooms, all improvements; stable, two box stalls, carriage, feed and servants' rooms. Lot 75x200, on two streets. Fine location and neighborhood, $9,000. Another house 12 rooms, all im provements; lot 125x200, on two streets, $18,000. Another, $18,000. Fine corner property, $20,000. Islau d Realty Co. Office: 204 Judd Building. Telephone Main 310. ' hristmas. I ri si Pi i i&!uUtt& (VIEWS) Something New in High Class Color Works. ITJOTANTANEOUS PORTRAITS 0AHU ICE & ELECTRIC CO. ICE DELIVERED To any part of the City. Hoffman & Mark ham Telephone Blue 3151. P. O. Box 600. Office: Kewalo. . IRIDIUMS, BASS RELIEF, CARBON and PLATINUM. Special attention given to COPYING .ENLARGING, MACHINERY, etc PHOTOGRAPHIC Co.? LIMITED. - tott-3.rdth Building. Corner of rm and Hotel Streeta. 'Kead the Advertise r. THE CARVING KNIFE'S EDGE. The amateur carver may encounter many difficulties before the "art of carving" is mastered, yet it is a consol ing thought that the majority of the difficulties may be overcome by keeping the carving knife in good repair. "If you can't have tender beef, the next best thing is a sharp knife," said a hotel proprietor, "and a sharp knife and poor beef an much better than the best beef and a dull knife. I know that from years of experience." The conversation turned the subject to carving knives and the veteran said mat carvers" were harder to keep in order than the ordinary table knives, because the one who carves does not make use of the steel as much as he should. "It may be an acid in the beef or it may be the moisture, or the heat, or all three." said the expert, "but there Is something about hot roast beef that takes the edge off a knife and makes it rip where it should cut, and the fact that the knife is not affected that way by mutton or ham makes me think that the dullness is the result of the action of beef Ingredients on the blade." USE THE STEEL. This view was confirmed by the pro-,0r- SaId: "r have handled at . il1 ve8 as a manufacturer and thJTJ le fr many years a" I know The V?? n hot roast bf un cut ThI I ! USed after every few roueh I Y Ut- The Steel need be some Pe.B magine: in fact, a well-worn steel better than one J. LAND, OUTFITTER AND FURNISHER, Fort Street, near King. l DEPOT FOR THE BOSS OF THE ROAD OVER- ALLS, JUMPERS, CARPENTERS.' COOKS' AND WAITERS' APRONS. NEW 'LINE OF HATS and CAPS (In straw and felt), WHITE and GOLF SHIRTS, CLOTH ING FOR MEN AND BOYS, TIES, 30CKS. etc.. etc. Fsr Sale. Twenty lots In Kallhi, from J7S0 to $1,000 each. , A four-inch water main runs along the street facing these lots. For particulars and plans, see JESSE P. MAKAINAI, S760 At W. C. A eh! A Co's Office. of a pure, old-fashioned whiskey, mashed in small tubs, distilled from selected grain, positively pure and aged, a food for the tissues, a tonic stimulant, an -aid to digestion. Sour Mash Whiskey H. Hackleld &. Cg Lw. A Fresh Supply of eerl Beer! ARRIVED Per Bktne. Planter and Scnr. Aloha. 3 Grades, brewed by THE FAMOUS Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n i In Cases and Barrels. Quarts and Pints, to suit all tastes and purses: Budweiser. Pale Lager. Premium Pale. Now For Sale By H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd SOLE AGENTS FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS For Christmas Presents AT Hawaiian News Co., Toys, Gift Books, Books in Sets, Music Folios, Games, Dolls, Gold Pens, Standard Books, Calendars, Late Popular Diaries, Novels, Pocket Books. A FINE LINE OF Standard Cloth Bound Book AT 25 CENTS EACH. All English and American Xmas Periodicals now on Sale. .jfgqij WHITMAN & CO.,;Ah..-. OHIA WOOD FOR SALE In any quantity. Apply to W. C. ACHI & CO., 10 West King Street. July 20, 1900. MOW "SALE Ex. ELIHtT THOMSON Seattle MB Rai n 1 ef . . . FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS