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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HOKOLULU, AUGFST 1, 1901.
THI PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser WALTE3 Q. SMIIE - - EDITOR. Thursday AUG. 1 Mr. Bry&n's attempts to read Charles A. Towne out ol the party are amus ing. Mr. Towne went long ago and, Judging from appearances the party went with him. Apropos of the Schley-Sampson con troversy, a gentleman named Cervera would have b-n better satisfied if all hands on the American fleet had gone tc visit Shaft&r on the memorable day. 1 The Manila American. which is springing so many sensations that bring an aftermath of denials, is edited by Mr. C. O. Ziegenfuss, formerly of Honolulu. Any farther characterization of the Manila paper would seem to be superfluous. Italians of the right sort make steady and industrious workingmen. Thousands of miles of railroads, city thoroughfares and sewer ditches have been built by them in the Eastern States without interruption of strikes. Regular work and fair pay please them there and we see no reason why sucn conditions should not suit them in Ha waii. 4 . The noble army of schoolmarms may prove too much for the noble army of bachelors-ln-arms. Men away from home and subject to the hardships of the field are as susceptible to woman ly charms as the miners of "49 used to be. We reckon the chances at about a hundred to one that the little Fili pinos will get the worst of it in the en gagements to follow and that most of the schoolmarms will return before long elbow to elbow with their aduit captives. 4 The kissing regulation of the Board of Health is likely to make that body fa mous. Hereafter when a young man calls on his girl it will be his bounden duty to make himself immune from the tuberculoid smack by carrying a ready disinfectant. It will tend to rob youth ful affection of some of its glamour if every swain carries a bit of carbolized soap, a vial of formalin and a towel when he goes courting and if every fair maiden follows suit. Tet that is ap parently the safe, Board-of-Heaith v. ay, and the gilded youth are in duty bound to put up with it. e Judge Gear follows a well recognized principle of Ameiican Government when he refers his appointments to the Repub lican committee. The fact that this pol icy has not been carried out through the initiative of the Chief Executive is an other instance showing that the official head of the Territory had a good deal to learn. Bulletin. When the Chief Executive sees the enormous strength the party has got from the appointment of such men as Charles Wilcox, Robert Boyd. Emil Key, etcetera, ad nauseam, he will probaoly hurry out and give Turk and Lewis a Job. Rabbi Levi, whose stories of ' slav ery" in Hawaii were too black for even the Examiner's headlines, is now one of the most strenuous cheap-labor men who ever cocked a knowing eye at a sugar plantation. The change is radi cal but not mysterious. Since he was here wiping the eyes of the Galicians with one hand and shaking a fist at the planters with the other, the Ra ":i ha? observed Broker Pollitz unloading some cords of sugar stocks upon the members of his San Francisco syna gogue. It is one of the admirable traits of the Rabbi to stand with the tribe of Judah under all circumstances; hence his conversion from an enemy of the planting interest to its warm and helpful friend. NEWS OF WORLD CONDENSED General Cushing is dead. France fears an Orleanist plot. Crispi, the Italian statesman, is very 111. There was a $150,000 fire at Taunton, Mass. Eastern fruit crops have a poor out look. The Arizona drought has been ended by rain. Blight menaces the Visalia, Cal., pear orchards. Mrs. Kruger died July 20 In the Transvaal. Belgium has a case similar to that of Dreyfus. Secretary Root has returned to Washington. "Jim" Carroll, the well known sports man. Is dead. e , The California pioneers are to have a big reunion. Masked hiehwaymen are at work in Riverside. CaL Great damage by drought is reported from Germany. There is better feeling on the London Stock exchange. Cecil Rhodes and Dr. Jameson are now in England. Oil prices are reported still advanc- j ing in Montreal. Icebergs are blocking the way of ves els off Labrador. Levi RA Ellert, ex-mayor of San Francisco, is dead. Forty new engines for the Santa Fe ; have been ordered. The crisis is near in the big steel j strike at Pittsburg. Ex-Congressman Sehermerhorn, of New York, is dead. There is an alleged plot to restore the monarchy in France. The Mining Congress opened at Boise City on July 22. Tlie League of the Cross cadets broke camp at Napa July 20. A Mexican official was recently caught smuggling cigars. The national Elks convention may be held In San Francisco. "Healer" Schlatter has been declared a vagrant in Washington. The death of the wife of ex-Pres!dent Kruger may hasten peace. President Kruger is much depressed over the death of his wife. A San Franciscan was recently craz ed by the heat In New York. A Baptist preacher of Oakland is ar rested on charge of insanity. Albert Jenks. the pairiter, dropped dead in Los Angeles recently. Disaster ard rrime ar reported from Alaska, where storms prevail. Judge Noyps. of the District Court of A'ska. is to visit Washington. - st fires, d'te to drought, have c5- srreat nmnge iw l n;oraao. r - , of San-a Pauia, wa.s shot by hoodlums last week. Cal., Riceville. Iowa, was wiped out by firs last week. . 1a The teamsters of San Francisco have gone on a strike. . Aguinaldo is complaining of h:s treatment in prison. The Italian minister favors the tarin league against the United States. The mosquito is said to be scatter ing smallpox germs in New York. A mysterious fire in Winters, Cal., caused a loss of $100,000 last week. A teamsters" strike had traffic tied up in San Francisco at last reports. Germany is preparing to raise the duty on grain and all kinds of meat Ex-Judge Duboise, of Alameda, will serve six months in jail for contempt. A party of French scientists are test ing the intelligence of various animals. A large posse has organized in Ten nessee to battle with the moonsniners. The new Russian cruiser Nowik has a speed of twenty-five knots an hour. It is reported that Lord Roberts will be paid half a million by Parliament. A Kansas woman wielded a hatchet in a saloon where her sons gambled. Professor Wetzel, of Yale, says there is a growing spirit of unbelief in Am erica. The Baptists are having a big con vention at Twin Lakes, near Santa Cruz. A party of scientists in Colorado has discovered the remains of a great steg osaur. Mrs. Nation has been fined J100 and sent to jail for thirty days, in Top-ka again. A young San Jose man had his hon eymoon interrupted by an arrest for bigamy. The steamers between Australia and Great- Britain are to be manned with Lascars. Lord Kitchener has commuted the death sentences of thirty-four Boer prisoners. The British government has declined to release the Americans captured with the Boers. Angus A. Grant, the well known railroad builder, died in San Francisco last week. A Paris doctor claims that he can make women grow taller by a stretch ing process. Disorder and suffering are feared in Oklahoma over the opening of the 13.000 claims. An old toper of Healdsburg. Ore., was cured of his love for whisky by a dose of strychnine. A Riverside woman recently drove away her daughter's suitor with a carving knife. A runaway Pullman collided with a train on the Mexican Central. and many were hurt. An oily product of German brown coal tar called "masut," is being sub stituted for coal. Gen. William Ludlow, invalided home from the Philippines, has arrived at his New Jersey home. Lord Roberts has ordered that car bines shall replace the sword in dis mounted cavalry. The annual meeting of the American Bar Association is to take place at Denver on July 20. The little daughter of Monroe Stew art, of San Bernardino, was burned to death last week. One man was killed and another wounded by a premature blast, at Los Angeles, last week. Two young Americans are in trouble for the violation of the Mexican laws in Lower California No official action has been taken in regard to turning off the electric light ing plant in Yosemite. The Southern Pacific has refused to lower its freight rates for the San Joaquin Valley farmers. An anarchist, plotting to kill Italy's king, was betrayed recently through a letter to his sweetheart. An unknown schooner recently burn ed and sank off Marinette, Wisconsin, during an electrical storm. A West Virginia mob hanged a ne gro to a tree in a park for fatally wounding a chief of police. Signorina Alfonsina Orsini, daughter of a noble Italian family, has taken the veil, and will go to China. A recent decision rendered by Judge Troutt, of San Francisco, adds more millions to the Fair fortune. An old couple, nearly seventy years of age. were recently re-married, hav ing been divorced for years. Two million dollars In duties are to be returned, being taxes paid before the Fo raker law became effective. The New York courts consider that Howard Gould was unfairly treated in the recent breach of promise suit. The budget committee of the cham ber of deputies has voted to abolish the French embassy at the Vatican. Senator T. C. Piatt and Whltelaw Reid, of New York, after a ten-year feud, are now on the best of terms. The King of Italy has invited the United States to take part in Italy's exposition of modern decorative art. A Californian in New York recently committed suicide because he owed a debt of $30 which he could not pay. A B. Cummings, Republican candi date for the governorship of Iowa, was seriously hurt In a runaway last week. A new electric lighting company in Los Angeles makes no charge to its patrons, and a war is on with its rivals. It is reported that the Reichstag will pass a law requiring American im porters to make out authenticated in voices. Six thousand acres were burned over ; by a fire near Modesto last week. A number of barns, filled with hay, were burned. The Japanese of New York say they are not afraid of an exclusion act. a they do not believe Congress would pass one. Secret service men have recently dis covered some clever counterfeit schemes, banknotes being printed from old plates. Measures are being taken by thf Oklahoma government to prevent fraud by double registration in the matter of land claims. An alleged German count who says he comes with a secret mission landed at Vancouver, on his way to San Fran cisco, last week. The Epworth League convention at San Francisco closed after an excel lently attended session, which aroused much enthusiasm. The Governor of Porto Rico has laid before President McKmley resolutions passed by the Porto Rican Legislature for local taxation. Some blood-stained clothing was found in Pixley's grove, near Lodi. Mystery surrounds the matter, as no ' body has been found. American trade has been hurt to considerable extent by the war In Af rica, vessels being unable to dock and ! discharge without delay. H. Phelps Whitmarsh, civil governor of Benguet province, Luzon, has been ! exonerated of the charges made against him by the civil commission. I A squirrel ran accross the path of a Los Angeles bicyclist, and caused a ' bad accident, breaking six spoke3, se riously injuring the rider, and losing Its own life. For thirty-one successive days the thermometer has registered over 90 de trees in the Middle West, "and the in tense heat is causing the rivers to go j dry. Karsas and adjoining states are ; praying for rain. A strange woman, who had docu-. me-Ms in her possession showing her 1 to be entitled to $100,000, nearly starved in New York's streets recently. 3he , said she feared her relations, and dar ed not ask for money. SCIENTIFIC t MISCELLANY The photograph of Franklin under il lumination by lightning has been out done as a scientific marvel by a pic ture of a bust of Claude Bernard light ed only by photobacteria. The phos phorescent organisms were contained in bouillon in suitable glass flasks, and an exposure of several hours was neces sary, the soft light produced being ex traordinarily free from both chemical and heat rays. Under one of these ves sels supported above a book, reading is easy. The living lamps as now made by M. Raphael Dubois of the Univer sity of Lyons, have an arrangement for injecting filtered air as needed, and last several weeks without change or re newal. The illuminating power has been considerably increased since the begin ning of the experiments. A passenger vessel now being built at Dumbarton is 250 feet long, 30 feet beam and 17 feet deep, and is to have one high-pressure and two low-pressure Parsons turbines for propelling ahead, and two low-pressure turbines for backing. Each turbine will work on its own shaft. This vessel is an im portant experiment, as it will test the claims, made for this system, of in creased speed for the same boiler pow er, absence of vibration, increased cabin accommodation, and greater economy in working and repair of machinery. A singular and improbable discovery is the latest credited M. Henri Becquer eL He is alleged to have found that the rays from radium burn the skin through cardboard and cloth, that the marks of the burning do not appear for a fort : night and that such bums are much I more difficult to cure than ordinary ones. Vanadium has been obtained by a , German chemist from every stony me teorite examined, but in only one speci men of the metallic type. His work suggests that the two kinds of meteor ites have had different origin. Salt Rheum It may become chronic. It may cover the body with large. Inflamed, burning, itching, scaling patches and cause intense suffering. It has been known to do so. Do not delay treatment. Thoroughly cleanse the system of the humors on which this ailment de pends and prevent their return. The msdieine taken by Mrs. Ids E. Ward, Cot Point. Md.. wss Hood's Sareaparilla. She writs: " I hsd s disagreeable itehing SB Bar arms which I concluded was sslt rheum. I beran taking Hood's Sarsaparilla sad in two day i fait better. It was not loctr before I was cured, and I hare nerar had any akin The last report of the Astronomer Royal contains an interesting reference to the number of stars now within range of human record. Of the univer sal chart and catalogue the region as signed to Greenwich is that within 26 degrees of the North Pole, and the 2.300 plates required for this region are now practically all taken. The most com plete previous catalogue showed only 15,000 stars in this part of the heavens. Two-thirds of the catalogue plates have been measured, and these alone give re liable places for 110,000 stars, and sup ply a basis for the rough estimate that the completed catalogue of the entire heavens will contain at least 4.000.000 stars. t"he chart plates, with exposures of forty minutes, the stars on which are counted but tnot measured, contain about seven times as many or nearly thirty millions for the entire heavens. Hood's Sarsaparifla Promises to cure and keeps the promise. It is positively unequal ed for all cutaneous eruptions. Take tt. Dwill Keep BUD WEISER BEEfi Your Premises, Stables and Outhouses CLEAN And PURE And in Good Condition. A kind of living picture album for the parlor, showing animated photographs with projection is a not very novel idea that seems to have just taken root in France. It Is known as the "kinora," and it uses a reel of about 600 reduced size views, which are seen through a magnifier, the views being driven for ward at regular speed by a spring that it wound up as the reel is inserted. This form of apparatus Is expected to gain favor as reel views of notable events multiply, circulating libraries of views being a possible development. The subject of an unknown planet be yond Neptune, about which papers were written twenty years ago, has been re vived by Prof. George Forbes. It is supposed that comets are drawn into the solar system by outlying planets, and there are seven comets having aphelion positions corresponding with positions of a planet revolving about the sun in 1.000 years at 100 times the distance of the earth. Such a planet may have so changed the orbit of the comet of 1264 and 1556 which failed to reappear at the proper time in 1S4S that we may be able to identify the lost body with either the third comet of 1844 or the second of 1842. The disturbing planet producing this change, however, must have a mass greater than Jupiter's. I s I N F E C Medium Price 25c per Pint. T I One Pint wilr make a Bucket of the best disinfecting Put up in gallon, 5 gallon and barrel con tainers. I Chemical activity in Germany Is caus ing such a multiplication of new medici nal substances, with uncertainty as to their properties and doses, that a cen tral laboratory is proposed for the spe cial examination and study of these remedies. The old notion that the actions of cer tain living creatures may Indicate com ing weather seems to be not wholly un founded. Prof. A. L. Clement, a French entomologist, has ben collect ing evidence to the point, and finds that tree-toads and various Insects have been authoritatively credited frith showing great sensitiveness to changes of temperature, humidity air pressure and possibly atmospheric electricity. It was affirmed nearly forty years ago that tree-toads foretold rain by their piping and fine weather by climbing from glass cages confining them. A rural belief In the prophetic powers of the geotrupes. a genus Including the dung-beetle, has been Investigated, and it is proven that they are active on the coming of fine weather and quiet when a storm is coming, even when no visible sign appears. It is quite certain that in November, 1894, they foretold the approach of a great storm from the north of France. A caterpillar of south ern France, that hatches In September and feeds during winter nights on pine needles, keeps at home when the barom eter begins to fall, and has eight feelers that have been decided to be its special meteorological apparatus. Bees and spiders, as has often been observed, keep at home when a storm Is coming, the latter sometime? preparing their webs for better resisting wind. The electric production of tin. alumi num, copper, etc., in pulverized form is stated to have become already a con siderable Industry. The method of Bar ry Is based upon the fact that an elec tric current tends to reduce the diam eter of a conductor through which it flows, and the apparatus for tin -n-sits of a crucible fitted h" bottom with an iron tube, fhrmurti which the melted metal runs In s nxtvuoit Iito a cup below. The pn -ec- -urrent through this thin stren-n pulverises it. the powdered tin hio" blown to one side by a current of gna r Hi 111 fil L Fort Street. WingWoChan&Co Ebony Furniture, Cigars and Tobaccos, Chinese and Japanese Teas, Crockery. Mattings, Vases, Camphorwood Trunks, Rattan Chairs. Silks and Satins OF ALL KINDS. 110-213 Nuuanu Street. PACIFIC TRANSFER CO. JAS. H. LOVE. Manager. MAIN 58. Offlcs, King Street, next to Bailey's Cyclery. a! inn i n Stock and Bond Broker Fire Insurance Agents as Commission Merchants mm Careful attentios given to business trusts. In our new quarters, corner Fort and Merchant itwti, We are Now Prepared TO FURNISH ON SHORT NOTICE DIRECT CONNErrm r ATING SETS FOR ISOLATED AND MARINE Uflimvn ,2 Rotary lu Static Transform Railway at Lis h tint m ARC and t Incandescent LAMPS. Estimates given on cost of new Installations of any kind. Eac . ment is under the direction of an experienced man. THE HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO., LTD. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS OF The Westinghouse Electric &. Manufacturing Co ALA EE A ST. For Territory of Hawaii. FIFTEEN CARLOADS OF THE FAMOUS BREWED BY THE RENOWNED : ADhenser-Bnscb Brewing Association, if St, Lcuis, IN BBLS. and CASES OF QUA RIBAND PINTS Are due to arrive within a few days. FOR SALE BY H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd SOLE AGENTS For Hawaii Teniton liiiiAAAAAAAAAAAlAiiAAAAAAAAAAAAAtAAAAAAiAiAlitim ft NEW LINE (fir Received by the S. S. Sierra NEW LINE OF GENTLEMEN'S READY-MADE SUITS OF SERGE DUCK. ETC. Prices Low. ALSO GENTS' BLACK SILK BELTS AND NECKWEAR; UP-TO-DATB DOILIES, JEWELRY AND FANCT NECKWEAR. Are now Shown at U. Sekomoto. 14 S?nsJTT Call and be Convinced, Metropolitan Meat Co, TED. Fresh Meats and Fish by Every Steam Prom the Coast That Has Cold Storage Choice Beef, Veal, Mutton Lamb and Pork, ALWAYS ON HAND. ALSO POULTRY, SALMON AND HALIBUT FOR SALE AT THE METROPOLITAN MARKET, King Street; Telepsose THE BOOTH, FISH MARKET ; Telephone ST. CENTRAL MARKET, Nuuanu Street; Telephone 104. Sanitary Plumbing .and: "SEWER CONNECTIONS A SPECIAL dice i Galvanized to Hind GAT 30HN NOTT, MM