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TIIE PACITIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISES, HONOLULU, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1909.
iO A lonolulu Gas Co., Ltd, Save Earn Money, Stoves See the a: a: a: i r. o ( It 8 O - K? C a; Roll Top Desks $15 Up $15 Flat Top Desks 12UP$12 Office Revolving Chairs $6.50-UP---$6.50 Largest stock on the Islands Coyne Furniture Go., LIMITED Wholesale and Retail How About Your Auto? Royal Hawaiian Garage, Ltd. Geo. S. Weils, Mgr. Hotel St, opp. Hawaiian Hotel. Phone 191. THE Shown by us commend themselves to particular peo ple, no matter the point of view. The material, silk and silk crejfe has the admiration of judges of ma terial. The prices are satisfactory. JAPANESE BAZAAR Fort Street, There Is Only One Peerless Preserving Paint AND IT'S MADE AND SOLD ONLY BY US. Give us a chance to figure on your work; we guarantee the cheap est prices in town. Celebrated Peerless Paint Felt, Pitch and Gravel Eoof i Eepairing. Peerless Preserving Paint Co., Ltd. Telephone 28L Office Tort St., Opp. Irwin & Co. P. 0. Box 757. "it iOCIETY GATHERS AT- "When there is a dance. The event of the night, when the moon will be at the full. Health for the Children Every parent notes with anxious eye the first symptoms of the children's failing health: the pale cheek, listless manner and capricious appetite speak more plainly than any words, for the well child is a veritsble storage battery of animal pirits. Benewing the appetite is the first step back to health and Steams' Wine of Cod Liver Extract given faithfully for a short time will do it. The children need not even know it is a medicine for the taste is very pleasant and does not suggest cod liver oil in the least. But the effect is certain. For persons of every age Stearns Wine of Cod Liver Extract is an unfailing tonic, appetizer and strength renewer. Get it at your chemist's, and be snre yon get STEABNS-' the genuine. . j WE HAVE EVEEYTHETG INCLUD ING THE KNOW-HOW TO PUT YOUR USED AUTOMOBILE IN A CONDITION ' EQUAL TO A NEW MACHINE. WE WOULD LIKE TO TALK OVEE WITH YOU THE SUB JECT OF REPAIRS : : : : - near Convent. 4i season will take place next Saturday 1 ARMY AND Siege guns and all the equipment to make up three full batteries, together with store wagons, ammunition wagons and ordnance stores, were received by the army department yesterday on the Lurline, the first shipment to these Islands of mobile guns for the use of the artillery branch of the service. The materials will all be transported to Fort Euger and deposited in the Battery j Harlow casemates until further orders. me war mareriais -were aescrioea in Tuesday's issue. Uncle Sam After Trim. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. The War Department is looking for a man who claims to be Lieut. Earl B. McFarland, and who, it is charged by the recruiting officer at Pittsburg, passed worthless checks in that city on May 25. The penalty for impersonating a United States officer is $1000 fine and three years in the penitentiary at hard labor. Only recently in San Francisco an im poster confessed to the impersonation of Lieut. Harry King. The War Department gives the fol lowing incidents affecting the new case of imposture: Had a check cashed at Philadelphia May 26. Cashed another in New York for $100 July 30. Passed himself off as Lieut, D. C. Thompson in St. Louis, Aug. 10. Magnet of Destruction. A ' submarine magnet,'' which is to be used as a weapon of destruction in the naval warfare of the future, has been patented in, Germany and experts believe that this country has thereby acquired a valuable asset ia maritime operations. If their opinion is correct, the twentieth century will have realized a fable of the "Arabian Nights." Pat ents, it must be remembered, are only granted in Germany after all aspects of the invention in question have been thoroughly investigated by numerous experts, all of whom incline much more to skepticism than to credulity. The mere fact of an invention being patent ed in Germany is thus to some extent a guarantee of a certain amount of prac ticability. i '. The weapon in question consists of a huge magnet far surpassing in strength any of the kind that have hitherto been manufactured. The magnet, which has the same shape and form as a gigantic cog-wheel, will be connected with 'the shore by means of electric cables run ning into a power station, which will be quite invisible from seaward, and will be what is technically called "sunk." The magnet will be placed primarily at the mouths of ports or rivers or bays which have to be pro tected against hostile attacks. The effect on steel ships passing near these magnets will vary according to the size of the ship, but the general result, it is claimed, would be to render them unmanageable and entirely at the mercy of their adversaries on the spot. The attractive force of the magnet, accord ing to the inventor, would be so tre mendously powerful that all iron and steel machinery on board would cease to Operate and would be thrown out of gear, probably coming to a standstill or working so erratically that disastrous results would be produced. In the case of smaller ships, it is even asserted that they would be drawn from their set course by the attractive force of the magnet. It would thus be pos sible to run a hostile ship of a moderate size ashore by means of this weapon. In the ease of still smaller ships, it is further suggested that they might be drawn under the water by-the attractive power of the magnet. Experts declare that this weapon can be effectively used, communications, while an armored deck not only for home defense, but also in covered in all the machinery. Each offensive operations far away from ' vessel mounted four 12-inch guns of home ports. It might be possible, for the thirty-five-ton, muzzle-loading instance, to sink such a magnet at the type. mouth of some hostile port and connect ' These ships were the British adapta it by submarine cables with a dynamo j tion of the all-big-gun principle, aud ship anchored sufficiently far away to gave rise to endless controversy, for ue invisible ana oucsiae tne immediate . area of danger. The inventor of this weapon is a German naval engineer, whose name has hitherto been kept secret. The magnet ean be constructed cheaply, and its handling is simple. Two experts who were asked to draw up a technical re port on this invention expressed their opinion that it may prove so effective as to revolutionize some of the prevail ing methods of naval warfare. Until, however, a modern battleship has been actually deflected from her course by one of these magnets and her twelve inch guns rendered useless by its means, there will necessarily be some skepti cism as to its value. Lieut. Houston Promoted. Lieut. Victor Houston, U. S. N., in charge of the lighthouse service ill Ha waii, acting captain of the yard at the j Naval Station, and commander of the U. S. S. Iroquois, is now a lieutenant- ! commander with rank from July 6 last.1 The promotion was caused by the death of Lieut. Daniel Mahoney who died at Mare Island August 10. Lieut.-Com-mander Houston is considered an island boy as his mother was one of the mem-! bers of the Brickwood family, marry ing into the navy. He is one of the xiuebi swordsmen in rne war marine. Prince on Cruiser. 1 Prince Shimazu will be aboard the Japanese cruiser Iznmo which is to leave Japan, September 15 next month, tor Honolulu and San Francisco. The Prinee will be entertained during the five days' visit of the cruiser in Ho nolulu. On the return voyage the cruiser will arrive here about Novem ber 5 and remain five days. Captain Takeshita is in command of the war ship. Monitor Was Model. LONDON, August 9. The naval ex pert of the Daily Telegraph says: The British battleship Dreadnought, son. Smith & Co., Ltd., agents for Ha whieh flies the flag of Admiral Sir Wil- waii. . NAVY NEWS liam H. May, as commander-in-chief of the home fleet, is the descendant of Ericsson's Monitor. She is indeed a re version to the original type. We owe her to America. When Eriesson design ed his revolutionary man-of-war he had the British government in his eye. In a letter to the assistant secretary of the United States Navy Department in 1862 he stated that "the impregna ble and aggressive character of thi3 structure will admonish the leaders of the southern rebellion that the bat teries on the banks of their rivers will o longer present barriers to the en trance of the Union forces. The iron clad intruder will thus prove a severe monitor to those leaders." And then his thoughts traveled across the Atlantic, and he added: "There are other leaders who will also be startled and admonished by the booming of the guns of the im pregnable iron turret. Downing street will hardly view with indifference this last 'Yankee notion' this monitor. To the lords of the admiralty the new craft will be a monitor, suggesting doubts as to the propriety of complet ing those four steelclad ships at three and a half million dollars apiece." On these and many other grounds he concluded: "1 propose to name the new battery. Monitor." Ericsson was quite right in his anti cipations. This new "ironclad in truder," without mast, spar or sail, gave the board of admiralty of that day a shock and changed the whola development of naval design. The Monitor was a modification of a design which Ericsson had submitted to Napoleon III. in 1854. Eight years had merely confirmed his original ideas, and when his ugly, grim, "impregna ble" man-of-war made her appearance all the navies of the world were ren dered obsolete. Yet she was a little ship as vessels are reckoned in these days. She was only 210 feet long, with an immense beam of 45 feet; her deck and low Bides were plated, and she had two 150-pounder guns in a single turret amidships. This turret was, the feature of the ship. It was protected by eight 1-inch steel plates screwed together and was turn ed round by steam, so as to bring her guns to bear on an enemy. She was the most repulsive ship on which sail ors had ever looked lacking all that comeliness which they had hitherto as sociated with the great "sailing men-of- war, to which they still clung with j pride and devotion. The Monitor had i no bulwarks and her deck was barely; two feet above the water level, while ' there was nothing for an enemy to hit on the deck except the funnel and ; a pilot house, which, like the turret, was also steelclad. She was the first all-big gun ship and banished the broadside system of mounting guns, for the time, at least. After some hesitation, the British admiralty realized that it had to fol low the American lead, and three large, low, f reboard, mastless, turret ships were laid down, the Dreadnought, the Devastation and Thunderer, the first ships without sails, and thus a sorrow; to the seamen of the old school. They were given a higher freeboard than the Monitor about four feet because a British man-of-war must be able to meet any sea. On their sides they had a belt of fourteen inches of , arnlor, of course, of very poor resist ance, and above this, for about two-. thirds of the entire length, was a brestwork of twelve inches of armor for the protection of the base of the j turret, the loading gear and the vital tnougn tnev onerea a very smaii xar- get to an enemy, owing to the near r.ess of the deck to the water, they could not steam against a heavy sea. Their gun power, however, was re garded as marvelous. Thus we came by. our first ship of the all-big-gr.n principle. In the de sign of the old Dreadnought may be seen the germ of the Dreadnought of today. iHn FISHES ST SEATTLE LOOK WELL He's here again. H. W. Green, the well-known and gentlemanly collector of bills, is in town once more, having arrived yesterday on the Lurline from a visit to the Coast of several weeks. He traveled all over California, "Wash ington, Oregon and the lake section, and of course, visited the Hawaii ex hibit at the Seattle fair. "The fish exhibit from Hawaii makes one of the biggest hits at the exposi tion," said Mr. Green. "I inquired at the Hawaii building whether many of the fish had died and they told me a few had at first, due to negligence. They are fine looking, their color has been retained, and their curious shapes attract general attention. The Hawaii exhibit is fine, and people certainly want to eat Hawaiian pineapples." Mr. Green found the fountain of youth while away and comes hack to his duties full of vigor. SOLD THE WORLD OVEE. "We have m stock many colic and diarrhoea medicines," says R. M. White, a prominent merchant of Turtle Bayou. Tex., U.S.A., "but sell more of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar rhoea Remedy than of all others put tntretlipr- TVir salo 1w oil rtealam Tta. TO HAWAII 4 AND ITS I1 i BfiMlffliiT- CHARLES EHITCHC0CfUlD.;1 Published and THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE COMPANY, LIMITED. J 65 King Street. j and sold in book shops generally. Price, $2.00. Postage, 25c extra. Hawaiian Ballasting Com pany BUILDING CONTh ACTORS 151 MAUNAXHA STREET, NBAS KINO. P. O. Box 820; Tel. 395. ' K. Matsumoto, Manager Black Sand, Coral, Garden Soil, delivered anywhere In Honolulu, from corner Hotel and Fort streets, at LOWEST PRICES. AS THE DEVIL SHUNS HOLY WATER so the Osteopath shuns "drugs and surgery." Osteopathy is a sys tem of healing, which treats the human body by manual therapeu tic and naturopathic methods. Its unparalleled success speaks for itself. ; Dr. F. Schurmann, Osteopath Specialty Treatment of the eyes osteopathically and fitting of glasses. HOURS Consulting, 2-3 p. m., Saturdays excepted. . " Operating, 8-12 a. m. Telephone S3. 3- 6 p. m. Office 222 Emma Square. See What Spot Cash Will Dol Call at the Honolulu Wire Bed Co.'s retail store and see what spot cash will buy. You will have a revelation in prices. This applies to furniture of all kinds and to BAILEY'S CELE BRATED "DUPLEX" WIRE MATTRESSES. - Honolulu Wire Bed Co. Kapiolani Building, King and Alakea. LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S anama iniats COME AND SEE THEM. K. UYIEBM' NUUANU BETWEEN KING AND HOTEL. TRUST US THE FRENCH LAUNDRY, THE LARGEST SHIPMENT WE HAVE EVER RECEIVED IS NOW IN OUR STORE K. ISOSHIMA, Ki, . B.rt Underwear, B. V D. Athletic Poris Net and Lace Weave YOUR SIZE 152 Hotel Street, Opposite Young Hotel. i For Sale by with the most delicate materials to be cleaned and dyed. We send them to the F. Thomas Parisian Dyeing Works, San Franeisco, an-l guarantee the work :::::::::: J. Abadie, Prop. Phone 1491 OF Has New Lines of Summer H; E t 4