AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
In Woman's World.
An idea of the fitness of things
can be very successfully applied to
the purchase of stocks and collars,
which, after all, are the important
feature of the shirt waist. The
chic of this kind of dress depends
so much on the right collar and tic
that it is well to aim for the correct
thing, since what is suited to one
kind of shirt is out of place with
To be or not to be chaperoned
that is the question. Whether 'tis
better to let our girls go to places
of amusement with their escorts,
or whether a stern duenna should
hover within ear-shot of the young
people, keep at their elbows and
watch them attentively, is a matter
that is much discussed by fond
Mrs. A. E. Paul, who was In
spector of Street Cleaning in the
First ward of Chicago during the
previous city administration, has
been appointed by Mayor Harrison
and Commissioner McGann as
Superintendent of Streets in the
First ward. She has full control of
street and alley cleaning, removal
of garbage, paving and street re
pairs. She also will assist the Su
perintendent of Parks in arranging
playgrounds for children in the
poorer districts of the city.
Very fine open meshed veiling is
the favorite for summer wear. It
has either large dots far apart or no
dots at all, and in either case the
veils are so thin that they will not
serve to disguise a poor com
Pretty, cool gowns for morning
wear arc made of toile, a new kind
of linen, which comes in all the
pretty delicate shades and the dark
er colors as well. It is made very
elegantly over white taffeta silk,
and trimmed with lace insertion,
the linen being cut out underneath.
At an auction sale of the effects
of the late Herrmann, tlic magi
cian, two pairs of silk stockings,
said to have belonged once to the
Empress Carlotta of Mexico, were
sold for $9. An expert who was
present at the sale said the stock
ings probablv cost $30 a pair.
Among the pretty evening
gowns for summer wear is one of
white point d'esprit veiled by a
tunic of fine black lace. Bands of
black velvet strap the sleeves to
gether, and trim the vest of pale
blue chiffon, which also forms the
ruches on the edge of the point
The Czarina has a shawl which
she values very highly. Tt was sent
her by the ladies of Orenburg, a
town in southeastern Russia. The
shawl is about ten yards square,
but it is so exquisitely fine that it
can be passed through a ring and
when folded makes a parcel of only
a few inches.
The Oahu Railway
Affords tourists and others an opportunity
to view an unequalled variety of scenery.
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Leaving Honolulu and pass
ing through rice fields, the
traveler skirts the great In
land waters of Pearl Harbor
in sight of charming distant
mountain views, often span
ned by many rainbows. The
mountains further on crowd
the railway close to the ocean.
Here and there deep valleys,
guarded by high mountain
side-, almost perpendicular,
give sun and clouds an op
portunity to display wondrr
nil combinations of light and
shadow on the varied greens
and browns if the landscape.
Along the line are situated the
most productive sugar plant
ations in the world, each re
presenting an investment of
of millions of dollars, so vast
are the agricultural opera
tions, their pumping plants
equalling those of the greatest
cities, and mills producing
hundred of tons of sugar daily.
F. C. SMITH,
Gen I. Pass&Tkt. Agt.
The Identity of Fiona MacLeod.
Fiona Macleod, who has so far
managed to keep her identity a
secret, has completed a new book
entitled "The Dominion of
Dreams," which is shortly to be
brought out in England. Here is
a letter which she has written to
her publishers, concerning her
much-talked of identity:
"Dear Sirs: T am much annoyed
at this continued identification of
myself with this or that man or
woman of letters in one or two
instances with people whom I
have never seen, and do not even
know bv corresnondence. For
what seem to mvself not onlv pood,
but imperative private reasons. T
wish to preserve absolutely mv pri
vacy. Tt is not nnlv that tempera
mentally T shrink from and dislike
the publicity of reputation, but
tfmf my very writing depends no
on this privacy.
"P.ut in onr respect, to satisfy
those who will not be content to
take or leave, to read or ignore mv
writings. T five von authority to
snv definitely that 'Fiona Macleod'
is not niiv of those with wITom she
hasbcen 'identified': that she writes
only under the name of Fiona Mac
leod: that her name is her own;
and that all she asks is the cour
tesy both of good breeding and
common sense a courtesy which
is the right of all. and. surely, im
peratively of a woman acting by
and for herself. Pclieve me, etc.,
Forcitrn fashion notes tell us
that mitts are worn instead of
gloves with ball and dinner gowns.
They are presumably made of lace
mid fastened to the pIscyc,
THEO. H. DAVIES & CO., ltd.
Importers and Commission Merchants
CASTLE & COOACH", ltd. j .. .si. . .
HONOLULU, H. I.
Agents fob Tin- Ew 11 Plantation Co. Tlio Walaluu Agricultural Co., Ltd. The Kohala
Sugar Co. The Waiiueu Sugar Mill Co. The Kolou Agricultural Co. The Ouomea
Sugar Co. 'I In- Fulton Iron Works, St. Louis, Mo. 'I lie Standard Oil Co. The Geo.
V Illuke Strum Pumps. Weston's Centrifugals. The New England Mutual Life
Insurance Co. of lloston. The Jtua Fire Insurance Co , of Hartford, Conn. The
Alliance Assurance Co., of London.
JH. JHAeKFEbD & CO., LTD.
ssoasroiCTiCT", n. 1.
-ImpoFtefs, Sugat Faetofs and
General Commission Agents
AoKNTri of the Pacific Mull Steamship Co Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co Haw
aiian Line of rackets to Sail rrnneUco. llrenicn and Liverpool Line of Packets.
Triins-Atlaiitin Fire Insurance Co. North (iernian Fire Insurance Co. A, & W.
Smith Co , Engineers, Glasgow
E. O. HALL &, SON . .
(tower Fort mid Jving street,
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