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li tatV w quite it flMnt Itiltifr,
Wlirn thcrars nr pruml and IiHrIiI eji-t Ht"'
in clad appro! o( onr Mraln -
VI wmrtlniM wr woaM Ml ntul litrti
In Mtuc low nlly 8rt villi Utmm,
Whf fotit trtc hao rvclrd for ncf .
throtu;li Writs nml ie , nml tannine brook
Uwrn vtitm frrsh frtm NMnrr'n pstrM.
Tttvm MiUt out ijrs mill hmr tho tinni
Of tnrorarr Ufa that n?(r (rates .
Hat, with the silrrnt of llio rtnrs
Oom on ami on, nnd jrl lnrrM '
Vml wlim the wind of mntrr Mow.
Anil Bona U tutnmcr'n halm and Klpr;.
Wo fain would Mt ill Kireo drnf hcortb
Vml listen to n tonclilnc. Motj-
Soinu Inlo of human Ion' nnd tit
hpfirt ninilo plml n lirokrn fetter
V couplo jolrwd in holy Hi
Soriitbinc in life to male ns ertlr t .
SVinwIhlne In tnrn 11 front ourwlww.
And iuak tu lime to do for other .
To rtrm llie IKU ofbatp nnd nronu,
nd diral as timlbfir should witli otUi-ri
ThareV mane tvl in Itur our ootid.
In cvaiiiry town, nml tcrmlnc eltr
rho elriklrrn's iwnjj, nnd tijran of ft
1 ho toy of hue, tlio tain of pity
Vb. jna, 'tis steml to "Hand Irani,
Or Uaid tin- rrr.ily ear when nalUii.,
I'o cMtcti tlw flow from othrr brnrt".
To llsiro tactrr- And do Ics tAlkluc,
For a number of years much attention
has beeti paid to tlio extracting of tlio fibre
from tlio ramio or rbea plant. While it in
done by hand in China and India, where
it is inado into " grata cloth," Iho c.vpcnso
of this mothod of extraction i eo great that
tho fibro doos not conio iuto general use.
If tho cost of prodnction conld be reduced
within certain limits, it is generally concoded
that tho fibre weald become one of tho moat
rnlnnblo articles of commerce in tho world.
The Indian department of the Colonial
Government has devoted much attention
to this subject. Within a fen- years, 1). J.
i'orbai Winslovr, reporter on tho rrodocts
of India, published bjanthority a Ynlnablo
trcatiso on the unbjoct. In this tteatiso ho
says thai tho fibre of tho mmio ii stronger
than that of horap or juto ; thnt it ivill make
tbo bet kind of cordage; that it mar be
mixed atjiU silk or wool; and that it is'pr-
minsnt among fibres for lustre. Iarge
a i tho consumption of flax, ho aaya that
the ramio fibre would supplant it if it could
be produced cheaply.
The klbafthl Ziitun'jzMA, m 1S?0, they
are now purchasing ramie irhenovcr they
can got it. ilr. Legor, ciril engineer, says
that "it is dciticed to piny a great rolo'in
tcsilo industries." ifr. Potter, tho Ameri
can Consul in Crifeld, Germany, reported
to the United SUtcs Governmeut, in 1SS0,
that tho Jtamie Sbro was being nscd ns a
ubstituto for wool; that it is made np into
cloth;, blankets, flannels, hosiery, and that
the manufacturers of Germany, Franco nnd
Uelcrium nro prcpanntr to introduce it into
woolen manufactures. Only iis high cost
prevents its goneral introduction.
in ijuinanmi limin, incpiant 13 cut uoirn
and split with knives. The bark is then
pulled ofl', and a part of the inside covering
removed. Tho interior part is then taken
out nud soaked in walor, and then dried,
and again s-oaked in water and dried. The
objects to rcmovo the gnmmy sub.wuco
which covers the fibre. This method of
dressing bv hand is slow and oxpensivo. In
order to brintr the fibre into trcneral use. it
must bo treaiett oy icccunnical process,
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ramie stands tc-day where cotton stood
bofore Whitney invented the "gin."
The Indian Govommont took a deep in
terest in the matter, and, in 1870, offered a
prize of $25,000 for a machine which would
prepare the fibro snitably, nnd nt a cost of
75. por ton of fibre, so long as the price of
it stood nt $250. per ton. SeTcral trials
were mode with different machines, but tho
prize was not awarded to any ono. The
"Teal difEcnliy in the way was that English
inventors would not go out to India, owing
to the great oxpouse of doing so, nor could
experiments bt- mado in Hnglnnd, because
tho fresh ramio plant could not bo obtained
there. Tho inventors constructed their
machines without material to experiment
with. Tho ramte plant grows luxuriantly
in thwo islands. In no country will it
grow with greater rapidity. Four crops a
year can bo taken ofl". Tho plant springs
up from its roots. 11 will grow where su
gar cane cau not bo cultivated. Instances
aro known here, where tho plant has grown
ono foot per week. It is especially a crop
which can be cultivated by smnll farmers
and persons without capital.
Tho amount of fibre of marketable value
oblainablo from an aero varies from 1000
to 2000 lbs. Ono hundred ponudn of fibro
ilaul produces about Ctb pounds of fibre,
which ia worth from S150. to $250. per Ion.
If tho cost of preparing tho fibro is not over
75. per ton, thero will bo a profit of from
$75. to $175, per ton, or from $H5. to $S0.
per acre. The continental market would
tako all that could be produced here, oven
if the product reaohed 20,000 tons per mi
lium. An industry producing that amount
of matorial would rnal in value tbo sugar
In 1678, 31r. O. C. Colemuu of this city,
exhibited at tho Mechanics' Fair, in San
Francisco, a rnachino iuvotiled by him for
tho treatment of Kamio fibre. Itamie
grown in California was paseed into the
machine and the product, which was sent
to Kngland, was favorably reported upon
and orders givon for nnantitiei. Hat tho
machifc, a is usual with all newly invented
machines, was imnerfact. Tho princinU on
which it operated wan this, that tho fibre
after patsiug through rollers was subjected
to steam hast, which took out a jiart of the
glutiuoaa substance. It immediately passed
through another tot of rollers which crushed
it still more, and through nnotLcr steam
batb, which extracted more of the glu
tinous matter. After passing through sev
eral tviini of rollert, and through steam
baths, it finally reached tho drying rollem
nod mil iu a marketable condition. Tho
work i entirely automatic or incchauical.
In using the steam latu, tlicro it a Uecidul
improvement ovr any of tho tirocesuca now
known. That Mr. Coleman hat succeeded
in inventicg tho right machine. U ttill u dr.
batablc mailer. Thero aro roatona to be.
IJoto that he ha. Only, however, by re
peated trials can this bo demonstrated.
There ate ctrUlu advantage hero in tho
fact Hut tho inventors, tho machine and
the ramie aro iu ono place. It Hill enable
the inventor to improve his machine by ac
tual experiments. If bo succeeds, ho will
have created ft great industry for tho King
dow. In view of the importance of the
subject, the Minuter of the Interior is die
poatM to bring the inatUr Wfor th Ugi
Utar, Mid ncoansKsd an Mjrfili9B ttr
making trial of tha tuaehtciv A hn
UMr.d dollar sfaat ja4WoaIj ia iak
way, mbj4 be of nra advastaf $
Supplement to the Saturday
country than tho rtrandituie of large atiinn
on a military atabhhment. It is not tho
iduty or place of government to nijieritnent
n runchittes, unless n great object, ono of
national imporlnncr, is in vievr, Tho grat
(nccesi of the sugar beet industry in l'rnnce
wai dun to the deep interest taken in it by
Nupctron 1. It wns a onrce of wealth cre
ated by the gorernment. While the nier
canlilo and the laboring interest run to
sugar cane cnltiTation, it might be well for
the goTernment to loak np oine industry
which will rcmov the danger of casting all
the capital of the nation in onti industry.
Cixmpltuj on Manua Kea.
Hlto, April Oth, 183L'.
The adrenturons expenenco reforroil to
in i former letter was iusutlicigtit to deter
me from nuolher Hojourn iu tho frigid nlti
tndcsof Manna Kea. Tho party which left
Hilo for a ea.on or boar, bull, goat and
bird limiting consisted of Howard Hitchcorfk
Fred. Iiymnn and John Austin, with two
nativoF nnd n jiaok train. As tho parly pro
ceeded upward, n thundcr-ttortn was raging
bclTfton the two mountains, which flashed
lightning shafts nt each other wilhthuudcr
ing crashes. Admiration was supplemented
by surprise nt beholding tbo unclouded sun
beaming with noon-day boat ivhile rniu de
fended in a drenching storm. Tho firma
mentnl lights nndshado wein most inlcnto
atuljvnricd. On either hand, r forest of saj
ling koa was succeeding well in tho htrng
gle for oxifltonct- against ia, svater, lemon,
nnd other vines nud ferns innumerable,
wreathed in fniry drnpery. Amid such loveli
ness, contest other thau thnt in progress
in tho heaTCus seemed difficult to credit,
and yet, thongh things of beauty may lend
perpetual joy, this, like tho rose, had its dis
onchnnliug drawback. Wo svere not Mtnply
getting ivct, but being parboiled. Chief
among life's abominations are rubber coats
and leggings. Camp Halo Launiain, otno
1,500 feot altitude, was reached townrd
OToning, srlicu rain ami clouds dispersed.
Wood was gathered for n tire, ferns for
Iwds, nnd a trip made to n protty cascade
ropiu near uy, wliore a cursory ablution wsih
performed preparatory to thecveniug meal,
which was relished jnst as much as if our
tabic had been rosowood instead of a cmck
cr box top on an empty oil liu, our cups
choice keramio hpecimens iuEtcnd of salmon
canning tius, and our cloth fiuo linen instead
of a copy of the Ft.ls-. Tho crening was
passed around a bright camp fire, and be
neath iho merry sentinel start--, sleeping with
ono eyo shut, nnd trembling with cold. An
early htart nnd long ride over tho lava flow
of lSrG was made the following day, tho ro
mantically situated camps of Halo Lou-nlu
and Halo Aloha being visited on tho way.
Kipuka ahina was reached beforo sunset.
This, as part of its namo indicates, is an
oponing in tho woods. It is about a milo
l.Hn -... .!.. n;in irMn K Aftfl Cnnl l.trU
long, n quarter mile wide, 5,000 feet high,
and oncloicd by a forest of dead koa, which,
i'o iuo gmst, uiuuiiuiun im jnii, : uungui
ful rusticating ground. The lire, like tho
beds, is on the ground, whilo tho gablo roof
has been brought to a satiny polish by
smoko rising in grateful incense from con
suming aaudal wood, or aaka, above which,
suspended from poles thrown upon girders,
is meat in process of drying or smoking.
Abont tho houso plnv young pigs stolen
from their parents in the woods. Thero
I ,-. .1 i !.! I l.7 .1
nrv, ;uso, noire, lns, uuiukuud, kju.i uuu
i other iroportaut pots which sometimes Gght
witu us for sleeping room. Ao puu is in
tended in saying wo lived high up there.
Quail on toast, duck, plover, chicken, tend
erloin, pork chops, plum puddiug, etc., wero
upon the daily bill of fare. Daily excursions
wero made from camp iti quest of game.
On one of these, I killed my first boar, and
ou the following day my first bull, interest
ing operations. Tho pig had bceu caught
by dogs, who would let him go when I ap
proached. Getting thorn on one aido, I ap
proached on tho other wuonce the iron en
torcd his soul, as it were, and ho died.
Killing tho bull was oven a riskier job. Ho
had been fatally wounded by Mr. Lyman,
but proved gamo to tho ond. Ho rushed
upon two uatives and myselt, who Hurried
ly shinned up a yonug troe, whore, had ho
b'ut known it, w'e wero nt his niercjr, our
refugo being a raero sapling rooted in tbo
upturned and rotting root of an old koa,
overthrown by a storm, and which would
have been easily undermined, aa wo each
hugged a slender limb of a rident growing
nt an auglo of 60 degrees; his hornB almost
touched our feet as ho t nshed frantically
around or stood gasing upward with mur
der in his eyo. Another bull lay moaning
a few feet beyond. When lie who was pay
ing closest attention dropped from exhaus
tion, i suppou uoivn nuu cniwuug uij un
bind him, thrust my knifo to hi3 heart,
haudloandall. Fortunntely, his subsequent
demonstrations were comparatively mild,
unlike a cow which Mr. U. II. Hitchcock
attompted to milk, wheroupon sho recov
ered and gavo chase. But for tho timely
ballot of his sou, who is n good marksman,
tho father would be drinking milk and hon
ey in another laud. Messrs. Lyman and
Austin left camp on the 27th ultimo in
hoAvv rain nnd fog, They and their am
mala' reached llilo more dead than alive.
Mr. Austin was thrown into tho Wniluko,
in crossing it, nnd his mule fell on him.
Hoth wero severely injured. The mule will
porhapt never re-cover. An ascent to the
monntaiti top was mado with two native
guides, nnd some silver a word was gathered
afttran exhausting search. Though bright
when starting, clouds rolled in nnd obscured
tho view of all beneath them. Tho scene
from above, though not all that was desired,
proved ample compensation for tha trouble,
to say nothing nbonl a personal hand to
month, or tuBk, encounter with a boar. On
Friday, March 17lh, a slight wrthquako
shock was felt jnat as wo approached a pros
trate bull shot by Mr. Howard Hitchcock.
Another sevcro shock woke us at 3 o'clock
on Weduetday morning, the 2 2d nit.
A laree quantity of sugar is on band at
Ooomca plantation, and grinding has been
suspended till room bo mado for rnoro by
shipping. Done meal is found of great irrv
ico here, a natural lino of demarcation beiug
drawn between cano fertilized and that not
so. In tho formar, tho plant is heavy and
of healtbv color, whilo tho latter is weak,
puny and in some spots worthless. The
uiciuou ui laying iiiu uicat i ijuiic iumuui
and eflcctiva. It is thrown iuto a hopper
rigged with ktadlct like a plow, and drawn
by a mule, the meal being sprinkled through
a pip inserted in tho bottom, and proUcUd
by a cultivator tina, which ctaara the way
ia a farrow. Tho Maasr. Hitchcock arc
going to taaka an irsprararaast on thi by
using two hopparawith tana papaa, aaa
skew af rattar aaaa wUak aaall trail ia
taraa forrawa at oaa iimt, tha happen aaiaf
placed apen a nala'a hack.
i ' -i-ll 1 "S"?lf
One Too Many.
nt voM.nirsr. ioi.i viu.
S lirn wn wpro In onr aiiortlnn Jfiir,
And full of fitu nml tollv,
liorn'ft our ways, wlirroVr imr )il)v,
'I'oKflhcr wn wom Jolly t
11w ntorry, lAnclitcr-lfiTlnn crew
Thnt circled mo nud IbiiiiU,
Snrli jilMvirrs tironlit, we uoror tliuntjlit
'1 1ml tliorn was onn too many.
Our Initrs wcro mutn.il, tiud ue sluird
Onr ftifiiilMilp-i ; and no pliglitod
'I lie honrts that wo declared nhoti!d li
t'oniTf r thns united i
lint (ooti I eiiunot Ifll jnsl how
Tliem romo a etiiniRu o'or ilnutiie ,
Alinllior Jolntsl onr walla and lalV.
And tlicro whs onn (no iimuy.
Oil, Ileitis Iiiito oftou Kvirnod tlio mli
lint foMom tiiUKlil in ollei;t,
That "tliroo'sn crondi" ytlnol nloud
Its truth dsro wn nrknuwlrilf,
'Iho lack of frrnlimi In onr poiIi,
'Iho IiIiiMim of poor Jennie,
I'nllod to eonliieo one dull tu liinti
'that tlirro Mas nuc too ninny.
Anil so tho snmmcr il)H niH-d on
Ami when wn were tofpllirr,
'I hough fond and true, Honichnw uo Kncu
Thcrc'd been a ohnnco of wonthor t
And when n cortnln f tlonil I rnunht
With nnu around dear Jrnnlo,
I booh found ont Ihcro wn.s no donlit
was tho ono too ninny.
Our Musical Monthly.
No-iK. It frriucutly lmppcus that musical Mil
dints como norosfi tniuctfilni! Hint Is not qulto
clear tolhein, thvrvforounintond In this depart
inont to try nml ansv.Tr all questions Kent to ns re
lating to music. (Jnefltlons Mionld ho Bout in nnt
later than tho 'JOtli of one.li month, ncrnmnnnted ly
Iho fnll nninesof tho writers.
" Wero It not for music, wo Miht iu thr-so davs
ny the hoatitifnl Is dead." Disam.t.
Alfred Jacll, a noted pianist is dead.
Comparatively few of Longfellow's
poems, hnvo been sat to music, nud those
havo been mostly ?ctby Knglish composers.
Henry Keticn the pianist, who stayed
here it lew years ago, is now in Paris.
John Hnudel, the eminent organist, is
said to ho dying iu German'.
Arthur Sullivan is going from Kgypl to
Berlin to superintend tho production of his
comic opera "Loo ou Hoard."
v Ilichnrd Wagner is nbont to depart for
Greece, to composo tho mtisio of a new
opera drown from heathen mythology.
The art of plnying on tho violin requires
tho nicest perception and tho most sctmo of
any art iu the known world.
Ucsidos being tho greatest niuger in the
u orld, Adoliua Patti is unquestionably tho
"Independence" is to be the title; of Gil
bert and Sullivan's new opera.
Theodore Kullak, an ominent musician,
died recently in Berlin, aged sixty-four.
About a mouth ago, our neighbor tho
Oasttla published a long paragraph on tho
" death of Liszt, tho great pianist." This
was a sad mistake as tho great musician
has recovered his health, and rolurned to
Tho Boston Leader, : paper devoted to
baud music, says in its April unmber "Tho
Royal Hawaiian Band at Haualci, Kauai,
is very popular and gives freiicut public
concerts to largo audieucos."
" Spanish Vistas," profusely illustrated,
Iho opening piece of tha April number of
Jlarper'ti Jfa,'u:mc, is n charming account
of rambles in that ever interesting country,
Spain. "In days gouo by," is a true lovo
romauco of a noted couplo in Maryland in
tho last coutury. The usual contributions
on art subjects are continued in "Athena
Parthenos," a description of the remnant
of a noted statute recently exhumed at
Athens'. "Tho History of Wood Engraving"
with reprints of many curious old cuts, and
"A trial balance of decoratian.'' "What
we owe to the trees," is a valuable article
ou the necessity of taking care of forests,
and the bast manner of doing it. The
mining regions nud mountain scenery of
Colorado is graphically described and beau
tifully illustrated in "Silver San Juan."
The family and home life of the British
Premier is described in "Mr. Gladstone at
Hawarden." Several short stories in ad
dition to tho sorinl "Annio," complete the
The contents of tho Century Jlagndne
fo" April aro not excelled by any previous
number. "Tunis and its Boy" tnkes tho
reader into a littlo known land and intro
duco3 a strnngo people. Tho "Opera in
Now York" is continued from tho March
number, and tho art dories is continued by
"Tho Ago of Praxiteles" and "Some
American Tilos." Thoro is an interesting
sketch of Mathow Arnold and n review of
his works, and an articlo on Disraeli en
titled "Was tho Earl of Boaconsficld a
representative Jow?" -'OdditioH of South
ern Life," is well illustrated in pen picture
grouped under tho above heading. "Rus
sian Jews nnd Gentiles," nnd mMny othor
contributions will bo fonud of interest.
Tho Atlantic Monthly for April is a
littlo library of useful knowledgo in it
self. "Europe beforo the arrival of man"
is n careful study of tho early geological
oras of that continent. Under the heading
"A Modern Hindu Reformer'' is givon a
short narrativo of tho life and work of
Keahub Chuuder Sen, founder of tho
Brahtuo Somaj, a now thoological school
in India which bids fair to revolutionize
rvligion and society in that benighted
country, "A realistic poti" Arthur J.
Munby, ia an introduction to tho public of
a comparatively unknown writor of verso.
" Progress in Agriculture by Education and
Governmant Aid" is nu ablo discussion of
a very importaut question. "The Folk
Lore of Lower Cauuda" trill bo found in
teresting and amusing, and "Shakspcarcan
Oporos" an entertaining ruviow of the
works of tha great master. Tho short
stories aro "In Venice," "Jacob's Insur
ance," and "Doctor Zay."
"y&cbtini: in San Francisuo Bay," the
first articlo in the April CWj'ormuH, is
iiiusinueu witu original engravings, wmcu
aro an improvement ou those of previous
uumbers. Joseph Tin Conte contributes
nu excellent paper on tho "Higher Utilities
Scieuce." "A Notnblo Kscapo" by James
O'Mcani, "Oar Cheap Greonhouio" by
Luoy Underwood McCauu, "Tho London
Nowtpapr r," "Culifornia Aprils," "An In
ternalioaal Treaty," and "Poor Ah Toy"
aro all interesting. "A visit to a King,"
by W. r. Jiray, is a pleating account oi a
visit to a native African potentate on the
Guinea Const. Joaquin Miller contributes
a song "'19," aud Saddle E. Anderson a
sounet "Watching the Ships." This num.
ber of tho Callfornian is an excellent ono;
in fact it apiars to be improviug with
LtpiaeoU'a Jfayazine has u vary food
Labia of ooataata and may ha raad freai
eorar to carer with intaraat. "Id aad
ahaat a Namaady Mark Flaaa" aad
"Oar SahMttsta far a Ka f," "la a Ftartda
Cracker Cabin," "Tho Assistant Editor,"
'Captain William Kidd," "New Years with
tho Ojibways," "Among the Gwledigion,"
by Wirt SikcJ, and "A Bohemian," with
the serials, poems and well filled depart
ments mnke a varied and ilesirablo collec
tion of instructive and well. written articles.
Camly pulls are iu fathion again, but
thay are now called "glucose tensions."
Whan a base-ball niuu gala u goosa egg,
it it laid to tho fonlt or by thorn P Ihfton
Why is n doctor bolter taken rare of than
his patients ? Because whon ho goes to
bed somebody is sure to ; him up.
A California silk worm 1ms spun n ynrn
nine milts long. Sea enptnins might as
well hang up. Detroit h'rto J Was.
A London jiapor says that short honey
moons are tho fashion now. Tt is pro
stunod tho honeymoon onds whan the Inst
quarter is spent.
Many n young follow is prematutoly
spoiled by tho reputatiou of being quiok
wittod, and roiifioqnently is qniok quitted
Teacher "How does tho earth nbsord
water?" Pupil "Liko a dog." Teacher
"How do you make thnt out?" Pupil
" Don't wo re.id of the lap of tho earth F"
Teacher " Go up another grade"
A French siugeou has mortally offended
tho dueling world of Paris by going to a
recout meeting ou tho fiold of honor with
nothing but n picco of couit plaster iu his
vost pookot. Cincinnati Commercial.
Now stylo of Western joke: Supposo
thcte was a mau nnmo.l fcular, nnd ho had
a dog. Whon they wore togothor thoy
could not lie down because thoy wonld
havo to remain purp-atid-Iculnr.
"I am a fighter from Bitter Crook j I'm
n wolf, and this 5k my night to howl. I've
three rows of front tooth and narry tooth
alike. Tho folks ou Bitter Creek aro bad ;
tho higher you go up tho wuss thoy aro,
and I'm from tho head waters." Wuttrr
koi'.i " Oddities of Southern r.ifc."
" Coming ovonts, etc." North country
magnato to tenant farmer: "Well, Mr.
Clnfl", so wo'ro going to havo an election.
How do you hum what do you think
about it?" Dalesman, warily: "Think
about it, sir? Whaay, I thinks I shall be
shakkin' bauds wi somograeatfoalks vnary
shortly 1" J.ondon Punch.
Mrs. Smith (emphatically) "Poor Mrs.
Siren 1 they say sho has boon ordered to a
warmorclimntc. Doyoti thinksho will go?"
Mrs. Brown (grimly)--"No; not whilo
A bald-headed professor, reproving a
youth for the exercise of his lists, said :
" Wo fight with our heads nt this colloge."
Tho youth reflected a moment and thcu re
plied: "Ah, I sec, nnd you have butted
all your hair ofl'."
In a Texns breach of promise huit, the
counsol decided not to have tho letters raad.
aud tho Court ruled that they need not bo
introduced. Hut tue most populnr man in
town rose up and said that tho crowd had
oomo thore to htnr thorn letters read, and
they wouldn't nifldly put np frith no impo
sition in tho way of a disappointment.
Tho letters wore read.
Au Indian Chief, whilo iu Washingtou,
was taken to see a burlesque show. After
tbo performance be remarkod, through an
interpreter, that tho great father was very
kind to send tho poor Indians blankets
when thoy were so mnch needed at homo.
A Philadelphia boy was takon to a
symphony concert recently and on return
ing said he guossed those fiddlers must like
their teacher, for, although ho was always
threatening to rap them over the knuckles
with his blackruler, hn did not hit thorn
Fitton was in great foroa. I got him to
refrosh my memory with his story of a
Dublin Professor who said to his class:
" Gentlomon, Hon. Mr. Boylo was a great
man ; he was tho father of obctnistry and
uncle to tho Earl of Cork," from which,
says r itton, his pupils workod out tho con
elusion that cbomistry and tho Earl of
Cork wore first coumns. Letter of ViV
It was ovening. Throo of them wero
killing a cat. Ono ef them held a lantern,
another bold tho cat, and the third jammed
n pistol into tho cat'H oar and fired, shoot
ing tho man in the hand who held tho cat,
and the one with tho lantern wns wounded
in tho arm. The cat left when it saw how
matters stood and that ill-feeling was being
eugondorcd. Harvard Daily Herald.
A young lady who graduated from a
high school last July is torching school up
in New Hampshire. A bashful young gon
tloman visited tho school tho other day, nnd
was asked by tho teacher to 6ay a few words
to tne pupus, 'iriia was ins speech :
"Scholars, I hopo you will always lovo
your school nud your tcachor as much as 1
do." Tabloau giggling boyn and girla
and a blushing school mn'nui.
Tho Fabian policy : A hear, wishing to
rob a bco hive, laid himself down in front
of it aud overturned it with his paw.
"Now," said he, "1 will Ho perfectly still
and let tbo bees sting mo until thoy nro ex
hausted and poworlcsfl ; their honey may
then bo obtained without opposition." And
it was so obtained, but by a fresh bear, tbo
other being dead. J)ttroit Frtc ltct.
Two ladies recently presented thetnselvos
at tho door of a fauoy ball, and beiug asked
what characters they personated, they re
plied that they wero without any apodal
costnme, whereopou the stupid follow
bawled out, "Two Iadicn witbont any char-
In a Western town recently tho "star"
who shoots au appla ofl' a maii'a bead missed
his cuo and killed tho ajiplo-holdor. The
audience was so delighted that it demanded
an encore, and tho manogor camo forward
and said that owing to tho prodigious ox
ticnso of shipping a corpse East thoy wonld
be obliged to rsluctnntly forego a repetition,
'l'liu lf.ll nr . .... sint U'nt.1 ..I... .....o
uvj im, v. .. . wMy MM. ,, uu nun
putting a blast in a well, and it wont ofT
prematurely and blew himoutiutoannpplo
treo about fifty feet away. In it moment
ho recovered himself, and remarking, "Tha
Lord known better than I do after all ; I
guess it is almost time to go pruning,"
took a largo pruning knife from his packet
and tat to work.
By tho new ccubiu, there axo iu Ireland
3,91, Komaa Catholics, and 1,MM43
ProteaUata of all Uade.
Tha real aad paraattal iajrattr
Caltad BUtea U reJaed M MM'
?vm, April 22, 1882.
From California exchanges received by
iiiu Zenluniih on Tuesday last, wo cull the
following horns of foreign news'
Presidont Arthur vetoed the Chinese
bill, giving1 his reasons for not signing it
nt tcugth. H!h principal objection was the
long term of twenty years which tho bill
was to be in force, and hu called attention
to minor fnulU that had not been provided
for. His veto is genorally approved iu tha
East, but on tho Pacitio Coast, where the
Chinese are, it ia severely condemned by
all ctasses aud parties. When the new
was received, flags wore placed at half,
must, union down, the bands played the
"Doad March in Saul," and iu some plnces
tho peoplo wont so far as to hang tho Presi
dent in effigy. Thoro was no disturbance
of any kind, but Mm people are much dis
conrngod. On tho (J th instant, after tt fniltirn to
pass tho bill over Arthur's veto, thrco Chi.
uoso bills wero introduced in tho House,
tlio first by Pngo, for a nuspausiou of ten
years; another by Borry, for a suspcuAton
of sixtoon yoars, nnd n third by Willis, for
fifteen years. Tito moasnrcH introduced by
Pngo aud Berry nro otherwise idontical
with tho vetoed bill. Tho bill of Willis is
a copy of tho bill introduced by him whilo
tho subject was beforo the House Committee
on Education and Labor, whioh provides
for a system of registration and pnesports
somewhat different from tho mnchinory of
tho bill finally agreed upon. Senator Mil
ler has had a talk with Presidont Ar
thur, and says ho now knows that a ton
year bill will bo promptly approved.
The Chinamou of "Sew York cotitom
plato holding a mass meeting to celobrato
the President's veto of tho Chinese bill nt
an oarly day.
The Prosident has nominated Henry U.
Toller, of Colorado, to be Secretary of tho
Interior, William lv Chandler, of Now
Hampshiro, to bo Secrolary of tho Navy,
AVilliam H. Hunt, of Louisiana, to bo En
voy Extraordinary and Minister Plonipo
tonliary to Russia.
Tho Douvor Board ot Education has
named tho elegant now school building now
being erected tho Longfellow, in honor of
the doad pool.
Goneral Sherman's despatch asking that
no exception be made in hiH favor to the
compulsory retiiomont clnuso of tho Army
bill, should mako tho passage of tho clause
a certaiuty, although an attempt will be
made to striko out tho compulsory retire
ment nftor -lQ yoars' service, which, ns it
happens, only strikes' Gonernl Popo.
Considerable exoitcmont provnils at Fort
Leavenworth over a rumor that tho Che
yenues nnd Arnpahcos aro threatening au
outbreak noar Fort Reno. Major Randall,
with five companies, and Captain Hood,
with threo companios of troops, nro on the
ground. The Indians uumbor 2,000.
Thoir grievance is that thoy hnvo been put
on half rations of beef, nud that tho pro
posed branch of tho Atlantic and Pacific
Railroad through the Territory will dostroy
their hunting-grounds. Mnjor Randall
thinks his troops inadequnto to provent a
gon oral sweep.
The floods in tho Southern Stateb cou
tinuc, but are abating. Steamboats are
now sailing over wagon-roads. All the
bottom lauds extending on the Mississippi
Bide ns far as Fladom are under water. A
correspondent of tho Times Democrat,
writing from Mnsson, Louisiana, says:
The protracted contest is over, nnd the
beautiful Foodoche, Maringern and Gras
setto country is desolated by a vast sheet
of water pouring over it from four cre
vasses. Two hundred square miles of
land, occupied by 4,000 people, is covered
with water. Only three plantations es
cape. The woods are full of stock, wad
ing and swimming in search of food, nnd
already they are begiuning to die. There
is not suffering yet among the people, but
fish and wild game are getting scarce, and
there soon must bo a call for help.
Two large British steamships, loaded
witu Utnneao passengers, bave sailed from
Hong Kong for Victoria, British Columbia.
About 4,000 tuoro Chinamou are coming
this season, all of whom are wantod on
railway work. Labor of all kinds contin
ues high, n'ud is steadily advancing. Mon
nro scarco, and workshops aro declining
Secretary Hunthns received a cablo mes
sage from Lioutonnnt Hurbcr at Irkutsk,
elating thnt tho owner of tho steamer Zcnu
wants a largo price for the vessel from
Juno 27th to September 17th, with it guar
antee against loss. Harbor is negotiating
for another steamer, and says: "If I do
not tako tho stoamer, I will start nu expe
dition to soarch tho const from tho mouth
of the Jana to tho Lena dolla, and from
Oleuk to tho dolln. Whoti tho delta is
closed, officors will search thoroughly with
boats, having a provision depot near Stol-
berg Rook. No news from Melville. Will
tauo provision)) lor his party, and contiuuo
search. A steamer is important for thor
Sooretary Hunt ncnt a messago to llur
ber at Irkutsk to charter nnothor steamer
on tho best terms ho conld make.
Secrolary Hunt has received a cablo
message from Lioutonnnt Harber, at Ir
kutsk, as follows :
Subject to your approval and my inspec
tion, I havo offered 10,000 roubfos for a
paddle steamer for tho entire summer, with
u guarantee, if loat, of 4,000 paper roubles.
If tho owner accepts, may close ; if not,
how much may I ofior and gttarantco? Tho
season is advanced and hasto is necessary.
Another dispatch of April 10th says:
Secretary Hunt has received a dispatch
from Engineer Melville, dated Yakutsk,
January 27th, as follows; "I have com
pleted all necessary arraucomenU for sun-
plies nud outfits for six months, and leave
this placo for Balnn to-day ; thence to tho
Lena doltn to continue tho soarch for my
Partiall was released from prison April
10th, aud nt ouco started for Eugland.
At tbo Petty Scttton at Gort County
Galway, a priest named O'iliggina was
committed for trial npou a charge of incit
ing to murder. Ho was wooded to jail by
u detachment of cavalry.
A Washington special to the Commercial
Adcertutr says : Tho Secretary of Slate
! in receipt of a cable despatch from 3! iu-
iar iai to tue wm tsav taa unueu
Gevernmeat has rataaaad aaaaadUieaally
three of the iaprieeaed Asaariaaas.
Aa eatta peltaa force haa haea placed ia
taa Taam Uati.at Minhiilar, lacUad,
sattastaf ssasaaiMi ll ilisaata tai
tasstsny 9a easailiwTiftarajap ep sssstlellifaBl fJsaatvPsjilsv ?n7
Maw it ap dwfof tha Baatae artstiye.
, X -. .11 1. if jv L XL . it T , l.
An Austrian Polar eipedition left Pola,
tllyria, on the 2d of April.
It is stated that the Crinovasuan intnr
gents, after a fierce engagement, have cap.
tttred some positions from the Austrian.
'Hie Will of the Vo;fo declare that the
Reactionary Holy Ieague iu Rnisia, has
decided evoti to use assassination iu com
bating the NihiliiU.
The editor of the World has been noli
fiod by Tresoott that General Hnrlbut, late
United filatf s Minitler to Peru, died and
denly of ".iiesse of tho heart Mnreh 28lh,
Kx-Dictalor I'irroln has left Peru, nnd
Pern is now milled.
Advices from Buenos Ayios to Mntoh
8lh say tho Peruvians lost 2,000 mon in an
engagement in Ayaonoho. The Peruvian
conunnnder.s wero taken prisoners, and nro
ovpectod to bo ohot.
Panama advices sty that Trrscoll, iu
tho corrcspondoncnpnblishod in Chile, with,
ill own any oiler of tho good offices of the
Untied Slates iu tho con cl union of pence
bolwcon Porn nnd Chilo.
Lord Grnnvillo has nucceoded iu induc
ing the Powers not to pormit exclusive
Turkish intervention iu Egypt. If an
archy arises, England and Franco may do
mure than Turkey. An Indian contingent
is expected on tho lino of tho canal. Cairo
must bo seized on account of the water
supply. Private letters indicate that Aribi
Boy's infliionco is waning, and he must
soon sink or do something tlosperate. The
Powers avo fully prepnred for all contiti
geucios. Some of the Uses of Paper.
Pnpor car wheels nro eompotcd entirely
ol'pnpor rings pressed together undor a
weight of six Ioiir, nnd then fastened by
means of bolto and steel tiro put on them,
whon thoy nro roady for uso. Liaidloosoly,
tho rings stack aa high as tho shouldors of
an ordinary man. Under treatment thoy
sink to tho thickness required; if the tiro
should wear or fnll ofl' tho whool, or tho
train run from tho track, thero would bo
no danger of their breaking, ns thoy ato
vory floxihle; and would spring. A paper
ball can be rendered so solid that nothing
but n diamond tool can cnuso au indention
into it. At tho mill is n sqnaro block of
compressed pnpor fastened on a turning
lathe, and so hard that, if a fine uteel
chisol is hold ngninst it when it is moving
instead of cutting tho pnpor it will break
tho chisel into a hundred pieces. Tho
strength is astonishing. You cau tako a
five-pound noto of tho Bank of England,
twist it iuto a kind of rope, suspond 329
pounds upon ono ond of it nnd uot injure
it iu the slightest degree. Batb tubs and
pots nro formed by compressing tho paper
made out of linon fibers nnd annealed
that ia, painted over with a composition
which bccomcn a part thereof and is fire
proof. Tho tubs last indefinitely, novor
loak, and, put into tho fire, will not burn
up. You can boat ou them with a ham
mer nnd not injttro thorn. Plates com
prossed and nnnoalod aro very durable; you
cau not only wash tuom, but drop them
upon the floor and stand upon them. Tho
fork can be used for any practical purposo,
and tho knifo cnu.always bo kept sharp.
Paper can bo sttbstitntod for wood, con
verted into picturo frames and colored liko
walnut, cherry and tho like. Bedsteads
aro fashioned tho samo as car-wheels, ouly
of long strips instead of rings. They are
very beautiful and lasting. Cooking or
heating stoves aro also annealed, and it is
impossible to burn thorn out: they are less
costly than iron. A house cau be literally
constructed of, nnd furnished with every
convenience, in paper. Tho printing-pross,
type and all tho fixtures of the office could
bo concocted of this material, and more
cheaply than of tho ordinary kind. A
complete steam engine can be thns manu
factured and do all required duty. Clothes
and shoes will como in tho future. Twouty
nitio honrs are needed to transform linen
fibre into a car-whool.
Solid card-liko paper was mado as oarly
as the fifth century, but it is stntod ou tho
authority of tho Arabian bistorinuH, and
largely conceded, that linon pnper did not
como into use until 1270, or, at most, but
a short time boforc. Tho oottou card or
paper known previously was of n thick
coarse, woolly texture, brittle and iuferior.
Thoro is still somo domnnd for band mado
paper, and in a corner of the L. L. Brown
paper company at Adams aro simple and
incxpousiva appointments for the production
of paper as it was substantially mado ono,
two and three huudred years ago. The call
comes largely for tiso in making architec
tural drawings for drawing paper, iu short
iti coiibcqonco of tho fact that it will not
strotch, a point indiapcusiblo in acottrato
dtawinga. Tho paper cau bo erased and
re-writton upon. A brisk demand has
sprung up for tboso papers for wedding
and Hociely nnd invitation cards, billot
doux, personal conosponconco, also for
business houses whero roohorcho stationery
Au Extraordinary Report.
A delicionn piece of bambooxlemetit wns
sorvod up to the readers of n provincial pa
per tho other day due iu all probability to
somo wag of n sub-cdilor. Tho previous
evoning tho reporter for tho paper had to
attend a mooting at a Wcsleyan chapol for
tho Conversion of Jowa to Christianity, after
which ho reported au address invon to a
local society on tho Conversion of Sowngo
into Limo and Cemout. In tho compositor's
hand tho manuscript got mixed up, and the
printed report road as follows ;
" Tho Chairram, after tho mooting had
been ojicned with prayer, explained that tho
conversion of the Jews was one of the great
est works that could eugsgo the attention
of our sanitary authorities. Filtration was
tbo most pcrfeot method that could bo adopt
ed for purification: but a filter had its limits,
Thoro was a popular notion that the towngo
contained a vast amount of wealth ; but tho
sludge must be takon out of it for the pur
poses of irrigation, as it otherwise choked
tbo pores of tho laud ; aud they wero it wan
dering race, spread over tho whole fuco of
tho habitable globe. They wore denied tbo
inoatimable blessings of Chrittisnily, whioh
might bo oo on ted by thousands of tons per
year being allowed to ran to waste, wben,
by a judicious admixture of lime and clay,
the benigbtod Hebrews who sat ia darkness
might easily be converted into lisno and ce
ment for buildioc osmoses t and if thus de
odorized, after betas; first dried ia tha kiln,
this aaeieat raoe wonld aaaa sera take its
proud poaitioa asseag tha aaUoae'af tha
werid. laheeripiiaas war earaastlv aeUe
r dfieiiiessaaa7idaa af asahiac apaaAt
atef ttopaajsai aad, ia eeejiteiiiV, ha
tfad iiMsisaiiig afbfta ia tha faad varir,
showing thus doodoriied, by a Tory novel
process of evangelization, in Urge tanks
constructed for the purpose, the grataral
Hebrews might flow over the land without
injury to vegetation while the expanse of
conversion, which was progressing as rapid
ly as tho best friends of Christianity conld
wish, would bo more than repaid by tha sale
of the phosphate of llmo and valuable ce
ment for building pnrposre." (Ihamhtr't
Alice Oarland'fi Fate.
A MYftTBHVOr HAM t CniTHlY rU'llU'ti t'f AT
Tlin Ciinmlian papers say iiuh from the
NorthwcHt Territory is to thn following
oflVet: An old anil well-known Indian,
who huH just (liod, boforo bitt death mado
tt foiifi'sslon which entirely ehmrert up
what luul Iwon it pninfnl mystery for n full
half century Fifty yearn ago Nioholas
Garland, a pioneer, took it tract of lnnd
minuted in what 1h now the towiiHhip of
Jieckwith, in tho county of Lanark, built
it cabin on it, sulci proceeded to rlenr away
the dense forest Mantling upon tho tract:
At that lime hu luul it wife nnd one mi) nil
child, n very iirelly little girl named Alino.
One day Alien did not return from the
edge of tlio clearing, where b1io hud boon
plnying with two other children. An
idann wiih raised, unit till tho woodsmen in
the country theioMbotttn joined in the
Henrch, which lasted for munyi ilayH. Imt
resulted in no clew to the niisHing child,
and the general verdict arrived nt by the
huntorH watt thnt Alice hnd boon carried
nway nnd devoured by ono of the bears
with which thn country then abounded.
Thin ronelitmoii neemed lolxicorroliorntod
by tho dinrovery of noinn clean, Mnoll
bones it few montliH afterward in n deep
hollow it couplo or miles from Clorlund'ri
cabin. They wero gittlieied cnrofnlly to
gether and buried by the father and
mother of Alice near thoir homo. All the
peoplo for miles around attended tho fun
ernlj which wnH the first ovor held in that
Hcction by the whiles. The Iosh of her
child ami tho terrible strain or tho long
suspense nnd tho ghastly elwcovery mibse
intently broke down the Htrong eonBtitu
tion of Mre. Gurlitnd, and alio died with a
broken heart not. long after the funwrnl.
Mr. Garland, after his wifoV death, lie
came hard and iihcolie, never referred to
his trouble, never associated with his
neighbors, and him oviir miice lived u her
mit in tho cabin ho first built. Tho old
Indian who died recently, however, says
bo saw Alice on that day, wben sbn was
playing with her companions on tho clear
ing, liecanie fascinated with her childish
beauty, nml carried her away unci raited
her its ono of bis own family. When she
became inarriitgeable hIiii was thoroughly
Iudinnied, nnd her abductor iniiunged to
havo her married to ono of his own bons.
She is now living in Urtico county, and is
mother of a large family. She bus never
Known that she had any recollection of
her parents or home, and nppenr.s to Ixi
happy. Tho dying Indian .said that an
well hud sho been cared for that ho be
hoved no one could have convinced her of
her real origin, or induced her to change
her lot. and he added that no ono but him
self and the mmi who married her wits ever
made acquainted with her history. The
sttory is behoved to ho true, ami causes ti
Chinamen's Secret Societies.
A Chiuanmn who does not helotig to n
secret society has vory little chance of
prospering. 'Thero aro fuw who aro unat
tuchetl mostly mon from isolated villugos
ill China, from which thero are not enough
immigrants to form a Hoey. Such n man
may possibly be tolerated, but he cannot
grow rich. If ho keeps u store no guilds
man will buy from him ; if ho plies n Ham
pan he may find it Belittled aomu day with
out the least chance of redress. If a socio
ty man fastens a quarrel on him ho is
ruinod, and had better leavo boforo ho is
murdered. Tho worst foaturo of the ho
ciety.if possible, ia tlio protection itnfibrd.s
to all its members, it matters not what
crime they havo committed. Not many
years ugo awoalthy Chineso merchant wan
murdered in iho middle of tho day in lloach
btrcet, thn busiest thomnghfaro in 1'onnug.
Tho murderer wan u hirod uhHitssin bolong
ing to tho Gee liin Kougsce. Ho called
his victim to tho door, plunged it dagger
twice intohiH hido, and tlartod through the
crowded street into tho dark lunen of tho
Macao quarter c lose at bund. A thorough
and immediate search was made by the
police and the friends of thn muruorod
man. A largo reward was offorod for tho
apprehension of the iihs:issiu. Yet, though
ho was known to be within it space of only
it few hundred sqtturo yurds in nrou, he
could not bo found. And yet this man wan
simply paid to do tlio murder. He hnd no
grudge against tho victim, and his em
ployor was vehemently Huspootod of being
it rnun who did not belong to tho uociotyut
till. Tho assassin was no doubt quiotly
shipped off to China in n junk somotitno
afterward. Many mmilar casoa might be
citod to prove tho unwavering fidelity of
tho niomnorri to tho boud of union nubsint
ingbotwuou thorn. Thoy will risk thoir
liberty, and ovon their lives, for onu iinoth
or without hesitation. Indeed, if ono
brother botrayod another in a chho of this
kind, his life would not bo worth un hour'n
ptirchttto ; and outnidoru aro in littlo less
(lunger. If thoy aid in tho urroatof-a
guildsmun, they uro almost certain to" ex
perienco tho vengeance of tlio' uocinty
hoonor or later, und tlio mere ill-will ot the
guild usually moans ruin. When it mora
ber bus committed any grave crime nnd re
quires tho protection of bis brethren, all
ho does iu to cut ofl' n lock of hair and tie
it to his arm. Ho simply has to show UiU
to obtain tt pluce ot conceidmont or ranaiw
of cucupo. Hence, whon momborri of a
secret .society commit crime, it is almost
imnossiblo to find ovun u clow to tho nor-
potrators. Detectives are uselisw and rt
wurds nro offered to no purpQ"- & '"""
bKKx' IUtmc-IIot n It Uamoii, Uhtliltln. Kl
licit, nrar Itio Hallou' llomc. I'mchlng it II A m,
Soil frc, hAtituth School Ufrie IU morning wivlc.
Crajtrmi.tlccun WrdniKUy otniDKt tt 7!i o'clotclc
iht HtmrrCNincit ltv J.A.C'cunn l'aitor,cornir
of Fail mil llrrcUnla lrrti. frvMhlnr an Waciltt.
tlUAXkwUlt ru. Hbbttl School ullO ax
HrAHinw-CATUBMUL"i:njl!.ti ilcfi J tt H
tho lllitioiiol Honolulu u4 llrv Tho lllcktura lit
Hn (MrU'ii llir Aim Mtcklutonh. CM, Holy
L'oinuiaiiloattJO, Mitlni toil Ktrwon IlltwalUoll II.
Mlli, Llln im htrinon (Knglglili); 4, Kienioa
tlUotlUa); TJW, Kittuoag toil rii(iaui) (llnillih)
Kodak Uatiiouo C'uvncu- Under Itia (hare of Hi Jt t
I(y HIiIioo Miljnt.uMlilcl uy lie Illibop lltTUMiil
Voit ilmi. iitr lltrtUnls, Huilititinf Hunl4y tl
Kawaiaimu Ciieiuu Rrv II II rirkw. I'utof, King
iimttauviv iwo rwiv, mnicil ill lltwtllin fvrf
hunUtyttll AM. Htbualh Hcbool tt lit a a, Kmbdi;
cultt7W u'ckxli, slttrBttlCM- wild Kaowtktvlll.
llUlitcl mcllu In ilo ctapcla HMJ r Yit
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