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SVTURDAY PRESS SUPPLEMENT.
Honolulu, Hawaiian Lslanrls: Saturday, February o, 1S84.
NO, 2 4.
-tuti) rtti't: .sioiiiu,
,tlrtlr llmfa ,f H,r llfllrrr't MfV
Ih. lulls rt never rvfhiM nf Mr. YVa.le,
I ii rrin Vr, M lltey, ntteri sfferf ptlWIr
nn " rV heart mi m pine tprtnn f
v. fit- r, ami they seemnl to Insllnrtlvely emler
i ii I hr v a ! man. One nl the
'n t an-l mmi arwipllhl nvlle In
i ii nj;i m une day heanl a laity Mewl tvf
hni it rmidh "lil hear of nwn that Mr.
V ' i."
'' no I 0)i mi f the exeUlmwl, ImMrntj,
I ii her tand, A"! thai i lie It one
' ti crnllew ami beat of mm, Ami jowl
i I i, this chfmlfg Weiman lo think nn,
i' ill n -mritly akfiptmr.
s .i c m Teiaa, twirl M rrBnlirm ti i
i 'i i, in Im mh'I only In eas Ma tfe
.-I..I from the Union, The brother, who
'yTrWe. i-t, at one semi In the
aii ii anil ii acvrtHiteil. HI Hate old
ip ii tu me union, inn me urncer went
r ihe army. Sown after forwunllng lit
inti.in Ue tvrrtent made np hli mini! in
t , . i il union cmne what might He
1 1 n itr.i with great gallantry, ami vel touie
Hi" liuni fetl wiMleis lo the Union army
v u t.mtril TultlK turtemleretl. With
tin . ' iim l lit way ntinh, ami inarcheil all
tin way 1 1 1 .in Itlley, Knruan. lie vva
J mlifi'iinilul im teaclilnr; till plate to ltn
In- ma nn longer mi officer, In fuel had Inert
w f service oe-er three months, ami linl not
a cent of nay due him with which to not north.
Ikirrmving aome money, he battem-d lo Wash
ington anil l.ml lil- ease ft re the niillMtrltiea,
Iml they could not, or would not, iln anything
The oflrter, after vialtliVii all the tlcmul
merits, cf up in ilwtlr, wT-nl home ami tolil
kn wife the) mint starve, an the north vrtriili5
r. i have in services ami lie rouM not go
mill anil light againut the old tlag. The
r.noil wifi- theeteO liiin iii, ami for w In hc
went alMiut the capttol ir)iiiR to get her huv
lnn!" ca reciiiiiileml without sufcrt". The
lulr became ilrcourfl;eit, Iwt hc ImiiI n higc
ijnnly of little onei, and for their kikc she rc-
fuUctl to pertetele and ec what would come
I il .She Vncw not what to do l.en a filcnd
f hcr ald lu her :
" Why don't j-ou pi and see old licn.Wadc
" Oh," said she, " the? ay he if routjh j
a tcrnhle mm indeed, and I am in dread of.
gome to him."
"Never mind hat thej vay," replied the
fclcnd j " jou go nhd we old lien, and jou can
till u nfterward aliut hi pcailiariiiei."
The next day the lady did call at Mr.
Tadc houe, and learning he wa in, trembl
ingly ajiproaelieit the dread presence. There
ws notliirj; forhiddinj; in Mr. Wade's looks
and she soon, under the mo i gentle tncour
acement, confided to htm everything alxiut
ker husband s case. When she came to pe.iV
I her clnlilrt.ii she iuite broke down and
iiblicrl mnt bitterly. Mr. Wade, who had
keen lltenlng to her attentively roie from his
hair, li-indol hjr a glass of watir, and nit
kindly. " Vray Jo not cry, niaJain; comjiose
yourself f it may not lie so bad a case n )oi
imagine, and you should not despond until 1
have tried what I can do about it."
The lad) looked at him through her tear,
and. as she said afterwards, felt like hugging
kirn around the ncrk. His were, indeed, the
Srst kind words she had heard for weeks from
any one in power, and she naturally became at
nee deeply imurcii-il with Mr, Wade's kind
ness of heart. She dried her eyes and told the
Id senator all about it. Mn. Wade, who
heard this good lady's story, was affected to
Itars herclf, and placing her arm about the
Jisticsscd sister's waist, patted heron the head
and slid : "There, there, don'i grieve j I
am sure in) husband will help )ou all he can
yon don't know- what a kind heart, he has, and
ion deeply he feels always for those who arc
"And the husband of such jjwife could not
ke otherwise than ngood and kind man, hut
they told me he a so rough," cictaimed the
" Who me?" roared old lien,
" 'W-s, sir ; iou."
"Uamn them i they lic,"aicd uld Hen.
" I know now they do, and that H is not
o," said the lady.
"iry well, let It go al that," remarked
thesinator. "Just now we have other and
aioic nniKirtant butimassj but," he added after
a pause, "they do lie about me, and if they
ay that again in ymir prct;nce just tell them,
won't you, for me, they nr. a ket of damneJ
liars t' Here was a message for a lady lo
deliver that might welt have astonished any
ene, and Mrs. - said as Wade turned his
arnest face toward her and uttered these
words she could not help smiling) though she
km) ln.cn crying but a moment liefore.
" Then you do know this mart to be really
y air" said Wade.
" He cenalnly is," ieplie4 the ladr. .
" And he would not light against the Union
ndtrny circumsiancei - bales cr?"
"" 'SsJHevr 1 never,! uevsr I"
"n,tn,-aJU Mle, "we mutt ha him
fijlit ftr n s not In the ranbt, but at one of its
kvf oflUeis 1 trmu"
The lady bad indeed nude a friend winth
hatinc, mid shv went bume with a h'M henrt.
"niire v. more joy lliat uight In Ihe i-aimy
efficer's boue tlunn had bsi there for many
Mr Wado.tcarniiK as th others had done,
Hie plan-lid Iwcniilltd arulthe new ufticer
confmuvd. Jun lute, whete almost any other
man would nave iloppnd, Wade 'began to
wotk. ilw otuwr had UekJ the rominisslun
e( mayor in tl.t snvltt, aql as there waa no
vacum iiiajuniy to which he could be ap
iwintcil, Wa.le tril to timl liim a cttiitainry,
hoVcvtua llcouiuiij) was vacant, su the war
dtpartmetit Mk sajd, bat Wade one day in
ciilmlly kaiiHd time vva a vacant lieutenant-
ttvlvnelcj. and without the slightest hesitation
uigcil his man for it.
He ranled his point, and the ci -officer was
nailc a licutniant-nilont). An attiuipt to
ilcfsal his confirmation was made, but Wade
ilrfiilrd it and had htm tiiuinpliantly ion
Simed. f'AUJilAtJ iftt.
A I'rry ilrul ttrtam,
A l'ari pajur ielatc the following The
Yicoiuit de X- has been married for a year
to a most, chinning jierson. The vicouilc has
gieat name Imtno foitune. Ileisagim
bier, but a gambler of sense. To Idol gam
Wing It a tirufcwlon he never lose and he
makes gieat deal of money bj it, lu fact,
he male at the table all the money he dott
nuke. To raiiy on hit businest it It neevs
Mry thai he twist stciy night at (he club, ami
q tvhen he inanicd a young wife he found
himself In, rather difficult positioiu Dut he
bit upon a luilliant idva. Kvrry nlht at one
'lock hf went to IJ room, and be put In hit
Iml a dummy Itjpir. Il wis a well airnnged
dummy, and when h liad IHttil thr fc to
ll n-all nnUnly wwikl miipvet it, 'Ihltprf
emitlon taken, the rleontle wtnt rvtty nltjlH
happy and with pleat mwlffiN to hit duty.
One nhiht th vleomlfM hail bmilhl dwitm.
she di taint that iyj had rtfitrnvd t gliin tlty
wen rHllntj the piUons wjth Ihe miMIIty atw
lieahl the shouts of the angry cr iml she saw
the curta with tlwlr llvrtiR toad on their way
in Ihi gnrttotlnt, To Nt termr, her hmlvtml
wtw In nw of them i hh hands were tle.1 1k-
Iriml hi btek. thy were iprfng to I'hwp olfhit
head. II reached the aqnare. lie mimnteil
the fatal step.. 111. head fell, The vkimnesn
atfoke with tvseream. Shu wan all In a trtmt
ble. She ran t the room of tin hinlaaml.
Ah I thtre he was of e-iurse, .niiiilly aslvap
Her nlarm wan childish, Iml the wmilrl em
brace him. Khe Imncil over and caught hhn
lip In tier arms. Ills head rolled to the Hnw,
She fell forward In a dead faint. And an the
vleomte (bund her whan he returned at al (ft
the morning, t'nforttirsale lady ; ah K still
ill. And It will Ire a long while liefore she re
envem. A'ttf 'rk IIMi,
" 7ic Itllllil t th itmul."
The ymithfnt Meceathim More was some
years ago ilrlylng fmir-ln-haml In a rather
natrnw paw on his father' estntc. He was
aecmtipatrlnl by one or two friends jolly
yening sprlu of nobility who appeared, im ler
Ihe influence of a ven warm Hay and in the
ptosfieet of a gol diniicr, to be wonderfully
hilarious. In Ihls mood the pmty came iihiii
ft cart laden with turnip, nlongsldc which the
farmer, ot hh man, Irtidgeil with the most per
feet Mtf-cotiiptacutcy, ami who, ileiiie
frefjuent calls, would not make the sliehtuat
elloit lo enable the appioaching cipiige to
pat, which it could not pnwihly do until the
cart bad been drawn cIikc up to th" near sid
of the road. With a pardonable assumption
of authority, the marquis interrogated the
" Do you know who I am, sir ?''
The mnn readily admitted his ignorance.
"Well," replied the young mtriciau, pre
paring himself for an lAectlic tbiieiitmtut,
" I'm the Duke of Argyll's eldest son I"
" 'Deed," quoth the impeilurlnble man of
turnips, "an dinna care gin ye wire the
dccvil's on j keep ye're ain side of the road,
an' I'll keep mine."
It is creditable to Ihc good vne of the mar
quis tint, so far from recking lo risent this
impertinent rejoinder, he turned to one of his
friends, and icmarkcd thai the carter was evi
dently "a very clever fellow," Sd:tith
A tjiirrn' KtHiln;
In Naples the papers tell a very pretty ttory
of the Queen of Italy. It appears tint as she
wis driving to the royal wood of I.icaUi the
coachman mistook the road, and one of the
gentlemen asked a countryman the way. The
man, seeing the line carriage ami horses, and
the servants' livery, and all the gay company,
thought he was being fookd. "As if you did
not know !" he said, with a big grin. The
queen. iavheil, anit assured him that they were
lost. Then only did the countryman condes
cend to point out the way, after which he
walked o(T as if fearing to be laughed at again.
"Give him twenty francs for his trouble,"
said the queen to one of her escort, who going
after the countryman Mid to him: "Here, my
man, is a little present from the queen of Italy,
who thanks you.
"The queen I" ened the countryman, return
ing to the carraige. "1 orgive me that I did
not know thee. Hut 1 had never seen thee
before. Thou art as beautiful as a May rose.
Coil bless thee." And the carriage drove off.
Now the countryman who had once seen the
queen, wanted to see her pretty face again, and
the following day he presented himself at the
"I know her, you know," he added myster
iously , " I spike lo her yesterday, and I
w ant to speak lo her again."
Thinking he had to do with a madman, the
porter was almut to have the poor fellow
arrested, when the very gentleman who hid
given him the twenty francs nppearcd and rec
ognizing the man told him to wait. He in
formed Ihe queen of In. presence. ' lliing
him here, by all means, was, htr answer.
Wtien the man was, for the second time,
before the queen, he saidt "Yes, 'tis thou. I
thought I hail seen a fairy. Thou art just an
angel. 1 did not tell .thee yesterday that I
have two little ones without a mother. Wilt
thou lie their mother?"
"That I will," said the queen.
"Then there's the twenty francs thou gavest
me yesterday. I thank tlice, but 1 want no
inoray." And he went away crying and
smiling like a child,
The queen hit adopted the two little ones,
and they are in an institution under her special
patronage. 'JtiliiMlfhiii Pregrcu.
An iWunotnte Sott.
WTicn l'rofessrr Honamy Price, who now
occupies the chiir ot political economy at
Oxford, was in Waihiugton, some yours ago,
the late Vice-Prcihlcnt Wilson invited hhn to
dinner. After he,had accepted Mr. WiUm't
invitation, he heard that Mr, Kobeson was
also lo give a dinner on the taine night, al
which President and Mrs. dram wire to lie
present. Whit should our Hngllsh don do but
call on Mr. Kobeson, introduce himself as
Professor Hominy l'rice, of Oaford, traveling
for his pleasure in the United StaliM, and inli
mala llut, as he wished to nuct the president,
he would like an invitation to the dinner he
understood was to be given him. Mr. Kobe'
son wot, indeed, loo much astonished to
refuse, and the invitation was accorded. Re
turning immediately to his hotel, the worthy
profcttor item dispatched a nute to the vice-
president, in which he informcil him that h
had entirely overlooked nnoilicr Liigagcmenl
that would prevent him from acxtpting his
very kind invitation.
Doth dinner tcsik place In due course. Al
the one to which he had invited himself the
piofessor was very properly, placid at the
middle of the table. Thlt arrangement, )ow-
ever, did not .prevent him from engaging Mit,
(iranl in active conversation, despite the fact
that that Udy was ten scats distant and on the
opposite tide of the table,
" Mrs. (irant I Mis. drant I You are not
listening lo uie ) you are hot attending lo what
I say," the little fellow would cry, in hit shrill
When Mrs. Grant endeavored, toijutcl tome
of (lie noise about, her, to that tltc could hear
what Honamy MJ have to lay, he would then
bitleily complain Out the laughed at Ihe
"'Hut's not the point ! that's not the
jioJut " he would scream. " You're not at
tending to what I say,"
At an illustration of the superiority of every
thing English over everything Auurican, he
would pick up the bread ou the table and ca
"'I hat's not good bread, 'that's not guild
To the waller even, who was pswalnn around
the fruit, lie wimM turn and say
" Vht do yon mean by olTarlrVf me nrrtngea
when 1 am talking of III mm test mI
known? I'fnni VnrdMnrililnnTitn, lm!fl
Then he la-flan I" pui what might lie culled
sclent lite conundrums'. " Why wna It ilrat
Arterlr liml nn literature? WrWl w the line
basis of HvillMthm 1 Why mm Ihe seal of Ihe
arltiocrnry at the untiili" lie wmthl Invari
ably Insist upon answers to theae queries of
his, iml when for ptacVi Mike ihe were
given he would as Ins-iulality pronounce (hem
" I want every one w vrtlte ilrwom hU Idenn
of heaven," Im cried, bringing his fist down
upon the table.
"Oh, Mr. 1'ricel Mr. l'rle !" said tho
ladles, tn deprecating chorttt,
Come, iiosy," said the profnr, sternly,
"no shirking. It every on do hla duty,
Hire, waiter I trailer! Some paier and pen
The ocheiiic was indeed a brilliant one. The
little man ruli1n.il hla hand and fairly cackled
with MtkifAcllnn. Yea, they oliimld write
down lliclr Meat. Then he would compare
(hem, and show how pitifully t variance Ihey
were. Thus by the aimpleat of connivance
heaven would I proved a myth, religion an
" Well, h any one got his writlt.ii ?" asked
Ihe priifcisitor, cheerfully.
The altiialiun vvaa becoming alarming, cv
liechlly to (liotailies, and the lnwtess was just
almut to give tho oignnl lo leave the table,
. when Mr. ltolietnn, who waa now thoroughly
out of jtatienre, nroc from his end of the
table, nml, holding n piece of iHiinr in his
hand, thus addressed the professor :
" Professor Price, I haie an idea of heaven,
and I have written it down. It is lulerably
dlstiuct, mid will, I think, apih-nl lo ymt from
Its Kliticoiconniiiic niint of view t ' ilt.iven
isn place without money and without Price.',"
A tloynl Ititr.
When the present IJuVe of IMinburgh waa
twelve year of age, and then called Prince
Alfred, the queen and Prince Alhtrt were
spending thcAuluinnmonths.it llalmoral. The
young prince slipped his attendants and wan
dered some distance away, finding himself
tired, he wished to return home, but iiad quite
forgotten the way he nine, and loukid hither
and thither for ome outline of llalmoral. At
length he saw a lwy abont his own age coming
along wilh a basket of cockles on his head
" Hallo, boy I" criul the prince; but the lad
went on without any response. "Come here,
I want you 1" faid Prince Alfred ; but still the
boy walked on. The young prince then ran
with all speed, and overtook the lad with the
cockles, and said: "Now, I want yo.i to tell
me the way to the castle."
"I dinn.i ken," said the boy.
"If you don't tell me," shouted the prince,
"I will knock the basket orT your head."
"Na, ye winna," wsstiic defiant reply.
"Won't I," said the prince, nnd the nest in-
stnnt the basket was rolling on the sand, and
cockles tumbling aliout in all directions.
The boy's temper was roused, and he rushed
up to Ihe piince with his clenched hand; there
was a tussle for a few seconds, but thelioy soon
conquered, and the prince ran away, followed
by his assailant. One of the royal servants
who had gone in search of the young prince,
witnessed ihc assault, and corning quickly to
the rescue, took Ihe poor boy into custody,
inarching him to the castle, and telling him on
the way the enormity of his offense, he having
dared to strike a prince of the royal family.
"I dinna ken wha the gentleman was, but
he split a' my cockles," said the hoy, sobing.
The young prince thought over the affair,
and told the attendant that he was more to
blame than the lad, and he had better let him
go; but the attendant thought otherwise, and
marched his prisoner on, and the rumor ran
around the castle that Prince Alfred had been
seriously assaulted ; but that royal youth, with
wise resolve, went to the queen and told her
what had happened, and that thi lxiy wa not
The pour little prisoner was taken to an an
teroom in the castle, where, trembling all over,
he awaited his sentence. Presently a reverend
gentleman made his appearance; he was one
of the queen's chaplains; nnd in a gentle, en
coming tune, he asked the boy his name,
where lie lived, his occupation, and all the cir
cumstances which led to the encounter and to
the surprise of the attendant be ordered the
boy, by the wish' of her majesty, to be taken
into a comfortable room and given something
In aliut half nn hour afterward Ihe same
reverend gentleman returned and told the little
boy that the queen was satisfied that he had
done no wrong; that her majesty deemed it
the duly of her subjects to proteet thcmsulves
w henever they were oppressed. She had taken
into consideration the value of the cockles and
the time lost, and had sent hhn five shillings as
The pritoner was then released to pick up
his brisket aui hit cockles, nnd ran home 4 rich
and happy lmyj but his good forlmie did not
end here, for the quetn sent to inquire aliout
hit family, and found that his mother was a
poor hMieiman widow living In great poverty,
and the fortunate Uiy was cent to school, and
afterward apprenticed to a trade by her majes
ty' Willy. LcHiltn A'tut.
ArlHltr,!- VveV iUttth .Irroimf.
"I set'auld Senator frye, "llat a Waih
iugton aper, in a uy complimentary notice,
sett me down aa a poor man, not worth over
$35,000. 'That's too much,' " said Mr. Krye.
"Hut the fellow who wrote that does not know
tho reason I am to poor. It came about in
shit, wise, I was brought tip in a Quaker
lamuy, aim wnen, in my ooyliootl, I got a
chance to go up to llovton my Quaker grand
father gave me $5 to spend, I did not know
any Uiya in Hoston, and I could think of no
way to have $5 worth of fun without boya So
I kept the nloney In my pocket. When 1 got
hoiuitniy grandfither asked, me how 1 spent
the $5, and 1, with the air of one who had done
a virtuous action, taid, I did not spend it at
all, grandfather; I used it and have It in my
pocket.' Whcrcuon my grandfather saldi
"You may jive me back the money, William.
I gave yuu that money lo sind at llovton.'
Ever since llat,' said (ho S-nalor, "I have
know better than to tare money " -.mitten
A Maine luinbKiiuan, who tat In Ihc gallciy
at a ball, and taw the ladies In shoit tlccvcr,
turned lu hit daughter and said, " Katie, 1
don't see any good muscle in Ihe whole room."
' " "
A man wha holds hit opera glass In both
hands with hit eliot sticking out on both
sides, It preferable to a lady with a big hat at
the liK-a'er. You ran kick the man.
Journalism hut become a rtent engln' lo
mme the public mtml for good or fur evil.
Ami In proportion In It power l Ihe inipor
tante of erhewlii lit vice, avoiding lis errots,
eli'vallrtg ha tone and gnud taste, and directing
lit course to Ihe highest mltilfe and relinermni
nf mind and manners, Inn'msed with iln
slew, we trill her lake nwrwron in rtoilr n
few of the prevailing view which lower, in
deed degrade, the ehemcter of Journalism, and
leasen It Influence ami the public irspei 1 fur ii
first. Mere untaHiHtl news, wholly imim
mrtant to the public at large, raked up and
pertly mote, doubt let, by newagatherera, flit
many of the lending end widely Hrailmmg
newtMper. I'.lthtr the public taste and
moral sense In regard to new I grossly vitiated
and riegradingly low, or mr nrwsnqicrs arc
greatly at fault, and have demorallml thr
public mind. Nothing but allocking events,
startling accident, ami account of murder,
rajm, robhwle, amont, and all the diversified
form of crime, depravity, and monstrosity;
teem lo lie nrcesttry 19 ntlfy- a morbid con.
itltioti or craving of the public taate and
The following umttltulc the heading of Ihe
principal article in a rceelil nmnlier of one or
the leading journal of New York ity, to wll ,
" Whlrh I the True Wisdom? Irish Crlrn
Inals and dime, Dr. SlockcrV KelnitT In
Umdon, Medium Jamet Toggerty, Superiiti
lioiit Woman frightened, (ieorgc Lcppcrtt
Arrested, Killing hi father Itnd a Donieatlc,
Workingman Pullirg forty fret, Two Men
Killed and Several Hurt, A Dishonest Police
Captain, The Mwigiit Insurance Cae, 'I ho
Opltmi oiioW with a Complex N'sme, A
Small llile Deadly, The Man who Heal Ma
hone, Mi at his Wife's (rave, Corn and
Potaloe, A $1,000,000 1'ire, High Wind and
Heavy Snow, Counterfeiter in the Tombs,
John Schroll's .Suicide, A Wounn Helped to
Lynch .1 Murderer, Divorce Case, Attiiuplcd
Knpe, Miockirg Murder, Hold Hurglary,
Hose Keistfi'a Story Told, Whipping Hmma
Walker, Whipping Alaska School-girls, Hum
ored 1 inding of Nellie Coolcy, More Thievish
Negroes, Sister Sloba Held by n llurgl.tr,
Mrs, O'Hricn's Death to be Invested, Captain
Gordon Ouilty, Jottings about Town," Ac, &c.
Thi is the kind of trashy twaddle which tills
more than htlf of the most popular newspapers.
It familiarizes the nailers wilh crimes of all
forms, with huiiitn deprasity, and trivial uiiim
IKjrtant a(Tair, lo the total neglect of instruc
tive and practically useful knowledge. ThJ
loathsome details of a murder trial, or the cir
cumstances attending the execution of a mur
derer, furnish great aids to the daily papers as
now conducted. If people wilt be fools, and
are dlsKsid to indulge a vitiated taste, or
morbid curiosity, the newspapers should not
try to pamper and increase the folly and
further corrupt the condition of the public taste
and low Mate of moral feelings ; on the con
trary, the newspaper business should be con
ducted with a view to improve, refine, and
elevate the public taste and morals rather than
to degrade them. T his now grow ing cv il had
arisui.at different periods, and afterwards had
been mlop'.cd to a great extent. As early .lit
1801, the newspapers became degraded in this
way, which was tho occasion of an essay of
one of the most eminent and elegant writers of
that day, fisher Ames, of Hoston, which
seems to be so much in point at this time, that
an extract is worth inserting here, as follows :
Il seems as if newspaper wares were made to
suit n market, as much as any other. The
starcrs, and wondcrcrs, and gapers engross a
very large share of the attention of all Ihc sons
of the type. Kxtraordfnary events multiply
upon us surprisingly. Clients, it is seriously
10 uc icarcu, win 1101 long anow- room to any
thing that is not loathsome or shocking. A
newspaper is pronounced to be vcrv lean and
destitute of matter, if it contains no account of
murders, suicides, prodigies, or monstrous
Some of these tales excite horror, anitoihei
disgust; yet the fishion icigns, like a tyrant, to
relish wonders, and almost to relish nothing
else. Js this a reasonable taste or is it mon
strous and worthy of ridicule? Isthe History
of Newgite the only one worth reading? Are
oddities only to be hunted ? 1'rav tell lis, men
01 ink, il our trie presses arctiKlilijscinfnrma.
tion, and wc, the poor ignorant people, can
get it in no other way than by newspapers.
what knowledge we are lo glean from the
Ulimoermj lies, or the tiresome truths alxmt
thunder storms, that, strange to tell, kill oven
ami burn barns ; anil cats, thai bun" two
headed kittens; nnd sows that cat their own
pigs? The crowing of a hen is supposed 10
forbodc cuekoldom; and the ticking of a little
bug in the wall threatens yellow fever. It
seems really a if our newspapers were busy to
spieuti aupcrsiiuuii. emeies, ami urcams.
ami prooigirs, arc rccuructi as 11 tney were
worth mincling. One would think our gazettes
were intended for Human readers, who were
stilly enough to make account of such things.
Wc ridicule the papist for their credulity; yet,
if all the truimierv of our paper is believed.
we have little right to laugh at any sel of
fieufMi; uii caiing umu 11 u is 1101 oeneico, wily
is 11 jiiuucii r
Sutcly cMriordinary events have not the
best title to our studious attention. To study
nature or man, we ought to know things that
are in tnc orutn.tr coarse, not the unaccount
able things that happen out of it.
This country is said lo measure seven bun
drid million uf acres fnow three million ,f
square miles ami j inhabited liy almost six
million of KopIe, now fifty millions. Who
can doubt, ihen, tliat a great many irime will
be committed, and a great many strange thing
will hapiwn every seven ear? Tlieie will be
I thunder ihuwcra, that will split tough while
oak trees, and hail storms, that will cost tome
larracr Ilia lull amount of t-.rutyhilloiri to
mend their glass windowt ; there will be
taverns, ami noxing inatciio. anil election
and !tiu"ir,L' and drinkim;. ami line and mm
der, ami tunning in debt, and running away,
antl suicide. Now, if a man wfvsti eight or
ten, tir twenty dozen of theo uimuir.g events
will happen in a single year, it he rot just nt
wise a another man, who reads fifty loiunim
of ainoiiiig Kutculais, and, of course, kuow
mat inoy nave ruppincil I
This ttate has almost me hundred thousand
dwelling house j It would tie strange If all of
them should escape fire for twilie months.
Yet it Ii very prolvahlc for a man tu liecome a
ticcp stuiieni 01 an the accidents by winch
they are consumed? He thould take good
care ot hit chimney coiner, and put a fender
licfor the back-hn; before ho goc to bed.
Ilavini' done thi he can let his aunt or t'raml-
mother read by day, 01 meditate by night, the
icmuie newtiviiwr articiel 01 1 Pes) now a maul
dropKil ailrep reading a romance, and the
Ktl clothes took lire how a ly, searching in
garret for a hoard of null, kindled tome llat;
and how a mouse, wanning hit tail, caught it
ou fire, and carried it into hit hole in me rloor,
Someof the shocking aitlclet in the papert
raise simple, and very simple, wonder; tome
terror ; and tome honor and ditgusl. Now
what instruction it there in these endless won
dcrt ? Who It 1 he w Uet or happier fur rcadin:
Ihe accounts of them? On the contrary, do
11 iey not smics lender minus ami alille shallow
brains? Thcv make a thousand old nuldi.
and right or ten thousand Iwoby Utts, afraid
lo go to bed alone. Worse than this Iiaonrnsi
for tome eccentric minds are turned to mischief
by such account t of irooptof Incnidiarictbtiru
ing our citict; Ihc spirit of imitation U con
tagious) and boys are found unaccountably
Urn to do at men do. When Ihe man flew
from the ttceple of the North church fifty yean
sw, wuiu.y wj iiiuugni 01 notniug out
Hying from a tign-ixj.1.
It wat once the fashion to stab heirlicsi and
Ravallac, who stabbed Henry the fourth of
r ranee, incttsatuu 01 tnc uukc 01 liulte and
of the Diilenf lliirklnghain, wilh manyolhen,
only followed ihe flilon. It Ii not In the
power of nevvijMMrt to tiirmi! ftshlono nml
by dinning miming and murder in every
Ixnly I ear, In Main all rash and miwhlcvmi
tenifiert 011 well dyVt, long rnotittli to wear
mit the flrtt Impression of horror, and to pre
pare t Ili-til In act what lln-v so famlliaitv ui.
I trinnhttc? Yet irWr em to be a aoilof
rivaUhlp aiming piinlrrs who shall have the
mitt wonder. ml llw tmnrrsr and moet hor
rible erimea. Tins lasir will multiply prwli
f'le. TImi MierllllosM Roman tiMaf (o for
ihl mn of new proHlgle, white they were
inrfofmrng otwrlncet, on aeeh aceonnt.
Itvery hoi 1 id not) In 11 newtrmper pnntrree
a Mtntikf Iml, after oome lime, Irth itnott
lent. At length, uch atorle are o fir
from giving pain, ihat they railier rihw
furloaliv, nnd we iMre nothing o much a 1 lie
iiartieiilitt of rerrlble tntaedie. The wonder
is a sy to ota ft 1 and the moi vacam tnrrrtl
1 m(it tn necil of audi retourre a Sfsftrgrl
troMble of aeruilny or rerrectlont It I. ttt If
msn nn line euriotuy tnt t resuiliy tlteWetl
On the whole, we timy Irtalstt that the In-
cinulng faahlon for printing wonder ImI tale of
Ulnse nn.l aeeidenl i worse than il.llcnlou,
aa II current both ihe (while latte ami moral.
It imilltpllea fable, prodiglom momlerc, ami
ciliiica, arttl tlmt make allocking thing
iiiinir wiiue n w-niHiravva an wpoiar alter;
(Ion from famlller iruth, because It it not
Now, Messrs. Primers, I pray the whole
homvrahle craft to lannwh a many initrdtr ar,d
...,,i Minivui. hihi iiiunsiiuu nirui ami
prodlglit from tlielr garetltt, tu their reader
will permit them J and, by degree, In mix
them back In contemplate life ami trMnntrt; to
consider common event with aome common
swnsvjt and to otitdv nature wliero olid an be
known, rather than in those of her wit a where
the realty i, or I repretenleu to tie, ine
pllcable. Aiwitan Kigitttr.
The sicramento Itecord-Unlon i a good
friend of women. A recent editotlal fiotetnyti
" Kngtlsh authority come to Ihe support of
the proposition to employ worhen in post
off.ee. The experiment appear lo have
worktd well in fngland, Wc have the word
of the Spectator for it that they are civil, ob
liging and wtll-bcbavctl, and it add that
there certainly has been a ' distinct gain of
civility ami obligingness wherever female
clerks liavc been tuhtlilutcd for male.' It it
clear tint the experiment in I.'ngland has Ijccn
successful. No postal system i more com
plete In details, more exact in operation, more
mathematical in alt its ramifications, than the
Knghsh. It is prc-eminenliy the best postal
service in the world. It is therefore the very
bel in which to severely test the capacity of
woman ns an employe. The evidence is that
she is equal to poslolhce woik, and the proba
bility is that the fnglish will continue her in
the new position. Prejudice should not be
allowed to bar thr door to any employment in
which women may properly engage. Such wo
men as are employ til - in postal work in the
United S'tates hare, we believe, been quite as
successful as men in like positions, and if a
few hate failed, the fact is nothing compared
to the many men who have lit administered
public trusts."' There- is already one lady em
ployed in the Honolulu Postofice ; and when
changes take place it is to be hoped Postmaster-General
Whitney may find some caa
h'e and deserving young woman-to fill another
The United .States National Association for
Sanitary and Rural Improvement, having ils
office at 1 19 Pearl Street, New York City has
recently begun the publication of a monthly
paper called Indoors and Outdoors, ir which
the ways and means of making homes healthful,
and their surroundings beautiful, are discussed.
In the September number of this paper it is
stated that there are rlrcadj one or Rural im
provement societies, through whose efforts the
sanitary condition of dwelling-house and other
buildings lias been improved, and trees have
been planted, streets and parks laid out and
beautified, and nuisance andeyesoresabolished.
The natioml association is a well-managed
and highly valuable institution, withgrcatwork
before it, while Indoors and Outdoors is a
periodical well worth reading, and its cost is
only fifty cents a year.
tfa jut iwttvrj ir ttarixia
SMOKED SALMON -'
OILSD ClUCKbN MHS.O CHICKEN
I rciKli AIrvxkIs and Walnut.
nine's tvrriAcT or meat
tlitlJtn Unit 7-r.
liAKPK'S WHOLE CQKN IN TINS
lVeU.iou cwtui; froji d ftvts
akcs, an., arc, ic.
Al4 ! wocl,
A Qouorts Assostuieut of Qraoorlot
all uf which j,! cfiVrtd
LOUEr MARKtn UATESj -1
ujkt taiufa.tt&o uarDttl
Ccslt stckvsrvd loony partef tkecky,
T,i. iv. .so,, in.
I (6. IV
,S O 8 E S
Aa sUftH rnpsiaikM for iOrTKNIKO TIIK
(gTPrln4 only If
m, tarllA, t C.,
EW KTVI.es a CkiuuM, LaaslixioiM aod
IVIms: voss as hat itusa ii i. SI.
kLLlk', 1(, kluwl tu. V it
f jAVMIIAtt CAHHtACE MAHUPACTUR
Wfrttsw arttt Tmsww
A litnt (ml Ceo
WAowt Afrh cahnmop, hate
KOtWAV roost, mt
ir II tilth H .1 It
A Larue Stock of SPRINGS and AXLES, II
lltle MnB4sitmlc l)tptlM ettrt!
shotf tp(Vou le wU a iiqoftliy f
Larrkve m btnuMtt t ibn taw Imw u
and nwrv In hiker m, ctsnlsf fat falssMMt
l0'IO.S'8 lltI III
Her Ml? hut
TVrWKt- FJI l.ttAKwt MANurpAtfrtjitB;i .v
llcaic cttH mpI MnnttiMear ft
J . II . CONG
UKAVHR IIIX)CK, OVUZN
liHFurttrtfftttitfitHs mutt llrn
c-iAl slltnlion cisen 10 lmfcrlat!en t,f
SIONS, Krc. OrJers for Goois not
AT THI. OLD STAND, yjUMIII.R I KAA-
SHEET IRON WORKER,
PLUMBING IN ALL ITS WRANCHEP.
Arteaias Well Pipe--all (sues.
StovoH itittl llnu;oN,
Untie ?iu, UcttaUion, Kkiurond, Tip-ter, Tolacr,
llvri, May, Come,!, Cnnd I'rin, New Hlak
Ot-tra, Derby, Wren. IKJly, Gypy, Qun,
Pur.iy,,Atray Rargcs, Magui Choita,
k-kSuferior, t ar,ct, Osceola, Ala
ffia, Kdi(, Chanor 0V,
Nimble, lftwooti and
CALVAKIZED IRON and COpPER I OILERS
IQK RANO, GRANIfK IRON WAKE,
NICKEL PI.AIXD AND PUMN.
GaJranLzed iron water Pipe, nil sizes, nnd
laid on nt lowest rates, also cast iron
Lead Soli Pipe.
IIoumi FuniUhtng Good., all hinds.
.. RUBBER HOSE,
AU wlip. J rtajci, Ur and I'm ru'u. CiKR
Puu, ColfAblud Iron, Sktst Cot J
SWtc LoJ, to-oJ Mi-., TI Plait
Wtio, CloMi, Uubk siaU
d ts)l, C6aitld
CIIANDtaiCHS tJsMiS AND LANTKRNS
KNOWLBS'STBAU AND VACUUM
C JiCSn'SK ft O. WC7aTA7X
llaviu' oo kand a full ud c,tUu stock ef Iks
Ut ct IsUalsd louaps Juu ititiMKt fttAmv Tuntr
frn HUtun. funuit lUia lo U tkuut ud
ha uitnikm A L4aicr (lanlralulj 14 It Vucsa
rusili, wlmh is itstt caa toapUcattil J so .
VKUihaaotkff us(Mk r isii
TU UAI-INCE td iK. irivt rJ .1. mill 11
ING, No L aiaatimijsim fiioti, Ui oKitpihi ki sL
"'" rim Ij V"M MWI H !!
I o nKast tWy to
m THO. G. THRUM.
pfM AlkltWsWiaJaw W T
RIAL ON HAKtr.VttT0K(Ut,l.
mm Htasi twant.
or 9eev aaii art ataiv jasr
rWiWTrittk, tsrk sIImssi ffcsjllli rVh,
Ittatjtttm Plat, Ueraa, Atit Cttst, foiiitfo.
n ro intuitu,
tAll AT KOVUM tAa AT vrkt tW M1M,
If palentt, ana CONCORD AXLES of all iles.
ore ktlttr otaataiol hk ItW Met. Ik tmfe, ad
tn-mvTNiw anTaoM ami for taWiatr WastM r
A.ileS. i-etar u llhttawtlltiss; arte Wmoiibt.
rtoR own p,vctoy i$ rim C8T. CiirMftm
V Ihftn lVnle lr I . '
i. h. (.stow in.,
it, UsjlrVntt SierLSHI IVilstsV,
DON & CO-
Si RELT, HONOLULU."
rnt l'mtntnlnn JlrrrltHht,
ILOUK, GRAIN, I'EIIO, l'RODUCK, I'ROVI
in our ifoe wlH t-e carefully rtrud,
I ORT SIR
Imtoner and Dealer in
Chandeliers. lavmirt, I'eiMlant,, Itraclet Imjrt;
O 'I ubular, Siile Tubular, Hailing honc,
and I'olice lavntertts; Nurse, 1'oclel, an4
rable launvs ; GlobesOiimneyt, K-fleaors,
llmri llolucrs for scviojc-macjiuiel,
MOVES AND RANGES Unde Ram. Tuck's
I'Mcnt, KCeriiaorKt, "Ka Moi," Ten, OKi-eta,
Hawaii Alolia Aimed Horo.
HISSISSIPI'l RANGE-Coolb? oiwiir for ico
VrENCH ,RAN'GES-Far retanrm, hottK and
sVlf" . private residence, ailh orwtllut ho water
. circublinif bmlcrs.
U'ESl EKIIOLM'S IX L CUILERV:
A line awfttinent of TaUe, Desert, andlea
Knives and KorLs ; Carrers and tseelt. with
txlain and onwraenut Ivory haroUes ; Uo
1'och.et Knives Razors, Shears tlutlun-LoU
and ladies' Naiiurs, Ilrrad Knives, cenuinc
Krcncll Cook Knives, Itulcrier oih! KitiKea
Ladies' Worktand Uavlct; OSes, laincli,
Laundrva-d Market Ilavliets.
DOORM VrS AuotleJ sues and palleios.
Rorers ItrollKTs' ami Mrriiten Plana Works;
Water and Cream Pitchers; laUe, IKserv,
atMllea Knivea; lurks and f-isMns, Siaxio
Holders Na4un Kings, Cntldrtn't fuJ;s,
IVUe and Cruel Stande, Itmter lays Is,
Card Receivers, Fruit Stands rrTvcrsc
Xiekle. tnoualed Tea Sets in ijan or la1e,
scry neat and dcsitaUe ; plain CtoAinf
w Ulenvils in lorc vanelr,
Milk Pnns. I'uJJlo; and plain DiiiiK, XlUk
1 Itoilcrs ; Kiee, Jellr, and tec-cream sloutda ;
new patterns In Slew Pans
S.MJCEPANS Enameled and linnc iron, from 3 pUvt
Toilet Sels Toilet Standi, Water Coalers
Cake, Cash, and Knife Roses; SplllouDS
Cuipulors, Children's Trajs
FaXrUaek, Platfui, Counter, and Kitchen.
Moline I'lo-v.. Shovels Spades lloes Rakes,
Rice and Manure Forks Oos H Handles,
Ilow Handles and Beam.
ICE CHESTS and REFRIGERATORS.
IHLDW IN 1 ODDER CUTTERS-tliee .uts ,,
aaM, and a-inch cat, aa V 1 anicte.
Warraated best grades New Yuk uandAed,
and caibutKiid, H, )J, 1, alf, lM, a inch
Hove, noide and sprinkler, &c.
I'l.UMlU'.R ANDTINSMITHa MATERIAL
Sheet I-rod, a ton tba, sartor foul ; Sat Tipe,
lead and cal Uva; Vater ClOvels Caves
Sheet Tin; bheet 'jPlw, clean and littned.
14 to 60 oa.1 Have tlitto, Rtwiu: Sinks
Luck and euaratlej : tilts WasltveaAds 1
Sheet Z11K ; Sjf S4der, our oat make,
GALVANIZED IKON I'll'K-h lotlnth: elU,..,
'1- '1 ledaeers luSS oushlnj.
PIPE VICES, las H In, inch pipo ; mV, and dies
cui ' to j toefi pt(.
U1KD CAGLS-Luici4 varleiy tn marlct, Iaiul,
Uii hi, ! orss wire.
ItMlV CARRIAGES. liars' Wheeltnrraat and Go
HalT juvthr-celcbnted tr and tlurstar ptrnj
hafca, v keep la stuek lha larcewt aort
roenl of afes IiaUi fjund vsl cCUforta.
Cull aiailetl ttpoo appltcativo. t
OELlUTb ICE HACHINli
Jttvt lb ihktu fje lw or) plantaltnos whei
Ham w available. Small vl males l It,
tc ktfoarhovjislseootvdtaia. toIIas LnMVeo
hunts. Cuts il full dirsxlkn L worliiu,
naUrd 10 tour address a iiltfalOtt. t
arc amhoflred to tkhvtr lhe machines
alonU t snakcrs' rekes addio only com
U packliiaxs and tniahis.
CUSTOM WORK of oil IWI. In im, ccts-er, and
vi.cei Iron asuae aucnded to. oj Lhua
ever tof. vik etecuied hy cmtipitt
vavkkhvtai at reavunaue en.s.
HEAVER ULOCK, I OUT STRI LT-
'.'NittvUe iloieiKe Lelisr lhaaa slow shutinf aad
m riH)HT itiKGirr it. u imf
TUX WIIfMO nmrAVMAKT
osc moss to vm raT,
and will he opened tn4 rsojy sW husW.-) on
SA1UHUAY, JANUARY atru,
Cao- Cavavocu, PtvprUsor.
Th ltnstltwo of th ahovr bobmU esUVkvhalan IW
Supeaiar Meals i svif , and raiure no fWvivw
CRUSHED STjSVtV. Trt Con, and
J) oaWr ? P.ait, ytv tvaslanA
M attLlT, umm . it
M, OAT, JIT, & CO.
t. P ?
SlitHoiirrt itittl AVir-i DntUrn,
KAvrtirlwoAfrrrr mm, Htn titr
tie) lot rtttttti at), m Uaestjots, Im m ,
Assss( WV0 stBtjf OT ltflslBW
HH,Mmt , Wrlnnasail'l'i- ewy.,-
tirAirl I' f. '-a
Heaters' aaff. Baniei. a i
a fie we have u, n4, iff ar
tf.T 01 Fit II l.tTTTER t l.l t
Lartsys CaatWiud Lrrvax .j-f U rtttr-jr
In aaasrta, pM.. art hl'rM
C A K 1 1: K V W H I rt N Fl L' I )
in jtlint, r(rrS lllf-4M u-i rones
VIOI.E'I INK, ,ili, psaf'.ki' ,.-, St.! -nv
rtRSOLTrS WKIIINQ TLLIIJ
bs qawsa, plan, half piiw- i1 eonn
Fftrtelaej rnfvaxvt laOL
lavSrli,s4MS awlf fvnt- owl urns
r Perfeet Matitlic Ilr!e.
MANN'S COPS' IIOOHS:
10 l, fBVwtrf Arl ludf t-J),
le, 1 1 0 Ml lAMfntt and htf U-4mI
Maan'a Copytot Pip r.
PIUS'S MrJ HOI DER rnjTeal eaneiw
Antamaile Pencils Cewinj I'ewil-
FalA'a Pevveils DitW. 1'm.lJ., ,
DRAWING PAPER, ae) erf
.Masifti DelaS PV-r.
DUVKlXtPKH lAat assorted.
Ilarm; Cards rm-vd caMtter aad pUn .
MEMOKANHUM IJOOKS, tor .arveey.
Time Itevoks awrteel.
Shipilnt Tx; TonriM Taj.
INVITATION Ptl'ER. al Eaveaefesio eu4,
llsll Pru-raaiMie Card, pencw and tavA-k,
LETTER PRESSES, lars and walL
RnUr liandi. all tljn.
IIASE HALI.S i1 HATS
Guides and Seore JsrAias
ItlRTHUAY CARDS, I-OCKET K.NIVI.S. ad
many e-t)rr articles too nanteroos 14 meat toes.
Tfi. SUIISCRIPTIONS received for any fwnj.
1lr or Maconne puUiihed at any lawe. AUv foe oft
the Local Papers and Mncodnes Seavides, litvJk
ides, onuly Litjrary, etc , alay eel lnd, and H-e
cisl number tent for to order,
XtL SPECIAL ORDERS rexeived for IJOOKS, etc
RED KL-IUIER STAMP AGF.NCT.
and Agents for Ihe Encyclopedia Ilritanftica.
Ti. All I.littJ orden (1W prvnrcfy. 1U
J M. O T, Jr.. and CO .
ifo-if Gorette Illock, 3; vlercLonl Street.
ISJPORTEK AND MANUFACTURER Or
BOOTS and SHOES.
A'o. 114 Pnrl blrrrt, nlntrr Hot, I ,Strri,
wtHTLr ISrutM THE SfSUC THAT Hr
Keep Use Bext Stork and
Doe the Best Work
a W fouo.t anywhere tei ihesc iaI.n1s
A LARGE AND VARIED SMCK
Coovtaraly arrivins from San Francv-cn, inctcdraf the
CHOICEST SELECTION Or
leH4ewleMa, .Kffee rm! ?hitdtn'a
HOOTS. SHOES ad SLI PPERS.
th w A.v,rrcresc or
GtNILLME.VS 110sT1 aad SHOES a tpeculit
Work In aU Drp&rtmeni Gnarantesd.
citcylti rth vKisAJt:rV OnJf frv&t tbr crihn UUadi
uslkllcda C-I al t SUftlOsf. X Ii
; j ijsE
v J. ... --.
Ntiuis, ftvn W cmimt tf rr) 14 UiivkM utu
Na. 1 NUUANU St, IIONOLUIU, H. I.
ITOVII tttasl RAM1I,
Tlo, Cesser oaJ SSs two, $hnt Load aaj LaMt
Pip. Gol.aaUd Iron rV qaj tSsviasys lint Gatsti
aU aloaa, Arusiais Wsl aad MU. rtasv Tss
usl Tie and fn mm, asath. Ovana, Svaks. WaasW
HfcJ MttrfUi sNaLnMtaHBatir IrWal. Ul kttttltk mot ht
Sal reaueiJ a,
, ' 'Taf m' I'tAf.
ENG1NI IOR tsAUC QNK XkW atOT .tef,
A KTIVT' MAltRUUlWuJaj.. !',
aQklAraw " '' aTa. CaovM, -, Ot
HAiWf 4.. . ..eWtf.1; - ita