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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, THl RSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, Itl&b, SIX PAGES.
Notorious Renegades and Deserters From
BOSTON July 26. Not long since a
couple of young Englishmen possessed
of that inordinate tppetiM for idvcn-
ture, novelty and excitement which
constitutes so characteristic a feature
of the Anglo-Saxon race became in
spired with in ambition to emulate the
experiences of Alexander Selkirk, best
known to fame as Robinson Crusoe.
They determined to establish them
selves on some island wheic they would
be practically cut off from the remain
der of the world, loruine favored
their projects, fot instead of being
forced to proceed to the Pacific ocean
in search of a desert and uninhabited
island, they were able to llnd one
almost at then very doors. Tht island
in question lies off the northern coast
of Cornwall. It is only about a quai
ter of a mile long and not more than
100 yards broad. Its name is Culland,
and being exposed to the full fury of
the Atlantic gales and tremendous
ground seas, it is only in quite excep
tional line summer weather that a
landing can be effected upon it. In
point, therefore, of inaccessibility and
of narrowness of dimensions it is an
ideal retreat for amateur Robinson
The two young men in question,
who are brothers, and sons of the late
General Smyth, pun based this island,
had a Cornish linn of builders con
structed a wooden house on the modest
scale of .50 by 20 feet, ready to be put
together, and embarked. After having
qeen safely landed on the island, to
gether with their belongings, the yacht
returned to the mainland, leaving them
alone in their solitude, where at last
accounts they still were.
This taste of freedom from the tram
mels and prejudices of civilization is by
no means confined to English people.
It extends to men aye, and to women,
too of almost every nationality, and
the number of people who have with
drawn from their accustomed haunts,
to go and live either alone or among
barbarous or semi-civilized races is far
greater than is generally believi d. They
are always cropping up at the most ex
traordinary and most unexpected of
places, often furnishing the solution oi
so-called "mysterious disappearances''
o'f years long past and constituting
material for romances that are all the
more interesting in that they are based
A case in point is that of a relative
of my own, the once well known and
brilliant Austrian cavalry officer, Baron
de Rodt, who during the war of 1866
was so severely wounded in a charge
at the battle of Sadowa that he was
obliged to retire from active service.
This seemed to prey upon his mind,
and after spending some time in Paris
he suddenly disappeared, leaving no
clew to what had become c f him. We
made every effort to discover traces of
him, but without success, and we
finally came to the conclusion that he
was dead. It was not until several
years afterward that by a mere chance
I was enabled to assure myself that
our fears had been groundless. He
had rented from the Chilian Govern
ment the island of Juan Fernandez,
the same one inhabited formerly by
Robinson Crusoe, and had established
himself there at the head of a small
colony of South Americans, over whom
he exercised all the judicial and ad
ministrative authority of a governor
His only means of communicction with
the mainland was by means of a small
sailing boat, which once every four or
five months was wont to convey a
cargo of lobsters and agricultural pro
duce to Valparaiso and to bring back
the supplies needed by the little colony.
1 do not believe that he was over
pleased with me for revealing his
whereabouts, for he was soor. over
whelmed with letters from Europe
imploring him to abandon his Crusoe
like life and to return to civilization
This, however, he refused to do and
remained on his island until his death
on board his yacht while on his way to
Valparaiso about four years ago.
A: Hong-Kong some twenty years
ago 1 was introduced by old Sir Arthur
Kennedy, the governor of the colony
to a gorgeously arrayed naval officer
whose name was Dupont and who held
the rank of admiral in chief of the king
of Slam s navy. Dupont had originally
been a common sailor on board
French man-of-war. One day while in
port at the Isle de Maurice he had
been unjustly struck by one of tl
officers and had at once responded by
felling his assaillanl to the ground.
Aware that his offense involved the
penalty o( death, he immediately threw
himself overboard and was believed by
everybody on board the man of-war to
have been drowned. Instead of this
he had managed to swim to an East
Indiaman just in the act of raising
anchor and to clamber on board. After
drifting about from one Indian port to
the other he finally reached Bangkok,
where he entered the Siamese navy
then in course of formation, and soon
acquired high rank and influence. H
married a Siamese lady, by whom he
had several sons, occupying to-day 1111
portant offices in the king's service
Old Admiral Dupont is dead now. He
died a Buddhist. Hut his suc cessor as
admiral of the Siamese navy is another
French deserter from civilization bear
ing the name of De Richelieu, a great
grandnephew of the famous cardinal
He has bten living in Siam for more
than twenty years without ever return
Another case which came under my
notice is that of Olivier l'ain, one of
the most prominent leaders of the
French commune of 1871. Condemn
ed to death for his participation in the
insurrection, his senieiu e was subse
quently commuted to one of penal
Continued on Fourth ''li'c.)
H. S. TREGLOAN & SON,
Merchant Tailors !
OFFER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THEIR LARGE
AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Foreign Woolens for Spring & Summer
AT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CASH,
Business Suits Reduced to Tweity-two Dollars and 50 Cents
Business Paul s Reduced In Six Dollars nnd "0 Cents.
Corner Fort & Hotel Sts.
Lemonade Works Co,
23 Nuuanu, Honolulu, H. I.
High Class Beverages
Lemonade, Soda Water,
Ginger Ale, Hop Ale,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
A Trial Order
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
. . . .THE
BETHEL STREET: OPPOSITE
POST OFFICE TELEPHONE:
237 "BELL" "MUTUAL" 305.
HARDWARE, Builders and General,
always u tu the times in quality, stks and prices.
a lull assortment to suit the various di mantis.
made expressly for Island work with eMia parts.
CULTIVATORS' CANE KNIVES.
I .es, Sn ivels, NfattOCKt, etc,, etc.
and Machinists' Tools,
Screw Plates, Taps and Dies, Twist Drills,
Paints and Oils, Brushes, Glass,
Asbestos Hair Felt and Felt Mixture.
BJakes' Steam Pumps,
Wilcox & Gibbs, and Remington.
it is not possible to list everything we have; if there is anything
you want, come and ask for it, you will be politely treated.
No double to show goods.
EVERY DESCRIPTION OI JOB,
BOOK AND COMMERCIAL
PRINTING, PAPER - RULING
AND hook - BINDING.
!j M CH
HENRY DAVIS & Co.,
52 Fort Street, Honolulu. H. L
GROCERS AND PROVISION DEALERS !
Purveyors to the United Stales Navy and Provisioners of War Vessels
FAMILY GROCERIES. TABLE LUXURIES. ICE HOUSE DELICACIES.
Coffee Roasters and Tea Dea'ers.
Island Produce a Specialty
FRESH BUTTER and EGGS.
We are Agents and First Handlers of Maui Potatoes,
AND SELL AT LOWEST MARKET RATES
P, O. Box 505. Both Telephones Number 130.
Lowest CASH Prices!
California Feed Go.
T. J. Kino AMD J. N. Wkioht.
Have just received the Larg
est Stock of 1 1 AY and G RA 1 N
ever imported by any firm in
Honolulu, by any one vessel.
This stock was personally se
lected by our Manager T. J.
King during his recent trip to
the coast, and is first class in
every particular. We guaran
tee satisfaction in quality and
(iive us a Trial.
KING & WRIGHT.
Telephones 121. Prompt Delivery
For the Volcano !
Natures Grandest Wonder.
The Popular and Scenic Route
We are Still Importing
Among other tilings the
bark" (i. X. Wilcox" brought
ns the following:
Hubbuck's Genuine, No.
I and No. W hite Lead, in 2b,
50 or 100 lb. iron kegs.
Hubbucks White Zinc
Red Lead, pale boiled and raw
Oil. Stockholm and Coal Tar.
in barrels or drums. Castile
Soap, Shot. BB to No. IU,
tint lied Horse Shoes, Sal
Soda. L'ii v d Anchors, lmish
Door Mats, flexible steel and
iron Wire Rope, Seine Twine
Harris' Harness Liquid, Da
ci Martin Blacking, galvanized
Buckets and l uis, Chain, blk.
and galv'd 4 to 5 s; galv'd
Sheet Iron, No. 16 to 86;
Tinned Wire, Copper Wire,
No. 10 to 20, black and galv'd
Fence Wire, Nos. I. 5 and ;.
Blue Mottled Soap. Anvils,
70 to 200 lbs.; Blacksmith's
V ises, all sizes; a large assmt.
of Bar Iron, kegs Dry Vene
tian Red, Yellow Ochre. Paris
Yellow, Burnt Umbrc, Lit.
Blue, Paris Green, Metalic
Also, received ex Australia,
2G0U asst'd Elect. Lamps,
I lose, Butcher Knives. Carv
ers, Carriage Gloss Paint, Sul
phur bellows, Scissors, Shoe,
Taint and Varnish Brushes;
Buckles, Picture Cord, Furni
ture Nails, Tape Measures,
Jennings Hits, Yale Padlocks,
( lilers, galv d Swivels, White
Shellac, Gold Leaf, Leather
W ashers, and at last our fine
assmt. of Wostenholm Pocket
Knives and Razors has got
We were almost out of those
line swing Razor Strops, but
have a new lot this steamer.
We have a lull line of Elec
trical Goods, and can wire
houses for Electric Lights on
short notice. Now is the. time
to leave your order for wiring,
as in a lew months the current
lor lights can be furnished and
then everyone will want lights
at once, and those whose hous
es are wired will of course get
E. 0. HALL & SON.
Cor. Fort & Kim; Sts.
A FEW OF OUR SPECIALTIES.
IS BY THE
H. E. MclNTYRE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS and dealers in
Groceries, Provisions and Feed
BAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Goods received liy every Packet from the Batten) States anil Europe.
Fresh California Produce by every steamer. All ordeis faithfully attended to, and
Good I delivered to any part of the city free of charge.
Island Orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Poai Office Box No. us. Telephone No. 92.
ENTERPRISE PLANING MILL.
PETER HIGH, - - . Proprietor
) h'fTC EC AM) Ml I.I .,
On Alakea and Richards near Queen Street, Honolulu, H. I.
Doors, Sash. Blinds, Screens, Frames, Etc,
TLKNED AKDSAWKD WORK.
t3f Prompt attention to all ordtrt,
TKI.KI'I ION BHl
Ey Mdtual 55.
IF you want a good pair of GLOVEb
for driving or (talking. I can tell '. in to
you. Or it y u want to lee soiih- NhW
NbCK WEAR in the latest design and
I ha pee, call around and kast your eyes.
1 have also got a new stock ol COLLARS
m I CUFFS, anil above all do not forget
thai 1 an making SHIRTS TO ORDhR
in all styles, and thai 1 am the sole agent for
ihe Dr. G. Jaeger Sanitary Underwear. Your
phy.u lan recommends it for Ihe health.
Wilder's Steamship Company's
Ai STEAMER KINAU,
Fitted with Electric Light, Electric Hells, Courteous and Attentive Service
Tim Kinau Leav.s Honolulu Every 10 Bar,
TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS,
Arriving at Hilo Thursday and Sunday Mornings
From Hilo i the Volcano- ;,o Miles.
Passengers are Conveyed in Carriages,
Over a Siitmhi. MACADAMIZED RoAD, running must of the
way through a Dense T topical Foresi a ride alone worth the
trip. The balance of the road on horseback.
COMMJtTg A.sbOK 1 MENT OK
Stoves and Ranges
LAUNDRY SI ( IVES,
set in brick.
AGATE IRON WAKE,
AND TIN WARE,
'COLUMBUS' WROUGHT STEEL
SINKS, Galvanized and White
CAL. LAW N SPRINKLERS.
Sheet Mclal Goods in Tin, Copper or Gal
vanized Iron on hand or made to order.
Full line of Sanitary Good. Bath Tuhs,
Lavatories, Water Closets, Pipe and fittings.
We are equipped for work of all kinds in
the Sheet Metal and Plumbing Trade, and can
guar-ntee thorough workmanship ami first
class materials in these lines.
We solicit your patronage.
J. Emmeluth & Co.
No. 6 Nawns st., and 104 Merchant st.
c. r. collins, ABSENT FROM HONOLULU 7 DAYS!
Practical Harness Maker!
Including All Expenses,
For the Round Trip, : : Fifty Dollars.
Saddler ami Carriage
Repairs in the ahove branches, a specialty.
t'X i harges Moderate,
pafaonal alteoliOB given to all work.
4 King St., Next to Murray's carriage shop
For Further Information, Call at thi Orrics,
Corner Fort and Queen Streets,
C. B. RIPLEY.
Okhck New Sale Deposit Huilding.
IIONOU'I.U, II. 1.
IMans, Specification., and Superintendence
given (or every description of Huilding.
Old I'.uildings successfully remodelled and
Designs for Interior Decorations.
Maps oi Mechanical DrawilW. Tracme.
ano 111 ik printing.
- I hawing h.r llo,,ks rat Ncwiptpet lllus
No. 50 Merchant street, Honolulu.
FIm .nits (roag $14 up. Umo and Caapt
uits, (6.50 up.
Al l. suns GUARANTEE)) TO
III AND IN IHE LATEST
tioiitfs CUAaW IMP Rkpaikku.