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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 108. SIX PAGES.
LIVING IN SOLITUDE.
STRANGE HERMITS WHO HAVE AT
Tfcs lingular Ot satan Whs PisuasntstlM
H IMi "f Plks BmiHi r. iii rk oiin-
tf't I fin. lit' Ht'iinll II, -Mill ClWoftlM
"Here 1 liuvr 1 i vol for 40 jrtMt, nml hen
Ibopstodto, l srsnl do othsr oonpny
than thsst woods iimi noMtaiin tits us.
All I nsk of my fsllowi i that the will
lenvc me to folic in pesos my o n ile.il n "
The mini Who Spciks III tliis euriOQS WBf
war Austin Sheliloii, the fnmottl hermit of
Pike county, l'n . the place, tin- entr.itice
to his home, n small aM uloomy r ive in
the ilennly wooded mountain It doMB
miles or so from Dtngtnan'S, the sleepy
little villiiue so well known to lovers of the
man nini chase.
A eurious mnl Striking Huure is this old
hermit, now far jw I kl; natures slurp,
form tliln nvil i . 1 erect, eyea keen iinil
niitterinii no i hair and Ions flowing beard
as White list lie ttlid winter snow. It i" now
M years since he made hit appearance ill
Piite county and pttrchaacd a small (Mm
nenr Blooming (Irovc. No one Unew where
he ciune from, and us to Ms past lie himself
wns ns silent ns t he irrave. lie lind no vis
itors, lie lived alone, mid his brief visits to
MUford were lew and fur bet ween.
Those wim came in contact with bin
found him a man of education and superior
Intelligence, bnt lie quietly repelled all at
tempt to break in upon Ms solitary lMe,
and at the end ,,f a few years told bll farm
and went to live in a cave on t he adjacent
mountainside, lien' upon a lime a party
of hunters found him one cold winter's
clay Stricken with fever and slowly starv
ing. The good people of Dfngmnn's,
whence lie was taken, nave him tender
care, aud when he recovered he went hack
to his home on (he mountainside.
Here, a tier the lapse of many years, ho
was found by relatives from Connecticut,
who had long sought for him In Tain, They
besought him to return to his old eastern
home, bnt without avail, anil after provid
ing for hi-wants they left him to follow
his strange and solitary life undisturbed.
Before they left t bey told the inquirers the
touching story of Sheldon's life. Married
to a beautiful girl Whom he tenderly loved,
her sudden death a few weeks after their
wedding day made him henceforth a
changed man, lie grew silent and morose,
and after a few months sold his property in
Connecticut and disappeared,
In the wilds of Pike county he found the
solitude and outet lie so much desired, and
there, witli his Bible as his only companion,
save, for one brief period, he lias since re
sided. Eight years ago lie again fell sick,
aad, found as before by hunters, w as taken
to Plngman's. His sister came from Con
necticut to nursft him, and when his health
was restored persuaded him to accompany
her home. Hut tie' longing lor his cave and
the forest solitude soon proved too strong
to be resisted, and a few mom lis' time found
him back in his oddly chosen home, which
"lie said he should never leave again, and
thus far his resolution has been faithfully
Pennsylvania had until a few years ago
two female hermits. One of these win
Bailie Ketner, who lived in the mountains
near TiernviUe, lierks county. She reached
the aije of 84, and for 48 years liv the life
of a hermit, residing all that time In a
tumbledown hovel, the falling timbers of
which finally produced the injuries whicli
caused her death. She had loved and been
loved in return, so the story goes, by a
handsome young sailor w ho left her with
the promise l bat in five years he would re
turn and make her his bride.
Tli is promise was never fulfilled, for the
sailor lover, impressed into the service of
another country, died in a French prison
before the t ime set for return. His sweet
heart kept his memory ever green, would
never have anything to do with men. and
in her bosom when she was dead was found
the last letter from her lover, faded wit b
age. written just before he died. She was
a fine shot, and during the winter months
her hut hung full of game brought down
by her unerring rifle. She lived In the so
ciety of her cnts and dogs, of which she had
a goodly number, and often was not seen
tor months. Bsrrnds life made her healthy
Four or five years ago the people of New
York talked f or a day about the story of
Hermit 'oe of the Bowery and then forgot
It. A doen years before Leonard 'oe, that
being the name he was known by, had
taken up his residence in a Bowery lodging
house. He seemed very poor, but paid Ids
rent promptly and spent a few cents each
day for food. lie was morose and taciturn,
could seldom be drawn into conversation
and rarely left his room. When he did. he
always carried with him a brown paper
package. Finally he fell sick and waMakei
to a hospital.
When told that he could not recover, he
sent for John Ilaller, a former fellow lodg
er, and Informed him that his real name
was Baer and t hat be bad relatives living
In Lancaster, Pa. He also made a will,
naming Ilaller as his executor, and intrust
mi to Ids keeping the brown paper package
ha had so long guarded with jealous care.
The day following his death Ilaller opened
the package and found, to his astonish
ment, that it contained over f24,0u in
An examination of the hermit's papers
showed that lie was a graduate of Yale col
lege and had studied both law and lnedi
cine. Later lie had engaged in t lie publish
ing business wit li his brother, but had in
time retired witli a competence and had
finally drifted to New York. There, for
some Unknown reason, he had sunk his
identity under the name of Coe and adopted
the Squalid life of a hermit of the slums.
Chicago Inter i leeau.
PolltS I" a Fault.
The electoral campaign, fertile as It is In
falsehoods and platitudes, recalls to our
memory a delicious bit of sarcasm i com the
pen of f 'ham. our late lamented earl aturist.
Two characters the husband (a candidate)
and his wife. Scene, the open country. On
the hori.on, a calf.
"Whatl you are taking off your hat?"
says the wife.
"Yes, love. The owner of the calf is one
of my most influential electors." Chari
vari. locnatfciag to Look Forward To.
Saidso In the next world the rich man
will still have the advantage.
Ilerdso How so? He can't take his
money with him.
Saidso. Of course not, and his poor rela
tions will let him alone.-Kate Field's
tail Hotll YVu.
Irish wit, as a rule, comes like a flash.
Up in Worcester OOUnty awhilS ago a pro
tracted rainstorm left the roads almost im
passable for vehicles, a Yankee wss driving
in u light buggy and met a jolly Irishman
phsldiug along ou foot with difficulty.
Said tiie former, "It's very bad yoing, Pat,
isn't itr" "Yes," re?ponded Pat, "aud it's
danged bad cumin too . " liostou Courier.
Love mo i High Keeled simes.
Thotjcruiau mother says that should she
by accident lose t lie heel of her shoe one of
her childreu will die before the year is out,
while should a French lady meet with such
an accident lo her high heeled slippers dis
appointment in love is sure to follow. Clu
cinuali Commercial Gazette.
The Choice of capons.
It wa Paul de CasaagWW who wrote to
Victor Nott :
"I am UtS offended party. 1 have the
choice of weapons. 1 cliunse the French
grammar. You are dead."
Clouds rifted, srswsrd drifted like white sails.
A silver rail upon the taaglsd (Trasses,
A sweet wind on the mountain where It
We'll follow sunwsrd by the Mcliened mils.
Within tile gray, thin shallow ,,f the bSSOhSS,
By while pool'- llseptni in ths yellow sun,
tin fountain slopes w hero sparkling slmllow s
Beyond the meadows Into ptnoy reaches
Your hand, dear, so I'll guttle, you vvlioro the.
Are n s blown, bins and golden, irkast the
of some Ions partridge sounds and brown
Into the stleStttSSSSS of dim bowers,
-II. IL Merrill.
Utilisation "f Waste.
The discovery that the leaf of the pine
apple plant can be Wrought Into service
able cloth is one of those newly found facts
that ate constantly proving how much
there is yet to discover in nut tire. As the
plant is extensively grown in Florida a
new industry in time will spring up there,
and the producers of the delicious plnsap
pie w ill have n new souneof profit at their
command. But It does not speak well for
the boasted Inventive gealOS 01 America
that pineapple liber cloth has been nianu
faetnred for soms time in Central Amer
lea, and I bat it is now .in article of export
Thiols, however, only one of the discov
eries made in KOSBt years by which waste
material is being utilized, it would puzzle
any one but an expert to go into a store to
daj and tell from what material a pet rent
age of the goods m e manufactured, Brass,
timber, sawdust and other products that
were once rejected as useless are now saved
and not to iiiactical use. The Hollanders
have even discovered how-to convert the
neat from bogs into the soft wools, which
can be spun into cloth, rugs and blankets
at half the cost these goods can be made
from wool grown on the sheep's back. Booh
a discovery ought to open before Ireland
nnd some other count rles the prospect of a
great industry which will increase their
prosperity and commercial importance.
To Keep a BotttOnttlore Fresh.
Carnations, daisies and occasionally half
blown rosebuds that have been used 01
boutonnieres In the evening may by care
fill management be kept fresh enough to
wear next day. A mall in town w ho has a
pardonable penchant for frequently wear
iug a buttonhole bouquet, yet doesnotwish
to spend from 11,80 to tt a day on this lux
urious fancy, puts away his boutunuieres
at night as carefully as a woman does her
jewels. He makes n hole through a paste
hoard card, clips the end of the flower and
puts it through the hole in the pasteboard
He then puts t lie caul over a glass full 01
water. Tire delicate petals of the flower art
thus prevented from touching the water,
and the stem is in itsfuli length. As every
body knows, water on the petals of cut
flowers destroys their freshness. A bunch
of carnations may be kept together and
their stems put through a sizable hole in
the pasteboard card. Daisies should lie
separated and t lie stems put through in
dividual holes. New York Herald.
Consumption From improper Breathing
The breathing of compressed and rarefied
air is attract lug wide attention at tbs pres
ent time in connection wtih the prevention
and the treatment of pulmonary cousump
tion and is another mode Wherewith the
chest capacity can be decidedly improved
When air is breathed in this manner, then
is felt during each inspiration a gentle dis
tention of the whole chest, while during
expiration a feeling of emptiness is experi
Consnmptton la not a disease whicli orlg
iuates in a day, hut it is t lie outgrow th of
morbid habits and agencies which may
even antedate the birth of the individual
Defective breathing is one of these habits
aud its pernicious prevalence is more wide
spread than is generally supposed. Dr
Thomas J. Mays in Century,
The llomuu Coliseum.
According to expert calculations, the Col
iseuni of Borne seated ST. Out) spectators
while liO.000 more could have found stand
iug room. The external circumference of
the Coliseum as it stands today is 1,7188 feel
its long diameter 015 feet, its short dianie
ter 510 feet. The arena is '!?" by 908 feet
and the height of the building 151', feet.
There is still standing four stories of the
original structure. It was in all prohahil
Itythe largest building of auditorium ar
rangement ever known. New Y'ork F.ven
Tile llaggnge Siuasber's Itrain.
"In the brain," remarked the physician
to the traveler, "are, besides the portions
pertaining to the senses, certain portions
controlling the motion of the arms, the
motion of the legs anil the motion of the
"I'll bet a horse," interrupted the lis
tener, "the baggage smasher hasn't got any
of that last portion you mentioned," and
the physician refused to furnish further in
formation. Detroit Free Press.
A Hint 1 .o CoituresH.
First Tragedian Speaking of Chinamen,
I don't see why the government can't have
a law compelling si randed actors like us to
register aud be photographed under pen
alty of being transported to Union square.
Second Tragedian Tea, it would bo a
heap better than walking ties. New Y'ork
A Gobi Spoon.
Among the crown jewels of England In
the Tower of London is kept the "corona
tion spoon." It dates from thetime of Ed
ward tiie Confessor, 1068, It is of pure gold,
richly set with gems, and Is used to receive
the consecrated oil used at the coronation,
it is sometimes called the "anointing
spoon." St. Louis Hepublic.
One Specimen Of the boababtree exam
ined by Humboldt proved to be 5,150 years
old. The great naturalist, in speaking of
it, said, "it was undoubtedly the oldest
organic monument on our planet."
Sunday was a day of amusement with
the Londoners of 1800. According to a cal
culation, 800,000 of them spent each Suuday
in summer in thesuburbau inns aud resorts
in getting rid of irjlu'5,000.
On some railroads the cars are provided
by the bible society and other religious or
ganlutlons With Bibles that are kept in
racks, aud curiously enough the racks are
The Duke of Westminster has spent over
a million pounds in rebuilding Falou hail,
which Is now considered to rival Chats
worth as England's finest house.
A woman say I that a man can smile grim
y under the tortures of the rack, but he
i annul tread on atintack with his barefoot
without a bitter howl.
glTtrl f WlSSi mnl Kal".
Prufesxor WiKginn bsllSYSStlU-t telegraph
wlreo tuuse drought', that the Stmospbsrs
cannot absorb moisture unless it is clisiriird
with olsCtridtT SDd that upon an oblate
spheroid like the earth the electricity will
inevitably collect at the equator. In this
way he expluins the frequency of the rains
at the equator. "If, however,'' lie says,
"there be eh ,-:i ted spots on a hpher, , !ec
tricity will OQllsOt on them. .Should these
spots or continents be connected by wires,
It might accumulate on each altrnuitch
This has happened, and America has all
of the electric energy, and Kurope has lost
it, so that our continent is Hooded, and Bit
rope is burned up with drought " Ills con
elusion from all this U that electric wires
should be buried. -Chicago Tribune
THE MODERN "BUSY" WOMAN.
Hon Hie Bead of n HomMiolil Itirrrrs In
iter Methods From Iter Husband.
Tl "busy" woman of ths momsnl is the
bush- creature in existence. She is real
ly dreadfnllv overworked and pressed for
1 si SQ-S. There are t wo reasons lor it. One
has got lo stand for awhile, lei us bone for
a long while since it is because she Is
still, vvnite poklnu her obt rusive little nose
about in men's work, full of her feminine
traits and oharaoterlstloa in her heart of
hearts she has never rjuite given up her
liking for daw dling. she hates to lie ready
on the minute; tilings are wearing that
have tola1 dune on Friday absolutely, in
tend of Wednesday or Saturday if sin
feels more like It. And. besides, she Is
wife, mother, housekeeper, neighbor,
friend, ladv of the house, nurse, counsel
confidant and half a dozen more things
all t he time t hat she is t lie "business worn
Her confrere, t he "business riian," gets up
in ths morning, eats ids breakfast, puts his
morning piper In his pocket, h-cs his
wife and bablet and slams the front door on
all domestic cares till evening. The bust
ness woman does two or three hours' work
in t lie way of gel t iug children oil' to school.
rdering meals, planning sewing, writing
family letters, seeing tradesmen, Bunervia
ing a household in Its many del ails before
he, loo, takes a train lo the office, If you
watch her n route you Will see that she
does not li t her newspaper, if she reads one
nt all. absorb her. for she frequently lays it
down, and it volt are another woman vou
will know by Hie pucker in her forehead
and the com pros-ion of her lips that she is
still full of home cares. The business
Woman, pUrt and simple, is not quite dc
velo, d. And as has been hinted I here are
some reasons Why we are in no hurry that
she shall be.
The second cause for the busy woman's
want of leisure is her want of system. This
is not. wholly her fault. She is not born
with it as her brother is. (ienerations of
business men have implanted hereditary
business instincts punctuality, system,
promptness, application, perseverance and
they uulokly develop In most young men.
It w ill take general ions of busy women to
give them the same chance.
"Yes," said Mrs. Itaehcl Foster Avery.
corresponding secretary ol the ..National
Counts! of Women, "1 leave for Chicago to
morrow, It was a few days before the
opening of that epoch marking woman's
congress t hat the World's fair gave us. I
shall be SOI smpanted by seven stenograph
ers, three babies and two niir-i--..
In t his way does the model u woman meet
the demands made upon her by this exact
ing age. New fork Times.
-i I m mil; th6 Ylcprny.
An old soldier ami army reserve man
sends us the following (shall never forget
the first time thai I saw Lord Duticrin. Iu
lHt, when a recruit, I was stationed at
Barrackpore. One Sunday evening I was
taking a walk along the road leading past
the viceregal lodge when I sawn gentle
man, accompanied l y two or tUfcee ladies
and several gentlemen, coming toward nil-.
In my UpiOMBceot high lift-1 little thought
that his lordship would venture abroad
without a suitable escort, and as the party
passed me I never came to attention or yet
saluted. What was my astonishment when
tne leading gentleman raised his hand to
his hat, imillng benignantly all thetime,
ami passed slowly by.
A sergeant, however, who had spotted
my want of respect or stupidity term it
what you will tame up witli all the pom
posity of a drill instructor, and in scathing
tones said: "Why did you not salute Do
you know who that is:-" I replied in a
humble way that 1 was not aware, and
that I had been taught not to salute civil
ians. "What, you young villain! Pretend
that you did not know his lordship? I will
get you pack drill ami saluting drill until
1 then became aware of the uwful mis
take I hud made and passed the night in
an agony of apprehension and dreaming ot
saluting drill and Lord DutTerin alternate
ly, but to my intense relief the worthy ser
geant, did not fulfill bis threat, aud I was
allowed to go seat free from the terrible
crime of not knowing and saluting the vice
roy of all India. London Globe.
The Kii'hm nf Youth.
An anxious papa the other evening drew
me aside at a dinner aud earnestly asked
my advice as to what his sun, a tophomort
nt college, should order tor the coming sea
son. This Important query h d me to re
view my past how 1 dressed when a youth.
I was at ESton and naturally wore an Kton
jacket and a tall hat. from my earliest years.
I agree with English Writers Ol dress that
a hoy, as soon as he emerges from pettiooatl,
should adopt a tall hat. It gives him a
sense of dignity, aiyl it teaches him during
these tender years u be courtly in manner
aud to be able to salute hil acquaintances
with a grace which it may take him a long
period afterward to acquire.
Of course, in America, this is impossible.
A small boy in a top hat would bemobbed.
This country is still young, and it resents
the introduction even now of foreign fash
ions. Hoys here usually wear K nicker
bockers until I hey are lit, unless they
ure extraordinary tall for their years.
After that age t hey dress exad ly as we do,
except that they do not affect the swallow
tail and top hat until their eighteenth
or nineteenth year. Vogue.
The youth approached the father with
more or less trepidation.
'"So," said the old gentleman after the
cae had been stated, "you want to marry
'Not any more than she wants to marry
im," he replied, hedging,
"She hasn't said anything to me about it."
"No, because she's afraid to."
"Aren't you afraid, sir, more than she
is?" said the father sternly.
The youth braced up.
"Well, perhaps am," lie said, "but as
the bead ol our (amity I've got to face it
and set the pegs," and the old man smiled
and gave his consent. Detroit Free 1'ress.
The KMSM of Two Cities,
l)n the principle of "In Home do an the
Homans do," I think it is a safe rule to
pronounce I lie name of a place as the resi
dents of a place do. Hence we should speak
of St. Lottls as though it were written ".St.
Lewis" not "St. Louse," All good Mis
OUliMISSay "St, Lewis." It is a little dif
tlcult to put down iu black and white the
local prOQUUdstloO of New Orleans, but it
is something like this "New Avvl-yins,"
with the strong accent on the 'Awl."
Cor. New York Tribune.
l-lgureM Itcliitiiig to the Sea.
Tin4 number of gallons in the Pacific is
in no trillions (& with 90 ciphers), and its
weight is SM8.0tKi, hmi.iss i,mK,(M ii i ions, audit
would take mole than 1,000,000 years to
pass over the falls of Niagara, but if we
could oonstruol a lank liH miles long, wide
and deep it would contain It all. --Ex
change. slri,nB1.r xhmm the Kj-e.
The massive six foot reflector in the Lord
Hosse telescope at PnrOOOtOWO, Ireland, is
justly considered one of the modern won
ders of the world. This gigantic reflector,
the Aral that ever solved tin- problem of
the ntbuls of Orion, Is set in the end of a j.
foot wooileu ttihe lii-itl together by iron
bauds. Althougti it weighs a lracliou over
lour loiis.it is so sensitive thai llie pres
sure of the hand Upon the back will produce
distortion in the reflected image of a star
Compared with the human eye, this luou
iter ti Aeotor is u 180,000 to I. It has a pen
elraliug power of 500 and can reveal stars
so remote from our earth thai it would
ouire O0.UO0 years for their light to reach
na. .mil vet light I ravels at the unthinkable
speed of IWJOOalles per ssoond,- St Louis
On cm I tin
Wrought Steel Ranges, Chilled Iron
AGATE W'AKK (Whitt, Orsy tnd Nickle-phited), PUMPS, WATER AND
SOU. PIPES, WATER CLOSETS AND URINALS, RUBBER
HOSE AND LAWN SPRIXKI.EkS, BATH TUBS AND STEEL
SINKS, o. S. GUTTERS AN 1 1 LEADERS, SHEET IRON, COP
PER, INC AND LEAD, LEAD PIPE.AND PIPE FITTINGS.
Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet
D1MOND BLOCK: 95
M, W. McCHESNEY k SONS,
Honolulu Soap Works Co
42, 56 .iml 63 bars to case-
One I lundred Pounds.
Club Stables Co.
S. F. GKAII.WI Manackr,
Livery, Feed and Hale Stables
Fort Street, Between Hotel
AND BllKI lAN'IA.
HOTH TELEPHONES No. 477.
3T Connected with Hack Stand
Corner King nnd Bethel Sts.
BOTH TELEPHONES. Na 113
Hard Times Mean Close Prices
To House Keepers.
f vOU ire in need of any New or Srconil
haml FURNITURE, RUGS, STOVES,
BE WING MACHINES, Etc., call al the
I X L
Furniture & Commission House,
Comer Nuuanu anil Kiny streets.
No. 50 Merchant Strici, Honolulu.
Kim- wits from $14 up. UloSO ami t'lrpe
ults, 40. 50 Ul.
ALL SUITS GUARANTEED TO
i l l' ami l. THE LATEST
rrt i 0 cm cn t tv
- 97 KING STREET.
If, W. MESNE, k SONS,
Honolulu, II. I.
A FULL LINE
Always mi Hand.
Per Every Steamer and Sail.
Cheese, Lard, Hams, Butter,
Codfisli, Milk, Onions,
Crackers, Potatoes, Salmon,
Macaroni, Corn Meal,
Pickled Skipjack, Alvicore,
Flour, drain and Beans.
And All Kinds ok
Leather and Nails for Shoe
makers. Metropolitan Meat Co.
81 KING STREET,
G. J. WALLER, - Manager
L. H. DEE,
Between Fort and Bethel Streets
HONOLULU IRON WORKS,
B 1 k am ExaiNM siicak Mills, Boilibi
Cooler. Iron, Ukass, anu Lead
.Mai nincry of Every I U scmition Made lo
Order. Particular attention paid lo Ship
Blacksinilhing. J i.b work executed at Short
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 lo Twenty-two Dollars and f0 Cents
Business Pants Reduced to Six Dollars and 50 Cents.
Lemonade Works Co.,
Lemonade, Soda Water,
Ginger Ale, Hop Ale,
A Trial Order Solicited
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
H. E. McINTYRE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AM' DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed
KAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Qoodi it ccivcd by every racket from the Eastern States and Ki.rupe.
Krtsh California Produce by every steamer All orders faithfully attended to, am)
(jO(hK ilclivemi to any part of the city free of charge.
Island Orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Tost Office Box No. 145. Telephone No 92.
PETER HIGH, -
O FFIO B3
On Alakea and Richards near
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens, Frames Etc.
TinWKl) ATsI) SAAVKlfW'OIJK.
Prompt attention to all orders.
Honolulu, H. I.
Etc., Etc., Etc
- - Proprietor.
Queen Street, Honolulu, H.I,
t3 Bell 498,