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Thr Navigator KldiiiN.
These ijl.in I are in the Snith Pacific, between
the latitude of 13 3J and 11 30', and be
tween the I jngitude .,f GS - 12')' w-K and 172
) weit, and contain 2,150 wpi tre miles and
60, Go') inhabitant!, all of whom are Christians.
In sj,eakirig f inland-', I shall r-laim for
them neither a Continental or Oceanic vlhu.nc,
but a Coibinalion of the two. Like Uorneo,
bumatia, Java and Ceylon, it i- the maritime cli
mate, which is the fjreuwit in the worll. II --re
I..... uuuuwhi iA ,r ctuo. i.ie occiiinj
ejftne.-vj, in a fortunate unim mutually temper-
tug each other. Here the development id more
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intense, life mre rich and more varied in a II its
torms ; and when to these causes we further add
the advantage of a tropical temperature, the forma is made from this same root, which grows to the School, was 12-5. This subscription was confined ex
of Nature are an it ware raised to tlieir highest j eizc of a man's body in many instances, and is . ciusiveVy t0 Honolulu. The following may be classed
degree, ani the wealth it brings to light surpasses
all el(;where seen.
No where on the surface of the globe is the
Mending of the Continental and Oceanic elements
so c .mpletc and on so great a scale aa among these
islan-Ls, leing located in the midst of the south
ea-st trade winds, and surrounded by seas in the
laoet diversified manner bathed by the humid
atmosphere of the tropic and Copious showers of
rain, and exposed to the genial rays of a troi ieal
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sun. lhe.se are all the means ot
I' j nie
which Nature can receive
The noil of these islands
ls is lie,, ari-es chielly
of volcanic rock and vc-
fficiciitlv indicated by the.
from the decomposition
etable matter, and is sufficiently indicated by
uniform luxuriant growth of all the trees. It is
here that we Cud the most prolific and admirable,
vegetation. We see at the same time plants witfi
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eion ot whicti is always the proof of an exuberant
humi lity, and tho.-t-i stirtibs
ubs with Concentrate I and
elaborate gums, and those spices: and aroma ta.
that bear witne.-w to the dry and intense beat of
thi Contin:nt. The forests are in re sombre than
th se of Brazil, although the same kind of growth
apfsars to prevail. The tree do not branch out
until near the top, which renders it diScult to
obtain botanical specimens, but at the same time
facilitates the equestrian anl enables hiui to jen
etrate in all directions these virgin and luxuriant
forests, which in Brazil, Central America, Mex
ico and India are an impenetrable jungle, filled
with the most voracious wild animals, such as the
lion, tiger, panther, hyena, etc., that are. always
seeking whom they may devour, whilst innumer
able myriads of poisonous reptiles and insects are
to be encountered at every step, until finally,
bitten and stung, poisoned, faint and feverish, the
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tfie shade of w ne friendly tre - where if be es- '
enre the jaws of the hyena until the evening 1
mU lert t.rev .il b is ilin wt Hiiro f.. fill . vletwiT i
ab ides prevai , lie ii almost sure to tall a victim
insidious beak, fans with bis enormous wings bis
unsuspe. tin- prey into that sleep from whence no
traveler has yet returned.
Mm very different do we find it here. The
very Uitlcrent d we timi it here, the
trunks are covere-1. and even the summits of the , "I"''S w ' Wi";r w."'e n:iiiow; ana in
trees nr3 unetimcj overgrown with the leaves of ! tl,re nverH n"'!.'1' are a variety of fish and eels
a clinging pi per and a variety of other creeping ol enormous sizes
,nes, 8,me of which contain medicinal virtues 1 k." w " "'J'" the world of equal di--till
unknown t the world, and almost invalua- j ncsi-"'! e' wtl1 watered as that of Lpolu with
bio t the hum in rare. The lower parts of the
treed are covered with ferns, of which there are
many varieties, and with some species of pothos,
which fiive the whole ground a matted or woven
appearance. Among the plants a sjiecics of ccr
Jcra was observed, with beautiful clusters of large
and od jriferou4 white fl .rers that yielded a quun
Hl Ul 113','JUJ n'I' "IIICU OO'.UIII.SIS lllllili win .
in u.ufacture into c.ioutchouc. The species or trees ;
titv of viseous sar which bo'anists think will '
iuy oi viscous sap, which uj.anists inins win
arc much uure nu nerous than at Tihiti, and thc
vegetati .in iu c ns;:(iucnce much richer and more
varied. Among tho in Mt remarkable trees is thc
banyan, called by tbe natives "uliwa." Some
are seen whose itendint branches tak.j root in the
r mud to the number of thousaiils, frming
stems from an inch to two feet in diameter, unit
in r In the main trunk iu re than eighty feet above
the ground, aud supporting a vast system of hor
izontal branches, spreading like an umbrella over
the tops of other trees. This tree is the symbol
of vegetable strength. Here uplifts its head tho
inijestie palm, a single leaf whereof, sixteen feet
broad and forty feet round, is en ugh to give
shade to a score of p.;oph; at once. Here may be
found on the bosom of these virgin forest some
of the largest ll owers in the world, such as the
ritliesia. one whose gigantic dimensions al me
UiC-.isurcd no less than three feet across.
The breadfruit is the most abundant of nil
trees, and grows to a large size. There are
twenty varieties, bearing from two to live hun
dred of this peculiar fruit V a tree through thc
ear. it varies in size irom that ot a small
;,s-oauut to that of a large one, and when baked .
and eat hot is very palatable, and a most perfect
sulntitute for bread. The wool is very valuable, i
is f a close texture like mahogany, and receives
polish. It is u-seJ for the bottom of
c-.in.ies, being imjiervious to the attacks of in-e-vts,
and also for the paddles, steering oars, pul-
lih and war clubs. It is of a dark color; it
grows to a height of fifty feet, and forms one of
toe ui bt luxuriant ornaments in the forests.
The es-oanut tree grows to a height of eighty
feet, and is seven years in coming to full ma
turity, when it yields from fifty to two hundred
nuts in a year. Throughout the South Pacific
each tree is estimated to yield its owner one
lar a year. C'ra. (which is the sliced eoeoanut,
ilried three days in the sun to prevent mildew,)
. lis in Hamburg f r twenty ruisN sterlin rvr
t m. It suffers a loss of about twenty-five jkt ;
..ul. in the oil which Kurni's all other fir rh.
human hair, and from it is manufactured a soap
whicti ini.art a soltnos anl delicacy to thc 1
kin, which renlers it so valuable that it is sol- j
d ui f mn 1 beyond the toilet of that class in !
Kurope who can nffrd so great a luxury. The
fruit w hen young constitutes one of the principal ,
oiirces of food, and the milk forms the principal !
frink. which is very Col and refreshin. nn.l in ;
llivor it is sweet and palatable. II th"the milk
and pulp are c sjked into a variety of di.shes. In
llurope the pulp that remains alter the oil is ex- j
t ractcd is made into confectionery, and the final i
refuse into oil-cake for cattle. The stem which
rtdaee the eoeoanut is frequently cut at the
end, it being served round with a string, and in ;
a few days it drLpi a eoeoanut shell full of very j
line wine which, if permitted to remain three
iliys. becomes a strong intoxicating liquor.;
lairge quantities of molasses are pnnluced from i
tlnr liquor when fresh by boiling. The tree rait ;
u thin use bears n fruit, but all the sap turns .
into liquor. After each catch of this wine, a
thin dice is taken from the end of the stem, 60 j
as to open afresh the pores, which become glued ;
up, as it were, by the sugar in the liquor. This
tree not only feeds, clothes and supplies the peo
ple with drink, but builds their houses, canoes, .
makes war sj-ears and clubs, and is almost in- ;
valuable to them ; and as its natural life is one
hundred years, and as twenty thousand trees are
frequently to be found upon quite a limited piece
of ground, it becomes apparent that they are ,
destined to occupy a very respectable position
am n,5 many other valuable articles of commerce.
The papaia tree grows to a height of about
tfty feet, anl commences to bear fruit in six
months, when it is some twenty feet high, and
contains ripe fruit, green fruit, and fruit in the
bad, and blossoms to the extent of from fifty to
one hundred. It is not a long-lived tree. At ma
turity, which is rapid, it has the
a ocoanut tree, but branches out at
in . . K.uKw l,.-i!r hrirrr filled with
in shape is like a bclCand about the size of a
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pepper and salt, it is very palatable. In flivor ; enery with the lucidity of a mirror The seene
it Ls sweeter than a musk-mellon. ' VmZ the southern !and, which
The oran-o tree is here foan i in full vigor, dl n 1 w-w prerentai from s v.ng by
5. tUins a height of fifty feet, and produces fruit ' dazzling brilaancy of a noon-day sun is said to
of a Lirge sue and fine flavor. u.rP?" ,n be;,utJ a11 cUc tliat cm ho f ,,lnJ
The lime tree is also abundant, abounding interesting group,
with fruit of a large size; also tbe lemon tree,; The natives are the finest specimens of mankind
which gives fruit of an extraordinary size. There that have been found in the Polynesian world,
are two kinds, the sweet and the sour, both trees They are polite, intelligent and hospitable, and
attaining to the heighth of from forty to sixty , are good Christians; their language is soft and
feet. A variety of bamboo and rattan is f jund, i harmonious. They are renowned for their chastity
some of which were ninety feet long. The plan- i
taia and banana are very plentiful, cf which
there are many varieties. The email sugar ba-
nina of China i tbe most delicious.
fhe fi, Ti apple, custard apple, citron, guava, ;
I mulberry, Hiatig-, tatnirind, date, unnnvc, in
d.g, cinnamon, vave, v.miil.i he.m, sar-apurilhi,
nutiue;; of tvu kind, rsilm nut sixty per cent,
oil, mace, ava, an. I many other trees ni;i shrub,
fruit b iriii an 1 nther. Ik-sides thc.-e there ii
! a very great variety of trees, which prxluw n
'fruit, and lr which I hive n names. With
their luxuriant and evergreen fjliai, -ctii int
from tii' ir wide-spreading branche", the travel
er can raiu in every direction, at his will, in na
ture's park, over a ground which i carjeti-d with
an culled variety ot flwer-, t lants an 1 shrub.
Kice, ginger, tumeric, t.ir . yarn-, mell n,
pumpkins, J't-as, beaii.J, radihe-, turnij, pars-ni-,
beets, cabbage, toinato-, spinach, eg
plant, mustard, vinegar plant, letticf, cauliflower,
cucumbers, oliver, asparagus, red aril black
epJ'Cr, strawberries, pine aj.j.'e.-, onions aiid
carrots, and in fact all kinds f vegetables and
garden prducts grow in abundar.ee and jt lec
tion. Two crops of cni are grown in a year,
e'lual to the bet in .M.-xico or Illinois. A1j-,
t(ie punt, wtneii is a vegetaMe vvitti a root
; many time-i larger than our California beets, and
I containing ten time- the amount of saccharine
matter that is found in the beet, from which the
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natives supply themselves with sugar and mo-
la-s, by baking in an oven. The nirest liouor
aip'j caieu uy me native, ana is very paiauioie
when hot. Sweet potatoes are abundant and
very fine. The Irish potato is said to thrive in
tiie uplands of Savaii ; but J'rofeseor Wood says
the third generation or crop is be found only
amalgamated into the sweet jiotuto.
The Coffee tree at three years old was found
I seven feet high, with fctrong outspreading branches
' and in a most healthy condition, unlik
i coffee tree of Central America, Mexico, Brazil,
j ard most other tiarts of the world, where it is to
,JU"U. V'" oeocui uie suaue oi
'trees Wliien iiave fieeri tiluire.l in rnu-u f .r tlio
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purpose, and have required from f jur to seven
I tiirs arrive at the I'fvIr beigl
t,J Pr,-'t,'ct tl,e CL tree. w'ch in
! T""ir yra to arrive a
'lit and condition
in many instanced
at lull lliatUritV.
nere it is louna growing like that or .Moclia, in
the sun ; thriving best, like the Mocha, m the
uplands to an altitude of 3000 feet, giving at the
early age of three years fifteen pounds of a small
v.i.in.l Kri n . . i . . I in r.. C fAl.n
u.ii. u is aiuiont imo&!!ioie w uc-
scribe the beauties of a coffee estate, with its
verdant foliage, filled with jewels or dew drops of
the decjht rej. 1000,01 (0,000 lbs. of these
most delicious beans are consumed annually, as
the richest beverage the human family are heir to.
Cotton equals in point of texture and staple
the best Sea Island cotton in the world, being
snow white and silky.
Sugar cane is abundant and of superior quality,
but only used by the natives in its natural state.
All the above named products are indigenous
to the soil. Besides these there are n great
many others, for which I have no name, but all
of which flourish with extraordinary vigor, and I
am told by the best authority, tbut all kinds of
s.-eds that have been received at these islands
from various parts of the world have invariably
uourisiitr-a in ine most satisfactory manner.
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Ij!n1"' arc I,(jt 60 ,,u,neri"-'' ; the forests in
fe8. ?'C w
u''e 18 "OUIluani, UIK1 Willi Hie Wild UUCK, COllStl-
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mvo umi t inv it'Ji 'it. i ill n riKT
lird is found in the woods, a pa r of which
Sydney for .7o0. 1
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that I know of. I ish are in grea
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There are no veru'iuous reptiles or wild animals
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ii.i iiuineroiiB iiicra nnu waitTiaus. irojlls
which are supplied from never failing springs of
pure csd erystal waters, are to be met at tshort
distances in all directions, and together with a
lake of fresh water, situated at the summit of
the highest ridge of land, surrounded with a
ncenery which with that of the surrounding land-
19 ""!""d'aM'L'If lu,u Juy cuisseu
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M,""S t,ic " pietures-pie and beautiful that is
to be met with m any part of the world. In fact
the whole surlace of this island is beautifully di
versified with valleys, plains and irregular hills; '
the whole of which is covered with shrubs of
various kinds and trees of iierjKjtual verdure. It j
is here that the wanderer may enjoy the pure air, j
and truly paradisiacal scenery which surrounds ;
They may talk of Italian skies and Sicilian '
shrubbery ; no island or coast in or around the :
Mediterranean Sea can rival this island in salu
brity of climate, fertility of soil or beauty of
scenery. Its air is deliciously balmy, its shrub- '
bcry luxuriant. Health and beauty here revel ;
together. Nature is dressed in ever changing but i
never fading charms, and her sunny smiles are :
ever reflected from thc human countenance. From
thc diwn of day until some time after sunrise, the j
most sparkling fable of Turkey, 1'ersia or all the j
East is fully realized. Every leaf ami flower and j
spray and blade of grass is gemmed with dew j
drojsof extraordinary clearness and purity, which
have imbibed so much of the vegetable fragrance,
that when they begin to exhale in the increasing
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, e'J,iir -. . . "l,uP"cr?
falloJ witl the most del.ghtful illumes, and
3MM..a tfYV'.V. gnycrui cxiors irom
its wings. Ibis is the hour for healthful recrea
tion ; the by-paths are now crowded with eques
trians of both sex, while the fields, meadows,
lawns, hills and valleys are sprinkled with peo
ple some in groups, others in pairs, and many
in contemplative solitude. But when the sun has
attained a somewhat higher altitude and the strag
glers begin to feci the potency of his beams, they
all repair to their dwellings with keenly sharp
ened appetites for the luxuriant brcakla.-t that
In persuing the pathway that led to the
highest eminence in this part of the island, in
which is situated the lake to which I have referred
above, we found it no easy tak to scale thc little
precipices, which we found in some parts of this
romantic avenue that led through a forest of
gigantic trees, the umbrageous foliage of which,
uniting above, sercenes it from the fervid rays of
a tropical sun, and veils it in cool pensive con
templative glooms. The birds carolled sweetly
in the branches above our heads, and after a
fatiguing ascent of more tkm half a day, we at
length reached the summit, when a prosj ect sud
denly opened iipin our enraptured view, which
amptly repaid us for all our previous labors
was without exception thc most romantic and
beautifully variegated that I ever beheld. No
painter c uild do it justice ; it must be seen in all
the liiing, breathing, moving colors of nature to
be duly appreciated. No j-cn can accurately de
scribe it; yet I shall attempt to convey a faint
idea of its outlines. Standing on thc highest pin
nacle, with nothing to interrupt my vision in any
direction, my first attention was" directed to a
most lovely lake, with its limpid waters, and
wood-fringed borders, which lay basking in tiie
life-giving sun-beams, at my very feet. I next
turned to the west; there lav" the lovely island of
Savaii, with its cloud-capped mountains of 4,000
feet, the highest in the group, with its extensive
verdant j lams and luxuriant valleys. Here the
eye ranges with delight over a fertile champaign,
diversified with thriving pl.intati-.ms of bananas,
c K'onuts and other trees and garden shrubbery,
until it reaches the picturesque channel of seven
miles in breadth, with its placid surface reflecting
the image of the two little romantic and interest
ing islands of Monono and Ajalima, which inter
vene, and together with thc surroundings, form
a most beautiful picture, that the eye leaves with
reluctance. Turning instinctively to the east, is
to be seen the beautiful plains at the foot of the
hill, on which we are standing. In one place is
a mountain torrent tumbling down a succession
of adamantine ridges, foaming and raging and
fretting and dashing headlong through its devious
appearance of Cl-urJie down to the plains below. In another di
it the top, and rection flowed by a glassy river, gently uieander
h fruit, which 'n3 through grassy meads, till it united with its
restive neighbor the bay of Apia, where the
crystal waters lay at rest, reflect thc inverted
and moral behavior. luey have intelligent and
pleasant countenance?, and modest demeanor.
and a tnoat noble carriage of their person. Many
of the femaled are no darker than a bpanish
brunette, are very handsome, with the most sym- j
metrical forms. They have never been screwed
ur in a machine of torture that was never beard
of among all the diabolical inventions of the in
i quisition a machine of whalebone, and steel,
and chrd, and pulleys, and levers a ina.-hine
far more ridiculous and mischievous than the
iron ehoe of China ; as the body and vitals of a
human being arc of more value than the loot.
lut tney etand out in their leatih nudity and
loveliness, the emblem of the great Mister"
hanliwork, in I lis happiest tnxl, tt combination
of beauty, grace and innoeer.ee which no Chris
tian can look upon without the deepest t-enti-ment.s
of love and admiration, both toward
the Creator and the creat-d.
Ilonol 1 1 1 n -
( out l-ilmtlon
Our readers will remember that in November last,
at the solicitation of the Honolulu Chamber of Com
merce a subscription was taken up and forwarded for
the relief of the sufferers by the great fires iu Chi
cago and Wisconsin. The total sum collected was
Sl,87'b of which l,;ViO was sent to Chicago and
S370 to Milwaukee. The total Lumber of subscrib
er?, not including the native Churches and Sunday
as Notable Scescriitions.
: Mother Superior SiterhoU of ihe s'acred Heart.
, li.s l.crdtiip Hiahip Mkigrel
.' Kauiuukaiii Sunday 2rhuol i
! Church ative Hawaiiat:.
j Kiiwaiatiao Cliurcli
.$ CO. 00
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. SI 75
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1 liesides the foregoing, Excelsior Lodge No. 1, I. O.
; (). F. sent the sura of S604 ; also various sums from
'. ether societies, the exact amounts of which we have
j not learned, have been sent to Chicago,
' The following correspondence will show the man-
, jQ wLicb the contributions of our citizens were
remitted, and the response ehcite-1 :
HoNOi-t LU, Nov. 20, 1S71.
j r Ralslon rt(, San Francisco : Pear Sir :
i t..l, ,t;r. r.r t.a fl.nmt.er r.f CimTncMO
' fcf thi3 Cltyi after tbe rt.ce;pt cf the intelligence of
diea.lful fires that have devastated Illinois and
i the neighboring States, a committee was appointed to
' canvass our community for subscriptions iu aid of
' . I .
, me u
Qerers. An appeal has been made personally
the committee to the residents of Honolulu ami
j through the papers to those on the other islands, and
as a tangible result of the appeal I have the pleasure
to enclose herewith as an instalment collected only in
Honolulu, first of Bishop & Co.'s Exchange on Bank
of California for fifteen hundred dollars (SI, 500) for
distribution where it i3 most required. I beg also to
hand you a number of the Hawaiian Gazette of the
Both inst., containing the appeal referred to. Re
spectfully yours, Alex. J. Cartwriuiit.
Chairman of Committee.
The Bank of California,
San Francisco Bee. 4, 1871. $
To Hon. R. B. Mason, Mayor of Chicago: Dear
Sia: I am this morning in receipt of a letter from
Alex. J. Cartwright, Esq., of Honolulu, II. I., an
nouncing the result of eflorts made in those distant
! islands for the relief of sufferers by the late fearful
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r connairraiion iu our cuv auu ueisuuoniii' oiaies.
i copy of that letter you will find enclosed, and I have
! f.Ii o
ua"- '- - fo---
coin, bein? the amount remitted by Mr. Cartwright
i ' o .
very truly. W. C. Ralston.
I am yours,
Chicigo December 15th 1871.
A.J. Cartwri'iht. L'st., Chairman llrtirf Committee,
XI T. c v m . , . - f on,,. ,f
M Veab. ia . lour valued iaor. di tne oi
November, to W. C. Ralston, Esq.. ban rrancisco,
remitting fifteen hundred dollars gold in aid of our
Euflerers by fire, has been forwarded to us, and is
most thankfully acknowledged.
'lh.s contributmn from far-off Honolulu fills us
with gratified surprise, and is the best evidence of
the quick sympathy with which Christian civilization
responds to the call of distressed multitudes.
Iiiglehalf of these suflerers we beg leave to tender
to you, and through you to the gentlemen of the
v-ommmec, ua me gencioua iuiun,
nrimi f heart est crrat tude. On thc 9th inst..
mere were i-,oo lamiiie.s uepenoeui upon mis
i. r .t:-.. i i . .u:.
relief for their partial or entire support, aud to these
liiipovensueu uukus me tiiraiuS iiuriugiui.c ...w.
be conveyed that the people of the distant islands in t
the Pacific send liberal aid and sympathy. Indeed!
it is only through the bounty of a world that we are
enabled to rrovi
fide for the daily wants of all these
thousands, and if any other evidence was required
to show that our unexampled calamity had evoked a
charity as broad as our civilization, this gift would
It gives me pleasure to enclose to you a copy of
our late Mayor's proclamation, committing this great
charity to the care of this society, and our Executive
Committee's circular of November 7th, showing
something of tl.e work. In due time a full report of
contributions will te published, and a copy forwarded
1 remain, dear sir, very truly yours,
C. G. Hammond,
for Geo. M. Pitllmax,
Hiani J-illolt itt tl lliilsIn.
Mister Kiuter : We that's me and Jemima
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v Mn to tne raisin oi me guveimeiii oiiuiu, auu
tell yeou. Mr. llditur. we were disipinted
kinder expected when I saw them soljer tellers
that it was to be a stuck ui affair, ami so it was.
j We that's me and Jemima ued to go to barn j
I raisins to hum. and hev sich all-tired good times j
j that when we Leered that there was to lie a raisin j
! here we were tickled nihly to death. We do. do. j
(for short) haint bin from home so long that we j
i can't enjoy an old fashioned time. We kinder ex- :
j pet ted to meet the naybois, yeou know, and give a ;
helpin hand at the work, me at the bildin and :
i Jemima doin chores in doors, gettin theeatin fixins i
j ready, and so forth. Yeou know .Mister Kditer,
! and If yeou don't yeott ortu. what a frisky time we i
! used to hev when the ridge was fixed and the I
; bough tied to the gable I tell ye.ui them iru. i
; times. Praps yenn remember when Squire Doolit- j
! tie ,aJ his raisin for that all-fired big barn of i
; bin, arter he came hum from Cineral Couit. He j
l represented our deesinck, and some folks were
! meen emiff to siy that was where he got the spon-
; dulix from to bfld with. Didn't we hey a time,
though? That's where I commenced spark. n j
Jemima. Arter the work was done, we called the ;
crals out and commenced to dance. When old :
lioss nair across
Ik l('K till lit'tZtlll l" II I .1 11 iius ...... VV
entrails. that's perlite for cat gut it was apm.-t
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abeout till in v wind was clear gone. 1 w;is goin
1 n.13 L.L'1.1
t t.-ll yeou haow I met Jemima, but she says that
won't amuse outsiders. We wound up with games j
and cider and sich. and 1 Vow it's a worry and a
vexation to talk abeout it neow. Hat 1 sot out to ;
tell yeou what we saw at this new-fangled raisin. '
When wo came to the cleariu where the raisin was
to be. we were afeared we had better staid to ;
hum. but when we thought of our git up Jemima :
had ou her best kaliker gonad, and I had my best ;
shirt with a biled store collar, I wouldn't back
First, we hod to march between them foot soljers,
and then lookout for them hoss soljers. until we
I a temporary structoor that's larnin for shed and
: in that was l..ts of quality folks. Let's see
were tilCKereu eoill aim uustv. men we came 10
jthe King, he was there, lookin us good as ru-w ;,
liill lilt I r i uiu nii-a .'iiijuu vj
that's what he called them then there was the
' iron-clad kurnels. and majors, et cetery. lookin for
j nil the world as tho they wished they hadn't
: enlisted ; then those Lmi makininaies, that's a
pesky word, hut it moans Deestrick Representatives
to Ghural Court ; then tho (Jueeii Dowager, she
, looked digni.ledly pensive: then there was furrin
; representatives L'ncle Sam he was there, with a
i right smart chance of a young woman on his arm.
', (That's diplowmatikally worded I'd say more if
; Jemima wouldn't see this. She seed me a lookin at
the young damsel sideways and sod she tbot I'd
better look to hum. Sartin. I sed.) Then there
was the odd fellers, and they did look rather odder
than other folk?. Then tbe're was night templars
an.l good templars. Td rather bet my money on
i the good ones, 'cause they lets licker alone. Then
: there was the rag-tag and bobtail, that me and
Jemimi belonged to. The raisin was to be in
I slow meter, and so we didn't stay to see it all
I raised. But they fixed one stun, while we was
The boss Mason a big. good lookin feller. and
lie nose it dressed to kill. a careful kind of a
ali-ho haT a'talk wf.b "the offer masons
then ine of Ym put a tin cf preserved newspapc
and things into a hole, and the boss said he hoped
thy would lie quiet until some Inter time to
come. I thiuk he said ' lie quiet " to be sarkastick.
for whoever would think ut yeou and the GaziHe
man a lyin quiet so clus together? Then some
ni:son that wasn't dressed quite so nice put some
mortar on the hole and ia the stone. or visey
versey and then they helped the King to spread
it reouud. and then somebody raised up a stun
kiver to the hole and lowered it down to slow
mupic. while tbe other nasons with pood clothes
on commenced playin a game they called " grand
honors," but it seemed a pood deal to me Use trie
old game of bean porridge hot ! bean porridge
! coll:" only spiled vx the cookn. Then the we!l-
th- stun and tLea stepped baci and ha.l their little
sar abeout a baow Vjv ot!;et niasnns that wasn't
well dres.-ed Lad done good work on the s.n
kiver. TLen ome other "ptrative? poured sctue
winj. kerrvsn and Lulled lorn ont the s;un,
: kivt-r. and Somebody else had another say. I ilon't
l:ke to appear a numbskull Mister fcditer. but
what tii l" that a!l mean kir.der hocus, pck::.
pre;o. eh? Then the parson said a prayer Laow
Le hoped the bildin mht'staiid for a lnr, t'aie
arniLtey sensible ho;e. considr-rin theeartnkwakes.
Then a peart lookin ruin came forrard a;id poke a
peace abfout a konstituhuael kingdom where
tney treated all kiads ot folks alikt lueanin prajs
the kingdom come. Then we had some mire slow
music and a sing1, and we ci.me away. When we
went alon past the soljers the kapen said -carry
arins.': and then Uncle Sam raUcd his hit and
went a'.on quite some pumpkins. 1 kiiider lhot
the time to raise his hat would Lave been when
they said " present arms." but theL I baint been to
girieral trainin for a longtime. As I wa comin
away. I said to a man. perlite iiie, says I. " The
bos Mason wasn't well brot up, fjr he didn't take
his bat off to the Kinjr. like tie other folk? did !"
says he "Where does the boss hang hi hat?"
Rather uncivil answer, but praps he was a mason.
I thot it was a cheap kind of a slnw ; not nijh
so good as an old-fashioned raisin : there naow.
Yours, til death, tin Si.ics.
A. Cliarooal Hketoli.
Mr. EniTOK : Your articles on the subject
loafers about the coffee shops oa Nuuanu street and
elsewhere, struck me so lorci'jly, that I thought I
would give you an idea of a " passed loafer,''
Now to be a genuine bummer, he must be a
pas.-ed loafer, and have become a cannibal, a biped
who lives on his fellow-creatures. But to become
a patent bummer, requires great study ; it is a sci
ence not acquired in a day. any more than any other
science, but it requires great application, and years
of careful study. I will try to give you an idea of
how a bummer a patent one passes twenty-lour
He does not make his appearance on the Rial to,
where men most do congregate, before 9 to 11
o'clock ; a shabbv-looking, half-genteel sort of
' " . ,. , .
chap ; uever contradicts any one ; slides into the
midst of a group, hears the conversation, gives his
opinion with reluctance, but always sides with the
man who is most likely to make it 11 o'clock. In
the meantime he overhears that Mr. is going to
have a nice snug card party at night, aud that a
neat little supper will be provided. Bummer bums
a cigar, which he proceeds to criticize knowingly.
The eleven o clock, wbo is a stranger, thinks there s
SUIllltl 1 11 111 1J11U, UI1U ft 111 b JVU i,.nc7
something?' "Well," says Bummer, aiut it a
lettte early? But I don't mind if I do hav'nt felt
well to-day." Bummer goes out and finds that the
'leven o'clock is Capt. , worth a pile, and has
an account at 's. Bustles in "Hue, give
us a fid, and tell Capen it was me. Got a
cigar? Now I've got to go down town and get
some cigars and matches. Hollo! L'ncle ;
give us a bunch of cigars and a few matches."
Helps himselt to a handful ot sugar wuite says
its a mighty handy thing to have round o' morn
ings to mix a cocktail with. Trots back up the
street ; twigs a boy with a basket and marks the
road he takes; steps (purely accidentally) into the
shon where the basket has cone : finds a nice lunch
i iaij 0t for loe mar, WQO nad worked and earned
i it. "Ah. ah. ah! Why, what's that you're doin?
i Don't niitid if I do. What a good cook you must
i have! You're lucky. How the duece do you fix
them are things? A glass of whisky wouldn't go
bad with this!'' The owner of the lunch says he
' la no cook, but that his wife makes "them are
things." That he has no whisky, only some ale
takes for medicine. -'Well," says Bummer,
. , , . . 0 aie althoueh I
j f1 I'm dry Buffo. ? steady
, drink .f me Got a cjg!fr? r po over to
-s Tell cook that there has, isalee(!e
Bal Whefe d t tfaat there bet.r?ril
j recommend it. Hollo, Uncle , how about, bus-
j ? What3 tbat? j i,ist drink'd some beer, and
it never does agree witn me, so 1 11 just taKe a
swallow of brandy. Are you a going Hp ? I'll go
i ...;,h vnl, n,i n ..
, uut when night comes then our liummer slimes
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ing about a quiet rubber and supper at Mr. :s,
Bummer drons in at about the third came, and ex-
presses uimseu mucu surpriseu at sucu a goouiy
array. "Ah, ah, ah! Cood ev'nin ; good ev'nin.
What have you got here?'' (addressing himself to
the sideboard.) Helps himself to a glass of some-
i thing strong; declines a seat; didn t expect to find
, company ; just stepped in ; had an engagement
; over the way. "Don't rnirul if I do take something
j before I go. Got a cigar? Now, I was alookinat
j that there game. If you had a led the right bower,
'tother side would have had to throw out the left,
j and 'then your ace would have fixed em." The
' young player is so ashamed of his bad play that he
withdraws and asks Bummer to take his hand, w hich
B. does with reluctance, because he has an engage-
; ment over the way, and had only just stepped in
Any body got a cigar? 1 II bet a quarter on this
game partner, put up a quarter for me. Its awful
; dry to-night: just fix me one of them are things
afore you set down. (Swig swig swig.) Five
: straight games ah, ah, ah ! let's take something.
1 By Jove, that's nice you chaps knows how to do
j it can't get anything like this down town fresh
j ens the nip who's got a cigar? Jim, this glass is
i a If die too strong. Ah well, we're six games ahead.
What's that on that ere table? Ah! a little sup
I per! Well, didn't intend stopping so long, but
: 1 ni,n " 1 do- (jrt!!t Jovel wuerw JV
; get that ham? that is a ham and Im a judge of j
ham and as to that turkey. I never seen hi.i likes
j got any salad? I like hock, 3001Z hock-
I like hock, oood hock not
down town hock Jim. bring me a glass of brandy
to go on with and look for some gin agin I go
Well, gentlemen ; you appear all right I'll go
told you I had an engagement, so I must leave you
good night good night." Trots off with the re
mark that a party was waiting for him at a club. ;
Arrived at the " Club," he enters briskly, with a j Horace Greeley now expresses himself as very
" Well, well, well ! How long has this thing been j sorry that his name has ever been connected with
a goin' on? Who'd a thought it ! I jest seed a the Presidency, as it can only result in vexation
light, and thought I'd jest step in. Aiut it hot! j and misapprehension, and he can never shape
What's this ere stuff in this ere bowl ? (takes a glass- , ani g0Vern bis opinions to make himeclf accepta
ful) Where did you get this? That beats all ; you : t0 an p;,lty.
chaps knows more than me. Who's ahead to-night ? j
What's that ou that thar table? Chicken ! Have j Alexis, like Daniel Webster, doesn't care much
some? Don't mind if I do I seldom if ever eat 1 for money, but he thought $1500 a little steep
suppers but I do feel a little peckish to-night so J for sixteen hours lodging and one meal at the
I'll just take a bite (munch munch). S iy, John, i Spencer House, Niagara Tails. The landlord,
jest give me aleetle swaller o' that stuff (swig, swig), j prubably deeiring to perpetuate the harmonious
John gi' me that salad ; I allers like salad with ; reiation between the two countries, consented to
chickeu aud d'ye hear, John a slice o' that ham take cj10o(j yviiich Was paid. The people of that
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lar arinK. jso: neii 1 u taKe a teeiie swauer 01
that mixture, John. (A bowl, which has been com- j of frauds in voting has been devised. A Dome ot
pounded especially to finish him up, consisting of printed forms is provided, each being numbered,
brandy, champagne, etc.. softened down with gin.) ! and a space being left for the name and address
Great Jove ! Aiut that strong, though ! I couldn't j of tbe voter. A coupon correspondingly mini
stand much of that you see I aiut much in the I bered is attached, and this is given to the voter
habit of eaten supper. Anybody got a cigar? John . y,wn ,e registers, to be presented when he casts
pi' me a match and John, light this cigar for me. hjs T te pne C((lntuuM trj0k 0f repeaters voting
)eii, now, mat s coiiuoi laoie. i'm juu uni nwui.
so and so ? No ? Well, that's strange. I know all
about it. (Then, if you will listen, he pours forth
ail the scandal of the town which he may have
gathered during the day, or which he invents for the
occasion, and disgusts you with his vulgarity. ) Say,
John, got any gin? Gi me a cigar. Anybody gut
a buggy? I'd like to go home. I don't feel very
well aint felt jest right for several days. fcCil2gfcr8
, tV l .-.tit envintf rr-krvl ti tVi f Q f- rl orit P.'Unnifr Jit. 1
'1 o'clock in the morning, stuffed to repletion with
drink and food that cost him never a cent.
And thus the patent Bummer passes his days and
nights, eating and drinking the life product of in
dustrious men. He spares nothing everything is
fish that conies to Bummer's net. Nothing to him is
sacred he intrudes himself on your privacy at all
hours of the day and at unseasonable hours of the
night ; invites himself to anything in sight in the way
of driuk or victuals especially the former, and if
k U L Y lClUil3 WIXL Oil Y VLIO lU.Ultl. "
ight. his modesty Kill not prevent his asking
n. A devouring leech, a vampire, with no
not in si
for thorn A dvniirin lppph. a TUmnire
bowels of compassion : a useless member of society,
l.-.st to all sense of decency. Tell him rlainlv that he
is a Bummer, and he will grunt complacently
' that's so !"
There is a relative of his, known as tee " snoo
Lish Bummer," to whom I may some day introduce
New States. It is stated that at the present ses
sion cf Congress three new States will apply for ad
mission into the Union, and two new Territories will
ask for incorporation. The new States proposed will
to Utah. Colorado and New Mexico, and' the new
icrriiones are u oe kuuwu as i emuiu aira
hotna. 1'embina is, or 13 to be, a country on the
; Red Kiver of the North, to extend from Minnesota to
I Montana, and from the 46th to the 4'-th latitude,
Oklahoma will be only a reorganization of the
i Indian Territory. If the Territory is formed, we
; may soon see an Indian member taking an active
part in the business of the National Congress.
j P To the admission of Colorado we presume there
' will be- no objection, Utah must be renovated of it
im ir-a. t n .Am in nd toVewa
Mexico, it probably has not sufScient population,
althoueh it mav have. The people of th new fctates
are becoming anxious to take part in the politics of
CT Cl'R S1VOSD COOK.
TiiK " I.AUaiXA Kl g." Volume IXLTII ; No.
Is.O. of tLis lively li;tle sheet reached us i n Friday
la-'., by the .Wr.-i- .bVrriJ.'. and we Lave p -rusedit
contents ith uiu.'tl plea.-ure. We uiolr Irola the
commercial colaiua :
I. mi., February 221.
Mai Wet as quiet as os.ial. Fr. visions ure in
steady demand, and the supply keeps up wi;h tt.e
I 'ijurs Holders of choice to f.ir brands are
P'ii:!";::j; Mieir stuck.
A -Lively and in fair dem.md.
Vil Shark and whale are both earnestly inquired
Under the Lead of " hipping News" we learn
thiit the Captain of the ll t.rn'.t x Las one small
. humpback, caught by ittinj doubled up ia the
boat too lor..
We are iulormed that the I!;g-Mug R. Ii. Cars
! leave I.ahaiaa tor Liaai every day but Sunday,
and t;ce each Sunday unless it rams ; the braucii
line for Kahoolawe is running regularly.
We notice that in monetary circles. Shaikera
bills are called for.
In looking over the advertisements we note that
the veuerable Doctor Aey Smith, M. 1). has opened
his i Sice at all hours " iu LaLaina. and that he is
i prepared to extract teeth by the new "(iiaut
. l'owd-T process "without payiu,"' children under
two years ot age. halt price.
The Iirokerae buine.-3 is quite brisk we should
judge, iu Lahauta. from the many cards advertised
; in the llij. So than two tie w Gnus have
opened business. We give one of them the benetit
of a free insertion of his card.
: Jay Hash Singer. Broker.
Freaks S'lar Cane on reasonable terms,
j Fusts the heads ot Feer Follies ou shares.
Is w illing to attend to anytt ing iu Lis line ex
; cept a " dead-broke.''
We have not room to give this number tbe ex
I tended notice that it deserves, but advise our
readers to "subscribe early aud subscribe olien."
j We were interviewed yesterday iuorniiuf by a
; pair of yeilow dogs, male und female, who burst
j into the sanctum, ami paws-ing and looking around
1 in a cur-sory manner, proceeded to unfold their
j lt Cur. ' Bow-ow how is this Mister? You ara
I after our scalps again, are you. want us to be
tagged again, do you. would like to see us all
j SU',',W Z li(lea'e lo K?72- xld m''
Here the female broke in "es. that he would.
and worse than that he'd laugh to see my pretty
little family of six yellow, tive brindle, two half
terrier, three part bull, and the lest poodle puppies,
drownded before ever one of them got even an eye
open thank goodness the family we live with
WAnliln'i f:.L v.iiir nnstv n;iit..r r..n if tliev potil.1
j reU(1 italld i wish i was a Uliln and'if von
(turnilljr to ,R.r companion) were half the fighter
, tolJ mi) ym W(.rtf wLen fi.at C0UTt,d ,
i ,,m ., .I;.., ,,. ,.r i .!... .,
o h !''
We gazed down upon the pair from the lolty
shelf that we hud succeeded in hoisting ourselves
to. and stuttered out. " My dear madatue, and
you. my dear sir, I really 1 don't know what
we have done to excite you pray be calm take
a seat both of you what's the matter now ah
Uagtag de Bobtail, is my name," growled out
the first cur. and we want to know w ho wrote
that article on the Dog Tax in last Saturday's
We brought our shot-gun to bear, and our press
men were busied the rest of the day in removing
j Only 20 out of 1 ,000 samples of London milk
j were found genuine on analysis.
i , ,.c,r.4 n i i .
A check for Xfe24 lrom Hongkong completes
j the circuit of the world e charity for Chicago.
j Th -.nj.-itsta of Turkev have e-one earnestly
' . capitalists ot aurKey nave gone earnestly
I work extending their railway system.
j The liflh revigei.8 of thc ycw Te8tanient
j fa reachd the second chapter of Luke.
j uuve e 1
One of the best political mottoes of the times
I is. " Office-holders to the rear; tax-payers to the
I The International Society of London has, by a
' moi'.tuMf mio focriW-of? rTr'liii1r rori,irtifri
! f ' it" inflflf;niTa ;n rlttlir(
i Irom lts meetings in luture.
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I Olive Logan publishes a letter abandoning the
woman mi AV:icro nnvtw bee:inm iineleim hnnda
; iiavc been laid upon it.
i Paul Morphy, tbe foremost chess player of
j any age or country, still resides in New Orleans,
where be is practicing law.
Vice-President Colfax has said that if phioed
in nomination by the National Republican Con
vention he will not decline re-election.
The Secretary of the Navy was the only cabi
net officer who furnished wines at his New Year's
reception. His visitors were remarkably numer
ous. The number of persons at New York who met
; j , d h -a lg71 foota j 314 a ainht
. , 0, ,. ... , '. V .-.- "...i.
I me year ueiore, an average oi o u ween.,
almost 4 a day.
A New Hampshire man recently refused to
subscribe for a daily paper, " because it helped
to build up the business of the place, and the
i wealthier the town was the higher the taxes
j would be."
A letter of Mr. Dickens is iust published, in
which, speaking of tho House of Commons, he
t, ' . i)elItiVeH no consideration would
: . J, . . . , . r ...
induce him to become a member of that extra
The pews in Beecher's church, Brooklyn, were
recently rented for the year by auction. The
prices were 20 per cent, less than last year. '1 he
whole amount realized was about jSOU.OCO.
.. .. ...... ' .
: vicinity are greatly incensed at ttic uisgracciui
, -1 oo.n ....j-. - i
i nArnl i-i.l cimrJ.l Inaciira til. l.fVf.fl r inn
upon another man's name is thus prevented.
This is not unlike the method of registration of
the plebiecitum in Paris.
j English authors are responding generously to
i the t.ronosal to cive a copy of all their works
t0 replenish the burned libraries of Chicago. A
j j e numocr are very cordial in the offer, and
i express a warm personal sympathy with the move-
ment. Carlyle shows his grim humor in bis let
ter, and Disraeli improves the opportunity to shoot
a Parthian arrow at American publishers for
jiracy. The idea is worthy of the liberal spirit
of the nineteenth century, and Chicago will feel
an honorable pride in this collection, especially
if it contain tbe autographs of the authors.
Boston is preparing for its second festival of
noise. The huge building to be erected for the
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1 next great "jubilee;' will be 822 feet long by 422
feet wide. Ihe " Coliseum " of 18 3 was only
1 600 feet long by
jVkj in Dreauin. me nigm oi
: the new building is to De l, leer, tne root sup-
j ported by arches which will spring from the
i cround on each side and end. There will be no
pillars or other obstructions in the immense audito
rium. The amount of sound which delighted
Boston can get into a barn of these dimensions
can hardly be computed.
We bad supposed that the first statements of
the loss of life in the great Chicago fire were a
: good deal exaggerated, but the papers of that
. city, withfull time to make up a careful and ac-
curate c'siiuiuie, fciiii catcwh me uymiuu luat uic
death list will foot up considerable over 500.
, Over 100 bodies have been received, nearly all of
j WHjcn have been identified, and the work of clear-
; iarr awa the ruin3 j3 6tilI far froal completion. In
the BwiJt rush of the flamea iiundreds of people
; unquestionably consumed so completely as
i ?t Ifve even a vee ige of bone, or even a0hea
i to tell their fate. Letters of inquiry for mining
! friends are still coming in great numbers, and the
j publication ot them has been the means oi trac
ing many persons who were supposed to be lost.
Russia has recently organized 15,000 public
March 2, 1872.
Advice to those Advanced in Years.
The following (ugjrostion for tho i4-rservntion
; cf health and strength during what are generally
' regarded as the declinit jr years of life, are from
an article on " Old Age," by Cha. II. F.ril.am,
in the Herald of Health :
1. The first of thee counsels is to take rrguZar
fjrvi.c It is a mistake to uppoe that the fal
tering step, and the stiCtr joints, and the bnr
det.ed bones, indicate indolence, and tell one to
lie down in the house from in min until night.
Kii rcise of tl.e old bones and muscle is just a
t.eecssary ns exercise iT young !hics and muscles.
'J. And this ieads us to s:iy that old nge should
not only have regular exercise, but aliso .,omt rty
u.'tir .Kcii; ..-.'ion, s wine duty and service w hieh may
iccupy bolv and mind, something more than a
few .V?'., the O'lds and ends of the Iioum.
3. And old age also has ayyroyrtalt ploy. It
grauty need not be perpeluul btaviness. It is
not to be sequestered to Klioiis duties, and hin
dered from mirth, btvause it has got yond the
time of sleigh rides, aixl dances, and frolics. The
old ought to amuse themselves in ecry lawful
4. Yet it is needful to say that in exercise and
: work and play, old age should be moderate, and
: not go to the extent of exhaustion, that there ;
should Le c. httle as yosstUe cf fatigue to limbs
1 or to brain. An old man may not safely be tirtJ
out. Frequent rest is a god resort in this coih
dition of life chairs which are easy and a couch 1
which is convenient.
5. Old people will find great relief in the socittu
of thosr tcho are yininytr. Iiecause the fymia
thies of the old are with each other, because they
are likely to view things in the same way, and to
have common memories, it by no means follows
that they have no right to associate with young
people. The young find advantage in the w isdom
of the elders, and the elders find quickening in
the enthusiasm of the younger nice.
Henry Ward Beeohor preached a rousing
Christmas mtuioii one full of cheerful hope nnd
bright philosophy, and liberal withal. We have
room but for this striking extract :
The world is grow ing in its school of morals.
Compare model n art with the antique. Ancient
architecture will scarcely be surpassed. But ait
now is distributive. It is in this way we surpass
antiquity. 1 am glad there was a day of cathe
drals. S'ow we have something better. Cathe-
j drals are no l.mger of use. In former times they
i let men live in mud hovels and erected stone
i cathedrals. Art is now above and beyond this.
There never was a time in the history of the
world when art did so much as at present. Wo
have no Michuel Angelo, no Baphacl, but we
have scores of men who understand and appre
ciate nature, and look through nature up to
nature's tod. liook at the school of laiidbcajo
painting to-day. It is of more account than all
j mediaeval schools put together. Still more ns-
tonithing is the development of tho Christ prin
i ciplo in a popular literature, full of good will to
! men, full of the spirit of Catholic humanity.
! Dickens' Isioks, from leginning to end, radiate
' this spirit of the brotherhood of man. Thackeray '
scarcely less. This spirit of brotherhood is
! growing among governments. There is a bu
j nianity iu war never known before. Consider
j the bands of organized women whose business it
j is to look after the feick and wounded. This
j spirit, unknown before, has been lent to I'urojie
j during her last struggle ; and now, when we
I hear that disputes between governments are to
be left to the cool and calm arbitrament of
: mutual friends, may wo not imagine tbe voices
! of the angels chanting, 44 Peace on earth, good
i w ill toward men !" All things now are obliged
! to pay toll and tux to the convenience and
comfort of tbe jioor and tho helpless, everything
has to pay heel to the great wants of mankind.
The incarnation is going on the Christ pirit
growing. 1 tee steps leading to a glorious
! union. We only need heart, lhcro must be
! more of that charity which allows men to differ.
: Piety must bo more than doctrine, goutiness
more than creeds. Bciuember this : Christ is
i always coining ; all parts of human society are
j gradually moving up into the atmosphere of our
Wiiai.kus fok the AacTic. The Republican
Stan dard of January 1 1 tit siys:
Since the receipt of thc news of the abandonment
cf the Arctic whaling fleet eight vessels have sailed
! from this port to prosecute the fishery in that ocean
1 next season ships Duropa aud Jireh ferry, and
! barks Active, Amelia, Camilla, Illinois, Triton, mid
i James Allen. Two of these, the Uuropa and Cainilhi,
j were being fitted before the news of the disaster was
j received, aud the Active was ready to sail. Bark
Joseph Maxwell will also sail from this port for ihe
j Arctic next week, and bark Acors Barns will be dis
; patched from New London this month. Bark Nau
: tilus, of this port, has sailed from St. Helena for the
' same ground, by orders from home, aud bark Live
1 Dak, ou the New Zealand ground, will sail for the
North in the Spring.
Ships Josephine, Marengo and Bartholomew Gos-
nold, and barks Alaska, Helen Mar, Northern Light,
: Sea Breeze and Trident hod sailed for the Arctic be
! fore the receipt of the news, and with barks Midas,
j Progress and Lagoda, of this port, which escaped
from the general wreck in the Arctic, will make quite
; a respectable fleet there next season. Doubtless other
: ships at sea will nlso be ordered to the same ground.
: Hawaiian bark Arctic and British bark Far Away
will alo go North.
! An American sensation experienced by tho
i Crand Duke Alexis was tho receipt in Chicago of
i thirty or forty letters, all from females, asking
assistance in some shape or other. One young
. lady, from Western New i ork, begged, through
six closely-written pages, for a sum to enable her
to marry a widower whom she loved dearly.
They wcro both so poor they could not marry
without money. The Duke instructed the Mayor
that if be found in the letters any nppral be
deemed worthy, to honor it in a moderate way.
Who would not le a Duke?
The Emperor and Empress of Brazil have
made themselves very popular in their European
trip, and the latter has just added a new feather
to her cap and shown herself a woman of nervo
and heroism. While at Naples, the Imperial
party visited tbe famous Azure (J rot to. The
Empress remained outside in a small boat.
Suddenly the helmsman, by whose side she was
sitting, fell overboard, and would have drowned
bad she not caught him and held him up till
help could arrive.
Thc commission given by the Czar Alexander
to (ieneral Le Flo, to visit Versailles and present
to Thiers his affectionate greeting, has great
political significance. It is not only a token of
personal regard, but a clear testimony that tbe
Thiers Government is Cordially supported by
Russia. While, therefore, this friendly net of
Emperor Alexander strengthens the present Gov
ernment of Fiance, it deals a fatal blow to the
hopes of the Legitimists, Orleanists and Bona
partiHts. Napoleon still believes that the present
Provisional Government is illegal and that his
claims to the Crown will not be defeated except
by a plebiscite ; he therefore defers action until
the people arc called upon to vote on tbe T-ertna-ncnt
form of government in France. But this
manifestation of friendship made by the Czar in
favor of Thiers, as also the support be has re
ceived from every other nation, will have the
effect of making the people vote in favor of a
man who is popular at home and abroad as against
a very unpopular one.
New Departure. A clergyman at Council
Bluffs, Iowa, has made a new departure in the
matter of 44 hitching up " folks, lie has fwept
away the old established rules of marrying for a
fee, and announces that he Bhall hereafter marry
by weight, charging four cents per pound for the
happy man and two cents lor the bride. The idea
is a novel one.
The March of Civilization. This is the way
the Chicago Post celebrates the march of civiliza
tion in that city :
41 D'-K'-Iation continues lo reiin,
Bui Cujiifl k-tii up bU fii i
There have brn Sisl
Mama;? inr ihe fire."
In another place the Post says: 44 There have
been 417 babies published in this city since the
fire 311 of them females. Hail to the new She
During the past year the State Police of Mas
eachuseUs, have made seizures of liquor,
amounting to 53,845 gallons, nt an average value
of $2 a gallon, caused 173.199.97 in fines and
cost's to be paid in, made 37 gaming seizures, 7,
006 liquor prosecutions outside of seizures, 2.9G3
for general ofll-nces, arrested 112 gamblers, made
2 seizures of obscene prints, restored to owners
25.362.94 woith of stolen property, earned $17,
712.83 in fees, which go to the State Treasury,
and cost the State during the time $111,038.54.
Since July let there have been 09 men on the
The Cuban insurrection )& outlived tho IT
and cxhaukted the tnticme of the outside w
The general public baa no love (or tbe princi
ou which Sjttin bus tnannged her colonic, hit
has (dill lem for the manner in which the Ca(
insurgent are conducting their fcurrrilla fight.
, plundering and devastation for open watiarj
their Jirt was ahaid nuxl iuor than a year
Tbe attempt to establish ti e indrcndcnofl of J
island wna at least excusable iu tbe beg i nil
but now that tlwrc i no trwm to eipert nuc-j
aud that tl.e ri!-U bate I wt t Wo juiitbi'
all the orderly jux.ple in tbo iidand, even of t
who bate S"ui it ia time lor Valmsrrd j
issue his notification that slur ti e l-'th of J I
ary no tard. r.a will In grann-d. Tbomi la a
batt.'e will le ahot and iri.e surrrndering V
taiilv imrriitonod Lr life. Such noiifiont
have a cruel sound, but tl ey are better
vndlcMi guerrilla warfare.
Tie Hartford i.rant hardly k'nowt wluo;
Columbus did a god thing or not in diaoov1.
America, and moralires thua : 44 Th Ind!,
never thanked him f.-r i-ne jrfy. TlieAfri'
had amall ground to be grateful for Ihe tna ,t
lie opened lor them. Here are two eontinj
that bad no uac for him. He led Spain Int.
dance of great eipectation, which ended In f
gorgeous ruin. He introduced tobacco t
Ltuvpe, and laid tbe foundation for more ti ,
and nervoua disease than tbe Romans had i
thousand year. He introduced the potato J
Ireland, indirectly, and that eauaed ucb t tt
increase of population that the great famine I
tiie result, and an enormous em ignition to ?,
York hence Tweed and Hall and the cowtitu
of tbe King. Columbus ia really reponibh
Japan promise to rapidly emerge froin
exeluaivctieM. Tbe Mikado is cordially cicb
ing visit with American officers, and the gov,
ment contemplate sending a tiuinber ol yu
women to America for the purpose of h
them educated. An innovation not very pleat
to tbe priest of Buddha i also in procesi
making. They hate been informed that, in
of giving themselves up to spiritual contem
tion, they must cither enter thc army or ;
Home of the uieclmiiieul trade, and make lUj
m he practically useful. All tbi look aa the !
Japan were preparing to be a live nation a'r
Jive nations. I
A writer in the British Journal of PhotogrJi
predicts tbut, owing to the prelection of tar
photography brought annul iy mo necewuuv
the Parisian siege, we will soon have our tf,
paper handed to u the sue of a potdage tn,
and carry our favorite pK-ta in our vesl-butt ;
We will see 4 a new edition of Maeauly coDif'-
ip threo shirt Mand," or 44 the tiny rdilloi
Dickena" complete in two klccve-buttona. Ev'
one will then carry a uiieroscojie aa we now
Col. II. 1). Cook, of Normal, Illinois, B
patented an iron shingle roof. The shingles A
uhout six by thirteen inches, lap each other !
to insure a water-proof roof, end are faMcne
bundle- nail. Ihe pitent i said to be lii ;
pensive than slate.
Sum tor Sumner is understood to be prena ,
a speech upon the relative merit of the Bri ;
and American cases presented to tho Gcir
board of arbitration.
lkitts, thc murderer of Pet llalslcnd,
hanged on the 2Cth of anuary. tho New J
Court of Pardon refusing to lake any actio I
the case. (
An Italian nun dh-d of grief at being c(
jK-lled to vacate u cell tho had occupied lor ,
Calcctta, Feb. 6. Bepufy ComioUaloner Co
ha ordered fifty Kooka mutineer to be blown f
the mouth of Ihe cuunou.
Chicauo, Feb. 1. A Vribunt't New York ap.
say the sutject much discussed juat now by th r
and jieople is Horace Greeley's editorial in to-djf
Tnbunt earnestly opoing Grant' nominatior j
the ground of his weakues a a candidate , inaepl f,
ent of any other reason. It eicitra niuco comr
in political circlr. lb-publican generally tltno '
it a uutrue and dangerous, calculated and Jnl
to cret tho very dixsuiisfactiou which Urecley
c hues exist ri spcetiiig Grant. The Bcmocrai
ii-.vi it tl artit-le. ami auva it i St roil IT tirXXt.
Greeley 'a honesty and sincerity. Greelr-y I unCj
stood to be willing to aupport Grant, if renominn
aith all the strength and influence of the 7Viii
but (hut he conscientiously believe he caDOojl
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