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S.4 TURD A Y. FEUR UA R Y 11 1831
(Ft'Oin the Polynesian,
Jh-ivji ami FpicC Jftlmt. -lroti.
J)i.ieourf..i ittliverfl Ly M Walter
Mcrray Gibson, in the J'vt Mreet
Church, IUnotnlit, II. I.
Next, I may glanae at 1 rugs Ground in
every apothecary's shop in Christet Jorn, and
obtained from every forest of Malaysia. The
Lest of champhor is the sole product of
Sumatra, and is the concreted.oily sap of th 1
lofty Dipterocarpus of botanists. This ii
not the common drug of the shops chiefly
brought from China, and worth from oi
dollar to fifty cents a pound ; but this be
of Sumatra, is worth its weight in silver
Singapore and her East Indian markets.
This costly cariphor never reaches the
western apothecaries, being all bought ip by
the Chinese; and it is supposed these tl rifty
and cunning Asiatics manufacture the ;om
mon drug of commerce out of the intense
concrete of Sumatra, along with other"
material. At any rate, it is one of tie un
explained mysteries of East India trade,
something like the question about gTen teas,
why the camphor of Sumatra shoulc readily
comramd among Chinese purchasers over
one thousand dollars a hundred weight ;
and yet they will sell to us t.'ie same
jumtity of champhor that we use. for
about twenty-five dollars ; thus, the one.and
apparently same article, being worth forty or
fifty times more than the other.
iienzoin, the styrax of botanists, is another
of the famed specialities of Sumatra. I have
told you how the barter for it is carried on
by Kubus and other wild tribes of the island
with outside traders. These natives pick up
of this gum what spontaneously e?udes from
the trees, for none is brought to European
markets but what has the appearance of
haing been exposed to water and atmos
pheric action. The gummy lumps are found
at the base of trees, and oftentj, es floating
C l the small streams of the swampy Kubu
wilderness. It is hard, dark brown, and
brittle, like a lump of rosin when so found.
To burn it and inhale its aromatic smoke is
the delight of Malays. They combine other
carrranres of mims and woods with it, form-
.rig an intense and intoxicating U,aqa;' of
odor, which is thrilling and captivating to
the senses ; and it is in such clouds of de
lights that the Malay gallant sometimes
seeks to win the preference of Sumatran
damsels. To add to the wooing influence
of his presence, he rubs his palms and cheeks
with the calambuco, or eagle wood of com
merce. This is a knotty portion of the
agila, and supposed to be a diseased excres
ence of the tree ; but when portions are
rubbed between the hands, there arises a
rich aroma pleasurable, like music to the
senses. The sweet, woody scents of these
isles and the fragrances of leaf, bark, flower,
seed, and sap, send op an eternal incense
offering for their lavish, superlative vegetable
lint there is yet a long list of drugs and
of various products entering into materia
medica. The cajeput is a peculiar one. found
alone on the island of Bun, or Boeroe, as
spvlt by the Dutch. This pungent essential
oil, so valuable fr rheumatic disorders, is ob
tained by boiling the leaf of the white b irked
Melaleuca, and the whiteness has given the
mme, as the Malaya call the volatile drug,
caju puti, or white wood. The Malay
name has been corrupted by illiterate traders
into cajeput. The betel, peculiar to these
islands and some portions of Asia, may be
dcerving of your attention. By the term
betel is commonly known a masticatory, or
substance chewd as tobacco, by perhaps
one hundred millions of islanders and conti
nental Asiatics. But the term designates
three articles which are used ; the nut of
the areca palm, the leaf of the piper betel
called sirih, and slacked lime, A piece of
areca as Urge as a Lima bean, and of pure
white lime, as large as a garden pea, are en
veloped in a betel leaf, and when chewed
produce a pleasant pungent effect titillating
to the glands of the mouth, and soothing to
the nervous system. This is the habit of
man, woman aud child, of prince and coolie,
of priest and pirate of the Archipelago. This
soothing masticatory cheers the Malay in
ever toil ajid purtnr. and is in general use
among every Oceanic people that can pro
cure it. It seems to do good to the swarm
ing millions of Malaysia ; and might it not
bcintroduced with advantage among their
kindred Hawaiians, to exclude tobacco, aa,
and other hurtful masticatories and drinks ?
The betel chewers are noted as contented
... i .i ..
and assiillOUS Workers, anu never uae uuj-
thinn- intoxicating. I have no doubt but that
the areca a
do I doubt i
it be that th
ity, like ru
laysia, the I '
terest to th
botanic rerae :
tice, mostly i
But the m
that is most
table juices, t
curia of Java
tree. This it
life as was on
the bird that i
stop the puis
rcst a little w
a man will le
against its bat
Ph with pa
require but a
lid be success
is,and still less
(option of the
ttory. And if
ides of human-
bat must have
I is decidedly
.a-v i- i- v-
he bro'-' a
ii inai.-a.-M i ecuiiar 10 m-
cry gre t ; but my present
. no: rwrrr it me to enter into
) ti rriptions, chiefly ofio
. Kirmaceutist. The Malay
boti-.t"fuT assortment of
that they are
. Malay prac
r, is eminently
ons, and all
ynl in vega
: ;. Here you
Iocs not kill
made, but if
:tnd swell hi3
.id it would
; sap to put
him in his gra
things "ut the
tree that cou
island t' at cou
You ste veget
a mile in leng
palm, 'J! cf on
from the root ti
and still growi
within the yeai
grows here to
toes flourish as
All the zones a
of ev-ry land, f.
is found or can
host of things t
things of any oil.
or not whether
American or V . '
elsewhere such t u
ere is of all
see here a
n and an
' with sago.
; quarter of
it, a rattan
f the earth
-. . and pota--nd
- ! besides, a
f id or pro-
' say such
V ;r tropical
: i arfnot find
. fertile soil,
nor such a mild, attempered climate. Jior
such a fecundating atmosphere. It is a region
Su? dePn' maintenance
iiuguiy organization 01 nuinanity. it is
an elysium for the sybarite it is a harvest
lana tor the enterprising it will become the
chief theatre of commercial activity, and the
chief source of commercial wealth. It now
sends forth two hundred millions of dollars
worth of valuable products that promote the
industry of other lands it will send forth a
thousand millions of dollars worth. It now
sustains thirty millions of souls and it can
feed the world ; and yet what is it in the
civilized world's eye ? An unnoticed space
of spice lands and pirates. All attention
has been fixed upon China, Hindustan and
Japan, contributing nothing that truly en
riches us, or that is of interest to our civili
zation ; and next to these, Christendom has
been engrossed by Polynesia a host of
islets perhaps twenty thousand, sounding
large in number, but a poor and barren
aggregate. Not all the area of these twenty
thousand is equal to the half of one of
Malaysia to the- half of the island of
Sumatra ; nor does all Polynesia's poi and
pandanus eating population equal the quar
ter of the souls of Sumatra. And yet what
is Sumatra to the public mind of Christen
dom ? Journals and tracts and reports have
engrossed the religious world with the bar
ren reefs and craters of the Pacific. Micro
nesia' is better known than Malaysia ; and
yet what is Micronesia? Look on the map,
and observe that they c-un.ot make dots
small enough to truly represent its islets.
But Malaysia and its seas would almost cover
North America. The space between Hono
lulu and San Francisco is only about half
the length of Malaysia. Vou can sail four
thousand miles, and behold islands all the
time on your starboard and your larboard
grand and beautiful islands, towering loftily,
clothed from peak to beach with verdure and
fol iage redolent with aromas, brilliant with
blossom, weighty with fruit, sparkling with
the plumage of swarming songsters, alive
with the cry of animated nature of all kinds,
and the umbrageous home of millions of
interesting, industrious, teacheable humanity.
This is a panorama worth looking at ; .there
is not th like anywhere else. This is a re
gion above all others. I like to repeat, above
all others; to invite those whose sympathies
or enterprises go forth throughout the earth
in quest of a people' and an arena that
challenge their soul's highest meed of Jove,
of faith, of labour, nnd of enterprise. I do
not seek I know that with the truthful I
will not be understood as seeking to dis
parage the faifh and 'abor that has beeput
forth in the Pacific. But if that has called
forth and deserves so much, what, when
further known, may we not expect from
Malaysia? Her people do not die with the
coming of the white man, but rather increase
in his presence. It is indeed true that the
Dutch found the Javanese about two millions,
and now they number over eleven millions.
It i not supposed that there was one
million of souls in the Philippines when the
Spaniards first came,and now the lowest esti
mate is five millions And yet the association
of Dutch end Spaniards with Malaysians was
prompted neither by philanthropy nor evan
gelical zeal. Their intercourse has not been
fraternal, and their dominance anything but
paternal. They have driven the people to
raise coffee and hemp, as Americans have
driven Africans to raise cotton ; but still, in
all these instances, the Yaces have bred and
fattened, and - : j
families and . - i
kind know id ' ! ".-. -r i -
rue of Ma' .-.t T. S;
given their I . . . i nr. I
lions of Ta'.i; i.i- tii-'iVi
totally abro t.-,' . : : . ,
vet thev floufia.. Ti.c
( . e
Dutch doubles the population of Java in
forty years. 1 have some occasion to object
to the spirit of the Dutch monoply and non
intercourse, but 1 cannot doubt the value of
their policy in some respects in fostermg
Malaysian increase. And, inasmuch as the
replenishing of the earth was the primal com
mand, it does seem that some of the same
kind of policy, with certain ameliorations,
might be applied advantageously to the
material development of land and races in
the Pacific for instance, Hawaii nei. I
have said it again and "gain, and repeat it
now. that civilization in Oceanica, house
and home civilization, bread and meat civili-
zation, the civilization of good clothing,
decency and cleanliness, the civilization of
prosperity on earth, as well as hope of heaven
is to Le best developed in the production of
needed staples for the world's use, rather
than in a loafing life on barren, coral reefs,
and ektng ut a low grade, vegetating life
on poi and pandanus. The Polynesians are
i dying- out on such tiet, and wasting away
also owing to some civilized virus in their
ood, and the lack of all national hope in
their hearts; but the Malaysians re increas
ing on rice, sago and plentiful meat and
fruit, which increase is also owing greatly
to organized labor in plantations and mine's,
and furthermore because they have some
congenial native governments, and a nation
al hope which the white man has not yet
been strong enough to destroy with his false
ethnological views and ill-adapted contriv
ances of governmental, and even of social
order. However, it is far from my object to
prove that the Malaysians are so well and
flourishing that they need not be bettered on
the contrary, they are a people eminently in
a condition to be blessed oy the white man
by the lettered, intelligent, great manby
the man with the spirit of truth with the
spirit of Christ ; who taking no local stand
point of view loosing beyond his tradition
al associations of ecclesiastical and govern
mental order not seeking to establish his
mere educational associations, but, contem
plating the people before him with that which
is compassionating, self-sacrificing, saving
and divine in fine, with that spirit of love
whose interlacing bonds, fastening heart to
heart, are the sure foundations on which to
rest the institutions of society and religion.
It is impossible that a mission that seeks to
plant a miniature European form of religion
in Malaysia can succeed. Malaysia, (i e is
all Asia, Polynesia, and all the shades and
and qualities of races and nations,) has,
within itself, the elements from which must
be built up the outward and visible form of
its institutions. It will be my aim on
another occasion to point out some of these
elements, so far as relates to the religious
view? and social life of the people of Malaysia.
Mark Twain, having been asked to contribute
to the newspaper issued at the fair in aid of
abused children in Lioston, wrote : " Why should
I want a Society, for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children to prosper, when I have a baby down
stairs that kept me awake eeveral hsurs last night,
with no pretext for it but a desire to make trou
ble Tbis occurs every ' night, and it embitters
me, because I eee how needless it was to put in
tbe other burglar alarm, a costly and comphcat
cd contrivance, which cannot be depended upon,
because it's always getting out of order and
won't go ; whereas, although the baby is al-
wavseettinz out of oruer, too," u can nevenuc-
W - '
m nitter azaiuok ruui
iAm nT it U ail wronz : but if you
will start a
axxiety for tbe prevention of cruelty to father,
I will write you a whole book. "
less be aepenaeavon, lor mo icaouu
it eeU out of order tbe more it does go. Yes, I
b. ..: - mn'tatm fnr t think the
DWIVil I mum "
A Dead Sack.
Lord Bicbard De Shurlind, one beautiful dy
Took John, Lis old servant, to nhow the best -way
For hunting and fishing, the when and the where
To get the best game, by the gun or the snare.
They went through a meadow and into a dell
Where game was abundant, fat, tender, and well.
While resting a moment down under the trees
Old John began saying " The Devil will teaae,
Whenever I'm trying to do a good thing
With some evil notion he's sore to come in."
You cannot be perfect, he never would come
To one who is righteous ; I never knew one
To darken my vision with any such thing."
Just then sonio wild ducks rose up on the wing.
Bang ! Bang went the gun, then into the water
Lord Richard plunged deep to finish the slaughter
The dead he let go on lhe stream as they might ;
The wounded he struck to the left and the riht.
Then having killed all he gathered together
All the dead birds scarce miamiing a feather.
" Ah ! master beloved, rray why did you go
'Mong wounded birds firt and let the dead go?
(Jet the dead first sir and then look well about
To catch all the rest, be they bird, be they trout."
"There John you're in error.you're wrong on that head
The wounded might vanish but not so the dead ! "
JuKt so my dear Master, I think its the same
Like your wounded ducks we sinners are lame :
The moment we know it and try to get well
The Devil attacks with his legions of hell
You're dead duck sir and so it's too true
The devil don't trouble himself about you.
Brookes O. Baker.
Trie public were shocked not long since by the
account of the death of a lady, the daughter of
one of the most eminent professional men in this
eountry, from an overdose of morphine. The
wretched storv was published all over the coun-
ifns woman was young and beautiful. Siie
had high culture, and was, by nature, gentle,
loving and lovable. A few yeara ago she began
to take opium for some disease, and soon became
its victim. All her struggles against it wre
vain. At an age when she should have been in
the full vigor of her womanhood, a happy and
refined wife and mother, she died alone, and her
downfall and disgrace were blazoned in every city
of the Union.
Opium drunkenness is said to be on the in
crease in this country, and it prevail largely
among women. Very few matrons or young
girls, when suffering from weakness or nervous
disorders, would resort to brandy or whisky.
But a dose of laudanum, or some other anodyne,
they regard as harmless.
Pbyaiciana, too, heedlessly prescribe something
which they vaguely call " drops ' to an over
worked mother, or girl exhausted by incessant
dancing and flirting, when the proper remedies
would be a few week's rest from labor and care,
and a more wholesome, rational life.
American women are, as a rule, energetic.
The busy house-keeper and the eager belle find
resort to a seemingly innocent little black bottle,
when they are" run down," much easier than
the giving up of work, er the sacrifice of balls and
germane. Before they are conscious of their dan
ger tbey are victims to the most hopeless and
terrible or appetites ibey are opium drunkards.
It is probable that no one who baa ever become
addicted to fhis habit has been able to conquer
it. DeQuincy wrote a book that for dramatic
horror and pathos has not its like in literature,
to prove that it was possible to " rise out of the
deep;' but he sank again helpless and hopeless.
The best monograph on the opium habit writ
ten in America, was the work of a brilliant man
of letters who believed himself cured, yet died
its victim. Most of our readers can recall at
least ono opium drunkard whom they have
known. The livid, corpse-like skin, the glassy
eye, the vague air of terror, arc unmistakable.
They are signs that the night-mare, life-in-death,
has seized its prey, and is dragging it surely
down to the grave. Youth's Companion.
According to report in the Bonton Journal, he
said in part : I have denounced with indignation the
Calvinistic doctrines of decrees. The presentation is
outrageous of the character o( a beiug who for his
own glory created a large part of the human race for
damnation and another large part for blessing, and
without any regard to the future of the damnable
or the savable. The most atrocious slander of the
human race is set forth in the Stjbrook and West
minister platforms, and the Pan-Presbyterian Coun
cil, after discuesson, determined that the old was
good enough, or that the times had not come lor any
change.. Every man who entered the Presbyterian
ministry aaya that be will preach these doctrines of a
hideous God as set forth in the shorter and longer
catechisms. There is no treason to humanity so
utter, no ground so daogeroua for a young man to
put hit feet upon ; for to swear that hs will be true
to the articles of .faith in the Presbyterian and New
England Congregational churches, he can't do. He
might as well swear that he will be 150 feet high
every time he goes into the pulpit. Tbey all dodge
it, or if there is one who doesn't be is a long, lean,
lightning-rod sort of a man, who lives in bis pulpit
and bas nothing to do with common folks, and they
have not much to do with him.
The bu'nan family is to be judged by value in the
world. The larger part might as 'well be swept
away. You might kill a hundred thousand men in
some parts of the world and a hundred thousand
squirrels in Oregon, and there would be no difference,
exspt tnat the skins of tbe latter are worth some
thing. One-half of the men live in su-h low condi
tion that if they perished they would not be missed.
I cin't pretend that the en-J comes when the race
dies A man like Christ would be the strongest sort
of a man known in our day. There is nothing so
wanting as love. But man say if you want to be
saved, come leap into t'nj ark with your old clothes
on, and go right aloug. Their idea of Heaven is
that it is like a Yankee girret, full of all sorts of old
rubbish. If we judge by what we see of the kind of
material, thonght good enough to make a church
here, and heirs of salvation hereafter, the question
must not be: 'Do you want to be saved?" but
" Do you want to be savable?" The general spirit of
tue cnurcu is ; "vo you belong to usr , "les."
"Bless you." "Do you belong to us?" "No."
Damn you." When the church is aglow with the
power of love, and an electric influence goes from one
another, infidelity will be scorched ahd die. or rather
to it will throw away its weapons and embrace the
' Care for Diphtheria.
A correspondent sends the following remedy
which he asserts is a specific: Stir a teaspoonful
of flour of sulphur in a wine glass of water and
give it to the patient to gargle the throat with.
In ten minutes the patient will be out of danger.
In extreme cases, when the fungus has grown to
such an extent as to preclude the possibility of
gargling, mow tne suipbur down tbe tnroat with
a quill. This will cause the fungus to contract,
and then gargling should be resorted to. Or
take live coals in a shovel aod sprinkle a couple
of spoonfuls of tbe sulphur on them, and let tbe
patient inhale the fumes. Ibis will kill the
fungus. Tbe same remedy is recommended for
colds and asthma. New York Sun.
What the Navies of the World Cost. The
naval expenditure of the chief maritime States is
as follows : England, $52,824,515 ; France,
$36,254,195; United States, $23,500,000:
Russia, $17,796.8401, Germany, $11,434,195;
Italy, $8,800,375 ; Austria. $44120,320. Tbe
English exjenditure is about one-third higher
than that of France, and more than double that
of any other power. But the object supposed to
be insured by it differs considejably in the
several countries. If a chief object of keeping up
a naval force be the protection of maritime com
merce we should find that to protect every 100
tons of merchant shipping sailing under the nati
onal flag costs annually : In France, $3,890 ;
llussia, $3,470; Austria, $1.2i0 ; Germany,
$1,070: Italy, $935; United States, $375;
England, $575. To protect every $1,000 worth
of Beabornc imports and exports takes : in Russia,
$35.90; Austria, $2S.50 ; France, $20 80;
Italy, $25.40; Germany, $22.80 United States,
s21.30 ; England, $17-25. In none of tbe above
cases has the trade of colonial dependencies other
than with the mother country been taken into
account, or the figures for England would fall
relatively lower. Pall Mall Gazette.
Of the late Lord Chief Justice Cockburn it is
said that on one occasion, while still without the
Bar, he bad to examine a witness named Phinn,
and asked : Well, sir, bow do tbey spell your
name with an F cr a Ph?" Some spell it
one way and some another, I believe,'- replied
the man. Yes, but I presume there is a right
way and a wrong way, eh ?" " Oh, certainly,'
asserted the witness. "Very good," replied
CockbaT, ioW certain of hisv"n : how da
yon epeU it yourse'f ?" Oh t I don't spell
it ! I always make ay mark."
P. O. ADVERTISER,
This term is applied to several substances. A
disinfectant which may be useful in one case, is
worthless in another; benee, a knowledge as to
the properties of every disinfectant is useful.
There is no universal disinfectant, such as nearly
all the vendors of disinfectants would wish the
public to believe. For the destruction of germ
disease, such as smallpox and cholera, carried
from one to another, through the air, the best dis
infectant is chlorine. A useful form of genera
ting chlorine slowly, and of evolving it into the
atmoephere, in minute portions, is to make a
mixture of two parts common muriatic acid with
one part of common nitric acid ; then add, grad
ually, sulphuric acid until chlorine and euchlo
rine are evolved. This will be known by the
darkening of the fluid, and its steady effervesence,
owing to the escape of the disinfecting gas. This
mixture, under the name of ' Everlasting chlo
rine," wad shown at the firs; Exhibition, in 1851.
Nothing bas yet eupersejW it. A mixture of
sulphate of iron and limt .s the best disinfectant
for cesspool and closet. The oxide of iron at
once combines with the sulphuretted bydrngen,
and all offensive odor ceases. Carbolic acd is
useful for gangrenous woAids; but it has no value
to dedorize a stable, or the latrines of public
places ; on the contrary, it increases the
evil. The real, efficient remedy would be to mix
about ten per cent, of muriatic acid in the water
tank ; then, as the water nows, ttie aciu would
instantly combine with the ammoniacal gases
evolved. Permanganate of potash, known as
" Condy's Fluid," is the best disinfector of bad
water. A few drops of it will combine with the
organic matter, and render the water pure. Fil
tering water through fresh charcoal will also
disinfect it ; but the evil of ordinary filters is that
the water of to-day or to-morrow, runs through
and over the impurities previously left behind.
To deodorize is uut to disinfect.
In view of" the prevalence of smallpox and for
the benefit of the public and the poorer classes in
particular, the following disinfectant and also a
small-pox remedy are published.
The disinfectant is at once cheap, harmless aud
exceedingly effectual, and can be prepared by the
most inexperienced person, and the remedy is
said to have effected cures when learned physi
cians said the patient must die.
B. O. B.
The Difficulties of an Editor. The London
Sporting Times pithily states the difficulties
under which editors labor : " It an editor omits
anything be is lazy. If he speaks of things as
they are, people get angry. If he glosses over or
smooths down the rough points he is bribed. If
he calls things by their proper namahe is unfit
for the position of an- editor. If he does not
furnish readers with jokes he is an idiot. If he
does he is a rattle head, lacking stability. If he
condemns the wrong he is a good fellow but lacks
discretion. If be lets wrongs and injuries go un
mentioned he is a coward. If he exposes a pub
lic man he does it to gratify spite, is the tool of a
clique, or belongs to the outs.' If he indulges
in personalities he is a blackguard. If be does
not his paper is dull 'and insipid.'
The first American city to light its streets
whoily by electricity is Ogden, Utah.
The annual sale of pews and sittings in
Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, took place Tuesday
Jan. 4th, with .a result that must have been satis
factory to -.Mr. iJeecher and the truetees, inas
much as the premiums paid were larger than last
year, Mr. II. B. CLaflin eecuring the first choice
at $700 premium, in addition to $120, the regular
rent of the pew. a higher price
paid before. The seats were Sold by au aucjorieer
to the highest bidder, and the premiums amount
ed to $29,536 over and above the rentals, which
aggregate $12,826 The premiums realized last
year were $27,022.
Chicacu's prosperity is very remarkable. The
past year has been marked by an enormous
increase in its business. The bank clearings were
greater than for the previous year bv $330,o00,
000, the total sum being $1,094,000,000. The
increase in grain shipments was very great;
twenty-three millions of bushels more of cereals
were handled than in '78.
At an inn in Suflolk County, the landlord has
a sign posted up outside his door : ' Good beer
for sale here, but don't take my word for it. "
A bachelor's toast: "Woman the morning
star of infancy, the day star of manhood, the eve
ning star of age ; bless our stars, and may tbey
always be kept at a telescopic distance ! '
Tbe most learned women in the world is said
to be Princess Dora dTstria. She reads and
speaks fifteen languages, has written novels, his
torical and philosophical works, is an honorary
member of a dozen learned socities, and is, not
withstanding, quite good looking.
Said Jack to Bill, How- many legs would a
calf have, calling tbe tail one?" Five,"'
answered Bill. "No, it wouldn't: for calling
tbe tail one wouldn't make it so. "
Breathes there a man with soul ao dead.
Who never to himself hath said,
I'll pay before I go to bed.
That bill I owe the printer.
Yes. there are some we know full well,
Who never such a tale could tell ;
But these we fear will go to well.
The place where there's no printer.
Not long since, a little girl was called upon, in
one of our Hartford Sunday schools, to say her
verse. She rose nnd promptly said, with a slight
lisp, "There ith no rethpectable persons with
God ! '" The quotation is not exactly eorrect but
it was intensely "orthodox." Hartford Courant.
Little six-year-old was taking his first lesson
in addition, and when the teacher asked him.
" If I were to give you two cats and another nice
lady gave you two more, how many cats would
you have? " lie quickly replied. "Why, pretty
soon 1 wouldn't have any, for my mamma would
break their necks with the broom. She don't like
cats. " Norristown Herald.
Mark Twain says there is something very fas
cinating about science it gives you puch whole
sale returns of conjecture for such trifling invest
ments of fact.
Japanese paper air cushions are said to have
some advantage over those made of rubber.
Tbey may be rolled into a package of smaller
dimensions, whe? not in use ; they will not
stick together like rubber does after it is wet,
and for pillows, they are better because they
have no door. Their strength is marvelous ; a
man weighing 160 pounds may stand upon one
without bursting it. Tbey are said to be water
proof, and to make excellent life preservers.
Something like $7,000,000 is spent annually
upon foreign mission work. The sum ' is im
mense, and yet it is not nearly sufficient to secure
tbe occupancy of the entire field. The amount
necessary for that purpose would be about $300,
000, 000 per year.
Constables in Ireland. The Irish constabu
lary is, in some respects, the most remarkable
police fovce in tbe world. Candidates for admis
sion to its ranks must be over fire feet nine
inches high, between the ages of eighteen and
twenty-three, and sound in wind and limb. New
recruits are drilled, in all respects like new re
cruits in the army, for six months. They are
required, also, to go to school, and receive special
instructions in the power and duties of the police
force. The statutes are explained to the new men,
and they are taught the proper mode of action
in detecting, preventing, or arresting particular
classes of offenses:' No member of tbe constabu
lary force can be stationed in his native county,
but they arc given a place in counties next adjoin
in" their own. At night they ate armed with
repeating rifles and swords. The whole force can
be concentrated in twelve battalions in twenty
Ah Lee was a clerk in a Chinese store in San
Francisco, to which a young white woman from
Oakland, a suburb of the city, frequently went to
buy Eastern curioeities. The Chinaman fell ia
love with her, and sent many gifts to her house,
all of which were appropriated by the Chinese
servant who pretended to deliver them. The
messenger, whose name was Sing, not only stole
the presents, but fabricated return messages of
tbe most encouraging kind. Thus led on, the
lover finally sent tbe following letter : " My
name belcng Ab Lee. My belong that hansom
young man loOkseeyou every time you come
makee buy curio thing. My too mucbee lub you.
My likee see you. Suppose you talkee Sing Foo.
What time can do. My come Oakland your
bouse talkee your father, makee vou my wifee.
Sing say you lub me my lub you." Sing kept
the letter in his pocket and told Ah Lee that
Mary desired him to caM that night. The upshot
was that, while prowling around the house Ah
Lee was mistaken for a burglar and grievously
To the Geiicral Public.
THE PROPRIETORS OP
In Consideration of the Patron
age Bestowed on them
By the Residents of these Islands, have concluded to
Show Their Appreciation
BY GIVING Til KIR
resent at io
TO BE HELD IN THE-
NEW &V2USIC HALL,
FEBRUARY 25tri, 1881.
TO BE GIVEN AWAY
AT 532.00 EACH
Each admission tickat will have a Coupon attached, bearing
a number ru it.
So that those entitled to a Pres
ent will simply refer to the
Newspapers or Printed
Lists, after the Commit
tee have awarded the Presents.
All holders of tickets, unable to attend the Musical Festival,
will be as fully advised of the results of the awards as though
bey were present on the occasion.
C Tickets should be secured at once as the sale of the
limited Dumber will pass off rapidly.
PICKERING & CO.,
GKEAT IXL STORK.
P. O. BOX 97, Honolulu.
Tickets can be bought at Mr. A. McWAYNK'S Drugstore
and seats secured in advance of the Concert,
Due notice will be given of the Attractions to take place in
connection with the
PRESENTATION EXHIBITION !
Dress Circle especially Reserved for
Ladies and Families.
It is the Manager's wish to render this
PRESENTATION CONCERT !
Beneficial Enjoyment in Every Way,
And as some of the Presents are
Magnificent Adornments to the Home Circle
As well as all being Useful and Ornamental, it may
be readily perceived that as
Every Second Ticket Receives a Present.
That the Proprietors only desire sufficient finances to defray
All parties desiring to see the beautiful Pianos, Organs and
Musical Boxes, Jce., can view the same now on Exhibition at
IN ANY CA8C
07 The tallowing schedule comprises a partial list of the
Presents to be award ;
Mnsnifiernt Finaoa. wilh Sloela,
(oblique, by Bool of Paris) just received by stmr.
2 Superior Alexandre Orgaaa, received
per stmr Zealandia. value (200
r Musical Boxes, playing six tunes each, value (250
25 Accordeeni, rargug from $10 to $20 each.
Choice lot of Solid Gold and Gold Plated Pen snd Pencil Cases.
Scarf Pins and Sleeve Buttons,
Errinj3, Sets of Studs.
Collar Buttons, Fine Masonic Rins,
Tooth Picks, Vases in Sets,
Perfumeries in cut glass bottles,
White and Fancy Shirts,
60 Boxes of Fine Cigars, c, &.,
Orders from the other Islands for Tickets filled with
AU orders for tickets, which are placed at Two Dollars Each
moat be accompanied by the CAfcH, addressed to
PICKERING & CO.,
P, O. BOX 9T, HONOLULU. hi?t
FEB. 12, -
HONG QUON & LEE ONC,
AUTHORIZED GOVW SHIPPING AGENTS
Laborers for Plantations,
OR OTHER KIND OF LABORER.
Offices at No. 38 King street, btow the Station Ilouse, on
opposite side of the street, jal ly
WING W0 TAI & CO.,
Have Constantly on Hand
At their Fireproof Store, opposite Mobsman's, Nuuana street,
A FULL LINE OF
JAPAN and CHINA TEAS,
Both High and Low Priced, according to Quality.
Also 1 fall a$st. of Plantation Supplies, all kinds.
Always on haDd a rflRGE STOCK OF RICE,
they being Agents for imee plantations.
1 few of those F1XCY SILK PiBLOB S( RKKS left
jal '81 ly WING WO TAI & CO.
Gunsmith and Machinist !
No. 73 King Street, Honolulu, U. I.
HAS ALWAYS ON HAND,
GCSS, B11EMI Ol'ZZLE LOADISG;
Of All Kind nnd Mnkcm.
FOR SPORTIW PIKPOSF.S.
All Kinds of Machinist Work
RE PAIRED ! !
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
O Orders from the Other Islands will meet with Prompt
Attention. o30 3m
3NT m -JT
boaiioim no ist k iiEsmim, i
Csraer Nannnn null King Slrrrla.
HOP YICK & CO., Proprietors,
Oil TIE EURH! PLAPJ i
21 Tickets Given for Amount of One
Board - - $5.00 Per Week
Setnd-ClAss Board ... 1.00 "
27 The Taoles will always be supplied with tbe best the
Market afford. nl3 6m
'3j Collar " Harness Shop
C. HaJWI.M er,
8G KING STKEh7
PRACTICAL HARNESS MAKci? !
Fine Single & Doable Buggy Harness,
Concord and Mule Harness
Plantation Harness of all sorts,
Biding Bridles, Saddles & Whips
Currycombs, Brushes, Saddle Cloths,
And ererj necessary for stable use at
BEDROCK PRICES for CASH
07 Repairing of every description done in the best possible
manner, with the best material x, at lowest workmen's rates.
All Work Guaranteed or Exchanged
S- Look for the "Big Collar.'" a
Beale and Howard Streets,
SAN FBANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
W. n. TAYLOB, - - - President,
JOS. aiOOBK, --- Superintendent,
IN ALL ITS BRANCHED.
ENGINES AND BOILERS.
High Press ire r nul.
STEAM VESSELS of all kinds, built complete with
Balls of Wood, Iron or Composite.
ORDINARY ENGINES compounded when advisable.
STEAM L.A lNCHES, Barges and Etesm Tugs con
structed with reference to the Trade In which they are to
be employed. Speed, tonnage and draft of water guaran
teed. SL'ttAR MIL.US AND SUGAR MAKING
1 ACII I.NEKV made after the most approved plans.
Also, all Boiler Iron Work connected therewith.
WATER PIPE, of Boiler or Sheet Iron, of any sire,
made in suitable lengths for connecting together, or Sheets
Boiled, Punched, and Packed for Shipment, ready to be
riveted on the ground. J
lirUR4CLIC RIVETING". Boiler Work and Wa
ter Pipe made by this Establishment, Uiveted by Hy
draulic Riveting Machinery, that quality of work being
lar superior to hand work.
SHIP WORK. Ship and Steam Capstans, gteam Winch
es, Air and Circulating Pumps, made after tbe most ap
PUMPS. Direct ActiDg Pumps, lit Irrigation or City Wai
ter Works' purposes, buUt with the celebrated Davy Valve
Motion, superior to any other pump. d27 79-ly
AGENTS for Worthington Duplex Steam Pump.
EXTRA SO. 1 SPRING SALMON !
Barrels and Half Carrels.
ITOIR SXsE LOW
Ks. 34 ami 2 Fort street, Honolulu-
J. II. BROS, Jr., PROPRIETOR,
ISo. 09 Kingr Street !
NEAR THE BETHEL, HONOLULU,
Chairs, Kitchen Safes,
c, 4.c, c, c.
AND ALL KINDS & STYLES
On Hand, or Made to Order.
First-Class Work !
LOW I K I O
o 30 6m
A. W. PEIRCE &ICO.,
NO. 40 QUEEN ST., HONOLULU,
HAVE ON HAND
TUB LARGEST AND
MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT
Ship & Naval Stores,
Other Goods in our Line I
To be found on the Sandwich Islands. Additions
We are Constantly Receiving
United States & Europe,
WHALING GEAR, ALL KINDS!
Whale Boats and Boat Stork,
Chains and Anchors, all aisci',
Hemp and Manilla Cordage,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine.
Tur. Pitch and Turpentine
ferni Oil, Lard Oil,
Polar Oil, Heal Oil,
China Nut Oil,
Brass and Gralvanizecl
Marine Hardware !
uVassey's Patent Logs.
- . Aneriod Barometers, . .
. Nautical Almanacs,
Charts, Compasses, Sextants,
" '- " North A South Pacific Directorisa,
Msrine, oV5r n1 ePJ '", tc
Yellow Metal Sheading & Nails I
Beef, Pork aod Molasses,
Mice. Beans and Coffee, Jtc, J'
Hay, Bran & Oats,
Ground Barley, Ground Oatt, etc.
.A. sent as for
Brand's k Pierce' Enk Gins ft. LaHee.
Perrjr DatIi Pali Killer, 4c
All of which will be sold at
LOWEST RATES !
Bf A. W. PBIBCK CO.
CiORN BROOMS. COCOANUT HKOCMS
J Hickory Brooms, Wharf Brooms, Rattan Yard Brooms.
for Hale by A. W. PKIHC. i ,
PAINTS & VARNISH.
BLACK VAKMSII. BKIGIIT VAIl.MSH,
Damar Varnish, Paints, all colors; Copper I'oiM.
For Bale by A. W. PMKCK C.
METAL-LINK BLOCKS, PATKNT BLOCK.
Common Hlck, Oslrsnized Iron Elooks, U'r
Purchase Blocks. For Bale by
A. VT. PEIRCE ft CO
FOR SAX.E !
California Beef, California Pork,
By Late a rrlvals. For Sals Low, by
myl '80 ly A. W. PEIECK V. CO
L. V. HOPP,
NO. T8 KINO ITREKT.
JC8T RKCKIYKD PER J. A. FALKINBEKO Iff
Imitation of our Native Woods,
Which will be offered
Jt. tlie Lowest Itcito..
Funerals Promptly Attended to.
acr Please .five ma a call and you will beconrin! ' j of my
low "te- juWly
DRESS MAKING ROOMS,
Corner of Fort and Hotel Pweets, op Stairs.
Mrs. Pe.e Wwuld Reaper I Tally Call lb A I
leatiwa af Ladle la Her Very -
MEASURING AND CUTTING,
which cannot fail to five the necessary ease and
grace; to essential In fitting erery fif art.
Special Attention will be given to
ronni.c, weddi.vg axd teayllisc stirs.
tar Ladies Biding Hab a Bpeclally. Akw, the Latest
Parisian, Loadoo and New York Vaahlona m View, for tbt
Benefit of Patrons.
87 Order from, tne Other Islands will Bacelrt Press'
Attemlie. teat 1