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tho .'grand stand; 'and Pythias is on
tho plrftforiri cheerfully Inking off
his coat. '
Near by stands a man with a
Tho Syracuse silver cornet band
haTjuirphlyed "It's" Funny When
You Feel That Way" andthechop
lin had made n long prayer, Pythias
sliding a trade dollar into his
hand and whispered to him to give
him his money's worth. The declara
tion of Independence had been read
nml the mnn on tho left is l mining'
his thumb playfully over tho edge of
his axe. Pythias takes off his collar
and tic, swearing softly to himself at
his miserable, luck.
It is now the proper time to throw
in the solitary horseman. The
horizontal bars of golden light f i om
the setting sun gleam and glitter
from tho dome of tho court-house,
and batho the great plains of Sy
racuse x itli mellow splendor. Tho
billowy piles of fleecy bronze in tho
eastern sky look soft and yielding,
like a Sara Bernhardt. Tho lowing
herd winds slowly o'er the sea, and
nil nature seems oppressed with the
solemn hnsh and stillness of the
bui rounding and engulfing.
Tho solitary horseman is seen
coming along the Albany and Sy
racuse toll load. He jabs the
Mexican spurs into the foamy flank
of his noble Cayuso plug, and tho
lash of the quirt as it moves through
the air, singing a merry song.
Damon has been delayed by road
agents and washouts and he is a
little behind time.
Besides he fooled a little too long
and dallied in Albany with his fair'
gazelle. But he is making up time
now, and sails into' the jail yard just
in time to take his , part. He and
Pythias fall into each other's
arms, borrow a chew of line
cut from etch other and
weep to slow music. Dionysius
comes before the curtain, bows and
says the exercises will be postponed.
He orders the band to play somc-
thing soothing, gives Damon the
appointment of superintendent of
public instruction, and Pythias the
Syracuse post-ofllec, and everything
is lovely. Orchestra plays some
thing very touchful, curtain comes
down. Kcno. In hoc usufruct mix
The road from Mexico city to Snn
Juan del Bio used to be the worst
part of the journey to the interior
when one was obliged to travel by
- diligence, and was the part most in
fested by robbers. These highway
robbcis are by no means extinct as
yet, but with the railroads one hears
much less of them. Whom I arrived
in this country for, the first time,
some ,ninetecn yeais ago, I had the
pleasure of being robbed two ortluce
times both on tho road to San Juan
del Rio and on the road to Vera
Cruz. I am glad of it now, as being
robbed on the higlnyny by the genuine
Mexican bandit is. a sensation soon
to be a thing oMhc past, and I like
leaving the track occasionally and
being shaken up by new emotions. I
was doubly shaken at that time, I re
member, by the awful motion of the
diligence, and my fright at meeting
tho " campaneros," as they call
is a' picturesquo sight to see a
band of (Mexican banditti galloping
down a mountain path on mngniJl
cent hoi ses : their large Mexican Tmtb,
trimmed w itli gold and silver, shad
ing their .faces; their pantalpons
buttoned down the side with lnigc
silver buttons ; their -pistols in their
belts behind, their swords at their
sides and their scrapes a soit of
plaid of bright and ynriegated colors
artistically thrown over one shoul
der nml biding their entire- face with
the exception of one eye, which
glares ferociously on the unfortunate
' pjsengers of the diligence they nro
about to rob. Their captain gallops
at their head mid shouts imperiously
t'j the driver of the diligence to stop.
In one trjp in which I encountered
them there weio a lady among tho
vmusscngers who woic a handsome
diamond ring rather tight for her
linger. In her flight she could not
get it off, and one of the brigands
said to his leader,
" Captain, tho lady cannot get her
ring off, What are wo to do?"
To this the ungallant Mexican Fin
Dinyolo answered very coolly,
"Cut her linger off!"
Ycm can easily iniagino the cold
shudder that rati through us all. For
tunately she at last managed to get
the ring off, niuVwo weio not foiml
to witness an amputation. ,
,In another journey n more amus
ing incident happened. Thci o was n
bishop in the diligence, and thoy
rjbbetl him of his ijug, "WJien they
lud got through their operations, and
taken everything of value we lmd,
thoy knelt down and asked the
bishop to give them, bin blessing.
He told them it w8 impossible to
' bless them without his ring, hoping
ju that way lo get possessjou of it.
Oceanic Steamship '" Oomp'y."
j-.-. TllJ!i A 1
Iron Steamer Suez,
uonn, - - - coiiMAXUEn'
will 16avo Honolulu
FOR SAN FRANCISCO
For ftclght or parage, liming superior
accomodations, apply to
124 Wm. G. Inwix & Co., Agents.
?sJ.'AC1P10 MAIL Steam
FOR SAN F11ANU1SOO,
The Splendid Steamship
Wubbor, . Commander,
"Will leave Honolulu for San Frnnolsco
on or about Feb. 11.
FOR SYDNEY via AUCKLAND
The Splendid Steamship
City of New York,
Cobb, - - commander,
On or about Feb. 18.
For freight or pnssngo apply to the
We are now prepared to issue tickets
to San Francisco and return for $125,
the Bound Trip.
H. Hackpelo & Co.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
The Hawaiian balk
S. K. Hughes, Master,
Will have quick dixpntch for the abovo
port. For freight or pnisric apply to
II. Hackit.U) & Co., Agents.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
The clipper bktne
Pcnhnllow, - - Master,
Will li no quick tlNpntcli forthc abovo
poit. For freight or pussigc apply to
II. II.VCKF1U.D & Co., Agents.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
Will iiaic quick dispatch for tho above
port. For freight or pas-age apply to
Wm. G. law in &. Co., Agents.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
The fine clipper bgtno
Howaid, - Master,
Will liavo quick dispatch for tho above
port. For fi eight or passage apply to
Wm. G. Inwix & Co., Agents.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
The clipper bgtno
John D. Spreokels,
Will have quick dispatch for tho above
poi t. For height or passage apply to
Wm. G. Iiiwin & Co., Agents.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO
if The clipper baik
D. C. Murray,
Jenks, - 'Min-tci',
Will havo quick dispatch for above port.
For freight or passage apply to
iF. 'A. Schai:ki:k J& Co, Agents-
FOR SAN FRANCISCO
a2i& The American Tern
- J. C. Ford, ,.
Lo Bullcslior, . . Master.
Will have quick dispatch for above poif.
For freight or passage apply to
0. W. MicrAitANi: & Co. Agents.
0. "BREWER & Co's
BJSTON AND HONOLULU
LINE OF PACKETS.
The Bark Martha Davis
Will sail from Boston on or about the
15th of June. Order filled promptly,
and freight taken at tho lowest rale.
Apply to C. UHEWUIt & Co.
310 Queen ht,, Honolulu.
FOR HILO DIRECT.
The clipper schooner
Underwood, . . MaMcr,
AVill run icjrnlnrly between Honolulu
nml Hilo. For freight oi paswago apply
to tho Captain, on board, or '
ttl 1 am A. F, Cookij. Agent.
TIIK FAST 8AIMKO
will run legufiuly
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Tlnusdoy, weather
For freight or passage apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
181 A. F. Coouu, Agent.
cv. Steamer Likelike,
King, - Master.
Leaves Honolulu each Tuesday at
4 p.m., touching at Lnlinhia, Moa
laea Bay, Mukeua, Mabukona, K
awaihac, Laupalioelioo and Hilo.
Returning, v.'ill touch at all the
alovo ports, arrlviujj at Houolulu
each Sunday a.ui, 1
iThcy returned Jiimttho ring nndThcj
solemnly uicssca llicm, but when ho
had done so they again took his 7ing
nud galloped away with .it, leaving
thb poor bishop in tho middle of
the road exclaiming,
" " Hamlidos-pcrvcraoaf they liavo
robbed me even, of toy blessing 1"
Robberies on the Vera Cruz road
were at that time of daily occurrence)
and, as the brigands possessed them
selves of the passengers' clothes, I
have oftenscen, from a bnlcony in the
Hotel Itnrbldc, men and women
arrive nearly linked. Ah English
man said to mc once,
'' I generally travel with two or
three copies of the London "Times."
You know it Is a very largo news
paper, and in case of those confound
ed blackguards taking all nvy clothes,
by Jove! the paper might be
THE LAW OF ENGAGEMENTS."
" Eiigogcments " have a serious
property aspect, according to Judge
Thayer, of Philadelphia, who re
cently laid down tho doctrino that
neither an "engaged" man nor an
"engaged" woman can convoy
away property to tho prejudice of
an affianced. In tho case beforo
him' James Baird, a widower, with
children, had, several days beforo
" engaging" himself September
23d, 1878 to tho lady who is now
his widow, but after announcing to
friends his purpose to ask her hand
in marriage, conveyed his ical
estate, worth about 70,000, to
trustees to bo hold in trust for him
self and for the children of bis first
wife after his death. Ho was married
November 12th, 1878, and four
months later he died. His widow
discovered that under the convey
ance sho had lost her third of tho
estate, and contested its legality.
Judge Thayer overthrows the con
veyance, on the ground that it
conflicts with tho equities of tho
relations of Baird and his intended
wife at tho time it was made. Mr.
Baird's purpose in making it does
not seem to havo been to deprive
his wife of her sharo of his property,
but to secure his estate from
squandering by himself. His con
fidence in a long life would havo
loft his widow penniless but for the
equities of tho " engaged."
THE SELF-HELPING BABY.
An English gentleman, who pssed
many month hunting among the
Rocky Mountains, says bis first
genuine impiession of the West came
while he was riding over an arid
plain and from a squealing baby. It
revealed to him the, ingenuity with
which a Western woman adapts her
self to circumstances, and makes the
most of her limited resources.
"There was nothing," he says,
"very peculiar about the appearance
of this baby that I saw just ahead of
mc. It was not overburdened fashion,
to a board about two feet long and
pne foot broad.
"The board and the baby were
leaning against the log wall of a
frontier shanty on its shady side.
The baby seemed very happy. Its
little arms were free and kept up n
" As my horse came nearer, I saw
that some strings were dangling
about tho baby's neck, and, that one
was tied to the big toe of one of its
losy little feet.
" I was puzzled. Dismpunting, I
lmd the .curjosity to examine the, tape
arrangement. The. child was spell
ing at a bit of ra)v pork, about the
size, of a laigc walnut. This was
tied to ono end of tuo strjng, while
the otjier .end was fastened to tho
child's foot. A qccoud piece of
twine, knotted to'rtho board over its
head, prevented the pork from falling
to the ground, should the child drop
"Suddenly the bnily grew very
red in the face. Then its eyes filled
with tears, and its little arms beat
the air with frantic encigy. At that
moment the mother made lire appear
ance. " That baby is choking, madam,'
" ' No, ho ain't, and ho can't,' "
she replied, tersely,
" At this instant the infantile legs
began tp woik. One kick, two kicks,
and there on tho bib lay the piece of
pork, joked from the baby's throat
by a string tied to tho big toe.
"'Ain't you ever seen this afore,
lhistcr?' " asked the mother, observ
ing tho Englishman's surprised lools.
l,,N o o,'" he, answered
"Then kind o lcnienibrauco it.
Mayhnps yer wife won't go back on
" Several years have pabsed since
that day, I have seen that baby in
a bundled dlffeicnt guises. Fiom
sheer habit it lias becomo with mo a
sort of staiidaul wherewith to gaugo
novel instances of the three qualities
of Western men ami women self
help, belf-cQUfldenco and adaptability."
T. R. FOSTER & Co.'s
The-Iwalani, ". 1 .
mates, .... Commander,
Runs regularly to Kona and Knu, as
per following timetable:
Lkavks Honolulu at 4 r;.M. on
Tuesday, Jan 0
Friday, .Inn 10
Tuesday, 'Jim 80
Tucdny, Feb 20
Friday, Srarch' 2
Tuesday, Mnrch IS
Friday, Mnrch 23
AmtivKfl at Honolulu:
Wednesday, Jn 17
Sntnrilnv. .Tn 27
Saturday, Ma 10
Wcdncday, Ma 21
Saturday, Ma 81
Wednesday, F6 7
baturuay, Jbc 17
The O. R. Bishop,
Leaves Honolulu cvory Monilny
ot 5 p.m., for Nnwlllwlli, Koloa, Elcole,
and Wnhnc.i, Kauai. Returning, leaves
Nawlllwlli every Friday evening.
The James Makee,
Mcdonald, . - -Commander,
every Thursday, at 5 p.m. forKapaa and
Kilauca. Returning leaves Knpan
every Tuesday evening.
A. FRANK COOKE,
Ofilcc, corner Nuunnu and Queen streets,
Honolulu, H. I.,
Agent for the following Packets:
Wailclc, jJ-Jf, Waloli,
Waichu, Ss?y Waimnlu.
Malolo, djEKrJ Knluna,
Mann, 3S9K Julia,
ICa Moi, and Ehukai.
Red Flag, with "White Ball.
' i ". i
WARE-ROOMS, Nos. 50 and 58
THE LARGEST AND HOST COMFLSTE
In the Kingdom,
which twill be
Sold at' the Lowest Rates,
EASY CHAIRS, '
.LOUNGES, and,,' " '
, '. ( " " ' , MATTRESSES .
I) I I ll I . I I I. .( J
Made lb ordcr'nt short notice. ) i
'" ' ''"' i . i! Jul" ''' ;.-'.,
' ' , "'till (.1. ( '..,
, t t ', ., Agent.
Telephone 'NoV 7?."'' '' . M 207
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A singular iimtance of the wonder
ful vitality of plant life under
untoward circumstances is recorded.
Soiiio weeks ago a gentleman nt
Ararat- converted a cutting from a
mulberry tico in- his garden into a
cigarette holder, by poking the pith
out of a pieco a little over two inches
long and enlarging tho hojc, at one
end to receive the cigarette, whilst
the other was tapered off with a
penknife in order that it inight bo
held conveniently between tho lips.
The novel holder has been in active
service since its manufacture, nnd it
is now foliitd to bo putting forth
leaves. Two incipient gieeu buds
aio plainly apparent, and tho nodules
arc swe"ing as if vigorous ,shoots
were about to burst forth.
" John Wnleh, aged 72, an imnntq
of tho Cascades, Ilobait, fell dead on
the Oth inst., whilst dancing.'' Occa
sion is taken by local journalism to
point out that in Tasmania oh geut
tleiuen of 7;, and upwards, need
neither cijitchcs nor stjiks, but
dance themselves off this moital coil
in a mwy walU or a fierce galypadc.
! P 1
Line of ,
$1 fhavo been- told," salilMr.
Dubious, watching the great slcaui
homincr in the rolling mill, "that a
frpod ihauimcrman can break , tho.
crystal of-a-watch'with thatthirty-
ton hammer." "Yes, sir," said
the hammerman, "It can be done."
" I should like to sec it," snld Mr.
Dubious, eagerly, - feeling in his
watch pocket. "I .can do it, sir,"
replied the man. "And will you?"
replied Mr. Dubious drawing,, out
Ins watch. "Come, I am anxious
to sec it tried." He laid his watch
on the great anvil place. The ham
mer rose to its full height, nnd tho '
next instant all its ponderous weight, .
with a crushing force that shook tho
ground for an acre round, came
down on the watch. n There, sir,"
said the hammerman, quietly, " If
you don't believe thnt crystal is
broken, just stoop down nnd you
can sec it sticking to tho hnmnier."
Mr. Dubious swallowed a whole
procession of lumps nnd gasps beforo
lie could speak. "But I forgot
say," ho cxplaimcd, " that it was to
break tho crystal without injuring
the watch." Oh, yes," said tho
hammerman; "yes, I know, I have
heard that rubbish myself ;' but it's
all gammon. I don't belfeve it can
be done. But you can break tho
crystal every time." Burlington
HOW POTATOES WERE POPULARIZED.
M. Farmenlier in 1783 introduced
potatoes into France in a nvel man
ner. Having planted a considcrnblo
breadth of potatoes at Moutrculi,
near Paris, he gained an audience
with the unfortunate Louis XVI, in
the course of which he inspired ins
Majesty with ideas of the value of
"But how arc we to make people
cat what they are prejudiced
against?!' inquired tho King.
"Sior, if j-our Majesty wirl
graciously afford mc a little aid,
that prejudice will be removed,"
said M. Parmcnticr.
'To overcome prejudice is difficult,
but how can I aid you. M. 'Parmcn
ticr?" "If your Majesty "will graciously
order that a soldier shall mount
guard in my potato field at Montrcuil,
potatoes shall be nil the fashionin
less than six months."
The King laughed and granted
Parmentier's request. Thencefor
ward a military guard might bo seen
pioincnading with measured tread
tho naturalist's potato -field. How
precious must that blue-flowered
plant be, thought the lookers-on.
No more fcarof leprosy no more
dread of, poisoning. The highest
people in France were proud to eat
Mr. Charles Wyudham, who is'at
prcbcnt in Now York, appears from
tho reports in tho papers to havo
been taking a cruel advantage of tho
unsubpecting1 innocenco of the pro
febsional interviewer. Being ques
tioned as to tho accuracy of the con
vict costume in which ho figures in
the comody called Fourteen Days,
he is stated to havo giv.cn tho follow
ing statement, which is ,well
calculated to convey an imposing
idea of the zeal and enterprise, of
Loudon managers: "I was.anxiotis,
of, course, to know precisely bow
fourteen-day' prisoners aro dressed
so that I could mako up, in proper
fashion. Tho privilege of oxplonng
.tho cells was denied, and ail applica
tion to 'tho Governor of Colubath
fieldsuiet with no greater success.
In this dilemma a plan .occurred to
mo. Going to a part of London
where I was not likely to bo known,
I for a. moment stood there obstuct
ing tho thoroughfare. 'Move on,
please,' quietly 8aid a policeman.
How'dare you'i" cried I, although
ho hadn't done anything .offensive;
and at ( once J pitchecf into hm.
A sentence of fourteen days was tho
result, Ai hour after I got du,t tho
Costumier uad an exact description
of tho drebs tho prisoners wore',"
This is a very strange Btorv, aa
mapy pcoplo will say that" Mr.
Wyidbam mjght hayo got a !ook at
some prisoners without undergoing
fourteen days himself. It boats
Mr. Greenwood's workhouse-casual
cxperjouce all tp nothing,
They wore not 'one; They had
only been married a short time.
Tho other day bho slung her arm
around him and warbled ill a low,
ticmulous voice; "Do you realize,
Adolphus, that now wo arc married,
wo aits only one?" "No," replied
tho brute, "I enn't realise it, I
have just paid a, 75 njlUinery bill,
and a lot more of your bills, with
several outside precincts to hear
from, so I am begiuning to realise,
that, so far as expense goes, instead
of being one, wo arc about lialf a
dozen, J can't take iu thatidcn.of
pur being one just yet, uotby,;a
large majority." jflHKM 8fVnfi
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