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SUPPLEMENT TO' THE DAILY BULLETIN.
HONOLULp, II. I., SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1883.
FOREIGN NEWS AND NOTES.
Bubble pm tics arc all the rngo in
London. Bubbles in these London
parties arc not common soap bubbles,
but bubbles made of olentc of soda
and glycerine, which picservo the
form and characteristics of sonp bub
bles, but arc altogether, longer-lived
and more (esthetic ones. It is said
they will last for days without ex
ploding, and they vill rebound fiom
the floor like rubber balls. 2?oro
China is ahead on bridges, the
largest in the worid being her struct
ure at Lagang, pver an arm of the
China Sea; It is five miles long,
built entirely of stone, has 300
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UJUIIUS IV 1UUU ll!ll IUJU i Vfllvl-
way 70 feet high. The parapet, is a
balustrade, and each of the pillars,
which arc 75 feet apart, supports a
pedestal on which is placed a Hdli,
21 feet long, made of one block of
- ', . '
The following is, an incident, in
Anthony Trollnpc's life. He was. in
the small coffce-ioom of a wayside
inn wanning his. back at the flic,
after the manner of Englishmen.
Two youths of the true novel-i cart
ing age were seated at an adjacent
table discussing mutton chops, but
still more eageily discussing the
merits of Trollope's novels of the
Barsetahirc period. Their summing
up was decidedly favourable and
eulogistic, save on' one point. They
both agreed, in declaring themselves
heartily sick and tired of "that
eternal Mrs. riouoic." At tins
juncture, with a gesture of his arm,
Anthony Trollope interrupted by
saying, "Gentlemen, I happen to be
tUc author of those novels, and I
have overheard all you have said ;
and now, I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll go home and kill Mrs.
Proudie!" And .lie was as good as
Ins word, for in the very, next num
ber of "The Last Chronicles of
Barsct" she' die'd suddenly of a fit
.Karl Gohmia, of Berne, after a
series of experiments extending over
hcveral years, has succeeded in pio
ducing nilifioial mother-of-pearl, in
distinguishable in eveiy respect from
the natural at ticlc. It can be moulded
in any shape, produced in any color,
is impervious, ito heat and cold, and
its price wilLbe much less than that
of ordinary mothcr-of-peail.
Among the papers left behind him
by a Geiman physician who died a
few' weeks ago, is one containing
notes of certain opinions he had
in rived at during a pi of essional ex
perience of more than -10 yeais. In
one of these notes he expresses an
opinion that at least a third of the.
illnesses of the patients who sought
his advice were puiely imaginary,
lie found it not only against his own
intcicst, but also against that of the
sclfallegcd sufferers, to destroy the
illusion by infot tiling them that there
was really no crtlise for anxiety. Ill
health was to them a mutter of al
most vital importance. To destroy
the pleasing belief that they pos
sessed this blessing was an absolute
The following curious story is told
by the Wanganni Herald: "For
near a score of years there has lived
on the sea beach near Opunakc an
old man whose colonial lifo has been
a hermitage. The purchaser of the
wreck of the steamer Lord Wellcslcy,
'the remains of which still lie within
a few yards of the beach, is said to
liavo squatted down just above high
water, to live for the rest of his days
on the realisation of his purchase.
rYcais have i oiled on, and day after
day, as the tide recedes, he visits the
wieck, piocuring from it some little
piece of metal or some useful article
of the many which went to make up
this once powerful steamer. These
arc disposed of one way and another,
and thus he earns his livelihood. Of
late he has been blowing up, by
means of dynamite, the coal which
still remains in her hold, and although
nothing else but the boiler appeal's
above the suifacc ho still finds
enough to keep alive the flame of life.
To-day ho repeats the task just as he
dirt twenty yeais ago, living away
ftom the society of men, bound up
solely in himself and in the object
of his livelihood."
The parents of the prodigy that
was born some time ago near Ot.iki,
New Zealand, arc at present staying
at the Princess Hotel, AVcllingtou,
with their offspi ing. The twin chil
dren, who are seven weeks old, arc
joined together at the lower part of
the back after the manner of the
now celebrated Siamese twins. One
of them, says the New Zealand
Ti r.es, appears strong and healthy,
and cats and cries after the custom
of children of that age, but the other
takes no food, nor does it make any
noise, although the movements of
tho face would denote that it is cry
ing lustily. The children arc both
A detective employed by the United
States Expicss Company to trace the
robbery of a package at Somerstown,
Ohio, saw the niaiks of teeth upon
the pasteboard box. "The man is a
one-armed man," said he. "He held
the box in his teeth w bile he untied
the string." He made the acquain
tance of Charles Bassett, the one
armed nian of the town, employed
him as a detective, traveled with
him, became intimate with him,
talked about tho difference in peo
ple's teeth, got him to make an- iir
dentation of his own in wax, had a
plaster cast made which fitted the
marks of tho teeth in tho package
and arrested Bassett. It was a "cuto"
piece of work. Detroit Free' Press.
A man of Santa Rosa, Cat., has a
hen with a' very progicssivo turn of
mind. She has scratched around
and laid for her master n pair of eggs
of cntiicly new design. One egg
contains the yolk, the other the
while. Both arc joined together by
a ligamentous membrane, something
after the style of the Siamese twins.
Probably the laigest kite ,in the
.world was recently made near Ro
chester, N. Y. The frame was of
lumber two inches wide by half an
inch ill-thickness, and was coveted
with manilla paper. The surface
contained nearly 250 square feet.
The string by which the kite was
tlowu was of tlnec-eighth-inch rope,
and 5,000 feet in length. It shot
into the air like a balloon, and after
floatingia mile high for two hours was
only bi ought down by incans of a
pulley rind team. Chicago Cheek.
A MODERN SERMON.
ILT.USTItATlXO 'THE METHOD Ul'OX
WHICH SOMK PEKSOXS CONSTUUCT
From an English paper.
" Brcthern, the wouls of my text
'"Old , Mother Hubbard, she went to
the cup board,
To get her poor dog a bone;
But wlmh she got tlicie the cupboard
w as bare,
Ami so the poor dog had none'
"Those beautiful words, dear
f i iends, carry with them a solemn
lesson. I propose this evening to
analyse their meaning, and to at
tempt to npply it, lofty as it may be,
to our eveiy-rtay life.
" 'Old Mother Hubbard, she went to
To get her poor dog a boue.
"Mother Hubbard, you sec, was
old; there being no mention of
otheis, we may presume she was a
lone; a widow a friendless, old, so
litary widow. Yet did she despair?
Did she sit 'down and weep, or read
a novel, or wring her hands? No!
she went to the cuyboard. And here
observe that she xcent to the cupboaul.
She did not hop, or skip, or run, or
jump, ort use any other peripatetic
aitifico( ishe solely and merely went
to the cupboaul.
"AVo have seen that she was old
and lonely, and we now fuither see
that she was poor. For, maik, the
words are Hhe cupboard,' not 'one of
the cupboards,'' or the 'right-handed
cupboaul,' or tho 'Jpft-handed cup
board,' or the one above, or the one
below, or the one' under the stair,
but just the cupboard the one lit
tles humble cupboaul the poor widow
possessed: And wiry dirt she go to
tho cupboard ? Was it to bring foitti
golden goblets, or glittering precious
stones, or-costly appaicl, or feasts,
or any ( other attributes of wealth? ,
It was tu i"t her poor dog a bond
Not only wiu the widow poor, but
her dog tho sole prop- of her old
age was poor too. We can imagine
the scene. The poor dog crouching
in tho corner, lodking wistfully at the
solitary" cupboaid, anrt the widow
going to that cupboaid in hopo, hi
expectation, may be to'opcn it, al
though wc,are not distinctly that it v
was not half open' or ajar to open it,
for the dog. ' '
" 'But when she got there the cupboard
was bare, ' .,
And bo the poor dog hnd none.'
" 'When jsljc got there!' You seo.
tcar brethren, what perseverance is.
iou sec tnc beauty of persisting m
doing right. She not there. There
weic no turnings' and twistings, or
slippings and. slidings, no leaning to
the right or faltering to the left.
"With gloi ipus simplicity, we are told
she got there.
"And how was her noble effort rc
wauled? "'The cupboard was bate!' It
was bare. There were to be found
neither oranges, nor cheesecakes,
nor penny buns, nor gingeibrcad,
nor crackcis, nor nuts, nor lucifer
niatchcs. The cupboard, was bate!
Theie was but one, only one solitary
cupboard in the whole of that cot
tage, and that one, the sole hope of
the widow and the "glorious load-star
of the poor dog, was bare ! Hart
there been a leg of mutton, a loin of
lamb, a fillet of veal, even an ice
from Guiiter'8, the case would have
been different, the incident would
have been otherwise. But it was
bare, my brcthicn, baio as a bald
head, bate as an infant bom with
out a caul !
"Many of you will probably say,
with all the pride of worldly sophis
try, 'the widow, no doubt, went out
and bought a dog-biscuit.' Ah, lio!
Far removed fiom these eaithly
ideas, these mundane desires poor
Mother Hubbard, the widow, whom
many thoughtless worldlings would
despise, in that she only owned one
cupboard, perceived or I might
even, say saw at once theiclcntlcss
logic of the situation, and yielded to
it with all the heioism of that natuic
winch hod enabled her without de
viation to reach the barren cup
boaul. She did not attempt, like
the stiff-necked scoffers of this
generation, to war against the inevi
table; she did not tiy, like the so
called men of science, to explain
what she did not understand. She
did nothing. Tho poor dog had