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TUESDAY, KKNM'AHY 12. 1SS1.
THE DEACON'S WEEK,
"Come uruuiul Friday 1 got luuk to the bloic. Id
kind of left it to the boys, the early part of the week,
and things was a little euleiing, but I did have sense
not to tear round and use .sharp woids .so much usconi
mon. 1 began to think 'twas getting easy lo nrnct'uu
after five days, when in come Judge llernck s wile
after some curt'in calico. 1 had a lmu'somo piece,
all done off with roses an' things, but there was a
fault in the weavin', every now and then a tl,:n
streak. She didn't notice it, but she was pleased with
the figures on't, and said she'd take the whole piece.
Well, just as J was wrappin' of it up, what Air.
Parkes here said about tryin' lo act just as the Lord
would in our place come aciost me. Why, I turned
as led as a beet, I know 1 did. It made me all of a
tremble. There was I, a doorkeeper in the tents of
my God, as David says, really cheatin', ami chcalin'
a woman. L tell ye brethren, 1 was r'l of a sweat.
'Mis' Ilcrriek, says 1, lI don't believe you've looked
real close at this goods ; 'trin't thorough wove,' sajs
I. So she didn't lake it ; but what fetched mo was to
thir'c how many times before I'd done such mean,
otu'clinblc life tilings to turn a penny, and all the
time sayin' and prayiu that I wanted to be l'ke CI" 1st.
I kep' a u'ippin' of myself up all day jest in the
ordinary business, and 1 was a peg lower down when
night come Hum 1 was a Thursday. I'd ruthcr, as fin
as the hard work is concerned, lay a mile of fou '-foot
stone wall than undcuake to do a man's livin'
Christian duty for twelve worl-'n' hours ; and the
heft of that is, it's because J ain't used to it and
I ought to be.
"So this niornin' came around, and I felt a ni'le
more chcrk. 'Twas mission:' momm', and seem
ed as if 'twas a sight easier to preach tha.i to practice.
I thougt I'd begin to old Mis' Vcdder's. So I put
a Tesloment in my pocket and knocked to her door.
Says I, 'Good mornin', ma'am,' and then I stopped.
Words seemed to hang, somehow. I d'dn't want to
pop right out thai I'd come lo to t"y'n cower her folks.
I hemmed and swallcred a little, and iin'llyl said saj.'
1, 'We don't sec you to meC'n' very frequent, iVV
"No, you don'l!' ses she, as quick as a wink. :I
stay at home and mind my business.'
" 'Well, we should like to liav you come rmong wi"i
us and do ye good,' says I, soit of concilatm.'
"'Look a here, Deacon!' she snapped, 'I've
lived alongside of you lij'.cen year, and you knowed
I never went to mcetin' ; we a'n'l a pious lot, and
you k.iowcd it; we're poorer 'n death and uglier 'n
sin. Jim he drinks and swears, and Malviny dono
her letters. She knows a heap she hadn't ought to,
besides. Now what are you a comin' here to-day for
I'd like lo know, and talkin' so glib about lncetin'?
Go to meetiii' ! I'll go or come jest as I darn please
for all you. Now get out o' this!' Why, nhe come
at me with a broomstick. There wasn't no need
on't; what she said was enough. I hadn't never
asked her nor hcr'n to so much as think of goodness
before. Then I went to another place jest like that
I won't call no more name; and sure enough
there was ten children in rags, the hull on 'cm, and
the man half drunk. He giv' it toniCjtoo; and I
don't wonder. I'd never lilted a hand to serve nor
s-Jtve 'cm before in all these years. I'd said conaider-
blc about the heathen in foreign parts, and give
some Jitucjror to convert em, and 1 naci looked rignt
over the heads of them that was next door. Seem
ed as if I could lies' r Iliin say, 'Tlicie ought vo to
have done, and not have left the other undone.'
I couldn't face another soul to-day, breathrcn. I
come home, smd here 1 be. 1'vebeen searched tl rough
and through smd lonnd wantin'. God be mcrc'-V to
me a sinner'"
He dropped into his sesil, smd bowed his head ;
and many another bent, loo. It was plain 'hat 'he
desieon's experience wsis not the only one siniong the
brethren. Mr. Psiyson rose, and pi'siyed sis he had
never prayed liefoie; the week of practice hud l'"ed
his hc:n t, too. And it be an si memorable year
for llie clii'"ch in Sugai Hollow; not si year of excite
ment or entliusisism, but one when they heard their
Lord saying, sis to Israel of old, "Go forward," and
they obeyed His voice. The Sundsiy school llou.ish
ed, cveiy good tiling wsis helped on its way, and
pesico reigned in 'ho'" homes and hcails, imperfect
perhaps, as new growths sire, but st'M an offshoot of
'he peace past understanding.
And another yes'r they will keep another wcelc of
practice, by com-non consent. The (JonyrcfutfoiiuliU
J3v lions .Raymond.
llmt I'qiuils, if it. not ox ', tho story
of Tourtiuu'fr.s co .fU-ir .cl man, a. id itvl
linir' it in its honti . I ivshI V v lu. :v
which bear d:ili up to wit.ii'i two da.-, of
t'.io wretched man's death. In them y .
can fo'"ow ihe -wiihc ug and tip. traced
thorn, even if the graphic and too t.'itthful
desctipt'on of h's oavii decay did not point
out the horrors of bis eoiulifon. "cwiis
an educated i tan, 'vtuly u it'll his pi'ii, it .d
dnnvintr noon ji v le lvm'' of.uvneral rend
ing and obsevvj ti tt. I remember in one of
U letters he vt :
" IVrhaps you wonder that 1 don't take
my own 1'fe. I have seen nine . read a
great deal, and had become blew, i would
not have chosen Vprosy as anew sensation,
but mn.' that. T am ;i leper I fi -d myself of
j4,row"g interest to myself, and put my
withering body at ne side and "ty mind
wth it and tauly it y the hoi". F am
watching it th'N;u.,h its vmio s stages.
8oineLmes the n,:"d eludes e, si id Tlcuo.
that it, in syi .nu y with my body, is voting-
tiway too. 1 wonder which will give
way Ih'st ; if I can hold on to the mind
when the body t'svls finally, and ' I can by
any possibility ro's'i my senses i'.ll death
comes, I wa it to w itc y u all I fee!."'
I would not. i'li oduce i. lis morbid incident
except for the re on that 1 find it is fairly
illustrative of the minds of all dying lepers,
whatever the" condition. They have a
continual fear that some life m,r, be left in
their bodies when they have lot the lcnow
ledge oi living,
C. BREIER k CO.
When white people become lepers in the
Hawaiian kingdom they take their own lives.
I was only able to hear of four ctibcs of
white persons dying of leprosy. The reason
is apparent enough, for such sire the horrors
of the d'sease that no person once assured
of being its victim would care to live. Not
only is bis Mfe si burden to himself, but it
source of continual danger to everyone who
comes about him. There was one man,
however, who chose to live it out, whose
history became well known in the United
States and England under the title of the
Salem leper, lie was a theatiical agent
and speculator, and was engaged in many
dramatic enterprises in Australia 15 or 20
years ago. In course of time he became
the manager of the little theatre in Honolu
lu, and there he was attacked with the
leprosy. He escaped in si vessel sailing to
San Francisco, but not being allowed to
land made his way to the JSritisJi colonies,
and finally to England. There his condi
tion being suspected, he was fain to escape
to America, whero he moved from place to
place, reduced to the lowest condition of
proyeity until at hist in his native town he
was received into the poor-house. From
thence he wrote letters to vn old friend in
Honolulu, noting with a precision of detail
and that they should lie
rotting and senseless jofore de-lb comes.
But the Salem leper, whose name I .oukl
mention but for the fact that he had as "r
tions in Austral that would e unnec 'f
saiily disturbed, kept the only record I was
able to hear oi'. The Ilawai'an Islamic-s
can all read and write their native language,
but their letters are filled with words of love
to their families, ..nd rarely lime any :il
lvsions to themselves ; therein they show a
finer sentiment tlmn the one who made him
self a study.
The numbers of white men and women
who commit suicide are less than five a .year,
and for them there is rarely expressed any
sympathy, it bt" g gen" -silly be'ieved t .at
they have come to grief L irough their own
vices. Doctor George L. Fitch, an earnest,
sell-assertive man, who has charge of the
lepers :it Honolulu, and is the chief of the
Government med""il staff, told n i of his
owa impressions c-i an occasion when he
had made an autopsy on a dead leper, and
had reason to 'w ' that be ii.id inoculated
himself. He bad drawn up his sirt cuffs,
whom an edge of the sleeve button ca git
up the sl;;u, niak'ng si scratch in the fore
aim, which brought biood. He had pro
ceeded with h's work Ik fore no! cing the
wound, and then, from ceitain indications,
he feared thsit he had received the fatal
poison. For many months he scarcely slept.
He wrote a letter to his wife, to be found
with his will, settled all his worldly affairs,
and then set about preparing the way he
should conumt suicide if the loathsome
disease should appear. He planned to go
in a steamer, that has daily sailing from
Honolulu, to take a place upon her stern,
shoot himself with one nand while he took
a dose of quick po' on from the other, and,
falling in the water, ensure his death by
drowning should the other mea tires fai'i.
The leprosy has t appeared on him yet,
and probably will not, for si considerable
period has elapsed. Fitch i - a man to whom
the idea of suicide jirr sc is as aluorent as it
could possibly be to smy of the readers of
We were toss'-j up and down on the
long, rolling billows off Kalawao when J
closed my last ari'"le, and the sun is well
up when Ave heav ' to off the poor little cove
thid is called a harbour, smd wait the change
of tide that will reduce the smi'so Ave can
land. At last si native canoe jui's off from
the shore, and the occupant its he d"aws
near Ave discover to be si French Ca'Vilie
piiest, Avhose hi-.toiy tits in here.
Tweniy years or more ago the Sandwich
Islands Avere made th'e object of an im noiiso
deal of imssionaiy work.' Perhaps in that
respect they have been more favoured than
any other place in the Avorld. All denomi
nations came there, and among them a little
colony from the Society of Jesus in Lyons.
Their labours did not make the impression
that the "Wesleyan and Presb teiinn mis
sions ies iieconi)''shcd, and be'lug far from
their base of suiplies, lun 'ng no F'cnch
ship A'sifiugthe porls, while the Aiueiiuin
whalers came 1 i fleets, their influence
rapidly Avanod an I their numbers de Teased,
It wits tit this tini" the necessity of forming
ii leper settlement became- apparent to the
Government, then in the hands of the good
K'ig Kaniohameha, who, being a man of
practical common sense, did more to civilise
To );t Continued.
Offer for Sale the Cargo of the
LIST OF lERClAMSE,
Light Impress AV'ngon-,
J3x Top Cnri'lngcs.
Com. Wood Clinlrs,
Fine Mol.iiiL"! Shook",
Ire Chesty No, ', :', mid fi,
LolMcrlllilns; Ucnii, fllbtns
Hay Gutters, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Fiiirliaiils'.i Sonlcs., Nos. 7,8,lO&llJf
CVntrilujral Lining, M incli;
Coinp. Nnil IJiii 1-M inch.
JIanlla Cm dime, .hoi(ed:
Galvanized Fence Staples,
nwm boilses, 20 m 2s mus.,
Sisal Ho) e, Aspoitcd,
Y. METAL SIIEATIIUSTG
10, 18, '20, W, 24 and Mo.;
Hair Mattresses I
GiiiKUtoncs lliilihur llo'-e,
Ilkle Pobon. li.irlied
ATh-e, Kuliimd lion,
ANNEALED FENCE WI$E.
Galvanized f'l'icws and AVaslicr.
a new rxvoroE of
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
has .jut iinr.x w.ck!vi:i)
n) 1 in 1 1
l'A LATH AHHlVAI.S,
2J5 A.S. CLEGII011N & CO.
Tin, Copner and Sheet Iron Worker,
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of sill kinds.
Plumbers' stock und metals,
Iloiihe Furnishing Goods,
Chandeliers, Lumps, &c.
rpHE Under-k'iied Piiiikni of the
mm &mx cam factory
dnsiics to mforin ldspntimm and the pnl
He ijeni'mlly that imtwitli'tnuding Ihe.
recent jJiHAbrituuM nisi';, iinscrccien
A NEW FACTORY and BAKERY,
On a inueli moiu Kvleii' ivu Seulu which
Is now In Full Orint.viiox, and which
will he in complete working ouhrhy an
Early Arrival of now 'Maehliieiy and
Tool"; mid it now again picniucil to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
and will always have on hand his deli,
oious Fiesh Made
VANltiLA CHOCOLATE CREAMS,
RICH NUGAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of grout viulcly SOI'T
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of all desciintitms. All those Home
Made Fiesh and Pine Confection1', I mil
at r.() cents VVM FOUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Flavor, in all sixes always
on hand and ornamented in the
most artistic s-tylc.
always fresh, us also
Home Made Mince Meat
for sale at CO cents per pound.
A ill leceive j.tr Consuelo the bnlancc
of my new machlneiy of the newest de
signs l'orinaniifaeturintr all dc-eiiptions
of plain Candies; thanking the public
lor pluvious lilieial patronage and to
liciling a conliniuiieo of same.
Vorv 1 uspeclfully,
Piaclieal Confectioner and P.ist'y Cook.
Tin: old sTiVsn. 71 Hotel sticet
P. 0. 11. No. 75;. . . ..Telephone No. 7-1
GOME TO LUNCH
You cv?( OLr Tin: hi:st in town i iiOM
THE BEAVER SALOON,
"WriBHB YOU AfKET EVEHYP.ODY.
A Oup of Tea or Coffee!
anii Tin: riNi:sT jiuanos of
Fii;aio, Flor dc Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
NOLTE. NOLTE. NOLTE
. m. ciiowi.nv, n. iiastii:.
CHGWLEY & CO.
78 King Street.
IrvlPORTED and HAWAIIAN
Elctjnnt CovovinG and Trimmings.
" itosr. mill "ctiAi.i.iiKa:"
Not lo be surpassed in
Durability, Comfort, and Price.
Several PAT-OK SETS fi om $(50 upwai ds
Any sized House furnished
On llio installment Plan
Iuiies Needle voile mounted and up
hoKteied, lostuil'ed and eoveiod in best
Style AT LOWEST UATKS.
Remember : 78 King- Street
WILLIAM J. BRYSON,
And Sheet Iron AVoiker. Tanks
and Coolers made loonier. Particular
attention paid to Ucpalr Work. Orders
left at It. Moore's Machine Shop, King
street, will bo pioniolly attended to.
b HORN, Piactical Confectioner,
Pastry Cook and Baker.
No. 71 Hotel bt. Tclophonr. 7-t.
RY SOODS STORE
King Street, (Near Casllo & CookoV)
P. A. DIAS
15oj;s lo inform the public geneiallj
that lie has iceeived a choice lot of
Ladies' Underwear, Stockings, Muslins,
Silks, Satins, Kid Gloves, Worked,
millions, Slippers, &c, &?.,
Stocking, Socks. Shoes, etc.,
and a line asoitincnt of
Gents and Boys Clothing
HiUt, Hoot, Shoes, etc.,
All of which will bo SOLI) CIIEAl'Ell
than any other store in town.
DAILY-BULLETIN JOB PKINT1NG 0PF1GB
Uillw ol Lading
Kiivehi a i
In voir oi
, Ami mk
sms i riuKmstiaKia nt, -" "uxi
AND EVE1Y DESCRIPTION OP
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neuuicss and diimtcli,
SL &-A A
d' UvSi tnt
i im n.iiirir. v ix"
Ki- ' ' ""
.4 PUKE. W1IOLHSOMU. 1!U
JtX FKES11ING, HEALTHFUL
Aceoiding to the highest and best medi-
Manufactory, : : : No. 13 Liliha St
P. 0. Ho.v, 37!). Telephone, 23 1.
BSEfAll oiders receive ptonipt attewtidn.
Yes, and we sell
TVs Duo-w sin Llia XjOvqsL I
and don't anybody forget it.
Wc sell New Hedfoid Hope, and any
retailer knows how it will hold out in
Wu also have the mo-t vaiied assoit
kcjit by any hoiibc this side of the Kocky
Niounlains, such as
Hemp and Manila Cordage, all sires,
Alteian Well lloiing Hopes,
jMniiihi IJawscrn, Wire Hope,
Cotton and Hemp Hack and Twine,
Galvanized Murine Haidwaie,
PAINTS AND OILS,
Pure Copper Sheathing, 1-1, 10 & 18 m
Yellow Metal and Nails, M to 28 07.
Copper Paint (Tair & Wonsin's)
"Whalo Hoats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Hout Nails, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other things too numerous
to mention Also, agents for
I'erry Bavin' l'ah Killer,
Brand & Prefcc's Bomb Guns and
Bomb Lances, Jcu., &c.t
All of which we will sell at the
SAO ly A. W. Voivvii & Co.
Horso Shoeing a specialty
A ilrst-class man being specially engaged
for that work.
Ship and "Wagon work faithfullj
Shop on the Esphmulc, op. Hopper 'b.S01
California Redwood Oorap'y,
Olllces, 1211 Gtorgo Street, Edinburgh.
California Redwood Co,,
10(1 Cillfoinla Stieet, . . San Francisco,
Euielui, Trinidad, Humboldt Co., Cal.
rJMUS Coniiany in in enured tocnntiaet
X for cargoes of California Kedwood
to bo shipped diicct fionr their mills at
cm rent nun hut prices.
Tim Company Mill load ship-i, sent to
ban Fiani'hco or Humboldt Buy, or will
Juinlsh cargoes, cost, freight and Insur.
FALKNEK BELL & CO., Agents.
071 3m San Francisco,