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WliDSI&DAY, 1"K1U"KY 13, 1881.
By Kosr Raymond,
(COMl.NVKIl 1'IIUU T.TKUIIAY.)
his subjects tlitni all the wealth-acquiring
missionaries who over sot their fuel upon the
' islands of tlii Pacific one man of that
Jesuit colony, Father Daniicn, alone ex
cepted. The King decided that it va
necessary to segregate the lepers.
"All right," baid the people ; "hut we
must go and see those who are our friends. ''
"That would not he to keep you apart,"
said the King. "That won't do."
" Then our relatives must die of starva
tion and want of care. T!o, we cannot
yield obedience to your command, oh King."
But the King being a man of force and
determination took the leper to Kalawao,
and then called upon the people for atten
dants and food for them. But the people
said no. They will die as we have said,
and the blood fall upon your head.
Then came forward Father Damien, who
said " I will go with these people;" and he
did. At this place T leave the Hawaiian
poem which sings the praise of Father
Damien. For Jo' years lie lived among the
lepers at Kalawao, not being allowed to
come from the settlement. For 10 years
of that time he did not sec a white man, nor
for 15 years did he have one penny of money
to spend. He brought two robes with him
and two pair of stout shoes, and a change
of underwear. These, lasted him six years.
His letters remained unanswered. Probably
those to whom they were addressed refused
to receive them. He heard nothing from
the outside world, lie buried Avith his own
hands nearly 4000 victims, baptized 70
children born in the settlement, preached,
prayed, and starved, and was a glorious
soul, for whom all human praise is too small
and trilling. He is getting an old man now,
and his face is becoming wrinkled, but the
venerable head, the clear eye, the almost
Avomanly mouth, with its row of sparkling'
teeth, his cheery voice, as he paddles his
native canoe alongside, form a picture of
strength and courage that no age can des
troy, lie clambers up on deck like a sailor,
cries out to the captain, salutes me very
formally, and turns at once to the lepers,
who gather curiously about him. "My
children, see, Ave are not so bad. Look !
Fine surf, the mountains, the cottages,
.something to eat, eachot.ier to live for, and
God over all. Is it not so?"
Then he raises his cap and stands in the
attitude of prayer, the exiles clustering
curiously about him. Dear me, they Icdoav
Avhat prayer is, these natives ; for if any
people have been prayed Avith and prayed
upon, it is they.
"Well, my children, get ready to disem
bark. Do not be homesick. That is not
bravo. Here is Avork. We must live. We
are not here to be unhappy. H our absence
does good, then we should be content. Ah,
me ! Avhat an uncomfortable voyage you
have had. It is so short, less than 300
miles ; but when I came, in a canoe, Ave came
in o(5 hours. No smell of horrible grease
on engines. TSTo harsh old captain. Bah !"
And with this he turned Avith such an air of
drollery upon the old skipper, that the
lepers all laughed, and so, too, the captain
in his cracked, nasal Avay.
Pretty soon they Avere all bundled into
the canoes and we Avere off for the shore.
There Avas no luggage to speak of a few
changes of cotton gowns for the Avomen,
nothing for men, and almost less for the
children, of Avhom there were half a dozen.
Naturally enough, I was anxious to see
the reception of this new lot of exiles by
the longer canoe wherein I rode Avith great
trepidation, for, the residents And Father
Damien took me in his boat the surf Avas very
high, and landed before the first batch reached
the shore. "You will find but a feAV
people," said the rev. father, "down to see
those who land. They will be for the most
part the last arrivals previously. Later in
- the day the other residents will stroll out to
see the last aditions. You see the time
elapsing between voyages is such as to
allow the earliest living residents to become
"Do you mean," 1 asked, "that they do
not care Avhether among the arrivals there
may not be sonic relative, wife or child."
"Yes, but tlie apathy sometimes haw with
it a physical condition which prevents them
moving much in a day ; and they reserve
the time Avhen they can move Avith punc
tilious care fill the evening, Avhen they will
meet all new comers. We have social
observances here of the strictest nature.
They are tlio outgrowth of a peculiar con
dition. Yes, and all the diiHculties and
troubles to contend against that an estab
lished form of soeieh brings intrigue,
ambitious, slander, nv , and the rest of it.
Yon see leprosy this is my experience,
and I know more of the practical workings
of the disease than any living man, perhaps
takes such uncontrollable poAver of the
sexes that society observances are swept
into the vortex. Do you understand Avhat
"Well, Father, with what 1 have heard
before, I do I fancy ; but may not the con
dition you speak of belong to the race quite
as much as the disease?"
I used to
Hunk so; hut I mid Hie same passions
amongst the Chinese, Japanese, Indian,
and Esquimaux, of Avhom avc have a few
brought from Avhaling ships. To, I believe
it is part of the disease."
"And what do you do, Father, for these
"Grant them absolution when they Avill
accept it, believing that they are not re
sponsible." By this time Ave are at the little cottage
occupied by the priest. it has a I'oav books,
a chair and table, no beds, some blankets
rolled up in one corner of the principal
apartment, AVhich, Avith the one forming the
kitchen, makes up the establishment. .Pres
ently a Kanaka dressed in a pair of nankin
trousers and a coarse shirt fetches coffee in
mugs. He is a leper that I can readily see,
and I feel inclined not to haAre coffee.
"Dear sir, do not be afraid. They have
attended me for years. The disease is not
contagious, except in a few Avays," remarks
the Father as he SAvalloAVs his oavh portion,
and 1 do the same.
"JNow come along," he adds, "avc must
meet these people;" and thus avc chatted as
avc moved along together, the questions
being asked by me, the answers given by
"Isn't there a superintendent here?"
"Yes ; but he lives over at Kalae. They
can't get a good man to stay here."
"Wo, not that. Most people Avho come
here are soon overpoAvered by the depressing
conditions of the life here. The Govern
ment has not given us a resident physician
yet. They Avill sooner or later, and pay
enough for a man to have him stay. As it
is, the superintendent comes over at occa
sional intervals only. We are practically
1 begin to notice that Father Damien
invariably speaks of the people and himself
There is an assistant superintendent, Mr.
Clayton, Avho has done very much toAvard
improving- the road over the Pali (the pre
cipice), and that is about, indeed it is all.
We live here in the most complete condition
"Have no need for any."
"The Government send you food?"
"Somepoi, Avhich is not very good al
Avays being sometimes sour ; then there is
a ration of seven pounds of beef a Aveek for
each leper, Avhich, Avith 2 pounds of poi is
the ration for each person. If they Avill go
to Avork and raise the vegetable for poi the
Government pays for it. To encourage the
lepers to Avork avc have established a little
store Avhere they may spend their earnings
for luxuries, such as coffee, tea, or sugar,
"Does not the Government giA'e them
Yes, in small quantities ; they do not
need much. But here avc are at the land
ing. The boats were coming ashore with
their burthens of lepers ; and, standing at
one side of the little pier, I watched them
land. Some of them gave signs of half
awakened curiosity ; others Avere apathetic
or moaned in pain. They looked and
acted like people being led out to execution.
Among the last to come on shore was the
half-white girl, whose history I promised in
the first paper. She Avas the child of a
native Avoman, avIiosc father Avas a chief of
Kaula, by the owner and master of a Yankee
Avhaling barque. When the Avhaling skip
per, becoming rich, retired from business
and settled in the islands, at Hilo, he
brought his native Avife to the home he had
made ; and set to Avork to make a Christian
of her. You may readily fancy that his
methods were crude, like his orthodoxy,
and he indulged in rum and spiritual lessons
in such unequal proportions, punctuating
his teachings in one, and his indulgence in
the other Avith wife-beating to such an extent
that the .simple-minded Avoman thought it
well to die. This she did, and a jury, who
were considering the responsible share that
the captain had in her demise, found them
selves deprived of any painful duty by the
suicide of the captain by the sailor-like
method of a rope. The girl lived for a time
under the charge of a .Presbyterian missio-
C. BREWER & CO.
Offer for Sale Iho Cargo of the
LIST OF MERCHANDISE,
Light Expugs iiL.oii,
K Ton Ciiiiiajji1".
Com. Wood Chairs,
Fine Molnioi Shonki,
ke Chests, No, 2, !!, and (5,
Lobsters, lib Ins ; Ucnii", 01b tiss
Sfpi uc Think.
Hay Cutters, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Axle G lease,
Fairl) ink's Scales, Nos. 7,8,10& 11
Ocntiifiicnl Lining, 1 1 ineh;
I ump. Null, ljj,, 1-1 1 Inch.
Manila Coulaco, Assorted:
Excelsior Math esses,
G.ilvani.rd Fence Staples
FARMERS. BOILERS. 20 AMD 25 QAUAj
Sisal ISopc, Aoilcd,
Y. METAL SHEATHING
1(1, IS, '20, 122, !U and 2(1 o.;
Hair Mattresses !
Giimlstoncs llubbct Hose,
Hide Poison, Baibcd
"Wile, Kellnd Iron,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Gahani.ed Soiows mid Washoi.
A NEW INVOICE OF
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
has just iiur.x nncnivni)
C07 lm b
Foil SI 1 eel.
1,X LATI3 AIUUVU.S
A. S. OLEGIIOHN & CO.
Tin, Copner and Shoet Iron Worker,
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metalb,
Ilouho Furnishing Goods,
Chnndelieis, Lamps, &c.
F. HORN, Practical Confectioner,
Pastry Cook and Baker.
No. 71 Hotel st. Tolophw 74.
rMlL rd. M'iii.1 Pi .pi Icier of thr
HONEER SIM CANDY FACMY
desires tolnlorm hii nations and the pub
lie L'cucially dial notwithstanding Iho
recent DISASTROUS F11IE, has elected
A NEW FACTORY and BAKERY,
On n ninth nunc Elcndvo Scale which
is now in Fi l.i. OrniiA'iiON, and which
111 be in complex working older by iin
Eaily Aiiivnl of new Machinery and
'Pool's; nml is now again 'piepaied to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
and will always have on hand Ida deli
clous Krcsh Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CR11AMS,
RICH NUGAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of gleal Vailcty HOIT
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of all dccilpllons. All those Home
Made Pieh and Pine Confections, 1 sell
at fiO cenls l'EK POUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Flavor, in all aiea always
on hand and ornamented in the
moat artistic style.
alwajs fresh, as also
Home Made Mince Meat
foi sale at CO cents per pound.
AVill lccclvo per.Consuelo the balance
of my now niaehlnoiy of the newest de
signs loi iiianulactuiing all decciiptions
of plain Candies; thanking the public
lor pi e ions libeial pationage and so
liciting a continuance of s:ine.
l'liiclic.d Confectioner and Pasl'-y Cook.
nil: oi.u stand. 71 Hotel sticct
1'. O. lin No. 75;. . . ..Telephone No. 74
GOME TO LURCH
You can oi.r inn isi:hT in town tuom
3GL. -3- NOL.TE,
the beaver saloon,
wiu:ke you meet everybody.
A Cup of Tea or Coffee!
JXL .A-ll IIoilvk,
AND Tim 1'INLST I111ANDS OF
Fig.uo, Flor do Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
N0LTE. N0LTE. N0LTE
i). m. mow l r.y.
DRY GOODS ST0R
King Sticct, (Near Castle & Cooke's)
P. A. DIAS .
Bogs to infoun the public generally
that he has iceeived a choice lot of
L lilies' Undei wear, Stockings, Muslins,
Silks !a ins, Kid Gloe, Woislcd,
llihhons, Slippers, &c, &i,
Stockings, Sock1-, Shoes, etc.,
and a line assoitmeiil of
Gouts ami Boys Clothing-
Hats-, Boots, Slioes,-ctc.,
All of which will ho SOLD CJlEAVETt
than any other More in town.
DAILY BULLETIN JOB PRJNTING 0FP1GE
Hill- or r.mllng
lliml Bill-, $
III Villi 04
"- 0km JB8L v'"Vv
Thr Vihiling Canlfi
AND EVJ3RY DESOHIPTION OP
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neiitneHS and disimteh.
70 King Street.
wmmwm of fushiiuss
IMPORTED and HAWAIIAN
Elegant Coverings and Trimmings,
"HONTOS!" anil "CIBAME:Ka:M
Xot to lie sin parsed in
Durability, Comfort, and Prico.
Sovcial PAIiOIt SE'l'S from ifflO upwaida
Any sized House furnished
On the installment Plan
Ladies Needle woik mounted and up
hoKleicd, lcitiillcd and coveted in het
Style-AT LOWEST KATES.
78 Kins Street
WILLIAM J. BRYSON,
And Sheet lion Woiker. Tanks
and Cooleis made to oulei. Paiticul.ir
attention paid to Iiepaii Woik. Orders
left alK. iMooio's Machine Shop, King
sheet, iil lie piomntly attended to.
APUKE, WHOLESOME. KE
Aecoiding to the lrihcst and hct medi
Manufactoiy, : : : No. 1 Liliha St
P. O. Box, 370. Telephone, 281.
CSyAll orders lcccive piompt alleHlioii.
Yes, and we sell
.iVn JL.oav iiw tlte Lowest I
and don't anybody f oi get it.
"Wo sellNew Etdfoid ope, and any
retailei knows how it will hold out in
We nlbo have the mo-t varied assort
kept by any house this side of the Hocky
Mountain shcIi as
. Hemp and Manila Coulagc, all sizes,
Aitesian Well Boring Hope-,
Manila Hawser, Wne Hope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Oahanlyed Maiiue Haulwaie,
PAINTS AND OILS,
Pure Copper Sheathing, 1 1, 10 & 18 m
Yellow Metal and Nnlls, 14 loS 07.
Copper Paint (Tair & AVonsin's)
Whale Boats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Boat Nails, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 othci things too numerous
to mention Also, agents for
Ferry nvi' I'ain HitUer,
Biand & Pierce's Bomb Guns and
Bomb Laiices, &c., &c,
All of which we will sell at tho
SflO ly A. W. I'circc & Co.
J Horso Shoeing a sjiechilty
A flrst-class man being Bpecially engnged
for that woik.
Ship and Wagon -work faithfully
Shop on tho Esplanade, op. Hoppei's.201
California Redwood Comp'y,
Offices, 1211 George Streel, Kdinljuigh,
California Ilodwood Co.,
400CalifouiiaStieet, .'. San Fianclsco,
ai 1 ji-s j
Eureka, Trinidad, Humboldt Co,, Cnl.
riMIIS Company ispiepaied tocontiuct
J for caigoes of California I ted wood
lo lie shipped diieet fiom their mills at
cuireut nun ket prices,
Tho Company will load blilps, t-ent to
San Eiauclbco or Humboldt Bay, or will
fuinibh cargoes, cost, ireight and Insur
anco. PALKNEH BELL & CO., Agents.
074 3m Han FiaucUco.
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