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WEDNESDAY. NOV. . 1881.
A LIVING ELECTRIC BATTERY.
The sensation in New oik Just
now 13 Jliss Lulu Iluist, variously
called the "Magnetic G il," tho
"Georgia Wonder," niul tic "Elec
tric Girl." Slio is ii coi ulry girl
from the Stnlo of Gcoigiu, niul pro
(cues to bo gifted with su whitman
strength, which strength is ascribed
to electricity. She is the behl-advcr-tiscd
show thatdins been seen in New
York for many u long day. People
have been actually talking about her
performance from a scientific stand
point, and tlio newspapers give a
column a day to her. For want of
something better to-do, all the men-about-town
amused themselves by
going up to Wallack's and letting
Miss Hurst bang them about the
stage. She has succeeded in throw
ing around some pretty strong men.
and at a private seance at the Madi
son Square Theatre lccently, Miss
Hurst had the pleasure of l mining
Mrs. Langtry aroiind the stage,
behind a chair, and Anally throwing
her in a heap against one of the
scenes. The Lily was lilted to her
feet by six gallant men two stage
curpcn'tciy, two actors, and two
managers. She cxpiessed herself as
being satisfied that Miss Hurst was a
muscular Clnistian, and didn't care
to renew the let. On the morning
after Miss Hurst's first performance,
the leading journal-, gave a column
apiece to a description of what she
had done. She had made an um
brella, a cine, a billiard cue and a
chair though held by strong men
move about In a manner bo violent
as to often throw the men to the
lloor. And in most instances she
had only placed her hands lint on the
object struggled over, sometimes on
those of the contestant. Her oppon
ent one evening wa a brawny, Mx
fool athlete, Jim Latlin, a wrestler
and club-swinger. The idea th.it he
was in collusion is not tenable. He
exerted hi-, tremendous stieugtli
skilfully, and she could not lling him
around as she did the other volunteer
pei formers, but she did ovci come
him repeatedly in the different tests
of her power. The one of these
which seemed to offer least chance
for trickery wis that of pi eventing
him from putting a chair down on
the lloor. The athlete stood with
the chair held with its back to his
broad breast; one biawny arm half
cnciiclcd it, one hand grasped a fore
leg, and with the other hand he grip
peel the opposite post of the back.
That gave him a very firm hold. I lis
undertaking was to lower the chair to
tlii; lloor. Lulu laid one hand
against the Hat wood ut the side to
ward Lallin's half-encircling arm,
and the other on the middle .slat
which crossed the back. The kilter
was her right hand, and its thumb
and little linger overlapped the slat
on cither side, thusaffoi ding a possi
ble giip. Her left hand hail no
clutch on the chair whatever, and
certainly was not used with any force
in the subsequent struggle dining the
hardest pari of which it was held
aloft. If what she did v as by main
strength, then she excited it wholly
thiough the thumb and Utile linger of
her right hand. Latin winked at the
audience, and began to pi ess the
chair downwards. The girl (jiggled
as bhe faced the giant across the con
tested piece of furniture, which
ceased in its descent beloio it had
settled :i foot. There it stayed :i
full minute, though the man was
plainly doing his best to get it down.
Although his staunch legs were brac
ed as firmly as he could brace them,
he could not maintain his footing
steadily, but was compelled to stag
ger about the stage, at the same time
that she was touching the chair willi
but one band. At the end of two
minutes, during which the chair des
cended by slow dcgiees, until its
front legs at length touched the lloor,
she let go, and it came down squaie
ly with a thump which showed how
heavy had been the picssuie.
A newspaper friend ol' mine called
on the girl lccently, for the purpose
of testing her strength off the stage.
lie related his experience as follows:
"When I arrived at the house of
Miss Hurst's manager, wo found that
the father of the Wonder was ill.
They were not expecting visitors, and
Miss I hirst was sitting by her father's
bedside in an inner room. The peo
ple are biniplo, good-uatuicd, and
rather ignorant Southerners. When
T went into the room, and Miss Hurst
began her exhibition, the old man
lay on the bed and groaned fioni tho
combined effects of chills and fever
and malaria. As ilic entertainment
progressed, however, and I was
casually throw about the fi out room,
lie was unable to withstand tlio ex
citement, ami, after sonic effort, he
got up, entered the front room, and
joined in. The apartments were
very cheaply furnished, and the
Hurst family weie simply dressed.
The Wonder was an uncommonly
tall gill. She had gray eyes, red
checks, and big w hite hands. Most
men would call her pietty. Shu lias
an easy going and quiet disposition,
giggles repeatedly, and told mo, in
conlldenco, after she had reduced,
me to si slate of partial exhaustion
that 'mos' men i3 jess too foolish to
live when they think they arc all
mighty cunninV The Georgia girl
had had no warning of my coming,
and 1, therefore, did not suspect
there were any concealed batteries or
other unusual agencies about her
person. She shook hands in a lop
sided, awkward sort of a fashion,
then sat down on u sofa, looked into
tho inner room, smiled with child-
like affection upon her father, who ,
was already sitting up in bed, anil
nsked: 'Well, how do you seem to
feel now'' 'I feel, said he slowly
and thoughtfully, "pietty lo'rahlc
comf'table.' 'Well, now,' 6ald
Miss Hurst, with great cheerfulness,
'that's real good.' After this bit
of dialogue she turned her ntUntion
to me. I was particularly anxious
to test tho peculiar power which she
had excited over a billiard cue at her
exhibitioiis. There was no billiard
cue handy; but I had u stout cane
with me, and wo utilized it for the
puipose. Miss Hurst stood up in
the middle of the lloor, and allowed
her left hand to hang palm frontwnid
at her side. Then she placed the
cane in a vertical position against her
upright palm ; it slid at once to tho
lloor. Then she asked mo to hold
the cane against the palm of her
open hand with botli my hands until
tho mysterious force excited itself.
I held it there for a moment, and
then she asked me to try and put the
cane dow n to the floor. There was
apparently no reason why tho cane
would not have fallen to the floor of
its own weight if I let go of it.
Hut -when I attempted to push it
down I found il as immovable as
though riveted to her open hand. I
seized tiie cane ut the upper end with
both hands and tried to force it
downward. J5y extraordinary cifort
I could push it down the palm of
her hand a quarter of an inch at a
time. Finally I hung my whole
weight upon tho stick a modest
figure over two hundred pounds
and by dint of intense exeiiion suc
ceeded, after fully two minutes of
work, in getting the end of the slick
to touch the lloor. I found myself
on the lloor about the same moment
the stick arrived there. 1 was boil
ing hot and quite exhausted by the
exertion, while Miss I hirst towcicd
above inc calm, placid, iinrutllcd and
serene. Then 1 seized u chair firmly
with both hands, holding tho back of
it against inc. She placed her hands
over mine, and a moment later the
force excited itself. I have wrestled
and sparred and worked haul in the
athletic way on many occasions, but
I never struggled so desperately in
my life as I did with that chair. I
found it impossible to control it, and
was thrust backward and whirled
around until I lauded on the lounge.
During all tho time I did not feci any
unusual pressure from Miss Hurst's
hands, though the chair seemed posi
Such is the experience of a man
whom 1 know to be honest. Wheth
er ho was deceived or not, 1 cannot
tell. Tho matter has caused a gieat
deal of discussion. The critical and
sceptical bpiiit of tlio age is well
shown by the demeanour of the audi
ence, which gets greatly excited
every night, and refuses to leave the
theatre until the lights are turned
off. And then they gather in front
of the building, and aiguc vehement
ly over the cause of Miss Hurst's
power. The ingenious tlieoiy was
advanced one evening Hint the girl
had a battery stored in her shoes, and
the polite request was made that she
should prove tho suspicion to be un
founded, nut Georgia modesty was
pi oof against all such demands.
Asan Francisco Correspondence of
Federal Australian. .
A BEAUTY OF BREVITY.
"Father," said a young man who
had charge of the paragraph depart
ment of a collego magazine. "Fal
staff" was n very fat man, wasn't
"He was what you might call cor
pulent, wasn't he?"
"les, he was corpulent."
big, but it
can be spelled with four
"No, it can't
Have you lost all
What's tho mat
The father will
Oil, yes, it can
tcr witli o Ii c t?
bring suit against
the colleuc for
dwarfing his son's mind.
ETHICS OF THE STREET CAR.
"Take my seat, madam."
"Thanks. Now, Ethel, dear, tliero
is a seal. Sit right down."
"Indeed, I shan't, Clara. Take
that seat yourself. I prefer to
"Now, dear, you know you're
almost tired to death. Sit down."
"And let you stand V Well, I
think I sco myself. Upsides, I'm
going to pay tlio faro."
"No, you're not."
"Yes," I am."
"It's my turn. Sit down and let
mo do it," etc.
(Enter thiid lady, who take the
We ought not to judge of men's
merits by their qualifications, but by
the use they mnko of them. Char-rem.
Uy .lack Malouc, lie by Lexington,
lstiliim, Ivy Leaf, Ijv Imported Austra
lian; 2nd (bun, lluv Flower, bv Lexing
ton; 3rd dam, I Jay Leif, by 'Imported
Yorkshire: Hh (tain, Imported Maria
IJlnek, by l'hllo da Fuiih, etc., etc.
l.Utfillir was bred ut tho great Wood
bin n I'm in, near Lexington, Ky., bv the
Into It. A. Alexander, mid was sold to
W. L. I'rltcliaul, of Sacramento, Cnl.,
for 5,001'. He Mauds lO'.j hands,
weighs 1,00") lbs., mid lin bright dict
um color. During his racing carter he
downed many a favorite, and won many
a hatful of money for Ids owners", anil
proved himself one of the greatest of
horses over u distance, most of his races
being at two and four miles. Ho bus
illicitly sin d several colts In California
that ii u winners aniony which iuc
Llzio Diuibir, Young ii.iaar, Sophia,
mid another called the 15 iz-tur Minerva
Colt, he bclm? out of .Minerva by Im
ported Leamington, the she of l'urolc
and Iioquois l.l..ie Dunbar greatly
disttnguinhed herself Inst year in her
two.year-old form by dcfcitlni; one of
the largest fields ot two-j ear-olds that
ever stinted in California, among which
weiellie two bc.iutllul flllks brought
hero Inst Spring by Mr. Agncw, ilhdniicc
it utile; time, 1.0i tbo lntest llnio on
recoul tor two-year-olds at the dl timet,
l'hls year she has won several Important
events, ami lias proved hcisclf to he a
crack tin cu-yc.tr old.
J5ll7,ii:ir has now been brought buck
to Honolulu, and will rcuiiiln iieiuthu
h.tlanuo of lid- yen, and bioulois, lioi.-c
owners mid stoek misers Miouhl until
themselves of the opportunity to obtiln
his services while they h-ivu the chance.
TorniM. 10. Payable at lime ol
Tin. liinwirti.il fMvilf.eilnln Mliilltim
Iot!iiIl IHsitih-. Er., will Maud at
the simu time anil pi. ire at IjJJO for Ihe
scimhi. lie was hied In Cnuiulii, shed
by Impoiteil Donald Dlnnic, and out of
mi imported Cljdejdale inure. He is a
I dutiful ilapplo -gicy, 10 hands hlvh,
and weigh 1.-100 lb.: is try active,
.mil as tine a large hur.c a could be
Also, the iiiiu largo Imported Ken
tucky Jack NtsmpsotJ. Tills Is one
of the largest Jacks limine could llnd
In California, and Is an animal of lin
incuse hone; N a very sure breeder, and
should be liberally pationbed, as ho Is
one of the very best animals of his
kind. Terms, rtiiO for the season.
The public are cordially Invited to
cnll and in-pect the above imlniaK
Multifield, Sept lii, 1S8I. 818 f
J T. RHOADS,
T . UOA TliAUTMIl iVJSUIJjlil.it
Sliop on Queen tiei t, near Alakeu.
ON & AFTER THIS BATE
the i'iiioi: of noAUD at the
WILL UK IlKDUt 1U) FHOM ?(l TO
$5.00 P.er Week.
IL AV. GUANNIS, 1'rop'tor.
Honolulu, Oct. 20, 1881. 817 U
Horse Shoeing a specialty
A llrst-clnss mnn being specially engaged
for that work.
Ship nnd Wagon work faithfully
Shop on the Esplanade, op. Hoppcr's.201
7(1 lloicl Strtet
Best Manila, Havana and American
Cigars on Hand.
Fre-di Vanity Fu'r, Little De.uillc, Gold
Bar, Three Klngi anil tho Pet
Chewing and Smoking Tobacco,
Out Foil and Plug.
The 5B1111 ml Table? of this istnblisli.
ment havo been recovertd ami
leveled which makes them
the best in town.
Ginger Alo and Soda Water on loo.
EST Call anil fco me. a
No. 0:1 Hotel btieet,
Opposite Intei national Hotel,
Canos and Walking Sticks,
Made of every kind of
BrnekoU, Cornices, Curtnln Poles, Ac.1
mndo of tho latest designs.
WIIiJDIflK.'S S. H. CO.
iaSaij tunc;, Commander,
Leaves Honolulu each Tuesday nt
1 p.m., touching at Lnbaliin, Mnn
lncn Bay, Makcna, Muliukonn, Ka
vvnibae, Laupalioolioe and Hllo.
Returning, will touch ut all tho
nlove ports, arriving at Honolulu
each Sntuulny afternoon.
To the Volcano and Back.
Inland S. K. Co.
T1IHOU01I TICKETS to the Volcano,
mid return, can now bo had nt the olllco
of the Ir.tcr.Ishnd S. N. Co. Tourists
leaving Honolulu per time table of tho
"PLANTER," will be ltu.ded nt Puna,
luu, thence by Railroad toPahain, where
Horses nnd Guides will bo In attendance.
liy this rout. Touibts can make tlio
round trip In 7 davs, giving -1 days to
vMt the Volcano, "
TICKL I'S FOR THE ROUND TIJ1P,
Including Horses, Guide, lioaid mid
For lurther particulars cnqulro at the
ofllce of the
Tiir:--tf!nii(J . 7i, Co.,
or.L F. JORDAN. Volcano Home.
,r rou koloa & waimca,
The Clipper Schooner
F Kibbling Master,
Will run regularly to tho porta of
KOIOA, IIAWAl'EPJE & WA1M.EA,
KAUAI. For fi eight or passage apply
to the Captain on board, or to the
l'Aciric N vvioation Co.,
7112 !im Cor. JSuunmi ..v. (Jtieelij.li-.
Vjk. THU PAST FAIMXfl
jI Schooner Waiolni
e&SiSLisas -wall run legularly
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Hetucnlng on Thuivlay, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Nwioation Co.,
Have a 1iigu Stock of the
KTERY BEST HAY,
5J-jrsiins US to.,
Which is offered nt Low cat Market Prices
Dolivered Frcotoany partofthoCily
Pacific Mutual Life Insuranco Co.
Agents for the Hoover Telephone.
Commisoionor of Doedsfor California
Telephone No. 147. 7C0
Honuapo, Kau, Hawaii-
fS NOW OPEN for Travelers, where
A First class accomodation can be lind
ut all Times. Tho climate of Honuapo
Is recommended for invalids.
HORSES AND GUIDES
Provided for tho Volcano.
C2TFor Terms, etc., See CARDS at
Hotels nnd Streets.
J. W. SMITHIES,
,173 ly Proprietor.
w . W' f
..? S&P s
APURE, WHOLESOME, RE
According to tho highest and best medi
Manufactory, : : : No. ia Lilih.i St."
P. O. Box, 070. Telephone, 281.
CQTA1I oideis receive pionipt attention
Tie Daily Biei
Bills of Lading
.' i tTtieZrZ-1tt
EXECUTED WIIH NEATNE6S AND DISPATCH.
C. BREWER & CO.
Offer for Salo tho Cargo of tho
LIST OF IRCMMSE,
Light E.xpreBS Wagons,
Ex Top Carriages.
STEARff C OAL.
Com. Wood Choirs.
Flue Molnstes Shuoks,
Ico Chests, Nos, 2, 3. and ft,
Lobsters, lib tnaj Beans, Olb'.tns
Hay Cuticrs, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Fairbanks Scales, Nos. 7,S,10&11J3
Centrifugal Lining, l-l inch;
Comp. Null-., lg, Ml Inch.
Manila Coidiuc, Assorted:
Galvani.ed Fence Staples,
FAH mim 20 AND 25 HALLS,;
Sisal ltoj e, Assorted,
Y. METAL SHEATHING
in, 18,20, 22, 24 nnd 20 oz.;
Hair ifelattiresses !
Grindstones, Rubber Hoc,
Hide Poison, Bai bed
Wire, Rellned Iron,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Galvani.ed Screws and Washers.
Yes, and we sell
.Ah jLiO-xv UN tlio 3LiO"voNt !
and don't anybody forget it.
Wo sell New Bedford Rope, and nny
retailer knows how it will hold out In
Wc nlso havo tho ino-t.x'nrlt-d assort
kept by any house this side of tho Rocky
Mountains, such as
Hemp and Manila Cordage, all sbes,
Artesian Well Horing Ropes,
Manila Hawsers, Wire Rope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Galvanized Marino Hardware,
PAINTS AND OILS,
Pure Copper Shcnthing,14, 10 & 18 oz
Yellow Metal and Nails, 14 to 28 oz,
Copper Paint (Turr & Wonsin's)
Whale Boats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Boat Nnlls, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other things too numerous
to mention Also, agents for
Terry jUn,vin' Pain Killer,
Brand & Pierce's Bomb Guns nnd
Bomb Lances, &c., &c,
All of which wo will sell at tho
3fl0 ly A. W. I'eirce & Co.
Tin, Copncr and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Manges
of all kinds.
Plumbora' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
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Joii Printing Office,
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liutcher, ,,.,,, ,
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Clears niul Tobacco.
C. McCniihy Astor Bill laidS aloon
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