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SATURDAY, FEB 21, 188.
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AN ENGLISH JOURNALIST AT HOME.
It is n cozy, though somewhat
spacious room in which I met Mr.
George Augustus Sain on tho ovo of
his lecture tour In the United States
and Australia. The dado is a scries
of bookfllielves, full of literary and
encyclopedic volumes. Above them
hang many interesting woiks of art:
a poetic landscape of Scottish High
land scenery by Dare,, especially
painted for Sain j .mil In black and
white, Long'H portrait of living, a
well-known engraving of Tennyson,
and several other inclines that illus
trate the life and times of tho present
day. Tho window look" out upon n
quiet squat c.
"The best situation," says Sala,
" in London lor a literary man. No
thoroughfare past this corner of it,
perfect quiet, with poisoned macaroni
judiciously placed at the corner to
settle the organ-grinders, and twelve
minutes from Fleet Street and the
" My wife, you know," lie says,
" is going straight to Melbourne.
She objects to run the gauntlet of
two custom-houses, which she avoids
by going to Australia, via tho Suez
Canal and the Red Sea, by tho
Orient Line. She expects to arrivo
on the 10th of March, and I shall
join her there, after my run through
the States, on the lOtli.'1,
"Vhat is the extent of your
tour?" I ask; "and what are the
subjects on which you lecture?"
"I open," ho says, "at Boston
and Harvard; and my i onto thence
iB New York, Brooklyn, Philadel
phia, Washington, Cincinnati, Chi
cago, St. Louis, and San Francisco.
I deliver four lectures, the first being
on ' Pageants and Rarec Shows,'
beginning with the coronation of
Queen Victoria and J the funeral of
the Great Napoleon at the Invalidcs,
Paris, and ending with tho funeral
of Alexander II. at St. Petersburg,
and the coronation of Alexander III.
at Moscow. The other lectures arc
discourses on ' Wars, Revolutions,
Statesmen, Men of Letters;' 'Cul
ture, Costume, and Cookory ;' Press,
Parliament, and Stage;' the whole
under the comprehensive title of
' The Life and Adventures of a
Special Correspondent.' "
As he speaks, he turns to call my
attention to a portable reading-desk.
"I shall carry this with me, as
Dickens carried his. with candle
lamps on either side."
"You do not simply read your
lectures, of courso? I need not tell
you how- much American audiences
like what they call spontaneity."
"Oh, no," he says. "1 like the
notion of reading, and it is a com
fort to have one's manuscript under
one's hands ; but I do not put my
nose into a book, and there arc many
pages which I can repeat quite as
extemporarily as most other well
thought-out oral addresses. lii
"writing an interview. I suppose you
will describe my personal appear
ance," he says, with a merry twin
kle of the eye; "and I shouldn't
wonder if my white waistcoat comes
in for a graphic touch."
"Well," I rejoin, "it has become
almost a trade-mark in your toilet."
"It is," he says. "1 have worn
a white waistcoat for flve-and-twenty
years, every da', winter and sum
mer. Once, in Paris, at a store
where I used to buy my gloves, a'
serving-woman said to me, 'lou
always wear a white waistcoat, Mr.
Sala.' 'Yes, 1 wear one all tho
year round.' 'All the year round!'
she exclaimed : 'n clean one every
day?' 'Yes, I suid. '0!' she ex
claimed, raising her hands; 'if I had
only been your washerwoman1' "
Then, sotto voce, as lie conducts
me into the hall, en route for his
workshop and other rooms, he rc
romarks : "Sixpence a day for
twenty-fiTC years would make quite
a little sum of-monoy, wouldn't it!'
Sala's house is literally packed
with intellectual and artistic treas
ures, souvenir of many lands and
many people: old china, Sevres,
Dresden; Oriental lamps, knick
knacks from Eastern temples, liter
ary and pictorial relics of London ;
dainty rugs, statuettes, bronzes,
bnca-brac of every description. The
drawing-room to-day, however, has
a ghostlike appearance ; it is envel
oped in white calico draperies. On
this winter day the effect is chilly in
the extreme. There is a satirical
suggestion in nnn-chairs and otto
mans partially upholstered in while
linen, water-colors draped in Avhite
hangings, books in shrouds, old
china peeping from behind packings
of white fabrics.
Remembering how Uwing died
uddonly last year at, the Brcvoort
House, Now York, there is something
pathetic in a little figure which Sala
uncovers for my inspection.
"It was," ie says, "originally
a nude subject, and, oddly enough,
a Madonna, which I bought in
Mexico twenty years ago. Ewlng
draped it as you see, in a pocket
handkerchief dipped in starch. The
effect is very graceful and nrtistic."
Then, diving into a corner of tho
room: "This," he says, "was given
to rao by Lord Woleoley ; he brought
It years ago from Africa, and gave
it to mo when ho was a captain on
active service. But let us icavo this
cave of despair," ho adds, "nnd go
into my room."
Wo enter an apartment which at
first glance acorns to be literally
choked with books nnd papers, but
there is ample room for the innslrr
at a desk where he can sit surrounded
with his tools.
"You asked me a question Just
now, 1 think, about my method of
work. Now, the only volumes which
arc here as a mutter of sentiment
are this little set of the 'Family
Herald,' which contain my first nnd
juvenile works in fiction and csny.
All the other volumes which you see
arc works of i cference things bo
longing to the practical work of
journalism : scrap-books, pictorial
and otherwise ; dictionaries in almost
every laugungc ; encyclopedias, his
tories, technical works ; and though
some of the shelves may at first sight
seem to iudicate confusion of ar
rangement, 1 assure you they are all
so disposed that 1 can lay my hand
upon anything and everything I want
in a moment? Those volumes on
the left arc the 'Spectator,' nnd
close by the 'Examiner' from the
time of Leigh Hunt and Hazlitt. On
the next shelf, Cobbett's papers,
and other Radical and Liberal jour
nals ; and close by, a complete file
of 'John Bull' and 'Blackwood' of
the strong Tory days. You know
that myself and Lord Roscbery have
the Napoleonic legend mania. On
the shelves opposite to you arc
several volumes that have been given
to me by Lord Roscbery in connec
tion with this subject."
Here hc took out a unique work,
"ThcIIistory of Napoleon in Medals,"
exquisitely engraved, nnd including
the medal struck in contemplation of
the conquest of England. Close by
this was a wonderful collection of
the English, French, and Italian
drama. Then we came to the "His
tory of Parliament," books of natu
ral history, lexicons, and books on
Upon a large square table near his
desk were a number of other volumes
of reference, and conveniently placed
in their midst, and in adjacent
drawers, were boxes of photographs
of places he had visited, copies of
famous pictures, sketches of sculp
ture, and other aids to memory. On
his desk were several common-place
books, in his own hand, written with
remarkable exactness, as close as
print, and almost as plain as copper
plate engraving. In the body of the
text were inserted numerals in little
circles, which had reference to a
carefully kept index at the close.
Another book was literally an index
of letters, not that he had received,
but which he had written, and the
beginnings of leading articles.
"Further aids to memory," he re
marked; "how ncccessary, I need
not tell you, to a man who in his
time has written for the "Daily
Telegraph" 7,000 editorial articles.
Here," he said, "are my references
and notes for my next Brussels
sketch in the 'Telegraph,' chiefly
relating to St. Nicholas. There are
those who will regard that, as they
do other similar contributions, as
having been dashed off, as they call
it thrown off, done on the spur of
the moment ; but one does not exjj
pect people outside our own circle to
quite understand how much research,
how much knowledge, how much ex
perience, one often puts into a col
umn that appears to be dashed off."
While he is talking he beckons me
to an adjacent bed-chamber, which
repeats the calico aspect of the
packed-np drawing-room. But he
uncovers a bureau, in a corner by
the fire, which is literally packed
with cookery books, three hundred
of them, in every language, among
the most notable being the first edi
tion of Mrs. Glasse's famous work,
and the secret cookery book of Louis
the Eighteenth. Then we go back
to the workshop, where, beneath the
loaded table I have spoken of, ho
pulls out drawer after drawer con
taining thousands upon thousands of
fashion plates and sketches of cos
tume ; and in the hall, as we return
for a parting chat to the library-dining-room,
he shows mc a beautiful
replica of the famous repousse shield
from South Kensington, hanging
over the doorway, and upon tho
walls several panoramic-like colored
plates which refer to his first techni
cal work when he waB a draughtsman
on wood, n lithographer and en
graver in the atelier of Henry Hal-
ktn, with whom he afterwards went
into partnership, and produced poli
tical caricatures and pictorial skits
for Mr. Akcrman in the Strand.
"First," he says, "we did a sort
of panorama that folded up like an
album, and was called 'No Popery.'
I engraved it for two colors on zinc.
It was at tho time when Lord Russell
wrote his Durham Letter nnd people
wore very much excited about the
creation of Roman Catholic dioceses
in England. That is a copy of it,"
he continues, pointing to a still vivid
and effective picture. "It was pub
lished at a shilling, and 120,000
copies were sold. It was years
afterward, in 1852, in fact when I
was writing for 'Household Words,'
that I engraved one of those scenes
upon steel. Thero it is, aboyo the
bat-stand," pointing to 'a companion
o-fiWff -ifiK -I'rWf,,, ,6 J
panoramic sketch vcprcwnllng the
Dttko of Wellington's funeral. "I
found the work at night upon stool
plates, combined with the fumes of
the acid 1 had to use, injured my
eyesight, nnd I did no more of that
kind of work except on one occasion,
at the Rpccinl request of Mr. Georgo
Smith, proprietor of tho "Cornhill
Mngazino," when 1 executed a small
etching to accompany one of the
Hogarth papers which I wrote for
The Texas editor and father who
penned the following paragraph must
have had a tough time: "If in pro
portion to size a man could holler as
loud as a baby, there would be no
telephones needed in this country."
The man who prayed for those
who sit under the ''dippings of the
sanctuary" was a near relative of
another who besought the Lord to
"prop ud de bruddcrs and sisters
with the properations of the gospel."
Policeman "Have you a permit
to play here?" Organ-grinder
"No, but it amuses the little ones so
much." Policeman "Then you will
have the goodness to accompany
mc." "Very well, sir, whnt do you
wish to sing?"
A SKILFUL SURGICAL OPERATION.
Tlio American Ambassador at Vienna,
Mr. Knsson, has lately forwarded to his
Government an interesting account of a
lcmarkahlc Mirgical operation lately
performed by Professor Billroth, of
Vienna, which, wonderful to tell, con
sisted in tho removal of a portion
of the human stomach, involving
nearly one-third of the organ and,
str.iugc to say, the patient recovered
the only suiccssl'ul operation of the
kind ever performed. The disease for
which this operation was performed
was cancer of the stomach, uttcuded with
the following symptoms: The nppctltc
is quite poor. There is a peculiar indes
crlbablo distress in the stomach, a feel
iug that has been described as a faint
"all gone1'1 sensation; a sticky slime col
lects about the teeth, especially in the
morning, accompanied by an unpleasant
taste. Food falls to satisfy this peculiar
faint sensation; but, on tho contrary, it
appears to nggiavato the feeling. The
eyes are sunken, tinged with yellow; the
hands and feet become cold and sticky
a cold perspiration. The sufferers feel
tired all tho time, and sleep docs not
seem to give rest. After n time the pa
tient becomes nervous and irritable,
gloomy, liis mind filled with evil fore
bodings. When rising suddenly from
a recumbent position there is a dizziness,
a whistling sensation, and he is obliged
to grasp something firm to keep from
falling. The bowels costive, the bkin
dry and hot at times; the blood becom
ing thick and stagnant, nnd does not
circulate properly. After a time the
patient spits up food soon after eating,
sometimes in a sour and fermented con
dition, sometimes sweetish to tho taste.
Oftentimes there is a palpitation of tho
heart, and the patient feats be may have
heart disease. Towards the last tho
patient is unable to retain any food
whatever, as the opening in tho intcs.
tines becomes closed, or nearly so. Al
though this disease is indeed alarming,
sufferers with the above named symp
toms should not feel nervous, for nine
hundred and ninety-nine cases out of a
thousand have no cancer, but simply
dyspepsia, a disease canity icmoved if
treated in a proper manner. The safest
and best remedy for the disease is
Scigel's Curative Svrup, a vegetable pre
paration sold by ail chemists and medi
cine vendors throughout the world, and
by the proprietors, A. ,T. White (Limit
ed), 17, Farringdon-rond, London, K. V.
ThisSyiup strikes at the very founda
tion of the disease, and drives it, root
and branch, out of the system.
BEGS to inform his numerous cuslo
mcrs and the public that ho is
READY -AGAIN FOR BUSINESS
In the sftiro
A PURE, WIIOLEBOME. It E
According to the highest and best medi.
Manufactory, : : : No. 13 Liltha StS
P. O. Box, 870. Telephone, 284
5yAH ardors receive prompt attwtioa.
.'(. - 'V A.'yfo.
W mum ,
.Alnki'ii, iicur 4tie(ti St.
t .T, It.Minr.r, Proprietor.
Mouldings and Finish always on hand.
JST" Orders promptly attended to. -J
flurri ai)d Hat't Htovu Wood,
n34 Cut gnd Split 1y
TTAVINO ENLARGED THESE
Central & Commodious Stables
we are prepared to furnish first-class
turnouts with gentle horses,, with or
without drivers, A line wagonette in
Macks at nil SJonrs.
day nnd night. Horses taken to board
by day, week, or mouth, on reasonable
terms. Saddle horses to let.
HorscM JBoujylit nnd Sold,
A Baggage Wagon delivers to all
parts of the city. " Furniture moving
C."W. MACFARLANE, )p,.,0
E. Tt. MILES, 'Props
020 Hm 'Telephone No. 32.
Cornel' ol fort ami Hotel StH.
Horso Shoeing a specialty
A flrst-class man being specially engaged
for that work.
Bhip and "Wagon work faithfully
Shop on the Esplanade, op. Hopper's.204
Tin, Copucr and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
77 Uhandoljers, Lamps, &c.
WmMEK'S S. S. CO.
Leaves Honolulu each Tuesday at
4 p.m., touching at Labalna, Man
laca Hay, Makena, Mnhukona, ICa
walhao, Laupaboeboe and Hilo.
Returning, will touch at all the
nlove ports, arriving at Honolulu
each Batuulny aftnruonn.
,it FOR KOLOA it "WAIJIEA,
The Clipper Schooner
F. Kibbling, - Master,
"Will run regularly to tho ports of
KOLOA, HANAPEl'E & WAIMEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain on boaid, or to the
Pacific Navigation Co,,
8S0 !)m Cor. Nuuuuu it Queen sts.
TUB FAST HAII.INd
26 will rim tmrtilnrlv
TO AVAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
C. BREWER & CO
OiTov for Sale
LIST OF MEluMDISB,
Light Exprcm Wagon,
Ex Top Carriages.
STEA C AL.
Com. "Wood Chairs,
Fine Molasses Shooks,
Ice Chests, Nos, 2, 2. and G,
Lobsters, lib tus; Boons, lllbtus
Hay Cutters, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Fairbanks Scales, Nos. 7,8,10& 11J4
Centrifugal Lining, 11 inch ;
Coinp. Nails, 114, Ml Inch.
Manila Cordage, Assorted:
Galvanized Fence Staples,
FARMERS SOUSES 20 AND 25 GALLS,;
Sisal Rope, Assorted,
Y. METAL SHEATHING '
16, 18, 20, as, 24and2Coz.;
Hair Mattresses I
Grindstones, Rubber Hose,
Hide Poison, Barbed
Wire, Refined Iron,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Galvanized Screws nnd "Washers.
E. P. Adams, Queen st
Lyons & Levey, Queen st
Alvln II. Rasemanu.... Gazette Building
Bishop & Co., Merchant'st
W. McCandless, Fish Market
Boot nnd Shoo.
L. Adler, Nuuanu st
Chr. Geitz, Fort st
Temple of Fashion
Gousulves & Co
Temple of Fashion
.. Foit st
. .Hotel st
W. H.Pagc,-"- Foit st
Hawaiian Carriage Co., Queen st
Cisars and Tobacco.
C. McCarthy Astor Billiard Saloon
Noltcs Beaver Saloon, Fort st
Fisher's Champagne Cider Lililia st
Candy Factory and Bakery.
F. Horn Hotel st
Cnrncntcm and Builders.
F. Wilhelm King st
G. Lucas Foit st
"WT Rhoads Queen st
Dry and Faney Goods.
N. S. Sachs Foit tt
J.T. AVutci house, Queen st
J. T. Waterhouse, King st
J. T. Waterhouse, Foit ht
B. F. Ehlers & Co Foi t st
M. A. GoiiMilvcsit Co., Hotel st
Temple of Fashion Foij st
Every Duscriiin of M Printing
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bills of Lading
Queen Street -
Ilcnton, Bmltb it Co., . Port it
Ilolllntcr & Co,,.., .Nuunnu st
HnlllMcrifc Co FotlM
llrnyiiKi' anil Cui-lnup.
Frank llustncc,..i Queen et
G. Robinson, Queen st
Mrs. Tinner, King st
I'lt'i IiiMirniire AcenlH.
11. Rlcincnschuclder,.. at "Wilder & Go's.
C. O. Bcrgrr, Merchintst
Ucnt'N I'uriiNliiiitr I.'ooiIk.
Ehleis & Co., Fort st
N. S. Such's, Foltst
Uonsalvea & Co., Hotel st
U STregloan Fort ,!s Hotel t.U
(Srorcrlc mid Provisions.
A. S. Clcghorn & Co Queen st
Wolfe & Edwards,.. .Fort & Nuunnu sit
Lewis & Co, Hotel t
IIorHO Shoeing tMioim.
Vllnn Bros., Fori st
Horse Trnlnern, Ae.
II Keith Knplolnnl Path
L HrunduKC Queen & Punchbowl
Levy it womlhniu.Ordcis at Wiseman's
tiny mid Feed Stort-s.
Wolfe it Eihvuids....King it Nuuuuu sts
Union Feed Co., Queen st
Laluc & Co, Foi t st
G. E. Sherman, IClngst
Dillingham & Co., Fort st
J.T. Waterhouse, Queeu st
Importer &. Coin.3IerclinutN.
G. "W. Macfailnucit Co.,.' Fort st
C. Brewer it Co., Queen st
Lyons it Lovey, Queen st
M. S. Grinbuum it Co., Queen st
W. G. Irwin & Co., Fort st
A. S. Clcghorn & Co. Queen st
J. T. "Wntei bouse, Queen st
Frecth & Peacock Nuunnu st
Castle it Cooke, King st
Wing Wo Tai t Co., Nuuanu st
O. O. Bcrger, Merchant st
Hymnn Bios., Merchant st
"Wctinsr it Co Fort st
"W. Auld, Water. Works Offlcc
J. A. Hnssingcr, Interior Office
"W. C. Akana King st
S M Carter
Lowers & Cooke, Fort st
"Wilder & Co Fort st
31111tncry and Dress Slaking.
MrB. A. M. Melli;-, Fort st
Dr. Emerson, Kukut st
J. M. Oat .It. &, Co., Merchant s
I'lumbcrH and Painters.
E. C. Rowe,.... '..King st
Blown & Phillips King st
J. Nolt, Kaahutnanu st
Max Kolmi Korl st
"Williams it Co., Foitst
A Herbert Knlilii Valley
J Emmeluth Mnuoa Valley
Tuning 3Suslcul Instruments.
Lycan it Co., Fort st
Noltes Beaver Saloon, Fori tt
"Windsor Restaurant, King st
Casino, Kupioluni Pui k
Tourist's Retreat,. Honuapo,Knu,Hawail
Jteal 1'state Agents.
J. E. "Wiseman Merchant st
A. S. Hartwcll, over Bank
J. M. Davidson Kaahnmauu st
A. Rosa Gov't Building
"W. A. "Whiting, Knahumanu st
J. Russell, Merchant st
S. B. Dole, Knahuinanu st
F. M. Hatch, Kaahumaun st
R. F. Bickerlon, Merchant st
Cecil Brown, ....Merchant st
J. M. Monsarrat, Merchant st
W. Rawlins King st, Leleo
J-M. Oat Jr. & Co., Merchantst
J. M- Oat & Co., Queen st
Pierce & Co., Queen st
J. Nott, Kaahnmauu y
n. S. Trcgloan Fort st
Intcr-Island S. N. Co., Esplanade
"Wilder's S. S. Co., Fort & Queen st
Pacific M S S Co Fort & Queen sta
O. S. S. Co., Fort & Queen st
Pacific Navigation Co, Queen st
Jas Brodic Berctania st
"Wood nnd Coal Dealers,
Frank Hustnce, Queen t
Wines and Spirits,
G. W. Macfarlano & Co., .Kaahnmauu st
Frecth & Peacock Nuuanu st
Brown & Co., Merchant st
Wenncr & Co., Fort st