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It is just thirty years since Liv
ingstone first toliMJnglish "cndors of
tho famous label chief Bonga, who
for over four decades has defied tho
Portuguese in his stronghold on tho
Zambesi. Tho story that Living
stone began and others continued
lias been brought down to the pres
ent by i Mr. Durand, who, during
his recent travels in tbe Zambesi,
visited the home of this redoubtable
On any good map of Africa tho
name of Bonga is found, indicating
this chief's settlement on the Zam
besi. There for over forty years he
has held his ground within 'twenty
five miles of Tetc, tho cheif settle
ment, of tho Portuguese in the interior
of East Africa. When Livingstone
journeyed down the Zambesi he
looked up at the heights crowned
by Bonga's big village, and it seem
ed to him that it was inclosed by a
palisrdo of growing timber. lie
was doubtless m'rlakcn in this idea,
but he was correct in his opinion
that tho place was too strong to bo
conquered by the cannon with which
tho Portuguese tried to tako it.
Bonga's father was a half-breed
of East Indian-African parentage,
who in 1810 held a petty ofllcc
under the Portuguese. One day he
vras arrested on the charge of steal
ing cartridges and taken to Mozam
bique where he died. This incident
was the cause of the long feud that
has made Bonga a thorn in the flesh
to the Portuguese. He fled up the
Zambesi, 1 allied to his support a
body of malcontents and escaped
slaves, and has ever since main
tained his independence in a large
district claimed by his white
enemies. Portugal has sent throe
expeditions against him, and in the
last attack Bonga's village was bom
barded for three days and nights
without breaking down the strong
wall of timbers that surround the
big town. By that time the Portu
guese had found an excellent rcasou
for abandoning the siege, for while
they were all intent upon capturing
the stronghold of the enemy he se
cretly sent a considerable force up the
river, took Tele by suprisc, entirely
destroyed the settlement, and the
Portuguese had work enough to do
in re-establishing themselves on the
ruins of their town.
At some of the stations on the
Congo they have recently discovered
a new method of gaining the assent
of unwilling chiefs to the demands
of the white men. All they have to
do is to threaten with a very serious
air to tear down the station, pull up
stakes and leave. The mere pros
pect of losing tho transport trado
and all opportunities of procuring
articles they want scares them into
making any concession.
The Portuguese have not since
attempted to subjugate Bonga,
whose power, however, Mr. Durand
says, is waning, some of his import
ant villages far south of the Zam
besi, having recently fallen into the
hands of the Portuguese. The
traeller was permitted to enter
Borga's village. He says the vil
lage is surrounded by large timbers
planted throe deep, securely bound
together, making a wido wall from
twenty-four to thirty feet high. The
entrance is still adorned with the
heads of the unfortunate Portuguese
who were killed in the last assault
upon the place. Within arc the
chief's large buildings, hundreds of
native huts, and many storehouses
and ammunition magazines. Now
A TRAVELED MAN.
Mr. Overtlierhine (a Cincinnati
drummer) Yes, I've been an ex
tensive traveler, Miss Waldo. For
the past ten years I don't believe I
have spent more than one month out
of the twelve at home.
Miss Waldo (a young lady from
Boston) Oh, 1 think travelling i3
so interesting, and it improves one
so much, you know. You have
visited Paris Mr. Overtlierhine?
Mr. Oveithcihine No, we have
another man for Kentucky ; my route
all lies north of the Ohio river.
A PAUPEK'S DYING REQUEST.
An amusing and yet pathetic in
cident in what the poet Gray called
" the short and simple annals of
tho poor," is told by Mr. John J. R.
Micklcjohu, one of tho Inspectors
of tho Poor, at Sherwick, Shetlaud
Islands. He says that some time
ago an old woman, named Barbara
Smith, came under tho notice of the
Board. She was extremely ill, and
it did not look likely that she would
long need care of any kind. She
did not reside on the main land, hit'
on a small island a few miles distant
and thero being no parochial institu
tions in that place, Barbara neces
sarily occupied tho position of a
pauper living out. Tho trouble
from which she suffered dated back
many years. In better and moro
prosperous days sho had in some
way laid tho foundation for Chronic
Indigestion and Dyspepsia, and out
of this had sprung other complaints
as ago and bodily infirmities crept
apace upon her.
Barbara was not ignorant, albeit
she iiad fallen into poveity. In ear
lier life she somehow obtained the
advantage of a fair education, and
this, added to native bhrowdness,
enabled her to uso good judgment in
respect to her own situation and
state of health. Although- she had
long suffered fiom asthma and a
bronchial affection, Barbara was
wise enough to sco that these ail-'
ments arose from the disordered
stomach and digestion, and that if
the mam trouble could bo cured tho
others would soon leave her. It is
probable that her disease began as
others do, with the usual symptoms :
headaches, bad breath, the rising of
the sour fluids in throat, oppression
and famtness at the pit of the stom
ach, loss of sleep, coated tongue,
dull eyes, bad taste in the mouth,
&c, and finally became chronic and
hopeless through her not being able
to find any remedy. The Inspector
states that she had been under med
ical treatment for years, but to no
effect. In this strait she one day
made the following touching appeal
to the Inspector: "JLjhavc been
Bwallowing medicines for months.
They do me no good. I am going
on from worse to worse. I can en
dure it no longer. I feel that in a
week or two I shall be dead. There
is one last request I would make of
you: give me a bottle of Mother
Seigcl's Curative Syrup ; it is my
only hope. If it proves a failure
and does mc no good 1 will die in
peace, and make no more expense
to the parish."
It seems she had got hold of one
of Mother Seigel's Almanacks and
read of the great cuics wrought by
the Syrup in cases like hers.
The Board pitied the poor lone
woman and granted her petition, be
lieving, however, the syrup would
prove as useless as the other medi
cines she had already taken. What
was their astonishment to find, in the
course of a few days, that she had
not only been able to get out of bed,
but to move about outside the house,
and had taken journeys to a consid
erable distance, and was actually en
joying better health than since she
was first taken ill. Tho asthma and
bronchitis, which were no more than
symptoms of her true disease (indi
gestion and dyspepsia), rapidly
abated, and it now seems that Bar
bara will soon be as hale and heaity
as the Inspector himself, and be one
of the hosts of living witnesses to
the power of Mother Seigcl's Syrup
to save the thousands who weic just
ready to perish.
Mother Seigel's Curative Sryup Is
for sale by all chemists and medi
cino vendors, and by the proprie
tors, A. J. White, Limited, 35 Far
ringdon Road, London, E. C.
HOUSE and LOT, teims reasonable
inquire of T. W. Rawlins, Hawa.
iian Soap Works.
Lelco, Honolulu. no If
Desirable Building Lots I
Situate on Fort Street, below School
Either on short or long leases at option
of tho lessee.
40 lin fifcm
on the Premises.
I HAVE been in business at Kalihlwitl
lor many years, .ud I have liad no
tioublu until now. Too many pertnns
como to my place, and 1 do not know
which of them nio'bad and which arc
good Somo come to my house to filiep
and steal. Now aficr 8 o'clock at night
I will let no poison como in my yard.
If some ono wunts business with me, let
him cull from without my pieuiihes. If
he is all riuht I will let him come in,
but if I do not know him I will havo
him iinested. LAI SANU
November 1' I. 1887. 87
lliyiKUY forbid all persons from en
ttrlnu mv nremis.es at Ifulitihwil.
except on business, after 8 o'clock in thu
evening, Ally ono having business with
inn altur that hour, inu&t llrt ( all me by
name biforo cnteiing the premises Any
one found trespassing on my premises or
about them altir that hour, who lmve
no biiBiniss theie, will bo dealt with nc
oor.iing to law.
00 KnhluvMiij Kauiii
O I.TJSO IIAWAIIANO.
ALL persons who want to communi
cato with tho Poitugiicsc, either
for btibiiicss, or for procuring woikmen,
servants or uny other helps, will lint! It
ihomost proUlablu way to advertiso In
tho L.USO JIawmiiano, the now organ of
tho Portuguese colony, which is pub
Jlbhcd on Merchant Btriot, Gazelle Build,
inp, (Post-Olllte Letter Box E,), and
only charges reasonable rates for adver
hr rcrtma KDai enboi-.t
KU1. i73. Keml far
Vrnu Pamritilflit. K'si t
AddrM. MAUNETIPCLABTJOTRURB CO..
704 HAO-TJENTO BT .BAN yUANOrROO OAT.
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Feb. 88, '87.
IHE , PEOPLES' PAPER-Tho
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Ofneo . . 38 Merchant St., Honolulu
General Business Agency.
Coavoyanclnn a Specially Records (enroll
ed and abstracts of title furnished on
Copying, Translating, ami engrossing In nil
languages In gcuinil uto in the King,
Custom Houso brokerage Fho and Life
lnsuinnco receive prompt attention.
ACCOUNTS ADJUSTED AND COLLECTED.
Skilled and Unskilled Labor furnished.
boujjht, sold and rented.
Seenil vnluablo propcrlie in and
aiound ihc city now lor saio on easy
Convenient Collages in dedrablc healthy
locutions in and neat tho city t let or
louse at reasonable lulis.
Employment Wanted by several men and
bob, who will make themsches use
fill Iu peiformlug the arious ofllces
and choics rcuulied by pmatc fiimi
lies. Full pniticulars given on application
at the agency.
Orders Irom the other Islands prompt
ly attended to.
Anstraliaa Mail Service
FO SAX FISAKCISCO,
The now and line Al steel steamship
Of the Oceanic Steamship Company, will
be due at Honolulu Irom Sydney
and Auckland on or about
February 12, 1888.
And will leave for the above port with
malls and passengers on or atiout that
For freight or passage, having SU
PERIOlt ACCOMMODATIONS, apply
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Agents.
For Sydney and Auckland,
The new and fine Al steel steamship
Of the Oceanic Steamship Company, will
be due at IIouolulu from San
Francisco on or about
February 16, 1888,
And will have piompt dispatch with
malls and passengers for theuhnvc port.
For Ircight or passagr, having SU
PERIOR ACCOMMODATIONS, apply
37 WM. G. LUWIN & CO., Agents.
LONG BRANCH BATHS,
rpHE LONGBRAKCH BATH
JL House, at WaiKIM, is a favorite
resort and should bo visited by all, cs
pccially by those who have not jet seen
the place. The route is picturesque all
A Japauese and wife are now in at
tendance at tho Bath House. Tho
woman will attend to Ladies who may
favor ui with n call.
Ilubsi's leave thf I'.uillicon Stables for
the Uutlis fi urtimi'i' dnih.
II BAR-KBlt, Proprielor.
Let me have a mild
rpHE ABOVE REQUEST IS HEARD
JL da ly in cigar stores, saloons and
oiber paces where cig-iM are bold, for
it id an undisputed fact that mosUmokers
prefer a milil cigar and that those wh
have for a long time smoked strong
cigars, principally imported Manilas,
will, after having thoroughly injured
tho fctoimicli and impaired Ihe nirvoiu
syilcm, surely want a mild cigar, ll they
could llnd the light kind.
How many thousands of mnolters, Yho
sillier from loss of appetite, licailaclm,
nervous In liability, ubihmii, eit jnd
who huu tilt d all pns-.ibb rrmrdliR
without success, might be eurfd )1 they
know that Ibeir Biiliurlngs tre mused
by tho intemperate Ubu ot stioug cigars,
nnu iiiui uiey miouiu omy smoke mllu
and properly prepared ones.
It is a fact that all mild cigais agrco
well with unokers, for in most cases
there is a luck of caro in tho selection of
tho tobacco, ind often llio nicessary tx.
perlence for it Is wanting, jet thero is
ono brundirhlch suits tliomobtfaBiIdious
cmokiT, and that is
"Sarair" Hen!' Dlgnr
Which is made from mlld,aiomatlc and
particularly felected and prepared to
bacco, and eombiiio3 all the qualities
which may bo expected from a health
cigar. It causes no bid efl'ect of any
kind, is agieeablo to tho tasto, bums
evenly to the end aud possesses a lino
aroma. No smoker should fail to give
Engclbrcht's "Sampler" Cigars
A fair tilal, and benefit hlniBelf at the
For sale Everywhere.
iff is l Tin to Plait
WITH FINE GRASSES.
The uiiilcislgnttl hao just recoived,
fresh, from the Colonies,
Pasture Grass Seeds
Iu great variety, rfnd which
In Lots to Suit.
As tho rainy season is now com.
ing on, Planters and Graziers
are particularly called on to
Bive inn Grasses a Mai
WM. G. IRWIN & Co.
Late Farrier to n. B. H. Princo of
Wales' 12th Koyil Lanceri.
FORT STREET, OPPOSITE HOPPERS.
Horses and Cattle Treated for
Residence: 31 Alukcn Street,
3P. O. BOX 4.08. 20K
Bell Telephone &, 858.
Hav just received and placed on sal a
EVER OFFERED IN THIS CITY
Theeo coords were selected spr.
chilly lor Ibis market at tho
Ifumi factory of
Messrs. Reed & Barton,
And coBiprl; . great varWty of
ii rap !
LiotU Ornamental and Useful,
These beautiful presents havo como iu
Many of the articles are particu
larly appropriate for
Wedding Presents !
mid cau bo had at prices vary,
$1.00 to $50.00.
E3Como and ece them for yourself.
D. IKfflE & CO,
JSiwal fcS tores JC 05 ro ecricM
Iti'lchs, Iilmo A, Cement.
Families and Ships mpplled on most
uasoiiublu lei las.
EST ISLAtf Dy ORDERS SOLICITED.
Mutual Tele, 292. P. O. IJox, 470.
Ko. ! Fort St., op. O. S. S. Co's Wharf.
LOVEJOY & CO.,
Importers and Jobbers of Flno
WHISKIES, WINES AND LIQUORS.
No. IS Nun turn Mt., Honolulu.
C5J TSXtrnoNB E98. I3m-ws
NEATLY DOITE and with despatch
at tho HAWAIIAN HOTEL STA
ULES. Haad Clippers. 82tf
Boned Chicken & Turkey
Cition, Lemon & Orange Peel
Cala Prunes, Dates,
Cape Coel Cranberries
French Peas, Boiled Oats
Jersey Blue Potatoes
Kegs Family Beef
And a general assortment
Olias, HEExxKtsiee, -
Telephone Both Companies 240.
-og A complete
lew Seeds per lite kmnh
fSX.iJPJL.E AND FANCY GUtOOERXKS,
Fresh Goods on lee by each arrival of the O. S. S. Co's Steamers. Goods delivered
to all parts of Honolulu.
Island order solicited and packed with care, and shipped to any part of the Kingdom
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
EAST CORNER FORT AND KINO STREETS.
,New Goods received by every Packet from the Eastern States and Europe
Fresh California Produce by every Steamer. All orders faithfully attended to.
and Good delivered tonnypnrtof the city freo of charge. Island orders soli
cited. Satislnction puarantecd. Post Oilier Tiox M5. Telephone No. 93. 108 ly
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Every Description of
Executed witH neatness and dispatch.
i jl T T TUMI' 5
Al J. J. fflUli
For Sale I To Let! For Lease!
FOR SALE 1 Lot of Land. 170x108 ft.
Healthy Location Good view, $9G0.
1 Lot of Land, 105x108 ft. Healthy Lo
cation, etc., 850.
TO LET 1 Dwelling House, 4 rooms,
$15 per month.
1 Housn with' Store, $40 per month.
Rooms, en suite orelnglc, from $1 to $5
FOR LEASE 4 Lots, each 50x70 feel,
for building. Good Location; water
laldon ; tuims easy and tho right par
tir a "assisted in building.
CopylKtnnd ieiuTnl ItUHlncns Agent
No. b4 King rfliuct.
P O. Rox u.'C. f!urgis' Express Offlco.
Mince Meat, in 5 lb tubs
Onions, Wheat, Corn,
Saloon & Medium Bread
Salt Pork, 5 lb tins
"Woild'n Breakfast Food
of Groceriss, for sale by
P. O. Box 297.
lino of TtSno-
A REMARKABLE CASE.
Under the above heading the
Doncaster Reporter of July Gth,
1887 publishes tho following in its
Our readers may recall tho cir
cumstance of a j'ouiig clerk, named
Arthur Richold, falling insensible
on tho Wcatley Lnno in this town
some time ngoj tuul being picked
up, .ns ho continued perfectly help
less, and taken iu a cab by two
gentlemen to the ofHce of F. V.
Fisher, Esq; the solicitor who em
ployed him. On restoring him to
consciousness it was ascertained
that he was aflictcd with what
socmed to be an incurable disease.
When ha was able to speak be
said he had bean to his dinner and
and was on his way back to bis
work, when suddenly his head was
in a whirl and ha fell in tho street
like a uinu who is knocked down.
On coming to his senses in tho soli
citor's ottlco he thought what this
might mean, and feared ho was
going to have a fit of illness, which
we all know is a very dreadful
thing for a poor man with a family
to caro for.
With this in his mind, ho at once
sought tho best medical advico,
telling the doctors how he had been
attacked. They questioned him
and found that his present malady
was exhaustion of the nervous sys
tem resulting from general debility,
indigestion, and dyspepsia of a
chronic rialuro. This in turn had
been caused by confinement to his
desk and grief at the loss of dear
friends by death. Tho coming on
of this strange discaso, as described
by Mr. Richold, must be of inter
est both to sick and well. He had
noticed for several years previously,
in fact, that his eyes and face be
gan to hayc a yellow look; thero
was a sticky and unpleasant slime
on the gums and teeth in the
morning; the tongue coated; and
the bowels so bound and Costive
that it induced that most painful
and troublesome ailment the piles.
He says thero was some pain in
the sides and back and a sense of
fulness on the right side, as though
tho liver were enlarging, which
proved to bo tho terrible fact.
The secretions from tho -kidneys
would be scanty and high-coloured,
with a kind of gritty or sandy
deposit after standing.
These things had troablcd Mr.
Richold a long time, and after his
fail in the street he clearly perceived
that the fit of giddiness was nothing
moro than a sign of tho steadly
and deadly advance of the complaint,
which began in digestion and dys
pepsia. His story of how he went
from one physician to another in
search of a cure that his wifo and
little ones might not come to want is
very pathetic and touching. Finally
he became too ill to keep bis situa
tion and had to give it up. This
was a sad calamity. He was appall
ed to think how he should be able to
live. But God raised' up friends
who helped to keep the wolf from
the door. He tken went to tho sea
side at "Walton-on-the-Naze, but
neither the change, nor the phy
sicians who treated him there, did
any good. All being without avail
he visited London, with a sort of
vague hops that somo advantage
might happen to him in the metro
polis. This was in October, 1885.
How wonderful, indeed, are tho
ways of Providence, which dashes
down our highest hopes and then
helps us when we least expect it.
While in' London he stated his con
dition to a friend, who strongly ad
vised him to try a medicine which ho
called Mother Seigel's Curative
Syrup, saying it was genuine and
honest, and often cured when every
thing else had failed. He bought
a bottle of a chemist in Pimlico, and
began using it according to the di
rections. Ho did this without faith
or hope, and tho public, may there
fore judge of his surprise and plea
sure when after taking a few doses
he felt great relief. He coujd eat
better ; his food distressed him less ;
the symptoms we have named abated ;
tho dark spots which had floated
before his eyes like smuts of soot,
gradually disappeared, and his
strength increased. Before this
time his knees would knock together
whenever ho tried to walk. So en
couraged was he now that Jie kop.t
on using Mother Seujel't Ohrative
Syrup until it ended in completely
cuiing him. " .
In speaking of his wonderful re-',
covery Mr. Richold says it mado
him think of poor Robinson Crusoe,
And his deliverance from captivity
ou his island in the sea; and added,
"But for Mother Seigel's Curativo
Syrup the grass would now bo
glowing ovor my grave."
Our readers can rest assured of
of tho strict truth of all the state
ments in this most remarkable case,
as Mr. Richold (now residing at
Swiss Cottago, Walton-on-the-Nazo)
belongs to one of tho oldest and
most respected families in the beau
tiful village of Long Mclford,
Suffolk, and his personal character
is attested by so high an authority
as tho Hcv. C. J. Maityn, rector
of that paiish, besides other excel
lent names. Wo havo deemed the
ease of such inportance to tho pub
lic a to justify us in giving this
short account of it in our columns,
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