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A WONDERFUL NUT.
Planters in tropic climos ato rc
coiniuciulcil (o cultivate tho kola
(roc, (lie nut of which seems (o pos
sess some marvelous qualities. If
the piophcsics rrgnidltig (ho bene
ficent services of certain prepara
tions of it aio realized an unspeak
able boon will be conferred on mil
lions of tho human race. For many
years it lias been extensively used
as an excellent bccragc and sacred
symbol in tho interior of Africa, but
now its properties have every rea
son to bo far more extensively util
ized. Thcie is no doubt, from what
is already known, that it has the ex
traordinary propei ty of counter
acting the inlluenci of alcohol, of
giving a stimulant in wasting dis
eases, of acting as a powerful tonic
in cases of deep-seated injuries of
the digestive otgans, of purifying
foul water, of overcoming the sense
of fatigue and of exciting to ardu
ous woik with the least injury to the
It appears that kola nuts were
originally found in the western tcr
ritoiics of Africa, and that boldicrs
stationed along tho coast were the
first white men who became aware
of their peculiar property. They
found, for instance, that the chew
ing of these nuts picventcd a drunk
en headache. Not only so, but
some who have used the nut paste
as a "pick-me-up" assert that, while
removing the nausea, it gives them
quite a "skinnier" at the smell of
whisky, ami removes the iiritating
desire for a "morning" to keep the
stomach hearty. If the paste be
mixed with cocoa paste, which it
resembles closely, it produces a
much finer and more nuliitivc choc
olate. It lias been shown by ic
peated experiments that the nerve
energy produced by pai taking of
the chocolate made with kola paste
18 ten times greater than that pio
duced by an equal quantity of or
dinary cocoa chocolate. So nutri
tious is this kola that with a single
cup of it a laborer can undergo a
day's work without any sense of
weariness. Though it may not di
rectly feed the muscular system, it
has the property of pi eventing the
lapid waste of the tissues. So much
have the manufacturers of chocolate
both in this country aud abroad,
become alive to the excellent pro
perties of the new paste, that they
are making arrangements to piocurc
it for mixing purposes as soon as its
price becomes reasonable.
The British Government, too, has
gone tlic length of malting experi
ments upon the paste in a pure
state, so as to ascertain the saving
which would be made in the tiansit
of provisions in lime of war by giving
this bcveiagc to the army. It is of
great service for purifying the foul
water which is so pi evalent in hot
climates. This will bo the preven
tive of many diseases, especially to
Europeans. It has also been found
very useful in clarifj'ing beer and
spirits, acting much like the white
of an egg or isinglass. A compaii
son between the composition of
kola, tea, coffee and cocoa shows
that tie proportion of caffeine is
higher in kola than in any of the
others, and it exceeds cocoa in tho
obromine. Just as with tea among
old ladies, the kola maintains the
health and strength of the body in
an equal degiec upon a smaller sup
ply of ordinary food, and arrests the
waste, enabling the less energetic
powers of digestion to supply as
much as is needed to repair the
wear and tear of the solid tissues.
The obromine of- cocoa resembles
.the thcine of tea and the caffeine of
cocoa, and contains even a larger
quantity of nitiogen. This element
in the kola is also very active, exer
cising an exhilarating and soothing
hunger-stilling, and waste-retarding
effect upon the human system.
Dr. Nachtigal gives some inter
esting information about the kola
nut from personal experience. lie
tried it for some time himself, and
in his book on the Soudan bears
testimony to the great power it has
over the system. The craving for
it becomes more intense than that
for cither tobacco or alcohol, and he
had gieat dillleulty in giving up its
use. In some places it is so highly
prized that for the diy powder of
the nut an equal weight of gold dust
is given in exchange. Kola, too,
works a wonderful social charm
among the Soudanese. An inter
change of white kola between two
chiefs is like the snuff box between
two llighlaudeis tho maik of
friendship and peace; but a red
kola sent is indicative of defiance.
"When a young chief has made up
his mind that lie would like to
marry the piincess of another tribe
he sends to her mother a present of
while kola ; with anxiety he waits
in return the ariival of the white
kola as a symbol that his suit has
been accepted, or the red kola as a
hint that his suit has been grace
fully rejected. Marunge rejoicings
would be postponed or stopped if it
was seen that tho white kola was
wanting among the bride's presents.
The negro of Western Africa takes
tho oath with intensified solemnity
if ho stretches out his hand orcr kola
seeds. The Scotsman.
POISON 111 THE ASHES.
Many people believe that Nature
has somewhere a remedy for every
diseaso. So many and bo terrible
are the ills of life, and so slight tho
pleasmo wo get as time flies past,
that such a belief is the least faith
we can show in a gracious and all--wiso
Providence. A few remedies
but, ulas, how few! have been
found. Others, bo far, iio hidden
from human inquiry. Occasionally
death follows quickly on tho heels of
tho evil an illustration of the dan
gerous character of the ailment to
For example, Nervous Dyspepsia
is a comparatively new disease,
growing out of tho conditions of
modern life. It is a joint affection
of tho digestive organs and of the
nervous system. These two were
formerly treated as scparalo ail
ments, and it was left for tho clear
sighted thinkers to prove that the
basis of this terrible and often fatal
complication lies chiefly in the dis
ordered and depraved functions of
digestion and nutrition. They
reasoned thus : "If wo can induce
the stomach to do its work, and
stimulate the cxcietivo organs to
drive out of the body the poisonous
waste matters which remain after
the life-giving elements of the food
have been absoibcd, we shall have
conqucicd Nervous Dyspepsia and
Nervous Kxhaustion." And they
wcic light. Knowing the infallible
power of Sicgcl's Syrup in less com
plicated though similar diseases,
they resolved to lest it fully in this.
To leave no ground for doubt, they
prescribed the remedy in hundicds
of cases which had been pionounccd
incuiablc witli perfect success in
every instance where their directions
as to living and diet were scrupu
lously followed. Ncivous Dyspep
sia and Exhaustion may almost bo
called a peculiarly English disease.
To a greater or less extent half the
people of this country suffer fiom it
both sexes and all ages. In no
country in the jvorld are there so
many insane asylums filled to over
flowing, all resulting from this
alarming disease. Its leading symp
toms are these; frequent or con
tinual headnche ; a dull pain at the
base of the brain ; bad breath ;
nauseous eructations ; the rising of
sour and pungent fluids to the
throat; a sense of oppiession and
faintness at the pit of the stomach,
flatulence ; wakefulness and loss of
sleep; disgust with food even when
weak from the need of it; sticky
and sliiny matter on the teeth or in
the mouth, especially on rising in
the morning; furred and coated
tongue ; dull eyes ; cold hands and
feet ; constipation ; dry or rough
skin; inability to fix the mind on
any labour or calling continuous at
tention; and opprcsshe and sad
foiebodings and fear.
All this terrible group Mother
Sicgcl's Cut alive- Syrup lemoves by
its positive, powerful, direct, yet
painless and gentle action upon the
functions of digestion and assimila
tion. Those elements of the food
that build up and sticngthen the
system ate -sent upon their mission,
while all waste matters (the ashes of
life's fire) which, unremoved poison
and kill, ate expelled from the body
.through the bowels, kidneys, and
skin. Tho weak and prostrated
nones arc quieted, toned, and fed
by the purified blood. As the re
sult, health, with its enjoyments,
blessings and power, returns to the
suffeier, who has peihaps abandoned
all hope of ever seeing another well
Mother Seigcl's Cutativc Syrup
is foralc by all chemists and medi
cine vendoi s, and by the proprietors,
A. J. White, Limited, 35, Farring
don Road, London.
January 13, 1888.
Desirable Building Lots!
Situate on Fort Street, below School
Either on short or long leases at option
of tho lessee.
T 12 It HI ItaaA.SOIf.A.UIE.
JO lm f&m
on the Piumibo.
I HAVE been in business at Kalihiwal
for many yean,, und I huve had no
iioublu until now. Too many piitou?
come to "my place, and I do not know'
which of them aie had and which are
good Some ionic to my house to sleep
aud steal, Now alter 8 o'clock at night
I will let no peison eome in my y.ud.
If some one wuua business with mu, lit
him call from without my premises. If
he is all light I will let him come in,
but if I do not know him 1 will havo
him attested. LM HANG
November 21. 1887. 87
IIIEHKBY forbid all persons from rn
teiing my premises nt Knliliiwai,
c.eept on buslncf s, afler 8 o'cloi k in tho
ocnWig. Any one hating business with
mo altei that hour, must tlr.-t call me by
name bifoioenleriiigtliuprcmisca. Any
ono louml tiespnssing on my promises or
about them alter that hour who have
no biibinifes theie, will bo dealt with ar.
cording to law.
Oti Kalihiwal, Kauai
O liUSO 1IAWAIIANO.
ALL persons -who wont to commuui
coto with tho Poitueucdo, either
for business, or for procuring workmen,
t-crvauts or any other helps, will find it
tho most prolllablo way to advertise In
the Ltiso Jlawaiiano, tho new organ of
tho Portuguese colony, 'which is pub.
lished on Merchant street, Gazttte Build,
ing, (Post-OMco Letter Box 15.), nnd
only charges reasonable rates for adver
1 Ul'DT MADEl
trio OurftJiitvijJniffJ(IV(5vlfO( KHjVo'tsBnof both
wlthorwiTii- J wSK":tWrLa&30 '' nKirnOuroil
OUT AOIDS. KK'.JirVltluiutMHlk.Iig.
Ifl FOTltlo.HOarEMfcOUT fSfXl l'itl. 1675 Hend for
fill Kuiui oinmt Kelt v- i rui'iiaiiiiiotlsoit.
'AiIiIihsi. MAnwrrirs n.ART'fi-rnimu nn..
k?04 irar.YH GXl JfBTllKET, bT. TOUiB, HOT.
7V BflcrMrwTO bt ban yuANOiBtxi, oat.
Feb. SB, '87.
rrtHE PEOPLES' PAPER-The
X Doily Bulletin 00 cts per month.
n. -v. ruJ' H-r
HollTel.iUH. Mutual fcl. ll
88 Merchant St., Honolulu
General Business Agency.
Convoyancing a Specially It pcnulx (enroll
ed nnd abstracts of title furnished on
Copying, Translating, ami cngiossing In nil
languages In genital use In tho King
dom. Custom llouso brokerage Fhe and Lift
111 bin an cc receive prompt attention.
ACCOUNTS ADJUSTED AND COLLECTED.
MR. JOHN GOOD JR. Autlioilzcd
Skilled and Unskilled Labor Furnished.
bought, sold awl rented.
Seor.il valuable pi opinion in and
m omul ihc city now for alii uu (ay
Convenient Cottages in desirable healthy
locations in nnd neai the city to lei or
lease at leusonablo rutes.
Employment Wanted by several men nnd
bos, a will make thcnisehcs use
lul in perfoimiug tlie uiious olllecs
ami chores rtqulud by pinole fami
lies. Full particulars given on appliciUion
at the agency.
Ouk'is Horn Ihc other Inlands pi ompt
ly attended to.
nnd fine Al tteel ste unship
Of the Oceanic Steamship Company, will
be due at Honolulu from Sydney
and Auckland on or about
February 12, 1888.
And will leave for Uio above port with
mails and passengers on or about that
For freight or passage, having BU
PEHIOK ACCOMMODATIONS, apply
WSL G. IRWIN & CO., Agents.
For Sydney and Auckland,
The new and line Al steel steamship
Of the Oceanic Steamship Compiny, will
be due at Honolulu fiom Sun
Francisco on or about
February 16, 1888,
And will have prompt dispatch with
mails and pusseugeis for the above port.
For height or passage, having SU
PERIOR ACCOMMODATIONS, apply
37 WE G. IRWIH & CO., Agents.
LONG BRANCH BATHS,
rn n 11
at Waiklki, is a favoiitc
ieortand bhould bo visited by all, es.
peciauy uy inoso wno nave not jet seen
the place. The route is picture sque all
A Japanese and wife are now in at
tendance nt the Bath House. Tho
woman will attend to Ladies who may
favor us with a call.
Busses leave the Pantheon Stables for
Uio Baths four t.inr dnllv.
W H'UAKBKU', Proprietor.
Let me have a mild
rpilE ABOVE HEQUEST IS HEARD
X da ly in cigar ttoret, t-alooiib .ind
otlnr p ucph where eigais aio sold, for
it is, in undisputed fact that mon Hookers
piufei a mild cigar und that thou -who
iiavc for a long time smoked strong
cignrs, principally imported Manilas,
lll, after having thoroughly injuied
the hloimioh und impaired llie nervous
bystem, surely want a mild cigar, if they
could find the right kind.
How many thousands, of smokeit who
sutler from lots of appetite, headache,
nervous irritability, aothma, etc., and
who have tiied all poH-ilili rt'iiiedlts
without btiecci-y, might to cured if tiny
know ihut thuli sullcringa i ere "mused
by llie intuiipcinto me ut auo.ig cignrs,
nnd that they should only smoke mild
and properly prepared ones.
ills a fact that all mild cignia agree
well with smoker?, for in most cubes
there is a lack of care in tho telcctlon of
the tobacco, ind often tho necessaiy ex.
poiicncu for it is wanting, jet thcic is
one brand which suits the most fasthl ioua
smoker, and that 1$
Which is niado from mild, aromatic and
particularly eciccicu linn prepared to
baeco, and combines till tho qualities,
which may bu expected fiom a health
olgar. It causes no bad cllect of uny
hind, is agiceablo to tho tasto, burns
eviniy to tho end and possenses a flue
uroma. No smoker should full to givo
Engclbrelit's "Sampler" Cigars
A fair trial, and benefit himself at- the
For sale Everywhere.
Hov is llie Time to Plant
WITH FINK GRASSES.
The undersigned have just lccoived,
fresh, from the Colonics,
sture brass &e
Iu great variety, nnd which
In Lots to Suit.
As tho rainy season is now com- '
ing on, Plnntcis nud Graziers
are particularly called on to
Give IIibsg Grasses a Mai
WM. G. IRWIN & Go.
Late F.irricr to II. R II. 1'iinco of
"Wales' 12th Itoyal Lancets.
FORT STREET, OPPOSITE HOPPERS.
Horses and Cattle Treated for
Residence: 31 Alukea Street,
r. o. BOX dOS. 20tf
Ti.n rr,ii, 3 Miop, 381.
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Have just received nnd placed on sale
EYER OFFERED IN THIS CITY
These good were telcoted cpr.
chilly lor this market at the
Messrs. Reed & Barton,
And compile n great variety of
Uoth Ornamental mid Useful.
These beautiful presents have corao in
Many of the m tides are particu
larly appropriate for
Wedding Presents I
and cau bojiad nt prices dry
Tl.OO to 50.00.
ESrCoino and see them for yourself.
N' ti ' '
D. IcKBNZIB & GO.
ltrlcko, I. lino A. Cement.
Families nnd Shipi supplied on most
B6T ISLAND OllDEItS SOLICITED.
Mutual Tele, 2,12. P. O. Box, 470.
No. 20 Fort H., np. O. S. 8. Co'a Wharf.
LOVEJOY & CO.,
Importers and Jobbers of Fine
WHISKIES, WINES AHD LIQUORS.
Xo. 15 Nil u n nil HI., Honolulu.
Co lELKl'HOXE COS. I3ni.w.s
TVTEATLY DONH and with despitch
1 at the HAWAIIAN HOTEL STA
BLES. Hmd Clippers. 821f
Boned Chicken & Turkey .
Citron, Lemon & Orange Peel
Cala Pt tines, Dates,
Cape Cod Cranberiios
French Peas, Eolled Oat3
Jersey Blue Potatoes
Kegs Family Beof
And a general assortment
Olias, 3Eltitaoo, -
Telephone Both Companies 2 10.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS.
o3?" A coiaplete line of -ao
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Fresh Goods on lee by each arrival of 1hc O. S. S. Co's Steamers. Goods delivered
to all parts of Honolulu.
Island order solicited and packed with care, aud shipped to any part of the Kingdom
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Goods received by every Packet fiom the Eastern States and Europe
Fresh California Produce by every Steamer. All orilcrs faithfully attended .to.
and Goods delivered to any part ot the city free of charge. Island orders Foli
cilcd. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post OfJlce Rot 145. Telephone No. fi'i. 108 ly
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Every Description of
Executed with neatness and dispatch.
At J. J. I
For Sale! ToLctl For Lease I
FOR SALE 1 Lot of Lintl. 17Gxl08 ft.
Healthy Location Good view, $960.
1 Lot of Land, in5xl08 ft. llciltby Lo
cation, etc., $800.
TO LET 1 Dwelling House, 4 rooms,
$15 pur month.
1 House with Store, $40 per month.
Rooms, en buite or single, from 2 to $5
FOR LEASE 4 Lots, cich GLH70 feU,
for building. Good Locatloa; vrutci
laid on; teiins easy and the right par
tics assisted in building.
Copj Jut mill 5eiii'i'nl IlUBlncns Agrnt
No. SA King SMect.
P O. lloxli 5 Hingis.' Expicss Orilce.
Mince Meat, in 5 lb tubs
Onions, Wheat, Corn,
Saloon & Medium Bread
Salt Pork, 5 lb tin
Woild's Breakfast Food
of Groceries, for sale by
- DEsZing" Street.
P. O. Box 297.
A REMARKABLE CASE.
Utttler the nbovo heading tho
Doncastcr Reporter of July Gth,
1887, publishes tho following in its
Our readers may recall tho cir
cuinstnnce of a young clerk, named
Arthur llichold, falling insensible
on tho Wcatlcy Lanoxin this iown
some time ago, nnd being picked
up, as ho continued perfectly help
less, and taken in a cab by two
gentlemen to the office of F. W.
Fisher, Esq; tho solicitor who em
ployed him. On residing him to
consciousness it was 'ascertained
that he was aflictcd with what
seemed to be an incurable disease.
Vhn he was able to speak be
said he had been to his dinner and
nnd was on his way back to his
work, when suddenly his head was
iu a whirl aud he fell in the street
like a man who is knocked don.
On coming to his senses in tho soli
citor's olilce he thought what this
might mean, nnd feared ho was
going to havo a fit of illness, which
we all know is a very dreadful
thing for a poor man with a family
to care for.
With this in his mind he at onco
sought tho best medical advico,
telling the doctors bow ho 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 elyspepsia of a
chronic nature. This in turn had
been caused by coniinement to his
desk and grief at the loss of dear
friends by death. Tho coming on
of this strange diseaso, as'describcd
by Mr. Eichold, must be of inter
est both to aick and well. He had
noticed for several years previously,
in fact, that his eyes and face be
gan to have a yellow look; there
was a sticky and unpleasant slinto
on the gum's and teeth in tho
morning; the tongue coated; and
the bowels so bound and costive
that it induced that most painful
and troublesome ailments the piles,
lie says there was somo pain in
the sides and back and a sense of
fulness on the right side, as though
the liver were enlarging, which
proved to be the terrible fact.
Tho secretions fiom tho kidneys
would be scanty and higbcoloured,
Tiith a kind of gritty or sandy
deposit after standing.
These things had troubled Mr.
Eichold a long time, and after his
fall in the street he clearly perceived
that the fit of giddiness was nothing
more than a sign of the 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
seaich of a oure "that his wife and
little ones might not como to want is
very pathetic and touching. Finally
he became too ill to keep his situa
tion and had to givo it up. This
was a sad calamity.- He was appall
ed to think how he Bhould bo able to
live. But God raised up friends
who helped to keep th wolf from
the door. He then 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 vi3ited London, with a sort of
vague hope 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 he
called Motiitr Scigel's Curative
Syrup, saying it was genuine and
honest, and often cured when every
thing else had failed, ne bought
a bottle of a chemibt in Pimlico, and
began using it accoidiug to the di
rections, lie did this without faith
or hope, and the public, may there
fore judge of his surprise and plea
sure when after taking a few doses
he felt great relief. He could eat
better ; his food distresscd.hiru 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 he tjied to walk. So en
couraged was Tie now that ha kept
on using Mother titigtl't Curative
Syrup until it ended in completely
In speaking of his wonderful re
covery Mr. Richold Bays it made
him think of poor Robinson Crusoo,
and his dcliverauco fiom captivity
on his island in the sea; and added,
"But for Mothor Seigcl's Curative
Syrup the grass would now be
gtowing over my grave."
Our readers can rest assured of
of the strict truth of all the state
ments iu this most remarkable case,
.as Mr. Richold (now residing at
Swiss Cottage, Walton-ou-the-Nazo)
belongs to ono of -the oldest nnd
most respectcdfamilies in tho beau
tiful village of Long Melford,
Suffolk, and his personal character
is attested by so high an authority
as the Rev. O. J. Martyn, rector
of that paiibh, besides other excel
lent names. Wo have deemed the
case of such inporlance to tho pub
lic as to justify us in giving this
short account of it in our columns,
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