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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1902.
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VOL. 1, NO. 9.
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THE STORYOF FINNEY
By TERRES FOX.
It did. not tako the boys long to find t was saying; "but he ought to have a
out that Finney was Ostentatious. The , nurse. Have any of you had tho small
very first day after ho enlisted, when
he had discarded Ills baggy Jean
trousers, his short-baked, rusty coat,
and his relic of a silk hat for a spot
There was none, and for a moment
the doctor's appeal brought forth no
response. Then one of tho men In
less blue uniform, such as Undo i blue stepped out with Jaunty, springy
barn's Botdicrs wear, . tho Jaunty, steps and volunteered his services,
springy movements of his knees gave i The doctor turned to him.
him away. "You realize what you aro doing.
Among those who had observed the
had tho disease?" ho
recruit's antics was tho boy of tho reg'
lment, a gTlnnlng urchin known to his
associates as "Tho Soul" a sobriquet
which owed Its origin to a pointed
and nbt particularly complimentary
allusion to 'that young man's soul,
made by "Tenderfoof one day after
enduring a long siege of chaffing and
it was "Tho Soul" who furnished the
unhappy Finney with a nickname.
' "Say, fellers, tho grcenle thinks bo's
fteppln' on eggshells!" he cried. And
from that day Finney was Finney no
longer, but "Eggshells."
One wintry night three ofilccrs were
lounging around a flro talking when a
slight crunching of the snow without
attracted their attention, and ono went
to the window and looked out. Closo
to tho glass a face was presented.
"Is It you. Eggshells? Como around
to the door and tell us what In tho
devil you're after."
"Eggshells," leaning forward, whis
pered something. Then the two men
strode off abruptly sldo by side.
When they went In the boy of the
regiment, "The Soul," lay tossing un
easily. The men were standing In groups,
"Eggshells" bowed ostentatiously,
but his usually ruddy faco was very
pale. Yes, he realized.
Days passed. "Tho Soul," tho imp
of mischief, who had endeared himself
to all by hts very deviltry, was battling
with death far out on tho prairie,
where a flag fluttered In tho breeze,
and thero was not a man In tho regi
ment who did not regard his nurso as
a hero. Then ono day a gun boomed,
and tho men know that "Tho Soul"
had crossed tho waters that divide
tlmo and eternity; that he had left hit
mischief, his deviltry, his heartless-
ness, and gone whero the soul takes
on ways that aro not of earth.
When news came that "Eggshells"
his faithful nurse, was stricken with
tho dread disease, a dozen men
"without families," they said volun
teered to take caro of him; but the
doctor had procured a nurso who had
had the smallpox, and for whom, in
consequence, there was no danger.
Ono day tho doctor stopped to ex
change a few words with a group of
men who were off duty.
"Very bad," ho answered In response
to their eager questioning a to Egg
.shell's condition. "He's delirious. I
save mei Is It "Eggshells" they II uo
afther callln' me, whin 01 thought to
bo a man and a soldier? Is It "Egg
shells" 01 must answer to, an bo
known by? May tho Lord help mo
to bear the sfiamo and disgrace of it,
an' fcrgivo the blackguard that first
tailed mo that!" And tho doctor went
on his way, leaving a very silent group
Everybody know who had first ap
plied tho hated epithet to Finney. It
was tho boy whoso TIfeT2ggshelts had
so generously, though vainly, risked
his own to save.
The quarantine wns over, and Egg
shells hnd been driven In under cover
of night, at his own request. When
the time for drill came ho appeared
before his commandant trembling.
"Must Ol go, sor?"
"Certainly you must," tho captain
said. "Why not?"
Tho man's res)onse was almost sob
"01 am ashamed."
"ABhamed of what?" the captain
asked briskly. "Dccauso your beauty's
spoiled? Oh, oil you vain coward!"
Then he wrung tho man's hand with
a fervor that belled his words, and
gently pushed him out.
The men were already drawn up In
lino when a soldier with blue and livid
face, with eyelids scarred Into hideous
Irregularities, staggered to hts place
In the ranks. For an Instant thero
was a profound silence, then cheer
after cheer rang out, nnd tho men
passed In a long line to grasp his
hand. Ho could not but feel tl-etr
earnestness, nnd ho realized suddenly
that ho had In somo way merited
their respect. Ho forgot his scarred
faco and assumed his otcl Jaunty, os
tentatious manner; for in passing
I TENDER TERRORS
Tender terror touch me notl yj
Onward pass and come not yj
near met yj
Thou of dark decay begot, !
Tell me, must I love or fear
Often In thy faco I've gazed,
I have felt thy breath upon
Wond'rlng, doubting, sore amaz- )
Questioning tho realm beyond jS
Often have I felt tho touch
Of thy stern and warning fin
ger; Then I yearned to aslc thee
Tho' I feared to have thee linger.
listening to the doctor, who had been listened last night. Ho was saying'
authorized to speak. I "What was ho saying, sir?" Buckles
"He Is Isolated, and I think there Is i asked as tho doctor hesitated
no possible chance of contagion," hoi "Ho was saying: 'May tho Lord each man had called him Finney,
Forest Riches of oar
The big forests of tho Philippines
In many places are at present Inacces
sible through lack of roads. In those
I forests, which aro estimated to cover
at least 20,000,000, and perhaps 40.
000 000, acres, moro than COO speci
mens of trees havo been enumerated.
They produce gum, rubber, gut'a per
rha, dyes, oils, tnnbark, textile sub
stances, medicines, and timber. Many
of tho trees attain a height of ISO
y aro thou claimcst
f breath, v $
ii Lest sweet hope should prove (!
ft uncertain ),
' Would that thou, oh, mighty
i' Could but tear aside the cur
J Would that thou could'st Bhow
AN UNFORTUNATE HABIT.
There ts a young man downtown
who has the trick, or habit, of saying:
"Since you press me." On being of
fered a cigar ho answers smilingly:
"Well,, since you press me, I will;
thanks," and to an Invitation to lunch
eon, to the theater or to a drink his
answer Is always the same: "Since
you press me, I bcllovo I will." It
happens that he Is engaged to bo mar
ried, and that his fiancee has a little
brother. This lad has heard often and
with much wonderment tho phrase,
"Since you press me," used on all
sorts of occasions, and tho other night
at' a dinner party In his houso, when
unfortunately, thero were some stran
gem present, he pointed his knife at
the young man and said In his loud,
childish treble to his father: "Papa,
why is Mr. Ulank always a-sayln' to
sister, 'Since you squeozo mo'?"
MmMrnXm . '? jp$ 'Mm
Zw j WRECKED SHIP SAVED j imm l
DEATB! Bv WINTHROP PACKARD I LIFE t
LADY CONSTANCE MACKENZIE.
Lady Constance Mackenzie, who Is now (siting in this country. Is the
most noted woinnu ntlileto of England, llesldes this, she Is a champion
swimmer, a beauty and un heiress. She Is n niece of the Duke of Sutherland
and sister as well as heir presumptive of the Countess Cromnrtta. whose
estates arc Immensely rich. I July Constance Is but twenty years of age.
RECENT NOTES OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
Whither fleeting spirits wan
dor, Ere tho mortal quits this land
To bo born again o'er yonder.
Would that, cro I quit tho world.
I might know tho secrets hid
den: Let me not to sleep be hurled
Til my fond farewells arc bid
den. Scare I know what thing thou
Messenger of Ood or devil;
At thy call I must depart.
Do the future good or evil.
Yet mcthlnks I seem to know
8lnco I often chanco to meet
Thou art not my spirit's foo.
Someday, as a friend, I'll greet
I remember, once, I dreamed,
While a mighty sickness held
From th I no eyes a promise
Sweetly smiling I hcTield thee.
Then, again, upon tho field.
Where the ennnons boomed
Passed thou by mo as I reeled;
For a moment I had found
Put thou dld'st not then com
mand. 'Twas not tlmo for thee to cnll
Thpn I saw within thy band
That which straightway did
Thou wcr't very near mo then.
And mlno eyes beheld a won
Peace composed my spirit when J
Swift thon tore tho M'll asun
der. Sudden was the spirit's glance,
Quick the glorious vision
Mortal pain dispelled the trance,
Agony sweet solace banltlicil.
Once whllo furies swept tho sen,
Aloft upon a vessel filing,
Softly camo'st thou calling mu jj
ami ii whs iu iiunK oi iijing.
Questioning, I met thy gaze.
Trembling lest t h ) fingei
As n picture, former days,
Passed before mo swift, on-reckoned.'
Another shipwreck, astonishing both
In Itself and In tho rescue of the ship
after sho was as good as sunk In Her
Ing Sea, was that of the Catherine
Sudden. Tho Sudden was a hundred
miles or so north of tho Seal Islands,
bound for Nome, and was coasting tho
ice, which was still heavy on the upper
half of tiering Sea, when the thing oc
curred. Tho vessel was loaded to the
water's edge with a cargo worth a
hundred thousand dollars, and a part
of tho estrgo consisted of very heavy
anchors and chain cables for uso of
lighters oft Nome. Sho ran her bow
on a long, wicked silver of Ice that
stuck out beneath the water, stove a
hole In It and filled ery rapidly. Tho
crew hustled out onto a floe, and then
wishing to float the steam launch that
was on her deck, stovo holes In the
cabin deadlights and other places so
that tho -water might enter freely and
sink her fully. I was aboard the Cor-
wln at the time, a former revenue cut-(
tcr. fitted for Ice-In caking and crush
ing her way toward Nomo when the
wreck was sighted. We hammered
our way through tho floes to her. It
was a perfect Juno day; thero was
but little wind and tho air was mild.
A day on which flowers should spring
and bluebirds sing among apple blos
soms. Yet suddenly nnd unexpected
ly awful disaster had come to a Bcoro
of people, nnd they were out on tho
lloo frantically rushing the few things
they had saved to a place of momen
Outwardly cool. I think no man of
them wns Inwnrdly sane. Nor do I
think the captain, an elderly man and
all his llfo n seaman, over got over
the shock of tho disaster. Had ho
iijjbeen wrecked In a galo It would have
i) been different, but to have Ills bhtp
ii! sink In beautiful calm weather waB. as
lj be phrased It, "so ridiculous" that It
crew declared that tho snip would sink
In a few moments, nnd warned the
crow of tho Corwln to keep away from
her which was reasonable. Yet she
did not sink. With the Immenso toad
of anchors and chains weighing Jown
her bow till It was thrust ten feet un
der the Ice, with her deck amtdshlp
awash and only a bit of her stern
raised above water, it did not seem
possible that she could be raised with
out wrecking appliances of any sort,
yet that Is what the passengers and
crew of tho Corwln did. First they cut
away tho wrecks of tho masts and
stripped from them their sails and
parts of tho rigging, flotsam snatched
from the sea, letting the heavy part
go overboard. Then they let go what
they could of the anchors that weighed
down tho bow, hauling off tho launch
that was on the decks by a heavy tow
line attached to the steamer. Tho hull
raised a little at this, sogglly and sul
lenly, but It raised.
Then the crew swarmed over tho
wreck. Sho was still liable to sink
at any moment, yet there was an ex
hilaration about the attempt, a Joy In
tho forlorn hope, that led them up to
the deed with laughter and frolic. Men
plunged shoulder deep In the Ico water
and stuffed bagging in those broken
cabin deadlights. If tho shin went
down while 'they were doing this, and
sho very well might, drowning was In
evitable for them. Yet they "guyed"
ono another when their heads wero
above water, and laughed as they shlv
ered. They got a sail over the bow
and thus partly closed the hole which
had wrecked tho vessel. Then they
Bent overboard tho forward deckload
of chains, whirling and writhing in
springing deadly colls that ripped bul
warks with them, and would havo cut
a man In two or carried him down
with them In a flash to tho uttermost
depth 'They even laughed at tho
chains, which were to mo the most
terrifying. exhibition of seemingly ani
mated Inanimate force I had ever seen.
They sprang and colled like serpents,
these chains, yet tho men nt work
near them seemed to Joy In gauging
their spring and keeping Just out of
reach of tho roaring colls. They went
at this work like soldiers In siege, and
they pumped and baited all that night
and all the next day and until midnight
again without cessation. It was a bat
tie, a race, and a gamo all In one, with
probable death hanging over, and
they gloried In tho danger and laughed
at fatigue. In the end they won. Tho
dismantled hulk of the Catherine Sud
den was raised from the sea.
To this day I do not know what mir
acle kept the Sudden afloat until tho
crew of the Corwln took hold of her.
Hut I know what raised her after that.
It was the spirit of battle. These men
felt that they wero reversing a ship
wreck, and tho feeling Inspired tho
humblest of them to deeds out of tho
ordinary. The psychology of ship
wreck shows here In reverse. Instead
of the deadly disgust at fate wnlch
made men on the sinking sTflp, though
outwardly calm. Inwardly disheartened
and unable to concentrate their work,
which sent them sullenly from ono
thing to another, or bade them quit
and watt for tho Inevitable end, hero
was tho Inspiration of possible suc
cess which could mako men stick to
pumps and buckets twenty-four hours
on a stretch, then take 'a dash of grog
from tho captain's noggin and go
ahead for another twelve.
Experiments mado nt tho Polytech
nic Institute of Worcester on the co
efficient of expansion of Portland ce
ment show that, for temperatures be
tween 8 degrees and 7 degrees C. tho
coefficient Is 0.000,0051 per degreo F
0.000.0081 per degree C which Is
very closo to tno co-emciem oi
M. Ilcdelin has discovered the re
mains of a mammoth associated with
palaeolithic remains of man nelrDrlg
notes In lower Provence. In ,a cavo
under rocksi thero were found four
chipped flint Implements associated
with a portion of tho molar of Klophas
prlmlgenlus, part of the frontal bono
ot a human skull with tho Jaw bone,
teeth, etc. The discovery comes to
fill a blank In tho prehistoric records
Remarkable results havo been at
tained In tho explorations at Abydos
dm Ing tho past year. Tho consccu
tlvo order of seventeen klngB has been
established and tho foundations of
Egyptian history settled on a firm ba
sIs.Tho historic character of King Me
na lias been demonstrated and a long
been fixed. Tho explorers havo seen
nnd handled tho gold, crystal and Iv
ory with his namo and engraving and
oven tho kings preceding him are now
better known than half tho Saxon
kings ot England.
M. Stazzano has heretofore noted
sovoral facts going to show that tho
aurora borcalls 1b of terrestrial orig
in; that It Is intimately connected
with phenomena classed as meteoro
logical; and now shows from statis
tics that low pressures of tho barome
ter aro tho sign of the most direct
connection, auroras Increasing In fre
quency with low pressures. They act
not only to extend tho auroral zone
which, In both hemispheres, follows
tho line oi low polar pressure, but also
tho period ot tho low pressures Influ
ences both tho diurnal and tho month
ly period ot (he aurora.
M. Ducrctct, repeating the experi
ments of Dourbouza mado in 1876 has
lately endeavored, with success, to
transmit human speech through ordi
nary telephones, using tho earth as
the only conductor, Tho results aro
very Interesting, though difficult to
explain. One thing Is certain, says
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King Edward receives 1000 letters
and 30.000 newspapers dally; the Ger
man Emperor, COO to 700 letters: tho
King of Italy, about COO; tho Queen
of Holland, 100 to ISO, Tho Pope's
dally receipt of letters and papers
amounts to from 22,000 to 23,000, and
ho requires the services of tblrty-flvo
not to be borne. He nnu nis
Extra Oxygen for
Deforo going Into tho water profes
sional divers tako deep inspirations
for ten rulnutes. The object Is said to
bo to store up oxygen not in tho lun;
cells, but In tho blood corpuscles) This
renders a temporary suspension of tho
tho breathing possible by supplying
the corpuscles with an extra quantity
of oxygen, to he exchanged chemically
with carbolic acid, produced by vital
process In tho blood. Tills storing of
oxygen In tho blood Is only necessary
when tho diver remains submerged
over two minutes.
Hue of a dozen kings after him has the experimenter, namely that earth
filters out, so to say, the continuous
current necessary to the operation ot
tho apparatus. Tula current Is dif
fused Into many others capable of ac
tuating a certain number of telephones
distributed around the transmltteTTand
In the experiments cited these diffused
currents were strong enough to oper
ate a relay with a call-bell.
Tho aeronaut Hergesalt ot Stress
burg saw, In ono of his ascensions, an
eagle at a height ot 3000 metres and
In another, two storks and a buzzard
at 900 metres. Larks have been seen
at 1000 metres, and crows at 1400. But
these aro exceptional nelghts. lllnls
aro rarely seen abovo 1000 metres and
very few abovo 400. Dlrds havo been
released from balloons at heights vary
ing from 900 to 3000 metres. In a
clear atmosphere they flow directly
downward, remaining near tho bal
loon, however, If tho sky wero cloudy.
PlgconB wero released from a balloon
thirty miles away from homo In cloudy
weather. The first pigeon returned
homo In three hours, tho sccondvln
four and tho last took nearly a day.
In clear weather they reached homo
from that distance in about forty-flvo
Then a subtle, holy calm, .,;
Comforted' and warmed my (
And the storm's most mighty )i)
Crashed whllq dread nnd ')
(loiiut wero lloelnc. ii
When, afraid, I felt death near.
In his hand a Bword was
As calmer thoughts dispelled
On his brow a star was beaming.
l'lioto by nurr Mclntoih, New York.
BEAUTIFUL DENVER WIDOW WHO HAS BECOME A "FL0R
Mrs. W. D. M. Stcons, widow of n wealthy Denver business man, I the
latest addition to the ranks of the loudy "Florodorn" girls. She recently
deserted society for the stage and Is now n member of the fascinating sextet
that sings, "Tell me, pretty ninlden, nrc there nny more nt home like tou'x"
His Appropriate Quotation.
"Somo years ago," said a preacher,
"we Inaugurated In our Sunday school
tho practice of our children quoting
some Scriptural text as they dropped
their pennies Into tho contribution box.
On the first Sunday In question, a lit
tlo shaver walked up and said: 'Tho
Lord lovcth a cheerful giver,' and in
dropped his penny. 'Charity shall
cover n multitude of sins,' and In drop
ped tho next. 'It Is moro blessed to
give than to receive,' quoted the third,
and so on. Just then up walked a lit.
tlo fellow with tho unmUtakable rem
nants of moiaBscs candy on his chub
by face, nnd, as ho dropped his cent,
he bawled out: 'A fool and his mon
ey are soon parted.'"
NEW RAILROAD SIGNALING INVENTIONS
Inventors never were moro active run within somewhnt less than cnoi published a pamphlet describing his
When I asked of death the sign
Of the radiant star ho carried.
Comfort was no longer mine,
Peace no longer with me tar
lj I know not whence I came, nor
Nor whither I am going;
I Theso things I cannot fathom
1 ThroMlfo I pass unknowing.
j. nut yet methlnks, somehow,
it I'vo always been nnd will be jj
jl A part of naturo'B.plan, sublime, '.'(
'jj Nor Is thero ought can kill me. yj
(j For death Is but a little night ,j
X Nights darkness Is not sor-
thnn nt nrpsent to dovlso mennB to nre- Hi' " nwo oi me uangcr poini. mo
V- Ann ,i "-v death should In-
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We'll meet again tomorrow. ,t
n ' WILLIAM F. SAI1IN. &
vent train wrecks, and this sort ot ac
tlvlty is by no means confined to Amer
ica. The London Chronicle describes
a unique apparatus lately produced by
Hcrr Ilartelmus, an Austilnn electri
cian, nnd exhibited for the first tlmo
In model form at a recent meeting ot
Austrian railway officials.
Tho Ilartelmus dovlco employs a
slnglo electric current whereby tig
nals may bo transmitted from moving
engines to stations or signal boxes,
and vlco vcrBa. Tho signal In a loco
mbtlvo Is placed closo beside the engi
neer, and, normally, bIiowb white. A
white light, howover, Is meant not on
ly to Indicate safety, but to Bhow that
tho apparatus Is in working order.
When ono train approaches within a
mllo and a half of nnothor on tho
same track tho whlto light changes to
green, which means that tho engineer
must proceed cautiously. If lie ap
proaches within three-quarters of a
mllo of tho train ahead tho green sig
nal disappears and a red light, warn
ing him to Btop, takes Its ptaco. And
should ho disregard tho red light and
apparatus automatically applies the
brakes and brings tho train to a
When a train leaves a station a bell
Is rung at the next two signal towers
out on tho line, and, In tho case ot a
double-tracked or triple-tracked road, a
Bpeclal apparatus Indicates which lino
the train u traveling over; thereby the
men I'atloned at tho VJrlo'is tnrs
iro dialled to know tho exact loc.v
tlon of t.pproachlng trains and also, to
warn other trains ot Imminent dangir.
An n furt! er precautionary menb i-t.
an Ingenious arrangement automatical
ly IdckH tho signals a."er they Have
Lecn set, thus preventing their uphi
altered by unauthorized persons.
Hcrr ilartelmus claims that his in
vention renders It absolutely imnos
slldo for trains to collide, whetho'
they ure i rococdlng In the samo dirt
lion ot 1 1 upposlto detection. An I,
be buys, his system I' every bu in ef
fective In tho caso of n train sUudlns
tt a ttr.lion or at any tclnt out i n the
louo as It Is where two moving trains
are Involved; so that rear-end colli
sions cannot occur. Tho Inventor has
apparatus minutely and he Invites all
who may bo sceptical concerning It to
pcriiso tho detailed account and to
witness tho operation of his model. Tho
report does not stato how tho electric
ity Is conducted to tho engine.
Whllo the efforts of genius to pro
vide means for tho safe running ot
traliiB aro Interesting and praisewor
thy, it should not bo forgotten that too
much Intricacy In signals, with their
consequent likelihood to becomo I in
paired, or for any reason rendered in
operative at a' critical time, Is apt
lead to disaster. Slmrillcty In railro '
signals Is ono jo tho surest safegua ,
against acclditi s.
Bishop Stught Information
Archbishop Ryan's friends ton this
story of his drVco: The Arcln.idiop
was about to tike a train for Haiti
moro at tho Ilro.V' 'street Station when
a young man al bsted him, saying:
"Your face Is familiar. Where In hell
havo I Been you?"
"I really don't know," said tho Arch
blBbop, blandly. "What part of bell
do you como from?"