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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, 8UNDAY, MARCH 23, 1902.
VOL. 1, NO. 9.
THE STORYOF FINNEY
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DY lliXVIXIiO 1W.. T ..,
f TENDER TERROR
It did. not tako tho boyB long to find i was saying; "but ho ought to havo a
out that Finney was ostentatious. Tho i nurso. Havo any of you had the small'
very first day after ho enlisted, when
he had discarded Tils baggy Jean
trousers, his short-baked, rusty coat,
There was none, and for a moment
the doctor's appeal brought forth no
and his relic of a silk hat for a soot-' response. Then one of tho men In
less blue uniform, such as Uncle. blue stepped out with Jaunty, springy
barn's soldiers wear, . tho Jaunty, j steps and volunteered his services,
springy movements of his knees gavei The doctor turned to him.
him away. "You realize what you aro doing.
Among those who had observed the hvlng "ever had the disease?"
recruit's antics was the boy of the reg'
lment, a grinning urchin known to his
associates as "The 8oul" a sobriquet
which owed Its origin to a pointed
and not particularly complimentary
allusion to 'that young man's soul,
made by "Tenderfoof one clay after
enduring a long siege of chaffing and
It waa "Tho Soul" who furnished the
unhappy Kinney with a nickname.
"Say. fellers, tho greenlo thinks ho's
ijteppln' on eggshells!" he cried. And
from that day Finney was Kinney no
longer, but "Eggshells."
Ono wintry night three oftlcers were
lounging around a flro talking when a
slight crunching of tho snow without
attracted their attention, and ono went
to the window and looked out. Close
to tho glass a face was presented.
"Is It you, Eggshells? Come around
to the door and tell us what In the
devil you're after."
"Eggshells," leaning forward, whis
pered something. Then the two men
strode off abruptly side by side.
When they went In tho boy of tho
regiment, "Tho Soul." lay tossing un
easily. The men were standing In groups,
listening to the doctor, who had been
authorized to speak.
"He Is Isolated, and I think there Is
no nosslblo chance of contagion," ho
"Eggshells" bowed ostentatiously,
but his usually ruddy faco was very
palo. Yes, he realized.
Days passed. "The Soul," tho imp
of mischief, who had endeared himself
to all by tils very deviltry, was battling
with death far out on tho prairie,
where a flag fluttered In the brcezo,
and there was not a man In the regi
ment who did not regard his nurBO 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 ho had left his
mischief, his deviltry, his heartless-
ness, and gone where the soul takes
on ways that are not of earth.
When news came that "Eggshells'
his faithful nurse, was Btrlckcn with
tho dread disease a dozen men
"without families," they said volun
tecred to take care of him; but the
doctor had procured a nurso who had
had tho smallpox, and for whom, In
consequence, there was no danger.
Ono day the doctor Btoppcd 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 as to Egg
shell's condition. "He's delirious. I
listened last night. Ho was saying"
"What was ho saying, sir?" Duckies
asked as the doctor hesitated.
save me! Is It "Eggshells" they'll bo'
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 the Lord help mo
to bear tho aflame and disgrace of It,
an' ferglve tho blackguard that first
Called mo thatl" And tho doctor went
on his way, leaving a very silent group
Everybody know who had first ap
plied tho hated epithet to Kinney. It
was tho boy whoso TlfeTggshells had
so generously, though vainly, risked
his own to save.
Tho quarantine was over, and Egg
shells had been driven In under cover
of night, at his own request. When
the tlmo for drill came ho appeared
before his commandant trembling.
"Must Ol go. sor?"
"Certainly you must," tho captain
said. "Why not?"
Tho man's response was almost sob
"01 am ashamed."
"Ashamed of what?" the captain
naked briskly. "Decauso your beauty's
spoiled? Oh, on you vain coward!"
Then he wrung tho man's hand with
a fervor that belied his words, and
gently pushed him out.
The men were alreaSy drawn up In
line when a soldier with blue and livid
face, with eyelids Bcarred Into hideous
Irregularities, staggered to his place
In tho ranks. For an InBtant there
was a profound silence, then cheer
after cheer rang out, and the men
passed In a long lino to grasp his
hand. Ho could not but feel their
earnestness, and ho realized suddenly
that he had In somo way merited
their respect. Ho forgot his scarred
face and assumed his old Jaunty, os
tentatious manner; for In passing
:( Tender terror touch me notl
I Onward pass and come, not
Thou of dark decay begot,
Tell me, must I lovo or fear
Often In thy faco I've gazed.
I have felt thy breath upon
ftl Wond'rlng, doubting, soro amaz- (,J
Questioning tho realm beyond
Often have I felt tho touch
Of thy stern and warning fin
ger; Then I yearned to nak thee
Tho' I feared to have thee linger.
lire thou clalmcst iriortni Ji
Lest sweet hope should prove j
Would that thou, oh, mighty Jj
Could but tear aside the cur- -ij
JJ Would that thou could'st show -'j
Whither fleeting spirits wnn- !'
Ere tho mortal quits this land l!
To bo born again o'er yonder. )
Would that, cro I quit tho world. Jjl
1 might know the secrets hid- li
'l Let me not to sleep bo hurled
Til my fond farewells are bid
;'l Scare I know what thing thou
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DEATH B wintHROP PACKARD $ L1FE f
Another shipwreck, astonishing both
in Itself and In tho rescue of the ship
after sho was as good as sunk In tier
ing Sea, was that of tho Catherine
Sudden. Tho Sudden was a hundred
mites or bo north of the Seal Islands,
bound for Nome, and was coasting the
tco, which was still heavy on the upper
half of Uerlng Sea, when the thing oc
curred. TITo vessel was loaded to the
water's edge with a cargo worth a
hundred thousand dollars, and a part
of tho cttrgo consisted of very heavy
anchors and chain cables for use of
lighters off Nome. She ran her bow
on a long, wicked silver of Ice that
stuck out beneath the water, stovo a
nolo 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 the water might enter freely and
sink her fully. I was aboard tho Cor-
crew declared that the siilp would sink
In a few moments, and warned the
crew of the Corwin to keep away from
her which was reasonable. Yet she
did not sink. With the Immense load
of anchors and chains weighing Jown
her bow till it was thrust ten feet un
der the Ice, with her deck amldshlp
awash and only a bit of her stern
raised above water, it 013 not peem
possible that she could be raised with
out wrecking appliances of any sort,
yet that is what the passengers and
crew of tho Corwin did. Klrst 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 tho anchors that weighed
down the bow, hauling of tho launch
that was on the decks by a heavy low-
lino attached to the steamer. The hull
raised a little at this, sogglly and sill-
win at the time, a former revenue cut,lenly, but It raised,
"He was saying; 'May the Lord each man had called him Finney.
Forest Riches of our
The big forests of the Philippines
In many places are at present Inacces
sible through lack of roads. In those
forests, which nro estimated to cover
at least 20,000,000, and perhaps 40,
000 000, acres, moro than COO speci
mens of trees have been enumerated.
They produce gum, rubber, gutta per
cha, dyes, oils, tanbark, textllo sub
stances, medicines, and timber. Many
of tho trees attain a height of 130
AN UNFORTUNATE HABIT.
Thcro Is a young mau downtown
who has the trick, or hnblt. 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 nlways the same: "Since
you press me, I believe I will." It
happens that he Is engaged to bo mar
ried, and that his flnticoo has a little
bi other. This lad has heard often and
with much wonderment the phrase,
"Since you press me," used on all
soils of occasions, and tho other night
at a dinner party In his house, when,
unfortunately, thero wero somo stran
gers present, ho pointed his knlfo at
the oung man and said In hla loud,
childish treble to his father: "Papa,
why Is Mr. Ulank always n-BajIn' to
sister, 'Since ou squeeze me'?"
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Messenger of God or deUI;
At thy call I must depart.
Be the futuro good or evil.
Yet mcthlnks I seem to know
Sinco I often chance to meet
Thou art not my spirit's foe.
tcr, fitted for Ice-brcaklng and crush
Ing her way toward Nomo when tho
wreck was sighted. We hammered
our way through the floes to her. It
was a perfect Juno day; there was
but little wind and the air was mild.
A day on which flowers should spring
nnd bluebirds Blng among apple blos
soms. Yet suddenly nnd unexpected
ly awful disaster had come to a score
or people, and they were out on tho
ilou frantically rushing the few things
they had saved to a placo of momen-
Then tho crew swnrmed over tho
wreck. She was still llahlo to sink
chains, which wero to mo the most
terrifying, exhibition of seemingly ani
mated Inanimate force I had ever seen.
They sprang and colled like serpents,
theso chains, yet tho men at work
near them seemed to Joy In gauging
their spring and keeping Just out of
reach of the roaring colls. They went
at this work like soldiers In siege, and
they pumped and balled all that night
and all the next day and until midnight
again without cessation. It was a bat
tle, a race, and a game all In one, with
probable death hanging over, and
they gloried In the 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 tho Sudden afloat until tho
crew of the Corwin took hold of her.
Uut I know what raised her after that.
It was the spirit of battle. These men
felt that they wero reerslng a ship
wreck, and tho feeling Inspired tho
humblest of them to deeds out of the
ordinary. The psychology of ship-
Outwardly cool. I think no man of
them was Inwardly sane. Nor do I
think tho captain, an elderly man and
all his life a seaman, ever got over
tho shock of tho disaster. Had ho
ti been wrecked In a gale It would have
li been different, but to havo his thlp
Someday, as a friend. I'll greet ,JjlnK in ueauuiui cum - -tlce.
;! ho phrased It. "bo ridiculous that It
at any moment, yet there was an ex-) wreck shows here In reverse. Instead
hllaration about the attempt, a Joy In of the deadly disgust at fate wnlch
tho forlorn hope, that led them up to made men on the sinking siilp, though
the deed with laughter and frolic. Men outwardly calm, Inwardly disheartened
plunged shoulder deep In the Ice wateri and unable to concentrate their work.
and stuffed bagging In those broken
cnbln deadlights. If tho ship went
down while 'they wero doing this, and
she very well might, drowning was in
c liable for them. Yet they "guyed"
ono nnothcr when their heads wero
above water, and laughed as they shiv
ered. They got a Ball over the bow
and thus partly closed the hole which
had wrecked tho vessel. Then they
sent overboard tho forward dcckload
of chains, whirling and writhing In
springing deadly colls that ripped bul
warks With them, nnd would have cut
a man In two or carried Iilm down
which sent them sullenly from ono
thing to nnothcr, or bade them quit
and wait for the Inevitable end. hero
was the Inspiration of possible suc
cess which could make men stick to
pumps and buckets twenty-four hours
on a stretch, then take'a dash of grog
from the captain's noggin and go
ahead for another twelve.
LADY CONSTANCE MACKENZIE.
Lndy Constance Muukeiulc, who t now Uniting m this country. Is the
most noted womnn nthteto of England. Besides this, she Is 11 champion
swimmer, a beauty and an heiress. She Is n niece of the Duke of Sutherland
and sister ns well as heir presumptive of the Countess Cromnrtlo, whose
estates are Immensely rich. Lady Constance Is but twenty years of age.
RECENT NOTES" OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
I remember, once. I dreamed,
Whllo a mighty sickness held
I From thine eyes a promlso
j Sweetly smiling I beTielil thee.
I Then, again, upon the field,
j Where the cannons lioomcd
j around me,
Passed thou by me as I reeled;
For a moment I had found
,. Dut thou dld'st not then com-
'Twos not tlmo for tlieo to cnll J
! Then I saw within thy hand
',' That which Btralghtway did
i enthrall me.
J Thou wcr't very near mo then,
if And mine eyes beheld a won.
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- , i-utfl iuuijium-,1 my epnii. wueu ;,
i. Swift thou tore tho ell iikim- III
with them In a flash to tho uttermost
not to be borne. Ho nnd his depth. 'They even laughed at
Sudden was tho spirit's glance.
Quick tho glorious vision
'I Mortal pain dispelled the trance, )
j'l Agony sweet solace hanlnhod, j
.; Oncu while furies swept tin) sen,
Aloft upon a vessel flying. '.)
I Softly camo'st thou calling me ,!)
v, Sad It was to think of d)lng.
Jl Questioning, I met thy gaze,
jl Trembling lest t h ) finger
( beckoned i
X As a picture, former days,
J(- Passed before mo Bwlft, un
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King Edward recches 1000 letters
and 30,000 newspapers dally; the Ger
man Emperor, COO to TOO letters: tho
King of Italy, about 600; tho Queen
of Holland, 100 to 1C0. The Pope's
dally receipt of letters and papers
amounts to from 22,000 to 23.000, and
tin lenlllroH tlin efirvlnna nf thlrtv.flvn
Extra Oxygen for
Ilcforo going Into the water profes
sional divers take deep Inspirations
for ten minutes. The object Is said to
be to store up oxygen not In the lun;
cells, but In the blood corpuscles: This
renders a temporary suspension of tho
tho breathing posslblo by supplying
tho corpuscles with an extra quantity
of oxygen, to be exchanged chemically
with carbolic acid, produced by vital
process In the blood. Tills storing of
oxygen In the blood Is only necessary
when tho diver remains submerged
oor two minutes.
Experiments made at the Polytech
nic Institute of Worcester on tho co
efficient of expansion of Portland ce
ment show that, for temperatures be
tween 8 degrees and 7 degrees C, the
co efficient Is 0.000,0051 per degreo F
0.000.0081 per degreo C which Is
ery close 10 mo cu viuciem m
M. Hcdclln has discovered the re
mains of a mammoth associated with
palaeolithic remains of man nelrllrlg
noles In lower Provcnco. In ,a cave
under rocks) thcro were found four
rhlpped flint Implements associated
with a portion of tho molar of Elophas
prlnilgenlus, part of the frontnl bono
ot a human skull with the Jaw bone,
teeth, etc. Tho discovery comes to
fill a blank In the prehistoric records
Remarkable results havo been at
talued In the explorations at Abydos
dining tho paBt year. Tho consecu.
tlvo order of seventeen kings has been
established and tho foundations of
Egyptian history sottled on a firm ha
sIs.Tho historic character of King Me
ns ttas been demonstrated and a long
been fixed. The oxplorers havo seen
and handled tho gold, crystnl and Iv
ory with his namo and engraving and
oven tho kings preceding him are now
better known than half the Saxon
kings of England.
M. Stazzano has heretofore noted
sovcrnl facts going to show that tho
aurora borealls Is 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 tho most direct
connection, auroras Increasing In fre
quency with low pressures. They act
not only to extend the auroral zono
which. In both hemispheres, follows
tho lino ol low polai pressure, but also
the period ot tho low pressures Influ
ences both tho diurnal and the month
ly period of tho aurora.
M, Ducretet, repeating tho experi
ments of nourbouzo, mado In 187G has
lately endeavored, with success, to
transmit human speech through ordi
nary telephones, using the earth as
the only conductor. Tho results nro
very Interesting, though difficult to
explain. One thing Is certain, says
!j Then a subtle, holy calm, ;(;
Ji- Comforted' and warmed my (
it belnir if
, And the storm's most mighty w
i psaim i'
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I Crashed whllo dread and
doubt wero Hoeing
l'hoto by nurr Mclntoah, New York.
BEAUTIFUL DENVER WIDOW WHO HAS BECOME A "FL0R
Mrs. W. D. M. Sloens. widow of n wealthy Uciuer business man. In the
liilcst ndditlon to the ranks of the locly "I'lorodoni" girls. She recrnlly
deserted society for the stage nnd Is now u member of the fascinating sextet
that sings, "Tell me, pretty ninlden, lire thero nny more nt home like ton"
His Appropriate Quotation.
"Somo yenrs ago," said a preacher,
"wo Inaugurated In our Sundny school
the 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
tle shaver walked up and said: 'Tho
Lord lovcth a chcertul giver,' and In
dropped his penny. 'Charity shall
cover a multltudo of sins,' and In drop
ped tho next. 'It Is moro blessed to
give than to receive,' quoted tho third,
and so on. Just then up walked a lit
tle fellow with tho unmistakable rem
nants of molasses candy on his chub
by face, and, as ho dropped Ills cent,
ho bawled out: 'A fool and his mon
ey nro Boon parted."'
Hue of a dozen kings after htm has the experimenter, namely that earth
Alters out, bo to say, the continuous
current necessary to the operation of
tho apparatus. TTils current is dif
fused Into many others capable of ac
tuating a certain number of telephones
distributed around the transmltteTVand
In the experiments cited these diffused
currents wore strong enough to oper
ate a rolay with a call-bell.
The aeronaut Hergesall of StraBs
burg Baw, In one ot his ascensions, an
eagle at a height of 3000 metres and
In another, two storks and a buzzard
at 900 metres. Larks have been seen
at 1000 metres, and crows at 1400, Dut
these aro exceptional nelghts, lllrds
are rarely seen above 1000 metres and
very few above 400. lllrds have 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 Bky wero cloudy.
Pigeons wero released from a balloon
thirty miles away from homo In cloudy
weather, Tho first pigeon returned
homo In threo hours, the sccondvln
four nnd the last took nearly a day.
In clear weather they reached homo
from that dUtanco In about forty-five
J'l When, afraid, 1 felt death near. ,1
his hand n sword was
As calmer thoughts dispelled
On his brow a star was beam
Whon I asked of death tho sign
Of the radiant star he carried.
Comfort was no longer mine,
Peace no longer with me tar
NEW RAILROAD SIGNALING INVENTIONS
I know not whence I came, nor
Nor whither I am going;
Theso things I cannot fathom
ThrnMfo I pass unknowing.
Dut yet mcthlnks, somehow,
I've always been and will he
A part of nature's ,plan sublime,
Nor Ib thero ought can kill me,
For death Is but a little night
Night's darkness Is not Bor
Ann ,i -v death should In
We'll meet again tomorrow.
WILLIAM V. SAI1IN.
Inventors never wero more active
than at present to dotlso mcnnB to pre
vent train wrecks, and this sort ot ac
tivity Is by no means confined to Amer
ica. The London Chronlclo describes
a unique apparatus lately produced by
Hcrr Ilartelmuu, an Austrian electri
cian, and exhibited for the first tlmo
In model form at a recent meeting of
Austrian railway officials.
Tho Dartclmus dmleo employs a
slnglo electric current whoroby tig
nals may bo transmitted from moving
engines to stations or signal boxes,
and vlco vorsn, Tho Blgnal In a loco
motive Is placed closo besldo tho engi
neer, nnd, normnlly, shows white. A
white light, howovcr. Is meant not on
ly to lndlcnto safety, but to Bhow that
tho cppaiatus Ib In working order.
When ono train approaches within a
mllo nnd a half of another on tho
same track tho whlto light changes to
green, which means that tho engineer
must proceed cautiously. If he ap
proaches within threo quarters ot a
mile of tho train ahead the green sig
nal disappears and a red light, warn
ing him to stop, takes lis placo. And
should ho disregard tho red light and
run within somewhat less than cno-i
third of a mite of tho danger point, the
apparatus automatically applies tho
brakes and brings tho train to a
When a train leaves a station a bell
is rung nt the next two signal towers
out on tho line, and. In the caso of a
double-tracked or triple-tracked road.a
special apparatus Indicates which lino
tho train u traveling over; thereby the
men I'ntloned at tho various injrrs
ire dialled to know the exact loc.v
tion of i.pproachlng trains and also, tu
warn other trains ot Imminent dang'r.
A.i n furti er precautionary inenb i-t,
an Ingenious nrrangoment automatleil
ly locks the signals af'er they liavn
Lecn set, thus preventing their belli
altered by unauthorized persons.
Hcrr ilartelmua claims that his In
entlon reidurs It absolutely Iid'hu
Mblu for trains to collide, whethot
they ure irocccdlng In the samo dlrtv
Hon oi ii opposite il.'ectlom. An I,
hi buys, his system I' evory bit 114 ef
fective In tho caso ot a train stanilnj
ct a etution or at any iclnt out in tl.e
imuc! as it Is where two moving trains
are Involved, so thnt rear-end colli
jsions cnnnoi occur. 1110 invcnior nas
published a pamphlet describing his
apparatus minutely and he Invites all
who may be sceptical concerning It to
peruso tho detailed account and to
witness tho operation of his model. The
report docs not state how the electric
ity Is conducted to tho engine.
Whllo the efforts of genius to pro
vide means for the safe running ot
trains aro interesting and praisewor
thy. It should not be forgotten that too
much Intricacy in signals, with their
consequent likelihood to become Im
paired, or for any reason rendered In
operative at a' critical time, Is apt to
lead to disaster. SlmpMtcty In railroad
signals Is ono of tho surest safeguards
Bishop Sought Information.
Archbishop Ryan's friends tell this
story of his Grace: Tho Archbishop
was about to tako a train for Daltl
moro at the Droad Street Station when
a young man accosted him, saying:
"Your face Is familiar. Where In hell
havo I seen you?"
"I really don't know," said tho Arch
bishop, blandly. "What part of bell
do you come from?"
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