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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, 8UNDAY, MAY 4, 1902.
PIUCE FIVE CENTS.
WRECKED SAILOR ONCE HERE
MADE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR
PRINCE OF WALES TO VISIT AMERICA
CAPTAIN HIRAM G. MORSE
OLD MARINER OF PACIFIC
The life romance of a Japanese tho
rise of a shipwrecked boy In New Dcd
lord tb a position of honor In his na
tlvu country, Is recalled by tho death
of MauJIro Nakahama or as ho wai
known John Mung In far away Ja
' Love for his mother Induced Mung
to brave dangers, and resulted In his
becoming a man of Influence, eventu
ally a special Japanese Ambassador to
the United States.
Mung was brought hero by Captain
William Whitfield In the whaling ship
John Howland abbut 1839. Ho was
called John, Tor the ship which
brought him to America, and Mung
I be nearest approach to tho pronoun
elation which he gave of his name.
While- cruising oft the Japanese
(crust a wreck was sighted, upon which
were the lad and other Japanese, all
of whom were nearly exhausted from
exposure. Captain Whitfield took them
off and aftorward landed all but MunB
ut the Sandwich Islands.
The Captain took such a fancy to
tbe lad that he brought him home with
him, and he afterward lled In tho
captain's family, residing nt Fair
haven for years. x
Feared Death at Home.
While a youngster ho was frequent
ly asked why he did not return home
cno" his answer always was tho same,
"I want to, for I would like to seo my
n-other, but If I do they will kill me."
Ills love for his mother was something
touching In Its sincerity. He never,
rn It Is said, mentioned her without
bt caking Into tears.
Finally ho reached California while
on a whaling cruise, nnd there ha
Itemed that some of tho men who
had been taken off tho wreck with
him were stilt at the Sandwich Isl
ai ds, aiul tnere ho went to find them.
He had got it Into hi head that hq
must Bee his mother nnd, prevailing
upon his countrymen to go with him,
they purchased and equipped a whale
boat, with the understanding that lie
sliould be tho navigator on Its cruise.
PASSED AROUND THE BIER.
Dr. Cleorgo C. Lorlmcr of tho Madi
son. Avenue Baptist Church, New
York, when visiting Philadelphia re
cently, told this story:
"It la queer what a liking young stu
dents have for long words yid Latin
quotations, and what a dread pos
Btises them of appearing convention
al I once knew n promising candi
date who was given charge of a funer
a' In tho absence of the pastor of tho
church. Ho knew It was customary
tor tl0 minister to announco after tho
sctmon that those who wished should
slen un to view the remains, but ho
thought that was too hackneyed a
phrase, and ho said Instead:
'Tho congregation will now pass
around the bier."
Llttlo aeorgle was taken by his
aunt to see the nowcomcr, aged one
day. Ho was duly and profoundly Im
pressed with tho specimen, nnd asked
wl-ero the llttlo brother came from.
"God sent n," answered tho nunt,
reverently. -- ,
Tho answer made a deep Impres
sion on little Georgle, for that after
noon ho was seen out In tho fiack
yard gazing up Into the deep blue sky
pnd spreading his diminutive apron
expectantly, as he said:
"Dear God, please throw me one
FRANCE AND RUSSIA
PRESIDENT LOUBET OF FRANCE.
Purls, April 22. Tho French Cham
bei of Deputies and Senate lias voted
00,000 francs to defray tho expanses
o( President Laubct's coming visit to
Czar Nicholas of Russia. Important
political developments aro expected
us a result of tho trip.
Mrv m " ft
Tho party engaged rassngo on a
merchant vessel bound to Shanghai,
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whalcboat. It was agreed that tha
whatoboat should be launched at a
point In Japan nearest to his home
and that the members or tho party
should tako to the boat to reach shore
Reaching land. Mung told his story
ef Bhlpwrcck and rescuo nnd effort to
ror.ch home. He was looked upon a
a foreigner ami imprisoned, mil nnu.
Ing some who believed his story h
vus taken from placo to placo until
he reached tho center of government
Served as an Interpreter.
"There hla experiences In America
were derided, and ho was mocked at
as a dreamer until Iho Japanese Gov
en incut, lenrncd that an expedition
way fitting out In tho United States to
visit Japan, when It decided to lest his
hi owlcdge of tho English language
anil ho rendered valuable service to
the Government as Interpreter when
Commodore Perry opened up negotla
tlons with that country.
While In prison ho translated Dow
ditrh's "Navigator" Into Japanese, and
after his participation in tho negotia
tions with Commodore Perry ho was
held In high favor and rapidly obtain
ed positions of trust and honor. Ha
became nn officer In tho Japanese na
vy, his knowledge of the sea and nav
Ipstlon being thoroughly appreciated
Twenty years or more after his re
l.irn to Japan ho came to the United
Slates as a special ambassador from
Japan, and on that occasion one of tbe
ill st places which he visited was tho
heme tf this old friend Captain Whit
field, where he renewed many of his
He leaves four sons and one daugh
ter. Ills sons spenk and write Eng
11th fluently. The eldest Bon studied
medicine In Germany and Is now a
practicing physician In Toklo and a
member of tho Hoard of Health of
that city. The second son' Is a pay
master In tho Imperial Japanese navy,
tli" thrld Is an nrchltect, and also re
sides In Toklo. white the fourth Is n
lad still attending school.
Sing a Song
Ping Pong .
Ilettcr ask, what not?
On the floor.
Under tho table,
Aro you able.
To turn and twist
Llko a contortionist?
Dat It Hilt!
Just a whiff.
In tho air
Oh, my '
In the eye! '"
Let It fall
Twist your wrist
f Now you know,
f Sure enough.
It's hot stuff-
Ping pong Is!
4 l U H f f
Used By Travellers
"If anybody had told me," Bald n
mnn whoso acquaintance with bottles
U limited, that four bottles could bo
placed In n cylindrical holder In such
a manner as to occupy completely all
the space I should liuve thought he
was Joshing mo, sure; because bottles
are commonly cither nngular or round.
"Tho bottles wuro three-sided. They
hud two sides flat, while tho third side
v.ls rounded, In the form of a quarter
of a circle.. Kach bottlo would liavu
cmered, In fact, Just one-quarter of a
rllclf Htnmllmr tin In n rnnml linv thfl
r , " 1 . .;, .1
I angular corners ni 1110 lour uouicb inei
n' the center; nnd with their rounded
(renin tho four bottles filled the cylin
I "This dovlco la contained In a leath
er holder, and forms part of a toilet
I equipment for a traveller,"
'Til mmKgSMlMi immJ
London, -pril 22. Mitch delight is expressed 1, I-'iikIUIi press and
jf Wales paunj; a visit to inenca during October net. The ostensible
Highness will ie to attend the dedication ceremony of the New ork ui.nnlier of Commerce liuiuiing. nut
ales will take ai1 autage of the opiwrtunity to make a complete tour of the country under the auspices of
the t'hambei h l.er the Princess will accompany the Prince has twt yt- been definitely decided, although
it has been suggested in London that this would be stealing a splendid ii.irih on the Kaiser, who sent I'rincc
Henr over here without his wife.
Change in the American
The wheat belt Is a movable region,
and Is In this particular different from
the other sections of the country not
cd for their agricultural or mineral
New York lias been noted for many
years for Us supremacy In bay and
Ball, Pennsylvania for coal and Iron,
Ohio for wool, Vllnols for oats, Ken-
nica o." wheat production, which for -
mcrly IncluUcu western Now York and
the States of the Middle West, has
shifted and changed
time, sometimes extending north
ai other times souin.
Twenty years ago New York pro-
tinted twice us many bushels ornols ami Indiana, rormoriy.two ot tnc clmuge-i .uuti-il.
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Sailor Figures On Death Chance Ashore and Afloat
Tlnngor. March 19. It Is difficult to
nuke a landsman bciTovo that thero
nie people who consider themselves
pafer afloat than ashore, but there aro
rrnny such In Maine, nnd Jako Toiler
of Herring Gut is one of them. It nper without reading of something
Is said that Jako has been on tihoro terrllilo that'H happened ashore Just
but once In ten years, not counting leok nt that, will ye!" and ho handed
short walks up the pier or occasional cvor tho paper, Indicating with his
c'am-dlgglng trlp3. ..Jgriat brown thumb a spread story of
l-'or years Jako was cook-and-hand "" w"'eh eight persons hnd
cf tho schooner Alligator, and when il'-'n burned to dcain.
she was piled up on Itagged Island "jll8t you look her through," said
1-e Immediately shipped In tho Karly j(,., "That's on tho fust page and
Dlrd, In which he has sailed ever OVor hero on the next you'll find
pince, living on board of her while she . where six or seven wns all ground Into
has been hnulej up winters, as snug. cuVum by n train Jumping off'n, tho
he says, as a clam at high tide.
Somebody heard about Jako and
raid him a visit In the cabin of tlfo
Karl Illrd to ask w'ny he stuck bo
I closely to ills vessel and never went
jen shore, and Jako told lilm all about
"Tho reason I don't go ashoro
'.LATEST CRAZE IN INDOOR
if 4 ! SfMsiSiSiitatEESrii I . V '
Y mrt,mfmmvwAi mmmw tegsr'Zim "
wheat as I? does today. 'i"iie averago
' crop In Michigan has fallen off more ci-untry. h
11.. im nnn Imlf n n .1 nf lt'linnni.ln nnirlitntnti nt I II I
than one-half and of Wisconsin nearly
us much, but In the same period Ne
braska has doubled, Minnesota has
I'lcrcnscd a third and Kansas has
quadrupled Its wheat supply.
Pennsylvania and Tennessee aro
two States which have remained sin-
tunaTy In their wheat proJuct. Alu-
.wheat - producing State twenty years
r-go, has ceased to be one, but tho
product In Texas has Increased cuor-
niously during that lime.
Virginia has Increased; West Vlr-
ginln has fallen off. Oregon tins In-
ci eased; California has declined. DIN,
more," said Jako, putting down the
newspaper In which ho had been ktud-
ylng tho details of a railroad accident,
Vis that I don't want to die afore my
way, you cant lane o
track, and It's that way all through,
. I've counted up and I find In that one
pur or where slxty-threo people has
bfen roasted and ernshed and slaugh-
t led In ono way or another nnd not
cr.r of them lost to sea. Thero's lots'
(or bad men ashore, mate. You'll find
, In that 'ero paper where fifteen men
public at the prospect of the 1'rince
object of the visit of His Rr.yal
chief whcat-produtlng States of the
ave ceased to be such, the
ct op of Illinois In 1900 being less than
n-io-thlril ewhat It was In 1880, nnd
that of Indiana less than one seventh
oi what It was In that year.
Kentucky has Increased; Iowa has
fallen behind the figures of those
years In which It A'ns one of the chief
wl cat-producing Stntes. Washington
There does not appear to be any
uli by which the product of wheat
In nny group of American States may
I ( gauged by a standard of soil or ell
nintlc conditions. Forecasters of
wheat crops glvo no reasons for tho
and wlmmen"3 been murdered and
set en committed suicide and not one
) them sulildcs Is n sailor man not
"Yes, sir; I tell ye It's awful whnt
w-iiys there Is to git killed ashore that
ain't to be Tell In with on the water.
Kven If e'ro drownded 'to sea. yo
ain't cut all up first, tlko them people
111 tho tunnels wns nil crashed to
pieces nnd then drownded with scald
ing steam. T ain't no scholard, but I
reads the papers and tho more I read
the cettalucr I am that a man to bo
scfo has got to 'keep off'n land's
much's ho can. You pick out any mnn
jou want to and I'll bet tbe doctors'll
get him aforu I'm drownded, and when
I tlo go 111 go whole, bo's to como on
deck shlpshapo and Ilrlstol fashion
when Qabcrcl blow-B his horn."
Tnp Krfnt j,.),!,,, t0 tha ject nsIl
Btores that 'they are wholly unr.
Captain Hlrnm O. Morse, a plctur
clique old mariner of the Pacific, In
co'nmand for over thirty years of Ilia
mull service steamers traveling from
l'rlsco to the Orient, Is IMtlng. In
Washington. He Is stopping at the
Howard, nnd there Isn't a night thai
uc doesn't draw a ttowd, for the cap
taii is a character, nnd n true Bailor,
us well as so he takes pride In say-
Irr, -a "sport." Ho Is a great, tall
blustering, old fellou, big around, with
blue '-sen. quick to chango to anger
iv laughter, short cropped white mils-
tac he nnd red, wind-roughened face.
I( wears n blue suit, carries n sll
Mi mounted tane, "with a history,"
nnu wnlks with the regulation sailor's
He has seen service and right
rc.igh service at times on the high
ip.'s slnre back In the latter thirties.
Hi- went off to sea from Newbury
Pert Mass.. when he was eleven years
olu. as deckhand on n small fishing
scnooncr, then graduating into the
iiHiehant service became third mate
of a ship In the spice trrulo with tho
West Indies and Liberia. In 183" he
sailed around Cape Horn, and, going
K. San 1'rnnclnco. entered the Califor
nia trade, first with the Sandwich Isl
nrds, the I-ast Indies, and down
around the South Seas, to Australia
then to China and Japan and back to'
Krlsco, being sometimes two or three
crs on n cruise. Sctcral cruises of
this sort gave him a chart of the Pa
e'flc not ninny mariners possessed, so
w'-ien he quit the merchant service and
was placed In charge of a Paclzc mall
steamer, he entered upon his captain
y pretty well schooled.
One of the most Interesting Inci
dents of his adventurous career was
his meeting and subsequent friendship
with Hubert Louis Stevenson.
"Knew the whole push." he said,
lo Strong and Hello Strong nnd Mrs.
Stctcnsoii, nnd I tell ou Mrs. Stctcn
ion Is all right. I know the people In
U'lglnnd don't like her, but I'll change
thi Ir minds when my book on Steven
fen comes out "
"Yes, sir book. Hint's what I have
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The shades of night were fall
As to tho dining room thero
A youthful pair, who gayly born
A box, on which was this no
They cleared the tnble wllh a
1'iom dolly down to butter dish;
Then through the center stretch- IX
ed a net tt
And soon the ball the raequet SS
"Try not Hie game!" the house- tt
mnid cried, SS
"The dlnne's ready now," she tt
"And I must put It "on tho SS
The young man turned and tt
fiercely roared: SS
The cook strodo to tho open SS
And cautioned them to ceaso SS
once more. SS
"Tho roast," sho urged, "Is sure SS
to burn." SS
Tho maiden gasped: "I'm bound tt
The fnmlly lurked ih tho hall.
And moaned: "Are wo to cat
Dut still they heard the ping
That made the cadence of a
And back and forth they smote
Until tho dawu of morning
Tho father, mother, sisters, too, tt
Walled hungrily: "Alas! Wo SS
One day the searchers, out of
Found all these people starved
Tho cook, tho housemaid, beau
The family nnd, sad to tell,
Above them pinged the pongful
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, ilf.no; written a book, showing how
Stevenson lived down thero in Samoa
I where I met him. Never forgot tho
fit st dny I met Stevenson. He always
ured to come ilonn to meet the mall
Fii amors. You know thero's some peo
ple who talk to you and you take n
fancy to, and others don't strike yon
rlcht. Well, Stevenson, ho was ono
r.f the first kind. Ho walked right
up. 'How are you, cap'n?' ho said. Wu
rot to talking together nin" he invited
hip up to his house. I tell you" hero
Hi- raptatn rose and flourished hit
care "there looking out across tho
uoplc flowers nnd the tropic trees and
r 11. out to sen. where far off thin col
umns of smoke rose from vessels,
reining f Kim his homo; there whera
i he trade winds blowing over tho wa
ter biought the perfume of the flow
is, nnd nilsls rose ocr the coral
reefs no wonder Steu-nson roiild
write'" The old captain wiped tho
Inspiration from his forehead.
"What do mi think of that?" ho
said. "That's In my book. Blr, and I
necr went to school a day in my
The captain also claims acquaint
nnce with Charles Warren Stoddard.
"Met hltn years and years ago out
there In Honolulu, when lie had hla
hammock strung out there In thu
Other acquaintances whom the cap
tain took special pride In mentioning
wire Corbett and Sullivan.
You know I was tho mnn who
brought the giant Australian, Peter
Inckson, over to I-'rlsco, and nobody
would fight him nt first until ono day
Cerbett nnd I got to talking and Cor
bett agreed, out of kindness, to plvo
him six or seven rounds at tho club
there. This cane dates from thai
time, by the way."
The captain, In addition to his ac
quaintance with literary circles, box
Inr rings, etc., has, so tie states, a
close intimacy wlln royalty, "ditr-H
Wick," he observed with pride, "to
Kainehnmcha the Second!"
Upon hearing of Lllluokalanl's pres
ence In Washington, he said; "You
don't mean to say the Queen Is hero!
I II go up and call on her this very
nfiernoon. Know her? I should say
Lut I do. Slie'II meet me with open
arms, yon bet.
HAD HUSBANDS TO BURN.
The train wns leaving I,nne.eler
when n young woman In the rear of
the car began to cry violently. So
loud were her lamentations that n
young man who sat opposite went over
nnu tried to comfort her.
"You seem to be In great grief, road-
phi. said he. "Is there anything I
can do for jou?"
"N-no." replied sho between her
rrbs. "I've Just got my husband cre
mated." On hearing this nn oMorly lady In
the next seat also began to cry vio
lently. The young mnn went from tho
young to the elder woman and nsked
If thcri was anything that ho could
do for her.
She straightened out and replied In
n haughty tono:
"No, there Is nothing. I'm CO year
eld and never had a husband. Now,
p'ease do something for this pool
woman who has them to burn."
In tho Suez Canal recently, burning
oil which leaked from tho tank steam
er Nerlte covered the surfucn of tho
waterwnv lor half a mile. At. a result
ships were unable to pass fcr about two
KAISERS' YACHT METEOR
New York. April 22 -"Tho Meteor
'Is n grand yacht and It will take, a
very good boat to beat her." is tho
'opinion of Skipper Ben Parker, ot
. tho Kaiser's new American built
.yacht. Tho famous Yankee skeppcr
. v.'lli conduct all tha races of the Em
peror's now yacht.
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