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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
25 Children a Blessing
Mrs. Sam Swartwood
Joys of Motherhood
Chapter after chapter might be writ
ten About the management of Mm.
"Sam" Swartwood, and much Interest
ing data, domestic, scientific and mor
al, bo deduced from a study of the
methods pursued by that lady In rais
ing her phenomenally largo family.
Mrs. Swartwood has borne twenty
flvo children, eighteen of whom aro
still living. She Is an intelligent
American born woman of forty-three
years. Her ancestors have lived for
generations In tho beautiful W)omlng
Valley, In Pennsylvania, and she and
her husband, a locomotive engine driv
er, arc among tho most highly respect
ed people of Mountain Top, a village
eight miles from Wllkosbarre.
Hero Mr. and Mrs, Swartwood woro
both born, and here, too, In the com
fortable eight room houso In which
they aro living, were born their twen
ty five sons and daughters.
"Yes, I'm the mother of twenty flvo
children, and I'm proud of It," declar
ed Mrs. Swartwood, swinging back
and forth In h"cr low wooden rocking
chair In an effort to hush the sleepy,
fretful baby In her arms. Too rocking
THE GOLDEN BALL
When tho sons of King nencflcont
wero very young they went to school,
tho Wizard WlBeman acting as their
teacher. One spring day ho called tho
threo young princes to his cell nnd
spoko to them as follows:
"Princes, I give you greeting I want
each of you to write a poem. To tho
one who writes the best original poem
by tomorrow I shall give this golden
ball," and he held out a splendid gold
en ball that sparkled In tho sunlight.
Tho youngest prince, Hlchnrd, went
at onco to his room and started In to
write, for ho was very anxious to win
oooooo o o oooo oxoooo o o ooooo
NAVY AT THE
Admiral CrownlnBhleld, Ad
miral Schley's bitter enemy,
nfter being appointed to tho
command of tho European
squadron, sails for Europo on
his flagship tho Illinois. With
him nro Lieut. Charles Web
gter, flag secretary of tho na
vy, and Lieut. Henry Heber
Ward, Hag lieutenant.
Music That Had
For the fourth tlmo that day Uio
squeaky notes of a barrel organ float
ed up from tho street. Van Dibber
"M's enough to drlvo a fellow to tho
bug' ward,' ho stormed, throwing
down his pen nnd rushing to tho win
dow. "I'll havo to appeal to the pollco
to keep thCso nervo wreckers away.
Why on earth do they stop here? I
don't give them anything."
Just then tho door opened and a
smiling foreigner extonded Ills swar
"No, I haven't an) thing for you and
I 'don't want to hear any of your music,
Van Dibber pushed tho intruder out
and slammed tho door Then, after
tho squeaking had ceased, ho resumed ,
work at his desk. Hardly had he mado
an entry In tho big ledger before an-
other organ arrived This object of
torture had a sprained roller, and
when It started to play "Go 'Way Hack i
nnd Sit Down' It was enough to pn
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thalr was shiny and the paint had long
slnco been worn olT. It had been ono
of her wedding presents, Mrs Swart
I wood explained, and too child In her
arms wns the twenty fifth she had
rocked to sleep In that same chair.
The kitchen where Mrs. Swartwood
.sat was a big, sunshiny room, with a
I mammoth dining tablo and a big, high
,ly polished cook stove, on which tho
(family dinner was merrily boiling and
bubbling Three hot cheeked girls, tho
elder daughters, wore Ironing, and do
positing piece by pleco on the clothes
horse innumerable small shirts and
"panties" nnd aprons for the very lit
tle ones, and carmonts oi all descrip
tions nnd ever increasing slzo for the.
other members of tho family. A mar
vcllous display of home laundry work
Had to Stop and Count Them.
"Yes, there's twenty five two dozen
nnd one more for good measure," con
tlnucd Mrs. Swartwood, shifting tho
baby from her right arm to her left.
"How many girls nnd how many boys?
Well, now, I'm blessed If I enn tell you
without stopping to count them. It's
the splendid trophy. His brothers
Baw, and tioutcd him. "Work away, I
vnu crlnd." said thev derisively,
"Writing poetry Is a talent, not drudg-
crv. Wo shall not work half as bard I
and I dare say our poems Bhall bo there be took down from the topmost
tttice as good." Hut Hlchnrd aid' shelf the oldcBt volume of poetry he
nothing nnd continued his work. I could find "Nobody will ever know,"
John and James wero quite as eager ,said he to himself, "and I must win
as ho to gain the golden ball; this. that golden ball" Ho copied a poem
tlmo they were not only rivnls to Rich
nrd, but to each other. John went at
on7o to his room and James to his. '
Each of them had already concocted a
plan, nnd they were Impatient to start.
As Boon as James reached ttio room
V IHB' ?"&.
voko manslaughter Iletoro Van Illb
bcr could rise from ills chair a buxom
slgnorlta arrived with n tambourine.
"Dropy someiliing' ' suo Bald, shak
ing tho tambourine vigorous!)
"I'll drop a brick!" yelfeu Van Dlh
bor, advancing menacing!) "You peo-
poople havo got to keep away from
At frequent Intervals during the day
an organ would start playing under the
office window. Van Ilibber was In
censed to tho fighting point. Ho at
tempted to throw one persistent con
cert collector down tho stairway, but
still thoy came.
During tho afternoon tho young real
estate man dropped In Ills faco was
illurhlnatod with a broad smile.
"You must bo fond of music, old
man." he said," (o want all thoso or-
gan grinders around,"
"Want thorn?" growled Van Ilibber,
"why, I'd llko to scalp half a dozen."
"Hut you Invltod ihem."
funny Isn't It, that a mother ran hard
ly ccr say right off how many bos
nnd girls she has? Anyhow, I cant
without counting them every time.
"Now, let me Bee. There's Maude,
she's one, and Cora is two, and
niancho three. May and Elslo nnd
Ruth make four, flo bIx; Gertrude is
seven, Flora eight. Esther nnd and
Edith, that's ten ten girls nnd fif
"You didn't count Lottie, mother,"
remarked one of tho girls who was
"Didn't ? Well, then. Lottie makes
clov en that's It. I remember now
eleven girls and fourteen boys. Suieiy
I ought not to forget those numberi
again," and a tired smilo crept Into tb
"And the boys; what are their
names?" I asked.
Counts Them on Her Fingers.
Mrs Swartwood wrinkled her bfow
reflectively and began, counting them
off slowly on her fingers
"There's Walter he's the oldest ,
and Louis and Thaddous and Herbert .
mid Warren and Samuel and Daniel
und Atonzo nnd Elmer and Calvin and,
SIMON T. STERN
he "bolted the door on the inside. Then
ho opened a secret door that led from
his room to his father's library. Up
walked softly along trie passagowny
until he reached tho library. Onco
nnd replaced tho book Then he went
ba k to hln room.
That night tho other prince, John.
went Into the library. He, too, took
'down a book He. too. copied n poem.
Then, exulting In his own shrowdnesB
The Wrong Boy
Got the Spanking
A Detroit man was traveling with
'his son, nnd wishing to transact some
.business with tho conductor, no rnld
"Now, Willie, I'm going to be nway
Just a few minutes. You sit right hero
'and don't movo n bit. If you do, I'll
spank )ou good nnd hard So don t
stick jour head out of tho window.
You might hnvo It tnken off, If you do.
then you wouldn't have any head, nnd
you'd get n spanking besides."
I Tho father went away to find tho
conductor After a few minutes he
There wbb llttlo Wlllfe, Just his feet
and the seat of his trousers sticking
, in through the window. He appeared
to be more outside than inside, and
whenever a telegraph polo whizzed by
and looked especially close, he would
mnko n lunge for It, ns If trying to
Tho father did not hesitate He
made a grab for tho boy Just as the
latter made a lungo for a pole. Ha
pulled him In by the heels, laid him
over IiIh knees, nnd began to fulfil his
promise Tho llttlo fellow jelled and
yelled until ho nlinost drowned out the
noise of the train, but during a lull in
tho uproar the father heard a snicker
behind him He lnlil the Do) down
and turned to see what it meant. I
There, two seats behind nnd across
tho aisle, wns his son, with two fingers
stuffed In his mouth to Keep his merri
ment In The mun rubbed his eyes
and looked ngalu, but theie was no
He looked nt tho boy In his lap. Do
e tears was a face ho had nev
before He had spanked some
other mun's son (Inhesion Dally
"I'm not 'Jollying.' (lo sco what Is
bunging out uf your window." Van
Ilibber raised the sush and ushod in a
big eard In crudo but distinct letters
'ttng this Imitation,
: ORC.AN GRINDERS STOP HERE. :
o . o
Van Dibber slowly raised his eyes
toward tho office boy.
"Are )ou tTio nuthur of this?" he de
manded. "Y-yes, blr'" stammered the boy.
"What did you do It for?"
"I was lonesome, Blr."
Van Ilibber was silent. Then ho
shook his finger under tho youngster's
noso and roared
"All right, I'll excuse you this tlmo,
but If an organ grinder cvor stops out
here again I'll throw you out of tho
Sunday Bulletin, $1.25 per year.
llciijumtn and Earl and Jesse and Ar
tnur. That makes fourteen, doesu't
The bah) had fallen to sleep, and
Until, the lljenrofd daughter, who
had been superintending the dinner,
carried the unconscious little bin den
Into the ndlolnlng bedroom.
On the porch and In tho yard behind
the house the younger children wero
playing and shouting at the top of
their voices Mrs. Swnrtwoort breath
ed a sigh of relief and wiped tho per
spiration Mom her forehead with a
cornel of her apron.
She Is a dark eyed, dark haired wo
min of medium wflght and height,
and not at all robust In appearance. A
tired smile tho smile of tho patient
mother who never knows a moment's
rest hocrs almost perpetually about
hnr mouth and ces
"Ruth, bring me tho Illble." she said,
when the girl had returned "I Just
want you to sec for yourself. Som
people won't believe me when 1 say
I've hnd twentj-flve babies."
Married at Thirteen Years.
"You must have been married very
young." I suggested.
he went back to his room.
The next day they all handed In
their work and awaited tho Wizard's
It was four days before he sent foi
"Richard," said he to the youngest
prince, "your poem Is not nearly ns
good as the other two."
"I did my best," said Richard "Moro
than that ou Jim ask of no man."
"Quite so," said tFTo Wizard Wise
man "As tor )our brothers' poems,
they arc gems, and so evenly balanced
In merit that I cannot choose between
them. Doth are very, ver) fine."
"Do not trouble yourself further,
said John nnd Jumes, overjoyed; "we
do not care You tan bestow on us
the prize In common."
"I said nothing nbout a prize," re
Joined the Wizard "I merely said that
both 'of )our poems wero very, very
line, -llioy ouglit to be they wero
written by one of our mmt illustrious
poets. You copied jours, John; you
copied yours, Jame's, nnd the funniest
part of it is that you both copied tho
same poem. There they nro word for
So Richard got'the prize after all.
"Hoys." salfl the Wizard, as he gavo
the golden ball to tho joungest prince.
"It Is n flno thing to bo clever, but tho
man who Is too ilever often over
And John nnd Jnmes ruefully looked
up tho wind "overreac.h" In their dic
tionaries, uiilT said they guessed he
THE CAPTIVE CROCUS
A little maid with golden hnlr.
When winter Bnovvs were deep,
Was prisoned In n narrow tell
Within a donjon deep.
Her taptor was a wizard king,
Tyrannical nnd old;
Twin warders watcned her night
were Dark and
A prince came riding through tho
ills waving plumo was green, 5
And tnlck wltli crystal broidery s
ITIs tunic's silken sneen. t
He slew the warders in their 5
O'ertbrow the ancient king,
And hnppy iovera forth they
The crocus nnd tne spring
Near Apia, In Samon, will soon bo
established undor tho auspices of tho
Academy of Science of (iottlngon, a
magnetic obsorvntory, of which Pro
fessor A Nlppoldt, tho llorlln astmno
mer, will bo the dlrtTior The rensons
why Apia has been selected nro ho
causo It Is to tho south of the magnet
ic equator and because at an equal
distance to tho north Is tho Observa
tory of Honolulu
The meteorologists nt theso two
stations will make investigations in
regard to Terrestrial magnetism, at
mospheric cloctrlclty meteorology nnd
seismology. That their labors will ro
sult In adding a good deal to our pres
ent knowledge of these subjects Is ro
garded by European scientists as cer
tain. Stella So Mabel's niairlcd!
the happy man?
Holla Don't think there Is
New- York Sun.
"Thirteen I was It seems ory
young now. but then nnhody thought
nil) thine nhout It Olrls wero women
when they were thliteeu nnd fourteen
as much so. In fact as they are now
at eighteen and twenty.
"What do I think about early mar
rlages?" echoed Mrs. Swartwood
"Well I belle e In them I think It
best for girls to mnrr) young, though
not so very )oung ns I married I don't
believe the) ought to marry young Just
for the sake of marrying, however; but
If a good chance comes along and tho
young folk lovo each other, I think it
best for them to marry right olf. When
a couple loe each other I think It Is
a sin for them not to marry, no differ
(.nee how poor they nrc. I think It Is
a sin for them to wait years and )cars,
until as they Imagine, they 'can afford
"Hut don't )ou think it Is Just as
niiuh of n sin to bring children Into
the world when their parents havo a
hard time to support even them
selves?" A Bleeding Stubbed Toe,
Here a loud scream came from the
yard, and a small boy came in with a
Let us suppose that you aro having
a little party at )our liouso and thnt
you have placl lota of games, eaten
lots of good things, and aro waiting
for somebod) to give )ou n new- kind
of amusement. All at onco a boy
steps out and sa)s that he has learned
how- to cut a pane of glass with a pair
of Bclssors, and that ho can do it Just
as ensil) nB If the pane of glass were
a sheet of cardboard
Of course jou all laugh and try to
show him that jou are not to bo fooled
by an7BUch nonsense as that, for -J on
OO-OOO O O 000000'00'0 O O 0"0"0-0-
Serious Results of
Cat and Dog Hatred
Everybody knows how much a dog
and cnt hate each other, but It Is very
seldom that their dislikes lead to such
serious results as did a difference that
lately occurred between a bulldog and
a black cat in a fruit store
The owner of the bulldog used to let
him run around in tho cellar for uxer i
else, but ono morning tho uog got tired
of his narrow quarters, und went up
stairs, into a neighboring fruit rlorc,
where the black cat lived. ,
Of course, the cat did not llko to
havo any one come Into her homo with
out nn Invitation, much less ono of her j
old natural enemies the dogs So ns
soon as the dog entered out Jumped
the tat full upon hlin, and, of courae,
a fight followed, which naturally drew j
Into It the owner of tho fruit store nnd
The owhlr of tho dog
Tho dog. being vi ry lively, soon tuin
ed over several baskets of fruit and
upset the stands of oranges nnd pen
nutB, while their masters wero vainly
trying to pdllo the row. As thero
seemed no inrlj settlement In Bight,
the owner of tho cnt und fruit stand
called In n policeman, but In tho mean
time tho dog had virtually gotten tho
best of tho fight, having (might tho
cat by tho neck, nnd nil tho coaxing
and pulling would not persuade him to
The owner of the dog pulled und
pounded, nnd the pollceninn, Bcelng n
way out, put Ms "bill)" between Ilru
no's tcetli nnd pried open his Jaws, on
ly In find that the cut wns ho had!)
mnngleil thnt It hud to bo killed, which
Uio policeman did with two bullets
from his rovolver
Hruiio s ow ner settling the differ nco
by paying the diimuge, the) both went
out nfter having leurned once moio
that eats mid dogs have u standing ills
agreement that In but few Institutes Is
In England the ho)s and some
times grown men havo a very funny
way of catching fish
You would never guess what It Is,
so I might Just as well tell )ou right
It was an English boy who told mo
"You must first catch a gooso," ho
said, "and that la tho hardest part.
Then you tlo n lino which has a halted
hook on ono end, to the goose's leg
"Then let her go She'll make for
tho water every shot, and hb sho
BwtniB about she, of course, drugs hook
and lino after her
"Pretty soon a fish bites and may bo
bleeding, Btiuibcd toe to be bound up
He howled ns only a small boy with n
stubbed toe can and refused to allow
any one but his mother to touch It.
' That was tho wa) with the whulo
twenty five," remarked Mrs Swart
wood na she tenderly wound the ban
dage "When any of them got hurt or
ski, there was nobod) who could sooth
them hut me '
Mrs Swartwood kissed away tho
tenrs on the small bo)'s cheek, and
he limped out to resume his game of
"Ma)be )ou won't believe It " re
sumed the mother, "but It's true that
I didn't find It any Ifardcr to take tare
of eighteen or twenty children thin I
did ono or two Tho more children
you lime the easier )ou find the care
of them, nnd then you learn how to do
thlngB In the simplest way, and you
nlso learn how to save )oursclf UBe
less work "
Never Had Any Household Help.
"And )ou'vo never kept any help?
"Help'" exclaimed Mrs Swartwood,
In amazement. "Help' well I should
say not' Wo were always too poor
think he Is merely gujlng yon Hut
the boy Is In earnest, and snjs ho Is
ready to prove that he can do It If you
will furnish him with a pair of scis
Bors, a pano or glass and a tub partly
flllcd with water.
Then the boy tnkes off his coat )ou
wilt exeunt) him under the clrcum
stances nnd rolls his shirt sleeves
nhove his elbows, Taking tho scissors
In his right hand and the pane of glass
In his left, ho sinks both entirely nn
dor the surface of the water in the
tub, and with them thus submerged
he begins the cutting
Naturally )ou wonder nt tho feat
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the English language
"Then the gooso feels something
tugging nt her leg, mid sliu swims
along about ns hunt as she can, hut
this only makes tlTu tugging worse.
Tho only wuj to get away from that
awful something, she thinks, Is to get
out of tho wnter j
"So wtlh wildly beating wings she
mnkes for the shore at a rattling
A little 3) ear old of my acquaint
ance whoso quick wit Is tho admira
tlon of her friends sat one evening
watching nn Industrious spider spin
ning Its web In n window corner. Sho
wntched tho Insect Intently for n
time nnd turning to her father, asked:
"What Is the spider doing, pap-i?"
to even get our washing done
"Whnt Is the greatest difficulty?
Well I Bhould say tho sewing Of
I course, It Isn't so bail now, but when
in) first fifteen or sixteen children
were small it kept me busy keeping
them covered, nnd it took nip and tuck
to find mone) to buy material, but 1
managed to get through nil right, and
to keep them nla)s looking neat, t
woro out three sewing machines doing
It though anil that Is in) fourth, '
polfiTiiig to the new cnblnet macblno
I In tho corner
i "I am afraid sometimes I am not
thankful enough for my blessings
Hero I have my eighteen healthy,
hearty children all about me.
They are all good, honest bo)s and
girls I never heard one of my hoys
utter an oath and I never knew one of
them to take a drink of whiskey, Tho
older bo)s work over In the railroad
) arils with their father, ami Tiring their
wages home to mo every Saturday
night No mother ever had so many
such good, dutiful children as I hare,
and et I sometimes get very unhappy
thinking If only the other seven had
lived to grow up."
for jou think It a feat, no doubt,
whereas It Is a very simple demonstra
tion of n law of ph)slcs If jou at
tempt to cut glass with a pair of scis
sors under ordlnnrj circumstances It
wilt break Into hits and tho break will
exfend In vnrlous directions. That Is
duo to the vibrations caused by thn
BclssorB, but plunge both scissors and
glnss under water and keep them
there, with not tho slightest part of
either above the surface, and the vi
bration arc deadened, so thnt the cut
ting will bo only In the direction of tho
pressure made by the blades of the
"It is making a web. dear."
' What does It want a woh for?"
"To trup Hies for its dinner, my
Helen was silent for a moment, then
'Oh' Does It eat boosln flics, papa?'
"Iioosin tiles, child? Don t jou mean
burlng flies?" And then, In a lono
which implied a depreciation In her
Juvenile opinion of the paternal Infalli
bility, sho repled
"Why, no, papa. Don't you know
Jesus lover of my soul.
Let me to Thy bosom fly?"
Sensible Money Savers.
There are no undertakers In Japan.
When a person dies his nearest rela
tives put him Into a coffin and bury
him Tho mourning does not begin un
til after burial.