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VOL. XI. NO. 2238.
HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 1902.
PRICE S CENTS.
Heroine of the First Naval Battle of the Revolutionary War
Thn noonle of Maehlas. Me., arc pre-
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luring to eicci a suicaoic meuiuuui
over the grave of Hannah Weston, an
heroic woman, who rendered notable
service In connection with tho first
naval battle of the Revolutionary War
In carr)lng from her home. In Jones
Ijoro, to Maehlas, a distance of sixteen
mites through a wilderness Infested
with hostile Indians, a supply of am
munition to be used by the patriots un
der Captain John O'Brien In tho at
tack upon the British man-of-war Mar
garetta. The fight that resulted In. the
capture of tho Margarctta was tho
icrst naval conflict of the Revolution,
and Is recorded as the proudest event
In Maine's history. Tho date of Its
occurrence, Juno 12, 1776, Is to the
people of Maehlas and nil that region
what April 19 Is to Lexington and
Concord, and It Is due to tho effdrts
of Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters
of the American Revolution, that thn
noble, service of the Joncsboro heroine
Is to be commemorated.
When It was found that the picsenco
olf the eastern coast of the Margarctta
was to lead to open hostilities, a ines
benger was dlspatched from Maehlas
through the wilderness to Joucsboro
and neighboring settlements to Inform
tho people, and to request all men who
were able and willing to bear arms to
hasten to Maehlas to assist In the tie
lenso of the town and In tho enpturo of
the hated war vessel. The word
spiead rapidly through tho settle
ments, and the pcoplo made batty
preparations to respond to tho call for
aid. All gathered at tho home of Jo
slab and Hannah Weston, from which
place the start was to bo made. Mrs.
Weston took great Internet In the
preparations, and when thn start was
made her husband and two of her
brothers were among the volunteers.
Shi- had made careful Inquiry of
each man as to tho amount of ammu
nition that he carried, and she. tclt
confident that moro would bo needed
It much fighting was done. After .tbelr
departure she called at each homo tn
tho settlement and gathered up what
powder, lead, pewter spoons, etc., had
been left behind. A collection of
about thirty or forty pounds wis
made, and this was taken to hur
home, where it was packed, ready to
be sent to Maehlas. But not a man
ablo to make the journey was left In
the settlement, and on tho following
morning, accompanied by Itcbccca
Weston, a sister of her husband, she
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startcd to make the hazardous Jour
ney. Mis. Weston carried the ammuni
tion, while the youngi-r woman carried
a hatchet and tho two days' supply of
provisions whlcn they had taken along.
The distance to Maehlas was sixteen
mites, through a dense wilderness,
with no guide save the footpilntu
madu by thu soldiers who had gone on
befoie, and an occasional blazed tree.
I-'or tho first live miles tho two women
experienced no difficulty, except from
weariness of carrying bo much weight
over such a rugged path; but before
teaching the river thoy missed their
! way. and their efforts to find the trail
I were i rumens.
Tho younger women, being of a
comparatively weak constitution, be-
PRESIDENT on HORSEBACK
WIT AND WISDOM
FROM NEW BOOKS
If a man is obliged to make a fool
of himsell it Is best he should afford
amusement to others white doing so.
American women havo not awakened
to the meaning of good citizenship, so
they prefer chivalry to Justice.
Abroad with thu JlmniU-s.
If Ood didn't Intend women for tho
place they has In do social system, It
was mighty lucky for 'em dnt man did
i-o .ntend Chlmmle Kaddcu and Mr.
There la a certain amount of grief
and sorrow which comes with every
great Joy to give It a cost-mark where
by we may always remember Its value.
Dorothy Vernon of Hadden Hall.
Those who havo not been Imposed
upon arc a thief's equal, with a thlcf'K
discernment. Tho Fool.
The woman who makes a doormat of
herself will always bo trodden upon.
Kahlua for the Elite.
One of the fow things nbout society
Is that until you aro very successful
Indeed you can not do Just as you like;
you must fit your whims and Inclina
tions Into other peoplo's grooves. A
Remedy for Love.
If not sure of tho merit of your Ideas
quote them as another's. Myra of tho
I'ines. Compiled by the Era Maga
In the marshes where the bullfrog
sings his mellow serenade,
In the swamps whero booms tho bit
tern In the gloomy cypress shade
And the cheerful alligator lurks with
in the everglade;
In tho cistern, where rain water pours
and trickles down thu spout;
On stagnant pools, In grasses, mid
'most everywhere about.
The bloodthirsty mosquito fiom thu
egg Is batched out.
And once hatched he comes among iu
with his pesky llttlo bill;
And he Fettles on our persons, ver
much against our will,
And, inserting tils proboscis, hu pro
ceeds at once to drill.
And when through our epldeimls he
has managed for to bore,
He tills up his little carcass to the
bursting point with gore.
Tills Is strictly true, though doubtless
you suspected It before.
You think that yo havo got him and
find out that you have not.
Tor ho keeps ono cyo wide open to
elude the sudden swat,
And knows just how long It's healthy
to remain upon the spot.
You may screen up all your windows
and hang netting o'er our bed,
It doesn't keep him out because ho
stays Inside Instead;
And you wake up in tho morning and
find that you've been bled.
Slmllaily you may smear yourself with
evil smelling Btuft
That Is guaranteed by druggists on
mosquitoes to bo rough,
But they too quite enjoy It, though It
does smell bad enough.
So he breaks our summer slumbers,
robs us of our needed rest;
So he dilves us from our porches,
where the vines ho doth Infest,
And he spoils tho fun of fishing, does
this sanguinary pest.
Hut upon the bruto's domerltH wo'd en
deavor to bo dumb;
Wo'd forgive him all his faults no In
II he'd simply go about his bloody busi
ness and not hum.
Lewlston Evening Journal.
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came, nearly exhausted from thrlr
wandeilncH. and the elder succcsted
rest and icfrcshment. After resting!
for a lima Mrs. Weston encouraged
her companion to again undertake tho
march, They had traveled for anoth
er hour through the woods, when they
wcro overjoyed to find themselves Up
on the bank of the Mnchlas rhar. It
was then about - o'clock in the after
noon. Knowing that they wero above
tho town, they decided that their only
course was to follow the river; but,
fearing that thoy might encounter hos
tile Indians If they kept In sight of
tbo water, they followed a course par
allel with the river, but soino distance
from tho bank. They found It very la
borious to proceed owing to tho thlci
Bwamps through which tney wcro
obliged to pass, and tho brooks,
which frequently obliged them ,to
roaku long detours from their course
to find a placo whero thoy might ef
fect a crossing, nut, feeling sure
that they were following the right
course, they pushed on with all their
strength, expettlng at every turn thit
they would bo able to catch a glimpse
if thu town. As the strength of Miss
Weston was fast becoming exhausted,
Mrs. Weston relieved her of her tinrtl
en. and herself carried both the nmniu
nltlon and tho provisions. When they
had proceeded a short distance fur
ther, however, the strength of Miss
Weston gavo out completely, and she
t'ropped upon the ground. Mrs. W.-s-ton
was still resolute and hopeful, and
utter brief pause started alouo for the
top of a hill which could he plajuly
seen a llttlo way ahead.
Hy this time night was falling, and
If she failed to see the town from the
top of tho hill they would be obliged
to spend the night In the woods. Her
highest hopes were realized, however,
when she reached the summit of the
hilt, for she could plainly see a house
n short distance below. Hastening
back to her companion, she found her
fast asleep. Quickly arousing her,
they lost no time In climbing the hill
and In making their way to' the bouse.
The news of their arrival was
spread through the village , and
crowds of people gathered at tn
house to extend congratulations and
praise them for their noble act. Cap
tain O'Brien. Colonel foster and
other prominent Maehlas men wcru
among the number, and were loud In
heir praise of the two women. They
tiad entered upon the difficult task
because they believed that the .im mu
nition would be needed In the battle
that was threatening when the word
was sent to Jonesboro, but while they
wcro making their march through tho
.wilderness the battle had been fought
and won. Upon their arrival at Ma
ehlas they wero Informed that the
J Margaretta had been captured, and
J that her commander. Captain Moor,
had been wounded by a shot fired by
Mrs. Weston's brother, Samuel Wutts,
which must result fatally. This prov
ed to be true, for on the following day
tho young British officer, the first na
val officer to lose his life In the Novo
lutlon, was dead. The ammunition, al
though It was not received In time to
be used In thu battle, was afterward
used In tho repulse of the British
' when they attempted to recapture Ma-
Capt. Bartlett Will Find Peary
ORIGIN OF PING-PONG
"The President on horseback" is tho name the Oyster Bay folks havo
given to Colonel Hoosovclt. A whole horde of photographers hover
around the President's summer horn o on the alert for snapshots of tho
President on his horse. This authentic photograph has only just been
taken, and shows Picsldcnt noose volt leaving hlH house for a Sunday aft
The Chinese Minister at Washington
has been playing ping pong, und hu
has nut fallen n victim to Its fnsclna
linns. In fact, Wn Ting Kung frankly
owns that ho does not IIko tho game,
which ho pronounces childish and siiys
Is fatiguing without giving exorcise.
Wu Ting I'aug declares that ping
pong Is merely n development of u
giinm Invented by a C'hlnoso pi lest
thousand!) of jears bcifoie tho Chris
tian era. This game Is less strenuous
than tennis, hut more athletic than
ping pong. ;
WHY WAS THIS?
lie bent nbnve her while she plavod.
Her i-tump and creamy shoulder
Tempted him sorely, et. afraid.
He waited till, grown holder.
Ho stooped and kissed the satin skin.
She started In alarm,
U- begged forgiveness for his sin.
"Oh, bother! What's tho harm?
Only nnvt time don't scare me so,
"I thought It was a mouse, vnu
Strange aro the wujs of maids and
She played and sang till tho clock
But he did not attempt tn kiss her
Outtown I call my automobile "Tho
Hubbubs I rail mine "Tho Cook."
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rhlas. Mr. Watts was subsequently
'pensioned by the Government for his
service in the Margarctta fight and
that rendered to tho people of Ma
. chlas In the later defense of the town.
J Tho return of the brave women to
Joncsboro was not made through toe
woods, but, after resting at Maehlas
for a day, they went home, accompa
nied by a party of men, by vessel. Mrs,
Weston was hailed as the heroine of
tho day, and every possible honor wai
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iiHuunu iiimuu uau-i, is, . n.,
has for six months been engaged In
collecting funds to pay for a suitable
monument and bronze tablet to be
erected over the now neglected grav
of the heroine, und Mrs. Weston's do
scendants, who number four hundred
and are scattered all over the country.
are being asked to contribute, while
others and the town of Maehlas have
glvon toward the fun.
Mrs. Weston, whoso maiden name
wns Hannah Watts, wns born in Hav
orhlll, N. II., on November 22. 175S
and died at Jonesboro on December 12.
ISfij, twenty days after she had passod
her 97th birthday. She was a direct
descendant of Mrs. Duston of Haver
hill, whose rapture by the Indians and
subsequent escape made her a famout
character In New England hlstory.The
marriage ceremony which united Jo
siah Weston and Hannah Watts was
performed by tbo Ilev. James Lyons,
the first settled minister of Maehlas.
Twelve children wore born to them,
the youngest a boy, the others girls
Tnelr lives for many years, like those
of all pioneers, wero lives of hardship
and toll, but by their perseverance
they won success, and their memory
is honored where echoed tho guns of
tbo first naval battle of the Revolution
Captain Bartlett, In charge of the relief ship Windward, Is confident that
he will be able to find tho explorer, Penry, who went out to discover tho
North Polo. Mrs. Penry Is now on tho Windward and hopes to he clasped
In her husband's arms very rhortly. Above Is an authentic snapshot of the
Captain of the expedition and the lei of ship Windward.
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WHIPPING BALKY MULES
NOT CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Jamestown, N, Y August VI. At
a jury trial held this week In tho mu
nicipal police court of this city It wus
apparently decided that tho laws
which have been framed for thu pre
vention of cruelty tu animals do not
apply to thu mule.
Rxpcrt testimony furnished by vet
erinary surgeons, horsemen of stand
ing In the community and teamsters
long familiar with thu physical and
temperamental qualities of the mule
and tho horso proved to tho satisfac
tion of tho jury that treatment which
If applied to a horse might justly be
termed brutal was merely dlvertiug to
the mule. Tho trial, which resulted
In the ucqulttal of tho defendant,
brought foith ccitaln medico-legal
fnctB which probably havo never
been debated before.
Snmo time ago James llalley, u
(teainBter in tnc employ of Col. Endress
a wholesale coal dealer of this city,
I was arrested on a charga of c-iuclly
beating ono of a pair of mules becuuso
Jit refused to pull Its shaio of a load of
coal up a steep grade, live women
testified that tho defeudant "cruelly
and wantonly beat tbo mule with a
club six feet long and four Inches
At the trial A. Frank Jenks, attor
ney for the Society for tho Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, proved that tho
load of coal which tho mule refused
to tacklo weighed 2,000 pounds. This
weight, tho attorney asserted, was too
great for ono pair of mules to haul up
hill and It for no other reason tho Jury
should return a verdict of guilty.
To offset this testimony the defence
called to tho stand tho oldest and
most experienced teamsters In thn
city. Each of theso witnesses sworo
that, whereas It might be cruel to ut
tempt to compel a team of horses
wolghlug 1,800 pounds to haul ii load
of a ton and a half under tho condi
tions described a man would be per-
Jfactly Justified in asking two 700-pound
mules to nogotluto tho samu task.
After .Mr. Jenks had placed tho
women witnesses on tho stand and
each had testified that sbo had seen
Bailey stilko the mule at least six
times across the back and shoulders,
I'rank L. Mott, counsel for tho do
tence, called Dr. Bender, a veterinary
surgeon. Both by education and ex
perience Dr. Bender Is abovo tho ordl-
jnnry cluss of country "hoss doctors."
He testified that tho punishment of
'the mule, even as It hud been describ
ed hy tho piosccutlon, was by no
I means brutal. A 1'ule, ho asscrtcV
I was different mentally, morally und
'physically from almost, any othei
boast of burdcu.
The mule was given to rebellion
against authority; If It could avoid ic.
It would not give an adequate return
lor Its board and lodging. It wns icsh
sensitive than a horse, and readily
forgot Indignities and abuse.
So far as physical punishment was
concerned, Dr. Bender contended that
tho animal's thick skin made it prac
tically Immune from any aeuto gutter
ing which could be Inflicted upon It
with a club. Ho bad examined tho
mule soon after It was beaten und did
not deem that It had been 111 treated.
Later In the trial It wns brought out
that the animal was balky and this led
to tho Intereslng question as to tho
cause of balklncss, and as to whether
a man was ever warranted In whip
ping an animal given to this fault,
The prosecution held that balking,
or "glhbing," was a mental disorder
caused by 111 treatment and unintelli
gent handling when tho victim was a
colt Cases wero cited In which anl
mala beaten because they had refused
' to pass objects of terror to their young
eyes had beeomo hysterical und by
'continued 111 nbuso this condition had
, become chronic and tbo animal.
tnrough no lault of Its own, had be
come what is termed a balky horse.
Tho defence held that balklncss
was not n chronic dlsoidcr; that It only way they could keep them up to
was caused by tho same Innate cussed
ncK.i that sometimes makes a man
turn agalust the frleud who has cared
for him In his adversity. Witnesses
wore produced who sworo that they
their work was to starve them. A
balky mule could not stand piospertty.
The Jury was out an hour beforo
bringing In a verdict acquitting thn
had owued balky mules and thnt tho ' prisoner. New York Sun,
WANT KELLEY TO COME
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A movement Is being mado to Induce K S. Kelly this year's winner
of tho Diamond Sculls, of Henley, to visit tho States. Titus, tho American
oaisman, who lost to Kcjly, Is prominent in tho movement.
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TO MAKE SCHOOL HAPPY
A teacher In a public school gavo to
her pupils this question: "How can wo
make school happy?" Below aro
some of tho answers Bhe received;
By a little girl, aged 9: "Do not enoy
nur teacher. Try to be threw your
work. Study your spelling when you
get through, (She curried her prln
clptes Into practice, ns she was a mod
John, nged 10, sent this: "Keep
quiet. Don't wulk heavy. Treat your
seatmntu kindly. Don I talk. Obey
tho teacher. Do your work neatly.
Help your seatmntu not to talk."
(John's maxims were dead letters as
far ns carrying them out was con
A llttlo tot of 6 wrote that: "Wo'
must keep our finger nails und desks
A boy whoso spelling Is not nil that
could ho desired, wrote: "You inua
mind thu tencho (teacher) and Keep
jour fuco clean an keep the tenth
clean, an when yon go home look If
your desk Is clean an ho kind to oth
ers an they will bo kind to you an
keep tho floor clean." (This lud has
tho dirtiest floor, desk and teeth In tho
room, and Is further renowned by bo
Ing the greatest fighter.)
A llttlo Italian handed In this: "To
make neat work bo quite clean floor,
read well and study our spelling."
Nellie, aged ', sajs: "Let us bo
quiet Stoudy When jou aro down
(done) stoudy jour lesslns."
Sarah, aged 7. "You must not ho
greeting ut your seut. obey tho
teacher forever and ever. Amen.
Don't muke her to talk too much,
iiavo respectable for her. Tense not
old people" (Evidently teachers.)
An aesthetic llttlo girl said: "Havo
sunshine In face and a smile to tho
mouth and keep flour tidy." ,
A boy who at least is honest, If a
poor speller, said: "Don't take any
thing off of anybodies dest. Do vvhot
A pollto young woman fays: "Keep
your books clean. Excuse yourself If
jou bump against any one, and be kind
to man and beast."
Tailor (to mother who Is buvlng a
suit for her boy) "Do )ou want the
Llttlo bo "No. mamma; tell him
to pad the knickerbockers." Town
, small boy nt Mr. Spurgeon's Or-
phiinnge once cunio up tu the great
hearted founder, and said:
Mr. Spurgeoti. H'postn' there was nn
orfln 'sylum with n hundred orflns In
It. -an' nil the orflns had uncles audi
aunties to bring 'em apples, 'cept one
orfln wot hadn't no one oughtn't
somebody give that orfln sixpence?
"I think so. Bob," replied Mr. Spur-
goon, kindly, "but why?"
" Cause . m him," said Bob.
The orphan got the sixpence.
Two youngsters were discussing a
recent wedding. "And what did she
wear a veil for?" asked one.
Oh, to keep the flics off," returned
the other with superior knowledge.
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Tommy "If Undo Bob shaves his
face will hair grow on It?"
Tommy "Then why doesn't he
shave his head?"
"Where was Bishop Latimer burned
to death?" asked a teacher. In a com
"Joshua knows," said a little girl at
tbo bottom of tho class.
"Well " said tho teacher, "If Joshua
knows, he may tell."
"In the fire," replied Joshua, looking
very gravo and wise.
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Teacher "John, of what are your
Boy "Of leather, sir."
Teacher "Where does leather come
Boy "I'rom the hide of an ox."
Teacher "What animal, then, sup
plies you with shoes and gives you
meat to eat?"
Boy ".My father."
Little sister "What's the dlff'rcnco
'tween 'lectrlelty and llghtnln'?"
Little brother "You don't have to
pay nuthlu' for llghtnln'."
"Oh, Ooorgo! Who opened the en
"I did. You told me n little bird
vvus u-uhlsperliiK to you when I wns
naughty, so I know- It must be him, as
there wns no other little bird about.
So I opened the cage and the cat's cat
en him. That's what he's got for split
ting on me."
Iu a class of llttlo first readers tho
pupils wcro very proua whifi they
were ablo to spell "ba-doublo I ball"
and "t-r double e tree." Tho mean
ing of tho "double" was carefully ex
plained, and one day while reading the
cluss cuiuo upon this sentence: "Up!
up! John, und seo tbo sun rise!" One
llttlo mnn eagerly craved permission
to read tho line, nnd rendered It as fol
lows: "Double up, John! nnd see tho
A Scotch mother was assisting her
little boy with his geography lesson
when they came to tho word "desert."
which ho could not understand. She
explained that It wns a barren nlace
a placo where nothing would grow.Tno
boy's fnco brightened up nt her words.
and feeling suro that ho had solved tho
difficulty, sho asked him to explain
tho meaning, and the prompt answer
came: "My feyther's bald held!"
Wo nro trying to get money to nay
cash for a whole 2 -1-pound sack of flour
nt ono buying, Friends, won't yon
help In Ibis laudablo enterprise?
Piedmont Iuqulrer, . ' -