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EXPERIENCES Of A
Dy E. S. Goodhue, M. 0., Holualea,
or elsewhere, laughs nt (lie newspaper Icnre, and laid great stress on llio pray'
scribbler nml think It vulgar or ers. h)mns and exhortations foittnl
"cheap" to illtciiMH pulillc matters or therein. I should sec Ihnt my lodges
morals In (lie market place; tlieso nllicl t ' the high Ideals of thu
iuuuuit ui mo tinier, iimccu, as nnu
been my habit with othor things, I
went to the very bottom of the matter
studied up all tho history I could find
nbout the order, and ended up by be
ing quite a walking encyclopaedia re
garding tempcrnnco organizations, at
leuBt t have been accused by thoao
who know nle best of going too deeply
Into tho details of things; and perhaps
my friends arc right, but, some way,
1 have nnt "been nblo to get out of tho
habit, It scorns to me that n matter
which Is worth taking up at all Is
kcp their lives as they do tholr
residences, secure from publicity or
I hnvo purposely kept this foreword
for thu lust so as to get tho full criti
cism of the man who "likes to talk
about himself co well ho can't boar
to IIh'cii to an? body elso talking
about himself." And It my papers
iccord nothing unusual, thoy nro ac
counts of real experiences by ono who,
with his bintlicr man. has had u
"crack" at life and nil Its shln'.n5
privileges; who lives and sees anil
hears nnd fcols In a world chock full ! worth knowing thoroughly. It takes
of good and beautiful things. tlmo, but Is; Just for such purposes. In
I the most unimportant medical caro I
Although father believed In tnk'ng ! fln, thnt thcro Is not n slnglo Item
11 glass of wine whenever ho felt In- I '" tho history or condition of tho pa'
'to organize lodges wherever you can
then poll you n chnrte.- for $1 f0, whllo
you will charge tho lodge. 10. Tor
each organized lodge wo shall allow
ou an extra $5."
The first Jiilng I did was to beenmo
a member of n city lodgo. Hero I
learned tho "pass Word" and received
I my Instructions.
I I felt quite proud to bo called Dcp
I hope thnt no ono who has rend or worth whllo to express their own Tho "tv Worthy Ornnd, nnd to bo vested
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bf mine win, for a moment, think that his own selfish pursuits seldom limitations even then, especially as I
the wiltcr regards them as pmlcnlar- "inlki," the high down scholar or k"ow very llttlo of tho rilunl which
Ijy exceptional or worthy of record, for scion of old families, ho bo In n,.f.m I was to nw. I read It over with great
lie noes noi.
Itnvlng In tho routlno of tho sen.
(i cached middle life, I mil aware, ns
many younger men limy bo, thnt how-
Siivcr lowly his station, or ordinary
'his abilities, every Individual has his
own tinlquo set of experiences, which
1 may Bervo to guldo or warn another
not so far along tho way lndcpd, It Is
tho record of ordinary, uvery-da) lives
which may bo thu tutist uscfnl to oth
t'lo who take note of It, because tho
! extraordinary man may bo so far
nbovo or below us that wo fall to cor
t elate eents In his career; to com
phehend tho motives IcadlngHo much
of lils action.
If wo object to a rcmlnlsccncq bo
rnino It Is too "personal." or "self
conscious' or npiiarenlly egotistical
wo must remember Hint thuto Is no
mull a thing ns un Impersonal life
nnd If thcio were, It would bo nbout
.-is morphorcH as 11 chunk of dough.
l.very man who docs anything
win Hi whllcsees with his own ejes.
hears with his own enrs, nnd acts up
on hi own Initiative; otherwise, he
would bo no mote thnn n phonograih
or an echo.
Tho Ilfu of n stiiild man who gcla
iluough somehow, might bo of moio
use to us than th.it or n brilliant p"r
hon who failed to meet ordinary de
mands, nnd thu nrruimt of how u dnv
laboicr lived, wrought, fought, uhil
llnnlly innuaged to gather and keep
nbout 111 tn the, thlnga which life do
niunds of every noiinnl Individual
would bo liettir biography than n l.irg"
book nbout n man like IMg-ir Allan
An account of the lives of somo of
our Hawaiian m!s.ilo'i.lrlcs It, buttilr
reading and nioro helpful to cnnimo.i
pcoiilo than records of tho I'ves of
"great kings" or of thu culinary poli
tician. A few oars ago an ono who
would wrlto tho biography nf an ob
HCiiro fisherman, blacksmith, enrpcti
ter or doctor, might bo cni'ed sill)
or trivial, at 'least, but wo have learn
ed to respect thu values of a human
life; wo have come to tho level of
lluris' "A man for 11' that, and '
Now, Ihcro nro a dozon books by
Olsllugulthed miters, telling or thu
birth, youth, manhood mid life cxpeil
ences of simple tncnmlnronicti who
were, not pcrsona!l) known outside or
their siniill villages As fit subjects
for biogruphy, then, imo or tho "dead
falluroH" In life nro thu beU; and
Homo of tho greatest men ?') d women
In tho whole world were, like Jcsui
cllned -tii do so, ho was rather gla I
to have his children brought up with
rigid tempcrnnco Ideas, so ho loft
mother to attend to that part of opr
education She saw that wo signed
tho pledge, nnd refused to look upon
thu wine "when It Is red."
It U not surprising then, that short
ly atler leaving college I should hau
rctolved to tng-igo In "tbmperanco
A friend of mine, my former pastor,
who had lectured upon tho subject of
temperance, wroto mo of an opening
In Itcchester, N, Y., and so, in n few
weeks. I wns on my way to sco tho
(Irand Worthy Chief.
Ah Interesting exposition wns going
on In Toronto, whero I stayed to act
us reporter for n local paper, and be
roie Inavlng I was placed on tho hon
orary editorial start or "Tho Law nnd
Older Mngizlnc," which had Just been
started by somo literary men ol tho
At Durfiilo I met somo tempcranco
rilenilBi unions thorn Mr, Hopkins, who
nftcrw arils ran as presidential candi
date on tho Prohibition ticket, nnd
w.ib persuaded to Join tho Templars
of Temperance, a new order first or
ginlzqd, I believe, in tho city.
I round tho Chief nt his offlco In tho
"Aicade." ami ho wns tho busiest man
I had ever seen. He waa a lawyer;
had been U. H. Consul, gubernatorial
cnitdhlrito In his Stnto, and carried ho
end of titles. Ho was assisted by'n
stenographer, typewriter', and office
clerk which wcro ns busy as ho was,
while a caid over his desk asked call
ers to bo brief.
All this gave mo a sense of uncnal
slmplo, obscure, country rolk without! ncss. but thu Chlct received mo so
pnrtlrular education, cu'tttro or tal
ft is not tho most modest who avoid
talking about llio'nmclvos or their af
fairs, but usu-illy tho most opinion
nted, conceited nnd tho "nrlstocrat;"
those who have n contempt for tho
opinions of others do not consider I'
cordially thut I forgot nil nbout tho
surroundings, and wns nblo to con
verge with somo degreoof confidence.
"Weill," said he, "wo might start
ou out ns h lolgc organizer. Most
Of tho lod'tcs which wero organized
hero, n few years ego havo not been
kept un, V shall glvo you authority
Mary Mannering, Beautiful Actress,
Said To Have Bought $500,000 Estate
CHICAGO, Mai cli 0, Tho myriad friends or Mary Mannering
giently Interested In thu report that tho famoui nctress hud
purchased thu estate, bald lo he worth $500,01)0, of the Inte James
II. Uckols In Wlsroiifcli.. a recent uitoivlevv with Miss Mannering, who
has been soparatcd from her actor husband, Junics K. llackett, quoted
her saying to her llttlo daughter, "Home day we are. going to huvu a
homo of pur vory own near u boautlfnl luke, nnd baby is going to have
n wing all ror her own." The Kchels house Is beautifully situated near
ii like, nnd It Is thought that Mian Maiuierlni; had It In mind when
Eho nndo the uiateinont Tno clMl for tho homo va-j practicallj clnjp.l
fcovoia) weehs ago when Eho was playing in Mllwaukti!, n lj ba'.lovcl
ticnt which does not bear on tho final
diagnosis, nnd an hour or tno In re
cording Insignificant histories may
Mi' many unforeseen dangers. I havo
sail rlsowhere; "Tlmo is valuable, but
II Is better to Invest some of it nt tho
beginning of n transaction than to bn
obliged to squander It all at tho end."
I had gono Into this work for tho
good I might do, prompted by an lm
pulslvo, youthful enthusiasm, and not
ror any money I could make, and ns
I started out n-root ono .October day
on my way to Chill, n vlllago somo
four mllos from RochcWr, I felt
The day was a beautiful ono, and my
walk took mo along n pretty road by
neat farm houses, and applo orchards
hanging full of fruit. Hero nnd thcr-,
when I stopped to chat with somn
fanner, I was glvon an npplo or two,
until my pockets wero full, nnd, oc
caslonilly, 1 was offered n glass i.f
elder, which I courteously but firmly
rcfuscM, stating my good, temperance
reasons ror declining.
"Oil," said one larmcr, "this Is sweet
cider."' "I know It," I answered, with
the assurance of youth and tho now
authority I possessed, "hut It Is elder
hnd might lead to" something strong
er." "Then you hotter not cat apples,"
answered tho logical man, "for they
havo sweet elder In them."
When 1 reached my destination I
went straight to the house or the Pres
byterian minister, whore name tho
Chief had given Jne. Ho lived In a
large, old-fashioned building under
somo maple and e!m trees, but, ns 1
approached, I saw no evidence of lire
nbout the house. Atler knocking two
orx three times nt tho woather-bcatcu
door It was opened by a pretty young
woman not oyer twenty-ono or two.
Sho told mo that her rather, Mr.
Ueach, who was the pastor I wished to
sco had gono to town with his wife,
but when I said that 1 was doing tern
pcrnnco work sho eagerly Invited mu
in. "Oh yes, wo oro Interested In tern
perchance como in."
How much of our kindness, courtesy
nml social contact Is tho result merely
of mutual hellers nnd alms.
I round that tho girl was a widow
with a Ihrco-ycnr-old child who was
playing In tho sitting room. Thoy wcro
alone, the mother said. Then tho llt
tlo woman got supper, and wo had
plcnsant chat on various subjocts.
"M,y papa and mamma aro gono," sho
snld nt length, "but ou can occupy
tho stranger's room upstairs."
"Oh, no," I nnswored, "I thank- you
very much, but I must go back to tho
hotel. "Perhaps It wiib foolish for me
to refuse, and had I been oven ten ycaia
older I might not havo done It, but I
hnd my Ideas about propriety as well
ns nbout tompernnce, and I thought
that perhaps It might cause talk If
I stayed over night In pretty you.ig
widow's house so I said good nlgh
nnd went over to tho Hsko Hotel.
Hero I was Klvehu poor bed In n sm ill
room, whuro howovcr. I Blopt Boundly
enough after my long wnlk.
In tho morning I began to get tuinoj
for my lodge. I went to tho doctor
and told him what I wanted He was
it bluff, plain-spoken miu as honest:
I am nno, ns his profession. "Wo
hnd a lodge beio." ho said, "and It
didn't do an) prod. 1 1 was n charter
miimlinrci ' 1
'Then'' I urged". ''It Is sour duty tu
stun I by tho membership. Onco ,i
membor, nlways a member. You
don't know whnt good this may do
or how miiuy It may savo rrom drunk
ards graves." Ji.
"Hero's to your- faith and enthusi
asm' the kind doctor said, putting
hln name, down; '"ha sure ou don't
.With thu help or this name I secur
ed others, and before tho day was
over I had enough for tho organiza
tion of a lodge. In tho evening Mr.
Ilcach returned and porsunded tno to
rnmo lo his Iioukp to stay, I was not
epiry lo do tills, especially as my boil
In the liotol wns hard, nnd the meals
were poor, whllo tho minister's daugh
ter Interested me more or less, Bho
appeared tu llku my company as well
as I liked hers, and came out with her
book to htdp me get names for thu
lodge. She did this In the Interests
of leniporinrp chlpfll I bnllovo, but It
inndo tho v.nrr ploTunt far eho luov;
tha people, and 'Initead of halng turn-'
rd away ns toeilftnrR often
-rn retfelved fta Irlemls.
Here Is a lieAnllful anl Almnit uni
versal trail In woman; her disinterest
ed iileslro to pqrvo nil mankind her
willingness to gh'e time nnd thought
and libor to any undertaking which
she believes Is going to help other men I
and women. How often too, Is slml
misjudged for her co-operative spirit' j
Conceited men accept the offering in
one of admiration for personal chnrnm I
In n few days wc had nearly flftj '
names, thirty more than the require 1 1
number. Wo called a meeting In ilml
Presbyterian Church, nignnlzed a,
lodgo which wo called "Mlzpnh" in1
honor of goodwill, nnd I left with
$3 50 In my fpocket. From here I re
turned to Rochester, not, however, wl h
out making arrangements to corres
pond with tho pretty widow. Hut I
never saw her again, although bIic was
faithful for several joirs In reporting
tho condition of Mlzpah lodge.
In the rlty I made my home at th
Valley House, kopt by an Irish woman
named Kelly. This place. wag not fie
qucntod by tho wealthiest' persons, but
tho rooms wcro light and fairly well
furnished, and the mcnls wcro good.
1 finally left Ihc placo bectuse of a
very mysterious Individual who hid
his room In tho hotol.
Ho roomed at tho top' of tho build
Ing appeared only at night after 11
o'clock, and then with a mask over
He would glldo down stairs Ilka a
spectre with his chin down on hU
chest, or returning after midnight go
ing lip to his room by n back entrance,
Onco only I snw him without his mask
a face so distorted by disease that
my hlood fairly "ran cold" to see It.
I know now, from what I havo learn
ed since, that this was a leper, and I
learned also a fow jenrs ago, from an
old resident ot Rochester, thnt our
mjHterlous visitor was a leper, and
tho brother tof our kind-hearted land
lady. He had wandered among Minis
or "tho Islands," somewhere, and con
tracted tho disease.
Many laborers camo hero tor their
meals, nnd mornings nnd evenings tho
ofDco wns thronged with grimy work
men. They wero Irish, Welsh my
Yorkshlro English principally, Interest
ing enough to nn American lad used to
very different people. I spent most of
my time In tho parlor upstairs, where
I had books and writing nintorlnls, I
am afraid I spent hero all the tlmo,
I had money to pay ror, going out Into
tho field when the money wns gone,
for, to tell the truth, soliciting from
hotiso to houso oven in such a cause
ns teiniicrnnce, wns very hard work
and wore on a person of my tempera
ment. Tho next placo I tried was Milinford,
a llttlo town not far rrom the cltv.
When 1 reached thero l had. twenty
five cents in money,Tu I wchtVtfalg"tit
to n boarding houso and took' a room
tor n week. I mado up my mind ti
organlzo n lodge whether or no; In
tact, 1 must do so In order to gn
money for my wcekVboard.
I went to the Ilaptlst minister, who
thought tho "outlook was discourag
ing." They once had n lodgo here,
but could not keep It up. It ,wns the
old st.ory,v lack of Interest and fundi
Tho Presbyterian minister wouldn't
havo anything to 'do with anything
and waved mo on with holy hands,
whllo the Methodist pastor told in J
confidentially thnt ho didn't bellovu in
"eecret oiganlzatlons." To one know
ing thnt theso country lodges wcro
mndo up of boH.and girls, this fear of
ponderable secrets was amusing Moat
family secrets uro u huso lot bigger
and more closely kept than any I ev
er hoard of In a lodgo. What tho gay,
light-hearted mombcrg of temperanco
societies could keep to thomsvlve
would not hurt socloty.
llut the Ilaptlst minister's daughter
(Ood bless her), thought well of my
slugo. Bho put down her name, and
porbiiaded others for mo. S 111, get
ting names In Muinford was up-hill
woik. Thcro was scarcely an old
Good Templar who watn't decidedly
bad; ho had ictrogaded, lost Interest,
and didn't caro to Join a new lodgo.
Finally, wo succeeded In organizing
whnt wo called the "Myron Dexter"
lodge, named In honor or a liojliood
f i lend of mlnn, and he ntceptel It
with thu kindliness which character
Izqrt h man of syiiumthy.
Our beginning was binall, but with
u Wor(hy Chief like Mar rreuiiun.
thero was no telling how largo a lodgu
would grow. And It was not u year
before this lodgo became tho "llnnner"'
organization or Now York State.
When I had paid tor the char'er and
my board, I had 13 to go back to Ro
It wns growing cold now tin De
cember had come, and tho chilling
winds nnd drlftlug snow made niv
work, much harder. It mado mo more
anxious, too, to pot Inck cich tlmu
to ho cheerful (.belter or my room.
Kor twcentp a day I got books from
tho, Circulating Library In the Arcndo,
and In this way I spent every spare
hour I had money to Indulge jn.
"Keep In (ho Held." said my Chlof
one day, "you aro sure to necil,
Prepare somo lectures, and whcil ou
think ou aro ready, )ou will bu, and
"I'll ,pay jou $100 a month as Gran"
SI range ns It may seem, I was not
particularly taken with the Idea of
being grnipl lecturer, perhaps heeatuo
I well knew (hat any lecture nf mlno
w.ouldo far Horn grand, If t wetU
oven tolerable. Yet I was, tired or
L-atiMissing from house to 'house, mid
had madQ up my mind, to glvo It up
Aa I was unusuall) short of funds. I
wfllkod out to llrlr.hlnn whom 1 tpeut
n 'dij cVnvnajlng th town Nom-i
cams easily enough, but when I saw
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, tho Presbvtoriau minister ho said he,
, objected to such n lodge ns wc wished
lo establish. It would he nothing but
a lllrtntlon school lie said He was a I
pompous, dogmatic Doctor or Dlvlnlt".
nnd I knew rrom what others had toil
mo that he had things his own way
Mlth his chinch So I nssettcd in) '
self. "Well," 1 answered, "a fllrta-1
lion rrhqpl'mlqht not be a bad thing in
a tdnro llko Dilghton. It would supply
Ilfu and laughter good things for bs
nnd girls. 1 doubt If much that goon .
for religion now -n dnv h Is uh good fur
us In nn Innocent flirtation." ;
"What" gnsred tho, preacher, "At
jou mean to speak to mo In this wny
-ou, n niero bay? Those tcmperanci;
organizations make, n great mistake
when they send out tempornnce trampi
to leforni tho world "
Thnt was a good alliterative hit. an 1
I appreciated It. "You can't have nn
church, sir, nnd there Isn't another
hall In town for your assenib',). u
good-day tn you," ho continued.
In this way the gi.od man tried In
show mo out ot his study, but my I
'Ooodhuo dunclcr' had bee o aroused.
and I persisted In m) voutlifnl nl-,
"Because ou mo a minister, Doctor i
I... lu nn leiifoii wbv von sbroubt nut I
be willing to talk to n young num.
I You teem to have a contempt for ) out h
j ns well as courting, both or which
vim mux linvo been ciilltv of some
yeats ngo. As Tor temperanco tramps,
It Is my heller that If somo of your
easy, library Christianity wero turned
j out In o tho road to raise a dust it
' might bo more help to the real world."
I Then 1 walked out, leaving Dr. I. iu
fiiuv nu lilti lintif lint it .ulliilinr-U I
Iiuej u a II id ' " I'uii m fniiiiutpi ai
had exactly ten conts In my pockot, so,
vi iririgeu oui i mu vuiiiku iuwariir
j Pltlufnrd which 1 reached Just at dark
1 wen' to a largo farm house in tho
outskirts or tho town, ror, llko othor
ti limps I hnd learned the iiamo or tho
owner, and asked tho servant nt tho
door H I could see Mr P "Ho is husband, "but It's thrco miles, nu 1 It
gone," she sibl, "but will soon be , nlghl, -we enn't veiy well turn nvvy
back. Won't ou como In?" . j a innn-ou n night llko this."
This 1 wis glad tn do taking a se.it I The, wife said nothing more, but C
In the sitting room ni It wns bitter cojiild honr her personality like voxel
cold outside. There was a good flto- Dcrmon'thes -waters swishing nroutit!
in the stove, nnd tho room had cvciy thu kitchen. .
comfort lu It, with hooks nnd mag;A-1; Uiic'arj potejl, then. 1 wns given
zincs on the Inlile What am I going 'bed," tint tirWrmornlng I was stir
to do? I thought to m self, as I look prised tn find both' host and hostess
ed out nl the drifting snow and heard not npfy' !"-nnt but grnclous. Tln-J
the wind whistle nbout (ho eaves, It Is Insisted on my stnlng to brenkrant
night, nnd I have no place to go. 1,111111 manifested great Interest In nu
must stay here Tlmo Is room, nnd I plans.
am 11 tomperanco man. These nro tcm- Thu ynmp day litook dlnrcr with a.
loranco pcoplo, and a laborer ln-vorthy poor carriage pMnei'si family ho e.i
of his hire. tertataed me with eager consideration.
Then, as I thought of my own lux- Slvh'P me tho best room In tho house
iirlous homo. 111 na'tinil pride assert-, iUI-Bettor-oo,i man wiey gave inciu
ed (tself. nnd I did not reel like the or- .selves,
dlnnry person asking for a rreo bed. Pi'th
Unary person asking for a rreo bed. 'r"j' moiriieip 1. organizcn 11 kxiko
"I couldn't Jnjn a lodge now.'' tho .-'" ' lc low" ""' "" "'""? "" '"""
tanner told me. "and I don't . hint, Jr-'W hn!?? 'ft? 'r
there Is an opening for such nn or-'1 lo;',a5 ' m0 nm t,mo x canu'
ginlznlion in tho place." around. . -. .
Whenever un Individual did feet in- 'flAVI1"ir"L.n TUlr .1TUcm .wri
cllned to bother with the matter, for ,WE PF-F TOTJ FATHERLAND
one reai.011 or ana'her, he"nlwns , ,, . ,
said thero was no "o,cnlng" for ,1' 1 """9 " ?n, cc" f
lodge, or that the season wasn't "pro- "clft' rtnccted with ho shipping do
1iirra,sM -1 PnrUnnt Mt H, Hnckfcld & Co, nnd
When I nskul how far It w.is to .r.If .' l" X!nns,c,;iK1,ol'-',,n;
hotel I. man told mo It was only l Uilw Iwhq 1'oclfte M.H .Icin.er
,, , .. , ,, iManchiirln for the mainland. Mr. Ilav
"I will ask you for n lieu hero to
night." I foiled mtelf to sny "It Is
dark nnd thu road la filled with drifts
Jo tho fenco tops." Tho old farmer,
who wns good at heart, looked around
but said that ho would consult with
his wife. Ho wns ono or thoso men
whom wives nevor consult, and I
could hear them talking In thu kitchen.
"I tan't kep him," tho woman de
clared, "tho tfparo room's not mado
up, mid ho can Just, ns well go to the
hotel. That's Hie plaro ror straiigoia,
nn how The Idea of keeping ever
body thnt says they don't drink wine'
I don't enro whether thoy do or not;
I'm tired of It." "Yes," nnswored the
er propornstto visit several points of
Intel est In. the united .States and then
piocced t Germany. Ho will be nway
ror nbout six months.
SIMICHSON In Honolulu April 'J.
1M0, to Mr and Mrs. W. K. Sltnci-
son 11 daiishtrr.
WATSON In Honolulu. April 8. to
tho wile or A. P. Watson, a
The faintly tree of n biink'n man
must bo a sllppory elm. Chlcan,'"
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