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An Entertaining Companion.
Oner. Inrin a lour in tlio Western States,
writes Mr. Florence, tlio actor, an incident
occurred in wlncli I r.tther Hunk I played tlio
victim. Wo were en route from Cleveland to
Cincinnati, an ciglit or ten liour journey.
After seeing niv wile comtonauiv seatea.
walked forward to tlio smoking-car, and, tak
ing tlio onlv unoccupied place, pulled out my
ciirar-case. anil uiTcretl a eiiar to my next
nei-hbnr. lie was about CO ycjra of ajre.
gentlemanly in appearance, and of 11 somewlut
reserved and bashful mein. He giacefnlly ac
ccotcd the cigar, anil in n few minutes wo
were engaged in convers ttion.
" Are von iniinz far west?" I enquired.
" Merelv so tar .n Columbus." (Uo. umbos
I mav explain, is tlio capital of Oliio.) " And
vou. xir? " lie added, interrng.itively.
" I am iouriieving toward Unieiniiati. I am
a tlicatrie.il man, .ml pltv there to-morrow
niglit. I was a young man then, ami fond of
nvowill" in V profession.
"Oil, indeed! Voiir face seemed familiar to
me as vou entered the car. I am eonfi lent wo
liavo met before. "
" I liavo acted in almost every Stato in the
Union. snd I, li.ilf patrouiznig. ".Mrs
Florence and I arc pretty generally known
tliinuiiliout ilio iiortlicst.
" lllcss ine!" said the stranger, in surprise,
" I have seen you act maiij- limes, sir, ami tho
recollection ot Mrs. rlorcuccs lankee dirl
with her nuaitit hoi gs, is still Iresh in nn
' vou propose reiiiaiiiing long in Coluin
"Yes, for seven yearn," replied my com
Thus wo chatted for an hour or two. At
len"th my attention was attracted to a little
red-faced lu.iii. with small, sharp eye, who
8. it immediately opposite u, and amused l.im-
elf br sucking Ilio knuu ut a lirgo walkin:
stick, which lie carried c ire singly in his hand.
llo b.ui more than once glanced at mo in a
kiiowimr m..iuier, and now and then givnr
ly wink ami shako of the head at me, as much
as te sav. An, oiu leuow, i Know you, loo.
These .ittoutiiius were so marked that I
finally ubked my companion if he had noticed
"That man acts like a lunatic," said 1 snllu
"A poorhalf-witted fellow, possibly," replied
niv fellow-traveler. In yaur travels throii
the country, however, Mr. Florence, you must
liavo often met with strange cliaracteis.
We had now reached Crestline, tho dinner
station, and, after thanking the stranger for
the aereeablo way in which ho had enabled
mi! to pass the journey up to this point, I ask
cd him it he would join Mrs. Florcnccaud my.
self at dinner. This produced an extraor
dinary series of grimaces and winks lroni the
rcd-laccd parly aforesaid. The invitation to
dinner was politely declined.
The icpast over, our train sped on toward
Ciuciuii.iti. I told my wife that in the smok-
i:i --c.ir I hail met a most cuteiUiuing l-cuiIc.
nun, w ho was well pos ed in theatricals, and
was on his way to Columbus. She suggested
that I should bring him into our car, and
present him to her. I relumed to the smoking-car
and proposed ill it thcgentleman should
accompany me to see Mrs. Floience. The pro
posal mailc I lie red laccil man umtergo a
speiiesof spasmodic convulsions, which set
tho oci'tipinls ol the car into roars ol laughter.
"Xo, I think vou," said my fiicnd, " 1 feel
obliged to you lor the courtesy, but I prefer
the smoking-car. II ivc you anuther cigar?"
'Yes." said I, prodciiing another Part aga.
I again sat by Ins sid.-, .m i once more our
conversation began and wo became quite
fraterii.il. e talked about theatres anil
theatricals, and then averted to politici! econ
omy, the btate of the country, finance and com
merce in turn, our intimacy evidently alTordiug
intense amusement to tho fox-cyed party
Kin.illv the shrill sound of the whistle and
the entrance ol ihe coiiiiductor indicated that
wo had mrivud ut Columbus, and the tram
Boon stopped at the station.
' Come," said the led-faccd individual.
now lisiug fiom his seat ami tapping my com
p.iniou on the shoulder, " this is your station,
My fiicnd rose with some diflicully, drag
ging his hitherto concealed feet liom under the
seal, when for Ihe liisi time I discovered that
ho was nh.iekleii, and was a prisoner in charge
of the .Sheriff, going for seven yeais to the
Si.ilu I'll sun at Columbus.
A Study of Business Men at Lunch
A True Picture.
It is a wonderful Mu y to visit our restau
rants at lunch-lime and witness the feeding of
our business men. Tho dispatch with which
an American merchant gel through that im
port int duty is equaled by no other ii.tliouali
ly. The Knglishmau, when engaged in the act
of m.isiie.itiou. oats slowly, and as tcscicorit
roll their "bolus" of ficsh brown clover beneath
their tongue, bo the Ilrilon extracts with
p.itieul zeal the delicious juicis of his roast
beet. 'I ho secreting salivary glands pour mil
their healthlul contents, and the succiil.iled
lnnss glides, without obstruction, into lli.u
delicate icccptnclc the stomach. The fier
tii.in, with his love of conviviality, siis long
at the table before the pleasant ine.il is finish
ed. Ah ho cits, he laughs. The humor of
his nature, set free by Ihe joyous employment
in which he is engaged, tickles, not only his
heart, but his palate as well, and lie rises from
his mc.il ill goul humor with himself mid with
the rest of mankind. The Frenchman pai takes
of his viands with tho same delicacy which
characterizes his race in other particulars. He
loves In mince, ho loves to sip, he uses tho tip
of his tongue, he likes a small quantity of
every tiling. Xo haste, but with Ihe utmost de
libcialton he makes his meal, and then with
complacency jaunts slowly to his ollico along
Ilul we Americans, lmw do we eat ? Onco
fccu at the lunch counter and the picture is
never forgotten. Look :it a business man in a
iesi.iur.iut at iidiiii. lie puslica the door open
willi a lung, and walks lupidly to a table or
to the counter. As he is sittingdown he gives
his older to the waiter, with a snap ol his
finger and the ejaculation, " He quick !" He
pushes his hat laqi.tiit'iilly on the back of his
head, and il hc meal is not immediately
forthcoming, seizes a convenient netvspnpcr
and is loon deeply ahsoibci in its contents.
As the waiter :ippio.ichcs with ihe dishes (for
the American usually prefers everything at
once), ho seizes kuite and folk, leady to com
mence operations. Then the tearful spectacle
begins. A niptd movement of knife or fork
hoinctimes both mid away goes a chunk of
beef, uiichewcd, miui.islir.itcd, lwllod so
quickly that il sticks ill his ihro.it, and is
only ilishslged by a copious draught of water
or ale. Another boll, and a mass of potatoes
suddenly disappear; a friend enters, but ho
lus hardly lime to leturu his salutation, much
less to eugige in conversation, unless it bj in
tdmrt, tero phrases concerning " business."
So he goes on, boiling bolting bolting, un
til the lcuglldy period of te:i minutes I as
elapsed, ami lo! the plates ate cleared, the Im
portant affair is finished, and, with a rough
shove of his chair, nway he goes with a loolh
pick in his month, under the delusion that ho
lias "lunched!" At the home table he takes a
little more leisure, but not much, the habit of
"bolting" still remains. If you inquire of him
the cause of his hasty eating, he will reply
that "he has no time."
This question of eating is an important ouu
for business men to consider, as on it depen Is,
largely, whether they shall enjoy tho blessings
of good health and clear heads or fall into the
clutches of diro disease. Instead of desig
nating our business men as tho " commercial
class, we Inncy they wonld be as well dis
tinguished by the term 'dyspeptic class.' "
The rapid incrcaso in mercantile activity in
this country, assochted with our national
restlessness, has caused a swift decline in the
health and longevity of tho race, and these
accelerated by our, almost, universal disregard
to the laws of eating. In this respect, mniy
merchants take belter care of their horses
than'they do of themselves. The thrco power
ful adjuncts necessary to the health of a busi
ness man are, food, exercise and sleep. Abuse
of cither of these factors is followed by mos'
serious results. With regard to eating, our
business men seem to think that a man's
stomach partakes of the character of the
chicken's gizzaul. I!ut it is not so; man's
gizzard is situated in his month. The stomach,
that sensitive organ, rebels against ll.c tin
masticated masses which arc " chucked " into
it. At first it labors pttiently to perform its
overwork, but ut last succumbs and dyspepsia
Iliisiuess men are continually complaining of
what they call "biliousness." They find their
tongue frequently coated with a thick,
brownish fur; a feeling of lassitude and oc
casion il p litis in tho chest. These, however,
are but the symptoms of lint fearful disease,
dyspepsia, and tho remedy lies not so much
with Ihe doctor til with themselves. I. earn
to live, cat, work and steep like rational
beings, and so enjoy lifu without abusing it
-V. V. Economist.
Great Seduction in Prices.-
E. P ADAMS, AGENT.
A LARGE AND COMPLETE INVOICE
OF all DEscr.tmoss
AND FOK SALE
AT REDUCED PRICES!
At "Ware Rooms nn Kin; St.
Sit 3 3n E. T ADU1S, Apr?
THE HAWAIIAN HOTEL,
-4 . M
(uccweor to V. Datton )
No. 92 Kins Stract. Honolulu,
Saddle and IlRrn Maker and Importer of Leather
and baddlrr' Hardware. All uorfc done in my
fittblt-hment nnclcr my direct mpervUiun, ami
u 111 line iny bitt endeavor to please aiy cn.'Kmirrf
uiw me a mil. M7
pEiwoxs WISUIXC TO HAVK
1 icnsof lioases or anr oat door ohatoirraDhv done.
PICTURES IN FIRST-CLASS STYLE
Uy apDlyinj: to tue iludrnttgncd. at 117 Fort Street.
Honolulu, Jan. IS. 1SS1. SKi) II. L. t'UAttE.
JNO. II. 1AWLOR & CO- Proprietors.
Entrance on Hotel, KJchnrd. and IrrUnU Stret ,
FIRST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT.
iMcc ttia anie as Klrf t-Clait Hotel la Saa Fraac!en
CORETJGATE ) 1 OOFIffG,
TO ARI5IVE l'EIt "ZOE,"
foi: sale r.Y
THEO. H. DAVIES.
DILL1NGIJ AM & COMPANY,
XO. 37 FORT, ST1EKET, HONOLULU,
BKSPECTFULLY CALL ATTEXTIOX to the Xeie awl Assorted Lints
of GtoJs, jmt re ami from -Veto York and Sun Francisco, ex "Hesperian,"
Murray," " Kalabaua," " Wratlcr" ami oilier late arrivals, ichich they offer at
the Incest marht rales. Large invoices of Choice Goods to arrive per " Zoe"frtm
Liverpool, ana ' Cheshire, from Acta lork,
All sizes, tnado to our order, eilra strong,
SUI.KEY PLOWS. Kxlra Plow Parts contanllr on bind.
WATEli FILTERS AN) COOLERS,
A new invoice of tlio favorite Hvgienie Porous Kilters. Jewctt's Water Filters arjl
Coolers, and Coolers only, assorted sixes.
IUKD CARES, TELEGRAPH AVI RE.
KEROSENE OIL high test, bast quality.
Having niado arrangements to import direct lroni fir-t liauds, no aro now prepared to elTir
tlio liet oil in tlic market (I303) at favoralilc rates. Thin oil is linoiglit from lite lint to San
rraiicl.en by railio.nl, in car owned bv the Comoaiiv. and tlio croit loss from ie.ile.ie ml
deterioration in avoided. Tlio oil is put up in Cans and 1! irrels. In tlio latter form it will Lo
found a great convenience to families ami retailers. Tlic barrels are lined with heavy tin. ami
are provided with a convenient faucet. Xo leakage, ami no charge for containers whieh are
returnable when empty. Wo can also supply low test Oil, guaranteed lo pass tlio Govern
ment Test, at reduced rates.
POWDER, SHOT, CAPS,
Of English and American Manufacture, in packages to suit.
A fresh invoice of tlio Celebrated " Carbolizod" 3 & I ply, and " Standard" 3 & I ply
CARPENTERS, ! " 111 eac" una a ,re3" aml "vH -"sorted Stock of Implements, Too! and
LAMPS, Gil A VELIERS AND LAXTEUSS,
G.MIKIAGL' LAMPS-XEr STYLES AXD FA TTEHXS,
LUBRICATING OILS, Purt, UnadtiUcruUd. Use genuine oils if you wish to proaerv
COXSTAXTLY OX IIA3T),
Full Links or
SHELF HARDWARE, CUTLERY, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS,
HOUSE KURN1S11IN0 GOODS, PAINTS, OILS.
VARNISHES, TURPENTINE, BRUSHES, ETC.
Supplies suited toliis requirements.
Continental Oil and Transportation Co.
Ilallidie Barbed Wire and Staples,
Hallidie'a Patent Wile Rope,
Averill Chemical Paints,
The Bain Wagon,
Albany Lubricating Compound,
California Wire Works,
Alluny Cylitider Oil.
DILLINGHAM & CO., :7 KORT STREET, IIOXOLOLU.
SB M. ME 1. 1. IS
Cordially Invites tho paMlc to
JE3: X IS I'S "yS7vr 3 17
Whrrc thoj will find a L-iro and bill table Variety of
Dry aiTcl Ianoy C3-oods!
JL'ST KECEIVED PER MEE FOO" AN'D " Al'STRALIA,"
Dress Goods Department.
IUac'l. Milk tanttn-i,
1 tut 'j He d. Lion,
All tlcOts Salins, Silks,
I'rin?cs, Iluttons ami Trimmings,
1 u tnatcti all the above.
Also, an cmllevt variety of Alpacas, Merino.
Latlloi , Geuts
lkavy bhtiUnd bhawlj.
Check ad ditto,
Snk Mohair ditto.
Koncy ditto ditto.
Maclcand Colored Lace blU Mitts,
Gljvw.lie. Collars tie and Shawls,
Aili a i table Front and bide UmtCori3U,
Illack, White and Colored Silk bcarfe and Ties.
Fintj Mnuo VctU,
Fine llriliah !, lloce,
t'taeCjl ditto ditto,
Flue Tweed Salts,
Fine lioys ditto.
Fine lUiaad Cjps,
FiaeWh. Alpaca Coat.
White linen unck dltlu,
liiita ditto ditto.
Wh. Marseille Vest.
Point, Hoolton. Llaa, Valeaictonae. Venice, Caro-
Itnx LajaMjl Hiivwcm Lace ,
Eaabruiijr4t aJ Ijertiua4,
t'iliu. iitJA. Uri'j ill fKls I Qlhhua
Was Unit, Fiotrera
E nbmidjry, WoruJ aid Cracht Ritt-m Hrki,
Llnei Fiaj. CardnArJ.
Ca?neIHe, Crochet NevJltn,
Unite an I Colors J4M Ca.iva.
Grand preparations are being; made for my
FIRST INVENTORY SALE.
Due notice of which nlllbc cttra In a future lsme bj
833 A. fW. MELLIS, Brewer's Block.
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY EVENING UJJTII. 9 O'CLOCK.
House Furnishing Goods.
Red, White and Unbleached Uimuk Table Linen.
iatli: Covert and Nauina, to match.
R'p aui l'nu:cd Tame Cover,
Ljcj umiattH and 1'ldlc,
White an J t olorwl Utfdtireada,
French Mar4ilc iiit.
Lac j and tvntbruidercd 1'iMow bhamj.
itaislan, Wmte era and Linen Towels.
Children and Dabios'
Lacs 11 uS,
liOLLES A CO.