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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Rudynrd Kipling's Impressions of
Ruyard Kipling made one voyage
around the world avowtdly as a globe
trotter. It was in 1889 he was, at
that time, n leporter for The Pioneer,
published at All.ihabad, and also did
work for The Military Gazette, In
'the early spring of that year he set
out by way of China and Japan to
visit America and England. At regu
lar intervals he wrote letters describ
ing what he saw.
" Nagasaki is inhabited entirely by
children. The grown ups exist on
sufferance. A four-foot child walks
with a three-foot child, who is hold
ing the hand of a two-foot child, who
carries on her back a one-foot child,
who but you will not believe me if
I say that the scale runs down to six
inch little Jap dolls such as they
used to sell in the Burlington Arcade.
These dolls wriggle and laugh. They
are tied up in a blue bedgown which
is tied by a sash, which again ties up
the bedgown of the carrier. Thus,
if you untie that sash, baby and but
little bigger brother are at once per
fectly naked. I saw a mother do
this, and it was for all the world like
the peeling ot haid-boiled eggs."
His description of his first visit to
a lea-house is very amusing :
" I assure you there is no dignity
in sitting down on the steps of a tea
house and struggling with muddy
boots. And it is impossible to be
polite in your stockinged feet when
the floor under you is as smooth
as glass and a pretty girl wants to
know when you would like tiffin.
Take at least one pair of beautiful
socks when you come this way. Get
them made of embroidered sombhur
skin or silk if you like, but do not
stand as I did in cheap striped brown
things with a darn at the heel, and
try to talk to a tea girl."
He closes in this happy vein :
" My very respectable friends at
all the clubs and messes, have you
ever, after a good tiffin, lolled on
cushions and smoked, with one
pretty girl to fill your pipe and four
to admire you in an unknown
tongue ? You do not know what
life is. I looked around me at that
faultless room, at the dwarf pines
and creamy cherry blossoms without,
at O'Toyo bubbling with laughter
because I blew smoke through my
nose, and at the ring of Mikado
maidens over against the golden
bearskin rug. Here was color, form,
food, comfort, and beauty enough for
half a year's contemplation. I would
not be a Burman any more."
One morning alter a refreshing
rain Kipling arose to find the sun
come out tor the first time in a
"Then the land of peach blossoms
spreads its ragged wings abroad and
rejoiced, all the pretty maidens put
on their loveliest crepe sashes fawn
color, pink, blue, orange and lilac
all the little children picked up a
baby each, and we went out to be
happy. In a temple garden full of
blossoms I performed the miracle of
Deucalion with 'J cents' worth of
sweets. The babies swarmed on the
instant, till, for fear of raising all the
mothers too, I forebore to give them
any more. They smiled and nodded
prettily, trotted after me, forty strong,
the big ones helping the little ones,
and the little ones skipping in the
puddles. A Jap child never cries,
never scuffles, never fights, never
makes mud pies, except when it
lives on the banks of a canal. Yet
lest it should spread its sash bow
and become a baldheaded angle ere
, its time. Providence has decreed
that it should never, never blow its
little nose. Notwithstanding the de
fect, I love h."Kobe Herald.
Brings Good Cheer.
Men and women are judged by the expres
sion and modeling of the face, and the opera
tor must necessarily be a good judge of human
nature to take anything from the delineation
of a good face is doing the individual an injus
tice. A good photographer must be careful
in the composition of a portrait, for the cam
era cannot tell a lie. Mr. Davey guarantees
a perfect photograph,
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Rise in Commodities.
A personal letter received from
Japan on the last mail, complains of
the rise in the price of general com
modities under the Revised Treaties
Act. " Many American merchants,"
says our correspondent, "are leaving
for home disgusted with the steady
iise in uriff. Jintickshaw lides are I
so expensive as to become a luxury."
The principle advances seem to be
in cotton and silk thread, timber,
kerosene, sugar, salt, rye, cotton
cloth and oil. Matters seem some
what discouraging to American trad
ing enterprise under the present
When You Buy an
and. Records from the
HawaMae News Co0, Ltd.
Thn Japan Trading Association and
American Business Men.
Extracts from an interesting at tide
in the Japan Weekly Times under
the above heading, which treats of
the commercial changes under the
Revised Treaties, give us most inter
esting tables showing the strides
made by American exports, which
once far below the imports from
Japan to this country, now considera
bly exceed the latter.
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Emigrants for Hawaii.
The Gaelic which entered Yoko
hama on the 28th ult. brought orders
from Hawaii for the dispatch of Jap
anese emigrants to the number of
9,310 men. Of the above number an
order for 6,915 is to be filled by the
Kumamoto, Monoka, and Kaigai
Toko emigration companies, and the
remaining 2,395 by the Tokyo and
Nippon. All the emigrants are to
sail before or during November com
ing. It is stated that orders request
ing at one time such a large number
of our emigrants have never before
been received. The total number of 1
the present emigrants will swell to
about 13,000 souls, when the mem
bers of the men's families to go with
them are included, Japan Weekly
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