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Dr. Talmage on th'e Glories of the
THERE ARE MANY ROOMS.
And T here Is a Place For A'I of
God's Children. The Family
Room and i-s Blessed
Is a unique way the heavenly wor:ld
is discoursed upon by 'r. Ta1lue 1:1
tbis sernon under the tire of a hone:
text, J:hn, siv. '. '~1-! Fay i r*a
hou-e are maux re i.
Here is a bontle of na dei!e thAt is a
eure all The disuirles were -ad. a'i
Chrict offered Leateni as an alteiative.
a stimulant ani a to:ie. He shows
them that their sorrow- a'e ct;ly 4 da:k
background of a .right pie ure of' ecom
ing felicity. lHe 1, t, then know thar,
th'ugh ::ow they lie o the lowlans,
they shall yet have a hou e on the up
lands. Nearly all the Bible descrip
tions of heaven may be figurative. I
xn not positive that in alli h. u there
iv i 'teral crown or harp or pearly g te
ei throne or ehariot. They u;::y bo only
used to illustrate ti glories of the
place, but how well they dO it! The
favorite symbol 1.y whi h the lble
presents celestial bappite.s is a hcus-,
Paul, wlo never owi'c a house. al
though he h'red cne for two years in
Italy, speaks of bca'c- a liou-e n)t
ade with band-." a:d Christ in our
text, the translation of whi'h is a little
changed, so as tosiv: the more ac-urate
meaning, sfys, "la MY FAher' houe
are many roois.
This.divinely aut.horized ccmpariso
.of heaven to a great hoietad of large
accommodations I propose to carry out.
In some healthy neighborhood a mAn
builds a very commodious habitation.
He must have room for all his children.
The rooms com2 to be called af:er the
different members of the family. That
is mother's room. that is Get rge's room.
that is Henry's room, that is Flora's
room, that is lMary's room, ard the
house is all occupied. Bat time goes
by, and the sons go out into the world
and build their own homes, ard the
daughters are marri.:d or have talents
enonh ' o go out ? d do a good
work i the orld. AEter awhile the
father and mother are almost alone in
the big house, and, s-ted by the even.
ing stand, they say, "Well, our famil:y
is no larger now than when we started
together 40 years ago." B it time goes
still farther by, and some of the chil
dren are unfortunate and return to the
old homestead to live, and the grand
children come with them and perhaps
great-grandchildren, and again the
house is full.
Millennia ago God built on the hills
of heaven a great homestead for a f.mi
ly innumerable, yet to be. At first he
lived alone in that great houpe, but af
ter awhile it was occu: ied by a very
large family, cherubic, seraphic,anghc.
The eternities passed on, and many of
the inhabitants became wayward and
left, never to return, and many of the
apartments were vacated. I rcefer to
the fallen angels. Now these apart
ments are filling up asain. '1 here are
arrivals at the old homestead of God's,
ehildren every day, and the day will
come when there will be no unoccupied
room in all the house.
As you .and I expect to enter it and
make there eternal residence, I thought
you would like to get some more particu
lars about the many roomed homuestead.
"In my Father's house are many
rooms." You see, the place is to be
apportioned off into apartments. We
shall love all who are in heaven, but
there are some very good people whom
we would not want to lhee with in the
same room. They may be better than
we are, but they are of a divergent
temperament. We would like to meet
with them on the gclden streets and
worship with them in the temple and
walk with them on the river banks, but
I am glad to say that we shall live in
different apartments. "In my Father's
house are many rooms." You see,
heaven will be so laree that if one wants
an entire room to himself or herself it
ean be afforded.
An ing':ious statistician, taking the
statement nmade in Revelation, twenty'
first chapter, that rne ha--venly Jerusa
1em was natasured a:nd found to be 12.
000 furlongs and that die length and
and height and ir-: .iaaar <qu-L
says that wenid imake hieam. in
p4.8 sextillion 988 quintillion cu%~ fc,.
and then, reserving a certain porti
for the court of heaven and the streeis
and estimating that the world may htt
a hundred thousand Tears, he ciphers
out that there are over 5.00J0,000.000,
000 rooms, each room 17 feet long,
16 feet wide, 15 feet high. But I
have no faith i'h the accuracy of
that calculation. He makes the rooms
too small. From all I can read, the
rooms will be palatial, and those who
have not had enough room in this world
will have plenty of room at the last.
The fact is that most people in this
world ar'e crowded, and, though out on
a vast prairie or in a mountain district
people may have more room than thec
want, in most cases it is house built
elose to house, and the streets-.
crowded, and the cradle is crowded by
other cradles, and the graves crowded
in the cemetery by o.her graves, and
one of the iichest luxuries of many
Speople in getting out of this world will
be the gaining of unhindered and uan
eramped room. And I should not
wonder if, instead of the room that the
statistician ciphered out as only 17 feet
by 16, it should be larger than any of
the roome at Berlin. St. James or Win
ter palace. "In my Fathmer'~ house are
Carrying out still further the symbol
iam of the text, let us join hands and
go up to this majestic homstead and see
for ourselves. As we ascend the gol
den steps an invisible guardsman swings
open the front door, and we are ushered
to the right into the reception room of
the old homestead. That is the place
where we first meet the welcome of
heaven. There must be a place where
the departed spirit enters and a place
in which it confronts the inhabitants
celestial. The reception room of the
newly arrived from this world-what
scenes it must have witnessed since the
frst guest arrived, the victim of the
irst fratricide, pious Abel: in that
room Christ lovingly greets all new
.omers. Hie redeemed them, and he
has the right to the first embrace on ar
rival. What a minute when the as
tended spirit first secs the Lord! Bet
ter than all we ever read about himt or
talked about him or sang about him in
all the churches and through all our
earthly lifetime will it be. just for one
second, to see him. The most raptur
ens idea we ever had of hiuin on sacra
mental days or at the height of some
Seat revival or under the upliftedi
ton of an oratorio is a bankruptcy of
thought compared with the first flash of
At tlit moment wben you confront
ieach otier. Christ loorkinit upon you
aid Neu looking u;pon Christ, there
wiI be- In ecetatic thrill and sureinz of
tmotion that beLgar all d scription.
Lok! They ued no iutroduction.
SLir' co Christ chose that repentant
'-in r r. ard tiat re.p(Ptant si ner eoe
Chris - Irties moiment cf an ii.
unci! hitorythefir.-t kissof heaven!
Jeslis' and the - ul 'T s.l and
-x (I o:0 nt) thtat r eeption rmm
;ir t.e dlor'ti kimsoks. enough 1
Ii ci I ni. let ,utl k-- o v tiemt.
it V ithout i.r wounds or their
--iku I :- thir t1g i - e ,igliat
hetaven . do:,e r .te- r iiaUt,
o eeef so transt0:i l lovel;!
TPe call v"11 bV une. The gree
'with a, ;rr r c dortiondtote
U --iieh (f your parti:z and tar leng-tI
f ur t it raIn-. Fai tha ithie!
h r i. ouir e er : B:i-ot
r., Fi Im e ycn u j y. For
er-; apart, toyth0!r aiain in the
re-Wion ro mIe the Old homstad.
' .i, Thy will kn-w you are coti
I 1 e.Thcre are s- nw ny immrirtals
td In g all" the apcs between hre au-i
haven th t n like that flies like
! inghtnin. Thery ili be there in a
inlztanlt. Thou,.h thiey were inj somle
Wother on errand from Grod, a
inal ro d eftbe thron that would
feh thnem. Though 10ru might at firet
fetI daz.-d ad' overawi d at t heir uer
Tal pind1r. all that feeling wil be
trone at their fi-st touich of heavenly
swai tmn, and we wil p say: OV, my
lo,t bo'00 1Oh,. ],lot campanIion!
'1 my l,-t frind! Are we here to
cether What se in that recoep
tion room of trhe old m oi s-rad have
b-,en wit .nessed! Thegre Cmet Joeph
and I ia . ti .ding it ade trhhr Io
tha dyiung they Sa n PhJaraoh's
paoued vid ad tIh little chld for
ihini he onc. fa-ited and epr! : sary
and L Azouc. afr the heartbreak of
Bethar Tinothn and rand other
L,;. Is theila Grahan arid her sailor
sor: Iod and GeotgetCookian, the
min4rv of the F ea at last made many
fe,: z;tLuther anad 31agda.ene, the
the dauirhter be te~noane2d; Joh n
otard and the prisoners whom he
gsphetlizrd. and nultitu.de Without
numb, ir who. one-, so weary and so sad,
parted on earth, but tno:iously net in
heaveu. A to alt heroo ens of that
house there is no one that i re enra
tares my soul than that !e.:eptinn room.
"In tide Father's houec are many
rood s e.
Anotl er room iu our Father's house
is of the gtronerooh. We belong to the
ro0 al fan dir. Theo d of King Jesus
Fi ws in our vins. so we have a rieyt
to enthr the throneroom It is no easy
thing on eath to gnstthrough even the
outside door of a king,,'s residence.
Darinon the Franco-German war, one
eventide1 in the summer of 18y0, I
stood stuming the exquisite eiptur
ineeof the gate of the Tuileries, Parii.
Lot in admiration of the wonderful
art of that gate, I knee not that I was
exciting suspicion. Lwering my eyes
to the crowds of people, I found miy
elr osf being cl inspected by the gov
ernmentoicials, who, from my com
Plexion, .adged a to be a German and
that for some belligerant purpose I
might be examining the gates of the
pdwlace. ty explanation in very po r
thenc lettd N chatsdyo them cadc the
lette Ny lanrgte fron that cIlins
What an coinoflgnsiie ofmerilance The
hao.eros of hlyparces iarucarfl
guardind, an.of Fedian hof Spain moretf
tro u t h oeroom!'Adzln ofac ouri
Ftrirrosen actl alrt. N> osng
whaeerla the thronthteroom ofath
fscte ave or Napowen glite ovr forgnt
tembassadr Noembr or Fahe' hren
isl ahon te upholsce tronof harcayd
aidw thre hleer athroedof jthicwal,
throneo of unirsIaul doif.W
Sardinio stnFserinand owringo
Elzetha omEupiand sB>ifac onfi
eide. u.*t hithatero ororh
Fthoe's housee wet ar plrineisiand
all thes Phoerhaps that ever msaw
scepterv inogniton asltter e fretin
ise ar hofee a shihcrpene at Amer-y
am hrn as Qoines Trahi theo drustice,
a peasnt oma uninsa droion for
er child'stn shire;ruting and fouendgu
neore wito uilthe. saWe mayb
y nd csmen and s it uplit
Keing, im. fohimethat oecmethe
scepte Igan psato ourseith es at thy
Thncrownes. Pehaps ow fail ovei
wtoul te ncid as~ Peter gneratin
the gearfaip arpenerm famil Amtor
famiy ThasQeren Tr n cthe draisely
youasnt n womn ov seekin theefo
afcrwhilenwhoiwe a:nretS when wre-e
intor the thorofm this wrie nee
fo aiunil the etn to mt inon
pn rayer anoth and spirtad castfund
this momet epntershe hroneroom. Itla
cron, tihe folirevr:Wn, toh tihe
cronted prossi-ratte lvesanh
Tcrown of. tl he rowna frm underi
thel ieatoe arbiot fro heaenrain
fmily.I wThr ad mne theypareatvll
young in rain whiaond haesen the
plaeusd shall rein seee them com
h ingomtrth fomthnd tast andr
Tillsu hal Spaise crnd stheItalian
cOw, tht tErnelsrono ChreTurkIsh
mywn Fthe sRhusearowte mayrooian
Aot-he roll the ouroFahrs frouder
sthe musit aroom.olt. ohn han-athe
while Iwetatkomch andut the l
fuic of ean tatod n thermutb
meus thl g here'erap ntsh sn
earth kinas tetch from retblshnr
Tisn shal rievoked se touchofe
ory keyhat ronotom t.te ofCrsome
mythber. hoeare mare oomany
Chanhrpoind cormFaters ands
histhmia rom.ist.o and hera
choe riters a hrstia uhymnouotsh
thahe oneaen upfrmath theretb
music ithise wrldp o dscd asd o
music was thumad fomt hrmolnyg
ivcorket if yo thantes the some
baring bter erewr songa isasnyi
hteave gaotu irmn erther the
must bfor themolme pl haeno
mesc uic.hi anrd can dicodan non
else.icainithealan thaoplte hmusic ha
capedoth gie. Dr. thelnoer, ofythg firt
heaen 'Heanno iagine exlithed the
standrs "the xulogy Lft ee
umean thesicandocnw eas nthn
Ine casal that music romo u ahrs
hue you wilho ay ecme the l
masters. Mozart and Handel anc Men
delsohn and Beeth'oven and Dddridge,
whose sacred poetry was as remarkable
as his sacred pros,, and James Mont
gemery, and Wihiam Cowp yr, at last
got rid of his spiritual melancholy, and
Bishop Huber, who sang of "Green
laad's icy mountains and India's coral
strand," and 1):. Rfl-ss, who wrote of
-fHigh in yonder realms of light,' and
Iiaac Watts, who went to visit Thomas
Abney and wife for a week, but proved
himself s> agreeable a guest that they
made him stay 3(; years, and side by
side Augustus Toplady. who has got
over his dislike for Methodists, and
Charks Wesley, freed from his dislike
for Calvinists, and George W. Bethuce,
as sweet a songster as he was great as
a preaeber and the author of "The Vil
lage Hymns" and many who wrote in
verse or song, in curch or by even
I tide <radle and many v:ho were passion
I ately fond of musict, bait coald make
none themeilves, the poorst singer
th(re more than any earthly prima
donna and the p~orest players there
more than any earthly Gottschalk. Oh,
that music room, the headquarters of
cadence and rhythm, symphony and
chant, psalm and antiphon' May we
be there some hour when Haydn sits at
the keys of one of his own oratorios,
and David the psalmist fingers the
haip, and Miriam of the Red Sea ba':ks
I claps the cymbals, and Gabr'el puts
hii lips to the trumpet and the four
a-d twenty elders chant, and Liad and
Parepa r-nder matchless diet in the
music room of the old heavenly home
stead! "In my Fdther's house are
Auother room in our Father's house
'Cil be the family room. It may cor
respond somewhat with the fancily
rcom on earth. At morning and even
ing, you know, that is the place we
now meet. Though every membtr (f
the household have a separate room,
in the family tco-n they all gather,
and j->ys and sorrows .aad experi
ences of all sty3les are there re
hearsed Sacred room in all our dwell
inks, w hether it be luxurious with ot
tomans and divans and books in Russian
lids standing in mahogany case or there
be only a few plain chairs an- a cradle.
So the family room on high will be the
place where the kinsfolk assemble and
talk over the family experiences of
car~h, the weddings, the births, the
burials, the festal days of Christmas
and Thanksgiving reunion. Will the
children departed remain children
there? Oh, no! Everything is perfect
there. The child will go ahead to glo
rifield maturity, and the aged will g
back to glorided maturity. The risin
sun of the one will rise to meridian
and the descending sun of the othe
will return to meridian. Howevc:
much we love our children on earth.
we would consider it a domestic dis
aster if they staid children, and so we
rejoice at their growth here. And
when we meet in the family room of
our Father's house we will be glad that
they have grandly and gloriously ma
tured, while our parents, who were
aged and infirm here, we shall be glad
to find restored to the most agile and
vigorous immortality there. If 40 or
45 or 50 years be the apex of physical
and mental life on earth, then the
heavenly childhood will advance to
that, and the heavenly old age will re
treat to that. When w join them in
that family room, we shall have much
to tell them. We shall want to know
of them. right away, such things as
these: Did you see us in this or that
or the other struggle? Did you know
when we lost our property and sympa
thize with us? Did you know we had
that awful sickness? Were you hover
ing anywhere aiound us when we
plunged into that memorable accident?
Did you know of our backsliding? Did
you know of that moral victory? Were
you pleased when we started for heav
en? Did you celebrate the hour of our
conversion? And then, whether they
know it or not, we will tell them all.
But they will have more to tell us than
we to tell them. "In my Father's
house are many rooms."~
How would it do for my sermon to
leave you in that family room
today? I am sure there 's no r-som in
which you would rather stay than in
the enrapturedI circle of your ascended
and glorified kinsfolk. We might visit
other rooms in our Father's house.
There may be picture galleries penciled
not with earthly art, but by some pro
ceas unknown in this world, preserving
for the next world the brightest and
most stupendous scenes of human his.
tory, and there may be lines and forms
of earthly beauty preserved whiter and
chaster and richer than Venetian sculp
ture ever wrought-rooms beside rooms,
rooms over rooms, large rooms, majestic
roomo, opalescent rooms, amethystine
rooms. "I my Father's house are
I hope none of us will be disappoint
ed about getting there. There is a
"oom for us if we will go and take it,
but in order to reach it it is absolutely
necessary that we take the right way,
and Christ is the way, and wa must en
ter at the right door, and Christ is the
door, acnd we must start in time, and
the only hour you are sure of is the
hour the clock now strikes, and thbe orly
second the one your waten is njos tik
ing. I hold in my hand a roll of letters
inviting you all to make that your
home forever. The New Testament
is only a roll of letters inviting you, as
the spirit of them practically says
"My dying yet immortal child in earth
ly neighborhood, I have built for you
a great residence. It is full of rooms.
I have furnished them as no palace was
ever furnished. Pearls are nothing,
emeralds are nothing, chrysoprasus is
nothing, illtumined panels of sunrise
and sunset is nothing, the aurora of
the northern heavens nothing, com
pared with the splendor with which I
have garitured them. But you can en
ter there, and so I have opened a foun
tain where you may wash all your sins
away. Come now! Put your weary
but clear sed feet on the upward path
way. Do you not see amid the thick
foliage on the heavenly hilltops the
old family homesteadF' 'In my Fath
er's house are nmanv rnmrr."
Married Nine Times.
Wesley James, an old _Negro, whose
home is in Charlotte, has one 'of the
most remarkable histories we have ever
heard of. He has been married nine
times. Eight of his wives are dead,
and he now lives with the ninth. Hie
s 75 years old and is hale and hearty.
His oldest children, twins, are 55 years
old, and his youngest, twins also, are
12 months old. James says he is the
father of 56 children, and many of
them he has not heard from in years.
We are so busy with watching our
own war in the Philippines and the
British-Boer conflict in Africa that
probably the greater number of us have
overlooked the fact that Belgium is
having alittle war of her own in her
dependency, the Congo Free State, that
Italy,.is about to have a brush with
Morocco, and that there are revolutions
going on in Venezuela and Columbia.
The makers of guns and ammunition
ought to be enjoying a season of great
MUCH-NAMED FEBRUARY 2.
Otherwise Known Throughout the Country
as Ground Ho_ Day.
February 2 is a much named day.
It is Candlemas Day. Purification of
the Virgin Mary. Presentation of
Christ in the Temple and colloquially
in England the Wives' Feast, but the
name that is possibly most familiar to
us is Groundhog Day. The celebra
tion of Candlemas is observed in the
Angelican, Roman. Greek and Luth
eran churches, its principal feature be
ing the distribution of candles and a
procession of lighted ones. It is more
than probable that it Is from this cus
ton that the name Candlemas Day
originated. Some authorities claim
that the institution of the feast ante
dated the manner of celebrating it,
claiming that this f-stival was first
observed in 542, during the reign of
Justinan, whereas the first procession
of lighted candles did not occur until
the seventh century. Another authority
while giving te honor of originating
the celebration of the day to Justinian,
says Pope Gelasius, in the latter
port of the fifth century. had the
first procession of lighted candles.
The ceremonies of Candlemas Day in
England have been vory much modi
fied since the time of the Reformation.
An order of Council, passed in the
second year of the reign of EdwardVI..
abolished the candle carrying in that
country. At Rome, however, quite
late in our century, the candles were
blessed and distributed with much
pomp and ceremony, accompanied by
a great procession of ecclesiastics.
Unlike the majority of wedther prog
nostications taken, as is a usual
custom, from these set days. Candle
mas weather signs go by contraries.
Fine weather betokens a continuance
of winter and cold days, while an In
clement day Is a sure promise of an
early spring and bright summer. Our
well-known name, particularly among
our rural and foreign population of
Groundhog Day for the second of Feb
ruary, comes from an old proverb the
early Germans brought to America
from their Fatherland, that "the
badger peeps out of his hole on Candle
mas Day, and when he finds snow
shining lie draws back Into his hole."
East of the Mississippi the badger is
scarce and little known, so the farmers
transferred the mantle to the wood
chuck, or ground-hog.
Facts Concernin: Copra.
Copra, which is one of the chief pro
ducts of the Philippine islands, is the
dried meat of the cocoanut. The in
dustry, while comparatively young,
presents some unique features, and the
production of it Is the outgrowth of
attempts made a few years ago to find
. c :.- convenient method of exporting
tIe surplus quantity of cocoanut oil
produced in the islands. The earthen
jars in which the oil arrived at Manilla
were too easily broken to be trans
ported with any degree of safety. The
only available alternative was a crude
form of barrel made in China for the
purpose, but these leaked so profusely
that they gave very poor results.
These difficulties led to a search for a
more convenient form in which to ex
port the product. It was for the pur
pose of supplying this need that M.
Eduard Vidal taught the natives how
to prepare the cocoanut in a dry form
such as is known on the market as
copra, basing his process upon some ex
periments which -he, together with
some planters in the province cf
Misamis had carried on with consider
able success In the year 1882.
The method of preparing the copra
is a comparatively simple one. When
the nut Is perfectly ripe It Is cut into
halves and placed In the sun without
further preparation. In a few hours
the meat of the nut Is contracted by
the effect of the heat and becomes die
tached from the shell. The morsels
of nut kernel are then collected and
exposed to the sun for several days,
so that all the water which they con
tain may be evaporated, care being ex
ercised to guard against moisture and
dew, which would soften the material.
When the substance becomes brittle,
it is considered ready for the market.
In ordinary times it is claimed that
a thousand cocoanuts will give, In the
province of Visayas, about 600 to '700
pounds of copra, hut actual experi
ence hardly bears out these claims,
the average being from 420 to 490
pounds per 1,000 cocoanuts. The copra
industry during its comparatively
short history of fourteen years in the
Philippines has attained considerable
He Needs a Tiracer.
"Old man, I'm a goner. Yes, I'll
have a drink, but don't you get two for
a quarter drinks. I shoold feel that
mine cost 13 cents and couldn't do it.
No, I'm not superstitious, but I can't
brace up against nineteen hoodoos.
This is Friday, the 13th of January,
and I'm a marked man. I wanted to
go over to .Brooklyn, and, like an Idiot,
took a 'Greene avenue line' car.
"Now, there are just thirteen let
ters in the name of that line. I got on
the car and was the thirteenth passen
ger. There were thirteen advertise
ments and thirteen straps on each side
of that car. The name of the maker
of the car had thirteen letters in it.
The conductor's uniform had thirteen
buttons on It and there were thirteen
divisions on the face of the fare regis
"No, I don't want 'a nice cocktail.'
Count the letters In that combination
of words. Gimme 'a bromo seltzer.'"
But another count settled even that
drink, and he took "Milwaukee beer"
and nearly died of fr-ight.
H o!b in t he fIr1t ih 31ase:.m..
Peop'e -.n ask how many books
te : ie a . British Museum, but
nobody seems to know. In fact, there
are so many that it is impossible to
count them. Some years ago it was
estimated by measuremtent that there
were 2,000,000 books 'there. Since that
estimate was made the number has
considerably increased, so rh:t at the
present time the total is proib l;y
WVhera Weakness 13 Strengerm.
In many employments requiring dex
terity and quickness with the hands
women arc far more valuable than
men. For Instance, where the folding
of large quantitics of hooks or maga
zines is required or.e woman can do as
much as two men.
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AN ISLAND WH CH HAS NO NORTH,
SOUTH, EAST OR WEST.
The Difficulty of Getting One's Bearings
Termi Used In Iudicating the Different
Sides ef Streets-Are Official and Used in
All Legal Document'.
Visitors to Honolulu are often per
plexed to get the points of the compass
fixed in their minds with reference to
streets and locations. They are still
nore perplexed to find nobody who
knows them and nobody who feels the
need of knowing them. To the visitor,
especially from the Mississippi Valley,
where the Congressional survey of
public lands has laid out everything
four-square, so that directions and
distances are always thought of ill
their relation to north, south, east or
west. this is incomprehensible.
But it does not take a very long re
sidence there to learn that the points
of the compass in the ordinary matters
of direction are of very little practical
use. and the prevailing system indi
cating locations and direction, adapted
from that used by the native Hawaii
ans and continuing the use of their no
menclature, is a very practical one and
well adapted to conditions.
The islands are small and of volcanic
origin. There is at least one main
range of mountains on each island,
though there may be subsidiary ones.
As is well known, mountains do not
run with special reference to the points
of the compass. And the narrow val
leyscut anderowdedout. of the volcan
ic mass and extending from the moun
tains to the sea bear still less appreci
able relation to them. So that if one
weretoestablish the points of the com
with relation to aniy one of these val
leys a quarter of a mile would bring
him to another, where he would have
to take his bearings all afresh. But
there are two objects he can never get
out of sight of. These are the moun
tain and the sea. And on this fact the
basis both of the nomenclature and of
the system of direction rests. With re
lation to any point the two cardinal di
rections are toward the mountain and
toward the sea. Now, the native Haw
aiian terms for these are 'mauka," to
ward or in direction of the mountain,
and "makal" toward or in direction of
The topography of the country, a ser
ies of valleys extending from the
mountain to the sea, and the feudal
tenure under which land was held in
the ancient day, led to the division of
the country into narrow strips, or dis
tricts-moku, as the larger were called;
ahupuoa. the next smaller, and ill.
those still smaller, but all, with very
few exceptions, extending from the
seashore to the to'p of the mountain. In
this way common people, restricted to
their own ilis, yet had access to the sea
to fish and swim and ride the surf, to
the mountains for firewood and
building material, and to land be
tween to cultivate taro.- The boundaries
of these districts were all carefully de
fined in time Immemorial and remain
the same to-day.. Moreover, each dis
trict had Its name, and that name re
With the mountain above and the sea
below and the narrow districts In suc
cession, each with its boundaries and
name well defined. the basis of the
system and nomenelature of direction
was complete. A given point or object
is "mauka," toward the mountain, or
"makai," toward the sea, in rela
tion to another object or point: and
and it is "waihihi, or "ewa," in the di
rection of the district of Ewa, for t0e
other relations of direction.
So that in Honolulu, for instance,
where no street runs north and south,
or east and west, and few streets run
straight in any direction for any great
distance, no one speaks of the north or
southl side of the street-no one can:
nor of tile east and west sides. But
every street has a mnauka and makai
sideC. or a waihihi and ewa side So
a particullar corner may be precisely
and accurately described as the ma
uka- waihihli corner, or the makai-ewa.
Thesie tern> are not only colloquial,
but official. They are used in contracts,
deeds. wills and statutes. They suit
conditions and have grown out of
"Dar's one of dc sma'test mules in
dis city," announced the proud propr'i
etor of an ash cart to one of hlis pa
trons. "He unde'stan's eb'ry wo'd I
say. same like lhe was a pusson."
"Hardly, I guess. Teli him to go
aeadl a little."
"Get up, dar, Sunshine!' and the
mule- began to back.
"Look at that, now."
"Dat's what I'se telling you, boss.
Ef dat mulle don't unde'stan' me peh
fect, how do lhe know to do de op'site
ebery time? He 'never miss since I
had him, boss.'"-Detroit Free Press.
A stranrs Animal.
Devil's Island. made famous as the
prison of Dreyfus, has a strange spe
cies of animal found nowhere else on
earth. This odd animal has been called
the coati, and is a peculiar combination
of mammiferous, carnivorous planti
It is about tile size of a cat when full
grown, with a long head shaped like a
pyramid. a tremendous nose, making
it the Cyrano of animals. The jaws
are long, like those of the young alli
gator and it uses its forepaws to carry
its food to the mouth, as monkeys and
From the Other Side.
Here is a "personal!" that appeared
at long ago in a London newspaper:
"Willie, return to your distracted
wife and frantic children! Do you
want to hear of your old mother's sui
(lde? You will if you do not let us
know where you are. Anyway, send
back your father's colored meer
And yet we say tile Briton has no
very lively sense of humor.
The City of Ghent.
The famous old city of Gheat, Bel
gium is built on twenty six islands,
which are connected with one another
by eighty bridges. Three hundred
sretst and~ thirty public squares are
e~nta:ned' ini these islands.
The Mushiroom Lover.
In London a pavilng stone which
weighed 500 pounids. and which was
wedged In on all sides by other stones,
was lifted up by a mushr'oom.
Nothing Like Trying.
"Ha," exclaimed thle jealous man.
"Somebody has beenu pressing a kiss
upon your brow!"
"No, no, no," protested the unhappy
'Thien y-ou have been sitting too
near the r'adiator!" he thundered,
wth :iluTeetation of politeness.
-:wr there is a hole burnt In your
I t is not easy to construct the story
that shall be at once psychological
anl medicorealistic, but as will be
seen, the rifle can be mnade.-Detroit
An Odd Collection.
A French woman has collected for
i'y years specimens of corsets worn
at different periods and in her chateau
is a billiard room with glass cases in
which are her treasures. Those who
shudder at the idea of an eighteen
inch waist would be shocked at a cor
set of the Cathlerine de Medici reign
with a waist of thirteen and one-half
inches, and outside cover of steel bars
to prevent stretching. There are to be
seen some leather stays worn by Char
lotte Corday, and a pair of brocaded
satin ones, which once belonged to
the Empress of Austria, with only a
Initeen and one-half Inch wat
VALUABLE WALKING STICKS.
Interesting Historical Facts About Some
Famous High- Priced Canes.
In a hairdresser's window at the
heath resort of La Bourboule. in
France, some little time ago an ugly,
ungainly cudgel, worth about six
pence, was displayed, together with
the notice, "A stick of genuine olive
wood from Jerusalem. It formerly be
longed to Pontius Pilate in the year 27
of our era. Price, 7.000 francs." Any
one desirous of wasting a little time
might have asked the vendor for proof
of his veracity, but we, having duly
recorded the existence of this remark
able stick, will pass on to that of Dr.
11. Hale, of Detroit, which is, to the
best of our belief, the most valuable
It was formerly the practice of phy
sicians, as old prints prove, to carry
canes in the hollow heads of which
some disinfectant was placed, which
the doctor smelled through perfora
tion in the gold top. Dr. Hale's fa
mous staff, however, boasts of a head
containing a fine chronometer, and is,
with its jeweled ornaments, worth
It is somewhat of a co-Incidence
that two of Queen Victoria's most fa
mous walking sticks should be inti
mately connected with the Stuart
regime, but such is the case. The
staff of the stick she habitually uses,
we learn, is of stout English oak, and
was made for and presented to
Charles 1I by a loyal subject at Wor
cester, the wood being culled from
a branch of the famous tree whose
leafy boughs gave the wandering king
shelter from the Cromwellian sol
The Prince of Wales. who possesses
no fewer than 172 walking sticks, is
obviously a collector, but we very
much doubt whether he possesses a
more interesting specimen than that
purchased at the Culloden sale by her
majesty, the Queen, in July. 1897. The
stick in question was made of hazel
wood, and the head was fashioned so
as to represent Wisdom and Folly, but
the special interest it possesses Is the
fact that it was once the property of
of "Bonnie Prince Charlie." Her
majesty became its owner by an out
lay of $800.
A stick of more than ordinary inter
est is one fashioned from an oar be
longing to one of the most famous ves
sels of this half century, the Confed
erate steamer Alabama, that eventu
ally cost England some $17,000,000.
In July, 1S90, a walking stick, once
the property of George IV, and before
him of George III, was sold by auc
tion for $90.
It is somewhat strange that the stick
of Napoleon Bohaparte, Great Brit
ain's terrible opponent at the time of
the regency, should be sold during the
reign of the fourth George for $190
the stick, by the way. was of tortoise
iis Reputation Second to None
Little knot of lawyers were swap
ping yarns In an office on Corondelet
Street New Orleans, when somebody
mentioned an attorney, now dead, who
enjoyed a great reputation in his day
for rough and ready repartee.. "The
old Major." as we used to call him,
said one of the party, "certainly had a
handy tongue. I remember, years ago,
there was a riverman who had made
his headquarters here, and who was
especially famous for two things-his
enormous appetite and his tendency to
draw the long bow. On one occasion
he got into a wrangle with a cotton
factor over some alleged tampering
with a consignment that turned up
short, and a lawsuit was the result.
The Captain told a pretty damaging
story on the witness stand, and the
other side, knowing his reputation for
romancing, attempted to impeach his
evidence. Among others called for
that purpose was the old major, who
came with extreme reluctance and pro
ceeded to dodge all the questions asked
him. Finally the young lawyer who
was doing the examining got mad.
'Look here Sir!' he exclaimed. 'I want
a direct answer without any further
evasion. What do you know about this
man's reputation for truth and verac
ity?' 'Well, Sir, replied the Major de
liberately. 'I can't say as to his repu
tation for truth, but his reputation for
voracity is second to none in New Or
leans.' There was a roar of laughter
and the case collapsed.
Doina Too Mutch.
"That is the fourth paper I have
seen that has a department headed,
'What Women Are Doing,' " he ex
claimed, throwing down the newspap
"Well, what of it?" she demanded
aggressively, for she was one who
might properly be classedl as an ad
"What of it?" lhe exclaimed. "It's
altogether too broad and sweeping.
Eight or ten years ago it might have
been all right for a department, but
now such a heading as that Includes
the whole paper. If they want to get
up something off in one corner of the
sheet somewhere they ought to head It
'What Women Are Not Doing.' "
One Follows the Other.
"After all," said the bachelor. "the
difference between love and dyspepsia
is purely relative. It is a matter of
time only. One is future and the oth
er is past."
"How do you mean," asked the be
"The lover doesn't want to cat an .
the dyspeptic wishes lie hadn't," an
swered the bachelor, thereby thinking
he had scored one on the sex that was
continually disturbing his peace of
A Tielme'-t for Headache.
A French doctor has invented an
electiic helmet, inside of which is a
small motor that vibrates strips of
steel, the motor making 600 turns per
minute. This whizzing is supposed to
cure nervouis hteadjache and put the
sufferer to sleep.
W'ith the Procession.
An ingenious mechanical device
pasts paper labels on 100.000 cans in
ten hours. Down a chute rolls a cease
less procession of cnns, and each picks
up a label as it passes.
Blut Not as Good.
A quart of oysters contain, on the
average about the same quantity of
untrhive substance as a quart of milk
r a pound of very Lean beef.
Cost of a P'etty Suit.
The folly of going to law is shown
by a recent transaction in the Justice
Court at Greenville, Tex., The con
stable levied upon S00 pounds of seed
cotton, which when sold the next day
under the attachment brought the sum
of $11.34. When all costs were paid
there was left $3.70, which, by the
terms of the original instrument, went
to the attorney, leaving the attaching
party without a cent for the collection.
It Wasn't Like Her.
Husband-What stha' you are read
Wife-It's a letter from mother.
Husband-And what does she say'r
Wife-Oh, not much . anything.
Husband-You are trying to deceive
me. It's a cold day when your moth
er hasn't anything mucn to say.
To test the skill of their working
men. the Companie F'rancaise der
Chemins de Fer die l'Est, at their
works in Epernay, recently caused a
locomotive to be "rnounted," or built
up, piece by piece, a.4 soon ats possible.
it wa finishe in luir'y-i hours.
Makes the food more deicos an whosme
i0te. OS8NG POWDER CM., tWe VO..
Oxs of t he most notable of the'
many tribute paid to Admiral 0
Dewey since his home coming as a
was- thaz-t of" the Duce d'Arcos.
Spain's, recently appointed min- :
ister to thle United S3tates. "It '25;.
does not surprise mne in the t;c
least." said thle minister, speak
ing of the admiral's welcome in'
New York and Washington,
and then our some time foe and!
present friend went on to de
clare that "for the extraordinary 1
service he has rendered his
country no honor that can
be shown him in return is too
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Charleston. S. C.
Tiansacts a general baningi busi
W H E N YOU COME ness.
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I~lE LSto depobitors residing out of town.
W ELALG S'O Deposits solicited.
All collections have prompt atten
- - tion.
Which is fitted up with an
cye to the comfort of his
customers. p.. .
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IN ALL STYLES, A. LEVI,
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