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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. AUGUST 25, 1883.
R. ! I F (he a ( 1 an M Hi 4tri Lli obr iji In n Oil SlTf list K Ml its iia ea in O lie el or ad r ie it ill ie ill 1 .ot kit! aJ Lrai V,1J at lO ill i&' Ml n a' e at AJ P dt j f THE PACIFIC CflmmfrriaQbbcriiscr. s vrrun.w ..Al.fJUST 25, 13 Sisters of Charity. A nuuilxTcf benevolent ladies, who are mtinbr d" a religion order and devote.! to the care of the wok, are shortly expected to arrive on these I-Iar,.K We doubt not that all elates and opinion f tins com munity will he j-IeaseJ to cflVr a welcome to a band of good and devoted women who come without any hope of pecuniary reward or personal distinction but solely inspired with a -ene of duty towards their fellow beings. They come to serve the sick and the sulIVriiig, to comfort the distressed and to offer continued and kind mini-tra-tions to tho-e who max ' i need of help ing Lands. We find it .hi!i i'l to fully ap preciate the pirit that would induce such worthy .MpIr' to h-nve their own homes and their own no4;iat"!- in order to so devote tlifimel veil hut sn..li is the fact, and this country i- to be the recipient of thi noble -pirit of sacrili:-. We are happy t lf a--tur-d that the-e inble ladi-- will not only fri w their attention to the cire of the si'.-k but al.-o to the training of tlio.se who art- well. csjeciully" to -ome of our Hawaiian young women, in order to enable them to beeonipfti i-nt an I faithful iiurn-s for the care of our nulli-ring rountry ieop!e. We have many skilful and faithful physi-cian- in this country, i-nt medical skill and attention i limited in action, and the good nur-te will amply supply tli-- requisites in the care of the sick which the nn-t skilful physician may not be able to meet. We hop that the attention of some por tion of the .i-,ters of Charity, who may honor and bless this country by their pres ence, may be directed to the e ire of little children and to the instruction and training that ouht to be im parte 1 1 voting Hawaii an mothers. Civilization has come to them without a suflleiency of that instruction which belongs to civilize 1 hfe. This nation has suflere J and decline 1 in p.i.-t times in its numbers not because there was here a weak an ! sickly people, there being in fact a robust and healthy pcopV, but because the babies are not cared for, and consequent ly there were more deaths than births. We tru-t and pray that this state of things may now be reversed and that the little ones will receive all the maternal watchfulness which is inspired not only by natural instinct but by civilized experience an I training. A heartfelt and loving welcome will be ten dered t the good and devoted ladies who come to perform the duties of nurses and mothers for a hu tiering and ignorant ieo p!e. Anonymous Writers- The opposition of our Wednesday con temporary generally shows characteristics which belong to the spirit of men who have been disappointed as office seekers and the public very naturally come to the conclu sion that what they read in its columns is written by men of that class. Influences of this sort are.h&wever.not always correct, and if the names of our public writers were all suddenly disclosed and appended to the articles they have written no little aston ishment would prevail, and as to some of them, there can be no d ubt that the al almost universal remark would be, "Well! I did not think that he would write in that style." Neither would these eopIe, some of whom are stated to he to all appearance, quiet, religious men, adopt the style they are addicted to as anonymous journalists, if they had to append their names for publi cation to their articles. For instance, which of them would be ready to put his name to the article in Wed nesday's issue w hich characterizes the invi tation given to gentle anil noble hearted ladies to come here, and nurse the sick aud miserable of our .population as a thing which should bring hame to the face of the man who issued it, as a thing contrary to all "cotisistency,truthJustice and consti tutional government" as a thing that puts to blush all that the writer is pleased to designate "the expedients of the past" in tending to select an epithet which is, in his view, as opprobrious as it possibly can be? Whence su. h animosity to the amicable and devoted ladies, that the mere invitation to them to come here for sacred charity is thought worthy of being denounced as the crowning sin of the life of a great sinner? If the name of th writer of this scandalous tirade were before the public, would not his friends be astonished and sadly ashamed of him. The Opium Traffic. In anotLer column we publish particulars of two raids made by the police in the Chi nese quartern of Jlonolulu. That opium is largely imported into the Kingdom and largely used there can be but little doubt, and it is in fact known to be the case by those whose official duties bring them into contact with the opium business. It is gen erally thought that a great deal of the im portation is carried on by foreigners who sell it to the Chinamen at an enormous pro fit, and they generally have irreater oppor tunities and facilities for smuggling; who ever it may be, they are unfortunately far more successful than they should be. An other idea is that there is not so much opium smuggled into Honolulu as there is into ports oa the other islands whence it is reshipped to this city by the coasting steamers and more often by schooners. We do not think there is any lack of energy on the part of the officials in endeavoring to suppress the traffic but their efforts are at tended with almost insuperable difficulties, and to successfully battle with the question they must seek various monies of action. With respect to smokiug the drug it ij generally still more difficult to obtain a conviction. Take for instance the case re corded as having happened on Friday ufght and we can easily see what advantages the law breakers had over the invading party. Their rooms were so well protected and guarded that it was absolutely impossible to etrect an entrance without their being warned and without their having time to . remove all traces of their il licit occupation. Among no nation is the system of free masonry more marked than in the Chinese, each one protects and looks after his countryman, any sign of danger Is noted from afar and ihe tidings of warning are carried, as if by electricity, from one to another. At pres ent it I contrary to the laws of the country io have opium in one's possession, and as loug as thiii law Is in force, the authorities are bound to endeavor to suppress any at tempts that may be made to infringe it. But it Is a moot question whether the use iof this drug is as Injurious and baneful as is generally supposed to be. The Humane Society- We learn that many complaints have been lodged with the President of the Humane Society it. respect to the treatment of animals- Intended for slaughter. It is urged that in some instances they are killed after a hard drive in when the meat must be in a feverish condition, and in other cases it is .-tated that animals are allowed to remain fordiysin an open pen without food or wat r. Now these charges do not apply to all parties who supply the public with meat, as we are well aware that some of our butchers are enabled and do provide ani mals brought to the city for slaughter, whether beef cattle, sheep or swine with pasturage or other supplies of feed, and with an abun lant supply of water. Now if there are any caterers or meat pur veyor for the public who have not these favorable conditions for the temporary care and nourishment of butchering animals they certainly ought to take the matter in hand as soon as possi ble and provide, the necessary con ditions for the proper care of animals de signed fo the food of this community. In a warm cliiuate aud at this season of the jv-hr, we maiiot be too particular i about the character and quality - of j our food, and the Health authorities as well as tiie Humane Society would be negl-ctful -f their duties if animals brought to this city f.-r the meat supply f the com munity, should lw starved, cruelly handled or slaughtered in an unwholesome condi tion. We hoie that our butchers will accept thus note of warning aud have all animals in tended for slaughter and for the city's rue it supply cared for in life in such a way as will satisfy not only the sentiments of hu manity but the requirements of a proper health inspection. In respect to the i. abject of cruelty to animals, our attention has beeu frequently . . . . i.. i -1 i caiiol l me cruel manner in wiuuu uiu Chinese prepare u fowl forookiug. In some instances, it is said, the poor bird is dipped into scalding water while alive, owing to their opinion that it will facilitate the re moval of the feathers. Their method, too, of killing turkey, duck or goose by a slight incisiou in the head and causing them to bleed to death thus slowly, is a cruel prac tice that ought to be suppressed. TramwavB.I Facilities for travel and transportation of produce are among the most notable signs of progress of a country. We in Hawaii, both the (iovernment and people, are keen ly alive to every reasonable enterprise for promoting such facilities and opportunities. Honolulu in particular has shown its spirit in taking part in measures for material pro gress by its patronage of the telephone, and the requirements of the people in regard to facilities for transportation have been sucb that vehicles for the conveyance of passen gers ami packages have increased tenfold in less than a lustrum of years. This in crease is so great that some of our main thoroughfares are perhaps occasionally cumbered with the large increase of vehi cles and we will have to begin to cast around for means to facilitate travel and transportation on the highways of ourcity. And now comes a gentleman ready to lay down tramways and run horse cars such as are run in multitudes of cities elsewhere. and to furnish such mode of conveyanc at cheap rates, say ten cents fern a round trip of several miles. This wcVJ be a desideratum hailed with satisfaction .-1 a large proiortion of our citizens, but, aJ the same time, a privilege or franchise which may be hailed with satisfaction by a certain portion may be severely denounced by another portion of the community; therefore it has been the practice of this Government, and in accordance with the spirit of our free institutions wherever it has been deemed desirable to open newhighways or even to straighten or alter an old one, that the citizens concerned, and living in the vi cinity of or bordering upon such ways, should express their approval by petition or memorial, and it would not be deemed fitting or proper for this Oovernmeut to permit a work of such a kind, however highly appreciated by many, if it were not called for and approved by a certain quorum of parties immediately concerned. Oat of Door Amusements. Hawaii possesses one of the finest cli mates in the world, the heat of the tropicsj. being tempered by the cool trade winds which blow regularly during our summer months. Some parts of the country are hot ter than others where they do not receive the full force of the cool winds and Honolu lu is at times placed at this disadvantage, yet taking into consideration our local cli mate all the year through there are but few days when the heat is too oppressive for out-of-door recreation and amusement in the mornings and the evenings, by those who are in the prime of youth. Yet how many associations, clubs and societies have been formed from time to time with the object of starting cricket clubs, gymnasium rooms, musical societies, boating clubs, and others and how long do these clubs continue in their lingering existence. When first initi ated the members are full of life and energy eager for practising or engaging iu matches or rowing contests,. but gradually and sure ly the attendance of the members dwindles down to next to nothing, subscriptions be gin to fail and the organization collapses. There are notable exceptions to this state of things and these exceptions need encour agement. There is the Myrtle Rowing Club which, with its small number of members, is brave'y fighting an. up-hill battle. The base-ball clubs also seem to multiply and iucrea.e In number and to possess a healthy rivalry which bodes a long continued exis tence, aud it is to be hoped that any that may be defeated will not be discouraged by such defeat but will buckle on their armor ami struggle for conquest with renewed vig or. We are glad to find that there Is a gen tlemau in this town anxious to encourage healty rivalry in out-of-door sports and that he has offered a prize for competition between the two local clubs, and very wisely indeed he inserts a condition that such prize is to be used for a specified purpose, thereby ob viating the danger which often arise, of young men losing the true interests of sport in the greater desire of gaining money and thus degenerating noble and manly games into a semblance of gambling transactions. A Hcheme is aid to have been devised and will soon be under way to baild a parallel road from St. Louis to San Francisco, with branches running to Texas and Indian Territory, making a transcontinental Vanderbilt system. The loss of the Central Railroad Company, Mexico, caused by the recent rains, is estimated at $200,000. The destruction of bridges will delay the completion of the road to Agna Cali e&te a month and a half. A Hawaiian Legend by a Hawaiian Na tive. A Legend of the Goddess Pele, Her Lover Lohiau and her Sister Hii akaikapoliopele. The crater of Kilauea on Hawaii, is the residence of the Goddess Pele. She had eight sinters, all called Hiiaka, with some distinguishing ending, as Hiiaka-noholae, (Hiaka living on the headland), Hiiaka wawahilani, (Hiiaka the heaven breaker,) Hiiakaikapoliopele, (Hiiaka in Pele's heart) etc. The latter commonly called the Hii aka is the heroine of this legend. Pele had also several brothers KamoUoaiii, Liono makua, LonoonoIIi. etc. All her brothers and sisters were subordi nate to her, but Kamohoalii was her favor ite brother aud Hiiakaikapoliopele the fa vorite sister. Tradition is not very explic it, as to the source of Kamohoalii's power, but he has always been regarded as the very sacred royal brother of Pele. The brothers and sisters seem to have ua 1 a great respect for each other an i new.- i.vspassed on one auother's privileges, or interfere! with each other's actions. UwekAhuu the higa bluff of the crater walls beyo-id the sulphur banks is supposed to contain a large cave, his dwelling, an I the bluff is known as "Ka-pali-kapu-o-Kamohoalii" (the tabu cliffs of Kamaboalii.) Smoke from volcan ic fires has never been known to be blown against them. True believers stoutly insist that smoke could never by any possibility bend or be blown agains it, as that would be a gross violation of rue royal priviliges of the sacred brother. Hiiakaikapoliopele was the youngest jf the sisters. As her name implies she was the dearly beloved of Pele, and had b?en udow'ed by her with a great deal of her di vine power and attributes. The other sis ters were also Goddesses but of inferior power. Oue day Pele asked her sisters and broth ers to go down with her to the Puna coast to engage in sea bathing, and so assuming human forms they all ,ent down. Whilst the others were indulging iu b itliiug, surf riding, gathering opihi, lirau and other sea shore delicacies, Pele laid down to take a nap. She first ordered her youngest sister. Hiiaka, to hold her kahili (fe ither fly brush ) and to sit by her head and on no account to allow anyone to awaken her. Tt OArvn Iia. .liimKnM n t till far ha 1 of late been very mush disturo.it by the continual turntum of a drum, and she was determined to discover from whence it came. So dropping asleep she forsook the human shape she had assumed :hat of an old, blear-eyed worn m, wliich wis her us ual oue -and tloited in th.-? air towards Waiakea in the direction of the sounds. When she arrived at Waiakea, the drum seemed to sound from Kukuilauania at Ma kahaualoa, twelve miles trotn Waiakea. When Pele arrived there the sounJs were withdrawn to Laupahoehoe, on the confines of the Hamakua district. She still followed aud on her arrival the sounds see me I to proceed from Mauiki, a forest tu irsh above Waipio valley. She w.n n nv thoroughly vexed and made up her mini to follow the sound to its source, if it took her to the end of Kahiki, from whence she came. When she arrived at Ma hikl the drum sonuded us if being struck at Kauwiki in Hana, on the eastern coast of Maui, from thence it sounded at K ilaeo'.talaau the p iut at the western end of Molokai; arrived taere she seemed to hear it as if being played on at Makapuu, the southeastern extremity of the island of Oahu; from there it sounded at Kaena, a bold headland at the western extremity of the same island. Pele still fol lowed and was not surprised to find the sounds had flown to raid-channel of Kaieie waho, the channel between Oahu aud Kau ai; arrived there the sounds came from Haupu on the island of Kauai. Haupu is a mountain peak between Koloa and Li hue and just immediately above the valley of Huleia. When Pele arrived at Haupu she could hear the drum being played at Haena the north-western extremity of that island. As she floated over the intervening spice the sounds remained stationary gradually growing louder and plainer. Arrived at the beach of Haena, she perceived that the sounds proceeded from a drum played by a handsome young man. The young man was Lohiau, the prince of ;the island. He was the most skilful per former on the drum, the most accomplished dancer, as well as th handsomest prince of his days. He was so fond of the hula that he had a large inclosure built containing a large halau, or house with open sides, where he had collected all the handsomest youths and fairest young women of the is land, and had them instructed by the most skilful of the old musicians in the mysteries of the Hawaiian Terpsichoreau Art. He ex celled them all iu skill and in the grace of his performances, and was pre-eminent in personal beauty. He worshipped two Gods, Kanikawi aud Kanikawa, the deities who presided over his art. It seems they were rather mischiev ous divinities, and had been amusihg them selves by carrying the soauds of Lohiau's drum, in the manuer related, to teaze the Goddess Pele. Gratified with the devotion of the young man to themselves, aud rely ing on his great personal attractions, they determined to annoy the Goddess and ex cite her curiosity so as to follow the sounds and thus come in sight of their protege. What they anticipated followed. When Pele alighted on the beach at Hae na, she took one of the most beautiful of her human forms (she had over four h i udred human' forms called Na-kino-lau-o-rele) and walked up to the Pa-hula. She was seen by some of the spectators of the hula, who nudged each other saying, ''what a beautiful woman," and. the hum of admira tion rosj and swelled till it altrac ed Lohi au's attention. The people had divided of their own accord forming a straight lane from the direction whence the lovely wo man was approaching to where Lohiau was iu the center of the Halau-hula (da ncing house). When he caught sight of her, he immediately went out and welcoming her with all the honors accorded to a high alii, took her by the hand and conducted her to a raided place called a Punee, the place of honor. He then ordered his servants to pre pare food for the stranger, but the latter protested that she bad just dined and could not possibly eat another mouthful. Now this refusal was contrary to strict Hawaiian etiquette, but much is excused to beauty. Lohiau questioned the lovely stranger as to whence she came. The latter returned evasive answers at first, but finally ac knowledged that she came from the rising sun. Lohiau fell in love with his guest at first sight, and after a while asked her to be his bride. The Goddess on her part seems to have been equally smitten with the handsome prince and readily consented. After living happily together for some time, Pele bethought herself of her neglect ed duties at the volcano, aud told her hus band she would have to leave him. He naturally objected to such a proceeding, but Pele, urging imperative duties, insisted ou her return to her own home. She attempt ed to console her young husband, from whom she had concealed her real nature, with the promise of speedily sending a tnesenger for him. She asked him to be faithful to her till they met again, and then left. Lohiau was inconsolable and pined to death. We will now return to Hiiaka, whom we left guarding Pele's slumbers on the sea shores on Puna. Wheu the other sisters had returned with the limpets, sea moss, etc., and everything was prepared for the noonday meal, the brothers also having returned from surf riding, fishing, etc., they asked Hiiaka to awake their eider sister who was also their superior, but Hiiaka refused, saying: "she gave me strict orders not to allow her slum bers to be disturbed." The other sisters, usually known as Na Hiiakas knowing Hiiaka to be the favorite, dared not diso bey. So there the poor sisters and brothers sat, hungry aud tired, waiting patiently day after day for Pele to awake, w.ulst sue was with Lohiau at Kauai. As they htd resumed human form, they had also for the time being all the wants and feelings of common humanity. Lonoraakua oue of Pele's brothers had charge of the volcauic fires aud during his enforced absence, the fires of the crater had all gone out. Pele having arrived at Puna on her re turn from Kauai, re-eiitred the human form she had left sleeping and awoke. SIuj then proposed a return to the crater of Kir auea, to which the sisters aud brothers ea$ erly consented with the exception of ttfj; favorite Hiia.ta. who begged to be left be hind, as she had not na i her share of sea bathing aud sport. She wanted to stay and spend same time with her loved friend Uopoe, a young woman of Puna. She was allowed to have her wish aud the other deities; resuming their invisible nature, returned to Kilauea. After a w.iile, Pele began to long for her deserted husband and asked Hiiaka-i-ka-ale-ihi (Hiiaka of the rising wave) to go to Kauai and bring Lohiau to Kilauea, but this sister iuJiguautly refused, saying: "Why didn't you bring your own hus band? You know well there are mauy dan gers to be eucouutered on the way, and you wish me to risit my life for some oue I do not know. I will not go.' So Ple turned to the next eldest Hiiaka-i-ka-ale-in ja aud prefered the same request, but was also re fused. She asked all her sisters successively down to Hiiaka-wa-wahilani, the young est but oue, and was refuse d by all. She then orders 1 one of her brothers Lmoika ouolii to go down to Puna after Hiiaka. Now whilst the elder Hiiakas were suc cessfully refusing Pele's requests, Hiiaka being more highly endowed with supernat ural powers than any, with the exception of Pele, knew all that was taking place at the volcano and foresaw she would have to be the oue to carry out her eldest sister's wish. They wer surf-bathing with her friend Hopoe, and turning to her she said: ''I vi II have to go on a journey." Ilipoe asked, "Where will you go to, aud why should you? If you are going let me go with you?" liiiaka austere 1; "I am go ing ou a long aud dangerous journey. I am going to bring the loved one of my elder sister, and you mmt not go with -me, bat will stay here till ray return. You are my beloved, and I shall leave you iu her care." They were out at sea during this conver sation waitiug for a favorable wave ou which to place their surf-baards. As Hiiaka ceased speaking, a round wave like a little hillock and known to surf riders as au aleopu (budding wave), arose right be hind, so they poised their surf boards and rode ia on it. or rather just before it. On their arrival at the beach they found Lonoikaouolii waitiug with orders for Hiiaka's return to Kilauea. Hiiaka turn ed and embraciug her friend bid her a sor rowful farewell. Sha lovel this friend more than sisters, brothers or relatives. On their arrival at the crater she imme diately set about making preparations for her departure without first reportiug her self to her sister or consulting her. Having completed her preparations she went half way up the -wall of the crater, and turning her face inwards towards the lake, their usual dwelling, chauted a 'Kau" or invoca tion, the first of a celebrated series, called Na Kau o Hiiaka (the Hiiaka chants") wherein she bids her sisters, brothers and the volcaao a farewell. Pele observed to her other sisters, "one would think our sister would have made her adieus whilst she was here, but she must go up half way of the precipice and then chant us a farewell. She does not like going on this errand any more than you did." Hiiaka heard Pele's observation, and an swered by chanting another Kau, wherein she leaves her beloved friend Hopoe under Pele's care, reminding her to be kind to the one she loved, as she would have to go a long and wearisome journey after Pele's loved one. The elder sister felt aloha when she heard this, and realized the dangers Hiiaka would have to pass though in order to carry out her wishes, and there aud then endow ed Hiiaka with the greater part of her di vine power; so that she would be stre ngth ened for contest with the demons and evil spirits she would inevitably meet on her way. (In those days different parts of the is lands were inhabited by powerful demons and malevolent spirits who destroyed trav ellers and oppressed the people. Hiiaka de stroyed several on her journey in search of Lohiau and thus rendered traveling com paratively safe.) Pele called one of her bondwomen Pau okamao who had charge of the Mao Paus. to go up to where the young girl stood aud to attire her in the dresses she had charge of. When finished, Pele looked at Hiiaka with her critical eye, called Awihikalani (heavens squint), and was not entirely -satisfied, so she ordered Pau-o-ka-mao to re tire with her dresses, and called out an other tire-woman having charge of other kinds of paus. aud so she had the different kinds of Paus tried on her young sister, till it cam to the turn of Pauo-palae. When this one attired her young mis tress, everything she put on Hiiaka be came her so well, that even the critical eye of Awihikalani was satisfied, and she was ordered to accompany Hiiaka on her journey. As Hiiaka chanted another Kau bidding them a last farewell, Pele laid her com mands on Hiiaka. 'You are going after our husband. Let him 1e tabu tjll be meets ra, and then, when the spirit of ray commands shall be fulfilled, he shall be yours.' Hiiaka promised obedience and renewed her charge to Pele in regard to her friend Hopoe. " She, accompanied by her tire-woman Pauopalae, then started on the road leading down to Puna by way of Panaevra. Kajxi. To be continued.) ' LATE FOREIGN NEWS Per " Consuelo," From San Francisco. COAST. - The will of tha late Frank Stewart, the Stockton grain merchant, was filed yesterday in the Supe rior Court of Sait Joaquin county. :'JL Chinaman was killed on Thursday night at Minturn Station, Fresno county. At Madera, Fresno county. Robert McIIenry, a sheep herder, committed suicide by taking poison. James Vau, who killed oue Anglen at Charles ton. A. T.. has been discharged, on th- ground that he acted iu self-defense. Constable Juues of Rio Vista, who shut and killed a fisherman, has been exonerated by a Coroner's jury. James R. Page was banged at Plucerville yester day. One Tarbell aud other, at Phanix, A. T., have been held to answer fur an attempt to steal a quan tity of Government barley from General Crook's camp. Further frauds of that character are being investigated at Fort Hnuchaca. A social scandal afieoting residents uf S.tn Fran cisco conies from Eureka, N'ev., lein published by the Sentinel. A Knight Templar in Salt Luke is out about $1,000 by carelessly leaving his pockctbook where some oue got it. At Frisco. Utah, yesteMjy, Charles Morrisn was shot and wounded by Haines. A storm at Frisco, Utah, yesterday, did great damage. There are fears of an outbreak at the Ouray Re -ervation. The Fureka (Xev.) Typographical Union hag passed' resolutions of sympathy for the pi inters lucked out from the San Francisco Call and Bulletin. EASTtBS. One of the suspended Indianapolis Banks has resumed. The other still keeps its doors closed. The Vanderbilt railroad system is o be extended from St. Louis to Omaha. Forty children have boen taken . the country for a two-weeks" stay by the New York Tribune Fresh Air Fund. An Omaha man died yesterday from a sting in flicted by a spider. The Iron and Steel Workers' Convention is still iu session at Philadelphia. The epidemic at Milton Junction, la., is sub siding. As regards the situation of the striking tele graphers, it is stated that the wires were again cut n one of th Northern Hues. It is also reported that au agreement is bfing made with the Balti more and Ohio Company. Many of the railroad operators have struck. Crop report of wheat, cotton, and barley are not quite so favorable as expected. The smallpox prevails in Alaska county, Min nesota. c Arthur and his party are now enjoyiiig the de lights of mountain travel. The railroads from all quarters of the United States are bvinging delegations of Knights Tem plar, bound for the Conclave, to bo held in this city. Duke, who killed Captain Nutt, after defaming the latter's daughter, and was afterward killed, has left a dooument which gives an account of the trouble. A great oil excitement prevails in the vicinity of Rich Hill, Missouri. The reunion on the battle-field of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, commenced yesterday. The for mer wearers of the blue and the gray fraternized with the kindliest feelings. A boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert A. Slade, came off at Madison Square Gardens, New York city, August Cth. Slade was knocked out in three rounds. Keller, the pilot of oue of the steamers which came into collision on the Ohio, iu which so many lives were lost, w.-is tried in the Uuited States Court but the jury disagree.. The trial occupied a month. FOBKION. The Canadian Government, has, it is alleged, precise information that an attempt is to be made to injure the Welland Canal by dynamiters. A colossal system of emigration from the Uni ted Kingdom to the Colonies is being discussed in London. The health of British troops in Egypt is bet ter. Revolts more or less serious are breaking out in various portions of Spain and the country is in a critical condition. The number of daily victims carried off by the cholera in Egypt is slightly decreasing, ' Serious riots broke out in Vienna yesterday. Iu Alexandria the natives got up a cry that the English doctors were poisoning them. A riot followed which had to be suppressed by force. The French complain that the Chinese are al lowed to buy arms iu America. At Ekaterinoslave in a collision between a mob and the troops, one ' hundred persons were killed. Spain complains that France is not interested in the result of the revolts in the peni nsula. A NEW FILTER. Of Interest to Mill Owners and Planters. Understanding that considerable interest was being manifested to war! Mr. Ljbmistein's new method of separating the pure cine juice from its impurities, we repaired to f he Government building, in whose museum a complete mi lel, only wanting in certain mechanic il details, is ou exhibition. The first thiug strikiug oae unfamiliar with mechanical matters of this kind is th- sug gestion of exceeding simplicity in construction, considering the principles involved, and if the accomplishment of the results claimed for it can be judged by its appearance, we sea no reason why the inventor should not ba con gratulated for his success in both. ' It has since been learned that one of these filters, as the inventor c.ill them, has been iu constant operation daily during a period of many months ; that the filtered liquid is of a beautiful dear color, chemical tests showing au entire absence of guuamy matter. The working capacity of the concern is another great item in its favor, one set accomplishing daily the output of that day's work, averaging between twenty- five and thirty clarifiers, and this without discon nection for cleaning purposes. The discharge of the filtered liquor takes place through spouts, each filter running its uwa in livilnl stream, which is capable-of regulation, while the opera tion from the whale t ak-s plao- s rapidly that a five-gallon cau iniy bj filled ia les than two minutes. Mr. Hitchock, thi wdit-'i i wa mtu igr at Papaikou, Uilo, i loud iu his pr u---i ( this in vention, its efitiacy h i I v.tlnd a iving first ben there determined, aud no d nibt will b.s pie is I to respond to any inquiries that the introduction of this apptnta any give rise t . Ta in ventor does not always recline on beds of ross ; meeting the rebuff of a skeptical world, his claims for recognition and sympathy are but too often set aside-?-torn titu;s anver esti-qite t their full value. The lives of some, to whom the world owes a universal debt of gratitude, are exemplifications of this. We trust, there fore, that our planters, who seem to be ever on the alert for new method of enhancing the value of their sugars, will baar this in mind. We wish Sir. Lobenstcin much success. BK0WX. II j w He KscaprJ ni why thf relief Mda't Fiid Him. It is now about a mouth since the prisoner Brown, who was undergoing a sentence of twenty years imprisonment for murder, made his escape from a gang of fellow-prisoners who were at work near the wharves and over whom he had control as luna. Brown has now had plenty of time and opportu nities for escaping from tlie Kingdom, aud as he was successful in evading the vigilance of the po lice, there is no object to bo gained by keeping se cret the mode of his escape. It will be remembered that ab ut the iwras time the Portuguese immigrants had arrived by the Hankow and a large uuuib:T of them were shipped by schooner aud by steamer to the other islands where they had been engaged as laborers on the plantations. Brown evideutly tliongiit he would like to go as well and accordingly o.nincnced his preparations by undergoing the ordeal of a cle hi shave. Having by this means made himself almost unrecognizable he took still further precautions, and, throwing aside his male attire, hedouned tha of a Portuguese woman, and thus arrayed with thick shoes, fuil and homely skirts, the customary handkerchief tied around his head and with his features darkened t re.se .able ru : brouiad brow of the Portuguese beauty, au I -Oit'i n 'i ' A if arms tor without a biby no l.rtu .ja.'se wo.ua it could be complete he walked fearlessly and uu suspectudly aboard the steamer that conveyed him to other shores. It is fvared that soiui cruelty was practiced ou the bab as t m ike it cry un ceasingly aud thus give Att!ier Br vu an o;, r tunity of keeping her head bent eloselv over her little one in the endeavor to s..t1m it su:reria4. Who husbanded Mother Browu is not kiuwu but he successfully, evaded the lynx-eye 1 detectives and is now at large notwithstanding th" rumois that were circulated after his departure that Browu was still in town. MfftU; ut the Maiaal Telephone U. The first meetin; of the above named company was held Thursday afternoon at 3 p. m. There were present Messrs. Henry Waterhouso, A. J. Cartwright, C. H. Judd. J. If. Paty. M. Hymati. C. O. Bergr, A. Jaegor, F. Tratt, T. G. Thrum. C. IS. Wilson, Au. Mae r tens, II. Haiith, S. Led erer, P. C. Jones, Jr., Robt. Grieve, A. S. Cleg horn, J. S. McCrew, O. W. .VI icf.ii lane, S. J . Levey, G. Carson Kenyon, Burgo-is, A. Toler, B. W. Laine, J. W. Robertson, Gao. Ashley, A. W. Peirce, E. Foster, S. Uustace, L. N. Emerson, F. Wundenberg, D. Dayton, J. A. Hopper, and J. M. Monsarratt, representing over 2,000 shares. On the motion of Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Henry Waterhouse was elected chairman of the meeting. J. M. Monsarrat was appointed Secretary The charter was read by the Secretary. Mr. Cartwright moved that the ckartcr b adopted. Carried. Mr. P. C. Jones asked if there were a sufficient number of shares represented in order that the transaction of bnsiuess be conducted according to the proposed by-laws. On lveing sat is tied on this point the business proceeded. On the motion of Mr. J. H. Paty, the by-laws were read, section by section, all of which were passed with one or twe slight ameudmeuts. On the motion of Mr. Cleg ioni, the first Wed nesday in September of each yeir was adopted on which to hold the annual meeting. The by-laws were then adopted as a whole. The Chairman announced that the next bnsiuess wis the election of a President. Mr. Jones nominated Mr. Cartwright. Mr. Cartwright declined to accept the honor. On the nomination of Mr. Frank Pratt, the Hon. H. A. Widemann n unanimously elected Presi deut. Mr. Jaeger proposed Mr. Henry Waterhouse as Vice-President. Carried. Mr. Geo. W. Mwiailane nominated the follow ing gentlemen as Directors, viz: A. J. Cartwright Wm. G. Irwin, J. H. Paty, A. Jaeger and J. A. Hopper, all of whom were uuaniiuously elected. After a vote of thanks to the Chairman, the meeting adjourned. Fashion Notes. Worth receutly underwent a great trial, and made a discovery which may be of use to the ohve-complexioned ladies of this community. There had been placed in his care, to equip for the season, a young lady with a rich, creamy complexion. Color after color, shade after shade, tint after tint, were tried in vain. A huge pile of white tulle was lying near, upon which he seized in despair, and enveloped the girl's form in the silky gauze, coil upon coil What was his astonishment to see a clear, pure tint spread over hands and face of his patient patron. Since then the lady has adopted white in all the various fabrics for all her dresses. Of course this effect cau only be produced under the gaslight. In America materials for summer range from heavy velvets, thick brocades and the roughest of yachting serges up to the lightest and most diaphanous of grenadines. As to bats in Hawaii, the first thing to con sider is lightness ; then the becoming should be studied, and before a subject so vast, a study so profouud, one may well pause dismayed. Large hats and those with dark facings should always bo preferred. Parisian beauties wear their hair combed back from their faces. The French bang is out of date. From American papers we see that black Spanish blonde dresses are made up over strawberry-red satin. The skirting has three broad lace flounces over three satin ones. Lace drapery covers the back. The coat bodice of black satin has a red satin waistcoat, opening with a reverse collar, over a black lace plastron ; a jabot of lace surrounds the neck and the sleeves are puffed lace. It is said that this will be the last fashionable season for lawn tennis, because its devotees are becoming so expert that inexperienced players are shamed out ftt the field. Mrs. Grundy writes to the New York Mail that " a great curiosity at Newport is the mar ried man who pays any attention to his own wife. ' Also that American girls who wed titled Englishmen soon wish they had not been so foolish. CLIPPINGS PEOM FOBEIGN PAPERS SUGAR IN "QUEENSLAND- The Superphosphate and Sulphur Pro cesses. The Mackay Standard, of June 29th, pub lished at Fort Mackay, says : " In this district at the present time trials are being civen on a considerable scale to the Superphosphate and tbe new Sulphate processes. Each of these is represented by gentlemen who have the advan tage of being thoroughly practical experts in the art of sugar making. Mr. Despeissis, during the concluding month of last crushing season, operated on several hundred tons of sugar in this district, and the result obtained was such as to give the must perfect satisfaction to those planters who udopted the process. A sugar was produced which was variously estimated to be worth from 2 to 44 per ton more than that hitherto made by the lime process from similar juice. Mr. Despeissis left Mackay on a visit to Mauritius, and he has now returned to carry on the introduction of his piocess to the planters of Queensland, and we huve no doubt he is fully armed with all the most recent improvements in his system of sugar making, and that be will initiate the loca) planter info all the ruysteries of his not very inysterioos patent. Qu the other hand, we have Mr. De Tonrris, who, though a young man, ia thoroughly versed in all that ap pertains to augarmannfactnre, and he comes in troducing a new Sulphur process, th claims of which appear to us to bo so great as to form a strong rival to the Superphosphate. We havB seen the first sugars made by each process, and we can unhesitatingly suy that we have i,ev. r seen lime procee sugars to equal them. Com paring one with the other, we are not prepared to say which is the best, as their merits are mj nearly balanced. In poiut of color the saiuple made by the Sulphur procese has a slight ad vantage, but as this sample waB made under the personal supervision of Mr. DeTounis, nnd the Superphosphate sample hud not the Hume ad vantage, we are not prepared to nwarl the Sul. phur process the palm. That the two processes will be brought into strong competition we uiv assured, itnd that the planters of QueeusUrj J generally will reap considerable advantage froiu this is manifest, as it cannot for one moment L questioned that either process is far iu advuute of the old, aud hitherto considered sufilcieut lime process. Difficulties in grauulatiuu in tLe pans, tiirdinet-s in the setting of the .loi( wt trouble and loss of time iu diyiug iu the ceutn. fugals, ure all matters of the most vital impoit auce. For instance : Assume that a mill bus 1,000 tons of sugar to make, to do which the vacnr.m pan Las to be Mi in k four films in tLe twenty-four hours ; the loss ot half uii Lour in grauuluting iu the vacuum pan w ith each chuire represents to hours per day, or cue-twelfth 1 1 the crop to be left untouched, ot couise assum ing that the crop is fcufhYiently large to keep tLe mill lully employed. This two tons per dsy would luemj no less tliiiu a bunt eighty tons cf Hiigur uiiiuude at the Hid of the m kmoli a very seiious item, being equal to 2,000 less for thf season's output than would otherwise be the case. Any failure in the coolers or in the dry ing process would also cause more or less loss, and it will not be forgotten that any increase of time required for the manipulation of the raw material in the mill indicates a proportionate in crease of cost per ton of sugar, and all practical men know that steam is not kept up for nothing. Again, the quality of the seconds and thirds will bear materially upon the respective value of the processes, aud the relative proportions id first, second and third sugars is a matter worthy of some note, although our experience leads us to the conclusion that, as a rule, which of course like all rules is subject to seme exceptions, the betti i the first sugars are the greater their quan tity, and the better the lower grades. Density, that most deceitful of old-fashioned ideas, is not to be complained of, most of the juice stauding at from 9 to 10 degrees Beuume; but the gen eral rimark is that the return of sugar per thousand gallons of juice is not equal to the wishes, at least, of the mill owners, and wu look forward to the time, and at no distaut date, wheu the saccharometer will give place to that most exact of instruments, the polariscope ; our only surprise being that its use is so seldom adopted. A Brief Romance. it Sweet girl graduates" in law sounds all right, but there is a sweet girl attorney in America who wouldn't reverence eveu the splen did talents and high lineage of our own Jo. This fair creature was always having tiffs with the Judge, probably because when he asked her to state her reasons she used to reply, with a tightening of her rosebud lips, "just because. So there, now !'1 The other day a prison r said (very naturally; that he would like to have Miss Kate her name is Kate Kaue, attorney to defend him. The Judge, however, was "not friends" with Kate, who, perhaps, had refused to let him kiss her behind the Bench. So lie assigned the defense to another lawyer. A day or so later, the lovely attorney entered the Court-house, and took n seat beside tho cleik iu front of the Judge's desk. Kate looked at him a few minutes, and then suddenly rose and seized a large inkstand from the desk. Th iukstaud slipping from her hands, she next caught up a glass of water. The Judge's. tteii- tion was attracted by her movements, and, as h turned his head. Miss Kate threw the contents of the glass in his face, wetting his clothes also. This singular mode of throwing cold water ou hi suit", mike th Judge vexed. He aever told his love, but ou the contrary he ordered the officer to arrest Miss Kate: After she had been placed in the prisoner's dock, he immediately sentenced her for contempt of court to pay a fine of 10 and to stand committed to the Comi ty Jail until that sum should be forthcoming. That is all of the story that has reached us, hii ( we admit that it ends tantaliziugly. One would have liked to know whether the Judge went down to liiiint bis victim through tho grating iu the cell door, was melted by her beautiful dis tress and lovely dishabille, got married to her by the jail chaplain, and was immediately ar rested on his own warrant ns the person respon sible for payment of the fine inflicted on Lis wife ; or whether the other chap came along, paid the fine, released Kate, and presented her on their wedding day with a pair of slipper made out of the Judge's skin. " Preaching on His Head." At a meeting of the Upper Home of Canter bury Convocation the Bishop of Lichfield said he wishod to make an explanation with regard to some remarks he mad at the first meeting. He had taken oocasiou to mention, among othir matters, as evideuoe of the growing extrava gance of the Salvation Army, the annouuoemeut that the Captain of tho Salvation Army in Derby would preach the Gospel on his head for ten minutes, and the Lieutenant on his feet, He had received a communication from a person, who he presumed was a member of the Salva tion Army, informing him that the meaning of this announcement was very different from what he (the Bishop) supposed, and that what it w ment to convey was tint the Captain would speak "on head'' in the sense of speaking about our blessed Lord. He did not explain the other announcement -.bout the Lieutenant speaking on his feet. He was quite willing to give the Salvation Army the benefit of this ex planation, whatever it might be worth, although it appeared to him that this irreverent jest on the most sacred of all subjects was scarcely less profane than would have been the performance itself if it had taken place. A Modern Miracle. A " miracle" has been performed in favor of the Baronne de Brenner. The lady iu question resides in an Austrian town, and here recently she met with an accident, resulting in the dis location of her ankle. Fever ensued, her con dition grew worse, and the most the doctors could hold out in the way of hone was, that at the expiration of three months the patient might be able to leave her bed. The Baronne, it seoma, had speoial reasons for desiring to be up and about within a week, and, without neglecting the prescriptions of her physician, she determined to try other means. She had iu her possession a small piece of linen, held by her to be very precious on account of its having been dipped in the blood of Pope Pins IX. This Bhe applied to her foot, calling on the late Pontiff to work a miracle on her behalf. On the evening of the very saiue duy, it is stated, (he swelling disappeared as if by enchantment ; the feverish symptoms Yjmined, thenppeUte returned, and, to the exceeding joy of the pa tient, the following morning she was able to walk about and resume her customary svocs tions, being completely restored to health. .5 :,t MI 1 t t n