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The nb-r.pton price fr papera forwarded to any part
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which Include potai;e.
Ood is Our Hope "
The lie. John K. Lewi, of the U. S. S. 8.
peu.-coU preached Sunday morning at St.
Andrew Pro-Cat hedral, taking hi.- text from
the first verscof the forty-slith Psalin. 'God in
inr Hope."
He sai l: "TUf or limry hf? of tn-?n seeins to
b a thin? apart fro n G1. Tue batk of life is
business 4u l plusare, u I doibtless G 1 is lit
tle thought of in the midst of theta. Tin store,
the offi:e, the coaucil, the street, the concert,
the receptioo. all rile with th;ir eg.r euite
ment, their ce t.seli acti'iie-i. b rjly o-r
the thDOUt of G 1 behin 1, bnth tUeax. Or
diaary ud:rtkin1ia are entire 1 ttp a pp ireut
ly a4 thoa.h there wj in Ire I u Gl. Plan
are ra.le mi thuU time, aud life, 1 h-s utu
were held in fee aimple. The world aeeins raly
very worldly. The golly, a. some we rtup.!
miiHt be called, are only with taach diffi.:alty liin
tinsniihaWe from the ut m. Tuey t cintrch
prh tH and rrcite Hl:h w.r In a- thee f the
walrni.4t, G J U oar h ope, 4a I treu-th bat
then they away from charch au I one could
hardlr Hy how it wore p-j.-i-iible that G 1 w.4
leateeined by theta their hope and strength.
Th;re however, an aud-.-rcarreut in bu oiu
ife a ell a4 thi-4 surface drift. The world is
the world. It- need and utcessities will exact
a severe followin;; of in ways. Man goeth forth
to hi work, and to hi- labor, until the evening.
Life's happiue a are snch aa will rightly and
powerfully eui.i.'e the heart. The world will
therefore of u.:oe-i.sity tem worldly. IU goJli
ui will be the uiiderdiw. strong or weak as the
time or caso in y b-?, the life hid ln. Th-?re "
another life turn th it which U H.?eu. There is
b-neath the every l.ty seeuiiiig of the world a
real religion -me and true godliness, to be bure
ly kaom u in the fart of the invincible hold which
all that we call good and godly has npon the
hi.-art.-t and miu Is of men. We are n-t in this
.saying gTeot things for the Bnrface religion of
this or any time, bat as against overzeal, im
patience, or discoar-igetnent on uu h in I. i. e.
the Bide of profes.se J Christians, and cynicism
and infidelity on tUo other. We simply declare
that A3 God ha had so He hatt, and shall ever
have the homage f the hearts of men. Toe mys
teries that Hurroaud us and presd upon as are the
very atmosphere which envelopes as; this earth
with its storms, its c Urns, its saasou au I cat.is
trophies, its processes and powers, its dreadful
faithfalness au 1 sweet delights, its silent pemist
encn anil solemn ch lugef uluest, itsfll uf life
and round of death. The thing we c.ill that is
thoaght of when oar three score years an 1 ten
seem but as a inmnt. the agv.-a of empires only
a flitting d ty; th cycles of which, as we get
glimpses of them from snch meditutious as geol
ogy will put ns up mi, appear less.r eternities
and yet wheu they are passed are but us a watch
in the iii-lit. The thing we call spare begiuuing
for us ho plaiuly, if you choose here on earth's
surface, 1 U stret .-uiu-j aw y beyu 1 all our im
aginings, being y?t as we ui ly rea-lily thiuk on
ly in its begiuuiug, still when it has nevertheless
taken in the farthest star our eyes discern, these
mysteries lead as, as they hare 'ever led the
.childreu of earth, to the thought of GL That
urhich is of necessity the taost affectiug of all
-ousiderations to as this lile we live demands
.and receives from as at last bat this one solution
-traug.r, nniefined, remote, acrrtcicxr, noer
thoIes.s, precious and restful GOD. Behind, above,
beueath, life's j ys, its griefs, a-ubitious, tri
umphs, failures, greatnesses, vanities, the soal
is fain to b li ;ve, yea it will believe iu God. It
is not a demonstration that can give as God.
Can'st thoa by seareuiag ;iul out 01 ? " asks
the prophet. S--ieuce cauuot lea l np to Him
evea by her sublime ways. Logie cannot build
the argument that will reveal Uim, and still he
is revealed. Soma secret subtle power of the
heart or soal apprehends Him; sees, hears, feels,
knows, Uim. Blessed are the ministries that
worthily teach Him, the men to whom a power
divine seems given to help the soal in its nearer
approach to God. There were ever such. They
have been, as it were, lesser gods, so divine has
been their help. Bat it is to some element with
in us, 2&m faculty of oar nature, the thought of
God appeals. Whatever we are, there is that
within Us which given as somehow of itself,
apart from evidence, auaimst evidence of all
sorts, the mighty assurance of God. Here
then let as take oar first lesson of comfort
from the Psalmist's words, ' God is oar
Hopes.' It seems to a per asps an in
sufficient thing that we can only know oar God
as though by hope, that we can only hope that
He is ; we know so many things by very sight
and sense. There are those who can canningly
argue against a mere hope, and boast the higher
worth of lesser things that can be proven with
rigorous certainty. We h pe there is a God.
What a poor, weak sentence ? What a very
child's utterance ? Thiuk what grand, what
thrilling certainties science of every name can
publish to the world ? Think what i repressive
ness in the multiplied ranks of learning, the
amazing results of . the intellectual activities of
our 4ay,! Then consider, if yon will, the fact
that of Gd we say only, we hope, we believe
He is. Bat is this, indeed, a weak utterance ?
Is this voice of the heart a feoble one, to be
drowned by those others ? Ah ! when the mini
of ra an has paid every homage other truth ex
acts, there will remain and will be rendered the
higher homage which the God of man's hope,
the God of his belief, U all inspire. When the
certainties which it is given the mind of maa
gloriously to attain, shall drop one by one from
the failing intellect, there will yet abide com
fortable, blessed, invincible, his belief, as better
than them all, bis hope in God. Oar hope in
God is a hope ; oar belief is a belief ; bat it is
none the less a power. Understand this, my
friends. It does not appear that the certainties
of science are mightier or grander than the high
and solemn hopes of the soal. These hopes
were before the days of knowledge, and will
ever be the power of powers over the lives of
men, however knowledge bo increased. It is
not then a feeble voice, a weakling's speech,
to say I hop in God, I believe in God. It is,
besides its purpose to reproach the believer with
the fact that he cannot know the God he wor
ships. His belief, his hope, is to him in the
place of w.iat the scoroer calls knowledge and is
as natural and as forceful as that knowledge.
Indeed we may well be confident that it is knowl
edge ia strictest sense however it may differ in
in its sort, from that which more commonly is
called by that name. Again we may derive com
fort with the Psalmist from the consideration of
the invincibleness as resting in God. God,' he
aith 'is our hope and streagth, a very present
help in trouble. Thjr-fore will we not fear,
though the earth be moved, and though the hills
be carried into the midst of the ea.' What a
voice out of mortal ashes of 3000 years ago !
What iut'EBition of the felt pressure of the trial
of time ! What brotherhood between the Psalm
ist and our-w-lves iu the implied experi
ence of euihly life. Verily it must Siem tu u
at times as th ugh . blind u l t-rrible chauce
prevailed in the thius of earth, as til ugti wre
were but the sport of distress's as direful as in
physical u tture jv al 1 U: tu; mviai ' th
quakiug earth or the t ppliug of til-; hills frj ui
their solid hue into th-i ma. Bit here is th
enduring nature of hope iu G d. Nothing is
able to destroy it. I miy here address uiy--tf to
the many, aul especially n suirU as are forward
to profess thir faith iu God. You all will boar
witness to the fact of the uii.Hm'lUrrableuess of
the h ope of ra in in his God. Tiiere are .lifSo-nl-ties
iu the way of that hop..'. Tue singer of Is
rael Hpeaks of the mighty shocks it may have.
For some there are the supposed opposition of
philosophy and science. Indeed tlure can be
no opposition between true science and the
heart's repose in God. Bat such is the weakness
of our minds that easily there may appear such
opposedness. Still what we would say is this,
that after all the ditn iulties of science, its devot
ees, as other men, d feel their neal of Gil,
and confess him iu their hearts, they live medi
tating much upon him, au l die resting in tue
thought of hiin. There ara h iwever ia luy more
of those whoso hope in God is tried by the be
holding of the ills of this present world. Tue
over uuuruful writer of the book Ecolesiastes
pats the troable in most moviug forms, lie
says bo not righteous over much, neither in ike
thyself over wise. Why s'aoil 1st t!oi destroy
thyself ? Be aot over uracil wicked neither be
thou foolish. Why shouldst thou die before thy
time? All things come alike to all, there is on
vent to the righteous and t the- wiekd, to the
good and to the cleau au 1 t t u iri -ln.iu, as is
the good so is the sinner. An 1 auotiier says I
do also see th-; un-go lly iu such prosperity.
We see the triumphs of what we approve not.
We see the failure of that which is most noble,
most holy. Wo bvhold tho iersisteut reign of
moral evil; we consider the universality of bod
ily pains and woe. We are sorely aware of the
mighty prevalence of mental distresses, each
heart of man kuowiug its own plau '. Aud yet
through all these diffijaltias, th strength of
which no words cau tell, the nature of which
makes them to appeal 1 1 that withi i as which
is higher far than the understanding, tho power
of which the universal heart of man attests,
through them all faith looks up aud cries, yet
G hl is my hope, therefore will I not f-ar. "Al
though the figtree shall not blossom ueither shall
fruit be in the vines; the la'.an of the olive .shall
fail an 1 the tiel Is su ill yield no un.it; th tl ic k
shall be cut off from the fold and there sh ill be
no herd here iu the stalls; yet I will rejoice iu
the Lord. 1 will joy in the God of my salvation.'
To all comes the trial of ttieir iiope in the person
al and individu it experiences e mast h ive. We
may not be troubled by the iutellectual tria s of
Biich as give themselves to philos ophy. Tin case
of the great multitude, our brethren, ui iy also
not so seriously aflfct us. Our own case however
will give us trial. For within us is to be found,
and hardly iu epitome, all th-it so fearfully
shocks the whole great world. With all its
goodness, aud the earth is fall of the goodness
of our God, we each one know iu our own selves
the ills of the earth. We do well to shake off
as we can, the evils th it distress us. St. II some
trial will bend every one, some woe will spread
gray or black over all of life's little day. The
changes and chances of our in ortil existence seem
at times altogether more than heart or soul can
bear. We could each produce our great sor
rows, tho' we do not. Ah! S uiiuy many ways
the faith of the faithful, the hope of the hopeful
is tried. Who ever saw one for wboia the resur
rection hope, fully covered the agony of be
reavement? So have I seen multiplied grief
well nigh ready to curse Gol aud die. But
whatever they be, however great as the sweet
steady silver of the inoon after clouds, beams
out thro' the night, so hope iu our God sur
vives alt the sorrows of time. Oh it is no half
tone in which faith lifts up her voice "God is
our hope.'' When the consideration of our sin
fulness weighs down the soal aud we have listen
ed to all the terrible denunciations not of Christ,
but of those who are supposed to speak as with
His lips, we may well fall low into despond
ency.but some way we cannot, we do not despair.
Ten thousand times ten thousand voices oat of
pulpits cannot kill the aspirations of the heart
to God as good, or that voice in response to it
that sweeps from Nazareth, aud Bethany,
and Calvary adowu the canturies. Ages ago the
heart cf man believed that the sacrifices of God
are a broken spirit, a broken aud a contrite
heart our God would not despise; that He did
not deal with ns according to our sins nor re
ward us according to our iniquities, and Christ
satisfies our hope when He emphasizes olden
words with His blessed repetition, a bruised
reed will He not break and smoking flax will He
not quench. Remember, oh, remember! how
significantly is the construction of many of these
psalms out of which we are having our lesson.
They begin in woful minor but end in trium
phant major, ''Out of the deep have I called
auto thee, O Lord! ' ''O Israel trust in the
Lord." And wheu hard things are exacted of
faith and we toil and fret and grieve over them,
how at last we can fearlessly refuse some of
them, as that God has from everlasting decreed
the perdition of some or that anbaptized iu
fants are lost; or receive others of them uu
qaestioningly, as somehow divine. And all be
because 'God is our hope.'' That which would
dim that persuasion mast perish; as the weaker
before the stronger. That which can increase
this persuasion, we can receive, tho we know it,
understand it not now. "God is our hope."
Let the despondent about good things bear this
their profession in mind. One would thiuk at
times that God's cause iu the world was in dan
ger of failure, hearing the laments of the Godly.
Certainly it would be a strange zeal for God that
would not desire a steadier and more rapid
spread of faith. Bat why should we hear the
despairing fear expressed that evil is gaining on
good? How can that stand with the declaration
God Is our hope? Why 6hould we be anxious
about the collisions of faith and science, about
the increase of infidelity, about the apathy and
deadnes3 of Christian people? Evil cannot gain
on the good unless the Devil be God. Right
faith aud trn Sr-i-iif? unnt bs and will evince
themselves to be it o:i.-e. IuS Mity! Tiiere was
never brighter Chri-i tian faith, int-user Chris
tian love than t-dav. Apathy and deiuhiess!
We cauuot deny the:u. Th;re w.rre those iu the
charch of Christians to-duy, whom neither His
patieuce of love nor His intensity of indignation
could reach. Their descendants are with us.
Yet Uity give not its character to God's flock.
Blessed is the and sweet the sympathy that
continues unmistakably the very ministries of
Christians. Ah! Let the d. Kponding withhold
.their misgivings. Go I is our hope In quiet
uess an 1 confi lene- shall he be onr streugth. Let
come whit will, ia thu world, iu nature, in
learning, in distress of mind, iu pain of body
in here aveim-nt ol friends, iu the hour and arti
cle of lit nth for ourselves. Let us hold fast, h t
us keep oright this mighty and sufficing persua
sion tint the everlasting anus are about us, that
God is our h op.J a.i I stivnt'.i. and that there
fore we need not fear. '
The United States Navy.
The Sau Francisco Chronicle, t-peaking of the
American navy at the pre Fmt lime, says : "The
navy of to-day is in a dcplorahl e condition a
standing xuomimdit of ilisgruce to the ling and
nation. Au era of waste :md extravagance hns
been iuaugura ted, mipnrulk-h d in the history of
the couutry. A few illustrations Mill serve to
give a general idea as to the qualit y of manage
ment that hi.s reigned in that department. Re
pairs to the Tenn essee cost $1,431,000, besides
which her old engines, which cost $764,000,
were taken in part pa j merit. Since then
$30u,000 more has been spent on her. Her
engines, which cot $450,000, have in three
years required repairs nmounting to $126,000,
and these engines weigh nearly one-half more
and occupy more space in the Khip than the en
ginep and machinery of vessels of a like class in
foreign navies. The Kearsarge has had $667,
0'TO expended upon her in repairs more than
double her first cost. The Pcnsncola cost in re-
pa its $1.23S,800, and S316.000 more has been
expended on her. Sbr has eost for repairs
iroO.OtX) more than it cost to build the Trenton ;
has a speed of only nin knots per hour, con
sumes twice as much coal ns phe ought, and,
cempareel with similar ships in foreign navies,
the Trenton is a poor and worthless ship. The
vessels of the n ivy cannot withstand the shock
of a common carrier. How would they fare if
opposed to the powerful armored fleet of
Europe, armed with improved rifled guns, capa
ble of throwing a projectile weighing 1,700
pounds at a velocity of over n mile in four
seconds, equal to 27,213 tons of metal falling a
distance of a foot on an object. It required, in
the late bombardment at Alexandria, 370
pouuds of powder to fire the projectile at the
velocity named, at an average expense of $1,000
for every explosion. It requires time and skill
to produce guns capable of performing such
work, and this gTeat nation is not the possessor
of one. This great country is waxing. fat and
prosperous, a tempting morsel for some warlike
power ; and with the advance of steam naviga
tion, tho broad Atlantic and Pacific become
daily less formidable as barriers. The fate of
Alexandria, with its chaos and elesolation, the
work of England's floating fortresses of iron,
may in time menace New York, Boston, Phila
delphia or San Francisco. Neither onr navy nor
fortifications would prevent capitulation, na
tional disgrace and l itter humiliation. Pot-
metal smooth-bores, altered" rifles and cast
iron missiles comprise the bmk and scope ef
America's ordnance department. Efforts are
being made to reorganize as well as to create a
navy, and the sooner it is consummated the
better for the welfare and honor of the nation.
The navy ia already overcrowded, ye t the acad
emy at Annapolis is turning out officers every
year in surplus. Midshipmen must wait years
for advancement to the next grade, and under
the provisions of the bill lately passed, promo
tion will be practicajly killed for years to come.
The grade cf Commodore has been stricken from
the navy. Better have exterminated at onoe the
high-sounding title of Admiral. The rank of
Commodore is endeared to the service by bril
liant deeds and tradition. A well-known publi
cation thus comments on au existing evil, which
should claim the undivided attention of the
Secretary : 1 There are hundreds of barnacles on
the naval rolls also, but nothing can be done
about it. There are several naval officers now
on duty " special duty " at the Washington
Navy Yard that have not been one hour on a
ship, except when they went traveling for
pleasure, since the day they left Annapolis with
their appointments as Lieutenants.' '
Cowhided by His Father-in-Law.
Washington, June 25. South Washington is
very much excited over a family difficulty which
occurred in that neighborhood. About three
months ago the daughter of a wealthy brick
maker was married to a young man named
James Thomas. The father of the bride gave
the couple a nice house, newly furnished, aud
for a month thej lived quite happily. At the
end of that time the groom became neglectful of
his wife, anil declared that he did not love her
and was tired of her. In proof of this, he sub
jected hef to a very severe treatment, assailing
her with all kinds of indiguities, until she left
him and weu; to her father's house. There she
was taken quite ill.- Meanwhile her husband
remained at the horn? her father had provided
for them, and ne.er inqn red after her, although
he' knew sh was very ill.
This conduct exasperated the father, who is a
mild-mannered old gentleman, with a long gray
beard and hair. Saturday rjorning, when the
young man came out of the house, as usual,
without inquiring for his wife, who was in the
next house, he stopped him iuietly, and, taking
him by the hand, drew out a cowhide, plying it
vigorously upon his back and shoulders. The
young man resisted, but it wa3 useless the
blows fell fast and heavy. The neighborhood
was aroused, but so was the old gentleman, and
hf continued to apply the cowhide until his
victim fell at his feet. He then went quietly
back into the house, and the chastised bride
groom hobbled off in great pain, and swore out
a warrant.
An immense steam sawmill near Hall, Quebec,
was burned. Loss $100,000.
A Big: Mining; Suit.
A Mexican mining suit of extraordinary
magnitude, if high sounding figures may
be considered a measure of Importance, was
lately heard in the Supieme Court Cham
hers, New York. The fuit was one brought
bv Kliphalet Ntt against Las Nueve
Mines de Santa Maria Gold and Silver
Mining Company to compel the trustees of
the company to account to it for 524,000,-
000 of its capital -stock. Some very well
kntfwn gentlemen are trustees of the com
pany, among others HenryCjews. Johu V.
Allev and Frederick D. Grant! Nolt who
owns 300 shares of the capital stock,
charges in his complaint that the mining
property in Mexico is not worth more than
$500,000, and he says th at it was purchased
for less than $20,000 by the person who af
terwarel sold it to the company. Notwith
standing these facts, Mr. Nott charges that
the trustees of the company gavethe person
from whom they purchased the property
more that $24,000,000 of its capital stock of
$25,000,000. Then the person who sold the
land gave back the greater part of its shares
to the trustees for a nominal consideration.
The trustees, he says, after receiving the
shares, placed them upon the market as full
paid up stock for their own benefit. Mr.
Nott claims that the trustess, when they
did this, were guilty of fraud, and that they
should be compelled to account for the
stock. The trustees demurred to this com
plaint on the ground that it did not state
facts sufficient to constitute a cause of ac
tion, but Judge Donohue overruled this
demurrer. The defendants now seek to ap
peal from Judge Donohue's decision over
ruling the demurrer, and with this object
in view a motion has been made before
Judge Cullen for an order to stay all pro
ceedings in the suit pending an appeal.
Counsel who opposed the motion claimed
that no stay should be granted until the
trustees gave a bond for 824,000,000. On
the other hand it was asserted that a bond
for only enough to cover the plaintiff's 30
shares of stock, which-he purchased for $2
a share sl.ould be given. Decision re
versed. The Hanlan-Hosmer-Lee Race-
Syracuse, N. Y., July 26. The Hanlan-IIosmer-Lee
race at Fulton to-day was wit
nessed by 5,000 people. The course was
three-quarters of a mile and was rowed over
twice. There was very little betting, it be
ing considered that Ilanlan was a sure win
ner, though there were a few even bets on
the result between Hosmer and Lee. Tlie
start was made at five o'clock and all took
water together. Hanlan and Lee pulled
thirty-four and Hosmer thirty-six strokes
to the minute. The boats kept even the
first half-mile; Ilanlan then drew ahead,
and Hosmer tried to get the best of Lee.
Hanlan turned the stake in six minutes,
Hosmer ten seconds later and Lee five sec
onds behind. Back to the start, Hanlan
drew well to the front of Hosmer and Lee,
between whom there was a fine struggle.
A quarter of a mile from the start Hanlan
slowed up, and the others gained on him.
Hanlan turned the starting point four
lengths ahead in nine minutes thirty-four
seconds, and H osmer and Lee turned to
gether. Hanlan stopped rowing, took a
drink of water from his hand, and when
again starting, Hanlan was two lengths
ahead, and Hosmer and Lee together.
The three went in th is position to the quar
ter, when Hanlan crossed into Lee's water
and rowed to the turning stake. Lee and
Hosmer continued the struggle all the way
up. ilanlan turned the st ake in fourteen
minutes and fifty seconds, Lee ten seconds
later, and Hosmer two seconds behind him.
Ilanlan spurted after all three had turned,
gaining a good lead, and settled down to
twenty-eight strokes a minute. Hosmer,
shortly after turning, spurted, and was soon
alongside of Lee. Both pulled a fine race
all the way back, and a bout a quarter of a
mile from the finish, both drew by Hanlan,
and the three rowed side by side a short
distance, when Hanlan, by a few strong
strokes, opened a lead of several lengths
from Hosmer, who was still a length ahead
of Lee. Wheu a few rods from the finish
Hanlan quickened his stroke and crossed
the score winner, Hosmer half a length
ahead of Lee. Time Ilanlan, 19:49: Hos
mer 19:50; Lee, 19:51. The time recorded
frhows the course is not a full three miles.
Hanlan- Hosmer aud Lee have started for
lna 43 regatta.
Island Hotes.
Honokaa, August 23, 18S3.
On last Saturday night Mr. Sam'l. lirker
entertained a large number of friends at his resi
dence at Mana, the guests being invited both
from Hamakua and Kohala, as well as a number
of ladies and gentlemen from Honolulu. The
occasion was the celebration of the twelfth anni
versary of his marriage.
O.n Wednesday evening the whole party met
at Captain Wilfong's in Honokaa, where dancing
was kept up into the small hours of the mom.
iug, and not withstanding the inclemency of the
weather, (which was very wet during the after
noon and nightf, it was one of the best enter
tainments that has been given in Hamakua for
years, liefore leaving tne elistnct tue entire
party had their photographs taken by artist
Mr. Chase the photographer was here last
week soliciting orders for views, but the last
that was seen of him was a ''back view, ' as he
went off in disgust at finding that all the busi
ness had been done by Sylva.
The weather still continues very wet in this
district. J. R. M.
The Bartholdie Statue Committee baa adopted
the design for the pedestal offered by Richard
M. Hunt. The description is not to be made
-ii copyrighted.
The steamer City of Rome, which arrived In
New York Thursday from Liverpool, made an
unprecedented passage, steaming 439 miles in
one day and 462 the x.ext.
Dr. Robert Moffatt, father-in-law of the late
Dr. Livingstone, the celebrated African traveler,
and who was himself for many years a mission
ary in South Africa, is dead.
Charles Hey wood Str... .... letter known
to the public as " Genei i! Tom Thumb,"
died at his residence at Middleboro. Mass.,
at half-paFt eight o'clock on Sunday, the
13th Julv. of apoplexy. He had been
slightly indisposed for a few da3s but noth
ing serious was anticipated. The eleceasetl
was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on January
4, 1S3S. In 1352 ho entered the service of
P. T. Barnutu. At that time he was not
two feet high and weighed less than sixteen
pounds. He was, however, a well formed,
bright lit tie fellow, with light hairand rosy
cheeks and the great showman engaged
him at a salary of $3 a week and travelling
expenses. He made his first appearance in
New York on Thanksgiving Day, in the
same year, atBarnum's Museum, and prov
ed a frreat attraction. Before he had been
a year with Barnum his salary was in
creased to 23 a week. In 1854 Barnum
took the infant prodigy to Euglandand had
a most successful reason with him at the
Princess Theater, London. He exhibited him
afterwards at the Egyptian Hall and had the
pleasure to present him to Queen Victoria.
Mr. Barnum thus described the great event:
"We were conducted through a long cor
ridor to a broadflight of marble steps which
led to the Queen's magnificent picture gal
lery, where Her Majesty and Prince Albert,
the Duchess of Kent and twenty or thirty
of the nobility were awaiting our arrival.
The General walked in, looking like a wax
doll gifted with the power of locomotion.
Surprise and pleasure were depicted on the
countenances of the royal circle at behold
ing this remarkable specimen of humanity
so much smaller than they had evidently
expected to find him. The General advanc
ed with a firm step, and as he came within
hailing distance made a very graceful bow
and exclaimed, 'Good evening, ladies and
gentlemen ! '" A burst of laughter followed
this salutation. The Queen then took him
by the hand, led him about the gallery and
asked him many questions, the answers to
which kept the party in an uninterrupted
strain of merriment. The General famil
iarly informed the Queen that, her gallery
was 'first-rate,' and told her he should like
to see the Prince of Wale3. The Queen re
plied that the Prince had retired to rest, but
that he should see him on some future oc
casion. The General gave them his songs,
dances, and imitations, and after a conver
sation which continued for more than an
hour, with Prince Albert and all present,
we were permitted to depart."
After this Barnum took him to Paris and
presented him to King Louis Phillipe and
King Leopold, of Belgium, and reaped quite
a golden harvest. In 1862 a dwarf girl,
named Laviuia Warren, of considerable
personal attractions, was engaged by Mr.
Barnum. Commodore Nutt and General
Tom Thumb both fell in love with her. Af
ter several months of deadly rivalry, which
almost led to bloodshed, she became the
wife of the General and the Commodore
was almost broken heartetl.
The marriage was solemnized at Grace
Church in New York, on February 14, 1863.
They started on a wedding tour, taking in
Washington and paying a visit to President
Lincoln at the White House. After a few
months' retirement they reueweel their
public career, travelling all over the world
and holding exhibitions wherever they
went. The happy pair were popular favor
ites and made much money. The General
was rather extravagant, though, and spent
all he earned, and perhaps more. His
tastes and habits were expensive. At one
time he owned a fine yacht and indulged in
other aristocratic and fashionable luxuries.
Of late years he was not so well off, und in
stead of exhibiting before crowned heads,
was compelled to take part in shows in
more democratic regions, such as the Bow
ery and Coney Island. He was'well known
in New York, and the death of thejjood
hearted, genial little fellow will be mourn
ed in all sincerity by many of his oldtlme
friends and companions. His wife survives
him. A. 1'. Herald.
James Carey Shot Dead While Landing at
Port Elizabeth.
London, July 30. Intelligence has just been
received here that James Carey, the informer in
the Phcenix Park murder cases, was shot dead
yesterday on the steamship Melrose while land
ing at Port Elizabeth. The deed was committed
by a fellow passenger named O'Donnell, who is
in custody. The Government had taken special
and expensive measures to protect Carey.
O'Donnell took passage here by Donald, Cur
rie & Co.'s mail steamship Kinfanus Castle,
which left Dartmouth on the 6th instant for
Cape Town, where she transferred her passen
gers, who were elestined to Port Elizabeth,
Natal, and other coast ports, to the steamship
Melrose. The report of the shooting of Carey
caused intense excitement in" the West End of
London atid in the House of Commons.
The Sugar Commission.
Washington, July 31. The special commis
sion appointed to investigate the charges by
Congressman Belment, of New York, of the
great frauds which he claimed were being per
petrated in the importation of sugar from the
Sandwich Islands, has returned, and has a large
number of figures and facts bearing upon the
snbject. They will be compiled and arranged
in a report to Secretary Folger. The commis
sion declines to make public any facts in rela
tion to the nature of the report in advance of its
preparation, but from private sources it is
learned that it will sustain Mr. Belmont's
charges, as a whole.
New Masonic Temple.
A grand Masonic Temple is about to be
erected in Trenton, U. S. It will be about
100 by 200 feet in dimensions, five stories
high and will be built of brick and terra
otta work.
"Va Jk
WHOLE NO. 14-22.
The Winter Garden and a Number
Other Buildings Destroyed.
At 1 o'clock Saturday morning, August
4th, a fire started in Verein Eintracht Hall,
No. 316 Post street, and spread rapidly to
the rear of the Winter Garden 'theatre,
which was in a few mintes wrapped in a
sheet of flame. Tie adjoining buildings on
Sutter and Post streets, all low frame build
ings, soon shared the same fate. The Fire
Department was promptly at the scene in
answer to the alarm which was turned in
from box 49, but the flames had made such
headway that little could be done, aud the
attention of the firemen was turned to the
surrounding property and a vigorous effort
made to save as much of it as possible. But
the fierce het was a powerful factor against
them, and, in spite of all the water that
could be used, the three-story frame next
door to the Winter Garden, occupied as a
lodging house, commenced to blaze, and in
a few moments after was one mass of flames.
The hou?e belongs to W Frledlander the
hatter. His wife ran from the building
wild with fear in her chemise, bearing in
her arms her young baby. A fireman rush
ed to her assistance, threw his coat over
her form, aud bore her in safety from the
flames. The fire also communicated to the
rear of Druid Hall, 413 Sutter, and soon that
buildwig also was doomed to destruction.
The progress of the flames was very rapid,
aud at the time of going to press the pros
pect is not good for any of the buildings in
the block between Red Men's Hall and
Druid Hall on Post and Sutter streets
respectively and Stockton street. From
the former building the flames made a clean
sweep to the corner of Post and Stockton
streets. A constant and heavy shower of
sparks fell on the buildings and iu the
streets as they were carried by the breeze,
which was fortunately very light, yet some
of the larger firebrands traveled as far as
the corner of California and Kearny streets,
aud the danger of other fires was imminent.
Householders were on the alert, throwing
buckets of water upon the roofs of their
houses and spreading wet blankets to pre
vent igniting. At the present time the
buildings known to be destroyed are ten on
Post street, four on Stockton and one on
Slitter. The flames are still raging.
Ths fire is now under control nud its
further spread is not to be feared. While
the flames were raging in Red Men's Hall
a man, whose name could not be learned,
fonnd his exit from the building cut off and
jumped from a second-story building. He
was of course severely injured and was
taken away in a hack. So far as known
this was the only casuality. Daily Alta,
a. p.
Condensed Telegrams.
Hartmau, the well-known Nihilist, has arrived
in London, to make arrangements for a social
A detective has been in Montreal looking for
Major Nickerson, the missing army officer of
two wives notoriety.
The Southern Massachusetts Te lephone Com
pany has votetl to consolidate with thei other
companies in New England.
L. P. Taylor, ot the Union Pacific Railroad
Company, died in Omaba from a spider bite re
ceived in the lip.
Slade, the Maori pugilist, arrived in Chicago
from New York, en route to Kansas City, to
train for his fight with Mitchell.
The committee of the House of Lords, who
have been considering the Manchester ship canal
bill, have decided to drop the measure for this
A Vienna dispatch says : Employes at the
Ostro mines have revolted and have been riot
ing. 1 wo companies of troops have been dis
patched to restore order.
Amasa Lucas, of Stoughton, Mass., agent for
a Boston flour firm, is re-ported to have disap
peared under circumstances indicative of finan
cial embarrassment.
A. Ross, editor of the Boston Advertiser, one
of Rufns Hatch's Yellowstone excursionists, was
severely injured while attempting to board a
moving train.
A Romantic Story.
The Otago Daily Tin. s publishes the follow
lowing: ' From Wellington a story comes about
an interesting case likely to come on shortly in
an English Court, in which a late resident of
Wellington will bear a part. The story is that
an individual (fictitiously named Johnston)
wheu at home was oonvioted of embezzlement,
and served a sentence of seven years. During
this period his wife cohabited with a circus per
former, and eventually became an equestrienne,
excited the admiration, while in this line of
business, of the scion of a noble house, and mar
ried him. 'Johnston,' after serving his sen
tence, came to Australia, and thence to Welling
ton, where at one time he was a member of the
civil service. The relatives of the aristocratic
husband, having made inquires, discovered the
circus rider's previous history. Mr. ' John
ston ' is now on his way home to give evidence
against his wife as a bigamist, by which means
it is hoped her marriage with the son of a noble
man will be annulled.''
Come Around Next Year.
Two boys met in New street, New York, re
cently. Said one ; I have one cent, and if I
had four more I could buy an elegant cigar."
Said the other: "I have four more. Here
they are. Buy the cigar and we'll have a good
The money was pooled, and the first speaker
bought the cigar, and, lighting it, whiffed away
with great enjoyment ntil about half of the
weed had been reduced to smoke and ashes.
" Hold on," said the second. ' I put in four
cents and you only one. You hare smoked half
of the cigar. That ain't fair. Give me the
" Not much," responded No'. 1, puffing away
vigorously. " This is a stock company. I am.
the President and you are only a stockholder.
According to Gould and his Judges, stockhold
ers have no rights except to vote at the annual
meetings. Come around next year at this time,
and if there is any of the cigar left yon can voU
ae out and smoke It. Ta 1 tt"
Commfrtial Uberlisrr
Honolulu, Hawaiian ll:inl
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ZT Arfvertiaeri reai-Hn In the Tavern tn('ft Ptafea. car
par for their card a by encloaln Oreetibaeki or Cnlted Ktatt
Pasture Stamp for auch amount ai trey wish to pay and their
cardi will be inverted at per above table, for the time paid fcr
XT' Buaineaa Cards, arhen MnniD ro Tiraa, art
allowed a diaconnt from theae rati', which are fur tranairnl
advertisements when paid or chara-ed quarterly.
Single eopiea of the AnriRTiRia, Ten Onla ; when charged
Fifteen Cents; by the docen. One Dollar.
" Comte de Chambord's Mortal Illness."
I u:.s, July 12. 1383.
Some politicians are irritated at the Cointe de
Chambord taking such a long tinn to die. They
are anxious for the second act of tho drama
that where the Comte do Paris, a thirty-first
cousin (tho relationship was born about two
centuries ago) of the dying king will have to
render an account of the stewardship to the Re
public, which, like the Turk, will bear no
brother near tho throne. There arc journals
which swear by all the gods of Olympus that the
Comte do Chambord is dead siucc ten days, and
that, for political ends, he is still made to do
duty, just as tho Cid, though a corpse, was
placed on horseback, if not to flatter tho Vale
cians, at least to encourage hie braves.
Up to the present, all tho consequence result
ing from tho Coiutc tie Chambord's mortal ill
ness has been to convert Puul do Cassagnac to
Orleanisui. The fint monarchical party that
will make a breach in the battlements of the
Republic will have do Cassagnac for hi nchmau.
The guillotine by persuasion will not annihilate
the public ; it must be grasped and throttled.
That's tho perfect cure it sot ms for tho situ
ation. Now, the last person in tho world to lihk his
skin and his fortune in such an adventure is the
Comte do Chambord. A mau that blushes like
a maiden iu her teens when spoken to, will
never seek any kind of cannon-mouth n puta
tiou. His Countess is as ambitious to bo Queen
as was poor Charlotte, w ife of Maximilian, to be
Empress. And a revolution organized by tho
Orleanists would bo laughter for a month and a
good joke forcvigj. They will remain tho ri hidu
ary legatees of tho Republic, iu the event of tho
latter au event within the bounds of possibil
ity layiu violent hands on herself.
Your moderate Republican is not a cour
ageous creature ; he will inveigh by speech and
writing; but as for putting on war paint and
feathers, that is never dreampt of in his philoso
phy. It was not so when ho could obtain a sub
stitute to replaco him on tho battlefield. Now
he has individually to pay the blood lax, and
that reduce s his roaring to the gentleness , the
sucking dove. The same remarks apply to your
constitutional monarch man. I do not menu to
be understood that tho French would not defend
their country as stoutly as other patriots, wore
she invaded ; but she has lost happily for her
self and tho werld tho taslo of war for the saltw
of glory's thrill. Aud it must be borne in mind
that France could not now employ whole tui
tions as her soldiery. When she invaded Rus
sia her rank and file included all the dweller
beyond Mesopotamia, with a sprinLlirg of
Trench to the manor bom.
Louis XIV., gangrened at tho uge of 77, whs
three weeks dying, and displayed during Unit
Period a courago that no battle-field could par
allel. He regulated all the details as to his
wishes and funeral, as if drawing tip a list of
guests to be invited to Marly or Fountaine
bleau. And that demi-god, that sun kin,
whose features regulated those of his courtiers,
seemed to walk to eternity, with tho tranquil
majesty as if he were promenading tho gallery
of mirrors before tho bowed heads of his nobil
ity. Ho was buried at St. Denis, to avoid the
sight of which royal cemetery he built thn
palace of Versailles, amid tho hardly concealed
execration of tho populace, who, alluding to hifj
heart and viscera: having been removed for em
balming needs, remarked that ho was buried as
he lived, ' without heart and without bowels."
The poor Comte do Chambord passed u I bin
life, tho foot in stirrup, ready to ride into
France. But he would not sacrifice his white
flag ideas ; for him France was not worth a tri
color. His ancestor, Henry IV., ncvarlhcless,
considered Paris to bo worth a mass. If, it
is rumored, tho Comto do Chfttnha iiiHinU on
the white flag being adopted by tho Comto de
Paris, the laugh against tho latter and that Par
thian arrow will be general.
Excepting sending every available gunboat
Tonquin-wards, no results havo boon obtained
from China. Tho latter is distinctly informed
thut a single ironclad can closo Canton, and tho
mouths of rivers will bo blockaded by gunboats.
France has not seized any moro scraps of tho
globe to civilize, by according tho most favored
nation treaty only to herself.
Interest which the Enterprise is Exciting
The Boston Manufacturers' Gazetto says :
Visitors to New England during tho Sur mier,
and our readers generally, should bear in miud
that the grand Foreign Exhibition will bo tho
principal attraction in tho United States this
coming Full. All arrangements havo been com
pleted for this exhibition, and it bids fair in
every respect to bo worthy tho attention of nil
who have the time and means to visit Boston.
It will be specially foreign in its character, no
American manufacturer being included. The
following nations have already made arrange
ments for fine exhibits : England, France, Ire
land, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland,
Austria, Prussia, Hawaii, Persia, Spain, China,
Portugal, East Indies, Japan, Sweden, Neirwny,
Denmark, Mexico, Siberia and Brazil. There
will b presented to the attention of tho half
million of visitors an opportunity to learn more
of the products, manufactures and customs of
other nations than has ever before been offered.
In addition to the exhibits themselves, arrange
ments have been completed by which visitors
will be served with coffee made by Turks, Japan
tea served by native Japanese in a tea-houao
made in Japan and erected in the building.
Also, a cigar manufactory of the real Havana
tobacco from Cuba. Hammock makers from
South America and Canadian Indians making
bows, arrows, etc., will also bo present. There
will be a French restaurant, a German lunch
room and an Engl ith chop-house. All the sur
roundings will be foreign, and a visit to the
Foreign Exhibition will be equivalent to a voy
age around the world.
Chinese Immigration in the United States
The first arrest under the new Chlne.se
law waa made at Boston on the 17th July
by a United States Marshal. On the 19th
of June the British bark Erne, Captain J.
J. Douglas, brought from Manila as a ship
carpenter a Chinaman named Ah Chung,,
who was discharged and allowed to g
ashore. The captain was arrested and was
held to answer, tho Chinaman being Ueldj
as a witness.
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