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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL AD VERTTSER, AUGUST 19, 1884
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Emperor in the wronr. Be this as it
may, one thing is certain, that tiie
Taepiii revolution was suppressed
with horrible cruelty.
Then we hear cf him taking ser
vice with the Cape Government, and
becoming its Commander-in-chief in
a war against the Basutos. But, hav
ing accepted this post, he went over,
bag and baggage, to the Basutos. In
Egypt he accepted the Governorship
of the Soudan from the Khedive
Ismail, and then proceeded to slay
and destroy all Soudanese who would
not acknowledge Ismail as their ruler.
Lastly, having accepted a mission
to induce the Soudanese to allow the
Egyptian garrisons to withdraw
peacefully from the Soudan, he has
bought to convert this into a desul
tory campaign against the Soudanese,
-and has written to say that his em
ployers will cover themselves with in--delible
disgrace if they do not send
him troops to shoot down Bedouins
and to 'smash the Mahdi."
As to his religion, the "Christian" A
hero never has pretended to be a
Christian. To judge by his own utter
ances, he seems to be a sort of a
Deist, regarding his own will as that
of the Deity.
It is full time that we should pon
der over the above facts. Hero-worship
is all very well. In the present
age, when love of money is so preva
lent, one admires a man who does not
care for it, whilst personal bravery
always commands respect. But we
must not run away with the notion
that we are bound to regard a man
who possesses these two. qualities as
a being of supernatural virtue, or to
consider that black becomes white at
his bidding.
mates. According to an estimate recently
made by the Indian Government, the area
covered by wheat in British India is about
20,000,000 acres, and that in the native
territory about C,000,009 the total annual
yield being about 220.000,000 bushel.
India reported in. 18S1-82 over 37,000,000
bushels, of -which nearly half went to
Great Britain.
The question of most interest in regard
to Indian wheat-production is that of the
probable increase of cultivation arising
from extension of railways. Sir James
Caird, in expressing his opinion on the
subject before a Parliamentary Railway
Committee, said that while he looked to a
general increase of Indian products con
sequent on railway extension, yet that,
in his opinion the population of India was
increasing so rapidly that in two years it
would require the whole quantity of wheat
now exported. Whether any great in
increase was to be expected from improved
agriculture in India was, be said, a matter
which depended on the price of wheat,
and the temptation thereby offered to the
Indian grower to cultivate it. In many
parts of India, when there was a command
of water, there would undoubtedly be an
increase ; but the cultivation would not
become greatly extended unless the price
of wheat became remunerative.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
A correspondent, who styles him
self "R. Ij.," in yesterday's Bulletin
quotes from Home News two items
bearing dates of January 25 and Feb
ruary 1. The condensation of the mat
ter resolves itself into a statement of
Sir Charles Dilke, a member of Parlia
ment, who affirms Ministers were not
quite certain whether Chinese Gordon
would care to accept his mission, in
which instructions given to him were
secret ; but, by degrees, they ascer
tained that he would. " R. Ii.,'' being
gifted with second sight, states that
from the foregoing it appears that
Gordon was sent to the Soudan by
the British Government; but the pre
cise nature of Gordon's instructions,
he kindly informs us, are not made
public. "R. L." winds up this half
column of quotations from Home
Hews by 'telling us that we must
either lack current information, or be
a perverter of the t ruth.
Truth, a newspaper edited by La
bouchere, the senior member for
Northampton, is quoted from in
another column, and 14 R. will
see there is no perversion.
Tin: weather during the past three
days has been unusually warm. The
soothing trades have not been up to
their work, and the consequence is
that Honolulu humanity swelters.
But these are the days for a dip in the
sea. There is life and vigor in the
embraces of old ocean when the mer
cury rises.
Says the Hawaiian, last evening :
41 The foreigners and the hapa haoles
would be the first to turn out for Rex if
there were ever any disturbance,vun
less he committed some act which
they could not approve of.'' This is
the first time we ever heard of the
King of any country sllaping his
policy to suit the foreign residents of
his kingdom. We hope His Majesty
will so conduct himself as to meet
the approval of all those gentlemen
who have condescended to come here
and earn their bread in his dominions.
VVIiont in India.
For some time -pat the question of the
present condition and the future prospects
of the cultivation of wheat in India has
excited much attention in the United
States and in England. A review of the
evidence which has been collected by
means of numerous investigations suggests
the conclusion that it is as yet too early
to pronounce definitely as to the future
rank of India as a wheat-producer. It
must be remembered that there are, a3
,' yet, no complete statistics for India, and
i that such figures as are forthcoming are
based for the most part upon official esti-
Dr. Kuehn left last week to take up his
new appointment at Lahaina.
The Legislative Assembly will, in alj
probability, be prorogued on Saturday, the
23rd inst.
The largest shippers of sugar per S. S,
ariposa were Messrs. W. G. Irwin & Co.,
ho dispatched 9C93 pkgs.
His Excellency Paul Neumann and Col.
urtis P. Iaukea have been appointed mem-
iers of the Board of Health.
That lamp-post, corner Beretania and
Victoria streets, is still waiting for some
wagon to demolish it.
The S. S. Planter had exactly six minutes
start of the S. S. Kinan Tuesday. It is now
in order to make bets asto which vessel will
reach Maalaea Bay first.
There will be a meeting of the Board of
Managers of the Y. M. C. A. this evening at
7 o'clock. As the business is of importance
a large attendance is requested.
plessrs. Freeth and Peacock have formed
aco-partnership in the wholesale wine and
spirit business. We wish these gentlemen
every success in their new venture.
It is said that a monkey looks into a
mirror he immediately goes and peeps
behind it. He evidently wants to kick
himself for being so ugly.
The heavy run on Frank Gertz' new stock
of boots still continues; but there are a few
pairs left, from the ladies' smallest size to
the 16-inch beetle crusher.
Extra nice kid gloves in black, opera and
street shades, also a full line of silk and
satin rhadames, in black and other colors,
at Ehlers & Co.
Mr. II. Baker, the veterinary surgeon, was
Friday found guilt y on a charge of com
mon nuisance, in that dead and, diseased
horses were found on his premises. He was
fined $7 and $5.30 costs.
The S. S. Waimanalo's bottom was exam
ined Tuesday by divers. It was found that
she had sustained no damage beyond the
scraping of two or three sheets of copper on
the shoe, or false keel.
Mr. J. II. Bruns, Jr., has added an under
taking, department to his already extensivo
business. lie has secured a hearse, and is
now prepared to attend to everything of
this kind with promptness and dispatch.
By. mistake yesterday we printed the
word Calais instead of Callao as the port at
which II. B. M. S. Heroine arrived. "We
regret that our evening contemporary
should have made a similar error.
A boat's crew has been formed out of the
Married Men's Baseball Club, and they pur
pose taking part in the November regatta.'
They were out for practice last evening in
the gig Kapiolani, under the Captaincy of
Mr. Bruce Cartwright.
One Alfred Hunt appeared in the Police
Curt Tuseday morning on a charge of
assault and battery on his young wife, (17
years old). He was found guilty and fined
10. lie may consider himself lightly dealt
with for this grave offence.
Mr. E. Kruse, book-keeper on the Kekaha
Plantation, was seriously burnt on the
hands and face whilst engaged in extinguish
ing a fire in the cane fields. By the latest
reports we regret to learn that he is still suf
fering very severely, and is in a critical
state.
The Astor House Billiard Saloon has been
re-opened under the management of Mr. C.
J. M'Carthy. This gentleman has estab
lished a highly favorable reputation for him
self during his connection with the " Old
Corner." We bespeak for Mr. M'Carthy a
liberal patronage.
Taro Flour can be bought from any grocer
at 50 cents per package. It is clean, and is
easily made into poi.
It is probable that during the stay cf II.
B. M. S. Constance, in port, that an enter
tainment will be given in a few days by her
officers and crews.
Yesterday morning the Attorney-General's
little daughter was thrown from a carriage
by a collision with an express. She received
only a few slight bruises, but the horse,
with the assistance of a telephone post, made
a sad wreck of the carriage.
The eastern end of Merchant street is
much neglected by the Road Supervisor.
During the past three months there has
been considerable carriage traffic in that
direction, and at the junction of Richard
and Merchant streets there is a sad need of
immediate repairs.
Mr. John Cassidy, the Superintendent of
the Honolulu Bell Telephone Company,
sailed on the Mariposa on Friday en route to
Philadelphia for the purpose cf attending
the Electric Exhibition to be held in that
city during the months of September and
October.
A Chinaman, undergoing a three years'
sentence for burglary, of which he has only
served two months, escaped from the gang
Thursday. He was one of the lot working
on Merchant street at the new Police Sta
tion. It will now be in order for our de
tectives to select him from the 29,00U
Celestials that infest this country.
Amongst the guests who honored Mr.
Alee with an official visit on the occasion of
the occasion of His Imperial Majesty tho
Emperor of China's birthday, was his Ex
cellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs,
whose name we inadvertently omittted in
our brief notice of the affair on Saturday
last.
H. B. M. S. Constance arrived off port
yesterday afternoon, 17 days from San Fran
cisco She brings the welcome news
that II. B. M. S. Heroine, about whose fate
there was some doubt, has arrived safely at
Calais, after a passage of 83 days from Vic
toria, B. C.
The Mexican Congress passed a bill in
May last authorizing the expenditure of
$100,000 for the representation of Mexico at
the "World's Industrial and Cotton Centen
nial Exposition" at New Orleans. A com
pany of soldiers is to be sent to do the man
ual work and guard duty at the Exhibition
and the best band of music in the State is to
accompany them. There is to be a competi
tion of bands during the Exposition.
For once in the professional career of
Bandmaster Berger he was found wanting
Friday morning. Mr. Berger and his
boys headed a Chinese procession Friday
morning, that finally halted at Messrs.
Chulan & Co. The Imperial Yellow Flag
was hoisted, but unaccompanied by the ap
propriate air, Mr. Berger having failed to
find in his repertoire a copy of the Chinese
National Anthem.
Her Hajcsty o,nen 12 m ran.
Throughout yesterday, Her Majesty Queen
Dowager Emma received unremitting atten
tion from her medical adriser.Dr. Itobt. Mc
Kibbin, and also from her numerous friends.
Her Majesty passed a peaceful day, and at a
late hour last night she was reported to bo
sleeping quietly.
Return of Her Majesty Queen Dow a
ger Emma.
The S. S. Likelike arrived on Sunday
morning from Mahukona, having on board
Her Majesty's Queen Dowager Emma, the
Right Rev. Bishop WilTis, Dr. Robt. McKib
ben, Mr. A. J. Cartwright and Mr. Albert K.
Kunuiakea. Her Majesty was removed from
Kohala to Mahukona by rail and embarked
on board the S. S. Likelike on Saturday
afternoon. The steamer got under weigh at
5 p. ar. and fine weather was experienced
throughout the passage, the steamer arri
ving at the wharf at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning. A large and expectant crowd of
natives and foreigners had assembled at the
wharf to receive Her Majesty and learn the
state of Her health. Immediately after the
steamer had moored, Her Majesty was lan
ded and conveyed to her residence on a
litter followed by a large number of her be
loved friends.
J. We learn that Her Majesty is still in a
critical state of health, being unconscious up
to a late hour last night. She suffers from
an affection of the brain, probably caused
by undue excitement and over-exertion
during her stay at Kohala. At the wharf, her
Majesty was received by Mrs. Pauahi Bishop,
His Excellency Gov. Dominis, Hon. S.G. "Wil
der, Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, Hon. John A. Cum
mins, Hon. C. H. Judd, and many other
friends of her Majesty. Their Majesties King
Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolan called upon
the invalid immediately after her arrival at
home, and tendered their sympathy and con
dolence, for their Royal friend. Last night
there was a change for th,e better in Her
Majestv's condition, and we hope to report
still further improvement during the nexfci
twentv four hours. Dr. McKibbin has been
unremitting in his attention to his patient. 3
and it is hoped that his labors will bo re
warded with success. Mrs. -Wodebouse and
many other friends were in attendance dur
ing the night. A posse of policemen were
stationed around the house during the night,
for the preservation of quietness. Carriages
were permitted to pass at a walking pace
only, and this order will continue in force
until further notice.
II. It. M. S. CoiiHtancc.
II. B. M. S. Constance saluted the Ha
waiian flag yesterday morning, and the shore
battery returned the compliment. She
brought the glad tidings of tho safe arrival
of II. M. S. Heroine at Callao, after a pass
age of 90 days from Vancouver's Island.
The Constance will remain in port for abmlt
a week, and will afterwards take II. B. M.'s
Commissioner, Jas. II. Wodehouse.on a visit
to the other Islands. On her 'return she
will proceed to Tahiti and Coquimbo.
LIST OF OFFICERS.
Captain Frederic P. Doughty
Lieutenant Henry T. Sniith-Dorrien
Reginald IS. Xeeld
Leicester F. G. Tippiuge
Henry L. Bethuno
" George F. G. Purvis
Nav. Lieutenant. . .James R. H. Macfarlano
Chaplain and Naval Instructor
Rev. David Nevin, B. A.
Staff Surgeon Robert Hay, M.D.
Paymaster Charles J. TCurgeuven
Chief Engineer Chas. E. Uffindell
Sub-Lieutenant Alfred H. Tarleton
Assist. Paymaster Chas. S. Moore
Engineer " Isaac J. Alexander
Assist. Engineer John A. Murray
Gunner 'William G. Jordan
Boatswain Charles Siuart
Carpenter Edgard J. Main
Midshipman tlarold C. Scroggs
Robert A. L. Bushe
" CharleL. Vaughan-Lte
" . . . . . ..Henry F. G. De La Fosse
Edmund P. F. G. Grant
Naval Cadet Crawford MncJachltin
" Percy W. Rimington'
. . ..-.
Imitating Wiltle.
A German gentleman of aesthetic proclivi
ties recently sat in a Honolulu restaurant
where an admirer of Oscar Wild occupied
a table. The disciple of Wilde called for a
bunch of violets, stuck his nose into them,
inhaled their perfume, and remarking, I
have dined," paid his bill and passed out.
The German aesthete reflected for a moment,
and then ordered a cake of Limburger cheese.
After inhaling the perfume, he exclaimed,
"Ich auchhabe Mittag gehabt," and followed
Wilde.
Tlie llaestro.
In the short span of life we occasion
ally pause to look at some exceptionally
beautiful work of art or some glory of
nature. So it is with music. Just as we
wonder how the colors of the rainbow and
the mirage of the desert are created so we
stand afar off and look at the artist who
can move our souls by the power ol his
playing. The' true musician like the poet
has to be born. No power can' force
genius into him. It is thus with Ilemenyi,
who takes his violin into his hand like a
child and in five minutes compels his
audience to give way to any motion which
he may choose to create. Herein lies the
power of the artist and the might of the
maestro.
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APHORISMS.
EDOnARD KEMENYI.
The great violinist, Mr. Edouard Remenyi,
is fond of writing aphorisms. The following
were penned on Sunday during a visit to Mr.
George Macfarlane's Waikiki residence, while
the Maestro was under the inspiration of
the sounding surf, and the grand sweep of
sea which f;reet3 the eye at this most charm
ing place. As Mr. Remenyi intends publish
ing his aphorisms in book form, all rights
are reserved:
When I hear the eternal language of the
sea, I am dumbfounded; when I hear the
grand stillness of nature, I would like to
speak, but remain mute in tho full knowl
edge of my smallness; when I hear the
thunder, my soul's music grows to its gran
deur; when tho mighty winds sound their
chromatic and neutral scales, I hear the
seolian melody, and when I stare and look
with amazement at nature's mightiness,
then ray soul pours out to grateful melody,
and I fall on my knees.
The sun shine3 upon us all with equal
brightness, but our own mind can not take
in all its splendor; nature has no limit, but
we are very limited, the brightest of us is
not even a speck in this unbounded uni
verse. , A tone escapes from the instrument, it
Vlies away after a while, but it never will die
Jn the space, it will travel for all time to
come.
Music utters the unutterable.
Music expresses the soul's desire, and the
tongue remains mute, hearing its lofty
'strains.
My soul is a million-stringed instrument,
it responds willingly when they are touched;
they vibrate with' gratefulness to every
human feeling.
When I see a fine object, I place it in my
soul, embodying it in a melody; when I fcco
an ugly thing, my whole being shuts itself
up against it, and nothing can enter into it.
The .only good thing in a man is the
woman; think of this world without it woman,
and it collapses instantly.
No art is without obstacles, ah tho great
Goethe says, only, if you cat your bread
with tears in your eye, then only yoa can
see tho gods in the Elyian field.
Men may be good, women are better. Men
ought to bo grateful, not to have natuio'a
heavy burden to carry; women ought to be
adored, for all the burden is upon them.
Man is action, woman is conception. It
U so, but I cannot conceive how it is no, nor
anybody ele.
Summum jus, sutnma injuria, that i, if si
man wants all hi right, he wrongs right
itself, and everybody else, too.
Who ever could tell what a ray is? Nature
is neutral, so in our good health; tho mo
ment wo feel uny part of our body, we are
not healthy any mote, better ask those who
arc blessed with rheumatism or with the
aristocratic gout, how thy wish they could
feel democratically.
Those who do nothing but grumble, d a
very worthless thing, they bIiow so well that
they are worthless. Grumbling is a sure
sign of lack of power. It is impuiasanco,
which shows soap bubbles, tho only dilfer
enca is that soap bubbles are prismatic, and
the grumbling soap bubbles are dirty in
color, besides they aro he.tv to bear in
Hpite of their emptiness.
O. 1 n. n.
The O. P. M. B. is to t.- front again.
De pression of trade, high rati? of xchang
and political agitation do not prnreut tho
enterprising manager of that u nowned es
tablishment from catering to tin? public
tastes. Mr. Lederer has just placed ou
view and for sale tho largest stuck of gents
straw and felt hats, clothing, underwear.
hoe, ties, handkerchief, in line;i ami idlk,
suspenders, boots, shoes, trunks, bags, etc.,
ever imported by one shipment. The
"Derby" hats ar unique, ''as alo aro t lie
straw hats. In fact the, entire stock of tho
O. P. M. B. is of a most recherche quality,
and it is offered at 25 per cent less price
than any other retail store in this city. En
terprise ought to be rewarded, consequently
tho O. P. M. B. ought to be universally pat
CORRESPONDENCE.
We do not hold ourselves repon8lble for the
statements made, or opinions expressed by onr
correspondents.
Honolulu, August, 18th, 1881.
Editor Advebtiseb An article appears in
this evening's Bulletin by a person who
styles himself Dr. A. T. Baker, and who ap
pears particularly desirous of letting it be
known that he is not H. Baker. This, how
ever, Mr. H. Baker, who is a member of tho
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and a
Fellow of the Itoyal Veterinary Medical As
sociation of London, rather takes as a com
pliment than otherwise, as being in posses
sion of a diploma and necessary certificates'
to prove his qualifications he would not
care to be confounded with a man who can
not produce similar testimony.
Yours, etc.",
H. Bakeb, M. R. C. V. 8.
CaiiNC of Enrthqtinlie.
Danbree, in discussing tho recent earth
quake in Europe and Asia, presents many
objections to tho theory of falling rocks in
internal chasms, and thinks that all tho
phenomena can be satisfactorily explained
by the action of superheated vsteam. Ilo
refers to the well-known craters of explo
sion, such as Lake Pavin, in Auvcrgno,
where tho stratified rocks have been cut
sharply through, as if by a punch. The
modern experiments with gun cotton,
nitro-glyceriue and dynamite have often ,
shown pressures of more than 5,000 at
mospheres, and produced results which
could hardly be wrought by tho pressure of
weights COO.OCfO times ns great ns that of
the explosives.. Superheated etcain, when
set in movement by nuch simplo mechanism
as nature often presents, would account
for all the action of earthquakes, their
frequent succession and their occurrence
in tho same regions for man' centuries.
It also explains tho predilection of earth- '.'
quakes for regions where there nr numer- ,
ous fault3, especially if tho dihlocations
are recent. Earthquakes appear to bo in
many instances like subterranean volcanic .
eruptions which aro smothered because
they find no outlets. The motivo power ..
of gases, of which wo see the gigantic
efforts in the solar jets or protuberances,
appears also to be considerable enough
beneath the surface of our planet to ex
plain all the effects of earthquakes.
Comptes J2endu8.
Among the persons brought before a
Georgia police justice were George Wash-"
ington and Abraham Lincoln. They had
been arrested for chicken-stealing.
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