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A CH1XK8K IMirOltMKlt.
A Xot Altogether Lucid Translation
of n Chinese Mngiulnc Article.
The following is a literal copy of
a translation of a Chinese magazine
article, written by a well-educated
Chinese lady. The translation is
made by a local, Chinaman and is
not edited, for reasons that will be
obvious to the reader. The pranks
that translation plays with sense,
are awful. General Grant is alleged
to have been informed through an
interpreter in China that he was
"made to order." It is terrible to
contemplate what would become of
the eloquence of Lincoln in his,
speech on the battlefield of Gettys
burg, for instance, in the mouth of
an interpreter.
The article reads as follows, and
was in the form of a letter pub
lished: We must drive out the whole
savage, cruel Monchu tribe, and
kill the immodest slavery Na-la-shi.
If we do so, we can clean out under
the Monchu slavery. We must
also kill those great servants of the
Monchu tribe, and try to change
the feelings of those people, who
love and fatten them. If we do so,
we can. come out from the servants
of the world. If we fight against
the Monchus, then the other coun
tries will cease to look down upon
us. They will say, servant of the
world I am ashamed of myself,
because I have not a better educa
tion and can not be of use to our
I hope you will try to save our
country. I think there is only one
thing we can do to save it. If we
love country, firstly, we must drive
out the Monchu tribe and kill the
immodest woman Na-la-shi, and
afterward we can reform it. If we
do so the other countries will not
look down upon us. Don't you
think so? If we not. we can not
fight against the Russians. If we
help the Monchus fight Russians
we can never come out from under
the cruel Monchu tribe. I hope
the Chinese students in Japan and
conshi's brothers together can save
our country. The most of our
people are all like same robbers in
our country. I am willing to give
my body to bleed for my country,
for it is better for me than to re
main a servant of the world. I am
ashamed of myself, because I have
not a better education and can not
be of use to our country.
I .heard that the wild savage
Monchu tribe intend to get the
French soldiers to fight agatnst our
conshi's brothers. When I heard
that it went like a knife to my
heart. I think, if we wish help our
country to come out from the ser
vant's world we must learn to
fight, and help our conshi's
brothers. If we do not, we never
can reform our country. If the
French soldiers come to conshi, our
country never can come out from
under the cruel Monchu tribe.
Don't you think so?
I hope you will surely help our
conshi's brothers, I wish to go to
conshi and tell them that, if they
love their country, they must go to
Peking at ouce and drive out whole
Monchu tribe, but I am not free to
go. I heard that the immodest
woman Na-la-shi expects to move
to Shensi, I hope she will do that,
for if she does, then our conshi's
brothers can come to Peking and
we can reform our country very
quickly if they do not go there, I
think the Russians will surely take
our country, so I write to you now
because I want you to tell our
conshi's brothers that they may
come to Peking and kill the im
modest woman Na-la-shi and
France. If our conshi's brothers
will do that, I think the other
countries will not look down on us,
if we do not do that. I believe we
will be the servants of the whole
world so I tell you and you must
tell our conshi's brothers. If they
wish to save our four hundred
million Chinese and love their
country, they must come to Peking
next year. I hope only you,
conshi's brothers and a few students
in Shanghai will succeed in saving
our country, the others all are like
so many bystauders and the officers
pre all like so many robbers in our
pountry, Jf you do not save us we
never can overthrow
the cruel
Monchu dynasty.
I have written a letter to you
and nlso one of my articles. Did
you receive them or not? Have
you given my letter to the Chinese
students in Japan? If I go to Japan
I have somethings to tell them.
Did you see my subject? I thought
it was a very pretty one.
You must publish my article in
the next magazine, my articles in
the magazine were like two guns.
I am both happy and sad. I am
happy, because many persons now
know the condition of our country.
I am sorry because I can not let
my mother know about my two
articles. If she saw them she would
be very angry. Do you know why
I write those two articles? You
must not think that I did it because
I wanted every body to know my
name, praise me, and say that I am
a brave educated girl, for I do not
like that, I often say I am very
much ashamed because I have not
a better education. The reasons I
write are, first, I want every body
to know the bad condition of our
country and how we must reform
it, and also how we have been the
servants of the wild, savage Monchu
tribe, and the present condition of
other countries, and how the
Monchu tribe are cruel to our
Chinese nation.
Second, I want every Chinese to
learn to love his country and be
brave like Mr. Chang Pin Ling
and Mr. Tsu.
I wish our magazine to improve
till it becomes one of the best mag
azines in our country. I hope you
will learn to write articles and do
not be afraid though Mr. Chang
and Mr. Tsu in prison. Fourth, I
want the immodest woman Na-la-hsi
knows how bad she is, make
her very much ashamed of herself.
I hope a Japanese lady will send
the magazine to the immodest
woman Na-la-hsi, so she will see
my two articles. If you like, you
can send the magazine to her. I
know that she likes to flatter for
eigners, so if a Japanese lady send
it to her, she will read the articles,
you must know that.
I do not write my articles to
show my cleverness to our four
hundred million Chinese, they
know that. I do not but because
I want the Monchu to know many
Chiuesi there are who do not like
to remain servants of the Monchu
tribe, and how many Chinese who
are not afraid of Na-la-hsi, by and
the Monchus cannot look down on
us, though Na-la-hsi kill me I
must save our four hundred million
Chinese and help them to come out
from the servants world, my sister.
How poor our country is now how
cruel are the Russians to the Chi
nese. If we do not reform our
country now by and by our four
hundred million Chineses will be
servants of every nation. Now we
can give our bodies to do what?
Bodies to save our country. If
not, we will have our bodies to do
what? So I love my country and
our four million Chinese more than
I love my body. If they must be
the servants of the world then I
must be a servant too. You and
Miss Ling are two educated ladies.
Our two hundred million sisters
have no other like you. I hope
you will try to save our country, I
will try to save our four hundred
million Chinese, so I do not care
for myself, But brother does not to
have me written and if the Mon
chus took me to the police station,
I would write again.
Please tell to my brother I hope
them is writing for the newspaper
again. I think them is not afraid
woman is in Monchu Na-la-hsi can
not kill him there. If I were I
should write again. I will be very
happy when Mr. Chang Pin Ling
and Mr. Tsu can come out from
My sister and I think only Mr.
Chang Pin Ling and Mr. Tsu, the
Chinese students in Japan, conshi's
brothers, and some students in
Shanghai are loving their country
and all the others are like so many
bystanders in our country. They
do not know what is the meaning
of love of their country.
I am very glad do not for my
country sake that we have two
such hcros there, I think, by
Mr. Chaug Pin Ling and Mr. Tsu
will become George Washington or
Napolcoils of the CJhltia.
A Chinaman once grieved to find
his pigtail always hung behind. He
did not want it there, and so he
thought, that what shall I do. "I'll
turn around, yes, that will do, then
it will come before," as quick as
thought he turned him round, but
still to distress, he found, changed
it not alack-aday, for still the pig
tail hung behind, then like a top
he spun around, but turned to get
his will he found the pigtail hung
behind, he turned and turned to
get his will, and to this day keeps
turning, still, the pigtail hung
behind, What would the man
from China do, if from his nose the
pigtail grown? 'Tis better hung
Wonders of Kllnnca Uorornmout
Improremont of llllo Harbor.
"I am convinced that you have
a world in the formative state here,' '
said Bishop John W. Hamilton, of
the Methodist church, speaking of
his recent trip to Kilauea, and of
the effect made upon him by the
volcano. "But that crater is dying.
I do not claim any scientific
knowledge concerning such matters,
remember. I speak merely as an
ordinary observer. But I think,
unless you can secure another out
break somewhere pretty soon, you
will have to get a new attraction if
you want to number live volcanoes
among the things that draw vistors
"I was not at all disappointed in
my visit to Kilauea. I found, in
effect, what I had expected to
find. And I found more because
there were some phenomena noted
during my visit to the crater that
were out of the ordinary. I had
not expected to see, at Kilauea, a
great explosive cone throwing out
fire and rock, as Vesuvius does.
On the contrary, I had looked for
a deep pit, quiet so far as explosive
effect was concerned, but not the
less majestic and impressive upon
that account. I am a lover of
nature, whether in her awesome
moods or in merely esthetic dress,
and I take ofi my hat to her.
"I had a long trip before seeing
the volcano, and had a long trip
afterwards, aud the sea voyage to
Hilo was rough. You see, I
traveled many miles overland visit
ing the various plantations, ray ob
ject being to seek out the Japanese
and Koreans aud explain to them
the purpose of our church in these
islands. I found them everywhere
intensely interested.
"On the very night that we
reached Hilo, after having made a
very rough landing, some people
came running into the Hotel just
as we had finished dinner and told
us that there had been a tidal wave
and that the Japanese fishermen
were leaving their houses and flee
ing to the higher ground, and that
the water had gone out of the
Waiakea river, and the boys were
were running across its bed. We
went dowu to see, but the water
had come back into the river by
that time.
"A little later, while Mrs.
Hamilton and myself were on our
way to church, we heard a great
roaring noise, and I remarked that
the storm was raging outside.
But aftewards we learned that there
had been a second tidal wave.
Everybody at Hilo told us then
that we were certain to see some
thing unusual at the crater when
we went up there.
"I could not get up to the vol
cano tor a tew aays,, uowever, oe
ing compelled to visit some of the
plantations about Hilo. And, by
the way, I think if Congress will
spend, some money, there cau be a
better habor made at Hilo than at
Los Angeles, and that there will
be a city there eventually.
"When we did go to Kilauea,
we found that there had been no
marked change there excepting a
very notable increase in the number
of places from which steam was
escaping in the plaiu about the Vol
cano House. The vents-bad shift
ed, moreover, so that nd sulphur
vapor was coming into the bath
house and, although Mr. Lycurgus
worked hard during all the time of
bur stay there, he did not succeed
in getting any sulphur srcam.
But there was lots of it everywhere
"When we drove from the Vol
cano House we saw the sun obscur
ed by the black smoke from the
Pit's mouth, until it seemed a red
ball about as light as the moon in
total eclipse the other night.
"Certainly there have been
tremendous forces at work iu these
islands, and they arc still at work.
They are preparing the ground for
man's occupancy, aud you will
have a garden spot here after the
rest of the world is worn out. It is
a world iu the formative stage and
it will be interesting to uote its
wealth and productiveness increase
as the lava is broken up and be
comes soil more aud more generally.
But I do not look for any great
outbreak ever o occur again in
this islands.
"I did not see any fire in the Pit
of Kilauea. But the show there
was more than sufficiently impres
sive. I was in no way disappointed
in the trip." Advertiser.
Tito Ocean Yacht Ituco.
Now comes the news that the
Hawaiian Yacht Club of Honolulu
has offered a handsome trophy for a
deep-water yacht race between San
Francisco and Diamond Head, just
outside of Honolulu harbor. The
details of the race, including pro
visions for time allowance, method
for timing, removal of restrictions as
to crew aud sail carried, and other
matters of moment, indicate that
the race may be made a good test of
real seagoing qualities in the boats,
and of seamanship and navigation
in the yachtsmen. A competition
of this kind calls for navigating
skill in setting and maintaining
courses for greater or lesser dis
tances; for nautical skill, activity
and pluck in carrying sail; for en
durance, for resourcefulness and for
all-round seafaring ability. It is
calculated to develop higher qual
ities in both vessel and crew than
mere daily spins on the waters of
the bay.
From Honolulu there will be
certainly one. seagoing yacht La
Palotna. Another may be Charles
L. Tutt's Anemone, now ou her
way here from New York.
San Francisco has possibly com
petitors in James V. Coleman's
Aggie; Herry Simpkins' Tramon
tana; Douglas White's Ramona;
Fulton G. Berry's Nixie, and the
new yacht now being built at
Sausalito for George A. Story. The
schooner yacht Lurline, formerly
owned by John D. Spreckels, may
come up Irom San Diego for the
Beyond the usual interest and
immediate value to yachting of
such a race, the event can hardly
fail to give an impetus to yachting
generally on the Pacific Coast, and
may even lead to the sport becoming
the popular one that it should be.
News Letter.
llotnru of J. V. llackfold.
Houolulu, T. H., February 13.
After an absence of eight months
in Europe J. F. Hackfeld is back
in Honolulu and, naturally enough,
he was up to his eyes in business
this morning as he only returned
by the S. S. Mongolia Ust cveniug.
"Perhaps the most interesting
matter on which I could speak is
that of sugar," he said. "The au
thentic reports which I received
show that the consumption was
not as large as was expected and
the last beet crop was the largest
on record, no less than 6,900,000
tons being produced. Of course
these conditions will greatly affect
the sugar market.
"The future? Well, it will be
hard to say anything about that
until April wheu it will be seen
how much of an area in Europe is
planted with beets. Of course it is
possible that the beet planters in
view of the prevailing low prices
may plant a much smaller area
than was planted for the receut
crop, but it is hard to judge before
hand. "The bulk of the beets are grown
by farmers who deliver them to the
refineries. Of course the refineries
have their own plantations but the
farmers do most of the growing all
through Europe."
Mr. Hackfeld has enjoyed ex
cellent health while away but he is
frankly pleased at being in Hono
lulu again. Star.
Captain liulgor oil Kllattca.
The Hawaii Promotion committee
has received an appreciative letter
from John K. Bulger, U. S. Lrcal
Inspector of steam vessels, who has
recently returned from a business
visit to Hilo and a pleasure trip to
the volcauo. He writes thus:
"As a native of California, con
sidered by tourists to be one of the
garden spots of the world, where
you can have the four seasons of
the year in twenty-four hours and
having traveled throughout that
State and to the Orient, to Alaska,
Mexico, Ccutral and South America
to different parts of the United
States and to Europe, I have to say
that I was advised at home to not
fail to visit the crater of Kilauea
before returning from this my first
official trip to the Hawaiian Islands.
"I have visited the crater, viewing
one of the indescribable, unsur
passed sights of the world in comp
any of Captain Thos. A. Clark, Mr.
W. A. Johnston of the Wilder S.
S. Co., Captain O. F. Bollar, U. S.
Inspector of Hulls, and Mr. Thos.
R. Craigie.
" Any person or persons visiting
the Hawaiian Islands the paradise
of the Pacific without going to the
volcano of Kilauea, will hove miss
ed the greatest of all sights withiu
the power of tourists. Failure to
visit this crater will be a loss they
can never estimate or realize."
Au Unusual Donation.
Word has been received at the
National Museum that a barrel of
rats has been shipped to that insti
tution from Manila. They are
coming in "pickle."
Some months ago rats were very
numerous iu Manila and the sur
rounding parts of Luzon, and many
of them were affected with a disease
which was sometimes communi
cated to man. The danger ot a
widespread pestilence induced the
health authorities to offer a bounty
of half a cent (gold) for each rat
brought in. The natives set to
work with a will, killing, trapping
and snaring rats, aud the result
was that several thousand were
received daily for several weeks by
the health department.
About this time Maj. Edgar A.
Mearns, a surgeon in the United
States army aud au enthusiastic
naturalist and collector, arrived in
Manila and became attain to the
board of public health. He soon
J perceived that not all of, the ani
mals brought iu were common
house rats, but that many of them
had considerable scientific value
and that some belonged to species
wholly unknown to naturalists
An empty whiskey barrel was ob
tained and partially filled with
formalin, and for several weeks Dr.
Mearns spent his leisure hours in
sorting over rats, preserving those
which were of value in the barrel
of formalin. This was filled in
time aud has been shipped to the
National Museum through the
quartermaster geueral's department
of the army. Its arrival is await
ed with a good deal of interest by
the mammalogists of the museum,
as it will undoubtedly contain the
most complete collection of the
small mammals of the Manila dis
trict that has ever been made in the
Philippine Islands. Washington
A Jamalcnu Lady Sneaks Highly of
Chamberlain's Cough Itomedy.
Mrs. Michael Hart, wife of the
superintendent of Cart Service at
Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies,
says that she has for some years
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
for coughs, croup and whooping
cough and has found it very bene
ficial, She has implicit confidence
in it and would not be without a
bottle in her home. For sale by
Hilo Drug Co.
Suffered Terribly from Indi
gestion. "
Cured by Ayer'3 Sarsaparilla.
" It U with pleasure that I can testify
to the great benefit I derived from the dm
of Ayer's Sarsaparilla I Buffered terribly
from Indigestion, and tried several medi
cines without avail. I was then per
suaded to take
and after using a few bottles my Indiges
tion was cured, my appetite came back;
and I was strong and hearty. This U
some years since, and my old complaint
has not returned, but I always keep a bot
tle in the house, and when I feel at all out
of sorts a few doses put me right again
In quick order." W. Sinkinson, Mt
Torrens, S. A.
Thoro are many imitation
Be sure you get "AYER'S."
ATXn'S FILLS, th bt fmlly luttlT.
Hilo Railroad Co.
Short Route to Volcano
Iu effect July 1, 1905.
Passenger Trains, Exctpt Sunday.
7 9 8 10
7:00 2:30 lv Hilo ar 940 5:4s
7:05 2:35 ar.. . .Waiakea ...ar 9:35 5:40
7:32 2:53ar...01aa Mill..,ar 9:20 3:25
7:30 3:15 ar Keaau...ar 9:15 5:15
7:46 3:30 ar... Ferndale...ar 9:00 4:55
8:00 3:55 ar.Mount. V'w..ar 8:50 4:45
8:20 4:i5ar..Glenwood...lv 8:30 435
1 A a 4
a.m. p.m. SUNDAY: a.m. r.u.
8:00 2:301V Hilo nr 10:48 5:15
806 2:36 ar.... Waiakea ...ar 10:44 5:11
8:25 2:55 ar...01aa Mill. ..ar 10:28 4:56
8:32 3:02 ar Kcaau.....ar 10:22 4:50
8149 3:19 ar...Ferndale...ar 10:06 4:35
9:03 3:35 ar..Mouut. V'w-ar 9:55 4:25
95 3'55iar. Glenwood...lv 9:35 4:05
The trains of this Company between
Hilo and Puna will be run as follows:
Leave Hilo Station, by way of Rail
road Wharf, for Olaa and Puna, upon the
nrrival of the Steamship Kluau, running
through to Puna and stopping at Pahoa
13 14
a.m. FRIDAY: a.m.
6:00 lv Hilo ar 9:55
- ar.R. R. Wharf.ar 9:50
6:06 - nr.. .. Waiakea. ...ar 9:30
6:28 ar...01aa Mill...ar 9:10
6:58 arPahoa Juucar 8:42
ar...- Pahoa .....ar 8:30
7:20 ar Puna lv 7:35
5 6
a.m SUNDAY: p.m.
9:00 lv Hilo ar 4:40
9:06 ar.. .. Waiakea. ..ur 4:35
9:23 ........ or.. .Olaa Mill...ar 4:15
9:50 ar..Fahoa June... 3:47
10:20 ar...-. Fallon.-. ..ar - 3.33
10:55 - ar Puna lv - 3:00
Excursion tickets between all points
are sold on Saturdays and Sundays, good
returning, until the following'' Monday
Commutation tickets, good for twenty
five rides between any two points, and
thousand mile tickets are sold at very
low rates.
For Elegant
Call at Tribune Office
R. H. PEASE, President.
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