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Hawaii holomua = Progress. [volume] (Honolulu) 1893-1895, November 21, 1893, Image 2

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CURIOUS FINDS OX THE LINE.
In addition to the broken bot
tles, old newspapers, and empty
fruit baskets -which are the most
common of articles dropped from
passing trains, the platelayers
and others at work on the track
sometimes come across 6nds of
greater value.
Not long since a valuable dia
mond brooch was found on a
North London line by a man
employed in picking up scraps of
paper, and which it transpired
hud fallen from the dress of a
young lady, who had been look
ing from the carriage window at
the house of a friend as the train
passed by.
Some years ago a medical
gentleman, taking a walk near
Hunstanton, was snprised to see
a piece of paper come Hying out
of the window of a third-class
carriage of a passing express, and
which, when it settled at his feet,
he discovered to be a five pound
note. Continuing his ramble, ho
on his return, called at the rail
way station; and learned that
inquiry had already been made
for the missing piece of paper,
which belonged to a clerk who,
starting for his annual holiday,
had been reckoning up his assets,
when a gust of wind as the train
rounded a curve had borne best
part of them way.
At Liverpool Street Station a
short while ago a gentleman seat
ed in a second-class carriage
dropped his umbrella, which fell
down between the carriage and
the platform. Imagining that he
should no doubt bo able to re
cover it when the train had gone,
ho waited on tho station and then
got a porter to jump down on to
the lino; but, though search was
mado from end to end, no um
brella could bo found. Noxt da'
it was picked up by a railway
omployeo in tho open counhy
near Lough ton, having travelled
all that distance on tho lower
stops of tho carriage.
Tho discovery of a stick, hat,
pair of gloves, and blood-stained
overcoat on tho railway line na
turally led tho officials, at a little
SouthCoast station not long "since,
to imagine that somo dreadful
tragedy had occnred. Search,
however, failed to reveal any mu
tilated body lying near tho rails,
and tho matter remained a mys
tery, until it was discovered that
tho presence of these articles on
. tho lino was simply tho ruso of
thoir possessor, a defaulting bank
cashior, to creato an impression
that ho had committed suicide,
and so render his escape more
easy.
An employee on tho Great
Western Railway one morning,
as ho was walking to work, saw
nn elderly gentleman open the
door of tho carriage in which he
was travelling and make frantic
efforts to recover a small parcel,
which he had dropped npon the
footboard.
The jolting of tho train, how
ever, as it crossed tho points,
dislodged tho parcel before he
could soize it, when it was
promptly picked up by the pass
ing employeo and lodged with the
station-master, pending inquiries
being mado for it. Remember
ing the strenuous efforts which
he had seen mado for its recovery,
tho finder flattered himself that it
must be something valuable, and
delightful visions of a liberal
"tip ' floated before his eyes.
After fivo or six days, however,
nothing further being heard, ifc
was decided to see .what the
package contained, and in the
presence of the complete station
staff, tho covering was removed
and a tin box revealed to sight.
As the lid was taken off expect
ation ran high, but the witnesses
soon beat a speedy retreat, as,
with the raising of the lid,
hundreds of angry blue-bottles
poured out, settling everywhere
around. The box, evidently be
longing to some ardent fisher
man, had contained a copious
supply of gentles, which, lying
in tho sunshine by the booking
office window, had speedily
hatched into full-blown insects.
(Tit Bits).
THE NEWSPAPER 31 IX.
Certain Honolulu newspaper
men will doubtless gain instruc
tion from this poem, written by
a very popular London journalist.
All who know newspaper men
will be struck with its modest
veracity.- Ed. Gkaphic.
'My son, I don't know if your youthful
conception
Has breadth in the scope of its nebulous
plan,
To vceird comprehension of that one ex
ception To -workaday mortals, the newspaper man.
But if you'll agree to a feeble description
From one of their number, I'll do what I
can,
To blend in tho way of a little prescription,
The mixture that's known as a newspaper
man.
Take a brain that is steeped in solution of
knowledge,
Most varied and picturesque under the sun;
Then add just a pinch of tho salt of the col
lege, A flavour of wit and a soupcan of fun.
For a relish, liohemain sauce is the caper,
And a mind that will stretch from Beersheba
to Dan;
In fancy or fact, when it comes to "the
paper."
Or touches the heart of the newspaperman.
'To a memory that clutches the veries trifle,
And a baud that is tireless when work's to
be done;
Add an eye that is quick as tne flash of a
rifle,
And keen as the eagle that flies to the sun.
Take strength, and endurance, and loyal
devotion,
And add all the grit and the courage you can
To the heart that's as big and as deep as the
ocean;
A hundred to one on tho newspaper man.
With a brew of ideas that, seething and boil
ing, Run out into moulds that are models for
men;
Add a ceaseless encounter with planning
and toiling;
For the world of to-day that is ruled by the
pen.
Add the honey of friendship, the dew of
affection,
And the esprit de corps that gets down to
hard pan;
And paste in your hat the whole mortal
collection,
As the regular stock of the newspaperman.'
X. Z. Graphic).
How Appropriate I
The words of the old Russian
marriage ceremony are "Here
wolf, take thy lamb.'
A Patriot Aroased.
Editor-in chieffsfeniy to Assis
tant). I had riot expected, sir,
that this office contained an Apostle
of Secession! What do you mean
by this sentence: "Under protection
the United States have a sur
plus"? Assistant. What's wrong? I'm
sure it's grammatical.
Editor- in- chief. Grammatical I
I'd have you understand that the
United States is one and indivisi
ble; grammar or no grammar!
Change that word to has.
PROGRESS.
The Life of the Land is Established
in Righteousness.
HONOLULU, NOV. 21, 1S93.
NEWS TOPICS.
The readers and friends of tho
Holomua will excuse its appear
ing without the usual Topics and
Spice this afternoon. There was
a transformation scene while
the paper was going to
"form." It was not such a mir
acle as that of "opium" turning
into "bricks" and "straw," but
a couple of galleys of editorial
and local matter turning into
"pio."
' xj-'
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Gold Filled Teeth.
This Eastern monarch has had
a pavilion constructed which is
unique of its kind. It is made of
glass throughout. Tho walls,
ceiling, and floor are composed
of thick slabs of glass, joined to
gether by means of waterproof
cement. This glass erection is
2Sft. long and 14ft. wide, and
stands in the midst of a large
basin of coloured marble, beauti
ful to look at. After His Majesty
has entered the pavilion, the
little doors which gives access to
it is hermetically closed with
transparent cement: then a kind
of sluicejs opened, and the vast
basin is flooded with water to the
height of a couple of feet above
the roof of the pavilion, which is
thns entirely submerged. Tho
interior is abundantly supplied
with air by means of numerous
ventilators. Hero tho Shah sponds
the hottest hours of tho da,
eating, drinking, and smoking.
How delightful'
Most mortals are equipped with
thirty-two teeth on an average;
the Shah of Persia, however,
appears to be more" amply provid
ed for, as wo are told that he has
just had his fortieth molar ex
tracted. The phenomenon is
thus explained: The first timo
His Eastern Majesty suffered
from a decayed tooth and had to
have it removed, his loyal sub
jects, moved with compassion at
the sufferings of their ruler,
offered him as a solatium anumbor
of presents amounting ig all to
ten thousand gold sequins.
Having thus discovered a new
source of supply for his privy
purse, tho Shah, whenever he
feels the want of thoso little
presents that help to maintain
the glow, of friendship, causes the
fact of his having another bad
tooth to bo proclaimed by a
flourish of trumpets in all parts
of tuo empire. And tho presents
begin to pour in. Not many days
ago this manoeuvre was repeated
for the fortieth timo, and with
the desired effect, for tho simple
reason that Narsed-din is greatly
nmro feared than beloved. Al-
together
ingenious
this method
teeth, but
of extracting not
sequins. Le Conteur.
Did He Succeed Here?
Tho Duke of Newcatle's speci
ality in the amateur photography
is to secure portraits of rare wild
animals in their nativo surround
ings. He is travelling in quest
of these with Mr. GambierBolton,
a member of the Royal Geogra
phical 'Society, and well known
as one of tho most expert amateur
photographers of animals in the
world. The two proceeded from
the World's Fair to California,
where one of their chief objects
is to photog-aph the big sea-lions
on the cliffs, stealing up to them
from off shore on a tug;
Just Xissed It.
Miss Fitt. And so you were in
the Crimean War, Major! Were
vou with the Light Brigade in
their heroic charge?
Major Ananias Bluff. I-eh-came
very near being in tbat.histo
ric charge. Miss Fitt. Never was
so disappointed in my life. They
vould take but six hundred, and I
-ehwas No. 601.
ITasfainsTke Face.
On the much-vexed questions as
to whether, and, if at all how, the
face saonlu be washed by her who
aspires to physical beauty, Baro
ness Staffe says m The Ladies'
Dresiingroam that washing is the
best means of keeping the pores qf
the skin free from the secretions or
accumulations which might ob
struct them, and that it is contrary
to the rules of hygiene to abstain,
as we have been told Patti does,
from washing the face. She says,
further, that if you have a red face
you should use hot water, as it will
send the blood away, and that it i6
bad to wash in cold water when tho
weather.is very warm, or when the
face is heated by artificial warmth.
Tepid water, but without soap,
should then be used, and the face
powdered and allowed to dry with
out being wiped. Under ordinary
circumstances the face should be
dried very gently, with a very fine
and rather worn towel. Rough
friction tends to thicken the skin.
Hot water is a favorite nostrum,
we are told, with mnny well-known
beauties. One lady plunges a
towel into very hot water, wrings it
out, and lays it on her fuce, where
she keeps it about half-an-hour.
She goes through this performance
at night before going to bed,
wiping the face lightly befora
goi.ig to sleep. Lemon juice is
preferred by many to soap, and
strawberry juice is particularly
good for the skin. Rain water
should be preferred to spring water,
and a good walk in the rain, is a
capital complexion tonic.
Umbrella Tor 'Cyclists.
It should bo of interest to
'cyclists to learn that a London
firm have produced a novel ap
pliance, which, they claim, will
keep the rider dry and cool in
all weathers and increase his
speed of transit. In short, an
umbrella is fitted to tho frame of
tho 'cycle. It is light and strong,
tho stalk and socket being mado
of steel tube and can bo, it is
said, put up or down in a few
seconds, and entirely removed
from the machine in less than a
minute. The stalk and socket
aro enamelled; it rises and falls
in telescopo fashion to tho do
sired height, and is kept in posi
tion by tho pinching screw. It
is finished with a ball and socket
joint, which permits it to bo
angled backwards or forwards or
to either sido as desired. "With
tho aid of tho ball and socket
joint it can bo angled in any
direction to catch the breeze, and
thns act like a sail. With a
favorable wind, it is said, tho
'cyclist's umbrella adds from two
to fivo miles per hour to tho
speed of travelling.
Electrlcitj For Balloons.
A balloon capable of seating 10
persons is to be navigated at the
Frankfort Exhibition, and is to
demonstrate tho application of
electricity to aerial navigation.
The pulley controlling the ascent
and descent will be operated by an
electric motor, and telephonic com
munications will be possible at all
heights, so that in future an aero
naut may report the movements of
an enemy at great distances. Ex
periments are to be made with a
view to steering the balloon by
electricity, and charging with elec
trically prepared water.

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