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, Sam Louisson left on the
for a short trip to the Coast.
The following mail was sent by
-the Mariposa : 4734 letters and 1567
V. N. Armstrong is again in
town. He spent a week's time on
Col. Macfarlane and his bride
can be expected on the return trip
of the Mariposa.
Action on the " Dangerous Persons"
bill was deferred in the
Mrs. H. P. Elliott, the wife of
Lieut. Elliott of the Adams, left for
the Coast yesterday.
The next mail from San Francisco
will arrive on the Alameda,
due here on the 15th inst.
P. C. Jones will act, under power
of attorney, for T. May during the
latter's absence from the country.
The wife of Byron J. Taylor, a
well-known plantation engineer, recently
died in Oakland, California.
The school vacation will commence
on April Gth, and will extend
until the 23d of the same
The men on guard in an open
boat near the bark Horatio, do not
have a sinecure in this kind of
C. R. Bishop has donated $500
for the benefit of a home for Chi
nese boys which is maintained by
F. W. Damon.
A shipment of Kaiulani bitters
can be looked for in the near future.
The cyclone has departed
The Act to provide for a constitutional
convention passed its first
reading yesterday at the meeting
of the Councils.
Colonel Soper and staff and the
officers of the National Guard held
a conference yesterday morning
with President Dole.
The Honolulu cyclery has a full
stock of the Gormully & Jeffery
tires for bicycles. They can be fitted
to any pneumatic tired safety.
Francis Harden was acquitted
yesterday in the District Court on
a charge of obstructing justice. The
arresting officers failed to make out
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Atherton and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner will
be at home to their friends at
King street, Saturday afternoon
from 3 to 6.
Ex-Minister Stevens was present
"in Detroit on Washington's birthday
at a banquet given by the
Michigan Republican Club. He
spoke on Hawaiian matters.
There is some talk of starting a
Press Club in Honolulu. A number
of the newspaper men of the
town are agitating the question,
and the organization is almost a
There is a clause in the Act that
provides for a constitutional convention,
that says that those who
-are insane or are idiots cannot vote
for delegates. This is enough to
keep all royalists from the polls.
The second lecture of the Rev.
A. S. Twombly series for the benefit
of the Y. M. C. A. library will
be delivered at the hall this evening.
The subject is "Oriental
Oddities ; a Humorous Description
of the East."
The National Band was present
yesterday afternoon at the departure
of the Mariposa. There was
a large crowd present. Mr. Davies
was allowed to depart without any
great demonstration on the part of
the 'natives or, in fact, anybody
A considerable amount of vaccine
was received by the Board of
Health from Australia yesterday.
It arrived by the Mariposa. A
double quantity of the virus has
also been ordered from the Coast,
and the work of vaccination can
C. B. Reynolds, the agent of the
Board of Health, went out to the
bark Horatio yesterday and vaccinated
two of the men on board.
The others were found to have
fresh vaccination scars, and it was
not considered necessary to give
them any more virus.
The men at the quarantine station
are rapidly recovering, and it
is only a matter of a few days
until the' will be well. No danger
is to be apprehended of the disease
spreading, as too strict a guard
is kept on both the quarantine station
and the ship
Electric tanning is increasing.
Winnepeg car fare is 2 cents. I
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1S94 SEMI-WEEKLY. o
THE LONG-SUFFERING CENTRAL
Some of the Things He Has toPu
PEOPLE WHO ASK FOOL QUESTIONS.
iilkn Who 1'refer rulllDg Doiiu the
I.e er to Looking at the Clock A Few
of tin- Multifarious Dutle .if the
Man on the Other Knit ctf tlie Wire.
"Central, what time is it?" "Is
there any news of the s:eamer?"
"What's the matter with this telephone,
Central?" "King up number
hard;" "If this telephone isn't
fixed today, Central, you can take it
out; M.-e! ' "Where's the Likelike?"
The above question are a few of the
innumerable ones asked the poor,
long-suffering operator at the central
office of one of our telephone systems.
He is kept busy nearly all tne time
making connections, aud when he has
to stop to answer "fool questions" it
is certainly an exasperating thing.
Whether or not the company makes a
point of employing men who have no
temper is not known, but if any of 1 he
"Centrals" have feelings of battle,
murder and sudden death toward the
people who ask questions, they are
certainly not to blame.
The telephone systems of Honolulu
have been written up so often that
nearly everyone understands or thinks
he does, just how it works. An Advertiser
man spent some time in the
central office of one of the local companies
a few days ago, and learned
more about telephones in half an hour
than he ever knew before which
It looks like a very simple matter to
make a connection. Central, when
you pull down your lever and ask for
for a number, answers you, and then
simply pulls a plug out of oue hole
and sticks it into another. Thats all.
There is nothing at all complicated
when you know nothing about it.
But when it is remembered that Central
has about 300 of these plugs to
watch and over 700 of the holes, and
that if be makes a wrong cannection
he calls the loudly-expressed wrath
of the subscriber down on his head,
the entire simplicity or the matter
The operators wear a receiver that
is fastened to the head by a steel band.
This brings the receiver close to his
head and holds it theie. The Advertiser
man wore one of these receivers
for some time, and listened to the people
ask their questions.
It is astonishing how many people
there are who will not take the trouble
to look on the card for the number
they want. They will only give their
own number and the name of the party
wanted. So Central has to know the
number of every subscriber on the
lines. If he should tell a subscriber
that he didn't know the number of
the name called for, that subscriber
would probably say, or at least think,
that Central didn't kuow his business.
The mot commonly asked question
is, "What time is it?" People in Ho
nolulu seem to have a deep-seated
repugnance to looking at the clock. It
is so much easier to pull down the
lever and ask Central than it is to go
into another room and consult the
time piece. A short time ago a certain
family here got into the habit of
asking the time so often during the
day, that one of the operators began
to count. He counted thirty-one
times that the different members of
that oue family consulted the oracle
in one day. On further investigation
it was found that the house had an
average of oue clock for every room.
About 3300 connections are made in
a d-iy at the office visited. This is an
average of almost five connections for
each telephone in use. As the great
majority of these connections are
made during a few hours of the day,
Central has to be on the jump during
those busy hours.
Each telephone has its own wire
direct to the office. Consequently,
there is considerable expense attached
to the work of putting in a new instrument.
If a number of telephones
could use the sainu wire, it would be j
a bonanza tor the companies, but
There is an idea in the minds of
most people that Central hears everything
that passes over the wires.This
is nut so, although he can do so If he
wishes, but he has to use what he
calls the "listening plug," to do it. It
is a very fortunate circumstance for
him that he cannot hear it all, or his
chances of going to the insane asylum
would be eveu greater than they
are now. A number ot people nave
a habit of pulling down the lever and
listening to the conversation of others
until Central tells them to let go.
In case of fire, Central has soma
very importaut duties to perform.
The alarms come into the telephone
offices first, aud Central has the duty
of sounding the gong in the engine
houses and letting the men and horses
know that they are wanted lor duty.
There are a number of subscribers
who want to be notified whenever a
fire occurs and a special keyboard has
been made for their benefit, which,
wheu a spring is touched, notifies
them all at the same time, and saves
much needed time for the operator.
Th6 greatest enemy the telephones
have is the electric Hunt wires. They
play more havoc with the telephone
wires than all the other causes combined.
It in these that make that disagreeable
buzzing noise in your ears
sometimes when you are trying to
hear ome one talk. If the electric
light aud telephone wires run parallel
for a mile or so, even though they are
sixty feet apart, the latter wife is
affected by induction. Storms, like
the one we have had lately, are also
hard on the telephone systems, in the
way of breaking down wires and
burning out instruments. Oue of the
local companies has recently imported
a lightning arrester that will obviate
all danger from the electric fluid.
But, as was said befoie, it is Central
that needs your sympathy. He if,
probably, oue of the best informed
men in town on current events, and
a. .11 -... nHotliiim tnm ttt urinu
Call leil JUU ailjiumg uuuiwoniu;
of sugar to the latust royalist rumor,
and he is expected to impart all he
knows, and sometimes more, to the
omnipresent question-asker Be gentle
w ith Central. Remember that he
is and much abused;
and that if you were in his position
and had to make a clock, an encyclopedia,
an uuabridged dictionary and
a fire alarm out of yourself several
times a day, you would not have the
patience of Job.
The only hearing yesterday was
in the assnmpsit case of James A.
Thompson vs. W. C. Achi; jury
waived. Defendant was called
three times but, failing to show up,
the plaintiff, who appeared in person
without counsel, had it all his
own way. The Court rendered judgment
in his favor for the sum of'
$60, the amount of the note for
money loaned, and -2.80 for interest.
Had plaintiff been an attorney
at law he could have claimed
the statutory item of "attorney's
commission" upon the amount of
Judge Whiting has filed two decisions
in the equitv case entitled
Claus Spreckels vs. G. W. Macfarlane.
One allows the substitution
of C. A. Spreckels as plaintiff in
the place and stead of Claus
Spreckels, and the other decision is
in the nature of an order overruling
defendant's motion for abatement
of all proceedings in the case.
The defendant has noted and perfected
an appeal to the Supreme
Court. F. M. Hatch for plaintiff;
C. V. Ashford for defendant.
In Thomas W. Hobron vs. S. M.
Kaaukai, jury waived, assumpsit
case for $115, the value of an iron
safe, Judge Cooper decides in favor
of the defendant, the Court holding
that, by the plaintiff's own evidence,
there was no contract established
between the parties. J. A.
Magoon for plaintiff; W. C. Achi
Judge Cooper has overruled the
demurrer in the damage case of
Ralph R. Foster vs. H. M. Hay-ward.
A lady passenger on the
steamer Mariposa named Ella E.
Brison appeared yesterday in the
Clerk's office, and gave her testimony
on behalf of the defendant.
Her deposition is now on file. Wm.
Foster for plaintiff; P. Neuman for
D. M Crowley, a voluntary bankrupt,
has petitioned for a discharge
from all his debts, and Judge
Cooper has appointed Friday,
March 23d instant as the time for
hearing the application. Petitioner
Attorney C. W. Ashford, on behalf
of the defendant in the equity
suit between Claus Spreckels and
G. W. Macfarlane, has filed a motion
in arrest of judgment and to
stay execution of the same until
after the appeal in said case has
been heard by the Supreme Court.
In the equity case of Claus Spreckels
vs. G. W. Macfarlaue, praying for
foreclosure of a mortgage lien, Judge
Whiting has heard a motion filed by
C. A. Spreckels to be permitted to ap
pear as party piaintm in sam case.
Defendant opposed the motion, and
urged the abatement of the present
suit. The sale of the mortgaged property
will take place on the 10th iust.,
and consists of certain shares of stock
in the Waikapu Plantation Company,
owned by defendant. F. M. Hatch for
plaintiff; C. VV. Ashford for defendant.
The executors of the will of M. Goldberg
have filed a petition to be allowed
to sell the store effects and goods of
the estate to oue L. E Tracy, who
bids the sum of $9117 for purchase of
the same. F. M. Hatch for the ex
C. Bosse, assignee of the bankrupt
estate of Robert S. Agee, storekeeper
in Hilo, Hawaii, has applied for approval
of his account which he submits,
and for a discharge from responsibility
as such. The Court has appointed
the 13th instaut as the day for
hearing said application. F. M. Hatch
for the assignee.
In the equity suit of S. Norris vs. E.
de Herblay, Judge Whiting yesterday
filed two decisions, one of which sustains
the demurrer filed by defendant
and the other orders the" injunction
dissolved. In this case the plaintiff
sought to restrain the enforcement of
a judgment recovered by defendant
upon a foreign judgment rendered by
the Supreme Court on August 25.
1691. A. S. Hartwell ami F. M.
Hatch for plaintiff, P. Neumann aud
Carter & Carter for defendant.
Another decision filed yesterday by
Judge Whiting is in the estate of
(k.), on an application for a decree
of heirs. Deceased who resided
in Heeia, Koolaupoko, on this island,
died in 1S63, and the Court finds the
relationship and proportions of the
surviving heirs to be as follows:
one-quarter; Kahinu and heirs
of Kekuahanai one-quarter; Keau
and Kapalau each one-sixth;
Koleka aud William Crowell
each one-twelfth; and Ahsoon and
Awa together one-twelfth. A decree
is ordered to be prepared in accordance
with these findings. Attorneys
for the several claimants are J. 51.
Poepoe, J. M Kaueakua, J. H.
and J. L Kaulukou.
n a !
yi.i Pleasant us Ever.
The usual agreeable monthly
social was held at the parlors of
the Central Union Church last
night, though the attendance was
smaller than it customarily is. A
very pleasant musical and literary
programme was presented, and the
inner man was provided for with as
much generosity as ever.
(Continued from page 1.)
Whereas, The main industries of
the country require, in the near future,
an augmentation of agricultural
Whekkas, It i- desirable to have
laborers into this country
who, after their
t iheir employers-, will, with
their fmniliir, makegocd
Whereas, -Many of the Portuguese
who have formerly been brought
to this country to reinforce the ranks
of agricultural laborers have settled
down with their families, and proved
to be desirable citizens ; therefore,
Be it resolved, That the Government
take immediate steps to ascertain
if the Government of Portugal
would favor a further immigration of
laborers and their families into this
country: and, if so, to open negotiations
looking toward renewed immigration
at an early date.
E. D. Tenney.
Honolulu, March S, 1S91.
Mr. Young said that this was an
opportune time to investigate this
question of Portuguese labor. It would
be well to test it in a legitimate way,
and the sooner the better. He heartily
seconded Mr Tenney's resolution.
Mr. Emmeluth Is it necessary to
consider the matter of Portuguese labor
when we are going to bring in
Japanese labor all the time? I would
like to ask if the statement made in
one of the veiling papers last evening,
that R. W. Irwin has gone to
Japan for the purpose of bringing out
Japanese, is true.
for 1000 or 1200 Japanese have come in
from plantations and we have sent to
Japan to have them filled.
Mr. Emmeluth I am ignorant of
the law on the questiou, but I am of
the opinion that the Advisory Council
should be informed when any
are sent for.
President Dole There is a treaty
between the two Governments, under
which Japanese have been coming
here for the last six years. It is probably
under this treaty that these men
have been sent for.
Mr. Tenney's resolution was put to
vote and carried.
Tne bill providing a pension for the
widow of Officer Kauhane passed its
The Act amending the Act relating
to the construction of railways on
Oahu parsed its second reading.
The second reading of the bill relative
to postotllces at Kalaupapa was
Second reading of an Act relating
to dangerous persons.
Jir. Tenney inovea tne bin oe read
section by sectiou.
. Mr. Morgan moved itbeiudefinitely
postponed. It was the strongest
measure he had ever seen. The
Attorney-General, with the force of
police under him, should be able to
take care of all doubtful persons.
Mr. Damon said he differed from his
colleagues on this bill. It was not in
the direction of constitutional Government,
but against it. The Government
had been in existence over a
year. It was stronger than it had
ever been, was gaining in popular
support and its forces were never
stronger. The bill will hurt the credit
of the country.
The Attorney General said the bill
was undoubtedly a very radical measure.
It might be called a war measure.
It was not like the administrative
process of Russia, which permitted
expulsion and banishment to Siberia
without trial. This was similar to
legislation in other free countries
Defendant had regular trial, with
appeal to Supreme Court. His rights
were fully protected. The public had
tne rigut to protect itself against dangerous
perous when the welfare of
the community required it, even when
no actual crime could be proved. This
wis similar in principle to the law
requiring a man to give a bond to keep
the peace. If he does not do it he
must go to prison. The Government
had no desire to be arbitrary, and so
this bill provided for the regular process
of law. There was nothing new
or original in the Idea of the law, and
in the manner of its execution it was
surrounded with great safeguards It
was hoped that there would be no
occasion to put it in operation, but the
time might arise when it would be
very necessary for the protection of
society. The bill might be amen ,e!
if necessary. He moved sectiou 1 do
The motion to indefinitely postpone
The Attorney-General said if any of
the members desired further time he
had no objection to deferring it a
Mr. Tenney so moved.
Mr. Wilder said that he was not
prepared to support so revere a measure
under the present outlook. We
had got along very Well for a week.
It might be necessary to pa-s it in the
future. It could be quickly done.
He moved it be laid on the table.
The motion to table was lost and
consideration was deferred for a week.
Election to the Councilship vacancy.
Nominees Thomas Sorenson and
D. B. Smith.
D. B Smith was elected 14 to 3.
Mr. Emmeluth moved a resolution
instructing the Postmaster-General to
call for tenders in remaining surcharged
stamps. It was as follows:
Whereas, There are still at the
General Postofilce unsold surcharged
stamps of the Provisional Government
and the new issue of Provisional Government
stamps is now on sale,
Be it resolved, that the Postmaster-General
be authorized to advertise for
tenders for the purchase of all remaining
(Signed) J. Emmeluth.
March S, 1S94.
Referred to Finance Committee.
Councils went into executive session
Julius A. Palmer, the BoBton
Transcript man, who left here on
the Mariposa, is a brothrr of Prof.
Palmer of Harvard University, one
of the leading educators of the
Daily Advert ser, 50 cents per
month, delivered by carrier.
Celso Caesar Moreno, of the District
HE WON'T KEEP 0DT OF POLITICS.
.lunula nul Itaron Munchausen Are
ltj thl l'roduct or sunny
Italy llf I:uh-1 the HUtionartea and
All Their C'onnertlin In Ills Uftual
Celso Ca.'ar Moreno, of the district
of Columbia, lias, at great trouble to
himself, and much more to others,
prepared an imposing looking pamphlet
for the supposed perusal of the
Senate and Congress. It is dedicated
" most respectfully and earnestly in
homage to truth, justice and equity,
to the Senate and House of Representatives
in Congress assembled." On
the cover is a potrait of Liliuokalani
Kamehameha, the most gracious
Queen of Hawaii.
Mr. Celso ;Caj3ar Moreno, of the district
of Columbia, has spread himself.
He has compiled a mass of testimony
in lavor of " Liliuokanali Kamehameha
" that would be most convincing
to a man with absolutely no
brains. Mr. Celso C:e3ar Moreno, of
thqdistrict of Columbia, has drawn up
an array of testimony, most of which
has emanated entirely from the fertile
brain of Mr. Celso Ctesar Moreno, of
the district of Columbia, that will be
hailed with joy by all lovers of a rotten
government. Mr. Celso Ca3ar Moreno,
of the district of Columbia, some
years ago, who was politely asked to
leave this country for the country's
good, by the decent people of the
is undoubtedly a well qualified
man to speak on the subject of the
monarchy. As he has no character
whatever himself, he, of course, has
no respect for any one else who has
any. A few extracts from the facile
pen ot this famous gentleman follow.
In speaking of the missionaries,
Mr. Celso Ciesar Moreno, etc, says:
"They came to the Islands with a few
carpet bags containing Bibles aud
mortgage blanks, and soon disponed
of both, with the result that the
found themselves financially
ruined. They have also lost their former
patriarcal happiness and customs
with their political and social liberties,
aud are now threatened with being
deprived of the political independ
ence or tueir oeioveu country, rne
fathers (the greedy missionaries; have
robbed them in the past, and the sons
are trying to rob them in the pres
"The Uuit"d States has always sent
third-rate politicians as ministers aud
Consuls to Hawaii, hence tin erroneous
information received. I am
well informed, for I have on the spot
studied Hawaii and the Hawailans
their troubles with the missionaries
of all creeds; aud when distant from
the Islands I have kept up an uninterrupted
correspondence with the
great leaders of the Hawaiian nation,
such as the Hons. Wilcox, Bush, Col-burn,
Cummins, Testa, Kaaii, Kape-na,
Kaunamano, Kimo, Pelekone and
others. I have explained my views on
the situation to President' Cleveland
and to Secretary of State
Porter; later to Senator Morgan and
Congressman McCreary, and these
statesmen should dispose of the Hawaiian
question and render justice to
the weak, ill-treated, honest and generous
Hawaiian people that Lave been
o continually misrepresented, misjudged
and grossly wronged by the
Mr. Celso Moreno was not
satisfied with telling untruths in English.
He is a versatile gentleman
and can lie in several dilferent languages.
He published a long article
in an Italian paper in Chicago, in
which he lauds Blount to the skies.
Mr. Celso Ciesar Moreno has,
among his other talents, a large
amount of what would be called gall
in a common man, but in such a
mighty specimen of the genus homo
us Mr. Moreno, is diplomatic ability.
He says, in another part of hia
"In order to correctly inform Congress
about the reputation of the
missionaries and missionaries' sons
from Hawaii, I quote the following
from the Hawaii Holomua of Honolulu."
Then follows a long tirade
against President Dole, Minister
Thurston, Frank Hastings and others.
He calls Professor Alexander and
W. B. Oleson "missionary reprobates"
and claims that Liliuokalani "generously
clothed and nourished them
both in Hawaii." This choice bit of
rhetoric is followed by a comparison
ot the moral merits of Kalakaua aud
Liliuokalani aud the much abused
greatly to the disad
vantage of tne latter.
Mr. Celso Caesar Moreno, of the
.District oi uoiumoia, roasts every'
body and anything that has the
slightest connection with the Provisional
Government or Minister
Stevens. Hequotesfrom a Mr. Solher,
whose name should probably be divided
differently and made into M. S.
Talker, who says that " Queen Liliuo
kalani is not so black as she Is
painted." That attempts have been
made many times to whitewash the
ex-queen is undoubted, hut it has
always been the general idea that she
was painted by the hand of .Nature.
Altogether, Mr. Celso Caesar Moreno,
etc., may look with pride on bis chef
d'euvre, for it is a masterpiece. It is
extremely doubtful if so many false
statements were ever before crowded
into thirty pages as arv put in this
pamphlet. If Mr. Celso Caesar Moreno,
of the District of Columbia, keeps on
in the same direction that he has
started, Ananias would not have any
chance with him at all, and Baron
Munchausen would blush with shame
to think that he had been so outdone
by a simple, nineteenth ceutury gentleman
who signs himself Mr. Celso
Caesar Moreno, of the District of
Pass book No. 3729 on the Postal
Savings Bank, has been lost.
CURIOUS KANAKA CHARACTER.
Bill Ragsdale, the Hawaiian Parliamentary
During the early years of
reign and for some years preceding
a half white called "Bill"
Ragsdale was the official interpreter
in the elective branch of the Hawaiian
Parliament says the New York
Sun. Eagsdale had a great natnral
aptitude for acquiring languages, and
it was told of him that when he visited
a French man of-war the officers
wonld not believe he bad not been
educated in Paris, and that the
German navy officers wanted to bet
that he had been educated from
infancy in Berlin. He was quick
witted, eloquent, a fop in dress, and
as a citizen a good for naught. His
official duties required him to interpret
the speeches of the natives into
English and the speeches of the
foreigners into Hawaiian. The latter
was necessary, as many of the native
members from districts remote from
Honolulu and Hilo had little knowledge
of any language but their own.
The former duty, turning the natives'
speeches into English, was seldom
necessary, as the foreign members
were, naturally, men who had been
on the islands long enough to master
the simple and easily acquired native
language. But it was a
loved, and its performance was
a source of constant delight to the
foreign members and spectators
His method was to interpret every
two or three sentences, and he would
sometimes suavely interrupt a native
struggling in an impassable labyrinth
of gutturals and leavo him
there, in speechless amazement,
while he launched into au eloquent
on the beauties of a moonlight rainbow
or some other equally unrelated
subject. Or a gray haired member
from Waikapu might arise in his
place and explode a few gutturals
which were to the effect that one of
his oxen had been drowned in the
TJInpalakna ford and ho wanted to
know when the government proposed
to bridge that creek. Ragsdale
would rise, bow to the members, and
proceed dramatically in some such
manner as this.
"The distinguished and eloquent
member from Waikapu desires to
direct the attention of the honorable
members to what he aptly characterizes
as their lamentable lapse from
that high sense of duty which most
distinguishes the patriot from the
politician. Not since the regretted
days of Kamehameha I. of glorions
memory, whose war club was as the
tnunaerooit, ana whose canoes
shimmered o'er the waters like the
mysterious lights which beacon the
spray as it dashes across the coral
reef; not since the taboo was by royal
edict placed on the religion of our
forefathers and we all became
Christians by ukase; not since the
enemies of the great Kamehameha
fled in affright, up the valley of
Nuuanu and fearing death less
than the wrath of their pursuer
flung themselves over the Pali, where
their bones in fantastic disarray
strew the cruel rocks even now; not
since the juice of the ava first mado
the sailors of Capt. Cook delirious
with joy; not since then has there
been on all these islands a Kanaka
so mad as was the honorable gentleman
from Waikapu when hii off or
sank in the treacherous sands where
purl the waters of the Ulupalakua.
Then the member, delighted to
hear that so little Hawaiian would
make bo much English, would utter
a few more sentences.
Ragsdale, in pretend'ng to interpret
this, wonld attribute to the
member the latest good story the interpreter
had probablo heard on
board some man-of-war. When he
had finished his story he would inform
the member that he was out of
order, as the river and harbor improvement
bill was not before the
House; that the only bill before the
House was Bill Ragsdale. He had
many foppish eccentricities in dress,
so no particular notice was takon
when Ragsdale began wearing ono
glove constantly, even when interpreting.
He furnished an explanation of
that when he gave himself np to the
authorities as a leper and asked to
be transported to Molokai. The
fatal disease was manifest only on
that hand he had kept gloved.
Through that hand a knife might
have been run without Rageclale
He went to Molokai, where he
lived several years, dying before
Father Damiou. That trood Driest
gave testimony that Ragsdale's ex-
ample in voluntarily coiop to
Molokai did much to allav the dis
content of others there and that he
was a cheerful, iutellegent, and industrious
aid to the priest in governing
and caring for their nnfortuoate
Three days in- a very short time in
which to cure a bad case of
rheumatism ; but it can be done, if
the proper treatment is adopted, aa
will be 6een by the following from
James Lambert, of New Brunswick,
lib : "I was badly afflicted with
rheumatism in the hips and legs,
when I bought a bottle of Chamber-Iain's
Pain Balm. It cured me in
three days. I am all right to day;
and wonld insist on every one who
is afflicted with that terrible disease
to use Chamberlain's Pain Balm and
get well at once." 50 cent bottles for
sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith &
Co , Agents for H. I.
The Misses Albu have gone, but
Mr. Stoeckle, the phonograph man,
has taken records of their voices,
which you can hear at his popular