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Ifoniil Star Visits Islands of
Marshall Group.
Natives Have Built Substantial
Churches Are Eager for
the Cospel.
Below will be found a continuation
el the narrative of the cruise of the
missionary packet Morning Star among
the islands of the Marshall group.
Probably there -will be one more article
on these interesting islands and
then -will come another field. Mr. Harry
Swinton tells the story well.
It was intended by Dr. Rife, as I
have already stated, to leave Limagen
at this station, but somehow or other,
there was some difficulty about which
I could find out nothing. Those concerned
' seemed to be rather reticent
about the affair, for reasons best
inown to themselves. It was decided
to take Limagen further on and to
leave him where he was most needed.
"We brought his canoe alongside,
ook it apart, and had it hoisted
.board. Got under way that day (3:30
-. m.. October 8th), made Am, the next
eland, bright and early next day, but
is the passage into the lagoon was
some distance off, we did not enter it
until 11:45 a. m., coming to an anchorage
abreast of the station at 1
ji. m.
This island is not a very large one.
Notwithstanding that fact, however.
It seems to be well populated. The
canoes were off, as usual. Mats and
other articles were disposed of
amongst the crew and passengers. We
found there, as in the other islands
-we had visited so far, that the good
-work was progressing. They have a
ery nice little church, with quite a
large number of members. There were,
of course, not as many as in Mille,
or Arno, but, considering the size
or the place, they made a very good
We left this island on the 10th of
October at 9 a. m., being there hut 21
hours. As the next island is close, too,
we came to an anchor that same day
at 5:03 p. m. Being so late. Dr. Rife
and his people did not go ashore to
hold a meeting. Mr. Gordon, a trader,
came on board to see Dr. Rife about
his little daughter, whom he wanted
to be taken under his care for tuition
and to be brought up in his family.
This Dr. Rife agreed to do. Mr. Gordon
pays him ?i00 a year for her board,
lodging and tuition. This I consider
-very reasonable.
Here we left Mr. Limagen, the man
-we brought away from Majuro, and
took aboard the old teacher of the
place To judge from what I know of
Mr. Limagen, the people there will be
the gainers by the exchange.
We found the same progress, morally
and religiously, although not so
marked as we saw it at Majuro. How
ever, as the teacher we left was the
very man who made such progress at
Majuro, it is to be hoped he will infuse
some of hi? zeal into the people at the
new station, so that when the Star
reaches there next year she may expect
to find a very much improved
community. She is sure to find a
marked difference, religiously, among
the people.
We left this place at noon on the
12th of October, having spent the Sabbath
in Mulwunlap. At 4:40 p. m.. we
came to an anchor just inside the passage
out of the lagoon, it being too
dark to see our way out The length
of the lagoon formed another obstacle.
Early next morning, weighed anchor
for Warchi, one of the new islands to
be visited this year. Came up to the
entrance just at sunset Notwithstanding
the fact that Captain Garland had
not been there before, he passed into
the lagoon and came to an anchor in
33 fathoms of water, half a mile or so
from the entrance.
Daylight next morning, got under
way for the supposed new station, arriving
abreast of it in an hour's time.
We did not have as many alongside
as at the other places we visited, owing.
I suppose, to the fact of this being
a new place, and the people somewhat
shy. Nevertheless, in the appearance
of "the inhabitants we could see very
plainly the influence exerted by the
godly men and women among them,
and that was not "labor in vain."
Even here they were dressed in European
style. I did not see a single
person with old-fashioned or absence
of clothes. All seemed to have "caught
on" to the comforts of civilized dress.
Dr. Rife went ashore to see the people
and to find a place for the pastorate.
He found that the people had already
built a small church. Miss Palmer.
Captain Garland and the school
bovs and girls also went ashore with
Br. Rife.
On this island there is a pond of
fresh water close to the place they had
picked out for a mission station. There
are other ponds of water on the island
besides this one. These are something
unusual to find on a coral island. Of
course everybody had to go ashore on
a tour of inspection to see the wonderful
pond, with the exception perhaps
of the mate and one or wo of the
crew. They found the pond, sure
enough, but it did not pan out to be
-what they had expected. It was not
so deep as they were led to believe.
It was good water, however, not very
clear, but rather of a darkish hue.
When they returned on board each one
was decorated with a vine found growing
on the banks of the pond. Here
we left the teacher brought from Am.
We found even here, notwithstanding
they never had a teacher before, people
wearing foreign clothes, and to all
appearances civilized.
Left there the next day, the 15th, at
7 o'clock passed out of the lagoon an
hour and fifteen minutes later, bound
for Migit. an island to the northward
of us, some 90 miles distant On the
way there we fell in with stormy weather
for the first time in this group.
Sighted the island after three days'
dead beat to windward, under sail,
against a strong westerly current.
with heavy swells coming from the
northeast and trade winds blowing
fresh. Did not get up to it that day,
the ISth. When night came on the
1'ind was some eight or nine miles off
by compass east by north from
the ship. Lay off and on all that
night Came up to the landing at 8-20
a. m. of the 19th, after a four days'
beat to windward. This is one of the
islands that has no lagoon, consequently
we had to lay off and on until Dr.
Rife was through with "his work.
As soon as we were abreast of the
station we lowered the big boat. Dr.
Rife, Miss Palmer and some of the
school girls and boys got in and were
taken ashore. We found here a very
neat little church. The people have
made nice roads leading to the church
from their residences, in fact all about
the church, which could be seen from
the ship. The morals of the people
here are good; they are well on as far
as civilization is concerned. Two of
the pupils on board, a girl and a boy,
are of royal blood.
We found there that the good work
vas progressing. The island is not a
very large one. The native are tho
ptoud possessors of a fine church and
the congregation is quite large. Taking
it all in all. the majority of the inhabitants
"belong to the church, or
perhaps, speaking more correctly, are
3:45 p. m. Dr. Rife, Miss Palmer
and the school hoys and girls returned
to the ship. We at once squared away
for our next island (Alingalaplap) tome
200 miles to the southwest of us. We
sighted the island on the 21st. but did
not enter the lagoon, it being too late
to do so. Early the next morning we
went in, anchoring abreast of the mission
station in 20 fathoms of water.
The teacher of this island bo.irded
the Star as we anchored. We found
here, as elsewhere, signs of religions
progress. The usual quantity of canoes
came alongside with their traffic in
the shape of curious, which were disposed
of among the passengers and
Here we left two married couples,
both from the training school, one to
relieve the one we took away from
Alinglapiap, and the other not as a
teacher but for another reason. I am
informed that they were "unprofitable."
In other words, they were dull
and could not learn, even if they were
kept at the training school in Kusaie
for ten years or more. It was deemed
expedient to dismiss them in order to
make room for those who could be
After taking on board the old teacher
of this place and his family, we
weighed anchor at 3 p. m. on the 23d.
Just before we hove up anchor we
lowered the little boat Mr. Douse, the
chief engineer, and Dr. Rife got into
her, taking two school boys for a crew,
and sailed down the passage. They
were to land on the weather side of this
passage, and as we passed out take
a snap shot at us with their camera,
which they happened to have along.
Went out through the passage at
4:20 p. m.. October 23d, on our way for
Namu. Sighted land at 2 o'clock that
night. Daylight found us close to the
south end of the island. The mission
being at the other end of the island,
some twenty-five miles ahead, we
steamed and sailed. Before entering
the passage we encountered one of
those squalls which the Marshall Islands
are noted for. This lasted about
fifteen minutes. Entered the passage
into the lagoon at 10:45. Just before
coming to an anchor, at 12 noon, we
encountered another squall with much
rain. It seemed a wonder to me how
the Captain, on the topsail yard, could
see his way to the anchorage. He did,
however, and that, too, nobly, the
squall notwithstanding.
After anchoring a good breeze sprang
up from the northeast, accompanied
by much' rain. Owing to the wind, the
lagoon was quite rugged, a nasty little
choppy sea was running. This kept
the canoes from the shore from coming
out to us. Toward evening, however,
one did muster up courage enough to
come off. This turned out to be one
with the teacher of the place in it
Dr. Rife went ashore in the big boat
during the afternoon. He did 'not take
Miss Palmer .or the crowd with him.
It was the first time during the trip
that Miss Palmer and her school girls
did not go in with the Doctor. Being
late in the day and somewhat rough,
the Doctor deemed it best for her and
the school girls not to go in. The next
day being Sunday, they could all go
then and hold their meeting with the
people just as well.
There are not many people in this
place. The isalnd where the teacher
lives is situated at the extreme north
end of this lagoon, some distance from
the other islet of the lagoon, consequently
the only congregation they
have for the church is composed of
those who live there on the island,
those on the other islet deeming it too
far to go away from their own home
to bother themselves to attend church.
They do attend sometimes, but this is
not very often.
While there we saw four or five
large canoes hauled up on the beach.
They had come from the other islet.
They have here a very nice little
church, but the members are very
scarce. However, it corresponds favorably
with the rest, considering its
Sunday, Oct 25th Dr. Rife, Miss
Palmer, all the school girls and boys
went ashore to church and to hold a
general meeting with the people; returned
in the afternoon.
Early next morning (5:30 a. m. the
2Gth) got under weigh for Kwojielein.
Had to run half way down the lagoon
to get out, as there were no other passages
nearer.. After getting out had to
steer along the land outside of the
lagoon, running the same distance over
. J'"3 I'W'ore "f Canea and the foreign warships is from a sketch made by a
l.nhsli mv.il officer February 8, while a fire was raging iu the town. The warships
are Auitraa, Greek, Russian, British, French and Italian.
again. This, of course, made the distance
to Kwojielien so much greater.
We took away with us the old teach
er of the island, replacing him with a
married couple and their children from
the training school. The old teacher
told me through an interpreter that
he had taught the people all he knew,
which he himself admitted was not
much. He thought it was pretty near
time that some one else should take
his place, as he wanted to go home to
Jaluit, where he belonged. His wish
was gratified.
Sighted Kwojielein that0 afternoon
(the 26th). Just as the sun went down
we came up to the mouth of the passage
into the lagoon. It was a little
too late to enter, so the Captain con
cluded to lay off all night. Kept close
to the land and went in next morning
at S:30 o clock, coming to an anchor
abreast of the station at 9:45, one hour
and a quarter later.
Found here, as in the other islands
we have visited, a great awakening
amongst the people, religiously; and
here, too, as elsewhere, the people were
all eager to get the Gospel. That afternoon
Dr. Rife, Miss Palmer and the
school girls and boys went ashore to
see the people.
Here, while waiting for Dr. Rife, we
improved the spare moments by getting
through with the work of taking
rock ballast aboard.
Left the next day (October 27th) for
our next island, Lae, which we made
bright and early next day. Got up to
the entrance at 7:30 a. m. and found a
strong tide coming through the passage.
It was low tide, and the entrance
being shallow in consequence,
the Captain concluded not to try to
get in until it was high tide. Entered
the passage at 2:30 p. m. and came to
an anchor abreast of the station at
3:10, forty minutes later, this in 7
fathoms of water.
Here we found a very snug little lagoon,
but very few people. They have
here a teacher, as in the other islands,
and have built themselves a very nice
church. We left here the teacher we
took from Namu. This island has the
misfortune of having a number of
lepers. It is the only island in the
group thus afflicted. There are some
very had cases among them. I did not
see any, as I did not go ashore. All I
know about them is what I heard from
Dr. Rife and Mr. S. Rilling, the second
It was while here that Mr. Douse,
our chief engineer, was taken suddenly
sick, on November 24th. On examination
by Dr. Rife it was found he had
a hemorrhage inwardly. If we had had
no doctor on hoard Mr. Douse would
have been in a very bad predicament.
He was a very sick man, and I would
say here that great credit is due Dr.
Rife for bringing him out of his trouble.
Even when we got back to
he was still sick. It was deemed
best by all concerned to leave him
there in care of Dr. Rife until our
return from the Gilbert Islands. We
never expected to see him alive on our
return to Kusaie. Great was our joy
to hear on our return that he was still
in the land of the living, and doing
very well under the circumstances.
While in the lagoon we met with
heavy weather, severe squalls accompanied
by much rain. It became neces
sary to let go the second anchor.
When the work was finished here we
could not get away; in fact we were
weather bound. After being penned
up there for four days we weighed
anchor with the hope of getting out
of the lagoon. Found when near the
passage out that seas were breaking
clean across.
I forgot to state In last week's- article
on the trip through the Marshall
Islands, that there are two training
schools at Kusaie, one for the Marshall
Islands and one for the Gilbert group.
The former is in charge of Dr. Rife
and wife, the latter in charge of Mr.
and Mrs. Channon.
The girls and hoys (amongst whom
are to be found some very "old boys
and girls") of each group are gathered
up by the Morning Star annually as
she goes from island to island, and are
taken to Kusaie to the training school.
Every year these girls and boys are
taken on board the Star to their homes
to see their relations and friends. If a
teacher or pastor is wanted on any
island, those who are well advanced
in their studies are left there by the
principal of the school, he picking out
the one he sees fit for the position.
Instead" of having fifteen passengers,
as was stated last week, when we left
Kusaie, we had thirty school boys and
girls, some four or five married couples
and the teachers, making fifty odd
all told, this, of course, not counting
the crew.
In the -western part of North Carolina
there are several counties amid almost
inaccessible mountains, of which there
Is less known to the outside world than
there Is of Central Africa. The climate
is unequaled In America. The scenery
rivals that of. Switzerland. aiajrnlflcent
bodies or marble. Iron and gold, thousands
of acres of the finest timber that
ever grew, beautiful valleys where cattle
coum roam me year round without need
of cover all there exist. Tet the natives
of the country are probably the most Ignorant
In the United States. They have
absolutely no knowledge of the world out
of their own communities. The Mormons
at their worst are said to be far higher
in the scale of morality. Polygamy is
practiced with shameless openness, and
the marriage ceremony Itself is rare.
Missionaries are needed as badly as In
any district of the world.
That is what Edwards & Parker,
merchants of Plains, Ga., say of Chamberlain's
Pain Balm, for rheumatism,
lame back, deep seated and muscular
pains. Sold by all druggists and dealers.
Benson, Smith & Co., agents for
H. I.
The battleship Prince George has
been placed in quarantine at Portland
owing to an epidemic of mumps. There
are cases on board the cruiser Blake
also, and the patients have been sent
to the hospital.
Fancy being able to buy
In Honolulu a picture
framed handsomely in
white and gold moulding,
measuring 26x30 Inches
outside, for
Only $2.50
It's a fact, and there are
others Btlll larger and
better for J3.00, and from
that up.
Then there are Wall
Pockets for ?L25 fitted
with pictures, glass and
all which are dirt-cheap
at that price.
Drop In and have a look.
King Bros,' Art Store.
Orlflnal and Oaly Genuine.
Mri.Y Qronohltlo.
Dr. J.Collis Browne's Chlorodyne.
publicly In court that DR. J. COLLIS BHOWJ.E
ssunSonbtcdlythe INVENTOR of CHLORO;
DYNE; that the whole story of the defendant
Freeman was deliberately untru, and he re-
fretted to say It hod been sworn to. See Tn
imes, July IS, 16.
Dr. J.CoIHs Browne's Chlorodyne
Is a liquid medicine which assuages FAIN of
EVKRY KtHD, affords a oalm, refreshing sleep
ih. rnm. sTitm when exhausted- Is the
Creat Specific for Cholera, Dysentery,
The General Board of Health. London,
that It ACT8 as a CHARM; one dose generally
Dr. Gibbon, Army Medical Staff, Calcutta,
state: "Two doses completely eared me of
Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyne
Neuralgia, Cout, Cancer,
Toothaohe, Rheumatism.
Dr. J.Collis Browne's Chlorodyne
Rapidly cuts short all attacks of
Epilepsy, Spasms, Colic,
Palpitation, Hysteria.
:-ale of this Remedy has glren rise to
many Unscrupulous Imitations
N.B. Every Bottle of Genuine Chlorodyne
hears on the Government Stamp the name of
tb inventor. Dr. J- Collis Browne. Sold
In bottles Is. li . 2 acd M, br "
Sole Manufacturer,
U Gbkat Bnssjm. Bt., Lospotr, W. 0.
Your Stock
Will do better on
la the very best at the
lift fill!
Kunann and Queen Streets.
Ml 1 U
Residents of the other Islands who
wish to join should communicate at
once with
Practical Watchmaker
Meat Company
Ho. 60? KING ST.
Shipping and Family
G. J. WALLER, Manager.
Highest Market Rates paid for
Hides, Skins and Tallow.
Purveyors to Oceanic and Pacific
Mall Steamship Companies.
The Famous Tourist Route of the World.
In Connection 'with the Canadian-Australian
Steamsklp Line Tickets Are Issued
To All Points in the United States and
Canada, via Victoria and
Banff, Glacier, Mount Stephen
and Fraser Canon.
Empress Llneof Steamers fromYancon?er
Tickets to All Points In Japan. Chin. lull
and Around tie World.
For tickets and general information ately ts
Agents Canadian-Australian S.S. Una
Canadian Pacific Railway.
Wholesale and Retail Grocer
212 KING ST. TKI.. lift
Family, Plantation and Ships' Stores Supplied
on Short Moiue.
New goods by every steamer. Orders from
the other islands faalnully executed
Esplxcade. Cor. Fort acd ASen Sts
Hollister & Co.
MOSLIN The gamut of
ment of muslin underwear.
Ordinarily, ready - to - wear
garments for ladies are
skimpy. None such in our
stock the underwear you
buv here is as liberal in cut
as you'd make at home, and
much more elaborately tin-
ished. Underwear prices in
this store amaze ladies who
are used to cutting and
own. Take pencil
and paper and figure what it
costs for muslin, insertion,
thread and hard work, and
see the difference. Ours do
not cost you, ready made, as
much as your material. Look
at these figures:
Corset Covers, 75 cent to S1.75
Night Gowns, 75 cents to S3.50
Chimise, 35 cents to S1.75
DRESS VVe are retailers
clusively and the
est dry goods sellers
in Hawaii. The world of
fabrics is here to choose
from, less the unworthy
sorts and unattractive sorts.
The gain is yours by getting
the best at fairest of fair
prices. Challies are leaders
for stylish women. Bright
cheerful stuffs hinting of
Eastern spring. Prices made
to fit the times, not the goods;
They're worth double.
5 yards for $1
7 yards for Si
Some at 35 cents a yard
Your pick of these goods
if you hurry.
A Model Plant 1b not complete without
Electric Power, thus dlipenalag
with small engines.
Why not generate your power fross
one CENTRAL Station? One generator
can furnish power to your Pump,
Centrifugals, Elevators, Plows, Railways
and Hoists; also furnish light and
power for a radius of from IS to 16
Electric Power being used Bares tho
labor of hauling coal In your field,
also water, and doeB away with
engineers, and only hare on
engine to look after In your mill.
Where water power Is available It
costs nothing to generate Electrie
is now ready to furnish Electrla
Plants and Generators of all descriptions
at short notice, and also hat ob
hand & large atorck of Wire, Chandel
iers and Electrical Goods.
All orders will be given prompt attention,
and estimates furnished foa
Lighting and Power Plants; also attention
1b given to Houbo and Mariat
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