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Monday, January 2G, 1885 WENT OUT TIIAT WAY. Arkansaw Traveler, The other night, during a meeting of the organization known as "The Club of Btrane Recital, " Judge Montpafer, -whose time to relate a reminiscence had come, cleared his throat with that vigor which Beems to be one of the special privileges of a judge, though quite a change of venue from carefully considered politeness, and began as follows: I have listened with rapture to Ole Bull and have breathed enchantment under the Svine spell of Wilhelm j, but it was a rude backwoodsman who melted my heart with music and poured it warm upon my glow ing souL Several years ago, during a va cation from my w earisome duties, I visited an old friend who years before had settled among the Ozark mountains. Luke "Wil liamson, my friend, was delighted to see me, and when I looked upon his quaint home there among the gray mountains, and heard the laughter of his children, and saw the health-bloom on his wife's cheeks, I relented of my fotmer harsh de cision and declared that his retirement from a life whose activity could bring much anxiety and but little pleasure was a just move. One evening, shortly after my arrival, Williamson said: "I have a great treat in atore for you. : Not a great distance from here, in a cavity under a great rock, there lives the most remarkable man I have ever seen. He was born and brought up among these hills, and has never seen a town, yet I think that he is the greatest violinist in the world." 41 No doubt of it, M I replied. "I suppose he can play the traditional 'Nigger on the With great skill. " , "I am not jesting, judge. n "You surely cannot be in earnest?" "Ye3, 1 am. I think that he is the greatest , violinist that ever lived. Very few people have heard him. Once, whil passing his old habitation, I heard him and was thrilled. I entered, and ho ceased playing. I begged him to continue, but he refused. After that, I spent a year in gaining his confidence. Now, nothing E leases him more than to play for me. I ave sent for him. lie will be hre presently-" ... "While my friend was still speaking- on the subject which so much interested him, the;, furious barking of the dog without informed us of an arrival. Mr. Williamson went out and soon returned, escorting a tall, lean, ungainly man, Whom he introduced as Mr. Darby Mon roe. I was pleased to see that the visitor had brought hi3 violin, which he did not relinquish, for, with an uncomfortable air, he sat, holding the instrument on his lap. I could not see a ray of intelligence in his face. His large brown eyes were dull and heavy, and his voice, when he made some laconic reply to a question, did not bespeak a soul where music dwelled. "The greatest piece which Darby plays, I have called 'Emotion,'" said my friend. "Darby, give us 'Emotion,' please. " Without replying or looking up, he raised the violin to his shoulder and began- In a moment, his dull eyes were orbs of living light, and hi3 face, so bar ren of expression before, looked like the rich painting of a grand old master. The music had upon me such a peculiar effect, that I began to smile. 1 felt ashamed, but looking at Williamson and his wife I saw that they were smiling. Another strain, and we burst into laughter. I never laughed so in my life. I roared; I fell on the floor ana rolled. Another strain, I arose and resumed my seat. Tears began to trickle down my face and I began to sob. Williamson came over to ma. leaned on my shoulder and wept bitterly. Mrs. Williamson sobbed as though her heart would break, and from the adjoining room, where the children had been playing, came the piteous waila of grief. Another strain. Again we Were laughing. Williamson seized his hat and struck me with it and I punched him In the ribs and whooped. A crock jar waa knocked from the table, and uncon scious of any treachery on the part of the earthenware, Williamson trod upon it and was thrown down;! while 1, : catching my foot In the jar as it was rolling past me, stumbled and fell headlong on the floor. The violin ceased, and gathering ourselves from ludicrous positions ana assuming postures of civilization, we looked at each ether in astonishment I knew not what to say. Williamson had told me the truth. When at last we had become calm again, i turned to Darby and said: "You are more than a great genius. You control man's emotions.like a plow fcaan controls his Horsp. Whence corned thB wonderful power? " The light was dying rom his eyes; hit face was losing its expression": "It's my soul, " he' replied. "It will go out that way.' . . . H9 arose, bowed an awkward good night, and was gone. I could not sleep that night for thinking of that wonderful .performance, and thjT next day I found pjyself attempting to hum one 01 Darby! tinpyrean strainsT "We must send for him again, " I sajd to Williamson. "My being thirsts; he ilone can. bring relief. ? TTa rame aVain the following niffht. A rain we assembled and surrendered td lus great power. The tears streamed and laughter echoed. Suddenly I felt a thrill cf terror. The superstitious man who tlnks that he is confronted by a ghost Could not, with more terror, have felt the sensations of fright I glanced toward my friends. Williamson sat with his hands raised, as though to ward off some great Ganger; and his wife, with ghastly face, sat trembling, and trying, it seemed, to ihrink back into a corner. I attempted to arise, but could not Terror Like waves of cold water rolled across my louL I tried to cry out, but my voice had deserted 1 me. 5 Suddenly, a piece of ic teamed t6 be lifted from me. A warm love crept into my heort The feeling wa3 tublime, and in a brightness imparted to everything I saw in the reverence with which I dropped on my knees and clasped Oy hands I read religion. Yes, the second birth which Nicodcmus did not understand, had come. Gradually the feeling became more tranquil, and with a haart overfiowinsr with love,' I arose. Tha lauslo ceased, but I experienced no shock "The first time I have ever heard that, ' taid Williamson, wiping the tears of joy from his eyes. " It is a revival of the grace which I enjoyed years and years ft2o. when my mother put her arms around me one night, while kind friends can? sweet eonsrs. and told me that I waa a child of God. Darby!" The musician did not reply. He act with his violin across his lap. "Darbv " rereated mv friend, "your x music brings love and good will toward men. s I do not think that you should withhold it from the world. "Darby," approaching, let us go judge, " he added In a tone even softer than before, "our strange friend has sunk into the dreamiest lleep. " Yes, his soul had gone out that way. One half of all the telegraph wire3 France nre already underground. In Growth ot Out Cities. Ia 18C0 the United States had only 111 cities of over 8,000 inhabitants, now there are over 800 such cities. The total popu lation of this class of cities was 3,000,000, fiW It is 14,000,000. FARMER JOHN. Horace Leunard in London Society. Grumble, grumble, grumble on! Old habits you easily can't lay by, Nevertheless, old Farmer John, I read the truth in your bright brown eye; Weather and markets bre all gone wrong, Year upon year you beaixxl complaint, Your past produced but a doleful sorg, Your faith in the future alas! is faint. O Farmer John, you're a truthful type Of the land you live in and love bo much; Your smile cannot make the crops grow ripe, Or send up the market) to such and such. O serious, serious Farmer John! 'Tis that old, deep feeling of discontent That through plenty and famine has moved us on For grumbling brings good government. The Chinamen's Moon Feast. New York Herald. There was a fitful wailing of agonized catgut in Mott street the other night, when the moon feast of the Chinese began. Gum Wop, the champion eater of moon cakes, had starved all day that he might gorge himself &t night. But in order to eat a moon cake it was first necessary to look upon and salute the moon. Sir. Wop put on his shiniest hat and his softest gown and stood in the middle of the street watching the sky earnestly. Nothing could be seen but clouds. Sir. Wop looked distressed and hungry. lie got a spy-glass and tried to get even a faint ?;limpse of the moon, but without success, lis eyes moistened and his chin wobbled with emotion. For a few minutes he walked up and down the street, and then he stuck his hat over his left eye, uttered a long word, shut his fist and went into the house to eat moon cakes rules or no rules. As Mr. Wop did so all the other China- men did, ana tne waning souna wmcn made the neighbors look out at their back fences was the musical prelude to the feast. Every Mongolian received his friends with open arms. Roast ducks, boiled pigs, rice, wine-of -a-thousand-flowers, chicken, dried fish, candies, and jellies were spread out in abundance. 1 hen came the moon cakes, lhey were stout, rouna little things, resembling very much the regulation, mutton-pie. The pastry was stamped With Chinese characters in red ink and has reliefs. The interior was filled with armatic nuts, pork, almonds, quince jelly, walnuts, suet, and spices. While the revelry was at its heighta reporter walked down Mott street and entered a erloomv old onium shop, in the back ro'om of which sat a dozen or more Chinamen around a table heaped with moon cakes. ; The reporter was compelled to listen to ; shivering chords of Chinese music while ' he nibbled suspiciougly at the edge of a ,moon cake. Candy, which looked very much like fire-crackers, was handed . around, and then cigars were distributed. . Next came gin "all around, " and the vis itor retired. At the rooms of the Loon Ye Toon the : members of that society sat at the foot of ' their shrine until they were full of moon cakes and piety. Then they smoked opium to the honor of Buddha and de parted. Some of them drank gin and de clared that they saw the moon. The fact ithat the moon did not show itself waa looked upon a3 a sign of ill luck. The Cingalese In Ilangles. Good Words. i All the people in Ceylon, from babies just "feeling their feet "to old men and women, their steps tottering on the brink of the grave, wear gold and silver orna ments. They even invent new places for carrying them, and it is no uncommon : thing to see a Cingalese belle with the top of her ears covered with gold plate or wire, a large pair of rings pendent from the lobes of the ear, a gold or silver circlet round her hair, her nose adorned with rings, and silver plates on her toes. This is the perfection of adornment; but In one or other of the fashions, or in several of them, the Cingalese woman, of whatever station in life, Is set forth. I saw running out of a house a sturdy little boy 2 years of age, who had nothing on but a silver key fastened round his waist by a girdle of silver wire. The men take their pleasure less expensively. They delight in gold earrings and rings, but beyond thi3 they, are content to intrust the recommendation of their personal a'fctparancc to a fine tortoise-shell comb, of circular shape, set on the crown of their heads with the ends toward-'the forehead. , '.j. . Facta and Frealts. The Journalist At. an auction sale of old government medicalTBupplies at St Louis, among other things one man bought 17,800 pills for 30 cents. A local paragrapher cheerfully Chirps: "The books and instruments sold have been used before-, but the rill3 were entirely new. " Anew book, entitled "Forty-five Ways of iPoppingthe Question," has been pub lished in England. The publisher's an nouncement leads George W. Peck to re mark: "Oh, well, that may do for England, biit you might scatter those books broadcast over America, and many a young man who had bought it, and committed its contents to memory, would, at the critical moment, forget the whole forty-five ways and blunder along until the girl helped him out " , A western editor boasts' of having used only two lead-pencils in the past year. It Is not stated how many pair of scissors and pounds of paste he has ruined during the same period. . Changing che Oyster's Flavor. Washington Star. An oyster expert thus discourses: "You can change the flavor of an oyster just as you can a pot of soup. You know that in soups the stock or consomme is only made, and from that nearly all the other kinds are obtained by the addition of the chicken or vegetables, or whatever is used. Take an oyster and change it from salt water t fresh, or partly fresh, and it makes a dif ference in its flavor. The northern oyster cultivators are studying this feature of the business, with a consequent improvement in the flavor and quality of the oysters. When the oysterman brings oysters in from the deep water and throws them over into fresh water, it is what they call 'giv ing them a djmkj lie Revealed Himself, Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. A gentleman who had courted and married his wife in a full beard and lived for ten years with her endowed with the same hirsute adornment, quietly deter mined to have it cut off. His wife found it difficult to recognize him, and she sat staring at his strange appearance for some time. "Well, "he exclaimed, "have you got nothing else to do but sit 6tiliy I suppose you expect me to do all the work, while you loaf, as usual, " he snappishly said. "Why, it is you after all 1 knew you the moment you spoke, " she replied. Why They Wore ueardi. Exchange. A Frenchman sent a circular to all his friends asking why tbey cultivated a beard. Among the answers nine stated, "because I wish to avoid shaving;" twelve "because I do not wish to catch cold;" five "because I wish to conceal bad teeth;" two "because I wish to conceal the length of my nose;" 6ix "because I am a soldier;" twenty -one "because I" was a soldier;" sixty -five "because my wife likes it;" twenty-eight "because my love likes it;" fifteen answered that they wore no board a "1 . v r 1 r ? r t ' ' ). W. McCliesncy & Son, 42 Queen Street, 2 8 11 Assortec I.a lading: aud to Arrive Per Mariposa k . G. Irwin, jCottttlMtiu;? iujl'art I Bbls. Flour, Golden Gate. Bbls. Flour, El Dorado. Bbls. Flour, Crown. ltfils. Flonr, Anchor. Sks. Pot toea, Bt Ht in Gunuies, Ska. Onions, Best Silver Skin, Sks Corn, Best Whole, Sks. Corn, Best Cmcked, Skx. Wheat, Beat, Sks. Barley, B.rt, Sks Brttn, Conrse aiul Fine. Sks. Eeuns. White, jSks. Beiius, Red. Sks. Beans. Bazon, Sks. Beans, Horse, Sks. Beans, Lima. Cases Meal, White Com, 10 lb. bgs. Cases Meal, Oat, 10 lb. bags, Casts Wheat, Cracked, 10Tb. bags, Case Medium Bread, Cases Nicnat'H, Cases Ex. Soda Crackers, Cases Tibs Coffee, Roast '& Ground, Sks. Green Coffee, Cases Spices, Ass'td, all sizes, Chests Japan Tea, 1 lb. papers, Chests Japan Tea, lb. papers. Casks Whitakei'a itar Hams, Casks Standard IIhum, Crates Whitaker's Star Bacon, Crates Standard Bacon. Cases Faiibank's Lard, 3 lb. pail, Cases Fairbank'x Laid, 5 lb. pail, Cases Fairbauk's Lard, 10 lb pail, Cases Standard Lard, 5 lb. pail. Cases Whitney's Butter, in tins, Half Bbl. Butter, Pickle Roll, Qr. Bbl. Butter, Pickle Roll Half Firkins Butter, Gilt Edge, Qr. Firkins Batter, Gilt Edge. Boxes Raisins, London Layers, H boxes Raisins, London Layers, baxes Raisins, London Layers, Boxes Raisins, Muscatel. Boxes Currants, Drums Citron, Mince Meat, pails, Atmores, Mince Meat, tins, Cuttings. 'SUNDRIES. Casc-B Mixed Pickles, Cases Horse Radish, Kegs Soused Pigs' Feet, Kegs Spiced Lambs' Tongues, Kegs Chocolate, Sacks English Waluuts, Sacks Soft Shell Almouds, Bales Wrapping Paper extra quality, Sacks Texas Pecans, extra large, Dozens Brooms, ' Cases Fresh Eggs, Cases Laundry Starch, Sacks Raw Peanuts. These Uootlsare Frel; were Bought I tvery Low, and will be Selrt at the Lowest Market Kates ! CASH PURCHASERS Are invited to inspect our stock and get prices. M. W. McCliesney & Son, Merc mnuise Silver ! Silver ! Silver ! -: o :- GREAT SILVER GIFT SALE! - COMMENCING Saturday A n tt i n nr H AN . . V i. a V-r :o:- 15,000 Worth of WILL BE GIVEN AWAY Butter Knives, Butter Dishes, Castors, Etc., Etc., To every Customer rurchsslng 2.SO worth of tioodft. TOYS ! $2,500 WORTH OF TOYS And Christmas Presents will be Customer buying noiivt buy Toys for CHAS. J. Corner Fort and Headquarters -FOR HOLIDAYS ! HOLIDAYS ! HOLIDAYS ! FOR Santa Glaus ! Santa Clans ! Santa Clans ! FOR Christmas Presents ! New Yean Gifts ! Every Day a Grand Opening Day. New Goods are Daily Counters as soon Xoh Arrived from KiiIaiid, via Australia, per I. M. H. Zealandia, of November 23rd, Terra Cotta Figures, Bisque Figures, Ala baster Figures, Motto Cups and Saucers, Fine Moustache Cups, China Vases, Bohemian Vases, China aud Bisque Ornaments, Hose Ornaments, Ladies' Bags, Work Boxes, Scrap Altums, Dress ing Cases, a Fine Line, Ladies' Fans, Velvet Frames, (elegant finish), a splendid assort ment of Ladies' and Gents' Purses, Toilet Sets, Carvers, Bread Knives, Scissors. Cuds, Saucers. Dishes, Bowls, Plates, Jugs, Ewers and Basins, Tea Pots, Coffee Pots, Parian Figures, Billiard Chalk, Fancy ETC.. ETC., ETC., ETC., E-Recollect we throw out no and we sell as low as tile lowest, and you will find always perhaps lower. KENNEDY & CO., Itnporter and Wholesale Dealers in House Furnishing Goods, fancy Articles, Xotions, Novelties, Specialties, Ett. P.O. BOX 390, HONOEUEU. ISTov. 29th. T tith tt tit m r I iS n Vili PS. -m- m m Silver Presents DURING THIS SALE. :o:- TOYS ! ! given away during this Sale to every SI worth or more. :o:- Christmas, but call at FISHEL'S, Hotel Streets. 138 tf for Supplies THE- Christmas Presents ! New Yean Gifts ! being Placed on our as Room is Made. Pocket Knives, Tea, Call aud Dinner Bells, Fine Ink Stands, Accordeons the Lest manufactured, Bell Battles, Rubber Dolls, Mouth Organs, Trumpets, Clarionttt;8, Cabinets, Elegant Dressed Dolls, Fine Stationery, Boxes, Cases and Backs, Cabinet Albums, Lustres, Glass Sets, Crockery Ware, Toilet Soap, Pianos, Shell Work, Dinner Sets, Color Boxes, Table Mats. Tea Sets, China, Tin, Metal. Flower stauas, rspuquet huiubib, China Ware, Granite Ware, ETC., ETC., ETE., ETC., ETC. -:o:- leaders. Every article speaks for itself, aisti Storiisemcnts. L. B. K MEECHANT GAZETTE BUILDING, Das Jnst Returned from Europe WITH A LARGE STOCK OF m New Goods and Materials Of the Latest Styles and Patterns, Which he is Prepared to Mak up la the LATEST -AND FOR LOWEST PRICES POSSIBLE. 247 tf GEEAT EEBUCTION I N P J-i l BOOTS &d SHOES Large auU "Varied AKortineiit Jut ltee? ivetl x. "Mariposa. :o: "Small Profits and Quick Returns" 1 S M Y Ladies' Gents' BOOTS AND SHOES I N .All Styles GENTS' DANCING PUMPS, Ladies' Common AND CHILDREN'S Of .A.11 Descriptions, At Prices which port steeet, E0YAL HAWAIIAN HOTEL. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel structures of Honolulu. The grounds upon which it stands comprise an entire square of about four acres, fronting on Hotel Street. This large area affords ample room for a lawn and beautiful walks, which are laid out most artistically with flowering plants and tropical trees There are twelve pretty cottages within this charming enclosure, all under the Hotel management. The Hotel and cottages afford accom modations for 200 guestB. The basement of the Hotel contains the finest billiard hall in the cit'; also, a first-class bar, well stocked with fine wines and liquors. The main entrance is on the 6econd floor, to the right of which ar the elegantly furnished parlors. A broad passage way leads from the main hall to the dining-room. These apartments open on to broad verandas, where a magnificent view of the Nuuanu Mountains may be seen through the wealth of tropical foliage that surrounds the balconies. The fare dispensed is the best the market affords, and is first-class in all respects. Hotel and cottages are supplied with pure water from an artesian well on the premises. The Clerk's'office is furnished with the Telephone, by which communication is had with the leading busi ness firms of the city. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE And Money Lavishly Expended under the Present Able Management to make this establishment tlie " MODEL FAMILY HOTEL." A Reputation it Enjoys and MOST JUSTLY MERITS. 215-wft ERE, TAILOE, FASHION, THE- c K s O F JS1 O T T O . and Children's y: riety :o:- and Sizes of Sense Slippers, BOOTS & SHOES Defy Competition GERTZ.' Honolulu, H. I. autrlS-l-tur is one of the leading architectural 43 QUEEN STREET. 132-d tf