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can remit tbe amount of subscription dne by Post
Office money order.
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colnmns should be addressed to
XUDITOB PACiriC COMMKRCIAL ADVKRTISKH.
Business communications and advertisements
snonld be addressed simply
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And not to individuals.
THE
Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Js now for sale daily at the renewing J'Jaoes
J. H. SOPER ....Mercnant street
A. M. HEWETT Merchant street
T. ft. THRUM Fort street
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THURSDAY
June 80th.
PROPOSED NEW MINISTRY.
up to tne nour or going to press we
had not been able to obtain any infor
mation regarding a new Ministry.
His Majesty sent for Mr. W. L. Green
yesterday afternoon, and it is to be pre
sumea mat this gentleman will lorm a
Cabinet, . wtucn will no doubt be an
nounced to-day. The long experience of
Mr. Green in public affairs inspires the
utmost confidence that he will form an
able and satisfactory Government.
LATE NEWS.
The decision of the Naval Court was
given June 9th in New York in the matter
'of inquiry into the caUses of the collision
between the steamships Celtic and Britan
nic. The Court very severely censured
Captain Perry of the Britannic for running
at such speed, and for not giving distinc
tive whistles to the Celtic to show in which
direction she gave the way, and for not
O sounding the fog-whistle in the bay. Cap
tain Irving of the Celtic is simply cen
sured for running at the rate of speed he
did in such foggy weather.
The marchioness of Londonderry will
present to the Queen a casket containing
150.000 signatures and 3,700 in cash as a
jubilee effering from Irish ladi'.?.
The joint jubilee gift to the Queen from
all her children and grandchildren will be
a gold and silver center j piece for the
table, adorned with precious stones. It
was executed m Berlin. It comprises three
parts, resting on a common base, in the
center of which are the British arms, bear
ing the legend, "Her children and grand-
. children to their ever-beloved mother and
grandmother." The middle portion con
sists of a vase adorned with the arms and
portraits of the donors. It has a solid gold
' lid, surmounted by the royal crown. To
the right and left respectively are a lion
and a unicorn.
A Loudon dispatch of June 20th says :
In the House of Commons this evening
Sir Henry Holland, Secretary of State for
the Colonies, replying to Mr. Howard,
said that Sir Samuel Rowe, Governor of
Sierra Leone, had informed the Govern
. ineht that a conference, held between the
French and natives, had resulted in the
hoisting of the French flag at Bariboo. on
the Gambia river. While not under a
British protectorate, he said Bariboo was
within the sphere cf British influence, and
the native chiefs were under treaty obliga
tions to England. The establishment of a
French protectorate would have an im
portant bearing on British influence in
that district. Sir Henry said that ais
patches were being exchanged between the
British and French Governments in re
gard to the matter. '
London, June 14h. At Coventry to-day
Wood3lder.-'ol Philadelphia, lowered the
bicycVfc record for five miles, doing the dis
tance in 11:20 1-5.
The Hague, June 14th. Parliament
passed a bill providingfor temporary ex
tension of the electoral franchise, pending
a complete revision of the constitution
The bill raises the number of voters from
120,000 to 300,000.
Van coitveb, B. C, June 14th. The
steamship Abyssinia, Captain Marshall,
arrived at 5:30 this morning, thirteen days
and fourteen hours from Yokohama." She
lost considerable time by foggy weather
nearly every day. She brings twentv-two
cabin passengers for Liverpool, New York
and other points, including Mr. and Mrs
fet. Clair Greeley and L. Paris for San
Francisco, and eighty Chinese thirty-nine
, for ban Francisco. The cargo consists of
2,830 tons, mostly tea, for New York,
Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston and
other points; 9,553 packages merchandise
for San Francisco, and fourteen bags mail.
The voyage out was uneventful. For the
first eight days the weather was change
able, with light winds and foggy weather.
At intervals from then until the last of the
trip the weather was "fine and pleasant
Not a sail was set until the last day out,
when, on entering the Straits of San Juan
de Fuca. a smart breeie sprang up and the
sails were shaken out for the iirst and last
time.
In speaking of the trip across, Captain
Marsh ah said that he thought that it would
soon be the favorite one for all travelers
from China and Japan to Europe, as by
taking this route the traveler would avoid
the terrible heat that is experienced in
taking the trip via the Suez Canal. He
said that in a very short time vessels mak
ing the voyage in ten days would be cross
ing from Vancouver to Yokohama. This
route was an important one and would
soon take the filst place. Vancouver had
the advantage over San Francisco in the
length of the voyage. and in a finer trip
across the continent. The harbor he con
siders as excellent and one of the best he
has ever brought a vessel into. t
It is authoritatively announced, by those
who profess to know, that tbe Spanish
Government and the Marquis de Crampo
have signed a twenty-year contract for the
establishment of a steamship line around
the world. The steamers are to be large
and specially adapted for passenger and
freight traffic. They will be iron or steel,
of 4,500 tons burden, and the Spanish Gov
ernment promises a subsidy and will pay
the toils when the Panama Canal is used.
Thirty-six trips a year are contracted for
fiom Santander to New York and Vera
Cruz. There will be two routes from
Panama, one to Valparaiso and one to San
Francisco. There will be a line from
Havana to New Orleans; one from Havana
to Savannah. Ga., Baltimore and Phila
delphia, and will compete with the lines
running between New York, Boston and
Quebec. There are also lines to be run to
China, Japan and Australia, to the east
coast of Africa, and Buenos Ayresin South
America.
New York, June ICth. T. Boulanger,
one of the chief engineers of the Panama
Canal, talked regarding that great under
taking before the American Society of
Civil Engineers last night. Among other
things, he said that about 30,000.000 cubic
meters of a total of 140,000,000 meters to be
excavated have now been removed. He
also asserted that the company only has
money enough on hand to continue the
work for four months, and he doubted if
De Lesseps could raise any more money
for the company in France. The death
rate among laborers is about GO per cent
among colored workmen and 80 per cent
among white laborers per annum. The
company had great trouble in obtaining
workmen owing to this fact.
The new steel sloop, building at Wil
mington, Del., for General Paine, is ex
pected to be ready to launch this week.
Paine hopes to have the boat ready to join
the New York Yacht Club fleet on its an
nual cruise to begin at New London,
August 3d. As compared with the May
flower, she is three and three-quarter
inches longer on the water line, has two
and one-half inches les beam, and will
draw one foot more water, while the area
of the midship section, ninety-six square
feet, is sixteen feet greater. Unlike the
Mayflower, she will have a clipper stern,
fuller bilge and straighter free-board.
Yachtmen are almost unanimous in the
belief the American idea is to be put to the
very test in the struggle against the American-Scottish
combination as evolved in
the Thistle, and there are not wanting
those who feel our only chance of retain
ing the American Cup rests upon the abil
ities of the new .-loop. .
Boston, June ih. Collector Saltonstall
to-day imposed a fine of $1,000 upon the
Cunard Steamship Company for permit
ting an insane woman to land from one of
their vessels.
PiriLirroPoLis, June 14th. Hailstones
strangely shaped, pointed, and weighing
over one pound each, recently fell in the
districts of Altos and Carnabat, between
Adrianople and Shumla, on the south
slope of the Balkan Mountains, East Rou
melia. The hailstones destroyed harvests,
killed many laborers and cattle in the
fields and pierced the roofs of houses like
bullets.
The Cunard steamship U mbria accom
plished Saturday, June 4th, at noon, the
fastest passage ever made from Queens
town to Sandy Hook. Her time was six
days, four hours and twelve minutes. The
nearest approach to this record was made
by the Etruria in six days, five hours and
forty-four minutes. Captain McMikan's
log on this last run shows that he took a
southerly route and that his steamer had
an almost equal amount of favorable and
unfavorable winds, with three hours of
misty weather on Thursday and five hours
of fog on Friday. The splendid achieve
ment of the Umbria was therefore due, not
to "a streak of luck," or a long succession
of easterly winds, but to the ship's mettle,
and also to the judicious selection of a
southerly route. By taking such a route
much fog and some high opposing gales
and heavy head seas were avoided.
Dance ou the C. H. S. Adams.
Yesterday afternoon Commander
Kempff and officers of the U. S. S.
Adams gave a dance on board. The
vessel vas beautifully decorated with
flowers and flags. The Royal Hawaiian
band, under the direction of Mr. Berger,
played for dancing. His Majesty the
King, Their Highnesses the Princes Ke
liiahonui and Kalanianaole, His Excel
lency George W. Merrill, United States
Minister Resident, and Mrs. Merrill;
Major J. H. Wodehouse, H. B. M.'s
Commissioner; Senhor A. de Souza
Canavarro., Portuguese Commissioner;
Hon. J. H. Putnam, U. S. Consul
General; Hon. J. A. Cummins, Mr. F.
P. Hastings, U. S. Vice Consul General,
and a large number of our promi
nent society people were present.
"When His Majesty, stepped on board the
yards were manned and the Royal
standard hoisted. . The same honors
were shown on his departure. The oc
casion was a very enjoyable one, the
Commander and his officers making all
feel quite at home. Refreshments were
served during the afternoon.
Queen Kapiolani in London.
A London dispatch of June 20th says :
"Lady Salisbury's crush at the Foreign
Office, on Wednesday, was scarcely as
briiliant as its predecessor. The heat
was terrible, and the absence of any un
.due crowding was perhaps a fortunate
accident. Royalty was only represented
by the Duke of Connaught, Queen Ka
piolani in her yellow grand cordon, and
the burly form of the Maharajah of Ho
kar in apple green. The Duke took
Lady Salisbury to supper. The flowers
were abundant and well arranged. Two
bands played in different rooms. Lord
Salisbury talked Polynesian politics at
supper to the Hawaiian Queen. Every
body was away before 1 o'clock. The
gathering was as successful as one could
jeasonably expect.
Tne Hotel Coucert.
Last evening the Royal Hawaiian
band gave a delightful concert at the
Hawaiian Hotel. It attracted a large
audience, both on the verandas and in
the grounds. The front of the building
was illuminated with colored lanterns,
and presented a very pretty eceiyt,.
PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JUNE 30, 1887.
HOW-OTHERS SEE US.
A ew Zealanders Bfotea on
Months" Holiday Tour.
a Six.
We pass through Koloa, one of the most
populous settlements on Kauai, and sur
rounded with sugar plantations and crush
ing mills. From Koloa we strike through
the dividing range of hills; and leaving
behind the dry, parched lands of the lee
ward coast, we enter a region of perpetual
spring, where daily showers refresh the
thirsty soil and clothe the undulating hills
and pleasant valleys, the wide, stretching
plains and soaring mountain tops, with the
richest mantle of everlasting green. About
mid-day we call a halt under the grateful
shade of some magnificent ohias,
LADEN WJTH DELICIOUS FRUIT,
And growing on the banks of a sottly flow
ing stream. With the assistance of my
guide a tolerably huge luncheon is speedily
disposed of, the native causing the bulk of
the edibles to disappear with the gusto of a
professional expert and the celerity of a
double-barrelled sausage machine, calmly
anchoring the whole down with about 26
pounds weight of lucious fruit, to the end
that as Sam Weller would say lie swelled
most "wisibly," and his chequered and
various gingerly - fastened habiliments
opened up in all directions. The quantity
of food that a full-grown Kanaka can eat
at one sitting is not known, the experiment
being far too costly for any one individual
to undertake.
THE CHIEFS
Have a distinctly better physique than the
ordinary Kanaka, and this arises, it is
said, from the ability of successive genera
tions of chiefs to eat more rvi than the
others, inasmuch as when stuffed to re
pletion specially skilled servants "iomi"
them down, i.e., knead and pound them
after the manner of Turkish bath attend
ants, to stimulate digestion, and so more
speedily make room for more.
LEAVING KAUAI BEHIND.
About 8 p. m. we weigh anch .r and
plunge out of Nawiliwili harbor, with a
stiff head wind and nasty chopping sea,
which speedily reduces most of us to a
state of perfect misery. At 9 a. m. on
Sunday I am shot out on the Honolulu
wharf, limp, "fizzenless," and abjectly
miserable; but a refreshing cup of tea,
and still more refreshing bath, reimbues
me with a flickering desire to live and I
spend another week in Honolulu waiting
for the 'Frisco steamer, which affords me
the opportunity of more thoroughly ex
ploring the beautiful suburbs of this tropi
cal city, embowrered amid the umbrageous
foliage of its thousand gorgeous trees, and
redolent with the fragrance of its ten
thousand beautiful flowers.
THE Y. M. C. A, IN HONOLULU.
One of the very best institutions in Ho
nolulu is the Y. M. C. A., the rooms of
which are a credit to the city and an un
doubted boon to strangers, who have free
access at all times. The large and com
modious brick building is presided over by
a secretary, and the tables are most abun
dantly supplied with all the leading maga
zines and periodicals, British, American
and Colonial. When in addition to this
we find that the association provides a
soft-footed, polite Kanaka attendant, and
a bountiful supply of ice water ,Jit is hardly
to be wondered that the shady lounge of
its pillared portico is a popular resort, and
that the cool recesses of its airy reading
room are much frequented, not only by
hot, perspiring, glad-to-get-out-of-the-sun
strangers, but bv the shrivelled-up, lan
guid humanity yclept residenters. Stran
gers have also free access for a month to
an excellent library just acrcss thewajr;
and the Chinese, too, not to be outdone,
have a Y. M. C. A. ot their own in the
suburbs. .Accompanied by an intelligent
son of the "Flowery Land," I went over
the latter and found everything scrupu
lously clean, and the whole establishment
apparently in a most flourishing condition ;
certainly it says a good deal for the much
abused "chinkie" that with a subscription
of $5 per annum, this very desirable insti
tution should have a membership of over
300, with an average attendance at all meet
ings of about fifty.
THE TEMPERATURE OF HONOLULU
Varies but little from January to Decem
ber; in summer it averages about 95 de
grees in the shade, and in winter about 90
degrees ; but as a matter of fact they do
not know what "winter" means it is a
land of perpetual spring, where fruits and
flowers erow all the year round. Of course
on the mountain ranges it is somewhat dif
ferent, and in the high uplands one can get
almost any temperature desired up to the
eternal snows of Maunaloa (or Maunakea)
itself, but anywhere below 1,000 feet the
heat is tremendous, and night being almost
as hot as day, the body never cools down,
and speedily loses "tone." One could
almost wish like Sydney Smith to get
out and sit in one's bones for an airing,
and long-suffering residents have been
known to sigh for the primitive days when
clothing of any kind was altogether super
fluous. AT THE WAIKIKI BEACH.
Before leaving Honolulu a memorable
morning is spent enjoying the'dolcefar
niente on the beach at Waikiki, the fash
ionable seaside resort a few miles out of
town, and as 1 lie on the golden sands
lazily gathering shells, I cannot help think
ing how truly tropical, how delightfully
pleasant, are the whole surroundings,
overhead the lofty palms are gracefully
swaying to and fro in the gentlest ot sum
mer breezes; out beyond the shores the
blue wavelets of the Pacific lap softly and
musically over tbe ever encircling coral
reef; there is a balmy softness in the
whispering zephyr, and a drowsy languor
in the fragrant air; everj'thing conduces to
repose, and yielding myself to the sur
roundings, I sink into a delicious Je-
hosaphat! Weat'sthat? The knife of a;
hired assassin or a galvanized battery
broken loose? Worse than either, or both
combined, it is
THE HAWAIIAN MOSQUITO
On the rampage, and his unprovoked stab
perpendicularizes me like magic and ef
fectually dispels the seicuou: tropical
dream. The leading characteristic of the
Honolulu mosquito is the length of his
virulent dagger; and his keen sense of
danger is shown by the fact that his mad
dened victims always grab where he isn't!
Let the avenging hand fall where it may,
it invariably happens that the diabolical
insect has just previously removed his
quarters, and now calmly licks his chops
and serenely views his distracted victim
trom a new and better coign of vantage
and'the aggravating thing is that he never
hurries himself either, but rising leisurely
sails over to his new quarters as calmly as
if he had a week to f pare. There are few
more harrowing sights in the tropics than
a half-awakened, wholly distracted new
chum blindly racing round en deshabille,
barking his shins and treading on tacks,
hunting for the mosquito, which he never
by any chance succeeds in catching.
ISLAND 8ALT.
A considerable quantity of salt is col
lected throughout the islands from the
shallow ponds alcng the shore, and near
Honolulu there exists a most peculiar salt
pond, situated in an extinct crater about a
mile from the shore. In this natural pond,
at certain seasons of the year, salt forms
spontaneously and in great quantities, and
although the average depth is only 18
inches in the center, the bottom has never
yet been sounded, and is supposed to be
connected by a subterranean passage with
the sea. Another morning is devoted to
the lovely
NUUANU AVENUE AND CEMETERY,
Where quite a number of officers and men
of H. M.'s Navy (including two command
ers) have found a last resting place
Among the many beautiful and costly
monuments erected in the cemetery none
seems more appropriate and touching than
a small marble tablet, bearing the simple
record "Wee Jamie." surmounted by the
chiselled representation of a lamb, and
telling more eloquently than words of the
sorrowful hearts the childish prattler had
left behind. The heat becoming unbeara
ble, we return to the shelter of the veranda,
and the cool rec ses of the bath, and pre
pare for departure on the morrow,
THE DEPATURE OF THE 'FRISCO STEAMER
Is always a great event at Honolulu. The
Royal brass band turns out. and every
body and hi wife a laughing, frolicsome
crowd, liberally bestrewn with flowers, are
there. So on Saturday, July 31st, we
steam away from an immense, flower-be
decked, dusky gathering on the wharf, and
leave Honolulu amid the waving of hun
dreds of handkerchiefs and the friendly
"alohas" of a thousand tongues aloha,
like the Samoan alofa, expressing both joy
and sorrow, a friendly greeting and a
kindly farewell. To the traveler from tem
perate and less genial climes, a tropical
country must always be full of interest,
and the wonderful luxuriance of its vege
tation must ever be a source ot wonder
and delight. To me Hawaii has been
more than this ; living as I had done for
many years among the bleak bare hills and
the treeless, comparatively barren-looking
plains of Central Otago, where every green
field was an oasis in a desert of brown tus
sock, and everjr sickly tree and struggling
gooseberry b ush cherished as a thing of
beauty, the visit to these tropical islands
was a plunge into fairyland, and" my four
weeks' stay a delightful dream.
. OUTSIDE THE HARBOR
We were met with a nasty cross sea, which
continues for forty-eight hours, and ren
ders everybody uncomfortable. After this
things settle down a bit, and we get along
fairly well, but personally I do not enjoy
the 'Frisco trip half so well as that beauti
ful run from Auckland to Honolulu, nor
the quarters of the steamship Australia so
well as those of the Alameda. The sea is
moderately smooth, however, and the trip
a pleasant one, my fellow passengers being
mainly from the sugar - plantations and
cattle ranches of Hawaii, on their way to
enjoy a month or so in the cool, invigorat
ing climates of Upper California and Col
orado. Rather Hard Lines.
The San Francisco "Chronicle" of
June 12th has the following: "The
officers of the steamer Alameda are
greatly exercised over the recent order
of Judge Hager not allowing anything
to be brought ashore. Yesterday Chief
Engineer Little had a few curiosities
which were given to him in Sydney for
one of his children, and when he at
tempted to land one of the Custom
House officers stopped him and refused
to allow him to pass with his curiosities.
Another gentleman had three goldfish,
and he also was stopped and had to
throw them overboard. The officers all
complain, as the passengers are allowed
to bring anything they want ashore
without any question."
Inquest on the Late Fire.
Yesterday the Marshal impaneled the
following gentlemen to inquire into the
cause of the recent fire at Cunha & Co.'s
store Nuuanu street: Henry Water
house, W. W. Hall, M. Davis, M.
Louisson, J. H. Soper and J. B. Ather
ton. They met in the Marshal's office,
but as the owner of the burned prem
ises was not present, and there was no
Portuguese interpreter, the inquiry was
postponed until 9 o'clock this morning.
Supreme Court.
Wednesday, June 29th.
BEFORE JUDD, C. J.
S. Ephraim vs. bark Forest Queen.
Libel in a cause of damage, civil and
maritime. Continued from the 28th.
Depositions filed in the matter read, and
case further continued for argument till
Saturday, July 2d, at 10 a. m. Paul
Neumann for libellant, F. M. Hatch
for claimant.
takes place at the Y. M. C. A. Hall to-morrow
night.
The "Honolulu Alma Mac and Directory '
for 1887 is now on sale at J. H. Soper' s
and A.; M. Hewett's news depots, and at
this office. Price. 50 cents.
Yesterday being a day of holy obligation
intheRomanCatholicChurch.it was ob
served by low masses and communion, and
high mass celebrated by the Rev. Father
Leonore. .
The refinery of the Havemeyer Sugar
Refining Company, at Williamsburg, N.
Y., one of the largest in the country, was
totally destroyed by fire on June 11th.
The property burned included 25,000 bar
rels of refined sugar, and the total loss, it
is thought, will reach nearly $2,000,000.
The San Diego "Sun" of the 2d inst.
says that a sugar refinery at that place at
no distant day is an assured fact. The re
finery has an important bearing on the
steamship line from San Francisco to Ho
nolulu, "and will also figure in connection
with the railroad line from San Francisco
to Yuma.
While in New York Mr. E. C. Macfar
lane underwent a severe surgical operation
on his throat at the hands of Dr. Rice, the
celebrated specialist in the treatment of
throat troubles. For some time Mr. Mac
tarlane has suffered from what he sup
posed was asthma, but upon making an
examination it was found that a false mem
brane had formed in the back of his throat
upon a projection of the cartilage. The
operation was successful, and the asthma
tic symptoms have disappeared.
Fourth of July.
In another column appears a notice
from the committee on the Fourth of
July, extending a cordial invitation to
the public of Honolulu, withoutdistinc
tion of sect or nationality, to attend the
exercises, etc., on Monday next. It
states the time that busses will run to
and from the grounds.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The school marms took a trip to Alaska.
The Hon. W. C. Parke's household fur
niture will be sold at auction to-day.
The new French Commissioner will ar
rive from the Colonies to-morrow by the
Mariposa.
There is likely to be two very important
weddings take place at St. Andrew's Cath
edral in the near future.
Posters around town announce a mass
meeting, to be held at 2 o'clock this after
noon at the Honolulu Rifles Armory.
Messrs. Lewis & Co. have the thanks of
the Advertiser for a box of splendid Cali
fornia fruit. It contained no less than five
varieties.
The Milkmaids' Concert and ice cream
festival by the Ladies' Church Aid Society,
HYDROPHOP'A CURT J.
The Strange litem' ies'f ; pl!' Imon;
Various Feot-. 1 I7 Ooue r.y.
A French mm of letters, M. Honii
Gaidoz, has just published a most curi
ous and vaa able work on mad dogs
("La Rage t St. Hubert"; which de
monstrates the continuity, not only of
madness in the dog, but of folly in the
man. Dogs, says a writer with refer
ence to this book, have probably gone
mad from the beginning, and man liar,
from the beginning, actually tried to
cure himself with "a hair," or a portion
of the flesh of the dog that bit him.
Pliny in his natural history recommends
a luncheon of boiled dog as the sovran
est thing on earth f jr hydrophobia.
"They all do it" in Europe, in India,
in China, and M. Gaidoz quotes Mr.
Taylor and the Edna. Notes and Quer
ies, with many other authorities in this
ludicrous piece of popular medicine. Put
ting on the wound a burnt cinder of a dog
is also a good prescription, according to
Pliny. Mad dogs 4ire far older than
Pliny, and are mentioned in the Eighth
book of the Iliad. As to why a dog
goes mad, beyond his wish "to serve
his private ends" (the explanation of
Goldsmith), the ancients and foreign
peoples had a variety of opinions. Sir
Richard Burton, in his "Pilgrimage to
Mecca," found that Arab dogs go mad
when they have tasted of flesh that falls
from heaven. The foam of the sea, in
classical times, was thought to turn
dogs mad which drank it; but a dog
which would drink sea-foam would do
any thing, and is clearly mad already.
As M. Gaidoz remarks, in popular med
icine every disease is caused either by
enchantment or by the indwelling of a
devil (as in epilepsy), or by worms,
which may be short for "microbes."
In Scotland the wise man still shows
you, in a basin of water, the worms that
cause toothache. They are not exactly
big enough to use for bait for trout; but
they are many thousands of times bigger
than microbes. The "worm" that
makes dogs go deranged is presumed to
reside in his tail, which the human,
therefore, are often at pains to bite off
a process frowned on by more edu
cated enthusiasts. Needless to add
that the root of the dogrose has been
recommended as a cure, simply because
the flower is called dogrose.
"Another way," as the cookerT
books have it, of curing hydrophobia in
ancient times was to drink the water
of a certain fountain in Arcadia. The
earth of Lemnos taken in water was
al3o excellent. In Mme. de Sevigne's
time people went to the seaside for hy
drophobia. Oddly enough, the Greeks
do not appear to have employed cau
terization. The goddess who cured
mad dogs and their bites was naturally.
Diana, "whose joy," as we think no
less an authority than Richardus Swiv
ellerus observes, "is in the chase,"
and who, therefore, is interested in
hounds. The goddess Diana is fled;
but if M. Gaidoz be right the power of
the goddess in the matter of hydropho
bia is not yet extinct; it has only been
handed on to St. Hubert. This gentle
man was of the blood of King Phara
mond. We all know how he met a
miraculous stag, with a crucifix be
tween its horns, and how he was con
verted. It is less familiar that Our
Lady, when he was consecrated bishop,
sent him down a beautiful stole from
Heaven, in the hands of an angel. This
stole still exists in the town of St. Hu
bert Poix is the station and you
reach the holy place by tramway. It
is not the physical relics of St. Hu
bert that now work miracles and cure
hydrophobia; it is the sacred stole that
fell from Heaven. The stole is used
in the exorcism of-evil spirits -generally;
and is so efficacious that it has before
now made a dragon as mild as a sheep.
People bitten by mad dogs were con
fused, perhaps, with common herd
of people possessed with tlevils by the
church. The way in which the stole is
used has now to be described. The
method is at least as old as the eleventh
century, and even then was styled "the
ordinary manner." The process is
called la taille. The patient i3 taken
into the treasury of the abbey, where
thj relics lie. The penitent (for that is
the technical term) kneels before .the
priest, who recites certain formulas,
after which the penitent utters a brief
prayer to St. Hubert. Then the priest,
with a pen-knife, makes a shallow in
cision in the skin of the forehead of the
man who has been bitten. The skin is
slightly raised, and a thread or two of
the sacred stole that was brought down
by the angel is introduced- A bandage
is then put round the head and torn
for nine days. The cure, in fact, is
merely the bodily insertion into the
flesh of a sacred object, a scrap of a
relic. St. James Gazette.
&&&crtisemtnrs.
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FOR
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OF THE UNITED STATES.
Death claims paid in 1880 100 per cent
Assets, January 1, 1887 $75,510,472 7
Liabilities, 4 per cent basb. . . 59,154,597 00
Surplus, 4 per cent basis $16,355,875 70
The surplus is based on the conservative
assumption that only 4 per cent interest
will be realized on investments.
Assuming that 44 per cent will be real
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WORLD.
New assurance in 1886 $111,540,203 00
Larger than tbat of any other company.
Outstanding assurance 411,779,008 (0
Larger than that of any other company.
Paid policy holders in 1880. . 8,336,007 90
Paid policy holders since or
ganization 96,547,783 53
Total income 19,873,733 19
Premium income 16,272,154 (J2
Larger than that of any other company.
IMPROVEMENT DURING THE YEAR.
Increase of prem. Income (3,810,475 4!)
Increase of surplus, 4 percent basis. 3,493,636 63
Increase of assets..... 8,987,085 26
Policies Issued on all the plaas, witlt all tbe
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