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PACIFIC' COMMERCIAL ADVERTISES, AUGUST 15, 1887.
THE MINI) (.Till-. IVHAT IS ASSERTED BY THE APOS TLES OF THIS OPTIMISTIC CREED The System llttrt in High F.steom at Ancient Athni Miixl anil Matter. rvounem and II yteria A Hopeful SlSfii Seml-f nvalils. SIi.ikesnrf, the T"niver-nl, sems to have formul.'itfl the theory of the new tsi-hA of Lcjilir wn.-n l. makes Haml, t scy that "there is nothing enher er hud but thinking makes it Iv-rl;aj.-s ve should not speak of that sy-tem a "new" that would apjjoar to have hoii iu high esteem at ancient Athens, an.t that had an extraordinary votjue in tin ea-t at the bezi lining of our era. At first thought the present interest and excitement in The subject seem unreal and niiat hroni.-'tie. Uut, after all, is it n.,t natural and fining that the mind .should he mo.-,t easily and absorbingly oeeupied by matteis pertain 1q; to the mind itself? To ik-ccpt t he doctrine of the mind cure, as we understand it, i., to believe that health, sanity and virtue are the normal attributes, the hirthriirM possession, of mn. Disease, dementiaf-in, are negative conditions which it is weak, dishonorable and sinful to harbor. " it-fuse to believe in illness, deny pain, resist weakness," ay the apostles of this optimistic creed, 'and illness, pain and weakness vanish' because they exist only in your thought of them. .Suffering is simply that state of mind that makes you imagine that you suffer. You have only to get above suf fering." The influence of mind over matter hardly needs assertion. The old illustra tions of the moral philosophies alone are proof enough. The miner dying of fright on finding his sustaining rope 'too short, in the pitch dark mine, with his feet in reality six inches from the ground; the blindfolded man fainting in the belief that he was bleeding to death, when only warm water was tric kling down his arm; the workman undergoing the horrible manifestations of cholera because he va told falsely that a ( holera victim had just died in the same bed ..how the e fleet of lelief. 4The madness of the insane, Iii h is but a M-rverted and exaggerated will power, fcives them the strength of a dozen sane men. And rjuite lately the shoek of I Vin Artnf l.r.n.il-,. - - !... I wiu K4u mtjurtive ui i ue mvu-ra roused a bedridden woman to rush down four nights of stairs to the safety of the street. WHAT TIIK I.AM'KT SAYS. t.'. Tl. I 1, -- r . ... '-oi ee iiMiiiiiii iincei, WIllCll IS nothing if not conservative, asserts that in some mses mind lias sueh nu efiect upon an organic disease as to cause new and healthy formations. TIih, it will be seen, goes far lx-yoii'l the old admission that "nervousness" and "hysteria" were subject to mental influences. There is no doubt that the tendency of the medical profession has been decidedly material istir, and that any leaning toward spirit ual methods, as shown in "magnet ini," "hypnotism," "clairvoyance" and their like, has bem made at once disreputable, so that any germ of truth they may have possessed was smothered out of sight. Yet the little we know of the potency of the mind over the body shows us that there must le an illimitable field for its action, if we could but find out how to set it at work. And it would seem that i.ur help must come chiefly from with m, not from without. " 'Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus." It appears to us n hopeful sign of r. more wholesome life that large classes oi women take time and spend money l hear this theory of the reality of spiritual existence expounded. After the port, they are discovering that "soul is form, and doth the body make." They an semi invalids. They have suffered. Tin s have allowed their thoughts to dwell upon their pains and limitations until these have come largely to fill their men tul horizon. Their talk is of sickness. Kven young girls, among the well to do and idle classes, compare symptoms and suggest diagnoses as staple topics of con versation. Nothing could be worse, it seems to us, on the score of good taste or of good health. As dw elling upon one's griefs magnifies them, so dwelling upon one's pains magnifies them. If the mind cure can be made to work upon these ubjects it must restore to activity ener gies worse than wasted; it would save time nud money: it would make a gray world into u joyous one; it would multi ply jwist calculation the sum of human happiness. Harper's Bazar. A Wide mid Surest ire Field. Mine. .Tanauschok's success is unfjues- iiunanie, ior sue is .Meg .venues even in the respect of hardly having even to make up for the part, and because a warp of imagination, a susceptibility to supersti tion and a collective feebleness of aged Kwers are a gift from nature or a contri but ion. by time of precisely the crualities which art would have to supply to others tilling the role. I know of no other in stance than this one in which the weight of mental and b.xlily f uture which pre scribes a retirement from the stage has been organized into a feat which insures a definite continuance upon ir. The field it opens is wide and suggest ive. Consumptives can be cast for Ca mille. Starving und emaciated actors can be cast for the apothecary in "Korneo and Juliet." From old men's homes Adams to go forestward with Orlando can be drawn. The Fat Man's club can keep a line of Falstalfs, in whom, however, all the lines are curves. The opponents of high license can fill out orders for any numlter of Sir Toby Belches. Tramps could he utilized as gypsies ami rabble and other lay property, while Roman citi zens ami policemen would no more have to be recruited from fatigued dray men and tired 'longshoremen. Ilnxtklvn THE LONE FISHERMAN. Origin of a N'otel Stag CharacterHa mor in Pantomime. It is not generally known that Mr. Maffit created the part of the Lone FLsher ,man in "Evangeline." The character is so unique that in many places the play is remembered by this part alone. The Fisherman is on in every scene, but does not speak a word, and his only connection with the play is to burn the will in the last act. Mr. Maffit said: "The hi.-tory of the part is this: When Mr. Bice was a boy in New England he saw a panorama. Sitting on the stage, at one side of the picture, was an old man who hud no business there and no con nection with th'j show. He was absorbed in the picture, and as it was unrolled his face expressed a urc.it variety of emotions cf pleasure, disapproval, surpri.se, etc. Sometimes he would laugh quietly. The audience quit watching the picture and watched the old man, who made an immense hit. Rice always remembered hm. When "Evange line'' wfis contemplated Rice came to me and asked me if I wouldn't do a non spc.'king part in it. The matter rested there for some time. 'Evangeline"' was produced in .Yew York in 1?4. at Xiblo's Garden. Billy Crane, w ho had been the buffo in an opera company, was the Le Blanc, and I'd. Tar, then, as now. was the King. Loir's Mestayer was Catherine, r ortesque's part, and Laura Joyce, now Mrs. Digby Bell, was Evangeline. A fish erman went on in each act, but all he did was to fish. He had no other business, ami at the dose of the play lie spoke a line and burnt d the will. In Ibl'j the play was brought to Bo.-t' n, where my part- ntr, I5art.iO.omev.-. n av with the Kiralfys, and I were playin;. Kir c-came tome and reminded me of the part he had asked me to play, but said there was no part there unless I made it, which lie left it to me to do. I went, to the rehearsals and con eluded to undertake the character. I made it up as you now see it, and intro riuccu some or the business. It came gradually, though, and largely by acci dent. At first I did not dance. Then it occurred to me to till in a blank with one The Lone ! isherman's dance is now fam ous. "One night I took a fan out with me for my own personal comfort and sat fan mug myself upon the rocks. The fan made a hit and I always carried it after ward. An old umbrella was lying in the property room one night and I took that on. It added to the pfTect. I was whit tling a piece of wood with a jackknife and 1 thought it would look natural to whittle it on the stage, as I had jiothing else to do. Then I bethought me of mak ing u boat. 1 made it, mid my business with it was to admire it. That made people laugh. I com -hided to go further and work, the boat iuT the stage. That always makes 'em 1 mi :,h. Of course the tmat is pulled oiT iy a cord, but I seem to fan it off, and my astonishment at seeing it move is what '-nates the fun. The business with tho rat is a revival of an old pantomime tri k; hut the three card monte business is another accideut. I do several tricks with cards, and one night last winter I was showing them to the stage carpenters. When I got on the stage I concluded I would try the tricks there. I threw the cards and I saw that the audi ence became interested ; sol just made it a part of the regular performance, and now I always pretend to bo throwing the cards for some, guy's money. Sometimes bets are made among men in the front rows that they can call my card, but I always fool thera." Courier Journal. An Ancient Fraud Kxposd. One of the old stand bys in the fraud line is the alleged newspaper issued Jan. 4, 1800, the inside of which is draped in mourning because of the death of Gen. Washington, which occurred Dec. 14, 1799. The paper was The Ulster County Ga zette, published at Kingston, X. Y.. and was of the issue of Jan. 4, 1800. There are 10,000 alleged copies of that alleged newspaper carefully preserved in the homes of Xew York and Xew England to day, without any doubt. But the owners of these sheets do not know the fact. There was an Ulster County Gazette at the time of Washington's death, and it very naturally printed something about that event. .Probably not one copy of that paper is in existence, but every week somebody pops up in Maine or Vermont, or Iowa or Minnesota, and says he has a copy of that Gazette. Tho simple truth about the matter is that some twenty-five or twenty-six years ago parties who were exhibiting an ancient printing press published thousands upon tnousands of this L ister Countv Gazette. because it was easy of reproduction, and everybody who went to an agricultural show that year got an Ulster Countv Ga zette dated ISO'J, and printed the day of uie snow, ineseare the bogus papers that are continually coming to the front as genuine relics. Why, more of them are in existence than thue were genuine cop ies of The Ulster County Gazette printed. Boston Herald. Ea; Construction of Tornado Cares. In some localities tornado caves are be-. ginning to le regarded as a part of the necessary equipment of every dwelling and farm. The construction of a cav e de serves serious consideration, and ir is en couraging to see experts giving their at tention to the matter. Recently a Bur lington, la., company offered a prize of $ 200 for the lest design of a tornado cave. There were 121 competitors and the award was made by Lieut. Finley. of the United States signal service. The Burlington llawkeye published sketches of the cave and estimates its cost nil the way from $154 to :4."). The suggestion is made that these shelters should le equipped with everything necessary for the comfort of their occupants. Atlanta Contituf ion. Disillusion as to Indian Beautie. You have read of the beautiful Indian maiden. I have, and I thought as I read of her that she was as attractive and Poca hontas like as the historian had portrayed her. Well, she doesn't look like you think she would. She is generally a big, fat, filthy looking creature, with a blanket around her that comes to her knees, bare headed, with moccasins on that she gener ally pulls off when they are worn out. The blanket is fastened at the neck and also with a belt at the waist. "One thing, and one only I will say for them, they have the most beautiful, pearl looking teeth I ever saw. Pocatello (Idaho) Cor? Chattanooga Times. Magnetism of the Moon. M. Ligrier, an Austrian meteorologist, claims to have ascertained after careful investigation that the moon has an influ ence on a magnetized needle varying with its phases and its delineation. The phenomenon-is said to be more prominently notice able when the moon is near the earth, and to be very marked when she is passing from the full to her first or second quarter. The disturbances are found to be in their maximum when the moon is in the plane of the equator, and greater during the southern than it is during the northern declination. Xew York Sun. The London Dog IVddler. There is no more familiar si;ht in out door London than the dog peddler. Per haps it is because we are fond of English fashions that he has got to be so common here. Broadway, Fifth avenue and Four teenth and Twenty-third streets are daily populous in the wny of bargains. It is hardly safe to invest in this street stock, if you are not an expert, and expect good and pure blood. Xow and then, however, the man who is wise in caniue character may pick up a bargain. The peddlers always begin at a top price and drop. An offer must be a very low one for them to refuse it, and if their stock is honestly tome by their profits cannot be extrava gant. Alfred Trumble in Xew York Js'ews. 'Wanted It lloth Ways. Mourner See here. I thought von had your own horses and car- and Irate said you nages? Undertaker That's what I have that s what was used at the funeral. Irate Mouuier I supposed, of course, the horses wire trained into something like a respectful demeanor; but, sir, thev came back from the cemetery a3 if home from a race. Undertaker Oh. that's what's the mat ter. Well, if you wanted horses which would t ravel in mourning style both ways, why didn't m go to a livery. Tid-Bits. ' some One Must l.rad. m.-nt joker claimed t'v-rt ho hnrt an earthquake, and in two fir.nrc , .(ton people ready to su-p;ir il.;,t th-r dishes rattle! on the" shelves. Someone must always lead in these matters. De troit Free Press. A felt had A pne of imitation silver dollars on a tray is one of the new designs in orna mental inkstands. If " 0 I I P If pTl 1 f ITU 1 II I III IM II I era mi W i s I I $4 111 IT Mill fPn Mllfliwi! ill ill ks& Jka Maths JLtsSa 1 eJLJib Jls Ma zM Jb H dlLJf i- J . . ' 'si J ' SAH JOSE. CAl II cr ' j. California Production, W. C. PEACOCK & CO., 23 jSTiiiiaint .street - Honolulu H. I. D EXTRA DRY. E ARK NOW" PLACING OX THE market tho ECMPSE CUVEES of 1S70 and 1SSO, which for dryness and bouquet are unsurpasM-d. and are pleased to in form you that our efforts. in producing a Champagne competing with the host Foreign Wines, have been appreciated, dispelling? in a 'r:':it measure, the pre judice against purenativi w in-?. 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As a stimulant the ECLIPSE bears the highest recommendation of the leading faculty of the United States, and wherever exhibited for competition with any other Champagnes, either foreign or native, its merits are attested by the highest awards. We caution you against the impositions of parties East and on the Coast, who are foisting on the mar ket a "gas" or charged wine, under the name of California Champagne. Remember, none are genu ine except those bearing our name and brand, on both cork and label, and which are sold with the guarantee of absolute puritv. HONOLULU, May 7, 1SS7. HAMILTON JOHNSON, Honolulu: Dear Sir Untie made a chrnnml examination of the sample of Haraszthy "Eclipse" Champayne taken by vie from your store, ami find that this wine contains no adulteration uhatever, the acid present heiny the nat ural acid of the (j rape, while the "bouquet"' and yas present are such as would result from the natural fer mentation of the u i nes. Yours very truly, GEO. IF. 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