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Vol. V. II(feOLULU, II. I., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1897. No. 730.
Oceanic Steamship Coi&pany.
TIME TABLE :
The Fine FasRougor Steamora ol This Lino Will Arrive and Leave
This Fort as Hereunder.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO:
AUSTRALIA"! NOV. 9th
ALAMEDA NOV. 18th
AUSTRLIA DEC. 7th
MARIPOSA DEO. lGth
In connection with tho sailing of the above steamers, the Agents are
prepared to issuo, to intending passengers, coupon through tickets by any
railroad from Sau Frauciseo, to all points in the United Stnten, and from
Now York by any steamship line to all European ports.
For further particulars apply to
Wm. G. Irwin & Co.
General Agents Oceanic S. S Company.
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO., LTD.
NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED
Imprmred Planters Ho
r Solid Cost Sloel Eye and Blado Forged Entire.
OYOLONE WIND MILLS, PUMPS, ETC.,
HOWE'S PLATFORM AND COUNTER SCALES,
NORTON'S BALL BEARING JACK SCREWS,
PLOWS IN LARGE VARIETY,
VISES, PIPE COTTERS AND WRENCHES,
Tho Standard of Merit.
Umir&s'sal Stoves and Ranges,
nt, wall & whitewash brushes, california la
A Large Assortment ui General Hardware.
G ener al Merchandise
FOR SAN FRANCISCO:
MARIPOSA NOV. tlth
AUSTRALIA NOV 17th
MOANA DEO. 9th
AUSTRALIA DEO. 15th
Foreign Marine Insurance Co.,
(Fire and Life),
Line of Packets from Liverpool.
P. O. Box 145.
FORT 3t KING STB.
AND DEALERS IN
Vgonts for Lloyds,
Northern Assuranco Co.
New ami Fresh Goods ruciilved by ovary packet from California, Kastorn
Btatei and Kuropcau Markets.
Standard tirade of ilvimil Vegetables, Fruits and Fish.
Goods delivered to any part of the City
ISLAM) TIIADK ROMCHTUSTij BATTRWArmOH OtlARANTRKII
AN ISLAND INFERNO
All Hopu Abandon Thoso Who Aro
Sont to Molokai.
Molokai, as is well known, is the
namo fortho leper colony of Hawaii.
Tho lepers do not occupy all tho
island, but only a grassy plain
ten miles in Iqngth, and varying
from ouo to two miles in width on
the north side of the island, and jot
separated wholly from thn rost of
tho island and its population by a
precipice fully a thousand foot high
which can bo scaled at only ono
point, aud hero it is securely guarded.
Despito their freedom from
tazatiou and rents, their amplo supplies
of food and clothiug, their
abundant herds of cattloand horse;,
and their fortiles fields which
so little labor, tho lepers are
virtually life prisoners, shut in by
tho ocean on ono side and by tho
impassable mountain on tho other.
Most of tho. lepers aro natives, but
foreigners are found among tho colonists,
and all who once come to this
part of Molokoi, savo to bring supplies,
or to inspect, as tho Board of
Health twice each year, do so with
the expectation of never returning.
Among tho victims of leprosy aro
persons of excellent families, whose
friends build cottages for them on
Molokai, and see that they lack
nothing for their comfort. It is
stated that the first person to be
to the leper islaud was a lawyer
who had been active in socuring
the regulation which required the
removal of lepers in order to prevent
tho spread of the diseaso. No
sooner did tho unmistakable evidence
of the dread disease first appear
than ho insisted on sotting tho
example of voluntarily
surrendering himself to be romoved
to Molokai, although somo years
migh have passed before his condition
would have been known to the
Tho death of Father Damien, tho
Belgian priest, who died on Molokai
a few years ago, attracted tho attention
of tho Christian world to the
religious needs of the lepers. Joseph
Damien went thoro a young priost
of years of ago, and
labored among the unfortunato
oxiles for some twonty yoars. After
sixteen years leprosy appeared, and
he suffered loss of smell, then of
touch, and of Bight, until finally,
after losing fingers and toes, tuberculosis
attacked his lungs and throat
aud then came his heroic (loath.
Nor did ho have to wait long for a
successor. His brother, Pamphile
Damien, accompanied by four priests
and as mauy nuns, has gone to take
up his work. His comrade, Brother
Joseph Dutton, has beon on Molokai
for sixteen years. The reports of
the propaganda show that priosts
and lay brothers and nuns have long
ministored there in the hospitals
and schools devoted to the lepers
and their children,
Nor is tho work being done
among tho lepers ou Molokai limit
ed to tho labors of theso praiseworthy
pripats and their associates.
After tho noblo work which has
beon done ou each of tho other islands
by the American board, one is
prepared to loam of a Congregational
Church, with its faithful
ou Molokai. Hero also aro to
be fouud a Young Mou's Christian
Association, a a
Bible-class, a singiug school, a gymnasium,
aud a reading room. Ono
who hat observed tho Hawaiian love
of sweot melodies is glad to know
also of a bind of sixteen lepor
musiuiana on MoloUni. N. Y.
Tho Favorite has become, tho
favorito resort in town. W. M.
carries an oxcollent stock
of liquoia aud boors. Attontion is
called to certain brands which will
be of special value to sportsmen
during the gamo season, as they
cause a steady aim aud straight
iii iffciMJtfefii a imkfttufcfa
All the principal cities of China
are now connected with each other
aud with Pokin, tho capital, bj
Telegraphing is, however,
alaborious aud lengthy process And
very oxponsivo. The lino does not
pay for itself aud is a hoavy drian
on the State Treasury The die-patches
are, of course, sent in
Chinese, for not ono nativo in a
thousand has an inkling of any language
but his own.
As overy ono knows, the Chinese
language has no alphabet, there
boiug a sign for every word, heuco
it was utterly impossible to invent
a tolepraphic code that was practicable.
Tho difficulty was obviated
by inventing a signal for each of the
cardinal numbers aud a code dictionary
was compiled, whero every
number, from 1 to 1000, stood for
some Chinese character. The
does not havo to bother what
the message menus, but tho receiver
has to translate tho message into
Chinese before he forwards it to the
The Chinese systom has its Rreat
disadvantages. Tho writton language
is entirely different from the
spoken one and men of sufficient
education to receive and translate
messages are not looking for jobs in
a telegraph office, so the Government
recruits its employes with
great difficulty. Tho Chiueso merchants
do not have business relations
all over the country as do our
merchants and so the telegraph
business is rather dull.
The public is not iuvitod to buy
stock in tho line uud if it was no
one would invest with a vio.v to
dividends, for lh receipts do, not
equal the expenses. A stumbling
block in the way of introducing
railroads more extensively is t hat tho
trains have to bo dispatched by telegraphic
orders and this wilL be
impossible, as the Gbinoso Government
will not employ foreigners and
the Ohinose of the literary class, the
only class that Inn uuough educa
tion to take theso positions, would
indignantly refuse to become trainmen.
Koop a Solid Front
If tho United Statos are wise, the
Republic will thiuk twice before it
annexes the Sandwiah Island?. Its
strength consists in its having no
outlying Colonies, and in poaiesaing
a vaBt and rich territory from no
part of which it is separated by the
ocean. That the component parts
of tho British Empire are thus separated
is a weakness rather than a
strength, and involves the necessity
of maintaining a huge fleot. In annexing
such torritory tho United
States are giving hostages to for
tune. There may be some advantages
to tho Stales in becoming possessed
of a uaval station in tho Pacific, but
theso advantages if any are largely
outwoighod by the disadvantages.
NOT ON TILU TICKET.
A sensation was sprung at the Cen-
tial Commlttco headquarters yesterday
afternoon by the announcement
that there had been an omission, hi
tho ticket filed and consequently tho
entire ticket would bo illegal. After
working everybody up to fever lient
tho member making this announcement
stated that tho omission consisted
In tho failure to include Itnlnler
Beer on tho list of candidates for popular
favor. Rainier Beer, however,
docs not need to be on any ticket,, as
it was long ago voted to bo the best
beer made on the coaRt. Criterion Saloon
Tho oldost University is that of
Paris, which dates back over 1100
Clara Ward, better knotvn as the
former Princess deCnraman Chimny,
has been invited by the Sultan to
givp, in thn miniature theatro at tho
Yildis Kiosk, the entertainment
which was forbitidon in Paris aud in
some other capitals,
,TW i t fe JULjUi.
Wilder's Steamship Co.
0. L. WIGHT, I'res 8. B. UOBB, 0eo
Oapt, J. A. KING, TortSupt,
Will leave Honolulu at 10 a.m.. touching at
Lalmina, Maalaea Buy and Makera the
same day; Malmksna. Kawaibne and
tho following day; arrlvinc at
HHo the samn afternoon.
LEAVE8 HONOLULU. AltMVKS HONOLULU.
Tuesday Nov 2 I Friday Oct 29
ridy Nov U Tuesday Nov 0
Tuo'dny .... Nov 23 Friday Nov 10
Friday Dro 8 Tuesday NovSO
Taflsday ....Dec 14 , Friday Dee 10
Tlmroday l)eo 23 Tdsday Deo 21
I Friday Dec 81
KoturnTng will leave HHo at 8 o'clock
A., m , touching at Laupahoehoo,
and Kawaihao same day; Makena,
Maalaea liny and Lahalna the following
day; arriving at Honolulu th afternoons
of Tuesdays anil Fridays.
atr Will call at Pohoikl, Puna, on trlM
- No Freight villi be received after 8
a. u. on day of sailing,
Tho popular route lo tho Volcano is via
Hilo A good carriage road tho entire
lionnd trip tickets, cohering all
Will leave Honolulu Tuesdays at 5 p. jr.
touohlng at Kahului, Hana, Haiuoa and
Klpahulu, Maul. Iteturnlng arrives at
Honolulu Suuday mornings.
Will call at Nun, Kauno, onco each
No Freight will be received alttr 4
r. m. on dBy of sailing.
This Company will reserves tho rightto
make changes in the time of departure and
arrival of Us Steamers without notice and
it will not be responsible for any consequences
Consignees must be at the Landings to
receive their freight; this Company will
not hold itself responsible for freight after
it lias been landed.
Live Btock received only at owner's risk.
Tlds Company will not be responsible for
Money or Valuables of passengers unless
placed in the care of Parsers.
W Passengers are requested to par-chase
Tickets before embarking. Thoia
falling to do so will be subject to an addi
tioual oharge of per cent.
OLAUS SPItEOKELS. WM. Q. IBW1M.
Glaus Spreckels & Co.,
Bin t'rauciscu Aoents.TIIE NEVADA
BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO.
PllAU KXU1IANUK OK
SAN Nevada Hank of
LONDON-Tho Union Hank of London'
NKW YOltK American Kxchange National
National Bank. -.
1'A.ltIS Comptolr National d'Escompte de
II KltLIN Drtsd uer Bunk.
HONG KONG AND YOKOHAMA Hong
Kong & Shanghai BunkiuuCorporatlon,
NKW ZKALAND AND
Bank of Now Zealand.
VIOrOBIA AND Bank
of British North Amorlca.
Viansact a General Banking and Exchano
Dopotils Itecelvod, Loaus made on Approved
Security, Commercial aud 1 ravel-era
Oiedlt Issued Bills of Kxunjng
bought and sold.
OolloeUniiB Promptly Accounted Fo
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