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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1894.
2 TALLAGE IX HAWAII. THE GREAT DIVINE'S IMPRESSIONS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC fc'hat Christianity Uu Ifcn For the Ha waiian! A Land Fall of Beantlral Flow er Graphle I'irtara of the World' Greatest Volcano. Copyrlsht, Loui Klopscb, ISM. noNOHXD, June 7. It was 2 o'clock n the afteniooii when at San Francisco J stepped aboard tbo Alameda of the Oceanic Steamship company, our Cap lain Morso one of the nit genial, pop ular and able commanders who ever ailed the seas. Ho and the Pacific ocean we old acquaintances. Ho has been in 17 hurricanes and safely outrode them. Profusion of flowers wcro sent up the gangplank, and the masses of peoplo on the wharf who had come to see their friends off waved handkerchiefs and threw kisses and cried and laughed as is usual when an ocean steamer is about to start The gong sounded for tho leav- KILAUEA. ing of all those from the ship's deck who did not expect to accompany us. The whistle blew for loosening from the wharf, and the screw began to whirl, and the ship moved out toward the Golden Gate. The Pacifio ocean met us with waves high enough to send many to their berths and to arouse in the rest of us the ques tion why so rough a sea should bo called the Pacific. And for two days the roll, the jerk, the rise, the fall, the lunge, the tremor, the quake, spoiled the appetite and hid from sight the majority of the passengers. But after the third day the ocean and the ship ceased their wres tling, and peace smoothed the waves and hushed the winds, for the same Lord who took a short walk upon rough Galilee takes a longer walk upon Pa cific seas. Different from most voyages, there 6eemed no disagreeables on board enough passengers to avoid loneliness, not so many as to bo crowded. What difference between a sea voyage now, with all comforts afforded and the ta ble containing all the luxuries that can allure a weak appetite, and those days when the missionaries crossed to Hon olulu in vessels greasy and rude and with food rancid or stale and with 6ail full of whims, now full curbed, and now limp and idle ! Politics has never done much for the Sandwich Islands. If a man have no expectations for these gems of the Pa cifio except that which comes from human legislation, I would think he would be as despairful as was Kame hameha, the third king of tho Sand wich Islands, when on his dying bed he eaid: "What is to become of my poor country? There is no one to follow me. Queen Emma I do not trust, Lunalilo is a drunkard and Kalakaua is a fool." All that has been done for the Ha waiian Islands has been done by our gracious God and the missionaries. A foreign ship brought them tho mosqui toes. The foreign sailors brought them the leprosy. American politics brought them the devil. Had it not been for the gospel those islands would have been putting to death women for eating bananas when forbidden to do so and bowing to a disgusting idolatry, and in all tho islands it would have been a midnight of cruelty and abomination. The Annexation Question. But tho missionaries came, and in eight years 12,000 people gathered into tho churches and 26,000 children into schools proposing Christian civilization, which now holds a beautiful supremacy over tho Sandwich Islands. There are two great parties in the Hawaiian Is lands royalists, who want the queen, and annexationists, who want to come tinder our eagle's wing. Neither of them will triumph. The ' final result will be a republic by itself, of which the present government is an antepast The Hawaiian nation is strong enough to stand alone. Because a na tion is not gigantic is no more reason why it should not have self control than a man with limited resources of physical or financial strength should - be denied independence. If God had intended Honolulu to belong to the United States, he would have planted it hundreds of miles nearer our American coast The United States government is not so hungry for more land that it needs to be fed on a few chunks of is land brought from 1,800 miles away. danger that some other foreign na tion shall take possession of the islands land give ns trouble when we want to kun into Honolulu for the coaling and Watering of our ships. With some iron sides frorn our new navy and the aid of pur friends on the islands we would Knock into smithereens such foreign impertinence. Besides that, if we be come as a nation a great maritime pow er, and we will, none of the islands of the Pacifio would decline us sheltering harbor or supply for our ships. What though, they belonged to other nations, they would sell us all we want. It is pot necessary to own a store in order to purchase goods from it Hawaiian Progress. These are venerable islands. Those who can translate the language of rocks Bndthe language of hnman-bones say that ' these islands have been inhabited 1,400 tears at least When found in 1778, they were old places of human habita tion. The most unique illustration in all the world of what pure and simple Christianity can do is here. Before the supernatural force began infanticidt was common, and not by milder form of awuiKMiiation, but buried alive. De mented people were murdered; old peo ple were allowed to die of neglect Polygamy in its worst form reigned, and it was as easy for a man to throw away his wife as to pitch an apple core into the sea. Superstition blackened the earCi and tho heavens. Christianity found the Sandwich Is lands a hell and turned them into a emiheaveu. As in all tho other regions Where Christianity triumphed, it was maligned by those who came from other lands to preach their iniquities. Loose foreigners were angered because they were hinderefl in thoir dissoluteness by & new element they had never before confronted. "Thero is Honolulu," cried many voices tliis morning from the deck of the Alameda. These islands, called by many an archipelago, I call them the constellation of the Pacific, for they seem not so much to have grown up as alighted from the heavens. The bright, the redolent, the umbrageous, tho floralized, the orcharded, tho forest ed, the picturesque Hawaiian Islands 1 They came in upon us as much as we came in upon them in the morning. Captain Cook no more discovered them in 1778 than we discovered them today. He saw them for the first time for him self, and we see them for the first time this morning for ourselves. More fortu nate are we than Captain Cook. He looked out upon them from a filthy boat and wound up his experiences by fur nishing his body as the chops and steaks of a savage's breakfast We from a graceful ship alight amid herbage and arborescence and shall depart with the good wishes and prayers from all the islanders. High Official Courtesies. As you approach the harbor there is in sight a long line of surf, rolling over reefs of coral. High mountains, hurri cane cleft and lightning split, but their wounds bandaged with the green of perennial foliage. In a few minutes after landing a chamberlain of the queen called to invite ns to her mansion, and Chief Justice Judd called with a delegation to ask me to preach that afternoon. I accepted the invitation brought by the chamberlain and was beautifully entertained by the queen. With President Dole of the provisional government and Chief Justice Judd I went to the executive buildings, which were formerly tho palace. The council of the president were al ready assembled in what was originally the throneroom, and taking the chair on the platform ho called for order and then rose, and all the councilors arose with him, and he led them in prayer, saying, as near as I can remember: "O Lord God of nations, we ask thy direction in tho matters that shall come before us. Give us wisdom and pru dence and fidelity in tho discharge of our duties, and thou shalt have all the praise, world without end. Amen." I have not been told whether most of tho presidents of tho United States have opened their cabinet meetings in that way, but it certainly is a good way. At 8 o'clock that afternoon the Con gregational church was packed to over flowing with a multitude, about one-half native Hawaiians and tho other half people of many lands. It was amazing to me that with such a short notice of a few hours such a throng could be gathered. But the Honolulu papers have been publishing my sermons for years, and it was really a gathering of old friends. An interpreter stood beside me in the pulpit, and with marvelous ease translated what I said into the Ha waiian language. It was 6uch a scene as I never before witnessed, and I shall never see it repeated. After shaking hands with thousands of people I went out in the most delicious atmosphere and sat down under tho palm trees. What a bewitchment of scenery ! What heartiness of hospitality 1 The Hawaiians have no superiors for geniality and kind ness in all the world. In physical pres ence they are wondrous specimens of good health and stalwartness. One Ha waiian could wrestle down two of our nation. The Land of Flowers. Miracle of productiveness these is lands. Enough sugar to sweeten all the world's beverages; enough bananas to pile all tho world's baskets; enough rice to mix all the world's puddings; enough cocoanuts to powder all tho world's cakes; enough flowers to garland all the world's beauty. Banks of flow HARBOR OF HONOLULU. ers white as snow, or blue as skies, or yellow as sunset, or starry as November nights, or red as battlefields. A heaven of flowers. Flowers intwined in maid ens' hair, and twisted around hats, and hung on necks, and embroidered on capes and sacks. Tuberoses, gardenias, magnolias, passifloras, trumpet creep ers, oleanders, geraniums, convolvuli, fuchsia, hibiscus red as fire, jasmino, which we in America carefully coax to climb the wall just once, here running tip and down and jumping over to the ether side and coming back again to jump down this side. Night blooming oereus, so rare in our northern latitudes we call in our neighbors to see it, and they must come right away or never see it all, hero in these islands scattering its opulence of perfume on all the nights and not able to expend enough in dark ness also flooding the day. Struggling; to surpass each other all kinds of trees, ; whether of fruit or of rich garniture, mango and orange and bamboo and alli-j gator pear and umbrella trees and bread) fruit and algabora and tamarine and all the South sea exotics. Rough cheek' of pineapple against smooth cheek of melon, the tropics burning incense of j aromatics to the high heavens. , These islands are volcanic results.) The volcanoes are giants living in the collars of the earth and warming thera elve by subterraneous firea, and when they eouie out to play they toss islands. and gonietinifs in their sport they sprin-' klethoaea with the Society island, and then they toss up the Navigator inlands,, and then the Fiji islands, and then the' Hawaiian Inlands. They are Titans, and, when they play quoits they pitch is lands. When tho earth finally goes, as go it wiir, whilo it will be a very seri-. ous matter to us, it will be only the Irork of volcanoes, which in their sport' re apt to bo careless with firo. Whilo, Volcanoes are assigned to the destruct ive agencies, we seo hero what they: do as architects. See here what they have builded. All up and down these' Islands are dead volcanoea Rocked iu the cradle of earthquake, they grew up' to an active lifo and came to their last breath, and the mounds under which they sleep are decorated with tropical blooms. But the greatest living volcano of all the earth is Hawaiian and named Kilauea. What a hissing, bellowing, tumbling, roaring, thundering place is Kilauea! Lake of unquenchablo fire I Convolu tions and paroxysms of flame! Elements of nature in torture! Torridity and lu-. ridity! Congregation of dreads! Molten horrors! Sulphurous abysms! Swirling mystery of all timel Infinite turbu lence! Chimney of perdition! Wallow ing terrors! Fifteen acres of threat! Glooms insufferable and Dantcsque! Caldron stirred by the champion witch of pandemonium! Campfire of the armies of Diabolus! Wrath of the. mountains in full bloom! Shimmering incandescence! Pyrotechnics of tho planet! Furnace blast of the ages Ki-'. lauea! ) Once upon a time all the geysers audi boiling springs and volcanoes of the earth held a convention to elect a king, and Etna was there, and Hecla was there, and Stromboli was there, and' Vesuvius was there, and Fusiyama was there, and Manna Loa was there. The' discussion in this convention of volca-, noes was heated. They all spouted im-i passioned sentiment Some were candi-1 dates for the throno and crown because of one pre-eminence and others for oth-, er superiorities. But when it was put! to vote by unanimous acclamation Ki-' lauea was elected to be king of volca-j noes. AU the natural forces or tne earth, all the vapors, all the earth quakes, all the hills, all the continents voted aye. And that night was the cor onation. The throne was of lava. Tho scepter was of smoke. The coronet was of fire. And all tho sublimities and grandeurs and solemnities of tho earth kneeling at the foot of the burning throne cried out, "Long live Kilaucaj of the Hawaiians!" And a voice from heaven added mightiness to the scene as it declared, "He toucheth tho hills, and they smoke. " i I must leave to my next letter t-liej political aspects of the Hawaiian Is lands, and tho story of my visit to the' president and the ex-queen, and my' opinion of both of them. j T. De Witt Talmage. ' The Pill Beautiful. In tho past the size of a pill was of ten, to use Dominie Sampson's favorite expression, "prodigious." It was sol-, dom coated except when a little flour was sprinkled upon it a most illusive method of concealing its nauseous fla vor, and lastly its surf ace was frequent ly so adhesive in hot weather that it would fasten itself to the organs of taste like a limpet to a rock. The chemist has enabled tho pill manufacturer to reduce tho size ot many pills by sepa rating out tho active principles of the crude dm.- in the form of alkaloids, the doses of which are very small, some-i times not more than a hundredth partj of a grain. With tho aid of new kinds of ma chinery the modern pill receives an ex-! quisito polish. A perfectly smooth audi shining surfaco is produced by tho ac tion of. two revolving plates. After that tho pill is stuck on a pin and dipped into liquid preparations of gelatin., These, on drying, give it a thin, hard, solublo coating. For children pills are made attractive by coating them with sugar and coloring them pink, so that they look and taste very much like con-j fectionery. Various substances have been used for coating pills. One seldom; sees now pills coated with gold $r silver leaf. It was found that these coveringSj did not properly conceal the disagree-; able odor of some drugs, as valerian and asafetida. Chambers' Journal. I Rev. Mrs. Sarah M. Barnes, pastor of j the Universalist church at Junction! City, Kan., was 70 years old on June; I'i, ana the anniversary was celebrated ny her friends gathering at the church in the evening. There were choice gifts, jood wishes, music, poems and all that Inakes a birthday a time of pleasant re- riiernl That Tired Feeling . So common at this season, is a serious condition, liable to lead to disastrous results. It is a sure sign of declining health tone, and that the blood is im poverished and impure. The best an most successful remedy is found la HOOD'S Sarsaparilla Which makes rich, healthy blood, and thus gives strength to the nerves, elas ticity to the muscles, vigor to the brain and health to the whole body, la truth, Hood's Sarsaparilla Makes the Weak Strong . Be sure to get Hood's and only Hood' . Hood's Pills are purely vegetable, per fectly harmless, always reliable and beneficial. Mote an Orchard. A novf I theft has been reported to the sheriff by a farmer who lives near French Camp, on the turnpike. This farmer came to town Saturday and left his farm in charge of his young son for the day. The boy saw some men dig ging up fruit trees in the young orchard his father Lad started and went out to them to inquire what they were at. The men said they had bought all the trees from the owner and were digging them up to take them away. The boy thought of course it was as the men said, and that his father had really sold the trees, so he made no protest When the father came home, he was greatl y as tonished to find that his orchard had disappeared during his absence at Stock ton. The young son told him what had hap pened, and steps were taken nt once to find some trace of the trees if possible, but without success. None of the nurs erymen hero has bought any trees an swering the description, and it cannot be learned that any of that sort have been shipped from Stockton. About 300 trees in all were 6tolen. Stockton (Cal.) Dispatch. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The b?et Salve in the world for Cuts, Cruises, Soree, Ulcers, Salt Ilheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup tions, and positively cures Tiles, or do pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money re lunded. Trice 25 cents per box. For Sale by II. J. Dwinell. rYanuts. They say peanuts are extraordinarily nutritious, and that, though almost wholly indigestible raw or roasted, when reduced to meal and boiled or otherwiso thoroughly cooked they are readily assimilated. Owing to their low proportion of sugar and starch, they may serve to enlarge in most welcome degree the bill of fare of persons under treatment for obesity. In other words, they are an ideal antifat diet From two points of view their value as food is of interest to Americans. In the first placo, would it be desirable or practica ble to introduce the moral and grits here? Secondly, is this new discovery likely to stimulate the demand for United States peanuts? The later ques tion is likely to bo answered in tho neg ative, inasmuch as this kind of crop can be grown and gathered in Africa nioro cheaply than in this country. Of course, as a matter of fact, the peanut is not a mit at all. It is a sort of pea an an nual that has to bo planted eveiy year and dies in tho fall. Tho blossom of the plant puts forth a littlo appendage, which makes its way into tho moist earth and swells out below ground into a pod that has from ono to four peas in it. When they aro ripo, they are pulled up, stacked in tho field to dry and final ly cleaned and sorted for market Wnshintrrnn Stnr. iverO "With Guaiacoi, What makes consumption ? This ques tion is less interesting to sufferers than one other : What CURES CONSUMPTION? Sometimes there is no cure at all, but that is not the case as often as folks sup pose. Slocum's Ozonized Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, with Guaiacoi, allays in flammation, stops that weakening cough, and promotes the formation of solid, healthy flesh on emaciated bodies. And it w pleasant to take. It contains healing properties of great value, scientifically combined. That answers the second question. Send for Book on Ozone, mailed free. Prepared by T. A. Slocum Co., New Tort. There is an Insurance Agent In Burlington, Vt who Is paying on percent. Investmsnts, with insurance be sides. Twenty-year endowment policies issued by The Equitable Life Assurance Society 1874, and maturing in 1894. Total amount paid ry policy holder In premiums 953.60 978.00 5,854 16 4,919.00 No. Amount. Caih return to volicy holder at maturity 1,62.43 1,588.00 8,614.10 8,037.50 F9.333 1,000 1,000 6.0(0 5.000 91,620 91,668 93,561 There are other good invfRtments which yield 6 per cent, interest, but the cash return shown above is but a small part 'of the value of thes policies. If death had occurred in any one of the foreeoine cases, one month six months a year or at any time during tne inst twenty years, the Equitable Society would have paid to the fainilv of the Dolicv holder at once, the amount of the assur ance in cash. 'One Fact is Worth a Thousand Theories." Any one desiring Life or Endowment Insur ance can get a statement of what such policies are being settled at this year bv writing the uenerai Agent at uurungton, vi., giving aate oi uinu oi person aesiring a policy. Equitable Life Assurance Society. Insurance in force, Assets. Surplus, t932.632.577 169,056,896 32,366,750 ACiEXTS WASTER. W. H. S. WHITCOMB, GENERAL AGENT, Burlington, Vt. Ul F ARMSI VILLAGE RESIDENCES! TIMBER LOTS! Horses, Wagons, Sleighs, Farming Tools, and a large" lot Household and Miscellaneous Goods. FOR SALE! Prices Low. Liberal Pay-Day. As Administrator of the Estate of R. S. Page, I have a large collection of Personal and Real estate to close out. 1 have also some Real and Personal property of my own which I have concluded to offer at prices which will sell it. Below find a partial list. Besides the items herein named are a large number of miscellaneous articles in the line of Household Goods, Farming Implements, &c, too numerous to mention. I think an examination of the property will convince any candid examiner that if anything is wanted in the line of goods offered, he can make it for his interest to embrace the opportunity to purchase. Liberal terms of payment given on approved paper. One Small Pasture Park village well watered. One Farm, 130 acres known as Newcity place about 2 1-2 miles from Hyde Park villagand same distance from Morrisville, containing about 130 acres of land, soil good, sugar orchard of 250 trees, good apple orchard, cuts 30 tons of hay, plenty of wood and i mber for farm use, fences fair ; buildings, consisting of good-sized house, woodshed, barn 30x46, hop house and barn are old and need some repairs. Farm is well watered and well located. A good farm for an enterprising man to fix up and make seme money upon. The last owner paid $2,700. It iroes into the list at $ 1,200, at which price I will sell it. Terms $200 down balance 100 a year. A Sugar Place and. Pasture in Hyde Park containing about 50 acres well tenced and watered on old Eden road, about 3 miles from Hyde l'ark village. Also about 450 tin sap buckets and metal spouts for same, 2 sap pans, holders, etc., which will be sold with place if desired. One Two-Story Dwelling in Hyde Park village ; good size, good condi tion, good location, has barn, garden, water. Place is richly worth $ 1000 ; will sell it for !X)0 $200 down, balance $50 per year. Cool Building Lot in Hyde l'ark village. To an enterprising and indus trious young man who can raise 200 to put into land and labor, I will furnish the timber, lumber, stone, brick, nails, glass, doors, sash, shingle, and lime, wherewith to build a respectable house, and allow payment therefor to be made in $25 semi-annual payments. The building lot contains from one to three acres as the purchaser desires. Price from $125 to $200 according to land aken Sixty Acres Timber Land in Johnson. This lot is lease land and;not subject to taxation, but is subject to an annual rental of $12. Will sell my equity for $150. I never saw the lot, but am informed that it is within two miles of a saw-mill, no bad hills between mill and lot, and is represented to me to be cheap for any man desiring a logging job. Terms, $.50 down $50 in one and $50 in two years; two dollars per thousand stumpage reserved uutil I am paid. One Pasture and Sugar Lot in Hyde Park. acres of land, good, new sugar-house, new Bellows Falls evaporator, 6"0 sap buckets, spouts, store tubs, draw tubs, etc., all iu good condition, aud the pasture said to be the best pasture in Hyde Park of its size. Will sell the whole thing, including sugar tools, for $700200 down, the balance 50 per year. One Piece cf Land situated in what is known as Greenfield, containing about 25 acres and known as the Bedell place. Good barn, l'rice $200. Terms, $50 down, balance 25 annually. One Two-Seated Siie-Bar Buggy, leather top, upholstery in good shape, with lamps, pole, thills; cost $175 in Boston and, although second-hand, is practically as sound as new. Will sell for 90. One nearly new two-seated covorei Buggy, side lamps, pole. Never has been run loo miles all told. Will sell for $90. One One-Horse Lumber TJTagon. Lilley's make, in good cendition, fitted with sand boxes, practically souna. Will sell for $32.50. One. Buckeye Mowing Machine, will sell for $10. One Hay Tedder, will sell for $15. One 2-Horse Dump Cart, will sell for $20. One 1-Horse Dump Cart, will sell for $15. One Cheap Express Wagon, will sell for $5. One Ames Plow Co. SwivePlow, nearly new; cost $17.50, will sell for 12. One Barrows Steel Mouldboard Swivel Plow, will sell for $5. One Acme Harrow, pole and seat, will sell for 8.00. One Swivel Plow, will sell for 3.00. One Light Pony Buggy, will sell for 20.00. One Barrows Flat Land Plow, will sell for 5.00. 50 Tons Fertilizing salt. This salt has been used by a large number of Lamoille Co. farmers during the past season, and the verdict is well nigh unanimous that is cheaper than any commercial fertilizer. Sales were larger in '93 than in any three years previous. Parties purchasing salt will be en titled to equal quantity of slacked lime at 50 cents per barrel of 200 lbs. One good one-horse sleigh, made by Montgomery of Hardwick. Price new 55.00, will sell for 25.00. One one-horse sleigh, 2-hand, will sell for 15.00. On& extra quality, fine-finish, two-seated sleigh, cost new fully 125.00, will sell for 55.00. One second-hand wheel scraper; price new 40.00, will sell for 25.00 One second-hand wheel scraper ; price new 40.00, will sell for 20.00. One second hand Chicago road scraper ; price new 15.00, will sell for 5.00. One car-load cedar shingle?, just received, price 2.00, 2.60 and 3.10. Two work harnesses, 20.00 ; 1 1-horse lumber wagon, 17.50. A quantity of hay belonging to R. S. Hage's estate. One Driving Harness, 5.00. jggr In addition to the above I have to offer several Coal Heat ing Stoves, both new and secondhand; Wheelbarrows, Scales, a Piano, Second-hand Remington Type-Writer, Copy Press, Window Blinds, Second-hand Windows, Marble Dust, Calcined Plaster, Etc CARROLL S. PAGE, Hyde Park, Vt. age's Column! containing about four acres in North Hyde A very desirable piece of property.