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MRS. G. B. ROBERTSON.
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The Truncated "lan.
Kininoluth's assertion Hint Kameliauioliu srrad nates arc filling
positions as dotk laboreros. driiynion, and tram drivers is no
doubt quite correct iu-tlie main, mid it would bo singular if it 'were
not. Not a few Harvard and Yale graduates arc driving street
cars and washing dishes m the lartre cities o' the States. No one
however wouldthink of abolishing Harvard and Yale on that ac
count for their gradual ps who have brains lead- the world of
thought. It is just as silly to talk of doing away with Kameha
meha. Simply because a 'man has Hotbrains or energy to push
his way to the top. after gaining what Kamehameha has to give,
is no reason for depriving Havniitms who aspire to a broader life
the privileges of liberal education.
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' There is a fearful prevalence of tuberculosis in Honolulu, ac
cording to Dr. Raymond's showing before the pub'ic health com
mittee of the legislatuie. Dr. Hammond urges that consumptives
be excluded from landing on the Islands, which is of course all
right, but the real danger is not from the outside so much as in
ofir midst. The fad", that out -of the "10 people who have died of
tuberculosis in Honolulu within the last 15 month's. 111 won? Ha
waiian and 53 were Chinese, tells where the trouble lies. If tin
lepers should be segregated, why not 'those affected with tuber
cslosis, a much more deadly disease?
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J5 England is moving in the direction of a duty on sugar, and
f 1 lis. will nnlv be the enterinir wedeo for what is to follow. The
English merchants, although conservative, are not fools by any
manners of means, and the lesson which they have learned by ob
Kovvinf ii.o elT.'c: s of a orotective tariff in the United States is
not t-oinr to be t'.irown away on them.' With almost absolute cei
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tainty it may be predicted that England will adopt a protective
tariff all along the line to be succeeded by a reciprocity treaty
tween Great Britain and the United States.
'i 'c airship is here, says IlieS. F
Kv, aiag LVst. Urouglit to a state
of absolute iMrfec1ien by San Fran-ci.-c;ir..s,
with San Francisco capital,
tin- ship will begin business on its
own account about May 1st with a
trio to San Jose and return.
j'l.e Stanley airship is now in course
of coast ruction in the old n elodroiiio
ot. in the block bounded by Baker,
11 vs. Lvon and Fell streets. The
vc ; ol construction is sereerieu
fro ;i the eyes of the curious by a
fen i! 20 feet in lieiylit.
A it liin this inclosure an army of
skilVd artisans, under the direction
of l.iveutor Stanley, is engaged in
sua niu' i no airsiup. wiucn i ne pro
mo irs oi tne company eonnuenuy
bel'.'.'Ve will revolutionize the transit
or. Mem and solve for all time the
ma: ler o" aerial navigation.
1 .e Stanley airship will be a huge
coi.e-sliapeil allair. H will do Duiu
of aluminum and has the following
l..'ii;;th over all 22S feet; length of
cvl .i! r 1 Pi feet; ienglhot each cone.
.V! . i t; diameter 5(5 feet; weight of
tin . n tiro machine, 1 3,01111 pounds.
'j i! lifting capacity of the gas
wil; he 21,(HMI pounds, and accom
modations for thirty passengers with
2liu pounds of baggage for each will
be provided. Mail matters to the
amount of 10(10' pounds of ballast.
Tne diameter of the propellersjs ten
feet and the maximum speed will
be K50 miles an hour, while the mini
mum speed is 70 miles.
Within the next few days the
work of oonstructing the ribs and
raising them in position will be com
meiuvd. About fifty men, all skilled
machinist.:, will be employed in the
won:. 1 he silw for the balloons is
alii ;uly on the ground, and forty
women will be set to work within a
fortnight in their manufacture. The
cost of the machine will be .")(!, 000.
Practical demonstrations of the
pos; ibililies of the airship were made
by Mr. Stanley by the aid of a model
sew n feet in length and weighing (12
pouv.ds. The various tests mad
pre ed that the model was perfect.
The majority report of the Senate judiciary Committee on the
government estimate was a masterly presentation of the f rue
state of the case, and tlio conservatism which prompted its
adoption speaks well for the1' wisdom cf that body. Should the legis
lature blunder or do an intentional wrong.' none would more quick
ly or unscathingly rebuke the'm than the Nkws, but so long as
they do right, none will more readily or cheerfully render them
The Hawaiian Agricultural Society is moving in the direction
of giving an annual fair. By all means this should be done, as
the results would be fruitful of much good. This should in time
also be followed up by ' county or district fairs in each of the
Islands. These exhibits would not only do much to develop the
latent minor industries of the Islands, but would also be the
means of inducing many visitors from the mainland to our an
Ingall's Caustic Wit.
Business competition in Honolulu is
beginning to assume an
acute phase. The meat markets liavo led oil, and will in time be
followed by the grocers, the hardware nr-n, the carriage and
harness dealers, and even the dry good merchants. While the con
sumers will get the bone fit, still it will increase trade and the tl'etil
ers themselves will reap an indirect benefit from healthy compe
tition. The good old times have gone to come no more.
5 It is with a genuine sense of regret that the people of the
Islands view the defeat ofthe cable bill, and this feeling is shared
by the majority jf the people on the mainland, and even by a ma
jority in congress. ' By the time of the meeting of the next con
jLjress, this feeling will doubtless crystallize and produce favorable
results; In tho meantine, all wo can do is to grin and bear it.
j5 Plague and smallpox are admittedly prevalent in San Fran
cisco, and by the time this paper goes to press or shortly after,
news of drastic measures may be expected. Of course quarantine
for any continued length of time will mean practical ruin to many
San Francisco merchants, and will be a severe blow to San Fran
cisco, but at present it seems inevitable.
fj? The legislature should not' fall Wo the foolish error of sup
posing that the people ef the Islands will consent to the disband
ing of the military companies. And it would wise if the people of
the different Islands should' at once prepare and forward to the
legislature petit i .iis touching tho matter, if it is pressed in the
1J( No intelligent financial legislation can be effected by the legis
latur,o until the fate of the county government bill is determined
and all such legis lation should he sidetracked so that the' county
government bill could have full right of way till u determination of
it is made.
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J The visit of the Winners is the beginning of a permanent
boom in tourist trael, 'and Aiaui will get all of it that can bo
luiidled. Cannot our representatives in the legislature do some
thing about a road up Iao Valley and a trail up Haleakala?
Senator Ingalls arrived in Wash
iu ton clad in along linen duster,
wearing a broad slouch hat and
carrying a very large carpet bag.
. As he was over six feet tall and
very thin and angular,' he was a
figure to attract attention. But
he seemed to enjoy it and held to his
outlandish garments for some time.
For the first couple of years he
little in evidence. But he looked
abcat him and evidently took a hint
fr; ) the success of Conkiing.
1. galls' lirst notoriety was gained
by his speech in eulogy o' Senator
Ben Tlill of Georgia. It was the
eloquence of agnosticism regretting
the death of a friend who was to
live ..n'y in memory.
G . eater notoriety was gained by
his ,icech against Cleveland. The
Sen -U was debuting U'e right of
tin President to withhold papers in
cas. s where eueral o Ulcers were
dis. '.arged from the Government
sere. Ingalls attacked both the
President and his party, reviewing
the '.'.tier's history from war times
1. lative to discharging old soldiers,
he id: ''They sav the Democratic
Administration has not made a clean
sweep of tlip Republican officeholders.
Well, they have done the best they
could. Angles could do no more."
Iu the storm of ; applause and
laughter that followed, Iugalls stood
as solemn as a nutcracker. Chicago
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This remarkable person, who was
exhibited in Paris at the time of the
Exposition, is one of the rare exam
ples of a human being who has been
from birth deprived of his arms and
legs; he was born in France in the
department of Morihan (Brittany),
his father and mother being in easy
circumstances and lhing upon a
small farm. Both of the parents are
of good constitution and physically
normal. Their son. now about twenty-five
j ears of age, has no apparent
trace of arms or legs, and hence is
generally known by the name of
rUommc Trone, or Trunk Man.
Outside of this remarkable pecu
liarity, the rest of his body does not
present any marked variations from
tlie normal; the head is somewhat
large in proportion to the body; the
capillary system is but little devel
oped, and the head shows a prema
ture baldness. Bis parents have al
ways taken great care of him, and
lie lives in a normal way (apart from
the use of his members), as none of
the essential organs of life are want
ing; he eats, drinks, and digests like
mother person, but if left to himself
he would undoubtedly die, as it is im
possible for him to move his body in
order to procure food. It may be
thought that his condition would re
act upon the mind, and that he would
be of a sad disposition and place but
little value upon existence; on the
contrary, lie. seems to be satisfied
The writer questioned him upon
this point and he responded that he
was contented with existence: he
does not suffer from want of occupa
tion, as might bo supposed, as ho has
different kinds of work to keep him
busy. One of his chief occupations is
that of making small tables and chairs
and other objects, by nailing together
pieces of wood which have been pre
viously cut out for him. He takes a
nail in his mouth, plants it in the
wood and drives it in very adroitly,
holding the handle of a small hammer
between his teeth. Ho also threads
a needle with his mouth, and can take
up a glass or metal cup which is given
him to drink and empty it without
spilling a drop. He seems to be suf
ficiently intelligent, without being
particularly so. At tho time of the
Exposition he was put on exhibition
in a small hall near the grounds.
W. H, KING
Corner Main & Market Streets.
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Contracts taken in all parts
of tho Island. A large force
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Wolluku Water Works.
From the first annual report of
the superintendent of public works,
just issued, some interesting data as
to the Wailuku water works are ob
The total eost of the works was
2,lD4.1li, of whieh !!, 723.30 have
already been expended, and ,'o bal-
mce will ha ve to be provided for by
an appropriation, whieh is recom
mended in the report.
The total length of pipe laid was
19,400 feet, of whieh 15,040 feet were
six-inch pipe, 17,001) f.-et were four
inch, 7.08.") feet were three-inch and
75 feet were two-inch. The pur
haso of additional two inch pipe is
A sub-bureau of water works has
been createJ for Wailuku and Ka
hului. and the first renort thereon
shows that there 130 rate payers,
yeilding an annual income .of $2,719.
Tho superintendent of tho Wailuku
and Kahului water works reconi
mends the placing iu position on the
main streets Of Wailukn of, 2250 feet
of two-pipe, and that an appropria
tion bo made for; the material and
labor necessary to replace tho wash
eb-out pipe Hue in Iao Valley.
Edison's Latest Success.
iiios. a. n,cuson, that real genius
of electricity, dnis invented a real
storage battery.- Without coin
into technicalities, it can briefly be
statcu ttiat you can tap electricity
from a storage battery, so to speak,
and tho current can be used iu any
one of innumerable' things' done by
tlie current at a stationary plant.
A real, practical storage battery
lia been the uream, the ilesire, the
goal or electricians for many decades.
Storage batteries, not steam-engines,
will propel the steamers, 1 whose
voyngo will be faster and can be
lon-.'r. because there' will -be more
room for provisions.
A ;ieet can be kept at sea as long
as its provisions lasts'. There will
be no more trolley lines,' nor trolley
cars; locomotives will movd almost
Hle.ntly; steam and gasoline automo
biles will be of the past. 'Residences
and offices will no longer be lighted
byg is, but in each building.1, there
will i,e a private power plant, sum
c unit to give ull the heat Mid light
The Modest Scot.
Love of country is so fine a virtue
that it sepms difficult to carry it to
excess. A resident " from a small
village in the north of Scotland paid
a business visit to London the other
day. He ' happened to call on
merchant who (unknown to him) had
once made a stay at his native place
In the course of conversation the
visitor maue use or an expression
that led the other to exclaim,
"Surely, you come from Glen McLus.
kle?" Tho assertion, however, was
denied. Presently, to the merchant's
surprise another Glen McLuskie ex
pression was heard. "My dear
McTayise, I feel convinced that you
arc a ulen McLuskie man after all,'
insisted the merchant. "Weel," re
turned the other, "I'll no' deny
any longer." "Then why didn't you
say so at lirstr .was the calm . re
sponse, "I didna like to boast o'
in London." London Chronicle.
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