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?5 The ti -lit is now ftmiy on between Russia and Japan, and its
outcome is a inaUer of diverse opinion. At first glanco il would
seeui that Japan must be crushed by its impact with so vast a
body as the huge. Knssiun Empire. Jut -an analysis of the sittui
tion tduuvs that Japan bus a dumce to win out, Of course if the
Russian !!eet should win the victory it would simply end the strug
gle. If en the oilier hand, as now seems probable, the Japanese
navy should destroy the Russian Ileet, the war would at once ue
transferred to Korea. And if the Japanese army can reach the
Siberian railroad at its junction. Port Arthur and Vladivostok will
be cut off from their base of supplies both, by land and sea. This
would hopelessly cripple Russia, whose vast, forces can only reach
the scene of the conJiiet by one line of railroad, while Japan lying
alongside the disputed ground' could. at her leisure reduce Port
Arthur and Vladivostok, and effectually check the progress ot the
Slav toward Peking, especially if China should join forces with Jap
an, which is extremely likt-.
j5! Tiie intelligent efforts which are being directed on Maui to
ward -conservation tiud utilization of the natural water supply are
the surest foundations on which permanent agricultural industries
.can be ba sou. As in Californiaraud many i.f the western states
and .territories, much of the agricultural laud of the Islands de
pends entirely forits value on i cheap and permanent water supply.
The article on the big ditch in this issue gives an intelligent idea
Of what is being done in this direction. The mountain tunnels
beiug run by the Pioneer Plantation in the mountains back of La
liainu furnish another notable instance of what, may be done in tho
matter of the development, of a natural water supply. With these
examples, it is safe to assert thai the day is speedily coining when
irrigation pumps with the heavy expense which they entail will
practically be abandoned, the result of which will be an immense
and permanent saving to the plantations.
E There is no use talking. If sugar gets much lower, the sugar
men of ths Islands will simply
-raeywJiirini,veRbU'b,nhit- ItnliOOtteSAcJiicken hvered
vcents which now marks the difference between a pound of raw and
a pound of refined sugar. Oh, for a few Claus Spreckelses just
jiow. If the sugar men of the Islands would combine and refine
every pound of sugar raised on the Islands at their own refinery,
say at Philadelphia, and then invade the retail market they would
win out, because the sugar trust could not afford to lower the price
of refined sugar which represents to them $150,000,000 of capital,
merely to beat the Island sugar men cv a few millions of profit.
Get together, put up your refinery, gentlemen, and go at it. and
you will win.
13t -The Territorial Republican Central Committee is to meet in
"Honolulu tonight, if a quorum can be secured, and among other
questions to be settled is the selection of a place to hold the Repub
lican Territorial Convention in April. ' There is a strong feeling in
favor of holding the convention at Wailuku, the reasons for which
are conclusive. In the first place, Wailuku is practically the geo
graphical center of the Islands, and if held here a full personal
attendance can be had, both from Hawaii and Kauai, at the least
inconvenience to the delegates. In the second place Wailuku boasts
two first class hotels, besides several minor ones. Thirdly, but
what is the use to go on? There is every good reason for holding
the convention here, and if would be good judgment to do so,
J5 A movement is on foot on the mainland to compel the United
States government to take over and operate all public telegraph
systems in the United States. This movement will be watched
with interest, and if it prove successful, we will Witness a tele
graph system as complete and satisfactory as is our present postal
system. A general sentiment is growing in favor of government
ownership of public utilities, and government ownership of the
telegraph system may prove to be the entering wedge to govern
ment ownership of all inland transportation.
Unless something unforeseen happens, Wailuku will soon pos
sess a school buildiug of which her citizens may be proud. The
next step will be to remodel the school, with a first class man as
principal, and increase tho scope of the work of the school so that
it will embrace industrial and high school work, so that the hands
and the brains cf our Hawaiian boys and girls will be developed
into money makers.
g Beyond all question Russia has succeeded in locating the seat
of war exactly where she wanted it to bo. Korea is the bone of
contention, and the struggle between Japan and Russia will begin,
center and end with the final settlement of the Korean problem.
This determined, the war will end, and it is not at all likely that
the foreign powers will be involved.
- The pineapple industry has as the News has always predicted
that it would,- come to Maui to stay. The inceptiou of the canning
industry being established at Haiku will encourage the planting of
pines on hundreds of little farms on central Maui and a large source
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WORLD'S FAIR NEWS-NOTES.
Season tickets good for every day
of the seven month? of the World's
Fair will be issued at $25 eac h. They
will not be transferable.
Missouri's forestry, fish and game
exhibit at the World's Fair will cov
er nearly two acres of ground and
will be situated west of the Forest ry,
Fish and Game Palacp.
The French pavilion at the World's
Fair is a replica of the Grand Tria
non at Versailles. The walls of the
central room will be hung with fine
old tapestric-3 from the' royal apart
mcuts at Verso illes.
Belgium will makn a great exhibit
of draft horses at the World's Fair.
The animals are being assembled at.
Springfield, 111., where Ihey will be
kept until the Exposition opens.
The American Angora Goat Breed
ers Association will make a great, ex
hibit at the World Fair. Over 100
liberal cash prizes have been offered
and il is possible for a Mngle bunch
to win $500.
The New York Central Railroad's
new train "The Louisiana Purchase
Limited," will bo one of the best
equipped and fastest in the w-orld.
The new equipment was ordered ex
pressly to handle the World's Fair
The great dome of the Festival
Hall at the World's Fair is practical
ly finished. The dome is larger than
St. Peter's at Koine or St. Paul's at
London. It it the largest dome ever
constructed on a building.
Canada's pavilion at the World's
Fair is finished. The. structure is
one of the most ornate among the
many attractive foreign buildings and
occupies an advantageous site north
of the Palace ot Agriculture. The
intra mural railway passes tho main
Eight mammoth rustic hanging
baskets occupy space ci the north
terrace of Agriculture Hill at the
World's Fair. These baskets are 1C
feet high and when the Exposition
opens they will be filled with a choice
collection of blooming plants.
The wiudows of the Idaho building
at the World's Fair will be transpar-
shone Falls in Idaho are 220 feet high,
CO feet higher than the great Nia
gara Falls and of great volume.
Snyder, the biggest horse in the
world, and one of the most wonderful
animal freaks, will bo exhibited at
the World's Fai". The horse is u
percheron gelding and is owned by,
Chafes R. Gamble and H. Y. Wil
liams, of New York City. He weighs
2,700 pounds. Snyuer is a beautiful
dark chestnut in color, with not u
mark on hjm except ou his forehead.
This aud two one-inch horns, which
are glowing out of his temples, are
his remarkable features. The horns
can not be accounted for. The white
star or puzzle is in the form of the
forcquarters of a horse or deer, show
ing the legs, head and horns and tho
curve of the neck. It has also been
likened to a map of South Americo.
A man of average height when stand
ing at Snyder s head, only reaches
Kahului Railroad Company
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Importers and Dealers i
NORWEST and REDWOOD LUMBEtt in all sizes-rough and surfaced. ' fiH. DOORS and BLINDS
in Cedar and Redwood. CEDAR MOULDINGS and INSIDE FINISIHNG LTJ.M.BER, ajso a. full hue , 'of
I Building material
CORRUGATED IRON, GALVANIZED IRON, ZINC, GALVANIZED IRON' PIPE- COT TAT?
CO JOT, OILS and PAINTS, FENCE WIRE and STAPLES; A1l mSS, oSu fi '
Ins nose ond when he i groomed it is
necessary to use a step ladder.
An egg 12 inches long and 10 1 c'm'S
in diameter with a shell nearly one
quarter of an inch thick will be ex
hibited amni.g the t reasures of nat
ural history by the Government at
the Wcrld's Kair. It. is at, egg of
tho apynrnifi and was recently pur
chaed in Paris by Dr. F. Y. True of
the Smithsonian Institution. Spec
imens of these eggs are very rare
having sold in London as high as
$1,000. Compared with other eggs
some idea of its immensity may be
had. It will hold the contents of six
ostrich eggs, or 148 hen's eggs, or
30,000 humming bird's eggs. Little
is known of the birds from which these
eggs some" Most of the eggs are
found in the sands aud swumps in the
sou l.h. 'i n part of Madagascar One
speciman was found afloat on the
ocean, after a hurricane, bobbing
serently up and down with the waves.
Beats Typesetting Machine.
Hidden in a little room on the top
'floor of a large lithographi ig plant at
Grand street and Morgan avenue,
Brooklyn, and accessible, to the fav
ored few who are admitted into ib
presence, only after traversing a
moss of locked at.d secret passage,
is a small machine that goes back 500
yeai's and tells Guttenberg, who in
vented, and his successors up to Mer-
genlhaler, who perfected the movable
type, that they were all wrong that
the Chinese who cut whole sentences
and pages 6n a single block of wood'
were nearer the truth and yet that
both labored t nnecessarily.
This little machine prints as fast as
a typewriter can operate, uses no
type, movable or immovable, but in
stt ad a polished plate of metal from
which the impression may bo erased
as from a slate. It couuts and meas
ures the spaces in every lit and
justifies it with mathematical ac-
When the printing is done and the
plate erased it leaves a little paper
scroll which, started through the ma
chine agaiue like a hurdy-gurdy roll,
may be locked up alone in the building
and it will of itself print the whole
matter over again, absolutely with
out human direction.
which might all, with the exception of
the presses, be carried by a boy on
his back, occupies no more space than
that of a dining room table, requires
less power to operate than a woman
exercises in running a sewing machine
and may be manufactured for oae
tenth of w hat a lir.otype or monotype
The inventor is W. S. Timmis, a
small, clark, kec-n-eyed man of about
35, who tells enthusiastically of his
product, but says, nothing of himself.
He has c'-iristeaecl his machine the
Hthotype. He has none for sale. He
is using the onlj one in existence and
has printed volumes with it.
As might be inferred from the ety
mclogy of the word lilhotype, the pro
cess used is akin to lithography, but
it is-equally related to typewriting
and the use of piano-playing devices.
Tho new invention means, among
other things, ro typesetting, no type
distribution, no melting of metal," no
JCahului Siailroad Company
sterolyp'mg, no justifying of lines, no j
standing matter, no money invested
in type only a machin,- the size of!
two typewriters anil u press It
might almost btr said no more think
ing, for even that is dime by the
Wild Geese In Red R!u?l.
Hundreds of wild geese, floundered
about the streets of Red U'uffs dur
ing the ear'y hours of this (Saturday)
morning, and s- me of them were shot.
others were knocked in the head with
clubs, while many others managed to
making their escape.
The geese were coming down from
the north and thtrc seems to have
been manv of them. About the time
they reached lil Bh.ff Ihey struck
the rainstorm and must have lost
their bearings and become confused.
They were flying low and circled about
tho electric strt-ct ligh's, and (strik
ing the tall buildings many of them
fell into the streets. At one time
Main street in front of the Tremont
hotel, was filled with geese, but they
rose again and flow away.
Many geese, when flying, would
strike the sides of buildings, and then
tumble to the ground. This was the
case at the Masonic Hall and at the
Kingsley residence. Down on Main
street several of the yards were filled
with geese that had 1 alien tp the
Under the street lamps they gath
ered in bunches and were there when
daylight came and they were fright
Along about 6 o'clock in the morn
ing wnen people began to stir about
tiiey discovered them and many shuts
were taken at them. Bang! Bang!
liang! was heard in various parts of
town and quite a number must have
been shot. Rc-1 Lluff Cause..
Locks unci Keys.
According to Denon, locks and keys
can be traced back to the ancient
Egyptians, more than 4,000 years
ago. This is inferred from the sculp
tures on the great temple of Karnak,
which closely resemble locks still in
use there clumsy,' massive wooden
locks, in which three pins drop into
three holes in the bolt, when it is push
edin-and arc raised bv corresponding
fixed pins on the big key. Similar
locks and keys are found at Mosul
near Nineveh, the key being more
than a foot long, quite clublike and
often carried on the shoulder.
Keys are also mentioned at the
siege of Troy, 1193 B. C. The Phoe
nicians are said to have exchanged
locks for tin from Cornwall. Occasion
ally notices of them occur, in many
ureeu and Koman writers. Piinvas
cribing their invention to Theodorus
of Samos. Bronze und iron keys have
been found in the ruins of Pompeii.
Possibly far more ancient than
these are Chinese locks, with springs
ana tumblers, some of them musical,
afmost exact counterparts of the fa
mous Bramah looks of England iu the
The Tone, ? Machinery.
Engiuecrs judge of the condition of
their machinery by the tone it gives
out. while running. Every engine
KAUntUI-PuUNENE P& P
whether t.itioim ry or locomotive.hua
a particular tone of its own. The en
gineer becomes accustomed to that
and any departure from it at once
excites n suspicion that all is liot right
The-engineer in. i v not know what is
the mallei', tie may '..live no ear for
music, but. tho chauge in tho tone of
his machine will bo instantly per
centile, will be liist.ititly recognized
onrt will start him' on an immediate
Notice is hereby given of tire fol
lowing appointment which has heeu
made by mo.
A. N. hlayselden, Member of La-
haiua Road Board, commission taking
effect February 8, 1904.
C. S. Holloway,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Honolulu, T. H, Department of Pub
lic Works, Feb. 9, l'.IO-l.
- I have tlds day appointed Thomas
K. Pa, Esq, Pound Master for the
Government Pound at Huelo, Island
of Maui, Territory of Hawaii
C. S. Holloway,
Superintendent of Public Works.
Jan. 25, 1904.
The United States Government.
having taken over the lights, beacons
and buoys in tho Territory of Hawaii
on January 1st, 1904, under tho direct
charge of the Light House Board of
the Department of Commerce and
Labor, and having constituted the
Hawaiian Light-House service a
division of Ihe Twelfth Light-House
District of the United States, and
The Territorial Government having,
by request, continued to operate tho
lights and maintain the buoys and
beacons at the expense of the Gov
ernment of the United States during
the month of January 1904.
Notice is hereby given that on this
day, February 1, 1904, the Depart
ment of Commerpn unrt T.nkn,)'
through the duly appointed rep
resentatives of the Light-House
Board, has taken over the fights, bea
cons, buoys, Ac., in the Territory of
Hawaii and wiil administer the same
under the laws and regulations of the
G. R. Carter.
G-overnor of the Territory of Hawaii.
Hito, Hawaii, February 1st, 1904.
Groceries Dry Ggcds Clothing
In part as follows:
Everett. ClassicD Everett Gi.ngha.ms.
Mercerised Silk Zephyr.
Embroidered Swiss Dots
W F, Mossmaii