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THE MAUI NI5WS, SATURDAY, JUNK 14, 1913.
The full size tennis court, near
the Club House, measures 128 feet
by 64. Tlie grass is cut every
third day, and games are played
Mr. Arthur Hay has purchased
a fine cow and calf. He has
two linnets and two canaries,
which sing sweetly every morning.
He also has three dogs and nine
ducks- Ttl the club house there
are flourishing plants from the
Government Experiment Station in
Honolulu, a pine tree from British
Columbia, flags, books, magazines,
and game tables.
A very successful Japanese dram
atic performance was the opening
entertainment in the l'ioneet Thea
tre on Tuesday evening. In the
afternoon there was a Japanese
procession of hacks and automobiles.
The idea of growing plants by
electricity, which has aroused so
much interest of late, has been re
ferred to as the "last cry" in gar
dening floriculture, but, as a
matter of fact, the idea is nearly a
couple of centuries old. As long
ago as 1747 electricity as an aid to
plant cultivation was advocated by
a writer in the old Gentleman's
Magazine of London, who men
tioned the astounding results he
had achieved from electrifying a
myrtle seventeen times.
This is but one of then many in
teresting cases of the antiquity of
modern inventions related by H.
E, Dudeney. It is astonishing,
but nevertheless true, xthat more
than 2,000 years ago Egyptian
priests were using a penny-in-the-slot
machine, the mechanism of
which was virtually identical with
that of the machines to be found
on every railway station today.
The ancient machine, the in
ventor of which was Hero, was
used for supplying sacred water at
the doors of the temples. A coin
was dropped from the top, fell on
one end of a balanced horizontal
lever, which, being depressed,
opened a valve suspended from a
chain on the other end, and the
water thus began to flow. When
the lever had be?n depressed to a
certain angle the coin fell off, and
the lever, being weighted, returned
to its seat, and thus cut off the
The teximeter was in use about
a hundred years ago, and was sold
in various qualities in Leadctihall
street, London, at from twentv-five
shillings to eight pounds, while
not only the modern telegraph but
also wireless telegraphy vas for
seen as long ago as 1633, when
Henry Van Etten suggested, in a
little book called "Mathematicall
Recreations," that a person in
London might communicate with
one in Prague, Germany, by the
help of "Magnes" ( presumably
magnetism). Van Etten suggest
ed that if each of the persons had
a needle touched with Magnes,
and secret notes or alphabets, they
would be able to move the needle
and indicate letters, and thus con
In 1644 the possibilities of the
submarine were first propounded,
while, from the very earliest times
men hive conceived the idea of fly
ing wilh wings like birds. "There
is no reason whatever to doubt the
fact that Archytas of Tarentum,
about 394 years before the Christian
era, constructed an automaton
pigeon that would fly."
Turning to other latter-day in
ventions, as they are generally re-
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garded, it might he mentioned that
switchback railways were con
structed more than a hundred
years ago, and looping the loop
was sensation in Paris in 1833,
whil'J most people will learn with
surprise that roller skating, which
cami( up as a new invention about
forty years ago, was being indulged
in bv our fort fathers as far back as
TAKLS OI"l: K AT
Dr. Oalisch, an ICnglish physi
cian, in recommending a new treat
ment for oK-sily, slates a new fact.
His treatment is a dietary as follows:
In the morning the patient takes a
cup of U-a, with buttered b:ead,
if he is too hungry to wait for
luncheon he takes an egg, with a
small piece of bread and butter, at
At 1 o'clock the meal consists of
meat, vegetables, salad and a com
pote. In the afternoon he takes
coffee, with a little biscuit or whitv
bread with butter. In the evening
he gets siinilv a small piece of
bread and butler.
At tlu first breakfast and the
middav meal the amount taken
must be sufficient for the patient
to leave the table completely satis
fied. For the first two or three
days the patient feels very hungry
in the evening, but this quickly
passes off, and he soon gets into
the habit of eating more at the first
two meals, this excess of alimenta
tion being counteracted by the ex
ercise and work done during the
The whole idea of the treatment
is that it is the food taken in the
evening and followed by the repose
of night which particularly contri
butes to the formation of adipose
tissues. Ur. Galisch's patients in
variably lose one or two pounds a
The other night nt n revival a long
winded brother got up and talked for
an Intolerable time In a most repeti
tious and tiresome manner. He was
followed by the pnstor, whose earnest
words stirred the congregation.
A little later the minister asked a
stranger in the church, "Are you a
"Yes," replied the strange, "but I
wouldn't haye been much loi.Ver If you
hadn't talked just when you did."
Thought Damrosch Looked the Part.
Vhlle Walter Damrosch was con
ducting opera he was late one night
and was hurrying to the opera house.
As he passed Into the lobby a vocifer
ous boy shouted: "Books for the opera.
Books for the opera." As Damrosch
gave him no encouragemeut, the boy
In his zeal of salesmanship became
importunate. "No, no," said Mr. Dam
rosch impatiently, "I can't read."
"You look It," promptly retorted the
son of Manhattan.
Got Him on the Kick.
Tat was standing near the car trnck
when he noticed an automobile com
ing up the street, and to be safe he
stepped back a little from the car
The auto went past, and Just as It
was passing the driver had an occa
sion to turn off the track. When he
Old the auto skidded on the car track.
"PH1T DO YB THINK O' THAT?"
causing the back end to swing around.
Btrlklng I'ut and knocking him down.
Tat was seen to get up and look
after the car and say: "Now, phat do
ye think o' that? Whin ye stand In
front o' thim they run over ye, and
whin ye git out o' the way to let thim
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.JULY 4, 1913
For years Maui Races have
been the best in the Islands
and the 1913 program will
surpass those of former
years. The program will
With an excellent track, a
and Maui's ideal climate, the
Fourth of July Race Meet
will be an enjoyable outing.
Come and spend the day
with us. Reduced rates on
pass they turn around and kick ye!"