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Tlir, MAUI NKWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914.
LONDON "PEA SOUP."
UNITED STATES ENGLISH.
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thtit has this Picture on
the end of the Carton,
Ask Your Grocer For It.
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Special Paint for Every Purpose.
Don't imagine a good interior paint is
good for the exterior, or vice versa; or
that a good paint for wood-work is also good
for iron; or a concrete paint good for wood
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UKr; KAUPAKALUA is becoming tlio favorite
table wine of Maui just because it is pure ami
Ask j our ilealer to rivo you a free sample and
then order a gallon.
Kaupakalua Wine & Liquor Co. Ltd. Haiku, Maui.
Miit and Fogs So Thick That They
Turn Day Into Night.
London and Londoners linve been the
butt of ninny n good Joke, but perhaps
the oldest subject of 1 tic humorist Is
the London fop. The mist, which is
commonly called "pea soup." dates
back to t lie seventeenth century. There
are records as fur back as that which
Indicnte thnt the city suffered even in
those days from mists as intense as
any of those of today.
In November, lillin, John Evelyn
made n note in ids diary to the effect
that there was "so thick n mist and
fog that people lost their way in tho
streets, It being so intense that no
light of candle or torches yielded any
direction. Robberies are committed
between the very lights which are fix
ed between London and Kensington on
both sides and while conches and pas
sengers were passing. It began about
4 In the afternoon and wns gone by
night. At tho Thames they bent
drums to direct the watermen to innko
Visitors to London In those days
were In tho habit of making fun of
tho fog Just as the visitors of today.
Condomara. Spanish ambassador In
Queen Kllznbeth's time, snlil to a friend
who was returning to Spain. "My com
pliments to the sun. whom I have not
seen since I enme to Knglnnd."
In Elizabeth's time the burning of
conl was prohibited while parliament
wns in session. So dense were the
fogs during the years of 1S13 and 1.814
thnt when the prince regent tried to
mnke his way to Hatfield, the home of
Lord Salisbury, lie could uot find his
way nnd was compelled to forego the
trip and return to Carlton House,
which he reached after a succession of
accidents. Now Yorlc Sun.
A WIZARD IN MEMORY.
Scott Could Retain In His Mind Any
thing He Heard Once.
To his rare good fellowship nnd his
powers of endurance Scott added ono
other quality, without which his vigor
ous search for literary material might
have been of little use namely, a most
extraordinary memory, which enabled
him to retain what he heard and use it
many your afterward. .Tames Hogg,
the eccentric Ettrick Shepherd, gives a
fine instance of this power. One night
Scott, with his friends Hogg and
Skene, was out on a fishing expedition.
"While we three sat down on the
brink of n river," says Hogg. "Scott
desired me to sing them my ballad of
'Oilman's Clongh.' Now be it remem
bered that this ballad bad never been
printed. I had merely composed It by
rote nnd on finishing it three years be
fore had sung it over once to Sir Wal
ter. I began It at his request, but at
the eighth or ninth stanza I stuck in it
nnd could not get on with another
verso, on which he began It again and
recited it every word from beginning
"It being ti very long ballad, consist
ing of eighty-eight stanzas. I testified
my astonishment, knowing that he had
never henrd it but once and even then
did not appear to lie paying particular
attention. He said he had been out
with a pleasure party as far as the
opening of the Firth of Forth and to
amuse the company he had recited
that ballad and one of Southey's ('The
Abbot of Aberbrothok't. both of which
ballads he had heard only once from
their respective authors, and he be
lieved lie recited them both without
misplacing a word." From Charles S.
Oleott's "The Country of Sir Walter
Light In a Bookstore.
With many others, I have complain
ed of the Ignorance of the bookshop as
sistants. They are apparently so busi
ed in distributing literature that they
have no time to read it. The other day
I went Into my usual "l ooUseller's and
news agent's" with a usual demand
and the extra one, for I had mislaid
my copy of the "Apocrypha," n volume
always hard to obtain. "And luive you
the 'Apoc rypha.' please?" The cour
teous young lady thought, glanced
round. "Let me see,"' she said. "Is it
n weekly or a monthly '!" Loudon
Precept and Practice.
The l!ev. S. E. Keble tells a good
"precept nnd practice" story. The suc
cessor to the living of Charles Kings
ley told him that, although Kingsley
went all over the country preaching
sanitation, his own rectory was found
to be In an uninhabitable condition,
owing to the churchyard draining be
neath the drawing room. The succeed
ing rector had therefore to build a new
rectory and lost faith in social reform
er. 1 'a 1 1 Mall Cassette.
"Henry, I believe you are like all the
men. When I give yon letters to mail
you think It's a good joke to carry
them for days and days in your pock
et." "Abigail. I give you my word I mail
every one of them eventually." Chi
When Clouds Were Dark.
I5I1I Oh, yes, I know old Jackson.
He was n good sort. He did a very
kind nctioii once for me when the
clouds were dark and threatening and
the world looked so black. Sid What
did he do? Hill-He lent lue an um
brella. London Mail.
His Daily Slaughter.
"Young Muchcash must think that
time hns more lives than a cnt."
"He kills it regularly every day."
They Think Abroad We Are Forming a
New Language Here.
X .ili'ss they are fairly conversant
ivitli current transatlantic fiction, nnd,
above all. with tile newspapers of to
.l.iy. Englishmen do not realize that a
new language seems In process of for
malii'ii in tle I'nited States. A Dan
ish savant, the professor of languages
at the Copenhagen university, has pre
dieted that In a few centuries "they
will be speaking American over in
England instead of English." He Is
also of the opinion that "the so called
slang of the present American tongue
Is far more poetical, picturesque and
serviceable than the English of Shakes
Making allowance for n certain ex
aggeration, this expression of opinion
is notable as showing that an expert
believes a new American "language"
to be in course of development. Ameri
can slang Is certainly more forceful
nnd expressive than the argot of the
r.rilish Isles, and, although much of It
is quite unnecessary. It consists in
largo part of the employment of very
up to date metaphor, rather than the
use of "cant phrases." as they were
termed in the eighteenth century.
In fact, the use of metaphor Is so
pronounced that nn Englishman, oth
erwise ignorant of "good United States
lingo" might, understand much of It If
lie were conversant with the technical
terms employed in engineering or rail
way operations. It is creeping Into
English rather rapidly, n fact heartily
to bo deplored. London Clone.
SWEET POTATOES IN JAPAN.
One of the Three Things There Native
Women Really Love.
The sweet potato seems to have
emigrated from China via tho Loo
Choo islands to Japan. Nearly two
centuries ngo Aoki Konyo recommend
ed to the shogun tho cultivation of the
sweet potato nil over the empire. In
grateful memory of the benefactor
there now stands over Aoki's grave n
monument with this unique inscrip
tion, "The potato professor."
One of tho distinguishing features
of Tokyo Is the sweet potato bakeries,
where, during tho colder months, hot
potatoes prove a godsend to many.
Around these potato shops the poorer
children crowd with their coppers,
anxious for the morsel which is to
them what milk chocolate is to chil
dren of the west. Humor has It that
there are but three tilings the Japa
nese woman really loves pumpkin,
theater going nnd sweet potato.
At present there nre more than 1.000
potato ovens in Tokyo, and the sale of
roast potatoes annually totals more
than 1,000,000 yen. In no country In
the world can tho poor people get pure,
wholesome food more conveniently nnd
economically than in Japan. Whether
ono gets u box of rice with pickles nnd
dry fish In n station or n pot of ten for
2s cents on tho train, it is nlwnys
clean nnd attractively served. Detroit
Real Founders of Russian Music.
The old saying that a man must de
vote his whole life to one thing to be
come really great finds a curious ex
ception In the founders of the new Rus
sian music. The most brilliant men In
tills work nil originally followed other
lines. Tscliaikowsky was a lawyer;
Caesar Cut wns professor of fortifica
tions in tho Military Academy of St.
Petersburg nnd is today lieutenant gen
eral of ICusslan engineers; Borodino
was a physician; Itimsky-Korsakov
wns an ollicer in the Russian navy;
BalalelT was a timber merchant; Mous
sorgsky was a soldier, being an of
ficer in one of the most famous regi
ments, and Sokalsky was in the diplo
matic service, being stationed for sev
eral years in New York nnd nfterwnrd
becoming editor of the principal news
paper of Odessa. Ladies' Home Journal.
The Skepticism of Posterity.
There Is one very large, very sad
and very certain truth about all the re
lations of past and future. That truth
Is this the future will not believe us
It will not believe our most solemn nnd
profound assertions. It will rationalize
them or ridicule them. In one way or
another It will explain tlieni nway, for
that is the most certain tiling about the
attitude of men toward their remote
ancestors. They will believe the testi
mony of material things or of their own
conjectures, but never the sworn word
of their fathers. Were It not so there
would be no room for historical criti
cism or perhaps for history ns a sci
ence at all. Ilillaire Itelloc in Tull
Hrlggs had hired a horse to take a
little exercise. He got more exercise
than he wanted, nnd ns he limped to
the side of the road to rest himself a
kind friend asked him:
"What did you come down so quick
"What did I come down so quick
for? l)o you see anything up in the air
for me to hold on to?" he asked grimly.
"Do you ever see the president?" ask
ed Willie of his uncle, who lived in
"Yes; nearly every day." was the
"And does lie ever see you?" queried
the little fellow. Chicago News.
Milk and the Teeth.
Milk, because it contains so much
lime. Is one of the best foods for the
teeth, which often decay for the lack
We send oods free by
parcels post anywhere
Let us have your
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Uime Oable"JCahului Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule will go into effect July 1st, 1913 J
5 33 3 3
5 23(3 20
5 2o,3 17
5 'o,3 "7
S 9 3 5
5 2 55
4 5 2 53;
4 5 a 47
4 5l 2 46
4 4s'2 4o
25 42 6
.. Kahului ..
L" Sprcck- "A
jy" elsville "j
U Hauia- "A
- I'auwela ..
L.r Haiku ..A
A M I A M P M
6 40 8 50 I 30
6 50 9 00 I 40
3 35 5 38
3 45 5 48
2 07 "
2 144 19!
2 15 4 20
2 23 4 28
2 25 4 30
2 3" 4 35
2 j 4
a w it
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Mil'S A M j P M
2 50 6 00 . 0L..Kahului..A 2.50 223 15
3 006 10
06 123 05
1. All trains daily except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sun
days, at 5:30a. in., arriving at Kahului at 5:50 a. 111., and connect
ing with the 6:00 a. in. train for I'uunene.
3. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will I
carried free of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on
each half ticket, when baggage is in charge of and on the same
train as the holder of the ticket. For excels baggage 25 cents per
100 pounds or part thereof will be charged.
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Passenger Tariff I. C.
C. No. 8, or inquire at any of the Depots.
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