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THE GARDKW ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1913
Old Roman Cement
TVcnty scjuare feet of tlie Roman
wall at Cnenvent was demolished
recently by a natural movement of
the soil. An accident of this kind
seems to be the only thing that in
the natural course of events can
really damage a Roman wall, of
which there are several hundred
miles still standing in England.
The secret of this permanence is
the cement. We do not know the
method of its composition, but it
is far sounder than any modern ce
ment. Indeed, when some part of
such a wall as that mentioned has
to be dislodged it is necessary to
All that we knpw of Roman ce
ment is that pounded tile forms a
considerable element in it. For
the rest, Roman walls were built
of stone and tile form from a ce
The finest specimen in England
is the wall that crosses Northum
berland from about Newcastle to
Carlisle, keeping along the ridges
of a series of small hills that fall
sheer to the north. The facing of
this wall is still in admirable pre
servation in most parts, and where
the hewn stone has broken away
one can see the interior mass of
rubble and cement.
Elephants Made Heavy Swells
A British mariner, formerly in
the Eastern trade, tells a queer ele
phant vam. While captain of a
trading steamer he had as cargo
forty elephants. The vessel was
anchored in a perfectly calm sea
off the coast of Zanzibar When,
therefore, the steamer began to roll
every one on board was greatly
At first they supposed the mo
tion to be due to the ground swell,
but when this motion continued to
increase, general alarm ensued.
Then it wis revealed that the ele
phants had, in some way, discover
ed that by swaying to and fro in
unison they might produce a rock
ing motion that pleased them immensely.
So the great heads and bodies
The success of theLihue Church
Fair is most eloquently shown bv
the splendid returns which have
just been computed after all expen-
des were met.
The net amount cleared was
$767.45, which more than covers
the amount which it was necessary
to raise in order to pay off the
The committee in charge express
their thanks and hearty apprecia
tion to all who so ably assisted in
carrying out the affair to so pro
nounced a success.
A gift of $50.00 was received
from friends on another island and
is included in the above figures.
It is not often that one hears of
such novel use being made of a
railway locomotive as to extinguish
a fire in a burning building, but a
locomotive wai not so long ago so
Employed on the outskirts of a wes
About thirty-five feet from the
railway tracks sltiod a structure
constructed principally of wood,
This caught fire, and, as it would
have been impracticable to await
the coming of the town fire compa
ny, a considerable distance off, the
engineer of a train, then standing
idle on the track, conceived it to
be his duty to put out the fire.
Accordingly he steamed up to a
point opposite the burning build
ing, turned on all his steam, and
blew out the fire in a few minutes.
Steam will in many cases smother
The forests of Florida contain
175 different kinds of wood.
There are seven spruces in the
United States. Four are confined
to the west; two to the east;
while one, white spruce, has a continent-wide
rolled and swung together until the
steamer, which had no other cargo
and rode lightly, was in imminen:
danger of rolling clean over.
The attendants hurried down into
the hold, and, after a great deal of
shouting and thumping, managed
to stop the dangerous amusement.
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Headquarters for Hawaiian Souvenirs.
Victor Talking Machines and Records always in stock.
Bicycles for the Boys. Dolls for the Girls.
Suitable Presents in Staple Goods for the Older Folk.
SILVA'S ELEELE STORE the PLACE
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL
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JL.11U 1UU1V J11VL.J IV 11UHULULU
TO BE REPAIRED "THE REGAL WAY"
Here are the prices.
Men's Half-soles, sewed $1.00
" " " and Heels 1.25
" and Rubber Heels 1.60
Full-soles and Heels, ' ' The Regal Way" ..2.00
Women's Half-soles, sewed 75
" " and Heels 1.00
" " " and Rubber Heels 1.25
Hand-turned Soles, and Heels 1.75
Viscolizing (Waterproofing) up to 15" in height 75
over " " "....1.00
Dyeing Shoes Black 50
We use the latest improved machinery and
employ ONLY skilled workmen.
We will return repaired shoes by first steamer,
all Parcel Post Charges Prepared.
REGAL SHOE STORE
We positively guarantee our work.
MENDES & SOUZA
Day and Night
Tel. 600 Lihue
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
S, . MORGAN
Real Estate and Insurance
NO. 125131 MERCHANT ST.
P. O. Box No 594 Honolulu
! Manuel Silva
Has added a new six-seater
Studebaker to his garage
and is in a position to give
his patrons even better service
than ever before. Careful
drivers, comfortable cars, and
always ready to start.
DAY OR NIflHT SERVICE
Early so you can post them on time.
The cards this year are more beautiful than ever be
fore and are cheaper, grade for grade, than last year.
5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, each, and up.
Ifor wrapping vour Christmas bundles vou will need
Tinsel cord and Christmas Seals. The Seals come in
We also have some very pretty Christmas boxes for
mailing small gifts and some neat and Christmassy
HAWAIIAN NEWS CO., LTD.
Cor. Fort it Her. Sta., Honolulu
Rooms by the clay, week
or month single or in
OPEN DAY and NIGHT
Kauai trade solicited
MRS. C. A. BLAISDELL,
.everything in the
Silver and Gold Line,
Rich Cut Glass and)
Merchandise of the
Bert Quality Only.
P. O. Box 342 Honolulu
1 uiv unuu Hr.-t-rla condition
Ma swell Knadptcr in , V(T) CATT7 One new piano in
. Kn- UVIIV jnLh wnent condition.
CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
Hay, Grain and Chicken
Sole Agents for
International Stock, Poultry Food
and other specialties. Arabic (or
cooling Iron Hoofs. Pctaluma In
cubators and Brooders.
King's Special Chick Food
P. O. Box 452, Honolulu
The Commercial Man's
DICK OLIVER, Manager
tuurw at tin ollice
particulars call up 24 V.