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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1902.
PIUCB FIVK CENT3.
St Louis was selected as tlio site of
the World's Fair commemorating Jef
ferson's great masterpiece, because of
Its pre-emlnenco among tho cities
within the Purchase. It In a striking
tribute to the foresight of Thomas Jef
ferson that In less than one hundred
years after tho transfer of the terri
tory there should havo grown up with
in Its borders a city which, In popula
tion and In manufactures, ranks fourth
among the cities of tho United States,
and stands well up to tho front among
the commercial and manufacturing
centers of tin- world. Tho city's growth
nnd solidity form a striking answer to
the criticisms at the tlmo of the pur
chase, when It was freely staled that
Jefferson had inado a bad bargain, and
allowed Franco to unload a stupendous
white elephant upon the United States.
Tho auction which St. Louis is at
tracting from all points as a result of
active preparations for the World's
Fair is bringing to tho front many of Its
features. For years St. Louis has been
spoken of att the Convention City, ow
ing to Its being so frequently chosen
for gatherings of a national and inter
national character. Tho exceptional
hospitality of Its people has been large
ly responsible for this, but tho main
reason is to lie found In the extreme
convenience of its location. In New
York and Philadelphia, St. tt-ouia Is
generally spoken of as a western city;
on tho Pacific slope. It Is always spok
en of as eastern. As a matter of fact.
It Is neither the one nor the other, 't
is the most central of all the large
eltles of the United States, and by far
tho most accessible. It Is situated
nbout midway between the center of
population and the geographical center
of the nation. The former Is moving
year by year In tho direction of St.
Louis, and tho largo Increase in popu
lation In Missouri and adjacent states
resulting from the World's Fair, wilt
nccelerati the progress in this direction.
ill it H . . .
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The largest city on the longest river:
In the world, St. Louis for many years
did an Immcnso business on the natu
ral highway of commerce which forms
the eastern boundary of tho Louisiana
Purchase. The magnltudo of tho traf
fic from the' port of St. l.ouls attract
ed the attention of railroad builders
In the early days of steam transporta
tion. Ittiad after road was constructed
with St. Louis as Its objective point,
until to-day It is. tho greatest railroad
center In the United States. Twenty-
four railroads havo direct connection
with It. nnd these wltn their connec
tions bring every state and territory
within easy rench of what Is rapidly
becoming the greatest distributing
point of tho mid continent. The ship
ments in and out of St. Iiuls last year
executed twenty-five million tons, and
the Indications are that tii.s enormous
total will bo put into the, shade by the
figures for 1001. Upwards or 223,000,
nno pieces of outgoing mall were linn
died In St. LouIb Inst year, nnd cvtden
era of phenomenal commercial activ
ity and progress could bo multiplied
The. City of St. Iul lias advanced
steadily year by year, but Its progress
has been no moro marked than that of
tho country which may almost be do
scribed as subtirhau to it. The great
State of Texas whose progress has
been a matter of International com
ment, regards St.Louls as Its natural )
commercial metropolis, and tho most
'strenuous efforts of eastern Jobbers to
secure n permanent foothold within
Its borders have signally failed. 01(1 1
henia. the youngest of our territories,
i.nil the most deserving applicant lor
statehood, is even more distinctly n St.
I-oiiIh commercial suburb. Missouri,
Southern Illinois, Kansas, Colorado,
Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and other
western and southern states, havo all
Increased their demands upon St.
.LoiiIh merchants and Jobbers, who aro
freely sharing the well deserved pros-
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ONE RESULT OF THE WORLD'S FAIR
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It will employ from 10.000 to 13,000 men.
From "000 to 10,000 will be skilled artisans.
Upon this army 60.000 persons will depend for their dally bread.
Wages will be from Jl-o0 to $5 a day. Tho averago $3.
The dally payroll will approximate $36,000.
The dally cost of living for employes will aggregate about J20.000.
havo resident representatives In near
ly every stato In tho Union. It used
to bo comparatively easy to define the
boundaries of St. Louis trade territory.
Expansion has been so continuous In
every direction that It is now prac
No city In tho United States has la';
en greater nihantage of opportunities
with the tatln-Atncrlcan countries, or
with our newly acquired Insular nos
sessions, and new axenues of trade nl
constantly being discovered. Ship
ments nre made to Europe, Asia, and
even Australia, and goods made and
lnndhd In St. 1-ouU arc rapidly com
ing Into world-wide use. The exports
from the port of St. l-oulg for last
year, according to the official returns,
were three times as largo as four
years ago, Tho Imports from for'lgn
countries wcr about twice as largo
last year as In 1&98.
St I.011I3 does mt depend entirely,
or even lfi large measure, upon it,"
unique location and admirable distribu
tion fncllltles. for Its high rank among
the cities of the country. Its grow.'i
in manufacturing has been eien mom
remarkable than In other lines. Twen
ty years ago the annual output of Us
factories was returned by the official
census as $114,000,000. The cenn s
for 1890 showed an Increase of 100 per
cent. The announcement of the fig
ures for tho manufacturing census of
19(H) has not yet been made, but tlici-i
is every r cation to believe It will s'iov
that the aggregate annual value of the
product of the St. Louis factories Is
between J350.000.000 and JlOO.OOO.OfiO.
or at least $1,000,000 per day, without
! even making allowance for one day's
rest In seven.
perlty of these growing communities.
.The entire country between the Mis
sissippi river and the Itocky nuuu
tains draws a very large percentage of
Its supplies from St. Louts. In addi
tion to this magnificent territory, St.
Louis has Invaded states in all direc
tions. Several houses liae regular
customers on both the Atlantic nnd
Pacific coasts, and quite a number
M. Jean Paul l-atircns of Paris has
just completed nnd signed the great
work of his life. "The Apotheosis of
Colbert. Minister of Ixjtils XIV." It Is
said to be one of the firmest historical
nnd allegorical works axlatlng.
St. Patrick's Day.
Written for the Si'.niiay Iti'LLETiN
In every land in tlic wide world to-day,
Where an Irishman has habitation,
A health will be drunk to a ureen little isle,
The loveliest in all creation;
And we, shnre, the impulse as well will obey,
And drink to mild Ireland on Patrick's Day.
The boys of ottld Ireland are merry and free;
Good hearted, however you take them;
As ready to fight as to dance and to sing;
Just as good as the old earth can make them.
So here's to the boys with the hearts ever gay,
"More power to their elbows" on Patrick's Day.
The girls of ould Ireland have cheeks like the rose,
And eyes that would be your undoin' ;
With their blarney and smiles they'd bewilder your heart,
And your peace evermore they would ruin;
So good health to the colleens, God bless them we pray,
With a ccad iitillefalthc on Patrick's Day.
In the young days of Erin her bards used to sing
Of her culture and beauty and glory;
From palace to cabin would wander afar,
With harp and with song and with story;
And the songs of our country our bosoms still sway,
So we'll drink to the bards on St. Patrick's Day.
And deep in the core of each Irishman's heart,
Wherever on earth he is farin',
Is a wish that some day he may-see once again
His dear little island of Erin,
Mid the shamrocks again on Uic ould sod to stray;
So we'll drink to the wish on St. Patrick's Day.
P. Maukici: McMaiiox.
AREA OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE
1bu-' ; " W V Kir mm
Indian Territory .
North Dakota . . .
South Dakota . . ..
Square Original quare
Miles. States. Miles.
. 53,228 Delaware 2,380
.10:1.969 Pennsylvania 45,928
. 56,270 New Jersey 8,173
. 31,154 Georgia 59.436
. 82.236 Connecticut 5.612
. 49.626 Massachusetts : 8,546
. 89,137 Maryland 12,297
. 86.335 South Carolina 31,0 18
.117,061 New Hampshire S.377
. 77,531 Virginia 42.330
. 70,879 Now York 53,719
. 38.958 North Carolina 52,674
. 77,580 rthodo Island 1.247
States Lying East Square
of Mississippi. Miles.
West Virginia 2.50 ;
Other States Lying East of Mississippi
. . . .332,767 square mlleo.
. .. .571,248 square mil
Excess Area of I.oulslam Purchase ,
904,015 square miles.
1.041,842 squaro miles.
137,827 squaro miles.
This table shows the area of each of the thirteen original Statca of tho Union and each of the other
StatCB east of the Mlsslppl Itlvcr, as also the, area of the I-oulslana Purchase, by States and Territories.
When Louisiana was acquired Florida waa still held by Spain, but In tho table her area is counted In the
territory east of the Mlsslppl Klver as an offset to such portions of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana as
were not In the Louisiana Purchase. Texas Is left out, although claimed by tho Goernment for many years
as part of the domain purchased from Napoleon Ilonaparte. The totals show that the undisputed bounda
ries of the domain acquired In 1803 included more territory than tho United States possessed at that time.
PIONEER AUSTRALIAN EXPLORER IS DEAD
GOVERNOR TAFT OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Jiidgn William II, Tnft, eh II goicrnor of the Philippines, has been telling
the senate committer which bus charge of the affairs in those islands some
Interesting things about the ntchipelago. Governor Tnft caino all the way
fioiu Manila to do tll Ho expects to return In a few weeks.
Tho namo of Hdward John Eyro will
always bo connected with tho hUtory
of Australian exploration. It was six
ty years ago that ho pushed Into tho
unknown southern part of Australia;
tho work he did gained tho highest
recognition from geogtapheis. Ono of
tho InrgeBt lakes in Australia bears
n,B namo. Ho haa passed away In
England at an advanced age after
serving his country In various Impor
tant positions In tho Colonies for
Eyro went to Australia In 1832, when
only 17 years old, to Beck his f 01 tune
In sheep farming. Four 5 ears after
his arrival the colony of South Austra
lia was founded and a little settlement
that hns developed Into the largo city
of Adelaide, began to flout IbIi. Tho
discovery of lands along tho lower
courses of tho great Australian rivers
and of tho new legion ainund thu Gulfs
of St. Vincent nnd Spencer had reveal
ed much land well adapted for graz
ing; bo Bhecp heuleis began to flock
In nnd Eyro was among them.
It was not long beforo thu colonists
began to talk of the possibility that
thore might bo wldo tracts of pastoral
lands beyond tho Inhospitable zone
that bounds tho Adelaide district on
the north and west. Young Eyro de
cided to ascertain If this wcro bo, for
If such grarlng lands existed the pros-
pets of tho colonists would be much
Ho went first to tho noith. In 1839.
bcllcvlne that tho best results would
I probably be found there. On this ox
'pedltlon he discovered this Flinders
I Mountain rnnge and thu lung, narrow
iTorrens Lake which extended further
jto the north' than ho could see. Ills
'search for tho wished for pasture lands
lln this direction was unsuccessful, and
bo he returned to the south coast. A
I great deal of tho dry area ho saw has
since been mado available for grazing
In tho following year ho started from
Adelaide on his great expedition to tho
west In order to discover the extent
of tho pastoral laudB that. It was
thought, might exist along tho shores
of the Great Australian Illght south
of the Interior desert. On this journey
ho mado tho discovery that thu desert
extends to thu sea. Vie traveled nlong
thu toast to tho west for nearly 120
miles without Beelng an aero of grass
land, though ho found plenty 01
Bciub nnd Bomu animals that wcro
new to science. No part of this region
had previously been seen by a white
When Eyro had advanced 600 miles
through this desert two of tho black
men klllel his only whlto companion
and tied, leaving Eyre and tbrco other
natives to struggle on almost without
supplies for 600 miles to King George
Sound whore, after Incredible hard
ships, tho little party arrived In the
spring of 1841, having crossed tho en
tire southern part of tne Australian
desert. Here Eyre was picked up by
a French whaler that was cruising
along the coast and taken back to Ade
laide. Tho published account of Eyre's
great Journey, which revealed to the
world tho nature of the larger part of
the south coast of the continent, ex
cited worTd wide interest, and the ex
plorer received the Founder's Medal
of tho Koyal Geographical Society In
A Bachelor's Tribulation.
I'm on her dress!
Just hear It tear!
Great heavens! I'm
Oh. horrors! 8eo!
Her turn and glare!
Such things aro more
Than I can bear!
She doesn't speak!
Hut I declaro!
I'd give tho world
If she would swear!
New York Sun,
The Missouri Mule.
A muscled structure as strongras steel,
As quick as lightning with vengeful heel,
A bundle of cussedness wrapped in skin
Of toughness to hold that cussedness in.
A voice that sounds like an echoing wail
From the pits of sheoh a shaven tail
That rises and falls in a forceful way
As an automatic handle at play,
To pump that voice when the critter tries
To rip the seams in the trembling skies!
He-Haw I He-Haw I
Go where you will o'er the peopled earth,
From the cob-pine country that gave it birth
To the frozen zone where the glaciers rise
To cool the face of the sunlit skies.
To the heated tropics of burning sands,
To the jungles of Oriental lands,
To the tombs where slumber Egyptian kings.
To the land where the black-robed condor wings
To the islands of every ship-ploughed sea,
And you'll hear that song in its ghoulish glee,
On the battlefield where the cannons roar,
Where the ground is dampened with patriot gore
On the tiresome march on the winding train
Over mountains high and sun-baked plain,
In the tented camps where the war-men lie
Awaiting the summons to do and die,
In the bivouac where the wearied troops
'Round the cook fire gather in hungry groups,
From the patient mule that is hungry, too,
You will hear the echo from old Mizzou,
From the Denver Post.
CAVID JAYFE HILl, WHO WAS PRINCE HENRY'S HOST.
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