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SUNDAY BULLETIN, HONOLULU, H. T., SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1902.
One Boy Upsets
The Family Doctor
If a boy of the present age only
knew It he has more fun than anybody
else, certainly more than the boy of
other times. This Is the opinion of an
old doctor up town who met the six-year-old
boy of one of his patients:
Asking tho lad where he had Icon
of late the boy replied wftnout hesita
tion: "'Been to Staten Island, and Liberty
an' lemmo sec alt around tho
"Hut I saw you only two weeks ago,"
said tho doctor.
"That's nothing," tho boy replied,
"we travel faster nowadays than when
you was a boy."
"I could not help feeling the forco
of his remark," said the old doctor,
"and I walked away leaving tho lad to
revel In his belief that he had seen th'o
world, wondering as I did so what ho
will think twenty years hence."
The Sky Barked.
During one of tho recent thunder
storms n little four-year-old went run
ning Into tho kindergarten crying as
If her heart would break. When tho
klndergartner asked tho causo of hnr
trouble, sho said: "Oh, Miss E., tho
sky barked at me."
The New Minister.
Deacon Ooodly How dd you like our
Judge Hardhead I don't like him at
all, Whenever he prays ho works that
contemptible dodge of turning State's
evidence on his fellow sinners.
WHERE BANANAS COME FROM
FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET
The great Increase In the use ot ba
nanas as a food in the United States
during the past thirty or- forty years
Is n fact that can scarcely have es
caped the notlco of even tho most
careless observer. ' Tho magnitude
which the trade In this fruit has grad
ually assumed, however, is probably
not generally realized outside of the
circles directly Interested In tho
trade. In tho foreign trade of tho
United States In fresh fruits, whether
exports or imports be considered. Im
ports of bananas have for some years
been the most Important single factor.
This fact Is brought Into strong re
lief by the' statement that, of later
years, the value of the bananas annu
ally Imported Into this country has
been more than three times that of
the apples annually exported. In the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1001, tho
record year up to date In tho banana
trade, the total valuo ot tho bananas
imported amounted to $6,550,186, while
tho value of tho exports of fresh ap
ples for the same year exports, too,
whlc"i had been exceeded only twlco
In tho previous decade amounted to
The United States Is dependent al
most entirely on Imports for Its sup
ply of bananas. In the southern halt
1 OF BETTER DAYS
Into the second-hand shops of tho
metropolis is continually pouring a
stream of finely made and llttlo worn
garments of good material that tell a
sad story of decllno from better days
by those who part with the clothing.
Stylish dresses of finest cloth, of silk
and satin trimmed with lace, no longer
proper after financial reverses, go Into
theso shops, and bring to tho former
wearers a ftw dollars, that, under
changed conditions, seem so much
more than did the largo sums paid for
And into theso shops go purchasers
who deslro goods better than those
they can afford to buy In the first hand
stores, and, so from those who aro
going down to those who are strug
gling up, go tho finery and substantial
garments that are fitted to serve the
Into ono of these shops, near Her
ald Square, recently, there camo a tim
id looking woman, and when I saw her
I stepped into a corner darkened by a
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In the course of an object lesson the
"Cat" In a Philadelphia public schoot
tho teacher trying to find out what
her pupils remembered of a previous
lesson, asked this question:
"What boy can tell me to what
family tho cat belongs?"
After questioning eight or ten boys,
sho was giving up In despair, when a
hand was raised.
"Well," asked the teacher.
"I think the cat belongs to the fam
ily that owns It," was the diminutive
"I don't see how we got along with
out a house," said Eve, after the worst
"Oh, I don't know," replied Adam,
"I was able to lay the blame at your
door without any."
Thus we learn that Adam's humor,
while crude, was none the less pres
ent. No Uncertainty.
His Friend I s'pose you dunno
when the boss'U be In.
The Office Boy Dctcherllfc I do! If
I didn't, I wouldn't be slttln" with me
feet on the desk lllto this! ,
New Literary Scheme.
"She expects to cut a dash In litera
ture." "Yes, her fden Is to write a realistic
sea novel and spell out all the swearwords!"
Jack I don't believe she really loves
Tom Why not?
Jack I saw her trying to scratch
glass with tho solitaire I gave her.
of Florida, It Is true, the fruit has
been cultivated to a greater or less ex
tent for some years, but the great
freeze of 1891 seems to have placed
a check upon tho Industry from which
It Is slow to recover.
The chief sources of supply for this
fruit are the Central American States
and the West Indies; over 80 per cent
of our Imports are derived from these
two sources and In no widely varying
proportions. Costa Rica took the lead
of tho Central American States In sup
plying our demands for this product
In 1895-1896 with cxportB amounting In
value to $574,782. .Since that date Its
annual shipments have Increased al
most steadily until In 1899-1900 they
amounted In value to $1,317,384, or
over half the value of tho total ex
ports from Central America. The fol
lowing statement shows the value of
Imports of bananas by States from
Central America from 1897 to 1900
years ended Juno 30:
States. 1897. 1898.
Costa Illca $ 537,331 $ 670,797
Guatemala 75,222 56,669
Hondura 502,694 510.508
Nicaragua- 354,262 350,406
Tot. Cen. Amer. $1,469,309 $1,588,380
profusion of banging garments; for I
thought she had entered because she
believed the woman In attendance to
ho there alone.
She asked to sec some street dresses
r.nd a number were shown to her. The
bargaining was protracted. The sales
woman insisted that her prices were
low and that she was really asking no
profits on her goods, yet the other hes
itated, whllo dress after dress was laid
Finally a gray street dress was
spread before the customer.
"TIiIb Is a great bargain," said the
shopkeeper; "you can have It for $5."
Tho woman raised It from the coun
ter, and, Instantly dropping It, burled
her face In her hands and burst into
"What is the matter:' asked the
"That was my dress," she answered,
sobbing. "Just a year ago, when mis
fortune overtook me, I sold It to an
old clothes man for $2. I won't buy
n dress tonight."
With an effort she restrained her
tears, wiped her reddened eyes and
walked from tho shop. New York
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What Etiquette Demanded When
Prince Henry Went Overboard
I)y profession Pilnco Henry pf
Prussia Is a diplomat and n sailor,
says tho Brooklyn Eagle. Officially ho
Is tho commander of the German
squadron In tho Pacific, and his title
Is that of admiral. And 'ho It known,
also, In the Interest of this anecdote,
that discipline Is as strict In tho Ger
man navy ns It Is In the Emperor's
It happened one day during a rather
pasty storm at pen that n sailor fell
overboard from the flagship. Prlnco
Henry chanced to bo tho only person
who saw tho man fall, and without
waiting to uilnk of his dignity or his
general importance to tho German na
tion and navy, tho Prince dived over
board, Intent on saving the sailor.
The people who had not seen tho
fall of the sailor were not so remiss In
l the matter of a Prlnco and. an admir
al. All of Prince Henry's officers who
camo on deck promptly dived after
their admiral, Intent upon tho preser
vation of tho Prlnco and of natlvo
tradition together. Tho Prlnco, who
had caught the drowning sailor by
diving for him, came to the surface to
find himself surrouilded Ty nearly his
whole staff, all of whom saluted as
well as they could under tho circum
stances, for two of them were most In
Meanwhile, aboard tho flagship
Costa Rica .
Guatemala . .
Honduras . .
Nicaragua . ,
Tot. Cen. Amcr. $1,816,813 $2,339,461
Shipments of this fruit from tho
West Indies have been considerably
smaller In recent years than they were
a decade previous. Owing to the dis
turbed commercial conditions during
and prior to the Spanish-American
war, tho Imports, notably from Cuba,
suffered n great decline, from which
recovery is not yet complete. Imports
of bananas from Cuba, which In 1894
amounted In value to $1,641,387, de
clined steadily to nil In 1898, but have
i since recovered slightly, amounting to
$467,345 In 1901. Imports from the
British West Indies, which amount to
$1,801,581 In value In 1894, also show
ed a falling off during tho period of
disturbance. But they quickly recov
ered, and In 1901 they amounted to
$2,501,283. Tho value of thu Imports
of bananas from tho West Indies for
tho fiscal years 1897 to 1900 are given
PROBLEMS FOR THE
All communications to this column to ho addressed to Chess Editor, Sun
day Bulletin, P. O. Box 718, Honolulu. Contributions nnd solutions of prob
lems should reach the editor before Thursday noon of each week.
To Correspondents: Solution to Problem No. 41 received from II. T,
Moore, A. E. Cooley, F. Weed. K. Nielsen.
PROBLEM NO, 43.
By A. P. MeKENZIE. JAMAICA. "First Prize In Brighton
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WHITE MATES IN TWQ MOVES.
The standing of the players In tho
March 7th. was as follows:
Plllsbury 12J 3J
Maroczy 125 3
Telchmnnn 11 J 4J
Janowskl 11) 5
Tnrrnsch 11J 5 J
Tschlgorln 11 fi
Schlcchter 10) 6)
Wolf 1J 6)
Gunzberg UM 7J
All nf thu above summary was written after the innorts of the first ses
sion on Friday were received. Since that time we rerget to repoit thnt
I luck has gone against the American champion, and he has suffered two do
I featB. In the afternoon session on Frl-day, Tsi-lilgnrin bent him In their io-
played game, nnd Marco necompllsh-od the miiiio feat yesterday. 1 Illsbury
I thus loses an entile point anil Maroczy has n clear lend of 3-1 of n point,
i Plllsbury's only chance now for first place Is for Dr. Tarrnsch to defeat
l Maroczy. Brooklyn Standard Union.
there was consternation. At one sweep
the ship had apparently been deprived
of all Its executive officers except
two, who were below In their cnblns,
asleep. Mindful only of discipline and
oblivious to the needs of the men In
tho water, a Blgnalman rushed below
and pounded excitedly on the door n(
one officer's cabin.
"Hcrr Lieutenant!" ho shouted, "tha
1 Hcrr Prince Admiral Is In the sen, tho
Hcrr Commandant has gone with him.
Tho Herr Commodore and two Herr
Captains nro also overboard. Thcro
arc also others. What are the orders
! of tho Hcrr Lieutenant?"
"Throw them a rope, you blazing
Idot!" howled tho lieutenant, hurrying
Into his clothes and racing to the
Tho Bight which greeted him Is
satil to have been inspiring. A ropo
had just been thrown to the swimming
and spluttering officers, but none of
them would take it until after the
Prince ctlqiictto forbade and ho
was too far away to reacli It. Thcrei
was really danger of a tragedy, when
tho Prlnco, who is a powerful swlnn
mcr, perceived and understood tho dif
ficulty. For the first time. It Is said,
bo lost his temper In most roynl fash
ion nnd savagely ordered tho nearest
man to grab tho rope. Tho officer ad
dressed tried to salute respectfully,
but as he was already half-drowned
West Indies 1897. 189S.
British West In
dies $1,568,183 $1,853,816
Santo Domingo. . 29,125 101.000
Total . $l,744,7tl $1,934,816
West Indies 1899. 1900.
British West In
dies $2,756,115 $2,172,449
Cuba 61.258 15S.049
Santo Domingo.. 152.500 75,590
Total $2,970,173 $2,406,088
The only other countries from
which bananas arc Imported Into tho
United Stntes In any considerable
.quantity arc Colombia, British Hondo
Iras and Hawaii. Imports from Colom-
uin navo increased irom quantities
valued at $336,713 In 1891 to a value
or $998,830 In 1900, Imports from
both British Honduras and Hawaii
show a decidedly declining tendency,
those of the former having declined
from $155,701 In 1891 to $98,179 In
1900. nnd ot the latter from $118,514
In 1891 to $33,877 In 1900.
The advantages of Porto Biro, geo
graphical, climatic, and political, have
recently nttracted attention to that
Island ns a future source of supply for
bananas; It seems easily within the
rnngo of possibilities that In the future
tho Island may acquire a considerable
portion of this important trade nnd
by the extension of Its banana cultiva
tion make a valuable addition to Its
commercial resources Nashville
Monte Carlo tournament on Frlda,
nnd was utterly unable to swim at all
with only one hand, the attempt mcro
ly sent him under the water.
Then the Prince spoke spoke em
phatically, and continued to speak as
his officers caught the line and hung
on to It, one behind the other, like a
string of trout. The Admiral Prlnco
was still speaking when ho was hoist
ed respectfully aboard, and It Is said
that his Impromptu address continued
for some little time afterward. Mark
Twain has complained of tho Ineffi
ciency of tho German language In mo
ments like these, but tho Trlncc got
along. Tho speech was never fully
reported, but the closing remarks vera
understood to have contained fills his
toric order, delivered to the signal
" . and the next time a man
falls overboard you heavo him a hy
phenated ropo before you call any
qualified officer, and then, If the don-blc-dashcd-astcrtsk
enough to catch why, let him swim!"
Nevertheless, the good-tempered
Prince was himself tho first to laugh
over tho circumstances a few minutes
later and to good humoredly chaff his
officers for following him into tho wa
ter, Moreover, ho so forgot his former
experience nnd fts orders that a little
while afterward ho again jumped into
the sea to rescue a sailor who had
been stunned as ho went overboard.
Some remarkable rifle and revolver
shooting was done at Lincoln, Neb,
the other day by Capt. A. A. Hardy, a
cowboy friend of Gov. Savage. When
the Governor attended a big roundup
at Hyannls, last fall, ho ran across
Hardy, who punched cows on the
rnngo most of the year.
After his return the Governor began
telling talcs ot Hardy's prowess that
were greeted with jeers by lecal
marksmen. To re-establish his reputa
tion as a veracious sportsman, ho In
vited Hardy down to give tho city fel
lows some points on now to hit things.
Hardy never gave public exhibitions
of his skill for money. Here arc
some ot the things he did before the
400 sportsmen on the grounds of tho
Lincoln Gun Club.
He hnnded Governor Savage a hand
ful of hickory nuts and astied him to
throw them up In the air as fast as ho
could, one after another. Not one es
caped his rifle bullet. Five or six
rcntB thrown fifteen feet In thu air
never enmo back.
At a distance of fifteen paces he cut
clean In two an ordinary business
card held by the Governor. He direct
ed a friend to hold n card out at arm's
length nnd within n spaco the slzo of
a nickel ho placed five bullets as fast
Played in Monte Carlo Tourney.
Score and notes from The Field.
W. K. Napier Jas. Mason
1 P-K4 1 P K4
2 Kt KB3 2 Kt QB2
3 II Kt S 3 Kt B3
1 Castles 4 B K 2
5 Kt 113 5 P (J3
6 P Q4 C PxP
7 Kt x P 7 It (J 2
S BxKt 8 PxB
9 Kt(Q4) K2 9 Castles
10 Kt Kt3 10 II Ksq
11 Q Q3 11 P Qlt I
12 P QKt3 12 B KBsq
13 II Kt3 13 Kt Ktf.
14 P B3
Or 11 P K I) 4. Q It 3; 13 P
K II 3, &c.
...Unsound. Thu Knight should
remain imprisoned, nnd would
eventually be lost. The after play,
however, is complicated and full ot
pitfalls, so that the attempt might
15 It 112 15 P Q4 1
16 PxP J
16 Q Kt Q 2 Is the correct move ,
here. White should have won the
16 I1-QI1 I
17 Kt(B3) Jv4 17 Bxllch
18 KxB -18 Q 115
19 Q Q4 19 P 113
20 Kt QB5
Mr. Napier embnrked on the next
variation on the Btrength of this
move, under the Impression that It
would be decisive, the exchango of
Queens being forced.
20 B Kt5
...A problem-like move, hut aUo
tno only ono to save the game, of
course In conjunction with tho next
2t It Kllsq 21 B K7ch
22 K x II 22 Q X Kt
23 II x Kt 23 H K sq ch
...From this point the ending is
won by force.
2t K CJ2 21 Q K8ch
25 K 3 23 11 114 ch
26 Kt K 1 26 B X Kt ch
27 PxB 27 (1 Kt6ch
2S K II I 28 Q X II
29 P x P 29 Q x P
3d Q Q 5 ch Sill K II bq
1.11 K (J 3 31 ft B6ch
32 K (J 4 32 Q Q 8 ch
. . . A pretty game. In spite of tho
slight flaws pointed out.
i Made to Order,
Flipper What do you think of that
mermuld In the dime museum?
Flapper She's a skin.
HAD TOO MANY CLOTHE3.
A Topcka man started recently on a
trip to Paris, Homo and Cairo. Some
bachelor friends accompanied him as
far as Kansas City. His entire bag-
' pnirn rnnetefnrt nf nnn nmnll vntlan Pit.
rtous to know what his equipment was,
ono of tho friends opened the vallso
and found that It contained one night
shirt, ono collar, one pair of socks,
I and two quart bottles of whiskey. It
Is strange how some men wilt load
'themselves down with clothing thnt
J way. Kansas City Journal.
Bertha On general principles I
don't believe In fibbing about one's
.age; but there are times when ono
hnrdly knows what to do.
Edith As, for Instance?
Bertha It's my birthday tomorrow,
and Fred has threatened to give mn a
kiss for every year that I am old.
lHlth And what are you going to
Bertha That's just what bothers
me. If I tell him I am older than I am
it may get out. and It will have to
stand, for of course my friends would
never permit me to drop off a year un
der any circumstances. On the other
nand, If I tako off a year or two, then
Fred won't . You can see the diffi
culty yourself. Boston Transcript.
Dalt for the Trolleymen.
Manager I have a great scheme to
Increase the speed of our trolley sys
tem. Director What la It?
Manager I am going to tell tho
rauiunucn inai irom now on iui-y are
to bo called chauffeurs.
FEATS WITH RIFLE
REVOLVER BY A COWBOY
as they could be fired.
Half a dozen hazel nuts, stuck on
skewers and forming a three-quarters
circle on tho head of a man, were
shot off In succession from n dlstnnco
of twenty paces. Tho six nuts were
shot oft in ten seconds, and all tho
skewers were left exactly the same
length, showing that he had hit each
nut squarely In tho center.
The captain borrowed a watch fiom
one of the spectators. Ili-'maikcd on
a card a spot about the size of a cent.
This card he gave to the man assisting
him and stationed him ten paces north
.The captain faced to the cast with
his body, but turned his bead duo
south. He rested his rlflo on his ex
tended left arm, sighted it by mcani
of a reflection In the case of tho watch
and put a bullet within a quarter of an
Inch of the spot on tho enrd.
Arching his body until his feet and
his head touched tho ground, he put
five bullets as fast as he could deliver
them. Into a small business card held
by his assistant.
Some one called his attention to an
English sparrow rooting In a dirt pllo
fifty yards away. Hardy picked up his
rifle, but had scarcely got it to his
shoulder, nnd had seemingly taken
iGENERALS WHO HAVE
NEVER BEEN DEFEATED
It Is curious and Interesting in read
ing the lives of great military rem
I landers to observe among tho large
number ot generals who have held In
dependent commands how tew have
had careers ot uninterrupted success.
A man who can go through n long
campaign nnd ilgtil many Patties and opposed by Moreau. Being complcte
novcr suffer n reverse must. Indeed. J y outnumbered, ho effected a brilliant
be a commander of the first order.
The Duke ot Alva, ono of the rriost
eminent soldiers of the sixteenth cen
tury, never, throughout his long and
eventful career, lost a battle. Tho
Archbishop of Cologne was struck by
his efforts to avoid a conflict, having
or. ono occasion urged him to engage
the Dutch. "The object of a genernl,"
replied Alva, "Is not to fight, but to
conquer; ho fights enough who oh
tains tho victory."
Oliver Cromwell, throughout his mil
itary career, never lost a battle,
though he very nearly sustained a re
verse at Dunbar.
The Duke of Marlborough affords an
excellent cxamplo of a successful sol
dier. He combined alt tho qualities
necessary for a great commander, and
SOME THINGS THAT
HAVE GONE WRONG
The Rujty Weapon.
In the absence of the head of tho
I family tho heedless young man took
I down from the wall, where It had hung
' undisturbed for years, a rusty 0)11.111114
. kct thnt had belonged to his grandfn-
He pointed It 111 a playful way at
bis llttlo sister.
Sho escaped In n most remarkable
1 It wasn't loaded.
The Salesman and the Customer.
"Have you nny of Dr. Uybold's Spe-
Frye and His Pages
When the President of the Senate
pro torn, rapped for order In the cham
ber one morning not a slnglo member
of that body was present.
The Itov. Dr. Mllburn, tho blind
chaplain, began his opening prayer,
and after ho had begun Senator De
boe of Kentucky appeared at ono of
the doors. He took In tho situation ot
morning prayer being offered In tho
Senate with only empty chairs and
the pages there. It Is a part of tho
duty of the pages to be present durlnj,
this exercise. They stand In front ot
the first row of Senatorial" desks with
bowed heads while tho chaplain in
vokes tho Divine blessing. Ab soon as
the prayer had been finished halt a
dozen Senntors entered the chamber,
and within ten minutes twenty-five or
thirty of them were present.
This Incident recalled the occasion
when Senator Frye. as President pro
tcm., called the body to order when
only Senator Piatt of New York was
In the chamber.
"The Senator from New York will
ho In order." said Mr. Frye on that oc
casion, as he took In the humor of tho
occasion. Usually there are present
eight or ten Senators In tho chamber
at the time for calling the Senate to
order. Washington Star .
Ted What's that peculiar odor
about Miss Cobwlggcr?
Ned I'm not sure nbether she'
been riding In an auto or cleaning her
dress with benzine.
no aim, when the bird rolled over dead.
An examination showed that Its head
had been cut off.
He had his assistant throw three
glass balls In rapid succession, ns fast
as he could. Each one was splinter
ed, the Inst one Just as It began tho
Some fine revolver feats followod.
He filled a card 3 by 5 inches with
bullets. It was held not ten paces
from him by a friend, hut his nervo
never failed him.
Several feats with thumbing the re
volver were shown. Hu took the gun.
In tho iftdlnary position, whirled It
around In his hand and, as it fell into
position, he put bullet after bullet Into
a small mark. He whirled It around his
thumb and sent hickory nuts thrown
Into tho air in every direction.
Then ho apologized, because he said
hu hadn't been practicing much lately,
nnd. besides, ho hadn't any parapher
nalia that would enable him to do
some more sensational and difficult
shots, such as walking on a wire and
shooting glass halls as ho went.
Taking It Easy.
Farmer Sklnem Doln' yer spring
Farmer Wlscrubc Yep. Hired the
oat field tn feller to practice golf.
nil hough he fought several battles
ngalnst tho most experienced generals
In Europe, he wbb never once defeated.
The famous Russian general, Suwnr
off, was another commander destined
never to suffer defeat. He gained sev
eral victories against tho Turks and
ngainsi mo i-oies, and in Italy lie was
ictreat over the mountains of Swltzcr
land, through Germany, Into Hussla.
Ho was held In great respect by hU
soldiers, nnd although ho showed him
self to ho an exceedingly able tacti
cian, he used to say that the wholo of
his system was comprised In the
words, "Advance and strike."
The Duke of Wellington, throughout
his brilliant campaigns, both In India
and In the Peninsula, has preserved
to himself a remarkable record of un
interrupted successes from tho first
battle In which ho waa vested with su
preme command throughout tho Pn
nlnsular war, In which ho defeated the
ablest of Napoleon's marshals, until
the eventful day of Waterloo, when
defeated the greatest soldier of mod
ern times. Tlt-IJIts.
(I He for Grip?" asked tho customer.
"No," roplled the salesman at th
drug store. "We aro out of that."
"Then let me have something Just
"We haven't anything as good," said
The Reporter and the Danker.
The Bank of Pokervlllo had failed.
"Eventually, I presume," said the re
porter, who had called on.th'e,' Presi
dent for Information, "tnqcfcposltora
will get dollar for dollar."
"In my opinion," responded the
President of tho bank, "the depositors
will never get a duriied cent."
L'l'iio Job rrintinp at U10 Bui
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