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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SUNDAY, MAY 18,180!.
PIUCE nVE CENTS.
in Changing Weather
An Eastern dealer In notions Bold
thlrty-tnreo thermometers ono day
when the mercury went up to 81 de
grees. "As a rule," ho said, "I don't sell
mure than two or three thermometers
a 'day, but sharp chtingos In the weath
er always mako an Incrcaso In the
demand for tfio ordinary cheap ther
mometers, such as are used In flats
"The first hot day and tho first cold
day of summer and winter nro tho
great days of the year" In tho retail
thermometer business. Men who havo
sweltered all day or shivered all day
because Ihcy weren't prepared for tho
change Btop In and buy thermometers
on tho wny home.
"I suppose they think they'll begin
to keep a temperature record for them
selves. They don't do It for more than
a neck. It's just like keeping a diary,
but there's n new crop of such folks
Hanna Not Anxious
to Get Noah's Ark
Senator Hanna receives many curi
ous letters, but the proposition which
wus made to him tho other day takes
lliu palm for uniqueness.
"On tho top of Mount Ararat," wroto
his correspondent, "there Is still pre
served, burled amid eternal snow,
Noah's ark. I am organizing a com
pany to dig It out and bring it to the
United States. You can help mo
make a lot of money If you will go Into
thi scheme, because tho original
Noah's ark would be tho best paying
attraction nt the St. Louis fair."
Up to tho present time Senator Han
na has not Invested In the Noah's
What's in a Name
to English Footman?
Prince Munitcr (then only n Count),
together with Count Deust nnd Count
ficiiom aloft, was attending a Foreign
Offico reception In London. Their
names afforded no llght difficulty to
the thoroughly English footman, who
I announced tho guests by shouting
their names up tho great staircase
' Count Sehouvnloff arrived first, nnd
the footman duly announced him as
"Count Shurtleorf. ' Then carao Count
Beust. whoso name In the servitors
mouth became "Count Ucast." Lastly
Count MunBtcr appeared anfl tho foot
man, evidently feeling that a supremo
effort was required, finished off by
calling out "Count Monster."
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5 4 5 5 $!
Mercerized denim Is ono of tho Bmart
materials for shirt waists and cntlro
costumes. It Is said to wash well and
I also to retain Its gloss.
One odd tancy in millinery Is a
black and white straw hat plaited like
a checker board and trimmed with a
largo rosette of white tullo and black
leaves of a bunch of small flowers at
Japanese tolle Is ono of tho now
drifts materials. It Is very attractlvo
sas it Is thin, 1ms a glossy surface, and
seems to bo something between a lln
en and a tussore silk. A pretty gown
of this In pale blue has a collar of
white linen guipure finished with a
tiny edge of pale green slllc.
A pretty Idea for neck chains Is to
Indicate tho name of the owner by tho
first letter of the different gems set In
clusters or nt wide Intervals. In clth
v er case It Is a pretty sentiment. Somo
pet name can bo worked out by tho
sequenco of tho gems without being
suspected by any ono not In tho se
cret. Linen and batiste hats arc tho latest
fancy In headgear for morning wear
with thin summer gowns. They aro
In every tint between brown and ecru,
trimmed with foliage, flowers, laco
ticarfs or chiffon rosettes.
Ijico mlttB are to the fore again,
prettier and finer than over before.
They are to bo worn at tho fashionable
summer resorts, at dinners, dnnces
and lawn parties. Women with protty
hands weltomo them.
White linen blouses embroidered
with black are a pretty feature in
For automoblllng the veil Is a spe
cial consideration, and It Bcoms to bo
brown, or red or green, with largo cho
nillb spots. It is a long veil of chit
t fon crossed at the back and tied In a
bow under the chin.
Willie Pa, what 'nro "widows'
Pa That depends. I'vo heard ot
somo grnBs wUIowb who use cigar
itftts. Philadelphia Press.
21. Tho S o n a t o
tee this morning
heard tho testimony
of (Jrover Flint, of
Cambridge, Mas s.,
who described tho In
fliction of tho "water
'euro" torturo on sev
eral occasions when
ho had witnessed It.
Ho served as First
Lieutenant o f tho
35th Volunteer In
fantry. Tho wntcr
euro was administer
o d by Macabcbo
scouts, tho object be
ing to get Informa
tion as to where
thcro wero guns.Tho
result was generally
tho surrender of tho
tho torture, wero not
under flio command
of a commissioned
officer, but under a
sergeant Of tho Unit
ed States Army, Ho
had witnessed n t
least twenty cases of
Senator Patterson About how many
were subjected to the torture when
you first saw It?
Witness I cannot say. I can only
guess. I think about thirty.
Senator Patferson They did not
appear to bo soldiers? .
Witness No; they were, to all In-
The Small Farmer's Chances In Puerto Rico
San Juan, P. II.. April 21. Tersely
put, the question most frequently ask
ed of Americans In Puerto Illco by
friends in the United States and tho
tourists who visit tho Island Is: "How
can I mako money in Puerto Illco?" A
conservative answer is: It depends
upon the ambition, good Judgment and
sticking qualities of tho individual and
largely upon the amount of capital In
vested. If ono Iiob no money or prospects of
steady employment after reaching here
It Is wlso to Keep away from Porto Ill
co. Living expenses average at least
ono-thlrd higher than in tho States,
and the best of accommodations may
be called poor in comparison with
thoso enjoyed by most Americana.
Farmers Decome Independent.
Intelligent farmers from tho North
with one-halt tho effort they now- mako
to gain an otttlmcs meager living, In
Puerto Rico can soon become inde
pendent. Land Is plenty and cheap.
and so Is nativo labor.
It Is now an assured fact that orange
growing will pay, it having passed tho
experimental stage. Tho end of the
year will sec at leaBt five thousand
acres of orango groves In tho Island,
tho oldest of the groves being threo
years. Until tho American occupation
of Puerto Illco, oranges grew wild and
brought good prices, despite the fact
that they received no nttcntlon as to
raising, picking or packing.
Limes grow wild In abundance, as
do lemons. Pineapples aro attracting
considerable attention, ono weighing
twenty-live pounds and of flno quality
having Tlenn raised near San Juan.
Dananas are everywhere, without
systematic cultivation, and aro deli
Fortunes In Silkworms.
Tho greatest fortunes nro promised
In tho field of silkworm culture. Impor
tant experiments In raising silkworms
havo been going on In San Juan for
threo months. Tho result ot tho tests
lias been highly gratifying, aniT It has
been proven oeyond a suspicion of
doubt that thora can bo raised In Puer
to rtlco a silkworm which will mako
tho largest cocoon known to natural
ists: a cocoon which Is threo times
larger than that made by tho Japan
eso worm and twlco as largo ob that
of tho French nnd Spanish worm. It
has also been positively proven that
this silk Is the equal In quality ot any
which is known and that Its lowest
prlco In tho maiket Is $76 a hundred
Several months ago, Juan Magdnlo
no, a nativo of Venezuela, came to
Puerto Illco and nqtlced tho presenco,
lu Immense quantity, of a certain leaf,
a small plant which Is also peculiar to
tho Interior of Venezuela, upon which
ho knew tho silkworm would grow- anil
Large Cocoons Grown.
Mr. Magdaleno Immediately return
ed to Venezuela nud procured nbout
two hundred cocoons. Ho brought
them to Puerto Illco, placed them In
boxes with tho leaf which ho believed
jthoy would livo upon, and thus began
J tho oxperlmeuts which aro now pro-
WATER CURE PRACTISED ON
purposes, country people
peasants, or whatever yon want to call
Senator Ilcvcrldge Of course
you know perfectly well that you, as
tho officer on tho ground, had the
right, and that it was your duty, to
Btop nny barbarity until you could re
port to your superior officer?
grossing with such great success.
.1 saw Mr. Magdaleno weigh off an
ounce of the cocoons and It rcq.ilrcd
twenty-two cocoons to balanco tho
scnle at the ounce mark. The Japan
ese cocoons weigh seventy to tho
ounce and the French nnd Spanish co
coons nrri'from forty-tWHtr fifty to tho
Mr. Magdaleno also stated that his
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lamny in Venezuela unit uoon orrcrcu
000OOO O O
Remarkable Products of Hawaiian Waters.
E. S. BOYD IN THE WASHINGTON TIMES.
Among the many remnrkablo thlngB
about Hawaii aro Us cols. Just before
I left Honolulu to como hero I saw ono
fix e feet long and five Inches In tllam- looking customers, with fantastic
eter at Its thickest part. Now, this Is markings of black and brown, nnd
not a fish story. Such eels nro com- many shades of gray. On an eel of
mon with us. This eel belongs to tho this sort tho skin appears to hang
local species, which most resembles ioobo from tho body, and wlien dlsturh
the true conger, and Is gray In color, ed the head bwcIIb llko a puff adder's.
It was captured at low tldo in a pool
of water which It had entered, prob
ably In pursillt of prey, and out of
which It was unable to escape.
Thcro nro threo well-known varieties
of eel found in our waters. The larg
est is the big gray fellow, ftiilch so
closely resembles his cousin, tho con-
ger. Hu 1b voracious and fcarleas, and
uiu ihui;b iucriu mm wiwi cauuon,
for when cornered ho fights viciously
and can Inflict a nasty wound with his
O00000 O 00
Wrapping his legs around the long
tether of tho capttvo balloon at tho ted snugly over tho 1 1-llnch Italian sensation, but not sufficient to scorch
Chutes, when tho big gasbag was ,lcmn ro',c t,mt cVa the balloon from his trousers, and his hands, being pro
high In tho air, Simeon Nicks, a Jack strnylnR lnt0 tho cmnyrean. Accom- Tected by tho hose, were not affected
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and as unconcerned as though ho wero
descending to tho deck of a vessel aft -
er straightening out a tnnglo nlort. It w"h a Bailor's twist of his legs aroi'iu weighing anchor preparatory to leav
was the longest slldo on record In Los V'0 ""nbI 1'emp ho began l0 8llu0K I'0"-
feat never before haB been performed.
NIckB is "out for tho stuff," he inys,
and when he found ho could gain
somo notoriety that would provo prof-
itnblo ho volunteered to drop from the
clouds on n string.
When ho went up In tho balloon nt
C o'clock last evening ho was dressed
In nn ordinary suit of clothes and car- back ns though ho wero In an arm- rescued. Nicks volunteered and sue
rled In his hands a 10-lnch section ot chair. Tho friction of tho ropo on tho cceded In splicing tho cnblo.
Tho South African war has occa
sioned an enormous number of mar
riages. Officers married hurriedly bo
foro they went out; somo havo cs
poused tho fair enemy out thoroj many
lfnvo succumbed to tho charms ot tho
plucky joung military nurses; great l
numbers Invalided homo havo been
promptly wedded by
and grateful feminine, contemporaries,
WHnoss I simply regarded my duty
there as being to prevent anything ex-
cesslvo or extraordinary. I let sever-
ni men on who dm not look to me as
The committee then voted 5 to 4 to
go Into executive session.
After tho doors we're closed It wns
decided to summon several witnesses
J7T. for one hundred pounds of the
rough cocoons by a silk weaver of Ly
ons. France. Ho declares that tho
silk makes up Into goods equal to tho
best known qualities. He proposes to
continue his experiments with a view
to engaging oxtenslvoly 'n silkworm
raising In Puerto Illco and hopes to
Interest tho Government In tests be-
fore expert scientists, silk men and
0-000'00--000-- o o ooooo
powerful Jaws, which bristle with nee-
The other species aro fat. flabby-
Thoso eels seldom attain a greater
length than threo feet, nnd love to lo
cate In tho cravlces of a stone break
water, from which they dart out Inces
santly and make havoc among any
Bchool of small fry which may bo Inno
cently disporting themselves within
striking distance. Thcso lionded eels
have been known to haunt n particular
spoi lor over a year. Tliey ore good
eating, despite their unprepossessing
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DOWN 1500 FEET OF ROPE
garden hoso. silt un tho Bide, that fit-
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and tho llttlo son of Prof. Daldwln. At
a height of about two hundred feet
1 Nicks clambered out of tho basket, and
uuwnworu. -men no cnecKca Himself,
nnd, remaining stationary, ho roso
wm, tho balloon until it had reached
a height of fifteen hundrod feet. Then
ho began to slide, slowly at flrst, and
gradually Increasing his Bpeed until
tho ropo spun by him at a terrlflc rate,
Regulating his speed at will ho some-
times came to a full Btop, when ho
would icleaso his hand-hold and lean
TEW IE IT CHEAP
Whllo traveling irom Toulouso to
Dordcaux, an Inspector or tho railroad moro distinctly? Nn ono could under
fell fast asleep and wns not aroused """"' wlmt 'ow sall"
mill ihn .-nmiurim- piiin.i .mi iiw.
name of a station
-b lm dlil not licnr
t,, ,mmu distinctly, ne summon-
oil the touduttor ami ibKed him what
who had seen service In the Philip-
pines, particularly petty officers and
privates of the Volunteer army.
Tne rcq,,est or Edward Atkinson.
(n nntllmperlallst of lloston. to lay
his views before the committee was
taken up and by a party vote tho com-
mlttec declined tn henr him. The ma
Jorlty took the ground that Mr. Atkln-
Chances for Capitalist.
The greater Industrie ,A11 . nfford
chances for capltals. jyUilA gear's
sugar crop will appro vftrwf -WO.O00
tons, and in a few j ears, urrough tho
ubo ot impiovcd maUilnqjflftN should
reach XtO.ooO torn e,nnWHlJl7"Thp cof.
fee yield Is being Increased from a
former average of 200 to BOO and COO
pounds nn ncio nnd Utuado planters
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say It Is possible to obtnln COO nounds
The natives who live near tho sea
marge hunt tho "puhl," or eel, week
In and week out. In the daytime they
nngle fur him with a largo Tiook at
tached to a stout Hue, and by night
they spear him by luntern light, or,
coming upon him as ho lies, dazzled
by the rnK of tho tight, on tho bottom,
bicak his back with a piece of hoop
When an eel Is hooked, tho fisher
man, standing knee-deep In water,
swings the creature at arm's length
with a rotary motion. In order to kill
him, tho body of the eel threshing tho
water every tlmo tlm circuit is com
pleted. When fishing Is goofl the Bpcc-
tnclo of a lot of natltcs swinging eels
reminds nn onlooker of a flack of wind
mills operating In n -lO-mila-an-hour
calves of his lees enTMert n humlne
When Nicks dropped to tho ground
he was as calm and unruffled as
though ho had Just nssUted In
This Is not tho flrst long slldo tho
sailor has taken. Elnht von nirn hn
slid dnwn n (hrooini ,ir ni,i inln
tho shaft of tho Silver King mlno lu
Drltlsh Columbia. ThtUy-olght hun-
droit feet below was a cage containing
a numbor of miners, Tho cnblo had
broken, and It was necessary for Bomo
ono to go down tho ropo nnd repair
tho dnmage before tho men could bo
station it was.
"Cnstelsarrnzln," was tho reply,
whereupon tho Inspector said, rather
angrily: "Why didn't you call it out
"Moro distinctly ?" repeated tho
pnndiu Ini In nmnvnmnnt nnd Hum In
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ft trncicill f(lrO HO aHkCtl: "111) VOII
llllnK ml ym ran i,re tenors for
'lgn"y francs a month?"
"water cure" In tho
caso of old men ho
had seen their teeth
fall out. He himself
was presf nt In order
to draw tho line on
excesses." Th'e effect
of the torture wa"
weic sufijectcd to It
rushing out to get
their guns and bolos '
nifrt surrender them.
Want ofieneo had
tliese people turn-
inllted to whom thol,iatn 0,B,.j frm ti,e American Ken
uotci euro was np- nd Club stud books by F. D. i.uti ami
Witness Th ey
were supposed to be
Inxtirrcitoq I do not
1 now enough of the
language tu under
Elnnd what was said
between them and
(he MatahcbcH who
wero putting them
through this ordenl.
All thai 1 knew wns
that tho mnn who
was receiving tho
torture would go out
and get a gun or a
son hail no personal hnowlrfgo of al Doers arrived and asked for an au
cnndltldns In the Philippines, and It dlenco with the commander, General
was not worth while taking tho time Qnlllenl. Their request being granted,
of the committee. Facts, not theories, ' they told him that they desired to
were what the committee wanted. , form a colony in Madagascar, and ho
Tho question of summoning Agul- nromPlI' Kavo them a concession of
nnldo. Mablnl, Slxto Iipez nnd other more ,hnn two ndrert thousand acres
Filipino leaders, which wns urged by for ,ho "lm of two 'rancs an acre,
the minority wns not decided Tllesp UocrH n' npar relatives ot
Jouticrl and llotha, nnd they aro said
I p.- nctQ. Last ear the Island's crop
was 'JOil.noii bags. This year It will
piobaldy be 350.000 bags. The trees
aio In prime condition and aro well '
ret with fruit. At Utuado, Mayaguez.
Lutes, Adjuntas. Las Marias and San1 'oris, April 27. Coratesso Donl do
Brbnatlan this irroducrrorins tho prln-iCoBleHu,,,'ns decided (ogive her
clpnl source of revenue. I nbwly born sou ths nnm o! Its grand-
Tfie lack of a good market In mo
sintcH Is one of the discouniKln cfeat-!M'
tires of this Industry, but all Puerto
Itlcnns hope that Americans will soon om' "r ,he ",ost 'Ustfugulshed titles of
drink Puerto Itlcnn coffee. Perhaps I''ra,lc,- " "' ho LujncB being his
the recent Indorsement of It by Preal- J Godfather.
dent ItooseeIt nt the Charleston Ex-1 CTifhtenlngB In Franco aro Import
position will Iieln the causo. nnt '"m")- eveffls, tho duties of tho
Poultry and Straw Hats.
I hae no reason to doubt a recent
statement of a Puerto Itlcan. that on
ten acres of land on this Island a care
ful poultry mnn enn become rich. All
nrletlos of fowls thrive here.
On July I a cotton company with
1100,000 capital will bo Incorporated
under tho new Incorporation law.
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which goes into effect on the date
nameil. Kxperlments at clghty-fho
different points liuvo proved that tho I
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best grades of Delta and Sea Island i
cotton can bo grown here
Ihc straw hat business Is growing
ei ormoiiBly, the demand In tho States
continuing steady. Prices havo in
ci cased GOO fold since Arnorlcan occu
At present the tobacco Industry Is
booming best. La3t year's crop was
S.nOO.OOO pounds, selling at from $3 to
?u t hundredweight. This year tho
croi will bo larger and readily bring
from tlS to $23. Tho crop of 1903, It
i esumtacd. will reach o.nnnnnn
pounds, nt good prices. Tho Island Is
now shipping 8.000,000 cigars a month
lo tho United States, and tho demand
foiclgnrs and cigarettes increases
hundreds of thousands monthly.
Cattle and Hoqs.
Cnttlo and hog raising aro other In
viting Industries. Puerto Illco now
ships yearly 1500 head of cattlo to
Trinidad, St. Lucia and Darbados for
the nngllsh Government, nnd about
eight hundred head to Martinique und
Cuadaloupe. Prices of eight to ten
cents a pound on tho hoof, less 42 per
cent discount, nro obtained. Tho graz
ing on tho Island Is unsurpassed, thcro
being 130,000 acres of bluo grass
tho finest growth, equal to tho cclo-
brated grazing lands of Kentucky. Cat-
tlo raising ns an Industry can bo large
ly increased tn Puerto Illco, and t5
gicnt pecuniary advantage, as the mar
ket Is practically unlimited. Tho do
mand from the numerous adjneent Isl
ands nlono Is far greater than the
Manufacturing possibilities aro
practically unlimited. Thero Is tre
mendous water power, nover falling, In
various parts of tho Island, nnd cheap
labor and fuel abound. Almost tho
cntlro manufacturing Industry of Puer
to Illco Is nt present represented by
four match factories, threo Ico plnnts,
two Boap nnd two vormlrelll factories,
' nnn tnnnn. n nnnd .! .i,.- r. .....
. ,.... ... .... m., mi-iury,
' flvn KOiln Wntor mnnnrnrinrlnri nn.l
I tlto sugar and cigar foctorlea nnd dls-
How Pointer Dogs
Inherit Their Color
Sir Francis Oalton proposed In 1S89
a statistical law of heredity applicablo
to bisexual descent. Ilrtefly stated, It
was that ono-half of tho offspring's
characteristics nro derived frnm Ihn
j ,mrenU (nn cqual nmount from cacn),
ne fourth fiom the grnndparents.'onc-
clcl,lh from Ihn nri..it.prnn.tnnrnnl.
one-sixteenth from the great-great-grandparents
nnd so on. In 1897 Gal
lon tested tho hypothesis by tho con
sideration of n single color character
lttl (he condition of being tricolor or
non-tricolor In Dasset hounds. Tho
woik has Intely been repented with
E. It Meek. The dogs considered wern
HW) pointer dogs, of which GCO pnrcnts,
I3u7 grandparents. I3GI great-grand-parents
nnd 978 great great-grandparents
were known. The results showed
an almost perfect harmony In each In
stant e between the facts ami Gnlton's
hypothesis, the greatest real deviation
being only 1.1 per cent
Boers Cheap Land
Excitement was recently caused in
Tannmarlvo, Madagascar, when sever-
fo have a capital of tiore than 4,000,
000 fiancs. As llieysuccccdcd In ob
taining a largo concession of land with
little difficulty. It Is believed Hint sev
eral other Doers will soon go to Mod-
ngnscor nnd try to obtain more
Ion similar terms.
M. le Vicomte
Jay de Castellane
'al"er- Jai t1' youngstc-wpardon.
lo v,t,""p Jy n Castellane
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M"""8 ",!, career "? tho negU of
goiTtather Inctuding the purchase ol a
bouquet for the godmother and vast
quantities of Imn-bons. which pro
scrambled among tho children when
the party leaes the church.
iris, .April -i. ino oi
ceIvlnK Vcmontf ,,,. f
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nt lho Vn..v l. , .. ,,. "Ulu"-B
nl "10 'ivy inru in Drook yn, Is near
llpr , . fo..vo ' " ... ,.
ner end. In a few days sho will bo
towed up tho Sound and beached.
Then sho will be set on Are and burn
ed for thu purpose of getting tho met
al Bho contains.
The Vermont wns built In Doston in
1812. Sho subsequently was brought
to the Navy Yard, where she replaced
the Colorado as tho receiving ship. Sho
lny nl Cob dock. She was housed over
and looked moro llko an ark than a
warship. Sho was replacTS somo
time ago by tho modern cruiser, tno
Ho wished to propose to tl0 grl Qf
his choice, hut ho was nervous. First
he tholight of tbo old romantic stylo:
"Dy my hnlldom, fair one, I would
fain take thee for my bride. Say thou
wilt be mlno, and ere the sun gilds tho
turrets or yonder castle tho friar shall
unite us In holy bonds."
In tho face ot the prevalent rage for
dramas of tho olden stylo, thts form
seemed satisfactory, llclng an emi
nently modern young man, howovcr.
ho thought attain and determined to
test tho theatrical mode.
Dut Just at that moment tho fair
Mary tripped Info the room, and bo
"Dr Mary er w 111 you er well
Dut Mary was far from being con
trary. "Oh! thnt's all right, Oeorge,"
said sho. "I know what ou mean.
Wliy. of course, I will. Papa will bo
"What do you mean by saying she
lust celebrated her wooden wedding?'
"Sho married a blockhead." Phlla.
"Why do tho French out only cno
egg for brcakTa'sl?"
"Can't guess. Why?"
"Dccnuso odo egg is un oouf."