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SUNDAY MAY 2J, 1902.
When a man Is a crank nearly every
body turns him down.
Were are many politicians who
think It almighty hard sledding to be a
patriot and never get a Government
Slnco Father Zimmerman has cough
cd, the young Duko of Manchester lias
received h,s ilnal discharge In bank'
When a politician begins to talk of
retiring from public life It Is Invariably
a sure sign that he-Is looking for a
Chicago's water supply at the pres
ent tlmo Is at tho rate of 1C0 gallons
to the Inhabitant. They need every
drop of it In that, dirty city.
The Beef Trust is not worrying about
the high prices of meat, knowing that
beef o ntho hoof can always wait for
an advance. It Is only dead meat that
spoils. But the Beef 'l rust should be
reminded that the tyrant's heel docs
not always wear a crown.
During the month ol April upward
of four million dollars were added to
the natlonartreasury surplus, receipts
for tho government being In oxcess of
expenditures by that amount. There
was a gain of nearly two million dol
lars through customs and of nearly
five million dollars througn internal
Another national legislator has been
making himself famous. Congressman
James J. Butler ot Missouri has been
sued for using vile and obscene lan
guage toward a waiter at the Raleigh
Hotel. Tho waiter sues for ten thou
sand dollars damages, claiming that
ho was struck by a heavy water bottle
"seriously ar.3 permanently wounding
Honduras ra at present enjoying an
unprecedented era of prosperity, all
duo to Panama nats. Honduras and
the State of Panama aro tho only two
countries where these hntB are mudo.
and the revolution In Columbia has
kept people there too busy with their
popguns to bo manufacturing hats, so
Honduras has a monopoly of the busi
ness for tho present.
Mary Burkhart Is a prohibition can'
dldate for Congress in the tenth Ken
tucky district. At tho Congressional
election of two years ago Wolfe coun
ty, which Miss BurKhart desires to rep
resent, gave six temperance votes.
Gallantry, which' Is always notable In
Kentucky, may dqublo that vote this
year. The lady In the case has begun
to mako her canvass on horseback.
A company has Just been formed
in England to utilize tho Edison pat
ent for extracting Iron ore and profit
ably working tho vast deposits on the
west coast of Norway, where eighty
million tons ot crude ore are available
for quarrying. This will render Great
Britain Independent of America and
will not affect the United States,
which at the present time Is unable to
furnish enough ore for Its own re
Connecticut has been trying an ex
periment In growing Sumatra wrap
ping tobacco under the supervision of
tho Department of Agriculture. The
crop sold at an average price of "1.25
a pound, which meana a net profit to
growers of a dollar a pound, or o bout
one thousand dollars an acre. The
valley farmers think It Is all right, and
there are now one thousand acres of
land under cultivation to wrapper to
bacco In that State. How would Ha
waii do for Sumatra wrapper?
Ping-pong has a rival In tho shape of
parlor polq. Ai polo 1b rather tho
moro1 aristocratic same, the ping-pong
players are the moro numerous. Parlor
polo does not Involve tho Introduction
of ponies into the bouse. The players
straddle sticks ornamented with tho
heads of ponies but any old cano Is
amusement In parlor polo than In
good enough In an emergency. It has
been found that there Is rather moro
ping-pong owing to the greater amount
of breakages to chandeliers, electric
lights, mirrors, gtassunro and any
other ornaments that may happen to
bo In the room.
OUR MEAT SUPPLY.
The extraordinary advance In tho
price of meats on the mainland to
gether with tho legal proceedings In
stituted by President Roosevelt to
quash the so-called Beef Trust, nro of
Interest to all householders In Hawaii.
Tho existence of a contract or combl-.
nation between the Chicago packers
seems to be proven by the agreement
which Is published in the supplement
of today's Sunday Ilulletln.
Some of the figures given nre very
Interesting, showing an advance of
two and one-half cents in the cost of
prime beef as charged to the butcher
within two months. An advance of
from two to four cents a pound charg
ed on beef, mutton and lamb at retail,
as compared with a year ago, is the
tax Imposed upon the consumer.
As It has been customary to supply
Honolulu with meat very largely fiom
the Pacific Coast, It Is gratifying to
learn from Mr. Oilbcrt J. Trailer, of
the Metropolitan meat market, that
Hawaii is at present Independent of
tho mainland for its supply of meat.
Whoro shipments of threo hundred
carcasses of beef and ono thousand
sheep used to bo brought here by each
regular Incoming steamer, wo are now
getting next to nothing, the people of
tho Islands being supplied from Oahu,
Hawaii and Molokal. Better prices are
being paid for Territorial beeves and
Bheep, and It Is exceedingly gratifying
to know that tho Improvement in val
ucs here Is going directly Into the
pockets of tho producers of stock In
this Territory. .
The Information which sis supplied
by Mr. Waller, and which Is given in
our regular news columns, is of direct
und immediate Interest.
AGE AND MARRIAGE
For many years Is has been the
custom of the friends ot Chaunccy Do
pew to entertain him at a dinner at
tho Montauk Club upon the occasion
of his birthday. The 61st celebration
was recently held and the Senator was
presented with a birthday cake by a
young laTJy who marched Into tho
dining room, representing Columbia,'
and escorted by a rough rider, a sail
or and a band.
In his after dinner speech tho New
York Senator took occasion to refer to
the event which bad uappened In his
life since tho previous Blmllar annual
calibration of tho club, and emphasiz
ed Ms belief that it was not good for
man to bo alone. Having tried both
single blessedness and marrlago suffi
clcntly To thoroughly test the ques
tlon, Mr. Depow had come to tho con
clusion tha't marriage Was cot u" fall
Passing from this subject, Senator
Depcw dilated upon the advantage ol
bclnr; old. When he was 21 years of
ago he thought a man of forty very old
and that ho ought to retire When he
himself reached the age ot forty ha
felt that a man of sixty "had grown se-
nllo and worthless, and when bo him'
self reached sixty his opinions were
reversed and ho felt that fifty and fop
ty and thirty and twenty knew but lit
tle of tho pleasures or existence. Now
he is looking forward to tho seventies
and ho referred to other United Staics
Senators, his seniors, such as Allison,
Morgan, Hoaro, Piatt of Connecticut,
Frye. Culloni, Vest, Hawley, Bates,
Jones of Nevada, Stewart, Proctor,
Gibson and Teller, without whoso un.
divided cooperation no mcasuro could
ever pass tho higher chamber ot the
Speaking of the ennrmnus wealth in
the United States, Senator Depow
said that when ho graduated fiom
Yalo there wero only two multi-mil'
llonalres in the country, John Jacob
Astor and Commodore Vanderbllt, and
neither of them had then reached tho
ten-million limit. There wero not In
the wholo country twenty people
worth a million dollars, whereas to
day there are more than one hundred
men In Pittsburg alone who bavo pass
ed that figure. The vast fortunes since
accumulated and held by Individuals
are today regarded, he says, as a mat
ter of curiosity and the possessors ot
wealth have Invariably shown a wits
generosity in its distribution. The
total Bum known to have heen given
away last year for educational, phil
anthropic and patriotic purposes, ag
Money that la distributed so gener
ously In this shape tends to the better
education of more and more Ameri
cans, and will reeult In a still greater
advancement of the country In the
years to come.
Washington, D. C is having a lit
tle experience with tho unemployed
since the dismissal of thousands of
clerks from the census office. Woroon
dragthelr children around to different
departments with tales of starvation,
seeking employment, while men roam
tho streets at night for lack ot a bed.
As an Instance, It may bo mentioned
that several Senators recently Inter
ested themselves to securo'a job worth
two dollars a day for a man who, a
few years ago, was a millionaire, at
tending tho Minnesota convention In
his special car.
IS STOCK BROKERAGE A LEGITIMATE FORM OF BUSINESS.
By Rev. Dr. RICHARD P.
Washington, May 6. The world's business, eating the very vitals out of men because, of Its Insatlatencss, must
hive some focus at which may congregate tho man who wishes to sell and the man who has to buy. That center Is the
Exchange. II has come to Btay. We cannot live without It. Business would be set back a century If It were abol
ished. But tho great argui'nent against "taking filers" In Wall Btrect Is that when a man "sells short" he Is real
ly gambling; and thus gambling is defined to be making an agreement to deliver to bo mo one, at a stated time In
tho future, that which one floes not own. If that Is so, then all of us, preachers Included, nro moro or less
Under the term "stock brokerage"
I Include trading In all commodities
which arc dealt In on the various ox
changes throughout the country, such
as cotton, grain, pork products, etc.
And the business of these exchanges J
Is as legitimate as any other.
All business is practically a gamo of
chance. The clothier orders his stock
of goods for a coming season months
sometimes a year In advanco of tho manufacturer who agrees In Mnrch or
time when ho will need them. He! April to deliver finished goods In Ho
takes rlskB on tho character ot tho sea- vember or December. Ho' may novcr
son. on the popular taBte, "which Is I
moro tickle than a coy maiden or tho
principles ot a political party. He may
lose tho profits of a year's business by
an error of Tmlgmcnt, perfectly honest,
or by tho inscrutablo dispensation of
the clerk of tho Weather Bureau.
When a man buys stocks ho esti
mates fho earnings of tho roads, tho
honesty of tho officers, tho prospects
of tho crops, und the thousand andllhn business nro just as legitimate asj
one contingencies which may prove
his investment n failure. In what way
doi'S his foresight differ from that of
:ho dry goods or clothing merchant?
But tho great argument against "tak-
Ing filers" In trail street Is that when j
a man. "sells short" he is really gam-
bllng; and thus gambling Is defined to
be making on agreement To deliver to I
somo one, at a stated time In tho fu-i
turc, that which ono Tiocs not own. If
that Is BO,"thcn all of us, preachers In
cluded, aro moro or less gamblers. A
manufacturer .makes a contract to
mako and deliver to certain Jobbers,
during a particular season, a definite
quantity of flnlsITcd goods, at a speci
fied price. At tho time he makes the
contract he has a factory and he has
In his employment a number of
"hanus." Ho has no raw material he
expects to buy that from tho dealers
on tho Cotton Exchange, In tho shape prices, but his power Is of brief dura
of "futures," or from tho farmer In tlon.
the South when tfio crops aro made; I If the abuse of an occupation, a pur
but unless ho Is without any business suit, an amusement. Is enough to con
sense he will make his contracts with demn It forever, then even preaching
tho traders on tho Cotton Exchango would bo subject to condemnation.
as soon as ho closes his contract with Certainly no one could take, a hand In
tho jobbers; If he docs not bo Is ccr- an Innocent gamo of whist because po
tainly gambling on the future price of ker Is a popular method ot gambling,
cotton. He has, however, even If this Other persons could nol play back-
precaution has been taken, to risk the
PRICD OP FARM LANDS.
Probably there aro few people who
know that somo of tuo highest priced
farm lands In tho world aro In the Ca
nary Islands, which lie In tho Atlantic
ocean west of the Sahara desert. These
Islands aro about two degrees north of
Honolulu, and although they aro not
within tho tropics there should bo
some degrt-o of. similarity In thel"
soils and climates as thcro Is In their
commerclaf importance as ports of call
for transoceanic steamers.
Tho Canary Islands supply Euro
pean markets wjth much In tho way ot
fruits and vegetables which cannot ba
produced In many of the moro north
ern and colder climes, and which ma
ture more quickly In tho Canaries than
they do farther north, and they bear
somewhat tho samo relation to some
European countries that the Bermuda
Islands do to somo of tho eastern mar
kcts ot the United States.
In tho Canary Islands thcro is com
paratively little rainfall, tho result
being that all farm lands which are
favorably situated for Irrigation bring
an enormous price. Well watered ba
nana lands yield a clear profit of twr
hundred dollars nn acre and none ot
tho best lands, situated on the coast
lino at an altltudo ot lees than TOO
feet, can be bought below two thou
sand dollars an acre, the domand for
such lands being far greater than tho
Among the exports from the Canary
Islands are bananas and tomatoes.
One steamer carries from ten to
twenty thousand bunches ot bananas
every week, but all steamers in the
trade are specially fitted for fruit
transportation. Tomatoes are shipped
while still unripe, each tomato being
carefully wrapped In paper and packed
In little cases containing from fifty to
ono hundred. Potatoes are also be
coming Important articles ot shipment
and tobacco Is another agricultural
product that Is swelling the exports ot
the Islands. Everything possible Is
dono to husband the water resources
there and growers who have done this
have found Increased returns ot from
10 to 20 per cent In their profits.
Some ot these days the peoplo of
Hawaii will awaken to tho fact that
there are possibilities In this direction
In this Territory, or others will coroo
here and show what can bo done. We
can supply the I'acflc Coaost maikets
with many tropical fruits and, It Intel
ligent effort Is made, wlih many veg
etables In advance of tho supplies
.that aro grown there. Tako for in'
stance, the regular shipment of string
beans -yhlch Is sent to San Francisco
and nets the grower-In this Territory
five eentB per pound on every pound
that ho ships.
Besides energy, patience and in'
tolllgence In cultivation, we need co
operation on the part of the steamship
WILLIAMS, .Rector of Trinity Protestant
freedom of his plant from (Ire, from
tho results of strikes and their attend
ant mobs and destruction; lie. tukes
chances on the honesty of his custom
ers and their abiitty to keep their con
tracts. There are hundreds of contln
gcncles wTilch will occilrl to anyono
who knows anything about tho fluctua
tions of business.
Now tho man who Bella stocks or cot
ton or any other commodity "short" Is
making just such a contract as tho
bo ablo to keep hls'contracT. Tho man
on the exchange Is able to limit his
IlLbiTlty at any time by tho process of
"covering," or "hedging.1 Tho manu
facturer wlio has mado a mlstako must
take 'ho cntlro consequences. or go be
l'oio his creditors and mako a compro
There is gambling on tho exchanges
of (ouirc. But millions of dollar of
making agreements to "stock up" a
dry goods storo or men's furnishing
shop. I know of hundreds of manufac-
iturcrs who would not think oT making
long-tlmo contracts for their output.
unless they could protect tnemselvcs
by buying contracts for future delivery
of tho raw material on the oxchanges.
Numbers of people place their mon-
ey temporarily In stocks or somo other
object until they can mako permanent
Investments In real estate or bonds.
And tho fact that a good many really
use tho exchanges for gambling Is no
argument against their legltlmato
place In tho commerce of the world.
They arc tho best guides wo have as
to tho real valuo of securities and
earth products. They put It out of tho
power of any ono person to control
values. There may bo a short period
during which a sharp man may dictate
gammon, becauso our .young darkles
companies, both Inter-Island and
trans-Pacific. It Is not for their Inter
ests, unless fltcy desrro prevent an
Increase of trade, to mako prohibitive
rates on all such freight that Is offer-,
Ing, but to stimulate and foster a com
merce that will both favor and en
large the output ot these Islands. In-
duco an Influx ot population, and at
Ihe samo time let tourists know that
fresh fruits and vegetables are procur
BQUIII AFRICAN LEPBKB.
Jonathan Hutchinson, F. It. S., con
sulting surgeon ot tho London Hospi
tal, has been to South Africa Investi
gating the cause for tho prevalence of
leprosy. He finds that the dlseaso la
sparingly scattered over the whole of
South Africa and that It affects chiefly
tho colored races, though a certain
number ot topers are found among the
Dutch farmers. The first cases of ho
dlseaso wero recognized near Capo
Town a hundred and fifty years ago.
Slnco then It has gradually spread over
tho wholo British territory, including
tho valley next to tho TranBvaal and
thoOrango Frco State. In Zululand
It Is as yet almost unknown.
The conclusion arrived nt by Mr.
Hutchinson Is that tho primary causo
of 'the dlseaso Is tho use as food of
badly cured salt fish. Ho believes,
however, (hat ho has obtained con
clusive evldcnco that the malady may,
In very exceptional circumstances, be
communicated from person to person
He does not bellevo that It Is thor
oughly infectious, or contagious, In the
proper sense ot this word, but that It
may bo communicated by eating food
under careless condltlons'whlch have
boen contaminated by a leper's hand.
Measures suggested for the preven
tion of the'dlBease aro the legislative
control of the fish-curing establish
ments, tho diffusion ot Information as
to the danger ot communication, and
the establishment of small Isolation
homes for the use of lepers during the
stage Involving risk.
Hammer-throwing Is not all Jest. A
student of tho Indiana Stato Normal
School threw wild and fractured tho
skull of Professor Klmmel. A student
of the Massachusetts School ot Phar
macy let his hammer slip and a spec
tator, George T. Holland, died the samo
Slnco 1825 thcro havo been olght
million dollars appropriated by tho
Federal Government for tho Improve
ment of Boston harbor and tho Bamo
amount for Galveston. The Federal
Government has still an opportunity to
show what it can do for Honolulu liar
bo:. Two heads aro often considered to
bo better than one. Still, one Is plen
ty next morning.
"shoot craps." In the samo category
wo might Include the millions of leglt
lmato transactions on the business ex
changes! ilennuncn thnm as manv Ig
norant, persons do becauso occasional
ly someone gets beyond his-depth and
loses his commercial life. A man wno
1b reckless In tho handling of stocks
or cotton or grain would bo equally
reckless In any oilier lino; but no one
points a moral from his failure as a
dry goods merchant, a lawyer, a physi
cian, a preacher: only because lie was
Imprudent In the ''Street" do certain
very righteous persons utter Barcastlc
Tho world's business, great, rapid.
eating tho very vitals out of men In its
Insatlatencss, must have somo focus
at which may congregate the man who
wishes to sell and the man who wishes
to buy. That center Is tho exchange,
n has como to stay. We cannot live
without It. Business would bo set back
a century It It were abolished.
The man who owns securities finds
In his. exigencies, caused by poor bus
Iness or other legltlmato factors, o
place where ho can quickly (urn his In
vestments Into money and save his
credit. hq man who Is suddenly call
cd upon to Invest trust funds, legacies,
etc., finds a place where ho can Imme
diately' purchase rcllabln miirliiia f
their proper value without being bud-
joct to tho Injustice of a sccrel mar
ket. Tho manufacturer ran lav out his
business for a year to come at tho least
possible risk, because Ire can mako It
certain what his raw materials will
And so. notwithstanding posslbl"
abuses .i buses which' attach to cv-v-thing
with which man has to do theXe
wonderful centers of business acumen
and energy perform a function wimm
abolition would turn back Indefinitely
mo nana or tlmo and hurl tho cntlio
mercantile and banklnir enmmnnliv n-
the world Into Inextricable confusion,
a conrusfon from which lhe farmer
would suffer most, because ho would
bo at tho mercy of his neighbor, tho
merchant, at tho cross-roads or rail
road station. Now ho and all tho rent
of us stand tho samo ohance of getting
iair prices for our work, physical or
mental. If wo aro Intelligent and keen
Underpaid British clerks gavo tho
Government a pretty lively scare last
moa a defeat being escaped only by
a majority or 31 votes. Postofflco and
telegraph office employees 'had grlev
anccs which were brought to light In
tho House of Commons through the es
tablishment of a civil service union.
Several years ago there was evidence
that general telegraph operators were
not paid enough to live upon, yet noth
Ing has slnco been done to remedy
sifch a shameful state of things. . The
official system of sweating drove tho
telegraph operators and postofflco em-
, puvi-i-s iu urganize ror a redress of
meir grievances, and there aro now
five trade unions with an aggregato
membership of fifty thousand In that
Last month, an association was
formed called tho Civil Service Re
dress Cult, tho sole object of which Is
to obtain for members somo chance of
extra work after their regular offlco
hours in order that they may be en
abled to live In a decent condition. In
adequate pay Is not their only griev
ance, favoritism Is rampant In evory
department of the public service, and
a man with a pull, in the shapo of arls-
tocratlc Influence, Is Invariably pro
moted over tho heads of hundreds of
abler men who possess tho official ex
International polo contests will bo
gin between American and English
playors next Saturday. Oreat Interest
has boen taken both In the personnel
and In tho proficiency of the American
team since their arrival In England.
Thoy havo been practicing at Itugby
and their first day's play was rather a
revelation to the Britishers. The
American ponies prove equal to the
best on the other side, but the most
surprising feature of the play of tho
Americans was their extraordinary
quickness on the ball. Their combi
nation Is described by English critics
ad admirablo and their hitting per
fect. The result of next Saturday's
game will bo awaited with consider
able interest. In tho meantime, tho
polo enthusiasts ot Honolulu can
study tho portraits ot the American
players and their ponies In today's
supplement of fh Bulletin.
Malno Is a well-known prohibition
States. Its last printed annual report
shows that It has 1191 retail liquor
dealers, 15' wholesale liquor dealers,
2 rectifiers, 5 breweries, 29 wholesale
dealers in malt liquors and 2G0 retull
malt liquor dealers. This Is a pretty
good showing for a prohibition State,
Malno has tho audacity to father a
soap trust. It would bo a hardship on
tho laundry ladles, so let' us hope It
won t wash.
STATUE OR. PLAY GROllSD
It has been stated by a membe of
the memorial committee, and ono of
the principal advocates, of tho "play
ground," as a Biiltablo memorial
to tho, late President McKlnley,
that Just as soon as tho swamp which
it Is proposed to purchase has been
filled In and otherwise prepared, a
baseball field will at onco be marked
off to bo devoted to that Interesting
It Is assumed, therefore, that the
committee has decided that baseball
Is to bo a permanent feature of "play"
to be allowed within the momorlal
grounds, and It may not be out ot
place to remind tho committee now
that "there aro others" and if tho
memory of McKlnley Is to be kept
permanently before tho peoplo ot Ho
nolulu, through tho -medium of sports,
then football, polo, the raco courso and
Shutzenfcst will each, In duo time,
claim, and must be accorded, equal
privileges with baseball.
It sports aro regarded as tho thing
to inspire our thoughts with the noble
Tlfe, of McKlnley, then wo must havo
all sorts of games to suit tho varied
tastes ot the public, and, whether wo
would or not, tho unavoidable acces
sories ot betting, drinking and profan
ity will follow as surely as day fol
Now, with such nn aggregation In
fuTT blast. Just Imagine, If you can, Mr.
Editor, anything tho eyo may see, tho
ear hear, or the heart of man con
celvo that will Impress tho Visitor with
me lainieBi recollection that Bitch a
man as McKlnley cve,r lived.
will the howls and cat-calls of deri
sion from the "bleachers" at the um
pire's decision against the favorite bat
ter, bring to mind any utterance from
tho lips of McKlnloj? Will tho dis
torted face and "chawed" car ot a
football hero suggest any recollection
of his kindly features?'
Games aro all right In their place.
But would any contributor to this Mc
Klnley memorial fund thlnl? for a rao
ment of dedicating a sporting ground
as a monument to his own beloved
vvoum we convert the rotunda of
Grant's splendid tomb upon the banks
of tho Hudson Into a' dance hall?
Then, again, we talK much of mak'
Ing Honolulu attractive as a resort for
tourists. Which will best accomDllsh
that end the barren sporting grounds
located In an Inaccessible suburb, or
tho bronze or mable monument erect
ed where all may behoid It?
Which will give to the people whom
wo bopo to attract tho better and more
lasting impression or Honolulu?
If tho confmlttce has in sight" ,i suf
ficient fund to contract and, pay for a
ten-acre swamp and Improvo It and
provide for tho necessary cxpenso of
maintaining a great field for sports,
then there Is ample to erect, Instead,
such a work of art to tho memory ot
McKlnley as will not only impress up
on the 'beholder tho nobleness of bis
life and character, but will be, to tho
city of Honolulu "a thing of beauty
and a Joy forever."
wnne mere is no disposition to
question tho sincere 'motives of tho
committee, there are thoso who begin
to wonder why tho play ground plan
of memorial has been so persistently
kept to tho front and tho statue propo.
sltlon seemingly dropped entirely out
of sight. We are all charitable enough
to bcllove that it Is simply because
the committee, as a whole, has allow
ed two or thtee active members to do
their thinking for them nnd that tho
absurdity of this whole play ground
scheme has never yet presented Itself
to their minds.
On behalf of those who believe a
grave mistake Is about to be made, I
want to move: That before tho com
mittee commits Itself by making con
tracts for any form of memorial, 'their
constituents snail have the right to be
heard upon the subject, and to this
end that the committee Invito tho
submission ot designs for a memorial
statue to the lato President McKlnley,
not to exceed, when erected, the cost
of the proposed playground; that said
designs be placed on exhibition and
thereafter an expression of the con
tributors and the public be taken at to
Do I hear a second to the motion?
Law of Compensation.
Bridget and Pat wero Billing In an
armchair reading an article on "The
Law of Compensation."
"JUBt fancy," exclaimed Bridget;
"accordln to this, whin a mon lot.es
wan av 'Is slnscs another gits more
developed. For instance, a blolnd mon
gits moro slnse av hearln' an' touch,
"Shure, an't It's qulto thru?," an
"Ol'vo noticed ItTmcself. Whin a
mon has wan leg shorter than the
other, begorra tho other's longer."
Not Asking Much.
"We don't allow beggars or canvass
ers In this building," said the janitor
of the apartment house.
"But I've got to see a man on the
fifth floor," said the Bhabby man,
pleadingly, "I'm the owner of tho
Mrs. Jaggs John, what are you do
ing down there, turning the doorknob
round and round.
Jaggs Dunno m'deareBt. Can't find
any keshhole. Guesser mush be a
By LANAI LOUNGER.
Thn early riser catches the fore
glow. Honolulu baseball Is rolng to bo kept
free of all baseness.
After an Interregnum of fou,r years,
the Fourth of July Is to bo restore i to
the Honolulu calendar, '
Tho drouth-makers of Honolulu have
about as hard a task as tint ratn-rmtk-ers
Quite a number of pespta havo Ward
ol oft the spring blu;s :h pa-t fort
night by attending tlio the iter.
Stranger (In the year 1909) What
cites that man acron the street such
an air of consequence? Old llesldrnt
He holds th.- time record fci Ivitig out
on ball unler habea-i corpii'.
ir the experiment of 'ccdltif mil
mangoes to San Franrlrco prove suc
cessful, It is not a Usto for the fruit
that the Biy City folk will hava to ac- '
quire, but skill to oat it without mak-,
Ing them look like pi s after a feed of
Latter day brogrens hta not affected
the real life of humanity. Shakes-
pcare and Burns havo had no rurces- I
sors In revealing ho lnn-r springs of
human nature; yet nolthiv Shala-peme
nor Burns dreamed of thp electric C2r.
Likewise they elevated the race Intel
lectually, although cither of them iver
was hoisted In an elevator.
When tho Republican Territorial
Committee can get another so active
and earnest a member as T. McCants
Stewart, it may accept his resignation
and still long feel his loss.
When the Home Rulers tumble to thp
fact that their name Is but a paraphrase
of tho simple word "local," thoy will
conclude that they nre not promoting
the good of their country My lnci easing
factional division. It was a constant
third party that lost title Hawaii htef
flag and Independence.
Editor Sunday Bulletin Last
month you gave a report of Miss Alb
erton's trial at silk raising, and after
It was spun tho product was on exhi
bition In one of the large window- on
Fort street This proved to bo u very
satisfactory experiment I understand
the worms were Imported from Japan
and they were fed on tho mulberry
leaves raised on the premises.
Mulberries grow easily In this Ter
ritory all the year round, and I see or
know of no reason why, with, a good
bred of worms, and a manager who
understands the business;' this industry
could not be carried on to inch an ex
tent that It may become'au Important
factor In the exports of these Islands.
I understand the American duty on 1,11k
Into tho United States Is 3J to CO e
cent on the raw or manufactured Brti
cle. This of course would be an extra
margin of profit
There are many Japane-o women anil
children on the plantations that do not
work at all. simply becausi they are
not able to do the bard work on large
sugarestates. Living as they do on
ground provided by the employers of
their husbands and the ret of the fa
mily, these women and perhaps the
older children could attend to the
growing of the mulberry, and. so con
duct the business or raising tho tlk
worm nnd cocoons, thus helping to eke
out a better family support, making
mem all more contented to remain on
tho plantation, Instead of moving
around as they do.
There aro three Important features
of this industry that I think can bo
depended on as Indicated above, viz,
cheap labor, good soil, and a good and
favorable market. It seems'to mo that
all theso conditions are mot encour
aging and favorable to the Idle labor
on the plantations.
Some years ago this Industry was
tried on Molokal but without success,
simply because those trying It were un
informed, and the high duty was
against It, but It seems to mi that the
new conditions above mentioned are
I feel that Its Importance to tho l-I
and Interests demand the conelilna
tlon of our Japanese population, as
sisted perhaps by the Merchants As
sociation, planters' organization or
other parties In our city.
This Is an Industry particularly Ja
panese, and should be carried on by
them, (I understand the Japanese min
ister at Ewa and some In our city are
from the silkworm districts of Japan,
and could no doiibt offer suggestions on
the subject, If some one would start
the ball rolling
A good man should first bo brought'
here to study the situation, and per
haps a stock company could be formed
to handle the product for shipment ot
the raw material or for its manufac
ture here. One of the main good re
sults ot establishing the small home
Industry on the plantations Is that it
would do much toward contenting tho
laborers to remain on tho estates, and
there would not be so much shifting
around as they do now , ,
I would suggest that steps be taken
to find out from the Japanese who are
from the Bilk districts any Information
or suggestions that would lead to the
formation of plans for a definite appli
cation of all data on the subject at
hand. Can you sot call for other com
muntcatlone on the subject and Met us
try to start a new Industry for the Ter
Honolulu, May 23, 1902,
The Original Patent.
Teacher What was the forerunner"
of wireless telegraphy?
Scholar Tho wink.
Knocker How mucti does It cost 8
day to run an automobile? ,
Bocker Ten dollars or ten Hays.