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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Latest News Notes.
Announcement was made in Chicago on June
12th, of the final organization of the American
Chicle Company, the chewing-gum "trust," with
a capital of $9,000,000, of which $3,000,000 is
6 per cent, preferred cumulative stock.
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The dinner which the White Friars Club' of
London, Eng., gave Mark Twain at the Hotel
Cecil was a remarkable tribute to the author and
at the same time to the friendly relations existing
between Great Britain and the United States.
The stranded American line steamship Paris
is fast becoming a total wreck. Her boilers have
shifted and her false bottoms are gone. Further
diving is impossible.
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The milkmen of San Francisco are about to
consolidate their interests and form one com
pany practically controlling the sale of milk
around the bay. The proposed action is subject
for severe comment by the newspapers.
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The Japanese training ship Hiyei had a great
week in San Diego, Cal., and was to leave for
Honolulu on June 17th with not only pleasant
recollections of San Diego and its people but with
the scalp of the Naval Reserve at the Hiyei's
masthead. This latter trophy was obtained in a
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Senator Pierre Waldeck-Rosseau has accepted
the task of constructing a French Cabinet, Al. del
Casse having declined. It is believed that strong
pressure was brought to bear upon AI. Waldeck
Rosseau, who arrived in Paris, June 16th, from
Toulon, but as the Socialists and Radicals virtu
ally dominate the situation no combination is
likely to be long lived.
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Travel to the Alaskan gold fields by the all
water route opened June 12. Four steamers and
one sailing vessel left with 700 passengers. The
.steamer Roanoke of the North American Trans
portation and Trading Company's fleet carried
600. She goes direct to Cape Nome, the newest
discovery in the north land, and takes miners
from all parts of the East.
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A big fruit and vegetable cannery trust has
been formed in California, with twenty-six out of
twenty-nine canneries in it. The agreement binds
the majority of the canners to retain fixed prices
in the purchase of fruit from growers and a fixed
minimum figure for the sale of the output. This
new combination will undoubtedly raise the prices
of canned fruit, while it may have the effect of
lowering the prices of fresh fruit.
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A petition was presented to Alayor Quincy of
Boston, on June 16th, asking for the establish
ment of a public crematory. It contains the
names of 300 signers, many of them being clergy
men and doctors. The petitioners ask that the
incinerations be made at cost. The idea of a
municipal crematory has recently been advocated
by the superintendent of cemeteries, who sug
gests this way of disposing of the pauper dead,
as the pauper burying grounds are becoming fast
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The real work of the Peace Conference is now,
June 14th, almost at a crisis and the difficulties
of the task grow greater daily. The approval of
the concrete details of the proposal proves a dif
ferent thing from the approval of the principle.
Three weeks more will probably be required be
fore the delegates are able to agree on any de
finite scheme of arbitration, and even then the
result is certain to be a meagre skeleton.
The International Congress of Publishers, in
session in London, June 12-17, announced that it
had agreed to insert in the copyright bill now
before the British Parliament a provision sug
gested by the Canadian Authors' Society pro
hibiting the introduction of copies into a colony
where a license to publish had been conferred,
and stipulated that copies of a local edition would
be regarded as pirated copies if found in colonies
outside of the one in which the license had been
granted. It is not expected that the bill will be
come a law this season.
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Seven big expositions are projected for the
next four years in different cities of the United
States, but the one which Philadelphia is prepar
ing for next fall is distinct in aim and object from
all the others. Its title is the National Export
Exposition. The exposition, which will be open
during September, October and November of the
coming fall, has for its object the advancement
of Cancer. At the head of the scientific work
of the expedition will be Prof. Alexander Agas
siz, whose achievements in deep-sea exploration
in the past thirty years entitle him to the first
place among the world's investigators of sub
marine life and conditions.
Where he Worked.
The prisoner was making his appearance be
fore the magistrate for the hundredth time.
"Well," said the magistrate, "you here again ?"
"Yes, your worship," responded the prisoner.
"What's the charge?"
"Vagrancy same as before, your worship."
"It seems to me that you are here about half
"Yes, about that, your worship."
"Well, what do you do it for? Why don't you
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of the export trade of the United States in manu
factured goods. There will be no exhibits of na
tural products, and the exhibits of foreign manu
factured products will be collections of samples
arranged for the inspection and study of Ameri
can manufacturers who desire to extend their
trade in other countries.
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The United States Fish Commission is prepar
ing to send out about the middle of August an ex
pedition to explore the practically unknown
depths of the mid-Pacific Ocean. The party of
scientific men in charge of the work will sail
from San Francisco on the United States Fish
Commission steamer Albatross, and propose to re
turn to the United States about May 10th of 1900.
Their course will take them 20,000 miles, through
a circuit of nearly every important group of the
smaller islands which lie in the mid-Pacific Ocean
between the Tropic of Capricon and the Tropic
"I do, your worship, more than half my time."
"Ah, now," said the magistrate, surprised, "if
vou can tell me where you have ever worked I'll
let you off."
"In prison, your worship," answered the pris
oner, smiling; and the Court kept its word. Tit
Alaid (breathlessly) : "Oh, miss, both the gents
you is engaged to has called, and they're in the
parlor, and somehow or other they've found it
out, and oh! miss, I'm 'fraid there'll be trouble!"
Aliss Flirtie: "Horrors! Oh, dear! What shall
Alaid (after reflection): "I'll fix it. I'll run an'
tell 'em you're crying y'r eyes out 'cause y'r fath
er has lost all his money; then you can keep the
one who stays."
Two minutes later the maid returned to say
that both the gents had gone.