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In Boston the cart is not allowed
to wet the crossings.
It is fortunate that we have a
Governor who can be depended
upon to eliminate the wild-cat
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The greatest minds are always,
like children, unworldly and unsuspicious
trustful and guileless.
They do not look for duplicity or
"Advertising is something lik? religion,
Jimmy there are a good
many fakes, but they don't last long,
so the longer a firm advertises the
more you can depend on their
& & &
Accordingly he asks an appropriation
of $110,264 for the White
House for the coming year, instead
of $35,000, which was the appropriation
for the present year. It might
be said that as the costs of keeping
the house in repair have trebled, the
cost of keeping the president in repair
may be considered as having at
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Look at what Hawaii enjos of
the facilities of agriculture: a rich,
deep volcanic soil, as fertile as that
of Italy ; great areas of public land ;
an ample rainfall ; a frostless climate
; abundant labor ; free entrance
to the mainland market and a considerable
domestic market. To say
that such a land cannot produce the
special products of the tropics, cannot
afford a livelihood to the cultivator,
large or small, is not only an
act of disloyalty, but it affronts the
tacts of common observation.
HASTINGS, Nebraska, May 25.
In southern Nebraska tornadoes
continue. So far fifteen persons
'have been killed and thirty injured.
There are heavv financial losses.
THE HONOLULU TIMES.
W. W. DIMOND.
"THE CHEERFUL GIVER"
While still a ypung man death
has removed W. W. Dimond from
our midst. The ways of life and of
death arc inscrutable. The young
are stricken, the old remain. The
progressive pass to the far beyond
and tie mi regressive stay. We do
not know why this should be, we
often complain bitterly, but an all-seeing
and an all-powerful Providence
decreed, and we have to bow
to the decree.
W. W. Dimond was one of the
progressive young men of Honolulu.
He belonged to the part of the
community which helps forward the
State. Circumstances had given
hvu wealth, and he elected to use
that wealth in progressive and useful
investment. He was no drone
in the human hive, but worked at
his business early and late.
Among his fellows there were
few more popular men. He was genial
and good-hearted, and fond of
sport. At Waikiki he used to be
one of the most eager in the aquatic
sports and many and many a young
man will remember his merriment
as he threw himself heart and soul
into the amusement of the hour. As
a host Mr. Dimond will be remembered
for his geniality and whole-heartedness.
In fact, in no position
in life, which the late young merchant
occupied, was there one in
which he did not win friends and
The Territory can ill spare such
young men. Of them spring the
guiding and conservative elements
of the future. That the old in years
and in experience should pass away
and go to their long rest we freely
recognize, but that the young men,
full of ambition and of hope, and
upon whom the rising generation
will have to lean, should be called
gives a sharp shock, and reminds us
forcibly that in the midst of life we
are in death.
The late W. W. Dimond was a
1 cpresentative of both American and
British families. General Dimond,
his father, was one of the prominent
and leading men in San Francisco.
His mother, a daughter of the late
John Thomas Waterhouse, endowed
him with the strong mercantile spirit
which made that sturdy Englishman
so successful a business man.
From such parentage one can trace
the moving springs of W. W. Di-
mond's life business ability and
business integrity. Though W. W.
Dimond had not reached the highest
rung of the ladder he was climbing
towards it when death stepped in
and said "No further." Star.
FEAST AND FEATHERS.
You prefer famine ? Ed.
The principal and almost constant
diet, however, is the seeds of weeds.
These are eaten at all seasons of
the year. They constitute 64 per
cent of the annual food smm, and
show very little variatKiring
any month. Some of
were so minute it woajeem
tnat none but the smallest IWes of
birds would eat them, and then only
w hen driven to do so bv lack of other
Itemizing the contents of the
stomachs of three particular doves,
an agent of the Audubon Society,
Mr. Dutcher, shows that they prevented
the possibility of the growth
of 23,000 noxious weeds. Here in
Hawaii they feed largely upon
Says Mr. Dutcher in conclusion:
"It is a question for the farmers to
settle whether they will permit anyone
to kill on their land birds that
annually destroy tons of the seeds
of pigeon grass, ragweed, smart-weed,
bindweed, and many other
noxious plants, and are thus worth
so much as helpers on farms. The
matter resolves itself into a question
of figures, i. e., dollars and cents to
the farmers. If three doves at one
meal destroy 23,100 weed seeds, and
thus prevent the growth of the same
number of prospective weeds, how
much good will all the doves on a
farm or in a State, or in the country
at large accomplish ? Or, to present
the case in another way, how much
will it cost in time, labor, and actual
cash, to destroy what the doves will
eat if they are protected and encouraged
to remain on the farms. The
farmers in the United States spent
in 1899 the enormous sum of $365,-305,921
for labor; how much of this
was paid for killing weeds, and how
much of it could have been saved if
no doves had been killed, but all had
been protected and permitted to perform
the work that the Creator designed
them to do?" (Feathers!
"Yes, I think Honolulu is a fine
place. We have our windows and