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The Hawaiian gazette. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, September 01, 1914, Image 5

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Small Talks
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That Molasiea Avenue
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I am Dlthef a mi id roaUer nor mn tn jf iaw ' ConMqiicntly I cannot
toll whether City Ehclncnr Wall In reklly intalln to niour moltitc
'on Ktlikmn avenue uniler the impression that he it bullying a rol,
or whether be In jiwt having fun with nome reporter, hm m iw.i
lowed hit lent for fact, I m qnlte positive, however; that If Engl
neer Wall ii going t bbild any blorki. out of Biolnstea. be U going
to make a sweet mene ont of Kalaknoa avenue. . . ';
If the city' engineer bad, nuggested fish MmwJw bU
proponed read, or iraa about to build np oad airfare by steam-
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roiling Kiiwe oenna to n even nepin oi: wcrn inwi o
to make briquettes pt pineapple waete and nee tbeee for eurb-
tones, I might tnppoaa that be meant lit, bit ast molaaeee to bold
'. up automobile "traffic 1 refuse" ta'believt, fa". 1 i 'j f ;: .."' 1 .
, Tho chief beauty of molasses, aeeording what bus bpo' printed,
Is that' U; wil not stick to b. alitomovrlai ,tir -wttattiy
tut thit Industry. These bigots think of thnf 114(1,000,000 a a girt,
nf and nnneeesssrv exnenditure. Tbia is the line of
argument advanced by those who style themselves fundamental
Uemorrata.'.' .
.Assuming that the flgnrea are correct they "were given me ny an
rn nd ninittlnir any return benefit . that ' llnele Bam received,
the rest to-the maintandnra flgnrea out about nine cents per annum
per head of population. . . .
: Tim magnitude of this 'stcsl" Is appalling. All that the United
ai.t. v.r ont out of Hawaii was the ownership of Pearl Hnrboti
the. eurtoma and intornal revenno reeeipts, the fee simple title to
thirt fnrtv . thonsand acres of valuable asricnltural lands, the
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pick Of the water ironiage aioiig iionoimu nuror, iikmiuhu nr
nd Punchbowl 'craters and many other fortification sites, and the
alienable riirhfc to fill a lot of government tot In llswatl with in
taailino- tmlitieUns from Kkag Hollows, Ossswstonie, Sloer.y Corners
nL 8pod ok all emroaKie gentlemen lu tneir way out not aiwaya
n ay m pa thy with uawauan tuenia. ,
That fti40.DO0.0O0 looks biir when you bunch It up as one Item on
the debit aid of the ledger, but l wonia line to sbk tnese nruy
aching Fundamental iemocrsts wnetner tne cremt items on me .a
cAimi are onlnff to be figured at their THlimtlon, or at oursf
The men who mane Hawaii wnst it le nave an tiiea tnnt wnat tia
'Vail and the United Ptntes1 mutnslly received when hnnexation was
ronsumated was something Infltitrlv more precious and intrinsic then
rold, or paper, with the dollar mark branded on it. Tne bargain was
in equal one, not to be reckoned In' dollnra and. rents. .
The mental attitude of these F.I. rorrilnds me of ttid story of the
country visitor to Philadelphia who wns told by bis guide thnt all
if the land where that proua city now stamis was oarterea Dy ai
Indian chief for ten powder horns, three flint locks and twenty pound
of brillets. The countryman looked thoughtful an raid, he "didn't
think: it: waa . worth rt. . 1'owoer was worth more torn tnsn it
BOW." ' -' ' '
"Whbh nnc of you guy "Whs posted st th ' main gnte th '
noon th icmiimny went on guard? asked High Private .To
JACK LUCA& Sure, I am out after the working man's vote.
And 1 am going to get it too, , . '' t , . : ' '
-WILLIK HAVinafiVes, it is true that t am nring my Pack
ard Six to generate power te run my elertrobstor. . '
COL. .1. W. .ION EH Hawaii is one "of the few world powera tuat .
have not yet become involved in the European war ,
J. n. MclNKRNT 1 believe that freunent holidays and pull
iscovery. -. I hnow that wolassea "iHli; erics : to'verythfng; else ba
arth, but I bad were thought of.trylnj it on W rii"bhr"tira.'-'i bat
een it' stick "all" around a ba"by "a "ears when mother gave plecn
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of bread aad treaclej J'vf ,knowa It cleav'1 cloner thkn a Wotner
wnen papa sat aown om m wun mocw m ,
ik. . . ft k vnlrtfiff ' ..lial mnlfliMi tit, and T, have nAtieed. what
looked siisiiirlonsW like molasses sticking to ererything'thst" touched
' it around the sugar mills, but I must confess' that I hsyejhever seen
an automobile tire skimming lightly. over the tnolagsea tanks.
Hut there ure other tnings mat win not atira TOvtinaa ana some
. of them 'attract fewer flies than molasset. AatlphiogtstiaVI .have
never seen on tires, nor French mustard, nor a linseed ponrtice., wny
not try a Jittlobit of each on Kalakaia. renue! Why pot .ps.ve f
EtrrtcD witn soinw oi ibi ratrtiiri HiriB jvros v ji-vi.u
daysf Why not gather in a few square milea iff tha jgodd ihf ehtlon
of the seventy odd county candidates and spread theea.aroundf . W
are told that hell is paved with good intention and that .place has
nothing much' on some sections of the highway leading to the .finest
bathing beach in the world. . - ' ". -.iV.'rCi' ' '"'.
Wore than a one-Industry country t Isa 't the Democratic platform in
.avor of the email farmer Then why thin crooking ih kne o
the sugar baronaf If Wall 1reM a true ' Democrat .ba wpuld atrew .
Kalakana avenue with mulched 'turnip and the. fag ende of 'onion
crates. The road would last as long' as his suggestPd rnolasses aod
sand and would give th supctVlirorr ft good chance to dd noma fuei-.
. ness with the voters. r-". , , . ..!., . V
The Pasting of'indiTidual CoOTag; ',. '- W-V.V;?
Human courage" fi.aiVgr'eat' toaap ae'lt-'waa ftt Thertnopyjaft 1ut
v th aMMrawftM,' war.M baCAd anoat ciUiMil avktibiMM .'
' Personal bravery and prowese still cQuni, but they are not evary2
thing.. Tb bravest-and the moat highly- traiaed . abldieYV .may1 bel
.struck down, by an- enemy whom,' they cannot evea eo, bidden behind
steel khlebW and o flip' distant 'tbi the thunder of the' if una U
. barely audible. -t-f.. liiArV-- : hA . l.v'v"'-
Caesar no longer lende bis jcgions in the ehifge. The conuflfcnder
' of an invading army ' aafelyiuc1insed, fifty, a hundred miles in the
' rear of his forces directing' the tramp 'f. ft; million meft iwhoin he
baa never aeen and to whoift Ba la ' bniy ' nftme. ? ""';' ' .; :" v
ip.i,ninN. i... ktH lk nlu'M,'Af Mmni1n .vtf. '-Th'a .bravest
' and atrongest man in the world 'may go. do w;Ad an 'unmarked grave
if he happens to be a sailor on ft eruUer' - whose guiurshoot only threa
milea while those of the enemy .shoot four.. ' individual' Vrfttery: no
- longer counts. It la the morale and trainihjj r the masvtbh aorpa,
the nation, the technique of the whoift organiiatiba. tharauni.- .. ;
A . hundred veara aun the eitv DODnlatibn supnllcd . f eW soldiers.
The ranka were filled with, the hewera q! Wood 'ftnd tie arawera or
water. Todav aeventy-scven per cent of the, pornitatl6n''bf England
are city dwellers, -In Germany elty dwellers are fifty-fonn percent
of the wkole; lo-the United States forty-ait, and in.Frant forty-oae
' . per cent. ,'.. ' ' '''.!V : ,f" ' ' r - i ',
As a eonsequeoeo of tne concentration of, pqpulatlon. in the cities
the economic life of nation baa coma to ba very delicately balanced.
r oou,' iuoi, ana material must do, auppueu wr tno cinc mu im u-
'. most regularity; the products. of th city must and aa unoostractea
outlets otherwise a crisis in inevitable, with its attendant unemuloy-
.. MMft n.l , I i.t.A.u ' Kuin .r. . nhM ' nrot Icallv aair-aunifHair. . it
cannot aagage la a great war without a serious dirturbftftca' of its
. etonainie balance. '. ' 't : . ..'.,,-.. .h'r,J; t-n ' - I
The eltydwellera already represent a very large percentage of the
populatiaa of tho modern stata, and this, percentage; i-everywhere
' increasing. '-If we confine our attention to men of .mllltlrj( 'age, we
tan see at once that the percentage of tbia class found in it he cities
. . 1. v.. .... .. . 1. k. t.f i;r.
flow steadilv to the city; the aged and the very young' rema'itf In the
. country. The present war ia being fought largely by elty Industrial
workers, drawn to the' standards under same forrn of wniveraai mili
tary service law. Not merely those who are without' dependents, but
those who have wives and children, parents ana etstera, rerying upon
. them for aupport, aro being drawn for national defense, ...
It baa been just as true in the past that a great war bas required
: the enrollment of those who bad families dependent upon them. When
the head of a rural household, however, enlists in the army,, he leaves
- bis family with a roof of their own for shelter and with cleared fields
.vhlnh will afford means of aubsistenoe. although the labor af tilla'ee
may fall heavily upon them. -The industrial worker. possesses, as s
rule, neither roof nor means of production.: 'When! be ia drafted into
, military service' bis wife and children must fall bask upon employ
' nient in the factory or the sweat-shop. And such employment. W aot:
to be aecured with certainty, especially if war ia attended,, as. is al-
, most inevitably ' tne case, oy commercial uwuruances. .. ,-...
It ia doubtful whether, ia the whole history of the world, tbe sec
ondary hardship of war ever rested so beavily; upon atay elaas as
-they rest upon the industrial working elara of the present day. The
industrial workers live from band to raouthj war strikes off the band.
, ' Yet: there are persona who would have us believe that working-class
- anti-militarism ts merely, a suriace. phenomenon, wnica win aisap-
pear with the first call to arma. v ; ';A',"f:'r'rvr''" ""
The military campaign, of today does" aot consist, as. formerly, f
long inanhes over a atrange territory, leisurely aiegea, intertniiiable
I'srrisoning of captured cities. The modern eampslgin 'short and
: sharp; the armies are hurried on fast trains to battle," Itke cattle to
the abattoir. ; The private aoldier 'a game of life aad death ia played
nni.kiw ia tta anil, inn n vettirna bair-aasea ia 1111 .umfl-'or returns
ro more. . . vt srinre is necoininir mecnanioai, una a isrga-svaie inaua
try. Ite chief distinction is its appalling accident rate. Aeddentt
..How docs death on tne uutticneia, aowaaays, uiner irom aeatn ia a
mine explosion or a railway collision f Bulgara and Turka may still
strive with bayonets and sabers; but Oermana end French sneet death
unromantieall.v, at bng range.
Take material gain, glory and adventure are rftpldly withdrawing
: c-A.nWkA ....Ii i9 iIia .Ammnn anblfer .' If thev am nnl
already unattainable. . Their tradition only remains.
tloW to Avoid Seasickness
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Ignore absolutely all that is taught about autn-niiggertion, or the
influence of mind over matter. What hae psychology' to do with
onaliaa of the atomacbf It 1Kismei! Ho writes my friend, "The
Man on the Btreet in the Kobaia Midget. .
On, the day you are to sail, he says, gabble with all your arqusin
the crowd in the company batber shop.
, Mo one volunteered the Information.
"Come on, don't all speak at once," said Jones,
t bis neighbor and smiled, but nobody spoke.
uomp on, kick through," demanded Jones. Flnallv the head
barber akcd: "Well, what do you want to know for, anyhowt"
'Uh, nothing," said Jones, 'only I want to commend some young
man for his ntrict performance o' duty an' tip him off to lay low
an' keep out of the way for ft few days."
"Tell im." exclaimed the barber shop chorus. .
Jones looked I hem over to see If anybody was kidding him. After
he waa antixficd he said: "It's all on account o' them new orders.
Von know, th' ones about not lettin' anybody In th' post to trans-
t, any Imniness unlora he's got the command in' o 111 per 's permit.
Von know the orders was got up because somebody was ktckin on
he Hoj n' peddlers swarln' all, over the place. Mow th' orders
-eadsi 'All civilians engaged in private business are trespassers an'
ill ha fired oft the reservation unless they got a permit t" Well, ftny
Sow. t' make it short, somebody, down at th' gate barred out the
igcnt that takes the Power's Hcotch orders at th Club, This guy
rent her it to town had wrote a letter to And out why he'a barred
nit 'the poet, an' before be gets an answer tellin' him to come
-in because it's a bonebead play, the price o' Scotch goea up on ae
our the war. - 1- : . . - ,,
!'Then there's an indignation meetin at the Club. 'Why can't
-irntrie be trained to carry ont their duties intelligently f ' they asks.
'Any recruit ought t' be able to tell the difference between a Chlno
-teddlrr an a gentlemanly liquor agent, an' discriminate accordingly.'
n' moro of' the same kind. I got it from th' Chinese steward,
'S'otrie o' these sentries are too frcrh anyway,' says another party.
You give 'cm a gun an' nut 'em on post and tell 'em to do aomethln'
in' they 'll go an' do it. . ! You're right, old man,1 saya another gny.
'That's why we don't allow the automobile spotters to carry. ao gups.
Piret' thing you know they'd be baltin us at night.' , -'.
"He was talkin' about th automobile sentries," explained .tones.
'.'The' guys thst go out armed with pencil an' paper gettin' num
Hers. Anybody speeds up past fifteen miles these automobile sentries
ake bis number. Not that they car how fast you speed, but they
don't like to have yon raise too much dust. Of course, these sen
tries ain't got any stop watches to time you, and they ain't got any
. I nlav ilivi are ami. I fnr a .-itv tha more holidays tha more business.
ones ori' ' ' ' ' . :
.1 tt , 1. 1 r. i 1 tw koou iv icri ua-a iiwnuimu, . v w '
realise bow clean and bright our rity is until we have visited a lo ,
Kach man looked I of . mainland cities. ' .
' ALIJION T. CLARK-HonolnlM is a eiviliaed town.. .If tbia was
Ran Francisco there would be rioting and disorder if they declared
election day a holiday. , '
8. fi. PAXHON An imjorter of plantation work atock la not
ssarily a eollcga professor although they do say bark In Missouri
that raising mulea ia a fine art. '
HANAWAkt KKUti ER- Lest we forget: "The man who Uvea In
'he public eya inusft sometimes eipeet to be under the lash." Aeht
I am glad I was retired from politics.
JUDGE C. W-: A8HrX)fcD There won't be any osa for anybody
to excuse the commission of a crime because he happened to go and
ret drunk before doing the misdeed. I want' thia to aoak in.
PATRICK IIENRT BURN ETT B Th ere la nothing about ftn u
'.omehile that t am not familiar with except the installing of the
latteries nnd those ! generally place so that the current ruas out
be radiator. . '," .- '. ' ',' ''. .r
W. W. THAYER The offiee ef secretary of the Territory would
ie a panic if it were not for the work required to prepare for an
election. The trouble ia worse now, as. Instead of One we will have
two elections this year.-;, . ;v .'.' ! :
Tu F. MELANPHY It's funny haw some people will make foolLb
breaka at these political meetings. 1 witnessed ft sample of tbia
rae a man in tne crowd interrupted a apeaker with a foot remark
it the Kaimnki meeting the other night. ,
WILLIAM AH I A What are they trying to snake me the goat for
in this color line business! -1 been pick out Joba Catbrart for county
utorney and hi is 1 haole. I know there lire no llawaiians been
.ua for thia job. But, how can I help tbatf (, V : ' ,
GEO ROE .Ai tAVI8 The bar association will meet on Monday;
ifternoon to protest against the removal of Judge Clemons. T, believe
svery lawyer in Honolulu should attend the meeting and go on roc
rd aa opposed to bringing politics into qnestlona Of the judiciary.
jriHt-PH V. Rirrrnv If anma ana were to chance all. the time-
guns to bait you, so you'rft pretty sarV Tho only way they can tell plece, iB Honolulu after we bad gone to bed every man would look :
when you're goin' too fast ia to make a flying tackle an' look at your I lt hie watch next morning and aay, "What, have I overslept!" and
n,., . j v-u - ;. . . , 1 lustle to set down to the omce on time. ii everr one coan.es laoir
Calling the Ferry In Vctin
.ime all at once-no one would ever know the difference.
E. M. EHRHORN L. Macfarlabe, the manager of the Captain
ook Coffee Company, sent ft bag of ripe coffee from Kona laat week,
)n examining the cherry I found that ninety per cent of all the fruit
ly maggots had been parasitised by Opiua. Tbia proves that tha
Jpius is going to help solve the fruit-fly problem In Hawaii. ;..-... ,
: JACK COOrEH I eee that Profesaor William A, Bryan ftdvocatel
tt' the Ad Club, the other day, that he intends to introduce ft bill,
f elected, which will provide for tourists being brought here at tha
irtual cost of transportation. If ever aueh bill waa passed I aea .
there every store ia town would be obliged to hire a watchman. .
FRED C SMITH If the tourist tiaffie Increasea tbia winter, and
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;nere is every tniucatiosi inn i sin, w in v m r
build some big modern hotels at the beach. ' Honolulu 'ft hotel bulld-
ng experieaeea have been unfortunate.. Tne juoana, xoung ana
Haleiwa hotela were completed, ten yeara before their time Those
vho build will have to be shown. We ought to have a Dig new uotei .
at Waikiki with lota of cottages around it. t ;.'. " ,, ;
CUVE FABNAUM--I aea that thft flrat detaehment of Canadiaa -.roopa
have been dispatched for Europe.- It- will not be long before
.he Australian contingent will be oa the. way to the aeat of war.
Already 22,000 Australians and 8000 New Zeelandrs' have volun-v
Laail anil kava.baaa accented. 1 .Our neoble and th Canadians die-.
-.inauiahed themselves durins the Boer War. and we are anxious to
how what we can do again. Whether tbeae troops will be seoc by
a of the Panama Canal or by way of Canada, aa yet, baa not been
. loeidod. 'f i' '. '.." : J nf-v-' .-'t ',..-.-V-"''i.'' 4 .' ;.' . '''"
ALEXANDER, HUME fORD Live," learn and remain ia Hawaii
"or the best of everything the world bas to offer. Last Saturday I
van out for a tramp over Kaala, and in Makaha Valley, two thousand
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set UP on tne niouiiHtia awMo, a ivuuu m v v. " - -
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t square mile in area, and tney were tne nneet anq largest uiar-
terries I ever tasted. ' What chance in thia summer season for the
youngster to reap email vacation fortune picking tnese glorious
ilackberrics ftnd bringing them to marketl And yet tnia pstcn is
ibsolutely neglected, a ia the vast coffee plantation surrounding it.
There are acres of diamonds everywhere in Hawaii, but nobody
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toopa to pica up tne uiiairniuH n uiciij u..
like sugar. . ' ' " t- T V , !.' . ''" . '' ' .! . ' ' V
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All Our Armies Less Than
One German Force"-
Los Angeles Times.
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, Fnndamental Democrats F.D'i or D.F'i?
Here in Hqnolulu the argument ia still advanced by polithsal parti
sans that the annexation of Hawaii waa a one-sided bargatn. They
aav that the American consumers have paid ouf sugar' producers
$140,000,000 in protection during the laat aixteen . years,, and that
therefore there is no. obligation "which the American people ,arft bound
to acknowledge for continuing the protective tariff. 00 angar to perpa-
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ancea about any previous rough trips that you can recall. Ask your
aeighbors if they think this Is going to ce the worst trip. Speculate
aa to getting a room in the bow, where the pitching is so dreadful,
or near the galley or saloon, where you win get all tho bad smells.
Try hard to revive and warm over somo whiffs of nauseating odors,
oy. neip or your imagination. f.ncourage mono conversing wnn you
to rehearse the nastiest experieucea they have ever had or heard of.
ion may be able to get some from books or magazines, lucre should
be ft bandy index or aciap-book of seasick lore, L believe some fetch
ing verses have been penned, on this subject.
Duspuss different brands of seasick remedies; how they stick in your
throat when you try to swallow them; how bitter and nauacating they
ire; how they make your head swim and your eardrums ring;, how
that yea are always sick in spite of them,' and aver your utter lack
of faith in ."Mothersill's,". Una Nules Antinauiques, Moorehead's
md the rest. You might add what Doctor' Wiley says in "Good Ilouse
'ceeplng" about the harmful effects of these drugs and the futility
f doping yourself. ;". ,
' By this time the bilge will begin to rise in your throat, hours before
tailing' time, and you will have auch melancholy apprehensions of a
lerfectly miserable trip that you can anticipate all the distressing
effects of mat de mer. Oo into the minutia of the thing, now;
Inscribe the stuffy air of your stateroom; go over the premonitory
symptoms; talk about bow the man in the next room groaned and
retched. Don't, for the world, cloak, or palliate anything, through
mistaken notion of good breeding or refined speechuse openly
uch terms, as "Vomiting," "retching," "heaving up Jonah," etc.
They are very suggestive and will help greatly in including a calm,
lettlod state of the bile and stomach, .
As soon as 'you reach the wharf, inquire anxiously of everyone if
they think' this is going to be a nastv trip. As you go aboard, aik
'he officers. Don't omit to remark: "I am a wretched sailor." It's
irlginsl and dainty and picturesque and contributea suggestively to
Mi equanimity of every one who overheara it.
You have, by this time, so completely battered dowa all resistance
igainst the motion of the ship that you might bave been able to rail
'.o your help, that the only think left is to say: "I always go to my
'oora and lie down the first tiling." That completes the surrender
if your will. You are now in such a flabby! superinduced suscep
tibility op. nausea, that Neptune will be disgusted when you so easily
'all into lila power, and sigh because you have left absolutely nothing
'or bim to finish.
I don't aay that seasick ness is avoidable, or. that will-power can
ope with it; I believe that sixty-third degree Christian Hi'lentiatt
all for the stewardcxa and urn. but 1 do believe that in this, as in
ill kinds ofsiekness, and an ia all control nf our bodies bv our minds
md spirits, that if all this usual pre-embarkation drivel could be
'llminated, and if the mud were kMt fixed on tho cheerful aspect's
if the trip, and If we used thn law of auto-suggestion, and of hypnotic
'nfluenre that enters so largely into all our Intercourse with others,
'o-Promote ealm and comfort and a normal state, .instead of disquiet
nd nervous expectsncv end an nbsnrdlv relf-invited abnormal state,
ive should. bs a great denl more rational and sel'-cnn'rnlled then we
ire.' In the average sea trip. Actually, I have brought on near-sea-deknss
while writing this, on mv lonai, purely by anto-suffircstion.
(. A' great many of us deliher Iclv hypnoti.o ourselves into senHlck
lecs." I suppose one Of the lit f coiuiiii'sls imin will make, posHililv,
tfter be baa learned to navigate the air, suit iu the bottom of the sea,
telephone without wires transmit pictures by waves of ether ftnd
think hie thoughts onto a typed pages without a pea or a keyboard,
will be to acquire maatcry over the caprices of old Neptune, and get
the knack of bossing the old sea god around, as he now tyrannize
us: but, don't you see it's got to comet
You might apply the same principle to our attitude toward the
present iege of wet weather, just' the same as it applies to seasick
ness. To chatter everlastingly about the rain and mud: to be peeved
from morning to night because it is too wet;, to allow ourselves to
ihiuk of it, and brood over it, and become depressed and morbid
about it, ia simply to advertise how we bungle life until we have
learned from God how to live it triumphantly.
J J Ji J Jl
A story comas from Pnaubau to tht. effect that a faithful bouse
servant lay in the plantation hospital, dying. He new it, and bis
mistress knew it, when she came to help cheer him up as ho entered
the dark valley.
'How do you feel now, Matsut" she asked, with grief in ber
voice, because he had becu with tho family for many years.
"1 think pretty soon hell now," answered Matsu. Then, noting
thn horrified look noon his beloved mistross' fare, be hastened to
add: "No pilikia." . ;
If all .the American soldiers who have fought in. every war of the
Jnited htates, including the Revolution, were recruited . into one
rent fighting foreet today they would total only 4,187,111 mea. ?v
Some idea of . the magnitude ef the great world war now in prog
ess may be bad whan American fighting forces in past ware are cow
?arcd with the. vast horde Germany alone is prepared, tor burl into the
tresent conflict namely, 8,200,000 men.
'Ai armies of the nations now at war, in Europe, total 17,720,000,
men. ' 't.
The War Maxims of Napoleon
Wars of United State.
Revolutionary' War 4.... .
War with France.. . . .1 .
ar with' Tripoli .
War of 181 2- ,t.'v.-.',, ,
First Cree War . .
Seminole War .........
Hack Hawk Indian War
''lorida Indian War ....
Second Cree War
"hernkee Disturbance
Vvovstook Trouble .... .
Mexican War
Vparhe-Navajo War ....
Second Hcniinolo War . . .
'ivil War ..............
'Ipaniab-American War . .
Filipino Insurrection ....
' ' Total. .. 1 . , . ......
, 1812-1818
.... 1836-1 8 J7 -
1836-1 839
.i... 1809-1900
. 809,781
-v 576,023
'. ' 6,465
i 14,000
. 9,494
-. 3,687
The following are some of Napoleon's maxima, taken from H. A.
L. Kirber 'a "Napoleon" in the Home University Library, published
by Henry Holt A Co.
"Unity nf command is a first necessity of war."
"I.ove i the occupation of the iillo man, the distraction of the
warrior, the stumbling bloek of the sovereign."
"The first quality of a commander-in-chief is a cool heal."
"He Ilea too much. One may very well lie sometimes, but always
is too much,"
"A great captain oirlit to say to himself several times a day: If
the enemy appear on my front, my right or my left, what ahould 1
ilof If be finds himself r"ilmrrnsseil, he ia ill posted."
"When a king is said t be a kind -man, thu reign Is a failure."
" Heart! ' How the do ii !o ynu know what your heart ist It-is a
bit of you erosed by a lig vein, in which the blood goes quicker
when you run."
"The heart of a ttteNii aii should ! in his head.
" II i uh tragedy is the school of irreit. men. It is the duty of sov
ereigns to encouratie and srcail ;t. Tragedy warms th soul, raiser
the heart, can and ought to Create heroes.'.'
" Weeding enters into the comblrstimis of nolitieal medicine.''
"The vice of our mod' r" io-titiitions ia that thnv .have nothing
which appeals to the it.inHtnns. Man can only be governed
tlir"irh imagination. Without it lie is a brute."
"Conscription i th" t"-nl '-ot of u nation, purifying it mural
itv i' ml framing all its hnblta."
"I regard myself as probably the most during man in war who hac
ever existed."
"love of roiiuirv i !!. " v' of ; ": "11111."
"There are oulv two nut ions -K:ist and West."
. Liege "v
LONIWN, August 18. The Chronicle today publishes the follow
ng poem entitled "Liege," by William Watson. , '
Betwixt the foe and France waa she
France th. Immortal, Franee the free 1
The foe. like one vast, living aea
Drew oigb.
He dreamed, that none bin tide would stay
But when he bade ber to make way '
' Hhe, through her cannons anawercd, Nay,
Not I ' - ' ' ;
. No tremor and no fear she showed
Khe held the pass, she barred the road,
While death's unsleeping, foot bestrode
The ground.
Ro long as deeds of noblest wortb
Are sung mid Joy and teara ftnd mirth, ;
Her glory shall to the enda of the earth
) K soun,d.
Watched by a woi'I that yearned to aid,
Lonely she stood, but undismayed,
Resplendent was. the part sb played
And pure.
Praised be her heroes, proud ber sous, .
She threw ber soul into the guns
Her name hIihII with the loveliest ones

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