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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
- x 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. f f as 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. H 04 ! 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. 9 MS MS 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 boat race. MS MS MS 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. MS MS MS 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. MS MS MS 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. ms ms ms 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 overcrowded. MS MS MS 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. MS MS MS 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 your time." "Yes, about that, your worship." "Well, what do you do it for? Why don't you ,vrrt- P" work ?'! "2M$ . V ? . T . -i ViXiWMf 1 J L. -v.x BKRNIOE 1'AUAHI. 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. MS MS ms 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 Bits. 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 I do?" 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.