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u l THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1901. i- a I t ).s a- i IS l- I - A I i v ft "S i CpjTTjansons. CoaiprkoB8 brine oot tW strong poiatx Jb favor of oar ;)., && irtrste roperfortt? is ike mate aad fin-Mi of our francs, a4 stew the dear cat and aocsrateJr excellence of owr lenses. FACTOItY ON THE PREMISES A. N. 5dNFORDi Manufacturing Optician. Bocton Building Fort street. Perfect Painters Who have been in the. business for yeara and are the very best that money can hire, are now at your service. Hacks, Surreys, Wagons rejuvenated, painted anew, refitted throughout. We can do anything at all, and as Car. rlage builders are well known throughout the Islands. W.W.WRIGHT King Street. WM. H. BARTH STAR BLOCK 1290 Fort Street, Near Kukul Street P. 0. BOX SO. METAL ROOFING Galvanized Iron Slights and Ventilators PIPE AND GUTTER WORK Jobbing and Repairing PrGraplly Attended to HONOLULU, H. T. KOEBELE ' CENTIPEDE fVWX SCOLOPEXDIU SPOIfS WE RS A COAT OF MANY COLORS AND WALKS ON FORTY - BLUE LEGS.' Little Black Wasps Need Tons of Obnoxious Worms for Their Babies and are Therefore the Best of Friends to Agriculturists of the Islands Spraying Trees. When Government Entomologist Koebele returned from his recent bug crusade to the Islands of Hawaii and Maui he brought with bim many odd and Interesting specimens of the Insect world, which he Is now preserving for the purposes of reference, study and Investigation in his bug-room in the Capitol. New Centipede Discovered. sor Koebele's acquisitions is a speci men of a species of centipede which has never before been observed in 1 these Islands. Profssor Koebele can ' account for Its presence in Hawaii only by the explanation that the newly discovered beast of many legs emigrated to these shores from -the Ori-net, South America, Australia or Mexico in some bundle or bundles of merchandise. The professor has made diligent search among his books' on but has thus far failed to identify his new friend. That Jhe odd creature belongs to the genus Is certain, but the species is at present unknown. One of the pupil of Brother Matthias school at Hilo discovered the new centipede among the flowers and shrubs in the school yard and, knowing that Brother Matthias is much interested in such things, turned it uninjured over to him. When Professor Koebele visited Hilo the newly discovered insect was handed to him by Brother Matthias. What It Looks Like. " RECORD B leg being half an Inch when the centipede is standing. All centipedes are more or les poisonous and this one Is supposed to have Its share of poison. Beautifully Colored. The professor's new centipede is beautifully co'ored. Underneath, the body Is yellow, a chrome yellow, though in places it is more of a raw sienna. The back eblnes in the sunlight In all the ralnbcw hues. The general color of the back ranges from a pea green to an emerald green, the emerald tints being nearer the center where a line of bril"iant and opalescent scarlet rnns ihrpugh the whole length of the body. The tapering legs are cobalt blee, the joints being marked off by little rings cf brown, like garters . Father Matthias, who gave the specimen to Professor Koebele, takes an active Interest in bugs and has done much to exterminate various pests, with the help of the children of bis schooL There are a large number of children in the school and each one has something to do in the bug line, thereby learning much of nature and her ways. It was through Brother 3Iatthias and his pupils that Professor Koebele was enabled not long ago to spread death among the hosts of Japanese beetles which infested certain parts of Hawaii. By the distribution cf beetles Inoculated wifh M fllsoSSo tn iha tfUio Perhaps the most curious of thlR COO(, k armmnlichPd come a wasp, a worm Is stored away.i too, so that the baby wasp can feed thereon while becoming a fully developed wasp. These little black wasps do no harm. On the other hand they do an immense amount of good as their demand on the worms is so great and the wasps, in many varieties, are so numerous that the worms have to multiply very quickly to keep up with the wasps. "Where these wasps are net interfered with the number of obnoxious worms is small and consequently they do little Professor Koebele carefully pre- j or no damage small bottle and brought it to Honolulu with the rest of his valuable ecl lection. It Is about three inches in length, having twenty-one vertebrae and is quite thick in the body. Each of the forty logs has four joints, is sharp pointed and possesses little bristles almoEt Invisible to the naked eye. The insect is narrower in the center than near either end. having a The Little Black Waso. "This little black wasp." sajd Professor Koebele the other dajas,he worked with plus, paste, a slender knife and small camel's hair brush, classifying and arranging numerous little specimens of fly-like wasps, "is the greatest blessing to the agriculturists of the Hawaiian Islands. "The small black wasp kills, I venture to say, tons of obnoxious worms In the Islands even- day. For every larva comfortably stored away to be Spraying Fruit Trees. Numbers of people have recently applied at the office of Commissioner of Agriculture W'ray Taylor for relief from n blight which is affecting various fruit trees. Mcst of these people live in the city or the suburbs and are anxious to protect orange and other trees in their private gcrdens from the blight. Commissioner Tavlor and Professor verv noticeable waist. The head Is j Koebele have taken several drives somewhat flat and the body is almost about the citv of late and have quarter of an Inch wide, the J tlgated the bl'ght. In numerous across the bedy from leg to I stances a spray has been used, the REAKI H ' J N-- ..., J Bulletin of Embroideries, Torchon Laces, Victoria Lawn, Linen Lawn, Genuine Irish L awn, Grass Linens, Handkerchief 1 inen Lawn, Table Linen, 400 White Bed Q,uUts, 500 Sheets ready made in all sizes and qualities. Pillow cases plain and hemstitched; 20,-000 yards of Pillow Case.Lace in all w dths, White Piques, Fancy White Goods, White Blankets, Turkish Towels, Linen 'lowels, Ladies' Muslin Underwear, Children's Hats and Bonnets, Children's White Dresses in all sizes. 'spray being mzde by Professor Koebele Taylor's Vegetable Garten. Commissioner Taylor's little agricultural experiment garden in the drill shed corner of the Capitol groonds has taken on new life as a result of the recent rains. Sorghum has added a couple of Inches to its statare In almost as many- days. Tare dry-land and otherwise, has spread its leaves and stretched, apace. Alfalfa is acne the worse for the wetting and a great variety of vegetables have improved In size and looks. Mr. Taylor makes it a point to always have this little cu'tivated plot of ground full of a large assortment of plants. When one crop Is mature he gathers it in, sending samples where they will be most appreciated and immediately starts another crop of something else. He is constantly receiving seeds from all parts of the world, seeds of many things which have never before bsen grown in Hawaii and he straightway puts them ) will do. In this way much good is accomplished in the way cf studying different plants and improving the general Interest In things agricultural. Aside from the United States Agricultural Station and the Government Nursery, this little plot of ground near the Capitol is most useful and' convenient. RENEWED EXISTING CONTRACTS Oahu Sugar Co. Continues to Do Business with American Refiners. At a meeting of the Oahu Sugar Company held yesterday morning at the office of Castle &. Cooke, to consider the extension of existing contracts with the American and Western refiners, stock to the amount of 20.597 shares was represented. By unanimous vote, a power of attorney was provided and a motion passed extending the contracts with the American Sugar Refinery and the Western Sugar Refinery from the expiration of the present contract ending Oct. 1st, 1903, to the same date in the year 1905. Under this agreement the refineries agree to pay the plantations the market price at New York for the day on which the sugar arrives at that city or, if the sugar Is delivered at San Francisco, they will credit it at the New York price of the day of arrival at the Pacific port less three-sixteenths of a cent per pound. Big Rainfall. Ten inches of rain are said to have fallen at Laupahoehoe in five hours during a recent storm, while at forty inches fell in twenty-four hours commencing with Monday evening last. Bad Weather Interferes With Polo. As the field in Kapiolani Park was out of condition no polo game was nlaved yesterday afternocn. It the weather does not improve soon the j Myrtle benefit match on New Year's ' dav will either be played in the mud j or not at all. If the latter fs the case I I it win be a great disappointment to the members, of the Myrtle Club as a number of tickets for the event have already bees sold. MURPHY CLUB CONCERT EBY SUGGESSFUL LARGE AUDIENCE IS PRESENT Very Prrgrsir: tendered Stereoptfcsn View: and Illustrated Lecture by Rev. Dr. Tonight Watch Meeting. In spite of the bad weather there was a good attendance at the Murphy Club concert last evening, and every number of the program was well received. Special mention Is due Miss for her vocal selections. "Irish Rose" and "Georgia Rose." The Club's orchestra discoursed some good music and George Bools and Fred Noyes were on hand with their popular songs? Secretary Brown of the Y. M. C. A. was there and complimented the directors and the Club on their good work. The Rev. Mr. Westervelt delivered an address, during which he announced that most of the debts contracted by the organization, of which Frank lin Austin was the head, had been paid, and that he hoped that the balance will be paid shortly, so that th Club may start the new year without debts and with a bright future ahead. Tonight at the Sunday sacred concert the Rev. Dr. Westervelt will deliver an illustrated sermon with views. The Club's orchestra will be in attendance. Tomorrow night there will be a general meeting of all the pledge-signers and members of the Club for the adoption of the new constitution and by-laws. On Tuesdav evening beginning at 9 o'clock, the members and their friends will assemble in the concert hall to participate in the watch meeting which is being arranged for that night St Augustin's Watch Meeting. There will be a watch meeting jf St Augustin's chapter on New Year's eve. COUGHS & COLDS IN CHILDREN. Recommendation of a Well Known Chicago Physician. I ' I use and prescribe Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for almost all oletinate. I constricted colds, witn uirect reruns, i procribo it to children of nil ages. Am pjad to recommend it to all in need and seeking relief from colds and eouphs and bronchial afflictions. It is non-narcotic and safe in the hands of the most unprofessional. A universal panacea for all mankind. MRS. MARY It. MELENDY, M. D.. Ph. D. Chicago. 111.. U. S. A. For sale hv nil druggists and dealers. Sen-on. Smith & Co.. agents for Hawnli. NEXT WEEK! A NEXT WEEK! The first of three of the most startling and EXTRAORDINARY SALES ever planned and executed here. Certain lines of goods secrifiedd previous to nnsual stock taking. SAVE YOUR MONEY and wait for an an nouncement?. 3dd3d; ull&it SALE OF WHITE GOODS L End the Old Year Weil By buying your New Year's Dinner at May's. Turkeys, MiriGe Meat ' . I IgO; LU IOOj 1 IU lOy BU J Kit I (UIOIlOj I I V rj The best there are E MAT & CO., Ltd Boston Block. Fort Street. Telephones, 22, 24, 92. TTiiiinitiiTiziiiiiiinmi: P. 0. Box 3S0. 7TtiTMiTiiniiirTTrrT!i r We will begin the New Year with the greatest low-price sale of white goods ever held in this city. Sale begins at 9 a. m. Thursday morning, January 2d, 1902- Bargains offered such as will prove a great, money-saving opportunity to you. Goods will.be on display in our windows and about the store by Monday, and everything will be marked in plain figures so that you may come and look about and judge for yourself the extraordinary low prices. 20,000 YARDS OF PILLOW CASE LACE in all widths will be sold at actual half price. CHILDREN'S DRESSES at prices that will astonish you. TliureatJ jJantiaru s at B a iruis tlie Ria Bay !Bm ti B k J H B IB - Itnport PROGRESS MCvOCGK:. SWBBSffpS: mfawomti tmm,m A Company N. R I s?