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The Honolulu times. [volume] (Honolulu [Hawaii]) 1902-1911, November 01, 1902, Image 2

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tourists help out the residents a
good deal, and in a population
largely one-lunged there should be
plenty of work for doctor, but
where do the lawyers get in their
work?
"West Australia," says Sir John
Forrest, "is one of the wealthiest
gold producing countries in the
world today. Eight millions sterling
or $40,000,000 worth of gold
has been produced in that state
during the year and if no more of
the properties secured capital and
worked their mines the output
would be much greater. English
operators have fought shy of the
field owing to the many fakes that
have been put on the London market
but there is gold there in astonishing
quantities and the country
is likely to produce something
big in the way of Eldorados yet."
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GLADSTONE'S PROPHECY
ABOUT AMERICA.
From the St. James' Gazette.
Prophecies, even when the prophets
are politicians, sometimes
come true. Here is a notable Gladstone
utterance which w. ecannow
look back upon as quite prophetic
Speaking or writing
years ago of the "menace which, in
the prospective development of her
resources, America offers to the
commercial pre-eminence of England."
the Grand Old Man predicted
that America, and America
alone, "can and probably will
wrest from us that commercial
primacy. We have no title, I have
no inclination to murmur at the
prospect. If she acquires it, she
will make the acquisition by the
right of the strongest; but, in this
instance, the strongest means the
best. She will probably become
what we are now, the head servant
in the great household of the
world, the employer of all employed
; because her service will be the
most and ablest. We have no more
title against her than Venice, or
Genoa, or Holland has had against
us."
HUMBUG.
The world dearly loves to be
cheated to be humbugged. It
may be by cheap, unsound, unripe
fruit, bogus butter, watered milk
spurious beer, etc., or, it may be
THE HONOLULU TIMES.
by some form of sensational religion
(?)
Some ancient East Indian myths
or northern sagas, or old
ghost stories, or, mysterious
"dreams and visions of the night;"
any form of humbug that has the
impudent audacity to pretend and
the world has never lacked that
industrious element! that it can
lift the veil which a wise Providence
has dropped before our mental
eyes, and let us know, "all
knowledge and all mystery!"
A man brought in, a load of
picked fruit, Bartlett pears, one
morning to Faneuil Hall Market,
Boston, and he asked what he
knew to be a fair price for his
choice wares . He stood about for
some hours on that hot, mid-summer
day without disposing of the
fruit, and then lifting box on to
the side-walk, told the passers-by
to help themselves. After tossing
the last empty box into his wagon
he drove off to his farm a wiser
but not a richer man, except in
the recollection of those happy
faces that thanked him for his
gift.
The world clearly loves tjo be
humbugged we repeat. It is, "as
plain as way to parish church."
We see it every day see it without
looking. How is it in Medicine,
for instance: The quack who
can quack the loudest, yea even
drive a double team, can have
keep his palm lined with gold, for
his cheap syrups and jalaps. He
is, true, clever-enough clown
sometimes not to kill.
For this he deserves the thanks of
a community. But, the skilled man
who has spent years walking the
floors of the hospitals of England,
likely France and Germany, who
by standing at the foot of a bed
can tell what ails the sufferer, may
sit in his office waiting for a call
Such is life.
How is it in Religion?
How many leave the "old paths"
to seek a novelty Christian Science,
(so-called) Theosophy, Spiritualism,
even a Buddhist priest
anything but those simple
Truths, that he who runs may
read. "Give to us new and strange
doctrines; we are of the dilettante
!" Ahem.
The world craves for humbug,
and there is ever a Prof. Humbug
on the scent.
It buys the specked fruit the
unripe fruit, the wilted vegetable,
the thin milk and, often, "changed,"
the rancid butter, and all the
rest of a cheap meal; but, the
world finds itself "sold," ere the
appetite is half appeased.
"The last of a good thing is
better than the beginning of a poor
thing." Those Bartlett pears" were
rich, of rare, spicy flavor and filled,
each one, a chalice of golden
wine or nectar.
II y avait une fois un Gascon qui
s'appelait Huon de Bordeaux. II
rencontra un jour le roi des genies
lequel lui fit present d'un cor
et lui promit de venir a son
aide quand il en sonnerait dans
quelque pressant peril. Tout en
lui donnant son cor, Oberon, qui
connaissait l'humeur hasardeuse du
' personnage, lui recommanda la
prudence, ajoutant que s'il
de chercher etourdiment la
danger, il aurait tort de compter
sur lui. II lui interdit surtout de
s'attaquer a un geant formidable
qu'on avait surnomme
e tque gardaient dans son
chateau deux hommes de cuivre
amies chacun d'un fleau en fer.
Fort bien! repondit Huon, j'y vais
de cc pas; si malencontre m'arrivc
je cornerai et vous me tirerez d'-affaire.
jc n'en ferai rien, dit
Oberon ; ne vous y fiez pas, vous
pourriez corner inutilement. Sire
reprit Huon, ne vous fachez point
car je sais ce que j'en dois penser.
Revue des deux from Mondes.
BUGLE SONG.
"The Bugle Song" is universally
considered one of the finest, if
not the very finest, of short English
poems. In writing of Tennyson,
Dr. Henry Van Dyke, the
American preacher-poet, says: "He
has the power of expressing the
vague delicate, yet potent emotions
the feelings that belong to the
twilight of the heart when the
glow of love and the shadow of
regret are mingled, in melodies of
words as simple and as magical as
the chime of faroff bells or the
echoes of a bugle call dving among
the hills."
The splendor falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story;
The long light shakes across the
lakes,

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