lege, Journalists, skilful Artisans,
Inventors (not of patent medicine),
discoverers, the savant in
science and in surgery, the keen
theologian, the poet, the painter
and the sculptor; we rejoice that
he does not how down and worship
the "golden calf," hut loves money
for the good it can and will do.
Let us have a long term of Roosevelt.
Brave, clever Dr. Milburn, the
blind chaplain ! What a pity that
he was not able to keep an
by his side through all the ycai.s
of his chaplaincy, first of the House
and later of the Senate. What a
splendid literary output it would
have been of wit and wisdom. What
has he not heard of interest, in all
those eventful years of life, at the
We feel sure that Mrs. Hearst,
who is a friend, would willingly
have defrayed the expense rather
than to know the loss.
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There is a thread of scarlet running
through all the English cordage
WASHI NGTON'S POLITICAL
"Washington believed that the
safety and prosperity of the state
depended upon frequent changes in
office. He thought that they should
at frequent and stated periods vote
for their rulers.
"And so Washington set the example
for all future presidents by
going to bis home after his presidential
term had expired and thcic
he lived a quiet and peaceful life.
His last days at Mt. Vernon wcr;
doubtless the happiest, as they were
the most peaceful of his whole career.
"The most pathetic act of Washington's
whole life was his farewell
to his officers. They all, for seven
years, had fought for the same
cause. Many were not there
some bad crossed the river to the
other shore. At the close of the
war, and when Washington came
among the officers for the purpose
of bidding them good-bye, nearly
every one of those brave men were
in tears, he said : 'Gentlemen, with
THE HONOLULU TIMES.
a heart full of love and gratitude,
I will now take leave of you.' He
asked the officers to come to him
that he might shake hands witn
each of them.
"General Knox, who stood neatest
him, grasped his hand while
the tears (lowed down the cheeks
of both, and Washington kissed
him. This he did to each officer
who came up to bid him
"It is important for forest protection
from insects that the destruction
of certain forest birds
should be prevented ; to this en.l
I would recommend the enactment
of a law for the protection of all
forest birds and all birds not game
Sixty years ago to-day Hawaii
was a British possession, but it
did not stay so long. Probably
the British Foreign office has regretted
more than once that it was
not deemed wise to keep the Union
Jack flying. Such a possession as
this would have fitted in very well
with Great Britain's scheme of empire.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 24. As one
means of relieving distress in Finland
the Czar has ordered the construction
of a nilroad in that province
upon which several thousands
of starving people will be employed.
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Dewey was a lucky fellow in all
things connected with war. First
he got all the glory and now he
has the coin. Politics is his only
Paul Helleu. the French artist,
will shortly pay the United States
a visit. He is famous for his dry
paint portraits and is known as tho
Du Mauricr of France. His daughter
Helen, now 16, is his best model.
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The soil and climate of the Sou:!i
Kona country is said to be peculiarly
adapted to the growth of pineapple,
the fruit there reaching a
size and flavor that is bard to equa'.
The land lies low, the soil is dee,),
and there is not too much rain, so
that the pines do not go to water,
but have a rich juiciness and
dity that makes them easily mar- '
If the small farmer from the
middle-west, who has to stay up -these
blizzardly nights to nurse his
cattle and prevent their freezing to
death could experience the joys of
such rare days as these, lands sooa
would be at a premium.
When a sailor prefers sixl
on the rock pile to going
bis ship it is fair to him
investigation be made, and Consul
Iloare was quick to order the survey
of the Geneva when be learned
Mrs. L. Goodman, the oldest living
female artist, celebrated her
yoth birthday recently at her home
in London. She began her professional
career seventy years ago and
is still occupied in portrait painting.
She has painted over 1,200 likenesses
in oils and pastels.
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New York, Feb. 26. President
Roosevelt to-day addressed the bicentennial
gathering of Methodises,
and complimented the
of the church on its remarkable
progress during the past few
years, paying particular attention
to the great $20,000,000 fund raised
by the church, and portraying
the immense possibilities for doing
good with such a sum at command.
If Land office men come to inspect
the Territorial domain the
people may be sure they will investigate
by going upon the lands.
They will not look at the islands
from a steamer's deck and jump
to conclusions, nor will they spend
their time hunting or dining.
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In a prominent position on board
the new Pacific liner Siberia is a
brass plate bearing the inscription
which quotes as follows from -1
speech of Collis P. Huntington :
"Let us devote ourselves to the
work of turning toward the Unite I
States the great commerce of the
Orient, which has for so many
years been going westward and enriching
the nations which have
hitherto controlled the great traffic.
We must turn the current of that
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