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MY IMI’HKSSIONS OF BEAUTIFUL
HAWAII. (Continued from page 709.) It is pleasing to find not only in this instance, but in numerous oth ers, a growing recognition of the new spirit of progress abroad in the South, and I am glad to bear witness to it in every possible way. At home I am criticised sometimes for speak ing too plainly about the evils we • CALIBER MODEL 1910 Self-Loading Rifle jj It Strikes a A Blow of 2038 lbs. ■ This new Winchester ■ shoots a heavier bullet ■ and hits a harder blow 8S than any other recoil . ■ operated rifle made. It W is more powerful than l«_ the .30 Army, of big game hunting fame. The gn loading and firing of this flHL) rifle are controlled by the trigger finger. It HITS LIKE THE HAHHM OF THOR Send for illustrated circular fully describing this new ritle which has strength and power plus. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., New Haven, Cnnn., 1. S. A. J ► AUTOLOADING SHOTGUN The Great Duck and Goose Gun That Has No Rival for Bagging the Limit. Autoloading — absorbs the recoil—easy on the shoul der. The recoil ejects the j empty, throws a loaded shell in place, and cocks I the gun, to the tune of five shots—three to stop the cripples. Your trigger finger does it all—never a lost motion at the time when quickness counts. “Game Laws for 1910" ij mailed free. THE REMINGTON ARMS CO. Afency: iftA D>_ mi_v_i L— r »-r need to correct, the defects we need to remedy, but when out of the South I remember only her great virtues and the splendid progress she is making. I wonder if all those who have criticised my plain speaking can say as much. Too often the dema gogue who flatters to your face for the sake of popularity will also slan der at your back for the sake of pop ularity. Beautiful Honolulu. Before the impression fades (it can never be wholly forgotten) I must put on paper some impressions of the delights of Hawaii’s climate, scenery, and vegetation. If I have never found anywhere else such unpleasing combination of races and seldom such an annoying variety of language (the street signs are in English. Jap anese and Chinese and the Prohibi tion and anti-Prohibition bill-board posters are in English and the pe culiarly melodious Hawaiian), it is also true that nowhere else have I « _ .1 . i luuiiu ou uitu a variety or vege tation—each here true to its own type. The sugar cane is now riot ously rank in growth, completely CQvering the ground; the palm-like and head-high taro, its roots used for food like potatoes, grows in wet places; rice fields vary the scene; the top-knots of vegetation on the tall cocoa-nut trees are bordered on the underside with green fruit; the stately and beautiful royal palms help give the city an enchanting ap pearance, as if one had suddenly awoke into a dreamland come true; on the sidewalks the flaming red flowers of the hibiscus tree and the yellow blossoms of the golden-show er tree mingle with the dark green of their leaves; as high as your head grows the cactus known in the South as the prickly pear; while from the rear of the old Palace, with its oil portraits of dark-skinned kings and queens, I got my first view of the famous banyan tree which I had not expected to see before reaching In dia. Picture all this gorgeous variety of tropical coloring and plant growth —and ten times more that I cannot describe; but with it all no noon like heat but an ever-blowing breeze cooled by seas more beautiful than I thought this world possessed; brighter in tints though in general color-effect not unlike the rich blend ing of hues in a peacock’s feather. What dispensation of Providence en ables the sea off Honolulu to attain such brilliance of sheen I do not un derstand; there is a suggestion of the rapt beauty of the emerald and sap phire of the Far City as seen by the inspired writer. “Ail _i ^ «... — h.iu vuii.iniuns or Men. I hen with this background finish ed, put in the people, as varied as the flowers, trees and shrubs around them: old Japanese women shuffling along in native Japanese costume their hair combed straight back from their brownish-yellow faces, their skirts so tight that they must take a half-step at a time in their loose fitting sandals; younger Japanese wo men in the same sort of costume and with babies contentedly looking out rom that sack-like arrangement of dress in which they are placed on their mothers’ backs; Hawaiian wo men wearing the conventional Moth er Hubbard usually three times as •trge as the Japs (for the Hawaiian woman is as much larger than the white as the white is larger than the •lap); Chinese men with their pig ails and woman-like dress; brown ish-bronzed Hawaiian men, large of "'d and handsome i,i features, half-breeds of Innumerable types, | and white men and women hurrying in modern automobiles—for an ex- j Southerner, a Georgian, who was the ' first man I met after landing, told me that Honolulu boasts more mil lionaries “per capita’’—in proportion to population—than any other city in the United States. (Notice that 1 say “in the United States,” for I was promptly reminded that Hawaii is also “United States” when I was be trayed into speaking as if it were not.) These Honolulu millionaires made their money in sugar, and the profits in it may be guessed from the fact that there are 600 automobiles in a city of 7,000 whites; as well as from the fact that lands which friends of mine have known sold for $1 per acre now rent as high as $25 per acre. Torrens System in Force. But my letter has already grown too long and I can only barely men tion several other things that I should like to elaborate if space per mitted. For example, I found the Torrens system of registering land titles in force in the islands, although our highly civilized States in the mainland still get along with an an tiquated and wasteful system which is an enormous loss and handicap in American real estate deals, prevents the farmer from realizing on and using his capital, and holds back progress in a hundred ways, while THE TRI-STATE FAIR. (Continued from page 705.) ed in the Memphis territory, at the Tri-State Fair, had only one entry, and that an unsound animal. Surely there are hundreds of good mule colts raised this year in the Memphis district. Are their owners so self satisfied that they have no desire to win a premium of $100 in cash, and perhaps the value of an equal amount in learning more about the raising of such mules? To be beaten by a superior nnlmal is about the best premium any breeder ran win if he studies the qualities of the animal that won and goes home determined to produce a better one. OKTIBBEHA COUNTY ROYS’ I»|(i CLUB. Readers of this paper will proba bly remember that last winter we announced that Mr. \V. II. Miller, Superintendent of Education of Ok tibbeha County, Miss., had organised among the school children of the county a boys’ and girls' pig club. Four premiums were offered for the pigs that had made the largest average gain per day during their life, and to Insure that the nena benefiting no one save such scrub bier lawyers as could not survive competition with lawyers of the bet ter sore in regular and legitimate work, I should like also to mention the statue of Hawaii's greatest native king, Kamehameha, a Roman robe draped incongruously round him though most of his dark body is bare; the royal symbols still above the windows in what is now the Gov ernment Building, but was once the throne room of the deposed Queen Uliuokalanl whom Cleveland tried to restore and who still lives in Hon olulu at the age of 72; the churches of all kinds, the Mormon and Con gregational churches being especial ly strong, though Catholics and Buddhists (the latter mostly Jap anese) divide between them more than two-thirds of the church mem bership of the islands. And last, but by no means least. I wish I could describe the summer sunset which glorified earth and hea\en as the Hawaiian landscape was lost to sight behind our speeding ship. I am something of a con noisseur on sunsets, that period of day at home usually finding me on horseback in woods, or corn or cot ton fields; but I found that my fel low-passengers aboard enjoyed hard ly less than I the rich and swiftly changing tinting of cloud and sky and fading landscape, gorgeous as n nnlntlno- Aft.i ▼» _• • I been a Ulysses I should have gone no further in search of "the Happy Isles”—no Achilles here perhaps, hut certainly Proteus nnd "Triton with his wreathed horn"—while In our purer faith one should at beast caught a fairer vision of Him — “Whose dwelling Is the light of set ting suns." It was a fitting climax to my visit to a city which Mark Twain pro nounced the most seductively charm Ing found In all his wanderings round the globe. Proven earle.t, moat dural.I ranteel ■heller made. X toll burlieu Pff hour. Working |naru Malle. ■ We, bearlngn < hill.-d. All broken worn out or l»m imrta r. 1.1.0 . .i Fra*. If you ran t buy the g. nu k U«»k Irum your dealer I w ill aiii 1 p one Freight Pre- dJQOC paid for only You need the llUw k Hawk Shrl I ler. W in lart ■ lifetime and do I «'*"? work all the time. Ju.Unt- I ly ■•etened to l<arrel, bo* or I bln by t atrong ( Ark I •or fra* Imok. Agtr. wanted ■ i *t 11. n.n..iin. Isnila I ■ lee r P ratad F.iat.l let. d I s f, ■ A\»-. M.k,» 1')%' |i Hawk (,rl Ml ■ would not seriously affect the rate of this dally gain it was required that the pigs must be registered, pure-bred pigs born between Novem ber 1. 1909, and April 1. 1910. The premiums were awarded at the county fair October 4. where the competing pigs were all on exhibi tion. The following were the prlio winners: liest Average fiatn. First—Nannie Sikes. Weight of pig. 328 pounds; age. 255 days. Second Hugh Sikes. Weight of Pig. 325 pounds; nge. 255 days. Third — Sarah Ix>u Kilpatrick, "eight of pig, 3J4 pounds; age, 256 days. Fourth — Carlton Carpenter "'eight of pig, 290 pounds; age. 255 days. Itest Pigs Judged on Show-Yard Points. Sow Pig*. First, John Phillips Age of pig, 312 days; weight, 293 pounds. Second, Nannie Sikes. Ago of pig. 255 days, weight. 328 pounds Hoar Pigs.—First, Carlton Carpen ter. Age of pig, 255 days; weight 290 pounds. Second. I.cb1I« Kllpat Hck. Age of pig, 310 davs: wei.ht •>z< pounds. I be remarkable fact* about then* 1»ikb are that the four premium win FARMERS’ EXCHANGeT B&yajRisay w. r. ^k,htr*o‘,l *- * Cl acre, cut-ov.r limber land, nicely located Ui£" PMB“nU J « Wall born. sJEluJ ciuako. Me. C. C. (comfort. Koa R°»« f’omb R. t. Red. and White i _ . Price || 60. anjr number w ? r' (l‘r Cantravllla, Mi«*. nun"»r. W. I. Maraalla. Calhoun City. Mi... katna, • £ l> .« you mean bu.ineati T It , 1 ,"cr uri.' Beitlement. I.a. T ** tWom- **"•»"*• «> pairs of mated, wo,kin* Homer, at 11 60 2D PH.rn J month. •*<iuab« at f!.(jn } DH|r of White K,„*. .t 16,,, , ,iaJr mated PolUh^ yn^ " P.'« mil^d Il"n W* •S,r‘‘«"-r at If. 00. ilo^manTm'* M,::‘ * “ M 00 T * «tark. .Be*rk.O.i|ClPi“V. • r,'«ly for aor I>U( hi*11* Hful Brand y wtrip CX,#*^o. Several lit tori ■talk pToSss. Mr'1" *• t t, tjlbaon, Ml... a. J. Youn*. Conn Mlaa.