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Saturday, OCTOBER 13
' It i claimed that Thomas Clark, on East Maui, told the
natjve Hawaiian that tho cx-queon wculd bo restored, mider
certain contingencies, and that John Richardson, at Olowalu,
sUVd that if the control of the legislature falls into the hands of
the natives, none of Governor Dole's nominations will to ratified.
While it soems incredible that cither of the gentlemen . iggested
anything so foolish, yet if it be true that they or eithe:1 of them
did , the News would bo more than grateful to any one who would
furnish it with the date place and exact language used or a correct
translation of it. Wouldn't we "roast" them? Well, rather.
Rev. Sereno Bishop, in the September. Fhiend, practically
concedes the election of Wilcox. No one on the Islands perhaps,
has a deeper insight into tli.o native character than tle reverend
goutleman, and his suggestions are entitled to much weight. But
the conditions are so peculiar just now, and the introduction of the
f usion element has created so much confusion than it is not possi
ble yet to make a just forecast. As a matter of fat, the real bat
tle for supremacy has yet to be fought and won,-- and there is yet
time for many moves and counter moves on the political chess
hoard before the day of election.
HI Thq average Hawaiian reasons in a small circle, something
li'c.ald 3: Cleveland WiyH a democrat. Cleveland tried to restore
tho nuee:i. We will Ito democrats To his mind the syllogism
!.se:. -us perfect. Ha must be taught, perhaps by experience, that
restoration is a dead issue, that Clevolandism is a thing of the
p.ist. even in Ainorica. Having taught him this much, t jig next
iossou to teach him is that republicanism represents progress in
our national life, and that, being stripped of Hannaism, if possible,
,H represents the best fruits of a hundred years of self govern
ment. iH It i$ 4 jncmqtonqus untruth that the native Hawaiia'.is have
ibeon cheated out of their lands by the missionaries or the sugar
planters or any body else. On, Maui, the bulk of the sugar
plantations, were formerly arid lands that nobody wanted, and
have been made valuable ony by the outlay of vast sums for irrir
gating d'tches and pumps. The taro lans, qf Maui are principally
pwipd by Hawaiians, save what they have sold for high prices,
.aacl tfyis, is, th,e qnly land which is, of any value whatever to the
'111 There is nq fjuhstiovi afj to the fact that there is a large
amount of tourist travel which could easily be diverted to the
Islands if the proper efforts were put forth to attract them. The
substantia advantages which would accrue to the Islands from a
'p.euvy tourist travel are too well demonstrated by the expariences
of southern California and Florida to admit of argument. What is
ib.aing done in this direction?,
Bryan, claims that lie is not advocating a single doctrine
which is not at least a hundred years old in American politics, and
aa aualysis of the doctrin.es promungated by him will bear out his
stitfiment. Hut nations, like individuals., must grqw, and Mr,
H ry an would, look real funny in a bib, an.d tucker mal'3 large
onouh to qt his mnnlv form
master and. be a new man."
ijjfijj There i$ a. splendid field opened up for Hawaiian fiction, and
'We are waiting for the coming Hawaiian novelist. When ho or she
pomes, it wiU not be from the ranks of the malihinis, but x'ather
iHiine one wb,q has lived a Hawaiian life and inherited the Hawaiian
Hraditiqns rather than qn,e who has merely assimilated them, from
pagual pqntact with Hawaiian, idoals.
lH Correspondents who ware
racy descriptions af tho scientific
'Oddly enough, it was the Japanese who set the European and
Ameiiqaii soldiers $ lesson in. decency in this respact. The Chinese,
; as a mass., must surely be impressqd with the nations who have
bpen sending them missionaries,
llffi TT i . ,
321 riomogeniqty wui do a siow growth on the islands, and a
' common language will not be enough to promote its growth, That
Germ.in Lutheran church boing b"Ut in Honolulu wijl be one of
its corner stones. Prof, Smith
. Modostly, the Island press will
Mime must do the rest,
iHi It is a, matter of ppouliar pride that the primary schools of
Hawaii took a grand prizo at the Paris Exposition. But greater
; pride should be felt aducating the children of Hawaii along practi-
i "u mciu itucu iuojf leavu
tne ruaimaors qx a seu supporting trade.
Too muich stress is being laid on the ignorance of the nativ
-mwanan. -AUhough the circle of
warily circumscribed by hi3
Hawtuian in a loug way from being stupid or a fool.
Has' the Lahaina water supply money been. put into the Hono
sewets? -It begins to look-that way. - . . .
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hun. .!. W. Kuliiii. Circuit .Ttulifo.
.f. K. N. Kccilu. Clerk llircull Oimrt.
Jmlgn (MLRiitxirtMraDtHt. Mu-,'lti't
',' Kiihnpunltitm, "
, " KnJ-imlclln. " "
" Kulittkuu, " "
" .losi'im. " '
" l'tlmiiuii, " "
" Miihi'c, " "
" KulinohiiliihnUv, " "
L. M. HuUlnln, Sheriff,
A. N. HiiY.vMiUi, Doi'iiiy SlierU
W. H. Klui. " "
C. H. Mmlany, -K.
Wlttmch, " "
U. Trimble, " "
W. K. S(ti!ry, Captain PnHco,
3. K-.ilumit. ' "
M. Kunh.iuiiaii, " "
P. J. Fmury, " "
O. II. Utcluiy, T:x Assessor,
W. T. IMiiiisnn, Deputy Assessor
W. O. Allien, U
(4. Iiimu, "
J. dross, " "
"Ban, ban, a Caliban, g it a new
at Tien tsin are furnishing some
looting indulged in by the allies
of Punahou will be another.
bq a not unimportant third, and
sciiooi, .uey wiu nave learned
his reasoning powers are neces.
environments, yet the individual
THE TUAG ED V -O? iXDI A. '
Tha nvsponslbility-of tho Uritisli
govpi'nmrut uiul people for tlio pre
sent deplorable oor.dition of liulia
cannot be shufltcd off by statonicnta
that drouths are "an act of 'God,"
and Mint tho destitution of the na
tives, who arc now probably the
poorest people on earth, is duo to
their 'improvidence. " The way most
Englishmen talk about the people
of India reminds one ot tiit old-fau-
ioned view in this country tlint the
only reason for poverty was the
wilful failure of shiftless persons to
save their earnings. The English
have no more begun to moot the
problum of famines in India than the
rest of us have begun to solv satis
factorily the problem of poverty in
If anythi.ig could be worse 1hmi
tho present economic cemdition of
India it has not been revealed to the
public. Widespread pestilence has
followed the worst famine in the
country's history, and now even the
manufacturing industry ot cotton
yarns is being threatened with de
struction by the troubles in China.
A serious blow at the Indian export
trade would Impair India's ability
to pay her great annual tribute of
some $150,0011,000 in indebtedness to
Enjjfand, and vhat would he a crown
ing calainit3'. When a whole people
;vre brought so low as the, Indians
have been, comparatively slight is
forlunes become appalling tragedies.
India cannot endure many more hard
knocks, it would seem, without turn-
ng back into the primeval ju nglo
which it was in the infancy of the
In view of the dreadful condition
of affairs, it may fairly he doubted
that, on the whole, British rule has
been an advantage to India, or pro
mises to be in the future. Edmund
Burke said of the India of his day
The Tartar invasion was 'mischiev
ous, but it is our protection which
"destroys India." If that was true
then, it is no less true now, In the
early days of BritVi domination
India was lo.ited as even the Spr n turds
looted Mexico and Peru. A vast
amount ot accumulated wealth was
poured into England by the English
pro-consuls, and their underlings,
which was in reality a process of
depriving the country of its capital.
And England not only looted India:
she has forced upon an utterly alien
civilization some -features of her own
civilization for which tho Indian peo
pie were in no way prepared.
Sir William Wedderburu. an Anglo
Indian of mtny years' experience- in
the Indian service, has recently
specified a number revolutionary
changes introduced by England into
"the delicate fabric of Indian rural
life," which, while well Mntentioned
probably, have had a disastrous
effect. England introduced free
trade, and inundated India with her
machine-made goods, and thus killed
the old diversified village industries
which formerly existed, throwing
out of employment and driving back
to the soil an immense number cf
native artisans. When machinery
was introduced in England, the old
household industries were destroyed,
but the country endured tho shock
because the devclonment of the
factory system soon gave employ
ment to an even larger population
But no such development of native
industries on tho factory plan came
to rescue the Indians Irom. the in
dustrial revolution which their alien
conquerors had imposed upon thorn,
India was, in English eyes, a foreign
market for English machine-made
goods, and such it has substantially
remained, despite some growth of
cotton yarn spinning, to this day.
Besides throwing back upon the
soil tho artisan class, England also
effected revolutionary changes in
the Indian land system. Land had
been held as common property hitb
erto, and no agriculturist could sell
or alienate the land ho occupied.v The
state, too, took its taxes in produce
on a sliding scale, which varied as
the crops of the year were fat or
lean. But the English came in, and
began to monkey with a highly de
veloped society as a headstrong con
ceited boy would fool with the deli
cate machinery of a watch. At made
no difference that the people of India
had never been used to other land
systems: the Englishlproinptiv estab
lished the law of contract and the
freedom to alienate th land, believ
ing, of course, that what was regard
ed in English as a pillar of modern
civilization and a diviue institution
must neccessaily be. of the best ad
vantage in a counti-y like India.
The intimate connection between
all this and tUe constantly recurrini?
famines Is oovjous. Tho British are
not responsible for tho failure of the
ram, but. they are responsible for
the unspeakable destitution of the
masses, who, when drouth comes,
haves nothing whatever" in reserve
to tide them over a bud season, The
government hivs not even kept up
the old system of storehouse of
grain, which formerly were a resource
in times of scarcity. Many of tho
apologien offered by English writers
for theso famines are puerile. For
example, it has been said that good
government has stopped the native
wars and thus increased the popu
lation to the fainiuo point. Yet how
absured it is to say that India has
too large a population when in the
two years ending March 31, 1900,
India exported 51,530,000 bushels of
wheat! England does not producoJ
ono-fourT.ii of tho food it needs, yet
it has no famines. But India, which
exports enough wheat annually to
feed Us hungry and needy, U steadily
under the blight of famine. Clearly,
somet.iing is fundamentally wrong,
not. with nature or God Almighty in
India, but with the system under
which the people live and for which
the English, their-masters, are re
sponsible. The present condition of
India is an answer to that imperialism
which, with mighty conceit, sets out
to change other people s modes of
life, and force the
world into one
mold of civilization.
The Salvation Army has not, as
the ancient Hebrews, its three Fes
tivals; but has two special seasons
throtiyht tho year, one known as the
Week of Braver and Self-Denial,,
when the funds are- divided between
the home work and the needs of some
foreign mission conntry, India com
ing in for its share of tho proceeds
iu the last great effort- But the Har
vest Festival is purely for tho work
at home, and is so successfully plan
ned and assisted ly the freinds of the
movement that thousands of dollars
were raised In WOO.. Tho Army cxt
pects to far surpass those figures
this present year. Although it has
been sending regular remittances to
the famine-stricken districts of India
up to the present time, iu is not ex
pee ted that these contributions will
in any way interfere with the large
plan to gather funds for the homo
Eitho money or. articles that can.
be sold or used in any wa are accep
table to the local efficers, who will
have a special auction at which all
the salable material will be disposed
of whether for the table or Tor tho
home groceries, clothing, furniture,
or anything else that can be exchang
pd for money. -
The well-known work of these peo
ple among tho churchless crowds
has secur.pd for them many friends
lrom all ronlf s of life, leading states
men and philanthropist cqrjtf-ihuting
their special words of praise ami
commendation to those self-denying
toilers among tho "blaok sheep."
Drunkards and outcasts of every
character hove been among their
many trophies all over tho land, and
no case seems too hard or hopoless to
enlist their sympathy and effort to
Whatever may be done for
the laca officers this year will bo
highly appreciated by them, and will
contribute to assist very truly in the
something that he will not only ' 'never
forget," but ''never regret'"
The dates of the Festival are from
Oct. 13 to Nov, 1 1900,
A number of our friends with chil
dren have lately spent many delight
ful weeks in tents at. an elevation of
1,200 feet on the gentle and beautiful
slopo of the mountain cast of the
level plateau midway between Pearl
City and Waialua. There is a pleas
ant colony of Amerioan homcatoaders
in the immediate vleluity, from whom
milk, butter, eggs, vegetables and
watermelons were obtainable The
road is good. to Pearl City, twelve
miles for other supplies. There was
found delightful bathing in the spac
ous pools of tho Kaukonahua stream
Siany interesting excursions were
taken into tho woods and gulches in.
Iftnd. which ubound in land-shells.
Tho Wahiava Colony hare a Gov
eminent school of thirty white pupils
They expect to secure valuable iari
gation rights from the Kaukonahua
stream. Their average rainfall must
exceed 50 inches, but theae is apt to
be consicerable drought in (summer
and full. At present tho colonists are
occupying yather make-shift dwell
lugs', ut.il a nood bridge shall be con
adequate for hauling lumber td their
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