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FU3LWJIEl EVERY SATURDAY
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G. B. POSEHTSOW, EJ. and lm
KII3. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus, Mgr.
Siturdiy, JANUARY 5,
t-'; Tt is t ruo that labor is bottor paid on the ranches of Calif or
ni;! than in tho cane tiolils of ILnvaii, but, agricultural labor in Cali
fornia is ' not stonily. For throo or four months in the winter
there is a rush of plowing ami planting. Then comes a cessation
of ihroo or four months, followed by a rush of harvesting, af'.er
vii- li work ceases again till the next planfng season. The result
is that the transient tiehl labor of California is done by men who
i-po-'d half their time in the fields and tho other half in the saloons.
Coiisequontly there is not, a Japanese or Chinaman, who is willing
! v; irk, win) doos not make and save more money during the
coir-.'.e of the year in Hawaii that a white California field laborer
can make- or save. If till s class of white labor could be attracted
M the Islands, they would really better their conditions, even at
the rate of wages paid bore.
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P3j With tho incoming of the now year, the News is in a position
- make the promise, which it will honestly try to keep, of improv
ing materially the quantity and quality of local news for its
readers. The financial r.nd moral support which this p"per has
received from the people of Maui lias been perhaps beyond its de
serts, and a continual effort will bo made for improvement. In
tliis connection, our readers are urged to assist us b' jotting
down tho newsy items from all parts of the Island and sending
t hem in regularly. What interests you in your own neighborhood
will interest others as well, and as it is a physical impossibility to
vit.it till parts of the Island every week, much of interest will
escape, if not sent to us through the mail or over the telephone.
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f A casual correspondent ' rub.3 it in," this week, anent the
lack of genuine, kindly hospitality to strangers on Maui. His
point is well taken. There is a lamentable lack of social life on
Maui, which is inexcusable. There is some social life up Maka
wao way, but its exclusiveness punctuates the lack of social life
tdsowhore. Wailuku is beginning to wake from its Kip V; n Winkle
sleep of social inactivity, and the great hunger of strai ners visi
ting Maui for some sort of social recognition and ente '.ainment
s'r.ruld stimulate us to more extended courtesies in this direction.
II j..itality kindly and unselfishly extended to the stranger with
in our gates ntorc blesses the giver than the receiver.
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There "are so m-ny loafers on Maui that the vrgrant law
s..;.uld be sternly enforced, especially as to the Chinese and Japa
n ;.?. Loafing begets crime, and if a man wont woj'k fo- a living,
he wiil gel it some other way, to the detriment of his fellows. Tho
la.t official act of tho retiring district magistrate of Wuiluku was
to give a Chinese vag three months at hard labor, and it is to be
hoped that his successor will repent the close as often as a subject
is brought before him. No one need be idle on Maui, and the lime
to treat the matter is right now, before it becomes a confirmed
and contagious habit.
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(Si The impression has gone abroad that the carriage d rive iu
I i" Valley is totally destroyed. This is a grave mistake, and is
(1. ifiii- tho Island an injury. As a matter of fact tho road is open
ti r carriages up as far as the second crossing, and with but
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;; repair, will be better than it was before. Doubtless the
ri;T and road board wid soo tho nvrmit, nnpnctHw ..f ,.,,(.,,.,
s oi;.e of the rough rpots in repair
uv;-;s by carriage into Liu Valley
pc- ,.!n of Wailuku.
There is an imperative need that there should bo a society
the prevention of cruelty to auanals established on Maui, The
ponce are doing all they can to .stamp out barbarity in this direc
tion, but they need the aid of the people generally. In many in
Uaori, c ruelty to animals, is practiced without tho knowledge of
th.; pico, but within the knowledge of others. If we h...l such a
'vy v.ilh members all over tho Islands, such things could be
I juhc-J after, reported and punished.
2? 'J'110 swells at the thought of the new dawned centu'.-y,
p.egnant with tho mighty wonders which it will develop. The
rash of civilization is onward and upward, and a glance backward
cici-oss the hundred years just poU, noting its milsstoues of invrn
tions, discoveries and improvements, gives one a faint idea of
what he who lives a hundred years from now and looks back oyer
the present century will see.
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The merchants of Wailuku. upon a consultation of their
ledgers, are compelled to admit that there is a much larg r volume
of business of a steady, reguhr kind, than existed on the is ind
two years ago. Tins is decidedly encouraging, and promises well
fur the growth of a permanent prosperity on the Island.
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3 In every town, Wailuku not excepted, there is a class of pco
p.'j who. can not be so appropriately called by any other nan. -.i as that
of croakers. Pessimistic by nature and taste, they can sea nothing
' go.id. Such men, in Wailuku at least, must now stand aside or
get run over.
Hilo i inking for a ana of steamers direct from the Coast.
-Unjtuer docido will 'probably see a consummation of tins wish!
t enly.fer Hilo but al.-:o fur Xdnlui as well.
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in the early future, because free
has a very large meaning to the
'The Strenuous LMe,"
Agnes Hopplies, in the Saturday
Evening Post, gives tho following
chatty sketch of Roosevelt's "Stren
Kcailers of Mr. Roosevelt's Slrcn
unu'? Life if they arc happy enough
In ho readers of llickens nlso will
be reminded of Captain Swosscr's
injunction, so reverently quoted by
Mrs. 13aylnin Radger: "When you
make pitch hot, you cannot, make it
ton lint, and when you swab a plank,
you .should swnb it as if Davy Jones
were after you. In fact, we feel
at every page as though we swab
bing planks with all our might and
main, and yet not swabbing hard
civwgh to satisfy our author. To
nmst of us it seems barely worth
while to urge Americans so keenly
to be up and doing. We are always
up, and we never stop doing till we
die. That slothful case, that dead
level of traaqulliity, that love of
"mere enjoyment" which Mr. Roose
velt, so bill evlv apprehends, are not
national characteristics. Strcnuou
TThy, the average American wastes
more vital foive in putting on his
boots than would carry tv less nerv
ous organism t.irough a day's work.
Our tendency is not to doze but to
shout, and we don't need all thi
encouragement to khout a little
louder. As for "mere enjoyment"
which is not so easy to come by
we are the last people on earth who
can be accused of cultivating it too
assiduously. The nation, as a nation,
has vet to learn Its cxiiuisite and
There arc thirteen essays and ad
dresses in Mr. Roosevelt's volume,
but they hardly require separate
titles, being all variations of one
central theme which is set, forth
distinctly in the first paper. There
is a vast deal said in all of them about
our "great, fighting, masterful vir
tues," and "the strong man with
sword girt on thigh" a type of sen
tenee dear lb the author's soul,
There are also as might be expect
ed frequent allusions to Santiago
and Manila, and the word glorious
is repeated so often that it well nigh
loses its significance. "The glory of
Manila, the honor of Rantiago"-of
such exultant phraseology we have
our fill in the first dozen pages, and
could afford to spare it in the rest.
Never were the praises of war more
jubilantly sung, though in somewhat
haphazard strain. Nelson at Trafal
gar, Dewey at Manila, arc twins of
fame in Mr. Roosevelt's eves. He
collies their names and their
aciuevements together with start-
ling and confident alacrity.
The Strenuous Life is a robust
cheerful and straightforward book
There is no mistaking the author's
attitudu. He is perfectly explicit,
aim no is unirouoieu ny doubt or
misgiving. Our strife is rightemn
strife; our ways are righteous ways
11(3 sees America, "the hc'.meted
ijiieen among nations, " "'bringing
order oat of chaos the great fuh
tropic islands," and la- sees nothin
else, nothing that might mar his
a!i..oluto and enviable satisfaction
lie lias abundant scorn for those to
wh.im the shadows are visible, am'
1:; has ubundant advice for all men
even for all boys. Not that tins
la Iter counsel nialiur.i much.' There
is sojuethicg ill the nature of a -boy
vl;!ch renders him impervious to
admonitiou. He i-, unmoved by
ton es of it. lie U noi even proVul:
ed, like a girl, into rushing to the
opposite extreme. He recognises
the aut'aorily of the Olympians
when they hiive authority because
practical experience has shown him
it cannot safely be ignored; but the
opinion of another boy, un ordinary
apple-oating creature like himself,
carries mow weight than the adult
vvijJoni of the world, Even when
lie punches the other boy's head it
j is for spine cinir.ei.tly unsatlsfactb'-y
reason, nun noi io grainy tl:c a men
muiisni of America.
Telephone sM AIa;m C2;j!8.
Indianapolis telephone subscribers
have made arrangements with the
I'entural office to haw their tele
phone bell act as an alarm clock,
says Popular .Science. Orders arc
h it there for the purpose, and the
manager has a regular schedule uf
vails from hliO to":3 a.m. Pop.
sans who wish to lake early traius
leaVa word with tho manager and
there is no danger of missing their
trains. It has also frequently hap
pened that u subscriber has left
word to m culled at one-hour or
two-hour intervals during the night
wVcre he lias had to take medicine,
and much inconvenience, and worry
has been saved thereby.
The Music of Electricity.
Musical contrivances operated by
electricity arc so numerous as to
compose a not inconf idernble class
of inventions at the Tatent Office, in
Washington, but there is or.e device
in the recently patcned list which is
entirely unique. Tt employs, literally,
electric sounds, comprising a scale
of notes, in the production of melodi
Most people have had opportuni
ties of noticing the peculiar humming
noise emitted by a dynamo, and the
same phenomenon may bo observed
in the case of an are light, if one is
near enough to hear it buzz. The
sound is produced by the rapid mak
ing and breaking of tho electric cir
cuit, and the pitch is determined by
the rapidity with which tho makes
and breaks occur. The more rapid
they are, the higher the note. Thus
it is easy to imagine that a musical
scale might be formed with a number
dynamos so operated that the makes
and breaks should be at an appro
priate series of differing rates, the
piincinle involved being the same
as that which would govern u scric:
of tuning forks.
On this principle, in fact, the con
trivance described is based. The
inventor employs an electric current.
with a magnet and a making-and-brcaking
device in the same circuit
with a key. The making-nnd-break-ing
device is driven by a motor, and
thenote produced depends for itspitch
upon the rate of speed. There arc,
however, a number of magnets, and
the other parts of the apparatus are
multiplied in such a manner that
there shall be a series of pitches, or
notes, Willi as many circuits, one
motor serving to actuate the whole
affair, with the help of speed gear
ings properly adjusted. There is a
corresponding number of keys, com
posing a Keyboard, and the per
former plays on these as he would
upon the keyboard of a piam.
The music of this remarkable in
stiumcnt is said to be most agree
aoie to tne ear, tr.e. narsiier com
ponents of the notes produced being
''damped out" by an ingenious sup
Mark Twain's Return.
The return of "Mark Twain"
(Samuel L. Clemens) to this country,
after practically an absence of
years, has served to call attention
to the fact that after being practi
cally penniless he has now recouped
his fortunes to such an extent that
he feels rich enough to decline an
offer of $.0,000 for a hundred lect
ures. In 1SH.) he assumed the debts
of the bankrupt publishing concern
of Charles L. Webster & Co., in
which he had an interest, auJ under
took to pay them by his own efforts
1 his ho accomplished in about 2
years, tho amounts paid being about
"M),l!H). Kis case is analogous to
that of Walter Scott, who made the
same sort of sacrifice. In 1S:C Mark
iwam lectured m this country. For
several years before that, and for
the interval since, he has b?cn visit
mg various foreign countries. He
will now spend tr.e winter in New
York and go t o his old home at Hart
lord, Conn., nest spring, writing as
the spirit may move him.
Povvderle.sa Muchi.i Gars.
An invc-utor at Newcastle, Eng
land, has just perfected a rapid-lire
gun. which works on the principle of
the sling; that is, it uses centrifugal
force and requires m powder or
other explosive. . It consists cssen
t hilly of a metal disk which is rotated
at a speed of 12,1)00 a minute. The
d'sk has spiral channels in its face,
through which bullets are fed. These
ballets ucquire a speed of 2,000 feet
a second by the time they leave the
disk. At this point they enter a
straight rifled gun barrel, from
which they are iirod cs in an ordi.
nary gun. Three thousand of these
bullets can be tired in a minute; and
there are no delays cn account cf
heating of the uun, for thero are no
explosions, and the cold air circula
tion keeps the apparatus cool. The
disk is rotated by an electric motor
or other source of power, about 5
horse power boing required.
Hawaii ha3 now a population of
J54.O01, an increase of 41.2 per cent
in four 3-ears, which shows that
population as well as prosperity
follows the flag, Inter-Ocean.
Corner Main & Market Streets.
riaus and estimates furnished.
WAGON & CARRIAGE REPAIRING
First Class Material on Hand.
Cabinet Work a Specialty.
rAn Invoice of Really
excellent Spars from
30 to GO feet lon.
Straight; free from Knots.
KAHULUI R. R. Co.
R. R. CO.
And Dcnlnra In
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Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia. . . .
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