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G. B. ROBERTSON. EJ. aid Prop.
MRS. C. B. ROBERTSON, B-s. Kg:.
j No better object lesson could
w.iiians, as to the supreme uieauLiif of tho phrase "majority rule,"
t urn this same matter of the location of the county seats of the
diiTjrent counties of the IsLind.s. At present, two men, Senator
K iliuokalaiii and Sjnitor White, hive, by ajoile.it of position,
b ;en able to successfully oppose their individual wills against
t'loso of tho majority of the people
' Hawaii, relative to the location of the county seats. Of course
t iere will be a rebound from this abnormal state of affairs, and
when the dust clears away, the county seats will have been found
to have been located where the majority of the voters desire them.
Jul It is a laudable ambition in
mother tongue perpetuated on
d ne by attempting to have it taught in our public schools. Those
. who most ardently desire the welfare of the Hawaiian children
. sh mid u.iite in sitti.ij th 1'r f u a
' t-io Hawaiian language taught in
deny but at the end of the next decade, the English language will
1)3 in universal usd on the Islands, and for that reason it should
receive the undivided attention of
fQ The politician of the different
and much recrimination will be
failure of the legislature tc accomplish anything at this session.
The people should now step in, relegate over ambitious politicians
' 1o the obscurity of private life,
as legislators at the next session
axes to irrind and no revenues
, Nu vs advocated the wiping out of
; nas now become painiuiiy apparent.
Although Governor Dole has properly refused to extend the
, present session, yet it is his duty, and he no doubt will, call an
j extra session to pass appropriation bills, a loan bill, and other
i necessary and specific legislation. If he refuses to do this, he
t will become personally responsible for ths clros which will ensue;
i'flnd if , having called an extra session, the legislature should not
Kstop its childish w'rangliilg and at once pass the necessary bills,
I then the responsibility will shift to the shoulders of the legislators
1 j0 Governor Dole made a serious blunder, and one not charac
teristic of himself, when he hinted at bribery as a reason for not
(extending' this session of the legislature. There were stronger and
i more substantial reasons for ending the farce than that of mere
supposed, (and quhe likely,) cases of corruption, and Governor
Dble missed one of the chances of his life when he did not frankly
assign the true and just cause which prompted and justified him
Jin refusing to extend the session.
jOj Had England been plunged into a War With a formidable for
eign power within the last Je w months, there is no doubt but that the
Boers would have gained their independence, just as the thirteen
colonies of the United States did, in a similar manner. But peace
'reigns supreme between the great powers, and England will leis
urely but surely finish up the Boors before she calls off her dogs
55 Lahaina is bubbling with luty growth, and its live citizens
deserve credit for their manly and vigorous actions and resolu
tions relative to the matter of the county seat. Such action on
their part promises much for the future of' Lahaina, even if the
majority of the voters of the county should decide against
them on the matter of the county seat.
It might easily have been
rally result from the discordant
branches of our territorial government!, and tho quostiou is now,
will the better element of the people at large, independently of
past political affiliation's, stand together ut the next ' election and
unravel the thi tangled skem.
' . .
jQ( What has the Dole administration' done to promote legislation
it this session?" Honolulu Republican .
What kind of a reception did Governor Dole's initial efforts and
nessages receive af the hands
:ime is not so long ago but that everyone will remember that they
vet received in disdainful- silence.
5? Trusts are becoming popular,
gue Wilcox is forming a political trust on lue islands. ir one
esult cf the formation of this trust will be to supprass tho manu-
'actare of a surplus of brainless
ri ic'Ii may be forgiven to our delegate to congress.
$' Everv member of the Maui
if -hircself a committee of one for
ng to work up the membership
aicourasrinur by all moans iu his
ace meeting this summer.
MAUI DLUZ ECCtf
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I. v K'h1... :ittrk t'li't-uti Court. WuilukM
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have boon afforded to the Ha-
of Maui, of Kauai and a portion
Hawaiian to desire to see their
the Islands, but this cannot be
a? lin ,t any proposition to have
our public schools. No one will
both teachers and pupils in our
parties will doubtless feel sore,
indulged in, with reference to the
and elect practical business men
of the legislature, who have no
to wreak. The reason why the
party lines at the last election
seen th it a deadlock would ' natu
elements composing tho different
of the' present legislature? The
and that is perhaps why Del-
and over ambitious politicians,
Racing Association should make
the double purpose of first help
of the association, and secondly of
uowsr the matter of successful
Hawaii' Sugar Industry.
Sugar culture began on the Ha
waiian Islands over sixty years ago.
In 1850 the product of sugar, with
the crude wooden and stone horse
mills and inferior kettles, was not
over ouo ton per ncre. In 1880 the
total crop cf tliu Islands was report
ed at only ;;o,HK) tons. The sugar
industry was given a treinemdous
impetus by the reciprocity treaty
with the United States in 1875, by
which all raw augurs were admitted
free of duty. The industry moved
forward by almost "leaps and
bounds" after the ratification of this
treaty. It was seriously depressed
by the passage of the McKi.ilcy bill,
which premitted raw sugars to be
imported free of duty, and gave a
Ixiunty upon domestic sugars. It
was claimed by some that ui der the
reciprocity treaty the United States
ought to have paid the bounty to the
Hawaiian planters. It rallied again
upon the removal of the bounty and
the re-establishment of a ' duty.
Since the adoption of the Dingley
bill it has enjoyed a period of un
precedented prosperity. Immense
improvements have been made, con
sisting of up-to-date capacious ma
chinery in the sugar house, steam
plows and harrows in the field, enor
mous pumping plants for irrigation,
etc. Annexation, which increased
the coulidence of the public hi the
future of the industry, and gave
higher values to plantation stock,
has also caused a considerable in
crease In the price of labor, the lat
ter being the largest factor which
enteis Into the expense of sugar
making. Sugar is cultivated on the
islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and
Oahu. The table lands surrounding
the Islands at an elevation of from 20
to 500 feet constitute the chief sugar
areas. Nearly every acre adaptable
to cane culture on these four islands
is under cultivation, and the proba
bility of a much larger extension of
the industry is small. In the effort
to obtain the large profits now inci
dent to sugar culture, extensive
sugar estates have been recently
opened, cultivated and irrigated.
An experience of ' two ' years ho?
proven that on some of tnern thr'
water of irrigation is too salty for
sugar cane, and hence these estates
hau to be closed and all prospects of
growing sugar thereon abandoned
There are about sixty plantations orf
the islands, which yielded last year
289,544 tons of sugar. These plan
tations have about 100,000 acres in
cane, one-half of which is harvested
every year. The yield per acre
varies greatly, according to chara
cter of the soil, position of the plan
tation on the island, whether in the
rainy or rainless belts, etc.
There are sixty-eight sugar com
panics on the islands, of which sixty
own their sugar houses, and imvnu
facture their cane. Theso are dis
tributed as follows: Twenty-nine on
Hawaii, twelve on Maui, nine on
Oahu, and eighteen on Kauai. The
sugar produced last years is as fol
lows: Hawaii, 115,224 tons; Maui,
57,347 tons; Oahu, 53,025 tons; Kauai
(53,343 tons; or a total of 7'),544
tons. American Uroc'er.
MAIL. CONTRACTS L5T
Washington.' April 9. The" Post-
office Department is rabidly extend
ing the United States maiil nervie'e 'in
Hawaii. The department aihidunced
today the establishment of' two more
important routes, the mails to be
carried on steamboats among the is
lands. The first of those is from
Honolulu, viu Kukuihaelo landing, to
Honokaa landing, Island of Hawaii,
The contractor is the Inter-Island
Steam Navigation Company of Ho
nolulu, and mail' is 'required 'to be
carried twice a month, or as much
ofteuer as their vessels may run, for
one year from May 1st. The other
route is from Honolulu; bj Ilanama-
ula landing, Kapoa lahdirigj Anaholii
landing, Kilauea landing and Kallui
wai landing, to Hanaloi,"Tsland of
Kauai. The Inter-Island Steam
Navigation Company 'of Honolulu 1g
the contractor, and mail is to be
se"ut once a week, or as much ofteuer
as their vessels may run, for on
year'from May 1st.
Dispatch of mails on addit1
vessels designated bv the contract.
ors ia to bu a'.Iowi'd oil th follmvin'r
routes: Honolulu to liana; itonoiuw
T." .;.,.,..!.. ... TJ I.. 1... i Tj:tiH
Honolulu to Waimea, Honolulu tc"
Eleele, Honolulu to .Nawiliwili, aticf
Honolulu to Honuapo. Bv this'
arrangement a more frequent mail
service between these points is
The Lnnce In Vnr?ure.
When the war In tho Transvaal
broke out. Dr. Frederick Schafter, n
distinguished German army surgeon,
obtained premission to accompany
the Hritish troops, his object being
to ascertain to what extent the lance
is effective as a weapon in war.
During th campaign he devoted his
entire nttentifm to this subject, and
now ho has returned home and for
warded to his Government an official
In it he says tliat wounds caused
by a I111100 are not dangerous and
ire easnv eiirod, and that tne reason
s because the iron point of the weap
on is round, and therefore passes
through the organs of the body with
out injuring them to any irreat ex
tent. "Heing such a humane weap
on," ho point?, out, the lance is by np
mean 4 as valuable in war as is
gnnernlly supposed. Nevertheless,
t can be made a dangerous weapon
merely changing the form of its
point, and if the military authorities
k'cide to retain it as a portion of
the equipment of cavalry this should
ertainly be done."
This suggestion is exciting a good
deal of eemment in Europe. The
Frankfort Gazette, apparently ap
palled at tho thought of transform
ing a humane weapon into a cruel
one, says sarcastically: "Vo pro-
nose that the point of the lance be
made of such a shape that it will
lacerate every organ of the body and
render the cure of every wound ut
terly impossible. Furthermore, it
will be well for the authorities to
seriously consider the advisability ot
impregnating the point of the lance
with some deadly poison." New
How Wats Cause 11 Fire
One would hardly believe that a
hot tie of water standing harmlessly
on a table could be the cause of a
fire. Nevertheless such is the case.
In my laboratory the other day I
detected fche odor of burning wood
and, seeking the cause, noticed a
tiny wreath of smoke rising from the
cownter. Setting aside a flak of
water that stood close by I sponged
oter the burning spot ' with a damp
cloth. Shortly after I again detect
ed the odor of burning wood, when
to my surprise, I discovered another
burning spot on .yie table close to
the water flask The flask was
standing in the sunlight, thereby
concentrating the rays to a focus on
the top of the table, acting in this
case as a burning glass. A handful
of highly combustible material was
thrown over tho burning spot, cater
ing fire almost immediately.
1 cite this instance merely as a
warning to chemists and apothecar
ies, who may not realize now easily a
tire may be started in their store
rooms by tho sun shining through
bottles, flasks and carboys of liquid,
converting them for the time being
into burning glasses of great power
1 have in mind now tho instance of
fire originating in a storeroom from
this cause. New York Times.
. She Know All About it.
1 ' I was ehiung out one evening
among a notablo company of people,
most of whom 1 knew only by repu
tation," says George Inness, Jr., h
the Home Journal. '"I was assigned
iji scat next to a very charming 'and
yiteilectii'il woman and did my best
to entertain her. Said ' I; 'What
cm I talk about that will interest
you? I have had some little ex
perience as a cavalryman. Possibly
you may care to hoar something
about horses iu the field.'
''Why, yes; certainly," answered
my fair companion. Tkubw a little
concerning army life, and I once
wrote a book called "Hoots and Sad
dies. And then it dawned upon
my poor, dull brain that I was talk
mg to the widow of the great ca
valry leader, General' Custer, so
suid no more about
horses 'or army
Novel Pirttei-n ln Men's Shirt
Lefcufliaucrd'oshcrs, say'stho Wash
TP . r.. I. . .
lag ton atar, are preparing to have
shirt waits for men on hand 'to mee
tho prospective demand, and a fa
vorite si vie is cfqVeto'd tpe a 'siiirt
waist made on tlje pattern cf the
small boy's, with buttons at the
waist to which the trousers may be
affixed by a series of buttonholes at
tached to the inside of the waist
band. This will do away with the
suspenders, andijf wearers desire, the
vaist line 11133 be hidden by a bit or
of' some lisrht iria'e'HaT '
Corner Main it Market Streets.
Nans and estimates furnished.
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