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PUBLISHED EVEKY SATURDAY
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WAILIKI. MALI, T. H.
One year, (in vvdvanc1) $2.50
Siy luonllis, ... 1.5U
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thins on iKTlhiiMit tnpH-s. Wriii! only "n
one Miilt or imp'T. Siu'ii yinr ninao wliit'b
will h I11M i: mllili'iiliul I! iluslrtsl.
0. B. R0EERTS0N, Ed. and Prop.
MF!S. C. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
J? Tlic possibility of a vir botwocn tiio United States and (J or
many, -while remote, otfers a singularly interest irjr field fur .spec
illation as to its sc.tpa an-.l r.yuiits. I,i sueli a w.ir, the United
States would necessarily be placed upon the defensive, and
Germany would have to take th iuitiatiw. TImmnj wonM be no
tighting either hi Germany or the United Slates pronv, :;l;hoiigh
ine sea coasc ciiies oj ootii countries would .--uiier.
Would of necessity simply be a teat of the ellldency o
of each power, and the st ronger
the war to a lare extent. Bat
United States is able to enforce the Monroe
country where the test is upphed would become
place for its German settlers.
j Tlie legislature is to be judged by what it did, and not by
what it said, and it did nothing. There is no longer aiiy room in
in the Islands for political schisms and factions. That lime has
passed forever. Now, let the right thinking people of the Islands,
be they haole or Hawaiian, calmly look actual eond.it iouy in the
face, without prejudice and with no desire save to obtain wise and
beneficial legislation. Stamp out personal and class ambitions,
and elect men toot'lico on account of their illness rather than their
desires, for this otters the only hope for our future.
a a a
S? Apparently there is trouble, brewing between the United
States on one hand and Germany, with England for an ally, on the
other, relativu to the enforcement of the Monroe doctrine in the
South American republics. Germany will certainly fight, if nec
essary, aaid the question is now up to Uncle Sam, who, with Ha
waii iu his iocket and the Philippines on his back is slightly
lmndicapied, both inorallj and materially. But the United States
against the world, says the Ne a'S.
5 The attention of Congress is respectfully invited to the free
indiscrimininate use which was made of the Hawaiian language,
during the term of the recent legislature, in defiance of the letter
and spirit of the organic act; and in this connection, an amend
ment of the organic act should be recommended with restrictions
on the use of the Hawaiian language made so plain and rigid that
even a Home Kula can understand them.
jjjjj U. S. District Attorney Baird found it necessay the other day
to scathingly denounce a jury. for. failing to convict, and in so
doing receive the moral support 'of Judge Estee. While there is,
in Honolulu, a sentiment of sympathy with the jurors, still outsiders
will incline to believe there was "something rotten in Denmark,"
and that the jurors deserved what they got.
From practical tests it seems that the plantations will not be
abie import a desirable class of negro laborers in sufficient quant
ities to answer their needs. Porto Ricau labor seems more avail
able, and the present indications are that an jibundance of that
class of labor will soon be available, to the exclusion of much of
the worthless labor now on the Islands.
J? Governor Dole called an extra session for the purpose of
enabling the legislature to pass appropriation bills. Yv'hile it is at
best only a forlorn lfope, still the Independent Home Iiule Repub
licans may conclude io lay aside their childish animosities and go
to work in the interests of the people of the territory, whom they
i re popularly supposed to represent.
The legislature has passed and forwarded an ably written
resolution asking President McKiuley to make Governor Dole be
have himself, and now it is up to Governor Dole to pass and for
ward another ubly written resolution asking President McKinley
to make the legislature behave themselves.
5 If the Hawaiians really wish to perpetuate their language, one
or more colleges for that purpose should be established on the
Islands, otlicered by iearnea llawauans. ine people, ot tne t.-rn-tory
Avould doubtless sanction legislative action looking to the
establishment of such colleges.
Where else, except in
petition for the repair of a piece
in the aggregate between 1 0,000,000 and f Ij.OOO.OM? Sure, the
Islands are run on the million dollar plan and it is good to be here.
j Judge Humphrey has ordered the empanneling of a grand
jury for the ostensible purpose of lassoing Col. Mazuma. The
colonel is a wily and experience old campaigner however, and the
jury will probably have their trouble for their Pains.
5 The sacrifice of men like Lansing, McCundless and Brown to
the moloch of the Home Rulism is only partly compensated for by
the, appointment of Boyd and Wright, both good men. -
$t Let it bo devoutly hoped that U is the last time that the Terri
.iry of Hawaii will ever eiect a legislature' who haven't common
stnia enough to know when it comes time to adjourn.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hun. J. V. Knhin. firutit .hi '.i,
I. N. K. Ki-oln. ( I 'irc'i'l 'u!
JiulKe W. A. McKay l'.:,t. .Vuu:s;i
" KitlcikHU, " "
" .losi'liU, "
' M:tliue " "
" Kalioohnluhriln. " "
L. M. lliiUlwin, Sberm,
A. N T'.n.VNrldcu, Ui'imly Shr-rM
C. K. l.lmlscv.
K. Willroch, " '
W. K. Saffrry, Ciip'.uin Police-,
M. Kinih:i:i!i:lil, " "
l.lmlsrv. " "
F. J. Fn-in-'y,
V. T. RoMiMnn. Tux Aw srr.
-T. N. K. KpoI.i, li"p'i1v Assi-SM.r
W. (). A!;cu,
V ii'ui WHO
be.cii a war
navy would d.-ckle the fortunes of
there is no doubt, but that the
d;u trine, and the
,i very unhealthy
the territory of Hawaii, could a
of country road find signers worth
The first readint; of ''The Scarlet
Letlcr' lias boon told in T. W. Ilig
ginson's book of essays, 'Contempo
raries." Tlie rending was given to
tho author's dearest critic, bis wife.
During the entire winter when he
was at work- u(mn the book he
seemed oppressed by seme .secret
'There was a kr.ol in his forclieaa
all the time." said Mrs. Hawthorne.
Finally one evening he went to her
and said that he had written some
thing which he would like to read
a'oiid. The work amounted 1o very
I'tt'e, but still he would like to read
it. All tint evening he r"ad, but a
the romance was unlini.shod at bed
time his wife made no comments,
kiun'. ing I'm t he disdiked criticism
until one had lieu rd the whole.
The next night he read again, and
now her suspense grew so unendur
able that in the midt of a moving
scone she t;an!t from her low stool to
tho floor, pressed her hands to her
ears and declared that he could not
boar to hei; it.
Hd wthoi'iie put dow. the manus
cript and 'looked at her in amazement.
"J)o vou really fe 1 it so much?"
he asked. '"Then there must be
something in it.'
The next day the manuscript was
delivered to the publisher, and on
the following morning Mr. James T.
Fields, the publisher, appeared at
the author's door. When he was
admitted, he caught the little boy of
the family in his arms and asked,
"You splendid little fellow, do you
know what a father' you have?"'
He had sat up all night to read the
manscript and had posted out to
Salem in the early morning. After
his interview with the publisher
Hawthorne came down stairs with a
firm step and walked about, his face
illumined by new hope and vigor.
The world had found him -out. Re
cognition was at tho door.
The Local Paper.
A great mauy yes. the majority
pcopk wonder why the local papers
do not get more of the daily happen
ings and why they have so little news.
There is nothing strange about that,
however, but we have often wondered
why so few people take enough in
terest in the local paper to inform
the editor of the littlo occurrences
which every country editor is only
too glad to obtain though they seem
ever so insignificant to those who
know nothing of newspaper work.
The only way for a community to
obtain an interesting paper is for
everyone iu the community to become
interested in the success of the local
Take your home paper; read it
thoroughly; read the advertisements
and know what the business men of
your town are doing. If you hear a
birth, marriage, death, serious ill
nesri or accident, now arrival, or
anything which might be of interest
to some ore, nee that the country
editor hears of it, for lie will be
grateful and will then beiu to take
interest in your welfare, and may
some time extend to j-ou a helping
hand. If your are in business, ad
vertise in the local paper and peo
ple will know that you are alive, and,
furtiiermoie vou can yet value re
ceived for every dollar you pay for
an advertisement ia your home
One American Ship in British
One of the almost forgotten facts
connected wun our Ecconu war wito
England is that thei e still is in the
Ku:,lish navy the fi 'urate President,
which a 15riti.-h suuadron of four ves
sels captured oir Sandy Hook in a
not light lasting two and a half
hours in the late afternoon and early
in the evening of .lanuarv 1815.
Nowadays the President 's listed in
the English uavy as a "fourth-rate
drill ship for the Royal naval re-
nerves." She is housed over, and
looks like the receiving ship
eriiK-nt in ine .sew xork navv
yard, except that sho is only about a
third as larpe. Her moorintr is at
the West India doks, London, where
sue resieu peie.eiuwy lor years
with her bottom deep in the mud,
For the last 41) years she has been
used by the Royal naval reserve,
Thousands of dollars have been spent
on her m the course of tho last cen
tury. (Jn her bows is the carved
figurehead of John Adams, ieo pre.
sident iu Washington's second term,
in which the President was built,
Sim is Id years old, having been
constructed fit the same time as the
Weir Mitchell and Whitman.
In Dr. Weir Mitchell's book a
pleasant story or two is told of Walt
Whitman, the writer, to whom some
would deny the namo of poet, while
others regard him as one of the
greatest of all poets. One of the
characters in the story of ''Dr.
North and His Friends" says that
Whitman was eaten up by his own
vanity, regarding everything ho did
as of such supreme value that he had
lost all power of self criticism and
and could not tell good from bad -or
indifferent. Once he was asked if bo
thought Shakespeare as great a
poet, as himself. He replied that he
had often thought of that, but had
never been able toccme to a decision.
He went to a physician upon on
occasion, thinking himself seriously
out of health. When he learned that
his ailment, whatever it was, could
be treated best by living as much u
possible out of doors without dosing
with medicine, he was leaving in all
good humor when he bethought him
self of the physician's fee. "How
much will it be?" he inquired. "The
debt was paid long ao," said the
doctor, who knew and liked his writ
ings. "It is you who are still the
editor." Whitman thanked hiin
and went out. Another patient, a
lady, had taken his place when he
eturned, put his two great hands on
the table opposite, his medical ad
vise f1 he had not stopped to knock or
announce himself and said, "That,
sir, I call poetry."
The lady was scandalized by his
abrupt appearance and demeanor
and asked as soon as the writer had
gone for the second t ime, "Is the
gentleman insane?" but, learning his
identity, she wished he had asked for
Origin of Petroleum.
One of the secrets of nature which
science has not yet been able to dis
close is the source of petroleum de
posits. Theories and opinions of the
closest students are numerous and
varied. Some have assumed that
petroleum is a secretion of a micros
copical insect in tho sandstone for
mation; but if so the industrious
little animal has thus far escaped
detection. A later theory is that
petroleum is decayed marine vegeta
tion and is thus allied to coal. Tho
Texas oil fields have been found to
be resting on vast beds of sulphur,
and inasmuch as most mineral oils
have a sulphur base, it may, be that
this mineral is "the mother of oil,"
as qnartz is popularly assumed to
be the "mother of gold." Until we
know more, however, about the
genesis of petroleum than we do at
present, our knowledge of the dura
tion of the supply must remain purely
speculative. What interest, us in
tho West more particularly now is
that the oil fields already opened
promise to provide a supply of cheap
fuel for some generations to come,
even though nature should fail to
A Curious Receipt.
Hanover's registrar discovered a
very curious document some time
ago as he was looking through a
bundle of papers that date back to
the eighteenth century. The docu
ment is a receipt probably the only
one of its kind in existence which
was given to a Hanoverian captain
by a canon of Dusiburg during the
Seven Years' war.
"I, the undersigned," it reads.
"hereby acknowledge that I have
received 50 blows of a stick, which
were inflicted upon me. by a lieuten
ant of Captain B. s regiment as a
punishment for the stupid and fri
volus calumnies which I have ut
tered in regard to the regiment of
chasseurs. For ni v im prudent word:
I now admit that I am profoundly
sorry. I received my punishment
lying on a lieay of straw and held by
two meu, and I bear testimony to
the fact that the officer struck me
as vigorously as ho could with a stick
that was as thick as my finger.
''In proper form and with duo
gratitude I sign this receipt and
avow that all therein is true."
Minnesota Copies Hawaii.
Iu Minnesota a bill, has been intro
duced in the Legislature establishing
a new liquor selUp.a system. Its es
sential features, are that liquor shall
be sold only in packages of not less
than one-half pint, cannot be drun
upon the premises, and shall bo sub
led to inspection bv the State 1
fore sale, bile' all the profits must
ga to the County Treasury.
ENGINEERS, CONTRACTORS AND
Practical Auoiiitkcth & BriuiEUs
Sketches ond Estimates
'Furnished on Short Notice.
Rids on Stone, Rricic ond Mason
Contractors & Fnghieers.
We fjolieit all kinds of construction
work, such us Railroad, Clov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ritshes,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E. LAMAR,
M km. TKi'ii. SocTac. Coast.
W. H. KING
Corner Main & Market Streets,
Plans and estimates furnished.
WAGON & CARRIAGE REPAIRING
First Class Abnerial on Hand.
Cabinet Work a Specialty.
W. H. KINC
Contractor & Builder
(Formerly Hi'iid Carpenter ut ICiliu, )
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A large force
of skilled assistants always
P. O. Box 33 Tel. No. 293
J LUMB5R J
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paiu. . . .
TELEPHONE No. 1
K. A. WADSWORT1I
Constantly on Hand
Celery & Iron
Delivery wagon will visit
Wailuku Mondays-', Wednesdays
and Saturdays; Haiku, Tuesdays
and Fridays; Ki'nei. Mondays
and Thursdays; Kahului, Mon
days and Saturdays; Spreckels
ville, Wednesdays and Thurs
Pncf OlViz-.n A A c
UU, ' II , , l, A . ... V. .
Maul Soda & Ice Works
Kahului, Maui, T. II.
G. MACFAKLANE & Co., Ltd.
Pure American and
Deer fe VAines
ice Cold Drinks
Opp. Wailuku Depot
WAILUKU. - - MAUI
Matt. McCann Pitoi'tutToa
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale Wirier
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. II,
w n i)
GREEN RIVER WHISKER
O. V. G. Special ,
PABST BEER & TONIC
7Verls 13 r J z.a rcl A Roger
French Brandies and
i nuie wines.
All Leading Brands
PHONE 4. HONRi in i
BRIDGE STREET HILO, HAWAI
Love jo v
Rainier Bottled beer, of Seattl
C. Carpy & o., Uncle Sam ine1
Cellars and Distillery, Napa, al
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream ure Rye Whiskey
Long Life Whiskey
Lexington Club Old Bourbon Whisker
J F Cutter's Whiskey
MoetA Chandon White Seal Cham