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MRS. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
Silt unlay, May
When the Mexicans, who were in that portion of Mexico,
which was ceded to the United States, nt the close of th Mexican
war. became thereby cit'zens of tho Un'ted States, they were of
course unable to speak the English lanyuase, and laws were wisely
passed allowing the use of the Spanish language in court procaed
iiis. But in Hawaii the ca.ie is altogether differont. For many
years the English language has been taught in our public schools,
exclusively of late, and there is no reason or excuse or the use of
anything but the Enlish language for official purposes, either in
inir courts or in the legislature.
5 It is a ver.y serious question as to whether th Latin races are
really capable of sel government. Spaiy nvide a failure of it. and
Italy a still more pitiable one. France, which is really soiui-Latin
in its racial structure, is maintaining a re-iabliam f.r:a of gov
ernment, but the supreme tet
autonomy is given to Porto Rico and the Philippines. Of coarse,
being in the leading strings of the United States, these countries
will have in a measure to keep step, but nothing only disaster
could arise from allowing the in to establish independent self
There is no question but that the majority of the more intel
ligent class of people on the Islands woujd favor county and muni
cipal government on strictly American pi ins, if there were any
assurance that the best men wo il.l be selecte.l for oilici holders.
But if some of tho Home Rulers now performing in the legislature
are a f;r sample of what the result of county elections would bo,
it is no wonder that conservative people, who onlv desire the wel
fare of tho Inlands, naturally shrink from trusting tin? interests of
the people ;n such irresponsible
5 The attention of Jarod Smith is res-.itfully invited to the
matter of the cultivation of eaoutciione or indi.i rubber on the
Islands. No better line of experimenting could bo do vised than
thnt of testing ditTeroiit places ou the Isl.iuds as to their adapt ir
bility for this purpose, and noting results. 1 rue. it would require
fvom seven to ten years to thoroughly exploit the matter, but an
industry would probably be thereby established which would
prove a source of profit for the next hundred years.
f$? There is no stronger or more effective argument than that
suggested by an ably drawn cartoon, because it isat once amusing,
suggestive and perfectly unanswerable. The Advertiser js armed
with a fearful weapon in Yardley". cartoons, and their artful
delineation of the calf and the monkey are infinitely more effect -live
than the sharpest editorial utterances. No winder that
Kaiser Wilhclm. is rendered furious by cartoons of his majesty.
The Islands are fairly well supplied with newspapers, but
there is a good field yet open for exploit-ton in the matter of a
literary paper. The Paradise of the Pacific and the Sunday Vol
cano are merely indications of what is needed, -a literary illustrated
weekly, which will serve as a medium to conserve and diffuse a
distinctively Hawaiian flavored literature. Honolulu 'today offers
an inviting field for a literary paper.
The people of the Islands are waiting with considerable in
terest and curiosity to see what the outcome of the extra session
will be. A golden opportunity is now offered to the Home Rulers
to redeem the past and enact laws that will prove that party worthy
of support in the future. But that is perhaps too much to hope
from the class of men who compose the majority of the present
5? There is at present no reasonable doubt but that a cable bill
will be passed at the next session of congress, and although the
Islands have already developed wonderfully in their. isolation, yet
the first cable message which is flashed from the :iniir.la:id to the
Islands will be the sign of an era of development which is hardly
conceivable r.t present.
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J5 The fact that Governor Dole and thi Home Iiulo party were
able to agree on two good men is a harbinger of a better era. Now
if tho Republican p irty and the home rulers will t ry very hard,
they can doubtless ugreo on the selection of members of tho next
legislature who will be able and willing tp e-ui'.ut necessary and
j$i The young men of Maui who are organizing an athletic asso
ciation should receive the moral and financial support of the
people generally, because such sport is not only manly, bet it also
tends to develop a higher phy.sUa'. and meut.il t.me to the hope ot
our country, our boys.
5 Wonder what sort of A:n rlem soldiers the Porto Ricans ar.d
Filipinos would m ile Unolu S i n may need tVm soon. There
is aNo a Ur surplus of nyijj i i tin South, who are always
fond of a "scrap", aui win would prjvj gtll ml d Unites of jiie
MAUI BLUE BOOK
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Jililsn V A. Mi'Kiiy IMsl. MuiO-strutr
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A. N. lliiywlilon. D'Tuty SVirrin
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V. K. SifT-'Vv, lluj-! .1 In Police,
M. Ktmlmiilmn, "
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W. T. Robinson, Tux Art
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.T. Gross, ' "
will be applied when a partial
Bitten by a Nevlllo.
"I jjuess I am the only living ttinn
that lias been bitten by thcnevillo, a
venomous lizard of the Isthmus of
TVhuaiitcpi'e'said William W. Cloon,
a New Yorker with Cent nil Amrl
can expci-ion-i'S. "This lizard is of the
Gila monster family and is a horrid
looking reptile of a mottled liver
color mid is from six to ten inches
long. It bite is dentil, and, as I
said. I am the only person known
who bus lived after being bitten. It
was u case of nip and trc'f, though,
and I didn't get over 'it for two
months or more.
"The brute bit me out of pure
malice, for I wasn't doing a thing to
it. I had a coffee plantation down
on tile isthmus several years ago and
just before the hot season began,
which was in March, I had as my
truest Dr. Fergus MacDonald of the
Smithsonian institutions wl o was in
that country in the interest of
science. While he was with me we
received an invitation to visit the
groat plantation of Dr. Pedro Ar
guiiles. one of the most prominent
men of that country, and we went to
Ids hacienda near Minititlan. The
ladies of the family had all gone to
Mexico City' and as the weather was
hot we men loafed around in our py
jamas, the upper garment of which
is a bis sleeved affair called a camisa.
' One clay Dr. Mat-Donald and I
had adjourned to the patio or court
of the tmildiup;. and while I la- in the
irrass talking to him he was busy
greasing and putting into shape his
gun and revolvers. He was six or
eight feet awav from me, and I was
lying with my head propped up on
my arm, from which the sleeve had
slipped, leaving it exposed to the el-
b iw, which rested on the grass. Of
course neither of us was Miinkinir
about reptiles or other dangers
right there in the court of the build
ing. Suddenly, as I. talked, the
doctor threw his hand up in warning,
and I knew that what ever it was he
saw there was danger in my moving,
and I must keep still. So I kept, an
steady as I could, and then I felt
s iniething iro up my arm toward my
head and stop near my wrist.
"I couldn't see what it was, but
I knew something about tropical
reptiles and I kept perfectly quiet
while the doctor eiuurl.t up one of his
revolvers and threw a couple of cart
ridges into it. He aimed across my
body and fired, and as 1 jumped to
my feet a uevil'o at least seven
inches long fell writhing to the
ground, shot through the head. The
bullet and gone on into my arm and
came out at the elbow and I was
bleeding. Between the bullet mark?
thftugh, were tho fang marks where
the revillo had struck its teeth in
to my arm, and I told the doctor I
thought it had got me. As soon as
"ne saw it he gave me some kind of a
hypodermic injection in the left leg.
tho right arm haviug been bitten
and at once took his ki ife and slash
ed me across the fang marks. Into
tho wounds of my arm he po ired a
bottle of concentrated ammonia
Almost instantly after I had been
bitten I began to grow dizzy and to
see what seemed to me tr be clouds
of light smoke; aud when the ammo'
uia strucK me i keeled over in a
' Five da3S later I awoke in a mud
bath by the riverside, my body twice
its normal size and my tongue stick
ing out of my mouth. They had car
ried me. there as soon as I fainted,
and "light ur.d tuy ''' guide
and hi.'i daughter had been
watching by me, with fires at night
t)keep Off the animals from tLc
jungle. Every 12 hours mv arm
was lifted from the mud and cleansed
and on tlie.se oea.ssions it was always
found to be of a green color. ,As
soon as I returned to consciousness
I was curried to the house and put
to bed, and there for two weeks 'I
renniip.e.d and then went down to the
coast and up t ) t ic well known hot
springs, where I was treated for
two months until every bit of the
venom had left my body. D-iring it
all I sutlei ed no pab, nor have I
ever felt the slightest inconvenience
since. Whatt-flect the bullet woind
u the arm had I don't kr.ow. P s
sibly the blood that came from the
bullet wounds saved me. Anyhow
something happened that never
happened 1 1 any other j i r.-eii Irttnn
by a nevillo, or I wouldn't be here io
tell the story."
Mr. Cloon bared hi n for the
benefit of the listeners, uiid if an
arm ever looked as if it had been
through a hard cainpaigu that one
did. Jt va seiivred as if burnt with
hil irons ai.d covered from (he elbow
down with ah kinds of peculiarly
shaped mottled soots of about the
same color as the lizard. New
Trlckc of Bnrnatomcrs.
'One ot the old slang phrases of
the stage," said Muggles, who used
to be a good actor, was "to pong."
This means, or used to mean, using
your own language that is, playing
a part without cues of tho proper
lines, playing only upon a knowledge
of the play to carry you through.
Years ago on the road there used to
be some highly ludicrous situations in
consequence of a new play being pro
duced in n hurry. The stage manag
er, however, had a wonderful genius
for patching up a hitch. When cir
cumstances were necessary, ht would
sometimes lower a front scene and
tell the low comedian and chamber
maid to go on and 'keep it up,' and
while they did so be would arrange
how the play had to be continued.
'Of course, actors are expected
to help one another out of a difficulty,
but at times old grudges were paid
off. For instance, I remember on
one occasion a letter had to be read
in one scene. Unfortunately this
letter could not be found, so a 'dum
mv that is a blank sheet was sent
on the stage.
" 'Say, dad,' said the actor who
had to read the letter, seeiug it
blank, 'here's a letter for ydhJ. You
had better read it yourself, as I am
sure it contains good new.'
"Rut 'dad' tumbled to the occasion
and replied: 'No, Tom, you read it.
I've mislaid my spectacles,'
" 'Bless me,' said Tom, 'it is writ
ten so badly I can't make out a word
of it. Hero Nelly, you read it.
"The unsuspecting Nelly takes the
letter, and seeing it blank says: "No,
f ,ither had better iead it. Ho will
be able to make it out better. I'll
go and fetch your spectacles. I
know where they are.' And off she
"The old man is again equal to the
O2?asion and calls out to her: 'Never
mind bringing them, Nelly. I'll come
and get them.' Then he walked off
and the stage manager had to rear
range the scene.
"Yes. sir: there's a lot in the the
atrical business you outsiders never
dream of." New York Times.
Anecdotes of Forrest.
"General Forrest of the Confede
rate army," said an ex-Confederate
ofticer, "was a military genius of the
first rank. Without previous train
ing or any developed taste in that
direction he went into the army from
a place as overseer and attained
commanding rank absolutely by
merit. Rough and uncouth at first,
he became in later life a courtly
gentleman whom it was a pleasure
to meet and to know. I remember
on one occasion some time after the
war coming up the Potomac with
him I wanted to introduce a young
woman who was under my escort.
He said he was flattered by the re
quest, but that he could not -poet her
unless she knew perfectly well who
he was and that he was not held in
high esteem by the northern people
chieflv on account of the Fort Pil
low affair. I assured him that she
was fully apprised of his record, and
then he went with mo to meet her,
and she told me later she had never
met a more attractive man.
"Earlier in his career that is, be
fore he had learned to spell he was
asked by a young lady to put his
autograph in her album. He wrote
his name as requested and under it
his title, "major general of calvarj','
as he spelled it. The lady called his
attention to it in a very delicate way,
aud he looked at it a moment, and
with a full consciousness that he was
lacking in that regard and with
beautiful and scarcely to be expect
ed humility he said, 'Let it stand to
show how ignorant General Forrest
is.' There are not many men who
would have done that, I imagine, and
it was the little things that, showed
the man's true greatness." New
The man who knew many things
wns instructing the new and verdant
stenographer as to the use of the va
rious pflieo appliances, and finally he
introduced her to the speaking tube
' Now, see," said the man, "you
put one tube to your ear and the
other to your mouth, then whistle."
"Into which one do 1 whistle?" asked
the guileless stenographer.
"Heavens," cried the man, "which
one do you suppose you whistle in,
tho one at your ear or the one at
"That was what I wanted to know,
said the stenographer, "for I whis
tled as I sing, entirely by ear."
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