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Wanted, an opera house. The generous reception which Wai
luku has given to two small but first class entertainments which
have recently visited the Island demonstrates that the people are
rendy to liberally support any good entertainment which is given,
and Wailuku cannot afford to wait much longer for a neat and
commodious theatre which could also be used for public parties
and balls. On last Saturday evening a large audience sat cramped
up on awkwark and closely crowded benches to listen to a really
excellent entertainment. A cosy opera house with comfortable
seats and stage with appropriate scenery would have doubled the
pleasure, and now that Wailuku is steadily building up, some one
should provide for such a theatre. The proposed K. P. Hall build
ing may well consider the proposition, for it would be a central
site tor entertainments.
fSs -Tho amount of tlie sugar crop raised on the Islands from
October 1. W0 to September 30, 11)01, as given by the secretary
of the Planters' Association, amounts to the enormous sum, reck
oned in round numbers, of 720,000,000 pounds which, at four cents
per pound, will realize 8,800,000. At least half of this should
be net dividends. 'J here are 5(5 plantations on the Islands, the
three largest of which each produces over 0,000 tons of sugar,
Ewa Plantat ion leaJing with 33,000 tons. If labor can be procured
three or four plantations will reach the 40,000 ton mark within
two years from now. The Hawaiian Com. & Sugar Co. on Maui,
with its immense area of cane lands, adequate water supply in the
near future and the largest and most complete sugar mill on earth,
is destined to be the banner sugar plantation of the Islands.
;8j The old fable of the ass kicking at the dying lion is being re
peated in the hostile attitude of the other European countries to
ward England. It is true that England has lost prestige in the
Boer war, but those who believe that Great Britain is becoming
decrepit should remember that the battle of Waterloo was fought
and won after the thirteen feeble colonies had won their indepen
dence from the mother country on the field of battle. In small
matters, England some time appears very diminutive, but once
let any one of the great nations of Europe throw down the gage
of battle to John Bull, and repentance will come with blood and
treasures, and Eogland will once more demonstrate, as she has
many times before, that she is the most powerful nation on earth.
3 The cable to the Islands may now be considered as an accom
plished fact, and its full meaning cannot be estimated at once.
There will be a large increase in tourist travel, and w inter resi
dence cottages will spring up all over the Islands which will be
occupied by those who wish to escape the rigors of the winter
climate in the United States. With the increase of travel between
the Islands, larger and more commodious steamers will be put on.
New and first class hotels will be built at all eligible points. The
promised improvements in the wireless telegraphic system will be
inaugurated, and the Islands will become famous all over the
worici as a delightful spot to spend
the hot months of tho summer. '
$2$ The Hawaiian of today occupies a peculiar position. Thanks
to the much sneered at missionaries, the average Hawaiian has
reached a plane of intelligence which places him on an equality
with his white brothers, but the Saxon race is progressive and
the Hawaiians should study to emulate them if they would keep
up with the procession. No more important factor for this pro
gress exists than is found in liberal industrial education, and for
this reason tho Hawaiians of Wailuku District should use every
endeavor for the establishment of an industrial high school at
Wailuku, in order to properly fit their children for the battle of life.
IK The Panama troubles are liable to assume a very grave phase
in the near future. The whole world is interested in preserving
an open unobstructed road across
of the United States to see that
as vigorous a policy as was required in Cuba, and the end mav be
that the United States may be required to establish a protectorate
over the Isthmus with possible annexation by purchase or otherwise
SB? The leading papers of England are endorsing the tenets of the
Monroe Doctrine and asking that
lead m the matter of declaring them a part of tho" law of nations.
This is not only a f riendly'ect, but
niDuum, jAinuuig- wouia go
for many future troubles than an
trine by all the leading countries in Europe.
It is but natural that the conservative" members of the Angli
can Churcn on JrlaTvau should note with a keen sense of regret the
change in the reading of the prayer book with which they have
been familiar since childhood, but
the change must come and it would be wise to' take the plunge
at once and be done with it.
2 The letter of Thanksgiving Day was properly thrsXQ' at
Wailuku by generous feasting, but the spirit of the day somehow
seemed missing. However it is
nature of things become more popular with tie fun loviig, f eas
loving people of the Islands,' -
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. J. W. Knlua, Circuit Judfro, WbIIuku
J. N. K. Kcolit. Clerk Circuit Court, Wfttliiku
Judge W. A. McKay Dint. Magistrate. Wittluku
" Chns. Copp, " " Malunvno
" Khmili!lK. " " Unhalnn
" KalHkuu, " " Hunimulii
" Josopn, " " liana
" riliniinu, " " Klpnliulu
" Mahne " " Molokat
" Kabonhnlnhala, " " Luniit
L. M. Haldwtn, Sheriff, Wnllul.il
A. N. Hnysrldon, Deputy Sheriff Wailuku
S. Kalania " " Makawno
O. H. Llndsey, " ' Lalinina
F. Wittrock, " ' Hiuni
O. Trimble. " " Molokai
V. E. Saftery, Captain Police. Wnl'uku
H. Copp, " " Muliawno
Wm. Keanii, " " Lahnina
Lmdsev, " " U:na
F. 3. Kreaiy, " ' Kalaupapa
W. T. Kobinson, Tax Assessor, wailnku
J. N. K. Kcola, Deputy Assessor Wailuku
W. O. Aiken, " " Paia
Q. Dunn, " " Lahatna
J. Gross, - " Hana
not only the winter, but also
the Isthmus, and it is the dutv
this is done. To do so may require
the British Government take the
also one founded on a deep and
iurtner to eliminate the cause
adherence to ith'e Monroe Doc
as Canon Ault sensibly urges
a new holiday, and should, in the
Maul Teachers Anuutil Meeting.
The Maui Teachers' Association
held its annual meeting at Maunaolu
Seminivry on last Frtfuy, Kov. 2!),
forty-four teacher answering roll call.
A class of Maunaolu girls beauti
fully rendered a "Thanksgiving"
song quite appropriate to the occa
sion, followed by a piano solot the
"Cavalleria Rusticana," by Miss
President Reavis in his address
spoke of several practical matters,
omong them the place of meeting and
the rates which steamers charge
Prof. Looney of Lahainaluna read
an original poem entitled "Thankgiv
ing Day," which was recently pub
lished in "Hawaii's Young Peeple."
Mr. Looney incidentally explained,
during of the poem, thr.t Jefferson
was the only president who ever re
fused to issue a Thanksgiving pro
clamation, and that he was entirely
cousciencious in his refusal to do so,
believing that the holiday wojld be
celebrated with levity und lack of
Miss Fletni.ig's paper on "Slory
Telling-' followed. She said, "one
quick and sure way to win the atten
tion of little children is to satisfy the
c instant and sometimes clamorous
demand, ', Tell us a Story."
She said the taste or love for a
story is inherited in children of all
nationalities, and that upon the
teachers of Maui lies the responsibili
ty of guiding this taste aright. It
should be cultivated for three rea
sons; first, because-of the pleasure of
the children; second, because
on the proner cultivation of
this taste in childhood depends the
taste for literature in mature years;
and third, because it has great, in
fluence and power in the formation of
character. Before deciding on a
story to be used it must first pass the
following tests: is it interesting?
does it bring to the mind a distinct
picture? is it worth while? Story
telling is the best foundation for all
language work, and a good story is
the best medium through which to
convey new ideas to children. With
this method there is no routine of
Mr. C. E. Copeland spoke on "In
dustrial Training in Common Schools, '
saying, "If complete and profitable
living is the aim of education, the
eurriculum must not be confined sole
ly to ijtellectual and moral subjects.
Tho entire body of philosophy from
Thates of Miletus down to Hegel and
KtJnt would not suffice to procure a
single dinner for the philosopher. A
purely intellectual training is a part
of a complete education, a necessary
part, without doubt, still only apart-
Few in this day and age will dispute
that the training of the hand is coe
qual in importance with the culture
of the mind."
Mr. Copeland suggested that man
ual training should begin with the
child's first day in school. Each child
should have some daily task allotted
to him. To arrange a bouquet for
the teacher's table; to see that the
crayons are distributed and collect
ed; to dust thJ erasers; to keep a
certain portion of the school premis
es fre) from stones and weeds; these
aud other such things may bo made
to furnish regular employment for
each child in the primary room, to be
supplemented by paper folding, pa
per cutting, clay modelling, knife
In speaking of agricultural work
he stated, that unless- a child is
taught something he does not do at
home, it is not sufficiently educative
in character to be useful In common
schools. Fruit and tree culture.
planting, pruning and grafting,
study of soils,- irrigation, drainage
and insect pesta,, ar free from this
objection and educative in their ten
dency. Carpentry is an ideal means
of teaching manual training, and
sewing, knife work, mat and basket
making and printing are also useful
for this, purpose. Mr.. Copelaud's
paper provoked animated discussion
in which a diversity of opinions were
expressed, tho sentiment of Laha
maluna being that Industrial wdrk
should not be attempted except un
der the guidance' of a specially and
properly trained instructor.
The afternoon session opened' with
"A Twilight Song" by the Maunaolu
girls, very acceptably rendered.'1
Mr. F. W. Hardy who has prbbab
)y worked longer and more' success
fully than any other teacher In, the
Islands in the application of thd
theory to our schools, followed , with
a paper on "The Proper Correlation
of Studies.'' Hia conceptions of whit
education should .do for the" child are
very clear and definite, and ha urged
that no education should fall short of
preparing youth for citizenship in its
Mr. D. D. Baldwin's paper on" As
tronomy in Our Schools" was inter
esting aud helpful to teachers. He
exposed the fallacy of many popular
beliefs and pointed out the' broaden
ing of ideas which elementary ideas
of tho greatness, grandeur and
wonderful laws controlling the uni
verse will give to a child.
The time being limited. Mr. Kelii
noi confined himself to a few, brief
remarks on "Music in the Public
Schools." He pointed out many for
cible reasons why music should bo
taught, and gave some interesting
observations which he had noted. It
is hid experience that the tendency
of the Hawaiian children istodrag in
their time when singiD, while on the
other hand Portuguese children are
inclined to hurry tho tempo. He
gave some valuable suggestions in
regard to correcting these faults.
Prof. Looney followed with a dis
cussion on the "Use of Reference
Dooks," advocating their use early
and often in the education of a child,
ane suggesting that the child be
taught the best method of using them,
daily. The dictionary should be the
first and most constant book of re
ference put into the hands of a child,
and the teacher should work with
him, as . much for the purpose of
training us for obtaining information.
Tho regular work of the session
closed with some very sensible sug
gestions from Mrs. Sabey on "How
to Teacli Children to Read for Them
selves." Miss Eva Smith added some
very pertiuent suggestion on the
It was unanimously decided that
the Association shall meet next year
in the new. Wailuku school-house, the
date of meeting being changed to the
last Monday hi October, in order to
give the Hana teachers anoppportu
uity to be present.
The following officers were elected
for thciensuing year; D. D. Baldwin,
President; F. W. Hardy, Vice-President;
Miss Fleming, Secretary. The
program committee appointed are
Mrs. Sabey, Mr. Keliinoi aud Mr
A motion to appoint a committee
to interview the managers of the dif
ferent steamer lines with tho view of
securing cheaper rates for teacbers
was voted down on the score that
such a proceeding ou their part
would be rather undignified, after
which the session adjourned.
Canal Treaty St&ned.
WASHINGTON, JNOV. lo. lllC HOW
canal treaty between the United
Slates and Great Britain has been
signed. At noon Secretary Hay and
Lord Pauncefote. the Britain Em
bassador, affixed their signatures
to the elaborately engrossed docu
ment. Notwithstanding the iinpcrt-
nce of the event, it was marked
by severe simplicity. Lord Paunce
fote, accompanied by tho second
Secretary of the British Embassy,
Percy Wyndham, appeared' at the
State Department at midday. They
were expected, and at once were
shown into Secretary Hay's office.
Two parchment copies of tho treaty
An authentic summary of the treaty's
terms may be classified under six
heads as follows:
1 It abrogates or supersedes the
old Clayton-Bulwer treat', and thus
puts an end to the coparnership be
tweeh the Uuited States and Grea
Britain in tho proposed Isthmian
anal provided for by that instrument,
2 Declares that the United States
isfreo to proceed to the construction
of such canal.
3 That the canal is to' be neutral
m time of peace, open td the ships of
all nations, and that fts neutrality is
guaranteed by tho TJuited States
4 That in time of1 war the United
States may take such steps for the
protection of the canal and its own
interests as it may deem proper.
a-r-i.naTi ine united states may
mane sucn ruies ana regulations con
cerning the use of the canal as It sees
lit. Bave that the United States
agrees not to levy discriminative tolls
upon the shipping or Great Britain
(3 In case of a change of sovereign
ty in the Isthmus the stipulation
which the the United States has
eatered into as to the neutralization
m time of peace and nondiscrimi native
tolls shall not be altered.
Two Deaths From Plague.
ODES3A, Not. 17. Two deaths
were recently certified In Odessa as
due to the bubnnic plpguo,. The haalth
. authorities to6k vigorous precautions
against the 'spread', of the "disease
and no further caso htive been re
ported, ' I
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Plans and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice
Office and Shop in Giles Building
High St. ' Wailuku.
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers.
We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E LAMAR,
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Man AG Ell
Corner Main & Market Streets.
Carpenter & Builder
Plana and estimates furnished,
WAGON & CARRIAGE REPAIRING
First Class Material on Hana.
w. h. nmc
Contractor & Builder
(Formerly Head Carpenter at Kihei.)
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A largo force
of skilled assistants always
p. o. box 03 Tei. No. 293
R. R. 0
And Dealers n
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Spreckels vH'e and
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gggp AND Yill6-
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Bottled at Eartlett's Spring,
Lake County, California.
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C. Carpy & Co., Uncle Sam Wine.
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Cream Pure Rye Whiskey
Long Life Whiskey
Lexington Club Old Bourbbr. Whiskey
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