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In the inception of the Homo
joint convention of all parties in a.
the other two parties ignored the invitation. The News was then
urging that all party linos bo discarded, and that the whole people
of the Islands unite in the selection of good men for the legislature.
This was not done, and the result was deplorable. Now the Home
Kulers again extend the olive'Vmmch and ask for a joint discussion
of Americanism. Will they again be denied, and if so, what will
be the result? The News has before urged and again urges that
the only proper solution of the problem of successful government
of the Islands consists in uniting with the Home Rule party by
the whole people. Meet the Hawuiians half way and in good faith,
and help them to establish a government on tho proper lines, or
look for more silly legislation, if r.ot worse. We are all Americans
now, and old differences should be laid aside for the good of all.
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jjj There are still large areas of tillable lands on the Islands
which have not passed into the hands of corporations and lard own
ers, and these lands, in small farms, tilled by thrifty American
farmers, would add much to the general prosperity of tho Islands.
Hie only question is that of water for irrigation purposes, and tho
real source of supply which nature has lavished on the Island of
Maui has not yet been tapped. Not one per cent of tho water
supply is conserved, but is allowed to escape underground to the
sea. The mountain tunnel on Olaa which furnishes 0,000,000 gallons
per day is tho true solution, and the time is coming when mountain
tunnels on Maui will supply plenty of water to irrigate every foot
of tillable Jand on the Island.
fji Judge Humphrey makes a mistake in so severely denouncing
the police spy system. In more civilized communities such a sys
tem could not exist, and there is no need for it. But on the lslauds
peculiar conditions exist which renders the police spy a necessity
in the matter of detecting and punishing many violations of the
law, Of course there are liable to be cases of overzeal in tho mat
ter, but as a general rule the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs on the
Islands are experienced men, and exercise due prudence in detect
ing crime by the only available means in their power, and sym
pathy for those detected in law breaking by this means is maudlin.
While the Islands are peculiarly adapted to the successful
production of sugar, it doos not follow by any means that they are
not suitable for other purposes. There will yet be fortunes made
here in the cultivation of fruits. It has been demonstrated that a
fine quality of oranges and limes can bo successfully grown. The
banana and pine-apple are practically indigenous, and it had been
demonstrated that a high grade of olives can be raised with little
or no irrigation. There are thousands of acres of choice olive
lands on the Islands, which by reason of their dry and arid soil are
practically unfit for any other use.
fSH The organization known as the federation of labor is growing
rapidly in the United States. This statement, taken alone, does
not mean much, but taken in connection with its political signifi
cance, it means an. overthrow of the existing political parties in the
United States, and the installation of a labor candidate in the
white house. The labor vote has a large majority, and organiza
tion is all that is needed. Tho real or fancied wrongs of the strik
ers, and the vast aggregations of working capital will furnish the
political ammunition df the new party, and able leaders are all
5 Of course sympathy will be felt for the poor Chinese who
appealed to Governor Dole for relief, but after all, there was a
good deal of buncombe at the bottom of it. It is w 11 known that
there is plenty of work on the Islands for every ono who is able
and willing to work.and if these Chinese are able to work.they have
no one but themselves to blame for their suffering. If unable to
work, they deserve and will doubtless receive charitable assist
ance until the government is in position to respoud to their
claims for losses.
2 Kalua must go. While. he is personally a very genial, pleas
ant gentleman, yet his failure as a Circuit Judge is monumental,
and the public generally has borne with him until patience has
ceased to be a virtue. The public interests rank 'ligher than indivi
dual interests, and in the interests of the public, tho best and wis
est thing for Judge Kalua is to at once tender hi3 resignation.
The Supreme Court of the United States has held that the
Philippines are de facto American territory , that the constitution
followed the flag down there, and that duties levied on goods im
ported from there into the United Stated are illegal and must be
refunded. Have a Manila cigar, gentlemen? Only five cents apiece,
with a likelihood of reduction iu the Cuban Perfecto,
jiK The "Volcano" Is carefully organizing a new political party
composed of all the best elements of the old parties, with a view of
saving the Islands from financial and political bankruptcy. The
News did the same thing last fall, just before the election, and
accomplished the same results which the "Volcano" will probably
'accomplish in its present attempt.
MAUI BLUE BOOK
n ,t. W. TCnlun, Circuit Juclpe, WrIIuku
. I. Keoln. i.'Utk lurouit I oiirt, A iitluku
t'.o W. A. Mrly Ulxt. Muf lstrutc, Wnlluku
t'hns. .'oni( " MultHMno
" Kitl-tuiV'liu. " " Lmhntnn
U.ili'lk&u, " " Houunuln
" JiiM-im, " " Ilnnn
" Vilumuu, " " Klpalnilu
" Mho . " " Wolokni
" Kalioohalnhftla, " " Lniuit
M. lliilclwin, RUer.1T, VniluUu
v Hinselil -J. Uefmty Sherlft Walluku
Kivlniu.v, " " MnUnwnn
It l.h.nsrj. " ' i.nnnmii
Wittroi-V. " ' Hi'.tiii,
Trimblo, " " MolnUnl
. E. Surtcry, Cnp'.a'.n I'nlioo. Wnl'ultu
m. Ki-umi, " " Liimnn.v
Limlsiv, " " Hima
J. Fro:iry, " ' Ktilanr-ivpn
. T. Roliiusnn, Tax Assessor, wailnlui
N. K. Keola, Deputy Assessor Wailuku
. (). Allieu, " " l'nl
,unn ' Lah:ilna
Unr.ts, ' " " !"'
Rule party, they asked for n
discussion of new measures, but
Even a hasty visit to Honolulu
will reveal to one who has been awny
for six months an amount of improve
ment that is surprising, to stiv the
The finishing touches are being
put the on magnificent building of H.
Hackfeld & Co. E. O. Hall & Son's
new store is rising in a rapid and
substantial manner over the ashes of
the old one. The new hotel being
erected on the site of the Arlington
is assuming definite outlines, and its
proportions are grand. Several'
minor but handsome and substantial
business blocks have been completed,
and foundations for new ones are
being laid. The streets' in tho busi
ness portion of the town are in very
good condition, and constantly being
Up-to-date trolley lines hurry load
ed ears along the principal thorough1'
fares, and the boom and. whiz and
bang of new Honolulu proclaims that
it-is fast being Americanized.
There is considerable complaint
among the merchants of Honolulu
about dull times. Relatively speaking
there may be dull times in Honolulu,
because of course there are not the
number of fat money bags there now
that marked the golden era of the
republic, when sugar stocks were
booming. But legitimate business has
no just cause of complaint in Hon
olulu, and any town of like size in the
Stales which should handle the
amount of wholesales and retail traf
fic which Honolulu handles, would
deem itself in the midst of a boom.
In certain lines, it is true, over com
petition has cut down tho volume of
business of many houses, but that is
something which must regulate it
self. There is a vague uneasiness in the
minds of the people of Honolulu con
cerning the future of the sugar in
dustry ou tho Islands, based prin
pally on the unfavorable tone of
President Roosevelt's message to
Congress." A bright and shrewd
business man of Honolulu, in a brief
interview with the News represen
tative hit very close to the heart of
the matter. Substantially he said:
"There is no doubt but that a
transition period has about culminat
ed iu the sugar industry, and tran
sitions mean strenuous timds. But
tho Islands have nothing to fear iu
the end, even from Cuba annexed.
The Islands are so peculiarly adapted
to the production of sugar, and the
development of appliances for sugar
culture are so advanced that sugar
will continue the leading industry.
But to succeed in tho face of the
competition which the sugar planters
ou the Islands may have to meet,
it will bo uecetsary to stop the rat
holes on the plantations, through
which so much of the profits run to
waste. There is no sense in employ
ing a plantation manager at any
where from $6,000 to $15,000 per
year, when equally competent nun
co jld be secured for one third of that
sum. The squandering of money on
experimental pumps must be stop
ped, and a general all-round retrench
ment must be effected. The good old
times whan every thiifg went, and
when the average plantation could
stand a tremendous tax in wasteful
management and still pay big divid
ends has passed.
But principally the milking pro
cess of agencies in Honolulu which
exhaust their ingenuity in devising
means to bleed the plantations must
be done away with. The percentages
charged by these agencies for trans
acting the business and advancing
necessary supplies and money are
sinbply strangling the plantations,
and unless the entire system is chang
ed and economized in a radical man
ner, there is little likelihood that the
sugar industry of the Islands can
sucesbfully meet tho threatened com
petition." Tho sanitation cf Honolulu is being
reduced to a science, so far as the
limited means iu tho hands of the
guvernment will permit, and a mark
ed reduction in the monthly death
roll will result. This work is particu
larly notieeuble along the water-front
and among the wharves, from which
dirt, vermin and rats are being en
The merchants of Honolulu are to
be complimented on the exquisite
taste with which their Christmas
goods are displayed. True, the sleigh
bells, crisp air and holly berries are
missing, but Santa Claus has adapt
ed himself charmingly to the soft,
balmy airs and semi-t ropic surround
ings of Honolulu, ,1'td ono cannot
walk along the streets without feel
ing the very spirit of Christmas in
Death of James Anderson.
At 2:30 o. m. on the 18th, James
Anderson postmaster of Makawao,
ex-member of the legislature, and
prominent citizen of Maui, died at
Paia Plantation Hospital of pneumo
nia, after a short illness.
.More than 73 years ago, Mr.
Anderson was born iu alitt'e village
near St. Albans, Vermont. His
parents were Scotch and farmers
When ho was 21 years of nge, and
after the death of his parents, he
sold the' farm and left iu 18J!) for
California. After making and losing
a fortune in the mines, he came to
Ulupalakua, Maui, where he became
assistant manager of the sugar plan
tation belonging to Capt. James
After sugcr planting at Ulupala
kua was abandoned, he, together
with W. F. Mossman of Hamakua
poko, attempted to start a sugar
plantation at Makawao, but after
losing two sets of mill machinery in
two successive wrecks of vessels
from Scotland, the attempt was
abandoned, and ho became store
keeper and postmaster at Makawao,
which latter positiou he has held for
the last 2.") years, He has twice
represented Maui in the legislature,
once as noble under the old regime
and again as senator, after tho over
throw of the monarchy. He was a
thirty-second degreo free-mason and
was also trustee of Maunaolu Semin
ary. Funeral services were held at Paia
Foreign Church, Rev. Dr. E. G.
Beck with officiating, and the remains
were interred at Makawao cemetery.
The Maunaolu school girls furnished
the music at the church and the
grave, the latter of which was deck
ed with ferns by the Makawao school
The pall bearers were Senator II.
P. Baldwin, Hon. J. V.r. Kalua,'
Judge Charles Copp, D. C. Lindsay,
A. 1''. Tavares, W. O. Aiken, S. R.
Dowdle and F. W. Hardy.
Mr. Anderson was never married,
his nearest relatives being a brother,
J. G. Anderson of Salt Lake, three
nephews and two nieces.
A Tall Smoke Column.
During the burning of the Standard
Oil company's tanks at Bayonne, N.
J., iu July, 1900, an immense column
of smoke, shaped at the top like an
umbrella, rose into tho air, where
very little wind wa3 stirring, to an
elevation, measured by triangulation,
of 13, 411 feet, or more than two miles
anp a half. Above the column white
clouds formed in an otherwise cloud
less sky and remained visible for two
days, the fire continuing to burn and
the smoke to rise. After the e splosion
of an oil tank flames shot up to a
height of 3, 00 feet and the heat ra
diated from them was felt at a dis
tance of amile and three-quarters,
where it was more noticeable than
close to the fire.-Youth's Companion,
Antiquity of the Wotei Pump.
The water pump of today is but an
improvement on a Grecian invention
which first came into use during the
reign of Ptolemies Philadelphos and
Euergetes, 283 to 221 B. C. The
name, which is very similar in all
languages, is desived from tho Greek
word pempo, to send or throw. Thy
most ancient deoription wo have of
a water pump is by HerooflAlexand
ria. There is no authentic account
of the general use of pump iu Cer
many previots to tho begiaing of the
sixteenth century. At about thut
time the endless chain and bucket
works for raisiug water from mines
began to be replaced by pumps.
A poor Scotchwoman lay dying, and
her husband sat by her bedside.
After a time tho wife took her hus
band's hand and said:
"John, we're goin to part. I have
been a gude wife to ye, haven't I?"
Jolm thought a moment.
"Well, just middling like Jenny, ye
know," anxious not to say too much.
Again the wife spoke. ' ,
"John,"ho said faintly, "yemauu
promise to bury me in trie auld kirk
yard at Str'avon beside my roither.
I could na rest iu peace among unco'
folk in the dirt and smoke o' Glasgie. "
"Weel, weel, Jenny, my woman,"
said John soothingly, "we'll just try
ye in Gla3gie first, an gin ye dinna
be. quiet we'll try ye in Str'avon.",
ENGINEER'S, CONTRACTORS AND
Carpenter ami Contractor.
Plans and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice
Office and Shop in Giles Building
High St. Waii.i'ktj,
Contractors & Engineers.
We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E LAMAR,
Mem. Tjjch. Soc.I'ac. Coast,
W. II. Patterson
PRACTICAL ARCHITECT aad BUILDER
Sketches & Estimates
Furnished On Short Notice
Contractor & Builder
(Formorly Head Carpenter at KihCi.)
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A large force
of skilled assistants always
P. O. Box 63
Tel. No. 293
And Dealers a
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia. . . .
Wi. WHITE, Pnor.
First Class Wkcs & Liquors
Prime, Seattle & Budwclscr
T. B. LY.ONS, Puop. .
Ice Gold Beer
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class Wines & Lipors
Prl'tio and Seattle Beer,
Market St., (Adjoining old Meat
G. MACFARLANE , Co., Ltd.
Pure Americao-3 anid
Beer &. lAines
Ece Cold Drinks
Opp. Wailuku Depot
WAILUKU, - - MAUI
Matt. McCann Proprietor
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale and .vine .
Ice Cold Brinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. H.
Fjdib Melt Water
The Best Medical and Table
Water in tho World,
Battled only at the celebrated
L'arVett Springs, Lake Coun
ty, Cal., without exposure to
Thousands of remarkable cures
have been effected by this
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o!o Distributors for tha To.-ri'.c-ry of Hawaii.
Corner Market and Mam St.
Wa iluku, jjaui
Rainier Bottled beer, of Seattle
C. Carpy & Co., . Uncle Sam Vmj
Cellars and .Distillery, Napa, Cal
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream Pure Rye Whiskey
Long Life Whiskey
Lexington Club Old Bourbon Whiskey
J F Cutter's Whiskey
Moet & Chandon White Seal Cham,
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