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tV. . B. ROBERTSON, Ed. and Prop.
MRS. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
Tlu p'rst wook in W.iil-t'ra lrii do;n.mstr,ilo.l tlr. fact that
I here are uther things to live for beside money grubbing-.' lie touch
social Icllowshir-and hospital. ty which wo experienced during
the visit of the brother knights Iron Honolulu has shown Wailuku
in a new and charmiug light, Whilo our aloha and hospitality
were unselfish, yet "no one event has ever happened here -w hich'
will go fo far to advance the innteiii.l piosjieiity of our town, as
will the cordial and hospitable reception accorded by Aloha Lodge
And the citizens generally 16 the Visiting knights and to the 11a-"
waiian band. Drawing the proper lesson from this, the citizens
of Wailuku sh6ukl always stand united and ready to promote un
social, educational aid spiritual ma'ters that arise, because it will'
well repay vs in. bettor coin thi n has. ever been issued by the
United States mint.
The best guarantee for tho world's peace nor exists' in the
fact tKit war is growing too expensive to be indulged in. Former
ly wars did not cost so much, but tho armaments of today are so
expensive that if two great powers weie to engage in war with each
other r.nd were to press the war with vigor, both nations would be
hopelessly bankrupt within a year. The cost oT t he Boer war to Eng
land, and the Fhilippineo war to the United States, both compara
tively trilling affairs, is' u Very good illustratim of the cost of
modern warfare. The France-German war was hardly a fair illus
tration of this, as that war was closed in one brief campaign, but
should two great nations, like Great Britain and Russia go to war,
the truth of the proposition would on disa.strouly proven within a
yj; A' very natural mistake into which the sugar planters of Ila
Va.ii fell was the effort to increase the area of cane planted rather
than to i-ireas'e the etliciency of cultivation of their cane, Whil?
prices we26 H-gh and' lilcor cheap, this proved successful, but
ftowthat labor has gone up anil sugar has gone down, quality rather
rhun quantity of cultivation becomes important. Improved meth
ods of fertilizations, irrigation and cultivation must be studied
and practiced, and a general economic reform must bo inaugurat
ed in plantation management iu order to successfully produce
sugar under piesent conditions. . Thfe sugar planter with ten thou
sand acres under culture may now learu' from the Jap with his
one acre of vegetables. , , .
o o o
1 he congress of the United States is-. making history. There
has not been a tirte since the issues of the late ciil war were
saltlod, when so many and so important questions have arisen for
settlement. Tlio Chineso bill, Cuban recip'-ocity, the Philippines
question, tho railroad combine and the canal proposition are the
leading mutters to be settled, and the significance of these ques
tions is dwarfed because of their nearness to us. But when they
are i-einote enough in the past to be viewed in full perspective,
their importance will be brought out more clearly.. And the wis
dom or unwisdom with which these questions are handlod will be
woven iuto the woof and warp of -the future career of the United
o 4 o
Ji The reasonable certainty that the Islands will bo connected
with ;he Coast by submarine cable within six months or less im
plies more, so far as the fixed and permanent future of the Islands
is concerned, than can readily be grasped at first thought. Xew
thoi ".hf. new times and new nun are coming here to stay. A new
era of general prosperity will come with the cable, which will be
intensified by the early construction of the Nicaragua canal.
Honolulu, wnicli has so bravely borne her untoward reverses for
the past'two years, will spring for Aard on' the road" of her new
destiny, and her prosperity will be mirrored throughout tho Is
lands". HaW'siU'rifei'is 6a the eve of a glorious future.
j? The NEWbvlould be remiss in its duty towards the citizens
of Wailuku, if ifsbould not oc ntinue to humirer at the proposition
of supplying our tow li with some meanj to fight fires. With lire
insurance at six' percent, it is about time to clamor for fire hy
drants and hose carls. The young men of Wailuku would wetland
gladly man the hoso carts. Our water supply is abundant, and
there is no just excuse for not putting up the hydrants wo have
jn hand, if better one1 cannot be had.
i' Honolulu, litis a more serious menace confronting it than it
has yet met', and that is the danger of the impending hoo:n. which
is surely coming in the near future. Many will loso their heads
and some will lose their money when it explodes, as booms always
do, and if the Honolulu press does not do its full duty is curbing
tuidue excitement, Honolulu will change from a boom town to a
bum' town, as it has done once before.
The News last week referred in a sarcastic strain to the im
probability of tho removal of (iov. Doha by President Koosevelt,
because it was a patent fact that Roosevelt would sustain Dolu
True, President Roosevelt desires to seo a "traditional American
form of government"' established on the Islands, but he sees quite
clearly that 'the 'Home Rulers" are not fitted by nut uij or graca
t6 du this.
j2? It is not at all likely that Congress will frame a county govern -men
t bill for the Islands, at the prosent session at least. When
President Roosevelt and congress 'colno to understand the hind of
county bill Gov. Dole "teioed, they will applaud his action, and
refer tho matter back to our nxt lislatu re; 'which will t'H biters
'e one n:ci:o' fiCted t6 deal wiih tho inatlerr'
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon 3. W. Knlnn. Ctri-tilt .luritfo, WuIIiihu
j. K. Crcik, Clerk Circuit Court. V inliiku
Judge- W. A. McKay 1IM. Maxistrate. Wtiliuku
t hus. Coup, " " Maltunao
" Kill 'mli'lib. " " Laluiiija
' KalciUau, " " Jlonuiiula
" Jiisciut. " " lliinu
" l'iinuiub, " " Klpahulu
" Million " " Mololiul
" Kui.oohulnhnln, " ' Lunal
I. . M. Kaldwln, Slu.-rtlT, Wailuku
SaiTury, Deputy Rhcrift Wailuku
S. KhIihuu " " Malm
C. K. I.tii'isev, " '' Liihuiiiu
K. Wtunu-h, " ' !'i'iii
U. Trimble. " ' !oloku1
Captain ivilce. Wnl'iiku
II I'opp, " MiiUmum
Will. Ke-.imi. " " Lmliulua
K r. l.i us. v. " "
J. K. tiiumau, " ' hal.iupapu
V. T. Robinson, To Assessor, wuiluku
.1. N. K. Kenlu, Deputy Assessor Wulluku
W.O. Aiken, " " . ''mil
II. llunn, ' " Liitmu.n
.l.Oruss, ' " Uuna
Noturtil Ills tct j.
CuinHs arc the only minimis ti nt
A seal Iiiin lii-t-n kr.ov. a to remain
twenty five niitu;1 s i.i tcr wale r.
The stai -fish 1ms no nose, hut can
Miiell w i'li the vi 1 t ie i f its t l oc r ;-:.
The jieylouml, Mlr.i h eim (over a
mile in lm. 'Ss., is the fastist of quad
rupeds. Nenilj nil hoi ti in si a fishes have
the power of i luii.j;ii g color ut will,
like eliumeli ons.
A sea nut more, taken from the
Firth of Forth in 1S2S, hml and
flourished in captivity until Kr37.
Pot 'SOS, JL!UTt ties anil ostriches have
the largest eyes of land creatures,
cuttlefish of sea bea1s.
Grizzly cut.s horn in captivity arc
almost impossible to raise. Of twenty
three horn at Cincinnati only one
The Eskimo dog will eat almost
any of the dried fruits. The sour or
acid fruits, orange, lemon, lime, shad
dock, etc., ns well as the sour plums
and the hilt er olives, are rarely eaten.
To protect itself from the rriin the
orang outang crooks us arms over
its he:id. The hair on the orang's
upper arm points downward, while
on the lower arm it points upward,
the apparent i'urposc bci;5g. to shed
the rain like a thatch.
London as I VVs,
Haydn's "iVictinnary of Dates",
makes the statement that the old
name of the city of London v.'i.s writ
ten Dyinlen or Llyiiclin. meaning ''the
city on the lake.'" An old tradition
yives us to understand that London
was founded by Unite, a descendant
of -Eneas, and called New Troy or
Troynovant; until the timo of Ltid,
who surrounded tho town with walls
and named it Caer-Lud, or Lud's
town. This latter is probably the
correct version of the story, if for no
other reason because it is an easy
mal ter to detect a similarity betw een
the expression Lud's town and Lon
don. It is claimed- by some writers
that there was a city' on tha same
spot 1.107 years B. C.,' and it is
known that the Romans founded a
city there called Londinium A. D. til.
When Sillc Was Precious.
Common as is silk nowadays, in
earlier imi.-s it was a most yvreeious
material. When it was first brought
into Europe, si'.k commanded three
times its weight in gold, and so vulu
uhlo was it deemed that in the reign
if Tiberius u law was passed forbid
flag it to all" save noble ladies and
prohibiting men from wearing it on
the ground of its effeminacy. So un
usual was it even 200 years later for
a man to wear silk that every histori
an of the time of HoMogabulus noted
the fact that cm;eror had a silk
giown. For noes it continued at an
abuormally high, price. Charlemagne
in tho year 780 coul.l send to King
Offa of Mercia no mere valuable a
present than two silk coats.
Some years ago a Philadelphia
preacher inaugurated in his Sunday
School the practice of having the
children quote somo scriptural text
as they dropped their pennies into
the contriuution box. On tho first
Sunday in question a little shaver
walked up, and said: ''The Lord
loveth a cheerful giver," and in drop
ped his penny. "Charily, shall cover
a multitude of sins," and in dropped
the next. "It Is more' blessed to
give that to receive," quoted the
third, and soon. Just then, up walk
ed a little fellow with the unmistak
able remains of molasses candy on
his chubby face,-and as he dropped
his ceut he bawled out: " ""A fool and
his money are soon parted." Argo
n a ut.
President Roost? veil has invited
Emperor William of Germany ie- join
him in lion hciit m the Rocky mo m
tains. Probably William is the only
sovereign ia the world who is cap
able of appreciating such an outing.
He is of the right ag. and his tastes
and habits of life all lit him for brisk
adventure and manly sport. A fort
night in the Rocky mountains with
President Roosevelt would do more
to coniiace Emperor William of tiie
superiority of republican institutions
thai: - all ct the dissprtat'.o.vs and
argument.- that can be , w'eii ai.d
spoken froai jiow until doonreJ-M',
ays tfctr Woectta'ip? Democrat.
Boer Pcgcc Proposals.
TueTIaouf, April 14. From those
close in touch with tho Thier leadeis
here it appear that the latest secret
dispatches from South Africa outline
tho peace proposals now undevdiscus
ion nt Pretoria. They closely follow
the summary given on Saturday last
by the Evening News at Edinburgh,
with the foilowirg additional details:
The Pon s to accept a Dritish Lord
Commissioner, with a Uoer executive,
both to he resident at Pretoria.
The country to be divMcd into dis
tricts, with Urili.sh district officers
and a Uocr committee chosen by pol
ling by the burgher?. The veto right
is to be rcsrrved to the Dritish
Government. Ti e majority of the
British officers must be conversant
with the Dutch languape.
Johannesburg is to be conceded to
the Dritish,' with complete Dritish
A war indemnity of 10,0(10,000, to
be distributed by mixed committees.
D'armament to occur when the
first batch of Uocr prisoners is sent
hack 1o South Africa.
No war tax to be levied.
Doth languages to be recognized in
the schools und courts and in official
The expense of the garrisons in
South Afr-a' to be borne by Great
The preseut Doer leaders to be. re
tained in office so far as possible.
Corn Tnx Revived.
, New Yoniv, April 14. A cablo to
the Tribune from London says: Kruo
ger, besides "staggering humanity,"
has driven the last nail in the coffin
of free trade. Sir Michael Hicks
Reach has required considerable
pressure, and he has yielded reluct
antly. Sir Robert Giffen, who was
once the hope of the stern, unbend
ing Cobdcnitcs, has been coaching
him in the columrs of the Times, and
at last the cue is taken.
Taxation of corn is resumed, nl
,lhough the nbolition of the corn laws
iwas tho supreme end of Cobden's
agitation, which converted England
iuto the pioneer free trade nation.
The V.ands on the diid p!ute,; as de
vout Cobdenities will says, are now
turned back. .
Chinese Exclusion Bill.
Washington, April 14 One of
two things is likely to happen to the
Mitchell -Kahn exclusion bill from the
present outlook. It will either be
amended to conform ta the xresent
laws and be passed, or will bo side
tracked for the Pratt amendment.
It is likely that it will 'be amended
and passed, although a poll taken of
the Senate today, according to the
Senator who took it, revealed a vole
of forty five against the bill. But he
spoke of the bill as it stands, while
everybody admits that it must be
amended to stand any chance at all.
Roosevelt Sustains Dole.
.Washington, April 14. The follow
ing o'heial statement was made- at
the White House to-day; "The Pres
ilent, after most careful investiga
tion and heariug as many men as
possible, and hearing from others,
has come to the conclusion that
Governor Dole's course has been
such as to warrant his continuance
as Governor of Hawaii and entitle
him to the respect and hearty sup
port of the Adiainst ration.
Salvation Army Meeting,.
Waikapu.- Junior meeting at 2 p.m.
VY ai'oku. O'len Air at 7 p. m. and
Indoor meetinjj at 7:30 p. m.
Wailuku. Knee drill at 10 a. m. Jail
meeting at 10:30 a. ni. Junior meet
ing at 3 p. m. Open air at 7 p. nt
Indoor meeting at 7:30.
Puunene. Junior meeting at 9 a. m.
Open air at 9:30 a.m. Indoor mcetf-
ing at 10 a. m.
Spreckelsvtlle. Junior meeting at 11
Kahului. Junior meeting at 1 p;' rrf.
Wailuku. Soldiers meeting at 7:30
, : TUESDAY.
Ilamalcuapoko. Junior meet ing at 3
p m. Open air at 7 p. m. Indoor
meeting at 7.'!(t p. m.
Pauwela. Junior meeting at 2 p. m.
Opcu airtat 7 p.,m. Indoor meet
iug at 7:30 p. m.
Ivikei. , Junior meeting at ?. p. m. ,
Wail'iilyin- Open air at ,7. m. Indcoi
, meeting at 7:30 p. ir .
" , FRIDAY. .
Waihei- -'Junior meetingt 2 , p.'i rn
I Up'u Aie at. (, p.in. Indoor meet
ip nt 7:30 p. m.
ENGINEERS, CONTRACTORS AND
CAttrF.NTER AND CoNTRACTOlt
Plans and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice
Office and Shop iu Giles Building
High St. . Waii-vku,
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers-
We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wellsy Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E LAMAU,
Mem. Tec n Soc.Pac. CoakT.
YA1 luk-Ll, Wfxvtl
J. A. HARRIS
Sign Painting, House Paint
ing, Paper Hanging and
Carriage Painting a Specialty.
Send your carriages and bug
gies to my shop for repainting.
SKATING RINK, Wailuku, Maui,
JAMES H. PAINTER
Scientific Jlorse Shoeing
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES AND
WAGONS BUILT, REPAIRED
SHOP IN OLD J. II. KING
BUILDING, NEAR CORNER
MAIN & MARKET STREETS.
Contractor & Builder
(Formorly Heud Carpenter ut Kiho. )
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A largo force
of skilled assistants alwTays
P. O. Box 63 Tel. No.293
R. R. GO.
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And Dealnm o
$ LUMBER $
Termuials aj Wailuku,
Paia. . . .
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Wm. WHITE, Pkop.
First Class Vines& Liquors
Primo, Seattle & Eudweiser
T. B. LYONS, Puop.
Ice Cold Oeer
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class Wines & Liquors
Primo tind Seattle Beer
Market St., (Adjoining old Meat
Opposite Wait.vku, Depot
Wholesale S Retail Liquor Dealers
Selilitz Uocr Hint made Milwaukee famous,
Anliu.ser lluseli & John Wlcluml Now Hrow.
O. 1. 8. llourbou. R.ve & Som-inaiih.
Old Gov't, Old Peppor & Ciipo Horn Whiskey,
Durfy'i)urenittlt& Tweed's pure molt Whiskey
Colcbrntcd John Ucwar & D.C.L. Scotch Whiskey
U. C. L. Old Tom, & London pry, Honeysuckle
Palm Tree, & Palm Hooui Cliii.
HenuosKj'snrandy& Australian Boomcnins
Kohler A Von llergens wine & Iho famous lugio
nool: wlm.-s, Q.U.Munuu Si Co. ox-dry Chumpague
Wo make a specialty of shipping.
Matt. McCann Puoprietok
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale Wine--
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. H,x
The Best Medical and Table
Water In the World.
Bottled only at the celebrated
Bartlett Springs, Lake Coun- .
ty, Cal., without exposure to
Thousands of remarkable cures
have been effected by this
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LOVE JOY & CO.
Sole Distributor for the Territory of Hawaii
Corner Market and Main St. :
Mac iir anc & Co
II '1 11 11 II UT I
1 UlllUIU UUlllVll llllltl
T . 'TV 1
Rainier Bottled Beer, ef Seattle
C. Harpy 4 Co., Uncle Sam Wins
Cellars and Distillery, ;Napa, Cal
Jesse Moore Whiskey ;
Cream Pure Pye Whiskey
Long Life Vhlskey ,; 4.
Lexington Club Old Bourbon Whiskey
J F Cutter's Whiskey : -
Moet & Chandon White Stial Cham'
paghes,'.. ; ,
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