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MRS. C. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr
I3i There seems to be a general
Maui, even amone 6omo of the
county bill is going to prove a panacea for hard times and that it
will provide work or ''places" for every one. Consequently there
will bo much disappointment felt
nctuallv iroes into operation. True,
tions to give to capible meu, and
making and other publio improvements for while. But county
government is not going to provide work for the tosses, The
count v irovornmeut should prove a blessing tu us in many ways,
but the mass of the Ha.vaiians should diaouse their mmds of the
idea, onco for all, that county government will or can possibly
furnish all of them with work
n,,,,;.,!!,!. nnnntu cnveriiiiiflnt.
ClAt Ul 1 1 i J v a v. v. vvi w D " -
steady work for the masses than
!i The sum of over six and one-half million dollar Is submitted
by Superintendent Cooper to Governor Dole, as un estimate of the
needs of the Public Works Department for the next two years.
While this is a large amount, still if divided fairly, it is not loo
large, especially as a large part of it is to be raised by a loan bill,
for improvements of a permanent nature which once made, will
last for a long time. The revenues of Muui County alone were
$400,000 last year, and this sum, if annually turned over to Mau
would pay our running expenses and make ull needed improve
ments besides furnishing our quota for territorial purposes.Never
theless, an omnibus bill for an appropriation such as Supt. Cooper
suggests would be the best thing for the Islands. But there
must be a fair division, for Honolulu is not entitled to the live,
sixths proposed. .
K The evolution of the Japanese rice on the Islaud of Maui since
the repeal of the contract labor law is a peculiar and interesting
study. With a bound they sprang forward, taking skilled posi
tions, and entering the different trades. Their children fill our
schools, Japanese hackman are seen oa every street and road,
and Japanese retail merchants have captured over fifty percent of
the retail trade on Maui during the past ye ir. Tney dress neatly,
ride or drive handsome and well groomed horses, and generally
present a bright and attractive exterior, They,oulnumber by far
all of the other races on Maui, and if they continue to advance in
education and wealth, Maui will simply become an idealized little
The town meeting is a feature of civic life new to Wailuku but
the success of tne meeting on last Monday night was so unquali
fied that it proves the wisdom of the institution. Of course
many good suggestions were offered, and some foolish ones, both
of which were expected, but the final results, shaped by uni
ted counsels will prove a lasting benetit to Wailuku. The lesson
taught by this meeting' should encourage the calling of future
meetings, becaus9 if the citizens of our town cultivate the art of
pulling together, we can have whatever in reason we want.
Two years ago, the home rule legislature introduced a county
bjll which named Lahaina as the county seat, and gave the ma
jority of the people of Maui no say as to their choice in the matter.
Now that the present county bill names Wailuku as the county seat,
the Lahaina contingent, led by Hon. John Richardson are agitat
ing the question of submitting the matter of choosing the county
seat to a vote of the people. Too late, and besides it would ;do
Lahaina no good, as three fourths of the voters would fa or
Wailuku any way.
j5 There has been considerable ' growling over the continued
storms which have swept the; Islands during the past month. If
the storms were confined to, the Islands there would be some
excuse for this, but as a matter of fact the whole Pacific Ocean
from Japan to Oregon has been experiencing the same storms, and
on the whole the Islands have, frod better, than many other plages.
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jCt The promised Macedonian revolt wblch is promised in the
spring will, if it materializes, almost inevitable lead to a war (be
tween Turkey and Russia into which several of the other leading
powers of Europe will probably bo drawn, and the horrors of a war
between England und Russia, mny bo witnessed- The United States
-vill not be involved in the conflict, and will be the final mediator,
jfif .. Jt is much to be hoped that the legislature will appropriate
ftyids.to complete the road between Huelo and Nahiku, thus giv
ing an outlet to the.resiQents on the east end of the island.. If this
were done, find the farming land on East Maui thrown open to
settlers, one of thq most prosperous farming belts on the Islands
would be. developed. ' ,
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The citizens and merchants of Maui should tak active steps
to join in thdl tourist movement which is being initiated, and a part
of the tide ofttrav.el .between Honolulu and Hilo should be diverted
to Maui, which has attractions enough to charm them.
. - ,
2J. Comers with huge double tails should soou, apjear in the
Tiightly skies if the wars and rumors of wars xioniinue to wax., The
whole worhl. SftVoiUnitlcSajn.. seems ptJe in a blood letting mood,
nd. apparently the fun. will soon begin. . .,
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. J. W. Kiilua, Circuit luage, wa uku
L. K. Crook. dork Circuit Court. Wailuku
Judge V. A. Melius Uiat. Mugtutrate, Wailuku
" Kurnulello " " Ltthulna
" Kiiiniltuu, " Honuauln
II I U ll.n.inn. ' Hun
" l'timunu, " " K!.PVlu
" Mulioe " " Moionni
" Kaiioohalalinla, " ' Lo.
L. M. Baldwin, SheriO, w aiiuku
ur c a,,rror nmiilt Hhnrlft Wntluku
Kiii?ar Morton, " " Mnknwao
C. K. Mnusey, " ' Lahaina
Wlltrock, . "
O. Trimble. " Molokat
i H Pnmmlnira Contain Police. Wal'uku,
Wm. Keiinu. . " " i.ahutoa
J. K. Welumau, . " ' Kalaupapa
W.T. Robinson. T Assessor, wailuku
J. N. K. Keola. Deputy Assessor. Wailuku.
a.'liinii, ' ' ' Lahaina
M. H. Kimtor. " "
impressionamong Hawauana on
more intelligent, ones, that tlie
wnetx the county government
ther will b? a rew gooa posi
there nviy be more work on road
or jobs. Under un economically
t; ere will be no more show for
there is at preseut.
T&e Long Tailed Trogon.
By tar the 'nutist luti-rest'intf bird
erub)m of tt ii.odern state is that of
tbt rrpubliw of Guatemala. It has1
been, adopted as the uutional ere it
for soIojw tii.it, pitrtlv through 'the
taste tor stamp collecting, the e X'st-
euceotOneof the rarest and most
beautiful of the bird crrat',oii has
been mude far more wide'.y Known
than it otherwise would 'nave been.
There is ' a race of births called tro
gons, most of which uive very fine
feathers and remarkable coloring.
They are found in India and ibe
Malays, but are most numerous in
Central and South America. It was
from thnir plumiure that the Mex
ca'o, made thnir famous mosaics of
feathvr work. From the tail feathers
they made the lustrous grern hel
mets of tufir Uinjf and nobles.' The
most oi'iifous of ull was the long
tailed or rvsplen'Jont trogon, which
was kept as it sacreu or royal bird
hi the pa'aee of Montezuma or in one
of the two houses which formed the
menageries. Adequate description
of the bird is almost impossible. It
has a rounded plume on the had,
cascade-1 of leathers falling from the
back over the shoulders, plumes fal
ling over the tail a yard long and a
most elegant contour. The color of
the whole of the upper surface and
plumes is a roost resplendeut golden
green, that of the breast and under
parts crimson or scarlet. Such Is
the national emblem of Guatemala.
Gibi'ultar'a Story. (
la 1704 the rook of Gibraltar fell
into the Lands of the British by as
sault. The Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt
commanded the troops and Sir
George Rooke the fleet, and in the
remarkably short time of four days
he stronghold surrendered. Many
times the Spaniards attempted to
get back the key to the Mediter
ranean, but without success, though
on one occasion they got 500 men
within the fort, but failed 'to re-en
force them. In 172Q it woe ia the
mind of minivers to give back the
rook to Spain, hut so great an agita'
t'ton rose against such a step that it
was abandoned. There followed a
siege by Spain and France, wbict
lasted from 1727 to 1783. On Sept.
13, 1782, no fewer than 40,000 men
constituted the besieging army, and
in the graod attack delivered on that
day 200 heavy guns, 47 ehips of the
line aud 10 battering ships were em
ployed, and upward of 5,000 red hot
shots, were fired at the. fortifications.
Since' then the possession of Gibral
tar has remained undisputed. :
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The Tune wot Familiar.
An interesting anecdote is told of
the old tune to which a well known
eon'g (.ls now sung. The story runs
that, when (he army of the first Na
po'ieon was in Egypt in 1799 the camp
f;.r awhile was near the pyarmids.
One - afternoon about sunset the
band was playing, and the natives of
the desert had collected and were
listening to the music. Nothing un
usual happened until the band struck
up a tune which we now hear under
the name of '"We Won't Go Home
Till Morning." Instantly tbere were
the wildest demonstrations of joy
among the Bedouins. They embrace
each other and shouted aad danced
iu the delirium of their pleasure. The
reason was that they were listening
to the favorite and oldest tune ol
their people. The tune had been tak
en to Europe from Africa in the
eleventh centurj and had hvea sep
arately in both countries for over 700
Brought Down From Heaven.
According to Mohammedan belief,
the first copy of the Koran or Alko
ran, their sacred book, was brouuht
flown from the highest to the lowest
heaven by Gabriel on the mvsterious
niyht of Al Khade in the month of
Kamudun. This wonderful book, writ
ten in heaven and bound in S3 lid,
jewels and gold, wos communicated
to Mohammed at different, times dur
inn a period of twenty-three years.
This was done, according to Moham
medan belief, either by Gabriel in
human rihape or by God himself.
When Gabriel acted as translator
and communicator, he did so "with a
great sound of musiu and bells." God
appeared either "veiled or unveiled
during Mohammed's waking hours or
during dreams at night."
Cushing's Chair For Visitors.
Caleb Gushing desired people to
keep at a distance from him while
talking, aud many of his calleis had
a habit of gradually moving their
choir nearer to him during a conver
sation. So one da;, having been very
much annoyed in that way, he sent
for a carpenter and made him fasten
two pieces of board to the legs of the
chair and then screw it to the floor
at the place where he wanted people
to sit. When 1 was, done, hevco
templated it witn a smile and re
marked: "I guess I have got them
now. The can't blow their bad breath
m my face any more."
That chair raised a laugb on many
a visitor,;,., who, . after several, inef
fectual attempts to move it forward,
ould, on looking closer, findlt fast
ened to the floor."
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Growth of Our Language,
To give some Idea of the tremen
dous growth of the English language
it may be mentioned that the words
and phrases under the letter "A"
hnvo increased since the middle of
the nineteenth century from 7,000 to
nearly 60,000. So enormous indeed
has been the growth of the English
language that it would be practically
impossible for the most learned man
to be acquainted with every word.
Intelligent persons, even those en
gaged in the learned professions, do
not make use of more than from 6,000
to 8,000 words all told, although
there are properly belonging to our
language over 200.000.
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