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Saturday, April :
34 The News unhesitatingly predicted last week that the county
bill would pass und become a luw,
Honolulu practically confirm the
ever needs a word of advice, which the News frankly offers. The
one hitch will be the county government of schools, and the house
should concede this point to the senate rather than defeat the
bill, for two reasons; first, because the schools are .now running
smoothly and will not suffer, so far as the interests of the children
are concerned, by waiting for
action, and secondly, because if
ing to hamper the instruction in English and let in the teaching of
the Hawaiian language, then it would prove a grave misfortune to
the Hawaiian children themselves.
seat of Maui, the senate may safely leave that to the vote of the
people of Maui, two-thirds of whom will vote for Wailuku, although
for practical reasons it would have been much better to have 1 ad
the question settled at once by
will pass, will be signed by the
'SB The work of the present legislature is demonstrating the fact
that Hawaiians are by nature shrewd and far seeing politicians
aud that all they need is chance and training to fit them for wise
and able legislators. Of course the work is comparatively new to
them, and they do not as yet use proper care in the selection of
men to represent them but they are learning rapidly, and begin to
understand that they must turn down the aspiring lunkheads and
banderlogs, if they would arrive at the best for themselves and for
the people of the territory. There are Hawaiian members of both
houses of the present legislature who would grace any like house
ju the States, but of course there are also some dunder heads, who
wj.ll be carefully weeded out by the Hawaiians themselves, at future
The Macedonians promised
rg by the tenor of recent telegi'aphic reports, they are in a fair
way io Keep ineir promise, uui tne xurmsn army is now in so
high a state of discipline, and Turkish military affairs are being so
wiselv nrdfirerl nconviH-ncr tn mnlorn mntVinlo fViof wltVitM-i (nminn
.interierenco,ine Macedonians win do nuntea to tneir lastnesses and
" slaughtered like wild game. What; was to be feared was that the
! t. . .1..
European ppwers would be drawn into the struggle, with dis
astrous results, but aq understanding seeins to haye been reached
between the powers, and unless something unforeseen happens,
the Turks will probably be left to work out their own devices with
the poor Macedonians.
jQ St. Lou,is and Seattle have
Honolulu m the matter of corrupt
cans, on the Islands as well as on
government, and public iniquities canot long hide their heads uu
der the searchlight of public opinion and the investigation of im
partial grand juries. Self government has its defects but they are
jnore than compensated for however, by the development of na
tional conscience in the neartsof the individual citizens who as units
represent the sovereign ruling power.
&. It was real American to submit the question of the location cf
t the county seat of Maui to the vote of the people interested, this
fall. Had Wailuku been named as the county seat, the people of
Lahaina would never have been satisfied until the question was
voted on, and so it is better to submit it to a vote of the people at
once, and thus settle the question. When the voles are counted on
the proposition in November there will be found a good and strong
two-thirds, if not more, in favor of Wailuku, thus settling the ques
tion finally and forever.
US', The "trusty" system In vogue at most of the Island prisons
would amuse a jailor from the coast. Confinement in prison is
theoretically intended as a punishment, but the confinement at
most of the prisons on the Islands, to which Wailuku is no excep
tion. IS SO far frnm vnl!inr tlmf. (Viovo io rn nln i
o - ' 1 j.jjxj I
happy and contented with their lots as thoverage jail birds of the
Islands. Plenty of poi and sufficient outdoor air and exerci.se with
out any care or responsibility servo to make jail life at luxury to
many of tho inmates.
The proposition, originnting with Delegate Kalanianaole, to
allow all the boys on all the Islands to compete for the prize of a
scholarship at Aunnpohs arouses
capabilities of the average Hawaiian boys on Maui, to compete.
Almost -without exception they fall far short of the modest require
ments, and who is to blame? One thing is certain, education of our
Hawaiian boys and girls must be raised to a, higher standard in
English and co-ordinate branches
jflf The fact that a high grade of edible potatoes are being raised
for the market on a limited scala by Mr. A. H. Landgraf of Paia,
demonstrates what the News has all along claimed, that when
potato culture in the Makawao and Kula Districts is undertaken by
intelligent small farmers, it will prove an unqualified success. All
we need is the right men, to initiate successful small farming.
Tourist travel is so essential to the material interest, of the
Islands that the present legislature should go as far as possible in
the .matter of encouraging the travel, by voting money to con
struct necessary- roads. And the people of the.- Islands, generally !
should take up the. matter and stand by the Honolulu Committee 1
In all possible ways,
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. J. W. Kulun, Circuit Iudg. WitrlHiiU
Judge W. A. McKay UisV Magistrate, Wniluku
Kabuulello " "
J. K. Hauuna, "
Fllmanu, " "
Mahoe " "
Kahoohalahala, " '
L. M. Baldwin, SberlR,
YT. E. Saftory, Djpnly Sherifl
RriffAr Morton. ' '
C. K. Linusey, ' '
P. Wtttrock, "
G. Trimble, "
. H. Cummlngs Captain Police.
H. Iwlrna, "
Win. Keanu, "
E. C, tcilsey, " " .
J. K. Waiamau, "
W. T. Robinson, Ti Assessor,
.T. N. K. Keola, Deputy Assessor.
W. O. Aiken, "
Q. Dunn, ' "
M. H. Reuter, " "
and this week's reports from
prediction. The lower house how
two years for further legislative
such transfer to the counties is go
As for the location of the county
the legislature. The county bill
governor, and will become a law
an outbreak on April 1, and judg
. . . . .
ranged themselves alongside of
officials, but the bulk of Ameri
the mainland, stand for honest
some bitter reflections as to t.h
of learning. How can we do this?
Latest Heating Device.
A revolution of the fuel question is
the result which Colonel William
Hcckert, the well know i scientist ot
Toledo, claims thatbis latent invent
ion, the tramoheater, will accomplish.
If the invention does all that is claim
ed for it, it will certainly startle the
scientific world, says the Toledo
Colonel Heckert says his invention
will heat houHes in cold weather and
cool them in warm weather. It cp,h
also be used for refrigerating pur
poses and a storage bntterv to-
produce electric lights. Crud' oil is
the only fuel used, and it is claimed
that a room of average siz t can be
htated for only $1 a year. The plans
of the device have been 'xamino'l nnrl
approved by such eminent authorities
as Captain Sigsboe arj(j Admiral
Melville of the navy.
The new invention will also Rene
rite power and do away with alt
present theories ot locomotion. Its
sjientitic principle is to utilize tine
tentns ot the heat, while present
motors use about one-tenth. The
motor is so constructed that in gen
erating power for the operation of
any plant tho steam can be sent
through the building as heat, while
attached to the motor is a dynamo
that generates the electricity for
lighting the building. Applied to
street cars, it will do away with
power houses and trolley wires. As
applied to essels it will not only
propel but light and heat the ship as
well. The Pennsylvania road has
been examining the motor and is anx
ious to see it given a practical test.
Babylonian Creation Legends.
The story of the creation, as told
on the clay tablets of ancient Baby
lon, is interesting. Several deities ap
pear to have been regarded as in ex
istence at the beginning of things. At
least two, Apsu and Tiamat, repres
ented chaos, and the former rebel
led against the gods iu consequence.
The chief struggle, was between him
and Ea, whose son, Bel, created the
world. Man was made by Marmuk,
who in spite of the difference in name
may have been identical with Bel.
The creation of man was he culmi
nating event cf the history. Marmuk
told Ea that he intended to perform
his task and asked his father to be
head him. Mau was to be made out
of Marmuk's blood and bone. Mar
muk appears to have survived, de
capitation, as he subsequently took
part in the counsels of the gods.
Many purallels between t'ese leg
ends and the Hebrew story of the
creatio-i can be detected by scholars.
The idea that seven days were devot
ed to the work may have long ante
dated Abraham's time. The oldest
tablets yet discovered aro not orig
inals, but copies. These date bacii
only b'b'8 C26 B. C.
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No other beer io the market,
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ot lovers of a good: beverago
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tonic by leading physicians.
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A TerrlMo Weapon.
The weapon common tn every part
of Hindustan, so as to deserve the
narje of th'i national an, Is the "ka-
tar. This Is a broad, two edged
dagger, the hilt of which ie formed
something like aq H, the hatul grasp
ing t'a'e crosbbar, which is generally
dou ole, while the side bars extend on
er,ch side of the wrftit.
Some katava are made with five
blades, which unite into one, but by
squeezing together the crossbars di
verge like thu fingers of a hand when
the thru' have been given. Other
katars ate made in sets of two or
even three, of diminishing sizes, the
blades of the laiger being hollow and
terming sheaths for the smaller. Some
of the southern Indian katars, known
as "death givers," are immense wea
pons, nearly two feet long in the
blade, and the hilts ars a mass of
fantastic tcroll-work and mytholog
ical tnoisters, the cobra with expand
ed hood figuring largely, there is
also the' "riich'hwa," or scorpion's
sting, a doubly curved dagger; the
"khanjar," a larger form of the same,
and tne "peshkabz," or hunting
knife. But none of thesn elaborate
weapons has about it the terribly
"businesslike" look of the Khyber
knife (ch'hura), with its ponderous
single edged, tapering blade and plain
ivory hilt. Chamber's Journal.
Benton and His Wife
beiiator Benton of Missouri was a
model of tenderness and devotion to
bis invalid wife. It seems that dur
ing her later years her mind became
impaired bv a paralytic stroke, but
she never failed to recognized her
husband and was fond of being near
him. Once when her distinguished
husband was entertaining a foreign
prince in the drawing room Mrs,
Benton came to the door in a state
of undress and etood gazing at her
husband. The attention of the com
pany being attracted in her direction,
Benton turned to see what the at
traction was. On perceiving his, poor
wite he immediately rose, went to
her, took her tenderly by the hand
and, leading her into the room, said,
"My dear, Prince So-nnd-so; prince,
Mrs. Benton, sir." Then affection
ately placing a hassock for her by the
side ot his chair he resumed his seat,
and, leaving one of his bands iu hers
for her to toy with, he went on with
the conversation. The prince was
quick to take in the situation and
adapted himself to the occasion with
consummate tact, while all the Mis-
sourians were deeply affected.
A Good Story.
A tood storv
Is revived now that he has won his
victory. . He arose to speak in Con-
gress once and rather sententiously
The NoPain Specialists
CU OWN EE1IGE WCtE
50 cts. no more. Painless-
remarked: '! have lived long enough"
when cries of "good," "hsar," and
applause began. The cheering and
chuffing continued uutil he took his
seat without ever getting beyond the
one statement. He is a very nervous
and energetic speaker, which allowed
"Sunset" Cox to get the laugh on
him once. Mr. Cox was awarding
time to various speakers at the close
of a debate when Mr. Cannon asked
to speak. "Put your hands in your
pocket," said Mr. Cox. Mr. Cannon
complied. "Now you may have as
much time as you kpep them there."
He had talked about a minute when
out both came iu an explosive ges
ture, and the Speaker rapped him
down with "time's up." Dcs Moines
A kiss is a peculiar proposition. Of
no use to one, yet absolute bliss to
two. The small boy gets it for noth
ing, the young man has to steal it
and the old man has to buy it. The
baby's right, the lover's privilege,
the hypocrite's mask. To a young
girl, faith to a married woman, hope,
and to an old maid, charity. Baltj.
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In part as follows:
Everett Classico Everett Ginghams
Mercerised Silk Zephyr
Eraoroideved Swi3s Dots
W. F Mossman
R. R. CO.
And Dealers o
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Wilder S.S. Co.
Teiniaitds at Wailuku-,.
Paia. . . ,
CENTRA OFFICII . .
MON CHEONG, Prop.
First Class Restaurant
Meals at All Hours
Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes
Cigars, Cigarettes & Tobacco
Canned fruits of all kinds, jellies and
jams for f ale.
High St., Wailuku.
34 & 36 Steuart St. , S. F., Cal
Dealers in all Kinds of Pro
visions and Fancy Groceries
C. T. GREEN,
THE R0THEN6ERG CO.
117 Battery St. San Francisco, Cal.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN LIQUORS.
Old Judge Whiskey .MoBrazer S M.
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Your Brand 0f
Ice Cold Beer
Always On Tap
Choice Wine for Bar and Table Use
Cold Drinks and All Varieties of
Aerated and Mineral Waters
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Ice Cold Efe;st
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class Wines SfLipors
Prlmo and S-enttls Beer
Market St., (Adjouiing old Meat
Market). f a
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Wholesale' fiBetail Uqiior Dealers.
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AnheuserBu whi John Wlfcl.nd New Brew.
O. P. 8. Bot lrbont Bye 4 sour.mask
Old Gov't, C id Peppor A Cape Horn Whiskey.
Spruance-f Kanley's famoliaO.F.C.& Ken.f avortt
nUn 1 John Dewar tyP-L.Scotoh Whiskey
C. I.. C ,ia Tom, A Itdcan 'Dry, Honeysuokla
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Honness y'g. Brandy AustrallanBoomerong
Kahlor . 4 Van Uergens wine & the famous Ingle
nook wl ne8i Qi H.Mumm & Co. ox-dry Champagne
make a specialty of shipping.
America Se Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale an? Wine--
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