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QS Tho fact that so few Hawaiian boys are'fitted for an examina
tion for admittance to Annapolis gives rise to sotno curious
ethnological reflections. After the war, schools for nejrro children
wereoponed in the South, and some of these boys and girls develop
ed abnormal aptitude for studies up to a certain point, above which
they could not reach. The brains of their ancestors had not been
.developed by the thousand years of education which had given the
Anglo Saxon boy and girl the capacity to grasp a higher cducatiou.
Now there is no doubt but that the same truth applies relatively to
Hawaiian boys and girls, who can easily bo educated up to a certain
point, beyond which neither they nor their teachers cau be blitned
for their failure to reach. No race which has emerged trotn the
savage or semi-civilized state within tho last century can hope to
educate its children up to the standard of children who have in
herited ten centuries of aptitude. This does not mean that Hawai-
i to boys and girls are not bright
fact they are. But it does mean that a composite industrial edu
cation is what they most need until the race has had time to in
herit capacity for new thoughts and ideas above their present
The appropriation of $50,000 for the St. Louis World's Fair,
and $15,000 additional for advertising the resources and attractions
of Hawaii is one of the best speculative investments which could.
have been made by the legislature, altnough it is to be regretted
that thi members could not have seen clearly their way to grant a
. larger sum. But that sum wisely expended will mean more than
some imagine, because with annexation has come a keen though
kindly curiosity from Maine to California, to know moro about the
Islands. A comprehensive response to this feeling of inquiry at
the St. Louis Exposition will havo tho certain effect of attracting a
crowd of tourists to toe Islands who will in the next few years re
turn to us ten times tenfold what we have expended for Exhibition
and advertising purposes.
rj Maui cit'zens hae forwai-ded a petition to the legislature,
asking that a reasonable subsidy be granted to the Wireless Tel
egraph Co. to enable them to establish a successful system on the
Islands. But $1,000 per month, as proposed by the bill seems
rather large. $500 would employ live competent men, whose ser
vices as operators would help'materially to build up tho business
of the company. Incompetent and unreliable operators have been
the bane. of the company ia a large measure, so far, and it is be
lieved that if sufficient salaries, are paid to secure first class opera
tors, the business of wireless telegraphy will build itself up within
the next two years , if at all. '
$Q$ On of the most important and .essential items in the appro
priation bill, so far as Maui'is concerned, is the $50,000 named :to
connect. Eas; Maui and central Maui by a wagon road. , What the
Central Pacific was to California, and what the Panama Canal
would be to the Islands is relatively what a good road all the way
from Paia to Hana would mean to Maui. East Maui can never be
developed without a good wagon road, the completion of which will
certainly mean that successful small farming and minor industries
on east Maui will receive a stimulus which will many times over
pay ior tne construction or a good
fat Judging from the text of the
Logins to seem that Representative
Hie News and Speaker Beckley
Japanese and Chinese are killing
men, and if the matter can be corrected by legislation, it would be
well, but the present bill seems liable to do more harm than good
ana n representative ttemnoi
previous question in the House,
. A. - ? M A A I'll 1 1
certain ieamres oi me mil wnicn are eminently objectionable.
Tho legislators have worked hard tifVr session, and have ucconi
plUhcd about all so far that should be expected of them, all things
being considered. It is quite evident however that they will need
more time to properly finish their work, and under tho circum
stances, Governor Dole should if necesstry extend tho session, in
order that many important measures now pending should be pas
sed. Of course he wisely refused to call an extra session two years
ago,, but conditions are quite different now, and time should be
given the present legislature to finish its work, properly. 1
The struggle for race supremacy between the whites and the
a l i .1 m i
negroes oi tne ooum is last coming
man ever Doiore. Alter tne war, tne negroes were ignorant as
jV t , m .....
mass, ana me wnnes xounci no
subjection. But the negroes have
with the most effective weapon possible, that of education and in,
t.Allnnr.linl ovuniamanl .inrl . n.... 1 l - ,1 . .
v..t,viii , aucmuuu, anu II 1 u Mun
tne pulpit from the rostrum and in
r balanced power is not far off.
f5 The county government bill hu become the law,, and it is. up
to the people of Maiii to decide whether it will prove u blessing or
a curse to us. Properly administered., it will provo a blessing,
but wrongly administered it will prove a grievous curse. There Ts
but one thing to be done, and that is for the intelligent classes
of the Island to stand together as one man, irrespective of race or
politics and name honest and upright men for our count y officers
Tbis can be done,, and th$ News
bd done.. v
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Bon. J. W. Kulun, Cinult Indue, WuIIi.ku
li. R. Crook, Clerk Cl-rruit ( i.url. VYntluku
Judge W. A. McKay Hint Magistrate, Wutluku
" Chiis. Copp, " " MukiiwKO
, " Kahaululio " " Lahatna
" Kloiku, " Hunimula
" J. K. Hanuna, " I Hun
' Pitmou, " " Klpnhuln
" Mahoe " ' Molokal
" Kahoohalakaln, " ' Launi
L. M. Baldwin, Short IT, Wailuku
W. E. Saffery, Djputy Hbnrln Wailuku
Edgar Morton, ' " Makawiio
C. R. Ltnuwy, " 1 Latmlria
F. Wlttrock, " ' Hai.a
Q. Trimble. " ' Moiokai
O. H. Cumtninga Captain Police. Wai'uku
H. Iwteiia, " " Miikiiwao
H'A Keann, " Lnhalua
Si. C. LcdseV, " "
J. K. WalumBVi, " Kalaupapo
W. T. Robinson, "Till AsM-ssor, ailnlin
J. N. K. KrolB, Deputy Awossor. Wailaka
W. O. Aiken, " " . Pa'
G. Punn, " tatiatna
M. H. Heuter, " Hana
and brainy, for as a matter of
wagon road opening up that
biil licensing hackmen, it now
Keliinoi was right, and that
were in the wrong. It. is true that
the business of legitimate hack
nact ,. not been shut off by the
he would probably havo shown up
.. . . . '
toward a more serious phase
trouble in terrorizing them into
steadily been arming themselves
AUU1I I I CitU Jf IO WHJJtJ Will' 1,U
the press, and the reaj danger
has tuith, tp behevo t,hat it will j
Mississippi river nhtxiting is varied
with trips to the Sunken lanrls, which
begin near HicUman,Ky.,and extend
south seVeral hundred miles on both
sides of the river. This territory
was covered with a dense forest of
large trees before the land was sub
merged by the earthquake of 1811.
On th Tennessee side Reelfoot lake,
eighty miles long, was formed. Reel
foot lake is only three miles from the
an Upper Slough Landing and the
same distance at TJptonville, Tenn.
The dense forest is still standing. The
limbs nnd bark have rolled and
dropped off years ago, leaving, the
bleached trunks standing like mar
ble columns in wutef sixty feet deepf
so close together thai it Is difficult
to move a skiff among them. Some
have rotted off at. the water level,
and others are hollow,, making good
blinds. The flight of wild fowl on
neeiroot lake is beyond the compre
hension of the average sportsmaw.
There are ducks, geese, cormorants
called water turls; cranes, water
nens ana snipe, mey an Keep up a
chatter which make'sl..tbe , sunken
forest ring. From the tops of the
trees eaifles, hawks und owl3 con
tribute piercing screeches to the con
tinuous din. Outing.
Tree Tomato as a Fruit.
Mrs. T. B. Shepherd, an eminent
florist, and who resides in Ventura,
says that when the value of the tree
tomato as a fruit is once fully ap
preciated acres of it will be planted.
It bears fiom seed the second sea
son. nnd a young plant set out in the
spring grows six feet and comes in
to bearing by Christmas. The foliage
is large and handsome, the branches
spreading. The fruit is pendant in
clusters below the foliage, is the size
of a large egg and of a beautiful
orange salmon color when ripe. It
has a decided sub-acid taste, slightly
resembling the tomato. It is deli
cious raw, served with sugar and
cream, or cooked as sauce, and for
jelly or -jams is very fine. Tt will
keep for weeks, as it does not bruise,
on account of its very tough skin and
the solid nature of the fruit covering
the seeds which are like those of the.
tomato. It is a showy plant for house
and conservatory, and a most beauti
ful plant in the garden. It is a native
of South America, and is known ns
tho ''poor man's fruit." Riverside
A Hard Hearted People.
Filial piety finds no place in Tibet
an charcter. It is no uncommon thing
for a son to turn his father, when too
old for work, out of doors and to
leave him to perish in the cold. The
superstition that the souls of the
dead Can, if they will, haunt the liv
ing drives their hardened natures to
gain by the exercise of cruely the
promise of the dying that they will
not return to earth. 1
As death approaches the dying per
son is asked, "Will you come back or
will vou not?" If he replies that he
will, they pull a leather bag over his
head and smother, him; if he says he
will not, he is allowed to die in peace
OFFICE in the Hawaiian Islands,
Appliances known to Science.
xno charge for examinations. Lady assistant. All Work and Material
, 215 Hotel Street, Opp..
Its the taste
No other, beer in, the market
to equal in flavor and quality of
Manilla Anchor Lager
It is, rapidly gaining the favor
ot lovers of a good beverage
and is recommended as the best
tonlr hy leading physicians.
LOVEJOY & CO.,
CORNER MARKET AND MAIN STREETS,
Bottorrt of a Sua Falling Out.
Scienlists tell U that, counting
from the sea level, the lowest body of
water on the globe is the Caspian
sea. For centuries its surface has
been gradually settling dowu until
now it is fighty-fiTe feet lower than
that of its rear neighbor, the Black
sea, which also lies far below the
level of the oceans. The common
conclusion all along has been that
the Caspian was simply losing its
waters by evaporation, but recent
investigation shows thak this is not
the case. Soundings made and com
pared with records of soundings made
over 100 years ago reveal the as
tounfling fact that there is even a
greater depth of water now than
then. This leaves but one hypothesis
that would seem at -all tenable that
the bottom of the sea is actually
sinking. There is much speculation
in scientific circles as to what will be
the final outcome.
Christmas Declared Illegal.
. Although it may seem incredible, it
is a fact that not so many years ago
Christmas was considered a super
stitious festival and was stopped be
ing held bv the strong hand of the
law. Holly and mistletoe were des
troved and were called "the plants
of the evil one. Cakes and wines
were considered impious by the su
V'hen Oliver Cromwell was pro
tector, he ordered all the most im
portant towns in England not to ob
nerve Christmas, as he considered
to be a hurtful custom.
Yet a stricter law he commanded to
be kept so that people might, forget
Christmas. That was that all the
markets were to be held on Dec. 25..
Naturally this created a ..great
stir among the country folk, an
they determined thenceforth to re
fuse to obey his strict and extraor
dinary law, which he tried to enforce
but all -to no purpose.
A Baseball Game.
Four wide ones in the third and
Hogan paraded I
Dooley lilted the pellet to the out
ermost port precinct for a hassock
and invested second citadel through
U-roogin 8 insane heave.
Jones' agile mitt engulfed Smith'
towerer to left garden, but failed to
ferry it in before Hogan't extremities
soiled the rubber.
Donovan jabbed a solitaire to left
pasture, stabbing Dooley, but met.
his death purloining a bag. Huggios
made three frantic lunges at the
leather, but Guffs saffron muff le
him amble down the trail to the im
.Duffy's steaming prasser to right
meadow incinerated uuti s fingers.
Doyle dunked safely to larboard
but Brown's swift return of the glob
ule contributed to Uuggin's aemise
at the plate. Kansas City Indepen
Pigeon's Milk Not a Joke.
The joke about pigeon's milk has a
foundation in lact. Alter the incuba
tion of the voung has been completed
the crops of the parent bird become
thicker and secrete a sort of curd
with which tho young are fed. This
description of nourishment is neces
sary for them, for if the j'oung pi
eons are deprived of it during the
first wetik or two after hatching they
are sure to die.
"The Expert DmtisU"
for HONEST WORK at Low
. Pbices when visitwig Honolulu
They have tho LARGEST aud
MOST COMPLETE DENT
Filled throughout with the latest
Union in Arlington Block
Raleigh and the Potato.
It was Sir Walter Raleigh who
brought potatoes into Ireland ufc the 5
same time he brought the other
American product, tobacco. Sir Wal
ter Ral-igh was busilv engaged in
oppressing the people abouf, Cork, so.
naturally, when he planted the po
tato on his estate at Youghui, near
Cork, the people were suspicious- of
it despite its palatableness. Corbtt
cursed the root as being the ruin
Ireland, declaring it a device of Sax
on Ingenuity brought- into their midst
to tempt and eventually to weaken
them. Sir Walter ate quantities ot
potatoes before he could assure the
people of their harmlessness. Now,
with commendable gratitude, the
tourist is shown the very spot in the
garden where Sir Walter planted
the potato root. Close by it t anoth
er ! istorical bit of ground. Theiv,it
is claimed, Sir Walter rested under
the shade of a trte smoking his first
pipe of tobacco when his servant de
luged him with a pail of water under
the impression he was on fire. --What
Groceries Dry Gocds Clothing
In part as follows:
Everett Classico Everett Ginghams
Mercerised Silk Zephyr
. Scotch Zephy
Embroidered Swisb Dots
. Methuen Ginghams
W. F. Mossman
R. R. CO.
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia. . . .
IAO HOTEL i
MON CIIEONG, Prop.
First Class Restaurant
Meals at All Hours
Fresh Bread, Ties and Cakes
Cigars, Cigarettes & Tobacco
Canned fruits of all kinds, jellies and
jams for f ale.
High St., Wailuku.
J. F. CUNNINGHAM &C(h
34- & 36 Steuart St. S. F Cal
Dealers in all Kirds of Pro
visions and Fancy Groceries.
C. T. GREEN,
THE ROTHENBERG CO.
117 Battery St. San Fransisco, Cal.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN LIQUORS.
Old Judge Whiskey .McBrazer S. M.
C. T. GREEN,
Yonr 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
A. K. STENDER Peopkietob
T. B. LYONS, Prop.
Ice Cold Beer
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class Wines & Liquors
Prlmo and Seattle Beep
Market Sr., (Adjoining old Meat
Opposite Wailuk Depot
Wholesale S Retail Liquor Dealers.
Sohllti Beer that made Milwaukee famoua,
AnheuBor Busoh & John Wloland Mr r.
O. P. S. Bourbon, Rye & Sour-mush.
Old Gov't, Old Pepper & Cape Horn Whisker.
Duffy'a pure malt Tweed's nure molt nrhi..
Spruance-Stanloy'a famousO.F.C.& Ken.f avorit
Celebrated John De war 4 D.C.L.Sootoh Whi.k .
D. C. Xi. Old Tom, ft London
Palm Tree, & Palm Boom G(n.
nennemy 's Brandy & Australian Boomeran.
Kohler it Van Bergena wine the fmn. ii.
nook wines, Q.H.Mumm & Co. ex-dry ChampagM
We make a specialty of shipping.
Matt. McCann Paopairoai
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale Wirier
Ice Cold Drinks.
llHi-M Tirti n it i l ' i - - - i . . ..
Lahaina, Maui T. H,..