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0. B. ROBERTSON, Ed. and Prop.
MRS. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus, Mgr.
8 Tne newspaper of any county or town is an infallible reflex of
the public spirit and enterprise of its citizens. The News is re
proached for not having been already enlarged to an eight-page
paper, und yet u glance at its columns will at once reveal the fact
that not one single prominent business house in Wailuku has the
foresight or enterprise to advertise. The Honolulu aud Hilo papers
tell quite another story and that is why they can afford eight-pa?: e
papers and dailies. The News could easily be made au eightpager,
but without liberal advertising patronage from the leading business
house of Maui, it would not prove a paying proposition. Heretofore
the sugar industry has been the only industry on the Islands and
that needed no publicity. But new times and new industries are
arriving, and their success and permanency will be perfectly illus.
trated in the growth or decadence of Maui's local paper.
j5j The question of dealing with local wholesale firms instead of
sending prders directly to the coast is receiving considerable at
tention just now among business men and in the papers on the
Islands. Of course, generally speaking it is better to patronize
home industries uhd keep the money at home, all things being
anywhere near equal. That question was thoroughly threshed out
ill California some years since, when eastern houses crossed the
Rockies and made a bid for California business. And it was solved
there as it will be here. The Eastern houses captured and held
some of the trade and California houses met the competition in
other lines. Local business houses should heed the lesson learned
by Californians, and bend their energies to meet competition rather
than seek to arbitrarily bar out coast and eastern houses. Having
ddno this the buyers should meet them half way, and keep our
money ut home. '
j The in suit received by Delegate Kuhio at Columbus, Ohio,
was humiliating, but there are two sides to the shield, and our de
legate should have been broad-minded enough to have gracefully
received the apology offered and forgotten the insult. As a matter
of fact it was not an insult aimed either at Delegate Kuhio or at
Hawaiians, but was a result of raco prejudice against negroes,
many of whom, through admixture with the white race, boast
whiter skins than do Hawaiians. Hereafter, when such blunders
.occur, ' Hawaiians should good humorodly explain the situation,
tnd they will at once discover that no race prejudice against Ha
waiians, as such, exists in the States.
There is still one hundred thousand dollars of Hawaiian coin
or "Kalakaua" money estimated to be in circulation on the Islands,
and this money will cease to be legal tender after the first of nexi
January. It is not likely that this money is in active circulation,
and the danger is that many thrifty and frugal Hawaiians have
hoarded away little nest eggs of this money for the proverbial
'rainy day," not knowing that it will cease to be money on the first
of the year. Consequently every means possible should be adopt
ed to disseminate the fact amoug the Hawaiians, and thus prevent
serious loss where it can be ill affordud.
jgj The death of Col. W. H. Cornwell removes another prominent
landmark in the history of modern Hawaii. A trusted member of
"the royal households, he epitomized the warm, sociil relations
which existed between the Hawaiian ruling classes and a large
colony of white men who were ever the ardent and trusted friends
of the Hawaiians. His successful career on the Islands is unsepar
ably blended with the history of the last days and downfall of the
monarchy, and still he lived to sen the sovereign power lodged in
the hands of Hawaiians as American citizens.
y& As was expected, the Supreme Court have held the Board of
Public Institution an illegal body, which however dees not affect
the validity of the County Act. But it is believed that there are'
other serious if not fatal defects in the county bill notably in the
matter of its final passage. If this be true, it would be the height
of folly to launch county government before the entire measme
has been passed upon by the Supreme Court. Proper issues should
be framed and presented for judicial determination at oncei or as
soon as possible.
jS The telegraphic announcement that the Russian occupation of
Mukden is an unequivocal reply to the United States naval dem
onstration in Eastern waters is a slight lifting of the veil which
enables one to glimpse at the secret forces at work in shaping the
world's history from day to day. The real battle for peace or war
between Japan and Russia is being fought out of sight, and it is
only after the guns are booming that the world will be taken into
the confidence of the warring powers.
The papers of Honolulu are growing somewhat yellow, and
probably without cause, concerning the resignation of Traasurei
kepoikai. Without any definite information on the subject, the
News predicts that when the proper time arrives, the resignation
of Treasurer Kepoikai will be promptly handed to Governor
JQ At one time, it was thought that wheat in California was; just
as it is thought now that sugar in Hawaii is, the only pra6ticable
crop. Other industries of vast
wheat raising in California, and
sugar culture on th'o Islands:
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hun .1. V Kiiltm. Clicu't ludiro,
I. It. Criwli. 1 I11U l.'ircult Olll v,
Judxu 'V. A. McKay Dint Muxihu
" C'Iiim. Uonu, "
" KirtituUtlio " "
" J. H. tlununn, " '
' Jl itiiiviit. . " '
' Mulinu " '
Kahoohulutinla, " '
L. M. Huldwla, Bherlfl,
W. E. Suffer?, Deputy Shcnfl
Kdiiur Morton. " "
C. K. IjlnitHcy , " '
F. Win rock.
Q. Trimble. "
, H Cummlnga Captain Polios
11. Iwlena, " "
Wm. Keunu, "
K. C. Lrdsty, " "
J. K. Walumau, . "
W. T. HoblnsoD, Tlx Asueiwor,
J. N. K. Keoln, Deputy Asscsxor
W. O. Allien, " "
O. Hiimi, ' "
M. H. Reuter, " "
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proportions have supplemented
will just as
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A bove the Clouds
(Specially written for "Side
Lights" by D. T. Fleming, Paia, ..
Among the magnificent works of
nature, no generously distributed
among llie various islands which com
prise the Territory of Hawaii, and
which make them tin ideal spot for
the tourist to visit, without doubt
the crater of Ilalenkala cn the isl
and of Maui is the grandest, except
ing possibly the volcatio of Kilauea,
when Madame Pole wakes up from
0110 of her protracted naps. Many
tourists, and even residents of the
neighboring islands after making a
trip to Kilauea say: "I have seen
an active volcano. Extinct craters
would now have no charm for me."
In this they are greatly mistaken,
for there is little or no resemblance
between the two craters, Haleakala
Imagine yourself standing at an
altitude of 10,000 feet, on the top of
H aleak ma, with the vast crater,
3,000 deep and twenty miles iu cir
cumference, stretched at your feet.
Dotted over the floor of tho crater,
which from the top seems smooth,
rise numerous cones, which in them
selves are miniatures of the great
crater. There is the little lava cone
from which has flowed in ages pust
a furious stream of molten lava;
and the immense cinder cone, six or
eight hundred feet high and a miluor
more in circumference, which has
evidently burned the matter of which
it was orignally composed, until it is
now but a mound of bright red and
yellow scoria. And starting at the
,ba-e of some of these conos can bo
seen the long, black lava flows which
hava rushed down the bottom of the
crater and are yet as fresh as if the
fires had died but yesterday. And
far awoy to the southeast, over the
banks of white clouds that cover the
greater part of Hawaii, rise the
three 'grond peaks of that island,
Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Huala
lai, and from the second of these, oc
casionally a thin ltne of smoke as
cending proves to tho onlooker that
Pele has not lef t her old home.
At the east end of tho crater the
white masses of cloud rolled along,
ever seeking to enter the crater
through the Kaupo Gap, yet ever
driven back from the abode of the
great Pele by the cold niountaiu
winds; on tho north also is a similar
gap, wilder and more rugged, if pos
sible, than the Kaupo gap. Through
these two gaps, the Koo'.au and Kau
po, when tho crator was yot active,
the great streams of molten lava es
caped and ran with terrific violence
to the sea.
To the west, the clouds lying along
the mountain side at an elevation of
seven or eight thousand feet look like
a sea, a solid white mass on which
the onlooUer would think it almost
possible to tread, so solid does it ap
pear; or; when the weather is. nioro
favorable ana this belt of clouds does
not interfere, far below on the plains
the green patches ot cane and the
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white plantation camps show that
civilization is yet visible.
And ut evening, when the sun sinks
to rest, tinting the great mass's of
clouds from a delicate pink to it gor
geous pink and yellow, lighting the
groat crater to a ruddier glow, und
the coli winds colucs sighing up
through the gorges, and whistling on
the rocky crags, the grandeur of the
scene fills the onlooUer with atvef so
1 hut he must exclaim; -"How mar
velous are Thy works!"
Tho trip to the volano and return
is a very eusy tne. From Kahului,
Maui's leading sea port, a railroad
runs to Pala, a distance of eight
miles; und'from Paia, which Is witn
out doubt the best startirg point, the
entire distanco to tho top is but
twenty miles, and of that tight or
ten mile con oo'covercd in a hack, if
tho prospective sightseer dreads' the
length of the ride. After the tourist
has reached Makawao, whero the
good driving road is discontinued, he
mounts a good sturdy mountain horse
und from then the cry need be noth
ing but "Excelsior." The grade is
heavy, but the country is open and
easy climbing for the horses. Up, up,
up past Olinda, the beautiful sum
mer home of Mr. H. l Balwin, up
throufh brush and over rough rocky
land, where the trail can hardly be
seen, but trusting to the guide, up,
up, n p.
If tho traveler has left Paia In the
morning, noon will find him ot an al
titude of five or ix thousand feet,
where water in plenty may be had
for lunch and for the horses;and three
or f ur o'clock will find him at Little
Cave, the best place near the top to
spend the night. Several years ago
a house was built on the summit, but
it has since been almost demolished
by the storms which rage during the
winter months, and no one uosv thinks
of spending a night there. Little
Cave coveniently holds a party of eix
or eight, anu a jolly place it is, with
a natural chimney in one corner and
nothing to do but to gather the wood.
This pleasant part of tho trip is left
for the guide to attend to and the
tourist goes up to the summit, a
quarter of a mile or so d is t an t, to see
Ifo writer need begin to describe
the grandeur of the scene; nothing
but positive realization can convey
the least idea. Or, if the weather be
slightly foffgy, often the visitor 'is
treated to a sight of tho beautiful
Spectre of Brocken, the complete
circle of a rainbow, with the shadow
of the onlooker in the center.
When once the sun disappears the
tired traveler feels the chilly winds
as they whistle along the riJges,
and he hastily gets buck toftho com
forts of not home, but Little Cave,
where a good supper has already
been prepared. . ',
A. good warm meal, and then to
rest scarcely rest either, as most
parties tlnd it, for sleep is a rare
thing ut that altitude, about 9.000
feet. This is indeed the ideal place
to tell stories and spin all sorts of
yarns its the fire in the corner
crackles merrily, filling the whole
cave with its warmth.
About 4 a. m. the eastern sky be
gins to tint to a delicate yellow, and
pink and the sightseer must roll out
and start for the summit once more.
Provided the clouds be about tlu-ir
usual love's, llm sunrise indeed rivals
sunset Lh lis grmidi'ur; and even the
great masses of cumulus lying along
tho sides of the mountains of Hawaii,
Molokai, Lanul nndv Kahoolawe are
tinted most beautifully.
The excitoinen'i of the sunrise over,
the attention u naturally turned to
ward a more personal matter that
of breakfast; and n good wjrm meal
goes very well indeed. And next in
order is a trump to some interesting
places. If the traveler wants to try
hit climbing powers, as well as the
leather in his shots, he may descend
the walls into the crater, crossing
one or two of the flows, climb one of
the cones. Or, farther still, he may
go down along the floor of the crater
to Kumehameha's camp, a spot fa
mous as being the camping' place of
the greatest of all Hawaii chieftains,
on his victorious march across the
crater to the not them side of the
island, after having put the Hauu
district under subjection. To shield
his army from the bitterly cold night
winds, he built semicircular walls of
stones which remain to this day.
Poor shelters indeed they must have
been, but under the circumstances
better than nothing.
Or the traveler may wandei along
the ridge of the crater towards the
highest part of the mountain, picking
up an occasional silver-sword,, that
most beautiful of all high altitude
plants, till he reaches Paa Kaoad, or
Fortified Hill, as it is sometimes
called. On this hill stood a small fort,
held by one of Maui's chiefs, who was
slam bravely defending the rude
structure against the invincibe Ka
mehamcha. Evidences of the strug
gles are yet to bo found there the
ancient "maa," or slingstone, that
formed so leading a port of the an
cient Hawaiians' weapons of war.
Also, the grave of the brave Maui
leader is yet intact, marked bv an
oval pile of stones. Close to this hill
are the "black diamonds;" these are
small black crystals that may be
found in great quantities, provided
the seacher kuows exactly where to
look for them.'
If the traveler gets back to the
cave by noon, a return to Paia can
easily be made before dark, allowing
for frequent rests on the way.
It is really reriarkablo how lew of
the thousands of tourists visiting Ha
waii avail themselves of seeing the
greatest crater in the world, either
extinct or active. There seems to be
a mistaken idea that the trip is a
hard one aud an expensive one. Far
from it. It is an easy trip, one that
can bo made with comfort, and one
that is inexpensive. But even if the
trip wero as hard and expensive as
many people imagine to be, no one
who had ever made' the trip could
grudge the effor or expense. The
most probable explanation of the ap
parent lack of appreciation lies in the
fact that the sight of this greatest of
Naturo's miracles K free for all.
Tourists art Coming.
The tourist information Bureau is
in the midst of a perfect deluge. of
letters received from the maiuland
in last night's mail, the idea of Sec-
retary Boyd being to have every one
of these answered by tho Alameda
which sails tomorrow. Theso letter
are for the most part requests for
information so that besides the let
ters which go forward, there will
also be a mass of advertising mat
ter ou Hawaii.
Mr. Boyd stated this morning that
he had received a letter from tho in
formation bureau 111 Brussels,' asking
for information regarding what can
be seen here, this for the benefit of
the many tourists who start out
from that place for the Orient every
ycitr. 1 '
It has been learned also that the
tours now being arranged on the '
mainland for the flower reason in
Japan include a ten days lay over
trip iu Honolulu. The lead in this
natter is being taken by the Nippon
California Tourist Co., of Boston.
The Gates tours of January and
February with Hawaii as the object
ive point are filling very nicely. The
first lot of tourists under this ar-'
rangemcnt wili be here in the January
Cedars of Lebanon.
Not more than 400 of the "Cedars
of Lebanon" are standing today.
They do not, though their oge is
measured in years by thousands, rival
in dimensions the cedars of the West
ern world, 'the largest, so slow in
their growth, being but 12 feet in
diameter. No tree gives so great an
expanse of shade as the cedar, and
U never dies, except from lightning
stroke or the woodman's axe.
Kerosene Oil Gasoline
Gold Watches Silver Watches
Groceries Dry Gocds Clothing
In part as follows:
Everett Classico Everett Ginghams
Mercerised Silk Zephyr
Embroidered Swiss Dots
W. F. Mossman
R. R. CO.
And Dealers b
Wilder S. S. Go;
Terminals at Wailuku,