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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1 90S
Ella Wheeler Wilcox Writes
of their Characteristics.
(By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.)
There nre four typos of women
to be soon on the streets and in the
shops and homes of Iloi.oluhi, and
each type is a pleasure to the eye.
The native Hawaiian woman
wears a "holoku." - This is, in
plain truth, a "Mother Hubbard"
gown, niad'e without fullness a
sort 6f half fitting princess. , It is
not artistic, but is noticeable for
its spick and span cleanliness. I
have not seen one untidy Hawaiian
woman on the street or in a shop.
Their holoku gowns are made
long; they hold them up, and in
variably show freshy laundered
petticoats. Sometimes the holoku
is of silk, or made of thin black
stuff,, with a lace yoke; or of sheer
lawn or flowered material. Al
ways it is neat and the underskirt
The full-blooded women are strik
ingly similar in type; the round,
full face, the slightly up-turned
nose and upper lip, splendid teeth
and superb eyes,' and long straight
They are voluptuously built, and
incline to grow stout after thirty.
The heads of the Polynesians
are handsome ami intellectual in
Next we see the pretty little Jap
anese women trotting about the
streets in their picturesque kimo
nos always as tidy arid trim as a
lady on a fan.
And the. luxurious costumes of
the Chinese women often make one
turn and gaze, with more curiosity
than politeness, so splendid are the
colors of the silk coats and so
glittering the jewels.
When we come to speak of the
American women who are residents
of Honolulu it is like trying to
describe a garden of tropical flow
ers. In no other city in the, world
and I have visited many did I
ever see women so universally
tasteful and artistic in their dress
as the women of Honolulu.
The climate lends itself to de
licate and feminine effects in dress.
India and Chinese 'silks, pongees
the native "pina cloth," made of
the pineapple fibre and resembling
chiffon, but much more durable;
lawns, laces and crepes are the
materials in use here.
Eve-rv American woman I have
seer. whether the wife or daughter
of a wealthy planter or Govern
ment oflicial, an opulent descen
dant of missionary ttock (for they
are the rich people of the island),
or a self-supporting school teacher
or business woman lias been a
pleasing picture to the eye. Not
only are their garments dainty
and well made, but they are well
Dignity, grace, exquisite taste
and feminity mark' the American
women of Honolulu, and make
their' drawing rooms a veritable
delight to the beauty loving eye.
Many of these women have been
born on the island. Several of
them are the third generation born
here; one is the fifth. Their grand
fathers or great-grandfathers came
here in early times as traders
capitalist, physicians or mission
besides .these lour typet mere is
a fifth type, which is however
olosely allied to the American
That is the half-blood or the qua tor
blood Hawaiian girl or woman.
1 hey are born of American, Eng
lish, Scotch or German fathers am
Hawaiian mothers, ana they are
universally possessed of strikin
beauty and brilliant mentalities
perfection of thjls type may be seen
in the cultured lady known here
as Princess Kawananakoa, wife of
the nephew of the late Queen Con
Waterhouse Brings News of
Trophy from Englishman.
Honolulu, March 28. -Sir Thomas
inton authorized Fred T. P.
Waterhouse, who has j list returned
om Colombo, where he met the
tmous old yaolisman, to make an
ffer of a trophy cup to the winner
the Trans-Pacific Ocean Pace.
Fred. state3 that Sir Thomas was
very much interested, in all things
pertaining to the coming race and
as anxious to learn everything
possible. When he had been told
all the details, he announced that
he was going to present a hand
some, cup to the winning yacht,
and he authorized Waterhouse to
inform the committee having
Sir Thomas Lipton is one of the
best sportsmen, in the true sense
of the word, in the world. He
loves sports not so much for the
inning in them as for the pure
joy of the game. Of course, it has
been but natural that he should
want to win with his Shamrocks,
but he has always shown more of
sportsmanlike spirit than some
of the yacht'clubs with which he
as raced in the United States.
Here's health to Sir Thomas and
may the best boat win!
Princess Kawananakoa was the
daughter of an exceedingly hand
some native woman of good family
ho married Mr. Campbell, a
Scotch-Irish capitalist, in the
golden days of the monarchy.
In the daughter of this union is
to be found the perfect type, if the
half-blood beauty, possessed of the
joyous temperament, the good brain
of her forebears and given every
advantage of .culture which our
American heiresses enjoy.
There are scores of others born
of these intermarriages, and all are
usually women of position socially,
But. there are hundreds of others
who are not so fortunately situated,
being born of Hawaiian mothers
hose American or English fathers
laughed and rode away." Happily
for these girls, and boys, too, the
liberal spirit of Honolulu places no
ban upon them. They wear their
father's names and are respected
for their own moral worth.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who
isited this island many years ago,
left a "royal daughter" to be pro
vided for by her native mother.
His grandson lives here today, a
man of fine appearance.
The Christian-bred white man
has not been altogether an elevat
ing influence on the island. Ho in
troduced rum and the "morgana
tic marriage," to use a polite term,
and he introduced graft and poli
Yet he also did away with super
stition, fear of idols, human saeri
flees and many barbarous customs,
and he established schools.
"These Polynesians cannot be
preached into reform; they can be
educated into it," said the grand
son of one of the old missionaries
to me. "The school system here is
our pride and glory. It is doing
what our forebears, with all their
sacrifice of time, strength and life,
failed to do."
So all honor to education. For it
means the elimination of disease
superstition and selfishness from
iLe human race, in time, and the
establishment of a new world and
a new race.
Honolulu, Hawaii li08. From
the Hawaiian" Star.
The camel looked at the eye of
the needle and shook his hump.
"It doesn't look as if I could get
throuch there, does it f he re
"Oh, como take a nip," said the
sympathetic elephant. "Perhaps
that will give you courage.
"Perhaps it will. I do need an
With Fake Bomb.
OMAHA, (Neb.), March 10.
This momingan illy-dressed strang
er, believed to be insane, entered the
Merchants' National Pnnk of this
city and demanded a large sum of
money, at the same time displaying
a linttlo he said contained nitro-gly-crine,
and threatening to blow up
the bank if his request were not
The man, seeming rational, asked
to sec Vice-President Luther Drake
in his private office. Drake seated
himself opposite the stranger, who
began talking in a rambling manner
about having had $5,000 in the
National Bank of Commerce in
Kansas" City when that bank failed.
"And sfnee you fellows are in to
gether, you had just better hand
me over .my money or I'll blow you
and this nank and all of us to ! "
suddenly said the fellow, producing
the bottle, containing a yellowish
"This is filled with nitro-glycer-ine.
If you move you are a' dead
man," he said.
"You don't want to die yourself,
do you?" coolly asked Drake,
"Oh, yes. 1 came in here ready
to die, ' responded the stranger.
and I'll take evcrylody in this
building with me."
Seeing that the man It Hiked hun
gry, Drake invited Imnto breakfast.
He accepted. At the restaurant de
tectives pinioned his arms and took
iti bottle. -
The prisoner saitl his name was
L. L. Fee, that he came from Rock
ford, 111., and had no money in any
Kansas City Bank. He declared
the bottle contained only colored
water. A policeman shattered it
with a rifle bullet and there was no
A KIND FRIEND.
A Balt imore man, who frequently
visits a scientific friend in Catons
ville, once found him in his labor
atory1 studying a dark-room sub
stance spread out on a sheet of paper.
'I say, Brown," mid the scienti
fic person when greetings had loen
duly exchanged, would you mind
letting me place a bit of this on your
tongue? My taste has become sadly
Minted by trying all sorts of things."
"Certainly, responded the accom
modating friend, and he promptly
opened his mouth.
The professor took some of the
substance under analysis and put it
on his friend's tongue, whereupon
the Baltimore man worked it around
in his mouth for fully a minute,
tasting it as he might have sampled
a choice confection.
'Note any effect?" asked the pro
'No special effect."
It doesn't paralyze or prick, your
'Not that I can detect."
"I didn't think it would. There
are no alkaloid in it, then. How
does it taste?"
"Very bitter, eh?" Then after a
44 ,, i. .1 .1.
pause all right, that will do.
By this time the caller's curiosity
was aroused. What is it anyhow?"
''I don't know. That's what I
am trying to find out. Some one
around here has Ken iioisoning
horses with it."
. .T I 1. 1
i naven i any money, saiu hi
seedy wayfarer, "but if you'll row
me across the river I'll give you an
exceedingly valuable piece of ad
vice when we reach the other side.'
The ferryman at last consented,
As the traveler sprung up the
opposite- bank he rewarded the
ferryman with the following bit of
"Never take any one across ho
May Prefer Charges Against
Owners of Vessel.
United State? Shipping Commis
sioner Harry Almy has received an
answer from his written ropoort to
the officials at -Washington con
cerning the "Eclipse"' disaster re
cently, ami, if surmises may be
allowed, it is probable that the
United States Government will
take the matter up with the owners
of the vessel or those who were, ac
cording to the affidavits of the sail
ors, responsible for the loss of the
vessel and two lives.
The story of the foundered vessel
is fresh in the minds of everyone
in Hawaii. How the ship was first
struck by lightning, how she bogaYi
to leak, and how finally the water
so poured into the vessel that the
men were forced to abandon her
and take to the open boats, it is
all well known here. And it is
not forgotten how those gaunt,
starved, skeletons of men, with
tears of self-pity rolling down their
sunken cheeks, told that the open
boats, the lifebpats, the boats that
were supposed to be always ready
for such an emergency, were rotten
Rotten, rotten hulks they were.
and the men were forced to work
steadily for what seemed to them a
centurv, constantly bailing out the
flesh-eating brine that literally
poured into the vessel. -And the
people here have not forgotten that
two men died raving erazy on this
And so the local Shipping Com
missioner sent the newspaper ac
counts as well as the affidavits of
the sailors to the proper officii Is at
Washington, and an answer was
received yesterday. In this it is
stated that the matter has been re
ferred to the Collector of . Customs
and the Shipping Commissioner at
San Francisco, and they will take
it up. It is not unlikely that some
serious charges may be preferred
against the owners of the vessel.
A weird story comes down from
Ililo in regard to the possible new
appointments to fill vacancies in
the Circuit judgeships. According
to this story, when the Urn; of
Judge Hartley expires, the plr.-e i
to be filled by the appoint nr. nt : f
S. K. Kaeo, now the pnw;ii
attorney. This, it is calculated,
will satisfy the native element, who
might be disturbed at having both
places filled by haoles. This , will
leave an opening for a white man
on Maui, and according to the 11 i
lo dopesters, District Magistrate
Frank And rude of Honolulu is to
be appointed to Judge Kepoikai'e
This theory may have been creat
ed by the fact that" Jnde Kepoi
kars opponents actually did pro
mise Andrade to support him for
Meanwhile, uoveraor r rear is
saying nothing. When asked what
he has done or is going to do in
the matter, he smiles blandy and
asks, .''Why should I do anything?
The President makes the appoint
ments, not I." Yet it is probable
as is usual in such cases, that the
President will call upon the Gov
ernor to recommend somehodv tor
the Vacancy, so Kepoikai's fate lies
largely in the hands of Governor
Frear, after all Bulletin.
;' I SAD BLOW.
'"Pa," sobbed the beautiful girl
"where is my Percival?"
'"I just put him out," snorted
the angry sire.
. "But but, pa, I didn't thii
you had the heart to put him out I
"H'm. . I muy not have had the
heart but I had the foot."
Machine Guns Literally
Mow Down Laborers.
San Francisco March 13. Ma
chine guns (iMratcd by the Govern
ment forces of Chile in a great con
flict with strikers at the nitrate bods
and in the city of Iquiquc laid 2,o00
men low, most of these licing killed,
affording to advices received this
week by the Norwegian steamer
Christian Pairs, arriving direct from
The greatest industrial upheaval
in the history of South America pre-
'ded yhe slaughter, the a wf illness
f which stunned strikers and Gov
ernment representatives alike, and,
'suited in an end of hostilities.
Business at Iquipue, which had
never before been seriously disturb-
1 by anything but earthtiuakos.
is paralyzed when the great army
f worker went on . a strike. One
fracas after another occurred, until
soldiers and strikers met in the
treets of Iquiquc and on the out
kirts and openly defied each other.
Being ordered to drive the army
of men away and disperse them, the
soldiers opened fire while they were
massed ami literally mowed down
the men. They hud little oppor
tunity to light back, even though
they had been armed, the assault
upon them was so sudden.
Many of the soldiers were, how-
ver, killed ly individual strikers
ud their sympathizers U'fore the
massacre and noting nail ended.
This took place on January 1st, and
was followed by two or three days
of oppressive gloom in the com
munity, while the funerals of the
killed were taking place
A week later, as though by com
mon agreement, the strikers went
back to work without the expected
Advance in wages. It was reported
that the mine-owners will voluntarily
increase the pay of many of their
'A tight-fisted man in a
own in Bucks County, who
recently had never Iktii observed to
take any interest in church matters,
suddenly became a regular atten
dant at service, greatly to the aston
ishment of his fellow townsmen.
'What do you think," said one
of the business men to his friend.
Is it true that Jones has got reli
'No," was the reply; "it is en
tirely a mutter-of business with him.
A Unit a year ago he loaned the past
or $50. The preacher was unable
pay it back so there was nothing
or Jones to do but to take it out in
THE SAFEST PLACE.
A London resident was recently
invited down to the country for "a
day with the birds." His aim was
not remarkable for its accuracy, to
the great disguct of the man in at
tendance, whose tip was generally
regulated by the size of the bag.
"Dear me," at last exclaimed
the sportsman "the birds seem ex
ceptionally strong on the wing this
"Not all of 'em, sir," was 'the
answer, lou ve shot at the same
bird about a dozen times. 'E's a-
follerin' you about sir."
"FollowiiiDT mo about? Nonsense!
Why shojjld a bird do that?"
"Well, sir," came the reply. "I
dunno, I'm sure, unless 'e's 'angin
round you for safety."
TRUE TO HER SEX.
The lady cop pounced on the bur
And clamped his wrists with brace
lets cold, '
But then, alas ami alack!
She let him gn through feminine
tor sue cnanceti to see in the nur
ihat her waist was undone in
.Crusoe Not Found.
Washington, March 11. "The
Yankton arrived to-day at Acapulco.
The commanding officer reports that
Fred Jiffs was not ft mud."
This dispatch, received by the
Navy Department to-day, is regard
ed by navy official as evidence that
Frederick Jeffs, the modern Robin
son Crusoe, who was wrecked last
May on Indefatigable Inland, is dead.
The Yankton was ordered to make
a thorough search of the islands for
Jeffs ami it is assumed at the de
partment that if he had U-en aliw
the crew of the vessel would have
Jcffs was from Tacoma, Washing
ton. He was a memUr of the crew
of the Norwegian bark Alexander,
which sailetl from New South Wales
for Panama with a cargo of coal.
She was wrecked off the Galapagos
Islands and the crew was washed
ashore on the south coast of Inde
Jeffs' companions moved to the
north side of the island. Jeffs re
fused to go, and the partners aban.
doned him. The others were taken
to Guayquil by an Eouadorean sail
ing vessel after crossing the island,
and the facts were ' reported to the
to Teach Indians.
Reno (Nov.), March 12. A group
of. Millionaires' wives, consisting of
Mrs. Bayard Cutting, Mrs. W. II.
Vanderbilt, Mrs. W. J. Sloane, Mrs.
Protter Palmer, Mrs. II. McKay
Twombley and Mrs. George Gould,
has organized a society for mission
ary work among the Indians under
the direction of Sybil Carter. Part '
of the work is to be done in Nevada.
This afternoon Miss Jessie Henien
way, representing the society, arrived
here from New York to start the
work of teaching Italian lace mak
ing and Roman cutwork among the
Indian work women of the Walker
River reservation. Sho says the
education of the native raws along
these lines has U-en very successful
so far, especially among the Moquis
Blind Pig Keepers
HONOLULU, March 28. Yoshi-
kawa Kitaro, a Japanese who
has been acting as an informer
for the police in a number of cases
which resulted in the arrest of
many Japanese on charges of sell
ing liquor without license, was
ast evening given a brutal beat
ing by some of the men against
whom he had given evidence. He
was eet upon at a lark place in Pa-
amu, and beaten by the men, who
said that he had cost them a good
deal of money and that they were
going to get even with him. -
Kitaro claimed to be able to re
cognize some of his assailants, and
on his stattment two men have
been amsted, one, Yoshikawa, for
assault with a weapon, and the
other, Kawamoto, for assault and
"John, dear," said Mrs. Wedder-
ly, "is it true that the average
woman has no sense of humor?"
"That's about the size of it," re
plied her husband.
"But the average man's yours,
for example is pretty well de
veloped, isn't it?" continued her
lin jlin ml 'a u-ifit
"Oh, yes," answered the unsus
pecting other half of the combine,
"mine is all right."
"Well, I'.m glad ot it," said Mrs.
W., "as I have a treat in store for
you. Next week I am going to ask
you for a new sealskin sack aud I
want you to laugh and feel jolly,
just as you do when you read of
can't pay." ( .