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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 3,
Hacy News From the Capitol Regard
ing Sugar Stock.
By L. D. Timmons.
Honolulu, Nov. 29.
The sugar and stock situation is
I decidedly improved today over a
I week ago, and conditions are pecu
I .. liar. It is quite evident that the
Europo has resulted in an enormous
increase in the consumption, in
addition to unusually large pur-
chases for holiday uses. Europe
appears to be assimilating its enor-
. mous wet output, while cargoes
nrnviug at New York are disposed
- of witisfaotorily without delay. This
UUIIMtVIUII (LI lllHIXMIi'l VUl lllll V'l
uliout as much a surprise in finan
cial circles as have sovrcul romark-
JSable antics of sugar during the
preseiit year; and those who were
predicting 3.35 sugar and the like
are now all in tho air. Even the
prediction of 3.60 sugar, advanced
in these columns some time ago,
becomes mor,o and more unlikely as
the big beet crop is being accounted
The beet quotation of a week ago
was. 8s, lid, with raws al 3.87. It
then seemed certain that there
would be a further and steady de-
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f 4Jsi,,P.' bui i lie opposite imppuiieu,
for in place of even holding its own,
both beets and raws have steadily
""'advanced; : beets today being quoted
at 9s, Id, which is about 3.91 1-2
Together with the happy failure
of sugar to" decline in price has come
a roriewal of strength in tho stock
market. LuBt Friday and Satur
day buying orders in numbers ap
peared on the street. At first little
was thought of the bullish attack,
but on Saturday holders of stocks
found that something unusual was
in the air and drew in, tho result
being that late Saturday orders
could not be filled at all at ruling
figures. More stock appeared yes
terday morning, however, and for a
time it looked ds though the de
mand had been satisfied. But this
was not for long, and in the after
noon brokers were hurriedly re
trenching to cover orders already in
hand, while stocks had almost de
parted from the street. This morn
ing the situation is about the same,
with indications of heavy trading
should the stock again appear.
Tho air is full of rumors in regard
to Hawaiian Commercial, and the
chances are that this Btock will ad
vanco considerably in a short time.
A week ago it closed at $31,625 bid
and $31,875 asked. On Friday it
reached bottom, being $30.50 bid
and $31.25 asked. Saturday it
'pulled up "fa $31,125 bid, and yes-
terday "closed at $31.25 bid and
$31.75 asked. Late yesterday an
intimation came over the cable that
Hawaiian Commercial had advanced
. y to $32.50 in San Francisco, and if
L the news bo confirmed this after
1 noon, there' will bo a sharp advance
in the stock here at once.
While the quotations on Hawaiian
Commercial swooped low, there
were no sales at the reduced figures,
buyers having been frightened off
by 'the Slump. Thus, during last
'week 75 shares sold at a total of
12366.25, or $31.55 per share
Yesterday 25 and 100 shares Bold at
$31.25, the lowest sales having
' been ihade on a rising market.
y Pioneer stock has varied littlo
. during the week, but reached its
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Ne Headway Has Yet leei Made la
Conbatiig or Meetiig the lisease.
"The medical profession of the
world is still handicapped before the
scourage of infantile paralysis."
This statement was made recently
at the meeting of the Chicago Neuro
logical Society by Dr. H. E. Robert
son, assistant professor of pathology
in the University of Minnesota.
We are up against it," said Doctor
Robertson. Wo have not been
able to cultivate the germs in labora
tories. We can' not learn anything
from analysis. We can not even
diagnose the disease, for the first
certain symptom is tho paralyisis of
the patient. The disease attacks
the strongest and most active chil
dren. It is not confined to infants.
Many victims are adults.' The high
fatality is caused by reaching the
acute stage in three or four days.
Up to that time the symptoms might
indicate any infectious malady.
There are no defmito symptoms,
and tho only warning the practi-
tioneer has is the paralysis of his
at the Union Church.
One of the best patriotic address
es eyer delivered on Maui was
given last Sunday night at the
Wailuku Union Church by Hon.
Selden B. Kingsbury. The Judge
spent but little time on the various
causes for gratitude on Thanks
giving Day, but dwelt upon the
great reason for thankfulness in
the goodness of God in giving the
American people such a splendid
institution as the Government un
der which we are living and the
Constitution, which gives us our
rights. He took fbr his text the
Preamble of the Constitution. The
interesting discussion of a few
years ago concerning the non
appearing Of the wbrd "God" in
the Constitution was dwelt upon
by Judge Kingsbury, and he con
clusively showed that the old ar
gument that the Constitution was"
godless because this single word
was left out was decidedly false,
for the spirit of God and the good
ness and love of God were clearly
manifested in the great instrument
of freedom, and that our Constitu
tion was a greater exponent of
righteousness than the majority of
American citizens had realized.
The address was carefully listen
ed to and much appreciated by a
large audience. A Thanksgiving
anthem was sung by the chorus.
The decorations were cane tassels,
hybiscus Jand roses, and were ar
ranged by Miss Turner.
One of the interesting features
of the service was the singing of
the first two stanzas of the national
anthem, "My Country," then two
stanzas of Rev. Dr. van Dyke's,
which the author intended should
be appended to the four stanzas of
the original, so that the 'sentiment of
the hymn might be broad enough
to include the Middle and Western
States'. At the end of these two
stanzas the congregation sang the
two beautiful stanzas that Rev.
Collins G. Burnham of T,ahaina
has recently written. They are an
excellent adaptation of the hymn
to Hawaii, and are as follows:
Aloha, Hail to thee,
Dear land, Hawaii nei,
To thee we sing;
Land where are fathers died,
Laud of their childrens pride,
O'er every mountain side,
May Jesus reign.
Jehovah, God to thee,
In whose truth now we see,
To thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
In thy pure Gospel's light,
O save us by thy might,
Our God, our King.
HONOLULU, Dec. 2f. The Rev. Parker says he will resign rather
than submit to any ch'a'ngcs, such as are proposed. I
Chief McDuffie and a San Francisco policeman are off for Hawaii
on the Wilhelmina to see the governor to get requisition papers in
order to take the embezzling Chinaman back (o the Coast.
A big blast oh the grounds of the new Y. M. C. A.-where workmen
are excavating, broke the windows in the neighborhood, and endan
gered life and property. The blast occurred last evening about Bix
A Los' Angeles' promoter wants to have an aviation meet here
during the holidays.
The case against Fred Noyes, who was discharged from the Cus
toms Service recently, has been dismissed.
HONOLULU, Dec. I. Rev. H. H. Parker is in serious trouble
wfth his congregation. Trustees maybe appointed to relieve him of
The 0. R. & L. Co. plan a restaurant and club house for their
Chinese residents charga the consul with graft in connection with,
the educational fund.
Mayor Fern wants to have the coin in sight for paving Fort street,
before he is willingto sign tfle bill ordering it.
All money brought here hy the Chinese embezzler was returned to
San Francisco tun days ago, and is id the hands of the Chief of Police
of that city. The Hiiit by Mo Bride to obtain attorney's fees has been
McQuaid, who was a participant in the recent shooting affair, has
been held for the Grand Jury. It is intimated that when his case gets
to the Circuit Court, he will plead temporary insanity.
The contract for dredging Honolulu harbor has been signed.
New Governor For Macao.
LONDON, Dec. 2. Things have quieted down at Macao. Judge
Vidal has been elected governor, and acclaimed tho ruler of the people
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. President Taft has submitted a draft of
his message to Congress, to the cabinet.
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 2. President Diaz was quietly inau
gurated here yesterday. :
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. Tlj'e President will name seven new
judges. Two of these will be totho Supremobenchyand five to. the
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. Tho population of Pennsylvania is over
seven and a half millions, an increase of 21 per cent.
. PROVItiCETOWN, Mass., Dec. 2. Governor elect Fobs again
declares that he will use all his powers to urge the defeat of Henry
Cabot Lodge or a United States Senator from Massachusetts.
Rebels Capture Colony.
MECAL, Dec. 1. The Portuguese garrison, and the crew of the
gunboat Patri, have revolted, and are in command of the colony. Al
monastics have been d riven from the colony and have fled to Hong
kong. Rebels demand expulsion of all members of religious orders.
VASHINt5TON, Dec, l.-Glen Curtis has expressed his willing
ness to instruct army officers in the handling of flying machines free
NEW YORK, I)ec. 1. The United States Steel, Co., have signified
their intention Of pensioning all employees over a certain age.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1 The Supreme Court has granted
Glass, the convicted boodler of the Schmitz regene, a new trial.
LONDON, Dec. 1. Jem Mace, the old time pugilist ia dead.
Mate began his career as a fighter in I860. In 1861 he fought Sam
Hurst for the championship and won. His last notable battle was in
1872, when he fought a draw with Joe Colburn.
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec, 1 The celebration in connection with
the inauguration 'or Diaz has been called off.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 The naval estimate for the .ensuing
year ia over 1127,000,000.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. President Taft again declares it to bo
his intention to demand a more economical administration of
Senator Hale. Talks.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Senator Hale says he does not believe
the next Congress will mako much progress, because of the difference
in control. He does not think the present tariff will be tampered with.
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico, Nov. 30. The rebels are in force in this
county, and have control of the railroad.
COLIOAN, Mexico, Nov. 30.
of Americans will be'haiiged.
FORT CHALMERS, New
party, on board the Terranova, have
of the South Pole
PEKIN, Nov. 30.- Objection
American loan to China. The plan
PORTLAND, Nov. 30. Preaidont Elliot of the Northern Pacific
railway, resents interference with the railroads. He says the average
legislator know nothing about such
Mexicans charged with the murder
Zoaland, Nov. 80. Lieut Scott., and
started for the Antarctic, in search
has been raised to the proposed
may thus be defeated.
He Was (he Greatest Man and Pro
bably the Best of His Time.
William Dunn Howclls pays the
following tribute to Count Tolstoy:
I think he was a very great man
- perhaps the greatest andlhc best
of his time. In a sense there is
nothing to add to that and more
over, I have written of what Tolstoy
has meant to me in. my "Literary
Passions." The fact thathe is
dead now does not alter the signifi
cance of his work and of himself.
And yet perhaps this dramatic,
this painfully terrible dramatic end
may call for something more than
I have already said.
It is true that Turgeniev once ad
vised Tolstoy to stick to his writing
and forget his theories of conduct,
but it is a mistake to consider Tol
stoy the man and the creative artist,
as two separate entities that may be
divorced from each other. Who
attempts to divorce art and life
makes a grave error.
REALIST IN ART AND LIFE.
Tolstoy was a realist in art and
in life. It is perhaps difficult to
estimate what his influence lias been
on contemporary humanity, but I
should say it has been very great.
Ho believed in taking the life of
Christ for an example, for a precept,
not the dogmas of the schools, and
that Beema to be tho tendency of
the younger Christianity.
In letters I cannot say that he
left a cult, although it may be that
three -of his books ''Peace and
War," "Anna Karenina'' and"Itcs
urrection'' will never bo surpassed.
But you know Shakespeare left
no school, jior Milton nor-Shelley.
Zola did. And that's it; the lesser
man has manne'risms or even a
manner, and a manner can be
caught, taken up, instated, even
absorbed, but a great personality is
I do not pretend to try to explain
Tolstoy's later days. I had never
met him, never been in communi
cation with him, but it seems to nle
that he believed what ho lived and
that he tried to livo what he be
VERY QREAT AND VERY GOOD.
It was unfortunate that his belief
forced itself into such poignantly
dramatic expression. There .ho sat
at one end of the table in peasant's
clothes eating coarse -food, while a
footman stood at the other end of
the table and served delicate viands
to his family,
There is this about such poverty
as that that it is imaginative in
essence and dramatic in form rather
than real. The man experienced
poverty; ho lived the life of the
poor, wore their clothes and ate
their food, but he could not feel the
dread that is never lifted from the
very poor the dread of actual want
It was impossible that he should
actually want. We see that in tho
very circumstances of his death.
Strivo as he might he did not die a
peasant's death, unattended, cold,
Yet ho was a very great and a
very good man perhaps as I have
said, tho greatest and best of his
There will be a meeting of the Maui
Aid Association at the Baldwin National
Bank of Kalnilui immediately following
the meeting of the Directors of the Bank.
Any Church business of importance to be
brought before the Maui Aid Association
by any of the Evangelical Churches of
Maui should be reported immediately to
Rev. R. B. Dodge, the Secretary of the
Maui Aid Association.
The Maui Teachers' Hold a Very In
teresting and Instructive Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Maui
Teachers' Association,-was held in
the assembly hall of the Wailuku
school on Friday, Nov. 25. There
were some forty teachers present,
besides Commissioner Aiken and a
number of visitors not teachers.
Pupils from Grades II, III and IV
were also in attendance, thus afford
ing means of demonstrating actual
The meeting was called to order
at 10 o'clock by President. C. E.
Copeland, and the programme was
begun by singing tho national an
them. After roll-call'Mr. Copeland
flclivorcd an address on tho "Effi
ciency of the Schools." He said
that the schools were charged with
failure to impart both literary train
ing and moral or ethical culture.- -He
thought that the first charge
was well founded; and that in this
Territory three potent causes of edu
cational inefficiency wero: 1st, the
failure of the Education Depart-'
mcnt to prescribe the use of text-
books in the schools, and to provide
facilities for obtaining these books;
2nd, the faulty system of inspection
hitherto practiced, by which the
teacher's methods and not the
pupils' attainments were inquired
into; and 3rd, the ill-balanced and
unscientific curriculum, which
crowds a mass of wholly unsuitable
information into the lower grades,
thus preventing the teacher from
giving the necessary training in the .
mechanics of education. The speak
er declared it to be impossible to
give any adequate drill, or to estab
lish any proficiency in "the three
It's" while teaching also, in the
elementary, grades, such subjects as '
nature-study; phys'cal, political and. '
commercial geography; theoretical
grammar, physiology; history;
meteorology, etc. As to tho second '
charge, that the schools fail to se
cure moral and ethical culture.
Mr. 'Copeland held that the case
was not proven. He thought that
with proper facilities',- proper super
vision and a proper curriculum the
schools would do all that could
reasonably be expected of them.
By means of a class, Miss Scholtz
of Wailuku demonstrated the value
of phonic drill in the teaching of
reading. Her second grade pupili
pronounced at sight words of from
one to six syllables, and read from
the fourth reader without hesita- .
Miss Crickard of Puunene illus- ,
trated her method of drill in mental ,
arithmetic with a class of third and
fourth grade pupils, who auawered
her rapid-fire questions with an ae-.r
curacy and promptness quite sur- a
prising. Using the same class of ?
pupils, Mrs. Austin of Waihee ex- 5
hibitod her method with story work.
The free and original manner in
which some of the children repro- iL
duced tho story, won the applause '
of the spectators.
Supervising Principal Wella then
posed of third and fourth grade
pupils, his object being to suggest
to teachers who havo more than f
ono grade how to economize lime
and labor, and how to stimulate
the pupils to do as much as possible
for themselves. At tho conclusion
of this number a recess for luncheon ;
was taken. " :
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Short, Miss Floming of Hamak'
poko read a