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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAYt MARCH 25, 191!
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the' Post Office at Wailukti, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Waul Publishing Company. Limited.
Proprietor, and Fukjllhr.
SuRiniPTioM Rates, in Advance $2.00 per Year, $1.25 Six Months
$2.50 per year when not in advance
Sir Hector Macdonald Positively Identi
fied as Organizer of Chinese Army.
Cha.i C. Clark Editor and Vna:r
SATURDAY. MARCH 25, 1911
The examination of passengers coming off the boat at Lahaina has
resolved itself into a mere farce. It would le all right if they did not put
so many people to such inconvenience. But passengers for this side of
the island are obliged to get off at Lahaina and in many cases pay five
or six dollars extra in order to reach Vailuku, simply to go through this
fareial examination. It this thing is worth doing, it should be done
thoroughly, not merely line up and march past an official like a herd of
cattle. We are in thorough sympathy with all precautions necessary to
protect the health and welfare of the public. We strongly protest, how
ever, against dragging along these unnecessary regulations after all dan
ger is past, especially so, when there is absolutely no examination, and
nothing but annoyance and inconvenience to the traveling public.
Not a word of protest has come- from the Legislative committee who
went out to the boys' industrial school, and there found a number of
boys each dragging about a ball and chain. We have our correspondent's
word that this is what he saw, and he was with the committee. This is
a relic of barbarism. There is absolutely no circumstance which could
arise, to make this thing necessary in a school for boys. Have the eyes
of our legislators and teachers become so blinded by politics that they
can condone such things? The spectacle of the Speaker of our Legislature
fathering a bill to reduce the length of hat pins to be worn by the ladies,
and shutting his eyes to real criminality such as this is far from elevating
to say the least.
If the condition of the roads is any criterion, the Lahaina district cer
tainly did not get their proper share of money for road improvement last
month. On the Wailuku side of the mountain the roads were put in
shape a couple of days after the rain. Over in Lahaina, however, they
are just as the rain left them. We had looked for marked improvement
in the Lahaina roads, but there seems to be a missing link in that district
which should be found immediately.
The formation of a dramatic club is a step in the right direction
Nothing but good can come from an organization of this sort. ' Looked at
from every standpoint, it will be a great addition to the social life of the
community, and should receive the active and hearty support of all.
Aside from the enjoyment derived from an occasional dramatic perform
anee, the educational and social betterment should not be overlooked.
The number of marriage licenses issued during the past week in this
county would show an increasing respect for the divine command, to
love one another."
If the women of Hawaii should ever get a vote, it would be back to
the tall grass for Ilolstein, after that break about i,he hat pins.
The Fool's Prayer.
(By Edward Rowland Sill.)
HE royal feast was done. The king
bought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir fool,
Kneel now and make fo us a prayer! "
The jester doffed his cap and bells
And stood the (nocking court before.
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.
He bowed his head and bent his knee
Upon the monarch's silken stool.
His pleading voice arose. "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool 1
"No pity, Lord, could change the heart
From red with wrong to white as wool.
The red must heal the sin ; but, Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
" 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
'Tis by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.
"These clumsy feet, still in the mire,
Go crushing blossoms without end; ,
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heartstrings of a friend.
"The ill-timed truth we might have kept
"Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we had not sense to say
Who knows how grandly it had rung?
' Our faults no tenderness should ask.
The chastening stripes must cleanse them all.
But for our blunders oh, in shame
Before the eyes of heaven we fall.
"Earth bears no balsam for mistakes.
Men crown the knave and scourge the tool
That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
The room was hushed- In silence rose
The king and sought his gardens cool.
And walked apart and murmured low,'
"Be merciful to me, a fool!"
The liner Asia, which arrived re
cently from the orient, brings the
startling news that General Sir
Hector Macdonald, once the idol of
the British army, who was supposed
to have committed suicide in n
aris lodging-house, in 1903, is
alive. According to the story
brought by the Asia, Sir Hector is
in central China training troops for
the imperial army.
From time to time rumors to the
effect that Macdonald was living,
and that he had been seen in various
part? if the world, have lcen in
circulation. He was supposed to
mve been recognized ' during the
Russian-Japanese war, at the head
of a Russian column in Manchuria.
Other reports located him in Aus
tralia, in Thibet and in Silnria.
The Asia was at Yokohama in
company with tne lintisn cruiser
Kent,. which accompanied the mer
chantman as far as Honolulu. Both
at Yokohama and at Honolulu the
officers of the two ships saw a good
deal of each other, and it was from
the Kent's officers that those on the
Asia heard the story of Sir Hector's
According to the Kent's officers
the report that Macdonald is alive
and in central China is generally
known in British army and naval
circles and is now accepted as the
truth. There are no other white
men in the province where the dis
graced general is reported to be liv
ing, but he is said to have been seen
by officers who served with him in
the army and whose duties or de
sire for travel in out of the way
places took them into the middle of
Macdonald was famous in the
British army both for his great per
sonal bravery and for his skill as
an organizer. From time to time,
in recent years, the maneuvering of
the Chinese troops in review has
astounded European military ex
perts. Credit for this military mar
vel has always been given to Yuan
Shi Kai, the deposed counselor who
lost his yellow jacket and peacock
feather when the old empress died.
If the story told by the officers of
the Kent is true, and they are said
to have told it without reservation,
China's army has been made one of
the military wonders of the world
through the genius of the man who
reorganized Queen Victoria's High
land brigade and whose disgrace
and supposed death struck a heavy
blow to British pride.
As a soldier Sir Hector Macdonald
was without a peer, in an army
dominated by hard and fast class
distinctions and controlled by the
aristocracy of the land Macdonald,
a laborer's son, won his way from
the ranks to one of the highest com
mands in the British service. His
personal bravery was one of the
cherished traditions of the service
At Majuba hill he so carried him
self in the face of overwhelming
odds that the Boer commander gave
orders that so brave a man must not
be killed. The order was obeyed,
and although many Boers fell be
fore him the Britisli officer was un
harmed when finally taken prisoner.
At the height of his career he
was called home from India to an
swer grave charges of immorality
lie never laced ttie board that was
called to try him. He got as far as
Paris and then the world was
startled with the report that he had
committed suicide. The charges,
however, were investigated and the
board a few months later announced
that they had not been substantial
ed and that a brave man had lcen
assassinated by scandal. .
Sir Hector Macdonald was born
in Scotland in 1853. He began his
military career in 1870, when he
enlisted in the Ninety-second Gor
don Highlanders, in which organ
ization he served in the ranks for
nine years. For bravery in Afghan
war he was gazetted in 1880 as a
second lieutenant and from then on
his promotion was rapid, each step
being gained as the reward of dis
tinguished service. He served in
the Kabul and Kandahar campaign
and through the Boer war of 1881.
He rendered distinguished service in
Suakim in 1888 and during the
Nile campaign in 1889
In 1897 he was put at the head
of the Egyptian brigade and took a
prominent part in engagements at
Abu Harned, Atbara and Khartoum.
He. was appointed aide do camp to
Queen Victoria and was given com
mand of the highland brigade,
which ho successfully reorganized.
A Book Review.
"Maui The Demi God," is the
title of a book of legends of Polyn
esia written by W. D. Westervelt
who has done so much toward pre
serving the traditions of Hawaii and
its people. This latest book is not
only interesting in itself, but it
traces the relationship of the various
South Sea islanders to each oilier;
the similarity of the languages and
the slight changes found in the
various legends of each. race. The
book contains many illustrations of
scenes in Hawaii from photographs,
which add much to its interest. It
is entertainingly written
When the newly organized Amuse
ment Trust was formed in Honolulu,
it was thought Wailuku would be
taken into the fold, and that we
should have a show once in a while
This was not to be, however. Know
ing this to'ln? the case, and knowing
also that a great amount of talent
was being kept under cover here in
this district, it was decided to or
ganize a dramatic club, and give the
residents some real good shows, not
merely individual sketches such as
is being put on over in Honolulu.
Quite a representative gathering
responded to the call, and met at
the home of J. J. Walsh at Kahului,
and it was the unanimous sentiment
of those present, that "all work and
no play makes jack a dull boy.'
Therefore we are to have plays. Mr.
Walsh was elected president of the
club, and Miss Merriman was elect
ed secretary and treasurer. A com
mittee of five were elected to arrange
for the first entertainment which
will be in a few months. In the
meantime it is proposed to revive
the social life of the community, in
such manner as the committee deems
most suitable. The committee
composed of the president secretary
and treasurer, Mrs. D. H. Case, Mr.
Westcoat, and Mr. Clark. 1 .
It was voted that the initiation
fee should be $1.00, but that there
should be no dues, for the present
at least. Applications for member
ships hould be forwarded to the
The Curfew Law
To Be Enforced.
Sheriff Crowell has given out the
statement that he intends to strictly
enforce the curfew law. This is
worthy endeavor, as at present
Lsome parents seem to exercise no
control over their children. 'It is a
common thing to see squads of boys
roaming the streets at night, evi
dently looking for mischief. Parents
will do well to see that their chil
dren under lourteen are kept in
'ft. . ..
aiicr seven ociock, else they are
liable to spend the night in the
The law regarding school attend
anee is also to bo strictly enforced
and all children of school age will
le forced to attend.
Letter containing School Warrant No
12802, Signed by Mary I.. Simpson. If
found send same to MRS. MARY h
SIMPSON, Paia, Maui.
HERE aro no half way measures in advertis- 1
ing if it isn't exactly right, it is wrong. If it
is strong and interesting, suggestive and con
vincing, direct and intelligent; if it is neither too short
nor too long; if it tells the truth forcibly, convincingly,
modestly; if it bears the unmistakable imprint of sincer
ity, it will inspire confidence and bring results "if not,
If your advertising looks cheap and shoddy, who
will believe your merchandise is good? '
If you believe that advertising might broaden your
business, make it more visibly productive make your
merchandise move faster increase your actual percent
age of profit, then wo want you to use our advertising
It is not "clever" or "catchy" and doesn't "claim
everything in sight." It is the intelligent, convinciag,
straight-f rom-the-shoulder kind of advertising that
inspires confidence and produces results.
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produce absolutely tight joints for all work, including
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Agents for Hawaiian Islands.
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Every compartment is made in One Piece and
the corners are rounded to facilitate cleaning.
The Leonard gives a lower tdmperature with
less consumption of ice than any other Refrigerator.
In Price from $9.50 up.
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lahaina Notes. .
Mrs. L. F. Folsom and Miss Flor
ence Blake have returned to Hono
lulu, and will continue their mis
sionary work under the direction of
Bishop Restarick and Canon Ault.
The Lahaina Ladies' Club (at pre
sent engaged in the study of Ger
man) was entertained by Mrs. Gibb
at Olowalu last Saturday.
Sunday was a very rainy day, but
all the services at Holy Innocents'
Church were held as visual.
There is a good supply of maga
zines and papers at the Baldwin
During the absence of a Lahaina
school teacher, on account of illness,
Mrs. J. K. Bodel took charge of the
Notice of Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice is hereby given by the under
sigued, ARCENIO HENRY SYLVA, of
Kahului, County of Maui, Territory of
Hawaii, and FRED HURST, of the same
place, that the partnership heretofore
existing between them has been this day
dissolved by mutual consent.
All persons having claims against said
firm shall present them to the said FREI)
HURST who will conduct the business
heretofore carried on by the undersigned.
ARCENIO HENRY SYLVA,
Dated this 33rd day of February, A. D.
The main house and lot on the Kalua
premises, Main street, Wailuku, Maui.
As to terms apply to
D. H. CASE,