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VOt,. 1, NO 7.
HON6LUI.U, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 1902.
PHICn FIVE CENTS.
i the ? met
There will be a formal meeting call
ed of those who are Interested In trie
Hawaiian Historical Association this
month, for the purpose of forming a
permanent organization, anil at that
meeting a paper will he read by one
of Us promoters on "The Mele, or
Chant, of Kualll," the great Mot of
Oahtl nel. who lived about 300 years
ngo. "This chant," says Abraham For
nnnder In his Polynesian ivace, volume
2, page 284. "is one of the longest
known chants In the Hawaiian anthol
ogy, comprising 563 lines, according to
some erslons, and 612 according to
"This mele Is said to have
been composed by Kapaahulanl and
his bi other Kamakaaulanl. and chant'
I'd by the former within hearing of the
two armies previous to the battle of
lUahumoa." fought by Kualll against
the Ewa chiefs who had rebelled
ngalnst blm. "It bears," continues Mr.
Kornnnder In his account, "all the In
ternal evidences, In language, con
Htiuctlon, and Imagery, of having been
composed at the tlmo It purports to
iio. ami was widely. known among the
elite' and tho priesthood at the time of
f'antnln Cook's arrival." in ma iooi
note on page 280. Mr. Fornander
states "Of that mele or chant, how
ever, there Is no doubt as to Its age.
It was evidently composed during tho
lifetime of Kualll, who must have died
Homo time previous to 1730."
I RULERS OF
Sixty or seventy men at most fclt In
the scats of rulers, and In ten onrs
the woild will have forgotten more
man half of them. Of hair ol them,
Indeed, a word Is never heaid. Teion
do Sltrra. Joso Santos Zola) a. Emlllo
Acevnl Thomas Uegalado, Jermnn HI
em ci. I.eonldas Plaza who has ever
lu-aiil of them? Yet they are chlera
of nations, all of them, mid their acta
concern the Uvea of millions of human
Vlng For eight years' and more Josa
Linton Zelnya has boon "head of a state
'vlilch has been named In Important
intt i national documents, but the fierce
light which beats upon a throno shines
hnrdl nt nil upon tho rhalr of a pres
ident, and the first man of a nation,
H be belongs to the lay kings, and not
In the kings of royal bfood. may be
ns Tur from fame us the postmaster at
Y"t. In their own little world, they
an- powerful enough, and some of
them Indeed, wield Iron rods. "His
MaJCKtv" of Hrazll. vvheie the nuU
tome irom. Is ruler In much more
than meie name. Dr. Campos Balles
Is hardly less autocratic as a presi
dent thnn Dom Pedro was as an em
pei oi nnd twelve years after tho
sweeping away of the monarchy lira
7ll still gives one man power, within
broad HmltB, to make war and de
tlaie peace. Goneral Theslus Simon
Sam rules over Haytl. with only four
ministers to help him, and haB a sal
ary of nearly G00O a ear for look
ing after the only country In tno
world where the black man rules tho
white In Argentina Julio lloca actB
ns coromander-ln chief of the nrmy.
appoints generals, creates Judges,
fills all civil offices, and presents all
bishoprics. Senor Ilqmana, In Peru,
must envy him his power. Not a sin
gle net of his has any foico unless
backed by a mlnlstei.
The president of Colombia intiBt en
y blm, too. Where he is nobody
quite knows. Tho reference bookB
le.we n blank where his namo should
lie, nnd his chair Is filled by the rcc
ond man In tho State, lwo or threo
yenta ago Manuel Antonio Sunclcmon
to was elected, by a system of elect
oial colleges much the same as In tho
United States, to rule over 3,Oo5,UOO
Colombians. He was elected for six
yenis but, being nn old man, ho prob
nlily Old not look forward to a full
ti-im There Is no security of tenure
In the presidency of a South American
lepubllc, and In Colombia, wbeio rev
olution Is tho substitute fur cricket,
there Is a rebellion onco a week "Our
joiiiiK men must havo-tholi gamcB,' n
Columbian said to Sit Maitln Con
wi It wns a young man's game, no
iloubt which led to the tarrying oK
ir the president last September when,
'lij order of the political leaders,"
Senor Sanclemento was locked tip in
n bo and kidnaped. It was the one
i event which gave tho president a tasto
lot newspaper famo, but a president
.locked In n box and can led off to
Cauca can hnrdly bo famous long, and
for threo months nobody has heaul of
Senor Sanclemento, "J. M Marro
qulu," the vice president, reigns In
It may not bo uninteresting, and
will possibly bo helpful, to Jot down
17 no r'Lj a Tunr
MELE OR CHANT
The Hawaiian historian, S. M. Ka
makau. In his chronology of tho Im
portant events In tho history of these
Islands, dating far back to the advent
of the American missionary fathers,
gives tho birth of Kualll In the jenr
15fi5. and his death In 1730, giving 165
years to Kualll's credit of longevity
"Kualll" (quoting from page 28T or
Mr. Fornander's Polynesian Itace, ns
already referred to) "Is said to havo
lived to an extremely old age, and lo
have possessed unusual strength niul
vigor to the last." Mr. Kamakau found
In an old chant belonging to the same
King, the blrthplaco of Kualll, whlci
was at Kalapawal, In Kallua, District
of Koolatipoko. The chant is as fol
lows: "O Kualll kc AID o Kallua
I hanau no I Kalapawal
I Wal-ha, I Wal-omuku ka honual?i
I Wnl-ktikiilu. I Owllt ke kuakoko
Alana ka plko I Alain
Kanl na palm kapu o Opuku me Hi
wen. English Translation.
"Kualll Is the King or Kallua;
Horn at Kalapawal,
At Walha, at Wnlomuku, the
The childbirth pain's" at Walkuktilu,
The navel string was consecrated ht
Whence tho sacred drums of Opu'.ii
and Hawea wcro tapped.'"
the names of tho chief presidents of
republics. Here nro tho first men In
the principal republican countries:
Argentina Julio A. Iloca.
Ilollvla Jose Manuel PantTo.
Ilrazll Dr. F. do Campos Salles
Chile Jernian Illesco.
Colombia J M. Marroquln (act
ing). Costa Illca Rafael Igleslas.
Ecuador (leneral I.contdaB Plaza.
Guatemala Manuel Estiada -Cabrera.
Haytl General Tlrcslas Simon
Honduras Tcrenclo Sierra.
Liberia 0. W. Gibson.
Mexico Porflrlo Diaz.
Nicaragua Joso Santos Zclaya.
Peru Senoi Ilomana.
Salvador Tomas Uegalado.
San Domingo General Jlmlncz.
Ill uguay Juan I,. Cucstas.
Venezuela Cj prlano Castio.
What would happen, ono wouilcr3,
If the presidents orgnnlzcd themselves
Into a tiust to fight the monarchies?
They would havo n great task be
fore them. Even It President House
velt and President I.ouliet, the might
iest lay rulers In tho world, came to
Its aid, tho Octodecimo Alliance would
find Itself overwhelmed by the pow
ers of the monarchies. There aro
seventeen kings, seven emperors,
three sultans, nnd ono queen to guard
the thrones ngalnBt a presidential In
vasion, and If their forces failed they
could call upon a Shah, a Hey. an
Ameer, a Maharajah, a Khan, and a
Khedive to help tfiom. They are all
of roal blood and royal power, and
may bo relied upon to stand up for
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EX-EMPRESS EUGENIE OF FRANCE.
Eugenie, widow of .Nnpoliini HI nnd for n time regent of France, It
t-pemliiu- her IiikI iIiivn of exile In piepnrlug her memoirs, which will be pub
lished nfter tii'l deui'i
-.t? i op I
i OAHU ?
The mele thnt will be read at the
coming meeting contains about 700
lines being 90 lines more than the one
given by Mr. Fornandcr In tho Appon
dlx No. V of his second volume of the
A portion of the chant already trant.
luted Into English by a native student
on Hawaiian antiquities. Is given be
low: "() Knlitanuu, O Kuhalll In the corn
The man-trapper of the highway
Itlnahtna Kamallno the wife
Horn Hlnaku, Kukiithaa the priest
Thej-oyal kukul tree on the bosom of
The Papa (or board) was of the ku
Laid aground on Wakca's land.
Papa also Is the binding stnnet
Of the unseasoned board (Papa) with
tho grooved back
Which cxalteth Ku above Hlnaku
He Is nt the head of the pedigree,
The Kumu Ull, the Kumulalakea.
Comes forth Oloolo I-honuamea (and)
ills younger brother Pallku.
Pallku tho husband, Palihaa the wife.
Pallken tho husband, Pallholo the
I Kalmlhau the husband, Kau the
Naluanuti the husband, Puukahalelo
Kepapaku the husband, Knpapnmoc
the thrones when Uncle Sam, having
no moro trades to buy up, sets him
self to establish a corner In kingdoms.-
His Last Resort.
A certnln member of tlfc legal pro
reunion, whose nnhie Is omitted for
reasons which will appear obvious
was asked some cars ago by a young
negto to defend him on the charge of
"How much money have jou get?"
asked the lawyer.
"Any friend or relative who'll ralBe
some for jou?"
"None," despairingly replied the ne
gro. "I'se got nobody ter cum t' mo
"Humph," muttered the attorney;
"say, on don't want a lawyer. You
want a minister." Philadelphia
I thought I hnd fouotten burlet deep
Old Jo) s, old memories and newer
I thought that I should n?ver feel
Wild heart-thtobs nor my stnrtleil
To hear your step, nor wake from hard
To knowledge of )our look and voice
As In the hours they doled me loss
I thought lovo died when trust I could
Hut when once more I chanced to see
I kndw I reckoned falsely; every
That I thought done with hurried
back to rout
My fancied peace. Ah, fate' are time
are time and spaco
And broken faith no barriers? Must
My very life to blot this loving
Kapapalana tho husband Kapapallolo
Olekaltalo the husband, Kapapapaa
Kapapanulaleka the husband, .Kapa
pahanamua the wife,
Kapapanulekahulihull the husband.
Kapapalannpa the wife,
Kapapalkahull the husband, Papalhnl
Kapapalaoa the husband, Papalaikea
Kapapauli the husband, Kapaukaht
Kapoheenalu the husband, Mallkalna-
Ina the wife.
Kapapalaoapapalaoa the husband
Maululknnanut the wife,
Kapapaheenalu the husband, lima
nua the wife,
l.lal Kuhonua, Homalla'
Matla. eh I
The reading of this melo will be un
Interesting feature of tho meeting, f.s
It contains names, words and pbrasoa
unknown to many of the Hawallans of
today. It is to be hoped tho reader
will make some efforts In clearing
away the mists which liavo hidden and
obscured tho meanings of some of
theso terms ns well as their pronun
t GOSSIP ABOUT
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t uulllul orunio i
With a race with Yale, another with
the University of Pennsylvania, and
still another with Georgetown, th
oarsmen of the Naval Academy at An
napolis will have their Iinnils full the
coming season. Two dozen men re
sponded to the call for candidates
not a large number compared to those
at tile colleges, but which only goes
to show, when the prowess of the Mid
dles on the water is considered, their
faculty of making the most of what
they have. The cadets who repotted
were Frcer, Nichols, I'retz, llelknap,
Farley, Strassbcrgcr, Schlali.tck,Smyth,
Itodgers, Dlngbnm, Klbbee, Stark,
Stott. Holmes, Haines. Todd, Michael,
linker. McCullock, Coman, Gnss, Wood
worth and Mnrsden Of theso Frecr,
Nichols, Fretz, llelknap and Strassber
ger arc football players, Nichols was
tho football captain lust fall nnd Del
knap is the new captain. Frejcr Is
captain of the crew. ' '
The official batting figures of ten of
the Ynle ball plajcrs of last season
show an nveiago of .283, which Is pret
ty good. The lidding averages also
aro creditable, but In conjunction with
the figures the fact that the Klls havo
been the reverse of successful the last
)car or two on the diamond seems to
Indicate the need of n regular profes
sional coach to assist them 111 getting
better results from native ability.
Thele are Yale graduates who think
some such man as Joe Kelley, Nupo
leon I.aJolc or some other uptodato
player ot energy nnd skIII Ih needed
to show Yale how to keep up w Ith the
M J. Thompson, graduate manager
of athletics at Georgetown University.
has oi tiered a new elgbt-oared shell
from a Philadelphia builder which Is
to be nn exnet model of tho Victory.
tho shell In which thn Vesper crow of
Philadelphia won the wotld's cham
pionship at Paris. Tho Vesper shell
wns constructed on lines that wem
original with and laid down by P. A.
Uempscy, who has been engaged to
coach the Georgetown oarsmen.
Harvard men have not et given up
hope of inducing Hill Held to coach
tho football team again next fall, Al
though Held has said that he will not
coach again It Is believed he can bo
peisiiaded to change his mind if
Mmng pressure Is brought to heir.
A movement Is on foot to foim n
football league vvitli the larger colego
boys of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and
tho Dakotas as members. Or cuter In
terest, a systematized schedule, nnd
cleaner sport nro objects sought after
ONE VIEW OF IT.
Who 8!vc(l Uncle Sam?
I said Great Ilrltaln,
As has been written;
Give me the palm.
I saved Undo Sam,
Who saved Uncle Sam'
I, said tho Hear;
See. It Is there.
In a French telegram, ,
I saved Undo Sam
Who saved Uncle Sam
I. quoth proud Prussia,
Helped llrltu'ii and Russia
'I o pour out tho balm ,
That saved Uncle Sam.
Who saved Undo Sam'
' Well, friends, for assistance.
When Spain, made resistance,
I m grateful I am
Your debtor, U, Sam,
Yet ask Uncle Sum
The name f tho nation
Thnt wrought his salvation,
And he signs, with great calm,
His name Undo Sam
.1 II Ktnridnrt and Josonh Jefferson'
enjoy the distinction of being. tho two
oldwit actors on tho Amerlcafi stage
The advantage of tho cross saddle
fur women Is being much discussed In
England, but, so far, opinion docs not
seem to be In favor of the Innovation
j English women nnd Irishwomen nre
the best horsewomen of the world, and
tM0 number seen In the hunting field
I Increases every jear. Even fifty years
ago, few English women ride to
I hounds, and at the beginning of the
century tne woman wno tun lonow cue
hunt was regarded askance by conven
tional society. Today at many n meet,
the women equal the men In number
and It Is almost as much a matter of
course that n woman should ride to
hounds as that she should dance.
More and more, too. English girls
are being trained to cross country rid
ing at an early age. Olrls of 14 and
1 arc nn uncommon sight on the
hunting field, nnd many ot them ride
as straight and as plucklly bb any of
their older sisters.
Miss Hetty Renton, though only 14,
has followed tho Tiverton hounds nnd
the Devon hounds regularly for three
years, and will take many a fence or
ditch that will make a hard-rldlng man
pause. She has several fine hunters of
her own and understands horseflesh
almost ns well as her father. She Is
only one of a host of young girls from
England's best families who am mak
ing records on the hunting field
ine tneory is mai u. as wns lormer-
I) tho custom, a girl does not ride to
hounds, until nfter she comes out. she
THE ADMINISTRATION TYLE.
It Is no longer the campaign bat
The headgear popularized by President
Roosevelt during his Rough Rider c'ays
hns survived nnd Is now- known ns
'the administration hat."
Even such nn esthetic and fashion
able statesman ns Senator l-oilge does
not disdain to don thu rakish and
Jaunty felt slouch (which erstwhile was
ft he distinctive mark of a soldier.
AM the calilnet omclaW nave one
. one adopted the administration bat
It Is-ns much n sign of allegiance tolm,ar). i,8 w,iolo life, first visiting the
the energetic young President as vasnu8CIllUo tlllrt j Kint, )t.nril nK0, iu.
the pearl beaver a mark of devotion
to thu white plumed knight f Maine.
One of tho first acts of tho new
postmaster general, Henry C. Payne,
was to decoratu himself with the ad
ministration hnt, which Is no moio or
less than an elegant make of the old
campaign hat. Sec Gage adopted this
style as soon as the brisk weather of
the fall mailo It possible to discard the
light summer headgear
Senator Ilniina hns not et appealed
in the drab, but becoming, lint, now
ho fashionable, but Senator Tornker
wns In style to greet tho new fashion
as he has nlwnjH favored n light col
ored slouch lint of rather military
The new style has not the wondrous
proportions of the old G. A. It. hnt. It
Is suitable and becoming to more
shapes of fnces and complexions than
the lattor. President Roosevelt ap
pears almost dally In public and al
ways wears this headgear.
This limy havu something to do with
it. r,n,,iHtv i,m m. nn, n
given by those who understood tho np-
prc.prlatencss of styles which follow
the changing administrations at
Milton composed his . aradlso Lost" descriptions. His nccount of the Yel
on a large mmchalr. with his head low stone Nntlonal Park, with Its ills
thiQwn back. tlnctivc nnd unrivaled wonders of the
',! rfl"VV W?!.' WxJKk
MRS. T. DE WITT TALMAGE.
Among the charming nintioiix of Washington six let Is Mrs, Tnlmngt,
n-lfe of Dr. T De Wilt TnliiniL-e.
Tnlmuge recently iutiodutecl In Washington boclet) their beautiful adopted
J daughter, MUs Rebeccii Collier.
SHALL GIRLS RIDE
Is hampered during her first few sea
sons by her poor riding, and misses
Innumerable good times, In addition to
lacking one of tho accomplishments
most admired by English men. On tho
other hand, some doctors deplore hard
riding by children nnd insist that It is
Injurious to the growing school girls'
It Is In connection with these youth
ful riders that the arguments for and Ing girl, matters are rather different,
against tho cross saddle aro raging Many doctors contend that much riding
The older English women do not take on a side saddle Induces a tendency to
to the cross saddle, as have done so splnat curvature and hinders symmct
many American women. Occasionally rlcal development of the body,
with the Devon and Somerset stag Other authorities dclare the cross
hounds, several women may be seen saddle Is more Inimical to the young
riding astride, but that Is almost tho girl's health than the side saddle. A
only Instnnce of the custom In all Eng- third class, not so much concerned
lfln'1- I about the girl's health as about her
The opposition comes, not from future social success. Insist that the
any conventional prejudice or fear of girl trained to a cross saddlo Is as
offending proprieties, but from a prev
alent conviction that a cross saddle
will be a drawback rather than an aid
io .oi-ian's success In tne hunting
Exerts point out the fact that tlci
pneentage of women thrown Is iur
less than that of the men that a stum-
hie on landing which would throw nlno girl ride alternately on left and right
but of ten men from the Saddle, will side. This Is feasible and would, at
seldom unseat a woman; that even least dispose of the iinsymmetrlcal de
when a horse falls, unless ho rolls velopment objection. Reversible sad
over, a woman who Is cool and does dies are easily procured, and a safetr
not lose ner nerve can olten keep her
seat while the horse scrambles to his
OUR NATIONAL PARKS
K K It M H It n K KX M KX M X M K X KM BfcX
Is one of the very few recent voliimea
that tli real reader win want at hand
nil the time. It will crowd somewhat
several of the favorites of persons witu
taste for and appreciation of worthy
John Mulr has been stmblng and
dreaming and reveling In the forests
speaks of the east but little more than
to say that most of Its wild, plant
wealth has vanished. Hut he grants
that despoiled section this beautiful
figure. "Wlilto water lilies, with root
stocks deep and sale in mud, still send
up every summer a Milky Way of star
ry, fragiant flowers around n thousand
There are In the Western United
States five national paiks and thirty
three forest reserves Oregon, Wash
ington and California contain the grent
forests, though the reserve areas of
Arlzoun, Colrado, Wyoming, Idnho,
i Montana and New Mexico are not
small. Wj timing has the Yellow-stone
, National Park: Washington. Mount
hanler Nntlonal Park, tinil California
these three- Yosemite, General Grant
nnd Sequoia.' Mulr discourses famil
iarly of all these, and charms and In
terests his readers naturally and com
I "it Is always Interesting." sayjrl'nlt
osopher Mulr. "to see people In dead
,'"1C8t- from Clever cause." Mulr
Intensely In dead earnest In giving
tniB dook irom ins npu mum "
I strong affection, hence there Is abso
lutely no straining for effect In his
the nntcil nuliilt nriitor 111- nnd Mrs.
All these things are accounted for by
the splendid grip upon the saddle giv
en a woman by her side pommel. It
Is admitted that. In case of a really
bad fall, a woman stands less chance
of coming off uninjured than a man,
because she is hampered by skirts and
the pommel; but such accidents are,
I fortunately, very rare.
In the case of the young and grow-
awkward and helpless when In her
first season, she changea to a side
saddle, as she would bo If she had ner
er ridden at all
The controversy rages IWcely.
Meanwhile some souls, bent on com
promise, suggest that all difficulties
may be solved by having the young
riding skirt for girts has been patented
which allows Its wearer to ride on
cither side of the saddle.
Hit X XHfc X XX UifU X KU tt tflrif ttttilMXR
world leaves nothing to be desired.
'ibis Is probably largely because It Is
quite unlike anything so far published.
He presents n panorama so complete,
so rich In color, so vivid, so full of
strnnge detail, fresh fact and scientific
deduction, that you wonder why other
books and chapters on the subject aro
Nothing escapes this old man of the
woods and mountains. He knows all
JtbouU-the bears and (the deer, tho
stones and clouds, the earthquakes
and rattlesnakes, the birds, thn
storms, the insects, yes. even tno
men ho meets In hla tramps. Whllo
all of the book Is good reading strong
nnd wholesome ono must perforce
study the section on "The Sequoia, '
the real Illg Tree. "It is." says John
Mulr nnd he Is not to bo disputed
"nnture's forest masterpiece, and. so
far. as I know, the greatest of living
things" Some of these trees wero
standing full grown thousands of years
before tho Christian era opened. Some
of them nro upwards of 330 feet In
height They aro practically Inde
structable. Fire alone excepting ruin
can ever lay them low.
A BOYLESS TOWN ;
'j-., -.-,. . ,., -t!,ls j'
A cross old woman of long ago
Declared that she hated noise;
"Tho town would be so pleasant, jou
If only there were no boys:"
She scolded nnd fretted about it till
Her eyes grew heavy as lead,
And then, of a sudden, the town gtcw
Fur nil the boys had fled.
And nil through tho long and dusty
There wasn't a boy in view;
The baseball lot wheru they used to
Was n sight to maKo one blue.
The grass was growing on every base.
And the patliB that the runners
Fir there wasn't a soul In all tho
Who knew how thu game was
The cherries rotted and went to
Th io wns no one to climb the trees;
And Mil ody had n single taste,
Save only the birds and bees,
Tlieie wasn't a messenger boy not
To i-peed ns such messengers can;
If popple wanted their errnnils done
They scut for a
There was little, I ween, of frolic and
There was less of cheer nnd mirth;
Tho end old town, since It lacked Its
Wa" the dreariest place on earth
The poor old woman began to weep,
Then woke with a sudden scream;
"Dear me'" Bhe cried; "I havo been
i And O, what a horrid dream!"
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