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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H., SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 190R
GlOur ChMreas Poge D
i I nttnrn from Onhhhla 1
Kcohla School, Dec. lCUi, 1907.
iu mo i.uuor 01 me isvcnms
II u 1 1 e 1 1 n, Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir: This la the second tlmo
1 liavo written to you. I had plant
ed tlio sugar-cane which I wroto to
you about the first time.
It Is crowing now. I havo plant
ed taro, too, at the samo time, with
some ot my companions, and It Is
growing beautifully. Somo of my
companions had planted somo onions.
I had transplanted some ladles'
slippers on the 14th of this month
and also planted many flowers, with
Moses, Robert and Holl, around tho
school house. We aro laboring hard
on our school yard. Moses fend I
havo a little garden right In front of
the teachers' cottage.
Around tho plno tree I hnvfl plant
ed somo Hawaiian starch, with Moses,
on tho 13th of December. Wo havo
very few children In our school. Wo
have twenty farmers and most of
them nro small but, thoy are ondcaV'
orlng to win tho contest.
Wo always quarrel about tools, be
causo wo havo few tools. Wo havo
two mattocks, two hoes, two cane
knlvcs, and two sickles. Tho horses
could easily enter our school yard,
becauso thb fenco Is not arranged.
When first wo camo hero this school
yard of ours was covered with guava
bushes and tho ground was uneven,
and It was Inhabited by horses.
Much obliged to you for putting
my letter In tho E v o n I n g 11 u 1 1 c
I must closo my letter,
All HINA AH CHUCK.
IV Grado; Luna.
Kcchla School, Dec. 17th, 1907.
To tho Editor ot the Evening
11 u 1 1 o 1 1 n , Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir: I am glad to tell you
that my taro Is growing very nicely
and also ray bananas. I am prepar
ing a patch for corn next month. It
will bo nearly ready before Christ
mas, but I shall plant tho corn when
school opens again. Everything Is
growing very nicely now In our yard.
Our yard Is In quite a good condition.
Tho plno trees, mango trees, banana
trees, pear trees and rose apple trees
are growing nicely, too. Ah Hlna,
Moses and I planted somo sugar-cano
and It Is starting to grow now. Near
ly every day wo wnter our plants af
ter school. I havo thrco papaya trees
growing. Qeorglana and Annlo aro
lunas for the girls. Ah Ulna and 1
nro lunas for tho boys. We have
twenty little farraors to clean our
Kcchla School, Dec. 18th, 1907.
tho Editor ot tho Evening
11 u 1 1 o 1 1 n , Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir: I am glad to plant
flowers. I water my plants after
Most of them are growing and
bearing flowers and a few of them aro
My garden Is near to tho fenco.
My brother planted somo koa trees
and figs, and they are growing nice-
My garden Is oblong In shape.
I hoo the grass In my little garden
beforo I plant tho flowers for I havo
many kinds of flerwers growing In It.
I lovo to plant, flowers, for I al
ways do homo. I am a farmer and I
havo to work hard.
Thanking you for tho spaco In
your paper, I remain,
Bricktop and the Twins Give Their Mother a Surprise
Keehla School, Dec. 16th, 1907.
To the Editor of tho Evonlng
n u 1 1 o 1 1 n , Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir: Now I am letting you
know that wo are trying hard to
mako our school yard look just as
ntco as wo can, In order t& win tho
prlzo which you nro offering.
I have brought many plants and
havo planted them. ,
I havo brought taro hull and lilac
and fig and mango from my home.
Our plno trees, nro growing better
than they wero before wo had them
My taro Is growing very nicely.
Somo of our flowering plants yield
pretty flowers, which please the eyes.
Tho pineapples, fig's and rose ap
ples on the Hamakua sldo aro grow
ing nicely now.
Wo hnvo very fow children but
they nil can help to do the easy Jobs.
Wo havo very few tools to work
with and' we have to takes turns In
using them: but a few of us bring
tools from home when wo remembor
to on Friday.
Wo still havo some guava stumps
to dig up yet. Deforo school begins
In the morning we spend part ot tho
tlmo working. ,
Tho pupils havo planted manlanla
grass In tho yard. Wo hopo It will
Kcchla School, Dec. 18th, 1907,
To tho Editor ot tho Evonlng
11 u 1 1 e I l.n , Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir: I ain very glad to toll
jou that our school yard Is In good
Wo havo to lake caro of our flow
ers and we aro planting somo flowers
almost every day.
The flowers which wo planted are
growing. One morning when I was
looking nt our flowers I caught a lit
I brought from my Tiomo somo on
ion Beods and radish seeds and I am
going to plant them at tho Hamakua
sldo of tho school.
I am preparing a little pleco ot
land to plant them. Still we water
our flowers and trees that we plant
ed on Arbor Day.
Tho boys havo planted flowers
around tho school house. And they
' Yours truly,
Keehla School, Dec. 16th, 1907.
To tho Editor of tho Evonlng
Bulletin, Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir: I nm tolling you what
I plant now. I hnvo planted onions,
tweet potatoes and taro, and I also
determined to mako a patch for corn.
Now wo are planting around our
rchoot houso flowers. Tho plants nro
growing well and wo havo to Irrigate
the fldwcrs after school. Wo nro
working hard overy day.
We are planting manlanla In front
of our school. All of us are working
hard and nil of us aro anxious to
plant flowers and make our yard look
beautiful. Wo havo very few pupils
but we nro working hard, for thcro's
nothing like trying. Wo havo twen
My duty is to go around ttv ynrd
and see If everything Is In good con
dition. I must see that those who
that brought plants, plant them
where It Is best.
I nm closing my letter with best
IV Grade; Managor.
"Say, kiddles, do you know that!
Saturday of next week Is mamma's
birthday?" asked Drlcktop of Lottie
rnd Bettlo one evening as they walk
ed homo from school.
"Oh, I hadn't thought nbout It," de
clared Kettle. "But papa would havo
put It Into our minds beforo It was
too lato to get presents for her. Ho
always does, you know."
"Well, I'vo got another beo buzzing
In my bonnet," laughed Bricktop,
"than tho mere giving of a fow pres
ents. Mamma always gives us kldi
parties on our birthdays, and I'm In
lor giving her one."
"Oh, that'll bo splcndldl" cried Bet
lie. "But do you supposo mamma
will glvo her consent? She Is always
In for doing lotely tilings for us, but
nover wants others to go to any trou
bio on her account."
"We'll, I hopo you don't think for a
moment that I mean to ask her con
sent, do you?" drily remarked Brick
top. "It's to bo a surprise, and not
even shall papa hear a whisper about
It. Tho tmrprlso shall bo as great
to him as to her."
"But how will you manage It,
brother?" asked Lottie, all eager
ness. "That's for you kiddles and mo, to
talk over," answered Bricktop. "Wo
shall find a way, depend upon It."
Tho twins wero delighted with tho
idea, and tho threo children put their
heads together .that evening while
their parents were entertaining com
pany in the parlor. They decided to
Invite their mamma's closest friends,
to explain to them that tho party was
to be a surprise, and that tho greatest
pecrecy pertaining to It must bo ob
verved. "Thcrd must bo cako and all sorts
of goodlos," remarked Bettlo.
"And stuffed olives find Ice-cream,"
"Nothing shall bo wanting," de
"But how aro wo to got hold of
tho money to pay for all our prep
arations?" asked Bcttle. "Papa would
gladly furnish it If wo wero to ask
him for It; but ttlnco ho Is to bo kept
In Ignorance of tho party "
"I'vo thought that out," Informed
Drlcktop. Interrupted Bettlo. "I've
trot nbout 115 in my bank, and wo
can get credit at tho florist's. Mamma
1-as all account there, you know.
After tho party wo'll tell her how wo
got tho flowers."
"Bridget can mako tho cake, can't
sho?" asked Lettlo.
"No o o!" And Bricktop shook
'lils head emphatically. "Mamma
might step Into tho kitchen whllo she
was doing It, and lol thero'd bo ques
"But you forgot that mamma goes
to her club overy Friday afternoon,"
explained Bottle. "Bridget could
hako Ecveral cakes during her ab
sence. That would Rave us several
dollars with which to buy tho floworB
for tho table and avoid going In debt
"Clever thought," declared Brick
top. "You nro a brilliant llttlo kiddle,
sure. We'll put Bridget next, and
i-lio'll do anything sho can to help us
along. Mnybo sho can help us to
mako out tho menu, too. She Is a
cracker-Jack on luncheons and teas,
'.Pvo heard mamma say."
"Now, Bricktop, you never heard
mamma say Bridget was n cracker-
'ack," laughed Lcttlo. "Mamma never
uses such expressions, you know.
"I didn't mean that mamma said It
In those particular words," said
Bricktop. "I mean that mamma has
sjiokcn In great pralso of Bridget's
ability In preparing dainty and op
pcttzlng dishes for luncheons and
teas. Of course, mamma doesn't use
Tho next day at noon Bricktop took
It upon himself to call on several ot
his mother's dearest friends to glvo
(hem verbal Invitations to tho party
on Saturday ovonlng of the coming
week. Each lady gladly accepted tho
invitation, and expressed great ad
miration for tho son who was taking
so much Interest In honoring his
mother on her birthday. They also
pledged themselves to secrecy, and
promised to glvo any assistance they
could beforehand to mako tho party
a success. Bottlo mid Lcttlo also call
ed upon n fow of their mamma's
friends Issuing Invitations, tho llttlo
ladles being very secrot about It, re
fusing to talk aloud over tho coming
event, but whispering the particulars
In very low voices, wntchlhg to seo
that no person of evil Intent .was
Bridget was happy to bo taken Into
tho children's confidence, and declared
that sho could proparo tho cntlro re
past except tho Ices during her iiiIb
tress's nbsonco from homo. "You
know missus gocB to market every
morning." sho said. "Then Brldgy
will fix something for tho party. On
Frldayl'll bako tho cakcB. Say, can't
you get somo oxciiso to take her away
from homo all day Friday? I'd make
things hum If I could hnvo tho whole
"It Bhall bo dono," declared Brick'
lop; but Just how ho had not yot
inndo up his mind.
All tho week of tho party Bricktop
unit tho twins wero Jn n round of
rccrut and sweet excitement, and
BY HELENA DAVIS
when Friday morning camo they
thought of bchool with reluctance
there was so much to look nftcr for
tho evening of tho morrow. Whllo
tit breakfast Bricktop, turning to his1
mother, said: "Oh, mamma, Davo
Pickett told me at school yesterday
that his grandmother is In very had
health. I told him I would ask J on
to go over and sec her this morning,
r.nd ho said hu would tell his grand
mother to bo on the lookout tor you.
You must run over, or tho poor old
lady will bo greatly disappointed.
"Oh, son, this Is my club day. I
must be awny from homo all after
noon. You should have thought ot
that beforo promising Dave that I
would call this morning. Going to
market and calling on Mrs. Pickett
would occupy tho entire forenoon.
Why, It's fully two miles to tho
Pickett's homestead, and ns our horso
tor Bricktop," declared Bridget, who
had been n listener at the dining-room
I'oor. "Now, I'll mako things In the
kitchen bako mid bolt all day."
"Success to juti, Bildget," nnswered
Bricktop, waving his cap to her as ho
started with tho twins to school. "All
li moving along swimmingly," ho re
ntal ked to them as they hurried
But the next day brought nbout
what threatened to bo Quite a dilem
ma for Bricktop nnd the twins. At
tho breakfast tablo their mother
.iftcr having received her husband's
and children's happy congratulations
on tho occasion of her birthday re
marked that she had decided to get
1 carrlago from the lit cry stable and
to tako the children out to tho coun
try. "You know wo havo riot been
there slnco Thanksgiving Day," sho
said. "Wo can go o.ut and stay over
Is out at grandmamma's, 1 would be night and papa can Join us tomorrow
obliged to walk." I all coming homo together In tho even-
"But you should not disappoint Hinting."
the livery barn, going Into the office
tvhero sat Mr. Jones, tho owner of tho
cstabllrliniont, nnd n friend of Brlck
top'B father. "Mr. Jones, 1 m here to
engage a carriage for this morning for
my mother and sisters, but I don't
want you to havo ono to let," said
Bricktop. Then seeing the astonished
expression on Mr. Jones' face, ho hast
ily explained how matters Blood in
Inclr house, nnd how It must bo mado
impossible for Mrs. Perkins to bo
away from home that evening.
"All right. Brick," laughed Mr.
Jones. "Oo homo and sav that I can't
iccommodato your mother toda.
Truth Is, nearly overy rig Is out but
some of them will bo coming In after
n bit." ho added, laughing.
Bricktop hurried home with tho mes
rago from Mr. Jones. "All right, we'll
all go to grandpapa's tomorrow," said
mamma. Then tho matter was settled.
After tea that evening the twins
begged their mamma to go with them
to a llttlo top shop several blocks away
for tho purpose of seeing a talking
"Your Birthday Gift From Brother and Us," Whispered the Twins.
Keehla School, Dec. 10th, 1907.
the Editor of the Evening
Bulletin. Honolulu, Oahu.
Dear Sir; I am glad to tell .you I
hajl. planted some flower? and cane,
I took some pretty flowers In our
school ynrd. Those flowers are nice
I am thinking of tho flowers overy
morning and attornoon to pour water
on them. I had planted Bomo flowers
on tho Hllo side. I had somo coffee
trees on tho Hamakua side, too. Tho
flowerB1 names aro Ice-Flowers and
Hoses, and other kinds ot flowers
Ah Hlna and I are making some
patches for cane and taro.
Our cane is gowlng now and the
I had some ginger growing in our
school yard. Ah Hlna and I planted
It. I had many Hinds ot plants In
tho school yard,
II Grade; A Farmer.
t'car old lady," Insisted Bricktop. I Brlckton's heart dropped to "his
"She'll bo oxpcctlng you. I thought boots," ns ho afterwards told tho
And Letllu nnd Bettlo each
gasped looking quickly at Bricktop.
"Oh, mamma, plcaso let's not go to-
mnybo you'd carry a basket of daln-1 twins.
lies to her ob you do -o often and
remain to luncheon with her. You
can order tho things nt the market'
on your way, and go from Mrs. Pick
ett's to your club."
"Dear son so considerate of that
dear old lady's peaco of mind!" do
dared Mrs. Perkins, caressing the
doll that had Just been displayed
there. Once on tho street they kept
i-topplng to gazo through tho Bhop win
dows, thus prolonging their stay. On
returning homo their mamma walked
In on a party of her friends, all ear
ning smnll gifts In their arms. Tho
dav." said Brlckton. "I'vo really a
lot of work to do that Just can't bo dining-room was brilliantly lighted,
lone If I co to tho country." tho tablo spread with tho best llnon,
"Well, biipposo J on remain nt homo Bllvcr and flowers, whllo on tho man
and como out tomorrow with papa," lels nnd sideboard atood vases of ferns
vuggestcd niummn. "Tho twins und 1 and roses. Bridget, In white- enp and
auburn hair of her big boy. In whom ,.an co today." apron, was flitting hither and thither.
iho felt great prldo. "So you can't For onco Brlcklop failed to find a Bricktop assisting her, while papa wan
let her bo disappointed, ch? Well,' remedy In mind to help him over this -cpt busy In tho hall admitting
I'll go out directly I'm through at tho jast -stumbling block. Ho was on tho friends.
,.,bi, 1,11,1 I'll fnllnw vonr miieeos. imint of inklni? his father asido. and of "Your birthday gift from brother
m t -.t 1t.-..lil.A4Bat.nn4 Mtt M
confiding tho becret to him, when Ills anu us, wiiispuruu mw mma, .-i.".-mother
said: "You run over to the ing their arms about their surprised
livery barn, son, nftcr breakfast, and mid happy mother,
tco If you can got a carrlago and drlv-1 And then tho trappy mother under
er to tako us out." slood.why tho children had boen wills-
Then It was that nn Idea came tnjperlng so much together all the week.
Jrlcktop, ono which ho whispered to i And her heart swelled with prldo nnd
tho anxious twins as ho left tho hall,
whither thoy had followed him to hold
a consultation. Then ho fairly flow to
Hon about remaining io luncncon wim
her. Bless you, child."
And ub hla mother kissed him,
Ilrlcktop's coiiBclenco gnvo him n llttlo
turn. It was not really tho dear old
lady ho was planning for It wns for
his own beloved, beautiful Yount;
mother. Somehow, though, ho did not
feel guilty of having dono any wrong.
"My! you got round that nice, Mas
iileasuro aa sho kissed each dear llttlo
ono beforo going to t.elcomo her
Hnlawa, Molokal, Dec. 27, 1907.
Mr. W. R. Farrlngton, Editor Evo
nlng l)ul lot In, Honolulu,
. T. H.
Dear Sir: On the closing day of
cchool, tho children t)f tho Hnlawa
school voted to compete for-tho prizes
offered by your paper to schools on
Molokal. Wo have come to this con
clusion after several talks with my
pupils on this matter. We have tho
disadvantage ot being in a placo
whero tho ground Is nothing but
Band and it extends all over tho
pround at a dopth of from four tu
five feet. It Iook us nearly an lenn
to fill our gardens, which aro not
tery large, and twenty holes for trees
with good boII, working ten and
sometimes fifteen minutes every
school day. Wo heard that our yard
Is to be extended several feet back
and such news has a good deal to do
good, deep soil. Instead of bringing
the soil to tho school yard bolow, we
shall do our planting right in thnt
very place, A good deal of time Is
save'd and a, (jreat amount ot work
will bo done, nnd the result will bo
better nnd satisfactory to MI con
cerned. Yours truly,
MATTHEW II. KANE,
Prln. Hnlawa School, Molokal.
Mr. ami Mrs. F. M. iiechtel have
been spending a few days at tho Sea
sldo Hotel. Mr. Iiechtel Intends to re
main In Hawaii.
PROFESSOR OF I0VE
IS WANTED IK LONDON
MILLION FOR SCHOOLS
Manila, December 17. Tho first
bill to como up for final reading In
the Assembly appropriates $1,000,000
tor tho constructlM: of schools In tin.
outlying barrios, or villages. It will
becuro a unanimous vote, having been
bupportod by tho commltteo to which
It had been referred without a ills-
Bcnilng voice It Is now ready for
Tho Commission nnd the AsBOmblM
oro busy preparing Instructions for
tho delegates to Washington. Tin
principal matters which Congress will
bo asked to grant Include tariff re
n.i nn.l f.A ntinlltlnn rt ll,A l,an,r
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with our decision to compote for the J tax cimrge(i visitors from Hongkong
prlzo. I und Jnpaneso ports. Tho dclogatos
Extending our yard back brlngn w, jcavo tor America December 21st.
us much nearer to good soil, The
upper portion of that extension s jF BULLETIN ADS. PAY TB
Mr, .lames Wilder has removed his
studio to tho Sprockets building.
Mrs. Vestal and Miss Vestal, who
havo been gucstB of tho It. I. Llllles at
Hllo, rctuAied to tho Alexander Young
Mrs. F. Kfamy will soon bo return
ing to Honolulu, after mi absence of
about a year In America and Ger
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton PnrrUh, who
spent boiuo tlmo hero at tho Moann
hotel, ore In India. Thoy expect to re
turn hero In two yoars.
Mrs. Schwartz gave a Jolly swim
mlng party on Saturday last In honor
ot tho Wlchman children at tho sea
BULLETIN AD3. PAY
actually come to proposals by tele
phone. It Is thereforo to bomo pur
pose thnt tho enterprising profcsRor
across tho Atlantic has undertaken
to add courtship to tho list ot sub
jects Included In tho educntlonal
(ourso ot girls. Tho most popular
IcBson, lino fancies, would bo 'How
to encourngo bashful Millars,' but
'How to behave If parental objection
I is manifested' is surely n wholly su-
tll perfluous study In theso days when
London, Eng., Dec. 19. "If
American professor who has under-, young folks do cxiictly ns tho llko."
taken to glvo a course or lessons In ...,., . ... . ,
lovo at a trans-Atlantic high school j 8T Fln Job Prlntlna at th Bui
will como to this country," writes lttn Offlo
Tho Woman ot tho World, "ono feels
sure ho will bo tho success ot tho son-1
son. Wo huvo certainly got rusty In
our knowledgo of tho nrt of love In
this country. Tho fact Is, thero Is
nothing nowadays to stlmulato ro
mance. Youthful marriages aro
things of tho past; women llko to
wait till they have had a good look
round, and have assured themselves
thnt thoy are not letting sentiment
run away with them, beforo they
take the final plunge; tho Jouno Hllo
has to take 'a back Beat'; our drama
tlsts and our writers of Action deal
with passion and problems rather
than with love'B young dream; we
havo no poets to write of lovo, wo
laugh at lovo letters and wo havo
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