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The Honolulu Times
It is considered as criminal, in
most parts of our country, to kill
a robin, so priceless is the value
to the farmer. The fruit the songster
eats is as nothing to the fruit
it saves ! In Boston the English
sparrow is housed and fed in the
trees, during Winter. Thousand
of pigeons throng the very heart
of the city, free and fearless. Under
the horses' hoofs they run in
and out, if birds could be brought
to Hawaii, the robin, sparrow,
quail and many more, in large
numbers, and the law made severe
for their preservation, there would
shortly be no more cry of "pests,"
of any sort, in the path of vegetation.
Nothing else will do the
work. We must follow God the
Creator in our dealings with nature.
Then darkness and ignorance
will disappear and true prosperity
will arise. What is needed,
is reason, common sense not
Theories are expensive and
bring no practical end in view.
PREVENTION FOR CRUELTY
Yes, that reads well and has the
right ring. But we have known
more cruelty to animals in the past
summer than all the rest of our
life put together. Truly that
Tourist was frank who remarked
that he would give Hawaii the
palm in that respect.
Look at the youngsters on the
country roads who do not want to
be thought as driving "an old
plug" and so lash them to tog
speed. Let the spur be taken from
their pockets, and if nothing else
will touch them, mercy let the
whip be put to their own backs
that they may realize how comfortable
" ijljlcoitsttf $s Jlrnlldlj a fytliott."
HONOLULU, OCTOBER, 1902.
"RED AND YELLOW."
In these dull times when all setms
a bit or two "slow," when stocks
arc down, when land and mortgage
are cheap and plentiful, when there
is not too much of a surplus from
the brilliant Legislature we know
something of, and shall hope to
pass by and forget 1 it is cheering
to see the dear country put on
new shoes and a lively neck-tie and
stepping out to say:
"Good morning, I reckon we're
all right!" It's the grandest,
noblest spot on earth Hawaii.
Three Cheers for Hawaii,
Every woman, every man ;
Three Cheers for Hawaii,
Now beat it, if vou can !
I fancy I hear you say, my
friend, that you have no time to
study the Politics of this Territory.
Your family requires your attention
when off duty your boys
claim your few minutes night and
morning, your work is heavy and
your heart too full of care and
anxiety, to make ends meet. You
can't bother. Indeed, you do not
care for it.
Then kindly let me say to you,
follow in the wake of the solid
men of the Islands you can't
make a blunder: Listen to the
opinion of men, "stedfast and immovable,"
who will look to it that
the tax on your shanty is not an
unjust one, who will know if your
baby has pure and sweet milk, if
your boys are properly schooled
and prepared for the battle of life,
if your wage is a fair one the
men, gentlemen if you please, who
will individually and collectively
study your best interest.
Follow the Mays, the Athertons,
Cooks, Castles, Watcrhouses, Da
mons, Waitys, look to those who
cluster about the Davies', the
Hackfeld & Co., the Steamship
Cos., the Customs, the Executive
Building, the Judiciary, the native.?
who follow the Rev. H. Parker
and time and space would fail me
to speak of half on whom you can
depend in this tiny country the
brave, hopeful cheerful crowd of
ready keepers. You can wager
your last dime on them, and see it
turn out, a dollar, and on it :
"In God we trust."
He is still a young man and yet
his banking interests are large. His
face is so gentle, so calm so truly
Christ-like and he looks at one
with a steady searching gaze
which says plainer than words
could speak the working of his
rapid brain: "How can I uplift
in any way these men, these needy
ones? My Heavenly Father teach
me what to do for them" "The
solid men of Hawaii!!"
We felt really like falling prone
at the feet of the Supreme Being
and saying: "Thou art O God
and there is none beside." It was
on this wise; long before sunrise
when Morning was chasing Night
away, one day this week, that we
witnessed a most sopernal glory of
sea and sky and earth. The glow
from the east lighted the water and
the land in a marvellous flood of
color, while the full moon in the
west was get above the horizon.
No sooner had the sun risen than
a rainbow spanned the sky above
the sea as companion of the moon.
That scene seemed to pay us for
the month of work and isolation.
Unique Hawaii !