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"You'd think that any one with
such a' wonderful right arm
Would look on it as fun to help a
bit around the farm.
He never sits down idle from the
dawn till set o' sun;
There's alius somethn' doin', but
he don't git nothin' done.
"An' Ezry ain't the only one whose
talents goes astray.
You see a lot o' folks
busy, day by day;
You look for them to do things;
you are certain that they could;
But at last they disapp'int you'
Reports of the work done in the
Free Kindergarten published in
this issue give our people a very
comprehensive review of the success
attending this philanthropic
movement. Though times may he
hard and expansion may thereby
suffer a temporary check, it is the
dutv of the community to make
sacrifices if need be that the Free
Kindergarten mav at least be kept
up to its present standard.
Part of the fund of 1,000,000
guineas which the Wesleyan Methodist
Church of England has succeeded
in raising is to be used for
the erection of a building in Westminister,
to be the headquarters in
London for universal Methodism
A plot of ground has been purchased
directly opposite Westminister
Abbey, and here it is proposed to
erect a building architecturally in
harmony with the surroundings
which will contain two halls, one
capable of holding 3,000 people,
and the other, with a third of this
capacity, a library and accommodations
for the various societies of
THE WAY TO SHADOW-TOWN.
Sway to and fro in the twilight
This is the ferry for Shadow-.
It always sails at the end of the
Just as the darkness closes down
Rest, little head, on my shoulder
A sleepy kiss is the only fare.
Drifting away from the world we
THE HONOLULU TIMES.
Baby and I in the rocking chair
See, where the fire logs glow and
Glitter the lights of the Shadow-land.
The raining drops on the window
Are ripples lapping upon its
There, where the mirror is
A lake lies shimmering, cool and
Blossoms are wavering oer its
Rock slowt more slow in the dusky
Silently lower the anchor down.
Dear little passenger, sav "Goodnight
We've reached the harbor of"
Yes, you're a pretty big man;
but, still you don't quite represent
the whole 45 States and 7 Territories
YOUR FLAG AND MY FLAG.
And how it flies today,
In your land and my land
And half a world away.
Rose red and blood red
The stripes forever gleam,
Snow white and soul white
The good forefathers' dream.
Sky blue and true blue, with stars
to shine aright
The gloried guidon of the day, a
shelter through the night.
"There is going on here the same
transformation that has revolutionized
business enterprise elsewhere.
You are passing from the
era of small business and big margins
to the modern era of large
business and small margins.' General
prosperity may be as good under
the latter conditions as under
the former. But it takes more
capital to run things under, the
"In my travels through your island
I have seen nothing that
should make it difficult to secure
capital. Hitherto business and
political conditions have been unsettled
in Hawaii. Those conditions
are passing and consequent
stability will follow. From what I
sec in' Hawaii you are the best
sugtr raisers in the world. As
long as there is sugar raised anywhere
you will raise it here, and
so long as there is money to be
made in sugar, you have certain
advantages which will keep your
Territory at the head of the procession.
"San Francisco is the city which
should rightly finance these Islands.
She has money in abundance
and her geographical
nmakes Hawaii her field exclusively.
San Francisco has not put
the amount of money in these islands
that she should. This is owing
to the unsettled political and
business conditions which have
been incident to the overthrow and
annexation. The labor problem is
one which I think will adjust itself.
"One thing I notice is the high
prices that prevail. I do not know
the cause of this unless commodities
are being artificially held at a"
level fixed when sugar was worth
$100 a ton. I think you must diversify
a little in agriculture.
"I have been interested and
pleased with every step of my
journey through the Islands. Our
firm took hold of Rapid Transit in
Honolulu and arc well please with
results. We came down to look
into some proposed extensions of
that system and will furnish the
money to make them."
THE POSTAL EXHIBIT.
Washington, Oct. 7. Auditor
Castle, for the Postoffice Department,
has balanced the books of
the postal service for the year ending
June 30, 1902, and the result
shows the following as the year's
business of the entire postal service
Gross receipts $121,848,047
Total expenditures. . . 124,809,217
Net deficit 2,961,170
The gross receipts or postal revenues
exceed those of the previous
year by about $10,215,854, and the
deficit is more than one million
dollars less than the previous year,
notwithstanding heavy extra expenditures
for rural free delivery,
TAX DAY IN NEW YORK.
New York, Oct. 7. There was
a rush to pay city taxes on the first
day of collection which broke the