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WOUR THE HAWAIIAN STAR, TUESDAY, NOVEMDER 21,,,.19. tfcr THE HAWAIIAN STAR DAILY AND . SEMI-WE13KI.Y, t ftkllahed every afternoon (except Sunday) by The Hawaiian Star Newspaper Association, Ltd. IMiATAU T. ATKINSON Editor CRANK L. 1IOOQS, Uuslness Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES: lUr Year (la tvonce) ......I 8.00 SIiiya Mnnth (In advanoa) 1.00 r Month ,(ln advance) - .IS Foreign tpbr year, in aavance;... iz.w "Special advertising agents Chicago James E. Colby, 309 Stock Exchange Building. Ban Francisco Dake's Advertising sency, H Merchants Exchange. "-SEMI-NVEEKLY SUUSCRIPTION: nnVtnnflhora. nor annum.. ..$2.00 Foreign Subscribers, per annum.. 3.00 (Strictly in aavance; f TUESDAY, NOVEMDER 21. 1899. There Is a talk about truants here, l)ut It nothing to what It Is elsewhere. The London School Board employs 350 people and spend $250,000 a year In try ine to get children to school. But with nil this there Is only a dally average o C18.378 children out of a total 6t 758,337 enrolled. Tills leaves 142,000 dally In , non-attendance. Our truant, law may i Ilia hard, but thertf'le no doubt that the ijieople ort th Hawaiian' 'Islands know their "three, It's" better than any peo ple on earth.' What! Mas been success ful had better not be tinkered With till .some tangible' alternative Is shown. NEWSBOYS' THANKSGIVING. , , The rolling year brings round The ' Star Newsboys'' red letter day. It has 1 iieen the annual custom 'for The Star to give a Thanksgiving feast to the lit tle chaps who give such efficient help In, distributing and selling the paper. The newsboy is a Star Institution. He is of all nationalities, but Is largely '"from the ranks' of the Portuguese. That thrifty nationality IS quick to earn a . quarter when It. sees a chance and Its young lads follow In the footsteps of ' the heads of the families. But .their example Is followed 'close by energetic Hawaiian and part-Hawaiian lads. ' The newsboys .make quite a little in . cohie to add to the family funds. In times of grbat demand, some of thr-m rake In from two and a half to ihree ' dollars, and most of them average from 50c. to $1 a day. The money so earned Is spent wisely. It assists in feeding and clothing the little fellows. Many of them save up to buy a suit which generally appears at the Thanksgiving dinner. The habit of earning and saving Is thus early Inculcated, and in many pases will last through life, laying the foundation for future success. The Jiewsboys get a practical education which Is of equal value to them as the literary education they obtain In the Schools. And the newsboys are not Ig norant, they know all about what Is in i the papers and keep up with the news 'of the world. They are moreover an In 'st'It'utlon of the city and, make its ' streets look up tu date. The boy may Tie noisy and he may be pushing, but he has In him the material that will make him a man and not a milksop. May The Star newsboys enjoy their Thanksgiving feast and holiday. SOME THOUGHTS. Upon the Boer war there is undoubt edly a division of opinion. There Is also a division of opinion upon the the war In the Philippines. As a mass, the peo ple of the. west sympathize with the Boers, because they do not take the trouble to think the position out. As ft mass the people of the west sympa thize with the war In the Philippines because they have taken the trouble to understand the question, and know that expansion is for the advantage of the Islands, while there is not doubt that it is of advantage to 'themselves also. In the east the sympathy Is largely If not entirely with the British in their struggle, because there the people un derstand more thoroughly the causes of the present Boer war, and though Isol ated writers condemn it the bulk of writers approve a result of events which the British ndtlon could not con trol. Lord Salisbury In his speech at the Guildhall banquet during the early part of this month, showed where the trou ble lay. It Is no recent trouble. It dates back to 1881 and It Is the result of a magnanimous policy which a great no tion adopted against a weak one. ,It really lies furtherback. The Dutch community of South Africa has always been hostile to England. That dates back to 1793 when it was first taken from the Dutch during the Napoleonic wars by Admiral Elphlnstone and Gen eral Clarke. It was restored at the peace of Amiens in 1802, was retaken In 1806, and finally ceded to England at the peace of 1814. The reason for hostility is plain. The Dutch never amalgamat ed with the Increasing power. Instead of joining In the advancement of the State and producing Roosevclts, Schuy lers, as have been produced from the Dutch of New York, they have Isolated themselves, kept themselves In Ignor- nnce, clung to their traditions of slav ery, and remain as bigoted today as were the veriest bigots of the most big Qted period of European history. But to return to Lord Salisbury's ar gument, bo points out, and with Justice that no nation save the most magnani mous, would have permitted a commun ity so obviously hostile to accumulate munitions of war which could only be used against itself. It was magnlmlty carried to an extreme and the lives of hundreds and perhaps thousands will be sacrificed to It. The assertion that Great Brjtaln's cabinet In this war has been dominated by greedy lords who wished to divide monds of South Africa can be laughed to scorn., The Arnerlean, the Gprman, the Jew , and many, another of the world's nations has made his fortJne tn the Transvaal mines and the Kim berly Diamond pits. The British Gov ernment has never made a farthing from the mines, and Is probably out and Injured In the matter of keeping the heterogeneous population In order. The trouble with the Transvaal ques tion, as with the Philippine question, Is that people will consider the senti mental side Instead of the practical one. They are carried away with a floating Idea and do not pause to see that there are far greater Interests, far greater rights, far greater duties devolving up on both the United States and the Unit ed Kingdom than belong to the bigoted seventeenth century Boers or the an archlstlc Filipinos, who only want a period of loot and rapine to reach their ideal of happiness. There Is undoubtedly a school of thought which believes In the divine right of mlsgovernment, but It Is a school which Is utterly and completely wrong. Nations, like mankind, have a mission and It Is their duty, as It Is the duty of the individual to do good to those around them. Many a missionary in the slums has had to thrash a recal citrant Into being a good citizen. Some whole peoples have to be treated the same. BILGE KEELS. Are Coming Into Use to Prevent Steamers Rolling. The more Important, uf tne means rt diminishing tliu i stent of rolling In steamships i the application of lillge kcclf to the chuck-. structures attached to the bilges for si mcllilnji likolialf tho length ol the ship nud projecting from the skin ol tho ship to the extent of 8 to 8(1 Inches, according toihoslzjof tho ship and tin desire to take full mnnntngo of their uc tlon. The must recent and most thorough going investigation of their ufo and elll oiency is that of Sir Williiini Whlto and Mr. It. K. Froiulu In connection with tin bilge keels flttul to H. M. S. Kovcnao. Experiment ill thlH case seemed to show that tho extent of rolling, after fitting tin bllgo keels, was only about one-third the extent without the huge keels. This was the enso when the ship was not propelled by her machinery. When, on tho other hand, sho wus so propelled, even at a mod jriito speed, tho effect of tho bilge keels was even more marked. Previous experiments with other ship! had shown a diminution of rolling due to tho fitting of bllgo keols of one-half, and for bllgo keels of sufllblent size this may probably l;o taken as the least that may bo expected. It is to some extent a wonder that, such being the case, ships should over bo built without these valuable ml juncts, and It Is probable thnt, until some thing better is devised, the future will sec an increasing number of ships In Which full advantage is taken of a means of giv ing steadiness soell'ectivo and at the same time so modoiato In cost. F. P. Purvis in Cassior's Mneazine. Fine Job Printing. Star Office. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that MESSRS. W. G. IRWIN & CO., LTD., have this day been appointed RESIDENT AGENTS for tho Hawaiian islands or the following insurance companies ROYAL INSURANCE COMPANY, of LIVERPOOL. ALLIANCE ASSURANCE COMPANY Of LONDON. SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPAN of EDIN BURGH. ALLIANCE MARINE AND GENER AL ASSURANCE COMPANY of LONDON. MR. JOHN S. WALKER will contln ue to be associated with the business of the above named companies. R. C. MEDCRAFT, General Agent and Attorney. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Notice Is hereby given that the fol lowing Board of Officers were elected at the annual meeting of the American Sugar Company, held this day, to serve for the ensuing year, viz: A. S. Hartwell President C. M. Cooke Vice-President G. H. Robertson Treasurer G. R. Carter Secretary G. N. Wilcox Auditor ' GEORGE R. CARTER, " Secretary American Sugar Co. Dated Honolulu, H. I., Nov. 8, 1899. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Notice Is hereby given that at the annual meeting of the Onomea Sugar Company held on the 23rd inst., the fol lowing were elected as officers of the above company for the ensuing year, viz: P. C. Jones President C. M. Cooke Vice-President O. M. Vesper.... Second Vice-President Geo. II. Robertson Treasurer A. P. Welch Assistant Treasurer E. F. Bishop i,...t Secretary Edward Pollitz, Geo. R. Carter, Direc tors. T. R. Robinson Auditor E. F. BISHOP, Secretary. Dated Honolulu, October 24, 1899. ANNUAL MEETING. EWA PLANTATION COMPANY, LIMITED. The annual meeting of tho stockhold ers of the Ewa Plantation Company, Limited, will be held at the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce In Honolulu, on Thursday, November 23rd, 1899, at 2:30 o'clock p. in. E. D. TENNEY, Secretary. ANNUAL MEETING. WAIALUA AGRICULTURAL C.OM. PANY, LIMITED. Tho annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Walalua Agricultural Com pany, Limited, will be held at the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce In Hono lulu, on Thursday, November 23rd, 1899, at 10 o clock a. m. E. D. TENNEY, 1 V Coughing? If you are, or feel a cold com ing on, take a dose of Dr. Cummins' Cough Sure The Old Reliable! Pleasant to the taste. Taken in time, it will avoid serious results. in ins Sole Agents Honolulu, H.J. Headquarter T0VE5 ? Crockery Glassware and Lamp Department Some of our regular prices: Dinner Sets, 56 pes. in four pat terns, Jugs (set of 3), Tea Pots (stone), Fancy Cups and Saucers, Tumblers, per dozen, Berry Sets, 7 pes., Pepper Shakers, Wine Glasses, per doz., Salad ' Bowls, Nlckle Reading Lamps with Porce lain Shade, Handy Lanterns, Night Lamps, Lamp Chlmnlea (each), Lamp Wicks, per doz., 7.90 60c. 25c. 25c. 50c. 60c. 10c. 60c. 35c. 1.35 25c. 20c. 10c. 10c. O.DIM01&C0. (LIMITED.) IMPORTERS OF CROCKERY AND HOUSE FURNISH ING GOODS. Sole Agents JEWEL STOVES, Coal or Wood: GUERNEY CLEANABLE REFRIGE RATORS, STANDARD WICKLESS BLUE FLAME OIL STOVES, PRIMUS STOVES. REED & BARTON'S PLATED AND STERLING SILVER WARE. KING STREET Merchant street entrance next to the Postoffice through our Arcade. s for The following machines in stock and for sale, for cash or on installments: Domestic Standard Automatic Eldridge B Wheeler fe Wilson Standard No. 10 Tailoring Machine, with Button Hole Attachment. Pan-American Hand Machines. Second-hand machines for sale cheap. Needles, parts and attachments, repairs for all machines. KERR RUGBY Very Genteel and Attractive in Appearance While we do not neglect the older, we make an especial aim to design shoes for young gentlemen, as they are the ones who sustain and de- mand fashionable footwear "Hanan. Mclnerny's Shoe Store FORT STREET. HONOLULU. 10 inch, 12 inch and Double furrow plows. Rice plows, 5 inch to An invoice of these favorito plows Large invoices of Hardware, Agricultural Implements and Plan s tation Supplies to land ex "Footing Suey," "lolanl," "W. G. Irwin" and "Moana." Single and Double Belting, Scales, Bellows, Crow Bars, Manila and Sisal Rope and Forges. A full line of Bird Cages. ' PACIFIC HARDWARE i Fort and Merchant Streets. ' Sewing Machines Seamstress Norwood jPearl Columbia 9 importer: VAi Dlllinp ham Breaking Plows 14 inch. 12 inch. just received. King and Bethel Streets. and COMPANY LIMITED V i i among themselves the gold and the dla- Secretary.