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!? v . v&v tffcl " n. ASS The Honolulu Times VOL. I. THE HONOLULU TIMES. ANNE M. PRESCOTT, Editor and Propr. All communications to the Honolulu Times should be sent in at least three days before publication signed by the author, to the ofllce, 82 Merchant street. HONOLULU, DECEMBER, 1902. "And when the)' had preached the gospel to that city, (Paul and Barnabas) and bad Irtught many, they returned again td Lystra, and to Iconium and Antioch. Confirming the souls of the disciples, (strengthening them) and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." Speaking of Poetry as the greater, all-compelling art of every age and clime, appealing as it docs to all that is best in man, the writer would say, and with all reverence that the Lord's Prayer is thciuot sublime epic ever written ; and after that one must turn to thoe glorious Psalms that forever sing themselves in one's car- and then onto the stately rhythm of the Prophets. But, if one would seek a solemn requiem and warning, then must he look for the Revelation of St. Tohn the Divine. The Bible, the Word of God, is the only poetry that can meet all needs or- satisfy the human heart. It is said of Gray's "Elegv'' that it is that perfect not a word could be taken out and another inserted in its stead without marring the transcendent beauty of the poem. What is there about gold money that so attracts, outside of its intrinsic value the color? "fgtycoiisncss $nillcllj n fyiltoii." HONOLULU, DECEMBER, li)02. A very tiny and clever Japanese boy of four years, but a whole Kindergarten in that mite of humanity, has his time spent in a shop, and often given, in a purse of his very own, silver -coin to play with and to count. But, he told his father the other tlav, that "he liked the red kind!" Ah, the Japanese ! We shall need to look to our laurels presently: commercial interests. Guess that's all right Tommy, don't you fret. 1 mn i "If a man cheats you once it's his shame; if twice, (Legislature) it is your ." Saturday, All Saints' Day wc are writing to the cool music of the soft-falling rain lovely indeed ! The sea is dead still, except the murmur of those breakers as they curl over the reef. No craft is to be seen today too thick. The country is looking fine. We get plenty of mullet these days. My big Japanese girl can both catch and cook it. Buildings on the same plan and at the same rate of cost as the school-cottages for teachers, all .over the Territory, are quite enough good for the "Industrial Schools," and the pine tables and common chairs and shades for windows, arc also, just the thing. Boxes also can be utilized and home-made closets, shelves- bookcases, etc. But perfect sanitation and cleanliness and orcjer and thrift and economy, down to a piece of string are what will help to make such schools a success morally and financially. They will need, call for. no polished floors or palace furniture. It is "character" we are seeking to build No. a. up life and health and all that goes to make the truly Christian man or woman. Lacking truth and industry all is in vain. Now, we contend that it doesn't need a fortune to start these schools. They are to be for the children of the poor that they may learn, early, to be self-helpful. Look at the loads of finest melons and vegetables that have been passing Wailupe for weeks- raised, nor by a Professor neither at the instigation of one, but by a Chinese coolie succeeding by industry and vigilance, with but rudest appliances at his command! We can learn from that Orient-barring we are too proud how to make money ("red") and how to "purse" it. In England, (yes.I'm an American) "Charities" of all sorts and kinds as you may know are started often, with some little bequest that is accruing interest, and grows in time to be a mighty institution for good. But, those who ovcrlookl like things are, let me tell you, adepts in finance and while there is no lack of the essentials, not a penny goes to waste, or to the "waste," or to any waist of "vanity." It is plain, sweet, simple, wholesome living that the native child needs today; and sandwiched in between, certainly, music and flowers and pictures, yes and rich poet-try! Shall he have all? And shall his life be made a poem and not a harsh, painful discord? Let us "look alive," Captain. MILTON'S LAST POEM. I am old and blind! Men point at me as smitten by God's frown, Afflicted, and deserted by my mind ; Yet I am not cast down.