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1 V' ill the gardens and fields with tin cans and baths to make as much noise as possible something like the 'Augustinian Rag' on Marking day but it was all of no avail. And I feel it somewhat as a personal matter between myself and Mr. Locust, because I had spent several afternoons planting out seeds and tomato plants and watering the seeds and young plants, but now it seems that I simply watered them to make them grow for the locusts to eat. In parts they were so thick that by just hitting into the air with an ordinary sf'ck you could bring down three or four at each stroke. We also heard they were all the way from here to Umtali, twel.'e miles by road." St. Augustine's College Occasional Papers. Make all you can, give all you can. J. Wesley. A BRAVE BOY. When the cruiser Boston went into action in the battle of Manila Bay, one of the powder boys took off his coat hurriedly, and it went over the rail into the water. He turned to the nearest officer and asked permission to jump overboard and recover it. Naturally the request was refused ; so the boy went to the other side of the ship, climbed down the ladder, swam around to where the coat was floating, and came back with it. The action was noticed, and the officer ordered him put into the brig. After the battle, the boy was and found guilty of disobedience of orders, and he made no defense. Being in command of the fleet, Commodore Dewey had to review 'the findings of the court. lie sent for the lad and asked him in a kindly way why he had risked punishment for an old coat. The boy burst into tears and explained that his mother's picture was in his coat pocket and he could not bear to lose it. The gallant Commodore fairly picked the boy up in his arms, and then ordered him to be instantly released and pardoned. "B6ys who love their mothers enough to risk their lives for THE HONOLULU TIMES. their pictures cannot be imprisoned in this fleet," he said. Selected. A letter was read from Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agriculture at Washington regarding the establishment of an agricultural school in Honolulu, in which he says : "Without doubt institutions for agricultural education should be established in Hawaii as soon as practicable. It is, however, a question well worth considering whether an agricultural institution of college trade is at present needed in Hawaii. Exycricnce under similar conditions elsewhere would seem to indicate that it would be better to establish agricultural schools of secondary grade in which along with the studies ordinarily pursued in high schools a considerable amount of instruction in the theory and practice of agriculture may be given. Such schools should have farms well equipped with live stock and farm machinery, and instruction in agi i-culture should be along practical lines, with special reference to local and agricultural needs. The principals of such schools should be men trained in our agricultural colleges and in thorough sympathy with industrial education." Another "wise" man! ED. AT-THE-BEACH JOURNAL. This country, Territory, will become a State and will be one of the richest, most prosperous, most wise of all the States. Why? Because the Banks and the Commercial houses and the sugar barons are veritable salt-licks, and I know whereof I speak. This little "community" of Hawaii-nei is a compact, unanimous body for righteousness, and makes for that alone. Disaster of any sort cannot subdue it while it may sadden for a lime. It rallies, as one man, stronger, for the coming attack. It laughs at trouble and sings and says its prayers and goes to sleep, safe-folded and watched by Angels. Of such is this Territory to-day, November, A. D. 1902, and All Saints' Day at that. What date? Oh mv! don't vou know? have to do, is 'far morally stronger than before the "great fire." Yes, far stronger since Annexation of course it is. Do you fancy that a few thousand dollars or even many, say one hundred or so, can this startle men of calibre? There is a great lot of money in the treasury at Washington ! but more in the treasury of France, which same is the richest country in the world to-day, as to cash-in-hand. Unless, it may be but I hope not, that a few have had hands in the "crib" since I last read. But it's a war that depletes a money-chest, eh? We want no war to take off our money, or, our handsome youth. Go in to any of the Banks or Houses of Hawaii and see the young gentlemen employed men on whose faces are stamped honor and kindness and good-will. It is a joy to know that they are a part of this splendid heritage. Our conscience be it said is our own, together with a good steel pen, and we purpose to write; but it is not to our gre to explain to any one why we do this or that. If we fail in everything else, we do try to mind our own affairs petite. November 3. The glare and heat of summer are past. How glad we were to hear the warm, soft shower of yesterday and to see the sunlight dancing in between the big, heavy thuds of rain. It was most charming to sit on the veranda, the sea so calm under the whipping of that sky that sa;d to it : "Who's the here at this beach to-day, you or I ?" And then another small but furious flood dashed on its face. "There ! take that and that, and that old salt sea, and how much do you like sky water?" And so the Rain was on the rampage all the day long, and until the small hours of this morning. That sea, to-day, is glorious just the murmur of the breakers and the brilliant sunshine on its blue surface. The fields are coming on green as never was, and the trees are bursting with new leafage. In one week more every hill-top will be a velvet carpet fit for the footsteps of a queen.