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)V ZB tin The Honolulu Times Vol. I. No. 9. HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. Letiii rcadjjH nei ; JatHf 1 WBP then, my dearly-beloved !'of one mind aiid of one our House of Hawaii lull together for its last- -a strong pull and a long pull and a pull all together, and then we shall prosper, for Almighty God never fails to do His part where men, and that ever includes woman, work with and for a righteous cause. Work for to-day and crowd it full of good thoughts and good works can but follow. Never mind about yesterday ; that is gone with its success or its tailure gone into eternity. Don't think of to-morrow ; it may never dawn for you. Only think of today, its needs, its possibilities. Help this very country you are in to-day; help it by kind, gentle words of hope and love. Don't grumble and find fault and predict evil, or wish for evil to come from any point of view whatever. It is wicked and condemns you as an evil speaker and an evil liver, a harm in your own community. That is a dreadful thing to say of any one "an evil speaker !" Don't be that, but order your conversation aright as in God's sight. A man (in fact, two,) said to us only the other day : "He guessed he knew that everything," and about everybody (excepting himself) was all wrong here, now-a-days ; but we left him quite convinced that he did not know he was a simple fellow and likely would be to the end of his life. "He that faints in the day of adversity, his strength is small." Hawaii will as surely become one of the most important places on the globe as that day succeeds the night and sunshine after storm, peace conflict. Certain laws never change, are immutable. Reaction follows depression in man and in nature in State affairs as well. Take a severe drouth for instance, hard as it is at the time, the land is far richer when it is over. We shall "irjllccmsitoss Jjntllcllj a tytlioit." HONOLULU, JUNE, 1903. become a very rich country from every point of view, and we shall soon, in less than ten years, be a powerful State, for Truth and Righteousness will prevail and our land of Hawaii will give its increase. Work, just for to-day, with faith and love. "Whatever a lady does is ladies' work." SISAL. "The sisal industry may be classed among the small industries, because men with moderate means can engage in it. The cost of the machinery is small, and it can be easily transported. Large tracts of land, of which no use is now made, will be put in sisal. The barred ridges, between the valleys on the Island of Oahu, should be covered with the plant, and present a color of everlasting green, even during the dry months. Land on the other islands, made useless for general cultivation, by lava flows, can be turned into vast fields of sisal. "No doubt, the price of the fibre will fluctuate, as the price of sugar fluctuates, but it is a staple article, and, like all staple articles, will, in the long run, command a fair profit. lhc value of sisal hemp imported into the United States during the year 1902, was $11,961,213. Per ton, its value was $134.00. "The uses of this fibre arc extensive. It is a valuable material for paper, of the best quality. "One of the most important features of this industry is that the sisal leaves may be kept for a considerable period of time without treatment, after being cut. This gives the industry an advantage over cane." There is positively one way only of doing right and that is the right way. That is to say, a man cannot say he is doing right if he is doing wrong indirectly, if he is winding, meandering, tortuous in his course I'l loo $.1.00 icr Annum Single Copies 25 CentsJ of action from day to day, if he evades and equivocates, or in any way misinterprets the true direct course of action in any smallest question of right and wrong. A man may not be amenable to the law and yet be injuring his neighbor directly or indirectly. By subterfuge, chicanery, if you will, a man may put money into his pocket and yet dare to say: "I love God. I hope God loves me. 1 don't wrong anybody.'' You see he is not, maybe, color-blind, but he is money-blind and cannot see that he is the worst of all ; a negative harmdoer ! 1 here is but the one way of doing right, of being righteous, but there are limitless ways of doing harm, wrong. If a man does a positive wrong, a crime of any sort" he is at once "arrested", 'as we say ; he is stopped ; he is cut short. But, how many all about us, are negatively criminals, and to them we do often trace, with time, awful results. "You slept on your arms," when the enemy was near. That was all the harm you did. "He that is not for me is against me." "Above all let us strive to develop that for the lack of which neither bodily prowess nor mental capacity can atone the quality of the soul, of the heart, the qualities of strength, courage and sweetness which we group together when we say that a man or a woman has character." Roosevelt. BARBARIC SPLENDOR. To stand at the door of the "Oriental Bazaar" and look in at a scene of costly and magnificent Far Eastern is worth one's time. Rare and exquisite arc the goods to be seen there. Wish we owned a Dillingham Quartet, and could wind it up and make it sing whenever we should feel dozvicl ' .