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Saturday Press Supplement, April 1, 1882.
Tho Nativo Prcw.
I'mm ilm A'uotnii
WlI.t.TIIK I.KOIM.ATI1IIK Sr.lNIl lit Till'. I'rorl.K?
'I'Iio tluio Iiiih arrived when UiIh imllon mint inert
fnoo to fnco with the ll(iinr question. Shall liquor
bo restricted or nlinll It l freo? Thlnlaonu of tho
principal HiitiJfctH of inquiry nt present, mill villi
lm brought beforo thn Legislature this j car. How
will they decide?
Thorn mill bo no question na to tliu Injury done
to tho nntlmi nml the country tliroiiRli liquor In
times pant. Prom llio rele.ii of Kmnchmiiclin III
down to the ireient tiny, It Ims nlntiitlitcrpil thn
boat of thocliiefsnnd comiuonorHof the Intnl. Ko
Htnme linn liven liquor, uveu with Its feot shackled
by tho Inw. If tluiH mighty itn effects, notwith
standing tho restriction of Inw, how n fully do
structlvo would It Lccomoif tho law vvero repealed,
nml liquor ho ninilo free. If it had hopii nmilo freo
in thn reign of Kamcliamchn III, would tho niiltoti
to-day bu ns f mirnlily situated ns wo now bou it?
It h sniil tnnt tho present law, forbidding tliu
sale to withes, Is one-sided, in not forbidding it to
tlio forelRiiers ns well, lint nro tho natives op.
pressed, or ilo they Kiitfer pecuniarily hy tho opera
tion of this law? No ono can say that thoy nro
either oppressed or defrauded. If thorn is n dif
ferenco in tho operation of tho law, tho difference
is to Ihoiidiiintnjjo of tho native, and protects
him from destruction by liquor. Who undo this
law? Tho Nobles nml Koprcseutntivo of tlio peo
ple. And why vns it enacted? IW lliu purpose, of
iitiuoyint, humbling nnl defraiullm- their own
peoplor No; Imt they pjreeived that if this enemy
of tho lifo of tho pcopui was not restrained, thiir
destruction would follow, nml bo tlio law was
f ruined to prosorvo t o people to help tliem to
take iuro of themselves. This was rij-M, mid nc
eordinfi to tho policy of a pitorn tl cuv eminent in
looking nfter tlio interests of its weak H-ibjectw.
Of a similar diameter is another law now existing,
which prohibits native llawiilans from leaving
tho country without tliu permission of the Gover
nor, see Section 112 or Gipter 7 of the Civil Code.
Foreigners, howevur, cm go when they please.
Hut wo hoar no complaints that this law is one
sided; nml, if ho piu tionlar ns to theequul npplloi
tion of tho law, why doos no one complain r Evi
dently tlio trouble is not so much In causo tho law
is unequal, but licence of tho desire to drink
liquor, nml hence fault is found with the law.
A JIisroiiTUNK. If II thudilllculties nml mis
fortunes that overtnke u man through tho lovo of
riches were to ! faithfully recorded, it would
mnkonsad history. To seek for wealth is not
wrong in itself, and it is proper to trv to accumu
late. No one cm object to tlio pursuit of riches,
when no imo is injured thereby, and if Rood is
do:io with tho acquired weilth. lint the fault with
soma of ourvoung people, and grown people nro
not entirely free from it, is that thoy want to get
weilth without laboring for it. They desiro money
without work, nud w Injo there mo many in this
countiy who have iiccmnuhled property by honest
labor, there Is an equal number who are oiidoivor
ing to (jet wealth by means that are not honest.
From this I ist disposition proceed theft, lobbery,
illicit distill itiou, die iting, Rambling, nml nuiuer
lias other dishonest transactions. Wo have to-day
in Honolulu, grown, nble-lsidied men, who have no
occupation buioiid tho practices of deceit nud
sycophancy. These men eat up tho eirnings of
tlio honcat laboring men. They nre to bo found in
groups ouuido thu Court House, but with no busi
ness there. Thoy will bo found where gambling
is going oil! tl.oy delight to deal in dirty scandal
thoy nre land-sh irks that devour everything.
Their proper plnod should be on the roads, work
ing for Government, for Government should tike
enroot hucIi aivAinuot care for themsclviR. Tho
dilllculty with those men is, not the I ick of food,
for thoy eat thnt which is earned by others, but
til it they will not work.
Hero is another fault in some of our young peo
ple, which wo regret very much to see. They rU
into some dicmt employment, whereby they get n
good living ami something besides; lint, from u
griupinij nfler inoro, n fondness for pleasure, or
mine other cause, they get into trouble and Ions.
Perhaps they luvo swinuled their omplojerj coin
milted forgery; squandered trust money; have ob
tained moiioy by false representation, mid so on.
This way of getting hold of money ami property
is iucre.iKiug in this country, ntiif its disastrous
results are lesiiqioii thoso who lose their property
than upon thoso who do tho cheating. The last
named persoui have a heavy burden to bear.
Good nanio lost; thu man demoralized and ruined;
never more to be respected nmuiig honest men; nil
hope of lecovery lost. Wo u-iruestly urge our
native readers to bo men houi-Kt men bo very
jealous of n good mime. Tako hold of honest
labor nml toil with cheerfuluesx, for therein is
tho upward ro ul to wealth and honor,
Kroin the Hawaii I'ut .Una.)
Tub Queln'h HoarrrAi, This largo mid hand
some structure, situated in the front of Punch
bowl Hill, in this city, the re-uilt of tho earnest
lalwra of tlio lato King Kamelinmuhn IV, mid his
Queen, Kraim K.ileleounl.uil, now with us, is their
perpetual monument, n plnca of refuge to the
native Hawaiian ntllicted with tlio ailments mid
iuUriuitiiji to which humanity is liable, with its
ampin enclosure embowered inshadu, with thu new
buildings recently added by tho Trustees under the
autlmntyof ,1m Charter this establishment stands
now iMifore the iritiou In n condition by no menus
satisfactory, ns to its real usefulness, by reason uf
tho continuance, in ofllco of its surgeon, who is dis
liked by this people for Ids harsh vuloe, his over
bearing manner, nud his ungracious stylo of talk
ing to the nick. The feeling of dislike for this
doctor is universal nmong the native people of this
city. JIvery day that tho managers of tho Iiospi
ml, which Mtupuoted to bo for the euro of lla
wallaim, continue to retain this doctor, the popu
larity of the establishment is decreasing. On the
IMth of last February there were only ft) patients,
including foreigner nud natives, nud Ul only for
tho past threti moiithi, while during that long
period KO perfcon applied for rnedlciiie, which is
un'y tw -thirds of fit nmnbir whloU apply during
a single week at the l)liwusary in ilauuakea
street for the name tiurruse. What Is tho ush of
this HoHpiUI, for which the Government pajs
fU,UU0n J ear, Usidts the fl on every jMisseuger
that arrives of what use, if the uullcicd do not
like to go there,
Dr.iloKlbbln has been in charge of this Hospi
tals, great runny years, and It would seem that ho
uiunt have heard plainly that the peoplo do not
like him. And wo declare without hesitation that
the Trustees must Iw aware of his unpopularity,
hearing of it not only from the natives but from
foreigners also. Why then, Is ho no long continued
in tho iHisltlotil
Wn cannot deny that ho la n skillful plivHtolnii,
but of what real advantage Is nil his knowledge If
ho is unable by pleasant words, to trauquallro tho
inlmls of thn patients to whom lie gives mndlnlno.
It Is of very little usn to ndmliilHter drugs to u
man unless hn has a feeling of roiilldeiico 111 tho
phHleiau, The ruro does not always result from
the, medicine, but there must bo coiilldenco and
trust, Inspired by pleasant nud kind words, nml
then th patient swallows tho dosn with a feeling
of gmsl results. There Is nu old saying that
" Win ii the patient Is lioHful, It is bettor tlimi
medicine." Tim relebrnled ShakesHare, who had
n wonderful kuowtodgnof human nature, inquires:
"Canst thou minister to a mind dlsoased?" nml 111
another place ho rsclaims: "'llirow plivslo to tho
dogs' I'll iiottn of It."
The question lins been naked us by somn of tho
members nlect of the ABSiimbly How can Dr.
MoKibbin bo removed from tho position of Pity
bIcImii to llm Qiuon'a Hospital? Tho jHiwer I1ih
with the Hoard of Trustees, and not with govern
ment; all that remains is tlincoutrnl of thu appro
prlalou of t ho p isienger tni tho-") nro In the p.ivv or
of the Assembly. And it will bo well for thn
Trustees to heed thin subject which is now publicly
talked of, ami decide whether or not thoy will ro".
taln Ur. MuKlbbiu. If hu i retained, It will bo n
plain disregard of tho volco of tlio Hawaiian
Remarks nnd Inquiries on Our Labor
KntTort Punas : There nro some who honestly
think, nud others who affect to think, that tho
Hawaiian labor Hjntein is wrong in itself. It
offends their ideas of freedom to sco n man com
pelled to bo honest In fulfilling n labor contract,
however good nml kind may bo tho treatment
from his employer ; but was there ever nny outcry
henrd against tho compulsion of houeiily in nny
other contract ? And will you bo kind enough to
inform one or more of your readers, wherein lies
tho real difference if there bo any ? Ono man, for
instance, knows that n contractor is wanted to lay
n railroad. Ho npplies for the position, signs the
paper, nnd gives in all piolnbillty bonds for the
faithful performance of tho contract specifications.
His position requires brain nt nil hours, and it ii
for his own interest to personally superintend tho
work, if not frequently to put his own hand to it,
nud his labor must be continuous. Should hu fail,
through no fault of his own, to satisfy all the
requirements of tint contract, nud bo made to
suffer therefor, expressions of sjuipatby might bo
hoard; but should hu attempt to commit fraud,
nud decline, togivo over his security on dein mil,
and suit be entered ag limit him nml won, does not
public, sentiment approve of his punishment ?
Another mail knoHsth.it n common laboinr is
wanted and ho also applies for tho situation, and
makes fiuu promises on paper, but does he give
bonds for their faithful performance? lledeuiands
nil advance, usnnlly u largo ono, or ho will neither
contract nor work, but ho gives no security for this
advance. Ho leaves thu piesenco of his employer,
(nud of tho government official who has irotcctrd
him in his rights that ho bo not imposed upon by
I is irresponsible employer,) with his money and his
papers, nnd if it pissably holiest man nud n Ha
waiian, ho will return another day to begin work.
Hut he often has to be sent for, and if left much
to himself will scamp his work, idle a way lii.i time,
ami shorten his hours to suit himself, Hu also
demands a stint for the day, in order that ho may
rush it through mid bu off early, mid if refused,
will avowedly bo slow nud do n very small diy's
work. How mneli dainiiRo liu causes his master
by reckless careb s-iness amounting occasionally
to many times Uisdij's pay is no enro nor con
cern of his, so that his day Is counted.
If not bo honest, and n Chinaman, for hint-nice,
who is null great dilllculty recognized and detect
ed, his employer in ly never see him nor his money
ngnin. If, however, his person is captured nt
grent exiwnso, he is free to run ngniu the noxt
night, for the Inw, even after trial nml conviction
of this nttompt nt fr.iud, will not allow him to bo
confined in nny way. Aud yet tlio law, in so far as
it does aid in trying to compel him to bo honest
nnd fulfill his contract, caused outsiders tu raise
the cry of "oppression, nnd somo of them, such
ns tho S. F. Clntmicle, the cry of "slnvery 1"
No sympathy lina ever been heard for the many
trying difficulties and disadvantages under which
thu planter must labor for two years to securo tliu
well earned fruit if fruit there, ho of his indus
try, and a living for himself. Is this just, and in
tin re nny sense in it? Hut some one will say,
"hero is somo stuff from n grumbling djspcptlo
who can never get along with nnvbodv. and sens
overj thing through adldortid vision." Not at nil.
The write r cm point to his neighbors in almost
any direction, mid to planters in other districts,
who have found greater diaiculties, and sustained
greater losses ; nud nny one of whom cm ouullrm
this excrienco by his own.
The laborer is hotter protected than his em
plover, Asa rule ho begins work with the good
will nud kind intention of his master; it his habit
ation is lowly, it is often times better than has
been his own home, nud in fact ho often lives in
his own home nt n greater or lessdistnnco ; ha can
not bo abused without obtaining redress in thu
courts l ho cannot bo detained a moment after the
term of his contract expires; nor, if he has bo far
prevailed over tho tender nature uf his mnster as
to obtain more money for his supKised wants nud
troubles than can bo repaid during the term of
contract, can he bo couqielled to work out the lml
nnce of the debt. All thnt Is required of him is
that lie be holiest nnd attend to Ins work ; nml no
man can lay his hand on him, nor can the law
touoli him. Yet what nn outcry thorn Is against
our Hystom of " horrible slavery I" Yes, slavery
for the master perhnjM, but tho sympathy Is not
for him. Pages might bo written on this subject
uv nn note pen, mil iroui lun one, tlio Totegolug
will Huftlce, Anil now to tho questions. Is our
labor )sttm wrong in Itself ? Is it more reprehen
sible to compel honesty in a lalsir contract than
in uny other ? In there any real dilfcreiioo between
n labor contract and any other 7 i xquwicii.
The Decrerue of tho Hawaiian
To i:mTou 1'iiEHs: Is it not surprising to notice
thnt notwithstanding the nloba and Bympatuy the
Government and thu jieoplu profesi tu have for the
native that further means should not be taken to
arrest their decrease, or In it only n becoming pity
ho often felt, but alas! seldom extending boyuud
the pocket? IM us tako Maul ns an example aud
sco what care is taken of tho inhabitants. The
distance from Wnllukn round the Island to Haiku
Is certainly over u hundred miles, nml yet in nil
this distance wn havu not one prnfiwilonal doctor to
attend to tho calls of thn sick. Wn havo an annual
visit from one, but It does not tako u native long
to din, nnd the charge for a visit Is beyond allieach
of any ordinary mortal. It is generally known
whnl fanciful cures tho nntivn takes when left to
his own resources, nud worn It not for tho planta
tions and especially thu Cathollo Mission who
gratuitously give nvvay medicine, thu natives would
be left in n very serious condition.
It Is IhiiH earnestly to be huied that wo mny nt
least havo one doctor placed in thoso districts, If It
is only to show that not only are means, but nolivu
measures, taken to arrest this rapid mortality.
Yours truly, HurrwiAituo.
Our Roads and Vice,
Kditoii HATUmur Piirss. Tho connection be
tween the state of thu roads and tho morals of the
community is too closo; our load nmkliig nnd re
palling is depondeul on tin; number of ci imlnals
In Oaliu jail : if druiikuiidss abound, if bloar-ej(d
opium victims and other unfortunates nro caught
lu fliigrimlr ilthelu, then the streets cm bo put in
good repiir, nud tho public can roll nliing over
nnisolcns thoionghfares. If, on the other hand,
tho community is law-abiding, teiuparnto and
Industrious, ruts abound nud Aminedab Sleeks
growl accordingly. Thu llonil Supervisor is often
lienid to nay. " 1 will bo short handed noxt weik.
Some of my best men will bo leaving, their lime
being np this week :" that is, that their time of
imprisonment would expire and they would bo
frtu men. Now. Mr. Hditor, thislswiong, null
cally wrong. Why should not honest men handle
honest money? Why should not our roads and
Htreets lm iniulo by contract? Why not advertise
ami call for bids, giving tho job to tho lowest re
sponsible bidder? Contractors push their work
ns they nro anxious to finish their work nnd get
their money ; then, jwrliaps, the guneintion might
havo the pleasure of riding over nmilo of good
road before death calls them hence. Give honest
laboi it rliiiuvo. Tho legislature uppioprintis
large sums for the construction nnd repaiiing of
roads, nnd let tho money pass through tho hands
of law-abiding eitleni). The prisoners might bu
put to work nt tho qti.uriis nud at the rock
crusher getting material ready for tho contractors.
Thu condition of the streets should not be deou
dent on thu convictions in tho police court.
Places of "Worship.
Skahkn's JIktiim. ltev S 0 I'uinuii, Clinplalu. Kins
street, near tliu halters' Home, l'miiliiug ul II a ,
he.Un free, bubbatli hclnmi tiefere tho morula;; strvlce.
I'rujer inucllin,-on vVeihieilay evenings nt 7'A o'clocck
iiirr Tiih,KT(!iiuiicii Itov.I.A.i'ruzunl'ai'tor, corner
of Pert nml lli-rtliuilii streets. 1're.n.hlnj: on bumluy,
nt It a 31 unit 7!', l- t. Sablmtli hclico! at JU a k.
St Aniiusw'rCatiikiiiivi Unglhli services! Itt lliv
the illvliop 3f llciiuibilu uuil ltev Tlio llluckburii, ilit
wullaii servlc-s: ltev Alex .Muil.bitiii.li. C.:n, Holy
(.'iimniiuilnn ;".::, Mnllus nnil herninn (llaualiun); II,
Mullii, blluuv anil M'nimu (Kugllsh); I, Kvrr.si.n
(Hawaiian): ..30, Kvohimiii;- nml brrmoii (KuglliOi).
ItcuiAV Catholic ('milieu- Under the charge nf lit
ltev llishop .Mulret, Hsulstiil liy ltev bishop llerinnim;
Port street, nrur Ik-lftunln. hervlces eveiy hiimhiy r.l
K) a M nnd :! v i,
KawaiaiiaoCiiiuicu ltev II II Porker, l'nttnr. King
strett,nbve the I'aiuie. birvitis in HhwuIIhii tvery
Humbly nt It a m. hublmth MUimil at 111 a ji. Kvciuijr;
services at 7K o'clock, alternating with Kuiiinukiiplll.
District meetings In vuitoas chupeli nt :l.rj) r M. I'rujer
meeting every Wednesday nt 7V4 r .
Pruotlcnl Pnintor, Docorntor, Gildor,
Graluer aud Lottcror, Wailuku, Maul.
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