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RT THE THREE JAPANS.
There are three Japans. There is
the idyllic Japan which Sir Edwin
Arnold saw through poetical spectacles,
there is the darkest Japan depicted in
most sombre tonus by Clement Scott,
and there is the real Japan. Sir Edwin
Arnold's views were expressed through
the medium of the London Daily
Telegraph, and Mr, Clement Scott's
have also appeared in the same journal,
but they are diametrically oposed to
each other. Sir Edwin was infatuated,
his colleague was disillusioned. Rring
ing to his aid the imagery of the poet,
and availing himself of all, and more
than all, the poet's license, Sir Edwin
Arnold painted a glowing picture, as
fanciful as it was highly colored. Willi
the little almond-eyed musumc for a
subject he sketched an idyll, and the
idyll was to reality what the bubble is
to soap and water, vanishing at the first
touch of the realistic. It may be that
Sir Edwin Arnold wrote as he felt,
without secret longings for the decora
lion of the Rising Sun. It may be that
to him the submissive little maidens,
gentle-voiced, ever ready to do an old
man's bidding for the sake of his dol
lars, were to him of ethcrial mould, too
bright and too good for human nature's
daily food. Perhaps he mistook their
acquiescence for intelligence, their ef
fusiveness for affection, their submis
sion for self denial. Hut whether dc
luded or not he gave to Japan an
advertisement of a new kind. Many
countries advertise their scenery, their
industries, their facilities for travel,
their excellent accommodation. Sir
Edwin Arnold advertised Japan's
women. The rake, the vigorous young
man, the aged and hoary sinner were
offered a new and delectable sensation,
in the society of women, a little lower
than the angels and far more accept
able to mortal man, while the higher
class women were portrayed as the
possessors of every virtue to charm.
J lis rapturous eulogy fired the cuuosity
of many, among whom was his old col
legue. Mr. Clement Scott had read
Sir Edwin's glowing phantasies, and
being on a voyage around the world
looked forward with much interest to
visiting Japan. He has not minced
matters. If a foreign journalist writing
in one ot the papers at the 1 reaty
ports wrote anything half as truthful
and as callous, there would be raised
in some quarters a perfect typhoon of
pretended indignation, in which the
phrase "brutal candour" would be un
pleasantly prominent. Mr. Clement
Scott's realistic analysis is the natural
antithesis of Sir Edwin Arnold's adu
lation. Disappointed, disillusioned,
Mr. Scott has gone to the opposite
extreme and written only of the darkest
side, but his Japan is not the real
Japan any more than is Sir Edwin
Arnold's. Pierre Loti's description is
undoubtedly accurate, even, to the
hammering of the coin to
test its genuineness, but what more
could that somewhat blase sensualist
anticipate? He could scarcely expect
to buy a wife who should expend on
him a great deal of genuine affection
for six months. The contract was one
of sensuality on his part and mercenary
on hers. But such women are no more
to be considered as fair types of Jai
ancsc womanhood than the prostitutes
who throng Regent street can be taken
as specimens of the fidelity of the
Englishwoman. Among the higher
classes of Japanese women we believe
chastity is as common a virtue as it is
in the most virtuous woman of any
country. Even with a lower class of
women, among those who have married
resident foreigners, there are numbers
who have proved faithful, attentive and
affectionate. Their intellectuality is
doubtless on a lower plane than that of
European or American women, but
Japan is just emerging from a period of
barbarism when women were meie
playthings, and often meie chattels,
The mental development of Japanese
women will follow the intellectual pro
gress of the men, and when the latter
have attained a high grade the women
will fit themselves to be helpmeets.
As to Mr. Clement Scott's denun-.
ciation of tea-houses, he is plac
ing the saddle on the wrong
horse. The evils he mentions have
in most cases arisen to satisfy the
needs of the foreigner. Off the beaten
tracks, where foreigners rarely frequent,
the tea-house is asdecorouslyconducted
as any hotel in England. Whisky is
almost unknown, and courtesy has not
yet been supplanted by rudeness, nor
good manners by vice. 1 he fact tnat
the daughters of the lower middle
classes are sold into the most abomin
able slavery of the Yoshiwaras, is one,
however, for which there can he no
excuse, and the Government, in legal
izing it, are bringing disgrace upon the
country. The placing of the gills in
cages may be reprehensible, but it is
an improvement upon that which pre
vails in countries where abandoned
women flaunt their painted attractions
in the streets, but the ludeousness of a
sale of a child to a life of such titter
degradation is levolting to all who pos
sess an atom of humanity. Now that
the subject of the smuggling of women
abroad for immoral purposes is occu
pying so much attention, and eliciting
so much indignation, it is opportune
that this shocking custom should be
held up to contempt. Some may say
tiiat it concerns Japan alone, but a
touch of nature makes the whole world
kin, and the common kinship of man
kind is sulhcient excuse tor any one
seeking to remove so foul a blot on
Japan's fair name. II yoyo AY vs.
Orders on the Cnmniiyiiunur of Agriculture
for Insecticide Wash in five gallon tjuan
titles, can be obtained at the
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO.
They Have Gome !
'hose Razor Strops you have
been waiting for several weeks,
are here. They are so good
that it has been said of them,
that if you lay your razor, and
one of these strops clown to
gether on your washstand, the
razor will keep a fine edge;
still, we recommend following
the directions printed on each
Anti-Rattlers. We have
a new kind which you can put
on to the shafts of your buggy,
without breaking four fingers
and a thumb. They prevent
two tilings rattling and swear
ing. Boardman's Pat. Wrench.
'I sizes, just the kind of
combination wrench to have
about the house.
Try the new Keystone
h.gg Beater, if you want a
beater that will do quick, clean
Hose, 3-in. to '2-in., 3
and 4-ply plain or wired, just
received; cheap and goo'd qual
ity; also carbolized. We have
a large stock of ''Hubbucks,"
"Pioneer, "and cheaper brands
of White Leads and Zinc.
Also, Oil, Turpentine, and all
painters' supplies, and you will
do well to see our Stock and
get our Prices before you paint
American Flags, 0 to 1 8
feet long, came by the last
steamer to us. 1 hey are a fine
lot, sewed bunting.
Fire Arms and Ammuni
tion. A new lot of Sporting
and Target Rilles, Colt's new
Navy. Smith and esson, and
cheaper Revolvers, came last
week and can now be seen.
We carry the most complete
assortment of Cartridges in
town, from 22 to 50 cal., and
always have plenty of them.
Leather. We have re
ceived within the past sixty
days, by steamer and sail, (5G
Rolls of Leather, containing
9088 lbs., and 5347 ft ; also,
3 bales containing 142 doz.
sheep skins, so it looks as if
we meant to keep our Stock of
Leather up, although by get
ting it in large lots, we are able
to keep the prices down.
Salt. We are headquarters
for Hawaiian Salt, as we
make it. That the quality is
good, and Price Low, is easily
shown by the large quantity
we sell every week.
Blight Compound. Five
gallons will make G5 gallons of
wash. You spray your Lime
and Orange Trees with this
wash, and the Blight will do
the rest, die and drop off the
trees. We have the compound
at our store, or can give you an
order on the Govt. Nursery
for it, but don't forget to bring
a 5-gallon can to put it in. We
sell spraying oulhts.
E. 0. HALL & SON.
Cok. Fort & Kino Sts.
A QIC NTS FOR.
JolinMnu Brewing Co.
EXTRA PALE LAGER,
AKD BOCK BEER,
Now on hand.
A Fresh Invoice or Califor
Oyster Cocktails a Specialty,
I,. II DUE, Prop'r.
JfAWAttAN mAin WimUY, MAY
The Star now has the larg
est circulation of any evening
paper, and is gaining ground
In its new form, the paper
will print as much reading
matter as any other Hawaiian
journal, and will report the
news of its entire parish with
freshness and accuracy.
Editorially the Star is an
outspoken and consistent ad
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The paper will be delivered
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John Jameson & Son's Irish
Mitchell & CoMr'v. Limited,
"Cruiskeen Lawn" Whiskey.
Hiram Walker & Son's "Ca
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Hiram Walker & Son's "Im
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Pahst Brewino Co. Milwau
kee, U. S. A.
FliEDERICKSltURC BREWING. Co
San Jose, California.
B. Dreveus & Co.'s Californian
J. J. Melciikr's " Elephant"
E. Vaughan-Jones' Sweet and
Dry London Gin.
E. Vaugiian-Jones "C.I.G."
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Wheeler & Co.'s Ales and
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purchases exceeding $5.
80, imfc-Six PA&m,
Pacific Hardware Company, L'cl
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Hardware, General Merchandise.
Tin: Dii.mngiiam Rki:akino, Douni.n Furrow and
LIGHT STEEL RICE PLOWS
Have established their superiority over all others. A full line on hand.
glack and Rrownlows WATER FILTERS arc the standard. If you want pure
water apply to the
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AGATE WARE (White, Gray and Nickle-plated); PUMPS, WATER AND
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TURNED AND SA.AV32D WORK.
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Queen Street Stores,
FULL LINES OF
FANCY -:- GOODS
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IN ADDITION TO THE LARGE
Dry and FancyGoods
ItAVB JUST ltliCEIVIil),
India Linen and Persian Lawns,
Embroidery, in 9 yard pieces;
Roman and Guipare Embroidery,
Oriental, Platte and other Laces, in
white, cream and black;
Chiffon Lace, all colors;
.5 in. Lace Net, cream and black;
Striped and Check Dimity,
Wide Japanese Crepe, white and colr'd;
White, Cream and Black Surah Silk,
White and Cream Silk Crepe,
Nnvy and Cream Serge,
Suez and Tennis Flannel,
The Jcnness Miller "Equipoise Waist,
Prima Donna and P. D. Corsets,
Ladies Black Hose.
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