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W. H. CEOSSMAN & BRO.,
M JZ K C II A NTS.
118 Cknnbrn Strrrl. NEW VORK.
Reference Castle k Cooke and J. T. Waterbouie.
WILLIAMS, BLANCHARD & CO.,
Shipping & Co in in Km on 31t'rcliaiit?
.e.2IS California Street,
CORBITT & HACLEAY,
Shipping & Commission Merchants.
13 ana 15 Front St.; 10 and 12 First St., Portland, O.
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE, 202 SACRAMENTO STREET.
Consignments of Island Produce solicit!, on which CASH
ADVANCE.-? WILL BE MAbiS. mh23 ly-
A. P. EVERETT,
Forwarding & Commission Merchant
403 FRONT STREET, CORNER CLAY,
Particular attention paid to Consignments of liiand i'rojuce
J. BECHTINGER, M. D.
(Or VlfcN'SA. )
1JIIVSICIAN TO THE ITALIAN T.. A M
French M. B , Societies. "JU 1 Sacramento Street, cor
ter of Kearny, San Francisco, Cal. ltesi-lence, south-east
corner of Mason and Pacific.
IIMDI A RICE IVIILiL !
MISSION & FUK3I0.M STS., SAX I'CAXCISCO, CAL.
rUIE INDIA RICE MILL IIAVIXCI'ND K ri
al gone Mat-rial Improvements, is now in Perf-ct Condition
IIUING k DRESS1XG OF HDDI !
In the Ilet Pwsi hie Manner. The Price for Hulling and
Dressing of Paddy has been Krducrd 30 Per Out.
PADDY AND HULLED RICE !
Will Jieceh-e I'rompt awl Gwfd Attet'tioii.
WM. M. GREENWOOD,
Merchant and Proprietor of India Hire
GEO. F. XV ELLS,
2Jo, GC Port Stroot,
Importers and General Agents
- For the Celebrnted -d
DECKER EROS' PIANO.
MASON & HAMLIN ORGANS,
AND SEVERAL OF THE
BEST GERMAN AND FRENCH PIANOS!
Y7E WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL
T T your attention to our New ttock t
T A M UO I KI X ES. iie..
.lu.st Received by Steamer.
CALL AND SEE THE
Mannsfeldt & Notni PIANO !
T ust Rocoivod.
' YOU WISH ANYTHING IN THE
MUSIC LINE WE CAN FURNISH
IT FOE YOU
CHEAPER THAN YOU CAN
GET IT ELSEWHERE!
N. U.--We keep nothiwr hut first-clans good, and guar
antee satisfaction. If you want a cheap, good-lor-nothing
Piano, you will not find it at our Music Store.
MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS
A. 1 I-j DEHCIl II'
T I O N f-i
THE NEW AMERICAN
SEWING JACHINE !
THE GREATEST INVENTION OF THE AGE
A child can run it '.
A Mind person can thread it !
A poor man can afford it !
A pood house-keeper wants it '.
A dressmaker will have it !
A tailor can swear by it !
T7" If you wish t know more ahout it, call at the I uir.
Store, or eiujuire ol those who are using it.
11' tr Creak', a Thread or Skip a Stitch !
THIS IS THE ONLY .MACHINE WITH
Self Tlirenliiis Shuttle I
Self Krnliit inu TeiiHioii!
A hi! Self Seitinu Needle!
Is the Lightest Kunninp, and is in every respect the
Best Family Sewing Machine !
FROM .S18 TO SlOO !
PARTIES IN HONOLULU,
or other parts of the Islands,
DESIRING FURNITURE !
CAN HAVE THEIR
Orders Filled at Lowest Rates
By application to Mr. E. P. A DA MS, lia-fen Street,
who has our Descriptive Catalogue with Prices.
O jST II .A. ZlST X) !
At Store or L. W. IIOIM. Kins St.,
Black Walnut Bedroom Sets I
Black Walnut Sideboards,
Black Walnut Dining Chairs.
Oak Cane Seat Dining Chairs,
Cedar Bedroom sets,
Pine Bureaus. Ac, Ac, Ac
E. P. ADAMS, Agent for Haw'n Is.
EPPS'S COCOA !
By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws whirh gov
ern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful
application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa. Mr.
Kpps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately
flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors'
bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a
constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to
resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle mala
dies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a
weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping
ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nour
ished frame." See Article in the Civil Service Uazttte.
Made simply with boiling water or milk.
Sold only in Packet and Tins, lb and lib, labelled -.
JAMES EPPS & CO.,
49, THasaDSEKPLS Strkkt, and 170, Piccadillt
Work, Kotos Koid and Caudes Tows,
aela Londo.i. y
Catalogue and l'rU:e List.
Mall promptly attended to.
WE ARE ALSO ACEXTS FOR THE
Miles' Double Lock Money
AM) THE WORLD-HEX OWX ED
Fairbanks' Scales !
GEO. F. WELLS.
Honolulu, MavIS, 1STS. myl3 ly
PHILADELPHIA ! !
A XI) AS VOl" SEE II IV
X m. mys-If with oi
ine of those
ELEGANT SOLID SOLE
Let the Galled Jade Wince !
'TRIAL is the ONLY TEST!
REAT REDUCTION IN PRICE !
American, Gold X Silver
A Fine Hunting Case Waltham Silver WatcL for $1 O
Gold Watch for
J Ladies Gold Watch,
lllor flseafcveliaraorElsiiinnd Waltham
Watches, will fee. .Id at the above
Price fmr Ike nrit GO days.
'Sfery Watch Gnaraateed, or the Money
Truth is Uliglify and
M. MclXER.M .
Sole Agent for the Waltham
3y2i Watch Co.
L.O H ILLAE D'S
(The Beat ia the World.)
LIGHT PRESS (Natural Leaf),
FINE CUT CHEWING,
which will stiind the Baggage Smashers, and which are only
to be had at (he
STORE of M. MclNERNY
Where en he found any or
EiElliTiMG l. THE TIU AK USE
Among which are
Ladies' Solid Sole Leather Trunks, riveted edges;
Ladies' Solid Bridle Leather Trunks, riveted edges j
Ladies' Solid Leather Trunks, sewed edges;
Ladies' Elegant Leather Covered Saratogas,
Ladies' Composition Saratogas,
Ladies' Embossed Zinc Saratogas,
Ladies' Elegant Travelling Dressing Cases,
Ladies' Russia Leather Shopping Valises,
Ladies' Bags and Keticules in all sizes.
Ladies' Canvas Covered Trunks,
LADIES' STATE ROOM TRUNKS!
An nrticle much in demand, stowing neatly under the state
Solid Side Leather Tru:iks, riveted edes;
tient's olid Bridie Leather Trunks, riveted edges
ient's Leather Trunks in all sizes:
I Cent's Bound Edge Trunks.
: Cent's Solid Sole Leather Valises,
Gent's Bridle Leather Vahsv,
Cent's No. 1 and 2 Boston Valises,
Cent's Patent Corner Valises,
Cenfs Elegant Russia Leather
Cent's Shawl and Blanket Straps, Trunk Straps.
Tourist and Traveler's Bas ami Valises.
In 'act eccryttiny in the above line and
at lied Hack rrk-es.
ALSO, JUST TO HAND !
AX ELEGAXT LINE OF
GENT'S SHOE YARE
Among which are the
CELEBRATED CORK SOLE GAITERS !
Just the thing for the wet weather.
The Neatest Style of Men's
Evr oSfcre l here. Anions which are the celebrated
Slippers, and in fact everything in all well appointed Boot r,i
All the above lint of Good irHf f. Sitld
at Prices to Hint the Times.
Thre Goods are well known here nad
no recommendation. Every Pair
Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets.
KO HAWAII PAE AINA,"
HAWAII AX JOURXAL, I'SDER
m the management of the Undersiened, vu for ih
past twelve years has bad the charge of the Kuokoa, has a
j THE PACIFIC
! SATURDA Y, JULY 13.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON.
IFrom Our Special Correspondent.
Washington, D. C, Jane 18th, 187S
TEA-CCLTrKE IS THE CNIIED STATES.
Oar people have not yet practically learned that
" it is very expensive to be economical," as the
haggling" and fretting o?er appropriations for the
Agricultural Bureau illustrates. For years every
dollar given to that branch of the Department of the
Interior had to be labored for by its friends, and a
perfect storm arose when money was required for
the printing of Agricultural Reports. The people,
however, do not sleep so soundly and are never so
utterly blinded as demagogues hope. The advance
felt to have arisen from the labors ofthis Bureau is
eo tangible that it will doubtless ere long be pro
moted to a Department and have a representative in
the Cabinet. It is fully realized that upon nothing
does our moral health and national wealth so much
depend as the full development of our agricultural
The culture of tea in America has for a generation
Deen occasionally discussed, and by experiments
made this spring at the agricultural buildings from
leaves grown here its feasibility has been proven be
yond the possibility cf a doubt. General Le Due,
the present Commissioner of Agriculture, invited
several tea-importers of Baltimore and New York to
give their opinion as experts upon the products of
his young seedlings. The plants were only six
months old, and the Chinese do not use leaves from
plants under three years. It has been represented
to the whole tea-drinking world that the various teas
were grown from entirely different species of plants,
yet these experiments prove the coloring and flavor
arises entirely from the process of curing the leaves.
Also, the process of curing has been much expatiated
upon as expensive and tedious. It is clearly proven
that the " child like and bland" child of the Orient,
John Chinaman, has actually " outheroded Herod,"
inasmuch as he has thrown dirt in the eyes of this
"smart Yankee Nation" for a centurv. The tp
from these tender plants was presented in less than
an hour from the time they were gathered, to the
visitors, to decide its excellence as ' cups that cheer
but not inebriate." So that in a few years the
United States will be independent in that particular,
for there are twelve States corresponding in latitude
with China, Assam, and Japan. This will be of in
calculable advantage to the South, especially South
Carolina, as the peculiarities of its climate cor
respond precisely with the most approved tea
growing regions. Mr. William Saunders, Superin
tendent of agricultural grounds and buildings, and
one of the most eminent authorities in his profession,
says that the tea-plant will thrive in hedges in the
latitudes selected for its culture. The gathering is
rather tedious, but that difficulty will doubtless be
surmounted by the inventive genius of Jonathan, as
not an exigency of labor-saving has yet arisen that
he has not promptly met with a " patent" too suffi
cient for the demand.
Not only have the researches of the Agricultural
Bureau shown the people a means of saving and
making immense sums annually, but of protecting
the consumer against the effect of the drugs used as
coloring matter, the deleterious effects of which
have been a matter of concern for years to the
medical fraternity. Altogether " the little game"
which Bret Ilarte's wonderfully significant poem
treats of is a fit type of the big game which the
velvet-footed John has played upon the civilized
world; and he was wiser than he knew when he kept
for generations the Celestial gates closed.
Although it has been decided to adjourn the first
session of "the Forty-fifth Congress to-day at 4
o'clock, no mortal can tell if it may not sit two
weeks longer. The Committee on Election Frauds
are doing their straight-forward work in despite of
the sneers of enemies or the defection of weak friends.
The vote of the House shows beyond doubt that their
labor has not as an objective point the unseating of
President Hayes, but as near as may be to arrive at
the exact truth a kind of a tonic which they say
will strengthen public faith and put all future elec
tions upon a surer basis. The demand made by the
people of this country for an improved system of
reaching the will of voters will doubtless result in
good to the ballot-box. The chief lawyers on this
Committee are Johu A. McMahon, Jacob D. Cox of
Ohio, and Benjamin F. Butler of Massachusetts
Each of these gentlemen is able and earnest, and
doubtless deserves the trust the people seem to yield
him, and will search for truth despite all party good
The Army bill, with some slight changes, was
passed from the Conference Committee by the House
on Saturday night. There is reduction of pay only
in certain quarters not falling upon those who
could more ably bear it. It was not thought ad
visable, by reason of the very threatening position
assumed by the " noble red man," to lessen the
Army. The Indian policy (if it may be dignified as
a policy, which is simply oppression) is not calcu
lated to satisfy or even humanize the savage; conse
quently the muttered threats that rumble along the
frontier may have awful meaning. As a nation, we
have not the right to boast of our justice to the In
dians, and there are always those ready with tongue
and pen to reprove this wickedness, which has also
been frequently and most fearfully punished by de
moniac massacres of defenseless women and children
upon the border.
The Senate seems very anxious to get out of the
Capitol before the hot season is fully upon us, and
have gotten about through with all the work save
the very comprehensive bill known as the Sundry
Civil. Those interested in the reduction of the tax
on tobacco have had a hard fight thus far. Whenever
it has been considered some obnoxious measure has
been attached, and obstructed its nassase. That
seems a fault in our legislation which the wise men
have not been as yet able to correct. But when
numerous projected improvements are introduced,
we trust one will be that every measure shall stand
on its own merits, and not be clogged with doubtful
additions which their own claims would never pass.
Much reform is undoubtedly needed, and it looks as
though they were awaiting the aid of woman to make
Seems to have a less bright, or, rather less near,
realifation its friends hoped by reason of the loss of
twelve million of women. Is not that appalling ? So
much angelic sweetness disappearing must impover
ish the land! It appears that a memorial, presented
by Senator Ferry to the Senate and Speaker Randall
in the House, called attention to the same from the
Association for the Advancement of Women, to the
effect that in the ninth census taken by this Govern
ment the women are not even mentioned as effecting
the increase or decrease of population. The memorial
prays that competent, intelligent women be appoint
ed by Congress to collect vital facts concerning women
and children of the country for the tenth census.
The memorial was referred to the Joint Committee on
The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections
have decided that General Corbin, of South Carolina,
ia entitled to the seat now in possession of General
Butler, of that State. The Democrats, who are in
the minority, do not assent. How they can adjust it
remains to le decided. The principal work of the
Upper House is in confirmations. There is a very
rapid manufactory just now of Ministers, Consuls.
Receivers, District Judges, Postmasters, etc. It is a
hopeful time with those who would not have been
able to stand the fierce scrutiny of single file to pass
through with the crowd and rubh. It is said more
hurtful legislation is accomplished during the last
twenty-four hours of a Congressional term than the
months preceding. Thousands of eager claimants
crowd the corridors and galleries. Messengers rush
frantically from House to House. The President
only the last day of Congress ia expected to be in the
caused by the unusual event of the launching of a
man-of-war at the Navy Yard. There has not been
a ship launched here for near a quarter of a century,
and crowds of people were en route to the ship-bouse
hours before the time appointed, which was " when
the tide comes in." The first thing of interest was
forging of a propeller, which took place early in the
afternoon. The forging hall was crowded with eager
people, and the watchmen had to be very adroit to
keep some of the more interested at a safe distance
from the furnace. Soon a tip was given the two im
mense cauldrons, each of which contained ten thou
sand pounds of molten iron, and simultaneously the
liquid was poured into the mould. There was a sen
sation of alarm from those very near lest some of the
sparks or even the metal might reach them, but they
were really ia more danger from pressing of the
Soon the galleries of the ship-house, even those of
dizzy hight, were filled to overflowing. The regula
tion salute of twenty-one guns announced that the
President was entering the gallery assigned him.
He was accompanied fey his handsome and agreeable
wife, Secretary and Miss Thompson, Commodore and
Mrs. Lebiger, Senator and Mrs. Matthews, Colonel
and Mrs. Rockwell. Among the notables were
Senator Thurman, Senator Bayard and wife, Senator
qualified by Ion? residenco and familiarity with th.
iKitivt's to spfak advisedly, and tiif uniform Wnor
of the iniortiiaJion I hive "ivct'i veil i fully borne
out by tlit j. ult i.f my own pt-tsonal observation
and experience among this people. It is. in fact,
so well known i:i thi.s community as to be almost a
matter of notoriety, that the unpopularity of the
Hospital araonfr the natives is in great measure
due to their dislike to the person who holds the
position of Hospital Physician. In the course of
two years' experience in practice in Honolulu. I
have repeatedly met instances in which patients
wuo coma not tie properly treated in their own
homes, and who ought to have been in the Hospi
tal, have refused Dositivelv to co there icr the rea
son above mentioned. In view of the facts which
have come under my own observation, as well as
of tbose which have been related to me by respon
sible parties. I believe myself to be fully j:;sti3ed in
toe siaieraen; trade in nv article in the Ilaicanan
Gazette of Nov. 2S:h, 1677, that the popularity
of the Hospital can be greatly increased and its
ministrations rendered more acceptable to the class
for whom it is chiefly intended, by an enlargement
of its medical staff.'-'
Of course, it may be said that this antipathy to
the present Hospital Physician and his style of ad
ministration is unreasonable an J unfounded. But
even were this true, it would not alter the fact of
such antipathy existing, nor of its being a serious
bar to the usefulness of the Hospital ; and in view
of that fact it would still be the duty of the Board of
Trustees to recognize the existence of such a feeling
ana to uo everything in their power to remove it.
Importers and Dealers in
Conkling, Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague, Mrs. General j s far as the same could be done without interfering
The ship, which is second-class, looked immense
to the uninitiated, and those in the lower galleries
strained their eyes looking up to take in her dimen
sions, while those above grew dizzy lookinz down
taking in her depth. Being aboard, and for the
first time to be launched, the sensation we felt was
peculiar, and not without some concern was the loud
shouts of the crowd of witnesses heard every few
seconds. Soon the signal was eiven and
" she seemed to feel
The thrill of life along her keel."
A slight tremor, then with stately yet rapid motion
she sought the element for which she had been
created. We feel an interest in the A'ipsic quite
apart from that possible to extend to any other ves
sel, and we trust old Neptune will deal gently with
her, and that her days may be many on the water.
TUE FUNERAL OF COL. F11EYSE,
The late Peruvian Minister, took place from the
Catholic church (St. Matthew's), and was very im
pressive. At the head of the center aisle was placed
a catafalque, on which the coffin rested. It was
covered with a pall of black velvet Etarred with
silver, and draped with the Peruvian flag, which
was looped and caught at the head with the Peruvian
coat-of-arms. The altar was draped in mourning;
the priests, vested in black and silver, chanted the
mass in the most earnest, plaintive manner. The
floral offerings from the many warm friends of the
family were very beautiful and significant. Chief to
be remembered was a broken column of rarest tea
roses, surmounted by a dove with outstretched
wings, as if just preparing for flight. The large
church was crowded with members of the different
Legations and distinguished Americans. Among
the former the English, in a body, were the most
distingue, while among the latter were a large num
ber of our public men and a representation of the
Army and Navy. The deepest sympathy is extend
ed to Madame Freyse and her family, and everything
is done to make her realize that in this hour of afflic
tion she, though far from her home, is still with kind
friends. E B..T
with the due, proper and efficient administration of
the institution. That the addition of two or more
physicians to the medical staff would in a great
measure obviate the difficulty complained of is cer
tain ; and that such an addition would impair the
efficiency and usefulness of the Hosp'.tal is, in view
of the experience of other similar institutions else
where, an assertion destitute not only of truth but
even of plausibility.
It may be, moreover, confidently asserted that an
enlargement of the medical staff, so far from in any
way impairing the efficiency of our Hospital adminis
tration, would not only teud to inspire confidence
and goodwill among the natives, but would actually
improve the quality of the service and greatly benefit
the patients. On this point it ouht not to be ne
cessary to dwell at any length. The advantages of
frequent consultations and comparisons of views
among medical men are sufficiently obvious. That
the united judgment, experience and skill of three
or four intelligent practitioners are to be preferred
to tue comparatively limited resources of any one of
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art of i
The Medical and Surgical Monopoly at the
Queen's Hospital No. 3.
In my last article under the above title, I intimat
ed that much more might be said and that it was
my intention at an early day to return to the sub
I now avail myself of the kind permission of the
Advertiser to present a few more facts and argu
ments bearing on the question of hospital manage
ment, for the purpose of making still plainer if pos
sible, the impropriety and the unwisdom of the
system under which the Queen's Hospital is at pres
ent conducted. I have already remarked that this
system is contrary to the custom prevailing else
where. On this point I think the facts and figures
presented in my last ought to be sufficient and con
clusive to any candid mind. They might, if neces
sary, be multiplied to any required extent. Before
leaving this branch of the subject I would simply ask
if it would not be the part of wisdom to respect the
example of older and larger communities, whose
practice in this regard is the result of the accumu
lated experience of generations and has the sanction
and approval of the most eminent men in the profes
sion. 1 know of uothine which could mstifv a con
tinuance of the present arrangement, unless it were
the impossibility of finding more than one medical
man, competent and willing to undertake the duties
of Hospital Physician, and such an excuse can hard
ly avail in the present instance, in face of the well
known fact that there are a number of physicians
in Honolulu not only willing but anxious to share in
the opportunities for professional study and improve
ment of which Dr. McKibbin now enjoys the exclu
I have also claimed in a former communication,
that the giving the entire practice of the Hospital to
one man to the exclusion of other practitioners equal
ly competent, and equally respectable, was injurious
to the popularity of the institution and detrimental
to its highest usefulness. This institution being de
signed to preserve the health and save the lives of
the Hawaiian people, every means consistent with
its efficient conduct should be used to increase its
popularity and commend it to the favor and confi
dence of the class for whom it is intended. This
desirable result, the present arrangement fails in a
great measure to accomplish.
However interested parties may seek to account
for it, the fact remains notorious and incontestible
that there is a very general and widespread preju
dice in the native mind against the Hospital and an
unwillingness to become inmates thereof. On this
point I will quote from the report of the Board of
Health, (of which the present Hospital Physician is
himself a member) to the Legislature now in session.
' It would be a public benefit if the Assembly
would give the Board discretionary power to remove
to the Hospital cases of sick natives who are entirely
unattended. Very many deaths have occurred be
cause, through isnorance and superstition, they
have positively refused to be removed from filth and
poverty to a house of cleanliness and plenty.
Of the deaths which occur in Honolulu, some
sixty per cent, or sixty out of every one hundred
persons, die without having any medical assistance
whatever during their sickness."
The above figures, if I am not mistaken,
include the whole number of deaths occurring in
Honolulu, native and foreign. Now, if from those
having medical attendance we deduct the foreigners
and natives married to foreigners and their children,
it will be found that at least two-thirds, and pro
bably three-fourths of all the natives dying in Hono
lulu die without any medical attendance whatever.
This is certainly a very serious and alarming
state of affairs, and one which calls for most ear
nest and careful consideration. In view of the
facts above disclosed, two questions force them
selves upon our attention : First Have all the
means and facilities been provided which might
and ought to have been for preserving the health
and lives of the Hawaiian people ? And, second
Have the officials having these matters in charge
used all the means in their power to inspire con
fidence, overcome prejudice and commend the
sanitary arrangements of the country to the
people most in need of them ? Both these ques
tions, I candidly think, must be answered in the
negative. Concerning the first point -viz., the
failure of the Health Authorities to institute cer
tain needed sanitary measures it is. not my pur
pose here to speak ; but of the second matter
viz.. the failure to commend existing medical insti
tutions to the confidence and respect of the class
for whom they are chiefly intended the present
management of tl-e Queen's Hospital affords a
strikiog example. The unpopularity of the Hospi
tal being a fact admitted in the official report of
the Board of Health, jt may not be amiss to inquire
into the causes of this unpopularity, and whether
them, is a proposition whose simple statement oueh
to carry conviction. Were the Hospital service di-
viueu among several physicians, the comparatively
smau numoer oi patients under the care of each one
would enable Lira to give them a much larger
amount ct time and attention than they cau possibly
receive under the present arrangement ; each physi
cian wouia oe as iree and untrammeled in bis own
department and anion cr his own catients as Or
McKibbin now is, while for any doubtful or difficult
case occurring in the service of any one of them, the
opinion and judgment, and it necessary the assist
ance, of all his associates would be immediately
At this point of the discussion a few figures may
not be out of place, as showing the exceedingly
limited amount 01 attention wuicu each patient cau
possibly receive from the physician under the pre
sent system. I suppose 1 shall hardly be accused of
any extravagance of statement when I estimate the
time required for a faithful and conscientious Der
formance of professional duty at an average of rfe
minutes for each patient. Now, eighty patients at
inree minutes eacu wla occupy two hundred and
forty minutes, or just four hours. It is scarcely ne
cessary to say that this is an amount of time which
no physician with practice of his own to attend to
outside can be expected to give, or will give, to bos
pital service. Dr. McKibbin does not do anything of
tne Kind, and it is not reasonable to expect that he
1 1 1 V -
siiouiu, especially in view ot the tact that in addition
to his private practice he keeps a drug store, and
besides his Hospital appointment, holds several other
salaried Government offices, none of which, I pre
suine, ne wouia care to nave classed as sinecures.
There can 6c no reasonable doubt that three or four
physicians attending the Hospital, and having from
twenty to twenty-five patients under the care of
each, would be in every way an improvement on the
present system and give decidedly better results.
Among the advantages of such a plan as is here
recommended would be that in dividing the patients
among me Eeverai attending physicians, they would
at the same time be classified in such a manner that
each member of the medical staff could have under
his care the class of cases in which be felt a special
interest, and in the treatment of which he had SDe-
j cinl experience and skill. The advantages of a
! division of labor, which are fully recognised in other
departments of business and professional life, are no
lessoovious here. I his fact is perfectly well under
i stood and recognised at the present dav in all nlacps
; I i . - r i . '
nucie iuc uumucr oj pnysicians and the amount of
practice to Le divided among them is sufficient to
allow of such a classification. In Great Britain, for
instance, the distinction betwrrn medicine and sur
gery has been so sharply drawn that the ractition
ers of each receive a separate diploma, utid the tur
geon is not spoken of or called doctor at all. In the
United States, though every practitioner is supposed
to be both physician and surgeon, and his diploma
covers both grades, it is nevertheless true that in
the large citits, and, iu fact, wherever the field is
sufficiently large to allow of choice, all serious cases
of surgery go to men who make a specialty of it, and
the same is true to a great extent of other branches.
In all the leading cities are to be found those who
make a specialty of the eye and ear for instance ;
others who devote themselves to disorders of the
brain and nervous system ; others again who attend
almost exclusively to diseases nnd affections peculiar
to women, &c, &c.
In this way much better results are realised than
is possible when each practitioner is compelled to
spread himself out over the whole domain of medi
cine and surgery, and both the art and science of
our profession are advanced to a higher point than
they could otherwise attain. Now, although this
division of labor and this cultivation of special, de
partments are scarcely practicable to any great ex
tent in private practice in a community such as
ours, they are perfectly practicable in an institution
like tne yueen Hospital, and so lone as the Trust
ees persist in inhering to the present system, just so
: M l . .. . : . .i , .
u"s " i"c jmiieius ue uepriveu to a great extent
oi me Denent oi the best skill and experience in
diagnosis and treatment, and the Hospital fail to
attain the measure of usefulness of which it would
otherwise be capable. This position can onlv h ni
cessfully combated by claiming that the present
Hospital Physician is superior in each and every
branch of medicine and surgery to any and all others
oi our locai practitioners combined. If any person
connected with the present management cares to
take that ground, I hope he will have the courace
nn.l mnnln A .1 1 . . . "
uuu uiauuucsa 10 uo eo openiy and over bis own sig
ii ciiuuiu ue ruuiemDered, nowever, that it is not
the poor natives alone who are concerned in thin
matter ; the foreigners and the well-to-do classes of
our community generally have a direct interest as
well, in the relations which exist between the phy
sicians and the Hospital. There is no person who is
uoi uauie at any time to need the services of a pby
H.iau, euuer ior memseives or lor some member of
meir iamines, and, to again quote from my commu
nication of Nov. 28, already alluded to, it is the
manifest interest of every member of this community
that the men in whose hands the life and health of
themselves and families are liable at any moment to
be placed, shall have every possible facility granted
them for improvement in their arduous tpanon.;i.v
and difficult calling." It is, of course, scarcely ne
cessary to add that this can only be done through the
adoption of a more liberal and enlightened spirit ia
the conduct of our only Hospital.
It may be said by some that the r.livsieinn .t,,i.i
understand his business before he comes here and
not have to learn it in the Queen's Hospital. Such
remarks are the offspring of ignorance, and evince
an entire misapprehension of the subject. Rational
medicine is pre-eminently a progressive calling. It
is based on observed facts, and new facts are con
stantly being observed and new applications of those
facts constantly discovered.
, The intelligent and conscientious physician is al
ways observing, always learning, always improving.
Let him once cease to be a student and settle down
into complacent satisfaction with his present attain
ments, and he speedily falls behind the advancing
ranks of his more progressive brethren, and is soon
fit for nothing but to be relegated to the rear-guard
of old fogies. If any one supposes that the ranks of
hospital physicians in Eurcpe and America are filled!
up or to any extent occupied by inferior or inexpe
rienced men, he is greatly mistaken. A I have
A Most Complete Stock of
Scantling ; Plank, surfaced and rough;
Boards, surfaced and rough; Battens,
Pickets, Rustic, Lattice, Clapboards.
ALSO. IX STOCK,
A Fine Asst. of WALL PAPER,
BOLTS, SCREWS, &c &c.
PAINT & WHITE WASH BRUSHES !
PA I XT OIL.
METALLIC and other PAINTS
i ii:i:yo ,
DOORS, SASH, CMS
OF CALIFORNIA AMI EASKN
MAKE. ALL SIZES.
For Sale in Quantities o Suit
The Baker & Corfictioner
Has Kfmtnrd from Mi OIJ St1 to r and
NEATLY FITTED URJUARTERS,
Directly onnrmit hm old iUe. am HOW prepared to fup.
I!y Ui- jiulilir wilh Hie
Best of Bread frei every day
AMERICAN, FREJH & GERMAN
.Made tt the Miortext notir'l in any quantity. AIho,
Candies of HoO Manufacture,
Whirh he warrants frrom PIottu dtea.
and which he will sell at'" Frnnriaro f'rirm, the
jtuhlio thereby aaving the ' 01 per rent.
MR. HORN has a'itted up, in connection with hii
Ilnkery aiid Confectioner
ICK ClfiAill SALOON,
FOR LAD' A!l UKNTLEMEN,
All cream heinjf made1" le " of Cuktard and lold at
i IKTKKN CEMH A
Soclst and Ginger
KEEK WAYS OX HAM),
l lnend tfxt t England and Oriuau Ll.a o
and L'luf t!
:OtT AMi MKIUI'M.
rinft W fsi ' I'ujrlaud k (.rimaa Mml ;t
DOESKINf STOUT AND MEDIUM
A rlenditl AtMriiarai r
Mark, e and Drown, all 1'iitlrrni and rigurn,
Engish Blue Twill
Hii.l le f r Mou I Itu.inr.. Nulla f
liriimmrr f'lolli. in various ftlterrm a
A VERY LARGE LINK OF
Er;lish, Scotch and German Mak
and of Varioui TaMerm and Culnra, I!xtra Heavy,
Meilium, and Light-weight.
VLso, m few .T?ieco
CELEBRATED OREGON MILL
STOUT .VIM ID 2VrjEJ3DXTJ2Yl
Haiid-oine Check nnd fluid I'ntlrrtm,
SAN FRANCISCO MISSION MILLS
A Vrrr Durttblr Arlirir.
BEDFORD & WINDSOR CORK
In Great Variety of I'altcrnt and Color.
Also, that very Popular Artich
cable conn !
Drown, Hronze and Draft Color. Th ahovtt Arln
ii a great favorite wilh flockiueti & .IuiiIitb,
IT NEVER VEARS OUT,
WHITE AND BROWN COTTON
J ' I J MJ J,
WIDE AMI NAKKOW Kl!l:.
Hout, Medium and Lipid it N. I Article.
hitf. Colored and Hl'iii.-.I M a K m ii i m -ii ali
II LACK MI.K 4t VUH Ht.lt V I M l ! J,,,i ''
DLACK MI.K KLi: r. a v.-i t'ltllif'M 1.11. tf J
. - .... . 1 " " - I
Will T E
I Ml Kit I 4 1. LINE
Moot Mini Milium,
Wlllli: ANDDKOWN LI X EX MULL. muh,,,,:
U Li.. l'..l. ,..l . . I a f a . . . ...... ' '
A VERY COMI'LETE LINE OF
Tailors' 'X'l-i in m i n lt,
F&rwi'S.-' 2m a,il."'k ""' C"1"r"1 ""ALIA ''-"H
Naval & Military Button. & Trimming.
mJLTct!,n,,yr attention to tli
making up cf ,MII,Hrr N,, -v,,,., i ui,;rmm.
The Lndf ruined ii prepared to tnHnufa.-lur- ll, thove
I oV i! l"'lW't '""'"'""''I" Uarmeitt. at the v. ry
J:Yi V-?1 ,',VI I'MICEN.w to .Hill, ,'
7 ?i ','.r. l -"""tl- A It V A NCK ON ( OM .
CT Oood Workmen employed, and a Nic Kit (iuaramml.
Ordert from the other Inland promptly atlend-d to. AMr-
Merchant Tailor, Kaahumanu Htrei-l.
m arly opponte limhop A Co.' NV li.i.k,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Ixlamll.
17- H'ECIAL 'ICE. CAKES
Ornamerid in the highest stylo
of the art.
Coffeand Billiard Saloon,
KO & n SHE!
BY THE UNDERSIGNED
Half Barrels C. R. Salmon,
EXTRA NO. I,
BARRELS C. R. SALMON,
Bbls. F. R. Salmon.
EXTRA HARK RED. ALSO,
ESTABIISIHED IN 1858,
OFFERS FOR SALE A FINK ASSORTMENT OK
Light and Hard Pressed
before remarkoJ. tbej embrace, oq the contrary, thJ ATU R AL LEAF TOBACCO
most eminent numes in both medicine and eurgeryir viwf
their respective countries. Bj persistently adberin ti;., n,,- nu,:m,t.
to the present tjstem, the Board of Trnstees do a line UUt UneWing' lODaCCQ
injury and injustice, not oniy to menospiiai patten
IVIW.CEMLIMJIiVILUICIUS FOR PLANTATION nsr-
E. C. McCANDLCSS.
something: cannot be dom to rtnjove it.
and a majority of the medical profession, but
themselves, their families, and every member of t
community. Against this short-sighted nnd r
taken policy I have felt it my duty to protest, tt
public and in private, and knowing that my pos
is Bound, and that I have the approval and r1
support of the great majority of all our people10
are not personally interested ia upholding tin'"
sent monopoly, I shall continue so to protcat, fS
assured that sooner or later tha voice of reasoD(
oiGimu mill hn Lparil and heeded.
ClIABLES T. ROPGERS,
Honolulu, Ju'y 10th, 1878.
AN ASST. OF CUT SMOKING TOBACCO
And a Larg Amtortmit (J
BRIAR WOOD AND OTHER PIPES !
Tobacsa Pouchei, Pipe Hrmt,
Amber and Horn Mouth Piece.
Pipe Hottom, Cigarette Papr, nr., nc
II. J. NOLTE,
Corner of Queen and Nuuaa Pw.
200 Coils Best New Bedford Core.
ASSORTED SIZES. FROM I 1-2 I H 1
4 inch. (nayoi I or .-alt? by BuLI t-
P WuUu fry f"V.?r.
Covering Boilers, Steam Pipes, fcc.
SAVES 34 HER OR N'T. KlKI..
PRESERVED CORNED BEEV
fRESKRVEI II A MS, I'KtSERV v iHF
TonKua, In two ,oun4 rant, """"" El""'"
orfl. by HO tLM 10.
BISHOP & CO., BANTaERS,
OF (ALU OEM 1
fioNoia Li;. iiavaiiax
DRAW EXCIIANO. ON
I'll lllld Ik II.
i Tana aitajr.Ti ia
A air kin Mil,
TI1K ORIENTAL B1K tOKPftKlTIO.V. LOMIOX.
Sf dnT, and
And Tr.r,... on.i B.r-k-
CASr.:-' CO K.N STATU!
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