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Kuitou llri.t.irrix: I lmvo lately
read In tlio Gazette :i report which
seems inteiiilril to be u description
of the leper settlement on Molokai,
but which Is calculated to convoy
wrong Impressions moie than to
communicate information about that
locality. The geographical terms
employed in giving thu lay of the
land may be intelligible to thr learn
ed writer in tho Gazelle, but to
ordinary mortals they arc nt least
puzzling. To say that "tho cttlo
ment is situated in a bay-like en
trance of the coast line," is doubt
less clear enough to anyone who
knows what "a bay-like entrance of
the coast line" mean", but if a
traveller goes to thu site so specified,
he certainly will never be able to
find it. 1 do think it i very un
called for in any person spending n
few minutes on shore with these
people to give them the cold shoul
der, as is often done. My inform
ant is an intelligent young white
man whom it has pleased God to
afflict and to place in a position of
usefulness which he accepts with n
wonderful degree of cheerfulness.
His sj'mpathy with the people is
shown by his desiring to have the
food carried across the point to his
less fortunate brethren who often
have to go without, from being un
able to ietch it for themselves.
Another person to whom these
people arc greatly indebted is the
late Mr. "Win. Kngsdalc, a voluntary
exile to the place. 1 would say that
better order and system prevail in
tins settlement than among natives
outside of it. I attribute this state
of affniis almost entirely to the late
Mr. Ragsdalc's efforts. This gentle
man, under the sanction of Mr.
Mj'crs, supeiiiitcndent of the settle
ment, established among the people,
previously undisciplined, mles of
order, and would always insist on
their being carried out, even if he
had to doff his black kids to do so.
Bila was no less a gentleman here
than in Honolulu. "When he straight
ened out on the back of his white horse
to harangue the natives on the re
quirements of law, they were sure
to gather lound him with the most
respectful attention. I saw, in my
visit to the settlement lately, the
good results of his measures which
had caused him 10 small difficulty
to carry out, especially in the work
of distributing to the people their
rations. To him, more than to any
other man, is due the credit of start
ing the natives in the cultivation of
taro for themselves.
Visitors who can come away and
describe the people as " miserable
unfortunates" aic not needed there.
Such remarks arc not those of Clnis
tian sympathy. One thing a stranger
will observe on landing here will be
the hundreds of anxious faces look
ing towards him to tec whether or
not he has a smile for them, and
their owners waiting to hear whether
he has an "aloha" on his lips, and
if he adds the " nui," or love to you
all, he will very readily see that they
aic kin. If he happens to meet some
one he has known in former years
and address him cordially, he" will
find that these people aie not misera
ble, but r.ither contented and happy.
Let the leader imagine the lish
market in Honolulu on a small scale,
on a Saturday afternoon, but the
scenes more varied, and he will have
a tolerably fair idea of steamer days
here, when the people come down
from Kalawao to get their rations.
Look at the laughing, talking news
mongers around the post olllce. Or,
listen to the shouting glee of that
fellow that has just made a big haul
of fish and is keeping the crowd in a
continual roar of merriment. I
cannot help laughing even now at
the quaint comparisons made on the
I lish and mangoes which a neighbor
opposite was selling from a bucket.
Again, look beyond the crowds of
men, women and children, over and
past the sleek saddle horses, and
bullock-carts, some private and some
Government property, and you will
see tho school children piling their
books and slates on the sward to have
a game of romp or marbles, just as my
lotdor lady's children would do in the
most favored town in the .kingdom.
Or if you wish to sec these in their
native clement and pastime, walk
down to the wharf, and look at them
diving from tho locks into the surf,
and following a boat to and from
the schooucr or steamer in the ofllng,
and, if stormy, helping to gather out
of tho sea, the paiai which the
sailors lmvo been obliged to heave
overboard rather than endanger the
bont on the locks, whilo watching
wives and mothers aie enjoying the
scene immensely. So it seems to
me, knowing something of the nalivo
character and seeing them lately as
well as on previous occasions, that no
stranger is justified in publishing to
tho world that they arc "miserable
unfortunates." It would be a good
thing for many, oven men of intelli
gence, if they never had the power
and liberty they possess only to
Any closo observer of tho native
Hawaiian can toll that one trait of
his character is utter indifference as
to whnt situation or company he Is
In, and whether school keeps or not
ho little recks if he has his food rind
sleep and a chance to crack bis joke (
on any wiglit no inaj Happen to
uieol. ' However much sympathy ho
may havo the good mnnncrs to show
for an unfortunate freshman in his
presence, he will unwittingly be sure
to pass on him some significant cog
nomen by which he will ever nfter
wauls be known. Several, both
native and foreign, have told 1110 that
they were hnppy and contented, and
the Gazette man himself admits that
he was informed by l'alhcr Damicn
that the people were f nil ly coutcntcd.
I am awaie of the very general
impression that people in Honolulu
have of Kitlnupapa and the island of
Molokai, that they are the very la
zaietto of crcntion. It is about the
same lew as the boy in the States
had of the Sandwich Islands, when,
writing to another boy, he hoped we
were not all lepers down here. A
gentleman once asked me, "Can
they cultivate taro in the settle
ment?" And another, in surprise,
says, "What! do you have butter
from Molokai?" And it is no won
der that well-disposed people be
como impressed and spenlc in this
way of one of the healthiest spots on
these islands, inhabited with perhaps
two-thirds lepers, and tho other third
as free from the disease as any per
son out of it, -when newspaper wri
ters speak of "inner and outer laza
rus houses," and "life prisoners,
guauled by precipices, confined in
the tombs' of the living." The
healthy poition of the inhabitants
cannot bo moved by tho authoiitics
to leave it with their families. The
locality is naturally healthy, as it is
situated on a Hat point of land mak
ing out from the base of high bluffs,
about one and a half miles into the
sea. Behind these bluffs are two
valleys where about two-thirds of
the taro used in the settlement is
cultivated, and the land is capable
of producing as much more, together
with as many other vegetables as the
people wish to raise. On the wea
ther side and close under the bluffs
is Kalawao, and on the lee side is
the pretty village of Kalaupapa, off
which the vessels come to an anchor.
The settlement is thus exposed from
one side to the other, to the salt
laden blasts of the noitheast trades,
so much so that no ticc and scarcely
a shrub will grow, unless protected
bj' a wall or cottage. It is not situ
ated on "a bay-like entrance of the
coast line," whatever that may
mean, as stated by the writer al
ready referred to, nor do tho pieci
pices perform guard duty over "the
tomb of the living." So far from
being a prison, there is a cattle trail
over the mountain, by which sup
plies aic brought to the people, and
up and down which Mr. Myers, now
sixt3' years of age, and after a severe
illness, recently traveled in one day,
and, in former years, considered it
his duty to travel the same route
every second week, for the purpose
of informing himself of the condi
tion of the settlement and acting the
part of mail courier. These feats
arc now rendered almost unneces
sary 'by the telephone. I have as
cended the bluffs, and got on the
road that was commenced down to
the settlement, but ivas destroyed
by an earthquake.
When looking on at the sales of
green mangoes, which cannot be
grown on this bleak and barren spot,
the thought came to me, how many
bushels of this fruit is lying rotting
about the yards of 'Honolulu, which,
if picked up in time and packed off
to some of these groups of resigned
people, would be ical godsends to
them. And how it would cheer
their lonely hours by making them
feel that, in their exile, they were
not forgotten. A little gift of fruit
that they cannot gioiv themselves
would thus be of double value. The
citizens of Honolulu and of other
parts of the islands should not leave
it necessary for these people to look
wistfully into the fruit vendors' has-'
kcts, and especially those who by
disease arc unable to -work for it, or
by poverty arc unable to buy it.
To the box of fruit might be added
the coat or pants that lias long been
out 0 usc. A small paper parcel
or a little box of useful articles of
either food or clothing, may ensure
for the donor the blessing promised
to him who giveth a cup of cold
water to one of the Master's servants.
Let us think no more of this
island settlement and people as a
lazaretto of miserable, diseased pris
oners, but as a righteous Father's
alllictcd people, placed there as a
warning to us of tho consequences
of sin and examples of resignation
to His will. It is a place really
more free from contagion to cither
soul or body than any of tho rum
slums of the healthiest and most civ
ilized cities of Europe and Amciica.
If we will but ask ourselves the
question whether those pcoplo are
separated from tho usual haunts of
men for their good or ours, tho
sympathy awakened by the only
reasonable answer that can be given
to this question, will ho commend
able in exactly so far as it will bo
practical and tangible. Tho old
deacon who failed to put in his ap
pearance at a meeting for prayer
held by his sympathetic neighbors
for the benefit of a worthy niomber
of tho society who had met with an
accident, sent his excuso for non
nttendnnce in tho form of a lot of
supplies, necompnmed with the
messngo: "Mr. U.J said ho could
not come to prayers himself, but ho
Rent bis prayers they are in the
wagon nt the door." Any parcel
marked " Knlaupapa, Moloknl,"
will, as I beliuvo from my know
ledge of native senmen, be enrcfulby
taken in charge by any of them, and
faithfully forwaided to its destina
tion. A nalivo sailor, immedlatel
upon seeing the word " Kalati
papa," knows what it means, and
the parcel bearing the name he con
siders under his especial charge.
J. A. D.
Honolulu, Juno SO, 1885.
Acknowledgments to Labor Contracts.
Onice with Mr. Flslibourac. 008 3m
MR. 11. BARBER, lnle manager of
the Astor House, begs to nnnouncc
to his friends and the public in general
Unit hu has purchased the Saratoga
House, and will reopen on Sunday,
May 24th. First-ohus board by tlio
week, month or transient. Special ac
commodation for ladies ami families.
Heading Parlors open for guests of the
house. The coolest dining 100ms In the
city. No Hies. SO Sin
E. R. RYAN'S
ISsplminao, - - - Honolulu
The oldest mid only Boat Building Shop
In the Kingdom.
Bo.Us and Scows or all kinds mnilcto
order. Smf Boats a specialty.
I have Oak Timbers bnpoitcd expressly
for Islnnd use.
All kinds of Boat Repairing done n
1015 shoitest notice. ly
Corner of Fort and Hotel StH.
PURE, WHOLESOME. RE
According to the highest and best medi
Manufactory, : : : No. 13 Liliha St
P. O. Box, 379, Telephone, 284
BfiyAll orders receive prompt nttewtion.
The Horse the Index of a Nation's
THIS fast trotting stallion lias been
withdrawn from training and will,
now bo kept for stock purposes c.xclu.
hivcly. He hns shown as much speed ns
over and had it not been for an acci
dent which befell him a few days be
fore the race, ho being dead lame on the
11th, wo think that ho would lmvo glv.
en the gang a huid tussle for tho mouoy.
Ho is now all light again, and is being
regularly jogged nt tho track, and can
show close to a 2:00 clip nt any timo
that he is called upon. Tills kind of
treatment bus been found by long ex.
perience to bo tho right plan to adopt
with a stallion, as by it he is not only a
burcr foal.goltor, but also ho will
transmit n greater amount of speed,
energy and vigor to his offspring. This
plan is now thu rule in all of tho largo
breeding establishments everywhere.
To parties owning good mares this is
an opportunity that should not ho nog
lciHcd, for Venture, with Ids fino breed
ing and great speed, I consider tho most
desirable stock horse in tho country.
Mr. Campbell tells mo that of all of tho
horses that ho has Imported to this conn
try, which is probably a do.cn or more,
ho likes bis colts by Venture better than
any of them, whioh is surely proof
enough of IiIb qualities us a stock. getter,
Mures will bo tuken to tho Paiknnd
ictuiucd free of churgc. For any nihil,
tional particulars apply to corner of
Punchbowl and Queen Stieots.
C. II. MILES.
Honolulu, Juno 18th, 1885. C0,8m
o. yfi Hotel Htruut.
Thcso now Parlor?, containing ftlxlicu
PnivATE Rooms, havo been elegantly
decorated nnd furnbhed, and will bo
kept ns a flrM-elass resort. The
Colobrntcd Elito Ico Cream
"Will be lunik- from puic cream with
puie delicious flavorings. Vunllln, Le
mon, Orange, l'lne Apple, Strawberry,
Peach, Almond, Coffee Glnce, Chocolate.
Sherbets and Bees,
In largo vnrlclv. Served with CaKo
mndc on tho Premises. Ice Cream
Drinks made to order In any style.
Soda "Water, Ginger Alo ami Tahiti Le
monade. Robcrt'6 choicest candles re
ceived fresh by every steamer. Fami.
lies, Parties, Bnlls nnd Weddings sup
plied nt short notice. Ladles can havo
their homo-made Creams frozen nnd
Cakes baked to ordei at reasonable
prices. A large assortment of Shells,
Corals, Volcanic Specimens, Tnpns and
general Island Curlo9 always on baud
at reasonable prices.
II. J. HART,
Proprietor of the Elite Ice Cream Par-
lors. Ring up Telephone No. Ib2.
TO STAND THIS SEASON.
The Calcinated Norman Stallion,
12 JL. CAPITAL.
WILL stand for a shoit Sensou at
Cnpt. Clunoy's pbire, cor. Queen
and Punchbowl Snti't. llo'is a hand,
borne d ipplo gray, in hnnils high, w eight
1,400 pounds, nnd is a No. 1 animal of
his kind. Terms, !j!25 for the Sruscn.
37lm C. B. MILKS.
Offer for Sale to arrho per
Bark Amy Turner,
f" fch?(S Prom Boston, due
JULY 1st, 1885.
Franklin Stove Coal In C.isks,
yt bbls Crushed Sugar,
Oases Fraer's Axle Grease,
do Hoc Handles,
Bbls No 1 Rosin,
i bbls "Wilmington Tar,
Biles Nnvy O.ikum,
Cases Ec Laid Oil,
Grindstones, Iron Safes,
Bbls Dairy Salt,
itBbls Cement, y and 2 in Ox Bowc,
Cases Ao and Pick Handles,
Bbls Ex Prime Pork,
Cumberland Coal in bulk,
Oak Lumber, White Wood Lumber,
Walnut Lumber, Ash Lumber,
Eastern "White Pino Lumber,
Cases Tinned Tomatoes,
Eleotric A. Downer's Kerosene Oil,
Ketchup and Codfish Bulls,
Cases Clam Chowder,
Fish Chowder and Gherkins,
Cases Sausage Meat,,
Cases Huckin's Tomato Soup,
Cases " Mock Turtle Soup,
Cases " Ox Tail Boup,
Buckets, Lime Wash Boards,
Cases Chairs, Cotton Waste,
Cases Yellow Metal Sheathing,
Keg's Yellow M. Sheathing Nails,
Bbls Twine, Rales Duck?
Hide Poison, Linseed Oil,
Cases Brown Soap,
H bbls Mineral Paint,
Book Cases, Assorted,
Extension Top Carriages,
Cases Curled Hair,
Drums of Caustic Soda.
Best Made Has no Equal.
Give it one trial on Tarnished Metals
and be Convinced.
It is a vegetable polish nnd warranted
free from Acids, Poisons or Gritty sub
stances, nnd is superior to anything of
the kind heretofore offered to tho public
for cleaning and polishing Metal Signs,
Railings, Show Cases, Harness Mount.
Ings, Bund Instruments, (Brass or Metal
Lamps, Faucets, Stair Rods, Locomotivo
Headlights, Gun Barrels, Brnss, Copper,
Silverware, Nickel, Tinware, Zinc, Steel,
AND ALL METALS.
It is especially adapted to Marino,
Railroad, Stationary and Flro Engine
Works (hot or cold), and being free
from acids or giit, will not Injure
Journnlp, bearings, tho black lettering
on mctul signs, harness leather, or scratch
tho finest polished biirfucc,
The cleanest and best Polish for
Ladies to uso for Household nnd Kitch
en use. It is put up neatly and conveni
ently to suit all, in -1, 8 and 10 07. , and
live pound boxes, and every bo guaran.
IrlooH. 3o, son, 7r$o fc tJd.
Asido from its unequalled polishing
qualities, its htrongest claim on the pub
llo favor rests la its nbtoluto purity und
cleanliness, being a clean, creamy paste,
easily nnd conveniently npplied. For
Silo only nt
PACIFIC HARDWARE CO.
Call and get Sample Box.
Syl. J. Oahtv, Solo Agent for Hawai
ian Island 13
En C SCHUIVIAN,
Carriage and Wagon Maker,
King Street, near Lincoln's.
Repairing, Nlueksmilhing and every description In tho Carriage nnd Wngon
line lnanufactuied. Estimates and drawings furnished for all Car
riage nnd "Wagon building. I have also got up a new hind of Huggy
Cait, which for cbenpnest and practicabllit exceeds any cart ever
brought to this country,
WITH OR "WITHOUT FOLDING TOP.
JES. GJ -
971) 3m King Street, adjoining Geo.
rfVatlft IbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbH A-
Has received by late steamers a splendid line of
BOOTS, SHOES ANB SLIPPERS,
For Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.
"S5" Ioii't 3?as -tlue Iooi
LEWIS & CO., CKOCERS,
07 ana 09
NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED, PER MAHIPOSA.-Cibcl's Etrnct Bref, Lie
bigs Extract Beet.D.iy & Martin's fchoo Blacking, Kingsford Washing
btrtrch. Bapplc's Raspberry Syrup, Crysplc Drip, 1 gallon tin; do y, gallon
tins; Mackerel boileil in Tomntoc Sauce, Batty NVii'ob Sauce, do Pickles
Jars Spiced L imbs' Tongues, C ises Pickle Roll, Kos Holluml Hoi rings, An.
chovles In Oil, Cream Cheese, Cases S doon bilot Bread, do Medium Bread
Bird Seed, Kegs Family Butter, Dutch Sausages, Pohasco Sauce, Fine Table
O n i mi a
SOJIETHING NEW.-Ovfoid Brawn, do Pigs' Feet, Cherries, Fresh Currants, do
Ooosobcrrjcs, Pio Plant, Horso Radish Hoots, Eastern Apples in Tins, Jars
and Shells, and a full line of staple and fancy groceries.
PRICES LOW. Goods guaranteed and delivered to all parts of the city. Fresh
I'land Butter always on hand.
Island Orders solicited. Telephone 23o. 210. P. O. Box 207. (702
Large invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having been received by me ,they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the same quality of (Goods can be purchased cbewhero in Honolulu, and
satisfaction guarnntccd. 3Iy stock consists of all kinds of AMEHICAN.
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Platen.
Tho reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority of workmanship
and material remains unchallenged dining my six years' residence here.
Thankful for tho generous patronage of the past, its continuance and increaso in
tho futuio is respecllully solicited at the old stand.
88G 3"i Corner of Fort nnd King streets, Honolulu, H. I
Every Description ofJoli Printing
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bills of Lading
1 would beg to notify the public in general that
1 have opened a Carriage and Wagon shop on
King Street, at the old stand of M. J. Rose,
and lately occupied by Messrs. Whitman &
Wright, wheic I am prepared to do any kind
of Carriage and Wagon woik, in a first class,
, durable and practical manner. Bv closo and
Ipiompt attention to business, satisfactory
work, low and reasonable charges, I hope to
merit some of the public patronage.
W. Lincoln, Contractor and Builder.
103 Fort Street,
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !
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