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MONDAY, OCT. .j, 1885.
It is almost as certain as anything
of tlio kind can be that next year,
whichever political party may bo in
power, our legislature will place the
01 own on the labors of. those who
have so long advocated what are
called women's rights, by admitting
our sisters, cousins, and aunts to the
exercise of the franchise. The Li
berals may safely be said to stand
committed to this icform after the
remarks which fell from their lcadcis
during the course of the discussion
of the details of the great mcasuio
of the past session. The chief, if
not the only icasou, it was then
stated, why the subject was not im
mediately dealt with, was because
such a course would inevitably dcla,
if not absolutely imperil the passiug
of the Bill. On the other hand, the
bulk of the Conservative party has
for some time been believed to be in
favor of the change. Lord Ikacons
tield was a strong "women's rights
man," and Sir Michael 1 licks-Beach
only a day or two ago declared that
though he had been oiiginally op
posed to giantiiig tlic light to otc
to females, his disobedient heaithad
at last been turned to the wisdom of
Miss Becker, and he was now con
vinced that second thoughts were
best. The boon they have been so
long craving thus looks like being
assured to what we suppose we
ought no longer to call the
softer sex, at least to those
amongst its tanks who aic un
married double ladies, for feomc
mysterious leaon, being looked up
on as unfitting recipients of the
vote, in spite of the fact that the
last Married Women's Property Aet
put, or affected to put them, as far
as their property was concerned, in
precisely the same position asfetmncs
We have said that the acquisition
of the franchise will be merely the
crowning of the edifice. It is in no
slight degree amusing to look back
on former stormy disputes on the
subject, and on the broader question
of the equality of the sexes with
which it is indissolubly connected,
and to lecall the times when allu
sion to the "shrieking sisterhood"
were considered arguments, and
when those who thought it their
duty to claim for their fellow women
equal participation in the rights and
functions theretofore solely exercised
by men were contemptuously dis
missed by a member of the Liberal
Government as "social failures."
The so-called logic of controversial
ists such as these now looks strange
indeed, and their efforts to overturn
the axiom of modern political phil
osophy that it is expedient to
grant to every section of the com
munity all capacities and abilities
which they desire to have and which
can be enjoyed by them without
injury to the rest of their fellow
citizens weak in the extreme.
In, the first place, reasoned those
who were irremovably stuck in the
mud of the vice antiquie, women
are, 'as a general rule, inferior to
men in intellect. 'Where, they asked
triumphantly, are the female Mil
tons, Drydens, Bacons, and Lockcs?
The female Racines, Molieres, and
Pascals? The female Gocthcs and
Niebuhrs? The female Tassos and
Galileos? The twofold answer to
this was obvious, though it took the
dodos a considerable time to assimi
late it. "How can you expect
things," it was baid, "to be other
wise than they arc? Women have
never received the same education
as men ; they have been brought up
in a manner altogether diflerent;
and they have always been taught
that the whole aim and tenor of
their lives should bo of an entirely
distinct and opposite nature. What
wonder, then, that they have never
yet exhibited the same intellectual
attainments?" It was sometimes
attempted to make the w oak reply
that,-though a defective education
might have something to do with the
fact that women had never distin
guished themselves in the domains
of learning and science, it could
not affect the great truth that they
had seldom or never shown in even
a moderate degree that divinns af
flatus or originality which is of the
essence of real biiccess in poetry or
art. Then came the time to use
the second barrel, and the question
whether ho thought that the posses
sion of genius was indispensable for
the proper exercise of the duties of
a doctor, a lawyer, or an elector
generally blew tho caviller to con
tinue the metaphor into the small
est of little bits.
Another favorite aigument used
to be that, were the disabilities of
women to bo removed immediately,
there would be found a compara
tively small number only of them
who would be willing, even if quali
fied, to exercise the offices of prac
tical life on the same footing as
men. Married women and women
about to marry would havo to bo
excluded from the list; and here
the retailers of fustian, as the late
John Austin would have said, would
quote to you the opinion which
Theseus expressed to Hernia -,
"Tin ice happy they that muster ho their
To undergo such maiden pilgrimage;
But catthilcr happy is the lose distilled
Than that which, withering on tho vir
Glows, lives, and dies in single blced
ncss.'' This was tho "social failuio" mode
of reasoning. The light honorable
gentleman who first made use of
that expression no doubt thought
that he was saying something ex
ceedingly epigrammatic and forci
ble. Concerning the vulgaiity and
had taste of the sneer there can be
no question. But the unfortunate
individual who first gave it to the
world was guilty of a worse fault
than cither vulgarity or bad taste.
Ho was cuillv of a stuniditv. lie
did not sec that it ws piccisely be
cause the women who would be bene
fited by the change arc "sound
failures'" that they desired it. What
they said amounted practically to
this: "The position of n wife, of a
mother, of the owner and superin
tendent of an establishment, is an
admiiablc one. But, through no
fault of our own, we do not hold
that position. Perhaps we never
may. And if this is to be 'social
failures,' wc must plead guilty to
the indictment. Wc have not ob
tained, wc see no prospect of ob
taining, that settlement in life which
matiicd women possess, and yet wo
do not wish to be a burden to our
relatives and fiiends, who, indeed,
arc not equal to the task of sup
porting us. Even although there
weie not the competition in those
walks of life that theic is, wc do not
want to be governncsses or school
mistresses, or telegraph clerks, or
lady helps. But wc arc poor, and
wc must live. Why, then, wc ask,
should our means of obtaiuing an
honest and honorable livelihood be
in any way circumscribed? Why
should wc not, if wc choose, exer
cise or endeavor to exercise the
piofessions of medicine and law, or
be electors, and perhaps even mem
bers of Pailiament?"
To such a plain and sober state
ment of Facts as this, what was,
what could have been letoited?
Naturally, nothing but a string of
hackneyed and vague generalities.
The fossil anti-all-kinds-or-rcform-man
grumbled that if any women
weie to be allowed "to do as wedo,"
it would render them unfeminiue
and immodest; it would degiadc
them ; it would be permitting them
to set a bad example to the lest of
their sex. Even he, however, had
at last to admit that this was an
obvious begging of the whole ques
tion, and it is now some time since
wc have seen women granted pretty
well all that they ever claimed.
They can become Senior Wrangleis,
and take degrees supposing them,
of course, to be "good enough"
and, as a matter of fact, a lady did
past first in honors at the last matri
culation examination at the Uni
versity of London ; they practise as
doctors ; they act as private secrc
taiies, law copyists, and solicitors'
clerks, whilst many of the big insur
ance companies have followed the
example of the Post Office authori
ties, and employ them in different
capacities. If we wanted to be
frivolous, we might add that this
summer some have spurned lawn
tennis and engaged in ciickct and
"go-as-you-please" walking. But
That the advantages thus gained
have to a certain extent been coun
terbalanced by an increased com
petition in many departments of
business indirectly affecting womeu
as well as men, cannot be denied.
If Mrs. Lawshon makes a respect
able income as a doctor, she pro
bably prevents some practitioner of
the "opposition gender" from doing
so ; and if Miss St. Ledger is
"something in the City," her bro
ther may find that he can bo nothing
either there or elsewhere. This is
inevitable, and no doubt three or
four fanatical M.P.'s will be found
to take the point when the subject
comes on for final settlement by tho
legislature. But it is certain that a
vast majority will not allow such an
incidental consideration to influence
tlieni, and next year we full' expect
to see women victorious over every
body and everything except the un
conquered mind of John Bright,
London Life, :
Jas. W. Robertson,
ACCOUNTANT AND COPYIST.
Hooks and Accounts niallv anil ronect
ly kept, also all kinds! o't copying at
tended to. Office wltli'llintiu'0 & Ro
bcitsrm. nil If
Practical Gun p and Lock Smith,
Bethel St., next to Posl-OfhVe,
Sewing Machines of all kinds repaired.
All kinds of Light Machinery repairod
on Short Notice.
N.B. Good Workmanship ami Charges
134 Strictly Moderate. ly
I n aP
Oawiasre and "Wjxg'oii liMialcci
in lirsil-oliiKM milliner lUitlprlocNio Hiii tho tlincH.
70 King St., adjoining Geo. W. Lincoln, Contractor & Bulkier. dm
IrSkGertziloa Port Street
lias received by late steamers a splendid line of
BOOTS, SHOES AND SLIPPERS,
For Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.
gfcSir5 Don't DPsisss tlic Door. IBS
Central Park Skating IM
This elegant Rink 1ms liccn painted
and overhauled generally. The propri
etor, finding, atter long usage, wood
unserviceable for Roller Skating, lias
after great expense, laid a
Patent Compsitioi Floor,
And only asks atiial (o convince any
one of its great advantages over wood,
for cusc in skating, cleanliness, etc.
86T" Open eciy eciing in the week
fiom 7 to 0Jj, and Wednesduy and Sn
turday afternoons for ladies ami chil
dren. D. P. SMITH.
HOUSE & LOT FOK SALE.
The house and piemises owned
lana occupied by W. J). Me.
i Wayne, situated on the comer
of Young and Kceatimoku slieets. The
Iiouec is new and contains six- rooms lo.
side3 pantry, kitchen, &c. The lot is
100x1117 feet. Stables, cariiagc and oat
houses on tho premises. For paitlculnis
apply to AVERY & PALMER,
las No. HO Fort street.
Every Descriptioii of Jot Printing
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bills of Lading
Concert Pi ogr'ins
X?vHk n. Wsny flat
UUKS I ,5Ssw9 ,v, Statements
'WkBSkBI visi"" ca,"R
a a ,w a o a m n
Ice Cream Parlors !
:Vo. Nf. Jlotel Htrcol.
Delicious Unvoted lee Cieam made
fioni puto Dairy Cream, Fruit Iocs,
Sherbets, Ice Cream Drink and many
other icfrcshnients can be found always
al this really first class tcsoit. Choice
Confectionery and C.ikes in gieat
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
Tot tho convenience of the public we
pick oulets foi Ire Cream in Patent
Rcfiigci.itor Cans which hold from 1 to
40 Quarts, van anted to keep its delight
ful llavoi and perfect form for many
8Thc Elite Ice Cream Parlois aro
open daily until 11 tor. 88 ly
Honolulu Carriage Manufact'y
228 and 230 Foit Sheet,
Honolulu, ----- Hawaiian fs,
W. II. I'A'.'K Propiictor.
MK. CIIAS. HOYT'S Shooing Shop
is now re-opened. Interfering
hor?os a .specialty. 11 -1 King Street,
coiner of Alakca. 29 tf
THE FAST SAILING
will run iftfiilnrlv
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For f i eight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
YosemltB Skatli Riiik.
Will be open every altcmoon and een.
Ings as follows)
Monday, Wcrtnemln.v, TlitirMilny mill
To the public in general.
TucHilny unit I'rlilny r.venlns;n, nmt
Wednesday and Hntnrdny
For ladles and their escorts.
AMUSEMENTS TO COME:
Urand Caiuhal Mat-iiiratle on Skater,
Four hnmhomu pilzes to be gicn
away one for the most elegant costume,
the most oilglnal, the best, sustained,
and tho mott comical. The Grand May
pole Dance will aKo be given by 10
dancers. All Intending masquers' aic
requested to hand In their names and
prnciup a pass befoio Sept. 25th.
THOS. E. WALL, Manager.
THE UNDERSIGNED is prepared
to furnish household servants,
collcLt bills, and do Anglo-Chinese in
terpreting and a geneial agency hui
iics.3. Charges moderate.
SOYONG, 4Sy, Nuiianu St.
Mutual Telephone 27!). " 03 0m
Chas. Brewer & Co's
HOST OX LINK 01' l'AeKlil'.
A first-i.lass esscl will be laid on In this
lino to sail in all the month of Novem
ber next, if sufficient inducement offers.
For freight apply to
CHAS. BREWER & CO.,
No. 27 Kilby street,
Or to Boston, Mns3.
C. BREWER & CO.,
Honolulu, Sept. 22, 1SS). 1M 8w
G. .7. AVJVJL.!L.JETt,Ix-ovlotor.
Choicest Meats from Finest Herds.
Families and Shipping
SUPPLIED ON SHORT NOTICE
and at the
Lowest jMux-ltet PriecM.
All meats delivered from this Market
arc thoroughly chilled Immediately after
killinc by means of a Bcll-Coleinan Pa
tent Dry Air Rofiigeralor. Meat so
tteated ictains all its juicy properties,
and is Guaiiantkeijto Keep Longer
AKTint Delivery than Fiu'.siiiy-kii.t-ed
Meat. 74 ly
THE undersigned, a Committee of Di
rectors of tho Equitable Life As
surancc Society of tho United States,
appointed to formulate the views of the
Board on the advantages offered by the
Society to the public, rcpoit:
1st The Socicly issues all the approv.
cd forms of ntsuiance, including Ordi
nary Life, Endow ment and Tontine po
licies. It is immaterial to the Directors
which form of policy is taken by in
2d The Life ami Endowment forms
of policy provide for annual cash divi
dends and a sin render value; aie indis
putable after three years and payable
immediate! after pioof of death.
3d Tho premiums on a Tontine po
licy are the same as on the Ordinary
Lite, but, while the latter is only pay.
able in the event of death, the holder of
the Tontine policy has the light to draw
the whole of tho reserve and the accu
mulated profits m cash at the end of a
stated pciiodj thus, during his own life
time, nftcr his producing years aic past,
he can, without any larger premium
than on an ordinary policy, secure these
4th Experience shows that tho icturn
paid in cash on maturing -Tontine po
licies nppioximatcs to or exceeds the
amount of premiums paid by policy
holdersj so that tho avirago cost of the
assurance will bo only nbout the Interest
on the premiums.
0th Tontine policies, like others, nro
paid in full in lhecvent of death at any
time dining tho term of the policy, and
are incontestable after tlireo yeais,and
payable immediately after duo proof of
0th Epeiienco shows that the mor
tality is lower among Tontino policy,
holdeis, as tho better lives seek this
kind of assurance, which is a consider
able source of profit.
7th Tontine policies will be mado
non-forfeitablo under the laws of tho
Slate, if so desired at the time the as
suiancc is effected,
Blh The Tontine byetcm is fair and
just; its accounts aro accurately kept,
fceparato fiom nil other business j the
funds judlcioufcly Invested and improv
ed, nnd tho accumulated profits faith,
fully guaided and properly nppoitloncd.
0th The Society has since its organi
ation transacted a larger amount of
now business than any other company,
while its nuw btibiness for tho first half
of the pressnt year Is $1,750,000 larger
than that of tho first half of 1881. It
has Assets of iJUOjQOO.OOO; oyer $14 000,
000 of Sui plus, and its ratio of Surplus
to Liability is greater than that of any
CiiAUNcnv M, Dei-ew,
John A. Stewart,
Wimjah A. Whkklock,
Oiiaiiles G. Landon,
I JOHN bLOANIJ,
j Henry B. IIydi:,
I Committee of tho Board of Directors of
, tho Equitable Life Assurance Booicty
of tho United States.
ALEX. J. OAKTWIUGHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands,
Equitable Life A6surauce Society.
F. WUKDENBERa, '
VI Queen (Sti'eul.
St earner "J. I. Dowsott,"
Rob Roy, Mllo Morris, And Josephine.
SAJ-JP TXlt SAJLJtfi.
Fine anil conro I'uulca Salt ; fluo
Kakaako Salt, In quantities to suit.
Also, large and sin nil Iron ' Water
Tanks. Paints, Oil?, Etc , Ete. G3 ly
Pioneer St'm Candy Factory & Bakery
Miiuufaetuies all and every aititlu in
Confectionery and Pa-try and Bread
Bakery from tho best nnd pnrcH mate,
llols, guaranteed free from all
Ha'fahvays on hand all sizes of hU Rich
and Unsurpassed Quality of
Enjoying a rich reputation of many
jenis, and nre ornamented in any
btyle desired, and aic sold at the
Lowest Possible Prices
TTnpminllrwl fnniltttna ntir! clnnm nnnltlna
mo to sell all articles manufactured at
my Establishment Cheaper than any
other in thi Line of Business. Vanilla,
Chocolate, Cocoanut, hand mado and
Mould Creams of all flavors at fiO ccnU
RICH PUFF CREAM CAKES,
at 5 cents each. Mince nnd Fruit
Pies always on hand.
Pure and Wholesome Bread !
Vienna Rolls, Family & Graham Bieail
delivered to any part of the city. The
largest and most vaiious Stock of Con.
feotioncry can be found at
3F. H O I PT 'S
Steam Candy Factory and Bakery.
No. 71 Hotel St., between Nmianu nnd
P. O. Box No. 75. Telephone No. 74.
Beef ! Beef !
Beef S Beef
The very bc3t quality fiom
J. Campbell's Honouliuli Ranch.
The Cheapest in the Market.
Hop Chong Comp'y,
No. 45 Mnunakea Street.
Delivered to any part of the Town.
The qiiitnble Life Assurance
Society of the United
r.HTAIILIKIIEn IX 1850.
ISSUES Policies on the most approved
plans, viz :-Ordinnry Life, Life, Limit
ed Payments, Endowments; Tontine
Savings FunU, Tontines, Semi-Tontincs;
A. B. C. Tontiims ; Xifc nnd Smvlvor
ship Annuities ; Children's Endowments,
Joint Life Iiisks, Partneiship Insurance,
etc., etc., etc.
Policies both Incontestable and Non
Contested claims, none.
Before insuring elscvihcie, call and
get an estimate.
It is calculated that every reasonable
wish of the insured is embodied in one
or more of the plans.
For full particulars and pamphlets,
AI.KX. J. VAKTWllIUHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands.
READING ROOM ASSOCIATION.
rpills INSTITUTION is located on
X tho corner of Hotel and Alakea
streets, directly opposite the building of
the Y. M. C. A., and is open every day
and evening, Sundays included.
Tho Reading Room is supplied with
all tho local journals, as v, ell as nearly
fifty of the leading foreign pnpers.and
The Olieulatlng Library consist? of
over 0,000 volumes, and fs constantly
Tho Reference Library contains a
vnluablo line of cyclopedias, diction,
nrles, and works of a similar diameter.
A handsome parlor is provided for
conversation nnd games.
The Circulating Dep.utment is closed
Terms of membership ; Signing the
roll and paying tho icgular fliich, (llty
cents a month, quarterly in advance.
Strangers from foreign countries um
visitors from other Islands aie welcome
to, the rooms at nil times, but lls the
Association line no other regular means
of support except tho dues ol members,
it Is expected that U'sidcnts of Honolulu
who desire to avail theintolves of Its
privileges, and all who feel an interest
in maintaining an institution of this
kind in our community, will join the
Association and pay tho icgular duep.
S. II. DOLE Picsident
M. M. SCO'lT Vice.Prcbidcnt
II, A. PARMELEE Secretary
A. L.SMITH Treasurer
O. T, KODGERS, M. D., Chairman Hajl
and Library Committee. 77 tf