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THURSDAY, NOV. 2G, 1885.
WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE
Tiu.rRusintsi s report continued.
When we consider the wonderful
growth of general public sentiment
upon temperance topics, compared
with the lctlmrgy which was upon
individuals, churches and the nation
a few years ago, wc cannot doubt
that this organization has been a
potent agent in producing the rapid
chance. To an extent which was
never true before, all classes arc
to-day taking a stand on one side or
the other of this most important
question. Men and women aro
, learning that this is an issue which
cannot be ignored; that, as of old,
he that is not for us is against us.
Young men arc learning that they
cannot maintain a place in good
society, while they indulge in even
moderate drinking. Young ladies
more and more shun any intimacy
with those who enter the saloons.
Ministers find that, temperance is a
gospel theme, and as such is not out
of place in the house of God. Even
that most conservative of all
churches the lJoinun Catholic is
taking a stand upon lliid subject
which must surprise and delight all
Christian hearts. Lawyers find
that temperance is not !?o unpopular
that they need fear to base the issue
of a case upon its merits. Even
physicians, upon most indisputable
evidence, arc growing to admit that
alcohol is not the fabled can dc vie,
and that its apparent effects arc
often not real, and may be obtained
with much better results by other
On the other hand, the forces
under the alcoholic demon, arc
organizing themselves, and prepar
ing to fight as for their lives. It is
estimated that every saloon controls
ten otes. Liquor Dealers' Associa
tions dot the land ; and a national
syndicate forthe promotion of alcohol
ism has been formed, consisting of
20-YJG2 brewers, distillers and deal
ers, united by a common interest
and by formal organization. "This
syndicate commands a capital esti
mated at 1,200,000,000 invested
in business, distilleries and dram
shops altogether constituting an
enormous machinery for the manu
facture, sale and supply of poisoned
drinks." That the United States
government is accessory to this, is
shown by the fact that it issued dur
. ing the year 188-1, 188,288 "special
permits" to retail alcoholic drinks.
Think of it. This alcohol syndi
cate with its enormous capital and
with some two million votes at its com
mand, is made a fiscal agent of the
general government! From it,
through these "special permits,"
are collected about ninety million
dollars a year.
Is it not evident, then, that the
armies of God and Satan are again
spreading themselves abroad? And
the battle is not to be fought in
America alone, but in all civilized
countries, and even in our little
Thus it has come to pass that the
temperance question is taking a pro
minent place in politics. The rapid
rise of the Prohibition party is one
of the most striking and interesting
signs of the times. A party which
at its first presidential election could
command 150,000 votes, and which
at the second election in Ohio has
nearly doubled the votes of a year
ago, must command the attention of
r the country; and its adherents may
no longer lie called hot-headed
fanatics, but must be admitted to be
what they arc, the best men of the
nation, laboring to overthrow the
greatest and most universal iniquity
, of the present age.
On this our first anniversary, the
little W. C. T. U. of thu Hawaiian
Jfaland-5 comes together to-night with
no heroic tales, nor songs of victory.
Our right to be exists rather in the
needs about us, than in any great
work achieved. The first suggestion
lownul the formation of this Union,
was made by Mis3 Fiancis E. AVil
lard, the beloved president of the
National Woman's Temperance
Union of America. Some three and
u half ycara ago, she wrote to the
president of the Y. Al. C. A. here,
inquiring about the condition of
temperance work in this country and
asking if it would not be possible to
organize a AVomau's Clnistian Tem
perance Union here. The letter was
answered by one of the ladies, and
a correspondence ensued which re
sulted in tho coming here a year ago
of JNlrs. Mary C. Leavitt, of blessed
Our Union was undertaken with
many fears, and with great timidity.
AVc were all of us entirely inexper
ienced in temperance work. With
feminine instinct we shrank from Die
" cloud of witnesses, " and the
publicity which would be involved.
The limited number of ladies in
our community whom wo could de
pend upon in such work, was already
overburdened with work in other
societies. And yet there seemed
to be so little aggressive temperance
activity, Ue Satan and ills co
laborers were never more Active,
Licensed and unlicensed saloons
were lining the lnnd, and this Ha
waiian people, for tvhojc enlighten
nient and salvation so many noble
lives havo been spent, seemed to be
drifting away from all Christian in
fluences. And even our own sons
and brothers were wo sure they
wore safe? Some wrecks of noble
manhood well known among us, and
others struggling with an appetite
which might tit any moment gam the
victory, made us tremble for our
very homes. And so we said, "With
God's, help we will do the little we
can do." Some of the things which
wc have done, my sisters have told
you. Thoy cannot tell of tho prayers
offered, of our growing interest in
the cause, and our increasing sense
of its importance. The things wc
wish we could do are more than wc
can loll. I may, however, speak of a
few lines of work which we feel that
wc must now vigorously pursue dur
ing the coming year.
AA'e want to present the subject of
scientific temperance instruction be
fore school boards and teachers. AVe
desire to present it on its own merits,
not asking consideration as a favor
to ourselves ; and we hope that
the subject which has met such
acceptance with educators and
legislators in America, may bo
cqualh successful here.
Wc need more thoroughly oiga
nized effort to distribute temperance
literature, both in English and Ha
waiian, in public places, in prisons
and police stations, at steamboat
landings, in hospitals, among sailors,
and wherever it may be available.
Are want to sec existing laws bet
ter enforced, and if possible to se
cure additional and improved laws
AVe ought to have a band of hope,
or some similar society, among our
children ; partly that they may be
taught to take a decided stand upon
this great question while young, and
also that they who must so soon take
our places may be much better in
formed, and thus more able to do
this work intelligently than their
parents have been.
AVe ought also to have in Hono
lulu a temperance lunch room, or
Friendly Inn, presided over by a
woman who would give a homelike
meal at a reasonable price. Though
it might involve some expense at
first, we arc sure, from the experi
ence of others, that it would soon
become self-supporting and more,
and might ultimately increase to a
boarding and perhaps a lodging
These and other departments of
work which might be mentioned, we
have not been able to pursue as
actively as wc wish wc could, be
cause it has not been possible to
find ladies to superintend them who
feel that they can devote the time
required to carry tnem on success
fully. Our greatest want is now
helpers. The work spreads out on
every side. It is a work which must
command the sympathy of every
mother and sister. Many ladies whose
hearts are with us are so bound by
home duties, that we caunot ask nor
expect more than their occasional
presence and earnest sympathy and
prayers. But in our community
there must be many young women
and others whose time is not so
fully occupied that they cannot
spare a few hours in a month, to
give to so important a work. Ours
is not a losing cause, but one be
coming every day more and more
gloriously triumphant. AVe, who
are interested in it, feel that it is not
only a duty but a privilege and an
honor to do a little in this depart
ment of the Lord's work. Eor
'God's vow of promise spans the clouds,
isngiir. symiioi ot a day most loir;
The banner of the Lord of Hosts
Ate waving in tho sunlit air,
The billows of a grand reform
Are sweeping forward everywhere."
Before closing, I wish to call
your attention to the statements I
have placed upon the board. The
first is compiled from the Custom
House Report, and is said to be a
low estimate. This is equivalent to
a tax of more than ten dollars and a
half for every man, woman and
child in the Kingdom, estimating
the population at 80,000. lb must
not be forgotten, also, that nothing
is here allowed for the expense to
the government of criminals, and
crimes induced by liquor. "It is
the business of tho liquor trade to
mako criminals." The best authori
ties state that at least seventy-live
percent of the enormous cost to the
United States Government, for jus
tice, criminal courts and prisons,
comes through the liquor trnllic;
and wc cannot suppose thnt it will
be less here.
It will further be seen that for
every dollar which this nation ex
pends for all religious purposes,
more than seventeen dollars is spent
for that which can do no good, and
whose tendency is lo ruin the soul
and body, while more than six and
a half times as much is spent in this
country for liquor, as is paid for all
leligious and educational purposes
combined. If any one doubts the
Comparative estlmato of the amount
(pent In tho Hawaiian Kingdom for
liquors, and religious and educational
purpose during the year 1881 ;
110,800 gallons, liquors, 857.300
ScboqlsJundiEducntlotr-.. ...... 80,000
Protestant Churches & HIeeIoiis D0,00Q
trutb,of my figures, I shall bo happy
after tho meeting to state how they
And this is Hawaii! Tho country
which owes all it has come to be to
these very religious and enlighten
ing influences; the nation which has,
for more thau half a century, stood
before the world as tho brightest ex
ample of what tho religion of Christ
can do for a heathen nation.
Is there not call for effort? Can
wc sit idly by and let things go on
from worse to worse? Is it not time
tlint every true man and woman
should place himself and herself
openly and decidedly on the side of
this question which God approves,
and which only can secure the sal
vation of the nation?
Mns. J. M. "WlHTiiUV.
Honolulu, November, 1885.
Cottage to Let at Palauia.
CONTAINING 5 Hooins, Kitchen and
Bathroom. Apply to
ISO tf J. C. EDAVAKUS.
Election of Officers.
AT the Annual Meeting of the Stock
holders of the AValhco Sugar
Company, held at the office of AV. G.
Irwin & Co., on the Dili day of Novem
ber, 1885, the following oillcers wcic
elected lor the current year:
Col. Z. S. Spalding President
Ma. P. P. ll.vsTisas Vicc-P cslilcni
Mu. Joseph O. Ciutku Secretary
Hon. Cecil Bhown Treasurer
Hon-. Jas. I. Dowsutt Auditor
J. O CARTER,
Secretary AValhco Sugar Co.
Honolulu, Nov. 10, 1885. 113 lm
"CANNING'S I&LAND GUANO
JC nunntitles to suit Apnly In
PACIFIC NAVIGATION CO
J Alfred Magoon,
AT I OKNEY AT LAAV.
173 42 Mcichnut street, Honolulu, ly
Provincial Fire Insurance Co.,
Hulmrribcd Capital : : 1.000,000
J. T. AVATERHOUSE, Jr., Agent.
"1 Queen Street-.
Steamer "J. I. Dowsett,"
Rob Roy, Mile Morris, and Josephine.
SALT FOK SA.JL.E.
Pine and coarse Puuloa Salt ; fine
Kaknako Suit, in quantities to suit.
A'so, lnrgc and small Iron Water
Tanks. Paints. OiK Etc., Etc. 03 ly
inert Stmsliip Co.
Commencing on Monday, Oclober
12th, and thence on the first Monday
following the nrrival of tho Alunicdii
and Mariposa on the 8ih and aind of
The steamer Kiium will make the
Volcano Trip, reaching Kenuhou on
Wednesday morning, giving Tourists
two duys and two nights at the Volcano
AVhen the 8th and 22nd or the month
fall on Monday, the ICiiuiU will leave
EST Tickets for tho Round Trip. $50, which
pays all Charges. -a
The Kiiuiii will arrive in Honolulu
Sunday mornings on Volcano Tiips On
Hllo Trips, will leave Honolulu on
Tuesdays, and return Saturday morn.
ingS. WlLUiSIt'S NTMSHll' uo.
Honolulu, Sept. 14, 18-5.
MELLER & HALBES
Ice Cream Parlor
Lincoln's Block, King st
A Klutt AHBortiuent or
Candies & Cakes
A-lAvnyw on Hand
B"i tho Day, A oek or Month, Horses
broken to ll.Uness. Hor.-is clip
poil. lloisos bought, sold ir driven.
Apply lo A. Alt 1 HUH,
107 lm Next llui.i.nii.y Qyi-ici:.
TO Lnnn on Heal Estato Security, in
Sums Of not lew than $1,000 mich.
Apply lo J M MONsAHKAT,
No. 7 Mcicliant S reel. 1C4 tf
To Let Furnished,
AT Kllnuen, Kauai, a comfortable
House mid Cottage emlnvuily suita
ble for n family wishing to spend a
(hort time in tho country. Apply to
180 tf Kllnura Sugai Co , Kauai.
rpilE adjourned Annual Meeting of
JL tho l'nukiin Sugar Company will
bo held at the office of C. Blower & Co.
on FRIDAY, Nov U7. 1885, at 10 o'clock
a.m. I'. C. JONEi, Secretary.
Honolulu, Nov. S-U, U8?. 180 lw
HOUSE TO JRENT.
THE very coinfoiinblc dwelling situ
ated at No. i51 Beretnnin Street,
containing 8 rooms. Rent, only $'.10 per
month. For partlculats apply to
LEWIS J. LEVEY, Auctioneer.
10 Queen Street. ITS 2w
I SHALL order, by mall, loth Decern,
bor, tho following ntum-d trees:
Apple, Apricot, Onerry, Fig, Nectarine
ami Peach, in variety. Atcragc priio,
$7 60 per dozen. Will be glad lo re
colvo order in time lo malic up mv list
for tho mall. .1. KID WELL,
Honolulu Nursery, llcrcluuin bt.
House for Rent.
per Month ami
THE larue dwelling house and lot
occupied by 1). D. Baldwin front,
inp on Dole street, at Puliation, mid run.
ning tluough to Ucck with Mroct. The
housc contains 8 largo looms, 2 pantries,
t bathroom, 4 largo closets, kitchen ml.
joining. Thero is a largo bain with
servant's room on tho grounds, also nn
oillco t-cparalc fiom tlie main building.
Tlie lot is nearly 2 acics in extent and
affords considerable pasture and file
wood. Evcryihing in good npnir. Gov.
t-rnment water laid on. Knqulic of
182 tf S. B. DOLE.
Pacific Hardware Company,
Successors to Dillingham & Co. and Samuel Nott.
FORT STREET, : : : : : : HONOLULU
Signal Oil, Something New for Carriage Lamps.
Best Quality Blue Mottled Soap. Extra Grocer Soap,
a Superior Article.
J0 Fii'o Proof Safes, Closing Out at Ijow Prices. -T9H
Pull Lines of Goods upon Most Favorable Terms.
Telephone 2i0 in both Cos.
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS,
U7 ana GO Hotel Street.
NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED ON ICE:
Eastern Shad, Flounders, Roek Cml, Smelts. Crabs, Eastern Oysters, Cal a Fresh
Roll Uut'er, Cauliflower, Red Cabbages, Bunker Club House Sausages,
Mallard Ducks, Peaches, Pcar, Plums, Grapes, Ao., &c.
Horso ltudish, Hoots and Celery, Swljs Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ednm Cheese,
German Smoked Sausages, German Pickles in Kegs, Holland Herrings in
Kegs, Kits Salmon Bellies, Kit Mackerel,
yVntl a Complete JLiiwe ol 3Tsiiiey & Sliijlc Grioeex"ic
Always on Ilaiitl.
Goods delivered to AVaikiki, Tuesdays and Fridays. Goods delivered to all parts
ot tho Town. ,
""" ""N M-.-WJ'
In iiist-clanN nianiiei anil pi'icew lo Knit tho timcM.
70 King St., adjoining Geo. W. Lincoln, Continctot & Builder. 0m
.wt w"vw.vw,i?r'fei2M,"i' -JM
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSff
House Keeping Goods,
PHYSICIAN" & BURGEON.
11 ai rcmove.l tils Residence and Office
io lU0F.it btieet (lately occupied by
Capt. II a) ley).
( 8 to 10 A.M.,
Orricr, Houns-j 1 to 3 r t.,
( 7 to 8 Evening.
Telephono (Bell and Mutualj, No. 140.
Du. M. Goto, -
Piiysiulaii and Surgeon,
Leprosy, Siphllls a d Skin Disease a
Specialty. OiUco, mauka of ttio rest
deuce oi Hon. James Keau, King Street,
Ofkick Hours 1 to G p.m.
SlltAVS 8 a.m. to 12 M.
N.B. Parties, on the oilier Islands can
consult by letter. 105 ly
THE FISHER CIDER COMPANY
Factory, 18 Llliha street.
A KB now prepared lo furnish tills
cihbr.itid Champagne Cider at
short notice, and in quantities lo suit.
All otders will meet prompt atteutlon
by addiesslng Tho Flshur Ciller Co.
M T DON.NELL, Manager.
Mutual Telephone S3U. litll ly
The undersigned having
iMUeu cnaige ot liaggngo
EMiress o. 31. for the
puipO'.u of carrying on llie Express and
Day biislnesH, Iinpu3 by paing stilct
attention to business to' leceivo a share
ot public patroi ago.
C35" Moving pianos and furniture a
specialty. 11. DUltGERSON.
ltesiiloiicc, corner Punchbowl and I3e
rotania Street. Mutual Telephone 326.
AVest, Dow & Co., Telephone 171).
EO. U. STKATEHEYER,
ARTISTIC SIGNS A SPECIALTY.
78 King Street, Honolulu.
175 P. O. Box 310. ly
Jas. W. Robertson,
ACCOUNTANT AND COPYIST.
Eooks and Accounts neatly and correct
ly kept, also all kind of copying nt
tended to. Office with Hubtaee & Ro
bcrtson. 89 tf
P. O. Box 297
:i...n-a.j!-.i"- u .i.' ujj'.imj,
TEST, COPPER AND
Xo. CO Nuuauu Strecl.
MY Office will be closed from Nov.
1st unill Dec. 8th, 1886, dining
my nbsenco at tho Coa t.
98 Hotfl Street. iC5tf
MU D. L. AHPUAHT heicly Intl.
mates thnt he has this day with.,
dritwu Horn thu thin of Soyong & Ah.
ph rt, and that he will carry on tho bi'sl
nesi ol an Employment Agency, Anglo.
Chlti'se Interpreting, Collecting Ac
count' and other Agency business nt
Sun Kim Lung Co.'s, 43 Hotel btrect.
THE FAST 8AH.IKO
SSV Roll nnn nr RTTTT'R- A T
will run logularly
AVAIALUA EVEUY MONDAY,
Returning ou Thuisdny, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
N. F. BURGESS,
84 King struct, : : Honolulu.
Carpenter mid lluilitur. ItngcnKO and
Drnying and steamer Freight carefully
Carriage painting done by a first-class
workman at 78 King street.
Jobbing in above lines attended to with
promptness, and charges according to
the amount and quality of work.
Office Telephone, 21 2. Residence, 1G2.
and Lock Smith,
Bethel St., next to Posl-Ofllcc.
Sewing Machines of all kinds repaired,
All kinds of Light Machinery repaired
on Short Notice.
N.B. Good Workmanship and Charges
Strictly Moderate. P. O. Box 100.
THE ELITE '
Ice Cream Parlors !
No. SB Hotel Street.
Delicious flavored Ice Cream made
from puie Hairy Crenm, Fruit ices,
Sherbets, Ice Cic'im Drinks and many
other refreshment!- can be lound always
nt this really flr-t-clti-s rc-oit. Choice
Confectionery and Cakes in gicat
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
For the convenience of the public we
pack orders for, Ico Cream in Patent
Uefrigerator Can's, which hold from 1 to
40 Quarts, wairanled to keep its delight
ful flavor and perfect form for many
8 The Elite lee Cream Parlors aro
open dully until 11 p.m. 381y-
Yosemlte SMln Btt,
Will bo open every aftcrnoon'and even
ing as follows:
luy anil Hnturdny Evenings.
To the public in general.
For ladies and gentlemen.
For Indies, gentlemen and children.
Friday and Saturday Evenings; also, at
tho Tuesday Matinee.
TIIOS. E. WALL, Manager.
C. II. WOOOIINGTOX,
GENERAL PURCHASING AGENT.
Special notice to Island orders for
Merchandise of every detcriptlon, at tho
very lowest rates of commission. Send
for Himplcs of Dry Good, ttc, etc.
Catalogue.-, audpilcu llbt fieo by mail
every bteamer. Address
HOD CALIFORNIA STREET,
101 tf Rui.m 10, Ban Francisco.
E. R. RYAN,
in out; raiiiiuoi'.
Boats Built and Eepaired to Order,
All KiiulH of Jtont Material,
Timbcrc, Knees, Stems, Keels. Also, 1
Decked Surf Hmt, 1 Largo Twelve-Ton
Scow, 1 Four.Oared Haco Boat, 2 Small
Skilld, 1 Twelve-Ton Sloop In pirfect
order, with bulls, anchors and chains
complete, For salo cheap lor cash,
Kilauea street, Honolulu. 1005 ly
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