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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian lehmds.
Draw Exchange on Iho
JLJunlc oi Ciilllbxnilu, S. IP.
And their ngents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONQ.
Messrs. N. M.Hothschlld&Son, London.
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sydnoy,
Tito Bank of New Zealand: Aueklnud,
Chrlstchurcli, and Wellington.
Tho Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C. aud Portland, Or
Transact u General Banking Businc??.
Phdged tc, neither Beet nor Party.
Bat Mtabllihcd for tho fconeSt of all.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. (i, 1880.
Tliu .Uverliacr is trying to de
velop si policy for the Government.
It is n very poor one, consisting of
glorification of the foreign lienil of
the ruling compact, anil abuse of all
who exercise their rights of citizen
ship in opposing the present ad
ministration. Yesterday the abuse
descended to s-currility, in an article
headed, "Political Tramps Prayers
nnd Politics on Molokai." Messrs.
W. U. Castle, L. A. Thurston, W.
A. Kinney and .). W. Kalua are
charged with attending the Sunday
school convention on Molokai and
turning it into a political meeting.
This, wo understand, is untrue. The
political meeting was publicly called
as such weeks beforehand. It took
place after the rising of the Sunday
school convention, when many at
tendants at the latter had dispersed
to their homes. The time was, in
truth, chosen directly after the con
vention because tliatoccasion gather
ed all the natives, and it would have
been inconvenient, for all concerned,
to have collected them again from
the different parts of the Island.
Besides, the Government candidates
attended the political meeting and
addressed the electors assembled.
Moreover, Mr. Kinney bore an im
portant message to the electors, a
letter from Mr. J. 0. Carter, declin
ing the nominations numerously ac-'
corded him. As was hinted by u
correspondent yesterday, it must be
a consciousness that their politics
are unclean, which induces expres
sions of horror from the ruling party
that they should be named in the
same week, at the -ame place and
to the same cars, as religion. It
looks as if the religious motto of the
nation, "Ua man kc ea o ka aina i
ka pono" (In righteousness shall
tho nation be established), had been
abandoned by the Government
party, when they show such sensi
tiveness to the contact of anything
that "makes for righteousness."
SEVEN YEARS IN HAWAII.
Paper by Mr. Edward N. Dyer, of
Kohala, read at the recent meeting
of the Teachers' Convention, in
In almost every pursuit of life,
tho important question to be answer
ed is, "Does it pay?"
Certainly they have a right to ask
it who are engaged in teaching Gov
ernment schools in the country dis
tricts of Hawaii. From the disinter
ested public, there come so many
hints, that arc prone to discourage
one, that I confess I have often been
obliged, like boy in the dark, to
whistle, to keep up courage; and
again nnd again, as disappointments
have conic, I have asked, "arc the
results sulllcicnt to warrant this
seclusion from the world with the
lack of social and religious privi
leges?" With this question press-,
ing heavily, like the nightmare upon
mo, I have been forced for my own
satisfaction, to bum up the discou
ragements nnd encouragements : and
present them to you with the con
clusion to which J have come. .
My work began here in the fall of
1878 with thirty-five dirty, ragged,
lounging boys, in what seemed to
mc, then, very much like a barn.
For three years the work went on
with no less than four male assist
ants, at different times, besides the
help of two of the older boys. The
school, all tho while, increased in
numbers, till, in the summer of 1881,
I found myself with one hundred
and ninety pupils, (girls and boys)
and no prospect of assistance for
the fall term. "With the consent of
tho Inspector General, two ladies
from Mass. were obtained, nnd sys
tematic work began. Yet to this
day, we have not been able to ad
vance scholars beyond the Fourth
Header. When wc hcea of tho ad
vancement in other schools, we are
cast down, because, with tho con
sciousness of having dono our best,
results are not apparent. A cause
for this, however, may bo found in
tho fact that in the seven years,
there have been thrco hundred ami
Bixjy pupils in tho school, an aver
age of more than fifty new pupils
each year. Of one hundred and
ninety pupils who were present in
tho summer of 1881 only fifteen re
main, and of one hundred unit sixty
eight pupils iu attendance the first
year the ladies wore here, but
twenty-four arc with us to-day.
Thus to this nomadic company a
third of n regiment who silently
fold their books and steal away, we
have tried fo teach the rudiments of
the English language. Who can ex
pect lesults from such work? What
has been the experience of other
teachers in this respect, and how
have their pupils made such pro
gress, that their schools arc of so
high a grade to-day? This is one of
the oldest schools out of Honolulu,
and ought to be in line with others :
but we admit our inability to reach
such heights. It may be well here,
to mention a fact which shows the
tendency of these days. The num
ber of pure Ilawaiians in school to
day, is less than the sum of all
other nationalities, not including
half-castes. With us, the question
how to teach English to Portuguese
and Japanese, is as important as the
same question in regard to Ilawaiians.
Here arc some of the discourage
ments: 1. The constant changingof pupils.
' 2. The inability of Uawniians to
give the consonant sounds.
.'1. The frequent sickness, stormy
weather, and long distances which
make the average attendance very
'1. The utter lack of wholesome
restraint in Hawaiian homes.
fi. The fact that not one girl has
shown any ambition other than to
reach the age of fifteen, and lawful
dismissal fioin school.
fi. The non-attendance of pupils
at Sabbath service and S. School.
7. The increasing use of opium,
tobacco aud intoxicating drinks by
8. The general sad influence of
Chinese shops on the rising gener
ation. 9. The unwillingness of Portu
guese to permit the regular attend
ance of their children.
10. The bad use (and little good
use) made of English.
11. The fact that older scholars
are not fond of reading English
12. The general ambition (to
which there arc exceptions) of Ha
waiian boys to be "shipped hands"
on a plantation and utterly fail to
make use of their advantages.
In regard to encouragements, I
must mention some of the advan
tages of being my own school agent
or the work will lose much on this
side of the account. In those days
when men are busy with personal
interests, I appreciate fully the
privilege of holding this office. It
is really a pleasure to hold the
strings of compulsory education, in
a district like this. A truant olllcer,
with shining badge of authority,
visits the English schools twice each
week, aud those taught iu Hawaiian,
once, during that time. Much
credit is due to Mr. Antone Bright,
a Government police ofllcer, who,
from an interest in his race, volun
tarily assists in securing the con
stant atttendance of every Poitu
gucse child of school age. Five
schools taught in Hawaiian have
been abolished, nnd from tho debris
of such useless institutions, I have
seen rise a second English school of
ninety scholars, most successfully
managed by Miss Tamar Maim, a
graduate from Kohala Seminary in
charge of Miss Lyons. Miss Tnmar
is acceptably assisted by Nahale, a
former pupil of mine, who returned
from Ililo Boarding School. If any
one has taught long enough to wit
ness a former pupil engaged in
teaching, he can fully understand
my satisfaction at seeing this result.
Ill this connection 1 desire to say
that in these seven years the Board
of Education has granted my every
request. One request still under
consideration will no doubt bo
granted soon. Where in all these
country districts have teachers en
joyed such advantages as we have
hail? If any can show results, wc
surely ought to be able to present
a few. Our methods arc simple.
AVc believe in teaching Hawaiian
with the English, and have found
Mr. Olcson's "English Lessons for
Ilawaiians," a great help. Miss
Turner pursues the same course
with the Portuguese; she having
given them about live hundred
words, nnd one hundred sentences,
with Portuguese equivalents, and
the results are excellent while the
Japanese ami Portuguese in care of
Miss Manross have made wonderful
progress through a secret art of her
own. But what aro the results of
these seven years of labor? Aio
they worth the toil and privation
endured to secure them ?
Look at tho cncouiagements:
1. Of three hundred and sixty
pupils, thirty-four well-behaved
boys nearly one-tenth and one
seventh of all tho boys have en
tered either ililo Boarding School
or Lnhninaluna Seminary.
2. Of those who have not entered
these or other schools, some are
book-keepers, carpenters, or team
sters, receiving good wages.
m in iiiwh ii - A
0. On returning homo from theso
institutions, the boys attend church,
and promise to mako the best citi
zens. I. The desire on the part of Ha
waiian parents to give their children
an English education.
5. Portuguese mothers no longer
appear at the school gate with
clubs, but submit quietly to the
rules of compulsory education, and
seeing the advantages of English
for their children, willingly pur
chase the books required.
G. The fact that in the unavoid
able absence of one assistant, a
Portuguese girl was able to take
charge of the school for a number
of days, preserve order, and con
duct the usual exercises of the
(Query. Are wc not preparing
teachers from the Portuguese, who
shall be able to teach their own
7. Tho attention of all classes of
pupils to personal appearance; tho
appreciation and care of the school
llower garden, nnd the good be
havior of children on the way to and
8. The universal desire among the
older boys to continue their studies
in one of the excellent Boarding
Schools to which others have gone.
9. The fact that wc arc laying the
foundation upon which others may
erect a noble superstructure.
To my mind the conclusion of tho
whole matter is that this work pays
if our aim be to build up character,
but if wc des'ne only to impart a
smattering of English, it is a most
unsatisfactory and unprofitable busi
ness. During the earlier years of
my teaching here, it was my custom
to allow native boys to live on my
premises in order to be near the
school. One morning as I was pass
ing their open door I observed one
of them alone, upon his knees, with
an open Bible before him, engaged
in prayer. When he had finished
his devotions, I asked him if that
was their custom, and he said it
was. Good material, thought I.
They arc on the right road too.
Something may come of this. Of
the five boys, four of them arc uow
students in Lahainaluna Seminary,
and one of them was mentioned this
year as being first iu his class. If
Dr. Hyde should secure him as a
student in the N. P. Institute, and
send him as a Gospel messenger to
the benighted islands of the seas, I
should greatly rejoice, and feel that
this labor and isolation had not been
in vain. No, if wc view tho matter
aright, there is no need of whistling.
The results are so far reaching, that
they entirely overshadow the dis
couragements of to-day, and can
not be estimated by human stand
ards. If I were to resign my posi
tion to-day, I could say to my suc
cessor, as an old educator of this
people has often said to mc: "You
have a field an angel might covet.
Senator Stanford of California is
being put forward as next Repub
lican candidate for the presidency.
It is reported the peace settlement
between France and Madagascar in
volves a French protectorate over
the whole island aud the payment of
10,000,000 francs war indemnity by
Madagascar, France to occupy Tam
atav till the amount is paid.
Stephen B. Guion, the well-known
steamship owner, died suddenly in
Liverpool, Eng., on Dec. 19th, of
apoplexy. He was born in New
York in' 1820.
There is but slight prospect of
Congress carrying out the Presi
dent's recommendation to suspend
Joseph Cook is one of the latest
victims of newspaper blunders. lie
complains that a report of one of his
speeches makes him say, "let us have
an adulterated gospel," when, of
course, he said just the reverse of
that. Having had occasion to men
tion the "Sermon on the Mount,"
the wicked newspaper Tenders it the
"Serpent on the Mountain." Poor
A GOOD Cook for u email family.
Also, n Man, understanding the
oaro of horses and garden work. Apply
to X., Bpu.htin Olllcc. 313 lv
HAWAIIAN Bell Tclephono Coin
pany.Thc annual meeting of
Stockholder, for tho election of officers,
will 1)0 held JANUAUY t)lh, ut 12 si., at
tho office of tho Company, Merchant
Street. .1. F. B'ltOWN,
218 lit Seo'yllaw'n Boll Tel. Co.
Regular Cash Sale.
TIIUItSDAY, January 7th,
At 10 o'clock a.m., at our Salesroom,
will bo fiokl, a full llnu of
Dry Goods, Clothing,
No. 1 Sugar. G'occrles,
Boots nnd Shoes, Cala. Ktatocs,
Also, a flno lot of Now Hiiness,
and a variety of
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE !
LYONS & COHEN,
(fi 00 100
Haw'n Carriage Mnnf'g Co.,
E. O. H.ill & Son,
Intcr.Island S. N. Co.,
Haw'n Agricultural Co,
Wildcr's Steamship' Co.,
C. Brewer & Co.,
Wailuku Sugar Co.,
Reciprocity Sugar Co,,
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokci.
33 Merchant Street. 151 ly
Change of Location.
HF. HEBBAKD, American Express
t Company, hai removed his
No. G6 Fort St., with J. A. Palmer,
where he can he found at all limes.
fplIH ivgtilnr Quarterly Meeting of
JL the Stockholders ot C. Brewer fc
Co. Mill bo held nt the Company's office
on MONDAY, January 11, IbSO. nl 10
o'clock a.m. J. O. CARTER,
210 til Secretary.
Annual Meeting Notice.
rpiJE Annual Meeting of C. Brewer &
JL Co. will ho held at their oilier,
Honolulu, on W DNESDAY, Fcbiuniy
U, 18S0, nt 10 o'clock u in.
210 id J. O. CAR l'ER, Secretary.
Annual Meeting Notice.
rpilE Annual Meeting of tho East
X Maui Plantation Co. w he held
nt Iho olllcc of C. Brewer & Co. on
WEDNESDAY, .Iiinuiirv 20, 18SI1, at 10
o'clock a.m. P.O. JONES,
Ult! Id Seeiotaiy.
Annual Meeting Notice.
rpiIE Annual Meeting of Iho East
X Maul Stock Co will tie held nl llie
olllcc of C. Brewer ite Co. on MONDAY,
Kebnuiy 1, l.-fcG in 10 o'clock a.m.
21fild I'. (' JONES, Scciclary.
Annual Meeting Notice.
rpiIE Annual Meeting of tho Hawaiian
X Agricultural Company will bo held
nt tho olllcc of C. Brewer &: Co. on
THURSDAY, January 21, lS'-G, nt 10
o'clock a.m. .1. O. CA TEIt,
210 td Sect ctary
To the Business Community:
QUARTERLY Bills Distributed, Ac
counts made out, Uooks written up
ami Balanced, Collections of Accounts
a specialty. Every Business Mini should
call on mc who deslie the above busi
ness attended to. J. E. WISEMAN,
203 lm General Business Agent.
For Family use, in 20-1 b. Kits,.
Extra Mess Codfish,
No. 1 Mackerel,
217 CASTLE & COOKE. lw
To let uiul I.ciskc:
Cottage on Punchbowl Street, 0
Rooms, 25 n month.
Cottugo nn Borctunia Street, 0 Room?,
$35 n month.
Coit.igc on Lunalilo Street, 10 Rooms,
$r,0 a month.
Coltago on Nuiianu Street, 0 Rooms.
$25 u month.
Cottage on Kinau Street, 4 Rooms, $18
Cottage on Merchant Street, 4 Rooms,
$12 a month.
2 large, roomy Houses, in Niiuanu
Valley, above Judd Street; lino location,
deep lots, and healthy residences
Cottage on Bcrctnmn Stiect (Smith's
Bridge), $0 a month.
Cottugo on Pen'ncoln Street, 5 Rooms.
$15 a month.
Cottage on Emma Street, 0 rooms, $R0
Largo roomy Lodging House, 17
rooms, central loention, $00 a month.
Property for Sale:
On Lunalilo Street, new house, 10
rooms; lot 200x400, nnd paddock, $0,000.
At Punahou, largo roomy houso on 2
ncrcs of land, flno timber land and pas.
turo, nrtesinn well water, $5,000.
At Punahou, fronting on threnstrccts,
a large, roomy house in good condition,
over nn acre of ground; stables, chicken
house, outside cottage; grounds neatly
laid out. Sell on easy terms.
On Llllha street, corner of School
street, 2 Cottages", separate lots, brine In
a rental of $425 a year. Sell for $5,000.
On Klnau street, 2 Cottages on two
deep lots (separate). Sell one or both.
At WnikikI, several seaside resiliences.
Splendid opportunity for selecting
charming summer retreats.
StorcM mid OIKccm.
On Fort street, near Custom House,
that splendid wni choice formerly known
ns tho Clutter Uuildlng, would make u
lino Restaurant stand. Long lease given
to responsible parties.
Ono side of that elegant olllcc occu
pied by J. E. Wlenmn, with furniture,
use of telephone, consultation room,
Ac. Rental, cheap to tho right parties.
On King street, opposite- Station
Houso, n suitable store or shop to rent.
Full Information given on application
of all tho nbovo propel ties.
Several Buggies, Brakes and
latter well broken, for sale cheap; also,
n Bllllaid Table, Piano, neat (iflleo
Secretary, liirjse- Safe, large Magic Lnn.
tcin, Furniture, etc.
J. E. WISEMAN.
00 lm General Business Agent
GREAT lUARING $AL
TEMPLE OF FASHION!
03 ami O.j JTni't Street.
Wo arc now offering decided Burgnln In our
05 Men's Fnnev ninrrnnnt 3nlla slr. .t...l ... tin ri
83 Men s Dark Cajslmerc Suits, $20 reduced to $11.50.
40 Men's Mohair Suits, $12 CO reduced to $5,
15 Men's Scotch Tweed Suits, $18 reduced to $10,
118 Men's Suits, consisting of the latest style,
4-Biilton Cutaway in French Pique,
Diagonal Suits, Sacks and FrockB,
CaBsitncro Suits, m Frocks am) Sachs,
This Lino will bo Sold nt Cost Price !
84 pair Men's Dress Pants, in dark
inn .,tr m51Wv P?lr Mn 8 H1 Twcul ,'""tv!. reduced to Cii Pi Ice:
150 pair Men' Pants, reduced to $l.Co a p.ilr, no body should inlVsccin
Great Bargains ia Boys
e Mill sell tlio Enilro Stock for ."0 day;, only at Cost.
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES IN OUR
Gent's Furnishing Department !
EST Our entire St., k has been Rehired nnd Great Bargains arc oilb.cd. -a
Do Not Miss Our Clearing Sale !
S. COIIX & Co., :$ and (in Fort Strcol. 210
Aii Elegant Assortment of
Children's Velvet Bonnets & Caps,
Richly Tiimmcd with Satin nnd Lncc,
VELVET SWANDOWN CAPS,
Lace Caps, Ditto Silk Finish Sun Bonnets, white and fancy
MISSES & CHILDREN'S CLOAKS,
In great vniiely. Children's Aprons, Boys' WnlsH, white, blue & printed.
A Complete Assortment of Boys' Suits,
A New Lino of Men's Suits, Hats, Boots & Shoes,
And Furnishing Goods,
FOR SALE AT PRICES TO SUIT ALL.
X. . GONZALVES Ac Co.,
2UJ S-y Hotel Street.
ihhaAmn-liULj -n .. . -y.
so, Hciui 1110 24 yards. It is tho FINEST MATERIAL I
have ever seen for the Money."
" Quite right. It's below value !"
" GOOD-BYE ! "
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS,
7" ami OI Hotel Street,
IVev Goods, -S3 83" Sioliday Goods,
Wis Matches, Wax Colored Lanterns, 4s & 0s; Wax Colored Candlr fm-
Christmas Box. s Choice Raisins, I) led Prunes. Dried PtoacliS . n?ll
Cherries, Piitcd Plums, Dried Apples, D'rled Figs" Date?
A Full Lino of Cross & BlaokwelPs Canned Goods,
An endless variety of 2.1b. Tins Fancy Blfcults, Fresli Pecan Nuts. Soft Shell Al
mondsF.esh Walnuts, Fresh llnzel Nuts, Atwood Jlaplo By up in i callon
asiiXS!' 6omc,hins vcry ch4oi fr-i !S
Fine Teas, Fine Teas, Fine Teas,
Barton Golrster Salad Oil, pints and H Hints: Durct Salad Oil, pints nnd u nlnts
Smyrna Figs, U nmlHlb. boxes ; Fine French Eating docolnlo, Ff Owl
man Pio.urvw, Bon-bons. Swiss Checto, Cream Chechc? German Smoked Sau
sages, Smoked Tongues, Choice Cain. Family Corned Beef, Eastern OyMors in
tho slm 1, Apples, llorso Huilisli Boot". Beit Cabbages, S cily Lemons nVw
York Cheese, Kits Extra Fat Salmon Bellies. Kits Choice Mackcroh " lh BIS
Eistcrn Snow White Codfish, 1001b. boxes Eastern Codfish, 2.1b. ms Cain
Point Reyes Butter, No. 1, and n complete lino of ' uam'
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
A new Lot of Oregon Potatoes, just to hand. EST P. O. Box 207, Tclephono 240.
StttiHlUctlou Gruarauteed, 204
diagonal, French Pique nnd Oas-dmcrc,
. ut .711, uw;
anil cnilflreii's ciottine !
IS Hint YOU, MR. FISIIEL ?
"Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY cloth,
double width, such as you
JL'""-tf BU1U to IU1 i oiiKinsoii yes
IPljiP terday for $1 50 a yard ? If
sold to Mrs. Jonkinson yes-
w A'.40bM. , jaJ. J..utta.,',
' $Mx. VA. ..lMm''JmK,.UL!.,Jl
fU.M.;ilfc.a-tt. Ii3mm'u.iii .a'.L&J.