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DAILY BULLEttitt: HONOLULU, IT. L, JUAKC'll M. 18D0.
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PUilnnl to tieittcr Sect nor Party,
Hut established for the benefit of all.
SATURDAY, MAIL 8, IS'10
There la just emu fact that ncutra
lixes tlic faint foice of the Adver
tiser's sputtering over our review of
the respective positions of the two
parties In the election. Tint is,
that our dally contcinpoiary backed
up the Friend in a proved misstate
ment of the National Reform Party's
platform. There are other facH re
garding the position of the Reform
l'urty, to make the Advertiser a
trille s'ieker, which will keep until
the foreign mails off port at this
writing arc discussed.
The Hui.i.rnx may have erred in
the exact length oi the I'unehhowl
road destroyed in the last previous
storm. It was light, however, as to
the nature of the damage. Great
aps were torn in the road, which
made it impassable for sonic time
and required much labor to repair.
Then; was also the Hooding of pri
vate lots with running mud as stated.
The fact is there was stupid con
struction of the road with its penny
wise cheapness. Nothing was pro
vided to lead off the water from the
upper side in places, while the cul
veits aie little rat holes that rellect
ridicule on the designer. The Ad
vertiser had better stick to the
praise of whatever is undoubtedly
commendable in the administration
however drier such a course would
make its columns instead of show
ing to much freshness in springing
to the defense of faults out of con
cern for its Government pap.
AN ESSAY ON MISSIONARIES.
Noah Webster, an American gen
tleman and a lineal descendant of
old Noah, the shipbuilder, famous
in history for having constructed an
enormous vessel which he named
"The Aik," and which ultimately
came to grief by sticking hard and
fast on the rocks ol Ararat, has
made a big book to teach people the
meaning of words. The word "Mis--ionary"
is in this book, and is here
defined as one sent to propagate re
ligion. So that's what a Mission
The institution of missionaries is
no ucw fangled idea. It is very old,
as old as the hills. No, not quite ;
but nearly. Nineteen centuries ago,
the founder of a religion wonderful
for purity, simplicity, and adapta
bility to the needs of frail humanity,
engaged a whole batch of mission
aries to propagate his leligion, from
which time until now the world has
never been without men occupied in
the same work. And that wasn't
the beginning of missionaries by a
long stretch of ages, But when we
speak ol missionaries in the present
age, without a particularising term,
ean those engaged in pronngut
we mv D n i i d
. ,,. religion of the great Naza
mg tllL-v K
sacred. Their "..0,k is to i"PaSal
a religion designedS.'. ,
better the moral and soeiu.co,H,lt'"
of mankind. They are supposed 10
be so in love with the human family
and so devoted to their work that
they gladly sacrifice and forego ease,
comfort, and worldly enjoyment, all
"lor the sake of the cause," like
the historical Saul of Tarsus. Per
haps some come up to the standard,
ami some Oo not. They are sup
posed also to devote all their time
and capabilities, after ordination, to
their sacred calling. Many do, but
not all. Some of them sometimes
become diverted from propagating
religion by the fascination of politics,
and others esteem gain greater than
Theieare two general classifica
tions of missionaries Catholic and
Protestant. These arc again sub
divided into innumerable sects, es
pecially the Protestant classification.
They all piofess to bu propagators
of the religion of the Nazarene.
liut, unfortunately, instead of unit
edly inculcating those great moral
precepts which their Master pro
claimed with unmistakable clearness
as the soul and substance of true
religion, and agreeing to pass over
all speculative questions whose mean
ing is not evident, they too often in
sist upon the acceptance of the latter
to the obscuration of the former.
Sectional fads take precedence of
moral truth, and poor ignorant
humanity gets mixed and muddled
to distraction with prayer books and
homilies, creeds and catechisms,
saints and ceremonies, and n thou
sand other devices of erring man,
until it is no wondor that missiona
ries me censured for disseminating
dissension mid breeding bitterness.
True missionaries earnest, de
voted, self-saciilicing men who
yeain to make their fellow men good
and happy, and teach obedience to
the Gieat Aiehiteet ot the I'nt
verse, loe of the human kind,
mercy, charity, forbeaiance, up
rightness, and purity, practising
themselves what they preach to
others, and keeping themselves "un
spotted from the world," are a
blessing to any community. Be they
catholic, protestant, or sectaiian,
they do good, and the world is the
belter foi their presence in it. Poli
tical and hading missionaiies arc
different. I cannot sav a word in
their praise. They arc "sptiiiotis
imitations." "The cause" is in
jured by their association with it.
They should be lequircd by the
genuine missionary to "forsake the
world," or throw off the cloth.
They may be excellent men as citi
zens, but they arc made of the
wrong metal for good missionaries.
Some people don't like missiona
ries never have a good word for
them. 1 have liied to find out the
reason why, and after investigation
have concluded that some very good
people dislike missionaries because
their experience of missionaries lias
been confined to the "Rruinageni"
breed, and they hastily judge of the
entire fraternity by the spurious imi
tation ; while others, who have a
secret aversion to the moral law,
ground their disliku, really although
not ostensibly, on the fact that their
lewd, lascivious, or lax notions arc
opposed by missionary teaching.
There may be other reasons, but the
foregoing alone affect nine-tenths ot
the missionary-haters of my ac
quaintance. Men who do not de
pend entirely upon others for ideas,
naturally form their opinions on the
basis of experience ; and men whose
experience is restricted to the bogus
class ot missionaries, naturally
enough regard them as types of the
whole fraternity. Men who find it
nioi e congenial to their inclinations
to yield timcsisting submission to
the promptings of passion, than to
obey the dictates of morality, have
a natural enmity towards those who
arc opposed to their course of life.
The islands of the Pacific north,
south, and central have furnished
a flue field for missionaries. It is
not very many years ago since mis
sionary operations commenced upon
them, but to-day there is scarcely
an island in the whole ocean without
a missionary. Some of the untutored
savages, especially down south,
evinced a strong and peculiar liking
for the propagators of religion at
sight a liking for their lleshy paits.
Here in the Hawaiian group, the
missionaiies, on landing, seventy
years ago, more or less, were re
ceived witli welcome and treated
with hospitality. Coming as they
did fioiu severer climes, winters of
ice and snow, where they had strug
gled hard in common with their
neighbors for an impecunious exist
ence, to these sunny isles of peren
nial spring arid summer, vieldine
their fruits .."tnil VponiaiT
-'-Ysly the whole year through, and
peopled by a race as gentle as the
climate and as generous as the soil,
they found themselves suddenly in
paradise belorc they expected. The
Protestants came first. When the
Catholics arrived, later on, they did
not meet with the same kind of wel
come from their Protestant brethren,
but were bundled out, neck and
crop an exhibition of Christian
charity which the ungodly and sin
ners are wont to speak of till this
day in language more potential than
At the present time there are, I
believe, live denominations of mis
sionaries on these islands Seventh
Day Adventists, Mormons, English
Episcopalians, Roman Catholics,
and Congregationalists. Generally
speaking, the brotherly love existing
between these different sections is
of a peculiar description, somewhat
of the cat-and-dog type, pitching
into each other, both in season and
out of season, with abundant faith,
hope, and charity. On one article
of belief they are, however, all in
accord the circulation of the plate.
The English Episcopalians, Mor
mons, and Seventh Day AdventisU
arc but few in numbcis, and arc
credited with having, from their re
spective beginnings here until now,
confined themselves to the work of
propagating their respective dogmas
of religion. The Roman Catholics
are numerous, and have gained a
reputation for steady, self-bad Hieing
devotion to llielr woik, not unmixed,
however, with a faint suspicion of
an occasional quiet dabbling in the
muddy waters of politics. The Con
gregationalists, better known as the
American Missionaries, arc strong
in numbers, and have u name and a
fame mote piouiiiu.MiL than cither of
the others, or of all combined. They
came to this country in the first in
stance from New England, and were
the primitive Christian missionaries
to the heathen Hawaiian. These
pioneers were as fixed in their no
tions of right and wrong, as relent
less against tiansgressois ol the tia
ditions of the fathers, and as unfor
giving of moral delinquencies, as if
they had been carved out ol the
ribs of the May Flower.
I believe none of the original
Amurican Missionaries now remain.
They have gone to regions beyond,
whence their return is not expected.
Their descendants arc still here, not
many of whom follow the piofession
of their fathers. They Hud law,
medicine, trade, commerce, sugar
raising, and other worldly pursuits
more congenial to their tastes, or
mote conducive to the plethora of
their pockets. The successors to
the original American Missionaries
arc mainly christianized native Ha
waiians, wllli only a small peiccnl
age of American ulock.
The estimate of the lcsults of
missionary effort in Hawaii is vari
ously stated. The two extremes
are: one, that every good which has
befallen the natie race came by the
missionaries; the other, that all the
evil which has allliclcd the country
sprang from that very souice. The
truth must be sought somewhere be
tween the two extremes just ex
actly where is aside from ui pur
pose now to attempt to define. This
much, however, I will say, that the
pro-missionary is apt to credit to
missionary enterprise beneficial ef
fects that have been evidently pro
duced by other causes, while the
anti-missionary unjustly ascribes to
the presence of the missionary evils
which do not owe their existence
to that individual in the remotest
degree, but arc cleaily traceable to
The opinion has been expressed
and warmly contended for, llf.it a
fundamental and fatal error of the
early Congregational missionaries
was their omission to teach the na
tive Ilawaiians the EnglUh language
and instruct them in the art and
handicraft of Occidental civilization.
A short and truthful answer to this
is, that these are items which wcie
not included in the specifications of
duty contained in their commission
as propagators of religion among
In another matter these same gen
tlemen aie severely censured for
having disregarded their specifica
tions. They were f.cnt here solely
and came ostensibly for the purpose
of disseminating the religion of the
Great Teacher. After a lime they
seem to have acquired an appetite
for the llesh pots of secular affairs,
and althoimh some of them kept
steadily to the original purpose, ot',,.
ers diverged therefrom to ',llu,'u"(. j
the coring 8 of iSUlte$ Secular
'power became as sweet to them as
to the Pope of Home. Not content
with guiding and governing the
church they had established, they
coveted, sought, and secured control
of the government of the country.
Pci haps this was for the good
of the nation; and then again,
perhaps it was not. Anyhow, it was
not contemplated by their commis
Even up to the present time the
same denomination of missionaries
inherits, or at any rate exhibits, a
piopcnsily for politics. Political
meetings arc held in their churches,
and there is always a greater or less
number of their native preachers in
the Legislature. Several of the few
remaining successors of white .skin
are now and then seen cutting con
temptible capers in the political
pool, disdainful ot the ancient cau
tion, which saith, "lie that plnngoth
into muddy waters conii'th out de
filed." If you go to the Central
Union Church of a Sunday, expect
ing to hear a pious discourse on the
goodness and love of the Great Fa
ther of All, you may be entertained
by a learned political speech on the
policy of pulling down the palaco
wall, that a cat may look at a king,
and the sweetness of revenge when
an unfortunate who makes a falsa
stop is seen dangling between heaven
and earth at a rope's end. Or at a
week day prayer meeting, in the
same conventicle, where you go to
supplicate the divine clemency, you
may be instructed by a icveiend di
vine Hint uiilcbs you espouse Hie side
tiua.fca.i.c .t,,,,-,. A-i WfaWi,'Aa)lilB ,- . ,J,.
of politics endorsed by him you arc
a black sheep.
To be sure, these are events which
do not happen every week nor every
month. Ncvcithcless, they do hap
pen, and 1 1 icy have happened in the
not far-away past, and they may
happen again at, a time when you
least expect them. Pul one thing
always happens, month after mouth.
You cannot at any time take up the
Friend, the monthly religious join n a 1
of the Congrrgationaliats, edited by
a missionary, without finding thcie
an ollapodrida of piety and politic,
the latter article being mostly of the
prejudiced partisan quality. The
Friend dishes up litis mixture to its
readers as legularly as tlic month
conies around. The missionary ic
ligious journal cannot eschew poli
tic). They aie too dear to its fcoul.
What is bred in the bone comes out
at the llesh ; and thus it is with loo
many other missionaries, to the neg
lect of the weightier mattcis of jus
tice, mercy, and faith.
Although favoring to a certain ex
tent and in a qualified sense both
missionaries and politicians, I be
lieve in missionaries being mission
aries and politiciins being politi
cians but not in In caking down the
pailition wall and making the two
ollices into one. The callings arc
not cognate. They will not amalga
mate, without, violence to the cloth
ton much like Kinney's oil and
In concluding I will venture to re
cord hi icily my thoughts of mission
aries and missionary work in gen
et al. Modem missionaries, on tlic
whole, bear too close a resemblance
to those Pharisees andScribe9 whom
the author of Christianity taxed with
"transgressing Hie commandment of
God because ot their tradition. "
They supersede the teachings on the
mount by the traditions of men.
Religion, dc fiicl , if not defunct, is
shoved into the icar and lelt to
languish there. We have lots of
preachers, pardons, and priests, holy
men and humbugs of all sorts and
sizes ; but not so much of the spii it and
devotion of thcMasler, who "had not
where to lay his head." Fat salaries,
gorgeous dwellings, easy carriages,
ice cream, and comfort are rather gen
erally piefeired. Wc have, too,
plenty of creeds, professions,
churches and chapels, and no end of
forms, sacraments, and ceremonies ;
b'ut of the teachings and observances
ot Christianity, as given by its
Founder, there is a terrible famine.
And while the noble army of so
called Christian missionaries, for
saking Hie simple doctrines of their
Master, strew the road to heaven
witli countless isms and ologies of
their own creation, that old .scoun
drel, Satan, looks on and chuckles
with irrepressible glee.
Before closing it may be stain1,
that the tei in "missionary" lr;,s ac
quired a signification in Vnis coun
try not lecoguiscd 1)y Webster, a
signification pu,.,,y Hawaiian. This
might be ux-aled of in a future cs-s:iy-
j'nould the humor seize me.
1JR0F. COON opens llie lmll m-h.
sun ul Wuikiki, tliis evening with
his Fiv. little Nigi;cis on u leneu tons
Hist llllll. l'lOle"dollllt Hlltl HllllltlMir
lusubill plnyets may git n pointer or
two in pitching 'li)7 II
MEETING X OTIC 12.
MKETING of llie lnckhfildci of
Ihu Iteeiiirncity Siiipn Co will ho
held nl thn ollluo of lion W. It C.istle,
lit l'J o'clock noon, on VlilNKSIAY,
Murch 13, IM)D, for tlio clei lion ol olli
ci-rsnnd triiiifsuilnn of other iintxu tnul
lmliie. K. I. SPALDING,
107 III t-ccntury.
D HAFT No. I-'H, drawn by the llo
iioiiiu Kin?iir Co. I't-li. 10, l&'.ill,
for "L'll has ln-en ln-l or stolen. All
pintles aie heiehj warned agaliit
negotiating 'aine. IIM lin
ITllltnWOOI) for Fiilo nl Hawaiian
. Cominuiuinl Nulc-gicnni", corni-i of
Queen anil Nuiiiinu streets. 'i,8 tf
JJMt )M the Co it a. choice lot id
X Oujai.s, OlgtitL-ltcs and TolmeriH,
wliu-li will ho sold a' verv lnw tubes.
.!!); 1 111 Mo. 8? KiliHMiut.
Union Iron Works Co.
VfOTIOK U hereby i?hen thai at a
xS niei-UuK of the Mih-ciHiciK to tho
capital aiei'l; of the above named Coin
pauv held hi Honolulu, 11. I., Match
il. ihiio, It was wiled to accept the
Chatter ot Coipoiallou dnied Alnich 1,
181)0, for the term of llfly yeius, planted
bv Ihu Hawaiian (invfimiiciit. 'i'lut lia
bility ot the MouUioldois limited to
the 'iiiiinuiit duo and unpaid on the
shares held. 'J'he following olllceis
weio elected for the ensuing year:
.I.N.S. William Picldcnt,
It. Morn heeielaty te 'i'leic-ini-i',
A. .1. Cailwilght Aiidltin,
The above named ofllcurs alhii consti
tute a lloaid ot DItc-etois.
IKi I pi Seel clary te'licitMii er.
rPHE I'nclln lliudwaru Co. Iniwi jwi
L Mccivul n huge lot id lluh'ieli hi
hulk, which they me idling lew.
- i Jb, '
Is issuing a new form of Insuianco which provides, in the event of death, for a return of all premiums paid in ad
dition In the niiioiint of the policy, or, should the insured survive n given number of years, the Company will
return all the picniitinm paid with inteicst; or, instead of u'cceptiiig the policy and profit's In cash llie lfirI iril(lii
may, WmiUiri'MEhlCALFUlINATIONnnd W
lieu thereof the amount, of policy and piollls in FULLY PAH) UP insurance, paiticipatin.r annually in dividends.
Remember, this lontract In issued
gest 1 luminal institution in the Woild,
Ida For full particulars tall on or
Fresh Cakes, Pies,
Mill; Hi end,
nil aii Salfliii IM, Jml$, (finer -Siajs, Gofiee Cakes, Etc., llie.
(.ST Anil will be DELIVERED FREE of GlIARCiE to any pail of the city. &&
llllr- ol XVICIO:
('I.H.-I-, Tim, Cliiieul.ite A- Mill;,
Housed 1'iy'n Feet, Culd Ham,
Hpii-ed Tniit;ue, Hpieeil Reef, Kid.uln, Ele.
ml HAVANA, MANILLA AMERICAN CIGARS !
1MM & Cig-urcllo Tolmcco,
G& Open fu in ..:.,i) ,. t. until V:lv v. M. Kiituiday night, open
Mutual Telephone 211. Host Olliec Box 178.
a m SBP H 9
Solo Proprietors of BAILEY'S SARSAPARILLA & IRON WATER,
Giipr Ale, M Ale, Grenadine, Easjlerryaile, Sarsaparll, Mineral Walers, Etc.
NOW tli.it the rainy Benson is upon
u, everybody w.iiitn 11 ilom unit
tint will be :in (iiiiMinu.il al the limit
iluor, tnul will lliotuiifjlily ilo the wurli
u-ijiiiiuit of it Tliu
I larimau Steel Wire Mat!
N iu-t Hie lliine-. H eitinot lieen-iie
so'iKeil I iv lain. :ia 1-. in i-itc una unci
nnt, nnil ii always Keeps eli sin.
Illilili) (11 (JlllV.llll.eil U lie
They Cannot Rusi
As do many of the win- mill now in
nn'. The iim fir Miipcihir to and lar
nioi (- iliuiiiile III in llliui or iiihlicr. Can
lie had of rittcl iie at
Ilnwaiinii Hardware Co.,
Opptsile HprccKuls V Co V. ltiuk,
Hi tf KoilMMct, Honolulu.
NEW YORK LINE !
AN A I Ves-el will be ilivpalehed for
Honolulu to sail fioiu NewYoik
hi all llie month of Apill. Outers for
(jooilii to lie 'hipped b.V this ve.-M-l
Miould lie forwarded as eatly as pnr.l
) ill- to liiriiie shipment For blither
iiailliuhiis iiiiiube of the Agent.
Honolulu, 11. I.
Or. W. II. GROSSMAN ii ltHO.,
77 ii 711 llioad Mieet,
IS.', iim New Yuik Oily.
-roit hai.j: nv mi:-
KINGupB2Q Mutual Telephone for
Oilorlen3 r.xcnvMlon, -182 If
OF NEW YORK
by Hie oldest Life.hnuraiice Company
its assets exceedhm; Que Hundred and
ALWAYS ON HAND AND TO ORDER
Rusks, Doughnuts, Picnic Rails,
A I.AliCi: AfcSOlriMIINT or
Pipes, Cigar & Cigarette
ITfl : LEMONADE
mm -Pfirl- PI AIM .
and orders should be addressed to
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
1 3a ii
COMMENCES THIS SATURDAY
And will surpatH any that has ever taken place at tliis or any oilier
ItlUlXANTS IN Alifi OKlMimiKNTS !
W must sell our Remnants and you will be jlml to buy Iboni al low prioe.s
at whieh they am olleied. Bo sure to bo on band S.iluul.iy.
X It. All ;)OiIh .llurkeil Willi IMiilii I'Ikui-ch and Kolil lor !hmIi Only
Chas. J. FISHELS,
The Leading Millinery House, Cornor Fort & Hotel sIh.
JW 111 ! 1-11 '
Jllnclc, No. 77
R'cucli, Gii'ilnii ami American Dry ai Fancy Good!!,
CHILDREN'S CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, ETC.
Have just icceiveil by List Australia a line line of
Cotton Challis at 15 cents per Yard I
Jitbt Hie niateiial for Spring and Summer Wear.
Great Reduction Sale !
AFTFR TAKING STOCK I IIAVK KEMJCEl) MANY LINES OF
IMMENSE BARGAINS ARE OFFERED
OF THE FOLLOWING GOODS
'X'ill IHotoviiary IStli, Only.
124 pair -of Undressed Kid Gloves I
(1 and 8 Hutlona in perfect older at $1 n pair Gieat Baigainn.
All my DRESS GINGHAMS nbout'llO pieces to tolcet fioni aio olleied at
Cost l'rieo. A small line of
Scotch Ginghams pi a Great Reduction I
READ THIS A largo assortment of R10AD THIS
WHITE DRESS GOODS,
Such us Piques, Embroidered Swires, India Linen, Plain Swiss, Nainrool: and
niauy other lines of White Goods. I will i-ell at Mich ii
pi ieo that eveiybody will buy them.
fS?" Jli'ineinber, February 15th will close this Sale, jgfi
i;l) 1-90 Corner Ilotol & Fort Street,
j.i j , .'. j.. j ..."
mimiiftriiift itfeVrj- u
in the United Slates, and the Lar
Twcnty-Six Millions of Dollars."
Agent for the Hawaiian Islands.
i i II. ., WMW
Holders, Cohl Drinks, Etc
Bell Telephone 282.
wliieb is to eaueilv looked for bv
& FOltT STREETS.