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Tho following extracts nro from, a
hook ot 3TG pages, Illustrated by the
author, and entitled, "A Illdo
1 Plough tho Disturbed District? of
New Zealand, Together With ?omo
Account of tho South Sea Islands,"
lV Hon. Herbert Meade, It, N., uuh
Ifshed la London', 1871.
I.t. Moado, who met his death foui
rurs,iiftor serving as officer on boatd
tli Curacoa and Eslf, was asked by
Iou) Qrcy Jo undertake, this trip In
to tli u disturbed regions of New Zea
land. Tho narrative Is singularly
slmplo- and Jntercstlng, whllo qulto
I free fromunnlrncss or bias towatds
(any Individual or race.,
, H0U8t:3 ,
I "Tho wjiaros, ,pr natlvo houses re
ined Bcqnl.creilt on tho raco that
remains content5 to llvo and dlo lu
them;' tor thoy are generally far lu
' fe.lor In sire and appearance to tho
-jlinultntlona of the South Sea Island-
cm, and,Nuro not such as might bo
expected from men so Intelligent In
most thlngri us tlc Maoris.''
Mr. StocnsOn and Jack London
liiuu declared themselves in favor of
Hie, Bamoai) houso for convculciiCL1,
lotnfort, and beauty, and ns tho
'"ljoft,f hubltatlun in tho Pacific seas,
lit running fpr the Pacific Scientific
I institution of Honolulu to mnUo a
thorough study of tho evolution of
'tho present typo ot I'oljiicslnn hut.
! Of tho Mnkctu district, North Isl-
, lintl, Lt. Meade ijas: "This scttie-
ment has ulwrin been famed through
nut, Maori land for tho beauty of tho
women, from the dajs ot Illncniou
'liown to the present time; and dur
ing our stay wo mw n fow young
alt Is with complexions Ilka southern
ifglpsles, Just fair enough to let the
IH.nrin color shine through tho cloar
lollve skin, nnd large, dark lustrous
e wmu grcui ana ever cnanginc
Sxpresslon, rosy lips, as yet undoflled
iy tho blue tnttoo, and beautiful,
now-wulto regular teeth. ljut oven
lm best-looking Maori girls rarely
eep their beauty long thy have
liardly reached womanhood or ma
ternity, cro tho once firm bust has
lost its sliupeliness, nnd the clear
l 111 in itt t li n ill n ImuiMiAD tlltnmn.l
nnd tnrnlshod." pp. 34-35.
' "Some of the men Jinvo very Jew
ish fcatuics; Borne of tho voincn
pretty faces though of puro Maori
blood." pp. 158-109.
"Mr. Oraco's report Is not encour
aging. . . . His house and properly
at the mission nro a hcnvyiloss. .,. .
He, lcaeu tpmorrow. , . ,. He govc
us a glowing picture of what the
Tuupo Maoris were five jears ago.
whilst under missionary rulo; ot
their docility and Jndustry; how thoy
cultivated large tracts of land, send
ing great quantities of grain for Halo
at tliu distant settlements; nnd then,
liaing gathered In their own crops,
traveled nn.y to help nt the wkjto
mail's harvest; of tho ell-attended
srhpols, and dally and weekly serv
ices; how universal was tho coie-
'mony ot miarrlago, how rigidly ad
hered to; how all these good things
and many more wcro, and flourished,
In iho da) s, when ho had tho power
of sending nu offender against moral
ity to rustlcuto quite lterally)i for
a month or two In tho bush.
''Yet It did occur to ua, that pos
Blbly tho very power ,of exercising
this sort, of authority had Indirectly
tended to weaken his Influence nnd
lessen Ills hold on the affections of
the, people; that tho severity with
which habits of, at least.Biich doubt
ful wrongfulness ns, for Instance,
I hitt of hmoklng tobacco tho, one
Military luxury of this slmplo pcoplo
wcro repressed, produced in the
ijiitln mind n feeling of Impatlenco
nf' rulo which In other respects had
thoy prefer the Maoris as neighbors
to tho lowef class of whites, on nr
tount of tho great r tccurlt of prop
erty "On the whole, I prefer tho Mao.ds
to any uncivilized raio wlt'j whith I
havo come In contact. . . Their
great nnd undoubted valor . . . A
in rare they nro honest. . i . They
conferred on them great nnd lasting are n cr good-temporcd people, e.if
bencflts, and was almost nlwnjs In III) plcnsid, hut kcenl nlhe to n
tho hands of earnest and disinterest-'slight. . . . Much has been s.ild ot
cd men. This spirit of Intolerance the Immornllty ilf (he Maoris rnth-
ln trilling matters, of governing the er too tnuch, 1 enture.to think; ci
pcople too much In1 tho inlnntl.'U! of tnlnb, at some of the garrisoned sia
life, seems to hnvu'heeu the banc of ports they arc bad enough, but In
all successful missions, and Is oven tho interior the htundard Is not lower
now Btircly but slowl) working :o
wards the same end in more than
one ot the South Sea Islands." pp.
94-95. , .
"In every direction tho new llau
liati religion spread like wildfire nnd
n month had barely passed before
tho effects woro shown In tho nbuint
nnblo murder of the, Hev. Mr, Vol
kenbr, pno,of.tha hcs,tand most zeal
ous missionaries lnfnll New Zeal
and." p. 146
"With th abolition of tho old re
ligion went Alt respect for the, eighth
commandmantY' p. 78.
After doing; his work lu New Zea
land, Lt. Meadp cruUos abuut tho
"South Seen.',' In Samoa lic llnds
about 4000 natives on Tutulla.
"Of thlsuuimbor some seventy or
eighty are Mormons?' he sas, "hav
ing been petssusded to Join that sect
by two Hawaiian jformoiiH, who huvu
cstabllsliod tliemsclve'nt a place on
the roast 6a lied .Tula Alas; this creed
does not, howaver, flourish, owing to
the onuositton of tho chiefs, who will
W permit polgamy to becomo tho
custom of, the people." p. 191
(The author,. la, probably In error,
as the Smith contingent which set
tled In Hawaii Wore, not bcllocrs in
"More than a third ot the popula
tion can now read. Suinluj Is ob
served here as strictly sis in Scot
land, nnd Hie. state ot nioruls Is
wprsc." p. 13.
"A christening on board today, lt
appears thnt'Mr. Murray, the lliptist
minister, decfined to baptise Mr, Mc
l'urland's children, the father bclnp;
atf Kptscopallan. The Congrcgntlon-
nllst, minister liavlpg also refused for
a similar reason, th,o children were
brought an hoard. The Commodore
nnd U stood .sponsors, and thecer-
cmony was duly performed." p. 199.
"Mr. Murray cxcecrtlngly hitter
against tho Catholics, whom he re
gards as children of thu Devil. His
principal complnlnl; ngnlnst them,
and a kcrious one If true, U t hut they
affect to Ignore nil marriigcs cclo-
bratcd by the clersy of other persua
sions, so that when a native gets tir
ed ot his wife, or fatulvs another. He
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goes, to the priest, who tells him
that his former marriage is void, al
though he may hi6, perhaps, never
nl children, and on his consenting to
turn Catholic, marries a fresh wife.
"Here were tbo church and. dwell
lag o( Knther Holbcaux, a Trench
(toman Catholic missionary, who had
been Qiit hero about llvo years, . . f
It would be dlfllcult to conceive of u
greater dcyotfou and self-denial thnn
hlB, Wifeless, childless, with no
companionship kiuo that ot his llttlo
congregation of natives, most ot
whom livo at a great dlstanco rrom
their priest, no hopu of ever seeing
again his native land, or returning
to tho society of educated men, his
ltfo Is passed In his Master's work.
In a place where even the barest ne
cessities of life are procured with
tho greatest dinicultj." p..42, ,
"I had made the acquaintance ot
tho Hev. Mr. Moore when here in the
(Curacoa.' Ho Impressed, me very
favorably, being free from the bigot
ry which beems cha;actoristic ot mi
many ot the Weslcyau missionaries.
1(9 wan able,, to talk to me, fpr half
nn hour without saying Ml word
Mgnlnst his Unman uainoiic coi-
i.agucs. p. .au.
I "Tho difference In personal ,op-
mmranco of tho two sects Roman
Cilthollc and Protestant) Is very
fcirlklng, Heforo a nntlvo haB ap
proached closo enough to show tho
little; medal or Imago slung round!
ids ncc which niarss mi uuiicrciito
to tho ilomlsh church, his slovenly
drrBB. dirty perbon, and unkempt
b lock of hnlr liiS prpclalmcd tho
c mimtinlon ho belongs to," p. 3.19,.
On tho whole, Lt. Meado's opinion
o''the Maoris and Polvneslnns gen
c aly is highly favorable. Ho agrecp
v ith, other reliable wrltcrs.and travr
e era tlat tho Poljneslans are far
s i'perlor to most other 'prlmltlvo
rices. He refers to "Hawaii, 8and
w Ich Islnnds," as tho orlglnnl homh
o tho rare, whero tho 'M,icrcd flresV
came from, meaning, no doubt, Sa-
iill ot tho Samoa.i group.
"Others havo told pie that
If bo low as In Scotland and'VVnluit.
Tho church marriage scrvle)
has rather fallen Into disuse latel),
It having been found that It has not
tho effect of making the married la
dles moro circumspect In their be
havior." li. 163.
THE WOODS , 1
Thorn is a peculiar silence to the
New' Zealand forest which must bo
felt to bo understood. I cannot call
to mind any troploal forests which
excel those of New Zealand In beau
ty, for here thero Is magnificent tim
ber, without the Jungle of under-i
growth which obUruets the view i n .
.... tn..M nllltlD. I
"llrllliant parasites and creepers ,
hand from the uppermost, boughs ot
tho loftiest trees, slrnlght ns cathr-1
drat bell-ropes, winding from ulcm j
to stem with fantastic curves, Inter
lace distant treos, in tho very extrnv-'
ngnnce of their luxuriant beauty.
The lofty Totnrn and the lllmu with
Its delicate and gently sweeping to
llage, and 'the shndo-lovlng trco forn,
tho most graceful of all forest trees. I
"Wild flowers are few and-rnte. I
.hut the ferns nro more numerous mid
varied than In any .other countn."
11. 1'17. '
FOR MONTH OF OCTOBER
U. 3. Department ot Agriculture
, ,Veather llurcuu
Station, Honolulu, T, II. Month,
Atmospheric Pressure (rcduecd to
sea level; Inches nnd hundredths)
Mean, ao.OO; lflgbcst 30.11, data
14th; lowest 29.92, dato 25th.
Temperature Highest 85, dato
11th; lowest 08, date 20th; greatest
dally range 15, date 11th; least dally
range 3, dato lfltli. Mean for this
month In 1890, 77; 1891, 77; 1892.
77; 1893, 70; 1894, 70; 1806, 77;
189C, 77; 1897, 77: 1898,' 77i 1899.
7fi; 1900, 77; 1901, 76; 1902, 70;
1903, 75; 1904, 77; 1905, 76; 1900,
78; 19J07, 77; 1908, 76. Mean of this
month for 19 jenrs, 77. Abwilutc
maximum for this mouth for 19 yean
90. Absolute minimum for this
month for 19 years, 63, Average
dally deficiency of this month nsxom
parcd with mean of 19 years, 0,1. Ac
cumulated deficiency sluco Jan. 1, S3.
Avcrago dally deficiency since Jan. 1,
Preclpltntlon Total this month.
0.2. drcatest precipitation In 24
hours, 0.09, dato 19th-26th. Total
precipitation this month In 1S77,
0.76; 1878, 1.78; 1879, 0,93; 1SS0,
1.63; 1881. 0.72; 1882, 3.55; 18S3,
1.91; 1884, 4.32! 1885, 0.44; 1S8I3,
1.36; 1887, 3.61; 1888, 1.66; 1889,
0.77; 1890, 1.68; 1891, 3.18; 1892,
2.38; 1893, 1.22; 1894, 1.53; 1904,
1.02; 1905, 1.47; 1906, 0.84; 1907,
1.04; 190S, 0.22. Average or this
month for 23 cars, 1,61. Dellrloncy
of tills month us compared with nv-
orago of 23 cars, 1.39. Accumulat
ed deficiency slnco Jan. 1, 6.18.
Wind Prevailing direction, XK.;
tolnl movement, 5379 miles; average
hourly velocity, 7.2J maximum ve
locity (fur llvo minutes), 24 ml lei
per hour, from K on 14th.
Weather Number of daH clear,
II: partly cloudy, 13; cloudy, I;
on which .01 Incfi, or more, of pre'
Miscellaneous Phenomena Lunnr
halo, 14th. -
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Section Director, Weather Huroau,
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