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L B. KERR & CO., LTD.
Will deliver goods on Christmas
morning, go get ready to receive
Makes merry every evening, danc
ing and having his quintet boys play
and sing. Come and join in.
CHRISTMAS GIFT HINT
Why not give something that is always uteful as well as orna
mental? Jet and Shell Barrettcs, Jet and Shell Side and Back Combs,
Feather Boas, Fin Seal, Jet and Beaded Hand Bags and Purses, Bands,
Hat Pins, Hair Pins, Collarettes, Belts, all designed for -the coming
spring season. No two alike.
The finest line of Initialed linen,
Hemstitched Jlinen, Hemstitched
Cambrio and Cotton Handkerchiefs
in the city. Examine them. I
One of the most pleasing things
you can give as a present would be
a nice pair of Hose, and we carry the
Don't yon think that the tac would look nicer and wouldn't you
feel belter if the napkins and table cloths were new for,Christmas"
Amongst our numerous articles wc have on display arc n lot of
Suspenders in Holiday boxes which we have reduced in price.
What better re
you give your
friends than a pair
WALKOVER or S)ROSIS SHOES?
You not only offer them many days of comfort and satisfaction,
but also teach them that instead of being a necessary evil some shoes
are sources of pleasure and contentment. And every morning in their
after life, when they put on their ,
WALKOVER or SOROSIS SHOES
they will think kindly of you
and wish that others arc en
joying an equal benefit.
$4.50, $5 00
SENSIBLE GIFTS FOR
The largest line of these arc to be found at our store.
How aout a nice two or three piece suit made of the finest materials
and nothing but the best workman ihip in the make-up
Or what's the matter with a pait of Solid Oold Cuff Links, Stick
Fin or Front Stud Sets ?
The largest line and most com
plete assortment in the City of Ho
nolulu, in all grades, for both ladies
Everything you wish in all grades
and shades pf Felt, Straw and the,
ever-popular Panama. These are
How about putting a new cover or quilt, blankets, sheets or pillow
slips on the beds for Christmas? Wc havc the best.
We have lust received a most beautiful line of children's rompers,
and will have them ready at once.
SANTA'S LAST CALL FOR THE TOYS
This is the last call on the toys
before Xnias, so you had better
TOR THE GIRLS
' Dolls .of all 'sizes, materials and all prices, Tea Sets, Fans, Christ- .
ittas'BeUs. Cook Stoves. Wheel Chimes. Puisy Cats. Baa Sheep, "Billyv
Possums," Push Toys, Dolls iit-DoH'Cribs. Dolls in Push Carts, and etc. ytr
FOR THE BOYS
T Whittle. Horns. Steam Entrlne YarJiti Rthnnnfr. Vnnthalll. Tan .
,v4 Pistols, Air Guns Pop Guns, Swords. Surprisa BGoxes, " Games. Blocks,
, nuKi, irun nans, -sicci naccrs ana eic.
Ever? COo purchase entitles you
to cue vote in the Santa Claus con- i
SACRED SONGS OF THE HULA
DR. EMERSON'S BOOK
ON ANCIENT CUSTOM
Review of Valuable
The scope of the opcrnttons of tho
bureau of American ethnology was
by net of Congress approved in 1906.
extended w ns to Include tho ethno
logy of tho Hawaiian Islands. Tho
niiproprlatlons of tho burcm wore,
at tho tlmo of tho change, devotccf
to certain Investigations on BubJectB
pertaining to American Indians, and
It was considered ndvisablo to conti
nue theso until their commotion
Thoroforo, tho opportune presenta
tion of a memoir on tho "Unwritten
Literature of Hawaii," dealing spe
cifically with tho sacred songs of the
hulu, was gladly welcomed for pub
lication and la now Issued as number
38 of tho series of bulletins. The
author, Dr. 'Nathanlol II. Emerson,
nukes his homo In Honolulu and was
born In Walnlua on tho Jslund or
All peoples glvo expression to their
emotions by song, and tholr songs
are frequently accompanied by dnnc
Ing and music. 'Among the aborig
inal Hawallans tho "hula'1 was the
most conspicuous means of accom
plishing this purposo. Bass the au
thor: "The most telling record of .1
pooplo's Intimate life Is tho record
which It unconsciously maUcs In its
songs." In further explanation of
the rotation of tho hula to the life
of tho lluwalluns. Dr. Kinerson Bays:
"When wo ask' what emotions stirred
tho heart of tho old-tlmo Hawaiian
'as he upptoached tho great themes of
life, and death, of ambition and Jea
lousy, of sexual passion, of romantic
love, of conjugal love, and parental
lovo, what, his attitude toward Na
ture and the dread forces of earth
quake and storm, and the mysteries
of spirit und the hereafter, we slinu
find our answer In the songs and
piasers und lecltatlons of thu liuU.1
In discussing tho hula Itself It
may bo further compared to "a roll-
KllHIM Hl'IVltd, III rwlllC'll lHI)'i uiu
sic, pantomime, and tho d.mcejend
i , , -m . t a
' ' J i lt l v. uw' i
themsehes, under tho forms of dra
matic art to the refreshment of
men's minds." The hall or "halau"
In which tho hula was performed,
was originally built h tho native, an
a "tcmplo to his god" and n formid
able codo governed the selection of
tho site "thoro were omns to be
heeded." In moro recent times, with
tho passing of the Btrlct tabu and ri
gorous otiquct, less care -has been
taken with the building of tho ha
lau. ,In ccry one of these thoro was
in altnr which wns tho visible tcm
porarj abode of tho dolf. Tho dec
oration and consecration of tho ha
lau and Its contents wore accom
plished with claborato ceremonies In
cluding adulatory prujers sung to
tho deity I.uka:
In tho forests, on tho ridges
Of tho mountains stnnds Luka:
Dwelling In the source of tho mists.
Thlno alone nro tho pillars of Ko
hlki, Wmm greeting, beloved one,
We hull thco!
Thoro wore many gods of hula, af
fecting cuch of whom worn special
decorations with plnnts and nonets,
us well as special songs. One of
these was Kapo, who was tho sister
of I'elo and the daughter of Ilnu
men. She was Mho divine patron or
the hula and lke I.aka at times sho
was a sylvan deity. It was In the
Karb of woodland representations
thqt she wus most worshipped by tho
Tho 'ceremonials connected with
tho support and organization of tho
hula are of Interest, and thebo nnd
full description, The rules governing
the selection of the performers tho
agile ones for the dances and tho
sturdy ones for tho bundling tho In
sttumonts as well as mention of
tho duties of tho officers, recolvo
udequate consideration. The coro
monies of entrance Into the gtiltdiof
hula dancerB aro Elaborate Tho
ptujer-song begins;, '
Oh wild wood bouquet, oh Laka!
Hers are tho growths that stand
Suppliants we to I.aka.-
Then us tho neophste approaches
tho altar a prajor Is mado which
concludes with the supplication:
Dow-pcut,ls that droop the roco leaf,
jTho hairs of tho trees, their long
Ia), the) wilt In tho heat of Kutlua
, . I With painstaking accuracy Dr.
Woll with me, well with us nom. ij,c,sn describes the original In
'ttrunicnts used. In tho hulu tho
Dually i onto tho Jubilant tones ot palm or ill urn, tho nil-till, or rnttle;
tho splendid song which marks tho the pulll, or bamboo rattle, aud tho
accept lime of tho candidate. Some- 'shells of vailous fornix with nntlso
times It Is a splrltul picture of tfomo
noblo sport, llko Hurf-.rldttig:
From Waken 'a ago on-rolllng
Tho toller plumes nnd nifties Its
Hero comes tho rhninplnn surf-man,
While wuvo-rlddcn wino b"uts tho
A filngo of mnunliiln-hlgli wnses.
Spumo lashes tho Illklitu ulnr
A Burf this to rldo ut-noontide.
aiossy tho skin of tho surf-man;
Undienthod tho skin of tho expert;
Wave-foathers fan tho wuvo-rlder.
Muny nro tho songs,-svlilch Dr.
Emerson hns collected aud tho Illus
trate muny phases of life. Somo per
tain to tho ceremonials, such as tho
unklot song, which dcscrlbos part ot
I'nigiant tho grasses of high Kano-
boa, . ,
Hind oi tho anklets, bind!
Hind with fingers deft as tho wind
That coos tho air of this bower.
Othots aro simply songs celebrat
ing some Individual or ovont:
I'tom mountain retreat and loot
Mine ojc jooks down on goddes Mo
I beg of tho sen, lie tholi calm;
Or perhaps of somo passion:
I.oo Is a tree that blights In tho
Hut thilveH In tho woods of MahlKI.
Walka loves mo llko a sweetheart,
Dea'n us my heatt Kooluu's cllow
For loe it Is lovo.
Your hue visits mo oven hero,
Where has It boon hiding till now?
names. Listen to the song of tho
A dalut) Hong-wreath,
Ketch me somo dew,
Dew from pink akolcu.
The dances aro fully described
nlso many games with accompanying
songs. Among tho games Is Kllu,
which Dr. Kmerson describes ns fol
lows: The gume of kllu was plaed In
in open matted spaco that lay be
tween tho two divisions of tho au
dienco tho women being on ono
bldo nnd tho men on the other. Any
chief of recognised rank.ln the papa
il II wus perinitted to ''Join In the
game; und kings and queens wero
not above participating In tho plea
sures of this sport. Once udmlttod
to the hull or Inclosure, all wore
peers and stood on an equal foot
ing ns to tho privileges of the game.
King not queen could plead exemp
tion from the forfeits Incurred not
deny to another the full exerclso of
privileges acquired under the rules.
The modern Kill, tho formal pub
lic appearance of which dates from
tho coronation ceremonies of King
Kalakaua In 1883, Is fully described.
Tor that Interesting' ceremonial theso
wero 30 performances of the hula
kul, und 2i2 hulu performances list
ed for exhibition. Of courso not all
of theso nn ho described, but many
of tho songs aioMncludod, some of
which are now frequently henrd
from bchool children who tuko thorn
up and may bo frequently seen foot
lu gtheir meusures on tho streets.
Let us give one stanza from "Tho
Water of Kune," which to tho Ha
waiian mind might most nearly ap
proximate tho legend and myth of
tho Hold Grail:
.LtfqJ O glvo us this life!
Dr. Kmcrson sums up his study of
this unwritten lltcruturo with the
following words: "The poetry of
ancient Hawaii evinces a deep and
genuine lore of Nature, and n min
ute, affectionate, and untiring ob-(
sorsntlon of her moods, which It
would bo hard to find surpassed In
mi) literature. Her poets novor tir
ed of depleting Nature; sometimes,
Indeed, their art seems henven-born.
Tho mystery, beauty, nnd inugnUl
conco of the Island world appealed
piofoundly to their souls; In tho
them the ancient Hawaiian found
Iho Imugo of man tho embodiment of
deity; and their msrliid moods nnd
phases were Tor him an Inexhausti
ble spring of Joy, refreshment and
del ht. The Springfield Sunday He
publlcan, Nov, 28, 1909, '
Copies can ho obtained lir address.
Ing Or. N. II. Kuiorson. Ilox IHC. Ho
nolulu, und remitting $5, which will
include the cost of mailing.
Perhaps thoro nmy bo thoso who
will recall tho Hawaiian slugors
who have lsltcd tho dlrToront oxim-.One question I usk of you:
slt'ons that have boon held In this Whore Hows tho wuter of Kano?
countrs, und icmcinber with ptcasuio,Decp In tho ground, In the gushiuri
tho beautiful mlnoi chords of theli
O l.ukn, Incline to mo!
w Huso COIllp'liHSltlll, lot, it Jlo
In tho ducts of Kano and I.oi,
A Wflll-spilng of watei, to quaff,
,TlMi wcoii-liiinjled 'Wnter-Hiiy shines A water of mnglo power -
li llko .i Kiiip of pearls.- . 1,,B "ei "f life!
WAITING TO FIND ODT
Cincinnati Tourist (who for tho
drat time has iust entered a restaur.
ant in Paris) Huvo ou ordered?
hi. units Tourist (who reached
tho labia somo. minutes baron. iui
who looks up from a French bill of
Cincinnati Tourist What did
St. Iiuls Tourist How .In I
WHERE SHE WOULD FIND HIM,
Ho (warnlnulv. uflnr rurtuln 1a...
tuiol "Somo day iou'11 snv too
much, Mary, and I'll got mad and
Sho (disdainfully) "nit. wnlt r
could find )ou If I wanted to; you'd
do in tho null market.'
He (curiously) "The llh mnr.
Sho (coinlliclncly) "Yes. thnfs
the Place to nnd lobstors."
IT TASTES CLEAN
BECAUSE IT IS CLEAH
Is pleasant and whole
some. "There's a dif
ference." The Baby
notices it instantly,
THE FOND DAIEX
ZELAYA MAY GET
UNDER MEXICO'S WING
MANAOUA, Dec. 23. It Is geiieiallj bollecd hero that former1 i
President Station will leave Suturduj, piobably on board tho Mexlcnn yj
pun oai ciiierrcro, t j
.Secretary Knox today sent n formal nutlto to Piesldent Madrlt that,-,
tho United 8tates will hold him icbihiiisIIiIo for the safety of all Amoil-l
can citizens In Nicaragua. ji
Sccrotary Knox today ordered 11,000 0f Itctl Cross funds tclegrnpli-.i
cd to tho consul for tho cure of tho sick and wounded persons. The U.
8. 8. Pralrlo nnd tho U. 8. S. Des Moines hae been ordeied to land sup.
plies for the succor of tho suffering. J
TROUBLE AHEAD FOB FOWLEB
AUSTIN, Tex , I)cr. 23. Compile ntliina max result from the tact"
that C.ipt. Fowler commanded tho nrlng line of the Insurgent army un-3
der Oen. Kstrniln 111 tho decisive buttle ntrnltiKt tlm Znlmmia fr 1-(iivtitrn
Is an oltlcer of tho ariuod forces of th United States, 'V3
Captain Fowler Is a member of the staff of thtj Gotcrnor of Texns,
nnd when ho departed to Join tho Inmrpent anil) he failed to go through 'I
tho formality of scburlng permission to leinc the country. As the luw,1
I w III ilnu t lin K'nllnnnl I .... .l In tTk ...... .. II.. Itll.l tl i -
trotlblo ituiv rPHiilL V
MEXICO IS NONCOMMITTAL
CITY 01' MKXIC'O, Dec. 23. Moxlcau government olllclals today re-'"
fused to discuss the report that former President X.eluya of NlcarnuuV
will seek asjlum on tho gunboat Guerrero. All requests for Inforina-"'
Hon regai ding tho stand taken b tho Mexicans weio firmly turned
IIKIt HOT OVKN.. jou weio going to mnkn white enke?." i j
Airs. Hcceiitmnrrlo (passing cuko Mrs. Itccentumrrlo "And I
In husbandj -"-"Won't sou hum n thought 1 hud mado It, dearest: buti
pleco of the chocolate cake, sweet- nfter tho cul.a was baked It lookod Ja
heart?" so dark that I knew at onco I must JBE
Mr. Kerentmarrlo (In surprise) luno used tho chocolate recipe bjr
"Chocolate? Why. darling, I thought mistake."
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