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LOOAIi AND OENERAIi NEWS,.
Saratiol Parker and daughters are
due here by tho Bolgio.
Season tickets for the Frawlny
engagement can secured at Wall-Nichols
Gladys Wallis has relinquished
her Loudon engagement and will
with tho Frawley company.
Dickey bird tells us that a prominent
bonnie momber of the bar will
shortly enter the ranks of tho
Ohristophor Jr., with Miss Bates
in Maudo Adams' part, ,and Mr.
Worthing in John Drow's part, will
be tho Frawlej's opening bill.
Tho annual roll call of Central
Union Church last pvoning, in spite
of tho unpleasant weather, was vory
largely attended. Tho Mustor
showed over D50 mombors enrolled.
Tho American brig W. G. Irwin is
again safely in port aftor a 20 days
voyago from San Francisco. She
brought 680 tons of cargo for W. G.
Irwin & Co. in addition to a number
of Una horses and mules.
Among tho passengers expected
on the Belgic due hero on Saturday
are Mr. Theo. H. Davies and his
younger sou, who is an enthusiastic
cricketer and whose arrival will be
appreciated by tho local cricket
The American sohonner Alice M.
Cooko, Penhallow master, arrived in
port yesterday, 25 days from Port
Townsond with lumber for Lewera
& Copko. Klondike should interview
the captain in regard to molting
moments at the North.
Tho Joko ou Browu. "You know
what a hatred Brown has for a
crowd?" "Yes, indood; what of it?"
"His wife presented him with tri-plots
"No ono ovor accumulated any
money on their own personal labor
without tho help of others. 'To
make money' in a commercial sonso
one must make more than ordinary
wages. To do this, you must arrange
in somo way to mako a profit ou
somo ono else's work get two, three
or more people working for you and
receive a small profit on the work of
oach, and then you aro in the ran."
so 'tis said.
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EDMUND NOBRIK, Editor.
W. HOBAOK WRIGHT, AoBistant
Residing In Honolulu.
THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 1897.
WHAT IS OKUELTY" P
From Sublime to Ridiculous the
atop is very short. To overdo n truk
or mission of the moat noblo class
loads to ruin and ridinule. No bet-tar
illustration of these assertions
has over been furnished than by the
aooieties for tho protection of children,
animals, publio morals, and
The good women and men who
undertook to legislate virtue into
tho communities of thoir fellow citizens,
nssomod a task which certainly
was difficult and which has everywhere
resulted in failure through
lack of discretion and practioal
knowledge of tho over-ardent agents
of tho sooielies.
In Hawaii we have not yet found
socioties for the protection of poor
children, tho fact being that a horse
or a cat is of inoro interost and valuo
to our good people than a Ohinoso
ohild, for instance. All of us can
met a child, but not a horse. It
costs money and roprosonts dollars
and cents, tho idols of our virtuous
The animals, however, had to bo
proteoted, and Hawaii for a while
was blessed with a Bociety for tho
prevention of aruolty to animals.
Thopocioty collapsed but tho authorities
took the matter up, and a
prominent young lady was kind
nough to accept tho offico of a special
police officer detailed to look
after the treatment of dumb animals.
Tho young lady deserves tho
praise of the community for sacrificing
her time to the carrying out
of publio interests, and she has been
ably supported by the Marshal and
his men who suddenly became "humane"
and full of ouergy whenever
a lame mule or a cat with a "cold"
-were in question.
The unfortunate trouble is, however,
that the "humane" business
has been overdoue, and that in spito
of the good intentions of tho agent
and her officers tho whole business
has become tho laughing stock of
the community, and is causing seri
ous troublo to tho Government.
A crusade against Ohinosu owners
and drivers of unshod horses was inaugurated,
and ovory poor old pake,
taking evor so good oare of the
horso which draws along his vegetables
and ducks was yanked in
jail and fined for driving a horse
without shoos or somo similar frivolous
Is it cruelty to use an unshod
horso? This is a question which our
friends with tho good intentions
have never answered yot. Wo know
probably as much about animals as
do any of the nico ladies and
who are ohasing up the poor
Chinamen's horses and wo do not
hesitate in saying that tho shoeing
of the kind of horses whiah tho'
Chinese use, as a rule, aud iu tho
manner in which it is done is far
more oruol than allowing tho horse
to travel along the road iu his
catural condition. If tho Supromo
Being, who wo aro told arranged
and creatod everything for tho host,
in his. omniscience omitted to put
iron ahoos on the horse, an auitnal
termed by the ancient "journalists"
a beast of burden, wo aro justified in
presumiug that ho considorod it
suitable for the conditions undor
which thoy havo to live aud wo say
it with all duo rospect to tho good
pooplo with tho good intentions.
On the other islands horses are
rarely shod and yot thoy travol over
roads as hard as thoso in Honolulu
and they climb over rooky palis and
soft swamps without feeling any tho
the worso or calling upon tho
with the good intentions to
Tho actions of the authorities aro
however passing far beyond tho
question whether a horso without
shoes is treated oruolty or not. A
"cow-hocked" mule is now a persona
7to)i grata with our authorities and a
recouvaloscent horso will bo shot if
ho doesu't recover at ouco after
having been under the oaro of a
veterinary, who justly folt proud
over tho improvement iu the condition
of his patient.
Wo are not joking, dear taxpayers.
We give you a few facts which wo
aak you to peruse and which show
that the "Humane" society has
covered itself with ridicule aud deserves
to bo laughed out of existonco
iu spite of good intentions.
Story I. A Chinaman living on
South street noar Queen streot owned
a vory good horse which was injured,
through some accident, in
ono of its legs. Two licensed
volerinaries were called in and tho
horso was kept in a sling for several
weeks, uuderwont an operation
through which over sevon gallons of
blood were lost, and was kept on a
very strict diet. Tho horso improved
und waB a while able to
staud on his legs and by order of
tho veterinary allowed to walk
arouud the paddock belonging to
its owner. The animal naturally
looked emaciated and feoble, and
some virtuous passer by felt
by soeing tho foeblo horse walking
arouud a "Chinese" place and
informed thn"good intontion" crowd
of another case of "cruelty." Tho
result was that a police officer armed
with a blunderbuss appeared on
tho scene and told tho Chinaman,
that ho was going to kill the horse.
Tho surprised pake tried to explain
that tho horse was getting along
nicely, uud that tho doctor, having
charge of the animal, would soon be
around. Tho officer didn't care for
tho veterinary, the Chinaman or the
horse and ho killed the boast. The
result is of course a damago suit
against tho Government, which will
have to pay for tho blunders of its
ardent officials. The people, how
evor, would like to know whether
the Marshal intends to carry out his
principles laid down in this iustauco
as applying to human beings and
proposes to kill tho patients of our
local physicians whenevor thoy aro
slow in recovering thoir hoalth.
Such interfareuco with the privileges
of our "dear" doctors would certainly
Story II. A mulp, belonging to
tho Tramways Co,? has boon arrested.
Tho Marshal, according to tho
official organs, did tho job and the
driver of the poor mule was ohargod
with oruolty to animals. The mule
in question is as sound as any ordinary
mule can desire to bo, but he
has to suffer for the Bins of his
born "cow-hocked" or
in human parlance
Tho poor mulo has been gotting
along all right during his natural life
and although he is not a beauty, he-has
uovor yot been "pulled up" because
his "knees go the "other" way.
The Marshal, who can boast of as
handsome a pair of legs as can be
fouud iu town, objeoted to the
mule's logs on ''humane" principles
aud to jail wont tho driver of tho
If that mule is a fit Object for the
consideration of tho humano society
why not arrest the employers of
somo of tho "boys" around lawn,
who aro woaring thoir pants out by
using thoir knees as cymbals as they
Story III. This' story is simply
an example of tho "discretion"
by the officers with tho good
intontions. It shows that a Chinaman's
horso is vory much different
from a "haolo's" animal. A few days
ago a prominent citizen of Nuuauu
valley sold a horse whioh he has
been driving for sevon years to his
neighbor, a Ohinoso taro planlor.
The "pake" hitcliod up his now
horse and started for town. Noar
School streot ho was halted by n police
officer "with good intentions,"
who told him that ho was arrested
aud had to go to tho Station House
for driving a lamo horso. Tho Chinaman
did not "como up." That is,
he did not put tho expected silver
plaster over tho eye of the administrator
of the law, but be simply said:
"Allight, me go station. Horse alio
same belong Mr. who drive him
ovoly day." Tho policoman
his "good intentioas" it was all
he had to pocket and disappeared,
growling because tho d d pake
didn't, tell him that it was Mr. 's
horse. All of which shows that
what is sauce for tho haolo horso is
not always sauce for a Chinese mare.
"Let tho "humano" agents and all
who believe in protecting animalB
from unnecessary ill Use, oxerciso
good diecretion iu thoir efforts and
beforo rushing into "humano" battles
let them calmly enquire into
existing circumstances, consult competent
men and then learn what is
cruelty and what i3 not cruelty to
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