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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
THIS 1UOHT OF PRIVACY.
Pilvncy, nceoidlng to legal decisions
In Amui leu, has no lights that amount
to anything. Wo cunnot by Injunction
it'stialn another fiom Invading our pil
wiey, iinr can wo punish such an Inva
sion by seeming dumagcs, as tho com Is
huo held that the sentltlveness which
lesents publicity Is too line a thing fot
this tude woild. And so in this coun
tiy In the present conditions of the laws
we must abandon the sueicd pihilego of
being let alone.
This Is not so in Fiance, and at pies,
cnt It Is not the case in nuglnud. In
Fiance a newspapei in other publica
tion maj not discuss the pthalc af
laiis of u pi hate pel son without pei
inisslon. In ICuglaiul the law was much
as It Is heie until a publisher picpaied
to pi Int some etchings made by the
Queen nnd her late Consult, l'i Inco Al
beit. The couits sti etched a point and
Issued an Injunction, though all the pie
cedents wele ngalnst such a leineuy. In
the coui.se of time an act was passed
b l'aillaiiient dcllnlng pi hue) and 1K
ing penalties foi Its ln.islon.
Hut in Anieilui we aie piactlcall)
without lediess. We tannot pieuit
publication b) Injunction, but uftei
w.ud must pioe damage damage
which can be assessed In dollais and
tents. Suppose a llashj and objection
able papa should pi hit the poitiail ot
a pi hate gentleman's wile 01 daughter.
l.eiy lellned pet son would concede
that theie had been damage; but how in
the woild could mateilal damage be
pioxed.' IJIght theie the dllllculty lies,
and until It can be lenuned the oi
llntst llowei ot eh lllzntlon Is endnn
Legislntllics hesitate to do an thing
tow aid the lellef of pihaey fiom the
Invasions of too-cuilous p.ipeis foi fear
of putting an uiiLonbtltutlon.il lestialnt
upon the llbeity of the picss. Hut lib
el tj Is one tiling and license quite an
other. The in c-s is at llbeity to ile
sciibe, to discuss and to ciltlcise the
public acts of public men, but een they
should have, If the desiie, a pihaey
which it weie license to tie.spass upon.
Tile majoiity of men who amount to
un thing pai t with the lightol pihncj
to a cut tain extent "pio tanto," as the
lawei.s put It. An authoi, an actoi, a
pie.ichei, an at list, or any one who at
tempts to teach the public 01 who chal
lenges its ciltlclsm, abandons his light
to be let alone so far as his woik Is con
cerned. Hut bejond that he should be
piotected 111 bib pihaey 'as by a man
tle. It is Hue we can defend nui-ohcs
against slaiidet and libel, but fiom idle
and ulgar gossip, until pihaey and Its
lights aie defined by stutute laws and
conllimed by decisions of the couit,
theie Is no piotectlon whateer. The
life of a savage Is open at all times to
the inspection of his tilbe, but the
gi eater the ehillzutlon the gientei the
desiie for letliement and pilvacy, the
gi eater the necessity to b let alone.
The Oahu Railway
HAIL TO THE FOUJJUGNHU.
Seduithe Call ot the "Jijl Shlmpo "
The Jlji Shlmpo (Tokio) of Monday
has the following sweet and flute -Uk
call to the foieigner:
"Some people (It says) doubt w bother
the number of foielgneis who will no-v
come to Japan will be huge. We aie
of opinion that business men and capi
talists will come here giaduully, If not
In a lush. Tho Americans, who are
llght-heurtod and go to any p in of
the world will come heie first, If we nre
Affords Tourists and others an opportunity to view an un
equalled variety of Scenery,
Leaving Honolulu and pass
ing through rice Melds, the
traveler skirts the great in
land waters of Pearl Harbor
in sight of charming distant
mountain views, often span
ned by many rainbows. The
mountains lurther on crowd
the railway close to the ocean.
Here nnd there diep valleys,
guarded by high mountain
sides almost perpendicular,
give sun and clouds an op
portunity to display wonder
ful combinations ot light and
shad w on the v. ried greens
and browns ot the landscape.
Along the line are situated the
most productive sugar planta
tions in th; world, each re
presenting an investment of
millions of dollars, so vast are
the agricultural operations,
their pumping plants equalling
those of the greatest cities,
and milli producing hundred
of tons of sugar daily.
H. K. Dillingham
G. 1. Dinisos,
1". C. Smiih,
Gen). Pass Ikt. Agt.
not mistaken. We ought not to ,h a
mole fax 01 able inception to the men of
one tountiy than to the men of an
othei, but will welcome all and will tiy
to nlfoid them evei) possible help and
convenleiue. The 11101 e fallly the. aie
tieated the guatei numbei of them will
omo, but we beliee the middle c'uin
of foielgneis will be the ninjoiily. They
ale the people whom we call "we'l-to
do" and the aie longing for an easy
and happy life. Higher society, both In
Huiope and Ameilca, Is showing a ten
dency to fast lhlng and the desiie for
IumiiIv and ease of social Intel -touise
Is glowing. The middle-class people
loinove to toieign count! lex, slmpl- to
get out of the Willi 1 of fast socleu-.
Theie ale snmll settlements of English
men iu Fiance and Helgium nnd a num
ber of Get mans and Ftenchmeii aie
lemovlng to Aineiiea and other couii
tiies jeai aflei eai. In Ameilcn the
houses of the llch aie shut dutlng the
summer and the inmates pass theii
lelsuie at wateiing places. This Is the
way ilch Aniei leans spend theli lime,
but the mlildle Mass i.innot aifoid It
mid the) aie eagei to get away. These
people will come heie when they know
0111 fall count! y, and the small cost of
lhlng. The climate of Japan Is very
healthy and the tountiy, whiih Is cull
ed the most beautiful In the woild, has
not lack of line seeneiy. Japan would
hae been Invaluable If It had been sit
unted among the Huioppun couutiles
but heie any foielgnei can build his
lesldente at a cost which is a tillle to
him. No land ow net ship has been
Planted to them so far, and this may
be said to be a dt aw back: but the)
can obtain this pi h liege quite easily.
They can pick up beautiful petition of
the count) y, and we aie sine they will
eageily ionic to this paiadlse. llie
they can piocuie good and tollable
maids eiy cheaply and o know this
will be a gloat lellet of Americans, who
aie gioatly tioubled by the seiuinl dif
ficult). Wages for seivnnts have Meji
somewhat of late but they aie still ncit
to nothing If compared with those pjld
In Ameilca and other couutiles. This
possibility of piocutlng falhtful utid re
liable maids alone may attinct u num
ber of them."
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
Impoiteis and Commission Merchants.
Castle & Cooke Co. Ltd.
Commission Merchants and Sugar Faotors
Act Ms 1 ok 'Die Ew.i Plantation Co. The Waialua Agricultural Co., Ltd. The Kohala
Sugir Co. The Wamiea Sugar Mill Co. The Koloa Agricultural Co. The Oncmea
Sugar Co '1 he Pulton Iron Works, St. Louis, Mo. 1 he Standard Oil Co The Geo.
F. Wake Steam Pumps. Weston's Centrifugals- 'I he New England Mutual Life
Insurance Co. ot lioston. The lUna Fire Insurance Co , ot Hartlord, Conn. The
Alliance Assurance Co , of London.
H. HACKFELD & CO., LTD.
HONOLULU. H. I.
Importers. Sugar Factors and
General Commission Agents-"msss
A01 nts or ihl Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co. Haw
aiian Line ol Packets to San Francisco. Hretncn nnd Liverpool Line of Packets,
Trans Atlantic Fne Insurance Co.
Smith & Co , Lngneers, Glasgow.
North German Fire Insurance Co. A. &. W
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