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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY
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HONOLULU. MAY 12, 1900.
Kamalo has its troubles as well as Kihei.
It is about time to hold a Fourth of July
. " Everything comes to him who waits."
' That's what the Democrats-are saying.
Judging by the number of controversial
ists developed by the Republican rally of last
week it is hardly fair for Hilo to claim pos
session of all, the kickers in the islands.
The club of whatever party that shall f.-.vor
ordinances like those of the municipal govern
ment of San Francisco will have the support
of three-fourths of the voters of this city.
The hack stands are to remain. Minister
Young has .said so The Weekly was the
only j iuhuI that advocated equal rights of
the hack and the automobile.
- H. R Hitchcock won his maiden case in
court last Tuesday. He defended three na
tives who had been falsely accused of robbing
a Chinaman on the highway. Many were
the congratulations extended to him by his
As The Weekly stated some time go
cremation would not have the approval of.
the clergy. Dr. Bishop and Bishop Gulstan,
representative clergymen of Honolulu, have
published their objections to thj new move
m.nt. We are not prepared to argje
ecclesiastical points with the reverend gen
tlemen. We take a practical, sanitary view
of the principle of inceneration.
Fears of the bubonic plague coming here
from Sydney are unfounded. Honolulu has
recently learned such a hard lesson that the
strictest sanitary measures will be enforced
against Sydney vessels. The authorities of
Sydney are abundantly able to 'take care of
their own bailiwick and consequently will
prevent the plague from coming to this port
Queen Liliuokalani, being expected home
on June 6th, all the Hawaiians in the city
are making preparations to hold a grand
luau at Washington Place on the day after
her arrival. Subscriptions of money to de
fray the expenses of the celebration are
being called for.
. There are more than two wings to the
Republican party. Which one will you
Unless the automobile acquires more
speed than it now has it well never supersede
the hack. The automobile of 1900 has all
the characteristics of clumsiness and ungain
liness, and is devoid of a singlet graceful line
in its construction. It has the appearance of
European manufacture. There is nothing
like the cutunder surrey of Honolulu work
manship for comfort and convenience in this
Leung Chi-Tso will have hard work to
make the intelligent people of Honolulu be
lieve that the Bow Wong hatchet party will
bring about a reform in China. Education
and the introduction of white civilization will
do more for China than all his bloody revolu
tionary plans. San Francisco's police will
watch Leung Chi Tso very closely,should that
archhypocrite succeed in getting shore there.
The awarding of cash prizes, donated by
W. O. Smith to those residents of Kalaupapa
and Kalawao who cultivated their small
allotments cf land to the best of their advan
tages, was a worthy act. The event is one of
those occasional reminders that we still have
the unfortunate outcasts under our charge. A
community of goodly proportion exists there
Rome ten hundred souls bereft forever of
the companionship of loved ones, yet seldom
repining their melancholy fate. Their only
occupation is devoted to the domestic affairs
about home and garden, and fills their mon
otonous routine of life, unkindled by a single
spark of worldly ambition. What they have
done to make attractive the grounds around
their houses was performed more in the spirit
of realizing ornamental effects than in the
hope of gaining pecuniary reward.
"Fixing" an Organ-Grinder.
One day, when Mery, the French novelist,
was visiting Sandeau, an organ-grinder halt
ed in front of the Academician's house and
began to play. Sandeau, with a gesture of
irritation, rose from his seat, took a half-franc
piece from his pocket, and flung it at the tor
mentoff calling cut as he did so :
'I Be quiet, and go away I"
What 1" said Mery " you encourage
that detestable kind of thing ? That man
will now- return every day; and not only so
he'll pass the word to his comrades."
" What am I. to do ?" asked Sandeau.
" The street I live in," replied Mery, " is
one of those most infested by organ-grinders.
I had only just moved into my apartment and
opened my window for the firbt time, when
one of them planted himself on the pavement
opposite. He ground out the 'Miserere' from
II Trovatore. I manifested a lively satisfac
tion. After the 'Miserere' he obliged me
with a valse. I took a chair and seated my
self in the balcony. He then played me the
air of one of the most popular songs of the
day; I clapped my hands enthusiastically.
Then he passed to the air of a sentimental
song; I called to my servant to come and
listen to it. 'Encortfl' I cried. He played
the tune over again, then politely took off his
cap and held it towards me; whereupon I
instantly banged shut the window. I went
through the same pantomime with five or six
of the colleagues of my first musician, and
then the cure was complete. Better than
that, even; for yesterday morning, as I was
quietly taking the air, I saw approaching a
man in velveteen trousers and with an organ
on his back. He raised his eyes to mine
and quickened his pace, after lifting his
thumb to the end of his nose, as much as
to say :
" 'You'd like me to play you a tune or two, x
wouldn't you ? But you've taken me in once; x
you'll not do it again I' "
The Basis oP Power.
The question of physical culture in Japan
which haB been receiving some attention
lately is, of course, one of the most important
that can engage the attention of the "teachers
and prophets" of this country. There can be
no doubt or discussion as to ths facts; Japan
is weak and badly developed physically. The
country ought to be under no delusion that it
is a matter which can be neglected or post
poned so long as other claims the claims of
culture and intellect for instance are fully
met and implemented. However unfortunate
a thing it may be for ' the higher man," it is
clear that the world has still a considerable
way to go before it will accept intellectual or
motal standards as the essential measure of
individual or national worth. Nothing is
plainer at the present moment than, that the
real key to predominance among nationalities
is force physical force crystallized and or
ganized in armies and battleships, the unit
in the composition of which is the individual
man, his temperament and nerves, his height,
the measure of his muscle, and the staying
rower of his lungs. The Japanese ought to
know, if they do not, that in these matters
they are in the gross, outclassed and over
matched by all contemporary people in the
ring of civilization. So much is this so, in
deed, that it is not an uncommon thing for
strangers coming among this people to take,
the impression that the Japanese in reality
are a wornout race, a race which has long
since seen its best days and is now well on
the road towards that stage of degeneration
when it must inevitably become the prey of a
stronger and more lusty competitor. The
primal element in national greatness is the
unit and the primal element in the unit's
greatness is his health and vigor. The guns
may be the finest the hand of man can fash
ion but it is, after all, the man behind the
gun that defeats the Aemy. Japan, indeed,
has many grave problems confronting her in
the near future, and not the least of them is
the maintenance of her position against con
temporary peoples whose units are on the
average worth two or three of her own from
a physical point of view. Kobe Herald.
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