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THE DAILY PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER
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OUS EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.
In tho Gazette of Wednesday last
i; Mr. (W. J; Smith has replied in detail
to a number of the' statements made
by Rev. Dr. C. M. Hyde, in a letter
entitled "The Hawaiian Public
School - .System," . which was pub
lished . in the same paper on the 21st
January. Few people could have
believed that-a -man of Dr. Hyde's
callbrewould rush into print with so
many absolute misstatements as he is
convicted of indulging in bv Mr.
Smith. These details have, however,
less interest for the general public
than the sweeping generalizations in
regard to the character of our national
education "Some" of these fall to the
ground along with the figures which
Dr. Hyde relied upon. y here he got
the latter from it Is difficult to
imagine. The learned Doctor is ac
credited among us as the possessor of
a find intellect, much erudition, and
a mete -than ordinary capacity for
grasping anysubject which he directs
his, attention to. But in his attack
on ourVducationa! system he has lost
himself . Is.it. permissible to suggest
that, political. feeling has for once
clouded h'is intellectual perceptions
and made' him grope ' and blunder
here and there when he should have
. walked, erect with open eyes? We
do not venture to indulge in- au ex
planation of the fact, but most assur
edly. Dr.. Hyde h'as .gone far astray.
He has been playing with illusions,
and the facts 'Lave eluded that fine
intellectual grasp for which he is
The 'proportion - of -children not
attending school regularly, or leaving
school at-tpQ early an age," says Dr.
Hyde, " is a factor of harm and loss."
This" is" the" .cry just now all over the
" world; and It is pure folly to make
out cf it an 'accusation against the
Board of Education. , It is a social
mischief which no Board or govern
ing body can successfully contend
ithj ; ahd which legislators have
triedVyainly f to allay. The commu
nfiy has to ' be educated into acqui
escence, in the view taken by its
most advanced members before proper
recognition of the. value of education
can b$"' universal; To our minds,
judging from what we see and hear
sirjl 6 ad this n com munity stands
ahead of most white communities in
its recognition of the value of educa
tion, in its earnest effort to promote
it, .and in the proportion of children
Vof school. age that are actually being
educated. We will- venture to throw
down the gage on behalf of Hawaii
against any State of the American
Union or any Province of the British
Empire. ' Can any one produce com
parative statistics on, the subject?
We want them a little more reliable
; thantbpse figures of ,t Dr. Hyde's,
' which? Mr. Smith has so completely
f Dr. Hyde attacks in a general way
tae "independent" schools, and says
that some of them are in the charge of
persons utterly incompetent! We chal
lenge the learned Doctor name
names.. ! Such - a statement as he has
ventured to make is a very serious
one. We may tell him candidly that
we are of the opinion' that he desires
. by this sentence to point his finger at
the Roman Catholic schools, which,
according, to our observation, are
about the best in the Kingdom. If
Dr. Hyde is prepared to confess that
; he ..belongs to the school of the old
- Puritan Romophohists, who probably
figured among his ancestry, and
Tfhose descendants sent here such
mischief makers as Bingham, we
have nothing more to say. We leave
him to his delusion. But we do not
think that he or any of the present
generation of Rev. gentlemen in our
midst are ppepred to indorse the un
christian follies of the Puritans of
either Old Kngland or New England.
Hence we ask him to speak out and
tell us where the schools are that are
"in charge "f persons utterly:' incom
petent." '"We hope lhat he is just as
much in error about this important
matter as Mr. Smiih has shown him
to be on other points.
Many reflections are induced by the
contents of Dr. Hjjde's letter, which
we must hold over for a future article.
Every public institution is the better
for criticism, and the Educational
Department of the Hawaiian King
dom has been so accustomed to re
ceive lavish praise that it will do it a
world of good to be subjected to ju
dicious criticism. . But Dr. Hyde
seems to us to be astray from" the be
ginning; to have overlooked what
needed exposition and comment, and
to have "run amok" in exactly the
direction where his knife could meet
with no victims.
AT THE NEW HEBRIDES.
Oft M al Islaud.
Along in the afternoon the Julia
ran in close to the land and the
boats were seen near the low beach.
Charley was standing in the stern of
one, carbine in hand, trading for co
coanutsyams; etc., and holding forth
on the advantages of life in Oahu.
" Wahoo' ' exclaims one stout
ruffian in the crowd of natives'what
name that place?"
"My word" Charley answers'that
bloody fine place. All same Mai,
Obrah, all this ellah-island. You see
plenty . yam'i I buliimacow, banana,
fish all them for eat plenty !. No
all same Queensland, Fiji, Tahiti
Timeryou go' Oahu you find one moon
one pound ! One year twelve
pounds!" (that is $5 per month, pr
$60 a year). "Pose you stop two,
three year, you catch forty-three
pounds, five shillinjra ! My word!
Generally, when the natives were
told that they would be paid five dol
lars a month for the first year, six
dollars per month for the second, and
seven per month for the third they
were incredulous. They had been ac
customed to receive about 6 per
annum for the same length of time
in the Colonies, Fiji, and Tahiti, and
the. idea of being paid at the (to
them) extravagant rates offered by
Charley struck them' as being incre
dible. -j , ..
.."What name?" they would reply.
"You think me all the same as one
dahm fool? That fellah ship belong
to Fiji: He too smahl 'blong Wah-
hoo! Me sabe you you, Fiji mahn"
(which was true.) "You no fool mel"
It was in vain that Charley would
point to the. Hawaiian flag as proof
that the Julia did not belong to the
Colonies. It so happens that our flag
carries a "jack" almost precisely like
the -English, and, at a distance, to
the hueducated eye of the New Heb
ridean the two look much alike; and
so, the remark was often mad"yo"u
lie: that fellah ship Fiji: bloody
babd place Fiji. Boy no want go that
,.Tbe second mate told us that at one
landing place on the beach, a fine
looking native, upon hearing what
Charley had to say, answered him
by stating that he had been to New
Caledonia and worked for three
years, at the end of which time he
had been paid off with one musket,
one tin of powder, three tomahawks,
and three Knives !. Me had never
used the muskets as he had no bullets
or caps, and the tomahawks and
knives he had given away ! He nat
urally considered ' himself underpaid
for his services, and was of the
opinion that the whole business was
a first-class humbug. He would
never go again, i'aud" added Smith
"ne ,j est; stood around therewith a
club about four feet long, aud every
time, he caught a young fellow look
ing sideways at the boat he dropped
that stick onto his head and drove
him back into; the crowd. One young
chap that wanted to go pretty bad he
stopped with that club, and as the.
women hauled, the still breathing
body away, that fellow remarked
"My word! you no want that fella-
boy he no good!" Such discourage
ments as these, as well as the small
size of the Julia prevented many
from going with us so that we did
not find "recruiting" very brisk.
Anchoring in the night in one of
the many bays that indent the coast
line of Mai wo are visited by two or
three natives who announce them
selves as "chiefs," and are certainly
.ugly and black enough to bo distin
guished from the common herd in
one sense at least.
Our visitors are clothed in a waist
belt about three inches wide made
from a bark much resembling that of
the birch, and possessing when new
very much the same spicy odor.
This belt which is quite stiff and
thick is worn over one made of grass
fibre or cocoanut leaves stripped fine,
and,, like the waist-cord worn on
Muna is drawn very tight so that the
waist of the wearer is quite waspish
and to be envied by those who be
lieve Nature to have made a mistake
in regard to the space required for
Their ear-rings were made of a
slender piece of tortoise shell about
six inches long and a quarter of an
inch wide, that being softened by j
heat is fastened in the hole in the
lobe of the ear in a flat coil. Cf course
when cool it is stiff and bard and
cannot bo removed without breaking.
I tried to persuade one of the chiefs
to sell me a pair of these rings with
the lobes of the ears attached, but at
first he wouid not part'with them. I
displayed before him two whole
sticks of tobacco (26 to the pound)
one for each ear he remained obsti
nate. I added a clay pipe and he
wavered; a thimble-full of blue glass
beads, and he began to feel of the
coveted lobes, and half drew the
butcher-knife stuck in his girdle. I
began to hope the ears and rings
were mine, when he drew back and
spoke a few earnest words to Charley,
who informed me that the chief was
not willing to cut his own ears off, and
hat it would disgrace him to let any
one else do so, but that if we would
wait around there until the next
morning he would , bring me off two
or three pairs of what I wated at the
price offered per pair. This I couldn't
promise to do, and so I lost these
Flat plates of tortoise shell are also
softened bv heat and then bent
around the arm, and are ornamental
and useful both, as they are highly
polished, so as to show the mottleing,
and form a shield or 4guard against
blows from the recoil of the &triugs of
the bows that they use.
Later in the evening the boys and
boat's crews went to "dancing." That
. " .-..-1
is, tuey stamped in unison arouuu
the decks until they fairly shook the
Julia from stem to stern. At inter
vals each one gave a loud yelp, and
then altogether a hoop! hoop! hoop!!
Dur.ng the dance some hissed sharp
ly, at which signal the "figure"
chancred.' Those who grew tired of
dancing, beat sticks together and
veiled violently to encourage the
The next day we ran along'the land
as before, watching the boats. The
whole country was very rugged,cut up
by deep, narrow ravines. In the
afternoon we were off the Missionary
station, under the bluff on the west
eud of the island. The "Daj'spring' '
was lying off and on, while -her boats
were ashore. The station is a very
neat little place as seen from the sea,
and the zinc covered dwelling house
gleamed out white and pretty amidst
Here another style of "dress" pre
vailed amongst the natives whom we
saw. The broad waist-belt was discard
ed as being too hot for this climate, I
guess and a thin string was worn in
its place. A leaf of the fig, prob
ably is attached in front, the whole
costume being identical with that
worn by Adam many years ago; the
only difference befng that now but
one leaf is worn and that not larger
than your hand while in my youth
ful Sunday-school-going days, Adam's
primitive dress was made up of sev
eral enormous leaves neatly stitched
Sjturgreon aud Huxley as Smokers.
Mr. Spurgeon once declared boldly that
if anybody could show him in the "Bible
the command "Thou shalt not smoke,'
he was ready to keep it. 'I find,'' he
said, in a famous discourse in the Taber
nacle "I find ten commandments, and
it's as much as I can do to keep them;
and I have no desire to make them into
eleven or twelve. Why, a man may
think it a sin to have his boots blacked.
Well, then, let him give it up and have
them whitewashed. I wish to say that
I'm not ashamed of anything whatever
that I do, and I don't feel that smoking
makes me ashamed, and therefore I mean
to smoke to the glory of God.''
For years Prof essor Huxley.like Charles
Lamb, toiled after tobacco "as'some men
after Tirtue." At a certain debate on
smoking among the members of the
British association he told the story of
his early struggle in a way which utterly
puts the anti-tobacconist3 to confusion:
'For forty years of my life,'' he said,
"tobacco had been a deadly poison to me.
Loud cheers from the anti-tobacconists.
In my youth, as a medical student, I tried
to smoke. In vain! at every fresh, attempt
my insidious foe stretched me prostrate
on tne noor. i xtepeatea cneers. l l en
tered the navy. Again I tried to smoke.
and again met with a defeat. I. hated to
bacco. I could almost have lent my sup
port to any institution that had for its
object the putting of tobacco smokers to
death. Vociferous cheering. A few
years ago I was in Brittany with some
friends. We went to an inn. They
began to smoke. They looked very hap
py, and outside it was very dark and dis
mal, l tnougnt x would try a cigar.
Murmurs. I did so. Great expect
tions. I smoked that cigar it was de
licious! Groans. From that moment I
was a changed man; and I now feel that
smoking in moderation is a comfortable
practice, and is productive of good. Dis
may and confusion of the anti-tobacconists.
Hoars of laughter from the
smokers. There is no more hrrm
in a pipe than there is in a cup of
tea. You may poison yourself by drink
ing too much green tea, and kill yourself
by eating foo many beefsteaks. For my
own part, I consider that tobacco, in
moderation, is a sweetener and equalizer
of the temper." Total rout of the anti-
tobneconists, and complete triumph of the
Excavations at Pompeii continue, and
have recently disclosed fine mural deco
rations, all of which portray vices. Virtue
seems not to have been of so great an
f J !ffrfpap NT'S
tn,: .wdor nerrr varies. A marvel of purity.
strenrth and wholesomeness. More eroncmcai
thwithe ordinary kinds, and cannot bo sold in com
petition with tne multitude of lwt, short
CAMS. ttOTAn UJl&IHV "v., ' -
By Jack Maloire, he by Lexing
ton. 1st dam Ivy Leaf, by Imp.
Australian; 2nd dam, Bay Flower,
by Lexington; 3rd dam. Bay Leaf,
by Imp. Yorkshire: 4th dam. Imp.
Maria Black, bv Philo da Putah,
j etc., etc.
Terms, 10 1 1st dm, Queen, by Korfolk; 2nd
tj i r-aiifnfnlA lit Kv TiTanriav.
for vaam uuces, o ruier.
the Season. I 7"For extended pedigree see
J Bruce's Stud Book, 3rd volume.
By Langford, he by Belmont.
1st dam Flora, by Cosmo; 2nd dam,
Fanny Harper, by Grey Eagle; 3rd
dam, Julia Ann, by Medoc; 4th
dam, by Imp. Eagle; 6th dam, by
QalUtan, etc., etc.
ALSO, THE CANADIAN CLYDE,
Terms, $30. Mares not proving in foal can be
returned next Season to the above horses free or
For further particulars apply to
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Or C. W. MACFARLANE.
HAWAIIAN IIOTEI, STABLES.
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In Honolulu, on the 2nd day of February, 1885, of
the subscribers to the stock of the UNION FEED
COMPANY, it was voted to accept the Charter of
Incorporation granted to them and their succes
sors, under the corporate name and style of the
Union Feed Company, on the 30th day of January,
1885, and that said Corporation, under said Charter,
thereupon organized itself and. elected the follow
President. H R Marfarlane
Vice-President Bruce Cartwright
Treasurer F W Macfariane
Auditor Bruce Cartwright
Secretary Waiter S Hauks
A J Cartwright, John H Paty, G W Macfariane.
Notice is further given that pursuant to the
terms of said Charter, "No stockholder shall be
Individually liable for the debts of the Corpora
tion beyond the tbe amount which may be due
upon the share or shares held or owned by him
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