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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER . HONOLULU, APRIL 5, 1S9S.
THE PACIFIC ! while the average chicken of the South j ; is only worth 20 cents or less. M O RT U A R Y R E I ) RT. Commercial Advertiser. W. N . ARMSTRONG CDITOR. TUESDAY APRIL 3. TJIE WAIL )!' A HAWAIIAN. The remarkable and pathetic letter of a native woman, which appears in another column, is worthy of a most serious reply. It is a clear and singularly-comprehensive Humming up of the situation, from the native standpoint. She challenge.. Christian civilization to justify itself in its dealings with the natives. Can it do so? The author is, however, not correct in all of her statements of facts. It is not the descendants of the missionary teachers that have driven the natives to the wall, as she believes. It is a condition of things; the geographical situation, the reciprocity treaty, the terrible thirst for gold in Christian countries, the willingness of the na tives to part with their homesteads, their own thriftlessness, the peaceful but relentless racial conflict, that crea tes the painful situation of the author of this letter, and of her associates. She must remember that millions of women in Christian England and Am erican are, from the cradle to the grave, confronted with worse conditions. The distress of innocent women and chil dren, pitiable and unchangeable, in the great cities, has not been relieved, to any large extent as yet, by the power of the Gospel of Christ. The Hawaiians, in a much less degree, have their share of it. Thousands of American seam- isvrtjsaea, euucaieu lj nave; am.s, would regard the condition of the in telligent author of this letter as almost a tropical dream, in comparison with their own miserable surroundings. The author, let us admit, justly complains of the competition of the foreign wo men. So too, the sewing girls of the Atlantic cities of America, and the sew ing girls of London complain of the killing competition of the Russian Jews. The native women are not alone. There are thousands who are willing enough to preach the Gospel to the negro and teach him in the Sunday school. How many are there, besides j Booker Washington, who have under taken the infiniily harder task of laying a basis for a decent religious life, by i creating industries for them, that 'will supply the "wants" created by edu cation? In this is the need of the mo dern "missionary" here. Christian civ ilization bucks at it, just as a horse bucks at a seven foot fence. Earnest men, and especially women .here wish to discharge their whole duty to the na tives. But duty today rises above that of mere religious duty. It involves that of creating material prosperty. The Lord, in the Old Testament put an increase in flocks and herds along side of an increase in righteousness. There can be no better illustration of the progress of education, and the crea tion of "wants," than tb' letter of a na tive or part-native woman which we publish in another colmun. As a merely literary production, we suspect that few of the white residents could improve upon it. A woman who can write such a letter is entitled to better wages than that of a seamstress. Christian civilization may have done a great wrong in educating people to have "wants," without educating them how to supply theso "wants." Some of the most serious thinkers today now justly complain of the error, if not the crime of educating the head in advance of the hand. Surely enough, there are millions of people in the free and "hap py" land of America, who are despond cnt and miserable because they cannot supply their wants, under the same conditions which would make r Euro peans "wild with jo3" We have on these Islands Americans who are mis erable, because they cannot supply their "wants." The early teachers of the natives "acted according to their best light," and if the natives only knew it, rendered to them an inestimable service in es tablishing law and order, and social justice. They had no despotic power tb keep off the white devils, as the British Government does today in the Fiji Islands, so that no white man, or Asia tic can compete in many ways with the natives, unless with the consent of the enlightened Imperial power in London. Nor would our natives have permitted them to usurp the power to do so. The matives, unfortunately perhaps, must take their chances with the rest of mankind. No doubt Christian civilization owes a duty to them. It has not yet discharged all of that duty. It is a farce indeed to educate these Hawaiian girls to the need and appreciation of better homes, of better living, and then when they are ready for them, find them no ways of meeting the new needs. This is immeasurably the hard est task, and it has not been fulfilled, because it means a broader insight into the relations of religion, education, and "wants." One Hawaiian born became the apos tie of the highest duty of Christian civ ilization to the American negro, and persistently taught that the education of the head and hand must go together. Several weeks ago his desciple Booker T. Washington, said in one. of the great halls of New York City: "There should bo a more vital and practical connec tion between the negro's educated brain, and his opportunity for earning his daily living." "We need the new baptism of the race into the best me thods of agricultural, mechanical and commercial life." The negro looks at his barren soil, and his little hovel, and says: "I can earn nothing." Booker Washington takes him in hand and re plies: "I will educate you so that your little patch will blossom like the rose." He has already shown that it can be done. The negro girl is taught to sup ply her wants, by the cultivation of flowers. She is carefully and persis tently taught that a fat chicken is worth a dollar in the Northern market, Makec Island Concert. The band will give a moonlight con cert at Makee Island this evening, be ginning at 7:30 o'clock. The following program has been arranged: PART I. Overcure "Poet and Peasant". .Suppe Serenade "Love in Idleness". Macbeth "Reminiscences of Weber" Godfrey Ai a Hiki Mai. Take back your Gold. Pride of the Ball. Miss Annie Kanoho. PART II. Cornet Solo "Old Folks at Home" Bernard Mr. Charles Kreuter. "Sounds from Makee Island". .Walker Fantasia "Mosquito Dance" : (Eilenberg Waltz "Love's Old Sweet Song"... Bucalossi Hawaii Poni. The Gazette (semi-weekly) will be Issued in time for the outgoing mails today. You can make poor cake with Schillings Best baking powder ; but you have got to use poor flour or something else, or be a mighty poor cook to do it. A Schilling & Company San Francisco 212i HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AT AUCTION. ON THURSDAY, APRIL AT 10 O'CLOCK, A. M., At the Residence of Mr. Jas. Steiner, Adams Lane, I will sell at Public Auc tion, the Entire Household Furniture, comprising Large Plate Mirror, Oak Parlor Chairs, Divans, Oil Paintings, Steel Engravings, Parlor and iSofa Rugs, Oak Hall Stand, Oak Bedroom Sets, Table and Bed Linen, (Dining Room Chairs, Fine Oak Sideboard, Crockery and Glassware, 1 Manhattan Stove, Kitchen Utensils, Etc., Etc. Jas. F. Morgan, AUCTIONEER. EASTER BUNS Delivered hot all day FRIDAY. Love's Bakery, K H Send in your orders. S , Telephone 282. The total number of deaths reported for the mouth of March. 1S!, was 73. dis tributed as follow5: Shadow of Herself! BflU Under I year 10 r rum 1 to 5 From 5 to 10 From 10 to -0. . . From 20 to 30. . . From 30 to 40. . 0 I From 40 to 50. . 3 l From 50 to W. 7 From i'aj to 70. 4 1 Over 70 . S i 4 10 Males Hawaiians Chinese Portuguese. Japanese Total Unattended Non-ltesidents .50 j Females. 15 . 0 . 4 (reat Britain 3 United .states 5 Other nationalities 2 COMPARATIVE MONTHLY MORTALITY. Mar. 1893 51 Mar. 1SS6 Mar. 1804 45 Mar. 1807 Mar. 1895 45 CAUSE OF DEATH. 03 50 Stomach Was Too Weak to Retain Food C WARING Co. Complete Cure Effected by Hood's Sarsaparilla Bronchitis 1 Convulsions 0 Catarrn l Consumption 8 Cholera Infantum. 2 Congest'n of lungs 1 Cancer 1 Dysentery 2 Diphtheria 2 Debility 2 Dropsy 3 Drowned Enteritis 2 Exhaustion I Fever 2 Fever, Typhoid ... 1 Heart Disease 5 Inflammation, of Liver Inanition Intestinal Perfora tion Meningitis ... Nephritis 1 Old age 10 rneumonia Pericardial Effu sion 1 Paralysis 3 Peritonitis 1 tjypbilis 3 bepticaemia 1 Junior of Brain. . . 1 Unknown DEATHS BY WARDS. Wards 1 2 Deaths ........ 13 20 3 16 4 5 5 19 Out side 0 Annual death rate per 1000 for month 29.20 Hawaiians , 39.00 Asiatics 22.80 All other nationalities 22.50 C. B. Reynolds, A cent Board of Health Minister Cooper was able to get to the Executive Building yesterday to attend accumulated State business and look over the scores of the first shoot for the Department Trophy. Cheap i AND B A walk through most any section of this city at night when all is still will cause anyone to won der why more sickness does not exist. The oh noxious orders from defec tive sewerage and many other causes ought to be overcome and that at once, 5 CENTS A GALLON Look after your cess ' pool3, water closets and garbage barrels. They are fever producers. Keep them free from offensive odors. It saves doctor's bills. ODORLESS I H1H. Much simpler and more convenient than Chloride of Lime, Carbolic Acid and many other disinfec tants. Used in all the prominent Hospitals and Public Buildings through out the United States. POROU THE STJFE. Sold In any from 25 cents Give It a trial. quantity upwards. Sole Agents. Now Enjoying tho Best of Keatthj With Digestion Perfect. "My mother was subject to sick head aches and indigestion for over a year. She was unable to stand for any length of time, and was obliged to stay in e dark room as she could not benr the light. She had no appetite whatever and herstornach was so weak she could :aot retain what food she did eat. She also had severe pains in her head. She suffered so much that she became but the shadow of her Belf. One day I happened to read a tes timonial about Hood's Sarsaparilla. It Sounded So Truthful I persuaded her to try this medicine. Before finishing the first bottle there was an improvement in her condition. She no longer threw up her food and her head ache was not as severe. She took in ail four bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla and several boxes of Hood's Pills and regained her weight. She is now enjoying the best of health. Her digestion is good and she can eat almost anything she wishes. She is 42 years old and says she feels as well as when she was 16. Hood's Sarsaparilla made a complete cure in her case." Miss Mary Mascarie, Ironton, Ohio. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best in fact the One True Blood Furifier. Prerared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. HonrPc Pillc the best family cathartic, I iuuu zs easy to operate. 25c. HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, Wholesale Agents. TIMELY TOPICS March 31, 1898. VICTOR SAFES. WERE invented, patented and put onto the market to supply an urgent demand for a well built, and at the same time, medium priced safe. 1 The manufacturers of this safe have made a careful study of the require ments of the different safes and classes and as a result the VICTOR SAFE has supplied the vacancy. v & v Aside from the regular six sizes we carry in stock, we can order any style of safe required and have it divided to suit the purchaser. n n In our office we are using one of the regular make, and for convenience it cannot be touched by any safe we have ever seen. & All VICTOR SAFES are made of the best materials known to tbe trade and only skilled workmen are employed. W9 Wp Wp Every part is made by the VICTOR SAFE & LOCK CO., from the raw ma terial and are thoroughly tested before and after construction. : s? One of the best recommendations for hese safes is that other safe com panies often use the VICTOR SAFE aa a criterion as being not only burglar, but fire-proof. Z K l We invite inspection. ID 0 sii iiii 0. Limited. r O EE Ezras sLSeaafcasaxaassair IN eal Estate and Financial Agents, Telethone 678. . 314 FORT STREET. HONOLULU. We are ready to purchase Largo Estates near Honolulu and Hilo, aa$ Coffee Lands on Hawaii. Loans placed and negotiated; Estates taken charge of and managed. Choice Lots for sale at Kewalo, at Punahou and the growing City ol Kile on the Installment plan. Houses bull t for investors. No trouble to a?vnr property to Intending purchasers. OoOf ooooooooooocooooooo 0 0 0 o 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 e 0 0 9 0 JJoJJJi Stl & CO mport Cigars direct from Havana. Hoilister & Go.lmpoFactori.':an Cisars direct from the Hollister & Oo.,mpoi4tori!a Cisars di"ct from the Hollister & Oo.,mpFacfoTes.ingTobaccosdirectfrom Hollister & Co.ImpFac?orieIingTobaccosdirectfrom ,liS Hollister & Co. Import Snuff direct from the Factories. "CX-1 1 1 a 4-11 SH-r Cr Import Three B Pipes direct from the Fac jaOIllSTjer OC UO. tory In London. 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Only By nson, Smith & Co L1MITED- The balance of the goods having arrived on the Zeaiandia they will be offered at the fol lowing Prices: Brown Cotton, 3G inches wide, 23 yds. for $1.00. White Cotton, 30 inches wide, 20 vds for $1.00. Trints, New Pattern, CO yds. for $1.00. Print Organdies, New patterns, 10c. yd. Printed Dimities, New Patterns, 15 yds. for 1.00. White Dimities, 20 yds. for $1.00. ! Bleached Damask, 50c. a yd. .123 ICc. I Brown Sheeting 9-4, Victoria Lawns, 10 yds. in a piece, 50c. J Bleached Napkins, large, $1 doz. j Bleached 9-4, 18c. TABLE LINEX. Unbleached Damask, ! SHEETINGS. Brown Sheeting 10-4, j Brown Sheeting 8-4, 23c. a yd. ! ISc. per yd.; Bleached 10-4, 2c. Bleached 8-4, ICc' 14c. per y r yd.; Gents' Furnishing Goods Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Neckties and Underclothes at Half Price. Ready Made Clothing SUITS FROM S4 50. TROUSERS FROM S1.50 UP. We have All the Latest Novelties at One-Half what they cost elsewhere ueen