THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER . HONOLULU, APRIL 5, 1S9S.
! 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.
W. N . ARMSTRONG CDITOR.
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
Cornet Solo "Old Folks at Home"
Mr. Charles Kreuter.
"Sounds from Makee Island". .Walker
Fantasia "Mosquito Dance"
Waltz "Love's Old Sweet Song"...
The Gazette (semi-weekly) will be
Issued in time for the outgoing mails
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
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,
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,
Delivered hot all day
Send in your orders.
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
.50 j Females.
(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.
Stomach Was Too Weak
to Retain Food
Complete Cure Effected by
Cholera Infantum. 2
Congest'n of lungs 1
Fever, Typhoid ... 1
Heart Disease 5
tion Meningitis ...
Old age 10
Junior of Brain. . . 1
DEATHS BY WARDS.
Wards 1 2
Deaths ........ 13 20
Annual death rate per 1000 for month 29.20
Hawaiians , 39.00
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.
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
Look after your cess
' pool3, water closets and
garbage barrels. They are
fever producers. Keep
them free from offensive
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
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Give It a trial.
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.
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,
March 31, 1898.
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.
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.
In our office we are using one of the
regular make, and for convenience it
cannot be touched by any safe we have
All VICTOR SAFES are made of the
best materials known to tbe trade and
only skilled workmen are employed.
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Every part is made by the VICTOR
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and after construction.
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,
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We invite inspection.
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.
JJoJJJi Stl & CO mport Cigars direct from Havana.
Hoilister & Go.lmpoFactori.':an Cisars direct from the
Hollister & Oo.,mpoi4tori!a Cisars di"ct from
Hollister & Oo.,mpFacfoTes.ingTobaccosdirectfrom
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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.
Ol 1 1 SjPlf1 & CO av8 avana anc Mann Cigars in Bond.
Hollister & Co.Are tobacconists.
Hollister & Co.Are Located at
Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts.
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CreGOleno when raporiied btiwck room will give iancdlate rcttei.
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SOFT. WHITE fc'KIN Is within the
reach of every woman. All that is needed
to make the complexion faultless is Mailz
Removes eery facial blemish, takes
away redness and oiliness, preserves and
beautifies the skin.
Prepared. Only By
nson, Smith & Co
The balance of the goods having
arrived on the Zeaiandia they
will be offered at the fol
Brown Cotton, 3G inches wide, 23 yds.
White Cotton, 30 inches wide, 20 vds
Trints, New Pattern, CO yds. for $1.00.
Print Organdies, New patterns, 10c. yd.
Printed Dimities, New Patterns, 15 yds.
White Dimities, 20 yds. for $1.00.
! Bleached Damask, 50c. a yd.
I Brown Sheeting 9-4,
Victoria Lawns, 10 yds. in a piece, 50c. J Bleached Napkins, large, $1 doz. j Bleached 9-4, 18c.
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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
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