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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY 11, 1S90.
THE . PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11. EDWARD ATKINSON AGAIN. Certain of Mr. Edward Atkinson's statements at the late New England dinner given in Springfield, Mass., which were republished in these columns yesterday also involve the question of historical accuracy. Mr. Atkinson said, alluding to the landing of the missionaries in Hawaii, "we found there a large number of happy, contented people. They enjoyed their lands, and lives." This is the statement made by an educated writer, a man who unques tionably prides himself on his accuracy in the research for facts. He is clearly tinder some strange spell that prevents the use of the ordinary intuitions of a student. Excluding the relations of the missionaries with the people of these Islands in the early part of the Cen tury, as an affair involving bitter dif-j lerences of opinion, the actual social and political condition of the natives has a scientific interest, as the condi tions of other nationalities have. The early voyagers, the traders, the whalemen, have generally agreed upon the social condition of these "happy and contented people" as Mr. Atkinson calls them. Not a native owned a square foot of land. Not even a chief owned land. The population had great ly diminished through Avars. Cook's and Vancouver's men had spread loath some aiseases among the people. The cure of sicknes3 was in the hands of soothsayers. Ignorance and supersti tion were universal. Whether the people were "contented and happy" depends upon the definition of these words. In one sense the naked savages, with a good digestion, with leisure to bask in the sun, or to in dulge in the sweet pleasaire of burning their enemies alive, are quite as happy, and indeed may be more happy than a modern millionaire who takes no en joyment in books and art and nature, besides being confronted day and night, if he is a Christian, with the distress ing apparition of the camel trying to plunge through the eye of a needle. There is a school of radical philoso phers who believe that the true savage has nothing to envy in the lot of his civilized brother. But Mr. Atkinson has not, heretofore professed this creed. A fair inference from all his interest ing writings is that the institutions and customs and social arrangements of tho old Bay State, are on the whole preferable to the state of the "un tutored" savage. Perhaps Mr. Atkinson's knowledge of the joys and sorrows of the savage life are derived from such works as ""Typee," by Herman Melville, although we strongly suspect that he is the guileless victim of Capt. Julius A. Pal mer's "Romances from the forecastle -or among the 400 on a cocoanut island." As it was the custom among the na tives, before the advent of the mis sionaries to neglect the aged and fre quently to bury them alive, when they tsecame useless, and infanticide -was penly practised, 'Mr. Atkinson may have seen In these usages the sources ' of true social contentment, and mourns their' absence in the country within sight of Bunker's hill. Mr. Atkinson's statement, if correct, is certainly a powerful argument against the need of any evolution or improvement in man. CAUL SCHURZ. Carl Schurz is the President of the Civil Service Reform Association. The professional patriots despise him. He is opposed to Expansion. The profes sional politicians and patriots hate him. He opposed Hawaiian annexa tion and persisted in making incorrect statements regarding the conduct of the men who led our revolution. So, many of us especially dislike him. Schurz was a refugee from Germany where he had, when a young man, preached democracy. He mastered the English language with rapidity. Dur ing the political campaign of 1S60, he made a series of speeches in the West on behalf of Lincoln, that arrested the attention of the country, by reason of their vigor and eloquence. He did more than any man, during that period, to influence the great German vote in favor of the rising Republican party. When the Civil war began, Mr. Lin coln gave him the rank of general. He did much to fill the army with German recruits. The Republican leaders, after the war, relied upon his great influence with the German population, to secure their votes for the Republican party. President Hayes made him Secretary of the Interior. There his influence began to decline. He was not a poli tician, and refused to allow the "boys" to conduct his office. The machine hated him, because he was impracti cable. He had done a vast service in stand ing "by Lincoln in the dark days, but -the party mistrusted him, because he would not take orders from the bosses. His habits of thought are now too strongly fixed to allow him to swiftly accept the theory of expansion. He was a great and loyal actor in the crises that involved the division of the nation. He placed the united na tion under the deepest obligations to make him for all time, one of its great benefactors. He retains today the love and admiration of those who know well the history of their country during the last forty years. But the professional patriots and politicians read only the history of "today," and have no rev erence for his great work as one of the nation builders. AT A BANQUET. At the annual banquet of the New England Society held in Charleston, S. C, on December 21st, Senator Hoar was the principal speaker. This con servative representative of New En gland thought was received with much enthusiasm. He said that he believed the white and colored races in the South were on the whole dwelling to gether in peace and harmony, "under the silent and sure law by which al ways the superior leads, and the in ferior follows." The occasion of the speech and the trend of thought in the speech show a marvelous change in the public thought of the north during the last fifteen years. Senator Hoar witnessed some of the advanced thought of the South on the liquor question. The wines selected for the banquet were seized by the State dispensary constables, and the des cendants of the Puritans with their friends would have had a "dry" feast, if Senator McLauren had not persuaded his "brother-in-law, the governor of the State to order a release of the pro hibited stuff. The luxurious descend ants of the Pilgrims decline to honor the memory of the father by using that venerable beverage known in ancient days as "applejack" or "Jersey light- nini THE PASSING- HOUR What will the Chamber of Commerce do? On the score of being first in several details required of an illuminant, the Washington light, lately introduced here, is well named. Convention calls are in order. Shall there be the common Honolulu specta cle of a mean squabble with nothing in particular at issue? The chief allegation of a recent ima ginary campaign conducted here should have an anchor sent after it, for it has undoubtedly reached bottom. Now that Annexation has been ac complished, every paper 'on the Main land is in favor of a cable to Hawaii. The average American wants all the news of his own country at least. There is a vein of Julien D. Hayne all through the "confession" contri buted to the New York World by "Jas. D. Hallen." He always had a weakness for "fin de seicle." . In looking over the United States mule transport ship Tacoma, now in this port there wells up the strange regret that the greatest Government on earth failed to make nearly as good travel accommodation for its soldiers as it has for its pack mules. All of the aldermen of Chicago have been summoned before the grand jury to tell what they know of purchase of franchises from the officials of the mu nicipality privately. It is added also that calls are out for the ex-aldermen. It is too bad that the Astor Battery did not come back from Manila this The THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES Fine White Dress Goods, ccts. a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, ?cts. a yard; French Organdies, 10 cts. a yard; Heavy Flannelettes, new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French Organdies, 1? yards, $1.00; Victoria Lawns, 32 inch wide, 10 yards 7?cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices. 3L.B 5 and n 2 . TREMENDOUS BARGAINS IN SAILOR FIATS, the Latest Style, $1.25 each. TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at Bargain Prices. Ready Mad CLOTHING, COLLARS uon Street, naear way. A number of Honolulu people wanted to inspect the braves and see if all of them had saved their manicure sets through the season of service. Aside, the Astor Battery men showed fighting quality of the highest order. At a recent meeting of the Panama Canal Company tnere was held an ex ecutive session to consider whether or no Uncle Sam might be induced to, buy a gold brick in the shape of the shaaowy property of the French cor poration. - A pleasing prospect is unfolded to the Englishmen in Boer land who have thoughts of rising against the oppres sion with which they are ground down and hampered in commercial pursuits. The official organ of the Boer Govern ment advises that when the clash comes the Britishers should be thrown into the deep shafts of their mines, with the debris of their machinery for costly shroud3. "This is from a paper of the people who shout that their Bible is their hand-book." Drink USE mi. ooo- If the advice given in those three words is heeded, good health will fol low. City water is not good for many reasons, principally, because it is con taminated with vegetable and putrid matter of all descriptions. A simple analysis shows this to be a fact. EXCERC1SE Our doctors are busy treating pa tients who are suffering from com plaints, more especially malarial dis orders, which will be materially bene fitted if they drink a water that is pure and possesses curative features, as does Bartlett Spring Water. DUE Ask your family physician about the water, and if he is honest he will en dorse its use. All who have drank the water speak in the highest of terms for it. This climate demands the use of such a water and you cannot afford to be without it. VIGILANCE. We will serve free of charge a glass of this wonderful natural Spring water at our Soda Counter to all who caro to come and test its virtues. We deliver the water to your home in case lots at $6.50 for 50 pints, ?9.50 for 50 quarts. SOLE AGENTS. Grta TOYS- At your own V1 1 ' . ' w and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Com p w nmn II ill ra. Clearance Em pure Blood Rheumatism, Kidney Troubles and Sick Headache the Results Doc tored for Years Without Relief. 'My blood was out of order, and I be gan taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. It has purified my blood and relieved mo of rheumatism, kidney trouble and sick headaches. I have been afflicted with these difficulties for years. I am now able to do a good day's work. Rheumatism has troubled me since I was a child, but I am now entirely well." Miss Pheobe Bai UEY, Box 445, Pasadena, California. " I have suffered from the effects of im pure blood, boils, pimples, etc., for five years. I have tried various remedies with out relief and finally purchased six bot tles of Hood's Sarsaparilla. The boils and pimples have all disappeared since I began taking this medicine. I am now entirely cured." Louis Thomas, 1412 11th Street, Oakland, California. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best in fact the One True Blood Puri fier. All druggists. $1, six for S5. Get Hood's. VAAi r:il are purely vcgetabK re- l iuuu a iiii liable, beneficial. ic. TIMELY TOPICS January 2nd, 1899. The rush and turmoil at tendant upon the approach of and during the holiday? being over and peaceful quiet having once more set tled, now is the time to con sider the necessities of home. In making out your list of goods to replenish the house hold stock, do not forget your wife when driving likes to feel perfectly safe as well as comfortable and up-to-date. Nothing so detracts from the appearance of a horse as a shabby harness and equip ment. Nothing so attracts and adds to the appearance of a horse as a fine harness and equipment such as we are displaying. We have received by the late steamer a full line of up-to-date Single and Double Harness, Buggy and Carriage Harness, Carriage Whips, Laprobes and Whips, Ex press Harness, Mule Team Harness, Dump Cart and Sherwood Steel Harness. We pride ourselves on having a thorough complete stock of reliable and attrac tive carriage and heavy equipments. IK 1. ft Limited. 307 FORT ST. tttttt ttf t- -r 000 price. The whole Stock must being the very latest Styles 0-00- 1 THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A -j LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT. plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be lit 111 H Sale HONOLULU, OAHU. BRUCE WARING & CO. Dealers in Lands. Investment Brokers Fire Insurance Agents. CHOICE BUSINESS and Residence Properties for Sale. ELEGANT LOTS on Punchbowl Slope with fine marine view. A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RESIDENCE on Green street. Terraco grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood. A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenient to Tram Cars. LOTS AND HOUSES at "Buena Vista," Nuuanu Valley. BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located. Lots on Makiki street. HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purchasers cn th installment plan. STORES AND OFFICES (single or in suite) in "Progress Block." RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Reed's Island, Hllo. "We invite Inspection of properties. LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence and Mercantile Risks. We Invite Inspection ol proprtles. BRUCE WARING & CO. Offices: 7 and 8. Progress Block Occident and Orient I ooo- BOTH ENDS MEET AT HOLLISTER & CO TOBACCO Havana and Manila ig Just Received ex. Stmrs. Belgic and Australia. ... . Corner Fort and For a Christmas Gift Select Maile (WITHOUT FINE PERFUMES, TOILET SETS, TOILET WATERS From American, French and English Makers. Benson, Smith & Co LIMITED Fort and Hotel Streets. Goes be cleared. selected from a fashionable TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND j SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES cleared at any price, as we are going HILO, HAWAII. STORE. are Merchant Streets. Colo A RIVAL.) and DO Regent Street, London, Stock BLANKETS, must be sold at any prte, will be Bold at a sacrifice. out of the business. to Qood