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Author of South Sea
Idyls Talks in San
' The following article on Hawaii is
from the San Jose (Cal.) Mercury, j
which is advertising prize trips to.
O, Stoddard, in our hours of ease,
Despondent, dull and hard to please,
When coins and business wrack the
A most infernal nuisance thou.
O, Stoddard, if to man at aJl
To me unveil thy face
At least to nie
. Who at thy club and also in this place,
Unwearied have not ceased to call,
Stoddard, for thee!
I scatter curses by the row,
I cease from swearing never;
For men may come and men may go,
But Stoddard's out forever.
But Stoddard was not out all day
yesterday. The author of the "South
Sea Idyls" was in, in a sense, and he
consented to talk to me of the Ha
waiian Islands of the bread-fruited
suburbs of Papeete, appealing to the
softer senses of the poet; of the vo
lnntnnv.e TaliJtinn ami of tTia rpsnon-
sive echoes in American hearts to the
ducet beguiieinents or tne' ooutn ea
And those facetious lines, quoted at
the head of this article, were penned
by poor health-broken Stevenson and
one day long ago dropped under the
door of Charles Warren Stoddard 's
room. For the downcast man (physi
cally) was bubbling over witn im
promptus and he himself took them to
the "most San Franciscoey part of San
Francisco" and laid them there at the
poet's door. But here and the jump
is self-evident the result of these lit
tle quips and conferences was "The
Wrecker," and the trip of Stevenson
to the South Sea islands.
"I said to myself," Stoddard writes
in his "Exits and Entrances," a prose
epic, "apart from the inevitable ani
mate attractions, the consummate
splendor of vast palm plantations, the
lisp of the reef-zoned, effeminate sea,
the almost overwhelming fragrance of
indolent gales, heavy with the perfume
of citron and lime these will surely
paint his skies a richer color and in
flame the blood of his heroes, if not
that of his heroines."
But these are the written words of
the author of "South Sea Idyls." They
are commensurate, they are ample,
they are sufficing in that they take
you into an enchanted land where for
generations hence voices, as soft as the
sibilant waters that flow by Vailima,
and as sad as the sob ot the sea, will
chant in the radiant starlight the lofty
exploits of Tusitala, the Teller of
Tales whose dust is gathered upon the
crown of Vaea, where he had longed to
lie. The pages of landscape and sea
scape, that are enough to wring the
heart of a homesick lover of the South
Seas, are all that is left to us of
Stevenson, but that writer, in whom
there is not the faintest suspicion of
a bcotch mist hovering between him
and reality, is still with us telling of
tne halcyon days when he nestled in
the bosom of that tropical equatorial
land and in poetic mosiacs, that to the
discredit of readers are not universally
Known, he wrapped its glories.
Charles Warren Stoddard, than whom
no living writer has done more to im
mortalize the languid southern land,
sat yesterday m his living room; not a
chamber that you would associate with
a poet 's existence, it was prosy ' but
comfortable. Before him lay a large
writing pad on a number of pages of
which were scrawled in that hideous,
inartistic scrawl of his, some copy. The
room was spacious. On his little writ
ing table nestled in an alcove between
three windows were a few books, one
of which was the Bible. What was
there to attract the poet of the South
Seas, that land of indolence and magic,
to these comfortable but prosaic sur
roundings, or was it Paul Clitheroe
again seeking refuge in a picturesque
monastry, he who camped among can
nibals, basked in the favor of Cardinal
Princes, starved in Bohemia, or with
the holy missionaries in far off places,
feasted with Eastern potentates or dis
ported with thespiau stars or coryphees,
all of which were alike to him," as far
as the eternal fitness of things are con
cerned. Yes, Stoddard has told us there
was a natural tendency to method in
some mystical muttering music that
made it easy for him to drop into a rut.
And with him we were almost prone to
say, "Perhaps after all he could get
used to his new life and live it out."
Wrhat was there to attract, to con
sole, to satiate the poett
You look out in the afternoon and
the symptom of approaching rain ex-1
1 il 1 IS m -
prcsaru. in tne scnooiooy song or Jong i
ago is recalled "the distant hills are
loking nigh" taking you within appar
ently stone's throw of the coast range,
and up there to the east is Lick Ob
servatory, though that does not ap
peal to the poet's uncommercial in
stincts. But, "it isv lovely when the
sun rises in the morning,' he says.
"The windows in the houses up there
around Mt. Hamilton are illuminated
as if by an arc light. I see them from
this window. And at sunset sometimes
you get little pictures of nature's
handiwork that console you to look
It was easv to induce the author to
talk on the Hawaiian islands.
THE AIR PERFECTLY GLORIOUS.
"Tf one of the teachers of this
county, " he said, "should want to go
to the Hwaii'm islands she should tike
one of the big ships for China that
touch there. After or about the second ;
days' trip you get into that beautiful!
air. ou don t see much air, but there
you never fail to feel it. It becomes
perfectly glorious. You are about six
days at sea. Perhaps they make it some
times less than that and you get up to
these islands which is like a bit of
landscape gardening something mar
velous for color. It is a climate in
which it rains whenever it feels like it,
and nobody cares whether it rains or
not, because the rain doesn 't wet you
down there. It simply sprinkles you.
The air is full or rainbows. ou ee
rainbows flitting around and sometimes
when the sun shines the ram beats up-
on the roof, coming down diagonally
"There you have rainbows always on
the old days, the good, dear old days,
you stepped into a kind of Garden of
Eden, where there then existed all
Adams and Eves, but now, of course,
the people all wear clothes and sweat,
and if you go ashore you will have a
number of hotels to choose from, not
only in Honolulu, but two or three miles
up the coast." ;
And then Mr. Stoddard told of Wai
kiki, of the beaches, the glorious sairf
bathing and surf-riding on canoes.
' And there, " he said, ' ' you simply
loaf around. It is no place to do any
thing except to see and broathe; the
air is fragrant with all sorts of delici
ous' perfumes, the lilies, the beautiful
lilies, grow all round on the roadside
with such tropical perfumes, and the
rose?, jasmines and Japanese lilies tint
are so intoxicating, abound, and you
...... .' W .;'! - ?lJr'
CHARLES WARREN STODDARD.
listen to the birds, many of which have
been, alas, too, imported.
NEVER CLOSED DOORS OR WIN
DOWS. "The houses were scattered about.
Now I suppose they have been huddled
UP together, shoulder to shoulder, and
yet that is a country in whicfh people
ought to live apart, should be separate
because the houses are never shut. At
the bungalow, where I was living, we
never throughout the year closed a
window or door night or day."
j Jfr. Stoddard bemoaned the advent
of modernizing influences. He was
sprry that some of the beautiful lawns
Tvere divided up into building lots-.
f'Even before my day," he said, "they
iia telephones and women sat at the
phones and heard what each other had
to say all day. It was the cheap amuse
ment then, but they have found for
them nowadays a more practical util
ity. "There are trains running to the
harbor. In my day you would go on
horseback or in a carryall, and now
you go by steam. Everything is being
modernized, brought up to date. They
have soldiers there. In my time they
had soldiers, too, but if you looked at
them they were as liable as not to start
up a song, a chorus 'grand richesse.'
But these dear old days I think are
gone forever. Everything has become
common-place. Everything is becoming
"The climate; is that, too, gone?"
"The climate remains, but every one
is breathing it nowadays. They packed
When you hear Mr. Stoddard's la
ment on the lost glories of Hawaii and
then a little paeon of joy that all might
not yet be lost, you think of the beau
tiful passage in Marion Crawford's
"The Witch of the Prague," in which
he asks if this is the age of reason;
the age of law. The Greeks are gone,
yet the Hermes of Olympia remains,
mutilated and maimed, indeed, but
faultless still and still supreme. Athens
still stands in broken loveliness, and
the Tiber still rolls its tawny waters
heavily through Rome, but Rome and
Athens are today but places of depart
ed snirits. They are no longer the seats
of life. Their broken hearts are petri
fied. All men may see the ports through
which the blood flowed to the throb
bing center, the traces of the mighty
arteries through which- it was driven
to the ends of the earth. But the blood
is dried up, the hearts are broken, and !
though in their stony ruins those dead i
world-hearts be grander and more en-1
during than any which in our time are I
whole and beatinc, yet neither their j
endurance nor their grandeur have '
saved them' from man, the destroyev, i
nor was the beauty of their thoughts!
or tne thouehttully devised machinery
of their civilization a shield against a
few score thousand rough-hammered
blades, wielded by rough-hewn mortals
who reeked neither of intellect nor of
civilization, nor yet of beauty, being
but very human men, full of terribly
strong and human passions.
You see there is sorrow and joy here,
the lament and the note of delight.
"The only way in which to see Ha
waii as it used to be in the palmy
THE HAWAIIAN ISLE
One visit to the Hawaiian Islands is enough in this
sense. You become inoculated with the unquenchable de
sire to go there again. You cannot overcome that fever; you
cannot get rid of it. You have to go back to that charm, that
indescrioable charm, again and again. These are the islands
of tranquil delights, of coral strands, of beauty and of nature.
See them once, you must see them more than once. State
ment by Charles Warren Stoddard to San Jose Mercury Representative.
days," Mr. Stoddard continued, "in large Ruth, she weighed at least 400
the davs of the kingdom, is to go out pounds, said, 'I will go there and see
to Kauai, the most northern island, the to this,' and she took one of these
one that is least populated. Down in inter-i6land boats and a whole retinue
the valleys there you will find some of oi her natives, and she took a number
the old school of " natives and the old of suckling pigs, a lot of tobacco, and
atmosphere is still there, because it has many gin bottles and she sailed straight
not been contaminated by these civiliz- for the port of Hilo. When she arrived
ing destroyers. There are steamers the people were in a great state of ex
plying between the islands. It is the citement. The inhabitants were re
easiest thing in the world to stop off at moving tneir furniture from their
one of them and go to the other." i houses and were getting to the high
,T,-C,, a vrr"i pttt" t a xt a I places. She went ashore with her peo
TH3 PRIKCES3 AND THE LAVA. e and went iight straight up in front
Next Mr. Stoddard referred to the of thjs grand riVer of lava that was
volcano, saying, "it is the only volcano creeping down as it melted, and she
you can distinctly see in action as ir 8loo,i jn fr0nt of it, and she threw up
you were in an orchestra seat or scenic
box. I have been to Hecla, Vesuvius
and other volcanoes and they couldn't
hold a candle to the thing they have
down there. It is very active. Once
in a while it threatens to destroy
something. There is not very much to
destroy, only a beautiful village, and
the people can easily walk away from
it. The lava is like molasses candy.
You can play with it, especially if you
have wooden soles to shoes. It freezes.
When I was down there there was a
great, gorgeous, big Princess, sister of
the last of the Kamehameha. She was
Princess Ruth, a perfectly enormous
woman. The lava was flowing down
from the crater, Halemaumau, which
was in a great state of eruption, and
creeping toward Hilo village. It is one
of the loveliest little villages imagin
able. The lava was moving slowly and
slowly upon this village and likely to
destroy it. The Protestant mission
aries got together and decreed that it
should stop. They sent word to the
toll guard to stop it. Whether or not
the message miscarried I do not know,
but it came on and on and the natives
were crazy, chiefly because they were
going to lose their beautiful village, not
because thev would lose their houses
and furniture, because they could re
move the latter and build the former
of grass and a frame in a few mo
ments somewhere else. Finallv this
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to it the pigs, saying, 'eat,' and she
threw to it the gin, saying, 'drink,' and
she threw it the tobacco, saving. ' be
satisfied,' and then she thundered out
the mandate 'Stop,' and by Jove it
stopped. There were 1000 witnesses.
This is a fact. And the village was
"We used tq do that kind ofj thing
in the old days when I was therf It is
42 years since I first went tofhe Ha
waiian islands That was the time when
if a man wore a shirt he was considered
a dude. I went there in '64, again in
'68, again in '71, and in '83, when 1
spent three years there. It took 11
days to go there in sailing vessels, or in
the beautiful little packets or barks. I
once took 33- days to go there in a
schooner, and though everj'body
thought we were lost we got there."
Amongst the least known of Mr.
Stoddard's work?, a volume now out
of print, is "Lazy Letters from Low
Latitudes," dealing exclusively with
the Hawaiian islands.
TEMPTED STEVENSON TO SOUTH
In Robert Louis Stevenson's novel,
"The Wrecker," is a chapter entitled,
"On the City Front," meaning San
Francisco. The hero of "The Wreck
er" is supposed to be an artist who
is wandering around the city seeking
for the most picturesque portions to
paint. He came to what he called the
"most San Franciscoey part of San
Francisco," and that was on the north
west corner of Harrison and Second.
On the top of a cliff there w-as the re
mains of a house which had been once
very handsome. It was in the Gothic
style, built by Pedar Lather, a banker.
The rear portion was of wood, the other
portions of brick. Stoddard had his
room in a portion of what was left of
the building. In "The Wreeker" the
artist is reported sitting on the top of
that cliff, near the fine ruins of the old
vine-covered house. The first day he
came there to make his picture he saw
some one looking out of the window.
The next dav. when he came to develop
his picture further, that person bowed
to him, and the third day he came
down from his room and the artist and
he became friends, as men of an artistic
temperament are bound to do. The
artist was invited to his rooms, and in
the novel these rooms, full of curios
from the South Seas, are depicted, and
he tells that when he went away he
did so with a copy of "Omoo, " a novel
by Herman Melville, under one arm and
a book dealing with the South Seas in
the other. The artist-hero in "The
Wreeker" was none other than the
author himself, "Robert Louis Steven
son, the book dealing with the South
Seas, which he took away with him,
was "The South Sea Idyls," the mag
nus opus of Mr. Stoddard and the au
thor of "The Wrecker" tells us that it
was this incident, this visit that caused
him to go to the Hawaiian islands.
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