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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
15 Are Hawaiiansfrom Aryan Stock The Rev. Herbert H. Gowen, F. R. G. S., rector of Trinity church, Seattle, Wash., was at one time attached to Honolulu cathe dral. He read recently a paper on the "Hawaiian Language and Indo-European Affinities" before the Washington State Philological Association, which is now reprinted in The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal. Mr. Gowen argues that the service rendered to comparative philology by the dis covery that the European lan guages were descendants of a common ancestor, makes it easy to conceive that "if the borders of the accepted doctrine can be so en laiged as to take in, with Hindu, Greek and Teuton, the scattered tribes of Polynesia if it can be proven that one branch of the great Aryan family journeyed ever eastward to meet at last the relics of another branch which voy aged southward and eastward, it will be easier to-day to welcome as fellow-citizens the dusky children of Hawaii recognized at last, not as aliens, but as long lost brethren of the same stock and blood. That the recognition of the Aryan origin of Polynesian islanders makes slow progress, is no argument against it. Looking back at the older prob lem, we. marvel at the slowness which marks the discovery of the unity of the Indo-European tongues. And, perhaps, a genera tion hence it will be equally source of wonder that so many scholars of to-day should have remained blind to the fact that the material now in our hands renders it imper ative to class the Polynesian dia lects among those tongues which have an Aryan origin." If any thing is proved by the sciences of Philology and Anthro pology it is the Hawaiian race sprung from the Mesopotamia, basin and are of Aryan Stock. They are therefore kin to the Anglo Saxon. A careful perusal of For nanders' Polynesian race will bear evidence to this. Mr. Fornander may seem crude to many, but his three volumes contain more facts about Polynesia than anv book extant. Dramatized at Last. It is announced that "Ben Hur" is to be dramatized under the super vision of Klaw & Erlanger, the theatrical managers, and with the consent of General Lew Wallace, who, for eighteen years, has re fused to allow his famous novel to be put on the stage. In a recent interview General Wallace said: "I have refused permission for so many years because of the subject of the book, which makes Christ a character. I presume every Christ ian reader felt the reverence and at times the awe which I myself was conscious of during the writing. In the next place, there were certain points in the nature of the The Oahu Railway Affords tourists and others an opportunity to view an unequalled variety of scenery. 7 . ' ' "$3 Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal , .-.i..i5ivk&x-t aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal tWmmMvllt-' aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH JHHb Wm aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH WSBB&midii"1 ' ' ' "flEflpPHMaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! JHF. vlflBaaBBaa3:7aaaalBaaaaaBaVMBaBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal 1 E-. ?HrWaaaaMjaa''i?iiiJBa1aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai t -3tsgi TFg flaaaassKaasBBsaasEPBaaEBaaaaaaaaaaBaaaaaa "E" . c? ?5" ' 'aaBaaaaaaaaHSBESKMBaaaaaaal IK .. . grw - "HHH IiVb """BawaaBBBBBBa' 'QaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBal Leaving Honolulu and pass ing through rice fields, the traveler skirts the great in land waters of Pearl Harbor in sight of charming distant mountain views, often span ned by many rainbows. The mountains further on crowd the railway close to the ocean. Here and there deep valleys, guarded by high mountain slde almost perpendicular, give sun and clouds an op portunity to display wonoVi nil combinations of light and shadow on the varied greens and browns of the lands cape. Along the line are situated the most productive sugar plant ations in the world, each re presenting an investment of of millions of dollars, so vast are the agricultural opera tions, their pumping plants equalling those of the greatest cities, and mills producing hundred of tons of sugar dally. B. F. DILLINGHAM, General Manager. G. P. DKNISON, Superintendent. F. C. SMITH, Genl. Pass&Tkt.Agt. climaxes necessarily impossible of rendering theatrically, except with an outlay of money which few managers would dare attempt, such as the 'sea fight,' the 'chariot race,' and the 'crucifixion.' "A number of persons well known in the histrionic world have applied to me for the dramatic privilege. Lawrence Barrett was very persistent. I met him often, and in no instance did lie fail to insist upon it. The last time I ever saw him was at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, in New York. He had in vited me to dine with him, after which he took me up to his room and spent the evening trying to convince me that there was in the book a theme for a great play with out trenching upon any of the parts made sacred by the appearance of the Saviour. Still I declined. The younger Salvini was also persistent in his requests. He had the idea that he would make an excellent Ben Hur, and I was of the same opinion. The Kiralfys had a pro digious scheme, the main point of which was the chariot race. They proposed leasing thirty acres of ground on Staten Island, of which two acres were to be reserved, or fitted up for the exhibition. The privilege has also been asked by playwrights in England and in Germany. "I have acceded finally to the re quest of Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger. Their representation of their design of production was altogether new and attracted me at once. The dignity of the story, as I conceive it to be, was carefully preserved, and due regard was shown for the religious opinion of all who might be induced to attend a performance." THEO. H. DAVIES & CO., ltd. . SUGAR FACTORS Importers and Commission Merchants Kaaliumanu Street CASTLE eg COOKE, ltd. . v j . . COMMISSION MERCHANTS SUGAR FACTORS HONOLULU. H. I. Aoe.nts foh Tlie Eh u Plantation Co. The Walalua Agricultural Co., Ltd. The Koliola SiiBiir Co. The uimeu Suear Mill Co. 'Hie Kolon Aerlcultui nl Co. The Onoraeu SuuurCo. 'I he Fulton Iron Works, St. Louis, Mo. Ihe Standard Oil Co. TheUeo. F llliike Steam Pumps. Weston's Centrifugals. The ftew England Mutual Life Insurance o. of Hoston, The Xtua Fire Insurance Co , of Hartford, Conn. The Alliance Assurance Co., of Loudon. jH. JHAGKFEbD & CO., LTD. -Importers, Sugar paetors and General Commission Agents AOENT8 op the PaclHc Mail Steamship Co Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co Huw nliaii Line of Packets to Sun Francisco. Bremen and Liverpool Line of Packets. Trmis-AtUmtle Fire Insurance Co. North German Fire Insurance Co. A. 4 W. Smith & Co , Engineers, Ctlu&gow E. O. HALL fe SON . . DEALERS IN Hardwar, Houaahold U-tnlla, Plairi-tai-tlori Suppliaa, And Bloyolaa. Corner Fort and King Street.