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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Education In Hawaii. The people of Honolulu take a natural pride in their educational institutions. Through igno rance, doubtless, many of the newspapers of the United States have most grossly insulted Hawaii ans by calling them ignorant; a very brief refer ence to the history of education will show that at the very earliest dawn of civilization here; even when gross ignorance was the rule in Western America, the chiefs of Hawaii were being assist ed in obtaining a most thorough education at the Royal School; which was established in 1840. eight years previous to the date at which the Charity School was established. In 1841 the Punahou School was started, at first with the idea of educating the sons and daughters of the missionary families, but it was afterwards opened to all desirous of obtaining education. In 1829 Governor Boki presented the Rev. Hiram Bing ham with the Punahou property, comprising some three hundred acres which he used as a residence until 1840, after which he presented the property to the mission for school purposes. The charter for Punahou School was afterward chang ed to Oahu College which name it has retained. Pauahi Hall as shown in the accompanying illus trations is one of the most recently constructed buildings of Oahu College and was the gift of Hon. Charles R. Bishop who is one of Hawaii's well known philanthropists. The alumni of Oahu College comprise the very best people of Honolulu, a very large number of whom have made their mark in the professions and in the realms of finance. It is not the province of this article to discuss the most excellent public school system that has been inaugurated in Hawaii. That subject will be taken up later. There are numerous other ex cellent private schools (that will receive the most careful attention of the writer in other issues nota ble among which are St. Andrew's Priory (Angli can), Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Iolani College (Anglican), Kawaiahao Seminary, and old estab lished schools on the other islands. St. Louis College (Catholic) was started 16 years ago and is one of the most important schools in Hawaii, having an attendance of 500 pupils, 300 in the lower branch and 200 in the PAl'AHI HALL. OAIIT COIXWiK. higher branch. This college is in the most thriv ing condition. The most notable instance of educational phil anthropy from purely Hawaiian initiative in the interest of the Hawaiians was the endowment of the Kamehameha School for girls, by Mrs. Pau ahi Bishop. Pauahi was the highest chiefess of her time and could have become heir apparent to the throne had she chosen to be. In her will she left her whole entire fortune $400,000 as an endowment to the Kamehameha girls', and also a boys', school. Since the establishment of these schools in 1894, Hon. C. R. Bishop has, from his private resources, made large endowments to these schools. The latest man with a grievance in England is the "overworked actor" (says the New York Sun's London correspondent). More from the necessity of being constantly in the public eye, it appears, than from inherent snobbish weakness, he is now being constantly operated at high pres sure as a fashionable charity machine. The old footlight tag that "we must please to live who only live to please," has its grim meaning now for the blue-lipped Thespian. The following is given as a page from the diary of a popular actor, with the names modified from motives of prud ence or fear: 1 1 o'clock Meeting of the committee of the Actors' Charity Fund. 12 o'clock Rehearsal for the new piece, "The Manoeuvres of the Gay Lord Algy." 2:30 o'clock Lady Smith's matinee in Aid of the Funds of the Dogs' Home. 4 o'clock Entertainment at the Bazaar for the Benefit of Something or Other. 6 to 7 o'clock Study of new part in new piece. 8 to 1 1 o'clock The nightly performance. 12:30 o'clock Garrick Club, to discuss terms with manager for next season.