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Hawaii is just Hawaii.
It will fit no other mold. t t$ (J IJecause Hawaii since the da)' of Annexation, and long before, has been subject to the influence of the Revolutionist in all legislation and outside of it, has been bothered by the rag-tag and the wicked hurrying in here to get in their deadly work, is that cogent reason why wc should not have help from the Federal Government? Hawaii is unique as a country and in all the relations of life. She cannot be measured or governed like Alaska or Arizona not even the State of Massachusetts or the District of Columbia. Hawaii she is and Hawaii she must remain if every Senator of our country were to make a visit here. I Jut with the needed help for Improvements and for Labor she will become one of the richest and most powerful of land. Tt is the work of our last Legislature the work of the Revolutionist cohort that has been the means of breaking up hundreds of good homes, and sending honest mechanics out of the country. Surely the Federal Government is enough informed to know what makes for Hawaii's future prosperity or for her desolation and ruin. A port of entry for the world, a splendid sugar country, a compact community for Righteousness: and shall it stand and beg for needed help of its own Government and sue in vain ? Every honest kamaaina man or woman, yes, even the school children can relate why the country has been hampered and hindered ! Ah, guess we all know! THE QUEEN HOTEL. Mr. and Mrs. Heine who are now conducting the house arc thorough Germans, and kamaainas at that. The table is abundant in good home-cooking and of great variety in meat, vegetable and fruit. The place does not savor in the least of the Hawaiian or the Moana, nor docs it pretend that : but the prices for rooms and board are reasonable, and it certainly is a far more comfortable Queen Hotel than has been known in times past. Ed. That Starman is fov the nonce THE HONOLULU TIMES. interested, apparently, in "bugs;" he, therefore, takes no live interest in the cruelty of the "bagging of doves, plover," etc., not to speak of the great power all birds are in destroying pests. Every school-boy knows that fact in New England, and indeed throughout our whole domain. But "bugs" arc the hobby of the hour the fad. What's o'er the steer, What's o'er the steer?" If the friends of the Star, those renowned hunters, would but follow this coast and "bag" a few of the rats and mongcese they would incur obligations from the Government, and really earn a fair income. To slay the few of the feathered tribe, in these Islands, is culpable, indeed. Hut intense cruelty to animal, bird, and fish is evidently "nobody's business." Fancy eating your fine, fat mullet that has been tossed on the beach to die it may, or to die a lingering death on the road to market! We care not for our enemies where we have a principle to maintain. "Righteousness." i SANITATION. In former days, every poorest native or Asiatic could make a fire to burn up his weekly trash and garbage: and the smoke and fires in the town were a great purifier of the atmosphere destroying germs and pests and foul odors. 13ut now, wc must "follow the fashions" of every body else, whether the baggy, co;it fits us or not ; we must have standing iu the sun, in our narrow streets, the repulsive garbage cart to look at and to shy by we must see and smell the vile odors of every shanty the trash at every gate. Is it not all most disagreeable? Neither the native, nor the Asiatic, not even the white man ever burnt up his house or that of his neighbor that we recall in his trash, and wc always liked to see the smoke rising, particularly on Saturday, for it looked as if every body would have his place tiday for Sunday. But look at it now always waiting for that detestable cart ! It is not surely anyone's affair, in the press and hurry of daily life and work, to stop and remonstrate with every brutal driver, with every mangy-cur owner, to receive but insolence and likely cursing, does not take us too long, that -i child is a three-fold liar either from heredity or home-education, we avoid questioning that "little one," but try to cure its weakness. So, whenever wc meet these tigers in our path, pulling and yanking and bellowing at a poor inulc, or horso, we wait until wc can work out some way, some day, a preventive. The brutality and the cruelty which is so oppressive in the Islands to-day goat-shooting, "bird bagging," mule-beating, dog-starving and all the rest is partly due to the mixed class of coolies and peasantry, for no gentleman will descend to cruelty or one who has the instincts of a true man in him. Why is it, we have asked for twenty years, must the poorer native have dogs at his heels? He is not raising them for food for all we sec are big, bony brutes ; they do not love him, he does not love them, for he kicks them, but they have a canine consciousness that the one they are following is, in some wav, tlvir owner. They arc not fed, never given water and sleep anywhere bruised, hungry, tired brutes, running from yard to yard to hunt a bite of anything that they can swallow. miscreants indeed often lame and half-starved, its very breath contaminating, and its hair foul with germs and "bugs." It would be a most merciful mercy to shoot such dogs giving them a rapid and speedy exit. But, personally, wc have never had a fire-arm in our hand and shudder at the sight of one. When another turn of cholera or plague shall come, as come . it will, this being the world's port of entry at all times and seasons, the country will rise from its lethargy; sick, mangy animals will be exterminated for the time, garbage will be daily destroyed by fire and streets and corners and "lanes disinfected. We pray that this land may be spared from harm ; that cleanliness, beauty, kindness, mercy, throughout, is a consumation for which wc most devoutly wish, over and over, but do not see. No, we confess to having very little of what the world, today terms "pluck" and must try to go without the same. What a pity it is that the word "pluck" has so degenerated. Old-fashioned folk in New England used to tell a ch'ld "to run and