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Request: Demo 1388579814377485
Status: PROCESSED Received: 1 Jan 14 23:36:54 Format: plain
Job: The Independent (Honolulu), 21 Jul 1896 Comment: View at LoC

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:53 words: 493 corrections: 138

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THE LADIHS OF THE CANNIBAL ISLES On our first THE LADIES OF THE CANNIBAL ISLES On our first
pago will bo fouud an article extracted from page will be found an article extracted from
tho Illustrat ed Amorioan under the above cop the Illustrated American under the above cop
tion The uamo of tho author is John C Bowker M tion The name of the author is John C Bowker M.
D It is a tissue of indecencies un truths and D. It is a tissue of indecencies untruths and
vulgarity as ugly and un euphonious as tho namo vulgarity as ugly and in euphonious as the name
of tho author himself In all probability if of the author himself In all probability if
the idiot or fool who penned tho lines over visited the idiot or fool who penned the lines ever visited
this country he associated himself solely this country he associated himself solely
with tho low down class whoso only onjoy ment with the low down class whose only enjoyment
in life is to livo in tho slums of the old Cape in life is to live in the slums of the old Cape
Horn and tho mo dern Japan Soa Ho certainly never Horn and the modern Japan Soa He certainly never
could havo mot with dooent society hero or if could have met with decent society here or if
ho did having bummed off them to his fullest he did having summed off them to his fullest
oxtont ho turned around and libols them It is extent he turned around and libels them. It is
this class of vipers who do so much to injure this class of vipers who do so much to injure
tho fair fame of tho Hawaiian raco and thoir the fair fame of the Hawaiian race and their
womon Strangely enough when such omi nont writers women Strangely enough when such can not writers
as Mark Twain Charles Warron Stoddard even as Mark Twain Charles Warren Stoddard even
Joaquin Miller and Robert Louis Stovonson Joaquin Miller and Robert Louis Stevenson
write about us thoy dip thoir pens into mellifluous write about us they dip their pens into mellifluous
truth aud not into putrid gall Bowker probably truth and not into putrid gall Bowker probably
never knew that uearly all tho leading familios never knew that nearly all the leading families
aro intermarried with Hawaiians or that tho are intermarried with Hawaiians or that the
strongest handsomest and best of tho modern strongest handsomest and best of the modern
raco to bo found in tho schools nnd colleges race to be found in the schools and colleges
and in the highest positious socially com mercially and in the highest positions socially commercially
and in Government posi tions aro eithor Hawaiians and in Government positions are either Hawaiians
or half- enstos and that tho race morally physically or half- castes and that the race morally physically
aud educationally Mb progressing aud not retrograding and educationally Mb progressing and not retrograding
His last paragraph may bo true in rogord to n His last paragraph may be true in regard to a
limited number of women who are ot ought to bo limited number of women who are or ought to be
on the registorod list for special pur poses on the registered list for special purposes
but happily for us who livo horo and intormarry but happily for us who live here and intermarry
with them and raise children wo find it to be with them and raise children we find it to be
abso lutoly aud maliciously untrue Our census absolutely and maliciously untrue Our census
returns provo tho fact that Hawaiian women returns prove the fact that Hawaiian women
aro good child boarers and in tho country apart are good child bearers and in the country apart
from Boaports aud our garrison towns especially from seaports and our garrison towns especially
prolific Admitted that durincr tho past fow prolific Admitted that during the past few
years iu Honolulu thore has boon n largely increased years in Honolulu there has been a largely increased
mortality among Hawaiian Infants of tho poor mortality among Hawaiian Infants of the poor
or olassos that is not tho fault of tho Hawaiian or class that is not the fault of the Hawaiian
mothers but of the unfortunate conditions mothers but of the unfortunate conditions
of a want of proper nystom of drainage aud bad of a want of proper system of drainage and bad
wator aud tho poverty inflicted upon tho natives water and the poverty inflicted upon the natives
through land sharks aud thiovos and political through land sharks and thieves and political
persecutions Nol Bowker our Hawaiian girls persecutions Nol Bowker our Hawaiian girls
nud women tho mothers of tbo future aro as healthy and women the mothers of the future are as healthy
strong and boautiful as any you can produce strong and beautiful as any you can produce
against them aud iu tastofulnoss of dress iu against them and in wastefulness of dress in
gracefulness of doport mout gracefulness of deport ment
in refinement of manners and iu braiu capacity in refinement of manners and in brain capacity
can diacouut tho womon of many a moro ancient can discount the women of many a more ancient
civilized country Iu the roward of tho survival civilized country in the reward of the survival
of the filtost our Hawaiian girls will succeed of the fittest our Hawaiian girls will succeed
in ojp turing tho prize and our present and future in op turing the prize and our present and future
generations whou Ha waiis autonomy is nu generations when He wants autonomy is an
assured fact will be tho prido of tho world assured fact will be the pride of the world