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7iiiiuiiiiii in iiiiiiiiiuiiii it in 111 iiir
lllrlh(lii) of Hums.
llic blogan ol llamalcua Clans-,
men passed through the district n tW() ycnrSi we ,enr1 tlint ,,,
jweek ago inviting friends to " worked hard on his fathers farm
entertainment in Honokaa Lyceum ;aml lhirillR his k.isurc IlomS) rcnd
I in connection or the clans national lanytllllg be came across. It must
Bards' birth anniversary. Alljb(. rcmclllbcrcd lhnt M boy he
who could speil on a beastie or hurl hnd ot llie facilities of Carnegie's
in a cartie were on the list of wel- j libraries or a generous press to as
come. On Saturday evening 23rd, jsist : his piI9U,t of knowiedKe.
altho neither the weather or roads I ne ,cnnicd u,cll9Uraljon ,! sur.
were conducive to sociability, one!veyilg ns well as follIld lime t0 de.
of the largest gatherings ever repre
sented adorned the hall, which,
through the hands of an artistic
decorat6r, had been covcrted into a
bower of restful and picturesque
effect hard to surpass. At 7:3b p.
ui. Mr. Lindsay introduced the
evening mirth in a few well chosen
remarks. He was followed by Piper
Frascr who carried out his.part in
the lengthy program by playing in
fine style as 0 serenade the "Cock o'
The program included dancing
and vocal and instrumental music.
The music was as follows:
Song, "There was a Lad." W.
Hutchcon and chorus. Trio, "Wil
lie Brewed," Messrs. Glass, Hut
chcon and Murray. Song, "O Whis
tle and I'll Come to You my Lad,'
Mrs. Forbes. "Duncan Grev," W.
Hutcheou. Song, Mrs Gibb. Coon
Song, C. Westerby. Duet, Mr. and
Mrs. Forbes. Duet, "O Wert Thou
In the Cauld Blast," Messrs. Glass
and Lindsay. "The Cottage Where
Burns Was Born," T. Murray. The
sword dance was skillfuly perform
ed by W. Wilson.
A vote of thanks was tendered to
the ladies for their assistance, as'
well as to Messrs. Lindsay and
The main address of the evening
was by D. Forbes, and was as fol
lows: Ladies and Gentlemen: The oc
casion of our meeting here this even
ing as you are aware is to commemo
rate the birth of our Scottish Plow
man Bard Robert Burns. I have
been called ,to give a few introduc
tory remarks, well aware that my
gift of the gab is but limited and I
am unable to give the subject at
heart anything like justice, never
theless with your patience and for
bearance, I will endeavor to briefly
outline the Poets life. Robert
Burns was born on the 25th ot
January 1759 in a clay built biggin
at Alloway in the Parish of Ayr,
famed for its "honest men andbon-
nie lasses." His father, William
Bums, was a native of Kincardin
shire, but removed to the South of
Scotland to avoid suspicion of his
sympathies with the Jacobites, which
feeling was then rife in the Northern
shires. In December 1757, Agnes
Brown, the Poet's mother, came to
the clay built cottage a happy bride.
From his father the Poet is said to
have inherited brain hypochondria
and general superiority. From his
mother he drew his lyrical gifts,
wit and mirth.
Of Bums' boyhood, we know but
little, altho he seems to "have been
up against it" from his earliest
days, for we are reminded that when
but a week old a severe wind storm
swept the roof from their cottage,
and at midnight his mother and
"wee Bob" were carried to a neigh
bors house for shelt ;r. From some
!niirn.wnc ,,,.,. . .,.,.. hnva
his diversions. He "pairdled in the
burn" and we may presume he
gaddled for trout or graylin "he
ran aboot the braes," he "pued the
gowans" and I have no doubt he
helped the lassies to string them as
necklasses. At 6 years of age his
education began, at 1 1 years he
showed himself to be a good Knglish
scholar, and read with Scottish
enthusiasm the life of William
Wallace, besides a collection of
letters from the wits of Queen
Anne's reign, which inspired the
boy with a strong desire to excel
in letter writing. At 15 he was j
proficient in the French language, .
a knowledge which afterwards in
troduced him into some of the best
j families in Ayrshire. At this age
too, he fell iu love with the lassies,
I and poetry, the result of which we
.have in his first song:
O once I loved 11 llomiie lass,
1 An aye I love hcrbtill.
1 An whilst that virtue warms my heart
, I'll love my.hnmlhome Nell.
The subject of this song was his
partner on the harvest field, Nelly
Kiltmtrick, a bewitching gill a year
than himself, who sang I
sweetly, and seems to Imve won his J
n,i,:rr,,! n,: i,n r.llnM.nT
vote to the study of characters
which were afterwards to make him
famous. At that time such char
acters were found in plenty on the
Ayrshire coast, the haunt of smug
glers and such like to supply the
pictures of their wildest orgies. At
this time, he met his second heroine,
Peggy Thompson, of whom he
wrote his song of autumn. At
scvcnlccll vcars 0rncc he attended
dancillg class t0 brush up his
, ., . . . ...
1 manners ami mm ujh in uuer ue-
fiance of his fathers wishes. At
twenty-one years of age we find
him the hero. of their bachelor's
club at Tnrboltou. Here in debate,
Burns staggered his opponents with
his clear arguments and ready wit.
At this age his letters are grave
sensible epistles. They arc written
with purity and correctness of
language, while in his poesy, which
he describes as "a darling walk for
his mind," some of his best writings
succeeding years show us, as
Rev. Geo. Gilfillan describes, that
Burns was an intensely living man,
had a perpetually active and seeth
ing brain; a heart beating in big
and almost audible throbs the most
living and eloquent lips that ever
spoke in Scotland from the soles of
his feet to the crown of his head
The speaker then treated of
Burns the lover, quoting at length
some of his choicest sentimental
pieces. He touched on that phase
of Burns character which makes
him known the world over as a
child of nature, witness his "Gie
me a spa k o' nature's fire, that's
a tue learning 1 aesire." yuota-
tions were also given illustrating
the Bums' humorous vein nud his
"Burns' religious principles were
suspected, but he shows a detesta
tion of meanness, hypocrisy
and cant, clearly illustrated in
his poems "The Twa Herds,"
or "Holy Willie's Prayer." If
Bums sinned, he also suffered
and was what divines of the old
school might have called a "sensible
sinner," while in his "Cotters Sat
urday Night" through every line
we see the expression of a deep
To us Scotsmen at home or
abroad, "For you'll find us in the
tropics, you'll find us at the pole;
we can always earn a sixpence and
can always keep it whole," the na
tional sentiment rarely ceases to be
animated by the memory of our
Burns. Other Scotsmen have made
their mark in the world of litera
ture. We have our Scot, our
James Hogg and Robert Tannahill,
wl tt nt nrrtlirl 1 1 rnt ttinm ffiK.
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ute and honor. Hut at Bums feet
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- In ittn IMia In lvtiAAl ntrl nnu
umj1 uu ww luvt iu is. uii uiiu ay
that warm homage of respectful
affection. This affection we cannot
well share with the general English
, . 1 , r .1 r . .1 .
speaking world, from the fact that
minis a nil ins dialect are so pe
culiarly our own. Our kinsmen of
I England or of Erin's Isle, our
friends on America's wide conti
nent read and admire Bums 110
doubt with a warm appreciation
which may will excite the envy of
a dour Scotsman. But to them he
must always appear iu an unknown
Long live his memory
"Anil now ills friends, for they are many,
Ilaith honest lads and lassies houuie,
May couthie fortune, kind and cauuie
Iu social glee,
Wi' mornings blytlie and evenings funny
Ilk'ss them and me,"
Paris, Jan. &.-It is reported lmion t0llay provJdinB for the an-
that the Attorney General is favor-1 IiexntloiI of the Republic of Panama,
able to Capt. Drey Ins. The re80,utJoil provMe8 ail nppro.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 23. A disas- priation of $10,000,000 to Ik paid
trous fire occured to-day iu the big j Panama as a compensation for fore
Masonic Temple building. The going its 'present national rights. ,
fire caused intense excitement and 1 Owing to the assurances received
several persons were injured. The ; from Panama the proposed amend
loss is placed nt 550,000. meuts to the treaty will be dropped. 1
IIROUWIIT TO TIMK.
)"' 'Ihii 01 Mrciiriijr
hunuirii lor i.mr.
Honolulu, Jan. 22. Notice
given by G. E. Smithies, Deputy
Insurance Commissioner, with the
approval of A. N. Kcpoikai, Treas
urer, nud ex officio Commissioner,
that tin certificate of authority dated
October i, 1903, to 1 the Fidelity
Insurance Co., Ltd., of Honolulu to
transact insurance business in the
Territory of Hawaii is revoked.
Advice was taken 01' the Attorney
General's department beforehand.
Sixty davs' notice hud been given
by the Deputy Commissioner before
this action was. taken, as the law
provides. As previously reported,
Mr. Smithies found 011 investigation
that the Fidelity Insurance Co's
deposit ol security, which the law
requires shall be of $50,000 actual
vnlue, did not conic up to the
standard. The amount of $1 1 ,54. 1 7
was lacking according to hiscstimate
Orient Troubles in Iliilnnoe of I'e.ice
St. Petersburg, Jan. 20. Diplo
mats are agreed that the situation '
is improving. It is admitted that
American diplomacy has been vie-'
torious in Manchuria. 1
Loudon, Jan. 20. European cap
itals incline to the belief that there J
will be a peaceful issue In the Ori
ent. Tokio, Jan. 19. The Russian
reply to Japan's latest note will, it
is expected, make concessions, but
it is possible that they will be in
sufficient to prevent hostilities.
Port Arthur, Jan. 19. A column
of Russian troops numbering 4,000
men will leave for the northward
tomorrow. Their destina ion is
Seoul, Jan. 19. The anti-foreign
feeling is increasing. It is ex
pected that demonstrations of vio
lence will soon be made. It is
likely that various legation guards
will be increased.
Seoul, Jan. 21. The Emperor
has given 700 clubs and revolvers
to peddlers, who form a dangerous
clement in the community. Many
Koreans are leaving the capital.
Port Said, Jan. 21. The Russian
battleship Aurora, accompanied by
a flotilla of nine torpedo boats, has
entered the Suez canal.
Tokyo, Jan. 21. The Privy
Council has received a report that
the status of negotiations between
Russia and Japan .is unchanged.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 20.
Cessation of the attacks upon
Japan by the Russian press is a
feature of the present situation be
lieved to be significant of a more
peaceful trend of affairs in Govern
It is believed that Russia's reply
to Japan will be delayed owing to
an uusatisiactory excuange ot
Franco Declines to Support Russia.
uerun, Germany, jan. 20. uer-
maiiv has learned that Prunes 1ms
declined to assure Russia of its
1 assistance in event of England go-
U,K t0 tue ulcl Japan,
, r , .
iiusai 01 trance 10 go
fusal of France to go to war with
her old ally is believed to have had
a very important influence on the
nttlttirlr nr Ijiicuinn ctn toctumi itt
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dealing with Japan,
Russia DeliiyN, Not Sullslli'tl.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 20. Cessa-'
tion of the attacks upon Japan by ,
the Russian press is a feature of the
present situation believed to be sig-,
nificant of a more peaceful trend of
affairs in Government circles. It is ,
believed that Russia's reply to
j Japan will be delayed owing to an
1 unsatisfactory exchange of views.
Salonica, Jan, 20. The Turks,
defeated a band of insurgents near
Monastir, killing seventeen.
Washington, Jan. 20. Senator
Tolm T. Mnrcnn introduced n riso.
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