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LAST SAD RITES
Jural of U. S. Mister lis
CIVIC AND MILITARY DISPLAY
Remains in State at Executive
sive Services at Church
(From Saturday's Daily.)
As the sun was setting behind a
cloud bank in the west yesterday after
noon all that was mortal of the late
Albert S. Willis was being deposited in
the Paty vault, Nuuanu. The day was1
not bright, and as the jnllitary procession
started with the remains from
the Executive Building, rain began
falling. Except at short intervals, the
sun was hidden by the clouds all day
long. But even the prospects of rain
did not deter many hundred people
from viewing the remains in the Great
Hall at the Executive Building. Arrangements
for handling so many people
were perfect, and there was no
hitch anywhere. As the callers reached
the veranda on the King street side
of the building, they were met by
either Major George C. Potter, E. A.
Stackable, B. L. Marx or Alexander
SL Martin Mackintosh, and conducted
to the casket, which reposed on a
bier in the center of the room. After
a hurried glance at the face of the deceased,
which was visible through a
heavy plate glass panel, the visitors
passed out a side door.
The remains were lying in state from
12:30 to 2:30 p. m., after which they
were taken to Central Union Church
for the funeral services. The casket
was taken from the Great Hall to
the hearse by a detail of blue jackets
from the U. S. S. Alert, the pallbearers,
S. M. Damon, Minister of Finance; A.
de S. Canavarro, Charge d' Affaires for
Portugal; A. G. S. Hawes, H. B. M.'s
Commissioner and Consul General; H.
Shimamura, H. I. J. M.'s Diplomatic
Agent and Consul General; Mons. Louis
Vossion, Consul and Commissioner for
France; F. A. Schaefer, Consul for
Italy, and Dean of the Consular Corps;
Commander F. Hanford, U. S. S. Alert;
W. Porter Boyd, Vice and Deputy Consul
General United States of America,
following afterward. On arrival at
the church the funeral party was met
by Rev. J. M. Monroe and Rev. Douglas
P. Birnie, and conducted to the
chancel, Mr. Monroe reading the Episcopal
burial service as they passed
down the aisle. The arrangements for
the funeral were most thorough, with
the exception of the firing of the min
ute guns. Instead of beginning when
the party started from the church, the
time was set for them to begin as
Miss Richards was singing a solo, and
the guns did not cease firing until the
effect of her singing had been marred.
AT THE WILLIS' IIQ3IE.
House of Mourning With Kind
From early morning the home of the
late Minister, at Waikiki, was Invaded
by friends of the widow, anxious to assist
in every way possible, tendering
their sympathy to the family in their
The casket, containing the, remains,
was in the drawing room at the left
of the hall. It was of black cloth, relieved
with puffings of black satin. A
massive silver name-plate bore the
j. ALBERT S. WILLIS, :
: Envoy Extraordinary and Min- :
'r ister Plenipotentiary of the :
: United States. :
: Died January 6, 1S97. :
: Aged 53 Years. :
Consul General -and Charge
Mills was present, and all matters
relating to the removal of the body
sSi ffjfl gttdjUgaojb
to the Executive Building- -were in his
hands. One marine from the U. S. S.
Alert was stationed at the front door
and four others -were within the
During the morning Mrs. Willis was
attended by her sister, Miss Dulaney,
and Mrs. Ellis Mills. There were present,
also, Mrs. W. G. Irwin, Mrs. W.
Porter Boyd and Mrs. S. M. Ballou,
and these ladies remained until it was
nearly time for the hearse to leave
with the body. As Mrs. Willis is not
in good health Dr. F. R. Day was present
at the house and within call
throughout the day.
The house was void of floral decorations
and except for the presence of
the marines and the two small American
flags draped over the door, there
was nothing to indicate that the remains
of a diplomat were lying within.
At 11 o'clock Mrs. Willis was conducted,
at her request to the library.
the curtains were drawn and she was'
left alone with the body of her hus
band. Here for 20 minutes her soul
poured forth its anguish in sobs and
tears until she was found to be breaking
down under the strain and friends
thought it best to lead her away. Ten
minutes later Undertaker H. H. Wil
liams fastened the lid to the casket,
Military Guard Floral Emblems
Promptly at 11:30 Companies E and
F of the regulars, preceded by the Government
Band, formed in line on either
side of the drive, leading to the
Executive Building. As the hearse
passed the gates the men presented
arms, and the band played a dirge.
Reaching the steps six men were de
tailed to bear the remains to the bier
in the Great Hall, and four others and
a corporal were assigned to duty as
guards. Reaching the veranda the par
ty was met by Minister of Foreign
Affairs H. E. Cooper, who, together
with Adjutant General Boper, Majors
Pratt, Gartenberg, Ashley and Iaukea,
led the way to the hall.
The casket was draped with an
American flag, and after it was deposited
on the bier the flag was drawn
back, so that the features of the deceased
could be seen.
The scene was Imposing in every respect,
for once the casket had been
placed, the Misses Bessie and Carrie
Afong covered it with some of the
many handsome floral emblems which
had been sent in. On stands and
around the casket were the most pre
tentious and beautiful designs in flowers
that have ever been seen in Ho
nolulu on a similar occasion. Stand
ing around the remains, statue-like
were the officers and soldiers who were
acting as a guard of honor. A constant
stream of citizens passed through
the hall during the time allotted that
the body should remain in the hall
Sent by Sympathizing Friends.
Tribute From Hui Aloha Aina.
all. As a friend to the Hawaiians at a
time when politics in Hawaii cast a
gloom over the country he
by the Hui Aloha
from the highlands and the lowlands
were wrought by skillful hands
into numberless designs.
At the Executive Building every
available space in the vicinity of the
casket was covered with flowers. There
were anchors, stars, wreaths, crosses,
"bouquets, leis, baskets and an abundance
of cut flowers. These latter were
strewn about without regard to form.
Superintendent Greene had arranged
the famous antler hatracks in place,
and these were used as stands from
which many pieces'1 were suspended. To
the right of the bier, resting on a stand,
was a basket of beautiful white flowers,
the gift of President and Mrs. Dole.
At the head was a large wreath of
royal palm blossoms, made by Mrs.
James Campbell, and sent by the Aloha
Aina Society. Several bunches of
violets and maiden hair ferns rested
-on the casket, and leaning against
a stand at the foot of the casket were
two mammoth wreaths of white flow
ers, sent by Mrs. Wm. G. Irwin. Altogether,
this lady sent five separate
pieces, which included a cross ana a
basket of beautiful flowers. Commis
sioner Hawes sent a large yreath of
white roses. A bouquet of pink roses,
tied with the club's colors, was contributed
by members of the Pacific Tennis
Club, of which the deceased was
an honorary member. An anchor of
roses from Miss Dulaney was very
beautiful. Mrs. B. F. Dillingham sent
a wreath of roses. A large one in white
and pink roses and maiden hair fern
was the gift of the Misses Afong, and
their mother sent a basket of yellow
cannas, asters and margurites. Mrs.
F. M. Swanzy sent a wreath of red carnations;
the Christian Church sent the
same emblem in purple and white
asters Mrs. Vida sent a large wreath
of white daisies, twined with maiden
hair fern. Mrs. Dr. Nichols sent a
large bouquet of violets, and Mrs. F.
W. Macfarlane sent a beautiful wreath
of Sago palm branches and tea roses
tied with white satin ribbon. A basket
of carnations was the gift of Mrs.
Alexander Young, and the Foreign Office
sent a very large design in pink
carnations and pink asters. Bouquets
and a basket of red carnations was received
from Mrs. W. O. Smith. The
Pohukaina School girls sent leis and
bouquets. A wreath of delicate-tinted
begonia blossoms and maid
en hair fern attracted a great
deal of attention, but it was im
possible to learn who had sent it, as
the card had been removed. A pretty
star of and asters was
sent by Miss Nellie Kitchen. Many
pieces were sent without cards, or the
cards were removed by the decorators,
and the names of the donors were overlooked,
so that information as to
their source was not obtainable. Cards
as follows were secured at the Executive
Building, after they had been
taken from the floral pieces:
President Dole, Justices Supreme
Court, Foreign Office, A. G. S. Hawes,
H. B. M.'s Commissioner and Consul
General, Minister and Mrs. WHHam O.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Dillingham.
Mr. and Mrs. T. May, Mr. and Mrs.
Theo. F. Lansing, Mr. and Mrs. J. N
There was no particular distinction ! Wright, Mrs. W. G. Irwin, Mrs. Fran-
of nationalities in the matter of sending
floral tributes with which to decorate
the casket containing America's
highest representative. For his attributes
as a man he was honored by
cis M. Swanzy, Mrs. Henry W. Howard,
Mrs. S. A. Gilman, Mrs. F. W.'
Macfarlane, Mrs. George Herbert, Mrs,
Alex. Young, Mrs. V. Ward, Mrs. Al
bert E. Nichols, Mrs. James Campbell.
Mrs. C. Clifford Ryder, Mrs. J. Carden,
Mrs. R. Hern, Miss Dulaney, Miss Ethel
F. Smith, Miss Harriet Lewers, Miss
Nellie Kitchen, Dr. C. Clifford Ryder,
Francis M. Swanzy, Clarence Hobron
Smith, Abram Stephens Humphreys,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cooper, Mystic
Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., the Christian
Central Union Church was almost a
duplicate of the scene at the Executive
Building in the matter of floral
designs, chancel, pulpit, platform and
entire front of the choir stand was a
solid bank of beautiful flowers. The
decoration of the pulpit was particularly
noticable, from the fact that they
consisted almost entirely of mammoth
LeMarque roses. The decorations here
were in charge of Mrs. William F. Allen
who, with a corps of young ladies,
placed the several pieces where they
would be best seen. It was more difficult
to get the names of the donors of
flowers in the church than at the
building, but the partial list given below
was furnished by a member of the
Clive Davies, wreath of daisies; Mrs.
Vida, bunch of maiden hair fern; Miss
Vida, bunch of asters; Mrs. McGrew,
basket of roses; Mr. and Mrs. Birnie,
Ivy wreath; Mrs. A. F. Judd, roses; Mr.
and Mrs. S. M. Damon, basket of white
carnations; Miss Kate Cornwell,
bunch of roses; Mrs. J. S. Walker,
white carnations; Mr. and Mrs.
red roses; Mrs. Wlddlfield, basket
chrysanthemums; Douglas Damon,
bouquet of pink asters; Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Allen, wreath of cypress and
roses; Hawaiian Gazette Company, basket
of red and white carnations and
maiden hair fern, tied with United
States colors. A handsome cross,
made of roses, chrysanthemums and
orchids was one of the handsome pieces
to attract attention.
AT THE CHURCH.
Impressive Services and Beautiful
It was shortly after 3 o'clock when
the funeral procession reached Central
Union Church, and long before that
hour every seat and the space at the
back of the auditorium was occupied.
Rev. Birnie and Rev. Monroe received
the party in the vestibule, and headed
the procession to the chancel, where the
remains, carried by eight stalwart blue
jackets of the U. S. S. Alert, in charge
of Ensign Gelm, were deposited. The
solemnity of the occasion was increas
ed as Mr. Monroe read the Episcopal
burial service: "I am the resurrection
and theife, saith the Lord, and
though he be dead, yet shall he live
and have everlasting life."
A moment later, Mrs. Willis, supported
by her son, Albert, and followed
by Miss Dulaney with Mr. Mills,
followed by Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. Boyd,
Mrs. Mills and other intimate friends,
walked down the aisle and took the
places assigned them.
President Dole, Ministers H. E. Cooper
and W. O. Smith -with brvpto! tuptti.
preme Court, the Consular Corps, members
of Council of State, Senators, Representatives,
a large delegation from
the Hawaiian Aloha Aina Society,
members of Mystic and Oahu Lodges,
K. of P., and many prominent citizens.
It was expected that the Ma-
sonic lodges would take part, but ow
ing to the condition of Mrs. Willis' j
health, her physicians did not consider
It advisable to prolong the service. The '
services at the church began with the i
quartet, consisting of Miss Grace Richards,
Miss J. R. Axtell and Messrs.,
Wood and Macurda, singing "Lead
Kindly Light," after which Rev. D. P. .
Birnie read a part of the 90th psalm (
and the second chapter of Corinthians,
from the 20th to 58th verses. J
Miss McGrew then sang "Angels Ev-!
er Bright and Fair" in the most sym- j
pathetic manner. Rev. J. M. Monroe
then read from the Scriptures, and aft-,
erward led in prayer. Miss Grace
Richards sang "Abide With Me" with
beautiful effect Mr. Birnie led in
prayer, and the quartet rendered
"Peace, Perfect Peace," and the services
were ended with Mr. Monroe pronouncing
During the services the body bearers,
with Ensign Gelm, remained standing
at the head and foot of the casket.
A. B. Ingalls and Wray Taylor officiated
at the organ. When the services
in the church were finished a signal
was given Bandmaster Berger, and
the Government Band, stationed on the
Beretania street front of the church,
began playing a dirge, continuing un-
til the casket was deposited In the
hearse, then the various military organizations
were formed in line.
Army, Navy and the Republic
When all was in readiness, the com
mand was given, and the procession
left the church.
Company of Police.
Grand Marshal and Aides.
Battalion First Regiment, N. G. H.
Battalion U. 8. S. Alert,
Commanded by Lieut Phelps.
Other Military Organizations on Foot.
Pallbearers In Carriages.
Hearse and Body Bearers.
President Dole and Aides.
Chief Justice and Justices of the
Senators and Representatives.
Captain and Officers U. S. S. Alert
K. of P. Lodges.
The line of march was out Beretania
to Fort, to School, to Nuuanu, to cemetery.
On reaching the cemetery the procession
halted outside the gates, only the
hearse and carriages containing the
pallbearers and chief mourners entering
the grounds. On leaving their carriages,
the pallbearers stood on either
side of the gate, and as the hearse
was drawn in they walked on either
side as an escort
The services at the vault were brief.
The blue jackets carried the casket
bers of the President's staff, occupied from the hearse and deposited it in
a pew near the pulpit. Other pews side the Paty family vault The quar
iverp nrpiintort hw f n,a o tet sane "Asleep in Jesus" most feel
ingly, and Rev. Birnie led in prayer.
Mr. Monroe read the Scriptures and
Mr. Birnie closed with the benediction.
During the services Mrs. Willis was
completely overcome, and It was necessary
to administer restoratives at
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frequent intervals. She was supported
at the vault by her son, Miss
Consul General Mills.
As soon as the procession left the
church the floral decorations from
there and the Executive Building were
loaded in three express wagons, and
by the time the cortege reached the
grounds. Messrs. Potter, Mackintosh,
Stackable and Marx had arranged the
pieces, so as to almost cover the vault.
In point of number of persons attending
and tmpressiveness of the services
the funeral more closely resembled
those of the old monarchy than
any in the history of the Islands.
Will Leave for London
REMAINS OF LATE MINISTER WILLIS LYING IN STATE AT EXECUTIVE BUILDING.
and it was afterward carried to the
hearse by the marines, and taken to
the Executive Building.
LYING IN STATE.
R. C. L. Perkins, who has spent three
years In the Islands collecting specimens
of birds and insects for two
English societies, will sail in six
weeks for London. During his stay In
this country he has visited all of the
Islands and traversed all of their forest
belts on his scientific explorations.
The result has been that he will ship
to England several boxes of stuffed
birds and insects, mounted and named.
In Hawaii Professor Perkins has discovered
56 specimens of small and six
of Jarge birds.' He states that theae
are not to be found In any other part
of the world, and are new to science.
Some are of beautiful plumage, and
will undoubtedly create considerable
notice in the museums to which the
specimens will ultimately find their
nay. Professor Perkins saya that his
work in Hawaii has been eminently
HOTS MORE SF1CE 3TOCK.
ThoSnimr Trust Makes a Bis Purchase
TOLEDO, O., Dec. 24. Havemeyer's
agent secured 640 shares of Woolaon
Spice Company stock today for I64Q.Q0O
which leaves only 60 shares. There
are held by Spence Acklin, one of the
original projectors of the company,
who has all along been adverse to the
deal. The price paid makes a total
investment by the Sugar Trust of $1.-903,000
for the 1,740 shares it has
Twelve new roasters are being
put in position, which will give the
plant a capacity of 1,400,000 bags.
Hawaii Beats Them All.
E. Langheim, engineer, returned by
the Rio Sunday morning, after making
a circuit of the South Pacific Ocean.
He left here six months ago for Johannesburg,
going via Australia. From
the Transvaal he journeyed to Madagascar,
India, Burmah, Siam, Singapore
and up to China. After all, Hr-wall
was the best place. Mr. Lang-helm
has lived about 15 years in the
Islands, and Is well known. His home
is on Kauai.
Mothers whose children are troubled
with bad colds, croup or whooping-cough
will do well to read what Dr.
R. E. Robey, of Olney, Mo., says on
this subject He writes: "For years
we have used Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, and always keep It in the
house. It Is regarded in our family
as a specific for ail kind3 of colds and
coughs. The 25 and 50 cent bottles for
sale by all druggists and dealers;
Benson, Smith & Co., agents for Hawaiian
i tittfitrif"m' mx