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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Devoted to the Progress of the Pacific, its Commerce, Political Signifk nee and
the Activities of the Twentieth Cen'ury.
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HONOLULU, SEPTEMBER 23, 1899.
There Is a decided Improvement In
the atmosphere at Walklkl, but there
are still a few plantations close to the
high toad that are a menace to health I
and a disgrace to the community. One '
plantation In particular which seems to
be unleased at present Is In a very moss
Its bad policy to kick too much but
after having been resting on our plumes
for six weeks we have had time to note
the grievances of our city more plainly
and they will out. Our sidewalks were
bad enough before, In the garish light
of day, but now after dark with our
lights taken away from us, they are
absolutely dangerous. Beretanla street
from Fort, Walklkl wards, Is a man,
woman and child trap. On one side
gleam, or rather gloom, the red bull
eyes of the contractors and on the other
unllvenej by a ray of light one stumbles
Into hollows, down curbs and up hil
locks at the risk of life and limb. If the
city Is preempted from Its electric lights
at present, we had rather resort to the
swinging oil lamps of medieval days,
than leave our streets In pitchy dark- !
Rainmakers Wanted. A good rain
maker would come In handy now, water
is wanted badly In Honolulu for the i
street sprinkling as well as the light
ing. The writer once existed In Iqulqui,
Chill, for the space of some six weeks,
now In Iquiqut they have rain about
once In a decade, the water supply Is
not over abundant, but they solve the
' problem, by distilling large quantities
of sea water which they use for all
sprinkling and bathing purposes. The
plan might be worth trying here.
The Interest shown In the Hawaiian
Village at Omaha by Mr. Towse's let
ters, Is a feather that shows which Way
the wind is likely to blow at Paris. The
Paris Exposition is undoubtedly one of
the tides in the affairs of Hawaii nel
that should be taken advantage of.
A skilled euptaln by "feeling with the
lead can In Eastern waters, giope his
way into an unknown harbor, like a
blind man with his stick, but as Captain
Evans found In these South Sea Islands
where you are In sixty fathoms one
moment and high and dry the next, you
are playing in great luck to get off as
General Otis may resign. Let us hope
he will, for the sake of national honor
we are bound to take the Philippines;
and under his regime so far we are the
proud possessors of about fifty-eight
square miles of territory out of an area
It Is when affairs of national import
ance like the Transvaal trouble are at
the apparent crises, thnt Honolulu feels
n little out of the world without a cable.
Also on account of the Colunib .1
A CLEVER ACTOR.
Despite the somewhat meager audi
ences that have patronized the Moore
Roberts performances, there has been a
nearly verdict rendered all over town
In favor of Mr. H. R. Roberts. Mr.
Roberts' value as an actor will be, we
predict, be Instantaneously recognized
In the States. His extreme versatility,
his thorough naturalness, wedded to
consummate art will rapidly place him
In the fiont ranks of his profession. Mr.
Roberts Is a young man, Just over
thli ty years of age and has a brilliant
futuie before him. When Mr. Roberts
makes his great hit It will be however,
I fancy as a comedian. Without decry
ing his more serious work which will
undoubtedly ripen with age, yet In com
edy he excells. In his dramatic work
one of his chief merits lies In the sub
tlety of his transitions, the intense pow
er at the cllmnx which has been subtly
and naturally led to. In his comedy his
spontaneity Is delightful and the finish
apparent In all his work In one of Us
gieatest charms. "The man Is an actor
to his finger tips. We shall hear more
of Mr. Roberts. He has made many
friends here, won by his delightful per
sonality who will welcome the laurels
that he will undoubtedly win from the
Rawel, which I am Informed by those
who know, Is pionounced J to we y or
Raul, Ih credited with many who have
passed through here from Australia as
piesentlng a most enjoyable lecture.
Rawel Is a native Maori cultured and
refined with a European university edu
cation. He is, they say, an entertain
ing talker and eniivtn.s the evening with
a varied assoi tment from his collection
of some thousands of Interesting photo
graphs of New Zealand, and the man
ners, customs and scenery of his native
LIOHT OPERA SEASON.
The Boston Lyric Company now
seems to be an assured thing of the fu
ture. Seats are selling most satisfac
torily and the public is looking forward
eageily to a season of light opera. If
Honolulu is large enough to stand for
eight consecutive weeks of song I
lather doubt, but that the presenta
tions given will be of a high order of
meilt I can add my assurance to that
of Mr. Harklnson the avant courier of
the company. The Boston Lyric Com
pany Is well known In the East and has
enjoyed many successful seasons, won
thiough the excellence of Its performances.
The grounds upon which it stands comprise an entire square fronting on
Hotel Street. There are twelve pretty cottages within this charming en
closuie, all under the Hotel management. The Hotel and cottages afford
accommodations for two hundred guests.
MXJjVIM'S THE A2VORr !
Imports of Champagne into the United States
from January 1st. to O-t. 1st, 1898. . . .
G. H. MUMM & CO.'S (Extsa Diy.) f7,'J 10 cases
Mod & Chandon J4,IO:t '
Pommery & Gieno I J), .'20 "
Heidsicck & Co. (Dry Monopole) 8,6110 "
Louis Koedoier 5, 15 1 "
'2li other brands 3 ,!)fj() "
Total 1 .r)0,480 cases
Maefarl'ane & Co., Ltd.
The Vessels of this line consist of
the New and Magnificent
Carrying I ler Majesty's Mails be
tween San Francisco, Auckland
and Sydney every Four weeks,
Touching Each Way at Honolulu
AND 'Illli riNK
Running direct between San Francisco and Honolulu Every
J. I). SPKKCKELS & I1ROS. CO.
Freight Dep't, 327 Market St., San Krancisco.
Passenger Dep't, 1 14 Montgomery St,, S.F.
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