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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
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The Peacock block, the ne pins ultra of Hilo
buildings, is fast approaching completion.
The P. M. S. S. China is due here from Japan,
en route to San Francisco, on Tuesday next, the
Sheriff J. H. Coney, of Kauai, returned to
Nawiliwili by the steamer W. G. Hall on the
Mrs. C. M. Cooke, with her daughter Alice,
left by the steamer W. G. Hall for a brief visit
to friends on Kauai.
Cricket is now occupying the time and atten
tion of local enthusiasts, at the Makiki grounds,
every Saturday afternoon.
The fifth assessment on the Waialua Agri
cultural Company ($10 per share) became de
linquent on the 16th instant.
Hon. Henry Waterhouse and wife left by the
steamer Claudine on the 17th instant, for a brief
visit to friends at Lahaina and Kahului.
The Trustees of Oahu College have passed,
and published, a series of resolutions in mem
ory of the late Dr. C. M. Hyde.
The local horse-influenza seems to be grad
ually increasing, although without, as yet, any
Olaa sugar stock is stated to be getting a
Kihei " move," on the selling figures, having
jumped several points during the week.
Honolulu horses are being threatened with an
epizotic disease ; care should be taken that the
infection is not passed to the other islands.
Brother Bertram, the superintendent of St.
Louis College, left for Hilo by the steamer
Kinau on the J7th. His return is expected next
The U. S. Transports City of Para, Charles
Nelson, Sikh, Rio de Janeiro, and Valencia all
left, troop-laden for Manila, during the past
The deep water fleet in Honolulu harbor
during the past week, consisted at one time of
8 steamers 3 ships 8 barks 3 barkentines 8
schooners and 1 brig.
The steamers W G. Hall and Claudine are
due from island ports tomorrow (Sunday) morn
ing, and the steamer Mauna Loa will sail for
Hawaii (Kona) ports on Monday.
The "kickers" of the High and of the Puna
hou schools will engage in a football match at
the Recreation grounds, Pikoii street, this after
noon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Horace J. Craft (nee Helen Wilder) is
again in evidence, in her creditable work, as a
police-commissioned officer of the local society
for suppression of cruelty to animals.
The Hilo Tribune states, in substance, that
Supt. Vanetta of the Water Works and Capital
ist Rob. T. Forrest of that city, celebrated their
birthdays together during the past week. Hilo
has experienced a dry time ever since.
The public offices, banks, schools and many
business establishments, were closed on the 19th
instant in respect to the memory of the dead
Minister, J. A. King, Flags were displayed at
hali-mast throughout the city and on shipping
in the harbor.
The Hilo Band has now become an indepen
dent institution, to the effect that the members
of the band give their services publicly, " pro
bono publico," and pay their own expenses.
" Trade " showers have moistened the parched
vegetation and dry earth during the week past,
but. to a limited extent only. Superintendent
Pratt, of the Water Works, is, Oliver Twist
like, calling for " more."
Two companies of the 6th U. S. Battery, now
stationed at Honolulu, left town on Tuesday,
under command of Captain Slater, for a tour
around this Island. The battalion will return
by Wednesday, the 25th inst.
The funeral of the late Rev. C. M. Hyde took
place on Sunday last, the 15th inst., from Cen
tral Union Church, the services being attended
by a large concourse of friends. The body was
deposited in Nuuanu cemetery.
The Pacific ferry-boat, the popular steamer
Australia, is due in port here from San Francisco
about 5.30 a.m. on next Wednesday morning,
the 25th instant, having made the voyage in 6
days, 6 hours and 25 minutes, or thereabouts.
Manager Steele, of the Hilo Tribune, has been
in the city during the past week. He was an
attendant at the Masonic funeral of the late
John Phillips, and will be at the funeral of the
late Minister King.
Plautus, he, in olden story,
Said of those whom Gods loved well,
They, with earth should leave their glory,
And with Gods, above must dwell.
Fare thee well, dear Kaiulani,
If forever, fare thee well;
Hawaii mourns her Kaiulani,
Gone above with Gods to dwell.
Moonlight concerts by the band, under Capt.
Berger's leadership, were given during the past
week at Emma Square, Thomas Square and the
Hotel grounds. The usual Sunday concert will
not be given at Makee Island on account of the
band being at the funeral of Minister King.
Dr. Richard Oliver, the resident physician of
the " Wards of the Nation " settlement at
Kalaupapa, Molokai, paid a brief visit to the city
during the past week. Dr. Oliver reports that
rtaiaupapa, muioKai, paid a Drier, visit to tne city
during the past week. Dr. Oliver reports that
the health of the " wards," as regards the usual
" ills of flesh," is good, but that the vounerer
element pine for a baseball outfit I
The body of the late Minister King will remain
in state, for public view, at the Executive Build
ing, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on to morrow Sun
day). The funeral cortege will very probably
start at 3.30 p.m. from the building.
Business Manager Harkinson, of the Boston
Lyric Company, has made many local friends
already. He intends to extend his acquaintance
ship to the outlying points of interest between
this city and Waialua during the coming week.
The contempt case instituted against Mana
ger Paine of the Tramways Co., was dismissed
by Judge Perry on the 17th. In connection
with the injunction suit against the company,
by on? T. S. Southwick, it has come to light
that many papers of value to the Tramways Co.
in the suit, have undoubtedly been deliberately
stolen from the office of the Minister of the
Col. Clinton A. Galbraith a well-known prac
titioner of Hilo, visited the capital during the
week past and expressed surprise at the pres
ence of so many transports in port and the
orderly manner in which the soldiers were con
ducting themselves when on shore leave. The
Colonel met many old friends among the officers
in command. Hilo is hardly prepared to accom
modate the transports yet.
The Chamber of Commerce met in regular
meeting, and decided to offer the Hawaiian ex
hibit, now at Omaha, to the Government for exhi
bition at Paris. It was further agreed that
although the Planters' Association had guaran,
teed the money for the exhibit (to be reimbursed
by the Government), the Commissioner to the
Paris Exposition named by the Government
would be approved by the Chamber.
Boring for water, for an artesian well, was
commenced at 3.30 p.m. on the 18th instant on
the Kawaiahao church grounds. Mr. L. E,
Pinkham is the contractor, and is sanguine of a
good flow being obtained at about 800 feet depth.
The supply-pipe will be ten inches in diameter,
and the water will be used for irrigating the park
and the churchyard grounds. Mr. J. Lennon, a
practical well-borer, is in charge. The estimated
expense of the flowing well is placed at $4000.
The roar and screech of the Chinese planing
mill, situated on the corner of Bethel and King
streets, will be hushed in that vicinity, in the
near future, by removal of the works to the Oahu
Lumber Mill company, beyond King street
bridge. It is proposed, by the owners of the
land now occupied by the mill, to erect a modern
brick building, work to commence thereon im
mediately. The Japanese have developed a "highbinder"
class which seems to have control, to a certain
extent, of the " other half of the world," that is
permitted to exist on Pauahi street. The efforts
of Mr. T. B. Richards to remove the prominent
presentation of vice and immorality to more
secluded quarters, demands assistance from the
general public. A schoolhouse, filled to over
flowing with young pupils, is within the imme
diate vicinity of the public outrage to decency,
now existing. Consurge ! Attorney-General,
Board of Health, Board of Education.
A peculiar, said to be, practical, joke, was
played by some unknown on the throttle of the
steamer Kinau on the evening of the 17th inst.
The joker tied a cord to the steam-throttle, lead
it ashore and, when opportunity offered, pulled
it, thus opening the valve and causing the en
gines to work, the joker then "silently stole
away." Luckily, the Kinau was well made fast,
and the banked fires allowed but little steam, or
the revolving propeller would have forced the
steamer into the steamer Maui, lying broadside
on and just ahead. A watchman stopped the