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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, AUGUST 26, 1884
THE OPENING OP THE NEW LIBRARY. Gererol Most Gratiryinj? Addresse t Made by the OfficerK. The corner of Alakea and Hotel streets last night presented a Tery gar appear ance.on the occasion of the opening of the new Library building. Between two and three hundred of our best citizens were present in the rooms, which were thrown open for the first tiate, and the Royal Hawaiian Band discoursed its Kweet music on the Tacant lot adjoining. Every one admired the rooms which, ander the superintendence of Mr. Thomas, have been most perfectly finished. Of the pretty building we need say nothing. It 19 a little monument to the intelligence 6l the city. The nw Library building faces on r Alakea street, ' is excelently ventilated and : ;was last night adorned with a scroll, "Welcome- Aloha.' ' It has a gallery led up to by an ornate staircase, is lit elegantly and in size is 22x30 feet. The main leading room is 32x38 feet, and on one side are 44 shelves and 11 sections for the repose of books of reference, periodicals and newspapers, which must not be taken out of the room. This, like all the other rooms, is beautifully wainscot ted in while cedar and red wood. None of the work is painted. All the window cases and other effects are also finished in redwood. The room is lit by four 3-light chandeliers of elegant design. On one side are three large double windows, and on the other side three smaller ones. The frescoing throughout is deserving of most favorable mention, and is the work of Mr. Rupprecht. . The social room or Curnoir will invite the lover of a game of ebf ss or draughts or a devotee of the cigar to pass ;t pleas ant hour, and the building bespeaks for itself rest, quiet and repose. All the ceil ings are 10 feet in height, the floors are stained modestly and the ventilation is excellent. Mr. Dole, the President of the Association; Dr. Rodgers, the Secretary of the Building Committee; His Excellency the Hon. Itollin M. Daggett, Win. Castle, Esq., and others made excellent addresses, which through pressure on our space we cannot give this morning. Among the guests were nearly all the best people of the city, whom . it would be impossible and invidious to particularize. Testimonial lieceptlou to tlie Inde pendent Members or the legisla ture or 1884. j On Saturday evening last, a reception was given at the Lyceum by some of our prom inent citizens, to such of the Nebles and Representatives of the Legislature now in I session, as have allied themselveswit h the SYi FP fViopo nris1 invito tioas were issued on Thursday last, signed by the following committee: A. S. Hartwell, Wn. C. Wilder, Alex. Young, Henry May, P. A. Schaefer, Job. O. Carter, IT. Louisson, H. "V7. Schmidt, and E. Preston. Following are the names of those in vited: Hens., of the House of Nobles, Godfrey Rhedes, Charles R. Bishop, Samuel O. "Wilder, Paul Isenberg, James I. Dowsejt, J, Mott Smith, C. H. Jndd, and J. H. S. Martin; and of the House of Representatives, Joseph Nawahi, D. H. Hitchcock, J. M. Kauwila, Godfrey Brown, J Kauhane, G. W. Pilipo, ' T7. O. Smith, L. W. P. Kanealii, John Rich ardiea, John Ealua, Sanford B. Dole, W. E. Rowell, Frank Brown, and Cecil Brown. Of the Nobles, Charles R. Bishop and Chas. A. Jndd were absent; and of the Representa iives, Joseph Nawahi and Frank Brown. 2Jr. P. C. Jones, Jr., acting ad master of ceremonies, opened the meeting by reading a letter of regret from Hon. Nawahi, that ill-health necessitated hi3 absence, and also one from Mr. W. L. Green, of like tenor. Mr. T. Rain Walker was then introduced s the orator of the occasion. His written address was prefaced by a few extempore re marks in appreciation of the honor con ferred upon him. Responses were made by the Hon. God frey Rhodes, in English, and by the Hon. J. Kauhane, in Hawaiian. There was hearty applause by the audience at the con clusion of each of the several addresses made; and three cheers and a "tiger" were given at the conclusion of President Rhodes' response. The order of the exercises was interrupted by the rain, which had begun to fall in a heavy shower about the conclusion of Mr. Kauhane's response, the audience being asked to then adjourn to the lunch tent, im mediately adjoining the building, before the reading ef the resolutions, as delay might render it uncomfortably wet. Aiter partaking of the refreshments, whieh were abundant and varied, tho au dience again returned to the Lyceum build ing to hear the reading of the resolutions, hichwas done by Mr. Riemenschneider. There were unanimously adopted by the meeting, and adjournment followed soon The Hawaiian Band was in attendance, and played at intervals, being providediwith a separate tent on the premises of Mr. Bobt. More, on the opposite side ef Kukui street. Tho Lyceum building and tent were tast ily decorated within and without with ever greens and flowers, and externally hand somely illuminated with colored lanterns, which were also stretched across the Nuua nu road immediately in front of the build ing. The audience numbered about 270 persona, anions: whom were about 50 natives. Rev. A. O. Forbes acted as interpreter for the oc casion. The meeting was orderly and well conducted, and a success so far a the exe cution of its plan was concerned. 1HULH1 KOTM. Xohala, August 21st. Uueen mma left us last ween in quite a serious condition, but we were made jzlad by learning that she improved under Dr. McKibbin's attention. Two schooners at Haapu this week made things look like old times, and we are told that they will be regular in their trips. The planters are beginning to growl at the ex cess of freight charged by the railroad over the schooners, and it is a certain result that the railroad will lose its freight unless it brings its prices to compare with sail. Our Sheriff was taken quite seriously ill on Sunday night last, but prompt attend ance soon put him on the improved list. A number of the Portuguese laborers on the Kohala Sugar Company Plantation are paying their own doctor's bills, and say they have been notified that they must have one particular doctor or stand the expense themselves. It is the true missionary spirit that denies a man who has been suffer ing for months the right to call in aid. Money is good but humanity is better. The great strain upon the mind of the people lias at last been relieved by the ap pointment of Mr. Z. Kalai as Judge of the Police Court. It is to be hoped he will do better than is expected. The Chinese Society has taken possession rf their hall, and Dr. Thompson will, after the present week, have his office at Makapala where he can be found at all hours. A Chinaman named Apia was thrown from his horse on Tuesday last, and received a severe shaking up, but is is not seriously hurt Dr. Thompson says. We hear that Mr. C. A. Chapin and Mr. E. Lake leave for the States on next steamer. We wish them a pleasant trip and quick re turn. The Rifle. Tho Honolulu Rifles will not drill this' this evening, on account, we believe, that most of the members are anxious to attend the concert of Mr. Edouard Remenyi. Up to the hour of writing we understand that the great violinist has all his strings intact,? that Mr. Luckstone's thumbs are still un-r sprained and Mr. Rimmer's tonsils un swollen. Miss Downing's trachea and thorax are also in excellent health. The City or Paris. A cable messago was received by last steamer from Messrs. Hoffnung & Company, advising the arrival of the City ef Paris at Singapore on the 13 th of this month. The many friends of these who took passage on this fine steamship will be glad to learn that this vessel has arrived safely at that port. She will load a cargo of riee at Singapore and proceed directly to London. We wish har all success en her voyage to London and a safe return to Hawaiian waters. Police Court. Thursday, August 21. BEFORE r-OLICE-JUSTICI BICKERTOX. Neil McDonald, charged with drunken ness, pleaded guilty, and was fined $5, and costs $1. E. B. Friel, charged with malicious mis chief in Honolulu, during month last past. Remanded until 22nd instant. MISCELLANEOUS. "Better behave yourself, ' said the tur nip to the potato, "or some one will come along and take the starch out of you.'' Bridget : Wot a the most genteel thing for a lady as is a lady to carry in the street, Nora ? " Cook : " Sure, thin, some prefers a three-volume book ; but I prefers a roll of music, meself, quite care less and aisy like.' This is a mighty sensible nation. As soon as a man proves himself a good soldier they elect him to Congress or some other office in which military ability is of no account. The difference between a single colored man's moan for his sweetheart and a Western storm, is, that one is a dark, lone sigh, and the other a dark cyclone. The young woman who bites her finger nails and kisses her own pug dog on the nose, would fall in a stony faint at seeing her father nip a piece off the butter lump with his own knife. -A.--i3iir JBlaze ! Saturday, 4:30 a.m. At twentj minutes to three o'clock this morning, an alarm of fire was communicated to the police station by an officer on lhe Nuuanu street beat, and the station boll was immediately rung. Within half-minute later the dread fire alarm was rung from the Bel Tower and other station houses. Dense clouds of smoke were seen rolling to the southwest, and in a very few minutes the sky was brilliantly illuminated, indicating fierce fire in Chinatown. When the Adver tiser representative arrived, about three minutes after the first alarm 'rang, it was found that Love's bakery, at the rear of their bread store, on Nuuanu street was in flames. In the meanwhile the fire engines and hosa trucks were rapidly roiling towards lhe scene of action. Connections were rapidly made with the wells and the hose was rolled out with alacrity. No. 1 engine was stationed corner of Smith'3 lane and Beretania street; No, 2, on notel street, opposite Rose lane ; No. 4, corner of Chaplain and Nuuanu ; No. 5, corner of Nuuanu and Hotel; Pacific Hose Company attached to No. 4. On getting to play, they delivered two heavy streams. In fact all the engines wero well worked, and though there was an apparent delay in ob taining water at the start, there was a suffi ciency of water in all the wells and mains. l ive good streams soon made an impression on the flames, though too late to save the dry wooden structures on tho Mauka and Ewa sides of the bakery. There was no wind, fortunately, or the result might have been very different. The next building to the bread store was only recently completed and was not tenanted. Further up were the Chinese stores, four of which were totally demolished. NARROW ESCAPES. Nuuanu street presented an unusually animated appearance, men, women and children fleeing from the flames, some of them b'eing but scantily clad, or just as thev awoke. At four o'clock the firemen had conquered the flames. THE TOLICE FORCE. Marshal Parke and a body of police did good work in keeping order and protecting property Messrs. Goo Kim and Hollister fc Co.'s fire-proof stores stood a severe test, but suffered no damage beyond a slight scorching to the projecting wooden eaves, a handsome though dangerous adjunct to such buildings. S GOOD EXGIXES. This is the first time the new engines have been brought into active service, and to them and the lire laddies who handled them is due a large salvage of property. HIS MAJESTY AS A FIREMAN. j His Majesty the King was on the scene of action, and gave a willing hand like all ex-firemen feel inclined to do. .A-iiotliex Fix'e ! JXadeira tzaar Ieinollshed. Troubles and misfortunes never come singly, and so it is with fires. They gener ally fellow in rapid succession, and such was the case last week. In less than 24 hours after the blaze on Nuuanu street another fire followed of almost equal mag nitude. About twenty, minutes past two o'clock Sunday morning, the inmates of the Ma deira Bazaar, on King street, opposite the Bethel Church, were disturbed by the smell of smoke, and a very few minutes afterwards the" lower part of the premises was in flames. The alarm was sounded, to which there was an almost immediate response by the ever ready firemen. No. 5,China Com pany, were the first on the spot, and sta tioned themselves at the corner of Nuuanu and King streets. Unfortunately, they were unable to open the fire plug, but proved themselves equal to the occasion by smash ing in the cover with a crowbar. Ne time was lost in getting water, but it was not be fore the whole building was in flames. The other engines also did effective service, and by their united efforts the fire was cenfined to the one building. The store contained a lot of valuable mer 'chandise, said to be worth $12,000. 1 At the time the fire broke out, there were (two youths sleeping down stairs, and Mr. iias, wife and three children up stairs. The (two boys got out unscathed, whilst the fam ily had a narrow escape from death. They were aroused, and finding escape down the , staircase impossible, they made their exit through the front window on to the corru gated iron veranda, and from thence to the balcony of the adjoining premises occupied by Wolfe & Edwards, and down to the street by a ladder. The premises were completely gutted; but little damage was sustained by the adjoin ing buildings. As on the previous night, there was no wind at the time or the result would have been of a more serious charac ter. insurance. The insurances were as follows: On stock, South British and National Fire Insurance Cos. of New Zealand, $4,000. City of London Fire Insurance Co., $4,000, On fixtures, South British and National Insurance Com pany, $600. Insurance on the building, in the Northern Insurance Company, $5,000. The latter waB transferred from another Com pany on the 15th instant. A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN SAN FRANCISCO. The "Wasp' Plant Destroyed. On the 5th instant the works of the Schmidt Lithographic and Label Com pany, in the large brick building, 25, 27, 29, and 31 Main street, between Market and Mission, were completely destroyed by fire. The. firm of Tatunt & Bowen, which has a store in the same building, and Macfarlane fc Co., owners of the Illustrated Wasp, who had their plant in the Schmidt Company's rooms, also sustained loss by fire. The building in which the fire occurred is a three-story and basement brick structure. The San Francisco Illustrated Wasp, published by E. C. Macfarlane & Co,, appeared with black and white cartoons, instead of the usual colors. This new departure was a temporary variation caused by the fire. The total loss will amount in the aggregate to $200,000. It was announced that the Wasp would appear in colors the following week, tem porary arrangements having been made with Britten fc Ray, another lithograph ing firm. The losses were partly covered by insurance. A Bis Auction Kale. On Wednesday (to-morrow), August 27th, Lyons & Levey will sell at open auc tion, at the residence on the corner of King and Alapai streets, a perfect and complete set of elegant furniture, from the bedroom to the kitchen, and " the parlor to the boudoir. The sale will include lounges, tables, pictures, curtains, bureaus, carpets, rugs, and all the accessories of a lovely house. In addition, the flowers, ferns, and all the appurtenances of a beautiful garden, will be offered for sale. The crockery and glass ware offered at this auction is said to be especially rare. A Merited Compliment. Yesterday being the occasion of Mr. George Fassett's thirty-eighth birthday the Royal Hawaiian Band serenaded that genial gentleman at the Hotel last eve ning. The band played a number of pleasing airs, and among them a new song, which was received with enthu siastic applause. Mr. Fassett is a most popular gentlemen, and his friends wished him a hearty aloha, with many happy returns of the day. . -. . . Accidental Shooting:. A native boy living in the vicinity of Haaliliamanu bridge, broke open a trunk be longing to an elder brother, and abstracted a loaded pistel therefrom, on Saturday last. Calling to one of his playmates, who was downstairs, he waited until the latter ar rived at the door of the room in which he was, when he immediately discharged the weapon in bis direction. The ball struck him in the head and lodged in the shoulder from whence it was extracted by Dr. Fitch. The sufferer is reported out of danger. A Correction. We hasten to make amends for am erro we inadvertently committed in referring to the "Pond" case. Tho following letter will probably set matters right: 1 Hilo, Hawaii, August 15, 18844 Mb. Editob Dear Sir: We noticed ii your issue of August 5th an error m th item on "Gross Cheat." The article reads thus: "It ap peared that the accused was the bearer ef a letter of introduction to the Attorney-General from Mr. Lyman of Hilo," etc. It should be (as was the fact in the case) that the accused was the bearer of a letter of introduction from the Attorney General to Mr. Lyman of Hilo. Yours truly, F. S. Lymak. Pleasant AJTair. As Miss Wodehouse is about to leave for an extendad visit to England, a very pleasant party was given Thursday evening, August Slat, at Kananiloohia in her honor. The night was devoted to dancing, and the com pany consisted of the many friends of this charming and popular young lady. I Among those present were, H. B. M. Com missioner Wodehouse and Mrs. Wodehouse, Mrs. Mist, Mrs. Dowsett, Mr. andJMrs. C. 6. Berger, Mr. and Mrs. Freeth, Captain and Mrs. Hayley, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cart wright, Mr. and Mrs. Alec Cartwright, Miss Clegborn, Miss Dora Dowsett, Miss Widi field, Miss Mist, Miss Mary Dowsett, Miss Nina Green, Miss Widemann, Miss Wilder, Miss May, Messrs. J. M. Whitney, Jr., Holdswerth, Swansy, Purvis, J. M. Dow sett, C. J. Deering, G. Macfarlane, Dr. Henri McGrew, J. M. Monsarrat and M. D. Monsarrat. Pbaf( or tbe JtXoon Jlurinjc Au?n, IS I. I. 11. S XL. JO A.M First Quarter. 23 The llislnsrand Setting of tbeKuii. The sun rises to-morrow morning At 5:42 o'clock. The sun sets this evening at 6:21 o'clock. LOCAL AND GENERAL. . Sa : ir.1ot.nii mail a am.11 nntnm seizure at Pawaa Friday morning. Mr. E. Kruse, who was lately burnt by fire at Kekafca, Kauai, is improving consid erably. It is probable that the night sessions f the Legislature will now cease, as the date of prorogation has been extended a week. The new rooms of the Library aad Bead ing Booms Association on Hotel Street were formally opened en Monday evening. By the S. S. Alameda there returned Mr. McBryde and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brenig, Mr. Ehlrich, and Mr. Charles H. Dixter. Purser Sutton of the S. S. Alameda ex tended the usual courtesies to theAivEn ;Tiseb yesterday, for which we tender our thanks. A large assortment of the finest ladies and gents' bathing suits, all colors, just received per S. S. Alameda, from $3 upwards, at Ehleratt Co. His Excellency Governor Dominis and the .Hen. A. S. Cleghorn visited It. B. M. S. Constance on Friday morning, and a salute was fired in their honor. By the S. S. Alameda, advices were re ceived of a talented veterinary surgeon hav ing been engaged for the Islands at the in stance of the Government. H. B. M. Commissioner Major Wode house and Captain Doughty, of II. B. M. 8 Constance, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. His Excellency Governor Dominis in formed the Assembly last Friday night that it had pleased His Majesty to announce that he would be prepared to prorogue the As sembly on Saturday next, tho 30th inst. On Saturday last Mr. E. B. Friel was ae--quisted of tho charge preferred against him for malicious injury, and left the Court witheut the slightest reflection on his character. The sum of $3,000, stakes to bo run for on Saturday next, by General Hancock and Langford, Jr., has been deposited with Mr. A. G. Ellis. There is every promise of thit being an exciting match. A petition to be presented to His Majesty has been drawn up and signed by a numbe: of merchants, praying that An Act for the Protection of Creditors against Fraudulent Insolvents" be vetoed.' An express wagon got away from its driver -(Kantaka) Friday evening and after going at a 2.10 gait down Fort street, shot round Wilder's corner for home, but failed to pasi the corner of Bichard and Queen, where wa a general smash up. The following from the lecal column of tbn fimf 1 Till 11 f lVi arm nl fstfra 4 tint fmt fnnnw O - W " A .WW .lAAA.J to pass unnoticed. The italics are ours: "There is still a prospect ot was between China and France." "The British Parliament tear preregued Thursday August 14." In Thursday night's flitting of the Legisla ture was an animated debate on an item of $23,441.92 introduced by the Minister of the Interior, to defray certain indebtedness in connection with the Palace. After an ani mated debate, it was finally referred to the inance Committee. It was rumored about town on Saturday f afternoon that Gov. Dominis had been seized with a fit. Such was not the case. He was prostrated for a short time after over-exhaustion from a lengthy swim. We are happy to state that the Governor is well. The Bemenyi Concert Frioy night was an other grand success. There was a universal regret felt when it was announced that our local baritone could not appear, owing to indisposition; but Mr. Himmer kindly filled the blank that would otherwise have appeared in the programme. This evening M. Bemenyi will give his fourth concert. Tho fire-well plugs are very much neg lected in this city. On Sunday morning it was found impossible to open the plug at the corner of King and Nuuanu streets. It ought to be somebody's duty to inspect the fire-wells daily c'r weekly, otherwise it is of no use keeping up an expensive fire depart ment. The vote to grant Government aid to the old and newly formed Volunteer Companies was reconsidered Thursday on the motion of Attorney-General Neumann, and resulted in $12;C09 being appropriated for their aid. Thi3 ought to increase the epprit de corps, and result in making the Honolulu Bifles a crack regiment. On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Z. K. Myers, 3Ianager of the California Produce and Pro vision Co., very kindly forwarded a sample box of fresh plums for the benefit of "Our Boys." They were highly appreciated, and pronounced to be of Al quality. By each steamer Mr. Myers receives a large supply of California fruits, and the public ought to patronize liberally one who caters for their welfare. The fruit store is on notel streot Xo. 73.