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The Hawaiian gazette. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, September 25, 1896, Image 6

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Grand Army Veterans of Geo.
W. De Long-Post,
Flrts of Patriotism Bnrnei Brithtly as Memories
or Former Days Were Recalled
ister Willis Speaks Bonateoas Repast
Provided ty the Speakers
Members of the Geo. W. De Long
Post of the Grand Army of the Republic
celebrated the fourteenth anniversary
of its organization last evening,
-with an oW time "camp fire," at the
residence of J. X. Wright. The prep
arations made by the host were quite
appropriate and served to recall the
memories of the days when the boys
in blue "camped in the open." The
lawn on the makai side of the house
was decorated with Chinese lanterns,
American flags and festoons of red,
white and blue adorned the verandas
of the house, while a little to one side
a huge bonfire of algeroba stumps
completed the picturesque scene. Members
of the Post with their wives and
invited guests were seated in a circle
about the tables heavily laden with
with the "camp fare."
Post Commander Greene acted as
master of ceremonies, and at S o'clock
called upon Quartermaster Eaton to
sound the dinner call. After a successful
attack on the culinary department,
cigars were lighted and the story telling
and speech making began.
Commander Greene made a short
opening speech and then called upon
United States Minister A. S. Willis to
respond to the toast "The President of
the United States." Mr. Willis is an
interesting speaker at all times, and
that his remarks touched a sympathetic
patriotic chord was demonstrated by
the frequent applause which he received.
He expressed gratification at "being
called upon to represent the chief
executive than whom there was none
more true to the principles which the
Grand Army fought to preserve. He
said that the forces of the United States
were arrayed in '61 to decide a question
which meant either eternal destruction
or eternal liberty. The battle
had been fought and the American people
now stood united and loyal to the
flag which should always wave supreme
on the American continent
Should a foreign foe today threaten
the American Union, there would be
no North, no South, no East, no West,
one solid phalanx of citizen soldiery
would rally under the national emblem,
setting aside all party or sectional differences
and joining forces for the protection
of home and country.
General A. S. Hartwell responded
to the toast "Our Order the G. A. R"
in a short but appropriate speech. He
pointed out the principles of the order
and deprecated the possibility of internal
strife within the United States
so long as members of the Grand Army
lived to give aid and counsel in the
affairs of the Government.
Next to the American Minister Captain
Appleton made the telling speech
of the evening- He pointed out the
Americanisms of Hawaii as represented
in the schools, churches and general
business life, closing with a decided
and forcible plea for annexation.
The story of prison life and the "Bill
of Fare in the Confederate Prisons"
was told by W. L. Eaton -who' related
his rather unpleasant experiences of
seven months sojourn within the Confederate
lines. Rev. J. M. Munro told
of the happy impressions of the visiting
comrade, after which W. R.
was called upon to speak for
"the Press."
The exercises were enlivened from
time to time with patriotic songs in
which Comrade H. J. Rhodes acted as
choir master. After a vote of thanks
to Mr. and Mrs. J. X. Wright, the national
hymn "America" was sung and
the veterans prepared to go home and
"turn in."
The roster of the veterans present
was as follows:
J. X. Wright, orderly X. Y.
cavalry: R. J. Greene, sergt. 26th Connecticut
volunteers; W. H. Place,
United States navy; J. M. Monroe,
private 42nd Ohio infantry: James
Dodd, private 12th Xew York infantry;
Sam McKeague. private 3Sth and 39th
Pennsylvania infantry; Frank P. He-men,
private 16th U. S. infantry; W.
H. Wilkinson, bugler 1st Xew York
rifles; Robert Nelson, private 123rd
Xew York infantry; Thos. Phillips,
Sttfe Xew York volunteers; H. J.
Rhodes, second lieutenant 4th Iowa
cavalry; W. F. Williams, California
volunteers; C. B.-- Edwards, captain
5th Iowa cavalry; Geo. De La Yergne,
lieutenant colonel Sth Tennessee volunteer
infantry; A. S. Hartwell. lieutenant
colonel 55th Massachusetts volunteer
infantry; W. McCandless. 2nd
Iowa cavalry.
Among the invited guests were:
' Chief Justice Judd and wife, Minister
and Mrs. Cooper, Ministers Smith, Da
mon and King, W. W. Hall and wife,
Mr. Rowell, Mrs. Rheimenschneider,
Mr. and Mrs. Crabbe, E. P. Dole, Dan
- Logan and Messrs. Dickey, De La
Yergne and Hitchcock.
The destruction of books by insects
in the tropics is an annoyance of" so
serious a character that no excuse is
necessary for calling attention to the
-precautions recommended by the trustees
in the India Huseum, as they are
equally applicable to the libraries in
all tropical countries. In the report
we are informed that the most trou
blesome Insect in the libraries in Cal
cutta is a minute beetle, Pitodrepa
panicea. The cosmopolitan boot-maggot
drills in pin-holes through and
? SJ533SW3St &,2?XZrm$SnwiB&uira3mi
through the cover and body of a book,
too often effecting, its complete
The only other insects which
have been noticed as causing any con
siderable damage are white ants and
cockroaches. They first devour the
books wholesale, but are easily pre
vented from gaining access to them
by placing the shelves upon the stone
insulators commonly in use; while
the second merely deface the bindings,
so are of less importance. The treat
ment used in the library of the Rev
enue Department was that of disinfect
ing the books by pouring a, small
quantity of refined benzine into the
crevices of the binding, and then shut
ting the volume up for a few days in
a close-fitting box to prevent the escape
of the fumes. The books so dealt
with were afterwards rubbed over
lightly with the finest kerosene or paraffin
Oil, which should be rubbed off
with a cloth before it has time to penetrate
into the binding. This renders
the books, to a great extent, distasteful
to insects, without causing serious
It is objectionable on account
of the odor of the oil, but has the recommendation
of harmlessness combined
with considerable efficiency. In
the Royal Botanic Gardens at Libpore
a different system has been adopted.
It consists in brushing the books over
with a saturated solution of corrosive
sublimate, made by keeping a few
lumps of the poison at the bottom of a
bottle of the ordinary methylated spi
rit, so that it may become saturated.
Great care should, of course, be taken
in handling this solution, on account
of its exceedingly poisonous nature.
In the Indian Museum Library, where
the books are kept in close-fitting
glass cases, with a few lumps of solid
napthaline upon each shelf, little or
no damage is caused by insects. The
paste used in binding the books in the
Indian Museum is poisoned by adding
about half an ounce of sulphate of cop
per to each pound of paste; while
books already infested are disinfected
by shutting them up for four or five
days in close-fitting box with loose
napthaline, with as much of this substance
as possible between the leaves.
It may be very justly observed that
none of these methods can be regarded
as wholly unobjectionable, some being
offensive from the use of poisonous
material. But the damage done to the
books in tropical climates is so great
that the inconveniences attached to
these remedies will readilv be overlooked.
Celebrate Their Victory in a Dinner at
the Hawaiian Hotel.
Basetan Throphy the Centre of Attraction.
Decorations Beautiful and Good Thines
to Eat Plentiful.
The Star base ball team played a
game between themselves and a number
of their friends and sympathizers
in the dining room of the Hawaiian
Hotel last night. It was a game in
which every one took his time and in
which there were no fielders to prevent
the ball from rolling along.
A long table set in the makai part of
the dining room was laden with good
things to eat for the boys who won the
championship of '96 and their friends
who helped to do the shouting at the
various games in which the former took
Directly in the center of the table
was the base ball championship trophy,
which now goes to the Stars for good,
and which was polished up so that the
boys could see their faces without the
least trouble. In a line with this and
stretching away toward both ends of
the table were several white
Suspended from the ceiling directly
over the center was a large ball
of flowers, and strewn about on the I
Washington Star Correspondent
Gives His Ideas.
Where Opposition to Annexation Amone Planters
Exists What Might Happen ir Annexation
of Government is
What is Needed, and Must be Obtained.
The Honolulu correspondent of the
Washington. Star writes as follows on
Attention has lately been drawn to
certain utterances of James B. Castle
in an interview with a reporter, and to
the comments thereon of the San Francisco
Chronicle. Mr. Castle is Collector
General here and a younger brother of
our late Envoy to Washington, W. R.
Castle. He is reported to have said that
a majority of our planters are opposed
to annexation, because of its expected
cutting off of the supply of Asiatic laborers.
This statement of Mr. Castle is
considered here to be not quite accurate.
It is doubtless trne that a large
number of the planters, but not a majority,
take that view. This is mostly
true of planters of British origin, and
of many Germans. Most American
planters are undoubtedly anxious for
annexation. There can be no doubt that
the prosperous condition of this Republic
has of late much weakened in
the minds of many people the urgent
sense of need for annexation which
was previously felt as being indispensable
to stability of government. Many
feel that we are doing exceedingly well
without annexation, and may as well
continue independent. Thinking men
are hardly deceived in this way.
A conclusion drawn by the Chronicle
from Mr. Castle's alleged admission is
certainly unsound; namely, that any
view of a majority of the sugar planters
would necessarily prevail, hs being the
ruling class in these Islands. It is true
that the planters and agents, as men of
wealth, and with superior organization,
can and do greatly influence legislation.
There is, however, a very large and
powerful class of the leading supporters
of the Republic who are antagonistic
to any domination of the planters,
and who are resolutely in favor of annexation.
Any outspoken opposition by
planters to annexation would at once
arouse the strongest hostility of this
great majority.
I am certain that our best and ablest
men do not regard as a "possibility" in
any sense a return of Hawaii to monarchy,
"with Kaiulani as Queen," or
anybody else on the throne. For any
end of securing stability, monarchy
would be the most hopeless possible
resort. The only strength which it
could be imagined to contribute to a
government would in its enlistening
the support of a majority of the natives.
But their support could lend
no appreciable strength to any govern-
ment in Hawaii. As an element of po
litical weight in the community, the
great body of the natives count for
little more than do your school children,
because of their general mental
weakness and childishness. The ideas
and policies of administration characterizing
the natives are puerile, capricious
and wholly incompatible with the
iiCLClUCO Wi 4-l o,ci c v.itiiiauviu tuuu
! commerce such as have taken
sion of this queen group of the Pacific
; The whites do and must dominate
! here, because they alone possess the
capacity and disposition to conduct.
civilized and capable administration of
government. They alone are endowed
with the necessary intellectual and
moral instincts for such duties. These
whites certainly have not the remotest
earthly use for a Kanaka king or
Queen on their own account. The stupidity,
the willfulness, the caprices of
such a personage would at once clog
all the machinery of government. After
having once experienced the order,
the reasonableness, the quiet of civilized
republican government, controlled
by the will of the best part of the peo
ple, no one is going back to the old
j regime. Were it conceivable that our
i people, in a moment of fatuity, should
set up a Kaiulani, they woum speeauy
hasten to relegate her again to private
. We. Any attempt of that sort lends
no hope of stability in government.
1 i 3 !. -.l-T T. li
monarcuj wuiuy ue uu; least
. Stame 01 ail conceivaoie smuauuiis.
But no one is going to attempt to gal
vanize into life that last year s corpse.
It may be very conceivable that if an
nexation be finally refused byJ.he United
States we shall be impelled to turn
to Great Britain in pursuit of the political
stability which is so greatly de
sired, and to accept a colonial position
under Great Britain, -with local self-
' government. This -would indeed be very
! distasteful to the predominating Am-
erican rorUon of our people. But with
the immense excess of British
j ers in the pacffic wouW Mt be an
, unnatural destiny for the Hawaiian
; isiands. The British amply subsidize
their steamer lines. The United States
do not. Therefore British commerce
possesses the oceans. With the not
! tant opening of the Nicaragua canal,
j that commerce must immensely
PJ" to thls ocean, and British corn-
mercial houses must greatly increase
in "Honolulu. Without a verv nnsltive
and decided policy on the part of the
United States, the Hawaiian Islands
will naturally drift into British possession.
It seems safe to predict that before
many years they must become
either American or British. We are inclined
to believe that the somewhat
positive -expression about Hawaii in
the Republican platform voices the sentiment
of a majority of the American
people. But if America is to "control
these Islands it is necessary that she
should insure to us cpmplete political
stability. We do not now possess it;
we must have it; if not from America,
then from England.
table were ferns and various kinds of posses-blossoms.
Over the whole were stretch-'
ed streamers of cardinal red and white,
thp nnlnrc nf thp star hsco hnll pliiH
Over the Ewa window, back of Captain
Chris Conradt was the Star flag,
with the red star prominently displayed,
while around the room were jpalm
leaves arranged as pillars.
On the veranda directly outside was
stationed the Kawaihau Club, furnishing
music throughout the dinner, and
partitioned off from the vulgar gaze
of the inquisitve by a large American
The dinner was a jolly affair, and the
boys made it a point to let their merry
voices be heard wide and far.
Those present were: Chris Conradt,
Dr. Murray. Harrr Whitnev. W. H.
Cornwell Jr., Hay Wodehouse, W. Por-
ter Bovd. Jack Lucas. J. O. Carter Jr..
Lionel Hart, Ernest Wodehouse, J. S.
Walker, Percv Lishman, Donald Ross,
Emil Berger, W. Lucas, Harry Wilder,
Morris Keohokalole. Tom Prvee. Dtikp.i
McNiCOll, J. S. Low, Ed Stiles, Sam
Woods. W Wilder. J. Wintpr f.hpsrpr
A. Doyle, George Lucas, Frank Yida
and E. Giffard.
For Kidins a Bicycle Without the
Required Light.
At about 10 o'clock last nieht Senhor
A. de Souza Canavarro, Portuguese
Commissioner, was arrested on the
Waikiki road by Patrolman pnk
xi. for a: i,ji without -
riding a bicycle a
ugnu me ume me arrest ne was
m company with Messrs. TV. C. King,
jj. tiowara niicncocK ana inree laaies.
He claimed his immunity from arrest,
but .the patrolman had been given or-
ders to arrest every one riding a wheel
without a light, and considered it his multi-duty
to take Mr. Canavarro to the
lice station.
In the meantime Marshal Brown had
been telephoned to and upon arrival at
the police station Mr. Canavarro was
immediately released.
The Gainsborough.
News from the wreck, received yesterday,
is to the effect that the vessel
moved considerably during the day,
and at high tide only her bow was on
the beach. The pumps were kept at
work all day and only two or three
loads of coal were taken oft It is quite
probable that Captain Calway will be
1 successful in his venture.
Your Stock
Will do better on
Is the very best at the
Nuuann and Queen Streets.
Are just in receipt of large importations"
by their iron barks "Paul
Isenberg" and "J. 0. Pfluper"
from Europe and by a number
of vessels from
America, consisting
of a large and
Complete Assortment
Such as Prints, Ginghams, Cottons,
Sheetings, Denims, Tickings, Regattas,
Drills. Mosquito Netting,
Cnrtains, Lawns.
Dress Goods, Zephyrs, Etc.,
A splendid line of Flannels. Black and
Colored Merinos and Cashmeres,
Satins, Velvets. Plushes,
Crapes, Etc.
Tailors' Goods.
Silesias, Sleeve Linings, Stiff Linen, Italian
Cloth. Moleskins, Meitons, Serge,
Kammgarns, Etc.
Clotting, Underwear, Shawls,
Blankets. Quilts, Towels, Table Covers,
Napkins, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Hosiery
Hats, Umbrellas, Rugs and
Carpets. Ribbons, Laces and
Embroideries, Cutlery, Perfumery,
Soaps, Etc.
A Large Yariety of Saddles,
Vienna and Iron Garden Furniture,
Rechitein & Seller Pianos, Iron
Bedsteads, Etc., Etc.
American and European Groceries, Liquors.
Beers and Mineral Waters,
Oils and Paints, Caustic
Soda, Sugar, Rice and
Sail Twine and Wrapping Twine, Wrap
p ng Paper, Burlaps, Kilter-press
Cloth, Roofine Square
and Arch Firebricks,
Lubricatinc Grease.
Sheet Zinc, Sheet Lead, Plain Galvanized
Iron (best ana .id best), tialvanized
Corrunated Iron, Stvel Rails
(18 and 0). Railroad
Bolts, Spikes nnd
Railroad Steel Sleepers.
Market Baskets. Demijohns and Corks.
Also, Hawaiian Sugar and Rice; Golden
Gate. Diamond, Sperry's, Merchant's
and El Dorado Flour. Salmon,
Corned Beef. Etc.
For Sale on the Host Liberal Terms and at
the Lowest Prices by
Stock Raiser
: And Dealer In :
Fresh 3111 ch Cows, and
Tounc Sussex Bulls,
Fine Saddle and Carriage Horses
Tourists and Excursion Parties desiring
Single, Double or Four-in-hand. Teams ui
Saddle Horses can be accommodated at W.
H. Rice's Livery Stables.
All Communications to be Addressed to
Is warranted to cure all discharges
from the Primary Organs, in either sex
(acquired or constitutional), Gravel,
and Pains in the Back. Guaranteed
free from mercury. Sold in boxes. 4s.6d.
each, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine
Vendors throughout the World.
Proprietors, The Lincoln and Midland
Counties Drug Company, Lincoln, Eng.
25 50
Feet Lengths
Just Received
ex "Archer."
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also'a :---'-.
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Wholesale and Retail Grocer
Family, Plantation &. Ships' Stores
Supplied on Short Notlca.
Vow Goods by every Steamer. Order
fruii the others Islands faithfully executed.
Blood Mixture
Tor cleansing and clearing the blood from all
impurities, it cannot be too highly recommended.
For Scrofula, Scurvy, Eczema,
Pimples, Skin and Blood Diseases,
and Sores of all kinds, its effects are
It Cures Old Sores.
Core: Ulcerated Sores on the Neck.
Cure! Ulcerated Sores Lezs.
Cures Blackheads nr Pimple: on the Face.
Cores Scarry Sores.
Cures Cancerous Ulcers. .
Cores Blood and Skin Diseases.
Clares Glandular bwellinej.
Clears the flood from all impure Matter.
From vhaUrer cause arising.
An this mixture is nleasant to the taste, and
warranted free from anything Injurious to the
most delicate confutation of either sex, the
Proprietors solicit sufferers to give It a trial to
test its Talue.
Trom All Parts of the World.
Sold In Bott'es Ss.9d., and in cases couUinlnc
six times the quantity, lis. each sufficient to
effect a permanent cure in the great majority
The Liscols ajtd Midland Commn Decs
Coxfaxt Lincoln. England.
' Caution. Ait for Clarke's Blood Mixture,
! ana beware of worthless Imitations or
totes. 1703
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IBS-- JmmS
A Model Plant Is not complete without
Electric Power, thus dispensing
with small engines.
Why not generate your power from
one CENTRAL Station? One generator
can furnish power to your Pump,
Centrifugals, Elevators, Plows, Railways
and Hoists; also furnish light
and power for a radius of from 15 to 26
Electric power being used saves the
labor of hauling coal in your field, also
water, and does away with high-priced
engineers, and only have one engine to
look after in your mill.
Where water power is available it
costs nothing to generate. Electric
PANY is now ready to furnish Electric
Plants and Generators of all descrip
tions at short notice, and also haB on
hand a large stock of Wire, Chandeliers
and Electrical Goods.
All orders will be given prompt at
tention, and estimates furnished for
Lighting and Power Plants; also attention
is given to House and Marine
Is the thing that catches -the
eye of the public; the
price is governed mainly by
the pulse.
In good times when money
was plentiful, high prices
prevailed, but when the
purse strings were drawn,
Prices Came Down.
We give you a better assortment
to pick from and
better furniture today for
much less money than we
did a half dozen years ago.
Prices today are at bed
rock and can never be lower.
We are not fearful of competition
on prices we have
DOW, for the same quality of
In our jobbing and repair
department we have the best
materials and employ only
the best workmen. No one
can do the same class of-upholstering
we are doing,
and our charges cannot be
hopp & CO
General Arent the Hawaiian Iska,
m fillfi Bill.
Alliance Assurance Company,
Alliance Marine and General
nce company.
Sun Life Insurance Compear 4
Scottish Union and Katlonal Union.
Room 12j Spreciels Block,
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