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I: j I ti ! f J If fel i Ti - -."' ii . NECESSARY TO ACT Here Mi 1 Other Cause k tie Aflministration. WERE MANY DIVERSE OPINIONS Senate Could Not Agree on Hawaiian Policy. Annexation Treaty Would Focus Action Executive Pre viously Friendly, "WASHINGTON, June 19. The treaty of annexation between the of Hawaii, and the United States was signed at 9:30 a. m., June 3G, in lie State Department, by John Sherman on the part of the "United States, and F. M. Hatch, L. A. Thurs ton ami W. A. Kinney, on behalf of the Republic of Hawaii. The negotiation and signing of the treaty was the result of the change of Blind by the administration, due to the attitude of many Republican Senators regarding the reciprocity treaty. It "was well understood that the administration would not present any treaty of annexation until the tariff bill was completed. As I have previously informed you, the action of the Senate committee on Finance, in striking out the clause in the House bill, protecting receprocity, was not for the purpose of killing the treaty, but to place the matter before the Senate in such a manner, that the subject could be debated and a clause "be inserted modifying the benefits to le inserted modifying the benefits to be derived by Hawaii from the present treaty, and of preventing Hawaii from setting the advantage of the increased rate of duties in the pending bill. It was the opinion of some members of the Finance committee that in this way only, could the question of benefits be open for discussion. It was apparent, from the moment the subject came up for discussion, that the national and logical way of disposing of the matter was to settle at once the question of annexation. If this toafe place, no clause protecting the treaty was needed. But the administration had decided not to bring any new matter before Congress Bntil the tariff bill was passed, or out of the way. "When the sugar schedule was reached, and the Republican leaders held a caucus over it, much difference of opinion was developed as to the best way of disposing of the Hawaiian matter. Some desired a provision the advantages to Hawaii. Others wished a notice of abrogation to be in-sorted. Others wished that the President be instructed to negotiate a new treaty, and if it was not done, then tie reciprocity treaty should termin ate. In several coucuses, these differ ences of opinion greatly developed. At the same time these seemed to be a strong desire to proceed with an in due cause of time. In this condition of things, the Ex ecutive can take no leading part But by the negotiation of an annexation treaty it could make a positive move, and as an administration movement, call all of the Republicans to its sup port, and if an annexation treaty was ratified the Hawaiian claim would be eliminated from the tariff bill. The annexation treaty was at once negotiated, and the papers were prepared to be submitted to the President on his return from his Southern trip. On his return, on the loth, he considered the subject, approved of the treaty, and it was signed on the morning of the 16tb. IT the move towards immediate annexation should result favorably, the enemies of reciprocity and annexation may consider themselves humble but effective workers in securing that result. By creating or fomenting differences of opinions among Senators, need of action by the United States they have forced tht Administration to act at once. The Japanese trouble in Hawaii has the attention of the Administration, and it has emphasized the need active policy, by the United States. At the same time the Administration has no jingo policy. It knows better than the average politician that the conservative element in this country wishes no foreign complications. The war spirit does not help trade. It keeps men away frim ventures and new arrangements. If it were generally believed that Japan and Hawaii had serious differences, it might influence the judgment of conservative Senators, who believe that we have enough on hand. This can be clearly seen In the Cuban affair. While Congress seems to be very belligerent, and has much reason to feel so, and it is rest less because of the Spanish cruelties, it does not intend to disturb Amercan finances .A war with Spain would involve the issue of many millions of bonds, and the question would be at once raised, how shall they be paid, in gold or silver? It is said that several of the Democratic silver men are desposed to vote for annexation, in order to show their contempt for Mr. Cleveland. It is a method of "kicking" the man who has, they believe, ruined the Democratic party. However, politicians as a rule are very forgiving. They are men of the world, and cannot afford to spend their time revenging their grievances. Regarding the value of prophecy, it is noted that in an interview in tne Washington Post, Capt Julius Palmer declared that President JIcKinley would not sign any annexation treaty with Hawaii. At the moment he made this solemn declaration, the treaty had been engrossed, and would have been signed, if all of the parties had been present The signing of the new treaty is received with great favor by the friendly press. Even the Washington Post that has strongly opposed annexation has a rousing article favoring annexation. The most impartial observer notices that bitter feeling towards annexation is confined to only one or two Senators. The old school Democrats say they must have time to think over the matter. These may, in the end, say, "we are in some doubt, but if the Senate is willing to take the chances, we will not oppose." The friendly press seems to believe that the subject will go over until next winter, but that the feeling for passing the treaty will increase in the mean time. At the present writing, no decisive action has been taken by Senators friendly to the treaty. If the Administration believes that the Senate will act promptly, it will push it Otherwise it will let it go over. But the opinion is growing that nothing will be done during the present session. It may be said that the Cabinet was not entirely clear on the question of negotiating the treaty at the present time, or of delaying the subject until winter. It has, however, been done, and all that remains now is, to see that it is carefully considered by the men who must pass upon it. W. N. A. CLOSING EXERCISES. Kaincliamclia Girls School Last Night. The first commencement of the Girls' School took place in Kaumakapili Church last night before an audience of something like 2,000 people, the largest number ever gathered together in the native place of worship. This very generous attendance showed the interest that the people of Honolulu have in the work that is being done by Miss Pope and her corps of worthy assistants. On the specially constructed stage, and about it were placed a large number of palms, and above, on the organ front were the words of the K. G. S. motto: "Wake the Divine Within." with the figures '97 beneath, all embroidered in red on white. When the audience had all been seated, the graduates filed in and took their places on the stage. With them were Miss Pope, the principal; Rev. C. M. Hyde, who distributed the diplomas, and Rev. Timoteo, pastor of If any special mention is to be made of the numbers on the program, "The Teacher and Trainer of Hawaii's Little Ones," "The Servant of the Soul," "A Bit of Clay," "A Plea for Children" and "A Practical Art" would come in for very high standing. In all of the speaking and reading done by the girls, the clear enunciation, notwithstanding the large crowd present and the noise of certain hoodlums in the rear, was a matter of frequent and favorable remark. The girls did remarkably well. In the singing, they were above reproach, and showed to good advantage the careful and painstaking training of Miss Clymer. In the language of one present, "The music was a revelation." Miss Pope's work with the girls cannot be too highly praised, and she and her assistants may feel justly proud that they have sent forth into the world Hawaiian girls who are eminently capable to take their places as trainers of the young Hawaiians. Following is the program in detail: Motto: "Wake the Divine Within." Chorus In Heavenly Love Abiding. Mendelssohn Kamehameha School for Girls. Invocation Rev. C. M. Hyde, D. D. The Teacher and Trainer of Hawaii's Little Ones Lewa Iokia Poem The Greatest Discovery Anonymous Hattie Kekalohe. My Life at Kamehameha Aoe Wong Kong The Servant of the Soul Elizabeth Kahanu Wake the Divine Within Elizabeth Waiamau A Bit of Clay Kalei Ewaliko Chorus Sweet May Barnby Class. A Plea for the Children.. Malie Kapali Domestic Sciences.... Jessie Mahoahoa The Use of Music Lydia Aholo A Practical Art Julia Lovell Poem At School Close Whittier Elizabeth Keliinoi. Presentation of Certificates. Chorus Cradle Song ... Mendelssohn Kamehameha School for Girls. Kamehameha Girls' School Call. Benediction Rev. E. S. Timoteo The graduates were: Lydia Aholo, Julia Akana, Kalei Ewaliko, Miriam Hale, Lewa Iokia, Helen Kahaleahu, Elizabeth Kahanu, Malie Kapali, Hat-tie Kekalohe, Elizabeth Keliinoi, Kiwaha, Julia Lovell, Jessie Elizabeth Waiamau and Aoe Wong Kong. .Morning Star. The Missionary packet Morning Star was to have left San Francisco on June 2Sth, and will probably arrive here on oi about July 12th. The Star will remain here long enough to take on what freight there is here for her. This will take about a week, at the end of which time she will sail on her regular annual trip to Micronesia. The Star has been thoroughly repaired, and the leak, which could not be located for years, has been found and stopped. The vessel is in fine con- HAWAIIAN GAZETTE: TUESDAY, JULY 6, 1897. SEMI-WEEKLY. 1 flST HOWARD GOULD'S NEW YACHT NIAGARA. Mr. Gould's new yacht will be the largest pleasure craft ever built in America, bne is to be 270 feet in length and will have a beam of 36 feet, hich will make her larger than some of tho new cruisers of our navy. She is not to be a speedy vessel, but she be seaworthy enough to go around the world. dition, and is ready for the long trip she has before her. Following is a list of the passengers who are on their way to Honolulu en the Morning Star: Beulah Logan, Mrs. Lewis, Miss Olln, Mrs. Rauear and son. Rev. Mr. Hendricks, Arthur Alexander. The first two are missionaries on their way to Micronesia. You may hunt the world over and you will not find another medicine equal to Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for bowel complaints. It is pleasant, ftife and reliable. For sale by all druggists and dealers, Benson, Smith & Co., agents for Hawaiian Islands. Ayer's Sarsaparilla. 0 e Cleanse your blood with AVer's Sarsaparilla the most thoroughly reliable alterative ever compounded. For scrofula, boils, ulcers, sores, carbuncles, pimples, blotches, and all disorders originating in vitiated blood, this medicine is a specific. Ayer's Sarsaparilla is equally beneficial as a remedy for catarrh, rheumatism, and rheumatic gout. As a Tonic, it assists the process of digestion, stimulates the sluggish liver, strengthens the nerves, and builds up the body when debilitated by excessive fatigue or wasting illness. Physicians everywhere consider Ayer's Sarsaparilla the best It is a combination of the most powerful alteratives and tonics. No other blood-purifier gives equal satisfaction or is so universally in demand. Ayer's Sarsaparilla PREFACED BY OR. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass., U. S. A. GOLD MEDALS atthe World's Chief Expositions. Ayer's Pills cure biliousness Aoems for Hawaiian Islands: HOLLISTER DRUG COMPANY Limited. I iHllUI HONOLULU, H. I. For the Treatment of Alcoholic, Opium, Morphine, Gocoaine and Other Kindred Diseases. 136 Beretania Street, between Emma and Fort Private carriage entrance on lane, Emma street, opposite Chinese Episcopal Church. Separate cottage for medical advice and treatment One hundred and sixty-three persons have been successfully treated from November, 1896, to May 30, 1897. Satisfactory arrangements made for patients from the Islands or from abroad. Patients under .treatment have free use of the Social Club Parlors. DIRECTORS: Alex. Young, President; W. R. Castle, Vice President; J. A. Magoon, Treasurer; A. V. Gear, Secretary; R. S. Scrimgeour, Auditor. For further information, apply to ROBT. SWAN SCRIMGEOUR, Manager, Pro Tern. Telephone, 706. - Mures! Pictures! Pictures! Fancy being able to buy In Honolulu a picture framed handsomely in white and gold moulding, measuring .26x30 inches outside, for Onlv$2.50 It's a fact, and there are others still larger and better for J3.00, and from that up. Then there are Wall Pockets for fl.25 fitted with pictures, glass and all which are dirt-cheap at that price. Drop in and have a look. King Bros,' Art Store. 110 HOTEL STREET, Portieres Are the most fashionable door decorations obtainable. They are woven in beautiful designs, and the colors are delicate or strong as wished. Our Stock Embraces the latest conceits of French and American factories. Chenille and Tapestry Full length and width and sold single or in pairs. These goods were imported especially by us for select trade and bought at prices which enable us to offer them at exceptional values. Lounges made to order. Japanese matting - covered couches, for Summer use, always in stock. Our Rugs Are the handsomest in the city. J. H0PP & CO. Furniture Dealers. KING AND BETHEL STREETS. Your Stock Will do better on FIRST-CLASS FEED. HAY AND GRAIN BOUGHT OF US Is the very best at tho VERY LOWEST PRICES. HI 1 fiDuann and Queen Streets. TELEPHONE 121. SETH THOMAS I Frank J. 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TEL. 119 Family, Plantation aad Ships' Stores Sonlied on Short Notice. New goods by every steamer. Orders from the other Islands laith'ully executed. CONSOLIDATED SODA WATER WORKS CO. (Limited.) Esgtosade. Cor. Fort and Alien Sts. & Co. AO JUSI8 To Ladies GoingAlbroad The handsome alpaccar canton flannel and all wool under skirts are a boon. We have them plain or in colors and handsomely embroidered. We have marked these goods down to annexation prices in advance of the times. Unfortunately-stock is small and the ladies Who call first will have the choice. Since our reduction sale we have established the largest remnant counter in Honolulu: Goods are piled high and the assortment is unequalled. It consists of Lawns, Flannelettes, Dimities and Organdies. Beautiful shades and texture. B.F.Ehlers&Co. WAVERLEY BLOCK. 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 20 miles. . Electric Power being used saves tho labor of hauling coal In your field, also water, and does away with high-priced engineers, and only have one engine to look after inyour mill. Where water power Is available It costs nothing to generate Electric Powei. THE HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY is now ready to furnish Electric Plants and Generators of all descriptions at short notice, and'also has on hand a large stock of Wire, Chandeliers and Electrical Goods. All orders will be given prompt attention, and estimates furnished for Lighting and Power Plants; also attention Is given to House' and Marine Wiring. THEO. HOFFMAN, Manager. AT THE GAZETTE OFFICE. Redd theEaicaiian Gazette (SemirWeeTcly). "8 ' "5"