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A. M. HEWETT
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A cool trade wind was one of the
features of yesterday.
A Frenchman named Jovis is about
to attempt to cross the Atlantic in a bal
loon. He intends to start from St.
Nazaire in October, and will aim at New
York. Where he may turn up is an
There is a movement in Boston,
Mass., for the naturalization of the Eng
lish and .Scotch residents of the State, of
whom there are twenty-seven thousand.
Why they have refrained from naturali
zation longer than their Irish fellow sub
jects does not apjear.
Nearly every day a lady may be
Heen riding a tricycle on our streets, at
tracting mueh attention. It may be
interesting to know that there are five
hundred women in Washington, I). C,
who us tricycles, and their appearance
on the streets attracts no more attention
than a woman on horseback. An At
lanta woman is on her way to Washing
ton on a tricycle. She started with in
. ilAinrQ&tory rhoumatisra, but when she
' "-ctiel "" !j We war completely
CUreil. If li'" rA. anv liiilia.in Ulm
city troubled with the same complaint,
we recommend a trip round the island
on a tricycle.
THE SUGAR BOUNTY IN EUROPE.
A Berlin dispatch of July 30th has
the following :
The altitude of the British Government
on the sugar bounty question and the pro
gress of the anti-bounty movement in
England are closely observed here. In
Germany, international action on this .sub
ject would be welcomed. The Govern
ment is favorable to the abolition of sugar
bounties. It has openly said so; but it is
an inevitable condition that all the coun
tries concerned shall adopt common
measures. As matters are, home con
sumers suffer seriously, and foreign buyers
of German sugar benefit at the expense of
the producing country. Though interna
tional action isde-iireij.it h not believed
that it will at present be taken. Probably
there will be more difficulty with France
than with Austria, but should either coun
try decline to join the rest the whole
scheme would necessarily fail.
On the same question a Vienna dis
patch of the same date savs ;
The Vienna Foreign Office has informed
both the Austrian and Hungarian Minis
tries of Commerce of the note which the
English Government has addressed to it on
the subject of a Conference concerning
the sugar bounties. The Austrian Govern
ment consents in principle to the abolition
of those bounties, and will in the Confer
ence adopt an attitude in accordance with
the common decisions of Austrian and
Hungarian Finance Ministers. The Aus
trian Reich-rath, which last eion had a
bill on the sugar tax under its considera
tion, was alo of opinion that any inter
national action for alx.lihing such boun
ties deserves support. Germany. IVI-rium
and Holland are likewise fa vorahle to thHr
abolition, and only France appears to be
opposed to the proposal.
For San Frsnriiro.
The Oceanic Company's steamship
Alameda sails to-day for San Francisco.
The following passengers are ooked at
Messrs. W. G. Irwin t Co.'s office to
leave by her
Miss L. Roseman, John Coolcy and
wife. Rev. K. G. Beck with, I. I., A.
Louisson. J. R. Kenton, H. M. Alexander,
F. Newton, K. V. Barnard and wife.
Major W. II. Cornwell and .son. Major A.
B. Hayley. Major .Samuel Parker and son.
J. S. Lake, Mrs. II. F. W.-1N. Mis M.
By the Australia, Tuesday. August 'iOth :
E. D. Preston, M. Hyman, Mrs. J. I).
.Strong and son, S. Cohn, Miss Annie
Horner. W. H. Holmes and wife, W. A.
Wall. A. H. Smith. G. K. Wilder, W. L.
JStaggand wife. Prof. J. D. Dana and wife.
Miss Dana, Mrs. C. F. Jitorrs. Mrs. Hud
son, Misses Hudson (2), Mr. and Mr.
Benton, Mis Benton,
Given by the Honolulu
To Their Popular Commander Col.
V. V. Ashford.
A MnlGcent Repast Full Partlco
lar orttoe Toasts. peeen anU
Decorations Ust of toe
The banquet tendered Colonel V. V.
Ashford by the Honoluln Rifles last night
at their Armory was attended by about
2fj0 members of the Rifles and a large
number of invited guest3. The Armory
was handsomely decorated with ferns,
flowers and streamers, and presented a
magnificent appearance. Over the outside
door were the letters 44 H. II." in red lights.
On the Evva side of the building was the
motto, "temper Paratus" (always ready),
with the Hawaiian flag between the words.
The makai side of the building was hung
with Hawaiian flags, with the American
flag in the center, while on the Waikiki
side was the American and Hawaiian flags
intertwined. The mauka side was alio
decorated with Hawaiian and American
flags. The platform on the mauka side
was covered with ferns and flowers in
profusion, and presented a beautiful sight.
The ferns came from the Government
Nursery, and the way in which they were
distributed around, and in fact, the whole
decorating of the Armory reflects great
credit on Mr. George Stratemeyer and the
Committee on Decorations.
On the Waikiki side of the hall were the
letters A, B, C, D, in red, yellow, blue
and green lights, being the names of the
Shortly before 8 o'clock the battalion
formed in companies just outside the
armory, on Beretania street, and were
marched in double file into the building,
each company taking its respective table,
of which there were five, and remained
standing unfll their guests were seated.
On the appearance of Colonel Ashford,
he was received with loud and continued
applause, and the Royal Hawaiian Band,
which was stationed on the niakai side of
the building, struck up an air. Immediate
ly on his appearance the Rifles and their
guests sat down to a sumptuous repast,
prepared by Mr. Henry Hart. On this
occasion he surpassed himself as a public
caterer. All the delicacies of the season
were on hand, including California fruits,
oysters and salmon, and it. was acknowl
edged as superior to anything of the kind
ever before gotten up in this city.
The following fs a list of the invited
fuets present: J. H. Soper, J. I. Uowsett,
r . , Walter Hill," W:CTriTaerrrenry
Waterhouse, Dr. N. B. Emerson, R. W.
Laine, Walter Leman, Dan Logan, Dr. P.
P. Gray, F. W. Wundenberg, G. K.
Wilder, T. J. King, John Nott, M. D.
Monsarrat, Dr. S. O. Tucker, F. Turrill, J.
H. McCandless and officers of the U. 9. S.
Hi- Majesty the King and the officers of
the British men-of-war sent in their re
grets at their inability to attend, owing to
The first toast of the evening was, "His
Majesty the King," proposed by Major
Hebbard. While the toast was being drunk
the band played the National Anthem.
Major Hebbard then proposed the
health of Her Britannic Majesty Queen
Victoria, the band playing "God Save the
This was responded to by Captain C.
W. Ashford, who said that it was with
pleasure he felt called on to respond to
that toast. He was not a believer in the
virtuous life of Kings and Queens, but he
had seen in her a virtuous Sovereign, and
she had always acted as such. He knew
he had expressed the sentiments of those
present by the way the toast was drank to
the honored lady. He referred at some
length to the diabolical acts of Kings, but
stated that in referring to diabolical Kings
he was not becoming personal. He con
cluded by stating that as long as any
nation lived they would revere the name
of Queen Victoria. At the conclusion of
his Temarks the Captain was heartily ap
plauded. The next toast proposed was the 44 Presi
dent of the United States," by Major Heb
bard, which was rtceived with loud ap
plause, the band playing "The Star
When the name of Walter Leman was
called to respond to the toast, that gentle
man was welcomed with an ovation that
must have brought up some fond recollec
tions of his old-time receptions at the Cali
fornia Theater on his appearance there.
In a few well-chosen remarks he stated
that he had not expected to be called upon
to answer to a toast on this occasion, but
when that toast was the President of the
United .States the country where he was
born he felt as if he couldn't say enough
about it. At the end of his remarks he re
cited "The Army of the Dead" in such a
manner as to evoke round after round ot
applause, and when he came to the last
verse the ovation was deafening.
Mr. R. W. Laine was also called on to
respond to the above toast, but said lie
thought it was Impossible to improve on
what Mr. Leman had said; but his re
marks were interspersed with witty say
ings, and at the end of it he was loudly
The health of Kai-er Wilhelm was next
proposed by Major Hebbard, and was
responded to by Private E. G. Schumann,
who stated that although he came with the
intention of making a long speech, a few
words on the subject would be sufficient.
His speech, in which he referred to the
long and prosperous reign of the Kaiser,
was to the point, and was well received.
The next toast was "-Our Guests," and as
Colonel V. V. Ashford rose to respond to )
it ha was received with loud and continued
applause, the band playing "Aloha Oe."
Three cheers were then given for the
Colonel, and the battalion sang "For He is
a Jolly Good Fellow." Colonel Ashford
wa3 again loudly applauded, and on quiet
being restored he commenced by saying
that multiplicity of other engagements had
prevented the preparation of such a speech
as such an occasion deserved; but if his
sentiments were not clothed in studied
language or classic sentences, they still
came from his verv heart. However flat-
tered he might feel to take this as a per
sonal or private demonstration, he chose
rather to look at it from the ground of his
connection with military and public affairs
within the period embraced in his com
mand of the corps; and that this kind act,
which ever should and would be remem
bered as one of the pleasantest incidents in
a life of many happy memories, indicated
not only a continuance of that confidence
which they felt in their Commander on the
30th day of June; but it meant a determin
ation on their part to stand by and uphold
at any cost and against all odds the princi
ples for which they had that day con
tended, and shown to the Hawaiian peo
ple and the world that, like better men
one hundred years ago. they were ready
and willing to pledge their lives, their for
tunes and their sacred honor to achieve
and maintain? He then gave a brief his
tory of the Honolulu Rifles trom the time
he had become tiieir commanding officer,
a little over a year ago, when the corps
only numbered about a score of active
members, up to the present time, when
they now number over 300. They would
compare favorably with any corps m any
country in the world. He wanted to see
them stick together, not only for self-protection,
bu for the protiction of all. The
policy of the Rifles is not one of exclusion,
but one of good-feeling and fellowship
with the Hawaiian .people, with equal
rights to everybody. When men from all
parts of the world unite together as they
have in the Rifles we have nothing to fear.
After a few more remarks the speaker sat
down amid tremendous applause.
Dr. Tucker also had a few remarks to
make on the same toast, and presented
the Colonel with a picture representing
him nursing a sick baby. The baby, which
was supposed to be crying a short time
ago, is sitting on the Colonel's lap and he
is feeding it out oi a bottle. The picture,
Dr. Tucker said, tells its own story, and
relates to the time when the Colonel first
took charge of the Rifles. But by careful
nursing, the baby had now grown to a
large, healthy boy.
The Colonel returned his thanks for the
picture in a short speech.
"The Health of His Majesty's Ministers"
was the next toast, responded to by His
Excellency Private L. A. Thurston of Com
pany D. He said that he came there to
night as a member of the Honolulu Rifles,
and not as His Majesty's Minister. He
was prouder of being a member of the Ho
nolulu Rifles than being a Minister. Long
after His Majesty's Ministers had been
forgotten the Rifles would still be remem
bered by the people of Hawaii for the
good they had done. The Ministers are
atrterrtat nntionnift and while represent
ing the people they were no less loyal to
His Majesty. At the conclusion of his re
marks, three cheers and a tiger were given
for Private Thurston.
The next toast, "The New Constitution,"
was proposed by Captain George McLeod,
and responded to by Private W. A. Kin
ney of Co. A. He said that, going back 23
years ago to the time the old Constitution
was first promulgated, the Kin presented
the Constitution to the people; 23 years
later the people had presented a Constitu
tion to the King. This new Constitution
had yet to make its record, but he felt cer
tain that it would do so, and a good one at
that. Sixty days ago we nursed that Con
stitution ; now it is the savior of the coun
try. Before concluding he desired to call
attention to the fact that the Minister of
the Interior was among them to-night as a
private in. the rank, sitting with the rest
of them at table. He stated that this was
what could be expected of the new regime
Ministers coming down from off their
pedestals as Ministers and taking their
place in the ranks of the company they be
long to. Loud and prolonged applause
greeted the speaker at the conclusion of
Captain J. II. Fisher next proposed the
toast "Our Naval Visitors." Three cheers
and a tiger were then given, the band play
ing "Aloha Oe."
Ensign Dyson, of the U. S. S. Adams,
responded in an appropriate manner, and
wa. greeted with cheers.
The toast, "Our Adopted Country," was
proposed by Private McCandless. Three
cheers and a tiger were given for Hawaii,
the band playing the National Anthem.
Dr. Tucker responded to the toast. He
stated that this was his adopted country,
and he was proud to say so. This was a
country that he had sought all his life tor,
with a climate that no other country sur
passed, and which seemed to him bean
Eden a paradise. He went on to eulogize
its beauties, and after referring at some
length to its past administration, closed
his remarks amid loud applause.
Mr. W. C. Wilder then proposed the
"Honolulu Rifles," which was received
with cheers, the band playing the "Hono
lulu Rifles' March."
Major Hebbard, in response, said: As
an officer of the corps I approach the task
with great diffidence. Bound up as I
hope I am in the interests and welfare of
the command, and proud to be known as
a comrade of men who always have stood,
and I believe always will stand for the
right, I have to thank those who have
drunk to our health and prosperity, and
to say that in doing this I repeat no
empty form, but offer the assurance to our
friends that we all thoroughly and trulv
appreciate the kind spirit which remem
bers us and wishes us success. And we
wish to say farther, that as our friends
have stood by us in a time of need, so we
all pledge ourselves to be true to the inter
ests, and firm for the rights and liberties
of those friends, believing as I do that no
man shall ever say truly that the Hono
lulu Rifles have acted otherwise than with
loyalty to the country whose service as
citUen soldiers they have espoused ; with
fidelity to those who are properly author
ized to instruct, direct and command us;
with that patriotism which should be the
first attribute of all loyal citizens; and
with the courage which first, last and
alwavs should distinguish the soldier, and
which we as citizen soldiers hope ever to
maintain. The manner in which the toast
has been received convinces us of the depth
of sentiment existing towards us, a senti
ment which I think I can truly say is re
ciprocated by every member of the corps.
We rejoice that we have done anything to
give the people confidence m our fidelity,
or firmness, or usefulness as an organiza
tion. And we assure you that we will
strive to direct our future in a course
which shall not detract from your good
will, but shall cement the friendship now
existing, by observing the respect which
every good citizen will ever bear for those
who do their duty regardless f results.
Applause followed the conclusion of his
Mr. W. C. Wilder also responded to the
toast. He said he took great pleasure in
being present at the banquet to-night to do
honor to the Commander of the Honolulu
Rifles. To the Rifles every resident of
these Islands owe a debt of gratitude,
which they will always remember, and
should the Rifles ever be called upon to
look after the interests of the country, he
felt certain they would do so.
Captain Unger proposed a toast to "The
Press," which was received with cheers.
Mr. Waiter Hill, of the "Bulletin," and
Mr. Dan Logan, of the "Gazette," were
called upon to respond, which they did in
a happy manner. At the conclusion they
were both greeted with cheers.
Private Livingstone proTosed the toast,
"The Ladies." which was responded to by
Lieut. Chas. McCarthy in his usual pleas
ing manner. Charley aid the toast great
justice, as was evidenced by the repeated
applause which followed its conclusion".
Sergeant H. W. Morse of Co. B., being
called on for a song, complied, though suf
fering from hoarseness, by singing "Chiines
of Home," and was loudly applauded.
Private W. G. Armstrong, of the same
Company, also responded to a call for
"Mary's Gone with a Coon," whieh he
sang, being applauded at its conclusion.
Dr. N. B. Emerson then made a few re
marks, which were well received, after
which "Auld Lang Syne," was sung by the
companies and guests, and the battalion
then dispersed, all highly pleased with the
A performance will be given on
Saturday, August 27th
A Tn fl f mil Tho m Q i a f1Ann:'
"luuul wluau vvi JO
Of Her Britannic Majesty's ahip Conquf&t
In aid ot the
British Benevolent Society.
Programme to eomrnencw at S;15 p. m. with
the laughable farce of
"The Area Belle."
Tosser, a Soldier Wm. Rosa
Pitcher, a Policeman .'..J. Hyder
Walker Chalks, a Milkman C. Nichols
Mrs. Croaker, a Widow Wra. Hook
Penelope, Servant Maid Wm. Hughes
Song Thomas Middteton
Stump Speech Wm. Hook
To conclude with the laughable farce
in one act
To Paris and Back for Five Pounds. I
S. Snozzle Wm. P.oss
C. Markham Chaa. Nichols
Spriggins Wm. Rook
Llent- Spike, R. M j0hn Connell
Po'iace Cnas. Witts
TelegTaph Clerk j. Sroith
Walt,r Tho. O'Fallon
Superintendent James Hyder
Guard Jarnaa (VRrin
Fany Wm. Hughes j
News Eoys, Etc.
Doors open at 7;45 p. m.
Prices; $1, 73 cents and 50 cents.
Box plan opens at the office of J. E. Brown &
Co., No. 42 Merchant street, on Thursday at 9 a.m.
Oceanic Steamship Co.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO,
The A 1 steamship
AUSTE AL I Jn"
Will leave Honoluln for the above port on
For freight or pasae applr to
Wm. (r. Irwin & Co.,
DURING MY ABSENCE FROM THE KING
dom Mrs. Melli win v u . f .
-t'tV' nd ter recelPl b. sufficient.
Hawaiian Opera House !
Popular Millinery House,
104 lox-t St., Honolulu.
IN". S. SACHS, T?roprietox.
Just opened, a fine assortment ol
FANCY AND IKY GOODS,
Which. ,'.i.r:ug my absence, will be sold at exceedingly figure.
POLKA DOT SWISS IN WHITE AND ECRU.
A fine assortment of
WHITE AND COLORED WASH MATERIAL,
In plain, fancy figured and open wo;rk.
NAXSOOKS, LAWNS AND BAPTISTE,
In white and colored.
NUNS VEILINGS. NUNS' VEILINGS.
In all shades and colors.
L UTE FLOCNCINGS, EMBROIDERY FLOUNCINGS, in white, cream, ecru
and fancv colors. ALL-OVER EMBROIDERY AND LACES,
with edgings to match. NEW SILK GLOVES
and SILK MITTS, in the latest
styles and newest
Millinery and Straw Goods.
Durin" niv absence from the Kingdom we offer SPECIAL BARGAINS IN THIS DEPART.
JOINT, in order to close oat the stock now on hand, and make rocm for the new stock.
HATS TRIMMED AND UNTRIMMED
Will be sold at reduced prices.
The Leading Millinery Rouse
Chas. J. Fisliel.
COR. FOKT & HOTEL PTS'.
For two AYeeks Only
will take place
Ttf 1? MOAT
, Ml our remnants will oe placed on the !
Counter, and marked way down.
T r 1 - . rr 1 1 Tr AT - A I
in laaieH mmmeu a.nu vj mriunneu.
Hats, we are j-repared to offer BIG
Remnants in all departments.
Come and &ee what we offer you next
CHAS. J. FISH EL,
Leailinfc MHIinerv House.
wit. a nwm.
WM. Q. IRWIN & Co.,
OH.'AR FACTORS and (oinmiio
k AUR N'TM. Honolulu H. I. 18-tfwt?
M. PHILLIPS & Co.,
Iraiwrten and Wholesale Denier hi
Clotting, Boots, Hboe, Hats, Men's Furnish
1 rag and Fancy fiooda. So. II Kaahuoianu srj-eet
Honoluln, H. I. 25tf-wtr
MAOFARLANE & C0-,
TITIIOI.FJiAI.E DEALERS AJfn iF.
f T eral Jobbers in WLVKS aud LIQUOR !
No 1 Kaahuniana Street.
H. HACKFELD & CO.,
GENERAL COMMIS.SIOS AGENTS,
26 tl Queen .St., Honolulu, H.I
ED. HOFFSCHLAEGER & CO.
rn porters Jt Commission Merchants I
Oneen Street. Honoluln. H.I. 17-t !
COCKSFOOT, RYE GRASS, ENG
LISH RED CLOVER, COW
rp2E ATTENTION OF ALL INTERESTED IN
J. improving the pasture linds of the Islands
is called to the above valuable seeds, which we
offer for sale in lots to suit purchasers.
We have also on hand sample lots of White
Clover Engli3h Alsyke. Timothy, Rib Grass.
Crested Dog's Tail, Tall Fescue. Italian Rye
Grass and Lucerne seed.?, which we offer in
small lots for trial, and will also receive orders
for quantities of not less than half a ton weight
and execute same with dispatch.
717-junel8tfdiw WM. G IRWIN h CO.
N. F. BURGESS,
Expressman & Drayman,
84 KING STREET, HONOLULU.
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Telephone No. 202.
M K Ii CHANT
27 Merchant Street,
lately received from England a large
Comprising the largest and most raried stock
ever opened out in Honolulu, all person
ally selected by Mr. Kerr at the
Clotli and TrinimiK
For Sile to the Trade and others.
! B?11 TeiePi..,e, no. t. r.w.itoxrjo.
L. B. KEEE.
YEE CHIN & SAIR LAM,
Of the eo-partnership of
WO SING & CO.
lintel Street. Corner Xiinaun-
Silks and Silk Haudker
diiefs, JIattiinrs, Teas,
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Manager for Wo Sing & Co.
semens to mac enect xor you to j
Oie Affent Hawaiian
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