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MANY MEN OF LETTERS HAVE REP RESENTED U5 A&ROAD. Brilliant Iteeord or American SIlnlMcr. at rart Th., German Ml-, ion Conllerrl t Perqnlnila of Eminent Scl.oUr.-Q,.. Ideation of the w Minuter.. The position of the Unitf4l Stateg ftmonff the nations U so icnliar that for toany years together it has tactically diplomacy. Foreign diplomats at Washington have therefore come to look upon their stay there as a iriod cf honorable retirement and dignified re pose. Therefore, also, it was most nat ural that from the beginning the prac tice should prevail of choosing chiefly scholars and gentlemen of elegant lei- JAMES B. EUSTIS. sore to represent us at foreign courts, and the truly honorable list is embel lished by such names as Franklin, Ban croft and Motley, Edward Everett, Bay ard Taylor and Andrew Dickson White, John Quincy Adams, Albert Gallatin and James Russell Lowell. Even the minor consular service has been thought worthy of acceptance by such men as Robert Dale Owen, "Wirt Sykes, Bret Harte and scores of equal rank, including the talented but unfor tunato author of 'Home, Sweet Home." Hence appointments in the diplomatic line by President Cleveland have been scrutinized with unusual interest, for it is conceded by men of all parties that such places are outside of so called civil service rules and that a Democratic ad ministration ought to bo represented abroad by Den ocrats. The successor of Franklin and Wash burae (the two bright particular stars ot our mission to France) excites special interest, as he is the first full fledged minister to any European court from Lousiana since the famous Pierro Soule in 1833-5. There would seem a specia! fitness in sending a Louisiana man to France, and Hon. James Biddlo Eustis, the new appointee, is a native of New ilsans, born Aug. 27, 1834, and familial with tbe French language and literature. The family, however, is of Puritan ori gin. William Eusti3 was governor of Massachusetts in 1823-5. His nephew and private secretary, George Eustis, born in Boston in 179G, went to New Orleans in ?817 and obtained high rank as a jurist, and the present ex-senator and diplomat is Ms 6on. lie served with hon or in the Confederate army and in th legislature, practiced law, was atto.-uey general of the state, filled an unexpired term in tho United States senate in 1877-9 and was elected for tho full term of 1885-91, which he served with distinction. It will bo no light task for him to sus tain the traditional glory of the place, for while it is true that our chief com plications have been with Great Britain, yet, taking our history as a whole, tbe French mission has been the one of greatest brilliancy. It has been held by such men as Thomas Jefferson, Gouver neur Morris, Jame3 Monroe, Charles C. Pinckney, Albert Gallatin and others of almost equal note, but certainly no man held it with greater dignity and success than Elihu Benjamin Washburne. As the retiring diplomats in 1870-1 one by one turned over their archives to him it resulted that ho was for nearly a year not only minister from the United States, but for five German and other powers and several minor principalities and was at the same time confidential adviser of tho French government. All these apparently irreconcilable functions he performed with such skill that France and Germany, differing in all else, agreed in honoring hiin. The f or- THEODORE KUSTON. mer asked his retention for four more years, and the latter conferred all the honors the United States constitution would permit. The German mission has from the first been considered as ono iiecuharly for scholars, 3 our relations with Ger manv do not, save in very rare instances, involve any necessity for diplomatic tactics. Theodore Runyon, the new ap pointee, was born in Somerville, . Ort.25 1822, of an old French Hugtsenot Sir,' the name originally Rogaaon UoL graduated from ale in 1842 and has held various state office?, the most important beingthat of chcollor The new minister to Denmark, John Risley. is comparatively anew - i;h Ee was born near in S iut O rears ago, studied LT?tTerre Haute, and while still a So? married a sister of Senator D .W. ?oorhees, removed to New after and has practiced law with great sccei His homo is at the beautiful The German mission, as aforesaid has been regarded from the first as peculiar Kha perquisite of great scholars, though iy iuo i .r,vm in a way that British minis:er proposed to introduce 't ft w Wfi him to the French minister rt? UCi caueu on to say: "I must warn you that though the gen tleman is an eminent American lat el v governor of his ttate yet l,o cinn.'t speak a wor 1 of French." "Ah, well," said the other. "I will re member to speak English." "But he does not really speak Englii'a." "Ah, then, what does he speak?" "He speaks Hoosier." This, however, was probably a "cam paign lie." At any rate it vr as in the M condition when Prussia had really n important relations with cs. As soon, however, as the real Germany was or ganized in 1371, George Bancroft, the historian, was accredited thereto and was received with enthusiasm. "In you." aid Bismarck, "we honor at once Wash ington and Washburne; we honor free dom and learning." He had just before been minister to Prussia and the North German confederation and received the highest horors from the universities and various learned bo lies. He was followed by John Chandler Bancroft Davis and he by Bayard Taylor, whose reception was the spontaneous ovation of the Ger man people. They had honored Bancroft and Davis; they really loved Bayard Taylor. By common consent he was taken not so much as representative of the grejit republic of the west as of the great re public of letters. The news of his illness and death followed, all too soon, the news of his cordial reception, and no German scholar ever received a mora general and heartfelt tribute of sorrow ful respect from men of all ranks than was accorded to Bayard Taylor. Thj state department was embarrassed by the task of selecting a worthy successor, but found him in the person of Professor Andrew Dickson White of Cornell uni versity. He fully sustained the dynasty of scholarship, aided not a little by hi refined and accomplished wife, of who:: : the Berllneso said that she "looked lib:. a fascinating picture from the canvas S Watteau." His successor, Aaron Sargent of Cal: fornia, had never before been abvoa l and was better versed in popular politic W if JOHN E. RISLEY. than in diplomacy. He seemed to think it the thing to speak his views on local matters quite as freely in Berlin as in San Francisco, and tho result was that the official press, Bismarck's organ lead ing, made tuo temperature very warm for him. His high character as a man remained unblemished, but he returned home with the frank confession that the paths of diplomacy wero quite too slip pery for lum. John A. ivasson ana Goorce IL Pendleton followed in turn and made tho residence of the American minister a place of delight for scholars nnd travelers of American and other na tionalities. Lastly came William Walter Phelps, whose success is the pride of Americans of all parties. His successor has indeed many worth examples from Bancroft to Phelps. Life 13 verv. verv tleasaut at a for eign court to any American minister who is a man of culture, with a mod erate degree of diplomatic training or even of tact and native capacity for it without the training, and with wealth enough to enable him to entertain with out embarrassment. The position i3 one of just sufficient dignity to make it airreeable to the natural man, yet not enough to cause an embarrass ment of attentions. In all the walk- and drives, at all the receptions and court balls, tho American minister ha a place of honor. His wife is one of the first ladies of the land. Their associa tions are with the learned and jvoiite. the wealthy, the noble and the witty. True, there have been complications. First was the ouestion of court 1r??3. which called forth so many cheap v. itii- cisms some 40 years ago as "the great breeches question." Secretary, Marcy settled it once for all by a peremptory order that American representatives abroad should wear no livery whatever. Tho question of rank still rankle?, as one diplomat has put it. It is ttill a trifle annoying that the representative of a monarchy like Spain, for instance, should take precedence because called an embassador, and that the American minister should bring up the tail end of tho procession. But such formal affairs are very rare, indeed, and for the most part one's social standing depends on himself. As a rule, there is very little indeed for an American minister to do. He simply has to dress well, live cleanly, talk to delightful people and keep him self well informed on the condition of tbe country to which he is accredited. It certainly is pleasant. At any rate, "the job is very much sought after. J. II. Beapix. Visitor to the Great Kalr. According to present indications there will be large transfers of population be tween New York and Chicago next sum mer. The Chicago women who are not identified with the various movements that their Rex are undertaking are begin ning to anticipate with dismay the hos pitalities the great show will entail These propose to let their houses in Chi cago for the summer months, and take lodgings in this city or occupy cottages at the seaside. When these opportuni ties have been made known such of the New York people as expect to visit the fair have availed themselves of the chance of escaping the crowds at the ho tels arjd the chances of boarding houses, and engaged these vacated houses. A group of people divide the time among them, succeeding one another in such in stallments as they may arrange, and with their own servants live as comfort ably cs if at home. Many New Yorkers would gladly avail themselves of such opportunities if tbey could be made known. If some convenient exchange of properties could be established it would be mutually beneficial. New York Evening Sun. DALLY PACFIC COMMEHCIAL ADVERTISER, MAY 4. 1893. Tcto CilDricrtiscmcnts. BHt Ex r! Orders on the Commisioner of Ag riculture for Insecticide Wash IN FIVE GALLON QUANTITIES, Can be obtained at the Pacific Hardware Co., II r,355-tf FORT STREET. Hawaiian Stamps WANTED. I WILL PAY CASH, FOR EITHER large or email quantities of used Ha waiian Postage Stampe, as follows: (These offers are per hundred and am quantity will be accepted, no matter how small, at the same rates.) 1 cent, violet..., b 1 cent, blue 60 1 cent, green 40 2 cent, vermilion 1 5r 2 cent, brown 5C 2 cent, rose 2t' 2 cent, violet, 1S91 isaue 50 5 cent, dark bine ... 1 50 5 cent, ultramarine blue 60 G cent, green 2 60 10 cent, black 4 00 10 cent, vermilion 5 00 10 cent, brown 2 50 12 cent, black ... 6 00 12 cent, mauve 6 00 15 cent, brown 5 00 18 cent, red .. 10 00 25 cent, purple 10 00 50 cent, red 15 00 $1, carmine 25 00 1 cent envelope 40 2 cent envelope 75 4 cent envelope 1 59 5 cent envelope 1 60 10 cent envelope 3 00 S?"No torn stamps wanted at any price. Address : GEO. H. WASHBURN, 625 Octuvia St., San Francisco. Cal. 3021 1418-tf American Flag Bunting AND Stars and Stripes Bunting FOR DECORATING 1 The Largest and Most Complete Assort ment of mm :-WORKS Ever Imported in this Country, gfiTTor .Sale at the I X I COR. KING AND MIC. -T sTS. 8338-1 m NEW GOODS. Just arrived ex Talmas a fine assort ment of Matting, Camphor Trunks, Rattan Chaira and Tibles, Silk Shawls and Handkerchiefs, White Chinese Linen, White and Colored Silk in Rolls Fine Teas, Fine Manila Ciirars, Chinese and Japanese Provisions! And a general assortment of Groceries, which we will sell at the very lowest price. OFresh Goods by every steamer from California and China. WING MOW CHAN, No. 64 King Street, 3124-q Near Mannakea. PACK OF 1892 Now on Sale. 2ff"Every Can guaranteed Ki-: Quality. S. FOSTER & CO., Wholesale -:- Grocers AND EXPORTERS. 2G and 28 California St., San Francisco. Sole Agents. Salmon and all Kinds Salt Fish A SPECIALTY. Girls from the Dressmaking De partment of Kawaiahao Seminary may be employed to go out sewing by the day or week to do plain dressmaking or sewing. terminate 1776 1893 AMERICAN GS JOHN IMPORTER AND DMLKH 1 1ST. Steel and Iron .Ranges, Stoves and Fixtures, HOUSEKEUPINQ GOODS 1KB KITCHXH CTENSILSS AGATE WARE IN WHEAT VA:iK, White, Gray and s;,,ver-J4,! HTJBBirR HOSE ! LIFT AND FORCE PUMPS. WATER CLOSETS, METALS, Plumbers' Stock, Water and Soil Pipes. Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work, -o DIMOND BLO0K, 95 Received by the S. S. Belgic A LARGE INVOICE OF CHOICE TEAS Also Large Line of Chinese Goods ! As Matting, beBt No. 1 in white and colors ; best camphor, wood and Leather Trunks ; white Pongee Silks of the best kind; all Silk sialics. Silk Craps different kinds in black, navy and light blue, red and other colors ; Silk Shawls, Tongee Silk Tidies, hand made; Crape Silk Shawls, all sizes, hand made ; Silk Capes, embroidered by hand; embroidered and lettered Handkerchiefs, all colors; Silk Sashes Gross Cloth for dresses and Mosquito Nets and grass embroidered white Handkerchiefs, Pajamas in Silk Pongee and Cotton An excellent line of Chinese Vases, plain and in colors and toilet Sets of the finest kind. We also received a large invoice of choice Chinese Teas; bea nt if ul carved Wood Boxes of different varieties and sizes and sandal wood Fans. We also carry a full line of TAILORS' GOODS and keep an experienced Cutter. Other Goods of all kinds at moderate prices. 3271 1461-3m GOO KIM B. F. EHLERS & CO., 99 AFTER TAKING STOCK, All Kinds of Curtains in White, Cream & Colored at half the former cost. "Velvet and Smyrna Ris;s in all sizes, greatly reduced. WOOLEN GOODS IN PLAIN. STKliTED AND 1LA1DS In fact we offer immense bargains in all Departments. Dressmaking under the management of Miss K. Clark A Columbia Bicycle WILL THE NEXT EAOE ! GEO. H. 3270 - NOTT, and 97 KING STREET. & CO., Nuuanu Street. Fort Street. WIISTI PARIS, lm Central ttrcriiscmnitij. The Yost WRITKG MACHINE. Years ago, Mr. Yost built a tyi? wiiter, tho Remington No. 2 and Ciligraph which were good enough then. But the family lias increased by thousands. Other folks have hitched on extensions to hold 'era. But it's the same old typewriter, same ribbon, same scales, same rickety print. We want something modern, and we get it in the Ni:w Yost, which lises superior to the difficulties of any ribbon machine. The ribbon blurs print, wears full of holes, clogs tyie, takes power to pull It along, weakens manifolding and costs $8 or $10 a year. Our ink pail outlasts twenty riblons. Can be changed in ten seconds, and costs less than $2 a year. And as to permanent alignment tho Yost is the only machine which accom plishes this much desired feat. Hawaiian News Company. SOLE AGENTS, Honolulu. ISTEW GOODS & Fine Assortment. TILES FOll JbL001l And for Decorating Purposes ; Matting op all Kinds, Manila Cigars. Chinese Fire Crackers, Rockets and bombs, Japanese Irovisjon and Soy. Lfcud-painted Porcelain Dinner Set. A few of those fine hand-embroidered 8 1 and SATIN SCKEKNe, EBONY IItiYMICS. Assorted colors and patterns of Crepe 8ilk Shawls. Elegant Tete-a te Cups and Saucers. A fine lot of BOATS AxI) ACCESSORIES A few of those handy MoBqnito Urns. Also, an assortment of new styles of Rattan Chairs and Tables Also, a small selection of JAPANESE COSTUMES. WING W0 CHAN & CO. No. Nuuanu Street. 2S51-q The Hawaiian Newspapers DAILY AND WEEKLY KTJOKOA With a combined Circulation of 4,800 COPIES Furnish the best medium for advertising in tho Hawaiian language, and are the only recognized leading Journals. Advertisements and subscriptions received at the office of the Hawaiian Gazette' Co., 46 Merchant Street, Honolulu. Pork Packing Co. The above Company is prepaied to buy HAWAIIAN HOGS ! In any quantity at Highest Market Price. 33F""Pigs 'or Koasting, Dressed or on Foot. Manufacturers of Extra Leaf Lard, Guaranteed rune, and irade under the inspection of the Board of Health. "Post Office Box 314 ; Mutual Tel 66. XD"Slaught.er Yards and Pens, Iwilei. ggfOffice, 65 Hotel st., near N nnana. Notice DURING MY TEMPORARY AB sence from the Islands, Charles T. Wilder ha9 full power of attorney to act for the firm of Wilder & Co., and also in any personal matters. 3281 -tf W. C. WILDER. COAL At McKiiiley Prison DKliVIlTl7ItK lliVY STOVi COAL At JJ1-J ton ! Delivered to IulU TRKK. HUSTACE & CO. Ring up Jfo. 414 on Both Tele-3172-ff phones. THE HAWAIIAN GLIDE BOOK 1892. 1892. AM- ILLUSTHATKU Through ik Hawaiian Islands U. M. WHITNEY, Kuror. Price in Honolulu, 60 Cents per Cop The Book has 176 raes of text, witn ?0 Foil Page Illustrations cf IsUnd Scectr; wild a description of the Pearl llmlvt Railway euterpriue, and 8urroundii:; country. It has also FOUR MAI'S 0 the Imr Islands, prepared expressly for t. The GUI UK Kives a full debtriptioa u each of the principal Jblanu's and bettl rnents in tins Oroup, and will prove an Invaluable hand-book for tourist, and for residents to send to their friend abrond. Borne of the Illustration in , ,.w book are very tine epecimens of the l'hou tint process of enKravinjr. nnd HccurntelT represent f he scenes port ruy td. XT-FoT sale at Hawaiian News Con., pany's, and at T. O. Thrntn'a Up-town Etationery store. dAwd TheOuide will be mailed to any part the islands for 64 Cents per Copy. Or, to any foreign country for 70 Cent a7Published by the HAWAIIAN GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO., 4rQ Merchant tit.. THE HAWAIIAN Fertilizing Company While thankful to the Planters for. their generous support during the past year, do now offer a few tons of Various Grades of Fertilizers Still remaining on hand, and ready for immediate delivery : Complete Ilifch Grade Fertilizers, KTSET. GTJ.A.NO, Rotted Stable Manure acd Land Plaster, Sulphate Potash and Muriate Potash, Nitrate of Soda and Dried Blood, Dissolved Laysen Island Guano, Pure Raw Bono Meal Ground Coral Lime Stone, Etc., Etc., Etc. Having deposed of Large Quantities of Manures tiid High Grade fertilizers, during the year ia92, we aro now pre- ?ared to receive orders lor 1893, de ivery in quantities to suit. Sy"We will give tenders for any Quantity and of any Grades desired. Fertilizfc..i mada to order, and any analysis guaranteed. ACSWhile making your orders fot 18y:?t give us a call, or tend yo.ir orders to A. P. COOKE, Manager Hawaiian Fertilizting Co. INSURE WITH TH2 AGENT Or TXiE GERMAN-AMERICAN Insurance Company OF NEW YORK. ASSETS - - - $5,879,208.00 NET SURPLUS - 2,255,389.00 Solid Security Against Fire. Fire Insurance Only. JEy When Rates are Equal, get the Beet Security. WILDER & GO., 3320-lm AGENT8,.