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Austin's Hawaiian weekly. (Honolulu [Hawaii) 1899-190?, June 17, 1899, Image 9

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Devoted to the Progrcn of the 1'actftc, it Commerce,
Political Significance and the Aetlville
of the Twentieth Ctntury.
FUANKMN AUSTIN, Editor ami Proprietor
10 cents n copy
.$4 00 per year
Hustiiest Office, 314 Fort street Hip-xtulrs)
JUNE 17, logg
1 know it is without precedent to
address a saluditory to the public in
the first person, excepting, perhaps,
the case of Frank Munsey when he
launched his great magazine. This
has encouraged me to break away
from the conventional newspaper
discipline that has been drummed
into me for the last ten years in the
United States. The fact is, could
not address the Hawaiian public, so
many of whom are my personal
friends, in any other way than in
the first person, in launching Aus
tin's Hawaiian Weekly. Any
thing short of this would have
seemed cold. I want to get close to
the hearts of the people.
Austin's Hawaiian Weekly is
launched lecause 1 believe that Ho
nolulu and the islands are able and
willing to support a high class illus
trated weekly journal ; and second
ly, but not least, I am tired of
wandering about the globe and want
to stay at home, under Hawaii's
balmy skies among, the people that
1 love. Furthermore, I want a
dunghill of my own to crow from
and do not want anyone to have a
string tied to the rooster's tail.
I make no promises but will work
hard to interest and amuse all the
people and if possible instruct them.
I do not want to be judged personal
ly but will aim to entice all cultured
people to love Austin's Hawaiian
Weekly to feel as if they had lost
a friend if it fails to come to them.
I want to be judged by my friends
and the public, only by the brain
power that I may be enabled to de
velope; for the cleanliness of mind
and purity of soul that may be ex
hibited; and for fearlessness as a
champion of public morals and of
all things for the public good.
As will be apparent by all who
read thus far I have taken for my
field the whole Pacific ocean of
which Hawaii is the strategic cen
ter. It is by a careful review of
the commercial activities and poli
tical significance of the acts of the
great powers toward the islands of
the Pacific ocean and the countries
fringing it, that I hope to push this
journal to wider recognition than
can be obtained locally.
As a guarantee of good faith, fol
lowing such eminent precedents as
Harper's Weekly, Collier's Weekly,
Munsey's Magazine and many oth
ers, 1 have made our family name a
part of the name of this journal.
1 shall take good care that the honor
of this name, one of the oldest in
Hawaii, shall not be tarnished by
the following of false Gods.
With this brief statement of my
hopes and ambitions I herewith
launch Austin's Hawaiian Week
ly upon the unsuspecting public,
hoping that its merits may carry it
to the hearts of the people that it
may come as message of peace, of
love and joy to all, and be the
means of whiling away a pleasa it
hour Saturday or Sunday after
noon. Fkanklin Austin.
At the Opera House.
Mr. McVay and his associate
players gave a very fine rendition
of Othello at the Opera House.
Mr. McVay's Othello has great
strength and will be highly appre
ciated on the Mainland. 'I he com
pany appear this Saturday night in
the laughable comedy "The late
Mr. Jones" and will for ten weeks
alternate between the legitimate
and comedy.
The effect of stimulants on the
endurance of fighting men has been
tested in various ways of late. The
Sirdar in his Soudanese campaign,
sent out three regiments, one to
whom whiskey had been given, one
to whom beer had been allowed,
and one to whom nothing but tea
had been permitted. The men to
whom the whiskey and the beer had
been given evinced renewed vitality
at certain stages of their journey,
but all showed reaction and a cer
tain collapse before the march was
finished. The men who had taken
nothing but tea showed the most
endurance, and the regiment was
the only one to reach its destination
in good condition. No stimulants
were therefore allowed afterward in
the campaign. During our late
war with Spain, says Harper's
Bazar, two of our men-of-war were
sent out without a drop of any
kind of stimulant on board, and as
all of us now know, the fighting
qualities of naval men have proved
themselves beyond the suspicion of
reproach. A substitute for alcoho
lic stimulants was given in the oat
meal water, a tank of it being al
ways on tap, as it were. Both
nourishment and stimulus are given
by this harmless and innocent be
verage, which has been used for
some time by the denizens of large
Mr. and Mrs. Williams are giving a season of Shakesperean recitals
at the Y. M. C. A. and are attracting the favorable attention of
Honolulu society. They are from New York and have made a great
reputation in the United States.
New England Epitaphs.
"Six hundred skeins from sun to sun,
And wove one day, her daughter brags,
Two hundred pounds ot carpet rags;"
and in another, from Pembroke,
N. H.:
"Here lies a man never beat by a plan,
Straight was his aim, and sure of his
Never was a lover, but invented a re
volver;" while Amanda Lowe's has a home
ly domesticity about it that recall's
Lowell's favorite epitaph, "She was
so pleascnt!" For Amanda, we
"loved me, and my grandchildren rever
enced her,
She bathed my feet, and kept my sock
well darned."
In Wayland, we have, apparently,
the original mugwump:
"Here lies the body of Dr. Hayward.
A man who never voted.
Of such is the kingdom of heaven;"
and at Wendell another original is
buried :
"Here lies the body of Samuel Proctor
Who lived and died without a doctor."
At Mt. Auburn an especially pun
gent inscription is recorded:
"Here lies a man beneath tills sod,
Who slandered all except his God,
And Him he would have slandered too,
But that his God he never knew."
And another in Connecticut, in
which the relatives evidently got
even with the husband of the de
ceased :
Here lies the mother of children five,
Of whom three are dead and two are alive,
The three that are dead preferring rather
To die with their mother than live with
their father."
Outside of New England the
harvest is not so rich; yet some
gleanings may be presented. Del
aware records one in which grief
struggles with grammer as follows :
"And am she dead; and are she gone?
And have she left I all alone?
Oil, cruel fate! you is unkind
To take she 'fore, and leave 1 'hind;"
The fruit growers of California
do not seem to have profited by the
construction of what was supposed
to be a competing railroad. The
new road has combined with the
Southen Pacific and have made
an almost prohibitory rate on re
frigerator cars. The Chronicle is
carrying the fight of the fruit
growers with some prospects of
"The Martyrdom of Empress"
A perfect woman.
Matchless beauty.
Untiring charity, etc.
This book purports to have
been written by a constant com
panion of the Empress Elizabeth of
Austria. The best characteristic
of the Empress was her perfect pu
ritv of mind.
A protest has been made against
the publication of the Browning
Love Letters by Mr. C. J. Moul
ton Barrets. He ends the letter to
the Standard by saying: And I
would add, few sous, either for
gain or love of notoriety, would
make public the confidential letters
of their mother.

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