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SEPTEMBER 16, Mi.
We- hcg lo acknowledge, with perhaps a
pardonable pride, the daily congratulations and
evidences of satisfaction felt throughout the
islands at the outspoken attitude, as also the
typographical appearance, of the Press in its
new dress, and the hearty support to our new
departure in the line and stjle of advertise
ments. That we should aspire for such a ver
dict as issuing "the best paper published at
these islands," lioth in tone and appearance,
was, in the minds of some, an audacious aim ;
but it was with an honest desire to show that
no pains would be spared to merit the confi
dence and support of the community in the
length and breadth of these islands in our
labors in behalf of Hawaii's best interests, anil
that the abo e opinion has been freely pro
nounced, is proof in itself that our labors have
not been in vain. Our aim shall ever be such
as to warrant tliO gooj will and support of those
who have the welfare of Hawaii at heart, and
our tone such as to command the respect of
EDITOR Press : I was not only surprised
but ver) much disgusted with the one-sided-ness
of an article, bearing uvon the recent
disturbance at Hceia, which app;ared in
last week's issue of the'. C. A. I do not
blame the Editor of that journal, but I do
blame the individual who supplied him with this
" taffy." Let justice be rendered to whom it
is due, and not to the worthless hirelings
whose bounden duty it was not to have allowed
things to go on as they had been doing for so
long a period. It is a well known fact that in
that district a most infamous and corrupt form
of local government exists.
The principals engaged in illicit distilling,
sly grog selling and htfrse stealing, being use
ful as henchmen at electioneering times, are
allowed evory facility for the carrving out cf
Opium smoking, night gambling and general
drunkenness seem to have been the order'of
the day, but ncv cr an arrest.
The able and energetic manager of the
lleeia plantation has been endeavoring from
time to time, by frequent aads to the police
authorities or the district to remedy these evils
but without success' Things however were
brought to a culminating point, by a party of
South Sea Isladers coming over from Wai
manalo for fic express purpose of having a
good drun which they did with'a vengeance,
and it is indeed a wonder that some lives were
not l(pt for from one of the Waimanalo men
n 'o-ided revolver was taken, with which he
hail tn his drunken excitement threatened to
ake the lives of others. It was not until mat
ters had reached this pitch and officers had
been telephoned for that deputy sheriff
Kaulia was forced to do his duty; the man
ager of the plantation hav ing decided to leave
the plantation, If law and order were not estab
lished. Captain Ross hail, only the previous Satur
day (the 26th), entered a, complaint to the
deputy sheriff about the drunken orgies of the
South Sea Islanders which .had taken place on
25th (Fridav)and had given the names of those
who were belling the liquor and the indirect
cause of all tills disturbance, and )et no steps
were taken. '
The reasons for this gross and wilful neglect
of iljty arc very apparent and the common
talk of the district.
It was under Captain Ross' directions (and
not the deputy sheriff's) and by the aid of a
few foreigners that these men were arrested
and taken away to the station house.
It was Captain Ross, who I may say led the
deputy sheriff by the nose and shewed him
where the liquor was stowed away. I was
present and saw it.
My object in writing this letter is lo convey
a true state of affairs at lleeia, and disabuse
the minds of the public with regard to this
wonderful deputy sheriff, who by the'. C. A.
has been represented as such an efficient officer.
ONE WHO WITNESS..!) lilt K KS TS.
In Our opinion, rPwluld be a foolish tiling
Improvements at the Hotel continue, and
the extension of its cottage accommodations
also, as we learn that the Tripp premises
adjoining on Richard slreet and forming the
corner of Hotel street has been purchased by
Dr. McGrew. The old buildings wil) be torn
away, the others put in thorough order, and
the premises thrown all into one with the
Hotel's, and a uniform low fence carried down
on Richard street to join the iron railing on
Hotel street. The- rockery and fernery in
front of the Hotel is being removed to afford
an unobstructed lawn in its place.
Mr. r. W. Damon returned last Sunday
morning from his very extended tour of Hawaii
arid. Maui, in the interests- of Chinese mission
work'. He brings with him aver)- cheering,
liopiful report of the manrier in which the
Gospel leaven is working its way among the
Chinese in different parts of the islands, amidst
the greatest obstacles; and in places too with
out churches or pastors, regular Sunday serv
ices have been maintained. He also bears testi
mony to the influences abroad among the
natives of the evangelical work that has been
going on for the past jcar, even to little ham
lets in Hamakua, Hawaii. For richness
of harvest gathering, as the result of direct
effort, Wailuku has lieen abundantly blessed.
Paia, Maui, also gave him strong encourage
ment of faith and purpose, where natives and
Chinese had joined together in the. erection of,
and procuring a charter, for a chuich, now
THE NATIVE PRESS.
There has bubbled up among some of the
people in this city a painful report of the public
expressions made at the friendly supper given
to General J. M. Comly, on the evening of
Thursday, Aug. 24th, in the Hawaiian Hotel:
in regard to the annexation of Hawaii to the
United States. We have hastened to make in
quiry in such quarters whence- we were sure to
leant the truth, of those who went to that en
tertainment, persons in whom we trust, born
in this land, having their homes and possessions
here. They told us that no such thing had
been uttered, that they were satisfied with a
constitutional government like this, but they
wanted an honest set of men at the head of
affairs, not a set of traitors who sought only
their own profit. When we heard this, our
agitation subsided, because we have not the
least wish to annex our beloved land where
rest the bones of our ancestors to any foreign
country, so that stiangers who know them not
shall disturb the reivose of the dust of our fore
fathers. Hut if a portion of the deeds of that
night arc concealed from us, the Ju Ama,
in its character as truly Hawaiian, declares
that this is the utterance that shall first sound
upon the ears of the nation, there is corruption
in the land if this novelty is To appear.
for any rmctohink of inncsation, for if Hawaii
w ere to liccoiqi a part of America, we should
have to bear a part of the load of war debt of
that government, and the rich sugar planters
would be robbed of their laborers and the
various enterprises in thcland would go back
ward. Again, wc have in our midst much wealth,
brought here by people of different races, for
the enriching of our land. Hut the question
arises, will they consent to become Americans
and to separate themselves from their own
lands? They won't consent, for it is the rule
among people of all nations, that each one
fosters his love for his native land.
Again, what native Hawaiian would vote to
have his loved land annexed to another country?
Again, in what part of the world has Amer
ica been known to annex territory unjustly,
wjthout pajing for it with cash? And to what
place has she reached out her hands to take
lands lying at a distance from her boundaries
that are far away from her?
Wc think that if .my people have talked of
annexation, they have talked of it in despair of
getting good cabinet ministers, for both the
wise and the foolish know that Gibson's cabinet
is not of one voice, and his past history in Ha
waii is so notorious that his grandchildren can
not fail to hear it. To elevate such a man as
that, will be the means of bringing the nation
THE TWO MISGUIDED LCAII1.SF.T MINISIKRS!
On the 20th of May last, Mr. Gibson was
appointed Premier of the Cabinet that is now
splitting up into factions the mind of the nation,
not alone in private life but also in opeji day
light, not alone among foreigners but still more
among the Hawaiians themselves whose is the
land and whose welfare ought to he sought
before that of others.
Before taking the office of Minister of For
eign affairs, he took the oath to prescrv e the
constitution and laws of the land, and "lo per
form his duties without corruption." l!ut on
the 23d of May, of his own notion, he ap
pointed a new Hoard of Health, and published
the names of the members of that Hoard in the
newspapers without right or authority so to do,
thus introducing irregularity, in opposition to
his oath of office, because these arc the words
of the law: "There shall be appointed by the
King in privy council, a Hoard of Health for
the Kingdom, consisting of five members, not
less than three of whom shall be members of
the Privy Council, one of whom shall be the
President of the Hoard. Thcyshall serve with
out pay during the King's pleasure." From
this, the Hawaiian people, to whom the land
belongs, who had the first right in this fine
country, can see that he has led them wrongly,
either from ignorance or out of pure rascality.
Hut after a few weeks after this announcement
some one showed him the ignorance and lack of
authority with which he had acted, and on that
account he ought to have his mistake rectified,
but he opened his mouth to beg that his wrong
doing and blind misguidance be condoned and
his action be confirmed.
Last Monday, the Clerk of the Foreign
Office, in obedience to the command of Mr.
Gibson, notified us that hereafter thcVlw Aina
was not to publish the official notices of his
department. Hy this last act he has entered
into league with that one whom the member
for North Kona called the "black heart," and
it has lwcomc quite plain that they both have
entered that cabal of secret plotters.
If these corrupt and rascally nets arc care
fully scrutinized, it will be seen that our sore
eved Minister the Premier Gibson, and his
appendage Hush, cannot survive.
Wc have received the follow ing heart-rending
notice from America, with the request to pub
lish it for three months, that all our citiens
may sec the trouble the heirs of ljuM &. Co.
are going to give us, by claiming tint they have
a right to all (he government lands for a hun
dred vcars, from the jcar 1841. Read this
startling feeler with pain:
To the Ciikentofthi A'ingilom of Hawaii:
The undersigned warns all the people of Ha
waii not to bii) nor to settle upon any of the
government lands of the jcar 1841, for the
reason that we are in possession of leases for
all those government lands for one hundred
)cars, and those leases are signed by Kamcha-.
mcln III., and by his Premier, Kckauluohi.
We. have frequently asked for our rights in
these islands, in past )ears, in a quiet way, but
the Hawaiian government has not listened to
our petition. J. II. Lyman,
Attorney for the heirs of Ladd X. Co.
Wc have heard that the reason this petition
has been raised is that the surviving heirs have
seen that the authority of the supreme court
has been despised, and the legislature have
taken into their own hands judiciary power by
that gift of the Wailuku plains. Therefore,
they arc sending out this troublesome notice
from the other side of the world, and by-and-by
they will approach the legislature as it was ap
proached before. Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Sept.
THE CORONATION OK THE KINK.
The legislature in its last session appropriated
a sum of money for the Coronation of the King,
and the government lately announced the !2th
of February next as the day w hen it is to take
place. One man told us that the
thing most greatly desired to be obtained by
this Coronation w as to make him entirely sacred.
At the present time, said our informant, the
King is not entirely sacred, b.U hy being
crowned he will be made so, he will not be
seen by ever) body, ever body will not be at
liberty to criticize him and his deeds, the ma
jesty and authority of his utterences will be
greatly increased, etc.
According to our observation, this thing is
not greatly approv ed of by the people. The
prnposctl crowning of the King is opposed by
the better thought of the majority of the peo
ple. This opposition, however, is not on ac
count of any opposition to the King, it is not
due to any contempt for the throne. No! this
is, not due to any opposition to the Hawaiian
throne, nor to the king who is sitting on thai
throne. Hut it is in opposition to the evil,
improper deeds which a few are now attempt
ing and are Irving to foist on the King while
attempting to Uad astray his judgment,
Mr. Gibson's newspaper has said that the
distinguished personages of the great powers to
be invited for this performance are numbered
by more than a thousand. To look at it, one
would think this work could not be done for
less than a hundred thousand dollars. Is this
appropriate to our small government, with our
small, weak people, striving to live and to
It is said that a special session of the legis
lature is to be called for the Coronation. If this
is true, is it according to the constitution or op
posed to it? Kuokoa, Sept. 9, 1882.
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