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r NATIVE rRESS.
Many inquiries arc heard regarding the can
non anil the warlike material purchased lately
by the gov eminent in I'uropc. What arc
these things for? Is our gov eminent preparing
foruar? Is the gov eminent fearful of some in
ternal ilisturbancc? Is it feared that jcbcls will
rise up against the throne? Thcc arc appro
priate questions j for when the government
prepares for war, it is proper to inquire,
"whit is the cause of the war?" All peace
able citizens wish to know the purpose of these
warlike preparations, if indeed such prepara
tions are really being made.
The character of the guns bought by the
government is such as are used in deadly con
flict, when much carnage is to be inflicted.
These guns have no other use.
If some other sort of cannon had lccn
bought, such as are used in saluting on holi
dajs, etc., it were possible for us to think that
this were a mere amusement of the govern
ment, when it spent the money of the people
for artillery ; but, it is not so. The design of
this sort of cannon, and their appurtenances,
are universally recognized to be for the purpose
of shedding blood, so it is said. If such is" the
case it is entirely in order for the lojal sub
jects of the government to ask, What is the
purpose, of the government ? Has the time ar
rived when it is necessary for our government
to prepare for war (bloodshed)? Are there
reasons in our midst, or foreign complications,
perhaps, which make it incumbent upon our
gov eminent to prepare to resist its enemies bj
In the address of the King at the openiag of
the last legislature, it was stated that our rela
tions with foreign powers were entirely peace
ful and harmonious. How is it with us at
home? What a're the internal disturbances
that lead the government to make great prcpa
tionsforwar? Have we a turbulent popula
tion? Arc we wont to make insurrection? How
alxrnt the foreigners in our midst; arc they not
living with us in the observance of the laws?
They are living in peace and harmony. It is
true that great opposition has been nude by
wise and thoughtful persons to some of the
many acts of the gov eminent, for they have
seen clearly that the country and the people
will meet with disaster as a result of such acts.
Hut has this opposition transgressed the lounds
of truth, of justice, or of the rights guaranteed
by the constitution? The right of talking, dis
cussing and criticizing is accorded to all j this
right belongs to all citizens ; it is the inalien
able right of e cry one.
The wise will discuss with wisdom! the
fools will be mere time servers. Against whom,
then, arc these cannon and warlike munitions
provided? What is their nurimsc? What work
are incyiiHcnuguiurr siwavu, jau. u, iooj.
THE, COMMITTEE TO COLLECT TK1HUTF.
To the rat Aina :
Mr. IMitor: I have received letters from
my friends of North Koni. The judge of that
dUtrict has called a meeting of the citizens to
choose a committee to come and witness the
coronation. And at the same meeting was
chosen a committee to go liclorc the people
and beg money, pigs, fowls, and other things,
and to bring them as presents to the King.
Some members of the committee met with im
pertinence and to some wire given fowls and
I'irhaps the one who suggested this plan
thought he was introducing n good method by
which the district could offer tribute to the
King, but instead of (hat this has become a
method by which the King and the members
of the committee arc brought to shame. If
their announcement is looked at, it .will be
seen that nothing of this sort was suggested.
I nm of the opinion, speaking on behalf of
the people of North Kona, that the coronation
committee will not at all approve of this
course. And vou my beloved people of North
Kon-t arc not at all at fault; let the meeting
bear its own sins.
Cease to pay attention to these foolish "
guides, and do nothing save that recommended "
by the King's committee.
Yours truly, 0. w. p.
On behalf of the coronation committee, we
declare that we have not commissioned any
one to assess the King's subjects for tribute in
pigs, fowls, money or other things. We have
left the whole matter entirely to jourgencrosity
and loyalty to prompt vou to do as )ou are able
to do and arc moved by jour love for the
King. And if nny one has done as is repre
sented in the letter, let him bear the blame
himself, and not the committee. III).
TWO WIT.SESSLS ARE SUM ICIFNT TO TROVE
THAT C.tnSON IS CUILTV Or TREASON.
We present in this issue of our piper a letter
from lion. J. Nawahi, which confirms the
truths of what G. W. Pilipo said regarding
Gibson's attempts to urec them on to treason.
Wearciof the opinion that the positive as
sertions of these two men amply suffice to
bring home w ith great force this high crime to
Gibson, and to compel his removal without
delay from his position as minister. It is not
consistent with the dignity of our government
that a high position in it should be occupied by
such a person as Gibson.
It is becoming that the office of premier in
our government should be made pure, by the
speedy removal of Mr. Gibson from his station
and that the office should be filial by some one
with a good reputation, of clean repute both
in this country and in foreign lands.
Gibson has never attempted a refutation of
those accusations of i'llipo which charged him
with infamous proposals; and now that this
second witness has come forward he has no
ground left to stand on. lie is done for, his
mouth is sewed up fast, and his hands are
The victor)" of our two friends over the cun
ning plots of this manifest enemy of the
throne, the people and the government is
We wish there were many more such men as
G. W. (Pilix)) and J. N. (J. Nawahi) among
our native Hawaiians.
THE C.REAT TRAITOR TO HAWAII.
Ilelovv will be found Nawahi's statement,
confirming that of I'llipo, that Gibson tried to
lead them into an infamous course of conduct.
Kellow Soldier for Hawaii, Hon. G. W. Fi
lipo ; Dear Sir:
We arc all in good health. The lion. P.
Haupu has lost his mind. He is confined in
the jail as a lunatic.
I have not forgotten any thing Mr. Gibson
saiil to us lxMh at the Hawaiian Hotel in 1 878.
I have had alolutely no time to reply lccause
of my being entirely occupied w ith the ac
counts of I'. Kckoa (tax assessor for Ililo).
Mine will proljably be the very last book (of
accounts) to be handed in in all the kingdom,
"Wliat is this afTair betwt.cn jou and I'llipo
and the old man" (Gibson)? as the question
asked of me by the son-in-law in my office.
What affair? said I, "Why this matter spoken
of in the newspaper,"
Yes, I'llipo has testified with truth as to
what Gibson put us up to doing; but we did
not do it. He made no reply,
A IIAITV MiWi'EAK TO VOU.
Honolulu, Dec. 38, I6S2.
Pat Aina, Jan. 20,
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