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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, FRIDAY. JULY 14, 1893. SIX PAGES.
(Continued from Fifth page.)
l ompelled the American representative
to act with pfOfliptnCM and vigor.
These were the reasons which led the
Provisional Government to ask our as
sistance, and these reasons are known to
the American public. But there wete
other potential reasons which pressed
upon me. For nearly half a century
our Government had claimed rights
and interests in the Hawaiian islands
superior to any other foreign nations.
Repeatedly there have been attempts
to induce our Government to agree to
dual or to tripartite responsibilities at
Honolulu. John M. Clayton, secretary
under President Taylor, repelled this
forty-three years ago, and such has been
our policy since. It was well known to
me that this idea of joint action had
not been g ven up, but was still insisted
on by one; if not two foreign represent
atives at Honolulu, There was one
Japanese war vessel in the harbrr and
another powerful ir n dad larger than
the "B.iston" had fit en telegraphed
for. 1 knew the English war ship w..s
soon expected I had re.is n to think,
and the Provisi nal 1 1 vei nment had
reason to fear, that these foreign rep-res-nt
tives would insist on the same
right to laid their navil forces which
we have exercised. We were five
thousand miles from Washington
with no cable from Honolulu to San
Francisco, and the long space between
mail steamers would not permit com
municating with our Government and
our receiving an answer in less than
three weeks. We knew not then that
Ashmead Bartlett, in the English
House of Commons, had asied the
Gladstone Ministry what it had done or
what it would do relative to English
interests at Honolulu, and that Lord
Grey, in behalf of the English Ministry,
had answered, that it would trust the
American Government to protect
English life and property in Hawaii.
We did know thut thp attitude
of the English Minister at Honolulu
was quite otnerwise than this
that he still wished to have j tint
respmsibility with the American Min
ister as to the landing of troops and the
maintenance of public order at Hono
lulu. I was, thererore, compelled to
decide whether I would risk the danger
of a practical abandonment of the long
maintained American policy of lion
joint responsibility in Hawaiian affairs.
To thus surrender in practice what we
had long claimed, 1 knew well would
prove me unfit to be an American rep
resentative. Here were difficulties which
could be effectively and conclusively
overcome only in one way, that was by
raising the nag over the Government
building as a symbol of our superior
right to protect the Hawaiian Govern
ment. This would not only prevent all
the dangers of not and bloodshed, but
would shut itut the landing of any other
naval force except our own. Captain
Wiltse saw this as soon and as clearly
as I did. With an American heart
loyal to the core, conscientious, firm,
self-possessed, fully aware of the grave
responsibility of the act, he was prompt
to do his duly. The officers under his
command were as intelligent and loyal
as their own veteran commander. The
following are the words read by Lieu
tenant Rush of the Boston on the steps
of the Government building simultane
ously with raising the flig, which was
immediately p iblished by posters and
in the newspapers.
To the Hawaiian People:
"At the request of the Provisional
Government of the Hawaiian Islands,
I hereby, in the name of the United
States of America, assume protection of
the Hawaiian Is'ands for the protection
of life and pr 'perty, and occupation of
public buildings and Hawaiian soil, so
tar as may be necessary for the pur
pose specified, but not interfering with
the ad Ministration of public affairs by
the Provisional (iovernment.
This action is taken pending, and
subject to, negotiation at Washington.
John L. Stevens,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary of the United States.
United States Legation, Feb. I, 1893.
Approved and exeucted by
G. C. Wiltse,
Captain U. S. N.,
Commanding the United States Ship
It will be observed that the plain in
tent of this little document is non
interference with the sovereignty of
Hawaii that it claimed to establish
only a qualified and limited protect
orate, and instead of infringing on the
sovereignty of the country, it was a
response to the only government of
the Islands to aid it in maintaining its
own sovereignty. The salut iry effect
of thus raising the flag was immediate
and remarkable. Quiet, confidence,
perfect order, at once took the place ot
panic, fear and distrust. Language
cannot adequately express the joyful
feelings of the large American colony
and of all the better elements of the
other nationalities. All save a few
sympathizers of our national rivals
looked on the American flag floating in
those genial skies with profound re
spect. None more so than many of
the native Hawaiians.
It has been said that President Har
rison and Secretary Foster disapproved
of our action. I have never so under
stood it. Stcretary Foster after our
action was taken, did carefully define
just how far the effect of our qualified
protect rate and fl g raising shou d go,
and his definition and instruction on
the subject were just whit the Pro
visional (iovernment and American
representative intended when the flag
was raised, and just what the Pro
visional (iovernment and American
representative thought and intended
that our published document and
official action expressed. The one
essential and effective step we took was
to raise the lag we only did that, and
precisely that President Harrison and
Secretary Foster never disapproved.
It remained up seventy-five days.
During that time all had been accom
plished which had been promised and
Lemonade Works Co,
23 Nuuanu, Honolulu, H. I.
MAN UK ACT! IRERS OK
High Class Beverages
Lemonade, Soda Water,
Ginger Ale, Hop Ale,
Honolulu, II I
A FULL LINE
lviys 011 Hand.
Per Kvei) Stearjiei and Sail.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
HENRY DAVIS & Co.,
52 Fort Street, Honolulu. H. I.
GROCERS AND PROVISION DEALERS !
Purveyors to the United Slates Navy anil Provisioned of War Vessels.
FAMILY GROCERIES. TABLE LUXURIES. ICE HOUSE DELICACIES.
Coriee Roasters and Tea Dealers.
Island Produce a Specialty
FRESH BUTTER and EGGS,
We are Agents and First Handlers of Maui Potatoes,
AND SELL A'l LOWEST MARKET RATES
P. O. Box 505. Bth Telephones Number 130.
Cheese, Lord, Hams, Bnttei,
Codfish, Milk, Onions,
Crackers, Potatoes, Salmon,
Macaroni, Corn Mm),
I'm klc d Skipjack, Alvicore,
Flour, Onin and Means.
HARDWARE, Builders and General,
always ii to the times in quality, ItylCI ami prices.
a full aaaortrMIM to suit (he various demand-.
made expressly for Island Work with exira pails
CULTIVATORS' CANE KNIVES.
I cs, Shi wis, Mattiii ks. etc,, etc.
and Machinists' Tools,
Screw Plates, Taps and Dies, Twist Drills,
Paints and Oils, Brushes, Glass,
Asbestos Hair Fc It and Felt Mixture.
Blakes' Steam Pumps,
Wilcox & Gibbs, and Remington.
t ir not possibie to list everything we have, if there is anything
you want, come and ask for it. you will be politely treated.
No trouble to sh w g.mds.
XV Oil ml'
Anh i I Kinii- ot
Leather and Nails for Shoemakers.
For the Volcano !
Nature's Grandest Wonder.
The Popular and Scenic Route
IS H Mil.
Honolulu Soap Works Co
41, 56 and 63 buis to case-
One "Hundred I'. muds.
Wife's Steamship Company's
Ai STEAMER KIN AU,
Pitted with Electric Light, Electric Hells, Courteoui and Attentive Service
H. S. TREGLOAN & SON,
Merchant Tailors !
OFFER TO THK GENERAL PUBLIC THEIR LARGE
AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Foreign Woolens for Spring & Summer
AT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CASH,
Busmen Suits Reduced to Twenty-two Dollars and 50 Cents
business htnts Reduced to Six Hollars and ."() (Vnts.
The Kin Leavas
Eveiy 10 Days
TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS,
Arriving at Hilo Thursday and Sunday Mornings
They Have Gome !
Those Razor Strops you have
been waiting for several weeks,
.ire here. They are so good
that it has been said of them,
that if you lay your razor, and
one of these strops down to
gether on your washstand, the
razor will keep a fine edge;
still, we recommend following
the directions printed on each
Anti-Rattlers. We have
a new kind which you can put
on to the sh.ilts nl your buggy,
without breaking four fingers
and a thuinli. They prevent
two things rattling and swear
Boardman's Pat. Wrench.
I sizes, just the kind of
combination wrench to have
about the house.
I ty the n Keystone
Egg Beater, if you want a
beater that will do quick, clean
Hose, li-'n. to St-in., 3
and 4-ply plain or wired, just
received: cheap and good qual
ity; also carbolized. We have
a large stock of Hubbucks,"
'Pioneer,"and i heaper brands
White Leads and Zinc
lso, Oil, Turpentine, and all
winters' supplies, and vou will
do well to see our Stock and
get our Prices before you paint
American Flags, 6 mis
eel ions,', came in the last
teamer to us. They are a tine
ot. sewed Inuumcr.
Fire Arms and Ammuni
tion. A new lot of Sporting
ind Target Rifles, Colt's new
Navy, Smith and Wesson, and
cheaper Revolvers, came last
week and can now be seen.
We carry the most complete
issortment of Cartridges in
town, from 11 to at) cal., and
dways have plenty ol them.
Leather. We have i --
1 i .i
:etvea witmn me past sixiv
lavs, b steamer and sail, 6G
Rolls of Leather, containing
)()KH lbs., and 5347 ft ; also,
i bales containing 1 12 dz.
sheep skins, SO it looks as if
we meant to keep our Stock of
Leather up, although by get
ting it in large lots, we are able
to keep the prices down.
Salt. We are headquarters
for Hawaiian Salt, as we
make it. That the quality is
good, and l'rice Low, is easily
shown bv the large quantity
we sell every week.
Blight Compound. Five
gallons will make 65 gallons of
wash. on spray your Lime
anil wraiiLTe I rees witn tnis
wash, and the blight will do
the rest, die and drop oil the
trees. We have the compound
at our store, or can give you an
order on the Gov't. Nurserx
for it, but don't forget to bring
a 5-gallon can to put it in. We
sell spraying outfits.
Corner Fort & Hotel Sts.
The Hawaiian News Co.L'd
News and Music Dealers,
25 and -'7 MERCHANT STREET, KEEP ON HAND
A Supettoi Assortment of Goods Blank Books, all kinds; Me mm atiduin Books, in Bieat vatiety;
I'lANOS, GUITARS, MANDOLIN'S,
Sheet Music Subscription! Received fi 1 my Periodii il Published,
Al.l.N 1 s 1 1 i
John Wieland Brewing Co
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
R X T 1 i A
Pale Loger Beer,
A Fresh Invoice of Califor.
MA ( ) S I I K-..
From Hilo to the Volcano-30 Miles,
Passengers are Conveyed in Carnages,
Over a Splendid Macadamized Road, running most of th
way through a Dense Tiopical Forest- a ride alone worth th
trip. The balance ol the road on horseback.
Oyster Cocktails a Specialty,
Kliiikiier's Red Rubber Stamp and Yost Type Writer.
L H DEE, Prop'r.
ABSENT FROM HONOLULU 7 DAYS
l- T I C ZKZ IE T S, ii
E.O. HALL & SON.
LlMITI 1 1,
Lou. Four it Kim. Sts.
A FEW OF OUR SPECIALTIES.
Complkti Assortment or
Stoves and Ranges
' EUREKA" RANGES,
"CLIPPER " CABOOSES,
sit 111 I ruk .
Vfi WT IKON WARE
wo TIN WARE,
'COLUMBUS' w ROUGH'!' 8 I EEL
sinks, Galvanised .ml White
t A l . I u N SPRINKLERS.
Including All Expenses,
For the Round Trip, : : Fifty Dollars
For Further Information, Call ai we Office,
Comer Fori and Queen Streets.
slu-it Mcul Uoudu iii Till, CupUM ot GaT
vattlsad I foil on han.l Ol maiU- ko outer.
full lino nf Kanltwy (iopdk. Itatli TuU,
Lavatorim. Waiei CIomu, Pipe tod Fiuinm.
Waan aqalppcd tut wdrfc i all ldadM
In- sin-.-: Metal mi'l Ptumbinji Trad, ltd tta
gwunniac iHofoush workmanship uii Uni
CWH inatfriak in WQM rtlMTI
V- -olicil ynm pMfuttagc,
J. Emmcluth & Co.
N. o N 4, aiut 104 llwduUU lb