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The Life of the Land is Establishes,
HONOLULU, JAN. 2, 1894.
Mr. J. W. Luskg is now the
Advertising Agent and Solicitor
for the Hawaii Holomca. His
receipt will be henceforward
sufficient for any snms owing to
It is nndprstood that the gov
onronnt finally has seen fit to
dispense with a large number of
the Hitchcnck brigade of spies
and specials only retaining ten.
Does thai mean that economy is
to bo exercised in the future?
Down -with, the Ha-waiians!
Prior to 1887 it was part of the
unwritten code in the social
polity of Hawaii-nei, that in the
public service preference should
always bo given to Hawaiians,
whether native, half-white or of
foreign birth. The propriety
and justice of this was self
evident. This was the only home
and country of the Hawaiians,
who wore maintaining , an in
dividual nationality, that though
weak in a martial sense, com
manded the respect and consider
ation of all the great Powers, and
whoso record of progressive
civilization compared favorably
with that of any nation.
Thanks to the teachings of the
early missionary fathers the
Hawaiians had made rapid pro
gross and attained a creditable
prosperity under self government.
Though tho aborigines had be
come largely decimated by sad
contact with the epidemics and
diseases introduced by foreigners
they aro still sufficient in number
to be a people. It is now also
an apparent fact that tho large
intermarriage of foreigners with
Hawaiian women, and the pro
lific progeny that results is rapid
ly building up a new, vigorous
and handsome race of people,
native to the soil, as truly Hawai
ian as tho aborigine, and as
strongly imbued with tho aloha
aina. It is accurately estimated
that in threo or four decades this
now race will number about
50,000, who will be the "people"
of Hawaii and give it its national
To. theso Hawaiians, ambition,
love of country, .the home, the
family and all that man holds
dear in life aro nurtured here
in Hawaii noi, with original
characteristics incident to our
isolated position and tropical
climo. It was only just that the
Hawaiiaus should have tho pre
ference in their own country.
Tho commercial or professional
adventurer, the tourist and the
stranger, yes even tho fugitive,
havo always been made welcome,
but they had no right to attempt
to dominate hero, any more than
they would as aliens in any other
country big or little. For the
Hawaiiaus, thanks again to the
Anioricau missionaries, "were not
a heathen or a barbarous people,
but tho equal in avarago intelli
gence to any community in
America, and are a peaceful, dign
nified, industrious Christian
With tho revolt of 1887. was
first- hoard the war cry "Down
with the Hawaiians!" That affair
opened up the darkest chapters
of Hawaiian history which in
this A. D. 1S94 with the help of
God and the stern edict of right
aud justice we devoutly "believe
will bring tho drk chapters to a
finish and open up a new era of
peace and happiness for Hawaii
and the Hawaiian.
Tho emote of 1SS7 did not
have its orig;n in aay patriotic
purpose. Unprincipled adviini
. urns froabroa insUiaac with
a clique of "Missionary politic
ians," who religiously blivel
that their fWs hd bqUted
tfw tk rigat to xak r xaia i
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1 i r
Hawaii, saw their opportunity in
Ealakaua's actions to stir op the
passions and prejudices of the
foreign element, and by force of
arms seize the power and spoils
of government. They conceived
a new constitation viciously
desiened to d is franchise
the Hawaiians, and fancying
that they had entrenched, them?
solves in power forever, they un
masked their knavish purpose to
down the Hawaiians, drive them
ont of the civil service and crush
them down if possible. The
election of 1S90 proved to be the
Nemesis of this alleged 'reform"
(?) party. The Hawaiians and
their foreigu sympathizers went
in solid phalanx to the polls and
with their ballots rebuked the
party oi bayonets and bullets.
The methods of the filibustering
foreigner appeared in durk con
trast to the Hawaiian love of law
and order aud constitutional
Passing on to January, 1893,
we find this conceited "mission
ary" minority, angered by con
tinued defeat under constitutional
methods, again plotting to seize
power. In J. L. Stevens, U. S.
Minister Resident they found an
unprincipled shyster and a con
genial co-cohspirator imbued
with a crazy ambition to find
glory by annexing Hawaii to
The armed invasion by U. S.
troops in support of the cowardly
conspirators. The surrender of the
Queen rather than fight American
sailors, though she had force
enough to do so, and the subse
quent wretches who havo played
the devil in Hawaii are now on
Again does the inspiring genius
of alien revolts in Hawaii appeiij
and preside at tho councils of
the freebooters. "Down with the
Hawaiians!" "Turn them out of
office I" "Give us the spoils!"
Those aro the slogaus and prayer
of the alien canaille whom tho
P. G. hove organized aud armed
under the false pretense of sup
porting said government. It is
the secret main-spring of tho
whole thing. , The leaders know
ing they are an unpopular minor
ity, are determined to rule or ruin
against the wish of the whole
nation: Their followers and
supporters, some few of them old
residents, but most' fo them alien
adventurers, beachcombers and
fugitives from all parts of the
world with a springkling bf
hypocritical parsons and lisping
missionary "kids" have no exact
idea of what they are about ex
cept to cry "Down with the
Hawaiiaus, and give us all the
Their public mouth piece is
tho "Star" and a more dastard
ly, disgraceful and cowardly
journal has probably never been
published in any community. It
is a fitting server for the turgid
thoughts of rascally filibustered
and tho mob of wquld bo mur-
dorers, thieves, hungry place
hunters and such riffraff as form
the support of that oligarchy
yclept the P. G., and whose war
cry is 'down with the Hawai
ians." Tho Star's campaign has
forever alienated the Hawaiians
from all confidence in or respect
for the men who have foolishly
put themselves in the load of a
movement that was a dishonest
fake from its very inception.
Neither in this generation or
tho next will the memory bo
effaced of tho crime committed
by the American Colony of 2.14
per cont. against the Hawaiian
people. We shall never lose
faith in the honor and justice
and glory of tho great American
nation, but will always feel that
some very poor specimens of her
people are locatod in Honolulu.
Confidence in them is past
restoration. The ugliness of their
character and hostility against
the Hawaiian is unmasked and
That such men as SanfordB.
Dole and Samuel M. Damon
should prove such moral cowards
as to succumb to the clamor of
the hungry horde of P. G. spoils
men, and deliberately dismiss
Hawaiians from office without
cause, thereby wronging worthy
families,, is beyond coniprahon
sion and. explainable only on ilia
plea, of nenUi aberration.
Hawaii is tha - home of tk
Hawaiians who will oostiaaa to
axteatHUtair proverb ml hospita
lity to the foreigner, but keenly
resent the abase and injaslica
thfc has been heaped upon them
(br the disgraceful clique of
Americans and their malignant
Hessians. The rising generation
in 'Hawaii also resent the attempt
lb crush out their national life
and their inherent right to inde
pendence and a voice- in the
affairs pf the nation. The P. G.
battle cry of "Down with the
Hawaiians" is perforce met only
with silent contempt by a people
who have a right to consider
themselves the equal of their
traducers and would be oppres
sors. Hut it will never be forgot
ten. ' We feel sure that the principles
of liberty and equality which
characterize the national life of
America, will influence their
Congress to act with justice and
fair play towards the natural
inhabitants of these Islands, and
will lead them to grant to Hawaii
the truly American privileges of
government by consent of a
majority of the governed which
they have hitherto enjoyed, and
will respect the wishes of the
Hawaiian people for an independ
ent monarchical government, and
will compel the P. G. to relin
quish its ill-gotten power to the'
legitimate government. Let the
contemptible P. G. slogan "down
with the Hawaiians" be replaced
by the motto Hawaii Holojida. ,
All tho Hawaiians are made .to
realize that as long as the present
Provisional Government lasts or
itsJeaders continue in power in
any other shape there will bo op
pressiou and no hope for prefer
ment or advancomentof theHawa
iian in his own country. Therefore
mesiem's P. G. excuse us, but
the sooner yon step down and out
the better we will be plea'sed.
THE STORY OFWILTSEI
Peculiar Hallucinations of the
Dead Naval Officer
It is a strange story, that of
Capt. Gilbert C. Wiltse and -his
connection with the hoisting of
tho flag at Honolulu last January.
It is appropriate to tell it just
now, for it shows how unfortun
ate it was forhe cause of annex"-'
ation that he was in command of
the United States steamship
Boston. !Not that he lacked in
bravelv the records disprove
that; not that he exceeded or did
not come up to his duty. No,
not an aspersion can be cast upon
his memory from any such .stand
point. But the trouble rested in
tho fact that his sayings were
considered as those coming from
a man in full hoalth, both mental
and physical, says the San Fran
cisco Chronicle, whereas such
was not the case. No reflections
are cast upon the memory of tho
dead naval officer "by this recital,
but perhaps this story, for the
first time made pnblic," will show
reason why acts and saying dur
ing the last few months of his
lifo should be considered lenient
ly Tlnd his -splendid reoord, made
until eighteen months .before,
servo as the only standard by
which to judge- him.
Gilbert C. Wiltze was born in
New Xork, Nov. 29, 1838.;. He
was appointed from that State to
the Naval Academy Sept. 20,
1S55, and served the full term of
four years. He served with dis
tinction during the war and had
a perfect record.
"When the white cruiser Boston
steamed out of New Xork early in
1891, CapL Wiltse was in. com
mand. The autumn of that year
saw the beginning of the trouble
With Chili. With other Tessels
the Boston was ordered to pro
ceed southward. Stepping at
JRio de Janeiro for coal, they
were detained for some time by
the illness of their commander.
i'or, one morning as he was
issuing orders, Capt. Wiltse fell
to the dack and lay as one dead.
Surgeon grader diagnosed it
as apoplexy. Days passed and
tho invalid hovered between life
and death. Finally the ship
.sauaa and as the winds of the j
Sotk Seas fought back . tka
sultry equatorial atmosphere
Capt. Wiltse regained his physi
01 wall-being. Bat aseuiaUy ke
was nerar tka m.m again.
The details of ship tifo bothered ? K f y- L
.'Swinbome." ho wonldHband aUVrlock?
i T.ic oYwut?ri "attaad to
aeiv v m
fWo matters y
worry me," and he woaltl press j
his hand to his head as if a sharp !
pain dwelt there. So little byj
little, the officers took upon
themselves the captain's duties
and he seemed willing they
should do so.
From Valparaiso the 'Boston
steamed to Callao and then to
San Francisco, arriving the latter
part of June, 1S92. She went
into dock., underwent repair and
then was ordered to Honolulu,
arriving there in the Fall bf that
Then came the exciting times
of January, 1S93. Minister J.
L. Stevens ordered the com
mander of the Boston to land his
forces, protect life and property
. - i n.a Ktrc 1
or Americaus a.m uu.a. .
and Stripes over tne uoverniueui
i -it t Arr er nantnin i
building In doing so Captain
Wiltse did his duty, notmng
t z i-
. . l
, - .
trom nis superior uuiucj.,
President's representative at tho
From the day the American
flag was hoisted Gilbert C.
Wiitze became a changed man.
He became unnaturally gaj
unnaturally communicative, and
tho only thing he would talk of
was his action in claiming the
islands for the United States. He
would walk about on shore, and,
pointing to the Stars and Stripes,
would say "Look! 1 put it there
and I will keep it there; no man
will dare to haul it down!"
The veteran commander had
become a monomaniac on the
Stopping a newspaper corres
pondent on the street ho would
saj': "We'l, well, what's new,
my boy? Nothing, aye? Well,
what can there be until the news
of annexation comes? And by
the way, don't you think a vote
of thanks by Congress will be m
.So ho would go about the
streets, laughing and chatting,
perfectly rational .on every sub
jectsave one. To new arrivals
he would say: "I raised that
flag. Pretty big thing, wasn't it?
The American people know now
that the right man was in the
right place, eh?"
The earlr news from home was
filled with praise -of Stevens'
action, and, of course, Wiltse's
name was mentioned. These
newspaper articles he would read
aloud and wind up with, "By
Jove, sir! I raised that flag. I
There ho stood in front of the
Hawaiian Hotel and he waved his
arms wildly as he talked. Some
tarned away and smiled; others
whispered: "Why does he make
such an exhibition of himself?"
We wondered at tho silonca of
the Boston's officers, but their
, reticence is now explained.
T Ti l r -
xii j: eoruary nis time was .up,
his three years service ended
and the last of the month he was
rolieved by Capt. Day.
The Australia was due to sail
and friends of annexation crowd
ed the pier. According to the
custom of tho country the depart
ing officer was decorated with
garlands of flowers. On the deck
was stationed the band, and the
glorious strains ot "The Star
Spangled Banner" rang out as
the hawsers were loosened. On
deck stood Capt. Wiltse, and
tears were flowing from his eyes.
To his distorted imagination he
was leaving a scene ot conquest
of victor-; leaving a place whore
he had won .immortal fame.
There were, sad hearts on the
Boston that night.
"We will never see the old
man again," said one, and many
a glass was raised to wash down
that lump which would rise in
So tho Australia sailed east
ward Thore were those on board
who did not know Capt. Wiltse
save for a faw days in Honolulu. .
To them ho was an object of
mirth. He seemed well and
strong and they thought he was
only ''makingaioolof himself."
He was an amusing instrument
to while away a tedious ,sa
voyage, with, and they twanged
the one string that answered their
tosh; ther harped "npoa'th a flag
lA bundf' exclar
....... -t . .
Why, man alive, thi
have done. There
course of people ther
sion and fSasting,
Congress will be there.
Aud so ho arrived at
cisco. Here he roc-
first blow. His dreams
naught. Slowlr he
and went to a hotel,
they will surprise mo
ingion," he said to a fri
He went. East. From;
Hawaii he was shifted to
ingfon on a cloud, bleak?
daw From a country
deed had been manifi
false praise bestowed u
he entered the capital
United States. Tho Clff
Administration ii ad just e
- . mnar
nnnn its term ana a com suiraiw-
was turned toward annexatioa
Gapfc. Wiltse calledattheWhi
House and was refused aess"
lfrtnPA TTa ivmifc to the NVY
til nee. He went to
Department' and there wasiTpen
sured. Tho next day camjif the
news that tho flag had beemSW
ed down at Honolulu. w .
Forty-eight hours later heSied.
"A stroke of aooolexv.'the
Public for Hawaiian
Partisan considerations aside,"
the resolution offered by Mr.
Hoar in tho senate yesterday
concerning Hawaii was perfectly
oroner. and should havo met
with the support of the demo
cratic senators. Instead, it was
opposed by some of them,
although finally passed without
The senator from Massachu
setts merely asked for informa
tion from the President as to
instructions eiven any minister
or naval officer of the United
States since March , lbUl. in
regard to the preservation of
order in Hawaii. The republican
senators, - of course, mado the
motion an excuse for more or less
violent attacks upon the admin
istration and more or less fond
anolocies for the discredited
Stovens. But that in itself did
not vitiate the Hoar resolution,
for the information certainly
belongs to the senate, and we are
not sure that tho President acted
in good tasto in withholding it so
jilr. Uloveland s course m re
gard to Hawaii thus far has had
tho support of tho majority of
temperate Americans. So far as
it has been published it has been
thoroughly courageous and man
ly. Nothing in it nothing in
the course of the President on
any public question in fact
demands shelter from the
scrutiny of the world. Honesty-
is the one thing that can stand
the light without blinking,
and that if the instructions to
Irwin and Willis were along the
line suggested by Mr. Gresham's
communication and Mr. Blount's
report, tho President need not
fear tho rending of his policy by
the hands of his political
enemies. Every disclosure of
the situation in Honolulu, inclu
ding the utterances of Stevens
and Thurston, have strengthened
Mr. Cleveland's case. -The more
light on his policy the better for
his defenders. Chicago Post.
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