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But established for the benefit of all.
MONDAY, APRIL II, 1SH0.
"Minority rule" U decidcdlv ob
jectionable, and "stiikes at the
liberties ttiul the liylits of every
fitizen" lluil is, of every citizen
not a part of that, minority. Hut
Iho history of the present protec
tion of our morning contemporary
against minority rule has a peculiar
feature about it which shows that
the minority in one combination re
presents the majoiity of a more ex
tended combination that embraces
the whole people. It appear- that
1ht Cabinut Ministeis :ue divided
upon two publ'm matters tin colo
nelcy and the proposed tieaty
Ihiecof the Ministers opposing V.
V. Ashford for the colonelcy and
favoring the tiealy, and one Min
ister favoring the gentleman named
for the colonelcy and opposing the
treaty. The one Minister is a min
ority of the Cabinet and the three a
majority; but where is the minority
and where the majority ot the peo
ple? In the matter of the colonelcy,
the majority of the legal electors
cast their votes for V. V. Ashford ;
m) that a minority of the Cabinet U
nu the side of a majority of Hie
electors of the Honolulu llilles,
and the majority of the Cabinet
is on the side of the minority. As
to the treaty matter, which was dis
cussed pretty fully befoie the elec
tion, a very decided majority of the
electors of this island, including the
capital city of the kingdom, declar
ed in favor of the side now taken
by the minority of the Cabinet ; and
nothing can be asseited with more
safety than that a large majority of
the elector of the whole country is
positively aain-.t the proposed
treaty in the form ia-a presented,
viitually surrendering forever the
country's independence. And yet a
majority of the Cabinet has been
urging this measure against a ma
jority of the people. What ate we
to understand by majority rule a
majority of the Ministers or a ma
jority of the People: Is a majority
cif the Cabinct'ahovc a majority of
the electors? Is the policy of the
Kecutio to take precedence of the
policy of a majority of those whom
ihey are intended to repiesent? In
short, is the wish of a majority of
tour men to shape the nation's coin se,
or the wisli of a majority of the peo
plewho constitute the nation''
THAT CABINET DIFFERENCE.
In a couple of articles published
in this morning's Adveiti-er, and
which "could not have been wiitten"
(or iuspiied) "by anyone but a
member of the Cabinet," that jour
nal assumes the war paint and fran
tically reaches for the scalp ot my
humble .self, , because I hae not
been able to agree w ith my col
leagues of the Cabinet on certain
questions, the Colonelcy included.
ISul the gentleman who wrote those
editorials suffered several lapses of
meinoij during the process, espe
cially when he states that "the term
of ollice of Colonel of Volunteers
expired" during my absence from
the kingdom thai I opposed my
brother's i ejection by the Cabinet,
(after his being nominated by the
ollicers) on the grounds that "he
was entitled to the position and that
the Uilles could not exist without
him." It is true I criticised Hie
attitude of the majority, as being
unjust, ungialeful and impolitic,
but I never suggested that 'the Ili
lles could not exist without him."
In response to Hie suggestion that
the continued hostility of the majo
iity of the Cabinet toward their no
minee, could not but injuriously
affect the elllcicney of Hie liillcs,
the "Premier" declared, with thrill
ing emphasis, liiat "it were much
better the corps should be dissolved,
till not a man lemained in the ranks,
than that V. V. Ashford should con
tinue in command."
Being pressed for causes of Hie
alleged "unfitness" of the nominee
for Colonel two of the maiorily gave
ti long list of personal differences of
opinion with him chiefly on political
questions, the substance of all of
which was that he was "not in ac
cord.' Hut the dishonesty of which I
chielly complain, in the Advertiser
writer, is that he has left the public
to believe that I opposed the majo
rity only from personal loyalty to a
relative, and not from devotion to
principle. It is distinctly culpable
in that writer to omit reference to
my real ground of opposition, viz.,
that Hie term of ollice of Colonel
of Volunteers had not expired, and
cannot expire till February next,
that being the bccoihI February
after his having been commissioned
as such Colonel, and !t teas upon
that yroiinil that I based my advice
to the' King, not lo uign a new coin-mission,
It Is true i declined the majority's
invitation to resign, and suggested
the utter lack of logic In the propo
sition that I, holding such decided
views as lo Hie error of their pro
posed course, should, by resigning,
and making room for a successor of
their own frame of mind, or willing
to be their tool, should facilitate
the consummation of the very wrong
action which they proposed, and I
The Adveiliscr writer is again
dishonest, in Ins statement ot his
tory, when he intimates that the
Cabinet Council of Thursday last,
(the second one refened to by him)
was called tor the purpose of again
presenting to Hie King the matter of
the Colonel's commission. In fact,
that was only an incident of Hie
Council which was called for a far
diifercnt object, and thereby hangs
"When the iamous (sonic people
would say infamous) tieaty draft
was presented to Hie King for his
approval last summer, it was pie
sented in a share of which I dis
tinctly disappioved, and my dis
approval had been stated to two
other members of the Cabinet, with
in ten minutes befoie the opening of
the council, together with my re
quest that they would not formally
adopt it in that shape until 1 could
be further heard, This was agiced
to by them, and Hie council opened
and proceeded until one of those
same Ministers, to my utter conster
nation, offered an iron-clad resolu
tion of concuirence in the draft as
it stood. Seeing there was a piescnt
necessity for opposition lo, or .silent
acquiescence in what I thought to
be an iinuieritorioiis and dangerous
scheme, I chose the former course,
and Hinted some of my most radical
objections to the tieaty draft, as
submitted. One of the results was
that the King withhold his appioval
of the project, another was, that 1
was severely disciplined by my col
leagues, for dating to mar the har
mony of the council, even where the
matter of debute was the giving away
of a kingdom.
From that time to Hie present, (as
I have leason to belieie) 1 have
been considered "iinicliable" on
treaty matteis, and have futther
reason to belies e that the determina
tion of the "majority" to illegally
oust my brother from the military
command, was fonned with distinct
tefcience to tlieii ability, (after Hie
volunteers should be" commanded
by men of their own .selection), to
overcome, by a demonstration of
physical force, if necessary, any
opposition that I might advise, or
the King might make, to the con
summation of their scheme of bastard
annexation to the i'nited Stales,
when they should again see lit to
bring their alleged "reciprocity"
treaty to the council board.
That proposed treaty, which Iliad
supposed to be dead and buiied for
the present, at least (since Hie
'majority" had failed to either
cajole or' bully mc into an acquies
cence therein! since mv return from
America) suddenly came to the front
again at the council of Thursday,
the Kith instant. In fact that coun
cil was called, at very short notice,
lor the express purpose of again
pi escnting the treaty dralt for the
approval of the King, and to secure
his commission to our Minister at
Washington to proceed with itH
"negotiation." (Queer phrase to
apply to a "cut and diied" condi
tion of alfairs.) 1 was again obliged
to dissent from the advice offered
by my colleagues, that the King
should nppiove the diaft and sign
Hie commission, at least until some
amendments of the most obvious
necessity should be inserted, in the
way of safeguards to Hawaiian in
terests. The "majority" would not
listen to any terms more favorable
to Hawaii than their scheme alro.idy
cmbiaced. I would not advise the
King to such an abandonment of
sovereign authority as I deemed
the pioposal to entail, and the King
again withheld Ids approval and his
Then the "majority" sought to
constrain Hie King into following
their advice, by parading and en
larging upon the sovereign viilues
of an opinion sent tliem by three of
the Supreme Couit Judges, in which
those gentlemen reached tiie very
logical conclusion that, lor the con
ducting of affairs of the highest im
portance to the State the Cabinet
shall be deemed to consist of three,
instead of four membcis. It is true
I advised the King that such w parte
"opinion" out no ligure in the mat
ter ol his action, either upon the
treaty or the Colonelcy, but it. is
none Hie less touching to observe
the profundity of ieverence with
which the Advertiser scribe now re
gards the laintest whisper from that
august Jiench, after his late inter
view with himself, in I he columns
of the same paper on the mandamus
question. Jt is further true that,
being baulked in their treaty scheme,
as presented, the majority again
sought the l'oyal signature to Major
Heblmrd's eo'mmission as Colonel,
and tluit I again successfully oppos
From Hie foregoing it may bo ob
served that the majority are disin
genuous, if nothing worse, in seek
ing Lo mask their eccentric treaty
schemes behind Hie cloud of dust
they seek to raiso oyer my utterly
damnable conduct on the Colonelcy
question. Hut they cannot thus suc
cessfully draw such a stale herring
across the scent which permeates
their entire action on the treaty,
Hie real inside history of which,
if ever written, will discomfit Hie
foresaid "majoiity" no less than it
TATT,Y htTTrRTItt! HONOLULU. Hi 1.. AlUML II. 38510
-. , . .
Would astotltid the people of Hawaii.
It has long been plain to my under
standing, "that the "majority" weie
using Hie Colonelcy question merely
as a cat's paw lo recover their pet
tieaty from Hie Shcolian fire to
which it lias been justly consigned.
Hefore closing my already too
long letter, allow me, Mr. Kditor,
to icpair my previous negligence in
not noticing the Ad vei User's asser
tion that "the community is not in
a fiame of mind lo accept a new
autocrat lor an old one." I wonder
whether, by the phrae, "an old
one," he ic'fers lo the "Premier," or
to the much discussed "majoiity t
If the hitler the change is much for
the belter, accoiding lo all the max
ims of government. Autocracy is
lyianny, and the tyranny of the few
being preferable lo the tyranny of
the many, ll followsthat Hie tyranny
of the "new autocrat" is noly one
third as bad as that of the immacu
Ci..iir.ri: W. Asiirnun.
April II, 181)0.
A PERSONAL VINDICATION,
Km i on Hii.nniN:
In answer to my esteemed fiiend
Mr. Whitney of 'the Hawaiian (in
zclte Co., I will say first I was never
employed by him for one hour. I
did agree conditionally lo take some
advertising for his Ciiiide Hook, but
found that my advertising fiiends in
San Francisco considered his book a
worthless medium for advertising,
and it was impossible for nio to coin
ply with the conditions. Secondly,
llie new directory will be published
and delivered on or before Septem
ber 1st ol this year ISilO, and not
allowed to rest from year to year as
understand Mr. Whitney's Guide
Hook hae. Again, in order lo make
a complete directory, it U necessary
to put every adult's name in ll, be
lie King, mei chant, laborer, or Chi
In legard lo the letter published
about Mr. Meyer of Molokai. If Mr.
Whjtncy chaiges mc with being Us
author, ie lies. Hut am very sorry
to say sii'jli a letter was published.
without my knowledge or consent
by an i.iiworlhy person who had
been In my employ. He wj.s also
the cause of Mr. Meyer's line occu
pation being not given.
Docs Mr. Whitney recognise Hie
fact that we have a superior adver
tising medium in our Directory over
Ids 'Hawaiian Quale Hook? There
foie all this adverse criticism.
In the new woik all of the canvas
sing will be done by myself with the
greatest care possible to make it a
most complete and reliable )itec
torv. J. C. Lavi., Ediloi.
ST. ANDREW'S PICNIC.
The picnic of the choir and Sun
day school ot the second congrega
tion of Si. Andrew's Cathedral, on
Saturday, ended as it commenced,
joyously. The only event that had
a tendency to mar the pleasuie of
the company was a disagreeable
driz.Ie that began about the middle
of the afternoon; but the youngsters
apparently did not allow this lo
dampen their spirits. The children,
with their parents, all under the
fatherly and motherly superintend
ence ami protection of Hie l!cv. A.
Mackintosh and Mrs. Mackintosh,
the donors of the treat, left town by
special ti am at about 10 :.'() a. in.,
and in less than Hirec-qiiarlers of
an hour were at Dr. McGreu's
beautiful countiy scat, at Aiea, Hie
scene ot the picnic. Hylhe regular
'2 p. in. train a number of invited
guests, including Major J. II.
WodehoiHe and T. K. Walker, Ksq.,
joined the company, which, all
told, numbered about 17.1 souls.
All kinds of outdoor amusements
were lesorted to, and Hie smiling
laces and merry voices of the chil
dren indicated how happy they
were. A full supply of delicious re
freshments was provided for all by
the generous host ami hostess, both
of whom were as busy as bees all
day long attending to wauls and
making everybody happy. Miss
Yon Holt was on baud, too, assisting
and doing as much as anybody else.
Theic was no rest for Mr. and Mrs.
Mackintosh and Miss Von I loll, but
they seemed to find as much pleas
ure and delight in their work for
others as the otllcrs found in the
provision made for their enjoy incut.
The embarkment on the train for
the return home began shortly after
1 p. m., and by f o'clock the entire
company was salcly landed at the
Honolulu depot. It should not be
omitted tljat Hie special train was
provided by Ihe generosity of the
Hon. M. 1'. Robinson.
Ten culprits had the penalty to
pay for excessive drinking this
M. Maloney, on whom the police
want lo fasten the charge ot vag
rancy, WQQieinanded for that offense
and for larceny. Ho is charged
Mill) stealing a stove. If if. was a
hot one he will probably get a medal
for allnining to the highest rank of
BY a fieinian Woman, a situation, to
do housework and take caie of
Anplv at "1M I'oit Klieet.'
SITUATION'S, by Man and Wife, Ihe
forniuv to take caie ftf jorses and
yard, Iho latter lo do houRewoik and
take cue of chihlicn. Anplv "151 I'oit
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Auction Sales by James F. Morgan."
On WKDKHSDA Y, Apr. HI,
AT lO O'CLOCK A. 31..
A I ihi'icddiwonf 11. P. tt LA 1)12, Eiq.,
.hull ttirW, 1 will sail at
Public Auction, tins
Household -:- Furniture
Luge Dressing Mlrrnr,
l.stfic IJ W Center Tattle,
1 Cottage Piano !
(IMwiwd Stller Mnkci),
Wnhmt Musin Slued,
Illicit Walnut De.dc,
DRAWING ROOM PORTIERES,
Cli.ir.ilollcrf. & llatiglni! Lnmpi,
Ik V. .Miubleliiji ISi'itinciniSit-,
I J; it J$JLn U r ' mow,
O.ik.fc black Walnut ('tile,
Large Oak Sideboard !
Oik ttlriilnu nhihij; Table,
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE,
Kilclipn I'tcii'lK Mrat Safes.
I Covered Brake,
Si'ls Single Ilai icsr,
hide Buldlcs, Mc tein SmliHc9,
I :s:tlli Kiulillo lloi'-c
COyl'iemlscs wIM lie open fnrlnspic
lion on Tnc-ihy, April Ifiih, 'rem !l lo "
JAR. V. MOISCIAX,
Guardian's Sale !
In purtmuuee nf an older made by the
Hon. K. V. P.lckcilon, one of tlm Jus
tice's of the Supreme ('emit, dated , lau
iiarv 111, 1NMI, llie mulct signed will -ell
at Public Auction,
On WEDNESDAY, Apr. 1 !,
AT Vi O'CLOCK SOO.V,
At the Sales! noiim ot .T. F. MOHC.AX.
in Honolulu, all of the tight, title and
luti iet of Williebii A. Plbiger, William
I. I 'linger, Anna I'. Pllug. r. Mollie 11.
Plhiuercind Ilerm.nii V. I'llnger. Illi
nois, in and to all of that
PARCEL of LAND WITH THE
Situated on Al.ikea Micet. in Honolulu,
adjoining the Hawaiian Hotel piemlse-,
being the same land described in deed
ft om .I.C. l'llujror lo Miiluiko et al ,
dated Mav 21, 1ST:!, of leeoicl in Liber
III, Folio' I In.
Bfciy Term- C.i-h. heeds at e.nen-e
Ouatdlan of minor chiicben of .1. (".
I'llnger, deceased. ."'.'I fit
ISy older of (ii:o. l.l'CAS. ISo,., Ad
inlnMiatot' of the IM.itc of Maiftaiel
Keegan, ilccca-cil, I will soil m Pidillc
Auction, at my fc.ilesi ooiii, ("Juecn St..
On MONDAY, April 8lh.
AT I O'CLOCK ?.)(..
Tbat Certain Parcel oi Land
Situated on Niiiiami awiiucnnd adjoin
ing the Kagle llou-e iopcil,. 'Iheic
On the Lot, containing t Hooin-, al-o,
Out-bouscs, Stable, pe.
ty Ti pienii-e-liave a frontage or
IS lect on ,'uianustcet audaie 1 Hi feel
deep. Thiol a deniable iippoilmiil,
to ohlaiu n good lo-ddcucc.
.IAS. F. AIOHUAX,
633 lit o cl Auctioneer.
On MONDAY, April 28tli,
AT Itt O'CLOCK XOOX.
Al my .Saleroom, (Jueen tieet, 1 uill
spii ut public Auction,
'luiscs Valuable Premises slumled
on Ihe eciiiior f Nuiianu Miectnud
Knl.ul l.auc, ami Known as iljo
The Lot has a ftontago ol about Ml feel
on N'imami wlieol and !- llll feet deep.
-Slory Wooden Builrtlner,
Qn the pientlses which can be u-ed as
asiofonud a lodging houe. Theiil-
nl-i) a L'-IJooni ('ollagu on same lot.
2 Th" 1'ieiiilses adjoining Lot 'o. 1,
and having a fioniage of !."i feet on
Xuii.mil street ami a deplh of l.'ill
feet, with n
4-Room Cottage & Out-houses
j2rThH sale oilers an uiiii'iiiil oipor-
tiiuity lo inie.st In good tia.Mu pro
peiiy, "Ittiatcil on llie main -nee
50-ror ftu thurparlicular.s apply to
,TASf P. B10KOAN,
520 fit-oufl Aueljcnie.cr.
wilful tmuwiajuwj kiujjiw wPFii-ujuVL-jnc
Is issuing a new form of insuiance which provides, in the event of death, for
reiurn an me premiums paui wun iniciesi; or, instead oi accepting me policy and protlts In cash the leal holder
may, WITHOUT MKDICALKXAM1NATION and WlTIIOl'TFUItTIIKK PAYMENT OF i'HKMIUMS, take in
lieu thereof the amount of policy and profits in FULLY PAID UP insurance, paiticipating annually in dividends.
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hi uiu uiiiuiuii, ui uiu iuiiuy, ur. anuuiu niu 11131111:11 survivu n irtvctl mill er Ot vonrs. t in f'nniitntiv tvl
Kemembcr, this contract Is issued by Iho oldest Life Insurance Company in the United Slates, and the Lat
gest Financial Institution in the Woild, Its assets exceeding One Hundred anil Thirty-Six Millions of Dolltns.
aJ"' For full particulnts call on ot
Fresh Cakes, Pie
Fiench Hi cad,
limn an! Saloon Bread, Jubln, fiumr Siajs, Colin Gales, Bit, Etc.
EST And will be DKLIVKHKI) FHFF'oJ C'lIAIUJK lo any pail of the city. aCS
("..lire, Tea, f'bocol.ilc ,v Milk, .
Somed 1'ig's Feel, Cold Ham,
Spiced Tongue, Spiced Ueor, SmLuI.-, ICle.
FINE HAVANA, MANILLA . AMERICAN CIGARS !
Pipe & Cigarette Tobacco,
gjF" Open fiom
.Mutual Telephone 211.
IIWIBIII1M IIWIMIJ I m IIHIil
Sole Proprietors of BAILEY'S SAESAPARILLA & IRON WATER,
Ginger Ale, Hod Ale, Grenadine, lasiifiia), Sarsajarilla, iiieral Walers, Bit.
tar Ail cotnmunicntloiiH and orders should he addressed to
Gale City Stone Filler !
The-e Vllters aio e.t'.llv cleansed,
ami NKVKK become C)tA(.'Ki:i) or
CHAZKI) by changu of finpeialuie of
'J he rillot big Medium Is a XATl'lt I.
STON'K, mined fiom tlineailh ll is
unlike niiv other stone.
It Does Not Ahsorb and
llecoine Foul !
IMITltlTIKS never I'KXKTHATR
11, hut lie on the Mufac, and bilernally
the stone loiualns as pnte mid white
after jeais of u-e as when taken from
The Dale City Slcine l'ilter Is a per
fect sueoesji. t is thu only iea tiller I
have c or seen. I would not hew (tioi.
one for any eonsideiatloii. It conveits
our lake water Into iho best drinking
wnlei' in the wohl.
IlKNUV M. (.VMAN, M. .,
!!!! West Adams yi , Cllciigc,
M For Sale by
HAWAIIAN HARDWARE Co.,
OppoMie Sprcekcls & Pn.'ii lhitik,
4TJ tl Fort struct, Honolulu,
Gustav A., Schuman
No. 70 & 01 : : King Street.
Al W. WiluhlA Son's.
liming leeeivcd u till nsfortment of
CnriiiiueTrliiimliig Materials fiom Iho
East, I am prep'itcd to execute all orders
with neatneas and detpatch at vety rea.
uw4Nuijiiuiut.m - i...i .7-
OF NEW YORK
ALWAYS ON HANI) AND TO OltDKK
Buns, Rusks, Doughnuts, Picnic Rolls
Pipes, Cigav & Cigarette
M. until !::! e. M.
Ollice Box 17S.
fatuidiiy night, open
I : LEMON AD
j m ..... . w.a.wa
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
Full Lines of Lawns !
FiiIIJ Lines of Batiste !
Full Lines of Persian Mutls I
-ALL AT -2.-I (JKNT.S I'KJf VAUD-
We invito the Ladies of Honolulu to call and inspect our
FINE LINE of MILLINERY
Fancy Ribbons, Shaded Tips & Pompoms,
THE yiNKST STOCK OF
Trimmed and Unt rimmed Hats in this city.
0T OUJt STOCK CAN'T IK BEAT. fJ7
F, G AN GU3NTN
HAVE JUST RECEIVED Ex APBTKAMA.
A Choice Line of Dry & Fancy Goods,
li.Ul (JIovoh l'i'om 5 to BO lCcitloiiK,
Hosiery, Salines, Scotch Ginghams, latest patterns; Woolen Dress Goods,
ALSO, A CHOICE LOT OF
Boys', Youths' & Children's Clothing, Trunks, Bags & Yalises,
a return of nil premiums paid in nd-
S. .15. ."Rfe3G3.
(leneral Agent for the Hawaiian Islands.
I'm ton Ciacl.eis,
Holders, Cold Drinks, Etc
all night. Jlcll
Telc'i bone t!K2.
& FOKT STREETS.
Corner Hotel & Fort Street .
Chas. J. FISHEL'S,
Leading Millinery IIouso, Corner Fort it Hotel ata.
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