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"EDMUND NOHRTE. Editor.
W. HORAOR WRIGHT, Assistant
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FBIDAY, SEPT. 10, 1897.
IB (JOOD GOVERNMENT POSSIBLE
Seuators Baldwin, Brown aud
JIauhaue, as Souato Committeo on
Foreign Relations, will uot impress
tho Senators of the United Slates
as mun of ovou modioero mouta
power, if they are judged by their'
report on tho proposed treaty of
annexation. The only paragraph of
that report which seem to have
any attention, is that reading:
"The experiences of rooont
years hare shown that under tho
changed conditions which havo resulted
from circumstances beyond
human control, good gpvornment
cannot bo permanently maintained
in these islands without aid or assistance
from without." And this
statement has been assailed by tho
Minister of Finance, uot upon broad
grounds, but tho rory narrow one
that sunh a statement will put a
club in the hauda of the opponents
of annexation in tho Senate of tho
This Independent takes excoption
to tho assertion that "good government
oannot be permanently maintained
in those islands." Good government
can bo maintained; but wo
havo not had good government under
Mr. Dolo aud hid colleaguos of the
so-called Republic of Hawaii, Mr.
Dole and his colleagues started
out not to govern tho people of
Hawaii, but to turn them ovor bound
hand and foot to tho United States.
Circumstances ovor which Mr. Dolo
had no control compelled him to set
up tho Republic of Hawaii, a
republic only in name, and because
this lohanio has failed Mr.
Dolo jumps at the conclusion that
good government cannot bo permanently
No person will gainsay the assertion
that the Republic of Hawaii, as
a form of government for these islands,
is an utter failure. Mr. Dolo
and his colleagues are discredited
administrators, aud tho proof of
this, if any moro wero needed, is
that out of a voting population of
at least 17,500 (13,r93 in 1890) they
can enlist for their support, as voters
for representatives, but 2.G87 persons
who are willing to rogistor as
If Mr. Dole and hia colloagues
could resign thoir positions as roal
estate agents, for I heir sot purpoao
is for tho couvoynnco of Hawaii to
America, and lot men take hold of
affairs whose purpose would be to
establish government for the pooplo
of Hawaii, to whioh tho people
could givo support, good government
could be permanently maintained.
Tho bark Albert, Oapt. P. O.
Griffiths, arrivod last ovoning at
about 8 o'clock, 10 days from San
Francisco, with a full passonger list
and a substantial cargo amounting
to 1200 tons. She will discharge at
tho Brewor wharf,
TOBICS itf THE DAY,
A bill for .EG000 has boon presented
to tho Now South Wales Government
for oxpeusen incurred by tho
nrrest and extradition of Htitler, tho
murdoror. Tlio government holds,
that it will bo choaper in tho future
to allow Australian murderors to
run at largo in tho UnitodStntos
than paying 30,000 for tho satisfaction
of hanging thorn. The New
South Wales Government has evidently
not yet got an appropriation
for "Miscellaneous." Take a few
lessons in financiering from the Hawaiian
Treasury. To kill Butler at
the rate of 30,000 is cheap compared
with tho amount paid to Thurs-ton-Hatch
& Co. for killing annexation.
It is vary amusing to anybody,
who has studied in the classical
high schools universities of
Europe to watch tho antics of our
"commissioners" of education. Not
a wool: goos by, without they givo
au exhibition of thoir ignorauco in
questions pertaining to education.
Tho commissioners havo now suddenly
decided, that tho pupils of
tho High School shall study Gorman
or Fronoh, and wo anticipate,
that in tho future it will be impossible
for anybody versed in modern
languages to understand the "educated"
graduates from tho "commissioners"
High Sohool. Would it
not bo a good idea to toauh them
decent English beg pardon American
before forcing thorn to corrupt
soino respectable European
language? If, however, tho commissioners
should insist in having a
a language other than tho American
taut,'ht in tho High School, why not
solect tho Japanese language, which
aocordfng to all predictions may yet
become tho leading language of
Hawaii. Ask tho girls at the High
Sohool whether thoy wibh studying
Japauese or Dutch rather than
riding a wheel, and thuir answer in
the classical American, taught in
our schools, will be N I T.
" Native Rights."
Ed. The Independent:
I beg to differ with my brother of
the quill, Joseph M. Poopoe, in his
communication regarding "Native
Rights" that, appeared in Tuesday
morning's Advertiser. Ho contends
that we natives havo no rights remaining
to toy "pro" or "con" as regards
tho alleged Treaty of Annexation.
Ho says wo havo been deprived
of tho right to olaim a
whereby tho annexation question
and suutimont of the people
may be fairly tested to its utmost
limit on account of what had boon
done, as far back as 1851 by our, tho
then King, Karaehanioha III., aud
his chiefs. I fail to see the logic of
his contention, for his great constitutional
mind is at variance with
facts which ho himself states aud
with which he tries to bolster tho
He himself states that the King
theD, in 1851, had to get his power
from tho Legislature by a joint resolution
duly passed, "and which has
uot been abrogated or repealed by
any subsequent Legislature." And
who is tho Legislature, may I usk,
but tho people Since the passago
of that famous (?) joint resolution
that Mr. Poopoo lays such a stross
upon, wo have had throe constitutions
promulgated. Moreover it is
an unhoard of procedure to havo a
joint resolution repealed, as my
loarnod brother undoubtedly is
aware of. I take it as granted that
in hia opinion he is not capable, being
a full uativn Hawaiian, of
tho franohisn, If ho thinks
so it would bo hotter for him to
bury himsolf in obloquoy and in
oblivion aud forovor hold his peace.
I must rospeotf ully demur from his
view, and must assert that annexation
cannot bo justly accomplished
without the consent of tho majority,
tho pooplo. As it is, the pooplo is
not consulted and now we see tho
United States of America annexed
by tho Republican Senate of Hawaii,
So muoh for Mr. Poepoo's
opinion that he has not tho right
to protest against the consummation
of such n piratical scheme as was
yesterday ratified, too previously, as
ooiulng events will probably show.
Now for Senator Baldwin's report
on behalf of tho Senato Committeo
of Foreign Relations vide the
protest "that it is for tho bone-fit,
more especially, of tho native
Hawaiiaus, that thoso islands should
become a part of tho United States."
Who has ovor givou tho Senator and
his colloagues the right of tutelage
over tho Hawaiiau unloss it is morely
that of usurpation and assumption.
And further on in tho report, it is
statod "that in our opinion, the
aro protesting more on the
ground of sontimout." Is it only
soulimont? Nay, it is more; it is love
of country, love of nationality,
patriotism, indopendonco, and self-preservation,
which is more than the
worthy Senators can boast of having,
Is not tho Bontimont of the
Hawaiiaus moro uoble and entitled
to moro respect than that of "sugar
barons," based on thirst for filthy
Aro they honest, these Senators
wlion they say that they really
"annexation would promoto
the best and lasting prosperity of
these islands?" For myself as a Hawaiian,
I say, Noi Look to tho
F. J. Testa,
Honolulu, Sept. 10, 1897.
Why Castlo Resigned.
The following oxtract from
Honolulu correspondence to a Son
Francisco paper contains somo news,
not generally known hero:
James B. Castle, who has hold
the position of Collector of Customs
since the Queen was deposed, has
resigned. Ill health is given as the
reason. Frank McStockor, now deputy,
will probably bo promoted. Tho
real cause of Castle's retirement is
said to be dissatisfaction with tho
moiinor in which the Cabinet is
managing tho Japanese affair. Castle
controls a newspaper horo and it
is bolieved that he intends to vigorously
attack tho officials. His friends
claim that his hands were tied while
ZBixt Once SeciaredL it is Priceless!
We propose 'to HOLD A POSITION", that has been won by a
J&.2XID UPRIGHT O .A. PL H! DE PT.
ho accopted pay from tho republic;
now ho is froe, and it is said he and
W. N. Armstrong, oditoi of tho
paper, will make it warm for tho
Cabinet. From n reliable source it
it learned that they are moro particularly
nftor tho scolp of Heury E.
Cooper, now Ministor of Foreign
Affairs. They claim, so the story
goes, that hoisiuoxperieucod,and in
othor ways is unsuited for tho important
position, Oaitlo expects to
cause bis retirement, and if successful,
Francis jM. Hatch will take up
the portfolio again, Even if Hatch
does not take up tho position it is
gHuerally understood that ho will
not return to Washington; he will
remain horo and praotice law. In
that event, L. A. Thurston, who was
sent homo by Grosham, will be the
now Ministor. He would like to
to Washington to vindicate
himself. It is known hero that ho
is acceptable to Secretary Sherman.
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