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flST TELKriIONE 811
At "Drito Hall," Konla Strwot.
Per Month, nnywhoro tn tho Hawaiian
Islands $ fiO
Per Year 6 00
Per Year, postpaid to ForolRn
Payablo Invariably In Advanco.
F. J. TESTA, Proprietor and
EDMUND NOItRIE. Editor.
W. HOB AGE WRIGHT, Assistant
RosIdhiK In Honolula.
FIUDAY, NOV. 20. 1897.
In couimnuioratiou of the natiunl
Hawaiiau holiday of tho
of Hawaiian Independence The
Independent will not be issued to-morrow.
Wo will rejoice on our
own holiday as long as they are left
The Tery learned aud most
Dootor Sereno Bishop a few
dayti sinco in tho Star endeavored to
reply o Ex-Senator Dubois' statements
in connection with annexation.
In tho course of Inn communication
"If tho Islands continue
Eandent, the natives will inevitably
e oppressod and trodden down by
stronger foreign races. The present
just and considerate fcet of men in
power cannot be oxpoated always to
continue in place. Unscrupulous
men will supplant them, and the
weaker native will succumb."
This is a curiously illogical and
cut-both-ways statomout for
to make over his own
Surely if annexation arrive?, there
must undoubtedly enter hore far
larger number than we have at
present of the '"stron'ger foreign
races." who will at any rat follow
tho custom of tho proseut inhabitants
if they do not surpass them in
oppressing aud treading down the
nativos upon whose lands they desire
a Missionary mortgage as a passport
to civilization, education, protection
and tho Planters' Paradise.
The new comers, as with thoso
who have arrived since 1893, will not
kavn a spark of sympathy for tho
homes and traditions of tho nativos
except for their pretty and musical
women. They come as adventurers,
honest if you please, to make their
money here in American fashion
and as rapidly as thoy can. Tho
manner of making it will not harass
their consoiencos so long as thoy
As to tho "present just and considerate
set of men in power," it is
only natural that they who, in their
eowardice and bitter spleen, threw
rospectablo persons into an overcrowded
jail by the hundreds and
troated them as living hogs, should
appreciate the dictator?, but a popular
vote would teil a far different
tale, and one of the main objections
to annexation is caused by th 'ear
that when it does arrive they will bo
continued in power in some underhand
As to "unscrupulous men supplant
lug them," this is a pretty
to pay, rather a left handed
one, to tho real party in control of
the country, tho millionaire
who whatever may bo said of
their corporate souls and commercial
consoienceB can hardly bo
termed "unscrupulous" oven by an
opponent, much less 1)7 friends
whofo very existence and prosperity
are duo to their patrouao aud support.
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Sunday next is tho annivorsary of
tho recognition of Hawaiian Independence,
aud is justly made a national
holiday of great interest to
the HawaiianB and their friends, but
a source of auuoyauco and discomfort
to those hybrid Americans who
are now for selfish ends and the
greed of n few paltry dollars, that,
thoy cannot convoy to Hades with
them, bartering away that vory in
dependence whioh we aro lawfully
called upon to colobrato.
Tho day oommomoratos tho compact
between England and France
ontored into in 1813, "to consider tho
Sandwich Islands as an Independent
State; aud never to tako possession,
neither dirootly nor under tho
title of a protectorate, or under any
other form, of auy part of tho territory
of which they are composed."
Euglaud is still barred from interfering
in our affairs in spite of the
lying arguments of the annexationists,
raised to ploaso the Yankee
jingoos, that she still desires it to
complete the ehain between her
powerful offshoots aud her home
Whou tho Islauds have once passed
into other hands England and
Franco will bo relieved of their compact
of 1813, aud the power then
holding them must guard, protect
and hold them by stalwart meu on
laud and sea, aud subject to the
arbitration of tho grim God of War
and not of tho sweet smiling Goddess
of Peace. The days of idle
throats aud buncombe and diplo
matic deceit will have passed away
like tho morning mists before tho
sizzling sun, aud Jactia non verbis
will be the ruling motto.
"Without this," says a writer in
the Annual, referring to' tho compact
of 1813, "Hawaii would have
have been shipwrecked early in her
caroer, and not loft to choose her
destiny." How are wo now, intelligent
neighbor, are wo ohoosing our
own destiuy, or is it being chosen
for us by a grasping minority guided
by greed and shipwrecking our
career of independence? Had tho
monarchy endeavored to consummate
annexation would you not
have yellml aud howled and created
n revolution on gouoral principles?
THE I.A.TEOT FAKE.
The Washington correspondent of
the New York Horald doubtless received
his inspiration for tho statement
that the Annexation Treaty
was sure to pass the Senate at an
oarly day, from tho Hawaiiau Legation
at Washington. Mr. Thurston
is adopting ancient Chinese methods
in his campaign for annexation.
The clashing of cymbals aud
of drums is intended to rattle
the but tho tactics
of ancient Chiua do not scare
tho loyal Hawaiians and their friends
Tho cymbals may hearten up the
members of the Annexation Olub
here, aud load them to sink their
Hands into their jeans for the coin
with which to pay Mr. Thurston his
salary of a thousand dollars per
month, and incidentals of as muoh
more. Tho Advortisor's editorial
writor plucks up a little of tho
couragn ho displayed in June and
July last, when annexation wai duo
by every incoming steamer, in the
first part of his editorial of yesterday,
but at tho ond of it ho falls
back with a thud upon tho dread
that the unexpected may again blast
the hopes of to-day. Tho editor is
right in his fear, for the unexpected
will happen and complications will
riio like the ghost of Bauquo to
chill the marrow of tho infamous
plotters against Hawaiian independence.
Paving Piikot streot is cortainly a
gioat publio improvoniont just at
prosnnt. Tho podostriatiH find the
s trout ornssinga rather primitive, but
vory )ittl complaint is hoard. Peo
plo appreeintu that streot paving is
a good lliiug. Tho torn-up condition
n tho streets, however, has not
prevented O, J. McCarthy from delivering
tho celebrated Rainier Beor
regularly. The consumption of
Rainier BHtlod Boor for family uso
is growing larger every day, Phono
End of tho Murdor Trial.
After eevoral hours deliberation
tho jury in tho Smith murder case
returned a verdict at 2 o'clock this
Kapoa tho alleged murderor of
Dr. Smith was found guilty as
charged aud Kaio guilty as
boiug an accesory before tho fact
aud Upapa as nu accesory after
G. Rathburn was acquitted. Tho
vetdiot of tho jury in the first named
cases stood 9 to 3 in favor of conviction,
W. Kinney prosecuted and Mr.
Robertson defended Kapoa aud
Kaio. Mr. A. Rosa appeared for
Rathburn and Upapa.
No sentence in the eases of Kapoa
aud Kaio will be given during this
term aB the statutes provide for a
respite of 48 hours beforo a death
sentence nan bo pronounced.
Had a Good Tlmo.
Thero woro of course many
Thanksgiving dinners and parties in
tqwn yesterday. A vory pretty
was hold at tho
cottago on Fort street whore petty
officers of tho U. S. S. Bennington
entertained their friends. The
rooms wero beautifully decorated
and tbo grounds illuminated in a
very tasteful manner. It was a truly
Americau feast which showed that
although far away from home tho
hoys havo uot forgotten tho day of
Bv Job. F. Morgan.
HORSES AND MULES.
ON SATORDAY, 80V. 27,
IT 12 O'CLOCK NOON.
At tho Stnb'os at rear of tho offlco of J. I
Dowsett, Etim Queen Strew, 1 will Bell
at Public Auction,
25 Head o! Horses,
J"a,s. F1 Morgan,
winLiMinfl in wfcwiiifSm
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j&. T T CS HP "K?
How Many Accidents
Honolulu, Nov. 22, 1897
aro caused annually by defective
harness? Many lives
and much valuable property
ai;o lost and damaged almost
daily through tho selection of
imperfect horse gear.
Tho only preventive is to
select your harness from dealers
of experience, men who
test before thoy buy and can
consequently guarantee what
they sell and by judicious
selection place it on the market
cheaper than others.
is guaranteed to do exactly
what it is agreed it will do
and to last as long as wo say
it should last.
Wo are in a position to purchase
cheaply and can therefore
give our purchasers the
benefit by selling cheaply.
"Wo stock all descriptions
of harness, from the plain
plow harness to the elegant
buggy sot, either in black or
russet leather, express wagon
harne&s, dump cart harness,
mule harness, etc., etc.
An inspection of our large
stock will convince you that
we know our burners, and
the prices wc have placed
upon our goods will surpribe
Tna Hawaiian Hardware Co., Vf
268 Fort Stheet,
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IB SI W N 01
Arrived on the
Our loader for this week. Suit
yourself as to grammar and.
we will suit you with a Broom.
One broom to ouch customer
is 25 cents.
We havo a hundred for
sale which aro worth fifty
dollars of your money.
One Christmas with a iinc
stock made us brayc, so this
year wo have 'Spread ourselves."
At Christmas time
we want to give more of our
friends presents than we
thought of during the year.
Don't "blow yourself" so that
you will feel the reaction, but
get something pretty and useful
genuine, even if not
Watch for the announcement
of our opening, as we
will have tho finest assortment
of goods suitable for
prchents ever shown in Honolulu.
W. W. DlfflOND & CO,
Von TTnll Rlnk
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A T T A
Queen St., Honolulu