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title: 'The Independent. (Honolulu, H.I.) 1895-1905, December 15, 1897, Image 2',
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Per Year, postpaid to Foreign Countries.
Payable Invariably in Advanco.
F. tf. TESTA, Proprietor and Publisher.
EDMUND NOB.RIE. Editor.
W. HOItAOK WItlGHV, AsBlstant
KeoldhiK in Honolulu.
WEDNESDAY, DEO. 15, 1897.
THEY ABE INSINCERE
If the good peoplo ol the United
States who listen to and re-echo the
shouting for annexation of the uoisy
clique in Hawaii, represented by Mr.
Dole and his little coterie, believe
that the shouters are sincere, they
will find that they are greatly mistaken.
Annotation is not wanted by Dole
& Co. Tbey hare to keep up the
cry to satisfy their jingo supporters
who once had the right of calling
themselves Americans'. They aro
obliged to hang on to their annexation
policy, because they fnl the
weakness of their government and
Uto iu constant fear of the pimple
whom they temporarily rule but do
If the islauds should become annexed,
where would the uihii be who
pretend to wish for tint occurrence!
Where would the planter be, whose
constant cry is oheap slave labor
and big dividends, and where would
the noisy crowd bo who furnish the
chorus to the quartette which hold
the reins of this "funny" little republic
and spend their days aud
nights in fear and trembling?
Thed hope that a "apoeial" government
will be arranged for Hawaii, if
the treaty of annexation by some unforeseen
agency should be passed by
the United States Senate. They do
not realize that the constitution of
tho United States is a concise plain
dooument tho provisions of which
oannot be changed at the sweet will
of the Senate, the President or any
other body or man in the Uuited
States. If Hawaii is annexed a terri
torial government will bo established.
Tho commission provided for
in the treaty is simply an impossibility.
The President or tho Congress
has no powerto appoint commissions
to arrange for a government for any
part of tho United States. Hawaii
must be admitted, if tho infamous
treaty of theft is ratified, under tho
broad lines laid down in the Uuited
States constitution, and then, where
will our "annexationists" be?
Oh no, they aro certainly uot sincere
iu their allogod effort of cutting
their own official throats aud urging
a step which necessarily will eliminate
them from public life. They
like powor too woll to voluntarily
relinquish their grab bn the public
Treasury and tho patronage which
thoy command. The actions of all
the so-called annexationists show
their insincerity and that thoy aro
simply playing n big game of bluff
to create an artificial boom.
Knowing that Asiatic labor is distasteful
and objection iiblo lo the
American working thoy continue
the importation of Japanese
coolies under tho pornicious contract
ir?" wyiffiifP sspjw""
system . which a contrary to tho
Constitution of the Uuited Siates.
Nearly 800 porraits were issued a
few days ago to planters who desire
morn Japanese contract laborers,
and while they all howl for an.
uexntion as a protection ngaiust
tho influx of the Japauose who
thoy credit with sinister motives
the gates aro constantly being opened
for n further importation.
But what do the planters care for
Hawaii? Most of them are uow
living abroad aud as long as their
enormous dividends are paid regularly,
they do uot care a fig whether
their plantations are worked by
bibooua or by human beings. As
long as they have sufficient wealth
to keep up their mansions at "Adams
Point" or at Paris, Liverpool,
or Wiesbaden the Hawaiians
and the peoplo who live here nan go
to tho "demnation bow-wows" for
all theycaro. Annexation, however,
might bring an unpleasant change.
Contract labor would be abolished
and "cheap" labor would be a dream
of the past aud with that would disappear
tho fabulous dividends now
gathered iu through the sweat of
tho Asiatic coolies. With the big
dividends would disappear the
mansions at Adams Point, aud tho
bloated sugar barons who landed
hero as paupers would find their
way back to Hawaii whore they
would have to face the music of a
justly indignant people who too
patiently had allowed the juice of
their country to be squeezed by a
grasping clique until the peel only
remained for the poople.
The inconsistency of tho annexation
howlers is good evidenco of
their insincerity. When we see men
who advocate annexation having
their rich homos built by long-tailed
Chinese so-called carpenters, while
tho foreign aud Hawaiiau mechanics
are starving, wo take very little stock
iu their profession of an annexation
policy. Wo witnessed this morning
the building of a large dwelling
houso at Makiki by Chinese carpenters
Not a white man or a Hawai
iau was employed ut the work. And
mark well, the building is not being
erected for Chiuee, who naturally
would employ his own countrymen.
The ownor of tho place, we are
sorry to soy, was a white man, a
man who has made his "pile" hero
aud iu reputed to be worth several
hundred thousands of dollars made
out of the islands, aud more
through tho Hawaiians. -To
save a fow paltry dollars this "au
nexationist" gives the contract of
building his homo to Chinese. Our
friends, tho workingmou iu the
UniUd States, must feel very enthusiastic
over the prospect of annexing
a country at the request of mon
like Mr. Halstead, the gentleman
who is having his house erected by
We passed another building at
Makiki which was being erected by
Chinese We do not know who the
owner is, but were informed that ho
was a white mechanic, or at least a
man in tho employ of white mechanics.
Well may tho foreign and
contractors and builders
"kick" when thoy see the men who
ought to patronize them giving
their work to Chinese, with whom
uot even the frugal Hawaiians or
Portuguese oau compote.
They havo taken everything from
tho Hawaiian anil finally they pretend
that they desire to deprivo him
of his country and nationality. Wo
don't believe that thoy meau it,
though. Under present conditions
the alleged annexationists have too
soft a snap to wish for a change.
Let the Asiatics overrun tho country,
drive the whites out of tho
and tho kanakas to tho wall as
long as the divideudo go on. Tho
annexation searoorow is the protection
of those men, who use it whenever
they get acarod, but who
hope it never, will como as
long as Asiatic labor is cheap add
plentiful, and the ships of the whito
squadron are in the harbor.
TOMS (IF THB DAY,
Tho crusade agaiust the sigh',
destroying primary school building
at tho High Suhool goes on. Wo
a former suggestion that tho
pareutR of tho children frequenting
tho school should enter a strong
protest against tho further use of
the building. Should the Board of
Education in its arroganco rofuse to
take notice of such a protest, it will
be proper to withdraw all tho children
from the school. No sensiblo
parents should allow the eyesights
of thoir children to be trifled with
or neglected. It is only too easy to
injuro tho sight of tho young and it
is impossible to recover the iujury
Tho now beach road is now in excellent
condition but in spito of it
furnishing one of the most picturesque
and pleasant drives iu Honolulu
it is not used to a great extent
presumably because peoplo haven't
realized the beauty of tho scenery
and tho frosh sea breeze which those
travelling along the rond enjoy. Wo
specially recommend the road to
peoplo liaviug fast horses and who
are inolined to speed them on the
public highway. On the beach road
there aro no crossings, no danger of
running into auybody and no
chance of being pulled up for fast
driving. The scorchers will also
find tho new road au excellent field
for speeding their chainless aud
bell-needing wheels and got an opportunity
lo be'eomo humpbaoked
without running into pedestrians
and damage suits.
A contemporary suggests that the
Government should follow the American
custom of granting pardons
to deserving prisoners on Christmas
Day. The idea is excellent, and wo
hop that the Executive will make
up its mind finally to grant a free
and full pardon to all tho "political"
prisoner who yet havo sentences
hanging over their hod and rnlv
AND ARE READY
feM7 bJL tJfms&JLa in mf mJ
are at liberty on parole. Iu case of
annexation which Mr. Dole's organs
beliovo will occur by Christmas
it would not look woll to present
tho Uuited States with a batch of
political prisoners. Tu addition to
our Japanese indemnity claim, tho
claims for false Imprisonment, our
lepors aud Asiatics and "missionaries"
tho political prisoners may
make tho Hawaiian Christmas box
too "rich" to be gladly nccopted by
LOCAL AND QENURAXi NEWS.
Fishtail ferns for sale in quantities
to suit, apply this ofiloo.
The Irmgard is at anchor in the
stream. Her sailing date is givou at
Deo. Slat, for Sau Francisco.
Valuable pieces of machinery for
Ewa and Oahu Plantation were
landed this morning from the bark
R. P. Itithet.
Captain Clark of tho Bteamer
Kinau was a passonger by tho
for Hawaii yostorday morning.
The woll known skipper takes a
weeks vacation among friends. His
holiday is the first iu 13 years.
Tho Criterion Barber Shop, owned
by Major McCarthy, is being conducted
iu a very satisfactory manner
by tho clover artist whose services
havo beou secured by tho Major.
Although only opened for a week
tho shop enjoys a most promising
and woll deserved patronage.
Hoshino, a Japanese, who was
fonud Riiiltv of smuggling jewelry
and fined $350, was released from
jail uudor the "Poor Man's Act"
after liaviug served one yoir in jail.
Smith alias Buchanan was givon tho
tame privilege under tho Act. He
was imprisoned for smuggling
opium, and sentenced to six months
imprisonment aud to pay a fine of
BuRKAtt of Customs, 1
Hdkoluiu, Dec. 11. 1897.)
All accounts against tho Customs Bureau
must bo presented on or before Jiimary 0,
1604. l' B MiSTOOKBIl,
Collector General of Customs
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Honolulu, Dec. 13, ISU7
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For social purposes
we recommend an exquisite
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In SOLID SILVER you
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