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F. J. TK3XA, ProDriotor and Publisher.
EDMUND NOBBIE, Editor.
W. HOKAOK WKIGHT, Assistant
Residing in Honolulu.
FRIDAY, DEO. 17, 1897.
Thurston to Dole Send mo some
Hatch to Dole I had hoped to
send you congratulations; but upon
counting oursenotorial frionds found
Ion than we had last June. Oaunot
tell how many wo may have by next
June probably less.
Oastle to Dole I find that dealing
with Sonators is morn difficult
than dealing with Kahuku shareholders.
Something must have leaked
out, for Hoar has jumped the
game and Lodgo will probably follow
bis lead. Where are we at?
THAT SOOIAIi JiQUALlTY.
As our annexationist contemporaries
are afraid to publish Representative
Tawney's remarks in ro
gard to Hawaiian women, it is left
for The Independent to give them
ungarbled in order to show the impression
the "white women" of Hawaii
left upon the mind of Mr.
Tawni'y in regard to the much
Taunted equality extended by the
Star and Senator Morgan.
No doubt Mr. Tawnoy will be
uarmly welcomed and covered with
lei?, and not immersed in a Waikiki
duck pond, upon his next visit here.
His offence is not as grave as that
of Field Marshal Hoynau who once
enjoyed a kindly greeting from Barclay
and Perkins' draymen in England,
but probably tho women of
Hawaii, white and gold bronze, will
regard our late visitor as a tawnoy
pecimon of humanity and one to be
well rewarded on hia next visit.
The Congressional malediot is reported
to have thus spokou of our
Representative Tawnoy, of Minnesota,
who visited Hawaii in company
with "Uncle Joe" Cannon, says
that it is the women among the na
tives who are opposing annexation,
"Tho reason is" he soys, "that they
have an eve to future sooial prestige.
The native women aro now recognized
as the equals of white women,
and are in the same social set. There
is a disposition on tho part of the
white women, however, to class the
native females as negrnos, and the
natives believe that annexation will
increase the number of white womon
in the island to such an extent that
evontually they will be relegated to
tho negro class entiroly. The native
women aro doing everything in
their power to arouse a sentiment
Tho University Olub.
The University Club lnat ovoning
elected. the following officers for the
ensuing year: Frosidont, Justice W.
F. Frear; Vico-President, S. M.
Secretary and Treasurer, J, T.
Crowley; and Exooutivo Committee,
U. S. Ministor Harold M. Sewall,
Prof. F. A. Hosmer, Goo, R. Carter
with tho President and Sooretary,
It was decided to invite Professor
Agassiz to deliver a leaturo under
tho Club's auspices, and also to hold
an annual banquet, probably in tho
early part of tho year.
Aftor tho olootlon of ofllcers a very
pleasant social evening was enjoyed.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Tnn Independent advise Mr. Dole
and bin friends to road tho New
York Nation for Novombor 25th and
December 2nd. Thoy will thon soo
themselves as others soe thotn.
When annexation comes what will
be tho valuo of Hawaiian silver coinage?
It will probably be aeceptod
at its bullion value only. Let our
annexationist friends enquire of tho
Banks, and especially of the Bank
of Hawaii, in regard to this matter.
Congressman Tawnoy compliments
the Hawaiian women, with a
slur and a sneer, on thoir influence
in tho fight against annexation. Wo
all honor thorn in Hawaii as heroines
who havo probably, saved thoir
country's honor. Had our women
been men when tho filibusters stole
tho throne conditions would have
been very different hero to-day.
Mr. Dolo should hire a hall not
Al-co-Hall, and summon his henchman
to attend his reading of two
articles in tho Docembor number of
the Forum. One is written by
James Bryce, M. P., author of the
American Commonwealth, and another
on tho "Unconstitutionality of
the Hawaiian Treaty," by the Hon.
Daniel Agnew, Justice
Court of Pennsylvania. Tho
lattor will explain the difficulties
that "will attend annexation by
Why is it that tho contract for
building tho addition to tho Police
Station has not yet been awarded.
The lowest bidder was Mr. E. B.
Thomas, a contractor who has
erected a large number of public
and private buildings in Honolulu.
If there are any reasons why tho
contract has not been given we
should certainly likn to hear of
theoi aud honest Captain King can
have columns in which to explain
his unusual dilatoriness. There are
no "stones" to be inspected this
Thi oditor of the Advertiser
should put his feet in hot wuter and
a cold wet towel on liis head before
reading tho Harper's Weekly that
came by tho Mariposa. The same
precautious should be taken before
ho attempts the reading of tho N. Y.
Nation, containing quotations from
the vaporiug editorials of tho Advertiser,
which Aro tiBed with telling
effeot against annexation. Mr. Dolo
may well exclaim Savo me from my
Tho people whq have charge of
the improvements on the Custom
House building are evidently premature.
On tho new front we notico
in big letters tho word "Custom
House" and benoath it a fine
Btar. Tho use of the "star"
is rathor premature. The "stripes"
are rot nvuilablo to some of our .ardent
annexationists. Mr. Rowell,
who presumably has charge of tho
work on tho Custom House will find
it necessary Rome day to take off
the star and replace it with a crown.
That would bo the only way in
which he ran hope to preserve his
Tho Hawaiian Islands according
to tho last census count about 6000
members of tho Church of tho
Day Saints. By the Australia
the Elders of tho Church sent forth
to the Senators of Utah, Idaho and
Wyoming a solemn protest against
the infamous suheme of annexation,
In an ardent pastoral lettor they
asked tho mother Ohuroh at Utah
to join in prayers against tho calamity
which annexation, if consummated,
would cause to Hawaii. The
Senators who ropresont the Mormons
will not ignore the call for justice
of tho Hawaiian members of
that groat roligiouB body.
President MoKinley bad a distorted
conception of what constitutes
national dignity and honor whon ha
wrote into his message to Gongrois;
I "If tliH treaty (annexation) is
, firmwl, a every consideration of
dignity and honor requires"
Mr. MoKinley must havo forgotten
tho part that Ministor Stevens, Captain
Wlltse and the U. S. S. Boston
played in tho infamous notion in
January, 1693, Dignity and honor
Mr. MoKiuloy, demand that you
should seek rather to undo tho
wrong douo in at that time rather
than to perpetuato it.
The Independent's advices state
that not only is tho Anuoxation
Troaty a dead cock in the pit; but
that tho Reciprocity Troaty is in
groat danger. Presidont MoKinley
has roaohed the conclusion that tho
reciprocity provided for in the
Diugloy tariff will not work as expected,
aud as the Treasury dolioit
grows apace, in spite of the nw
tariff, it will bo necessary to roduco
tho "dead head" list, of which Hawaii
is a prominont member. The
signs indicate that Mr. Dole and his
planter friends will wish ere long
that thoy had not monkeyed with
the monarchy. 'Yes, they will.
President MoKinley says in his
message in reference to annexation:
No less is due to a people who, after
nearly five years of demonstrated
capacity to fulfill tho obligations
of self-governing statehood, come of
their will to merge their destinies in our
He apparently claims to beliove
that annexation is desired by the
people resident in Hawaii. Can auy
integrity of purpose be accredited
to a Presidont of the United States
who so wilffully blinds himself to
faots. He must, or ought to, know
that annexation is opposed by
of the inhabitants, exclusivo
of the Asiatic population, and that
annexation is only desired by a
clique- of self-seeking politicians and
wealthy men. For the Presidont to
uttor a barefaced falsehood in a
message to Congress savors more of
a' political trick than national or
Yosterday wan a most enjoyable
day for tin little KindorgartHiik'.r.'i
for whom kind friends had provided
Christmas trees and other delights
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sna ii iuiiiiiiiiiil.
Very Rude of "Life "
The Now York Life for November,
has a clever likoness of President
Dolo. Ho is acting as an Auctioneer,
and in his right-hand holds a gavel
and iu his left a crown, taggod with
tho words "Qucou Lil's Crown." It
is hoped by Mr. Dole's friend, that
tho text attached to tho picture is
not prophetic. It roads:
"Who piously sells what isn't his'n,
Soon or Into will go to prison."
. Bureau or Customs, I
Honolulu, Deo. 15. 1807.)
All accounts ngolnst tho Customs Bureau
must bo presented on or boforo January 5,
ISO. F. B. McSTOOKEIt,
Collector General of Customs
In accordance with Section 1 of Chaptor
XXVI of tho laws of 1880:
All porsoni holding wator privileges or
tlino paying wator rates, aro horoby notified
that the water ratos for tho term ending
Juno SO, 1808, will bo duo and payable
at the ofllce of tho Honolulu Waer Works,
on tho first day of January, 1803.
All such rates remaining unpaid for
fiftcon days after they are itue will bo subject
to nn additional 1' per cent.
Hates are payable at he office of alio
Water Works i'l the Kapnalvca Building,
Sup't Honolulu Water Works
Honolulu, H. I , Deo. 17. 1897.
DtPARTMENT OP FINANCE, I
Honolulu, Deo 15, 1897.)
Tho Minister of Financo takes this occasion
to request all those having claims
against tho Government of a monetary
nature, to present thorn to this ofOcn,
through tho proper Department, not latur
than twelve o'clock noon on Saturday,
January 15, 1898, aftor which dato tho
books of this Department will be closed.
All persons having moneys on account
of the Governmonfaro requested to mako
their returns promptly, in ordor that thoro
bo no delay In closing tho accounts for tho
year ending December 31, 1897.
S M. DAMON,
Minister of Finanos,
TCO-lm Mem & Thr
Arrived on the '
Honolulu, Dec. IS, 1807
Tho huppy days have arrived
when you are w orrying
your niinth in thecaytimo and
lying awake during the chilly
nights, trying to decide what
to give your friends for Christmas
We are going to help you
out and we have placed on
our counters enough material
to satisfy any present seeking
Our PLA'lED WARES
unequalled in regard to artistic
designs, durability and
reasonable prices; Crystal
beny dishes in delicate colors,
mounted in silver. iilvor
shaving mugs in a large assortment
are always welcomed
by the "fellows" who shave
their "inugrt." The gourmets
will be happy if presented
with a silver palted soup tureen
or a champagne bottle
holder, the mo of which gives
tho advantage of hiding the
brand of the wine served.
The "happy hunter" will
enjoy a present of silver ilaslc
with cup and stopper combined.
For social purposes
we recommend an exquisite
loving cup. which we offer in
different sizes and designs.
In SOLID SILYER you.
can purchase anything in that
line from a sugar spoon ($G)
to a complete Oyster set (45)
"Wo also call attention to
our rich assortment of lumps
suitable for the parlor, drawing
room and boudoir. "We
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