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1 1 ifiihai wktuktiikm
SEPTEM3LR iS, 1881.
Wc beg to acknowledge, with peihapH a
pardonable pride, the daily congratulations antt
'evidences of satisfaction felt throughout the
islands at the outspoken attitude, as also the
typographical appearance, of the l'KLsS in its
new dress, and tin hearty support to our new
departure in the line and stjlc of advertise
ments. Tint we should apirc for such a ver
dict as issuing "the best paper published at
these islands," both in tone and appearance,
was, in the minds of some, an audacious aim ;
hut it was with an honest desire to show that
The reasons for this gross ami wilful neglect
of duty are very apparent and the common
talk of the district.
It was under Captain Uoss' directions (and
not the deputy sheriffs) and by the aid of a
few foreigners that these men were arrested
and taken away to the station house.
It was Captain ltosi, who I may say ted the
deputy sheriff by the nos.- and shewed him
where the liquor was stowed away. I was
present and saw it.
My object in writing this letter is to convey
a true state of affiirs at Ilecia, and disabuse
the minds of the public with regard to this
wonderful deputy sheriff, who by the '. C. A.
has been represented as such an efficient officer.
om: who wir.Nr.ssEOTin; kvknj-s.
Improvements at the Hotel continue, and
the extension of its cottage accommodations
also, as we learn that the Triim nrcmiscs
no pains would be spared to merit the confi- adjoining Richard street and forming the
ilencc and support of the community in the corner of I lotel street has been purchased by
length and breadth of these ishnds in our r)r. McGrcw. The old buildings will be torn
labors in behalf of Hawaii's best interests, anil awaji thc othcr3 put ;n ,i,orollg), or(Icri anit
that the above opinion has been freely pro- ,,. prcmiscs ,ilr(w ai ;nto (mo jm ,lc
nounccd, is proof in itself that our labors have Hotel's, ami a uniform low fence carried down
not been in vain. Our aim shall ever be such on Uicliard street to join the iron railing on
as to warrant the good will and support of those Hotel street. The rockery and fernery in
who have the welfare of Hawaii at heart, and fI0nt of thc Hotel is being removed to afford
our tone such as to command thc respect of an unobstructed lawn in its place.
Ediior I'rkss: I was not only surprised
but very much disgusted with the one-sided-ncss
of an article, bearing upon the recent
disturbance at Heeia, which appeared in
last week's issue of the'. C. A. I do not
blame the Dlitor of that journal, but I do
blamethe individual whosupplitdhim with this
" taffy." Let justice be rendered to whom it
is due, and not to the worthless hirelings
whose bounden duty it was not to have allowed
things to go on as they had been doing for so
long a period. It is a well known fact that in
that district a most infamous and corrupt form
of local gov crnment exists.
Thc principals engaged in illicit distilling,
sly grog selling and horse stealing, being use
ful as henchmen at electioneering times, are
allowed every facility for the carrying out of
Opium smoking, night gambling and general
drunkenness seem to hav e been the order of
the day, but nev cr an arrest.
Thc able and energetic manager of the
Mr. 1. V. Damon returned last Sunday
morning from his very extended tour of Hawaii
and Maui, in the interests of Chinese mission
work. He brings with him a very cheering,
hopeful report of the manner in which the
Gospel leaven is working its way among the
Chjncs; in different parts of the islands, amidst
the greatest obstacles; and in places too with
out churches or pastors, regular Sunday serv
ices have been maintained. lie also bear's testi
mony to the influences abroad among the
natives of the evangelical work that has been
going on for the past year, even to little ham
lets in Hamakua, Hawaii. Tor richness
of harvest gathering, as the result of direct
effort, Wailuku has been abundantly blessed.
Paia, Maui, also gave him strongencourage
incut of faith and purpose, where natives and
Chinese had joined together in the erection of,
and procuring a charter, for a church, now
THE NATIVE PRESS.
There has bubbled up among some of tiic
Heeia plantation has been endeavoring from people m this city a painml report ofthc public
time to time, bv frequent appeals to the imlice expressions made at the friendly supper given
authorities of thc district, to remedy these evils to toncral J. M. Comly, on the evening of
but without success. Things however were Thursday, Aug. 24th, in the Hawaiian Hotel:
brought to a culminating point, by a party of in regard to the annexation of Hawaii to the
South Sea Islanders coming over from Wai- United States. Wc hav chastened to make in-
manalo for the express purpose of having a qmry in such quarters whence wc were sure to
eood drank, which they did with a venueance, learn lllc ,rutl. of ll0!e who went to that en-
and it is indeed a wonder that some lives were tertainment, persons in whom wc trust, born
in this land, having their homes and possessions
here. They told us that no such thing had
been uttered, that they were satisfied with a
constitutional government like this, but they
wanted an honest set of men at the head of
not lost, for, from one of thc Waimanalo men
a loaded revolver was taken, vvitli which he
had in his drunken excitement threatened to'
. take the lives of others. It was-not until mat
ters had reached this pitch and officers hail
been telephoned for that deputy sheriff a,rairs' not a sct of ,raitors ,vho '""K1" n,y
Kauliawas forced to do his duty; thc man- t,,clr own I,rollt- Whcnwc heard
a.-er of thc plantation havim? decided to leave "K'tion subsided, because wc have
the plantation, if law and order w ere not established.
least wish to annex our beloved land where
rest thc bones of our ancestors to any foreign
Captain Kosshad, only thc previous Satur- coumry, strangers vw.o know mem not
day (the 26th), entered a complaint to thc shall disturb thc rcjMse of thc dust of our fore-
deputy sheriff about the drunken orgies of the hlh"s- '.t if a portion of the deeds of that
South Sea Islanders which had taken place on '"8hl ate concealed from us, thc tot .Una,
25th ( I-Viday) and had given the names of those ,n Us c!iafac,tr "' Hawaiian, declares
who were selling the liquor and the indirect lhal ,h,s U lhe 'a shall first sound
cause of all this disturbance, and vet no steps ulw" ,hc ears of the nation' ll,erc h corruption
were taken. ' in the land if tin. novelty is to appear.
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In our opinion, it would he a foolish thing
for any one to think of annexation, for if 1 lawaii
were to become a pirt of America, wc should
have to bear a part of the load of war debt of
that government, and thc rich sugar planters
would be robbed of their hhorers and the
various enterprises in thc land would go back
Again, wc have in our midst Wicli wealth,
brought here by people of different races, for
thc enriching of our land. Hut thc question
arises, will they consent to become Americans
and to separate themselves from their own
lands? They won't consent, for it is the rule
among people of all, nations, that each one
fosters his love for his native land.
Aglin, what native Hawaiian would vote to
have his loved land annexed to another countr)?
Again, in what part of the w odd has Amer
ica been known to annex territory unjustly,
without paving for it with cash? And to what
place has she reached out her hands to take
lands lying at a distance from her boundaries
that are far away from her?
We think that if any people have talked of
annexation, they have talked of it in despair of
getting giod cabinet ministers. For both the
wise and the foolish know that Gibson's cabinet
is not of one voice, and his past history in Ha
waii is so notorious that his grandchildren can
not fail to hear it. To elevate such a man as
that, will be the means of bringing thc nation
the two Miscunir.n cam. nut ministcrs!
On the 20th of May last, Mr. Gibson was
appointed Premier of the Cabinet that is now
splitting up into factions the mind of the nation,
not alone in private life but also in open day
light, not alone among foreigners hut still more
among thc Hawaiians themselves whose is thc
land and whose welfare ought to be sought
before that of others.
lleforc taking the office of Minister of For
eign affairs, he took the oath to preserve thc
constitution and laws of the land, and "to per
form his duties without corruption." Hut on
the 23d of May, of his own notion, he ap
pointed a new Hoard of Health, and published
the names of the members of that Hoard in the
newspapers without right or authority so to do,
thus introducing irregularity, in opposition to
his oath of office, because these are the words
of thc law: "There shall be appointed by the
King in privy council, a Hoard of Health for
the Kingdom, consisting of fiv e members, not
less than three of whom shall be members of
the Privy Council, one of whom shall be the
President of the Hoard. They shall serve w ith
out iay during the King's pleasure." From
this, the Hawaiian people, to whom the land
belongs, who had the first right in this fine
country, can sec that he has led them wrongly,
cither from ignorance or out of pure rascality.
Hut after a few weeks after this announcement
jome one show eel him thc ignorance and lack of
authority with which he had acted, and on that
account he ought to ha,ve his mistake rectified,
but he opened his mouth to beg that his wrong
doing and blind misguidance be condoned and
his action be confirmed.
Last Monday, the Clerk of thc foreign
Office, in obedience to the command of Mr.
Gibson, notified us that hereafter the tot Aina
was not to publish thc official notices of his
department. Ity this last act he has entered
into league with that one w horn thc member
for North Kona called the "black heart," and
it has become quite plain that they both have
entered that cabal of secret plotters.
If these corrupt and rascally acts arc care
fully scrutinized, it will be seen that our sore
eyed Minister the Premier Cibson, and his
appendage llus.li, cannot survive.
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Wc have received the following heart-rending
notice from America, with the request to pub
lish it for three months, that all mij citizens
may see the trouble the heirs of Ladd & Co.
are going to give us, by claiming that they have
a right to all the government lands for a hun
dred )cars, from the )car f S41. Head this
startling feeler with pain:
To the Citizens pftlit A'iiijpfoiH eanw'i:
The undersigned warns all thc people of Ha
waii not to buy nor to settle upon any of the
government lands of the jear 1841, for the
reason that w c arc in possession of leases for
all those government lands for one hundred
years, and those leases arc signed by Kamcha
mcha III., and by his Premier, Kckauluohi.
We have frequently asked for our rights in
these islands, in past )ears, in a quiet way, but
thc Hawaiian government has not listened to
our petition. J. II. Lyman,
Altornc) for the heirs of Ladd & Co.
We have heard that the reason this petition
has lucn raised is that the surviving heirs have
seen that thc authority of thc supreme court
has been despised, and the legislature have
taken into their own hands judiciary power by
that gift of the Wailuku plains. Therefore,
they arc sending out this troublesome notice
from thcother side of the world, and by-and-by
they will approach the legislature as it was ap
proached before. Ko Uaivaii Vac Aina, Sept.
Till-. CORONATION' Or TIIK KINK.
The legislature in its last session appropriated
a sum of money for thc Coronation of the King,
and thc government lately announced the 12th
of February next as the day when it is to take
place. One man to'd us that the
thing most greatly desired to be obtained by
this Coronation v as to make him entirely sacred.
At the present time, said our informant, the
King is not entirely sacral, but by being
crowned he will be made so, he will not be
seen by everybody, everj body will not beat
liberty to criticize him and his deeds, he ma
jesty and authority of his uttcrenccs will be
greatly increaseel, etc.
According to our observation, this thing is
not greatly approved of by the people. The
proposed crowning of the King is opposed by
the better thought of thc majority of the peo
ple. This opposition, however, is not on ac
count of any opposition to the King, it is not
due to any contempt for the throne. No 1 this
is not due to any opposition to the Hawaiian
throne, nor to the king who is sitting on thai '
throne. Hut it is in opposition to the evil,
improper deeds which a few are now attempt
ing and are trying to foist on the King while
attempting to lead astray his judgment.
Mr. Gibson's newspaper has said that the .
distinguished personages of the great powers to
be invited for this performance arc numbered
by more than a thousand. To look at it, one
would think this work could not be done for
less than a hundred thousand dollars. Is this
appropriate to our small government, with our
small, weak people, striving to live and to
It is said that a special session of the legis- ,
laturc is to be called for the Coronation. I f this
is (me, is it according to the constitution or op
posed to it? Kuokoa, Sept. 9, 1SS2.
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