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The Life of the Land is Es'.akisnca
HONOLULU, JAN. 12. 1S&L
Br the death of Prank Pratt,
tbe Hawaiians have lost another
of their most faithful fripnds.
The deceased who had resided
for nearly half a century iu this
couutry was a man who, to the
fallestoxtent, possessed the con
fidence of the whole community
foreigners and Hawaiians alike.
In the different occupations in
Which he engaged during his long
residence, he always succeeded
in making friends. Although he
covered hs natural kindness of
hoart under a somewhat brusque
manner, everybody who knew
him or everybody who needed
him soon learnod to know this
storling qualities. Mr. Pratt
was married but leaves no child
ren. Wo extedd our heartfelt sym
pathy to the bereaved widow in
hor groat sorrow
Tho annexation papers are con
tinually speaking about "the 17th
of January as the Hawaiian
JEudopendenco" day. A more ab
surd term could hardly be used
for the day on which a temporary
government was established for
the purpose of sacrificing the
indopondenco of the country and
Imako Hawaii-noi a dependency of
tho United Stiles. The excuses for
tho revolt, the reasons proffered
by John L. Stevens for meddling
with the matter, aro that the
object was to annex to
tho United States, and
thereby, efface our country from
a place among independent
nations, and at tho samo time
deprivo a free people of self
government and -civil rights. If
tho day on which tho era of
tyranny and an oligarchy was
initiated is to bo called an Inde
pendence day by men who claim
being Americans and voicing
American sentiments, the good
people should select another
namoJor the lth of July and stop
calling that day, tho American
J "L 1 1
It is no wonder that there is so
much dissatisfaction among the
members of tho annexation club
ovor tho proposition made to
them that they must shoulder a
gun, and fire on tho American
Hag. Tho object of tho annex
ation club was to further the
schomo of annexation to tho
United States, and all persons
who joined tho club, understood
that such was tho platform of the
organization. Theywero told of
tho advantages to thom, and to
tho country, if Hawaii could be
admitted to tho Union, even
thing was painted in tho most
roseate colors, and America, aud
all American institutions were
-lauded to tho skies in tho most
exaggerated terms. And what
do they see now? Tbey find that
becauso tho representatives of
the great majority of that people
to which they desired to be
annexed deem it unadvis
ablo undor tho circum
stances to graut tho re
quest that tho character and
virtues formerly expounded by
the leaders of tho club as belong
ing to Americans, have under
gono.a groat change, and that it
is now in order to aim and shoot
at tho flag undor which, they, a
short while ago, wore praying to
bo admitted. Verily, the incon
sistency of tho petty ward politi
cians who direct tho movements
of tho club is being well illustrat
ed even day; yes, every hour.
Tho "Advertiser" is continuing
its insulting reflections on Min
ister Willis. Wo feel perfectly
sure that tho Representative of the
United States pays no attention
to the weak ebullitions of wrath
to which tho disappointed an
nexation organ gives vent,
but wo should consider it the
duty of the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, if wo have any. to check
tho semi official journal in its
course. The government can
rest assured that whatever tho
party feelings uiay be to-day in
tho UsiWd State all Americans
cfcind united m resenting
nnv deliberate insult against the j
holder of an office in which is
embodied the diguity, not of a
single person or a single party,
bnt of the whole of tho United
States of America.
By all means let the P. G.
celebrate the 17th of January.
It will be the first and last
jubilee that the patriots will
have. Mr. Young had the good
sense to suggest that the cele
bration was rather premature,
fie evidently thought it possible
that the Mariposa might come in
the following morning with some
very startling news which would
place the celebrating braves in a
rather ridiculous position, and.
Young differs from his coile-gne
Emmeluth in the latter's ambi
tion to be made the laughing
stock of the community. Let
the rockets fly, the cannons
boom, tho firecrackers scare
the horses, aud the beer flow
freely. Compose martial songs
for the heroic "drei hundert," and
let Berger make a jubilee march.
Let them grasp the present
moment, aud feast, and drink,
shout, and sing, and make all
the noise theiruncultured tln-oats
and lungs can produce, and if,
when the feast is at the highest,
tho handwriting on the wall
appears, let them drown their
fear in more beer, and in a
strong chrons -Tell " Apres nous
la deluge! Ricn n'esl sacre pour
unl ?." v
FA GTS ARE- STUBBORN .
Mr. Dole's Poor Memory.
Mr. Dole in his brief to Presi
dent Cleveland has shown his
very poor memory in many in
stances, and we have several times
called attention to - his mistakes
aS we charitably will call them.
He has seen fit to write quite a
lengthy history as seen through
his glasses of the political sit
uation under KalaLaua. Al
though we believe all inferences
to that period to be ariectly
irrelevant as far as the present
question is concerned, wo don't
consider it right to let somo of
his statements in regard to the
Legislature of 1SSG go by without
notice and correction. Mr. Dole
attempts to create an impression
that the King through a liberal
uso of gin aud bribes had secured
a largo majority in the Legis
lature of 1SS6, and that tho as
sembly simply was a tool of his
royal will. In 1S815, the right of
voting, was nearly exclusively in
the hands of tho Hawaiians
while the nobles were appointed
by the King. Nevertheless the
tho fact remains that- there was
hardly any important question
before the House except tho
division proved how even the
parties stood and anybody con
versant with tho business at that
session will know what a hard
time the government whips had
to gain a baro majority. Mr.
Dole who accuses the King of
corrupting the electors of the
Kingdom forgets that these very
Hawaiians, whom ho today
tell us are unfit to exercise the
franchise, did elect- him and
Kauhi, Cecil Brown, Dr. Wight,
J. W. Kalua, Dickey, Thurston,
Kauhane, W. It. Castle and Pae
haole all of whom were decidedly
opposed to tho government. The
nobles at that time in opposition
to tho Gibson administration
were Messrs C R Bishop, J O
Domiuis, A S Cleghorn, S G
Wilder, J I Dowsett, Bush, S
Parker, Knihelani, Paul Isen
berg, J P Parker, G Rhodes, J
Mott Smith, C H Judd, H A
Widemann and Geo. Macfarlane.
Where Mr. Dole gets his large
and corrupt majority for the
King, we should like to kuow.
It is a pit' that none of tho mis
sionary sous who pretend to
write the history of Hawaii can
not tell tho truth. Mr. Dole in
his brief is a good match to W.
D, Alexander who evideutly is
striving to become the cham
pion liar, of our cor.ntry.
If Mr. Dole cannot remember
how the rotes generally stood
itf tho Legislature of 1SS5, ho
skould havo avoided making any
references to IU Tor tho bene-
ci r i. rs.-..ioiss of Mr. Dole s
HI Ui JV.MUV..
brief we shall simply refer to
the vote on the opium license
bill which was considered the pet
scheme of the king and which
carried with, a majority of two.'
Twelve members were absent' or
not Toting namely: J. P. Par
ker, Isenberg. Bhodes, Smith,
Judd, Widemann, Walker, Mar
tin. Macfarlane, Kauhane, Ke-i-n-i
and Castle.' If they all had
done their duty and been there the j
opium license bill, and the result
ing scandal would never nave
materialized. The English Loan
act which also has received so
mnch severe criticism from Mr.
Dole and his party and which
was also considered a pet measure
of the King was passed by a vote
standinn 23 to LL eight of Jfr.
Dole's party voting in favor of the-
Act. We could give many other
instances to prove that Mr. Dole
deliberately misrepresents the
political situation of 1SS6, if we
could devote sufficient space to
analyse the doings of that Legis
lature, bnt we believe that we
have shown enough to enable our
readers to realize the manner in
which tho Provisional Govern
ment through its unscrupulous
scribblers from the President to
their hired schoolmasters mana
factnre history for the purpose of
raining their endl
To tho victors belong tho spoils.
To tho thieves belong the swag.
Stolen goods are - not wanted
here. , (Uncle Sam).
S (and) B (ag) Dole loves and
reveres "free American institu
tions" while he - establishes an
oligarch', the more infamous
twin-sister of a despotic or ab
The P. G. and their braves
hold bravely on ..to . positions,
salaries, and grub and intend to
stick to it like the tick on the dog.
Tho missionary fraternity in
Hawaii-noi is a calamity worse
than leprosy for the Hawaiians.
(0. G.' Moreno.)
The Hawaiian Provisional
Government's Agent at Washing
ton bearing tho high-sounding
title of "envoy extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary" is at the
same time a travelling showman
managing show's hula-dancing
etc. The diplomatic corps of the
world is invited to look at tho
Tho popularity of tho "very
best government Hawaii ever
had" is clearlr shown by tho
sand bag fortifications and can
nons surrounding tho government
seat behind which the alleged
"best" government 'keep them
Stella Smith is a good repre
sentative of the "carpet-baggers"
and scalliwags who infested the
Southern States "after the war"
Americans say: "Xo taxatiod
wWiout representation." Dole
says: that the will of his braves is
the. only earthly authority be re
cognizes. The tax-payers please
What is a tax pa'er good for?
To my his taxes and keep his
(Provisional doctrine) Plato.
A Decayed Product.
If anything were lacking to
sustain Commissioner Blount's
arraignment of ex-Minister Stev
ens for his contemptible and dis
honorable meddling with Hawai
ian affairs, it is supplied by the
statement made by Stevens him
self and given to the public
through yesterday's newspapers.
The position assumed by Stevens
is incapable of defense and it is
apparent why his acts were dis
claimed at onco by Secretary
Foster. Stevens appears to bo a
decayed product of rauk provin
cialism, actuated by a grotesque
conceit which he assumes to be
patriotism, "and an impudent de
sire to "reform" the islands, the
religion and customs of-tho peo
ple, to an accordance with the
narrow and bigoted ideas with
which he is endowed and which he
complacently thinks are the frui
Hon of christian civilization.
Stevens should havo Leon the
last man on earth to entrust with
tho delicate dories of dinlomam.-
La Grange JDem.
Per IT. S. S. Monowai
From the Colonies. .
Dates to Dec. 30tk
The Union Steamship, Co's
steamer Monowai - Captain Carey,
arrved in port this morning 12
days 1-4 hours from Auckland
2: Z: she brings ew Zealand
dates to the 30th ult inclusive.
From Purser Fenwick is learned
that the vessel encountered head
winds from Samoa to port. All
was quiet at Samoa. Following
are the more interesting of the
foreign news items:
Melbourne, December 29 The
Alest, a steamer of 500 tons, run
ning under the agency c f Messrs.
Hudart, Parker and Co .. was
wrecked to-day off Jubilee Point,
on the back beach of Sorrento, a
watering place on Port Phillip
Bay. All the officers and crew
are supposed to be drowned.
Berlin, December 2S. It ap
pears that owing to quarrels with
the Duchses during their travels
the Archduke Otto, of Saxony,
attempted to commit suicide by
shooting himself with a revolver.
Auckland, N. Z., Dec. 29. Tho
Government offer a bonus of 10s
per gross for the manufacture of
750 cross of glass bottles made in
tho colony at prices ranging from
16s per gross for half pints, and
22s 6d for soda water bottles.
Constantinople, December 29.
Tho Albanian's are mobilising
with the intention of attacking
Montenegro. The latter has ap
pealed to Turkey for assistance.-
Capetown, December 28. jOfll
cial reports state that there are
grave fears that Captains Wilson
and Burrows' parties have all
Loudon, December 29. In the
House of Commons Mr. Kigby,
Solicitor Geueral, replying to a
question in reforence to the status
of the Duke of Saxe Coburg
(Prince Alfred) as Sovereign
Prince, said he did not owe alle
giance to the Queen of England.
Paris, December 28. The
French Naval Office has demand
ed a list of private houses and
factories occupied by foreigners
along the sea-coast in order to
Capetown, December 28. The
output of gold for the year from
the Brandt mine in Johannesburg
was a million and a-half ounces.
London, December 28. Mr.
Audley Coote, M. L. C, for Tas
mania, and representative in
Australia of the Societo Francnis
de Telegraphe Sousmarines states
that a syndicate is ready to lay a
fresh Pacific cable.
Sydney, December 29 The
most severe westerly gales expe
perienced for years are raging
along the coast, aud inland the
weather is bitterly cold, and
snow is falling on the Blue Moun
tains and other parts of the
Now York, December 28. Mr.
Carnegie has promised a dona
tion of .1000 for each working
day iu January and February in
aid of the fund for the relief of
the Pittsburg poor.
Tangier, December 28. Two
leading chiefs of Biffo have sur
rendered to General Campnas.
The Sultan of Morocco will de
cide upon their ultimate fate.
Bio de Janeir o, December 28.
It is reported that the President
is forcibly detaining the Portu
guese Minister at the capital.
New York, December 23. Mr.
W. T. Stead, addressing a nieel
ing of ladies in Chicago, said the
wealthy and selfish women of the
audience were worse than pros
titutes, a remark which provoked
New York, December 29. The
deficit in the Chicago City trea
sury amounts to three million
London, December 29. Oninc
to the short adjournment of the
House of Commons for 'the
Christmas holiday, the opposi
tion will stonewall the progress
of Government business. Tho
Daily Chronicle says the entire
sitting is a grim jest, and that
the members are laughing in Mr.
London, December' 27. At a
conference of Anarchists, held Tn
London, it was resolved that des- j
perate measures aro necessary in i
order to convince capitalists that
the working classes nrnst be
treated with more consideration.
London, December 28. Mr.
Sanford Fleming has arranged
for another meeting with Sir
Charles Tupper respecting the
grant of an Imperial subsidy to
wards the laying of the Pacific
London, December 27. Mr.
Gladstones-ays he does not intend
during the present session to
legislate in the direction of reduc
ing the term of Parliament.
Washington, December 2S.
Senator Chandler suggests that
the United States should invite
representatives of various nations
to a fresh monetary' conference.
The Bight Bev. R. J. C.
Harper, till recently Bishop of
Christchurch. and Primate of
New Zealand, died to-day.
London, December 17. The
Queen will start for Florence on
March 22nd. She will remain
there one month, and then pro
ceed to Saxe-Coburg. where Her
Majesty will stay a week.
London December 27. It is
announced that tho Admiralty
has decided to strengthen the
British squadron and make it
stronger than it has been during
any previous period ot peace.
Auckland, N. Z., December 30.
A yonug man named Fred. Har
risou, a bric'.layer, with others,
conspired against a man named
Johnson, with such result that
they have skipped for Honolulu
where they are now located un
der the surveillance of the police.
Mi:. J. W. Lunixg is now tho
Advertising Agent and Solicitor
for tho Hawaii Holomua. His
receipt will be henceforward
sufficient for any sums owing to
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Machines for the Cleaning of Coffee,
Castor Oils, Beans, liamie, Sisal,
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Also Machines for Extracting Starch from
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King street, Thomas' Block,
next door to Holomua office.
All Suits Guaranteed
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Clothes 'Cleaned and Repaired.
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The undersigned beg leave to
call 'the attention to a large as
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If you want to buy an olagaut
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