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7fe Lt)C of Vic Land is Established in Rihlco2U7tSS. HONOLULU. DEC. 11. 1S94 THE GOVERNMENT. The Slai recently got after the BuUciin bocause that pnper found fault with the present admiuis tration, and the Komi - official organ was quite heated in its ef forts in defending the ministers who furnish it with the necessary sinews of war. The government has existed a little more than a 3ear and so has the Star and its editor. The latter is therefore porfeclly competent to judge of the actions and qualities of the present ministers, but how can he make them comparisons between and ministries that existed long before ho even knew where Ha waii was? Ho calls the Foreign Office world - renowned and considers Mr. Hutch a special genius. The language is rather strong because it is safe to say that out side the United States there is no Foreign JOffice which has the slightest idea of Mr. Hutch's ex istence. And as far as Hawaii is concerned wo will say that no cabinet minister has ever made a worse mess of the Foreign Office than has Mr. Hatch. Ho has boon constantly snubbed and bul dozod by tho foreign representa tives here and no minister of foreign aHairs in this country has ovor written more letters of apo logy, given more explanations and been more ignored than tho Excolleucy who today is the ob ject of the admiratiou of tho organ of which ho is a part-owner. Finances, tho Star tolls us, are tho strong point of tho govern ment. "Wo are not told where tho particular strength comes in and wo are distinctly awaro of tho fnct that tho creditors of th government aro kept waiting un dulv for moneys duo them whil there is an unseomly scrambling for taxes which have to bo usee to feed a useless army while pub 1 Jr. wnvl-5 urn nt n standstill. As Mr. Damon was minister of fin ance in Kalakaua's reform cabi not his "strong" point was pro bably as much to tho foro then as now. And tho "strong" poin scorns always to get tho govern ment hopelessly into debt. Tho Interior Department wo aro told was never in belter hands. That's funny; because chief Hassingor who runs it and most of his clerks have been in tho very same office and run ning tho very samo department during the last fifteen years. The Star is hrudly naivo enough to bt liovo that Captain King "runs" the Interior office. And how about the davs when S. G. Wilder was minister of the Interior, or Lorrin A. Thurston? They did something at least in tho "Interior' line even if it wasn't very prudent; but what does King do? The Attorney General well evon tho Slar does not admire him or his department and avoids a hopeless defense of tho W. 0. Smith "branch. Tho truth is that we have got a vory mediocre cabinet which al though composed of decent citizens is perfectly unable to cope with the present unfortunate conditions of Hawaii nei. The editorial column of the Star will probably in tho near future, bo used as a text book for the kindergarten. According to tho Star, the government has got 2,000 Anglo Saxons at its back ready to do battle. And yet only 400 regist ered. "Where wero the rest ? Is the Marshal sure, that there is no "put up" job in tho finding of nil these guns and ammuni tions ? During his regime dyna mite (placed by his own men) ws found near the barracks, and a nihilistic placard made in his own office was posted at Glaus Spreckels residence. Sometimes history repeats itself Mr. Hitchcock. WETMORE. J THE MAN WHO BILKED THE GOVERNMENT. Rewarded for Disclosing an' Imaginary Plot. Since the arrest of Mr. Bush and others a number of people have remembered the name of Wetmore who made himself ra ther conspicnons a short while ago by "giving away" for cash, a socalled royalist plot. Mr. Wetmore who is a news paper man of some ability arrived in Honolulu a few mouths ago, and nsing his former acquaint ance with several prominent peo ple here be succeeded in being listened to when he unfolded some wonderful plans for tho overthrow of the republic. No body took him au serieux, but several people listened to his wild progr,imme and flirted with his wife. We are constantly ask ed who and what this impudent stranger is and how he has been mixed up with tho a flairs of Ha waii, Tho following article from the San Francisco Post will show some of his career, and the absurdity of the "Wetmore episode in Ha waii: From Honolulu by the steam ship Mariposa comes tho story of an abortive attempt on the part of tho Royalist party to overthrow tho republic and reinstate the dethroned Queen. Tho story has a certain inter est in this city from the fact that tho head and front of tho con spiracy was Claudo H. "Wetmore, a newspaper man who is well known in several of the principal cities of the United States, and who is at tho present time in this cit. "Wetmore returned from Hono lulu last Saturday on tho Austra lia with his wifo and since his arrival has not been in evidence to an' extent. Tho Mariposa brings the in formation that Wetmore left tho islands to escape prosecution by tho Government for treason. In order to have a full under standing of the story it is neces sary to go back to "Wetmore's first connection with tho islandsl "When the news of tho Hawai ian revolution first reached the "United States, Wot more was sent to Honolulu by a Chicago paper ns special correspondent. Ho remained in the islands until Juno, 1893. During this time he took a very active part in the little island drama, and was asso ciated, so it was said, with a rep resentative of tho 2few York World in tho attempt, about which so much was said at the time, to induce tho Provisional Govern ment to purchaso tho rights of tho ox-Queen for ?25,000 cash and an nunuity of ?2o,000, tho paymont of which was to bo guaranteed by tho Government. Tho scheme came to nothing, owing to tho obstinacy of the Queen, who, at the last moment, repudiated Paul Neumann, who was acting under a power of at torney which gave him full auth ority to aot in her behalf. Wetmore was dramatic and even sensational in his campaign and ran up such elaborate bills for exponso that in the end the Chi cago newspaper became tired and ho was recalled. Tboro is a rule in tho islands, which is vigorously enforced, by tho by, that no person can leave the islands without first paing all ho owes there. Wotmoro had become involved in a dispute with tho stonographer employed by him, over tho amount duo for services, aud as the hour for the sailing of tho Australia drew near tho stenographer filed his claim for services and had Wotmore's passport stopped. Wetmoro, however, knew a trick that tho guileless Hawaiian stenographer was not familiar with. He was on friendly terms with Captain Ludlow, commander of tho United States ship Mohi can, and gotlmdlow to invito him to tako passage on tho Mohican for Port Towsend. Wetmoro boarded tho man-of-war and Captain Ludlow refused to sur render him to the Honolulu offi cers. So. in tho course of time, Wet more turned up in this city and for perhaps a year or more did work on tho morning papers. During his slay in Honolulu the announcement was made of tho engagement of Claude H. Wet moro to a San. Eranoisco young ever, subsequently broken otTjaud to account for that, various stories Wero told. Among other things it was said that Wetmoro had a wife in the East However that may be, he met the lady after his return here and she was in a jneasure instrumental ia securing him a position on a morning newspaper. Something like three months ago the announcement appeared that Wetmore had been married to Miss Bessie Boston, a well known newspaper writer of this city, and that the newly married couple had sailed for Honolulu. Mrs. Wetmore, nee Boston, came back with her husband on the Australia the other day and left on the afternoon for Srnta Cruz, .vhere her mother lived, Wetmore remaining in this city. This brings Wetmore's con nection with the islands up to the inception of the revolutionary project, which resulted in his hurried lecvetakiugof the tropics. On his arrival in Honolulu Wetmore established himself and wife iu one of the cottages ad jacent to the Koyal Hawaiian Hotel, and so-n afterward was engaged as city editor of the Morning Advertize the news paper which of all others in the islands is the staunch supporter Ihgi avowed enenty of the ex Queen and tho Eoyalist malcon tents. It was while' tho honeymoon beneath the palms of Honolulu was still in progress that Wet more, who has much of the spirit of the adventurer, began to per fect plans to put an end to the young republic, bring back the merry days of the hnlahula and restore the state of affairs which made the rule of Kalakana so popular with the Ashfords, the Neumanns and tho whole lot of foreign adventurers whoso names have been identified with the long chapter of royal misrule, against which the revolution was a protest. The elements for a conspiracy are always ripe in Honolulu and all that is ever needed to set the plotters to work is a leader. Such a leader Wetmore proposed to bo, and ho assaTed the role with such success that, before many weeks had passed, he had the names oi zoU men enrol lea in the now rovolutionar' society of which ho was tho head. Tho re public punishes treason very severely, and, knowing this, the conspirators used every pre caution to keep their plans a pro found secret. So successfully had tho plans been matured that the date for the uprising had been set and each member of the eouspiraoy had been assigned his part "in tho little surprise party which was preparing for tho heads of the JRepublic. Tho word was passed around that tho uprising was to tako place imme diately after tho sailing of the Aus tralia, ant. it was thought Ibat, as there is now no American war vessel in port, little if any diffi culty would be experienced in accomplishing a revolution. Wetmore was in high feather. Ho saw the realization of his dream of power almost at hand when suddenly the bubble burst. On the morning of tho sailing of tho Australia Wetmore receiv ed an invitation to call at the office i f Attorney - General W. O. Smith. He went, and, on being taken into the pnvato uffice, learn ed to his consternation that the plan in all its details was known to tho Government. As soon as Wetmore had recovered from his astonishment at finding h mself in tho power of tho Government, he asked tho name of tho person who had betrayed the plans of the oonspirators. That inform ation was, of course, refused him. .After directing Wetmoro's atten tion to the punishment provided for treason, Mr. Smith informed him that, if ho wished to escape his deserts, ho could do so by leaving on the Australia at noou. It was his only alternative and ho took it. There was a hasty trip to tho Hotel. Trunks were packed, and at noon tho man who had planned to be at the head of Hawaiian afflirs passed over the bar and had bidden fare well to Honolulu forever. So quietly was the affair man aged by the Government that Wetmore's departure was not known until the Australia was far out at sea. For reasons of public policy tho Government suppressed all news of the con spiracy, which had been nipped in tho bud, but as the names of all of Wetmoro's - associates aro in the hands of tho authorities, there are many royalists who are not having pleasant dreams just now. It is lncky for the alleged con spirators, that ex-jndgo Dolo and ex general Hart well have clearly defined what "overt" acts mean in connection with conspiracies and treason. Mr. Dole who now is president and presumably an authority "sat as judge in the Y.Y. Ashford conspiracy case, and Mr. Hart well, who now, furnishes tho Attorney-General with brains (not in large quantities though) defended tho alleged conspirator. So far it is difficult to see where and when Bash fc Co. committed an "overt'1 act, and what judge would go back on Dole's de-cisiofis? LADIES' COLUMN. Those magic words, "Just Bight.'1 express the present con dition of our Stock and Prices. We hit the key note of success when we launched out to do busi ness on the Q.iick Siles and Small Profit basis; g-wds sell faster and we are enabled to keep our stocV foil cf the very latest of every thing t be had; the days of shop worn goods are over with u; its new styles and patterns; new lit. in business, which to you means' New Tor!:, London Paris goods at but a slight advance over New York, Loudon and Paris prices. As a practical illustration, we are selling this week, MAD- BAS CURTAINS for ?4 a pair. j We have'been guilty of selling the very same C OBTAINS for $7 a pair simply becaus? we formerly charged ruliug Honolulu Prices. Does not the mention of a cut like this one convince you that Quick Sales and Small Profits is not de lusion or snare? If it don t, the CUBTAINS will when you look at them. The designs are beauti ful, colors are beautiful. GLOYES are another thing we want to call your tention to this week. CHAMOIS GLOYES white un dressed kid gloves in eight, six teen, and twenty button lengths size are complete. If you do we suggest taking a look at ours The GLOYES are Just Bight, the Prices are Just Bight, 0F Only three weeks now, to accumulath tickets for the Yolcano trip you may be the lucky one B. F. EHLERS & CO. PL ESTATE The jlawaiiai Investment Co. Makes a specialty of Ncsotiatin:: and Frocnr- l T T f t 1.1 . ins Joaijs jor sorrowers n uu arc uuuuiu iu discount their Notes at the Banks and who do not care to .obligate themselves to some friend or acquaintance by asking his endorse ments to their Note. This Company will make Loans upon HOUSEHOLD FUEN1TUKE, PIANOSRGNS, HORSES, MULES, WAGONS, CAE EIAGES & PERSONAL PROPERTY, without removing the Property from the Borrower's possession and all -business will be conducted on a STRICTIA CONFIDEN TIAL BASIS. The Hawaiian. Investment Co., General Real Estate Agents, , J3 and IirKaahuinauu street. ' " .."(Near Post Ollice) C. A. LONG. -Notary Public' Mutual Telephone C39 1- 1 nov3 COMING to the POINT ! is not always n pleasant oppora tion especially if there's a TACK on the Rdof, And youv are hare-footed, you are sure to find it. You are equally sure to fine other things that leave attractive points Eminautly suitable for Christmas Qifts, TvTTVGt- BROS., Hotel Street, : : : Honolulu, nov 7 tf Dr. R. McKibbin, Residence and Office, Alakea St., next door to Masonic Temple, nianka. Office hours Residence, S 1-2 till 9 1-2, and 11 till 12 a. x. 2 till 4, and 7 till 8 p. v. Will attend at the Medical Hall on Port Street, (Old Office) from 9 1-2 tfllll a. x. 4 dcl0-lw Hawaiian (i v ana Hardware Coinp'y. November 27, 1S9L If we are to judge the popu larity oi an article by the number in actual use Haviland China stands on the crest of a popular wave. The reason for it is the low price at which it is sold. In the United States, where the peo ple are "Haviland Mad." the price is thirty per cent Ligher than it is here owiug to the tariff on this ware being so much greater between France and the United States than with Hawaii. We have sold thousands of pieces here and have never had anyone complain of being tired of it. Here's a something about the de corations on Haviland China that never wearies the eye. We have some new colors that may please you if you want to make np a sot for a single course. An entire new stock of Refri gerators and Ice Boxes built on the Ioe Saving plan and finished in the latest artistic style is what we have to show you. One of these is large enougb to hold meats and provisions for a large family. One compartment with glass shelf is made for Butter and Cream exclusively. The say you can put onions in the same compartment without the butter being affected, the ventilation ia so perfectly arranged. Our lowest priced articles in this line are per fect in their Ice saving qualities. Some very choice pieces of Cut Glass will attract your attention because of the price. We've aimed to get them at a cost within reach of the masses. Olive dishes, Creamers Mufliniers, Cruets, Flower Stands, etc. Jone of ,them high priced and nothing but what is useful. 9 The styles of articles in solid Silverware aro so varied that it is difficult to keep track of them. We have only the latest designs personally selected by Mr. Hendry during his recent visit to San Francisco. A half doz butter Spreaders and individual plates are pretty enough to eat Were they not indegestatible. Berry Forks and Servers. Tea Spoons, Forks and Table Spoons, Ladles, etc. The design of the handles are alike in the different articles and is the very latest. They were selected in this way so that pur chasers, if they so wish, may make sp th eir silver set without having a lot of odd prices- We have replenished our slock of plated ware and can offer you now a very full line in all the ar ticles used on the table. The manufacturers of Plated-waro come as near giving imitations of the solid article as it is possible for them to be made. The price tolls the difference. We call your attention to the most complete assortment of flower vases in white and handsomely decorated Colored Glass-ware that we have ever shown. The shapes are captivating and the price -ietcamg," We don't expect these to remain in stock but a short time if you are fond of cut flowers in your home, this are the needful things for holding them. The finest stock of pocket cut lery over shown in Honolulu is what ours U. Knives for little folk and knives for grown up peo ple. Tortoise Pearl and Ivory Handles, The "Fred Archer Racing Glass" is the most powerful field glass we have ever seen, It is ex tensively used in England, and will he here, once they become known. The Prince of "Wales uses one to read the character of tho snobs who jek introductions to him. Tte flawaiat iiit van. Ci. Of TcrtSintt a WE CARRY THE LARGEST Alio MOST COMPLETE STOCK MF Carnage Maters5 Good? so IN THE REPUBLIC. WIieeI Material, Carriage Hard-war Leailier & ClbttL. (Si ft m SURREYS, PHAETONS &. BUGC-li"-Built in Order in the Latest style JCo. 70 QUEE.N" STEEET. oci Benson, Smith. & Co., The Corner r DRUG STORE Pure Drup-s, Fine Perfumes, Pronrot Afcteiitioii, fc Low Price.- Corner Fort & Hotel Fire, Life & MArine INSURANCE. HAttTtfORD STUB INSURANCE CO., Assets, $ 7,109,825.40 LONDON-LANCASKIRE FIRE INS. CO., Assets, $ 4,317,052.00 THAMES-MERSEY MARINE INS. CO., Assets. S G,124,057.00 NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO., Assets, $137,499,198.99 C- O- BERGER, Genera! Agent for tho Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu M 101 Iff i 320-NTJUAN'U STEEET 320 i i Just opened a New lots of m l Pkdil' Stapes, Brocades, Fancy, m Handkerchiefs, i A Large Variety Uj Large and small rerrosos, Ladies Fancy Cabinets. Underware, Large atl m small Cloissone " ues. Tojb and Cariors, read v-made Clothing. ana aemnfi Machine, and all CECEVI FOR CASH. Call and Inspect our Stock. t dec 10 1( n ii L. B. KERR'S ANNOUNCEMENT! HATE JU3T RECEIVED A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF . FINE SUITINGS, ELEGANT PATTERNS, AND LATEST STYLES. These goods wfll be sold in, anv Quantity 41 100 Yards Dowx to Enough xo aixi A Skgle Suit AND AT BUI TOGS PlIAR i MJm m A TtfTYM Sts. Ulll ifii JAPANESE GOODS, such as : Water and Bain W Color. Scarf. Scte- Ca, Dresses and Shirts. of Cotton Crapes . Xrnas Cards are not tho fashion of the season. That is, tho old timed cards which everybody has seen and everybody has been tired of. Tho Cards in WaKr Colors, ilnnlinrr with TTftw.iIia subjects, are the only proper f.u Tllfiv nrn fho foclilnn nf thn i IV and they can only bo obtaint.l from KIXG BEOS., AET Store on Hotel Street. F. H. EEDTTAED, CONTRACTOR and BUHNER. So. 506 King Street, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.