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Down went McGinty.
It is politics at every street corner,
If you want to vote, be sure and register?
Do it early. '
There have been several deaths from
measles at Koloa, Kauai.
The Japanese steamship Yamashiro
Maru sailed for Yokohama Monday.
Two Chinamen were killed by falling
trees near Onomea one dav last week.
A large number of copies of Thrum's
Annual were sent abroad on the last mail
There was a $150,000 fire at the Union
Steamship" Company's sheds, Sydney,
on December 25.
The new Pacific Coast defense vessel,
now building in San Francisco, is to be
named the Monterey.
The steamer Akamai will hereafter run
to "Waianae and Waialua, leaving Mondays
and Thursday b at 9 a. m.
The sale of that valuable property
known as the Booth estate has been
postponed to Saturday, January 25th.
. A large number of Japanese immigrants
left on the steamers Likelike and
Mikahala last week, for Maui and Kauai.
Mr. John Dyer of the Risdon Iron
"Works, returned with his wife on the
.Australia, both looking well, from a trip
Mr. Justice Preston being still confined
to the house, Justice McCully presides
at the term and Justice .Bickerton at
Don't worry about Bush, said a resident
of the First district yesterday, Cecil
Brown will beat him so badly that Bush
will wish he were at Samoa.
One of our citizens has reported that
he felt an earthquake shock a few minutes
after 3 o'clock Monday morning last.
It moved from south-west to
It's rather funny, when you come to
think of it, that there will be two Irishmen
running on different tickets for
Representatives in a ward in the Hawaiian
Mr. Joe Strong, the artist, was so sick
when he arrived at Samoa that he was
at once sent to Sydney, where Mrs.
Strong is staying. 5lr. Strong is in a
critical condition.
The Post Office dispatched on the
Mariposa, Saturday, 4.SS5 letters and
1,873 packages of papers; by the
Maru Monday, 2,500 letters and 83
packages of papers.
Large blocks of clear ice were placed
in conspicuous places in town on Friday,
showing what the People's Ice and
Refrigerating Company can accomplish
with their new process.
The S. F. Examiner issued a paper of
forty-four pages on December 29th.
There is an immense amount of interesting
reading in it. The Chronicle was
not far behind with its forty pages.
Someone entered the Elite ice cream
parlors Thursday night and carried off a
small amount of money and some
cigars. A reward of $50 is offered for
the conviction of the party who did it.
The "Wailuku Fourth of July Committee
for 1889 have presented the
Board of Health with a large number of
forks for the lepers on Molokai. They
were forwarded to that place last evening.
Invitations are out for the marriage of
Miss Annie Kahawalu Dowsett to Mr.
Robt. B. Brenham, Thursday evening,
January 23d. The ceremony will be
performed at St. Andrew's Cathedral at
7 o'clock. Reception at 8.
"The New Zealander Abroad" is the
name of a new book just received at the
Up-Town bookstore. It has a good deal
to say about the islands, its author having
spent several weeks looking around
in Honolulu and on the other islands.
The Post Office dispatched on the Australia
6,127 letters and 2,357 packages of
papers, also 39 packages through the
parcels post. This makes 13,512 letters
and 4,323 packages of papers forwarded
abroad from the office since last Saturday.
Mr. "W. Lvman Davis, father-in-law of
Mr. Abraham Fernandez died on
at the ripe age of 70 years. He had
been a resident of the islands fifty-two
vears ; at one time was a sheriff, and
kept a store on Maui. The funeral took
place Wednesday afternoon.
The Kinau brought down W. C.
Bl3bon and W. D. Watson, who, with J.
R. Mills, have been committed for trial
for complicity in the murder of K. Goto,
the Japanese, at Honokaa. They are
now in Oahu jail. Mills was allowed
to go to Honokaa to settle his affairs, and
,..:n v dnwn to Tail on the Iwa-
lani. Full "particulars appear in our
Hilo letter.
Purser Becklev of the Kinau, which
arrived last week, reports the weather
so rou"h at Papaikou that -freight could
not belanded and had to be brought
back. It rained heavily day and night
at Hilo. There was also a good deal of
rain along the Hamakua coast Grinding
has commenced at the following
places: Waiakea, AVainaku, Pepeekeo,
Ojiomu, Hakalau, Laupahoehoe and
Captain "Wolters of the bark H.
reports to this office that on
Wednesday soon after the arrival of Ins
vessel alongside Brewer's wharf, two of
the sailors jumped overboard for a swim.
A moment later one of them was attacked
on the left shoulder and arm by
what he calls a devil fish. Being a good
swimmer and having plenty of pluck he
freed himself and got out of the water
mighty quick. His shoulder and arm
are badly swollen.
Articles of incorporation of Welch &
Co. have been filed in San Francisco, to
carrv on a general commission, mercantile
and shipping business. The
capital stock is $300,000 divided into
3.000 shares, all of which have been
subscribed. The following have subscribed
the amounts opposite their
names: Robert P. Rithet, $74,500;
TJerte L. Welch. $500; A. H. Lough-
borough, $500; Berte L. Welch, Robert
P. Rithet and A. H. Loughborough, as
trustees, $74,500; C. Brewer & Co.,
$149,800; Oliver M. Vesper, $100, and
David G. Alexander, $100.
Chinese New Year.
Don't forget to register.
Handicraft, for January, hasvbeen received.
The U. S. S. Nipsic has returnedfrom
Maui and anchored in the naval row
Mr. "W. Y. Horner, Jr., has been appointed
chairman of the Lahaina Road
No less than 13,4G1 bags of sugar
arrived from the other islands Saturday
and Sunday.
A dance was uiven to the Captain and
officers of the U. S. S. Nipsic at Lahaina,
Maui, last Monday.-
Messrs. W. C. Peacock & Co. are distributing
very neat ivory memorandum
tablets with a calendar for 1890.
The Pacific Mail Company has purchased
the steamer Barracouta for service
on the Central American coast.
Chinese New Year was ushered in by a
terrible fusilade of fire crackers and
bombs. It was confined principally to
The contract for the new building to be
erected at the corner of Fort and King
streets, on the site of the Keystone
saloon, has been awarded to Mr. George
Lucas for $0,545.
Their Excellencies Jona. Austin, Minister
of Foreign Affairs, and S. M. Damon,
Minister of Finance, visited H. B.
M. S. Champion "Wednesday morning.
The customary salute was fired.
An independent ticket for Nobles for
Hawaii is as follows: Samuel Parker
and James Kauhane, six years; R.
R. Hind and E. A. Burchardt, four
years ; J. Marsden and W. H. Purvis,
two years.
The officers of the Kilauea Sugar
Company for the ensuing year are:
President, R. A. Macfie; Vice President,
It. A. Macfie, Jr.; Treasurer,
S. M. Damon ; Secretary, Robt. Catton ;
Auditor, F. W. Macfarlane.
Mr. Daniel Logan left on the Kinau
on Friday, for Wailuku, where he will
speak at a mass meeting there this evening,
on behalf of the party,
on whose ticket he is nominated for
Noble. The dark C. O. B. who is also
on the same ticket, staid at home.
Capt. E. P. Drew has the best thanks
of the Advertiser for San Francisco
papers of January 4th and 5th. The
captain brought down his vessel the W.
H. Dimond, in eleven days, a splendid
passage. Experienced south-east and
east trade winds, and fine weather all
the .
Engineer W. H. Menocal of the Nicaragua
Canal Company arrived at New
York, December 10th, from Nicaragua.
He says that everything Mas going
along well when he left, though active
work has been suspended for the winter.
It will be resumed in the spring with a
largely increased force of men.
The party on Maui have
nominated the following ticket: For
Nobles: W. H.Daniels, Win. Goodness,
Antone Barba, C. O. Berger, J.
and Daniel Logan. For Representatives:
AVailuku, J, W. Kalua and L.
"W. P. Kanealii ; Lahaina, J. Nazareta ;
Hana, P. Katnai ; Molokai, A. P.
; Makawao, W. B. Kala.
The Paradise of the Pacific for January,
now published, is a very readable number
It contains among other things, a
liistory of the islands, information for
tourists, and a trip on Hawaii. There
is a pictorial supplement with a view of
Honolulu, the Volcano, the Palace, Diamond
Head, surf-bathing, etc Copies
at the bookstores
The employes of the Honolulu Iron
Works flatly contradicted a rumor circulated
Thursday that they would not vote
for Mr. Alex Young if he were nominated
for Noble One hundred and six
of them signed the following statement:
That in the event of Mr. Young having
been put forward as a candidate for
Noble for the Island of Oahu, he would
have had their unanimous support and
At the annual meeting of Company D,
Honolulu Rifles, held last week, Capt.
Edw. Langley presiding, the following
officers were elected: Captain, Hugh
Gunn; First Lieutenant, J. B. Castle;
Second Lieutenant, Ira A. Burget. After
the election, speeches were made by Col.
Ashford, Major Hebbard, Capt. Langley,
and others.
A native named Makaahala and a
sailor, Joseph Moranda had a dispute
Sunday morning between 1 and 2 o'clock
on the Esplanade, about a native woman.
They got in a bad quarrel which ended
in Makaahala having his leg broken
near the ankle. He was taken to the
Queen's Hospital, while Moranda was
placed under arrest.
Some fine music was rendered by
the choir of the Second Congregation of
St. Andrew's Cathedral at the Sunday
services. In the morning the Rev.
Alex. Mackintosh preached an excellent
sermon , in which he referred to the death
of Mr. Justice Preston. At the the evening
service the Rev. F. L. Warleigh, B.
A., Chaplain of H. B. M. S. Champion,
There was a fair-sized audience at the
Blue Ribbon entertainment Saturday
evening, llie programme opened witn
a well-played piano solo by Miss Lottie
Parmelee." Mr. A. E. McCloy gave a
capital recitation ; Miss E. V. Rolston
an amusing reading; Miss Beckwith and
Mrs. Damon sang a duet, and Mr. T. M.
Starkey a song. The Rev. H. H. Gowen
delivered the address.
The Australia left her dock at noon
on Friday for San Francisco, and was
towed out of the harbor by the tug Eleu.
The Hawaiian Band was on board the
latter vessel and played numerous selections
in honor of Admiral Kimberly who
was among the departing passengers.
The Mohican and other vessels dipped
their flags as the Australia passed out,
the latter vessel responding.
Mr. L. J. Levey is making arrangements
for the appearance in Honolulu
in May, ot C. H. Snazelle in his musical
and dramatic illustrated recitals.
has met with the most brilliant success
in the Colonies. His entertainments
are of the most refined nature,
and possessing a fine voice, his songs are
illustrated with the most striking scenic
effects. For instance, in singing "The
Village Blacksmith," it is illustrated
with scenery, chimes, organ and choral
effects. Particulars will, be given later.
The noise of the fire cracker is heard
in the land.
Be sure and take your tax receipt when
you go to register.
Mr. Grundy, an Adelaide barrister,
left for the Volcano last week on the
A very full line of new goods has just
been received by the Pacific Hardware
Only those who register can vote for
god government. Do not leave it to
the last moment.
The Manufacturing Shoe Company
have aery superior quality of children's
French .calf shoes for sale.
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. S. Gibbard of
London, England, who are making a
tour of the world, arrived on the Australia.
After doing the islands they will
leave for China.
The R. M. S. Alameda has no doubt
been detained awaiting the arrival of the
English mails. Heavy snow blockades
in the Sierra Nevada mountains were
reported in the latest papers.
J. R. Mills, the Honokaa storekeeper
who has been committed for trial for
complicity in the murder of Goto, the
Japanese, was bronght to Honolulu Sunday
morning on the Iwalani, and is now
locked up at the Station house.
The officers of the. Hawaiian Agricultural
Company for ttie ensuing year are :
President, Hon. Chas. R. Bishop; Vice-President,
S. C. Allen; Treasurer, P.
C. Jones; Secretary, J. D. Carter;
Auditor, T. May; Directors, Hon. C
R. Bishop, Messrs. S. C. Allen, P. C.
Jones and C. M. Corke.
The Hawaiian Camera Club held a
meeting last week when the following
officers were elected: President, Geo.
W. Smith; Vice-Presidents, Dr. F. R.
Day and John A. Hassinger; Secretary,
J. A. Gilman; Treasurer, Thomas W.
Hobron ; Executive Committee,
Arthur W. Richardson and W.M.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Y.M.C. A. was held on Thursday, Hon.
Henry Waterhouse in the chair. The
reports of the various committees were
read, and other routine business was
transacted . Secretary Fuller in his report
stated that the electric light would
be placed in the building during the
Insane Asylum.
Following is the report of the Superintendent
of the Insane Asylum for the
quarter ending December 31, 1SS9 :
Honolulu, January 13, 1890.
His Excellency, Hon. L. A. Thurston,
Minister of Interior: Sir I have the
honor to submit to Your Excellency my
report of the Oahu Insane Asylum for
the quarter ending December 31, 1889.
As per last report there were in the
Asylum September 30, 1889
Sixty-four patients G4
Number of patients out on furlough at
same date 3
Whole number on register 67
Number of patients admitted during
quarter 8
Total 75
There have been no deaths and no
discharges during the quarter.
Number on the asylum register Dec.
31,1889 75
Number of patients out on furlough ... 4
Whole number in the asylum Dec.
31,1889 71
Increase during quarter 7
One serious case of assault by one
patient upon another occurred during
quarter, which seemed likely to prove
fatal. I am happy to be able to report,
however, that the injured patient has
made a good recovery. This was the
first case of serious assault since I have
had any connection with the asylum.
As the patients are allowed so much
more freedom than formerly, I think the
record, in this respect, is very satisfactory.
I have nothing of interest to add
to the present report. I have the honor
to be, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, S. G. Tucker, M. D.,
Supt. Oahu Insane Asylum.
e i
News .Froni the Volcano.
Volcano House, Kilauea, Hawaii,
January 2, 1890.
Mr. Editor: A ring-shaped depression
in the floor of Kilauea, with a cone
fifty or ninety feet high in the center of
the ring, and a lake of liquid fire in the
ring-shaped depression on the west side
of the cone, are in general what the
Volcano proper has been for the last six
months or so.
The only change which has transpired
within this period, is the formation
(which took place early in Nov. 1S89) of
a crack in the floor of Kilauea, running
about northwest and southwest. The
crack extends across the entire circular
floor of the crater, cutting a small segment-shaped
fragment off from the main
floor on the north side. This fissure is
perhaps a mile long, from one to five feet
wide, and say fifty feet deep. Fresh
lava has pushed up from the bottom of
this rent. The surface of the ring-shaped
depression bordering the lake of fire,
sank somewhat, at the time of the formation
of the crack, or as consequent
upon it, and as is presumed, the central
cone and even the lake itself, sank
somewhat on the same occasion. Molten
lava deep down under the floor of
Kilauea found vent through the crack
formed in November, and so the central
lava reservoir, drawn off a little, the
cone and cooled lava of Halemaumau
floating in the surface of it, were allowed
to drop down to a slightly lower level.
Edw. P. Baker.
3Iore Opium.
The Custom House officers on duty
Monday night, saw a large parcel dropped
from the steamer Australia into the
water. They hustled around so as to
get hold of the parcel, but those who had
it in charge got frightened and it went to
the bottom. On Tuesday morning the
Custom officers grappled for the parcel,
and on bringing it up found it was a
sack with a long rope attached, containing
120 half-pound tins of opium. The
owner is not known.
Have you read the National Herald
of January 16th? "Muldoon's Picnic" is
heavy tragedy by comparison.
l'atsses Quietly Away to His tons Rest'
at"III Residence, King Street.
We are pained to announce the death
of the Honorable Edward Preston, Second
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court,
which took place on Friday afternoon at
a quarter before 2 o'clock at his residence,
King street. He was presiding
at the present term of the Supreme
Court, sitting there up to Friday of last
week, when he found himself so disabled
by pain from an attack of his old enemy,
gout, that he remained at home on Saturday.
"But this, complicated with other
ailments confined him to his bed till his
departure from this life at the time stated
The late Justice Preston was born in
London, England, February 17, 1831.
At an early age he pursued legal studies.
In 1852 he went to Melbourne, Australia,
during the height of the excitement of
the discovery of gold. He afterwards
went to New Zealand where he engaged
in the practice of law at Christchurch.
In 1870 he came to the islands with his
wife, whom he had married in 1852.
Soon after his arrival he entered the
office of the present Chief Justice of the
Kingdom, and was obliged to wait for his
papers which he had left in New Zealand.
During this time he prepared a
digest of the Criminal Code. After receiving
his papers he was admitted upon
certificate, to the Hawaiian bar. This
was upon April 5, 1871, and for some
years he engaged in legal practice. His
ability as a counsel thoroughly educated
in the English common law, in
pleading and conveyancing, was soon
recognized by the bench and bar. In
1875 he entered the office of the Attorney-General,
Richard H. Stanley, On July
3, 1S78, he succeeded Mr. Hartwell as
Attorney-General of the Kingdom,
holding office until August 14th,
1880, when the Moreno Ministry
went in-. He again took the office of
Attorney-General on May 19, 1882, but
resigned May 14, 1883, stating that he
could not hold the office any longer for
public reasons. On the 7th of July,
1885, he was appointed Second Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court, succeeding
the late Mr. Justice Austin.
This office he has held with the "highest
respect of his associates ot the bar, and
of the public. The deceased was a
member of His Majesty's Privy Council
of State, and also of the Selden Society.
He was a grand officer of the Royal
Order of the Crown of Hawaii, and
grand officer of the Royal Order of
Judge Preston was a man habitually
reticent about himself, and, the
above imperfect sketch is all that we are
able to present.
Mr. Justice McCully was presiding at
the term when the sad news was brought
to him by Interpreter Wilcox at six
minutes before 2 o'clock. His Honor
was so overcome with emotion that it
was some moments before he could
speak. lie finally told the jury and the
counsel of the message received.and said
they would no doubt sympathize with
him in his grief,as he felt the death of his
associate very much. The trial would
have to be suspended. His Honor instructed
Marshal Soper to tender his
services in the conduct of the funeral,
after which the Court was adjourned to
10 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Justice
Bickerton was hearing a case in
chambers when the news came, and at
once adjourned Court.
An Impressive Service at St. Andrew's
Cathedral The Remains Interred at
The funeral of the late Mr. Justico
Preston took place Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock, from St. Andrew's Cathedral.
The remains, enclosed in a handsome
koa coffin, were placed in the chancsl of
the Cathedral some time before the hour
named. On the lid of the coffin were
many most beautiful floral devices.
Among those present in the church were,
His Majesty the King, attended by Col.
G. W. Macfarlane, Chamberlain, and
Mr. James W. Robertson, Vice-Chamberlain
; Hon. John O. Dominis, Hon.
A. S. Cleghorn, Their Excellencies Jona.
Austin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, S.M.
Damon, Minister of Finance, and L. A.
Thurston, Minister of Interior; Hon. A.
F. Judd, Chancellor of the Kingdom;
Mr. Justice McCully and Mrs. McCully,
Mr. Justice Bickerton and Mrav Bicker-ton,
Mr. Justice Dole, Hon. J. L. 'Stevens,
U.S. Minister Resident; Major J. H.
Wodehouse, II. B. M. Commissioner:
Mons. G. B. d'Anglade, French Commissioner;
Senhor A. de Souza
Portuguese Commissioner; Viscount
Torii, Acting Japanese Consul;
Mr. F. A. Schaefer, Consul for Italy, Mr.
A. J. Cartwright, Consul for Peru; Mr.
T. R. Walker, British Vice-Consul; Mr.
H. W. Severance, U. S. Consul-General ;
Mr. C.Alee, Chinese Commercial Agent;
Hons. C. R. Bishop, Win. G. Irwin, W.
F. Allen, W. R. Castle, John A. Cummins,
W. O. Smith, Cecil Brown, W.
Jas. Smith, and W. D. Alexander, Capt.
St. Clair, and Lieuts. Thomas and Kennedy,
H. M. S. Champion; Captain
Coughlan, U. S. S. Mohican; Captain
Lyons, Lieut. Fillette and Ensign Pur-cell,
TJ. S. S. Nipsic; Captain H. W.
Mist, Secretary of Foreign Affairs ; Gen.
J. F. B. Marshall, Mrs. A. Mackintosh,
Mrs. J. O. Carter, Mrs. A. Rosa, Police
Justice W. Foster, Deputy Marshal C.
Creighton, Rev. Dr. C. M. Hyde, Rev.
Dr. E. G. Beckwith, Messrs. A. S. Hart-well,
T. May, W. L. Wilcox, W. C.
Parke, J. O. Carter, Henry Smith, Marshal
Soper, Col. V. V. Ashford, F. M.
Hatch, David Dayton, A. Rosa, J. M.
Monsarrat, J. M. Davidson, Alex. Mc-Kibbin,
G. J. Ross, George W. Smith,
Hugh Gunn, Col. C. P. laukea, W. W.
Hall, Stillman, etc.
The service at the Cathedral was in
charge of the Rev. Alex. Mackintosh at
the request of Mrs. Preston, widow of the
deceased Justice. The Bishop and Rev.
H. H. Gowen were present in the
chancel. After the opening sentences had
been read, the choir of the Second Congregation
rendered the ninetieth psalm
to a minor chant, Mr. Wray Taylor presiding
at the organ. The lesson was
read, followed by the singing of the
hymn "Now the laborer's task is o'er."
As the body was carried out of the Cathedral
to the hearse, the Dead March in
Saul was played on the organ. The pall
bearers were : W.O. Smith, J. O.Carter,
F. M. Hatch, David Dayton, Cecil
Brown, Henry Smith, F. A. Schaefer,
and Antone-Rosa. The funeral arrange
ments were in" charge of Marshal J. H.
The remains were taken to Makiki, a
platoon of police and the Royal Hawaiian
Band heading the procession. Arriving
at the grave, the committal service
was read by the Rev. Alex. Mackintosh.
During the day the Government, diplomatic
and consular flags were flying at
half mast.
We do not hold ourselves responsible for the
statements made, or opinions expressed by our
The Reform Tarty.
Mr. Editor : A person signing himself
"One who knows," writes to the
Bulletin of the 16th inst. and attempts
to make points against the present administration
by reciting various so-called
misdeeds of the Reform party of 1887
and joining them with certain acts of
the present Cabinet, charges them all as
misdeeds of the Ministry. The record of
this Government dates from July 1, 1887,
and is confined to its Ministerial acts.
"Upon that and that alone is it to be
judged. Anything else is false and calculated
to mislead. Probably not many
know what is meant by that nonsense
about dropped revolvers and still fewer
care. The native cares about the results
obtained by the Government under
the present Constitution, and of that
record the Reform party may well be
proud and can urge it as a sufficient
reason why it deserves the continued
confidence of the country. The Legislature
of 1887 condemned "what it believed
a departure from the strict intent of the
appropriation bill, and since then there
has been no misappropriation nor attempt
at misappropriation of public
funds. The charge or inuendo of that
letter is false. There is no similarity
between the misappropriations of the
old regime and anything done or attempted
to be done by the present. To illustrate
: The appropriation for the opening
and extension of Queen street $5,000
was all used, but not one dollar of it
went toward that object, under the old.
Under the new, for instance, the appropriation
for waterworks at the leper
settlement not proving quite sufficient,
the Minister deemed it proper to supplement
that and complete the work by
using a part of the appropriation for
"general expenses of the leper settlement,"
This was opposed by the Auditor
General. The public will no doubt decide
that whatever may be the strict
letter of the law, there was no violation
or attempted violation of its spirit or intent
by the Minister. But the whole
letter is made up of inuendo and so is
false. Let Mr. "One Who Knows" bring
forward the work accomplished by this
Ministry and leave it for the country to
judge between those who ask for a trial
and they who have been tried.
Another Who Knows.
An x-Attorney-General's Opinion.
Mr. Editor: Rumors have been
afloat lately that Mr. Rosa has been
hinting from time to time to the natives,
that those who had presumed to put
down the late riot would soon be brought
to justice. This circumstance probably
gave additional significance to Mr.
Rosa's assertion at the mass meeting of
the Opposition, that his party would
never rest until they had driven a certain
obnoxious element among the foreigners
out of the country. The question
arose at once who was included in
Mr. Rosa's prescribed list and what constituted
in his opinion an "obnoxious
element," with an occasional query perhaps
as to whether or not the obnoxious
element would drive at Mr. Rosa's bidding.
The following open letter from Mr.
Rosa published in Hawaiian last Saturday
in the National Herald, throws
some light on" these questions. The
letter was written in response to another
addressed to him in the same paper and
explains itself. After making some
comment on Mr. Kane, Mr. Rosa thus
"'As to your request for my legal opinion
concerning the shooting of those
seven persons who were killed on the
30th of last July, and of the four who
were wounded, I can answer without
hesitation, they (those who killed them)
are guilty of the crime of murder and
manslaughter, and their names are all
known. And the public may perhaps
understand why I asked the Ministers
in the case of Loomens and Wilcox if
martial law was proclaimed, and they
answered, no. Within the few days
subsequent to the riot of the 30th of
July it was repeated y the lawyers of
the city, and by others who knew, that
some of those who shot and killed were
very clearly guilty of the crime of murder
as stated above. And I believe this
will not be denied. I am sorry that you,
"true Hawaiian," have publicly asked
for my legal opinion during these days
lest it should be said that this is to excite
prejudice. Perhaps this will suffice,
and don't you ask for my opinion again
on this matter in public. I will tell you
the truth in regard to the good of . he
public if you will come to mv office.
A. Rosa."
Honolulu, Jan. 18, 1890.
The editor of the Herald comments
editorially on Mr. Rosa's letter as follows,
and throws still more light on the
subject in hand :
"Our readers will remember a portion
of the article of 'True Hawaiian,' a correspondent
whose thoughts we published
yesterday relating to those who shot
down Hawaiians on the 30th of July,
1889, without having any authority for so
"We have seen that Kane and Achi
are with the Reform party, and if that
party succeeds it is very certain that the
Cabinet will be continued in office, and
they two, with Kaauhai, will help to
keep them there. In that event we see
that those shooters will not at all be tried
for murder or manslaughter. But in
case the National party are victorious,
the Government will be urged to take up
the case and prosecute them immediately.
Therefore, this is the time for the
nation to deliberate, and when the day
of election comes, pass those fellows
aside, for the wound will not be healed
by them, for the time is very near at
hand when the real rights of all native
Hawaiians will he vindicated upon their
own soil. The National party is the
party that will save us, but those others
are they who will utterly destroy us."
There are two important and unpleasant
conclusions to be drawn from all
this and which stare one in the face
whether or 'no. The first is that the
natives must be wrought up into an
utterly unreasonable 'frame of mind
when a prominent and professedly conservative
leader among them can, with
the popular approval, advance such doctrines,
and the editor of a public newspaper
finds it necessary to promise the
populace, as a reward for voting the
Opposition ticket, that the citizens who
suppressed the riot in question would be
proceeded against for murder!
The second is that there are foreigners
among us who are making use of or
countenancing appeals to race prejudice
tor political purposes with the intention,
no doubt, of allaying these prejudices
when their ends are served. Any
reasonable man knows, however, that
all the bad blood stirred up by these
appeals must run its course, and will,
notwithstanding all attempts to cool it
down by those who stirred it up, find
expression in many ways in the legislation
and administration of the country if
placed in power. If the Opposition resort
to such appeals to get into power
they must keep them up to stay there
as Walter Murray Gibson and this
coufltry.Iearned to their cost.
Jmdioii ales.
LYMAN, AsIcnee of a certain mortgage
made by W K Kaainoni ot Honokaa, Hawaii, to
Clarissa C Armstrong, dated January 7ih,lS86.
and recorded in the Registry of Deeds in said
Honolulu, in Liber 99, paes 5C and 57. and by
the said Clarissa C Armstrong, assigned to
Knfas A Lyman of Paauhau, Hamakua. Hawaii,
by deed of assignment, dated Jane 33d. 1SS6,
and recorded in said Liber 'J'J. on page 57. anil
in accordance with a power of sale contained In
said mortgage, I will sell at Public Auction, at
my salesroom, Honolulu,
On Saturday, Jan. 25
All the Property included in said mortgage as
Situate at Kona, Inland of Hawaii, known the
Ahupuaa of PahocUoc, and beinj: the land described
as Apana3, In Royal Patent numbered
1663, Land Commission Award 85-20 B to
Second The one undivided fourth part of all
that certain tract or parcel of land situate at
Opca, Hilo. Island of Hawaii, and containing
an area of S9J acres, and being the same premises
described in Royal Patent (Grant) No.
3059 to Hoecand Pahukoa, said undivided fourth
having been conveyed to said mortgagor by
Paalunl k. the husband and one of the heirs of
said Hoee w, by deed dated the 34th day of
January. 1SS3, and recorded in the Registry ot
Deeds in said Honolulu, in Liber 78, on page 32a.
Terms Cash and Deeds at Purchasers expense.
GST For further particulars apply to W. O.
Smith, Attorney, or to
Dated Honolulu, January 3, 1B90.
of sale contained in a certain mortgage
deed by D W.P Kahananui and Kpule, his wife,
of Kalihi, Oahu. to Ell Gordon, of Ualawa.
Molokai, dated October 13th. 1833, and recorded
in Liber 83, page 191 ; and In pursuance of notice
of intention to foreclose heretofore published
Nov. 18S9.) there will be sold at public auction
by J AS. K. MORGAN, Auctioneer, at his salesrooms,
on Queen street, Honolulu,
On Monday, Jan. 27th
The premises to be sold are situate in
And more paticularly described in deed duly
recorded in Liber 79, page 230. conveyed to said
Kahananui by deed of D K Kekino. dated Oct.
13lh, 1883, recorded In Llbcr 61, page !S8.
Certain Tract or Parcel of Lanfl
Situate In Pclekunu, Koolau, Molokti.
More particularly described in R P 53-19 to Plhl,
father of said D W P Kahananui, containing an
area of 5 Acres, 3 roods and 10 perches.
Auction Sales.
BROTHERS, Assignee in a certain mortgage
made by Acheong, Tai Way. Allm,
Kum Sing and Ahl, doing business nndcr
the Arm name of Ton;; HongWal Company, of
Kitbalnu, Koolanpoko, Oahu, to Conchee and
Ahnug. dated November 26th. ISSG.and recorded
in the Registry of Deeds In Honolulu, in Liber
103. on pages 81 and 8.3, nndiasslgned to Ilyman
Bros., dated November 26th. 1SS. and recorded
in said Registry in said Liber 103. on pages 82
and 83; now, therefore, by order of said Av
slgnees of mortgage, I will sell at Public
at my salesrooms in Honolulu,
On Saturday, Jan. 25,
The property covered by said mortgage as follows:
The Rice Plantation
Of the Ton" Hong Wal Company at
and all the
Crops, Bnildings, Live Stock, Tools.,
Implements oelongins to the same,
Together with a certain Lease from Thomas A
Lloyd to Achce. dated January 30th, 1882, of the
land Apana 1. R P No. C7 in said Koolanpoko
and a Ave year's Lease of all thai
Known as the Lnukol Bottoms described in
lease from Mrs Catherine J Steward to Ah Ynn
and Company, dated July 1st. 1880, and recorded
in said Registry in Liber Co, on paces 267 and
Further particulars may be obtained of W. O.
Smith or to Ilyman Brothers.
EST Terms Cash and Deeds at expense of

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