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HAPLESS HI'S POSITION,
Something About the ex-Queen's
Hypocrisy and Duplicity.
LIGHT THROWN OS THE SITUATION.
Olrar, CuncUc ami Cautllil
nf the Lottery Sclinue mid
II Ilefenl Heratlon on tlio Mtu.i
linn from a AVman I'olnt of Vler.
The following which has
already appeared in an Eastern
paper, is one of the best that has
appeared on the Hawaiian situation.
It is clear, concise, and
clean-cut, and gives some forcible
truths that cannot be refuted. It
is from a well-known Honolulu
lady, and presents things as she
sees them from a feminine standpoint
Honolulu, Dec. 9. Tcibe Editor:
The old adage, "Speech is stiver, but
silence i golden," still holds good,
but it is equally certain that sometimes
silence is composed of much
baser metal. I claim uo great amount
of liillucuee, but some personal experiences
with royalty may find a
small place in the history of Hawaiian
Having lived more than twenty five
years in Honolulu, I have witnessed
all the incidents of special historic
interest occurrinc in that time. All
the accessions, coronations and funerals,
and all the revolutions have been
accommodating enough to occur when
I was at home, so I am tolerably conversant
with these things.
Mr. Blount, Mr. NordhoiXand others
have asked why respectable people
accepted the queen's Invitations if her
private character was so dreadful?
The question is easily answered.
I have no personal experiences
which prove the truth or falsehood of
these evil tales, having never beeu a
hanger-on of royalty. Tbe mot that
has been said has come from
as witness the speeches of Bu?h
and Wiicox in the last Legislature.
Their sources of information are more
numerous ibftu mine. 1 have ouiy to
do with our reasons for overlooking
One of the first acts of the queen on
coming to the throne was to seud a
message to the Woman's Board of
Missions expressing her interest in
their work aud asking for the prayers
of Chiistian women that she might be
divinely guided in the duties of her
responsible office. From tbe first she
sought in manv wavs the society of
good women and seemed to find pleas
sure therein. Would the Clrristian
women of Honolulu have bad a right
to be called Christian if they had
turned away from her? They thought
THE CHAT.ITABLE SPIRIT.
They shut their ears to shameful
stories, and agreed to do all in their
power to uphold her. They felt it
would never do for women to turn
their backs on a woman who was trying
to do riiihr, uo matter what her
past record might be. Were they not
right? "Does" she mean it? Is she
sincere ? "' were questions often asked,
but they felt they could only wait till
she should prove that point herself,
which she did with a vengeance, as I
shall show. Not the least of her sins
today is her outrageous h pocrisy.
When the lottery bill was intro-
daced into the Legislature, even the
women were aroused. A large meeting
of women was held, at which It was
decided to memorialize the queen
early, begiring her, in case the bill
passed the House, to refuse her signature
and thereby prevent its becoming
The memorial was drawn up and presented
to a second meeting of more
than 300 representative women.
and foreign, aud accepted by a
unanimous vote. It was translated
into Hawaiian and circulated among
all classes, until nearly 400 women's
uamti were affixed- "The following
account of the presentation of tbe miP
morial is from an eyewitness:
"We were a committee of thirteen,
who ntt to take the memorial to tte
palace. We had beard that the bill
bad the royal favor, and one lady was
so posi.ive that she said that if she
were giren to netting she would wager
any moiey that the queen would sku
the bill unless it was killed in the
House. It was not, therefore, with
very buoyant step that we entered the
royal presence, but rather with a
'theirs bit to do or die" air.
"HE QUEEX WEEPS.
"We wre received most graciously
and, aftei the usual formalities, tbe
chairman read the memorial. She
read it feeingly, for she was in dead
earnest, aid, had you been present,
you woulc certainly have said that
tbe queen vas deeply moved. Tears
filled her ees and she gave every evidence
of sUong emotion.
"She accpted the paper, thanked
us, and saidshe would lay the matter
before her Cabinet, all of which was
of course but when
we thought the was through with us,
she suddenly added: Mhave given the
matter mucl personal thought and,
ladies, I maysay with feeling, I am
with you in all you have said.' At
tiislforone bought we had beeu
coiccrning her sentiments
on lotteries. We heard afterward,
hoover, thai she declared vehemently
tUt she wulu make every woman
who Stned tlat paper smart for it.
"Smirt for vliat? simply for begging
her to tand between her people and
"It wilre iskejj if we are sure the
queen mad.tUs threat I answer that
the sequel juries usuoarbeIief that
it is true: F 03 this time on she employed
one M. English to
write Ietteis favor of iotterv.
Mr. English ahis fafe made iao
secret of the ta.f 3nd rbe jj
money freely ttt Maileand Hopkins
to fill ; ,i. nv.., f
Sffii PSrf to support
The Legislature dragged its slow
length alonu; a vote of want of confidence
removed tbe Cabinet, aud two
newly - appointed cabinets were
promptly treated in the same way.
Finally one was accepted; such a stalwart
combination that public confidence
immediately went up. Wo
cnuld hardly believe that we heart!
aright, am! hopeful souls thought better
connpl hud at lat prevailed.
I and now she would start fresh. lJut,
alas! it soon manifest that, as
Dr. Beecher once said of the temperance
people, she had "only let go to
spit on her hands."
THE NEW JUDGES.
Two new judges were to be appointed
and must have the approval of the
Cabinet. Among the names suggested
were two upon which the Cabinet
agreed; but, while the queen was willing
to accept one, she wished to substitute
for the other one who was
unworthy aud iucompetent.
Remonstrance was of no avail, and all
except the Minister of Finance gave
up in despair. He reasoned patiently
and prevailed, and both commissions
received the royal signature. Before
he could reach the legislative hall a
from the queen had sum
moned 'llr. Dreier, of the House of
Nobles, to the royal presence, and lie
was asked to vote against the Cabinet
when a vote of waut of confidence
should be called. He refused, giviug
her some sound advice, which was, of
course, wholly wasted.
The lottery bill had beeu apparently
dropped. Several members of the
Legislature went home, as their own
private business aflairs demanded
their presence. The United States
steamer Boston left port for a trip to
Hilo aud tbe Volcano, having on
board as guests United States Minister
J. 1. tateveus, his daughter, and the
wife of one of the naval officers.
Everything seemed as ealm asa mom
in June inHonolulu, but it was the
calm that precedes a storm. The
opium bill passed its third reading;
aud was sent to the queen for signature.
A committee of five ladies
waited on the queen to beg her not to
sign it, Mrs. Cooke, the old teacher
of the chiefs, aud Mrs. Bice, another
missionary lady, and Mrs. Mary
Clement Leavitt, were on this committee.
They were cordially received,
and the three ladies mentioned addressed
the queen on the bill.
AGAIN SHE WEEPS.
She acually wept, tears rolled down
her cheek- and she wiped them away
with her haudkerchief. She said she
was always glad to receive advice;
that of len'it was hard to tell what was
right and what was wrong. She asked
the ladies to pray for her, aud also
asked, through them, tne prayers of
the church, "she had always made a
great pretense of affection for Mrs.
Cooke and Mrs. Bice, but as the committee
withdrew she jeered at them as
said she had to shed a
few ''crocodile tears," and mimicked
the feeble steps of Mrs. Cooke.
Events followed rapidly now The
Cabinet was ousted aud replaced by
au appaling combination ; tbe lottery
bill, supposed to be dead, came
to life aud was rushed through the
! now depleted Assembly, anil tsaturday
mornimr, the last day of Hawaii's
"Long' Parliament" dawned. When
the few remaining members assem
bled the new Attorney-General, A. P.
Peterson, announced that the queen
had signed tbe lotterv and opium
Do you wonder that, in the- face of
such duplicity, people felt that the
queen had no won! of honor? That
afternoon she struck her final blow;
and the throne of Hawaii fell with a
Just here there are two or three
oiuts to be emphasized. It was-not
the lottery bill nor the
opium bill, nor both combined,
that overthrew the queeu, but her
own revolutionary act. She may have
thought that the Court would test the
constitutionality of the lottery bill,
and her new constitution would settle
that point, so she threw the bomb
and it recoiled on herself.
3111. XORDHOFF'S INEFFECTIVE
Mr. Xordhofl" made much of the
fact that there were annexationists
who had favored the lottery; it was a
weak point, showing how hard up Mr
.Xordholf was for sound logic The
lottery bill was only one item which
went to prove the utter
of the queen. It doubtless added
strength to the convictions of some,
but no one claims that it overthrew
the queen except Mr. 2CordhofL
There is a single familiar fact in
history I would like to lay before Mr.
Nordlioirand his followers. 2vot all
tbe Democrats in the late American
civil Avar were rebels, but all the
rebels were Democrats. Sol all the
men who fought for the Union were
sainu there was a large majority of
sinners; but saiuts aud sinners stood
side by side, determined and united
in one thinjr, however much they
might differ elsewhere. They fought
with a will tor the preservation or tne
dear old Union, and today it stands a
grau'J monument to lho?e who lived
and died for it- Was the cause Ies
holv because in all things all did not
SOME OF BLOUNT'S MISTAKES.
I have only seen a resume of Mr.
Blount's report, so can hardly judge
fairly of its contents, but the fact that
Mr. Gresham's letter is based upon
this report justifies the belief, perhaps,
that the resume pives the substance
very well. Mr. Blount speaks
of Mr. Thurston's part in the revolu
tion of 'S7 as if it were something: to
be ashamed of. I do not rise to Mr.
Thurston's defense he is quite capable
of ftebtinK bis own battles: but
Mr. Blount goes on to imply that because
the Constitution of 1SS7 was
forced upon Kalakaua his sister was
justified in trying to overthrow it in
In 1214, if my memory serves me
right, the barons of England confronted
King John with arms and
forced him to sign the Magna Cbarta.
The ink was hardly dry on this famous
document when the king btgan
his efforts to -circumvent it and the
rest of his wicked life was devoted to
these efforts. 2owdoes any one suppose
that the English people would
admit King John's well-known unwillingness
on this occasion as a valid
excuse for aoy of his successors who
might take a notion to &t aside the
principles involved in this "charter
of English liberties ?" I fancy if anv
yii'n ;'ijLmj;ijHM i.ji ipim
HAWAIIAN W-lZETTE: TUESDAY, JKEBItTJABY 0, lS9i. SEMI-WEEKLY.
one tried it the roar of tbe British
lion would be heard the world around
Is it not the right of the governed
to demand that the government they
support be justly, wisely, ami honestly
administered? Surely m American
will answer question in the
Another point in Mr. Blount' report
will show that he sometime
confused his authorities. He cite
Mr. J. O. Carter as "one of the promi
nent men engaged in the revolutionary
movement," and quotes Mr. Carter's
statement in th support of the
theory he labored so assiduous.y to
prove, that the monarchy was overthrown
by the United Mates forces.
Mr. Carter, I presume, i justly offended,
for he is one of the tew reputable
Americans known to lie royalists.
Mr. T. H. D.wies has written so
mueh, and said so much, both in
America and Hawaii, tlttt one may
be pardoned for mentioning him in
thlt connection. He is a man whose
private character is above reproach,
and in saying this I am just as sincere
as he himself h when he speaks
of the men at the head of the Provision:.!
Government as "all honorable
men." It is certainly nothing against
his character, a bove cited, to sav
that he is an inunsely monarchical
MR. DAVIES' ATTITUDE.
Itiswrll known in Honolulu that
in all efforts to secure good government
in past years Mr Davies has
quite passive, devotiug himself
assiduously to business, but it Is
also equally well-known thatiu every
iustanee where closer relations with
the Unite! States were sought,
be these relations political or com
mercial, Mr. Davies has come to the
fore as a staunch opponent. He bitterly
opposed the treaty of reciprocity,
but since he failed'to defeat it
there is no record of his ever showing
any scruples over profits arising
therefrom. He is now a man of
wealth, with a home in England,
where he may live, if he so elect.
The moral atmosphere of Honolulu
and the corruptions in government,
though he may deplore them as he
would deplore siu auy where, do not
seriously concern him, for, unlike
the most of us, he does not have
to live and bring his children
up in its midst. When the cession of
Pearl Harbor was on the tapis, Mr.
Davies was also on the tapis. I was
told that he remarked to a gentleman
ou the steamer that he had come all
the way from England to kill the
measure. And he did use all the influence
he could bring to bear honorably
to that end. Of course no one
questious his right to his opinions,
but these instances go to show his
of the increase of American
influence in Hawaii. Jut here it may
be well to speak of Kaiulani. For
several years she has been in Euglaud,
carefully guarded from evil influences.
She has grown into a winsome young
womanhood, cultured, refilled, Chri
tian. But bring her back to Honolulu
aud the surroundings that await bcr
here, and, if the refinement is radical.
she will suffer; if it is superficial, and
dependent on associations, she will
become a bitter disappointment to
those who love her best.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TKINCESS.
It would be a cruel thing to take her
from the safe shelter of Hngland aud
place her in the midst of the temptations
that would be thrown about her
here, in spite of Mr. Davies. Bring her
here and let her a'tendauts crawl aud
cringe before her. and ply her with
fulsome flattery. "d wiser aud stronger
characters than hers would snap
unuer tue strain.
It i? a noteworthy fact that the most
stalwart Christians among the Hawaiian
pastors, the men who have
braved all sorts of insults, are solid in
favor of the new order of thiuus. For
this they have been stigmatized as
traitors, or deficient iu patriotism. I
lay no claim to skill as an artist, but
I would like to draw one picture aud
ask one question, and let others supply
At JLahaiua, on the irland of Maui,
there lives a pastor, Pali by name.
Of all the Hawaiian pastors there is
none more sincerely devuut than he.
His piety is so simple aud so literal
that he actually believes in the truth
of the national motto, "Ci mau ka ea
o ka aiua i ka pouo.'' "(The life of the
laud is established iu righteousness.")
It would be impossible to convince
him that this could be made to mean
anything else than is here said, so he
"If this is true, and it must
be, for it is so written, then the converse
must also be true, the death of
the land must be the inevitable result
of wickedness. To the law am! to the
testim ny." It is written iu the Book,
"Richteousuesexaltetha nation, but
sin is a reproach to any people." This
is plainer than the doctrine
of the divine right of kings, aud the
Rev. Mr. Pah stands od this platform
SHOOTfl WILLIAM WHITE.
Xow there also lives at Lahaina one
William White, a low
known in the last Legislature as "Oily
Bill." Thi man vas the tool of the
lottery company, ami that
celebrated bill through the House. Iu
some way best known to men of his
ilk, he obtains an evil influence over
the simple people or the parish, and
tbey lotrk the church against the pastor.
"Who are the patriots? The men
like Mr. Pali, who, seeing the nation
go from bad to worse year after year,
can see no relief from the degradation
and death tuat stare them in tbe face,
that seems to them so complete as tlie
proposition of annexation to tbe laud
from wnence came tbeir civilization
and Christianity, or the quetn and
the unprincipled scoundrel who, for a
money consideration, would sell tbe
whole nation to a lottery gang? Is
this question too haid to auswitr?
Bev. Mr. Pali is not the only one:
there are others who are made, like
him, to suffer for sake,
but this genuine instance will do for
Mr. Xordhoff and others have
spoken of tbe descendants of the missionaries
as if they were degenerate
sons of tbeir fath. rs. In the March
uumber of the Beview of Keviews is
an article entitled "JSu.land iu
Egypt," which reviews Mr. Miluer's
book on tbe subject. I quote a few
"In describing how it was that the
English came into Egypt, Mr. Miluer
ex i esses his conviction very emphatically
as to its cevsity. The
emergency was the imminent return
of the reign of barbarism. Had
England not intervened, everything
that was gooil in Egypt would have
PROMPT ACTION NECESSARY.
It was just this condition of aflairs
that aroused this community last
January, and prompt action was
taken to prevent the smashing of
"everything good" in Hawaii. Had
the descendants of the missionaries
stood aloof they would liava been
truly "degenerate sons of their
fathers." They are thoroughly conscientious
in their autiuu; it 'is for
"God aud homo and native land" that
they stain! as they do. No man has
tlie welfare of Hawaii and its people
more entirely at heart than they.
They are not aliens. Here are their
homes, here they were born, hero
are bringing up their families. Hawaii
is dear to them. They love its
people, its mountains, its valleys, its
sunshine, its ocean, und they would
die to prove that love.
If men like these are aliens and filibusters
then it will be necessary iu
the next edition of Webster's dictionary
to give to these wonls entirely
new definitions. Honolulu.
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