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TILK I'AUliflC COALMEKCIAL AD VERTISEJU; iLOKOLUIaV, APRIL, 3D, 1895,
rm FATE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS H. C. Campbell Tells of What He Saw While in Honolulu. .IOAOIIN Mill I J I (OMRAI)I(TEI). Government In Hawaii a Model r Its Kind Dole and His Colleagues Men of Indomitable Will and Courage. Sense of Duty and Patriotism. Etc. The recently published stories by Joaquin Miller, the famous "Poet of the Sierras," regarding cruelty prac ticed upon rebel prisoners by the newly-established Hawaiian Govern ment, have no foundation in fact, ac cording to statements made yesterday by Mr. H. C. Campbell, manager of the city and suburban street railway lines, who has just returned from a five-weeks' sojourn in the Paradise of the Pacific, says the Portland Ore gonian of April 7th. Mr. Campbell arrived in Honolulu immediately after the revolution, while the city was still under martial law, was an interested spectator during the trials of the rebels, and studied with some little care the causes and effects of the recent revolution. He became per sonally acquainted with Joaquin Mil ler, and had the pleasure of making the home voyage on the same steamer with the eccentric poet and newspaper man. "I have not had an opportunity of reading Miller's articles in the San Francisco papers," said Mr. Campbell in an interview yesterday, "but I have heard so much of their sensational character that I feel called upon to tell what I have seen and know to be the facts of the matter. When I started for Honolulu there existed in my mind a strong prejudice against the Hawaiian republican government, due, no doubt, to the fact that I had read a great many of the highly colored reports published in the press concerning the harsh treatment ac corded the dethroned queen. It was, then, an agreeable surprise to me to find in the place of the gang of pomp ous and swell-headed officials Presi dent uoie ana nis colleagues were represented to be, a set of modest, retiring and, I might almost say, timid gentlemen, who demonstrated, in almost every word and action, re finement, education and intelligence far above the ordinary. I had the pleasure of meeting these gentlemen, not once but many times, and X formed the opinion that they are men of indomitable will and courage, who have undertaken the establishment of a republican government, not from choice but out of a sense of duty that bespeaks true patriotism. The result is that the Hawaiian Government N today conducted as economically and systematically as any business house in Portland, and is a model govern ment of its kind. "Joaquin Miller's sojourn in the i Islands was of comparative short du- j ration, and he must have evidently looked at the revolution through a pair of sensatiou-seeker's glasses, j When the truth is told, the recent revolution was a small affair at home, I but was SUQlcieui'y enlarged upon by j the sensational press to make it ap- ; pear a great thing abroad. Joaquin Sillier, I was told, at the commence- ! ment of the trouble, was an ardent follower of the Dole faction, and was j always in the forefront of battle to j pose as a war correspondent. When J the excitement died out, he suddenly became a rebel sympathizer, and up j to the time be left Honolulu, was it very intimate with the people ot that j class. Miller, I believe, has the repu- j tation of being somewhat of a romancer. "During my stay in Honolulu I mingled freely with both royalists and republicans, and I heard no com plaint whatever of ill-treatment on any hand. I visited the Government prison, where the state prisoners are confined, and talked personally with many of the guards, who are all natives, and the prisoners themselves. All told the same story - that they were well taken care of, and had no complaint to make. I spent a portion of one evening and took dinner with a man who was a prisoner for forty-; two days when the public blood was at a white heat, and I visited a family from which a loved son and brother had been sentenced to thirty-five years' imprisonment and to pay a fine of $10,000, and yet I heard not one word of cruel or 'inhuman treatment. The prisons compare favorably with any I have seen in the United States, and I have visited a great many. The state prisoners are all attired in light suits, with broad, black stripes run ning from head to foot, and light weight calico hats. They are guarded entirely by native guards in fact, the entire police force of Honolulu 19 j made up of natives. The political ! prisoners work a few hours each day j on the public roads, but are never kept j under very great restraint. As they j pass along or are at work, you can see thcin saluting friends along the way as cheerfully as if they were at liberty I and perfectly happy. "The political prisoners of more im portance live quite at ease and are permitted to receive the best the land ; affords from their friends. The ex- j queen occupies two large rooms on the upper floor of the palace, and has a balcony, where she can take air and exercise. Up to the time I left Hono lulu she had not yet made her ap pearance on that balcony. The very fact that the wardens and guards of ! the prisons are natives would seem to indicate that public sentiment among the natives indorses the verdict of the courts. The trials of all of the rebels ! were conducted with all fairness, but , the preponderance of evidence was so altogether against those convicted toat acquittal would nave been ioi- possible. But the general opinion &eems to prevail that only a few of the political prisoners will eerve out the Jong terms of imrisonmeut im posed upon them. I was impressed with thH fact that half a dozen of the ringleaders ofthe uprising are men that we would call anarchists in this country, and the country would be bettor off" if they never again gain their freedom. But I think that the better clas3 of people implicated were not rebels at heart, but were forced into the rupture by strong influences brought to bear. All revolutionary feeling seems to have died out and the recent strife seems now to be consid ered more in the light of a joke than an actual war. However, had Presi dent Cleveland attempted to land marines to replace the queen on the throne, a bloody fight would have been the result, and if I have sized up the present administration correctly, the marines would have had to walk over their dead bodies. "While in Honolulu I had an oppor tunity of visiting Pearl harbor, which has been offered to our own govern ment as a naval coaling station. Min ister of Foreign Affairs Hatch had charge of our party, and we had a de lightful sail on the bay, which is seven miles long by five wide. As for me. I cannot possibly see why the United States Government can hesi tate to accept so important a strate gical point in the middle of the Pa cific. If the Nicaragua canal is ever completed, the Hawaiian Islands will be the stopping-place for the com merce of the world, and then it will be an absolute necessity that we have a naval station there. Were the most skilled engineers in our navy to plan such a place, they could not find a better model than Pearl harbor. Lieutenant Woods, brother of C. E. S. and Mcl. Woods, of this city, now stationed on the cruiser Philadelphia in Hawaiian waters, has made the only survey and map of the harbor in existence. It shows the bay to be irregular in shape, with a long en trance a quarter of a mile in width, protected by high headlands, heavily timbered. The shallowest portion of the bay shows a depth of twenty-four feet, but the deep portions are of suffi cient extent to float the navies of the world. A long, narrow peninsula runs from the mainland right into the en trance of the harbor, and offers the finest opportunity for an almost im pregnable defeuse at a comparatively small cost. The only improvement required is the removal of a sandbar 1600 feet wide at the entrance, which would not cost very much, according to the engineer's estimates. "All that the Hawaiian Govern ment asks of our Government is to improve and take possession of Pearl Harbor, to establish a naval station there, and to give them a cable. They are not anxious for annexation at this time, for they are amply able to take care of themselves; but they do want to establish closer relations with the United States. I verily believe that, for every dollar we will give toward the establishment of a cable, they will give five. This ought to be of the greatest interest to the people of Port land, for just as soon as the proposed liue is established between this city and the Orient our trade with Hawaii will increase to wonderful proportions. The islands are rich in resources, and are steadily increasing their exports. Portland will get its share, and ought now to be looking out for it." CASTLE & 1 LIMITED, Acbcc lc Hardware Cc, VULCAN SAFETY MATCHES The best in the market odorless. IMPORTERS, HARDWARE W A li THERE'S - PHOTOGKAPHS Framed at 1.25 each and Upward. -AND GENERAL Merchandise We have just received by the Triton , a large shipment of bark English Goods Among them which will be found Rnbher Garden Hose; iuacnames' lools, a specialty; Ready 2ttixi Faints; Faints in Oil; Dry Paints; Varnishes; Paint Oils; lixeol and. 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