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The Independent. (Honolulu, H.I.) 1895-1905, June 16, 1897, Image 2

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ViDMUND NOBBIE Kditor
W HOllAOE WBIOUT Assistant
Editor
KcsMInt in Honoluln
WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 1897
INTERCEPTED TEI1EGUAM8
Hatch to Dole Hastings in dead
Who is to go next The Press nu
nmation dinpatchcs are costly If
tho j are to be continuod send more
tnouey People hero can cue no
sense in them Qua Spreckols whon
treaty or abrogation tnllc is hurting
our chance Treaty is our only
hope The other thing will not
work We must mnka up our mind
to paddle our own canoo Tho
Queen is engaging counsel What
doos it mean Shall put Armstrong
in Hastings piano Do not bank too
largely on newspaper reports on
Treaty not out of the woods by
any raeaus Japanese Minister with
Sherman frequently will try to find
out what it moans Shall mips
Hastings in this kind of work
A BIT OP niSTORY
All of us who woro in Honolulu in
1892 and 1893 will recall tho pre
liminary raoTOB of the
otherwise and more prop
erly known as conspirators who to
secure the twocontsa pound bounty
paid on American grown sugar de
termined to raako Hawaiis sugars
Amerieau by the short cut of annex
ation The bounty assumed magni
fied proportions by reason of the
fact that tho MoKinloy tariff mado
sugar entering tho United States
ports froo of duty thus placing Ha
waiian sugar on an even footing
with tho sugars of tho whole world
Our planters lost forty dollars a ton
on sugar at one fell swoop and to
recover this loss in tho bounty seem
ed to justify the deposition of the
Queen and the ovorthrow of the
monarchy Hawaii dnnglod in tho
air as a ripe pear to the lively
imagination of Unitod States Min
ister Stevons and Captain Willse of
tho U S ship of war Boston The
reoreant American officials and our
conspirators struck hands and do
cidod to down tho monarchy and
offer Hawaii to tho United States
The sohemo seemed easy of ex
ecution but tho nous of missionaries
and of sires of tho revolution of
1776 were faint hearted Conscience
mado cowards of Ihom all They
did not want to take chances In
fact thoy intended that Undo Sams
boys in blue should fitoal the ripe
- poar and thon thoy tho con
spirators would eat it To show
tho timidity of tho patriots we
quote from Mr Damons communi
cation to Mr Blount While wo
were in the Government building
and during tho reading of tho pro
clamation and whilo wo woro all ox
tromoly uorrous as to our personal
safety I asked one of tho mou with
me there Will not tho Amorioau
troops support us Finally 1 asked
one of tho men to go over and ask
Liout Swinburno if ho was not going
to sond somoono over to protect us
The forcos of tho Boston had boon
landed upon tho previous day and
ware loss than soventy yards distant
all tho timo that tho conspirators
were upon tho anxious seat
Then tho Annexation Commis
sioners went ou to Washington with
a document that va a timuo of
falsehoods and presoutnd it to Mr
John V Foster who was Ihou
President Harrisons Sectotary of
Stat DtHiMnnl by Hint infamous
document Mr IYutnr wrote to
tlent Harrison as follnwo At tho
time tho Provisional Govornmont
took poMussion of tlio Government
building no troops or ollict rs of tho
UnitedStatos woro present or took
any part whatmur in the proceed
ings No public recognition was
accorded to tho Provisional Govern
ment by the United States Minister
until after the Queens abdication
and when thoy wore in ffective pos
session of tho Govuruiuonl building
tho archive tho treasury tho bar
ricks tho polico station and all tho
potential machinery of 1 ho Govern
ment
To gite the lie to Mr Fosteis
letter to Presidout Harrison based
upon the Cominissioners document
let us hear what Snuforil B Doles
testimony was the italics boiug ours
GOVEIINMINT DOILDINO
Honolulu Jauusry 17 1893J
Sir I acknowledge receipt of
your tbIuhI communication of this
day rtcngnizing the Hawaiian Pro
visional Government and express duep
appieoiatiou of tho same We have
conferred with tho Ministors of tho
late Goioritmtmt and havn mado
deiuaud upon the Marshal to sur
render tho Station House Wn are
not actually yet in possession of the
Station House but as night is ap
proaching and our force vidy be in
sufficient to maintain order wo re
quest tho immediate support of tho
United StattH forces and would re
quest that tho commaudjr of tho
United States forces lalio command
of our military forces bo that they
may act together for the proteotion
of the city
Repoctfully yours
SiNroRD B Dole
Chairman Executive Council
His Excellency
John L Stevens
United Status Minister Resident
As a mattor of courso it was never
intended that this tell tale docu
ment should fall into tho haudB of
any person but Minister Stevens
but with that fatuity that over
comes the trickiest of men at times
Mr Stevens endorsed upon Mr
Doles letter Tho above request not
complied with and filed it in the
archives of tho Legation whero it
fell into tho hands of Mr Blount
With Mr Blounts report bofore
him containing the statements of
Mr Damon and other reliable per
sons and the little jokor lettor from
Mr Dole President Cleveland de
termined to withdraw tho annex
ation treaty from tho Sonate and
gavo Iub reasons for so doing from
which wo quoto tho following
As I approhond the situation we
are brought face to face with the
following conditions The lawful
govornmont of Hawaii was over
thrown without the drawing of a
sword or the firiug of a shot bya
process every stop of whioh it may
safely bo asserted is directly trace
ablo to and depondont for its success
upon tho agency of the Unitod
Stntos acting through its diplomatic
and naval representatives But for
the notorious Jprodellotions of tho
United Slates Miuifltor for annex
ation tho Committee of Safety
which should bo called the Com
mittee of Annexation would never
htvo oxtsted But for the landing
of tho United Statos forces upon
false pretexts respsotiug the danger
to life and property tho committee
would UQverhavo exposed them
selves to the pains and penalties of
treason by undertaking tho sub
vorsion of the Quoons Govornmont
But for the prosonco of tho United
States forcos in tho immediato
vicinity and in position to afford all
needed protection and support tho
committee would uothavo proclaim
ed the provisional govornmont from
tho stops of the Government build
ing
It is tho history contained in Mr
Blounts report that makes annexa
tion impossible It is othor mattor
contained in tho samo report supple
mented by othor United Stntos olli
eial reports that will reduce- our
advantages uudor tho troaty
A CHEAP HEAD
Allen Hutchinson tho sculptor
had a good attendance at his auction
sale yesterday and although prices
ruled low tho results woro fair As
a jeux detprit it may bo said that tho
President who was present fetched
only SI 75 or rather that was tho
response to Luco when ho asked
how much for Mr DoM and
tendered a small medalliou head in
exchange Tho President looked
weary
Are Japs to bo Preferred P
Ed The Independent
Prior to placing our names ou flfo
subscription list towards tho funds
for the intended Jubilee Hospital
and putting up our dollars we
would like to know whethor tho
proposed institution is to bo built
and run by Asiatic labor Wo aak
this question owing to tho fact that
II B Ms Commissioner is employ
ing Japanese laborers in connection
with his share of the colebrntiou of
tho Diamond Jubilee
British Mechanics
WATEli NOTICE
In accordance with Section I ol Chapter
XXVI of tho laws of 18S0
All persons holdlnc water prlvlloges or
thoSH paj Int water rates aroheieby noti
fied that the water rates X r tho term end
lug December 31 1807 will be duo and
pnyablo at tho olHce of tlio Honolulu
Water Works on tho 1st dny of July 1897
All snob rates remaining nntmlil for
flffaMi diiys aftor Ihoy fio due will bo sub
ject to an additional 10 per cont
Iintfls 11 ro payable at tho ofilco of tho
Water Works In the Kapnnlwa Building
ANDItEW UltOWN
Supt Honolulu Wator V orks
Honolulu H I Xuno 15 1M7 01 14t
From
ly Topics
Honolulu Juno 14 1807
ANOTHER REVOLUTION
We have brought the good
limes to you at last in
Sioiwooils Mil Sleel
Wo have reduced plowing
to corivct fccicntific principles
and made it a pleasure to
yourself and animals You
may use your old bridles lines
and collars mit you may
throw awny your traces and
winglo and double trees for
only a hinvple chain it- all the
coupling ncccs ary for team
plow or wagon o more in
juring tho horses legs with
cumberfcotne names lor the
arrangements are as simple as
they are economical The
cost 25 brings them within
the reach of all Our plan
tation Manager praise them
very highly as being the
cheapest and most useful har
ness they have over used
DUMP CATCT IIAKXRSS
AVo can supply you with in
two qualities sit 20 and 23 u
set strong well made and
durable They cannot be ex
tolled anywhere and the largo
number wo have bold is a
sufficient guaiantec of their
economical value
BUCK WHIP LASHES
These you have tried of
old and know well their merit
Wo received a hiryo stock of
them by the last steamer they
are of all lengths and suitable
for 2 4 G or 8 horse teams
and to the early applicants
will go very cheap
Tun Hawaiian Hardware Co Ii
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Have you thought of goods
for tunnner frocks ribbons
for trimmings or house
droses
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SEASON ALE
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ON OUE
Bargain Counters
Your opportunity to secure
bargains is here
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We shall offer to the Masses a Large
Portion of a Bankrupt Stock
bought in New York
1 3 Percent
The Goods are now being Marked and
will be ready for Inspection
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We shall Sell Organdies- at 15 Cents per Yard
We shall Sell Ginghams at 20 Yards for 81
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