Ahailono o ka Lahui, Volume I, Number 1, 9 January 1890 — Page 2

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Ma ke Kauoha.


Hoolaha Hoopaa Inoa.

E NOHO MAI ANA KA PAPA NANA KOILO o ka Mahele Ekahi, Apana Ekolu, no ka hoopaa ana i na la @@ o ka poe koho, ma ka Halepaikau Raipela, ma Manamana, ma ke ahiahi Poakahi. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@


The National Herald.


Honolulu, Jan. 9, 1890.


O@@@@@ attending the first issue of this newspaper, of our local reports and other matters is necessarily crowded out.



            The gathering of the members of the national reform party at the armory last night was one o great political significance for the Kingdom of Hawaii. It was undoubtedly the largest and most @@@ party political meeting ever held in Honolulu We believe it will long be remembered @@@@ the Kingdom as the starting @@@@@@@@ political reform by the people and for the people!


            The governemnt ward meetings thus far have not @@@@@@@@@@. The fifth election district meeting held the other evening was aptly designated by the @@@ “ward workers” as “an organizational failure” less than twenty voters, out of seven hundred @@@@@@, signed the roll. Of these@@@@@ were native Hawaiians! Where @@@@@? If you don’t want to see @@@@ you had better come out from behind those offices and help the “old fellows. ”!


            So the   @@@@@@ cannot see why the people @@@@@ the working people, have gone back on the government party! The main reason the election, was because such men as yourself and other leaders of the government party went back on the people as soon as the control of the government was secured by aid of the popular vote @@@@@@ “existing administration @@@@@@ political gods, who refused to @@@@@! The people are now praying to other political gods. That is all, Mr. Oleson!


            THE Advertiser @@@@@@ the campaign against the @@@@@ deliberate misstatement about the @@@@ of Hon. H.A. Widemann in the @@@@@@@@. Mr. Wm. Castle attempted to @@@@@ of the paper, to apologize, @@@@@@@@@ for this gross misstatement. @@@@@@, however , held itself @@ responsible @@@@@@ Castle’s letter, it therefore still @@@@@@ editorial misstatement. We are @@@@@ a misstatement well stack to will @@@@@@@ as well as the rest of the ticket. Knowing the public is not “proverbially for@@@” we heartily endorse the Advertisers course.


            “Mama, if I should get married would I have a husband like Papa?” “Yes, I suppose you would, my dear.” “And if I should not get married would I be an old maid like Aunt Mary?” “Yes, my dear I expect you would.” “Well, mama (with a big sigh) this is a tough world.”




            App@@@: “Say, government party, if I should vote for you on our previous promises, would I be a fool and a dupe like the boys of @@@,” “Yes, dear elector, we suppose you would.” “And if I should vote for you on your past promises, but should cast my vote on your present promises, would I be like an ‘old maid’ elector?” “Yes, dear elector, we suppose you would.” “Well, government party (with a logical sigh) this is a tough political alternative in a tough political world, isn’t it!”




            It cannot longer be said they are no real political parties in Hawaii. Our @@@ of the last few years shows a political development, which has been consummated lately in the organization of two well-defined political parties. One known as the government party or the partly of renewed political promises ; the other is the lately consolidated and reorganized party of the people, which proposes national reform in every department of the government. The government party represents cliques, race factions, family compacts and @@tarian organizations. The National Reform Party represents without distinction, oth in membership and i spirit, the interests of the social and political classes making up the majority of the laboring or wealth-producing elements of the kingdom!


            Up to the final organization of the National Reform Party, the political fight was made from a dozen different corners against former political methods. This fight brought, the present government party under a central cross-fire fatally galling and not to be long withstood. It was not withstood. The government partly leaders felt their weakness, which has been daily admitted in their words and actions. These government leaders well knew that the history o their party since 1887, had snug a daily warning into the public ear. Therefore policy after policy has been formulated and put forward to feel the public pulse. Each has failed and a new political gyration has as often been made, which has brought successive ‘policies of promises’ nearer and nearer the wants and demands of the people. The public however knew such promises were and are mere political pretexts. The people of hawaii deem them so at present and—distrust them!


            At last, however, the chances of the government party became desperate. Its leaders therefore determined upon a bold move. They put forth, as nearly as they politically dared, a platform filled with opposition planks. Almost every one of these planks proved to be of those already sawed out of Hawaiian political timber by the leaders of the people’s national reform party, during the past two years. Voters smiled sadly to themselves as they saw that after violating it’s own promises of reform for two years the government party now coolly proposed to adopt as nearly as possible the people’s platform, and violate that, if possible, for the next two years! This in the face of the fact that the people of Hawaii had looked in vain for two years to the government party for even the beginning of hitherto promised reforms


            But the people, that mighty power and national product wrapped in one small word, wisely determined that factional reforms, as heretofore promised, would hereafter be failures, as they have been in the past, --unless political questions be made national issues, to be fought out by representative political parties. To this end slow but continual organization had been effected . The result was consistant from the first and exceeded expectation. Family cliques, race factions and religio-political-elements have been, in a few short months, driven before the people’s national reform movement without an exeption. The fight has at times been very bitter and sometimes too openly personal. But this was @@@@@ result of our political condition, @@@ing out of our political condition, @@@ng out of our political heritage. The good @@@ however, has justified the means. Political consolidations has been reached to an extent on @@ government side and thoroughly on the side of the national reform party!


            In view of its past record the government party, by adopting the national reform platform as nearly as its leaders dared, have virtually put “measures” on its side out of the @@ight. The people fully realize that in adopting such a platform the government party violated the principles of its record and of its individual members. As a party th overnment must rely @@@@@ as it is masquerading under the “measures” of the national reform party as advocated for two years past. As men the government party is pretty well labeled already as, “men who will promise anything,” or as the “party of promises,” of as “the party and men who violate political promises by inheritance.

            The people of the kingdom have called for national reform, but they propose to secure it for themselves this time. They will at this point trust neither “measures” and to the “men” to carry them out is therefore widely and honestly placed in the people’s national reform party.




            The Advertiser is afraid that the “public is poverbially forgetful” and will not remember what the government party has done during the past two years. There now, do not worry good Advertiser! We promise you the public shall have its memory daily jogged, between this and election day , on the government party’s record since 1887! As a starter and to be able to keep even with both the good deeds and the political crimes of the government party the record can be started as follows:

1.      It has created and carried into effect the Homestead law .— Advertiser, Jan. 8 th .

2.      It created and endeavored to carry into effect the “co@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ reimbursement of some of its leaders and backers.




            The government party claims that the national reform leaders stole the late government platform. Still the intelligent public wishes to known where the government party got its platform, if not from the late misterial statement based upon the people’s already well-defined political position. But what is the matter with the government platform now ?— the platform claimed to have been stolen by the people’s national reform party! Are pilfered political goods already becoming a burden to the party of “political promises”? If not, what is the meaning of the following circular letter, issued to members and leaders of the government party yesterday?

                                                Honolulu, Jan. 8, 1890.


Mr. ________,
            What do you think ought to be the pinciple topics set forth in the platform of the Reform Party?
            Please note your suggestions below, and return the same to the Central Committee, at the office of W.O. Smith, on or before Friday the 10 th .

                                                Central Committee.




            Last night the people’s national reform party met in mass meeting at the rifles’ armory. There were at least 2,000 enthusiastic electors present. The meeting was called to order by President Phillips who was greeted with a thunder of applause . Mr. R. More was elected chairman of the meeting and W.H. Stone, secretary. With the exception of Mr. Muller all the candidates took sears upon the platform. They were greeted with laud applause. Mr. Antone Rosa was the first speaker. He spoke as president pro tem. Of the Hui Kalaiaina. Mr. Rosa said: Mr. President and Chairman and Gentleman: I appear as pro tem. President of the Hui Kalaiaina, owing to the sad misfortune of Mr. Daniel Lyons. I fo not appear as a candidate for this district. My views on politics are well known; I have no call from the government party: I am against the government. I am against it from Hawaiian motives; its “measures and persons” are as naught in view of its past record. The “reform partly has always been against the interests of native Hawaiians. Our voting right as well as many of our constitutional rights have been shut off without just cause. The ministry has misrepresented the labor position and standing of natives in its lately published. Suh lists are unjust and untrue. I object especially to the newcomers ; especially those who have seized the police and military. I stand on one ground—I don’t want strangers, and most of the reform party does not; but they dare not say so. (Applause) The reform party, gentlemen, are men who follow principles not for public ut for personal ends. (Applause). But there is one thing, gentlemen, there is one issue—a very material issue—all lovers of Hawaiian independence, progress and stability are agreed upon, and that is that by harmonious action we should unite to oust disagreeable political elements from this country! (Applause) But we should oust them from pa@@@@@@@ motives. We have recently been threatened with @@@@ by those elements – this we will @@@@@@@@@ ministers of the crown make @@@@@@@@@ of the treaty question. Perhaps a @@@@ convention of the people should have been called. We only wanted to settle sweet rumors however. His majesty said nothing had been done. It seems the Hawaiian legation at Washington had advanced the whole thing. But, gentlemen we did not accept the situation as the ministers put it. We accepted it only that there was not treaty signed although one was proposed. To my mind the revolution of 1887 was not a native Hawaiian revolution and cannot be considered of the people and for the people of this soil.

            Hon. H.A. Widemana, said :- -Mr. chairman and gentlemen: The gift of oratory was @@@ me. I shall not attempt it, but I would like to @@@@@@@@@@. I will tell you of the anecdote. I was down on a Cabinet slate as Attorney-General . I did not think of the Attorney-General-ship, but of the $5,000. (Laughter.) I met a friend of mine thi morning hose principles would not let him come here, and asked if he should congratulate me on the appointment. Yes, said he. I’ll do that, but I cannot congratulate the country on having you as Attorney General. At that moment something interfered and I could ot answer him. I thought I had a different end to this story. Later in the day I met this friend again, and I said I could answer him. I said, you are right , you are Moses . (Laughter.) You all have heard the principles of the platform as read. I shall endeavor with all my strength to carry those principles through. If I find anything else to the benefit of the community my best endeavors will be used to accomplish it. (Applause.)
            Mr. McCarthy said: Mr. chariman and gentlement of the national reform party: I appear before you as one of your candidates for nobles. The platform which you have adopted is what I stand on, and if elected, I will use my best endeavors to carry it out. Heretofore the workingman has had no representation in our legislatures. In the making of our laws their interests have not been consulted. The entire energies of our former legislatures have been given to the interests of some particular clique or faction. If I am elected I will do all that is in my power to further your rights.
            As regards the property and income qualifications now required of an elector of nobles, I am in favor o amending that section of the constitution by reducing the amount so as to include in that privelege a number of persons who are now intellectually qualified to exercise that franchise. I might include in this list our police, band, native salesmen and a lot of others who now do not earn $50 per month. I believe that @@@@@@@@@@@@ alright as it preserved to those who improved our system of government the fruits of their labor, but I believe that it has now outlived its usefullness.
            I don’t think that I need tell you that the Chinese in this country are an evil. I believe that all recognize that fact, be they native or foreign. But something should be done to obviate this evil. The present government say that they will do something, but gentlemen can we believe them? Did they not have a chance to do this at the last session? Yes, but they split and dodged it. I am in favor of allowing the planters all the labor they require but I believe that this labor should be shipped out of the country when no longer required for that purpose and if the constitution is such that it will not allow legislation on the subject than I m in favor o amending it so as to be able to do so.
            In reference to our present Sunday law. I believe that we all think the same. It should be immediately repealed and if it is my good fortune to get there I will make it one of my first acts to have it gone.            
            Hon. J.S. Walker said: I appear before you to-night in a capacity I have not done for many years, to ask you for your vote for elective noble. I have been amongst you for the last thirty-five years, and you know something of me. Something has been said about out slealing a platform, but the other side had no platform to steal. Mr. Walker further touched upon the agricultural interests, the Chinese question, the reciprocity treaty, and continued independence of the kingdom.



Ka Ahailono a ka Lahui.

Honolulu, Ianuari 9, 1890.


            A, ua hiki ole iho nei ka i ka Rev. Mr. Oelson ke hoomaopopo i ke kumu o ka lehulehu, a o ka oi loa kau hoi o na lima hana, o ka hoi hope a haalele ana i ka poai pili aupuni! O ke kumu nui e Mr. Oelson, o na kanaka e like me kou ano a me na alakai e ae o ka aoao poai aupuni, ua hoi hope i ka lahui, mahope koke iho o ka loaa a lilo ana o ka mana hookele aupuni mamuli o kela koho balota iloko o elua makahiki i hala ae nei. Ia manawa ua lilo koke ka mana “hookele aupuni e ku ana” i mau akua, ka poe hoi i hoole aole e hoolohe mai i na pule pili kalai aupuni. Ano, i keia manawa, ke pule nei ka lahui i kekahi poe akua pili kahi aupuni e ae. A oia iho la no, e Mr. Oelson!




            He mea hiki ole ke hookaulaa hou ia aku ka olelo ana @@@ he mau poai pili kalai aupuni io ko Hawaii nei. Ke hoike mai nei ko kakou moolelo o na makahiki pokole i hala iho nei he keehina mua ma na mea pili kalai aupuni, a mamuli o ia mea i puka ae nei a ku he mau mahele poai pili ka ai aupuni i kukulu pono ia. Ua ike ia kekahi poai ma ke ano o ka poai aupuni.
            O na haawi mua; a o ka lua oia no ka poai lahui i hoohuiia kukulu hou ia iho nei, a e kalai nei i ka hooomaemae pili lahui ma na mahele a pau o ke aupuni. Ke ku nei ka poai aupuni me na pulu, na mahele lahui, na okana lahui a me na hui pili hoomana. A ke ku nei hoi ka Aoao Hoomaemae Lahui me ka mahelehele ole mawaena o kona mau lala a ma ka manao no ka hana ka pono a me ka pomaikai o na mahele a pau no ka hapanui o ka poe limahana a poe imi waiwai hoi o ka aina nei!


            @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@   hoomaemae Lahui, na paio i hoonee ae i ka poai aupuni. Na keia ano paio i hoonee ae i ka poai aupuni e ku nei malalo o na ki poka hoopunipuni poino nui, he mea hoi e hiki ole ai ia lakou ke hoomanawanui loihi hou aku. Ua hoomaopopo iho la na alakai o ka aoao poai i ko lakou nawaliwali, a ua ae maoli mai ia me ai kela me keia la ma o ka lakou mau kamailio a ma o ka lakou mau hana. Ua maopopo pono i keia poe alakai o ka poai aupuni o ka moolelo o ko lakou aoao poai i ko lakou nawaliwali, a ua ae maoli mai ia me ai kela me keia la ma o ka lakou mau kamailio a ma o ka lakou mau hana. Ua maopopo pono i keia poe alakai o ka poai aupuni o ka moolelo o ko lakou aoao mai ka 1878, ua kani