Ahailono o ka Lahui, Volume I, Number 3, 13 January 1890 — Page 2

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Ma ke Kauoha.


Hoolaha Hoopaa Inoa.

E NOHO MAI ANA KA PAPA NANA KOHO o ka Mahele Ekahi, Apana Ekolu, no ka hoopaa ana i na inoa o ka poe koho, ma ka Halepaikau Raipela, ma Manamana, ma ke ahiahi Poakahi. Ianuali 14 mai ka hola 7 a 2 P.M., ma ka Poakolu, Ianuari 13, mai ka hora 7a 9P.M., ma ke ahiahi Poalima, Ianuari 17, mai ka hora 7 a 9 P.M. a ma ka auina la Poaono, Ianuari 18, mai ka hora 4 a 6 P.M. O keia mau halawai no ke kakau inoa ana e hoomau ia aku ana ma ia wahi a ma na manawa like no ua pule mahope mai a hiki i ka hoopanee loa ana.

Lunahoomalu o ka Mahele Ekahi, Apana Ekolu.


The National Herald.


Honolulu, Jan. 13, 1890.


THE Advertiser is filled with holy joy over “a mistaken criticism” of the theory of appointing government employees as inspectors of election and of course, the critics do not know what they are talking about and are totally ignorant of the provisions of the election law. The objects of the provisions in this law are to keep the officers out of politics, and to prevent undue ascendency on the part of the government at elections. Of course by all the rales of dedication which characterize the Advertiser’s arguments, the best way to keep these men out of politics is to throw them right in the midst of it. And, of course, these officials are placed in positions as inspectors to carry out the law. Is it not unfortunate that outside of the margin of an office holding clique there are not enough honest men in the kingdom for inspectos of elections?


            THE Advertiser deplores howling at the present government as pitiful and mean in the extreme. It alleges that this is not a government of spoils and that it can point to its record with pride. It goes on to say that a certain spoils element in the reform party got left and a howl in all the keys major and minor which can convey the office seeking wrath, was the result. Then the Advertiser says, “ we do not need to rely upon. We dispute neither the fine promises nor the subsequent howl. They are matters of history. There are many who consider an official’s word should be kept even in the matter of appointment to office. But the P.C.A. does not estimate promises very highly and values the keeping of them still less. It contends the principal thing is to have a conception higher than the average community, which has old fashioned views on the subject of keeping one’s word. Verily, we are having new moral ideas from the Advertiser lately, and this high conception” scheme, which is above the “average conscience of the community,” is the richest political joke of all!




            It is important at the early point in the present campaign to draw the attention of the voters of all races domiciled here to several political facts lying just beneath the surface, and occasionally cropping out, which are liable in the near future, uf unhindered, to fatally affect the political destiny of Hawaii. Political events have been pushed toward this end for several years past by the men and the financial @@@@@@@@@@@@ government party. The political designs of these men have been as skillfully hidden under an outward show of upbuilding Hawaiian interests, as circumstances allowed. But the outward form which their political policy has lately taken, coupled with the history of the past two years, only too clearly shows the patriotic citizens that the political design of the present ministry has been and is to abridge the independence of Hawaii under the form and pretext of a new commercial treaty.


            It is clear to every reasoning man that the Ministry have tried to effect new and questionable treaty relations with the United States lately; that they are pledged to effect such new relations if they are retained in office, and that in the interests of themselves and their backers they will strain every nerve to commit the country to a foreign policy of “closer commercial relations,” if the government party wins the election in February next. Although new treaty relations might not be undesirable, if the people direct and control them, yet there are few patriotic voters in Hawaii, who, with open eyes ought to be willing to trust such important negotiations to the men who have already shown, if perhaps unintentionally, an undesirable tendency towards new treaty relations, which were undeniably of the “protectorate” kind---if not worse!


            Are we far wrong then, in the ligh of past and present political events, in declaring upon the facts that all native Hawaiians and other pro-independence voters in the kingdom are taking their last chance in the coming election for securing and firmly anchoring under popular control the autonomy of the Hawaiian Kingdom? There is –there can be no doubt that our national independence will be safe under the control of the people’s party; there is little or no doubt that the autonomy of the Kingdom—nay, event the form of government—under the present ministry and their party, would be constantly threatened with political shoals, even if the ship of State was not purposely wrecked for national salvage.


            To keep the public mind from this underlying political purpose and movement of the government party and leaders, every effort is being made to marshal in daily review the few good deeds done in the long period of two years. It were indeed a monstrous political birth, which should attempt to do all things wrong! They few good deeds of the present government stand like accidental starts in a foul political night! But their sins of omission and attempted commission in treaty and other matters fill the national horizon with the damp and haze of political distemper!


            Two year’s political record of the government party has called into existence the people’s national reform movement. The dangers threatening the independence of the kingdom, as well as the individual interests of workingmen and native Hawaiians, have brought all classes into close and thorough union at the last moment, to save the governement and the industiral resources of the coutry to the whole people of the kigdom. The men put forth as candidates on the national reform ticket are cach and every one pledged to the people to carry out the political views and principles laid down in the joint convention of the Mechanics’ Union, representing the artizans, and the Hui Kalaiaina, representing generally the native people of Hawaii. If the national reform party’s candidates are not sustained at the ballot box in February next the people’s last political chance will have come and gone forever! Let every man who goes to the ballot box to vote think of but one thing: viz., I must here and now do my whole duty as a patriotic citizen, by sustaining the people’s candidates, whom I have every reason to believe will preserve to a man the independence of the kingdom and reserve Hawaii as a political heritage to our common community!




            The following is the text of a Wahington dispatch to the San Francisco Evening Post. If true it will be news to most of our readers: and even if exaggerated, there is still probability, in view of late political events here, that the Post is about right in suggesting that there is a political “nigger in the fence”, either in Honolulu or Canada.


[Special to the Evening Post.]


            Washington Dec. 24 .— It has been learned that H.A.P. Carter, the Hawaiian Minister to the United States, is about to be removed.

            Judge S.B. Dole of Honolulu, who for some time past has been on the supreme bench of Hawaii, is to be Carter’s successor.

            The change was not al all anticipated, and no one knows exactly when it will be made. Judge Dole wants to succeed Carter at once, while it is said that the ministry at Honolulu is desirous that it shall not occur until after the elections in that country. Had the ministry’s wishes been observed no one would have known that such a change was ever contemplated until after the result of the election was known.

            The chief ground for complaint against minister Carter and the leading cause of his removal is that he is thoroughly American in his sympathies. Not long ago the particulars of a correspondence, in which he participated and warmly espoused the cause of Americans in Hawaii, leaked out, much to the dismonfiture of those whose letters and views were thus inadvertently made public. Carter was one of the foremost of those who declared for annexation to the United States, and its action caused a great row in Honolulu among the active anti-annexationists, whose organs were @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@. They openly accused Carter of hobnobbing with Blaine to bring about a political union, which is hotly opposed by a small but obstreperous minority in the islands.

            The attack on Carter become so violent that Premier Green realized that the minister might be safely removed if it could be quietly done. Himself an Englishman, Mr. Green called in the assistance of two Canadians attorney-general Ashford and his brother and took their counsel. They were in favor of letting Carter out and attorney-general Ashford volunteered to go to Canada, and by building cables and establishing steam communication with Vancouver, rendering political union with the United States impossible. Ashford is now in Ottawa for that purpose.

            Green’s caution in postponing the announcement of Carter’s removal was thwarted principally by Dole’s vaulting ambition for the title. The effect of this new move will be considerable on the Hawaiian electors.


The Fourth Ward.



            Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather on Saturday evening, an audiene of about 130 which swelled to over 300 in the course of the evening assemled at the old armory at 7:30 p.m. Mr. R. More was chosen Chairman and at once introduced Mr. T.R. Lucas “the peoples candidate” as the orator of the evening. His appearance was a signal for a burst of generous and prolonged applause. His speech occupying in delivery about twenty minutes was translated with great fidelity by Mr. R.W. Wilcox . He disclaimed any ulterior personal ends in this campaign. He had no ax to grind. Reference to former legislatures show that the mechanical interest have not only been unrepresented but ignored. If the mechanics trust the men who have betrayed them, with a renewed lease of power they have only themselves to blame or possible and probable consequenses. The national reform party invites your support and its candidates having interest identical with your own will carry out your wishes. He confidently predicted the election of the entire ticket. Messrs. McCarthy, Wilcox and Crowley followed in stirring speeches and the demonstration closed with three rousing cheers for the candidates and chairman.


            As we go to press we learn of a successful attempt at suicide of a person whose identity is yet in doubt. The victim was found about 2 o’clock in a salt pond beyond Kakaako, with his arm shockingly cut in two places, The Deputy Coroner, C.L. Hopkins, immediately impaneled the following gentlemen as jurors: H.M. Dow, B. Bergueson, J.W. McDonald, A. Brown, Palmer Quinn and Jas. Welch. Inquest met and adjourned till to morrow morning at 10 o’clock.




Ka Ahailono a ka Lahui.


Honolulu, Ianuari 13, 1890.


            UA piha a ka Advertiser me ka hauoli hemolele mamua “o kekahi hema kuhihewa” i ke ano o ka hookohu ana i na lima paana o ke aupuni ma ke ano he mau luna nana koho balota. A e like me ka mau, aole na poe hema la i ike i ka lakou mea e kamailio ai a ua hupo haalele loa hoi i ka manao o na mahele o ke Kanawai Koho Balota. O na manao o na mahele o keia kanawai, oia no ke kapae ana aku i na luna aupuni mawaho o na mea pili aupuni, a i mea hoi e kaupale aku ai i ka pii pono ole ae ma ka aoao o ke aupuni i ka wa koho. Aka nae hoi, ma o na rula o ka hoohewa ana i walea mau ma na kalakalai ana a ka Advertiser, o ke ala oi loa aku e kaupale ai i keia poe kanaka mai ua @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@kiola aku ia lakou iwaenakonu o ia mea. A, he mea maopopo, ua hoonohoia keia poe luna aupuni ma na oihana ma ke ano he mau luna nana i mea e hooko pono ia ai ke kanawai. Aole anei he mea popilikia loa mawaho aku o ka mahele o na poe o ka poai paa oihana, aole loa i lawa na kanaka hoopono iloko nei o ke aupuni e hiki ai ke lilo i mau Luna Nana Koho Balota?