Ahailono o ka Lahui, Volume I, Number 5, 15 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.

            F. WUNDENBERG.

            Lunahoomalu o ka Mahele Ekahi, Apana Ekolu.


The National Herald.


Honolulu, Jan. 15, 1890.




            The Executive Committee of the Hui Kalaiaina will meet at the ELELE office at 12 o’clock M. to-morrow, (Thursday). Every member of the committee is respectfully invited to be present as important business will come before the meeting.


            LET every voter see that his name goes on the great register during this month!


            THE sugar industry is said to e looking upon political circles, on the government side!


            EVERY body said Cecil Brown would drop on the government side at last, but we belived in Cecil; now we believe in every body else!


            OH, yes, my son, there will be great promises made to-day . The government party is a very promising one. No—it does not keep its promises very well, but it keeps making them all the same, it has so far only learned half of its political duty!


            “THE difficulty about the family compact seems to be that it is not a compact of the other family.” Advertiser.

            Thanks, neighbor, for this frank admission on your part of a “family compact.” The “other family” is only one of your nightmares. Your friends should be careful about giving you such a free use of the pen. Somethimes, in dearth of anything else, you are apt to tell the truth.


            THAT correspondent of the government newspaper, who has not yet found out that the “missionaries” were knocked out of Hawaiian politics some time ago, greatly against their will has doubtless been reading the government newspaper exclusively. It is true that paper is trying to keep the “missionary” cry in politics to gain sympathy: but this should have been done during the anti-missionary fight. It is too late now. “Missionary” is fortunately politically dead for the first time in the history of Hawaii!


            THERE are a good many “overliteral” people who are taking the Advertiser man for a “harmless” political crank, since he has displayed such persistent personal hatred in disturbing the grave of a dead enemy to some habitants in which the “rigout” the concentrated spite of the “family compact.”


            WORKINGMEN will remember that to @@@@@@@@@@@@@@ grafting of a property qualification on Hawaiian politics. This political vagary, like others of the aforesaid party, has been and is being relegated to oblivion by every enlightened nation on the globe. The principle that the government is a stock corporation and each voter a shareholder originated with tyrants and landgrabbers.


            THE usual taffy about “good government” will be ladled out at the meeting of the government club this afternoon. Well, if a government devoid of all statesmanship, devoted simply to the performance of a few clerical function be good—then we have had a passable administration. If a government which by its iniquitous partnership with the wealthy few degrades the rank and file of the people, be good—then we may admit the present government to be a success. If a government which bestows protection where it is not needed and begrudges affording it where it is needed be a wise one, then this administration may claim great prize. Yet bear in mind, workingmen and business men, that this government has had no particular need of your services except in times of danger. It wants your votes this time and then you may retire for two years to meditate on your own folly.






            The government newspaper unfortunately touched upon that new plantation scheme, gotten up in favor of the disaffected independent “boys,” exposed some time since. The government newspaper admits it is only partially posted as to the facts, but is quite sure the whole scheme is an honest commercial venture. There now! We admit you are not posted, as usual. Suppose in this instance you post yourself, which you can do by talking with some of the “boys,” who have only subscribed for stock. In the mean time please publish a list of those “sixty subscribers of Ewa stock holding $1,000 or less”. It would be well at the same time, if you wish to be believed, to publish the individual amounts paid up on said stock and call public attention to the names of the persons actually holding said stock to secure the “unpaid balance.” Of course no political bribe was intended: it was only those foolish “boys” who thought so, because of the tendency displayed in certain quarters to “gobble” all the stock that came in sight. It is quite lucky that sixty of the “boys” got in on that Ewa stock. How was it in regard to the Honomu stock, were there sixty or six got in there?


            TO-DAY the government party meets at Arion Hall to nominate nine candidates for nobles. It will probably also put forward a platform. A platform with the government party is simply a prospectus to catch votes and does not in any way bind the candidates, who, according to the authority of the Advertiser, are possessed of high coneptions which elevate them above ordinary mortals and absolve them from adherence to any political pledges.


            IF the government party is so proud of its record why does it not put the colons in the field who dispensed law to us last session? They were flatteringly mentioned at the time as men of long heads and it was conceded even by their opponents that the thickness of their craniums bore very favorable comparison to the length. If the party is so proud of its record surely its pride must include those who made its record.




            We wish the native Hawaiians to take particular notice that some of the writers on the government side are at present trying to create an impression that no matter which side wins the coming election, the political future of the country will be all right. This has been done because the NATIONAL HERALD and some of the other native newspapers have pointed out from time to time that the future political fate of the native race depends upon every native Hawaiian voting against the “existing administration,” and its well defined political policy, at the coming election. The national reform party proposes to protect the political interests of the native Hawaiians as well as those of the haole working classes of the kingdom! If the present government was to unfortunately win the coming election, it is true a portion of the people, representing the wealth acquiries, would receive good government from the present government party’s stand point . The working people, however, including all the native race and a very large portion of the workingmen of the Portugese and other foreign races would be pushed to the political and industrial wall, as usual!


            It is true that if the present government party should win the election the Hawaiian Government might stand as it is for the present; but in the light of the late political foreign policy of the government party, every native Hawaiian knows that the independence of Hawaii would be in constant danger. Nor is this all: even though the present government should win, and determine for policy’s sake to prolong the independence of Hawaii for two years more, this would not keep them from bearing a heavy hand upon the working classes of the kingdom. It has been done in the past. In the mean time the political lines would be drawn more closely around the working classes of Hawaii. The native Hawaiian would find the two year ’s lease of power being used to further weaken the political power of the native race. The mask would at length be wholly cast aside and native Hawaiians would be openly told, “Your political days are done! And we have decided as we now have the power, the ‘good government’ means our government, which Hawaiians will now accept or –nothing!


            The government might be safe enough under the rule of the present government party and its backers—from their standpoint ; but how about the desirability of such a government from the standpoint of the native race and industrial classes of Hawaii? The national reform party, with pledged and honest candidates, proposes that no such one-sided government shall be imposed upon the people of this kingdom; the people’s party proposes that every man, woman and child shall feel the full benefits of political justice! To give the people’s candidates a chance to redress the wrongs and omissions of the present government, the people themselves must see they are elected. In this view of the matter it makes great and important difference which side wins. It is especially of great importance to native Hawaiians; and it is the first and last duty of every native Hawaiian in the kingdom to secure protection for himself, his family and his country by voting the national reform party’s ticket at the coming election.


A Challenge.


To Mr. M.A. Gansalves, Government Candidate for the Third District of Honolulu:


DEAR SIR :- -I understand that you have been nominated by the missionary reform party as a candidate for representative in the third district of this town.

            As the sentiments you used formerly to entertain against this same reform party and their pro-Chinese policy are well known, your acceptance of the said nomination has been viewed with some surprise.

            But, as I believe you msut have some very good reasons for consenting to run for the moneyed men’s ticket, against the people’s ticket, I hereby openly challenge you to a public meeting in the third ward, in which you will expose the motives that make you stand with the old reform party against the interests of your own countrymen, whilst I shall state why I am on the side of the poor workingmen of all nationalities, and prove that I am the earnest advocate of the Portugese colony.

            I offer you the choice and selection of the place, day and hour of the meeting, provided it be properly advertised beforehand, and I leave it to you to speak first or last. Also, after the friendly discussion is closed in English, you are welcome to start it in Portugese.

            An answer throught the same paper will oblige.

                                                Yours very sincerely,


Candidate of the National Reform Party for the Third Ward, Honolulu.


            “O KA pilikia e pili ana i ka poai ohana me he la, aole ia he poai o kekahi ohana aku.” –Advertiser.

            Mahalo, e ka hoa kalakalai, no nei ae okoa ana mai ou no kekahi “poai ohana.” O “kekahi ohana aku” oia wale no kekahi o kau mau moeuhane ino. E pono e akahele kou mau hoaloha i ka ae ana mai ia oe e hele kuulala kaokoa iloko o ka pa. I kahi manawa iloko o ka nele i kahi mea ole e hoike ai i kou manao, e hiki ana no ka hoi ia oe ke hoike ae i ka oiaio.