Ahailono o ka Lahui, Volume I, Number 8, 18 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. 18, 1890.


            THE present government tichet will be the first whiskey ticket the missionaries have ever had the pleasure of backing on principle!


IT is rather unfortunate for the country and itself that the government party has persistently put off beginning promised reform until after February 5, 1890!


            SUCH men as Messrs. Young, Schuman and Halstead might have beaten some of the national reform candidates, but Smith, Cunha and Dillingham will never get there!


            MR. Gonsalves is aftead of men who know how to talk and write, and who have the courage to do so in the publi interest. Mr. Gonsalves is not unlike the “existing administration” in this regard!


            THE native candidates upon the government ticket do not bid well to be a success. The reason is, that of all the men on that ticket, native Hawaiians think the least of those of their countrymen, who are willing to run on a ticket which is put in the field and backed by the political oppressors of the native race! The government party should have been consistent and have run a straight haole ticket in keeping with the past two years’ record. Native Hawaiians have neither confidence in the promises nor candidates of an inconsistent party!


            AT Maemae church last night a very enthusiastic national reform meeting of the natives was held. The meeting was addressed by W.H. Cummings, who made a plain declaration of his principles to the voters and without any abuse or trying in any way to lower the character or standing of his opponent, Mr. Kane. Mr. Cummings was received with applause and listened to with great attention. Mr. H.G. Crabbe also addressed the meeting in the native language as also did Mr. R.W. Wilcox. Mr. T.R. Lucas made some good hits and so did Messrs. Mehrtens and R. More.




            As the time before the election shortens and the status of the two opposing tickets becomes more thoroughly understood by the public, it is quite generally seen that the fight is narrowing to an issue upon the following question: Shall the political wishes of the people be carried out and their political wants and demands be supplied though a new government, to be pledged to the public interest, or shalll the present government, through its immense welth-influence and family power, be allowed to retain control on new political promisees and repeat the political career of the past two years?


            If the electors of Hawaii decide to put new political wine into the soured bottles held by the government party candidates, so much the worse for the industrial classes of the kingdom, if on the other hand the people suveed in carrying out their present political aims of national reform, in other words, succeed in putting their political wine into fresh bottles, the government for the first time in the history of the kingdom will be brought under the direct control of the people, as such. That is to say, the cliques, factions and the family rings which now control and direct both the policy and even the detail of official actions, will be thrown entirely out of their political occupation. Not only this, but with the election won the people will have it in their power to dictate the kind of government they desire for the future.


            How is it now? The history of the disgraceful birth and two years’ ugly political life of the present government is too well known to need comment. Need we repeat that all people outside of the cliques and family compact have been cast out as chaff from all participation in the affairs of government! Need we remind the native Hawaiians that their right to vote has been cut down by one half and that they have been openly told on different occasions, from the pulpit and through the government and religious press, that they were unfit to have a hand in the government of their own country and should, therefore, turn over affairs of state entirely to foreigners!


            It is the remembrance of repeated political wrongs, committed under promises broken, which causes such general lack of confidence among native Hawaiians in the present government. But this lack of conidence extends beyond the rants of native electors. Everybody almost outside of a few small political rings and a large family compact, have been the victims of either broken governmental promises or some form of industrial oppression, or of both. In other words the masses of the people have been ignored, at all points where their interests were concerned! This fact has been the main cause in bringing about a political union of our cosmopolitan people for the purpose of political protection.


            Well knowing this to be the true state of political affairs, the present government feels that its chances of retaining power are in great danger. The government party now sees that it attempted to centralize the political government to rapidly after seizing power illegally, and has consequently raised up a host of enemies from all races domiciled here who unite in uttering an emphatic protest in favor of political freedom and honest government in the name of, and for the whole pople, without clsss or race distinction. The political promises of the government will now avail nothing, for ust as many past promises have been wantonly broken; the personal honor and character of the government ticket will avail nothing, for the good and honorable men now in office have been forced (?) to become, by the powers behind them political backsliders to the interests of the people, if not, indeed, traitors to the independece of the kingdom, so dear to the native people!


            A GOOD deal is said about the new election law. There is much unfavorable comment and even one or two suggestions that it was dishonestly intended--- Advertiser.

            Such is the reputation of the government party! Such is the mistrust of the people, after two years’ political experience with the “existing administration”!


            THE national reform party is doing good and lasting political work in the various election districts. Meetings are being held almost nightly and the patriotic concern and race enthusiasm manifested by the native hawaiians shows how great a hold national reform has taken and how little they are affected as a race by either the promises or meetings of the government party. One of the noticeable things about the attendence of the government meetings has been the absence of native Hawaiians and the presence of haole politicians, the well known agants of official, who obey the letter of the law while they deliberately violate its spirit and purpose by sending   their “ward workers” into district meetins and committee gatherings.


            IT is a pity that a man like Mr. E.G. Schuman, a young man, a representative workingman, should have been treated so shabbily by thte government party, with which he honestly cast his political lot, and for which he did an honest man’s work. He asked no reward, but his services called forth the fleeting gratitude of the “party of promises” and Mr. Schuman was gratuitously promise kept? O yes, in the usual way; after putting Mr. Schuman in nomination, he was used as a political seat upon which the convention sat, while a ticket of whiskey and sugar was made up!


            IN spite of all that was formerly said about the Portugese supporting the government ticket, they are coming out almost to a man in favor of national reform!




More than one hundred and fifty present.


            The committee of the Mechanic’s Uion invited their Portugese friends to take possession of their usual weekly meeting at the Knights of Pythius hall last evening. Long before the appointed time for commencing, the hall and the approaches thereto were crowded.

            At half-past seven the president of the Union, Mr. Phillips, called the meeting to order and announced that the proceedings would be conducted in the Portugese language.

            Mr. C.L. Brito was voted to the chair, and in well chosen remarks introduced Mr. A. Marques, who on rising received quite an ovation. This guardian, is the felt quite at home amongst his Portugese friends) spoke for over an hour to a most attentive audience, and many of his remarks elicited thundering approval At the close of his speech he was enthusiastically cheered, and his candidature ws unanimously sustained.

            Mr. Veirs, acting secretary of the meeting, followed with a very witty address, and created mith and applause in the audience, after which Mr. Crowlry spoke on the high state of civilization of Portugal, and concluded with some very striking facts about the workings of the present Homestead law, showing that the conduct of the present administration was simply disgraceful, many of the buyers of government lots having had to relinquish their slaims and lose money simply on account of the government not fulfilling their promises of opening new roads of access to the lands. His argument went right home with many Portugese present, who knew of the fact. Several other speehes were made, and Mr. McCarthy, the popular candidate for noble, who was received with loud cheers, concluded with some well chosen argument and practical points, after which the audience despersed highly pleased with the proceedings. This meeting was certainly the most numerous of any Portugese gathering yet held in the town, and shows the lively interest that the Portugese take in their devoted advocate and candidate A. Marques.




Pai ia a Hoolaha ia no na Ona ma na ahiahi a pau iho na Sabati e ka


Helu 65 Alanui Moi, Honolulu, H.I.


KA AHAILONO A KA LAHUI, 25 keneta o ka mahina.

E hookomo mai i na Hoolala mamua ae o ka hora 12 awakea ina e hoopuka ia ma ia ahiahi.

No ke kauoha a na Ona o







            AOLE loa o Akoni Loke he kanaka ake koko a he ake oihana aupuni hoi, e like la me na lele kikaho ana a kekahi poe akiaki, aka, he kanaka oia no ka maluhia o ka aina a me ka iliwa like o na manao iwaena o na ano lahui like ole a pau i o kakaou nei. E hoi aku no na olelo a ka ai-a ia lakou iho, a e hala ole no ka mea hala ole.


            HE UI ka ke Kiai i nehinei i na poe koho o ka Apana Elima, a o ka makou e waiho aku nei mai hilinai ia ano poholalo. O na mahele ana hoi ia a ka aoao aupuni i mea e maliu ia aku ai, a o ka makou hoi mai kuemi hope i ke koho ana no ka moho a ka lahui, ma o Mr. R.W. Wilikoki, ke ko’i e ola ai na iwi.


            ANO i nei kakahiaka ua hoike mai ka nupepa namu o ka poai aupuni o J.L. Kaulukou ka moho o ia aoao no ka Apana Eono, oia hoi, o Koolaupoko. He hooia keia no ka pololei o kahi kikoni a pahuna a ko makou mea kakau, Hawaii Oiaio, i ka Poalua nei.