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The oligarchy's prejudiced interpretation.

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Página 175 - I come unattended, except by loving hearts that came with me over the wintry seas. I hear that Commissioners from my own « land have been for many days asking this great nation to take away my little vineyard. They speak no word to me, and leave me to find out as I can from rumours in the air, and they would leave me without a home or a name or a nation.
Página 4 - ... and demanding of the King the dismissal of his Cabinet, the restitution of the $71,000 received as a bribe from Aki...
Página 147 - I therefore request your excellency to receive him favorably and to give full credence to what he shall say on the part of the United States, and to the assurances which I have charged him to convey to you of the best wishes of this Government for the prosperity of the Hawaiian Islands. May God have your excellency in His wise keeping. Written at Washington, this 27th day of September, in the year 1893. Your good friend, GROVER CLEVELAND.
Página 299 - Once only hath that appeared which is glorious, It is wonderful, it is altogether holy} It is a blooming glory; its nature is unwithering, Rare is its stock, most singular, unrivaled, One only true vine. It is the Lord, &c.
Página 146 - GREAT AND GOOD FRIEND: I have made choice of James H. Blount, one of our distinguished citizens, as my special commissioner to visit the Hawaiian Islands and make report to me concerning the present status of affairs in that country. He is well informed of our sincere desire to cultivate and maintain to the fullest extent the friendship which has so long subsisted between the two countries, and in all matters affecting relations with the Government of the Hawaiian Islands his authority is paramount.
Página 134 - ... beautiful in her old age, disdaining that servile conformity to prevailing fashion which makes many old people at once ugly and contemptible: speaking English with a slight, oldfashioned, refined Scotch accent, which gives naivete to everything she says, up to the latest novelty in theology and politics: devoted to her children and grandchildren, the life of the family, and though upwards of seventy, the first to rise, and the last to retire in the house. She was away when I came, but some days...
Página 175 - They made us a nation, and we learned to love and trust America. To-day three of the sons of those missionaries are at your capital, asking you to undo their fathers* work.
Página 3 - On the afternoon of the 3oth of June, 1887, all business in Honolulu was suspended, and an immense meeting was held in the Armoury, on Beretania Street, composed of all classes, creeds, and nationalities, but united in sentiment as never before or since. The meeting was guarded by a battalion of Rifles, fully armed. A set of resolutions were passed, unanimously declaring that the Government had ' ceased through incompetence and corruption to perform the functions and afford the protection to personal...
Página 175 - Today, three of the sons of those missionaries are at your capital asking you to undo their fathers' work. Who sent them? Who gave them the authority to break the Constitution which they swore they would uphold? "Today, I, a poor, weak girl with not one of my people near me and all these Hawaiian statesmen against me, have strength to stand up for the rights of my people.
Página 286 - These are some of the rights which he has given alike to every man, and every chief of correct deportment, life, limb, liberty, freedom from oppression, the earnings of his hands, and the productions of his mind; not, however, to those who act in violation of the laws.

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